Question NW47 to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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24 April 2017 - NW47

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether each sub-contractor affected by the withdrawal of the contract with Siyenza Group in the Amathole District in the Eastern Cape has been paid for the work completed to date; if not (a) why not and (b) what are the relevant details; if so what amount was paid out to the specified sub-contractors to date; (2) Whether any amounts are still owed to the specified sub-contractors; if so (a) what amounts are still outstanding and (b) by when will the outstanding amounts be paid to the specified sub-contractors? NW51E


According to the information received from the Amathole District Municipality (ADM), the Siyenza Group was contracted to construct 66 000 Ventilated Pit Latrines (VIPs) in the financial year of 2014-2015. The Siyenza contracted suppliers to provide necessary materials to sites and local contractors to dig the pits and assemble the VIPs. This sub-contracting of work was allowed for small, developing contractors to also benefit from the Project.

Siyenza indicated that they paid the sub-contractors according to the work completed. The ADM had no direct contractual relationship with the sub-contractors

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