Socio-Economic Development Performance 2006-2012

Stringent governing of SED achievements

Gautrain project partners adhere to a comprehensive and stringent monitoring regime to ensure compliance with set objectives.  The Concession Agreement make provision for an Independent Socio-Economic Monitor (ISEM). The ISEM is appointed by the Gauteng Province and the Bombela Concession Company.

Central to the ISEM’s core responsibilities is the performance and verification aimed at validating compliance by the Concessionnaire particularly with its contracted SED obligations through all phases of the project.

Achievements

The Socio-Economic Development achievements claimed by Bombela up to the end of February 2012 have been verified by the Independent Socio-Econominc Monitor (ISEM).  The following conclusions can be drawn from the verification:

  1. An amount of more than R5 520 million was claimed on procurement from, and sub-contracting to BEs, of which more than R5 330 million was verified.
  2. An amount of more than R2 710 million was claimed on procurement from, and sub-contracting to New BEs, of which more than R2 700 million was verified.
  3. An amount of R1 400 million was claimed on procurement from, and sub-contracting to SMMEs, of which more than R1 400 million was verified.
  4. An amount of more than R3 650 million was claimed on procurement of South African materials, plant and equipment, of which more than R3 550 million was verified.
  5. An amount of more than R130 million was claimed on Human Resource Development, of which more than R120 million was verified.
  6. Bombela claimed a total of more than 5 330 person-months to date of women participating in the Women Training and Mentorship Programme, compared to a verified number of more than 5 060 person-months.
  7. Bombela claimed a total of more than 4 610 person-months to date of Women Learners Employed and Mentored, compared to a verified number of more than 4 280 person-months.
  8. In certain employment equity elements, the ISEM verified achievements in excess of the initial claims submitted by Bombela.

To date the verified performance of Bombela has significantly exceeded its obligations, which can be summarised as follows:

  • 37 950 jobs were created for personnel based in South Africa.
  • 34 100 jobs were created for local people, i.e. South African citizens, compared to an obligation of more than 18 720.
  • 29 240 jobs were created for HDIs, compared to an obligation of 13 420.
  • 3 550 jobs were created for women, compared to an obligation of more than 1 440.
  • 220 jobs were created for people with disabilities, compared to an obligation of more than 170.

From the local employment figure of 34 100 jobs:

  • jobs created for Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs): 85.7%,
  • jobs created for HDIs in Occupational Level C: 10.4%,
  • jobs created for HDIs in Management Positions: 2.1%,
  • jobs created for Youth: 59% (Based on performance in Month 0 to 54),
  • jobs created for Women: 10.4%,
  • jobs created for Women in Management Positions: 1.0%, and
  • jobs created for People with Disabilities: 0.7%.