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14 October 2019 - NW1007

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to the Integrated Urban Development Framework, what plans are in place to promote land-value capture in the Northern Cape and speed up the security of land tenure?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW973

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) was the total monetary amount of the Municipal Infrastructure Grant that was allocated to the Alfred Nzo District Municipality for the 2019-20 municipal financial year and (b) portion of the amount did the specified district municipality allocate towards the installation of water and sanitation infrastructure in (i) Ward 6 Ndarhala Village in Mount Ayliff, (ii) the Matatiele Local Municipality, (iii) Lutateni and Mvuzi Village in Mount Frere, (iv) Ward 1 and Ward 6 in the Mbizana Local Municipality, (v) Ward 8 and Ward 10 Ndakeni Village in the Ntabankulu Local Municipality, (vi) Ward 13 Mpharane in the Matatiele Local Municipality and (vii) eLubchacweni Village in Ward 17 in Mount Frere?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW923

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) Whether any municipal council has failed to submit a report to the relevant Member of the Executive Council responsible for local government in the prescribed format and time in terms of Regulations 17(3)(b) read with 17(4) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act: Regulations: Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers since 1 July 2018; if so, (a) which municipal councils failed to submit such a report, (b) what are the details of the affected senior management appointments and (c) what action has her department taken in each case; (2) Whether she has found in the reports that any municipal council committed material breaches of the Regulations in the appointment of senior managers since 1 July 2018; if so, (a) which municipal councils have been found to have committed material breaches in this regard, (b) what are the details of the senior management appointments and (c) what action has her department taken in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1006

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) What steps can she take to force the Northern Cape provincial executive to comply with the legislative requirements for establishing a functioning disaster management centre considering that the province is experiencing the worst drought in 50 years without a disaster management centre or a disaster management framework in place; (2) Whether the Northern Cape has been proclaimed a provincial disaster area because of the severe drought; if not, (a) why not and (b) on what date will it be gazetted?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW905

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether the Alfred Duma Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal received any funding from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy for the development of phase two of the project for the electrification of households on Stanford and Limehill; (2) What (a) number of households was (i) planned to be electrified and (ii) actually electrified, (b) are the details of each contractor appointed to implement the project, including name and amounts paid to each contractor, (c)(i) total amount did the local municipality budget for the implementation of the project and (ii) portion of the total amount was provided by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, (d) are the details of any cost variation orders that have been allowed, (e) are the details of any contracts with contractors that have been terminated due to non-performance and (f) are the details of all action taken to ensure the full number of electrification's as per the full scope of the project will be completed; (3) By what date will the electrification project be completed?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW931

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Basson, Mr LJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she will furnish Mr L J Basson with a copy of the Alfred Nzo District Municipality’s Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan for the 2019-20 municipal financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1028

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether the forensic report, initiated by the City of Ekurhuleni Mayoral Executive Committee on 25 July 2018 into their own bus rapid transit system, has been completed; if not, by what date is it envisaged to be completed; if so, (a) who conducted the forensic audit report, (b) what were the findings and recommendations of the audit report and (c) will she furnish Mr M Waters with a full copy of the forensic audit report?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1154

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 130 on 5 July 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided her department with the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend to take in order to ensure that the specified municipality provides the information?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1153

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With regard to her reply to question 129 on 5 July 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps does she intend taking to ensure the City of Ekurhuleni provides the information?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW881

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Sindane, Mr P to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Why has Steve Tshwete Local Municipality in Mpumalanga Province failed to eradicate bucket toilets in Avalon?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1008

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) How does her department intend to address the issue of a lack of skills, human capital and expertise, with particular reference to spatial planning and land use management in Hantam Municipality and Karoo Hoogland Municipality (details furnished); (2) What steps does she intend taking to improve intergovernmental relations for the acquisition or transfer of state land; (3) (a) What strategic plans are in place to fix the nonalignment between planning and housing development that continues to exist and (b) how does she intend up-scaling integrated intergovernmental development planning?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW959

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether the City of Ekurhuleni has a test department that is responsible for identifying straight current corrosion in (a) water pipes and (b) electricity cables; if not, who is responsible for conducting such tests; if so, (i) how often are tests conducted and (ii) what number of test points are there in Ekurhuleni along (aa) water pipes and (bb) electricity cables?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1139

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) Whether the City of Ekurhuleni conducted any investigations relating to the alleged wasteful expenditure incurred in relocating persons from the Angelo informal settlement in 2018; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the relevant details, (b) are the details of the outcomes of the investigation and (c) disciplinary steps have been taken in this regard; (2) Whether the City of Ekurhuleni still intends to relocate the Angelo informal settlement; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what steps has the City of Ekurhuleni taken to relocate persons from the Angelo informal settlement, (b) what total cost (i) was incurred to employ the Red Ants to guard the site and (ii) did the City of Ekurhuleni incur for the construction of each resettlement housing unit, (c) by what date will the relocation be finalized and (d) what are the details of the public participation processes that have taken place?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1140

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether the City of Ekurhuleni launched any investigations into the alleged discrepancies between the purchase prices of the land parcel to which the Angelo informal settlement is to be relocated to, which was allegedly purchased for R112 074 by a certain company (name furnished) and then sold to the City on the same day for R12,1 million; if not, why not; if so, what (a) was the outcome of the investigation, (b) steps have been taken to deal with the alleged corrupt deal and (c) are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW966

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What actions have been taken by her department to (a) ensure that the borrow pits in (i) Lebotlwane Village and (ii) surrounding areas in the Moretele Local Municipality are covered and/or secured, (b) assist the families of the two boys who died in the borrow pit in Lebotlwane Village with burial costs and (c) provide counselling for the fisherman and his son for the trauma experienced around the recovery of the two boys’ bodies?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1155

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 131 on 5 July 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided her department with the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend to take in order to ensure that the specified municipality provides the information?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

14 October 2019 - NW1054

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with copies of the Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality for the current municipal financial year; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1112

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) Whether, with reference to her reply to question 818 on 16 September 2019, she has been informed and/or briefed about the existence of several so-called ghost participants on the database of the community work programme; if so, (2) Whether the extent of the problem has been quantified; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps are being taken to (a) identify the total number of ghost participants and (b) recover lost funds?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW945

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) Whether any officials of the West Rand District Municipality who are implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank illegal investments were (a) charged and/or (b) suspended for the role they played; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether the implicated officials are still employed by the municipality; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the chances that the specified officials can interfere with the investigation?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1115

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What (a) number of persons are on the waiting list for housing in the City of Ekurhuleni, (b) is the average waiting time for the allocation of housing after an application has been received and (c) is the extent of the housing backlog in the City of Ekurhuleni; (2) What number of housing units did the City of Ekurhuleni (a) build and (b) allocate to beneficiaries (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW882

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Groenewald, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether financial forensic audits were conducted at any municipalities in the period 1 January 2016 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, at which municipalities; (2) have any action been taken against any officials as a result of such audits; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Whether she will furnish Mr I M Groenewald with a copy of the reports of such audits; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW1108

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) What (a) is the current status of the Alliance Extension 9 housing development on erf 72-IR in Modderfontein in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, (b) are the reasons for the delays in the completion of the housing development, (c) remedial action has been taken to resolve the delays and (d) is the envisaged date of completion of the specified housing development; (2) What amount has the municipality spent on the installation of basic infrastructure on the specified erf to date; (3) What (a) is the name of each contractor and (b) amounts were paid to each contractor who was awarded a tender to work on the housing development; (4) Whether the beneficiary list for the specified housing development has been finalised; if not, by what date will it be finalised; if so, by what date is it envisaged that the beneficiaries will take up occupation of the new houses?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

14 October 2019 - NW958

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) What number of (i) electricity and (ii) water outages were experienced within the Kempton Park area of the City of Ekurhuleni in each month since 1 January 2019, (b) what was the duration of each outage, (c) which suburbs did each outage affect and (d) what was the reason for each outage?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

14 October 2019 - NW1156

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 186 on 22 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided her department with the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend to take in order to ensure that the specified municipality provides the information?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

14 October 2019 - NW1157

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 185 on 25 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the requested information; if not, what steps does she intend to take to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW954

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department has put any mechanisms in place to ensure sound financial management and accounting in all municipalities to reduce the amount of irregular expenditure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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14 October 2019 - NW911

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) Whether her department has any programmes to ensure that low base revenue municipalities fulfill their constitutional obligations so that their residents may live in a clean and healthy environment; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) What programmes and/or initiatives has her department implemented to ensure that indigenous trees on municipal land are protected from being chopped and sold as firewood?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW399

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What (a) are the qualifications and (b) is the relevant experience of each (i) municipal manager, (ii) chief financial officer, (iii) technical manager, (iv) planning manager and (v) electrical engineer of certain municipalities (names furnished) in Limpopo; (2) whether each of the specified municipalities has a department responsible for parks; if so, what duties are performed by the departments?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW409

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What number of municipalities have implemented the cost containment measures as gazetted for implementation with effect from 1 July 2019?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW393

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Which municipal officials involved in opening or maintaining accounts for their respective municipalities with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (a) are still employed in their respective municipalities, (b) are currently on precautionary suspension, (c) have resigned from their positions and/or (d) resigned from their positions but were subsequently appointed in another municipality?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW392

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2851 on 20 November 2018, the specified municipalities completed their investigations; if not, (a) which municipality’s investigation is still outstanding and (b) by what date will it be completed; if so, (2) whether the specified municipalities have tabled the reports in their respective Councils; if not, (a) which municipality has not yet tabled the report in the Council and (b) by what date will it be tabled; if so, what are the details of the recommendations contained in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW355

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputies planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW239

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With regard to the recent fire at the Glen Marais substation, situated within the boundaries of the City of Ekurhuleni, (a) on which date was the substation last inspected and preventative maintenance conducted in order to ensure it met with the minimum safety standards as stipulated by the International Electrotechnical Commission, (b) whether he can provide Mr M Waters with all maintenance records signed by the responsible engineer, (c) when was the substation built and the switchgear installed, (d) was the battery trip unit in working order, (e)(i) when last were the batteries replaced and (ii) whether he can provide Mr M Waters with proof of inspection and maintenance records and (f) what are the reasons that the City of Ekurhuleni engineers initially failed to clean the substation after the fire to ensure that the new switchgear would not be contaminated with carbon and root?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW270

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Spies, Ms ERJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW347

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Hlengwa, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What steps will her department institute in each of the 48 municipalities flagged by the Auditor-General as municipalities that need intervention in the 2017-18 Municipal Audit Outcomes?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW226

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she intends to introduce amending legislation in the National Assembly to devolve powers to local governments on matters such as transport and rail, energy supply and safety, in order to contribute to the professionalisation of local government; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW331

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 188 on 25 March 2019, she has received the information from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, by what date will the information be available; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW311

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) What action has she taken against municipalities who have received poor audit outcomes in the past financial year and (b) have any officials been suspended and/or had disciplinary action been taken against them as a result of the specified outcomes?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW405

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether any municipalities awarded any tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) (a) in each of the past six financial years and/or (b) since 1 April 2019; if so, in each case, (i) which municipality awarded the tender, (ii) to which company was the tender awarded, (iii) what services were rendered and (iv) what was the cost of the services rendered; (2) whether she has found that any of the specified contracts were awarded by means of a deviation from supply chain management processes and legislation; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW398

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) What are the amounts of the debt owed to Mopani District Municipality, Limpopo, by (i) Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, (ii) Greater Giyani Local Municipality, (iii) Greater Letaba Local Municipality, (iv) Maruleng Local Municipality and (v) Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) for what period is the debt outstanding, (c) what is the reason for the non-payment in each case and (d) what steps have been taken by the district municipality to collect the outstanding debts; (2) whether her department intends to intervene in this matter; if so, (a) on what date and (b) in what way?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW240

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether (a) the City of Ekurhuleni has a mobile electricity substation and (b) the substation is operational; (2) what are the reasons the mobile substation was not used during the recent Glen Marais substation outage; (3) whether the City of Ekurhuleni tried to borrow and/or hire any mobile substations during the Glen Marais outage from any entity; if not, why not; if so, (a) who did the City of Ekurhuleni approach, (b) what is the cost of hiring such machinery and (c) what are the reasons the City of Ekurhuleni did not hire such machinery in order to alleviate the inconvenience of thousands of residents; (4) what number of batteries for substations has the City of Ekurhuleni purchased in the past five financial years?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW332

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 187 on 25 March 2019, she has received the information from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, by what date will the information be available; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW406

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the total (a) number and (b) extent of all local state-owned land parcels that was lost to illegal land invasions (i) in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 municipal financial years and (ii) since 1 July 2019?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW390

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether her department will provide any financial assistance to the Sedibeng District Municipality to compensate for a R25 million operational deficit in its 2019-20 budget; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she has found that the specified district municipality’s financial recovery plan will be successful; if not, what is the position in this regard?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW223

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

Whether any (a) financial, (b) logistical and/or (c) administrative assistance has been provided to the Makana Local Municipality to deal with its ongoing water crisis; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, (i) what was the nature of the support provided, (ii) which service provider was appointed to provide support, (iii) what was the cost of rendering the support and (iv) what are the relevant details of the result of providing the assistance?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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05 July 2019 - NW194

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What are the details of the initiatives undertaken by the National Khoi and San Council in each province since its establishment to address its aims of (a) joining fellow African leaders and communities in the recognised legislative framework regulating traditional leadership in the Republic, (b) ensuring the recognition of the Khoi and San’s traditional knowledge to certain indigenous biological resources, (c) advocating for the (i) developmental and (ii) human rights concerns of the Khoi and San communities, (d) ensuring that the Khoisan languages become official languages and (e) addressing the historical issues relating to land of the Khoisan;\ (2) what has the Council found to be the five top issues or concerns raised by the Khoisan communities in each province?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW129

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to the firearm audit of the City of Ekurhuleni (details furnished), (a) how often is the City of Ekurhuleni supposed to conduct an audit of its armoury and make it public and (b) who conducted the current audit; (2) what (a)(i) are the (aa) names and (ii) is the (bb) rank of each Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officer who did not report for the audit and (b) action has been taken against each specified EMPD officer; (3) with regard to each identified problem in the audit, (a) who has been held accountable in each case and (b) what action has been taken against each specified person in each case; (4) what steps has her department taken to implement each recommendation?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW130

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to the firearm audit of the City of Ekurhuleni (details furnished) where 357 firearms are unaccounted for, (a) what are the names of the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officers to whom each of the 357 unaccounted firearms were last assigned to, (b) what action has been taken against each specified EMPD officer and (c) how many of the specified firearms have been used in crimes; (2) what action has her department taken against the head of the armoury for the 357 cases of unaccounted firearms?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW185

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) What (i) preventative maintenance and (ii) routine maintenance is being conducted on electrical substations within the boundaries of the City of Ekurhuleni by the City and Eskom, (b) when last was each substation maintained by the City, (c) what is the frequency of the City’s maintenance actions and (d) what records or proof of such actions are being kept by the City?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW107

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she can provide a detailed progress report regarding the back-dated payment of salaries to izinduna; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you