Parliamentary Question: DPE: State-owned enterprise leadership

1990

QUESTION NO.: 176
176. Mr M A Nhanha (Cope) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:

Whether his department has made any strides in improving the quality of leadership and management that was identified as a challenge facing state-owned enterprises;

if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the current (i) number of vacancies and (ii) vacancy rate in each specified state-owned enterprise at management level and (b) how many management positions have been filled in SOEs in the current financial year? NW191E

REPLY
(a)(i-ii)(b) A response regarding the leadership and Management of State Owned Enterprises (SOE) that report to the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) is populated in the table below.

 

DPE

Whether DPE has made any strides in improving the quality of leadership and management that was identified as a challenge facing state-owned enterprises?

In the last three years, DPE has made significant strides in developing a governance model for SOE operating within its portfolio. The department has examined SOE reform processes relating to appropriate shareholder measures to be used in improving SOE leadership, the appropriateness of the entities’ corporate form and accounting arrangements, the effectiveness of the governance and human resource practices and the fairness and transparency of SOE procurement procedures. This resulted in a number of written reports and various SOE guidelines and frameworks issued by the DPE (and some approved by Cabinet).

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALEXKOR

(a)(i) What is the current number of vacancies at ALEXKOR’s management/Exco level?

(ii) And vacancy rate in ALEXKOR at management/Exco level?

(b) How many management positions have been filled in ALEXKOR in the current financial year?

Four

 

57%

 

 

 

one

 

BROADBAND INFRACO

(a)(i) What is the current number of vacancies at BROADBAND INFRACO’s management/Exco level?

(ii) And vacancy rate in BROADBAND INFRACO at management/Exco level?

(b) How many management positions have been filled in BROADBAND INFRACO in the current financial year?

Three

30%

None

DENEL

(a)(i) What is the current number of vacancies at DENEL’s management/Exco level?

(ii) And vacancy rate in DENEL at management/Exco level?

(b) How many management positions have been filled in DENEL in the current financial year?

Zero

0%

None

ESKOM

(a)(i) What is the current number of vacancies at ESKOM’s management/Exco level?

(ii) And vacancy rate in ESKOM at management/Exco level?

(b) How many management positions have been filled in ESKOM in the current financial year?

One

4.5%

Four

PBMR

(a)(i) What is the current number of vacancies at PBMR’s management/Exco level?

(ii) And vacancy rate in PBMR at management/Exco level?

(b) How many management positions have been filled in PBMR in the current financial year?

Zero

Current management positions at Exco level are acting positions to assist with the handover phase.

None

SAA

(a)(i) What is the current number of vacancies at SAA’s management/Exco level?

(ii) And vacancy rate in SAA at management/Exco level?

(b) How many management positions have been filled in SAA in the current financial year?

One

14.29%

Five

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAFCOL

(a)(i) What is the current number of vacancies at SAFCOL’s management/Exco level

(ii) And vacancy rate in SAFCOL at management/Exco level?

(b) How many management positions have been filled in SAFCOL in the current financial year?

Zero

0%

none

SAX

(a)(i) What is the current number of vacancies at SAX’ management/Exco level?

(ii) And vacancy rate in SAX at management/Exco level?

(b) How many management positions have been filled in SAX in the current financial year?

Three

27.2 %

one

TRANSNET

(a)(i) What is the current number of vacancies at TRANSNET’s management/Exco level?

(ii) And vacancy rate in TRANSNET at management/Exco level?

(b) How many management positions have been filled in TRANSNET in the current financial year?

Two

14%

two