The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure
(a) I have been informed by the Department that due to challenges in addressing the maintenance and delays experienced by User Departments, especially in the ambit of Repairs, Refurbishment, Renovations and Replacements, certain maintenance functions were devolved to the User Department.
(b) Within the maintenance type, there is preventive maintenance, which comprises of interval or time-based approaches and condition-based, through inspections, testing and monitoring. The maintenance actions are servicing and maintenance actions. Within corrective maintenance, when there is a breakdown or failure, there will be a planned or emergency maintenance approach through repairs based on the condition and criticality of the assets. Minor non-technical or building maintenance was devolved to User Departments.
(c) The current interim increase in devolution, is R1 million per incident.
(d) Section 17(3) (a), of the Government Immovable Asset Management Act, IV read in conjunction with subsections 17(1) and 17(2) allows for the delegation of any powers or duties entrusted to the Minister, to any official in the employ of another organ of state and delegation of the accounting officer of a custodian or user may, in writing, delegate any powers or duties entrusted to him or her to any official in the employ of that custodian or user.