Question for written replyQuestion no.: 2494Date of publication: 07 September 20122494. Mr A Watson (DA) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:(1) Whether (a) his Ministry, (b) his department and (c) any entity reporting to him plan to host end-of-year parties; if not, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (i) for how many persons and (ii) at what cost;(2) Whether the cost of the specified end-of-year parties has been budgeted for in the current financial year; if not, from where will the funding be sourced; if so, (a) what amount has been budgeted and (b) from which part of the budget will it be incurred? NW3100EReply:(1)(a)(b) (i)(ii) The Department will host the year-end function/Team Building with the intention of building staff morale and to thank staff for their hard work.(1)(i)(ii) 200 employees are expected to attend at about R250 per head. The cost for the venue is yet to be determined. (2)(a)(b) Yes, R250 000 has been budgeted for. The funds will be sourced from the Department’s budget. Alexkor:(1)(a-c)(i-ii)(2)(a-b) According to Alexkor, the State Owned Company (SOC) will not host year-end functions. Broadband Infraco:(1)(a-c)(i-ii)(2)(a-b) According to Broadband Infraco, the SOC will not host year-end functions.Denel:(1)(a-c)(i-ii)(2)(a-b) According to Denel, the SOC will not host year-end functions. Eskom:According to Eskom, their budget includes certain amounts for year-end functions but there are no plans at this stage to hold such functions. Eskom is currently reviewing its approach regarding functions.SAA:According to SAA, the SOC will not host year-end functions.SAFCOL:According to SAFCOL, the SOC will not host year-end functions. SAX:According to SA Express, the SOC will not host year-end functions. Transnet:(1)(a-b) Not applicable.(1)(c) Transnet plans to host year-end functions for staff and clients in respect of promoting personnel motivation and developing customer and client relationships.(1)(c)(i) The year-end functions will be for all 57 000 Transnet employees and approximately 1 000 customers. (1)(c)(ii) The year-end functions are expected to cost R175 per person and Transnet has budgeted R10 million for the year-end functions. (2) The cost of the year-end functions has been budgeted for. Although the funds for spending on the year-end functions have been budgeted for, the actual amount will be determined by the number of employees who will attend. (2)(a) Refer to (1)(c)(ii) above. (2)(b) The budget will be incurred from the operating budget of the various departments of Transnet.