Question for oral replyQuestion no.: 107Date of publication: 24 October 2012107. Mr B L Mashile (ANC-Mpumalanga) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:Whether his department has developed any transformation programmes to drive transformation in state-owned enterprises in terms of (a) procurement, (b) employment equity, (c) skills development and (d) broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE); if not; why not; if so, (i) what progress has been made in this regard and (ii) what are the further relevant details? CO721EReply:Transformation programmes have been established within the Department and developments are at different levels. (a) The Competitive Supplier Development Programme (CSDP) was launched in 2007 to increase the security of supply through increased localisation, industrialisation and BBBEE to optimise the procurement impact of Eskom and Transnet procurement through infrastructure investment programmes. Eskom, SAAirways (SAA) and Transnet have spent a total of R95 billion on procurement for the 2010/11 financial year, while the BBBEE procurement spent for the same period was R61 billion.(b) It is through these initiatives and other supply chain procurement initiatives that all State-Owned Companies (SOCS) made commitments to support the New Growth Path’s (NGP) employment-creation goals with the emphasis on addressing employment equity.(c) The SOCS commitments to employment creation through skills development were more than 15000 learners in various scarce and critical skills learning programmes were trained during the 2011/12 financial year. To support the national agenda, SOCS skills commitments are now defined in Shareholder Compacts and are also aligned to the National Skills Accord.(d) Refer to (a).(i) SOCS are committed to train unemployed youth in scarce and critical skills learning programmes over three years. This programme will be funded by SOCS and other additional artisan learners being trained in partnership with relevant stakeholders including Further Education and Training Colleges. About 10, 000 additional learners will also be trained in the infrastructure build programmes to be supported by SOC suppliers.(ii) The Department also held a Transformation Dialogue on 11 October 2011 which was attended by SOCS, other Government Departments such as the Department of Higher Education and Training, Economic Development Department and the Department of Trade and Industry, development finance institutes such as the Industrial Development Corporation and the Development Bank of South Africa to chart a way forward to optimise the impact of transformation at SOC in the DPE’s portfolio.