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08 October 2018 - NW2631

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What were the circumstances that led Magalies Water to award a R280 million tender to a certain company (name furnished) for the construction of a pipeline; (2) whether any investigation has been conducted into the tender award; if not, why not; if so, what was the outcome of the investigation; (3) whether any disciplinary action had been taken; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The circumstances are that Magalies Water advertised a call for tenders for the project following the open / public tender process. The process followed was per the Magalies Water Supply Chain Policy and also in line with the National Legislation governing public procurement. After completing the due process of evaluation and adjudication of bids that had been received and which had met the criteria as per the advertisement, Murray & Dickson (Pty) Ltd emerged as the preferred bidder and they were duly appointed.

(2) No investigation has been conducted into the tender award. Magalies Water Board has not received any formal complaint of any wrong doing in relation to the awarding of the tender in question. Therefore, no outcome can be furnished, as required.

At this stage, we would like to also state that one of the bidders who had lost to Murray and Dickson decided - more than once - to bypass Magalies Water Board and took the award on Court Review, alleging irregularities on the process. On two (2) occasions, the Courts declared the Magalies Water’s process to have been above board and dismissed the allegations.

(3) There had been no reasons for Magalies Water Board to institute any disciplinary action against any official on this matter. To emphasize these neither a formal complaint nor any prima facie evidence of any wrong doing by anyone of our staff members had been brought to Magalies Water Board directly by any of the bidders, including the one that approached the Courts.

08 October 2018 - NW2640

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to the raising of the Tzaneen Dam wall as part of the Greater Letaba River Water Development Project approved in September 2011, what is the amendment that was made during the review in November 2015 before announcing the final approval;(2)did construction start in August 2016; if not, why not; if so, on what exact date; (3) (a) what was the initial budget that was approved for the project in 2011 and 2016, (b) what is the total amount spent on the project to date, (c) by what date will the project be finalised, (d) what will be the final cost of the project, (e) what will be the storage capacity of the dam when it is completed, (f) what is the total number of jobs that will be created through the project, (g) who will benefit from the project and (h) on what date did his department do the latest dam safety inspection on the Tzaneen Dam?

Reply:

(1) The Record of Implementation Decision final issue was in May 2013 and there have been no amendments to this document.

(2) A decision was taken, in alignment with funding, to break the project into three (3) implementation phases: stockpiling, demolishing of spillway and main dam raising. A conditional licence to alter for the proposed raising of Tzaneen Dam was issued in August 2016 to allow for the storage of construction materials, development of quarries/borrow pits and demolition of 4 m of concrete from the top of the existing ogee crest. The stockpiling and demolishing has since been completed. An application for a licence to enlarge the dam has not been received by the Dam Safety Office which will be accompanied by a detailed design report with drawings and specifications.

(3)(a) In 2011: At planning stages the budget was estimated to be R88 million. In 2016: On completion of the design and in alignment with funding, the project was broken into three (3) phases; stockpiling, demolishing of spillway and main raising. The revised estimated cost on completion is R600 million.

(3)(b) The total amount spend was R88 531 738.00 (This included the costs for Professional Services, the stockpiling contract and the demolition of the spillway).

(3(c) The project is estimated to be completed in March 2020.

(3)(d) The total estimated project cost on completion is estimated at R600 million.

(3)(e) The storage capacity of the dam when it is completed will be 193millionm3.

(3)(f) The total number of jobs that will be created is estimated at 600.

(3)(g) Mopani District Municipality, Greater Tzaneen and Greater Letaba Municipalities will benefit from the project.

(3)(h) The last Dam Safety Evaluation of Tzaneen Dam by an Approved Professional Person (APP) was carried out in September 2011.         

08 October 2018 - NW2470

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the (a) total number of dams that are currently under construction in the country and (b)(i) location, (ii) size and (iii) total cost of building each dam?

Reply:

a) There is a total of Three (3) dams currently under construction, namely:

  • The raising of the Clanwilliam Dam Project;
  • The raising of the Hazelmere Dam Project and
  • The raising of Tzaneen Dam project.

b) Refer to the table below for the location, size and total cost of building the dam:

ITEM

DAM INFORMATION

Name of Dam

Clanwilliam Dam

Hazelmere Dam

Tzaneen Dam

GPS Location

32°11'5.1"S 18°52'28.5"E

29°35'55"S 32°2'36"E

23°47'57"S 30°09'58"E

Province

Western Cape

KwaZulu Natal

Limpopo

River/ Watercourse

Olifants

Mdloti

Letaba

Size/ Capacity (Million Cubic Meters)

125Mm³(Old)

344Mm³(New)

23.9 Mm³(Old)

43.6Mm³(New)

158 Mm³(Old)

193 Mm³(New)

Purpose

Irrigation (Old)

Irrigation & Domestic (New)

Irrigation & Domestic Use

Domestic

Commercial

Estimated Construction Cost

R 2.2 Billion

R 600 Million

R322 Million

08 October 2018 - NW2578

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What is the total number of (i) deputy directors-general and (ii) chief directors that are employed in (aa) an acting and (bb) a permanent capacity in her department and (b) what is the total number of women in each case; (2) (a) what is the total number of (i) chief executive officers and (ii) directors of each entity reporting to her and (b) what is the total number of women in each case?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the response by the Department:

(1)(a)(i)

One (1) acting DDG with a total of 7 permanently employed

(1)(a)(ii)(aa)

A total of eleven (11) chief directors in an acting capacity

(1)(a)(ii)(bb)

A total of 33 permanently employed

(1)(b)

One (1) women is acting as DDG, seven (7) women are acting as Chief Directors, three (3) women are permanently appointed as DDG’s and fourteen (14) women are permanently appointed as Chief Directors

(2) Refer to the table below for the response by the entities:

(2)(a)(i)

(2)(a)(ii)

(2)(b)

Nine (9) Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)

Four (4) CEOs in an acting capacity (Mhlathuze Water, Sedibeng Water, TCTA and Breede-Gouritz CMA)

Total number of Executive Management (excluding CEOs) is sixty five (65)

Two (2) CEOs

Twenty three (23) Executive Management

 

Total number of Non-Executive Directors is 93

Forty four (44) Non-Executive Directors

08 October 2018 - NW2751

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 900 on 23 April 2018 regarding the incident on 21 February 2017 at the Kareerand sludge dam near Stilfontein in North West, during which large quantities of sludge were dumped in the Vaal River, his department issued any fines to the company that is responsible for the sludge dam, as was mentioned in his reply; if not, why not; if so, what fines were issued; (2) Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) The Department did not issue any fine to the responsible company because the company followed the right procedure as outlined in section 20, “Control of emergency incidents”, sub-section (3) (a) and section 20 sub-section (4) (a-c) of the National Water Act, 1998, (Act 36 of 1998). Further to that, the Department’s Free State Office is closely monitoring the situation to ensure that all preventative and remedial measures outlined by the company in their notification report of 21 February 2017 and the subsequent close out report, dated 19 October 2017, are timeously implemented. Follow up inspections were conducted on the following dates 14 November 2017 and 21 June 2018 which revealed significant progress in both the preventative and remedial actions implemented. Refer to the attached updated progress report in Annexure A.

(2) No statement will be made on the matter.

01 October 2018 - NW2442

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the (a) name of each investing company that has invested on land owned by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him and (b)(i) nature, (ii) value and (iii) length of each investment?

Reply:

(a)(i) None.

(a)(ii) Refer to the table below for responses from entities.

(a)(ii)

(b)(i)

(b)(ii)

(b)(iii)

Amatola Water

None

None

None

Bloem Water

None

None

None

Lepelle Northern Water

None

None

None

Magalies Water

None

None

None

Mhlathuze Water

None

None

None

Overberg Water

Investing private parties:- Transnet, Telkom, MTN and Vodacom

Transnet: Rent income for access to the servitude land of Overberg Water.

Transnet: R45 265.65 pa (annual escalation of 8%)

Transnet: Area 338 hectares – Indefinitely but based on a five-year review basis

 

Telkom: Rent income for access to the servitude land of Overberg Water.

Telkom: R51 757.49 pa (annual escalation of 8%)

Telkom: Area 224 hectares – Indefinitely but based on a five-year review basis

 

Vodacom: Rent income for access to the servitude land of Overberg Water.

Vodacom: R40 528.38 pa (annual escalation of 10%)

Vodacom: Area 262 hectares – Indefinitely but based on a five-year review basis

 

MTN: Rent income for s to the servitude land of Overberg Water.

MTN: R40 528.38 pa (annual escalation of 12.38%)

MTN: Area 230.25 hectares - Indefinitely but based on a five year review basis

Rand Water

None

None

None

Sedibeng Water

None

None

None

Umgeni Water

Brookdale farm in Howick - Cattle Farming

R19 835.92

200.0408 hectares. 5 Years Lease duration

 

Doorenhoek farm (Pietermaritzburg) - Sugarcane Farming

R18 163.11

297.4926 hectares. 10 Years Lease duration

TCTA

None

None

None

WRC

None

None

None

01 October 2018 - NW2641

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With regard to the plan of his department to build the Nwamitwa Dam downstream of the confluence of the Greater Letaba and Nwanedzi Rivers, (a) on what date was the dam planned, (b) what will be the height of the dam wall, (c) what will be the capacity of water, in cubic metres, to be stored, (d) on what date will the project (i) start and (ii) be completed, (e) what will be the total cost for the project, (f) what is the total number of jobs that will be created through the project, (g) for what period has the project been delayed and (h) what are the reasons for the delay of the specified project?

Reply:

(a) The first major study undertaken for this area was the Letaba River Basin Study in 1985 (DWAF,1990), which comprised the collection and analysis of all available data on water availability and use, as well as estimates of future water requirements and assessments of potential future water resource developments. This was followed by a Pre-feasibility Study (DWAF, 1994), which was completed in 1994. The focus of the Pre-feasibility Study was the complete updating of the hydrology of the Basin. The next study undertaken was a Feasibility Study of the Development and Management Options (DWAF, 1998), which was completed in 1998.

(b) The Dam Height (Above river bed) 34 m and 43.5 m (Above estimated lowest foundation).

(c) It is envisaged that a dam at the Nwamitwa site would have a storage capacity of 187 million m3 and will increase the firm yield from the river system for domestic use by 14 million m3 per annum.

(d)(i) We plan to appoint the Contractors for the roads and advanced works in March 2020 and the appointment of the Contractor for the Construction of Dam in March 2022. This is purely subject to the availability of funding and finalisation of certain land matters.

(d)(ii) The estimated project completion date is in 2026.

(e) Current Estimated cost of the project is R4 650 000 000.

(f) Total jobs to be created will be determined on finalisation of the procurement strategy on the project.

(g) The project has been delayed by five (5) years.

(h) Insufficient funding for project implementation.

25 September 2018 - NW2213

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with reference to a media statement issued on 8 May 2018 by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu Centenary celebrations that the name of the Vanderkloof Dam in the Northern Cape is to be changed to the Nelson Mandela Dam, there are any plans to officially put such name change into effect; if so, when will this take place; (2) whether his department has taken note of the petitions against such name change by the residents of the Renosterberg Local Municipality within which the dam falls; if not, why not; (3) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) No, as a Minister of Water and Sanitation I do not have powers to change the name of the Vanderkloof Dam in Northern Cape. This power is vested in the Minister of Arts and Culture.

(2) No, the Department is not aware of a petition against such change by the Residents of the Renosterberg Local Municipality.

(3) No, as the Minister of Water and Sanitation I will not be making any statement.

25 September 2018 - NW2229

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether he has put any plans in place to provide water for (a) human and (b) livestock consumption in the eMaswazini community in the Okhahlamba Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the specified plans?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Uthukela District Municipality (DM) is the Water Services Authority for the Uthukela District area including the Okhahlamba Local Municipal area and they are responsible for the provision of water services. The Uthukela DM has provided the following report on the availability of water in the area and their plans to provide access to water.

The following water sources are available in the area:

  • A total of twenty eight (28) out of forty (40) boreholes are operational.
  • Water is provided in Thunzini, Diepsloof, Emmaus and Ndiya areas.
  • Water is provided through spring protections in the Mamfemfetheni area.

The Uthukela DM has the following plans to provide water:

No

Findings on site

Recommended action – Cost estimate

1

The elevated tank next to the Emmaus rank - the rank was abandoned. The community is concerned that there is an individual that is using water from the elevated tank to wash cars.

A - Install an isolation valve.

B - The individual has connected onto the Municipal asset, Disconnect the illegal connection.

2

Further up the road - KwaNgubane - it used to be a windmill. When it collapsed, the community bought a generator. The community was promised a supply of 10 houses per stand pipe.

S28º517,3656, E 29º2228, 2792

Establish the capacity of the borehole – how many households can benefit. The Uthukela DM to upsize the production borehole and provide an elevated tank. Refurbish the existing water pipe (reticulation).

3

In the vicinity of the Nkunzi mountain there is a spring in the forest. Consultants are busy with a plan for spring protection.

Spring protection is necessary. Storage is required. Gravitate to the community, 500m to each side totalling 1km (1,5km).

No

Findings on site

Recommended action – Cost estimate

4

Esiqhingini (vicinity of Fisokuhle School) – the community has a hand pump (pitsi), and they are proposing a hand pump be converted to a production borehole, so that it can augment supply to Emmaus Hospital.
S28º49,8768", E 29º248, 9028

Uthukela DM will provide an elevated tank and will connect onto the existing system, if the production borehole has sufficient yield.

5

Ethunzini  - production borehole - vandalised pump
S28º5230,4896 E29º2035, 7216

Refurbishment of the borehole, elevated tank, joins onto the existing line.

6

Khwela - production borehole - the community collects money to pay for electricity.
S28º517,3656 E29º2228, 2792

The community built their own pump house. The Uthukela DM needs to build an appropriate pump house and apply for electricity. Provide an elevated tank.

7

Nyonyana High School - there is an existing spring that requires spring protection.

Provide Spring protection, elevated tank. Drill and equip another production borehole for the other community.

Ward 12

8

Epotshini - hand pump – the community is proposing an elevated tank to provide a gravity feed.
S28º4924,3948 E29º2222, 2748

As proposed.

9

Egolokodo – the community is proposing a hand pump - DWS provided a borehole but did not provide a hand pump.

S28º4929,316 E29º225, 2648

The Uthukela DM will provide a production borehole; storage will be in Epotshini. A break pressure tank will also be provided.

10

Egolokodo behind the Emhlambozini community hall - spring protection is required because water is captured in a concrete ring.

S28º4918,3864 E29º2154, 0072

Provide spring protection, fence the perimeter. Provide storage (JoJo tank).

11

Egolokodo mountain spring - spring protection is required.
S28º488,2152 E29º2221, 244

An excavator will be utilized to assist with providing a suitable water source. The community will be requested to assist.

12

Nyonyana upper area borehole.

Uthukela DM will provide a production borehole an elevated storage tank and associated reticulation.

13

Khwela borehole.

Uthukela DM will provide a production borehole an elevated storage tank and associated reticulation.

(1)(b) The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is responsible for the provision of water for livestock production purposes.

25 September 2018 - NW2209

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether all municipalities in the Eastern Cape have water restrictions in place, in view of the current drought in the specified province; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the details of the municipalities that are not enforcing water restrictions; (2) whether his department intends to implement water saving measures in the specified province; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1) No, not all municipalities in the Eastern Cape Province have water restrictions, only those in the western side of the Province, where water resources are under severe threat due to the drought. The drought is most severe in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality (DM) and Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (MM); and these are the only two municipalities to renew their ‘declaration of state of disaster’.

(1)(a) The Blue Crane Route and Sundays River Valley Local Municipalities (LMs) are not restricted as their water comes from the Gariep Dam on the Orange River via the Fish-Sundays River Scheme, which is not restricted. Municipalities on the Eastern side of the province received fairly good summer rains and their dams had recovered to levels not requiring water restrictions.

(1)(b) The Nelson Mandela Bay MM, Dr. Beyers Naude and Gamtoos Irrigation Board have been very diligent and have complied with the water restrictions, however Kouga, Koukamma, Makana and Ndlambe LMs are battling to achieve the required water restrictions and have recently introduced the severe actions of water rationing through water cuts during night hours. Joe Gqabi District Municipality (DM) also introduced water rationing through water cuts at night and is practiced in Burgersdorp and Lady Grey due to infrastructure constraints and vandalism. In Alfred Nzo DM, the towns of Mt. Ayliff, Mt. Frere and Ntabankulu also have water cuts at night due to high demand of illegal connection and low yields.

(2) Yes, the Department has implemented water saving measures in the Eastern Cape Province. Water Restrictions are implemented in accordance with the Drought Operating Rules for each dam / scheme affected by drought. The War-on-Leaks programme, which is meant to fix leaks and create awareness, has been rolled out and media and other awareness campaigns undertaken. The monthly Algoa Drought Monitoring Committee meetings between role-players, stakeholders and Departments have greatly aided communication and maintained focus to achieve the restrictions and water savings.

(3) Communication out there including this response is adequate.

17 September 2018 - NW2357

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What numbers of desalination plants are currently (a) in operation, (b) being built and (c) being planned to be built in the country?

Reply:

The number of desalination plants in the country is as follows:

(a) There are 6 in operation;

(b) There is a total of four (4) being built and

(c) There is a total of nineteen (19) under various stages of planning

17 September 2018 - NW2475

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What are the pollution levels of each river in South Africa in the 2017-18 financial year?

Reply:

A total of 440 water monitoring sites in the nine (9) water management areas were monitored for chemical monitoring programme in 2017/18 financial year. Salinity levels for rivers were regarded as good to very good indicating moderate to less pollution in 80% of the coverage in the nine (9) water management areas.

17 September 2018 - NW2358

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Ketabahle, Ms V to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What number of water treatment plants does the Government own, (b) where is each plant located, (c) what number of the specified water treatment plants is operational and (d) what is each water treatment plant’s daily capacity?

Reply:

a) The number of water treatment plants owned by Government is a total of 1137 inclusive of boreholes. Refer to Annexure A.

b) Refer to Annexure A.

c) The number of water treatment plants that are operational is a total of 1084 and 53 are not operational. Refer to Annexure A.

d) Refer to Annexure A.

17 September 2018 - NW2356

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Which municipalities in each province are presently the top 10 water consumers?

Reply:

The municipalities that are presently the top 10 water consumers in each province are listed per table below. In most of the cases there is a direct relation between demand and the population served by a particular municipality. Refer to Annexure A for the top 10 water consumers in each province.

14 August 2018 - NW1708

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What total amount of land owned by his department and the entities reporting to him in each province is (i) vacant and (ii) unused or has no purpose and (b) what is the (i) location and (ii) size of each specified plot of land; (2) (a) how much of the land owned by his department and the entities reporting to him has been leased out for private use and (b) what is the (i) Rand value of each lease and (ii)(aa) location and (bb) size of each piece of land?

Reply:

(1)(a) In terms of Section 1(1)(x) of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act no. 36 of 1998) (NWA) the Department owns the land on which a government waterworks is situated. The Department owns, manages and controls 320 state own dams (government waterworks) country wide. The extent of the land required is determined scientifically up to the dam boundary line of each dam which includes the full supply level, the 1:100 year flood line and a buffer line. In terms of GIAMA, the disposal policies of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the National Department of Public Works (NDPW) the excess land must be transferred to NDPW. The Minister only acquires the minimum land required for the government waterworks in order to manage, operate and maintain the dams. In relation to ownership, the Minister has exclusive rights on the land within the government waterworks and the water source is regarded as national assets which must be protected in terms of the NWA. Refer to Annexure A for the amount of land owned by the entities.

(1)(b) Refer to Annexure A for the amount of land owned by the entities.

(2)(a) The Department currently does not have existing legal lease agreements in place as they have expired. However, the Department is currently in the process of appointing a Service Provider to develop a policy that will be used when dealing with leasing of land within the government waterworks. It is anticipated that the policy will be finalised by November 2018 and the leasing of land within the government waterworks will therefore resume.

(2)(b) Refer to Annexure A for the amount of land owned by the entities that have been leased out.

14 August 2018 - NW1791

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Hugo, Mr RT to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What number of bucket toilets still exist (a) in the country and (b) in each (i) province and (ii) metropolitan municipality; (2) (a) what number of bucket toilets were replaced in each of the past three financial years and (b) what was the cost for each unit built as a replacement?

Reply:

(1)(a) There are currently 14 539 buckets in the formalised settlements in the country and will be eradicated in this current year, 95% have top structures and 85 to 95% internal reticulation complete.

(1)(b)(i) Refer to the table below for the numbers in each province currently at a total of 14 539 buckets:

Financial Year 2018/19

Number of buckets to be eradicated

Free State

10837

Northern Cape

3702

TOTAL

14 539

(1)(b)(ii) There are no Buckets that exist in the formalised settlements of Metropolitan Municipalities; however this is an on-going process to verify existing buckets.

(2)(a) Refer to the table below for the number of buckets eradicated:

Financial Year

Number of buckets were eradicated

2014/2015

A total of 20581 buckets were eradicated

2015/2016

A total of 1 838 buckets were eradicated

2016/2017

A total of 6 978 buckets were eradicated

2017/2018

A total of 8 313 buckets were eradicated

TOTAL

A total of 37 710 Buckets were eradicated

(2)(b) The National average for the provision of a waterborne toilet is R15 000.

14 August 2018 - NW1997

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What (a) number of water quality tests did the Rand Water conduct in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16, (cc) 2016-17 and (dd) 2017-18 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) were the results of each test; (2) will he furnish Mrs A M Dreyer with copies of each quality test?

Reply:

(1)(a) Refer to the table below for the number of water quality tests did the Rand Water conduct in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality for the financial years in question.

(1)(a)(i)(aa) 2014-15

(1)(a)(i)(bb) 2015-16

(1)(a)(i)(cc) 2016-17

(1)(a)(i)(dd) 2017-18

(1)(a)(ii) since 1 April 2018

44358 (July to June)

46563 (July to June)

49837 (July to June)

54137 (July to June)

Information Included in (1)(a)(i)(dd)

(1)(b) Refer to Annexure A for all water quality test results for the financial years in question are attached

(2) Yes, the water quality reports for Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality for the financial years in question will be made available to the Hounorable Member.

14 August 2018 - NW1673

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) his department and (bb) each entity reporting to him for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the consolidated response from the Department and Entities reporting to me regarding number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities.

Entity

(a)(i)

(a)(ii)

(b)(i)

(b)(ii)

(b)(iii)

Department of Water and sanitation

The numbers of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, which have been referred to the SA Police Service (SAPS) by our Department, are Twelve (12) cases.

There are no cases referred to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by our Department.

Refer to (a) above.

Our Department is continuously following up regularly with SAPS regarding the Twelve (12) cases to ensure that investigations are still taking place.

No conviction relating to the cases for the periods 2012/2013 until 2017/2018 financial years which are still in progress with SAPS.

Amatola Water

None

None

None

None

None

Bloem Water

None

One (1) case of fraud and corruption is under investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Bloemfontein Free State against an employee who has since terminated her services by taking early retirement.

One (1): case is still being investigated

The matter is followed-up periodically

The incumbent is no longer an employee of Bloem Water

No conviction: investigation is on-going

Lepelle Northern Water

The number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, which have been referred to the SA Police Service (SAPS) by our Entity, is 1 (one).

There are no cases referred to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by Lepelle Northern Water.

Refer to (a) above.

Our Entity is continuously following up regularly with SAPS regarding the one case to ensure that investigations are still taking place.

No conviction relating to the case.

Magalies Water

1. Two (2) Cases of corruption and fraud were reported to the SAPS in 2013 against an employee who has since then, resigned.

2. The two (2) Cases were back then consolidated into one (1) Case (Case Number OBD598072014).

3. With all the periodical requests for feedback from the SAPS, we get a standard answer that investigation is still on- going.

4. We are of the opinion that the Police have not made any progress with respect to the finalisation of this Case.

There are no cases referred to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by Magalies Water.

Only the 2-in-1 Case referred to under (a)(i) (Case Number OBD598072014) which is still being investigated by the SAPS since in 2013.

Periodic follow ups on this one (1) Case (Case Number OBD598072014) of 2013 continue; but

2. The incumbent is also no longer an employee of Magalies Water.

The response already showing in this Section hold true for Magalies Water.

Mhlathuze Water

None

There are no cases referred to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by Mhlathuze Water

Refer to (a) above.

Refer to (a) above.

Refer to (a) above.

Overberg Water

There is only one case reported in June 2018 but still in discussion with the SAP on the alleged fraud and corruption.

There are no cases referred to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by Overberg Water.

Refer to (a) above.

Refer to (a) above.

No conviction relating to the cases for the periods 2012/2013 until 2017/2018 financial years which are still in progress with SAPS.

Rand Water

Fourteen (14) cases were reported to the SAPS over the period 2004 to 2018

There are no cases referred to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by Rand Water.

  1. Eight (8) cases of fraud were reported to the SAPS over the period.
  1. One (1) case of embezzlement was reported to the SAPS
  1. Five (5) cases of theft were reported to the SAPS

The entity is continuously following up regularly with SAPS regarding the cases to ensure that investigations are still taking place.

  1. One (1) case of Fraud in 2008
  1. Two (2) cases of Theft in 2012
  1. Two (2) cases of Theft in 2016

Sedibeng Water

The numbers of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, which have been referred to the SA Police Service (SAPS) by our Department, are five (5) cases.

One (1) Section 34 complaint was lodged with the DPCI.

Refer to (a) above.

The entity is continuously following up regularly with SAPS regarding the five (5) cases to ensure that investigations are still taking place.

There were no case reported for the period 2012/2013 until 2016/2017 financial years. The new cases reported in 2017/18 are still under investigation and the entity is following up with SAPS on the progress.

Umgeni Water

The number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, which have been referred to the SA Police Service (SAPS) by our Department, is one (1) case.

There are no cases referred to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by Umgeni Water.

Refer to (a) above.

The case is at PMB High court

No conviction relating to this case – still in progress

WRC

None

There are no cases referred to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by WRC.

Refer to (a) above.

Owed to the fact that our Institution had Zero (0) cases, it was not necessary to follow up regularly with SAPS to ensure that investigations are still taking place.

Owed to the fact that our Institution had Zero (0) cases, it was not necessary for convictions relating to the cases for the periods 2012/2013 until 2017/2018 financial year.

TCTA

The number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, which have been referred to the SA Police Service (SAPS) by our Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority are 2 (two).

There are two cases referred to Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority.

• First case referred to DPCI was mandated to SAPS Commercial Crimes for investigation and prosecution. The case reference is State vs Mbeba (Ref. IR2014/11/108).

• The second case that was referred to DPCI for criminal investigation involves the former Chief Executive Officer of TCTA on allegations of corruption. The second allegation involves fronting Intelligent Water Solutions (‘IWS’). The case number is Lyttelton CAS 29/12/2017.

Refer to (a) above.

Trans- Caledon Tunnel Authority continuously follow up regularly with SAPS regarding all the cases to ensure that investigations and prosecution take place.

There were no convictions relating to the two cases for the periods 2012/2013 until 2017/2018 financial years.

• The case of the State vs Mbeba (Ref. IR2014/11/108), was withdrawn therefore no conviction was secured.

• The case which involves the former Chief Executive Officer of TCTA and Intelligent Water Solutions (‘IWS’) (CAS 29/12/2017) is still under investigation.

13 July 2018 - NW1924

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of entities reporting to him in (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the total number of incidents of sexual harassment that were reported to the human resources offices of the entities reporting to me.

Entity

(1)(a)

(1)(a)(i)

(1)(a)(ii)

(1)(b)

(2)

           

Amatola Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Bloem Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Lepelle Northern Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Magalies Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Mhlathuze Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Overberg Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Rand Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Sedibeng Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Umgeni Water

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

WRC

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

TCTA

1

There was 1 reported incident in March 2016.

None

The incident was reported at stage two of a grievance process which started as a performance management dispute between a male supervisor and a female subordinate.

The incident was investigated by an independent forensic investigator who concluded that on a balance of probability, it is unlikely that any act of sexual harassment occurred.

Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency (BGCMA)

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA)

None

None

None

None

Falls Away

13 July 2018 - NW2042

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What are the details of the (a) number of accidents that vehicles owned by his department were involved (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b) cost for repairs in each case and (c)(i) number of and (ii) reasons for vehicles being written off in each case; (2) Whether all vehicles owned by his department have tracking devices installed?

Reply:

(1)(a) Our Department had one (1) vehicle accident reported during the 2015/16 financial year. There have not been any vehicle accidents reported for the financial years 2016/17 and 2017/18.

(1)(b) The cost of repairing the vehicle was R313 294.86.

(1)(c) No vehicle has been written off in our Department.

(2) Our Departments vehicles have no tracking device installed on them.

13 July 2018 - NW1612

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

Whether any employees from his department were seconded and/or transferred to any district municipality in Limpopo (a) in each of the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2018; if so, (i) what are the relevant details of the (aa) name, (bb) job title and (cc) salary of each such employee and (ii) to which district municipality was each employee seconded and/or transferred in each case; (2) whether any of the specified employees still appear on his department’s payroll or organogram; if so, in each case, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any agreement and/or memorandum of understanding has been put in place to facilitate the secondment and/or transfer of the employees; if so, will he furnish Mr L J Basson with a copy thereof?

Reply:

1. No, there were no employees seconded and/or transferred to any district municipality in Limpopo for the past three financial years and since 1 April 2018.

2. Falls away.

3. Falls away.

02 July 2018 - NW1330

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

(1)With reference to the reply to question 475 on 31 March 2016, (a) by what date will the first phase of the Madibeng Water Purification Plant be completed and (b) at what cost; (2) (a) by what date will construction on the second module of 20 megalitres of the specified plant begin and (b) (i) by what date will construction be completed and (ii) at what cost; (3) whether any plans have been put in place to build additional reservoirs in Madibeng; if not, why not; if so, (a) by what date, (b) where and (c) at what cost; (4) Whether any new pipelines will be built to carry water to existing reservoirs in Madibeng; (5) by what date will the pipeline from the pump station at the Crocodile River to the plant be built?

Reply:

(1)(a) The first phase of the Madibeng Water Purification Plant is projected to be completed by 31 March 2019 provided that an additional R100 million is made available in the current financial year for electrical and mechanical works of the plant.

(1)(b) The estimated cost for completion of the first phase of the Madibeng Water Purification Plant is R528 million.

(2)(a) The construction of additional 20 megalitres (second module) will commence in the financial year 2022/23.

(2)(b)(i) The construction is projected to be completed by the end of 2025/26 financial year.

(2)(b)(ii) The estimated cost of R701 million for the second module of 20 megalitres of the specified plant.

(3) There are no plans to build additional reservoirs in Madibeng; there are currently enough existing reservoirs in Letlhabile, Sonop, Maboloka, Mothutlung, Ouskral, Madidi, Mmakau, Jericho, and Majakaneng.

(3)(a) Falls away.

(3)(b) Falls away.

(3)(c) Falls away.

(4) Yes, construction of new pipelines to carry water to existing reservoirs is projected to commence in 2019/20 financial year.

(5) The pipeline from the pump station at the Crocodile River to the plant to be completed by the end of 2018/19 financial year.

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02 July 2018 - NW1909

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with reference to his answer to question 383 on 4 May 2018, Sedibeng Water is involved in any capacity in the construction of sewage plants; if so, (a) at which sewage plants and (b) in what capacity; (2) who are the implementing agents, project managers and contractor of the construction of waste water treatment at Rooigrond in North West; (3) whether Sedibeng Water acts as the implementing agent at the Rooigrond project; if so, (a) on what date did the project commence, (b) what was the tender amount and (c) who is the successful tenderer; (4) (a) on what date is the project expected to be completed and (b) what is the present cost of the project to date; (5) whether he will make a statement regarding the matter?

Reply:

1. Our Department still maintains the Sedibeng Water is not involved in any construction of sewage plants through the Departments funding.

2. Our Department is not involved in the construction of the waste water treatment at Rooigrond in North West therefore, Request the Honourable Member to refer the question to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, who is in a better position to respond to issues relating to the contracting of Sedibeng Water Board for the construction of sewage plants in North West.

3. Falls Away.

4. Falls Away.

5. Falls Away.

02 July 2018 - NW1873

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the human resources offices in (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place; (2) was each incident investigated; if not, why not in each case; if so, what were the outcomes of the investigation in each case?

Reply:

(1)(i) Our Department has reported one (1) incident of racism to the human resource which was investigated and the employee was found guilty and dismissed during the 2016/17 financial year.

(1)(ii) There were no incidents of racisms reported by entities reporting to me during the 2016/17 financial year.

(2) Falls Away.

02 July 2018 - NW1842

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied him on any official international trip (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aa) is the name of the person(s), (bb) was the (aaa) purpose and (bbb) destination of the trip and (cc) was the (aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the costs of the accompanying person(s) to his department; (2) whether each of the specified trips were approved by the President in terms of the provisions of Section 1, Annexure A of the Ministerial Handbook; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. (a);(b);(i);(ii), No

(aa);(bb);(aaa) and (bbb) and(cc);(aaa) and (bbb), Falls away;

2. Falls away.

04 June 2018 - NW1491

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether, with reference to the reply of the President, Mr C M Ramaphosa, to the debate on the State of the Nation Address on 22 February 2018 to implement lifestyle audits, (a) he, (b) senior management service members in his department and/or (c) any of the heads of entities reporting to him have undergone a lifestyle audit in the past three financial years; if not, have any plans been put in place to perform such audits; if so, in each case, what are the details of the (i) date of the lifestyle audit, (ii) name of the person undergoing the audit, (iii) name of the auditing firm conducting the audit and (iv) outcome of the audit.

Reply:

a) No.

b) No.

c) No.

29 May 2018 - NW1099

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a) number of consulting firms or companies are currently contracted by (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him and (b)(i) is the name of each consultant, (ii) are the relevant details of the service provided in each case and (iii) is the (aa) start date, (bb) time period, (cc) monetary value in Rands of each contract and (dd) name and position of each individual who signed off on each contract?

Reply:

a) Refer to Annexure A for the number of consulting firms or companies are currently contracted by my Departments Main Account.

b) Refer to Annexure B for the number of consulting firms or companies are currently contracted by my Departments Water Trading Entity (WTE).

c) Refer to Annexure C for the number of consulting firms or companies are currently contracted by my Departments Entities.

21 May 2018 - NW1258

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

What is the (a) status of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II and (b) estimated (i) completion date and (ii) cost; (2) whether any contractors have been appointed; if so, what is the (a) name of the contractor and (b) contract price?

Reply:

(1) To date 13 contracts have been completed, 23 contracts are still in progress, 10 contracts are at evaluation stage and 1 contract is at tender stage. Refer to Annexure A for the estimated completion dates and estimated cost.

Contracts in Progress:

The Polihali Dam as well as the Polihali to Katse Transfer Tunnel design is progressing well. Presently the Geotechnical drilling contract is 3 months behind schedule. Alternatives are being considered to mitigate any delays this may have on the above-mentioned designs.

 

Infrastructure, Social and Environmental consultancy work in progress are the design of:

  • Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Western Corridor,
  • ESIA Dam and Tunnel site establishment areas,
  • Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for Project Housing, main reservoir, Major bridges & road realignments (iv) RAP - Western access road and
  • Hydropower feasibility study now concentrating on the detailed feasibility of conventional hydropower generation at three sites.

Designs and tender documentation are ready to be issued by June 2018, of the following works are:

  • Western Access Road,
  • Power supply and Telecommunications.

Tender evaluation of the first three (3) construction contracts, were advertised in September and October 2017 are complete and is about to be awarded. The contract for the Advanced Infrastructure construction works are:

  • An Access Road,
  • Civil works at the Polihali Village accommodation area and,
  • The short Diversion Tunnel around the Dam wall to mitigate any delays when the Dam construction commences.

(2) No construction contracts have been awarded to date.

 

Annexure A

Phase II: Progress to date (Budget figures exclude escalation):

KEY items

Milestone dates

Budget at completion

Cost to date

Rand

%

Invoiced

Comment (Reference Program V11.0)

Administrative cost

Dec 2025

329 052 613

272 428 720

82.7

 

Advanced Infrastructure – design and supervision

Apr 2015 – Sept 2018

252 502 764

120 194 418

47.7

Average 2 months behind schedule. Budget includes supervision costs.

Advance Infrastructure – construction

May 2018 – Aug 2020

4 125 620 005

-

-

Various awards starts in May 2018

Polihali Dam - design & supervision

Jul 2017

465 103 216

13 541 039

2.9

Design on programme. Budget includes supervision costs.

Polihali Dam – construction

Feb 2020 (Start)

3 800 000 000

-

-

To be awarded by Feb 2020, Completion date - Dec 2025

Geotechnical investigations

Apr 2019

42 719 213

29 881 290

 

3 months behind due to flooding and cashflow problems. Alternatives considered

Diversion tunnel around dam wall – design and supervision

Sept 2016 – Sept 2019

82 460 557

22 883 723

27.8

On programme. Non critical item

Diversion tunnel around dam wall – construction

May 2018 – Sept 2019

-

-

-

To be awarded by end of May 2018

Polihali to Katse Tunnel - design and supervision

Nov 2017

920 000 000

-

-

Awarded in Nov 2017. Budget includes supervision costs.

Polihali to Katse Tunnel – construction

May 2020 (Start)

4 500 000 000

-

-

To be awarded by May 2020. Completion date – Feb 2026

Social development projects

Present to Dec 2024

128 722 147

39 862 675

40

3 months behind on average. Resettlements will be completed in time for construction

Environmental projects

Present to Dec 2024

53 646 560

26 837 363

50

Studies and designs on programme

Start impounding water in Polihali

Nov/Dec 2023

-

-

NA

On programme Ver 11.0

Water delivery into Katse Dam

By end Jan 2026

-

-

NA

Water in storage since Nov 2023

Volume of transfers to Katse Dam will be dependent on the agreement reached with Lesotho on the new Operational Rules of the LHWP

ESTIMATED COST AT COMPLETION INCLUDING ESCALATION AND CONTINGENCIES

 

24,326 bill

525 629 228

2.7%

Scheduled complete 3.48%

 

15 May 2018 - NW736

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether his department has a sexual harassment and assault policy in place; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will his department have such a policy in place; if so, (i) how are reports investigated and (ii) what are the details of the consequence management and sanctions stipulated by the policy; (2) (a) What is the total number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault that have been reported in his department (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what number of cases were (i) opened and concluded, (ii) withdrawn and (iii) remain open based on the incidents and (c) what sanctions were issued for each person who was found to have been guilty?

Reply:

(1)(a) Yes, our Department has a Sexual Harassment Policy in place.

(1)(b) Falls away.

(a)(b)(i) The allegations are investigated by an Employee Relations Officer, who after completing the investigation, writes a report. The decision to take or not to take disciplinary action is based upon the recommendations of the investigation report.

(a)(b)(ii) Our Department implements recommended sanctions according to the Departmental Labour Relations Policy and Labour Relations Sanctioning Guidelines for the Public Service; the Policy and guidelines stipulate sanctions that include verbal and written warnings, suspension without pay and a dismissal depending on the nature and circumstances of the case.

(2)(a) Three (3) incidents were reported in the past three financial years. During the 2015/16 there were no reports; during the 2016/17 one (1) incident was reported; and, during 2017/18 two (2) incidents were reported.

(2)(b) Three (3) cases were opened; and, were all concluded. Out of the three (3) two (2) were withdrawn.

(c) In the one case that was not withdrawn, the Chairperson found the alleged perpetrator not guilty of sexual harassment.

15 May 2018 - NW1257

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

(a) What is the current status of the Clanwilliam Dam, (b) on what date will construction (i) start and (ii) be completed, (c) who will do the construction and (d) what is the estimated cost?

Reply:

(a) Site establishment activities for the Raising of Clanwilliam Dam project commenced in June 2014 and were completed in September 2016. Our Department has utilised its internal Construction Unit for the completion of the necessary site establishment activities. The bid for the appointment of a private sector construction contractor was issued on 26 August 2016 and closed on 9 November 2016. However, due to unavailability of funds for the construction phase of the project the tender bid could not be awarded.

(b)(i) The Minister has ordered a budget reprioritization to accommodate construction start this financial year.

(b)(ii) The Minister has instructed that construction should start within five (5) months from May 2018.

(c) The Minister does not want to speculate on completion day. The construction unit of the Department will spearhead the construction.

(d) The estimated construction cost for the Clanwilliam Dam Raising only, is R2 200 million (2016).

15 May 2018 - NW1259

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

(a) What is the current status of phase 2 of the Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project, (b) on what date will construction (i) start and (ii) be completed, (c) who will be responsible for the construction and (d) what is the estimated cost of phase 2 of the project?

Reply:

a) The project is at the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Phase. Public participation was undertaken and the Final Scoping Report was submitted to Department of Environmental Affairs in April 2018.

(b)(i) Construction is scheduled to start in January 2020.

(b)(ii) Water delivery is scheduled for January 2024. After construction, there is a Defects Notification Period of one year, and servitude rehabilitation of 2 years, and project close out is scheduled for May 2027

c) An open tender procurement process will be undertaken where the successful contractor will be responsible for construction.

The estimated cost is R 12.1 billion.

04 May 2018 - NW383

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether any contracts for the erection of sewage plants were awarded to Sedibeng Water in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 financial years in the North West Province; if so, (a) which contracts were awarded, (b) where in North West were these erected, (c) what is the amount of the tender, (d) what is the name of the successful tenderer, (e) has the project been completed, if not, (f)by what date is it expected to be completed; if so, (g) what was the final costs? (2) Whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. There were no contracts awarded for the erection of sewage plants to Sedibeng Water in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 financial years in the North West Province.

(1)(a) Falls away.

(1)(b) Falls away.

(1)(c) Falls away.

(1)(d) Falls away.

(1)(e) Falls away.

(1)(f) Falls away.

(1)(g) Falls away.

2. Falls away.

23 April 2018 - NW218

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the (a) total number of dams in the country, (b) exact location of each dam, (c) capacity of each dam, (d) date on which each dam became operational, (e) current level of each dam and (f) name of the owner of each dam?

Reply:

THE MINISTER OF WATER AND SANITATION

(a) Table below gives a breakdown summary of total number of dams in the country as well as ownership status as per dam register published on 31 December 2017.

Ownership sector

Total number of registered dams

State

854

Department of Water & Sanitation

322

Municipalities

333

Other state departments

76

Water Boards

123

Private sector

4 657

Mines, industries, business

335

Agriculture

4 322

Total

5 511

(b) Dam location per Province is given in the table below. A detailed location of each dam is supplemented in Columns G to O of the dam register, submitted as Annexure A.

Province

Total number of registered dams

North West

92

Gauteng

187

Limpopo

458

Kwazulu-Natal

1090

Eastern Cape

789

Western Cape

1572

Northern Cape

130

Mpumalanga

675

Free State

518

Total

5 511

(c) The table below gives a cumulative summary of dam capacities per ownership sector. From the table it can be seen that state dams store 94% of all available water resources in the country, whereas private sector store the remaining 6%.

Ownership sector

Total capacity in (m3 x 109)

% total capacity

State

31.35

94

Department of Water & Sanitation

29.35

88.0

Municipalities

1.0

3.0

Other state departments

0.2

0.6

Water Boards

0.8

2.4

Private sector

2.06

6.0

Mines, industries, business

0.5

1.5

Agriculture

1.56

4.5

Total

33.41

100

(d) Dam register is submitted as an Annexure A of this reply, for all practical purpose, the date in which the dam became operational is taken as the date of completion which is given in Column R of the dam register.

(e) Dam levels are submitted as Annexure B of the reply. It should be noted that only dam levels owned by my Department are submitted. My Department is unfortunately not in a position to furnish levels of privately owned dams.

(f) Owner's details are given in Column AD of the register

 

23 April 2018 - NW1002

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

How much land does (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him (i) own, (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or (iii) lease from the State to (aa) use and/or (bb) occupy?

Reply:

a) (i) In terms of Section 1(1)(x) of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act no. 36 of 1998) (NWA) the Minister owns the land on which a Government Waterwork is situated. The Minister owns, manages and controls 322 dams (Government Waterworks) country wide. The extent of the land is determined scientifically up to the dam boundary line of each dam which includes the full supply level, the 1:100 year flood line and a buffer line. All excess land must in terms of Government Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMA) and the disposal policies of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the National Department of Public Works (NDPW) fall back to the NDPW.

(ii) In terms of ownership the Minister has exclusive rights on the land mentioned as above. No other Custodian Departments have any right over the mentioned land because Government Waterworks are National Assets and the water source must be protected in terms of the NWA.

(iii) None, due to the fact that the Minister acquires the minimum land needed for a Government Waterwork.

(aa) Refer to (a)(1)

(bb) Refer to (a)(1)

b) Refer to Annexure A for information regarding entities reporting to the Department.

ANNEXURE A

(b) How much land does the entities reporting to him

(i) own

(ii) have exclusive rights to and/or

(iii) lease from the State to

(aa) use and/or

(bb) occupy

Amatola Water

6 Lancaster Road Vincent East London-

R2 372 250.00

3 Lancaster Road Vincent East London-

R1 332 220.17

Albany Coast-

R1 705 213.00

Nahoon WTW (and related land and dwellings on site)

Laing WTW (and related land and dwellings on site)

Craighead Pumping Station (and related land and dwellings on site)

Glenmore WTW (and related land and dwellings on site)

Peddie Regional WTW (and related land and dwellings on site)

Gubu Dam (and related land and dwellings on site)

Wriggleswade Dam  (and related land and dwellings on site)

Rooikrantz WTW (and related land and dwellings on site)

Binfield WTW (and related land and dwellings on site)

Debe Nek WTW (and related land and dwellings on site)

Masincedane WTW (and related land and dwellings on site)

Upper Mnyameni WTW (and related land and dwellings on site)

Sandile WTW (and related land and dwellings on site

None

Public Works Port Elizabeth workshop – Harrower Road

Public Works Port Elizabeth workshop – Harrower Road

Bloem Water

44509.1479 Hectare

75338.89 hectare

There are no properties leased from the state

None

None

Lepelle Northern Water

2 hectares valued at R6.4 million situated in Polokwane area

2 hectares valued at R6.4 million situated in Polokwane area

There are no properties leased from the state

None

None

Magalies Water

24 properties, of which covers the area of 169 hectares, 15 of the properties own by Magalies Water are still registered with Department Public Works, and Magalies Water is in the process of transferring ownership.

Magalies Water has 226 servitudes endorsement in different properties, of which it covers 54 163M2 and 105 servitudes not registered, which covers the area of 307 hectares

There are no properties leased from the state

None

None

Mhlathuze Water

Portion 6 ERF 6724 Richards Bay Registration Division GU in the Richards Bay Transitional Local Council area, Province of KwaZulu-Natal on sub-divisional diagram S.G no. 2118/1997 in extent 2 5012 hectares;

Sub 4 of Lot 8723 Richards Bay (Extension No. 28) situated in the Richards Bay Transitional Local Council Area, Administrative District of Natal, Province of KwaZulu-Natal, in extent Three comma Three Five Nought One ( 3, 3501) hectares;

Portion 41 of Reserve 6 No.15 825 Registration Division GU Province of KwaZulu-Natal in extent 44,4332 ( Forty Four , Four Three Three Two) hectares;

ERF 960 Eshowe ( Extension Number 9 Registration Division GU Province of KwaZulu-Natal in extent 1534( One Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty Four) square metres;

Portion of ERF 1413 Eshowe Registration Division GU Province of KwaZulu-Natal in extent 1441( One Thousand Four Hundred and Forty One) square metres; and

Portion 1 of the farm Richards Bay No. 16990 GU situated in the Township of Richards Bay, Administrative District of KwaZulu- Natal in the extent 3 542(Three Thousand Five and Forty Two) square metres as indicated on SG Diagram 2009/1999.

Mhlathuze Water does not have land that it has exclusive right to use.

Mhlathuze Water does has have land that it is leasing from the State:

None

None

Overberg Water

No land is owned except the wastewater treatment works in three schemes and houses.

Servitude to access infrastructure in someone property such as the adjacent farm.

None

None

None

Rand Water

7778.798ha land owned

4072.006ha Servitudes

None

None

None

Sedibeng Water

R142,440,370.95 (Both Land and Buildings for Office and Plant Operations: Total value of all regions combined as at 31 March 2018. Land used for Offices, Purification Plants and Pump station area is 144.9H but government owned).

R1,088,122.85 (Servitudes where the pipeline is laid. Right to use the land-Estimated area is 5.17657 km²).

None

Refer to response in (b) (i) & (ii) above

Refer to response in (b) (i) & (ii) above

Umgeni Water

Properties own by Umgeni Water are 451

Umgeni Water has exclusive right over 473 properties

Umgeni Water is leasing no land from the State

None

None

Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA)

Total freehold land owned: 1318.35 hectares

Land with exclusive rights: 675.39 hectares;

State Land: 1115.63 hectares

None

State Land: 1115.63 hectares

Water Research Commission (WRC)

Through its subsidiary ERF 706 Pty (Ltd) WRC is currently the registered owner of a property with a building situated in Gezina, Pretoria. This property together with the building was sold during the 2017/18 financial year and the transfer of ownership in the Deeds office is underway.

Yes, the WRC own the building and the land and at this stage has exclusive right of use until the transfer to the new owners occur and this should happen soon

The WRC does not lease land from the state

The WRC is currently leasing and using office space in 4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood Bridge, Pretoria as it has sold the property ERF706 in Gezina.

See response (aa) above

23 April 2018 - NW751

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a)What number of persons has (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him trained in the past five years, (b) for what purpose was each individual trained, (c) what was the cost of the training of each individual, (d) in which position was each individual who was trained employed and (e) what was the reason that each specified individual was not employed following training?

Reply:

a) The number of persons trained over the past five years are:

  1. Department
  1. Entities

14 449

22 920

b) The purpose for the training can be summarised as follows:

  1. Department
  1. Entities

Personal development plan (PDP): the PDPs of employees are informed by the key result areas of the individuals’ performance agreements. The employee and supervisor identify performance gaps as well as appropriate training and development interventions to address those gaps. The purpose of these training and development intervention seek to enhance the employees’ skills and competencies. The training interventions range from managerial, administrative to technical/professional training.

  • Health and safety
  • Inherent job requirements
  • Personal development plan
  • Employee career aspirations
  • Succession planning within the organisation and to improve technical skills within the water sector
  • Learnership / internship / apprenticeship/ graduate trainee programmes

c) The training costs vary depending on the selected course (i.e. career path), the level of qualification (i.e. unskilled, semi-skilled, specialist) and its duration. The average cost can be summarised as follows:

  1. Department
  1. Entities

R 5 603,36

R 12 163,49

d) The positions can be summarised as follows:

  1. Department
  1. Entities

The training for departmental employees represents officials from the lowest to the highest level in the department.

  • Graduate and experiential learning
  • Learnerships
  • Unskilled
  • Semi-skilled
  • Technical worker or junior management
  • Professional / specialist / middle management
  • Senior management
  • Top management

e)  The reasons that each specified individual was not employed following training are:

  1. Department
  1. Entities

Not applicable since the training was for departmental employees.

For the non-permanent employees (e.g. learnerships, internships) that could not be absorbed within the various entities, the reasons include but are not limited to

  • No available internal vacancies at the time of completing the training
  • Budget constraints

 

 

09 April 2018 - NW219

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What were the (a) maximum and (b) minimum water levels at each dam in the country in each year since 1994?

Reply:

Attached is the table with the details of the (a) maximum and (b) minimum water levels at each DWS monitored dam in the county per province since 1994 (Annexure A).

In addition, a map summarizing the National Status of Water Resources since 1980 until 2017 is attached as Annexure B.

02 March 2018 - NW342

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What amount did (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of O R Tambo on the (i) Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii) SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa) television channels and (bb) radio stations, (iii) national commercial radio stations and (iv) community (aa) television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017?

Reply:

There was no amount spent by my Department and each entity reporting to me towards celebrations of the Year of OR Tambo.

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01 March 2018 - NW3

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What is the current status of the intended augmentation of the capacity of the Clanwilliam Dam, Voëlvlei Dam and Brandvlei Dam, respectively, (b) what has caused the postponement of the specified projects and (c) when will these projects be finalised?

Reply:

a) Clanwilliam Dam

Site establishment activities for the Raising of Clanwilliam Dam project commenced in June 2014 and were completed in September 2016. The remainder of the Scope of Works for the construction of the Raising of Clanwilliam Dam will be done by a private construction contractor. This contractor will be procured through a competitive bidding process is line with Government’s Supply Chain Policies and Regulations.

Berg River Voëlvlei Augmentation Scheme (BRVAS)

Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has commenced with the implementation of the project. Stakeholder engagement is in progress including negotiations with the water users in order to develop offtake agreements. The procurement of the Engineering Professional Service Provider (PSP) is also in progress; the tender has been advertised and will close on 6 April 2018.

Brandvlei Dam

The final outcome of this proposed project will be an increase of the Brandvlei Dam`s canal by 30cm. This will allow and additional amount of water to be diverted during the winter months for storage which will bring an additional area under irrigation. Further phases to increase the yield can include the upgrading of the 30 year old Papenkuils pump station in the Breede River. This project is clearly linked to the National Development Plan (NDP) as well as the outcomes derived from it.

b) Clanwilliam Dam

The bid for the appointment of a private sector construction contractor was issued on 26 August 2016 and closed on 9 November 2016. However, due to unavailability of funds for the construction phase of the project, the tender bid could not be awarded.

Berg River Voëlvlei Augmentation Scheme (BRVAS)

Unavailability of funding for the project delayed the project. My Department and TCTA are at advanced stage to secure funding and the National Treasury guarantees for the implementation of the project.

Brandvlei Dam

Unavailability of funding for the project delayed the project. The Provincial Department of Agriculture submitted a proposal for funding under the General Budget Support (GBS) component of the EU-funded National Development Support Programme for the first phase to raise the current canal with 30cm. No final decision was taken on the upgrading of the Papenkuils pump station.

c) Clanwilliam Dam

The construction phase of the project will commence when funding becomes available. In a bid to source funding, the project was submitted to National Treasury for inclusion in the budget facility for infrastructure for strategic projects.

Berg River Voëlvlei Augmentation Scheme (BRVAS)

TCTA has adopted a fast tracked approach to project implementation and legislative requirements, including borrowing authority approvals which will result in construction commencing in October 2019 with water delivery milestone being achieved in March 2021.

Brandvlei Dam

As the DWS owns the Brandvlei Dam and associated infrastructure, they will be the lead agency responsible for the design of the infrastructure to be constructed, overseeing the construction and to identify and appoint the construction company (either in-house or externally). The Brandvlei Intergovernmental Steering Committee, consisting of 18 directly involved or affected organs of state, will oversee the implementation of this project.

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01 March 2018 - NW377

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What is the total amount that was (i) budgeted for and (ii) spent on her private office (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the (i) remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office in each of the specified periods?

Reply:

a) (i) The private office does not have a separate budget from that of the Ministry.

The budget and the expenditure of the private office is included in the budget of the Ministry which is reflected in the Annual Reports of the 2014/15, 2015/16 and the 2016/17 financial years

b) The remuneration of employees in the private office is included in the compensation of all employees in the department as reflected in the relevant annual reports.

The salary levels and job descriptions are in line with the guidelines provided by the Handbook for Members of the Executive as well the Public Service Regulations.

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21 February 2018 - NW7

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the total amount of funding that has been allocated to the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality for the development of boreholes for the provision of water (a) in the (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2017; (2) (a) what number of boreholes were intended to be developed, (b) what is the total number of boreholes that was developed and (c) have all the funding been accounted for since 1 April 2015?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) There is no amount of funding that has been allocated to Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality in the 2015-16 financial year.

(1)(a)(ii) There is a total amount of R15,000,000 that has been allocated to Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality in the 2016-17 financial year.

(b) The total amount of R15,000,000 has been allocated to Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality since 1 April 2017.

(2)(a) A total of 60 Boreholes are intended for development over a multi-year phased approach through Sedibeng Water as the Implementing Agent.

(2)(b) A total of 55 Boreholes have been drilled.

  • Two contractors have been appointed for equipping and construction of boreholes in Area 3 and Area 4.
  • 30 hand pumps were developed in the Qwaqwa area through support from the National Lottery.
  • In addition, the Department has provided 80,000 litres of storage for the supply of water from a municipal borehole in Bolata.

(2)(c) All work on the ground and payments made to date has been verified.

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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?

Reply:

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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21 February 2018 - NW51

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

By what date will a new board for the Mhlathuze Water Board be appointed?

Reply:

My Department has commenced with processes to appoint a new Board of Mhlathuze Water Board. A submission for the appointment of a selection panel and a chairperson to consider all nominations received and make recommendations on Board appointments was completed. It is anticipated that the selection panel will commence and conclude its task by March 2018 and it is expected that the new Board will be appointed in April/May 2018, as it requires Cabinet concurrence.

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21 February 2018 - NW8

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a) was the rationale behind the directive from her department to Umgeni Water in terms of section 74(1) of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, to establish a desalination plant in the City of Cape Town, (b) were the legislative provisions she relied on when the directive was issued and (c) are the details of the progress with regard to the establishment of the desalination plant since the directive was issued?

Reply:

a) The Minister of Water and Sanitation can use the Department of Water and Sanitation and the Agencies/Entities reporting to her to be deployed in emergency situations such as a drought disaster. In the case of the Drought Disaster in the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town in particular, Umgeni Water has both the capacity and the expertise to execute an emergency desalination project and also to perform the operation and maintenance of the plan. Section 74 (1) of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998) provides distinctively for directive relating to a power which already resides with the institution and a power which the institution does not have at all but same assigned or delegated to it by way of a directive. The directive requires that UW performs both water resource and water services functions. It is in this regard that Section 74(1) of the National Water Act, 1998 was utilized as part of the Department of Water and Sanitation intervention.

b) Considering the nature of the services (scarce resources) to be provided by Umgeni Water to another organ of state, which will fulfil the right to access to sufficient water in terms of section 27 of the Constitution Act 108 of 1997 but also foster cooperative governance as per section 41 of the Constitution. The fact that the performance of duties assigned to Umgeni Water by the Directive are not in the business plan of Umgeni Water cannot be a legal impediment to enforce the Directive. In fact the purpose of the Directive is to assign or delegate those powers that are not in the business plan or allowable in terms of section 30(1) of the Water Services Act, 1997 (Act No. 108 of 1997) to Umgeni Water.

c) Yes. Following meetings between the Mayor of the City of Cape Town (CoCT) and Minister and the request by the Mayor for assistance, Minister issued a directive to UW on 11 December 2017 to procure a 10MLD plant as an emergency intervention for CoCT for siting in the harbour.

  • Umgeni Water has concluded their procurement process and has identified a preferred service provider.
  • The City of Cape Town have however recently requested that Minister delay the implementation of the desalination option so that they can assess the ground water availability once drilling has been completed, and also to find an alternate site for the plant.
  • A number of meetings have been held during the past 10 days to deal with the following issues:
    • Finalisation of the site for the establishment of the plant;
    • Electrical supply;
    • Connector infrastructure (sea intake, brine discharge and connection to the CoCT water supply system);
    • Regulatory requirements; and
    • Off-take agreement.

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21 February 2018 - NW6

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a) plans has her department put in place in respect of the augmentation of existing and the development of new bulk water infrastructure to mitigate the effects of climate change on the provision of bulk water in the Western Cape Province and (b) is the status of the (i) plans and (ii) financing thereof?

Reply:

(a) My Department is working on the implementation of the Berg River-Voelvlei Augmentation Scheme (BRVAS). This project augments the Western Cape Water Supply System that serves the Cape Town Metropolitan and surrounding smaller urban areas as well as irrigators in the area. In addition to the BRVAS project, various surface water schemes (e.g. the Michell’s Pass Diversion, Further Phases of the Vloevlei Dam Augmentation, Upper Wit River Diversion, Molenaars River Diversion and the Raising of the Lower Steenbras Dam) are at various stages of investigation for further augmentation of the system in the medium- to long-term.

(b)(i) Planning work for the BRVAS project has been concluded and environmental authorisation is expected by May 2018, if there are no snags with appeal process. However, considering the severe drought situation prevailing in the region, I have whilst awaiting the approval or finalization of the environmental authorization appointed the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) to secure funding and implement the project on a fast-track basis. The TCTA is currently engaging the City of Cape Town and other potential users of the water to finalize off-take agreements.

(b)(ii) The TCTA is currently engaging the National Treasury to obtain approval on a funding mechanism and the required guarantees.

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18 December 2017 - NW3594

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) My Department has currently a total of five (5) disputed unpaid invoices for more than 60 days at R 64 604.12; a total of two (2) disputed unpaid invoices for more than 90 days at R 883 101 646.14; and a total of 29 disputed unpaid invoices for more than 120 days at R 85 226 308.47.

It should be noted that there are various reasons for disputed invoices as follows:

  • Discrepancies with regards to the actual invoices;
  • Contractual arrangements;
  • Discrepancies regarding supplier details;
  • Discrepancies regarding banking details;
  • Work done not supported by a certified engineer; and
  • Unverifiable work.

(a)(ii) Refer to the table below for the total number of supplier invoices that are currently unpaid by my Entities:

 

Total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid

Total amount outstanding in each case

(aa)Total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid more than 30 days

720

R 116 677 218.85

(bb)Total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid more than 60 days

933

R 47 366 803.03

(cc)Total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid more than 90 days

571

R 170 050 648.10

(dd) Total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid more than 120 days

128

R 125 015 841.38

TOTAL AMOUNT

2352

R 459 110 511.36

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18 December 2017 - NW3923

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What is the total number of households that were moved to make space for the Nandoni Dam in Limpopo, (b) was a settlement agreement reached between her department and the households that were moved, (c) what is the total monetary value of the settlement, (d) what amount was given to each household and (e) what are the details of persons who have (i) received and (ii) not yet received the settlement as at 27 November 2017?

Reply:

a) The total number of households that were moved to make space for the Nandoni Dam is 465 (which included recognition of families desiring to separate/divorce, one Musanda, three churches, one clinic, two business; one government and community buildings). These structural replacements should were separate from the relocation of 2 100 subsistence farmers.

b) Yes, a settlement agreement was reached with the affected households/ community. The Relocation Action Plan (RAP) was developed with the project steering committee which comprised of provincial and territorial authorities.

c) The total monetary value of the settlement is R 8,005,248.79.

d) and (e)

It must be noted that the compensation system adopted to mitigate losses and other disadvantages caused by the project strived for reinstatement as a preferred option rather than monetary value. Where reinstatement was impractical or inadequate, resort was made to other forms of compensation. In addition to reinstatement, the following households were also compensated in monetary value.

See attached Annexure A.

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14 December 2017 - NW2906

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her according to (aa) listed assets (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held and (bb) unlisted investments (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held by each of the entities, in each case breaking the current assets and investments down by 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and beyond 12 months?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the detailed breakdown for the branch CFO: Main Account in my Department also refer to Annexure A for the detailed Breakdown from Construction Unit.

Main Account as at 31 August:

 

0-3 months

3-6 months

6-12 months

12 months

(a)(aa)(aaa) Breakdown of listed assets directly held

None

None

None

None

(a)(bbb)

Breakdown of listed assets indirectly held

None

None

None

None

(b) Valuation for current and non-current assets

None

None

Current assets

Non-Current Assets

(b)(bb)(aaa) Unlisted investments directly held

None

None

None

None

(b)(bb)(bbb) Unlisted investments indirectly held

None

None

None

None

Refer to Annexure B for the detailed breakdown for the Entities reporting to me.

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14 December 2017 - NW3501

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Ryder, Mr D to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the current status of the construction of the Rietspruit Outfall Sewer Pipeline in Midvaal and Emfuleni which is currently threatening the construction of houses in Savanna City; (2) has a contractor been appointed; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will a contractor be appointed; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what is the planned completion date of the project?

Reply:

(1) Rietspruit Outfall Sewer Pipeline project has recently been incorporated into the Sedibeng Regional Sewer Scheme (SRSS) based on the recommendation of the SRSS Technical Feasibility Study review. Risimati Consulting Engineers Pty (Ltd) were appointed by Emfuleni Municipality before the project was incorporated into the SRSS and to date, about 50% of the detail design of the sewer pipeline has been completed. Since the project is now part of the SRSS and Rand Water is the Implementing Agent for SRSS, the Risimati contract is to be ceded to Rand Water. Currently the due diligence exercise is underway at Rand Water, and it is about 90% complete.

(2) No, the contractor has not yet been appointed. Once the Rasimati Consulting Engineers have completed the detail design of the sewer outfall pipeline, then a competent contractor to do the construction work will be appointed following Rand Water’s procurement process.

(3) Subject to availability of funds, the Rietspruit Outfall Sewer pipeline project will commence in the next financial year, and will run for a period of 3 years.

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14 December 2017 - NW3462

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)How many officials and/or employees in her department were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years; (2) are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with the Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

(1) A total of 67 officials and/or employees in my Department have been granted permission to have businesses.

(2) No officials and/or employees have permission to do business with Government.

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14 December 2017 - NW2720

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

With reference to her reply to question 581 on 3 May 2017, (a) what is the current amount owed by her department to the 15 water boards and (b) in each case, (i) what is the name of the water board owed, (ii) what amount is outstanding and (iii) on what date will the amounts be paid?

Reply:

a) My Department is currently owing R47 803 754.46 to three (3) Water Boards as at 13 December 2017 as per the table below:

(b)(i) Name of Water Board

(b)(ii) Amount

(b)(iii) Expected date of payment

Sedibeng Water Board

R 29 930 475.82

20 December 2017

Rand Water Board

R 11 842 268.80

20 December 2017

Bloem Water Board

R 6 031 009.84

20 December 2017

Total

R 47 803 754.46

 

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