Question NW50 to the Minister of Water and Sanitation

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21 February 2018 - NW50

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With reference to the Pietermaritzburg High Court decision that the appointment of a certain person (name furnished) to the Mhlathuze Water Board was unlawful, what was the total cost spent by her department on (a) the appeal and (b) subsequent withdrawal of the appeal by her department following judgment in the matter of Makhanya v The Minister of Water and Sanitation and Mhlathuze Water Board?


The total cost spent by My Department is R R1 331 829 .21 on the following:

a) Appeal is R518 367.79 excluding Mr Makhanya legal costs;

b) Mr Makhanya legal costs R813 461.42


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