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21 December 2015 - NW3959

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

With reference to the R918 million under spending of her department’s Programme 4: Regional Implementation and Support, as indicated in its 2014-15 Annual Report, (a) which (i) regions and (ii) municipalities are affected and (b) what are the full relevant details of each project that is affected in each of the specified (i) regions and (ii) municipalities?

Reply:

(a) A number of projects in various regional offices and municipalities will be affected by the disapproval of rollover in that their completion date will be delayed due to budgetary shortfall.

(b)(i) The risk will however be mitigated by the reallocation and prioritisation of the 2015/16 allocation towards some of the affected projects on rollover disapproval.

(b)(ii) This will delay the implementation of new projects which were to start in 2015/16 as their allocation would be reprioritised towards rollover.

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21 December 2015 - NW3921

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Whether the Government provides any form of funding to any of the various foreign (a) embassies and/or (b) diplomatic missions located in the country; if not, what is her department’s position in this regard; if so, which state’s (i) embassy and/or (ii) diplomatic mission is funded by the Government and (iii) what amount did the country pay to the specified state in the (aa) 2012-13, (bb) 2013-14 and (cc) 2014-15 financial years?

Reply:

Quote:

  1. Yes, funding is provided to a foreign Embassies
  2. & (ii) The Funding is provided to the Embassy of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic as well as the Palestine Embassy
  3. The amount paid by the country to the Embassy of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic is as follows:
  4. 2012-13: R 1 464 000
  5. 2013-14: R 1 610 000
  6. 2014-15: R 1 610 000
  7. The amount paid by the country to the Palestine Embassy is as follows:
  8. 2012-13: R 1 393 000
  9. 2013-14: R 1 393 000
  10. 2014-15: R 1 393 000

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21 December 2015 - NW4185

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether any of the metropolitan municipalities measure the average time it takes to fix (a) potholes, (b) street lights and (c) traffic lights; if not, why not; if so, (i) which metros, (ii) what is the average time in each case, (iii) how is this measured and (iv) what is the specified municipality doing to improve performance in this area?

Reply:

This information has been requested from the metropolitan municipalities and will be communicated to the Honorable Member when it is available.

 

21 December 2015 - NW4060

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether his department has taken steps to strengthen the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) in order to promote the development of Information Communication Technology infrastructure that is reliable, secure and affordable; if not, why not; if so, (a) how has ICASA been strengthened, (b) what has ICASA done with its additional powers and (c) to what extent does South Africa now have Information Communication Technology infrastructure that is robust, reliable, secure and most importantly, affordable?

Reply:

(1) The Ministry of Communications has taken steps to strengthen the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) in order to promote the development of Information Communication Technology infrastructure that is reliable, secure and affordable. The Minister will be tabling the ICASA Amendment Bill 2016 to specifically address these issues. Some of the issues will also be dealt with in the Green Paper on Broadcasting Policy Review:

(a) ICASA will be strengthened once we finalized and agree on the policy positions in the Green Paper and Bill.

(b) ICASA will use its additional powers, if any will be given, once the above processes have been finalized.

(c ) The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services is the one addressing infrastructure issues, Ministry of Communications is now dealing with media and content issues

MR J RANTETE

DIRECTOR GENERAL [ACTING]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI (MP)

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

21 December 2015 - NW3066

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Redelinghuys, Mr MH to ask the MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

a) How does her department define red tape and b) what (i) specific interventions/or (ii) systems have been implemented to (aa) identify and (bb) reduce red tape in (aaa) her department and (bbb) the entities reporting to her?

Reply:

(a) Red tape in the department of international relations and cooperation is seen as an obstructive bureaucratic routine or procedure that unduly hinders an official action.

(b) Specific interventions to reduce red tape in the department are to emphasise the application of SMART principles (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) in the execution of its duties, roles and responsibilities.

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21 December 2015 - NW4030

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any of the entities reporting to her purchased any 2015 Rugby World Cup (i) tickets, (ii) clothing and/or (iii) other specified paraphernalia; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (aa) what (aaa) are the details and (bbb) is the total cost of the items purchased, (bb)(aaa) how many items were purchased and (bbb) why, (cc)(aaa) to whom has each specified item been allocated and (bbb) why have the specified items been allocated to the specified persons and (dd)(aaa) on what basis was the decision taken to purchase each specified item and (bbb) on whose authority was the decision taken to make the specified purchases?

Reply:

Department of Communications

(a) The Department of Communications has not purchased any 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets, clothing and other specified paraphernalia.

South African Broadcasting Corporation

(b) (i) No tickets were bought, the Production crew accessed the games through accreditation?

(ii) 4600 Rugby Shirts were bought for Some Staff members, as part of the Bok Friday Marketing campaign to create awareness and interest of the campaign to support our on air HABASHWE campaign.

(iii) None

(aa) None

(bbb) Total Cost of T-Shirts is 1.8 Million

(bb)(aaa) 4600

(bbb) Rugby Shirts were bought for some Staff members, as part of the Bok Friday Marketing campaign to create awareness and interest of the campaign to support our on air #HABASHWE campaign

(cc)(aaa) allocation was to most of SABC Employees including on air personalities within our RADIO NEWS TV Platforms and the SABC Staff

(dd)(aaa) the items were purchased to drive the SABC On Air and Below the line brand campaign of #HABASHWE,

(bbb) The Operations Committee of the SABC took the decision.

Media Development and Diversity Agency

(b) The Media Development and Diversity Agency has not purchased any 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets, clothing and other specified paraphernalia.

Brand South Africa

(b) (i) There were no tickets purchased for the Rugby 2015 World Cup,

(ii) Yes there was clothing

(iii) Yes there was paraphernalia

(aa) Scarves, Hand held South African Flags and South African flag branded tote bags.

(aaa) 500 scarves were distributed and 500 South African Flag branded tote bags and 500 hand held South African flags were purchased

(bbb) The total value for the scarves distributed is R40 000 (taken from the BSA existing stock), South African Flag branded tote bags purchased for GBP1257.60 and South African hand held flags is R9975.00

(bb)(aaa) 500 scarves, 500 South African hand held flags and South African Flag branded tote bags

(cc)(aa) The above stated collateral was distributed to all the fan zones

(bbb) To create awareness about South Africa

(dd)(aaa) The decision to purchase each specified item was on the basis of Brand South Africa to market South Africa as a brand.

(bbb) The decision was taken on the Acting Chief Marketing Officer Brand South Africa delegation of authority.

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

(b) ICASA has not purchased any 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets, clothing and other specified paraphernalia.

Film and Publications Board

(b) FPB has not purchased any 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets, clothing and other specified paraphernalia.

MR J RANTETE

DIRECTOR GENERAL [ACTING]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI (MP)

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

21 December 2015 - NW4224

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

(1) Whether South Africa voted in the vote taken on 30 October 2015 in respect of the resolution to accept, among other states, the State of Israel as a member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space Affairs; if not, why not; if so, in what committee did South Africa vote; (2) Whether the specified resolution will be made available to the public; if not, why not; if so, (a) when and (b) what are the further relevant details; (3) Did South Africa vote in favour of the specified resolution; if not, why not; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

In response to (1), yes South Africa did vote on the 30th of October 2015 during the United Nations General Assembly 4th Committee’s meeting on the draft decision A/C.4/70/L.7 entitled “Increase in the membership of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space”.

In response to (2), the specific decision as well as background information on the United Nations General Assembly 4th Committee issues, is available to the public and can be found on the United Nations website at: http://www.un.org/en/ga/fourth/70/documentation.shtml

In response to (3), a recorded vote was requested during which South Africa voted in the affirmative. The voting process called specifically for the inclusion of all applicants namely: Qatar, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, and Israel. Furthermore, South Africa was a part of the general consensus which reflected 117 Member States voting “yes” with, 21 “abstentions” and 1 voting “no”.

18 December 2015 - NW3879

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1) With reference to her reply to question 3376 on 7 October 2015, for each of the 19 cases mentioned, (a) what is the name of each waste water treatment works (WWTW) where the spillage occurred, (b) what was the latest Green Drop rating of each WWTW, (c) in which municipality is each WWTW situated and (d) what was the nature of the spillage in each case; (2) whether each specified WWTW has a water use licence; if not, why not; (3) whether any progress has been made with regard to each of the 19 cases; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (4) whether any additional cases have been reported since 7 October 2015; if so, (a) what is the name of each WWTW where the spillage occurred, (b) what is each specified WWTW's latest Green Drop rating, (c) in which municipality is each WWTW situated and (d) what was the nature of the spillage in each case; (5) whether the specified WWTW has a water use licence; if not, why not?

Reply:

Refer to Annexure A for the list of WWTW where the spillages occurred, progress and additional cases reported. The Blue and Green Drop reports, is still due to be submitted to Cabinet for approval in line with the exercise of executive authority in terms of section 85 of the Constitution.

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Annexure A

 

No

Name of WWTW

Name of Municipality

Nature of Spillage

Water Use License

 

Alexandria WWTW

Ndlambe Local Municipality

Untreated sewer discharged into the environment from the WWTW.

No Water Use Licence application submitted.

 

Cradock WWTW

Chris Hani District Municipality

Final effluent discharged not meeting prescribed General Standard limit.

General Authorisation by the Regional Office

 

Bothaville WWTW

Nala Local Municipality

Final effluent discharged not meeting prescribed General Standard limit and malfunctioning pump station causing spillage.

No Water Use Licence application submitted.

 

Manhole overflow

Mangaung Metro

Spillage at the manhole due to presence of solids in system.

Not Applicable

 

Deneysville WWTW and Refengkgotso Pumpstation

Metsimaholo Local Municipality

Final effluent discharged not meeting prescribed General Standards limit and malfunction at the pump station causing sewer spillage.

Not Applicable

 

No WWTW linked to the sewer line.

Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality

Spillage at the manhole due to presence of solids in system.

Not Applicable

 

Mokopane WWTW

Mogalakwena Local Municipality

Spillage at the manhole due to presence of solids in system.

No Authorisation

 

Matibidi District Hospital WWTW

Matibidi District Hospital WWTW

Untreated sewer discharged into the environment from the WWTW.

No Authorisation

 

Thabazimbi WWTW

Thabazimbi Local Municipality-

Final effluent not meeting limits prescribed in the Water Use License.

Authorised:

Licence Issued for 21(c,f,g&i) 07/02/2014

 

Barkley East WWTW

Joe Gqabi DM - Burgersdorp

Untreated sewer discharged into the environment from the WWTW.

 
 

Ekangala WWTW

Tshwane Metropolitan

Untreated sewer discharged into the environment from the WWTW.

 
 

Wemmershoek WWTW

Stellenbosch Local Municipality

Final effluent not meeting prescribed General Standards limit

 
 

Kathu WWTW

Gamagara Local Municipality

Untreated sewer discharged into the environment from the WWTW.

 
 

Dibeng WWTW

Gamagara Local Municipality

Final effluent not meeting prescribed General Standards limit.

 
 

Dingleton WWTW

Gamagara Local Municipality

Untreated sewer discharged into the environment from the WWTW.

 
 

Olifantshoek WWTW

Gamagara Local Municipality

Final effluent not meeting prescribed General Standards limit.

 
 

Barkley West WWTW

Dikgatlong Local Municipality

Untreated sewer discharged into the environment from the WWTW.

 
 

Warrenton WWTW

Magareng Local Municipality

Final effluent not meeting prescribed General Standards limit.

 
 

Randfontein WWTW

Randfontein Local Municipality

Untreated sewer discharged into the environment from the WWTW.

 

 

No

Name of WWTW

Name of Municipality

Nature of Spillage

 

Standerton WWTW

Lekwa Local Municipality

Final effluent not meeting prescribed General Standards limit.

 

Bothaville WWTW

Nala Local Municipality

Final effluent not meeting prescribed General Standards limit.

 

Viljoenskroon WWTW

Moqhaka Local Municipality

Final effluent not meeting prescribed General Standards limit.

18 December 2015 - NW4072

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

With reference to her intervention in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape, what (a) are the details of the R4,6 billion allocation to housing delivery in the specified municipality, (b) is the role of the Housing Development Agency (HDA) in this regard and (c) are the details of the agreement between the HDA, the specified municipality and her department?

Reply:

(a) We indicated that the Nelson Mandela Intervention is supported by other sector departments, namely the National Treasury, Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs and the Department of Water and Sanitation. Further, the projected funding for the intervention will be made available over the MTEF period through various Interdepartmental Grants such as the Human Settlements Development Grant (HSDG), the Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG), the Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant (MWIG) and the National Skills Fund.

The breakdown of the projected R4.6 billion is at as follows:

Houses (16,191) R1.806 billion

Bethelsdorp 6500 Houses R721m

Kayamnandi 7000 Houses R776m

Walmer 2200 Houses R244m

Chatty (Military Veterans) 491 Houses R65m

Serviced Sites (15,700) R785m

Bulk Infrastructure (link and reticulation) and WWTPs R1.2 billion

Planning (greenfields) R82,1 m

Programme Management R428m

National Skills Fund (Skills Training) R300m

Estimated total R4.6 billion

(b) Role of the HDA

The National Department of Human Settlements (DHS), the Provincial Department of Human Settlements (PDoHS) and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) concluded a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Implementation Protocol (IP), wherein the Housing Development Agency was appointed the implementing agent to implement and manage the NMBM Integrated Human Settlements Programme for a period of 4 years (1 July 2015 until 31 March 2019).

(c) Details of Agreement between the HDA, the Municipality and the Department

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), underpinning the institutional, funding and implementation arrangements was signed between the Minister of Human Settlements, the MEC for Human Settlements and the Executive Mayor of the NMBM – 30 June 2015. The three parties constitute the Executive Committee that exercises oversight over the Programme.

The relevant Departmental and Entity Accounting Officers comprising of the Director General, Provincial Head of Department for Human Settlements, City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer of the HDA signed an Implementation Protocol (IP) – 2 July 2015. The IP provides for establishment of a Project Steering Committee (PSC) comprising the Director-General, the Provincial Head of Department for Human Settlements and the City Manager to oversee the implementation of the programme.

The IP stipulates that a Technical Committee be established comprising senior officials from National, Provincial, Metropolitan Municipality and the Housing Development Agency (HDA) as a preferred Implementing Agent. The Committee is tasked with the day-to-day management of the projects forming part of the Programme.

In addition, the agreements provide for the following key elements:

  • The Provincial Department of Human Settlements is the developer for the housing and human settlements programme and projects with regard to construction of houses funded through the HSDG.
  • The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is responsible for all functions relating to spatial planning, bulk infrastructure and preparation of built environment performance plans, and will ensure that the USDG will be aligned to the HSDG allocations and targets and outputs.
  • As Implementing Agent, the Housing Development Agency will undertake the implementation of the Programme in line with an approved implementation plan in conjunction with the Province and Municipality.

18 December 2015 - NW4065

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

Whether as a result of her department’s efforts since 2010, (a) any rapid and extensive facilitation of rental and social housing uptake have occurred year on year, (b) there has been an acceleration in private stakeholder participation and collaboration in joint ventures and (c) facilitation or development of fully integrated human settlements has taken place; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) There are two programmes that focus on the provision of social and rental housing, namely the Social Housing Programme and Community Residential Units Programme. These have gained a measure of improved momentum since 2010 with projects being implemented in seven provinces. Planning is currently underway in the remaining two provinces for CRU. In addition, all the municipalities have approved restructuring zones for social housing developments. The Provinces and various Municipalities have projects in various stages of implementation as part of a project pipeline that extends up to 2019.

Honourable member, we have already acknowledged that we are not doing well in this area hence the current review of the social housing policy with a view to accelerating delivery in social housing.  Once the policy proposals have been agreed to by MinMEC, I will elaborate on changes we are making in respect of this matter.

 

The table below indicates the number of social and CRU units delivered since 2010:

PROVINCE

DELIVERY

 

1 April 2010 to 31 March 2014

1 April 2014 to 30 September 2015

 

Social

Cru

Social

Cru

EC

3 065

0

368

0

FS

3 867

1 094

315

451

GT

11 630

5 278

611

495

KZN

9 103

966

567

239

LP

197

197

0

0

MP

925

794

246

273

NC

352

332

0

0

NW

2 868

468

0

0

WC

10 964

6 096

864

1068

TOTAL

42 971

15 225

2 971

2526

 

(b) The Community Residential Units Programme is a public rental programme, which is funded by government through a subsidy, and as such private stakeholder participation is not mandatory, but is undertaken with relevant communities and stakeholders. The Department in conjunction with the Provinces and Municipalities has however facilitated number collaborative ventures, on various programmes including the Social and Rental Housing Programmes.

In the Social and Rental sector a project in the Free State is in the process of being planned, funded and implemented. It resulted in a locally based mining company (Harmony Gold Mines) donating land and buildings to the local municipality to redevelop. This will result in four hundred and sixty four (464) community residential units being developed as part of the regeneration of the buildings. A second collaborative venture was a fifty hectare land donation by Lonmin Mines in the North West Province for the development of an integrated housing project for the Marikana Community. To date, two hundred and fifty two (252) CRU units are at various stages of completion.

The Social Housing programme is designed to be a private sector driven in a joint venture with government. All social housing projects are implemented privately and/or community led Social Housing Institutions with government contributing towards the cost of the delivery of the unit via a subsidy. The private developers and private investors are encouraged and in fact participate in the programme.

(c) The location of the rental housing project is important hence the social housing projects can only be implemented in areas that have been declared restructuring zones in order to contribute to the achievement of spatial, economic and social restructuring. The restructuring area is an area that provides improved access to socio-economic amenities and transport nodes. Whilst it is not the norm, most of the rental projects form part of a mixed development of different types of human settlement typologies, in a mixed development project can comprise of social housing accommodation, subsidised housing, finance linked bonded houses, retail and commercial development.

In addition, a percentage of projects which will form part of the Catalytic Projects Programme will compromise of social and rental housing and it is pleasing to note a number of the projects will be initiated by private sector developers. At an appropriate time a more informative and comprehensive announcement will be made on the matter.

18 December 2015 - NW3809

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

(1)With regard to the contract for water rights signed between the Lepelle Northern Water Board and Southern Palace 440 (Pty) Ltd in 2012, (a) what is the extent of the specified contract, (b) what is the period of the contract and (c) did the contract go out on tender; if not, why not; if so, what (i) is the tender number and (ii) are the names of the other parties who submitted tenders; 2) was this contract ever investigated by her department; if not, why not; if so, (a) what was the outcome of the investigation, (b) did her department take any steps in this regard and (c) is the contract valid; (3) (a) what is the price per cubic metre at which water is sold to the specified company, (b) how is the specified company’s usage measured and (c) at what price does the specified company resell the water; (4) (a) when did the specified contract start, (b) how many cubic metres of water in total has been sold to the specified company by the end of September 2015 and (c) does the specified company owe any money to the Lepelle Northern Water Board; (5) whether her department approved the specified contract; if not, why not; if so, (a) who approved the specified contract, (b) when was it approved and (c) can she supply the approval letter?

Reply:

(1)(a) The contract referred to is a bulk water supply contract.

(1)(b) The duration of the contract is for 30 years.

(1)(c) The contract did not go out on tender. My Department allocates water to Water Boards in general, the Water Board (Lepelle Northern Water in this instance) needs to find clients who will utilise such allocation and alternatively other businesses approach LNW to check if the board can meet their demands for either their expansion or extension or starting up a business.

The above is not done through the form of a tender but through water supply agreements between its customers, whether it is industries or Municipalities in LNW’s area of supply.

(2) No, there was no need as this was a normal bulk water supply agreement between LNW and Southern Palace 440 (Pty) Ltd.The contract is valid but has outstanding suspensive conditions which have not yet been agreed to.

(3)(a) R0, 07658 cents per m3 adjustable annually,

(3)(b) Through meters.

(3)(c) The water was intended for Agricultural purposes.

(4) The contract has not been implemented.

(5) No, my Department does not approve agreements, the LNW signs agreements with clients, in line with the delegations of authority.

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18 December 2015 - NW4225

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What amount has been made available by her department to each province that has been declared a drought disaster area, (b) from which budget will this money be allocated, (c) how soon will it be made available to each province and (d) how will this money be prioritised?

Reply:

(a) Below are amounts for each province that has been declared a drought disaster area:

Province

Budget Requested

Allocated Budget

KwaZulu-Natal

R 502 304 426.33

R 502 304 426.33

Free State

R311 843 331.00

R0

Mpumalanga

R153 710000.00

R0

Limpopo

R114 600 000.00

R0

North West

R222 211000.00

R0

(b) Funds are re-prioritised in my Department’s budget.

(c) The Municipalities in the affected provinces are paid in accordance with their approved drought intervention plans once work has been completed and on receipt of valid invoices with the necessary supporting documentation. The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province is the only province with allocated funds thus far. As of the 8 December 2015, a total of R 214 713 491.16 has been paid and a further R94 451 166.47 is in the process of being paid in KZN.

(d) Funds are prioritised according to need, level of stress (criticality), expected effectiveness, viability & speed of interventions and numbers of households being affected.

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18 December 2015 - NW4117

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

(1)With regard to the supplying of water by Magalies Water to Bela-Bela in Limpopo, (a) what is the agreed mega litres to be provided daily, (b) how much is Magalies Water supplying on a daily basis currently and (c) what is the cost of water per kiloliter; (2) whether there are any future plans for Bela-Bela to acquire more water supplies from Magalies Water; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) what is the capacity of the Bela-Bela Treatment plant, (b) how many mega litres per day is the specified plant currently purifying and (c) are there any plans in place to expand the Bela-Bela water purification plant; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) The agreed mega litre to be supplied by Magalies Water is 4.5 mega litres per day.

(1)(b) Magalies Water is currently supplying an average of 2.6 mega litre per day.

(1)(c) The tariff is R5.65 per kilolitre.

(2) Magalies Water is in the process of implementing the Klipvoor scheme, which, upon completion, will augment supply to the Bela-Bela Local Municipality (LM). The scheme will comprise of a new Water Treatment Works and bulk supply mains to the 3 Local Municipalities: Mookgophong, Modimolle and Bela-Bela. The scheme is at detailed design phase and the next phase is tendering. The scheme will be funded mainly by my Department and the shortfall will be funded by the Municipalities and Magalies Water.

(3)(a) The Bela-Bela Treatment Plant is designed to produce 7 megalitres per day.

(3)(b) It is currently producing 6.8 mega litres per day.

(3)(c) The Bela-Bela LM intends to upgrade the purification works to produce 13 mega litres per day. A request for funding through Accelerated Community Implementation Programme (ACIP) and Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant (MWIG) has been submitted to my Department.

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18 December 2015 - NW4029

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Whether the contracts awarded by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to certain companies (names furnished) were put out to tender; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the names of the companies that submitted bids for the tenders and (b) what are the further relevant details of each tender; (2) whether any written submissions were received by the SABC before the specified contracts were awarded; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the written submissions that were received; (3) whether the SABC Board of Directors approved the final amounts offered to the specified companies in the specified contracts; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of each approval; (4) whether the awarding of the specified contracts involved any deviation from the SABC’s tender procedures; if not, what is her department’s position in this regard; if so, (5) whether any form of approval was sought from the SABC Board of Directors for said deviations; if not, (a) why not and (b) on what statutory provisions did the SABC’s (i) Chief Operating Officer and (ii) Chief Financial Officer rely to deviate from the SABC’s tender procedures; if so, on what date was the deviation in the SABC’s tender procedures (aa) approved and (bb) communicated to the (aaa) National Treasury and (bbb) Auditor-General in line with Treasury regulations? NW4897E

Reply:

(1) The contracts awarded to the companies were not put to tender. A deviation from tender processes in terms of the SABC policies was used to appoint them because of the need for specialised skills on one hand and for continuity on the other hand.  

(a) N/A

(b) N/A

(2) Written submissions were received from the companies responding to the needs of the SABC.

(3) The approval of the amounts offered was in terms of the Delegation of Authority Framework. The amount of the awards were below the threshold necessitating Board approval.

(4) The contracts were awarded as a result of a deviation process. The deviation was in terms of an approved Delegation of Authority Framework (DAF).

(5) (a) As per the DAF, the amount of the awards were below the threshold necessitating Board approval.

(b) PFMA section 51(1)(a) (i), (iii) & (iv) , 51(1)(b)(ii) , 51(1)(c) read together with the DAF.

(aa) Deviations were approved on 9/12/2014, 2/3/2015 & 1/10/2015

(aaa) &(bbb) There is no requirement for the SABC to report this.

MR N MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

18 December 2015 - NW4194

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(1)With reference to her reply to question 2095 on 23 June 2015, (a) will she request copies of the two specified reports from the SA Human Rights Commission and the City of Johannesburg Metro or (b) should Mr I M Ollis himself deliver copies of the specified reports to her personally; (2) what steps will she take to improve the dangerous conditions in the (a) Madala Men's Hostel and (b) Helen Joseph Women's Hostel in Alexandra, Johannesburg?

Reply:

(1) (a) & (b) Dear Honourable member, it is important that the lines of accountability, responsibility and the reporting protocols are observed. Accordingly, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has been requested to make its report available to the Department of Human Settlements on the relevant matters as contained in the press statement released by the SAHRC.

(2) The Department already has a programme, which caters for the City of Johannesburg, which allows for the improvement of the hazardous conditions not only in the hostels but all areas where households find themselves in precarious living conditions. This will include the Madala Men's Hostel and Helen Joseph Women's Hostel in Alexandra, Johannesburg. The City of Johannesburg together with the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements have advised that they will create additional housing opportunities in and around the Alexandra area in order to accommodate families instead of individuals and also relocate individuals and families out of the two hostels mentioned, to available housing opportunities within Alexandra.    

As an interim measure the City of Johannesburg and the Gauteng Provincial Department of Human Settlements have access to relevant grants to redress the current “dangerous” conditions referred to and this includes provision of emergency housing in the form of temporary relocation areas and/or structures.

18 December 2015 - NW4022

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Shinn, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Communications

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 3655 on 3 November 2015, she will provide a comprehensive answer to all questions posed; if not, why not; if so, by when can the comprehensive reply be expected?

Reply:

The Department of Communications is of the view that the reply provided to Parliamentary Question 3655 is comprehensive enough, unless if the Honourable member can be more specific.

MR NN MUNZHELELE

DIRECTOR GENERAL [ACTING]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI (MP)

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE

18 December 2015 - NW4125

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

(1)What is the capacity of the water purification plant in Koppies, Free State; (2) whether there are any plans to upgrade the specified plant in the near future; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what are the full details of the quality of the water that was tested from the specified plant in the period 1 January 2014 to 31 October 2015; (4) how will her department assist in preventing sludge from flowing into the Renoster River?

Reply:

  1. The capacity of the water purification plant in Koppies, Free State is 3.5 Mega litres per day.
  2. Yes, there are plans. Through the Accelerated Community Infrastructure Grant (ACIP), electrical and mechanical components of the plant have been refurbished at a cost of R2.5 million. The project was completed in June 2015. There will still be a need to expand the plant further because of the pending developments in Koppies, mainly of new households - a total of 5000 houses over the next 4 Years.
  3. Drinking water quality status for Koppies (January 2015 – October 2015):

Colour Codes

 

97-100%

Excellent

 

95 - ≤ 97

Good

 

90-≤95%

Satisfactory

 

75 - ≤90%

Poor

 

0-≤75%

Critical State

WSA

WTW

Period

2015

Chemical

Physical

Operational

Monitoring Compliance

Ngwathe LM

Koppies

January

February

March

77.8%

99.9%

99.9%

99.9%

99.9%

99.9%

92.9%

90%

63.2%

22.9%

15%

26.7%

   

April

May

June

0%

99.9%

99.9%

0%

99.9%

99.9%

0%

95%

99.9%

0%

27.1%

40.4%

   

July

August

September

99.9%

0%

99.9%

99.9%

0%

99.9%

83.3%

0%

99.9%

8.1%

0%

11.5%

   

October

0%

0%

0%

0.0%

The municipality was advised to pay more attention to its operational monitoring, especially the microbiological quality to prevent water failures. Action taken by the Department for not uploading full data: non-compliance letter was issued to the Ngwathe Local Municipality.

4. The Wastewater Treatment Plant has been refurbished hence no sludge is directly flowing into the river currently. The dried sludge will be disposed (as per the normal practice) through the local and neighboring farmers.

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18 December 2015 - NW4028

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Van Damme, Ms PT to ask the Minister of Communications

(1) Whether the contract awarded by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to a certain company (name furnished) to secure a studio for the 2015 Rugby World Cup was put out to tender; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the names of the companies that submitted bids for the tender and (b) what are the further relevant details of each tender; (2) whether any written submissions were received by the SABC before the specified contract was awarded; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the written submissions that were received; (3) whether the SABC Board of Directors approved the final amount offered to the specified company in the specified contract; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of its approval; (4) Whether the awarding of the specified contract involved any deviation from the SABC’s tender procedures; if not, what is her department’s position in this regard; if so, (5) whether any form of approval was sought from the SABC Board of Directors for said deviation; if not, (a) why not and (b) on what statutory provisions did the SABC’s (i) Chief Operating Officer and (ii) Chief Financial Officer rely to deviate from the SABC’s tender procedures; if so, on what date was the deviation in the SABC’s tender procedures (aa) approved and (bb) communicated to the (aaa) National Treasury and (bbb) Auditor-General in line with Treasury regulations?

Reply:

(1) The contracts awarded to the companies were not put to tender. A deviation from tender processes in terms of the SABC policies was used to appoint them.

(a) Not applicable

(b) none

(2) Written submissions were received from the company responding to the needs of the SABC, including Architectural design, including references

(3) The approval of the amounts offered was in terms of the Delegation of Authority Framework. The amount of the awards was below the threshold necessitating Board approval.

(4) The contracts were awarded as a result of a deviation process. The deviation was in terms of an approved Delegation of Authority Framework (DAF).

(5) No

(a) As per the DAF, the amount of the awards was below the threshold necessitating Board approval.

(b) PFMA section 51(1)(a) (i), (iii) & (iv) , 51(1)(b)(ii) , 51(1)(c) read together with the DAF.

(aa) Deviations were approved on 9/12/2014, 2/3/2015 & 1/10/2015 (aaa) &(bbb) There is no requirement for the SABC to report this.

MR NN MUNZHELELE

DIRECTOR GENERAL [ACTING]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI (MP)

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

18 December 2015 - NW4254

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether any of the country’s metropolitan municipalities are currently treating effluent for reuse; if not, why not; if so, for each specified metro, (a) what percentage of effluent that passes through the treatment works is currently being reused, (b) how many of the wastewater treatment works are equipped to produce treated effluent for reuse and (c) for what purpose is the effluent being reused; (2) whether she has taken any steps to encourage the recycling of effluent by municipalities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) There are only Six (6) wastewater treatment works (WWTW) under the metropolitan municipalities reusing effluent. The following are WWTW that are currently treating effluent for reuse:

  • eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality reuse wastewater treated at Durban Water Reclamation Plant;
  • Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality re-use wastewater treated at Eastbank WWTW;
  • City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality re-use water at Baviaanspoort WWTW, Daspoort WWTW;
  • Rooiwal WWTW; and
  • Zeekoegat WWTW.

Refer to table below for the percentages and purpose of the effluent reused.

Name of Metro

Name of WWTW

Percentage of Re-use

Purpose of effluent reuse

eThekwini Metro

Durban Water Reclamation Plant

100%

100% of 47.5 Ml/d treated at Durban waste reclamation plant is being re-used.

Buffalo City Metro

Eastbank wastewater treatment works (WWTW)

20%

20% of 50 Ml/d treated at Eastbank WWTW is being reused

City of Tshwane Metro

Daspoort WWTW

46.5%

Effluent from Daspoort WWTW flows via the Bon Accord Dam and used for agricultural irrigation. This agricultural use is not measured at point of abstraction by the Municipality.

 

Rooiwal WWTW

49.4%

The effluent of the Rooiwal WWTWs used by the Rooiwal Power Station at a rate of 8.6ML/d. There is a long standing operational agreement that the neighbouring farmers must get 8ML/d and the average is currently at about 5ML/d.

 

Zeekoegat WWTW

61.4%

The effluent from Zeekoegat WWTW is also used by a Dry Beans Seed Test Centrum (0.8ML/d)and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) (0.6ML/d)

 

Baviaanspoort WWTW

 

Effluent re-use is with respect to internal use for process water and supply of treated effluent to the Pretoria Power Station for cooling purposes. Also it is estimated that a volume of 1.2 Ml/d being re-used for irrigation purposes for internal purposes only.

(2) My Department has encouraged recycling of effluent by municipalities more especially in water stressed areas of our country. Recently Lephalale LM has signed a contract with Resource Generation, which plans to open Boikarabelo Mine in Limpopo. Under the terms of the agreement, Resource Generation will build, operate and maintain a wastewater treatment facility at Marapong for the Boikarabelo mine site. The treated water will be pumped to the firm's planned Boikarabelo mine site through a new pipeline. Resource Generation will pay for the Marapong wastewater treatment plant upgrade works and expansion works to extend capacity to 4Ml a day, increasing to a daily 16Ml by January 2017.

Also in Lephalale, Waterberg Coal Company entered into an agreement with the Lephalale Municipal Council (LMC) to take over the management and operation of the Paarl WWTW for the purposes of supplying water to the Waterberg Coal Projects (WCP). The facility has a treatment capacity of 10 million litres per day.

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18 December 2015 - NW4165

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Science and Technology

(a) Whether the National System of Innovation was resulting in a year-on year increase in the respect of (a) productive research, (b) economic and professional exploitation of knowledge in South Africa, (c) leveraging of private sector and international funding for innovation, (d) building knowledge-generation and knowledge-exploitation capabilities in rural and historically disadvantage higher education institutions and (e) developing and strengthening regional and provincial innovation systems and capabilities to meet community and industry demands; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

a) Yes. South Africa's scientific output, measured by publications in internationally accredited journals, increased at an average rate of 10% per year from 2003 to 2012, representing an average growth of 624 publications per year. This is much higher than the world average, with a steady increase in the country’s share of the world’s journal publication (from 0.49% in 2003 to 0.73% in 2012).

Several reports (Africa Innovation Outlook -2012; Global Research Report – 2010, and UNESCO Institute for Statistics Information Bulletin) confirm that South Africa leads the continent in for example, the largest proportion of researchers per employed population in Africa, spending on research and development (R&D) in US dollar terms (based on purchasing power parity, and the number of internationally recognized research outputs).

b) Yes. Trends from the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) provide indication of progress with regard to the economic and professional exploitation of knowledge in South Africa. NIPMO has now been in place for five years and systems are in place to collect information on invention disclosures (in the form of patents, designs, copyrighted work, new software, plant breeders’ rights and trademarks) arising from scientific and technological research activities as well as formation of new enterprises and technology transfer activities.

For example, invention disclosures arising from publicly funded R&D, statistics collected by NIPMO indicate a growth in these activities with over 1000 disclosures having been reported to NIPMO since 2010 starting with 96 disclosures during 2010/11 financial year and increasing progressively to 252 disclosures during 2014/15.  During 2015/16 disclosures are on track to exceed the figures of 2014/15 financial year.  These disclosures are being tracked to monitor whether the intellectual property is being protected in terms of a granted patent, design, trade mark, etc. and the status of commercialisation/exploitation of this intellectual property. 

Furthermore, it is noted that since 2010 the number of granted patents being managed by an office of technology transfer has doubled while the number of licenses granted has almost tripled.  Over 5% of more than 1000 disclosures have been commercialised with revenue in excess of R2,5 million accruing to the institutions.  Based on an internationally accepted 5:95 rule this means that R47.5 million has accrued in terms of economic growth to the country as a whole.  These are very encouraging figures considering the early days of this piece of legislation, having only celebrated its five year anniversary in August 2015.

c) Yes. In the 2014/15 financial year, the DST was able to secure R354 600 000 of foreign funds from international partners through agreed science, technology and innovation instruments for knowledge production, technology transfer, enhance innovation, and STI human capital development.

To ensure that the DST is leveraging private sector funding for innovation, the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan now includes a specific indicator to monitor the level of investment in research, development, and innovation (RDI) partnerships by government and the private sector. Nevertheless, the current low levels of business confidence do impact on the willingness of the private sector to commit to long-term spending on RDI. The DST is however addressing this constraint in a number of ways. For example, the DST is utilising the R&D Tax Incentive, as well as the Sector Innovation Funds (SIFs) as vehicles to attract private sector investment.

d) Yes. The DST has various initiatives and programmes for strengthening knowledge generation and knowledge-exploitation capabilities of historically disadvantaged higher education institutions. For example, in the bioeconomy arena through the initiative of the DST a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Pfizer Inc. and the North-West University (NWU) was signed for the potential use of Pfizer's genetically modified animal models for evaluations in oncology, inflammation and immunology, as well as central nervous system and cardiovascular system disorders. Furthermore, other initiatives which are meant to empower the previously disadvantaged higher education institutions include the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) indicated in the Table below. The main goal of the Research Chairs initiative is to strengthen and improve research and innovation capacity of public universities for producing high quality postgraduate students and research and innovation outputs.

Table: South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI)

Research Chairs awarded

Previously disadvantaged institution

Computational Modelling of Materials

University of Limpopo

Biodiversity Value and Change in the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve

University of Venda

Nanotechnology

University of Zululand

Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Walter Sisulu University

Social Change

University of Fort Hare

Nuclear Engineering

North-West University

Astrophysics & Space Physics

North-West University

e) Yes. In terms of developing and strengthening regional and provincial innovation systems and capabilities, the DST supports the establishment of Regional Innovation Forums (RIF) to promote the development of regional and provincial innovation systems through the interaction of academia, industry/business, communities and government to support Provincial Growth and Development Strategies, Integrated Development Plans and development plans of local municipalities. The most active RIFs currently are in the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape and there is effort to scale up to other provinces.

Through the RIFs, the DST has supported hosting of strategy and planning workshops that led to regional innovation interventions with regard to the development of Regional/Provincial Innovation Strategies, feasibility studies and business plans for science parks or innovation hubs such as:

  • the networking, mentorship programme and innovation strategy workshops managed by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) that led to  establishment of the Propella Business Incubator at NMMU. The Propella supports technology start-ups and accelerates existing SMMEs in the areas of energy  efficiency, renewable energy technology, advanced manufacturing and supply chain optimisation;
  • the Eastern Cape Provincial Innovation Strategy;
  • the Free State Feasibility study for the establishment of a Science Park;
  • the Science Park development in Southern Gauteng at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT);  and
  • support for networking and innovation forums in Western Cape.

 

Other areas planned for  receiving DST support for RIF and Science Park development include Kwa-Zulu Natal in support of the 4 Regional Technology Hubs that are currently being implemented, and  Science Park development in one of the Gauteng SEZs in collaboration with the Chinese Government.

18 December 2015 - NW4229

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What are the reasons for the frequent interruptions of the water supply to Delmas in the Victor Khanye Local Municipality in Mpumalanga, (b) what action is being taken to remedy the situation and (c) by what date will the water supply be stabilised; (2) whether she has taken any action against the specified municipality for the violation of the rights of the residents of Delmas to have access to water as enshrined in the Bill of Rights; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) The reasons for the water supply interruptions to Delmas is due to the following:

  • Breakages of the pipeline ageing of bulk water pipe line which was made of Asbestos in Sundra, Rietkol and Eloff.
  • Increasing of the pipeline size to increase the volume of water supply in Boetleng.

(1)(b) Remedial actions are as follows:

  • With regards to the Sundra, Rietkol and Eloff areas, the Municipality has made a request to the Provincial Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs(COGTA) for the replacement of the Asbestos Pipeline that will be at an amount of R120000 000.
  • In terms of the Boetleng area, water has been restored and the community is receiving water without any interruptions.

(1)(c) The date which water supply stabilisation in Victor Khanye will be determined by the outcome of the request submission which has been made to the Provincial COGTA.

(2) As indicated above, the temporary disruptions are an unintended consequence of government efforts to redeem the state of infrastructure within the municipality consequently reducing the risk of breakdowns in future. There is regular liaison with the residents on these infrastructure upgrades. Considering that there is no undue intention to deprive residents of their basic rights, my Department supports the infrastructure upgrades. Naturally, most major infrastructure upgrades may render temporary disruptions; these are intended for the good of all residents concerned. Other than supporting the good cause the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) does not deem necessary to pursue action against the municipality at this stage. The DWS will work together with the municipality to ensure that the process is carried out in a manner that will bring reduced impact to the residents.

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18 December 2015 - NW4214

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Shinn, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

(1) (a) What process was followed to (i) evaluate and (ii) appoint the lead implementation agency for all phases of SA Connect, (b) how many candidates were evaluated for this position(s) and (c) what are their names; (2) What (a) is the scope of work that the successful candidate(s) will be contracted to perform and (b) will this cost; (3) When will (a) the successful candidate(s) be announced and (b) they commence with the contracted scope of work?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i)&(ii) The Lead Entity has not been appointed yet. The Department is following due process to facilitate the roll-out of broadband for Phase 1 and Phase 2 is still at a planning stage considering that the funding has not been determined.

(1)(b)&(c) Refer to (1)(a) above.

(2)(b)&(c) Refer to (1)(a) above. The scope of work will be finalised after due process for the appointment of the service provider has been finalised.

(3) The announcement of the service provider will only be done once the Department has finalised the process indicated in 1(a) above and the subsequent conclusion of the necessary agreements.

18 December 2015 - NW4142

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the estimated (a) percentage and (b) amount of litres of non-revenue water of the Tlokwe City Local Municipality in the North West as at the latest specified date for which information is available; (2) what was the estimated (a) percentage and (b) amount of litres of non-revenue water of the Tlokwe City Local Municipality at the end of the 2010-11 municipal cycle; (3) what are the water demand targets for Tlokwe City Local Municipality as set by her department’s Water Reconciliation Strategies; (4) whether Tlokwe City Local Municipality has a water conservation and water demand management programme; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of each programme?

Reply:

  1. (a) The estimated percentage of non-revenue water the Tlokwe City Local Municipality at the end of 2014/15 municipal cycle was 10,59%.
  1. (b) The estimated amount of litres of non-revenue at the end of 2014/15 municipal cycle was 5.2292m/l per day

(2) (a) The estimated percentage of non-revenue at the end of 2010/11 municipal cycle was 12,9 %.

(2) (b) The estimated amount of litres of non-revenue at the end of 2010/11 municipal cycle was 5.34424m/l per day.

(3) The water demand target for Tlokwe City Local Municipality as set by my department’s Water Reconciliation Strategies is 10%

(4) Yes, the Tlokwe City Council has a Water Conservation and Water Demand Management Plan (WCWDM) in place, and the Business Plan has been submitted to my Department for the Accelerated Community Infrastructure Programme (ACIP) financial support for 2016/17 financial year. The project is also included in the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) to cover the following work:

  • replacement of water meters older than 10 years
  • replacement of bulk water meters
  • leak detection and repairs
  • replacement of old water mains

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18 December 2015 - NW4119

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

(1)With regard to the supplying of water by Magalies Water to Modimolle in Limpopo, what (a) is the agreed megalitres to be provided daily, (b) volume is Magalies Water supplying on a daily basis currently and (c) is the cost of the water per kilolitre; (2) whether (a) a buster pump will be installed at Kranskop, (b) any upgrade at the Donkerhoek Purification Plant is planned in the future and (c) her department will assist Modimolle to clean its water reservoirs; if not, why not, in each case; if so, (i) when and (ii) what are the relevant details in each case; (3) (a) how many boreholes are (i) used in Modimolle and (ii)(aa) equipped and (bb) functional and (b) what is the water quality of the boreholes; (4) (a) why is the reservoir in Golf Street without a standby pump and (b) when will it be replaced; (5) whether a telemetry system will be installed in Modimolle; if not, why not; if so, (a) when and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

(1)(a) The agreed allocation with Modimolle Local Municipality is 5.3 Ml/d.

(1)(b) The supply on average is 3.8 Ml/d. The current plant upgrade at Klipdrift Water Treatment Works will help to close the supply gap and meet contractual obligations.

(1)(c) The cost is R 5.65 /kl.

(2)(a) Yes, the booster pump will be installed at Sondela.

(2)(b) Yes, currently the plant has been upgraded to a capacity of 10 megalitres per day. What needs to be upgraded is a bulk pipeline from Donkerpoort plant to the command reservoir. A technical report has been approved to an amount of R106 million through Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) funding.

(2)(c) No, my Department is not assisting Modimolle municipality in cleaning the reservoirs, however, the municipality is cleaning the reservoirs once a year during winter season.

(2)(c)(i) Modimolle municipality is cleaning the reservoirs once a year during winter season.

(3)(a)(i) There are 8 boreholes in Modimolle with 2 boreholes in use.

(3)(a)(ii)(aa) There are 2 boreholes equipped.

(3)(a)(ii)(bb) There are 2 boreholes functional. The municipality is currently conducting yield tests to 6 boreholes.

(3)(b) The quality of water is within the required standard which is SANS 241 of 2015.

(4)(a) There is a standby pump at Golf Street reservoir.

(4)(b) Refer to (a) above.

(5) Yes. A telemetry system will be installed in Modimolle – the system will be installed as soon as the funding has been made available.

(5)(a) During the implementation of upgrading the bulk pipeline from Donkerpoort plant.

(5)(b) There will be a complete telemetry system from the plant to the distribution system.

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18 December 2015 - NW4161

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the President of the Republic

(1)     Whether, in view of the fact that the national debt will have topped two trillion rand in early December and the debt service cost is currently at R125 billion, remaining the largest line item in the budget, the Government was taking proactive measures to downsize Government substantially and immediately, as Brazil had to do because of its financial woes, in order to put the brakes on consumption side expenditure and to prioritise funds for infrastructure development and service delivery without having to resort to hiking taxes to unbearable levels; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the envisaged downsizing and the resultant savings; (2) whether he will make a statement on the affordability and sustainability of the Government in all three spheres?

Reply:

 

  1. Government’s central fiscal objective over the medium term is to stabilise the growth of debt as a share of GDP. Continued revenue growth and strict adherence to the planned expenditure ceiling are projected to result in gross debt stabilising at 49.4 per cent of GDP in 2018/19. While the 2015 MTBPS fiscal framework does not assume further increases to taxes over what was announced at the time of the 2015 Budget, spending growth is expected to slow during 2016/17. From 2017/18, the fiscal framework allows for moderate real growth in spending aligned with the longer-term trend of economic growth. The sustainability of our spending path is further illustrated when looking at the split between current and capital expenditure. Between 2016/17 – 2018/19 the current balance (the gap between revenue and operational spending) gradually moves into surplus, while the deficit on capital payments and transfers declines by the outer year. Other measures to improve efficiency of spend and realise savings include: greater use of expenditure reviews, rationalisation of staff establishments, procurement reforms and the development of a capital budgeting framework.
  2. The national budget looks at consolidated spend – which includes national departments and provinces, as well as transfers to local government under the division of revenue. To improve how money is spent at each sphere, a number of reviews have started to take place. These include:  relooking at the division of revenue formula to ensure it takes spending pressures across provinces into account fairly, and changes to local government infrastructure grants which emanate from a review process that the National Treasury is leading in collaboration with the Department of Cooperative Governance, the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, the South African Local Government Association, and the Financial and Fiscal Commission.

18 December 2015 - NW4226

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the supply and demand ratio for each municipality that is supplied with water by each water board in each province?

Reply:

Refer below for the supply and demand ration for each municipality supplied by each water board.

Water Board

Municipality

Supply and Demand Ratio

Amatola Water

Amathole District Municipality

6.49%

 

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

6.28%

 

Ndlambe

6.22%

Bloem Water

MangaungMetropolitan Municipality

91%

 

Naledi Local Municipality

2%

 

Kopanong Local Municipality

6%

 

Mantsopa Local Municipality

1%

Lepelle Northern Water

Polokwane Municipality

1:1,4%

 

Mogalakwena Municipality

1:1,09%

 

Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality

1,41:1%

 

Greater Letaba Municipality

1: 1,7%

 

Greater Tzaneen Municipality

1:1,3%

 

Elias Motswaledi/Fetakgomo/Makhuduthamaga municipalities

1,1:1%

 

Tubatse Municipality

1:1,75%

 

Ephraim Mogale Municipality

1:0,85%

Magalies Water

Bela-Bela Local Municipality

81%

 

City of Tshwane Metro

44%

 

ModimolleLocal Municipality

93%

 

Moses Kotane Local Municipality

132%

 

Rustenburg Local Municipality

135%

 

Thabazimbi Local Municipality

126%

Mhlathuze Water

City of uMhlathuze

1:1%

 

UThungulu

0,1:1%

Overberg Water

The Municipalities supplied are Theewaterskloof and Hessequa in the Western Cape. % cannot be provided per Municipality as the water schemes do not only provide to Municipalities, but also for agricultural customers. Below are schemes

 
 

Duivenhoks

63.96%

 

Ruensveld East

44.21%

 

Ruensveld West

61.11%

Rand Water

Johannesburg Water

1,784%

 

Ekurhuleni

1,185%

 

City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

864%

 

Emfuleni

301%

 

Mogale City Municipality

96%

 

Metsimaholo Local Municipality

58%

 

Rustenburg Municipality

113%

 

Govan Mbeki Municipality

77%

 

Midvaal

32%

 

Merafong

88%

 

Randfontein Municipality

32%

 

Westonaria Local Municipality

51%

 

Lesedi Local Municipality

22%

 

Ngwathe Local Municipality - Heilbron Town

Council

8%

 

Delmas Local Municipality

17%

 

Royal Bafokeng Nation

20%

 

Madibeng Local Municipality

12%

 

Thembisile Local Municipality

39%

Sedibeng Water Free State

Matjhabeng

1,79%

 

Nala

1,79%

 

Maquassi Hills

1,79%

Sedibeng Water Northern Cape

Dikgatlong LM

1,3%

 

Tsantsabane LM

1,3%

 

Gamagara LM

1,3%

 

Joe Morolong LM

1,4%

 

NamaKhoi LM

1,3%

 

Khai Ma LM

1,5%

Sedibeng Water North West Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

Mahikeng

1,10%

 

Ditsobotla

1,16%

 

RamotshereMoiloa

1,13%

Umgeni Water

eThekwini Municipality

99%

 

Msunduzi Municipality

100%

 

uMgungundlovu District Municipality

89%

 

iLembe District Municipality

8%

 

uGu District Municipality

100%

 

Harry Gwala District Municipality

89%

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18 December 2015 - NW3734

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)With reference to her reply to question 3440 on 1 October 2015, how many newly built schools were delivered in the Eastern Cape in the 2014-15 financial year; (2) (a) what is each specified school’s (i) name and (ii) location, (b) when was each specified school completed, (c) when did teaching commence at each specified school and (d) through which (i) programme or (ii) implementing agent was each specified school financed?

Reply:

  1. A total of 90 schools were completed and delivered in the Eastern Cape during the 2014/15 financial year, with 35 under the ASIDI Programme and 55 under the Provincial Equitable Share and Education Infrastructure Grant Programme. Information is still awaited from the Eastern Cape Department of Education to confirm the number of newly built schools from the 55 that were completed.b
  2. The response to Questions 2 (a) (i), 2 (a) (ii); 2(b), 2(d) (i) and 2(d) (ii) is provided on the attached spreadsheet.

The response to Question 2(c) is that the construction activities do not interrupt teaching activities. Teaching continues as the construction activities take place with access to construction sites being barred off from access by school children, thereby responding to Occupational Health and Safety requirements. Where the existing school structures need to be demolished and replaced with new ones, temporary structures are provided, thus further ensuring that teaching continues.

18 December 2015 - NW4230

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with regard to the ongoing non-functioning waste water treatment plants in the towns of Embalenhle, Leandra and Bethal in the Govan Mbeki Local Municipality in Mpumalanga, her department has taken any steps in line with the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, against the specified municipality for polluting the environment as a result of continuous sewerage spills; if not, why not; if so, in each case, what are the (a) relevant details of the specified action and (b) dates on which the specified action was taken; (2) what is the extent of the damage to the environment and particularly the effect on the Vaal River system which the streams from these waste water plants flow into; (3) what health hazards have the communities of the specified towns been exposed to asa result of the close proximity of residential settlements to the specified plants?

Reply:

 

(1) Yes, my Department has taken steps in line with the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998 against Govan Mbeki Local Municipality in terms of Section 19 to ensure that pollution or potential pollution does not have a detrimental impact on water resources.

(1)(a) A “notice of intention to issue a directive” and a “directive” (all in terms of Section 19 of the NWA) were issued to Govan Mbeki Local Municipality for pollution incidents as per Table 1 below.

Table 1

Name

Relevant details

Date issued

A directive was issued to Bethal Wastewater Treatment Works

Sewerage spills associated with pump stations failures. A task team was established with other relevant Departments such as (Department of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Human Settlements and Gert Sibande District Municipality to monitor progress on the plan required as per the directive. Currently all the pump stations are operational.

13 January 2013

A notice was issued to Embalenhle Wastewater Treatment Works

Sewerage spills associated with pump stations failures. The plant is currently being refurbished to cater for an extra load.

01 September 2015

(1)(b) See relevant dates as provided in Table 1.

(2) My Department does not allow effluent from being discharged to the environment before being suitably treated. The water quality in the Vaal River system is slightly affected as the current infrastructure of the wastewater treatment works has aged, overloaded and there is lack of maintenance. My Department is responding to this threat by implementing programmes such as Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant. Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant and Accelerated Infrastructure Programme. In addition, the Green Drop reports are compiled annually to provide an indication on the level of compliance of wastewater treatment works and whether conditions of authorisation are met.

(3) There are no health hazards which have been exposed to the communities of the specified towns as the sewerage spills have been localised and the areas rehabilitated speedily after the municipality was notified. In addition, no water is drawn from the adjacent rivers by the communities as potable water is provided by the municipality. Furthermore, my Department’s ongoing regulation and enforcement measures will ensure that any current and future wastewater impacts on the water resources are adequately addressed.

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18 December 2015 - NW4123

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

(1)With regard to problems associated with sludge at the wastewater treatment plant in Parys, Free State, how will this problem be resolved to prevent pollution in the specified area; (2) what are the full details of the quality of the water that was tested from the specified plant in the period 1 January 2014 to 31 October 2015; (3) what is the (a) megaliter of water inflow per day and (b) megaliter of water outflow per day at the specified plant?

Reply:

(1) Ngwathe is currently engaged in a process of research and development on how to utilise alternative ways of sludge disposal. The Municipality is currently looking at piloting the use of sewer sludge for producing energy. This energy will drive the plant during purification process, whilst preventing pollution. The sludge is also available for Local and neighbouring farmers.

(2) Refer to the table below for the waste water quality status of Parys Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) (January – October 2015).

Local Municipality

WWTW

Period 2015

Chemical

Physical

Ngwathe LM

Parys

January

February

March

99.9%

0%

99.9%

75%

77.78%

92.86%

   

April

May

June

99.9%

0%

99.9%

0%

0%

88.89%

   

July

August

September

100%

100%

0%

100%

100%

0%

   

October

0%

0%

Colour Codes

 

95-100%

Excellent

 

90 - ≤ 95

Good

 

80- ≤90%

Satisfactory

 

≤ 80%

Poor

(3)(a) 7.4 Mega litres of water inflow per day.

(3)(b) 7.4 Mega litres of water outflow per day.

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18 December 2015 - NW4068

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the President of the Republic

Whether the promise he made in his reply on 20 February 2014 in the debate on the State of the Nation Address that after the elections the country will enter a new radical phase in which the Government shall implement socioeconomic transformation, policies and programmes that will meaningfully address poverty, unemployment and inequality, was being fulfilled; if not, why not; if so, (a) where and (b) to what extent has the Government implemented socioeconomic transformation policies and programmes that has meaningfully addressed poverty, unemployment and inequality?

Reply:

The country has entered a new radical phase to implement socioeconomic transformation. The National Development Plan (NDP) is South Africa’s plan to address poverty, unemployment and inequality.

The MTSF (Medium Term Strategic Framework) is government’s first five year implementation plan of the NDP, covering the financial years 2014/15 to 2018/2019. At the heart of the MTSF is the need for the radical transformation of our economy to ensure that it is more inclusive and its benefits are shared more widely. The MTSF sets out the priorities and actions that need to be undertaken. The MTSF is being implemented in line with already existing activities and programmes of different government departments and various other government agencies.

Faster economic growth is both a key objective of the NDP and a necessary condition to raise the resources needed to support social and economic transformation. As indicated in my State of Nation Addresses to overcome the difficulties we are currently experiencing, South Africa needs to reconstruct a social consensus behind a path of accelerated economic growth. This is the opportunity presented by the NDP.

Given current global and domestic economic conditions I further announced the Nine-Point Plan in my State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on 11 February 2015. The purpose is to ignite growth and create jobs. The nine point plan is about alleviating the most binding constraint to growth – inadequate electricity supply – and sets out a series of urgent economic reforms to build a more competitive economy. These include:

  • Continuing to invest in economic infrastructure, especially in the transport, logistics and energy sectors (over R800 billion will be invested by government in the current MTSF period)
  • Reforming the governance of state-owned entities, rationalising state holdings and encouraging private-sector participation.
  • Effecting labour-market reforms that can help avoid protracted strikes.
  • Expanding the independent power producer programme.
  • Encouraging affordable, reliable and accessible broadband access.
  • Promoting black ownership of productive industrial assets.
  • Finalising amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (2002), and continuing dialogue with the industry.
  • Reviewing business incentive programmes in all economic sectors to ensure that resources support labour-intensive, job-creating outcomes

Efforts to reduce the electricity constraint and improve labour relations are priorities in the short term. Alongside the structural reforms set out in the National Development Plan, this will lay the foundation for faster growth and economic transformation.

18 December 2015 - NW4001

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Whether her department implemented the recommendation of the 2012 National Education Evaluation and Development Unit’s report dated 2 May 2013, which stated that principals must be held accountable for time use in the school; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, the Department is implementing the recommendation progressively. The recommendation as contained in the 2012 National Education Evaluation and Development Unit (NEEDU) report focuses mainly on the role of the Circuit Manager (CM) and principal in time management practices; and Human Resource (HR) policies and procedures including leave management.

Principals are responsible for maintaining efficient time management practices in their schools. Circuit Managers are responsible for ensuring that principals do their jobs in this regard. Circuit Managers must work with principals in schools in which time is not optimally used for teaching and learning. Principals must be assisted to exert firm leadership and sound time keeping practices throughout the school. CMs and principals must be equipped with training in basic HR procedures. Each province needs a strong HR school strategy, including leave management, and a provincial level capacity to deal with problematic cases.

In line with the recommendation, the Department has strengthened the National Strategy for Learner Attainment (NSLA) to monitor and support teaching and learning in schools. One of the key pillars of the NSLA is strong leadership and management. The National Development Plan (NDP) outlines the importance of having sound management in the school to build a strong and coherent set of institutions for delivering quality education, namely “Skilled and dedicated principals to foster a vibrant but disciplined environment that is conducive to learning”. The objectives of the NSLA framework include:

  1. Enhanced accountability at all levels of the system;
  2. Greater focus on basic functionality of schools;
  3. Protecting time for teaching and learning;
  4. Improved support for teaching and learning; and
  5. Increased efforts on time on task.

a) Training has also been offered in provinces for school principals and circuit managers on curriculum management. A total of 1 224 Circuit Managers and 8 020 principals respectively, were trained from March to September 2015. Among others, the training sought to optimise and strengthen the implementation of the time on task in the delivery of curriculum through teaching and learning in schools.

b) The policy on the South African Standard for Principalship has been approved and should be published in a gazette beginning of 2016. The policy foregrounds some key areas for leadership and management in response to the recommendation in the report pertaining to principals, for example:

  1. Leading teaching and learning in the school – five main kinds of leadership;
  2. Managing quality of teaching and learning and securing accountability;
  3. Managing the school as an organisation; and
  4. Managing human resources (staff) in the school.

c) With regard to time management, Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) have their own uniquely tailored programmes to monitor schools according to their contexts. As part of monitoring, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has developed an instrument to verify management documents such as school time tables, class timetables, personal teacher time tables, leave registers, time book/registers, et cetera. District officials (including Circuit Managers) regularly visit schools for monitoring and support purposes in this regard. At both the provincial and district levels the officials analyse the monitoring reports and develop action plans to support schools.  

d) The accountability of school principals will be strengthened through the implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS) for school based educators. The QMS makes provision for principals to agree on and sign work plans with their immediate supervisor (i.e. Circuit Manager). The work plan will have clear deliverables that are time bound. Circuit Managers must work with principals in schools to ensure that time is optimally used for teaching and learning.

Although the QMS was agreed to by all parties to the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) in November 2014, the QMS will be implemented once all parties signs.

18 December 2015 - NW4250

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Rabotapi, Mr MW to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to the presentation made by Rand Water to the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on 25 February 2015 regarding water outages in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, why has Rand Water not implemented its own recommendations, specifically with regard to the installation of independent power supplies at its pump stations; (2) by which date will all the pump stations operated by Rand Water have independent power supplies installed?

Reply:

  1. Rand Water has 24 primary, secondary and tertiary sites with an additional 74 energy supply points which requires extensive planning for the energy matrix to complement current energy supplies. Rand Water has targeted smaller tertiary sites with smaller energy requirements for installation of mobile energy supplies. However, the larger municipalities such as Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni are part of a larger energy mix. Presentations by potential energy suppliers points to a requirement of between R3 and R10 per KWh which will have a knock-on effect on the potable water tariffs. It is estimated that the total matrix of energy requirements will cost an estimated R20 billion. Given the required capital injection, Rand Water’s investigation informs that it will take up to five years for energy to be produced.
  2. The procurement of electricity for Rand Water’s pumping stations from Independent Power Producers has started with proposals sought for the most appropriate technology for large scale and long-term electricity generation plant, and its deployment and utilisation to cover the whole of Rand Water. The assessment has been concluded and enabling further tendering process towards the acquiring of the Independent Power Producers. The tender process will be concluded by first quarter of the year 2016.

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18 December 2015 - NW4159

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Wana, Ms T to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether there are any investigations into the appointment of the contractor in the Vingerkraal borehole project to supply additional water to Bela-Bela; if not, why not; if so, (a) who is the appointed contractor, (b) what is the scope of the contractor’s work, (c) what is the value of the contract, (d) what process was followed to appoint the contractor, (e) what is the status of the contract and (f) how much water will be provided to Bela-Bela; (2) whether a telemetry system will be installed in Bela-Bela; if not, why not; if so, (a) when and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

  1. The Vingerkraal Borehole will not be providing water to Bela-Bela but Vingerkraal community only. My Department and the municipality are not aware of any investigations regarding the service providers in Vingerkraal.

(1)(a) The service provider appointed for Vingerkraal is AURECON SOUTH AFRICA (Pty) Ltd employing a Turn - key implementation method to fast track the project.

(1)(b) The summary of scope is: Ground water study and borehole siting drill and equip 2 boreholes, erect 40kl storage tanks in a tank stand, reticulation pipelines and stand taps, and link the new pipelines to existing network.

(1)(c) The total project cost is R1 700 000.00 (excl: VAT) including professional fees and construction works as per (b) above.

(1)(d) The appointed service provider is in the panel of Civil Engineers appointed following the Supply Chain Regulations and policy of the municipality.

(1)(e) Currently the Geohydrology studies are complete with 3 boreholes drilled; borehole testing and quality analysis is in progress.

(1)(f) The drilled borehole will yield ±4 litres/second and will be able to provide 200 kilolitres/day to Vingerkraal community.

(2) (a) The Bela-Bela Local Municipality is busy with a demand management programme which include bulk meter installations for remote monitoring;

(b) The project is funded by Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant (MWIG) and is currently in its design phase for a remote monitoring technology.

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18 December 2015 - NW4120

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Atkinson, Mr P to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with regard to the non-functionality of the current wastewater treatment plant with only one aerator working in Modimolle in Limpopo, she took any steps to intervene in this situation; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps will her department take in this regard; (2) whether she took any steps to intervene in the pollution of Modimolle’s water with blood and fat by the abattoir; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps will her department take in this regard; (3) (a) when will Modimolle’s new wastewater treatment plant be completed, (b) what capacity will the new plant have, (c) what will the final cost be and (d) what was the budgeted amount in this regard?

Reply:

(1) The Modimolle Wastewater treatment plant is functional.

(1)(a) The municipality has appointed contractor to upgrade the wastewater treatment works from the initial capacity of 3.5 megalitres per day to 6.5 megalitres per day and to also repair aerators.

(2) To date two Directives dated 22 April 2014 and 21 August 2014 have been issued to the Municipality for the abattoir manhole blockages and ongoing site inspections are conducted to ensure compliance to the Directive and monitor the situation of which the latest inspection was conducted on the 06 November 2015 and it was found that the manhole was operating well and there were no blockages.

(3)(a) The anticipated completion date for Modimolle Waste Water Treatment is February 2016.

(3)(b) The capacity of the new plant will be 6.5 megalitres per day. (c) The final cost will be R43 million.

(3)(d) The budget amount for the project is R43 million.

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18 December 2015 - NW3968

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the President of the Republic

Whether, since his undertaking in the Estimates of National Expenditure 2010, the Government took steps to put in place a national long-term strategic plan in order to rectify the failures that were identified (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, has the envisaged specified plan (a) been in place in (i) 2011, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2013, (iv) 2014 and (v) 2015, (b) led to a substantial rectification of the above five deficiencies and (c) enabled the Government’s monitoring and evaluation system to detect which departments were failing the specified plan?

Reply:

In the Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) publication of 2010 which is linked to the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), one of the key objectives was “developing a long term national strategic plan and ensuring a common perspective on government’s policy agenda for the future, taking into account major long term and spatial trends and dynamics”. The ENE describes in detail the planned spending of all national government departments for a period of three years ahead.

(a) We have developed the National Development Plan-Vision 2030. Therefore, this objective was met. I established the National Planning Commission (NPC) to develop a long term vision and strategic plan for our country. The NPC’s mandate was given in the revised Green Paper which was released in February 2010.

After a concentrated period of consultation across the country, the NPC completed the Draft NDP which was handed to me on 11 November 2011. Following further consultations, the final version of the NDP was handed to me on 15 August 2012 at a special joint sitting of Parliament. Almost all political parties represented in Parliament articulated support for the NDP. Cabinet Lekgotla received the NDP on 6 September 2012 and acknowledged it as the strategic framework which would form the basis of future government planning.  

Government adopted the NDP as the cornerstone and blueprint for a future economic and socio-economic development strategy for the country.

Critical steps were undertaken in 2013 to facilitate implementation of the NDP.

  • First, we implemented programmes that did not require additional resources and long lead times
  • Secondly, we prepared the 2014-19 Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) as the first five-year implementation plan of the NDP
  • Thirdly, we have identified areas where implementation of existing policies needs to improve by using methodologies such as Operation Phakisa which is a results-driven approach, involving setting clear plans and targets, on-going monitoring of progress and making these results public.

(b) The National Development Plan (NDP) offers a long-term vision and perspective for the country. It defines a desired destination and identifies the role that different sectors of society need to play in reaching that goal. The NDP aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. The Country can realise these goals by drawing on the energies of its people, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society. Substantially, the NDP addresses short-termism in planning and enable prioritisation of resources over a long term to achieve government objectives of a better life for all South Africans.

(c) To monitor the implementation of the NDP, government through the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation has established a monitoring and evaluation system. The MTSF which is the implementation plan for the NDP is regularly monitored and quarterly reports are generated and presented to Cabinet to track progress and address challenges where they occur. The MTSF contains 14 outcomes that Government seek to achieve, including identified priorities in the following areas: education, health, safety, economy, skills, infrastructure, rural development, human settlements, local government, environment, international relations, public service, social protection and nation building.

Each of the priority outcomes is coordinated by a Minister and implementation is overseen by Ministerial Implementation Forums comprising ministers who have a specific contribution to each of the identified MTSF indicators and targets. Cabinet receives quarterly reports from the Outcome Coordinating Ministers, engages with the content and provides feedback and direction to ensure implementation is ongoing and is continuously improved. Performance is then published on the Government Programme of Action website.

Through these reports, Cabinet is able to make evidence-based decisions and intervene were necessary.

18 December 2015 - NW4122

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Atkinson, Mr P to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the capacity of the old water purification plant in Parys, Free State? (2) (a) what will the new purification plant add in mega liters per day, (b) what is the cost of the specified plant, (c) when will the new plant be completed and (d) what was budgeted for this project; (3) whether the new plant will be completed within the budgeted amount; if not, why not; if so what are the relevant details; (4) when will a telemetry system be installed at the new plant?

Reply:

  1. The capacity of the old water purification plant in Parys, Free State, is 15 Mega litres per day

(2)(a) The new purification plant will add 10 Mega litres per day.

(2)(b) The cost of the specified plant will be R34 million.

(2)(c) The new plant will be completed by the end of December 2015.

(2)(d) An amount of R34 million was budgeted for this project.

(3) Yes, it will be completed within the budgeted amount. The cost obviously differs with capacity size. The fluctuations are as a result of the dollar exchange rate, shipping conditions, and the conditions of the site where the plant is built. Such include the turbidity status of the area where the plant is drawing the water, and the overall layout and terrain of the construction area.

(4) The telemetry system is usually installed at the storage reservoirs (and not at the plant) to monitor and manage the water levels. Programmes such as Sequence Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), is normally utilized for such functions.

The focus of the Water Services Authority (WSA) is to ensure that reservoir levels are

sufficiently filled to provide adequate pressure on the reticulation network and realized sustainable water supply.

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18 December 2015 - NW4121

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Atkinson, Mr P to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) How many boreholes are used in Vaalwater in Limpopo, (b) how many boreholes are (i) equipped and (ii) functional and (c) what is the water quality of the specified boreholes; (2) what steps has her department taken to provide a constant supply of water to the community of Vaalwater; (3) why are water tankers only delivering water in some of the areas and not to all the affected areas in Vaalwater; (4) with regard to the leaking water reservoirs in Vaalwater, (a) what is the cause of the specified leak and (b) when will this situation be remedied; (5) what is the (a) medium and (b) long-term plan to resolve the water problems in Vaalwater?

Reply:

(1)(a)There are 7 boreholes used in Vaalwater in Limpopo.

 

(1)(b)(i) There are 7 equipped boreholes.

(1)(b)(ii) All 7 boreholes are functional.

 

(1)(c) The quality of water is within the required standard which is SANS 241 of 2015.

(2) The Modimolle Local Municipality (LM) is a Water Service Authority and Water Service Provider, however my Department has allocated an amount of R10 million under the Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant (MWIG) in the current financial year 2015/16 for Modimolle LM. Out of R10 million, Vaalwater is allocated R3.8 million which will be used to supplement the water supply.

(3) The Modimolle LM supplies water through water tankers at Vaalwater merely where there is no reticulation system and any affected areas within Vaalwater.

(4)(a) The cause of the leaks is dilapidated infrastructure.

(4)(b) The Modimolle LM is finalizing the procurement processes of appointing contractors to seal the leaking reservoirs/towers.

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(5)(a) Medium term solution is that the municipality is currently sourcing to explore groundwater development to supplement the current water supply to Vaalwater.

(5)(b)My Department is currently conducting the Mokolo Crocodile Feasibility Study where Vaalwater is anticipated to be covered by the outcomes.

 

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18 December 2015 - NW4232

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

(1)Whether she supports the Draft Strategy to address Air Pollution in Dense Low-income Settlements presented to her department and other departments in 2013; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she has taken any steps to address the ongoing harmful health impacts of domestic fuel burning being suffered by residents of dense low-income settlements; if not, why not; if so, what are the full details of the steps undertaken?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the draft Strategy to address Air Pollution is supported by my Department.

(2) Steps have been taken to address the ongoing harmful health impacts of domestic fuel burning being suffered by residents of dense low-income settlements. These include adjusting the norms and standards of building a BNG housing unit to be in line with agreement reached with the Minister of Energy. The policy and its cost implications was discussed and approved by Human Settlement MinMec in November 2013. The new norm and standard has since been implemented by all Provinces with effect from 1 April 2014. The revised standard provides for building environmental sustainable and energy efficient subsidy financed houses comprised of the installation of ceilings and above ceiling insulation, the plastering of all internal walls and rendering on all external surfaces plus the replacement of Ready Board electrical installation with a fully-fledged basic electrical installation for the whole house. All these new measures lead to a better thermal performing dwelling making it less dependent on cooling and heating and there is no more need for burning fossil fuels for cooking purposes.

The Department remains committed towards the re-development of all informal settlements and is collaborating with municipalities in providing basic services which, in collaboration with the Department of Energy includes the provision of a basic electrical installation for each household

18 December 2015 - NW104

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

Whether he has entered into a performance agreement with the President, Mr Jacob G Zuma, with regard to the implementation of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019; if not, why not; if so, (a) which key indicators and targets from the MTSF are reflected in the agreement, (b) how many performance assessments has he undertaken in consultation with the President since the agreement was signed, (c) what progress has been made in meeting the key indicators and targets from the MTSF, (d) what are the key obstacles to implementation and (e) what is the plan to address such obstacles?

Reply:

Yes, the Minister has entered into a performance agreement with the President with regard to the implementation of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework for 2014-2019.

(a) The Minister is the coordinator of Outcome 4: Decent employment through inclusive economic growth. He further supports the implementation of the following outcomes:

Outcome 2: A long and healthy life for all South Africans.

Outcome 6: An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network.

Outcome 7: Comprehensive rural development and land reform.

Outcome 9: Responsive, accountable and efficient local government.

Outcome 11: A better South Africa, contribute to a better and safer Africa in a better world.

Outcome13: A comprehensive, responsive and sustainable social protection system.

(b) to (e) A Programme of Action is presented to Cabinet on a quaterly basis where progress is noted, bottlenecks to implementation are dicussed, and recommendations to address bottlenecks are considered and approved.

the dti further submit quarterly performance reports to DPME and NT as well as to the relevant parliamentary committees. The Annual Report of the department is tabled in Parliament. The member is requested to refer to the department’s quarter and annual reports.

18 December 2015 - NW3544

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Basic Education

Why are learners in Nhombelani Village under Chief Mulamula in Malamulele West Circuit in Limpopo still attending classes under a tree?

Reply:

1. Information received from the Limpopo Department of Education is that the name of the School is Rhabela Secondary School in Malamulele West Circuit. The school was damaged by a storm in October 2010, and it was subjected to arson on 26 August 2015, The following damages were experienced:

a) 1x4 classroom blocks:

b) 1x2 classroom block; and

c) 1x1 Classroom.

2. The reason for learners attending classrooms under a tree is because of the damaged blocks of classrooms and, as a result, when learners break into streams, there is a shortage of classrooms for three subjects.

3. As part of the intervention, the Limpopo Department of Education, through the Independent Development Trust, has already advertised a tender for the replacement of the damaged classrooms which closed on 16 October 2015. It is anticipated that the damaged classrooms will be operational once again in January 2016.

18 December 2015 - NW3961

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Communications

(a) What is her department’s policy position in respect of the established practice of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to broadcast live coverage of the monthly breakfast briefings of The New Age and (b) what are the relevant details of the (i) cost incurred by the SABC to cover the specified briefings and (ii) who is responsible for paying these costs?

Reply:

(a)   The SABC's core principle in such partnerships is that the SABC maintains its editorial control and objectivity in line with the Editorial policy and conduct. The New Age/ SABC Business Briefings affords SABC news content that is extraordinary. Based on the news value brought about by this partnership, the SABC will continue to seek similar partnerships with other stakeholders with same vision.

  

(b) (i) SABC is responsible for the technical and Editorial production of the broadcast

while The New Age covers logistical costs.

(ii)   This means the SABC provides human resources like Presenters and cameraman while The New Age is responsible for venue hiring costs, breakfast, as well as branding and marketing costs.

MR N MUNZHELELE

[ACTING] DIRECTOR GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

MS AF MUTHAMBI, MP

MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS

DATE:

17 December 2015 - NW4208

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

(1)Whether the previous suspended Director-General of her department is still receiving his salary; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) why and (b) on what scale is he still being remunerated; (2) whether she can confirm that the current Director-General has been appointed on a level 16 salary even though the specified person is only qualified for a level 14 salary scale; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) The previous suspended Director-General, Mr Maxwell Sirenya was appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eastern Cape: Catchment Management Agency (CMA), in terms of the President’s Minute 45 of 2015 from 1 March 2015 until he reaches the age of 65 years.

(1)(b) Mr Maxwell Sirenya is appointed on salary level 16.

(2) Yes, the Director-General is appointed on salary level 16 and her transfer from the Office of the Premier: Gauteng Provincial Government was approved by the President of the Republic of South Africa on the 26 February 2015.

The Director-General has the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (University of the Western Cape);
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (University of the Witwatersrand);
  • Higher Diploma in Education (University of the Witwatersrand);
  • Master’s degree in Psychology (University of the Western Cape); and
  • Advanced Executive Programme (Graduate School of Business Leadership – UNISA).

The Director-General meets the minimum entry requirements in terms of executive management experience and academic qualifications with nine (9) years of experience the public sector.

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17 December 2015 - NW4207

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

(1)How will problems associated with sludge at the wastewater treatment plant in Vredefort in the Free State be resolved to prevent pollution in the area; (2) what are the full details of the quality of the water tested from the specified plant during the period 1 January 2014 to 31 October 2015; (3) what is the mega-liter (a) inflow and (b) outflow per day at the specified plant; (4) why is sewerage overflowing into the oxidation ponds; (5) (a) what (i) was the budget, (ii) was the actual cost for the upgrades done to the specified plant and (iii) are the relevant details of the upgrades done and (b) how many contractors worked on the upgrading of the specified plant?

Reply:

(1) Ngwathe Local Municipality is currently engaged in a process of research and development on how to utilize alternative ways of Sludge disposal. The Municipality is currently looking at piloting the use of sewer sludge for producing energy. This very energy will be used to drive the wastewater treatment plant, whilst preventing pollution. The Sludge is also available for Local and neighbouring farmers. Furthermore activated sludge is needed inside the aeration tanks to improve the process.

(2) The full details of the quality of the water tested from the specified plant can be provided by the specified municipalities for the period in question.

(3) The design capacity of the plant is 5.5Ml/day. Inflow and outflow readings per day can be provided by the Ngwathe Local Municipality.

(4) The sewage is no longer flowing to the oxidation ponds as the plant is operational.

(5) The project was budgeted for R17 000 000.00 and the actual cost is R16 889 500.00. The scope of work included the refurbishment of wastewater treatment works, Outfall sewer line, dry beds and three pump stations. Two main contractors were appointed.

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17 December 2015 - NW4253

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)How many (a) Blue Scorpions posts are there in her department’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement unit and (b) of the specified posts are currently filled; (2) what are the qualifications of each Blue Scorpion currently employed by her department?

Reply:

(1)(a) My Department has a total of one hundred and seventy seven (177) positions, forty two (42) of these posts are within the Chief Directorate: Compliance Monitoring at National Office based in Pretoria; forty two (42) of these posts are within the Chief Directorate: Enforcement at National Office based in Pretoria; twenty two (22) of these posts are dedicated to Compliance Monitoring in the Provincial Operations; fourteen (14) of these posts are dedicated to Enforcement in the Provincial Operations; and fifty seven (57) of these posts are performing dual functions (Compliance and Enforcement) within Provincial Operations. Officials use section 124 of the Act to perform Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement mandate of the National Water Act. No officials as yet have been designated as Environmental Management Inspectors (EMIs) in terms of National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Blue Scorpions).

(1)(b) Eighty nine (85) of the specified posts are currently filled.

 

Office/ Provincial Operation

Number of Compliance Monitoring posts

Number of Enforcement posts

Number of posts performing dual functions (CME) at regional level since the function has not been split yet

 

Filled

Level

Filled

Level

Filled

Level

National

33

8-12

16

6-13

0

0

Limpopo

0

8-12

0

0

0

0

North West

0

0

0

0

2

12;13

Northern Cape

3

8-12

0

0

0

0

Western Cape

2

8-12

2

8-12

1

8-12

Eastern Cape

0

0

0

8-12

0

7-12

Gauteng

14

8-12

0

0

1

12-13

KwaZulu-Natal

0

0

0

0

2

10;12

Mpumalanga

0

0

0

0

2

8-10

Free State

0

0

0

0

7

8-12

Total

52

 

18

 

15

 

(2) Refer to Annexure A for the qualifications of each Blue Scorpions currently employed.

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Annexure A

Provincial Operation Regulation/ CD: Compliance Monitoring/ CD: Enforcement

Management/ Compliance Monitoring/ Enforcement

Post description

Qualifications

Head Office (CD: CM)

Management

Acting Chief Directorate

B.Sc, M.Sc and LLB (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Deputy Director

Nat Diploma & B-Tech (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Chief Engineer

B.Eng (Hons) Civil, B.Sc (Hons) Information Systems (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Scientific Manager

B.Sc, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, EMI basic training course (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

B.Sc Environmental Management and post graduated diploma in Integrated Water Resource Management (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

B.Sc Geology, B.Sc (Hons) Geohydrology (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

N.D and B-tech in Environmental Science (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

B.Sc Geology, B.Sc (Hons) Geohydrology (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

B.Sc Microbiology & Biochemistry, B.Sc (Hons) (Med) Mibrobiology and M.Sc Microbioloty (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Scientist Manager

B.Sc, B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Scientist Manager

B.Sc, M.Sc (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Production Scientist

B.Sc and B.Sc (Hons) (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Graduate Trainee

B.Sc and B.Sc (Hons) (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

B.Sc and B.Sc (Hons) (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Management (Compliance Monitoring)

Acting Director

B.Sc and MMP & DM (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

B.Sc Hons (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Deputy Director

BA Environmental Science (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Control Environmental Officer

Nat Diploma in Nuclear (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Officer Specialised Production

BA Environmental Management (Hons): Waste Management (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Officer

BA: Environmental Management (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

B.Sc, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc (Not designated as EMI – Blue scorpion)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Act Deputy Director

M.Sc

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Production Scientist

B.Sc Chemistry, B.Sc Geohydrology (Hons)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

B.Sc (Hons)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist

M.Sc degree

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Act Director

ND: Chemical Engineering

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Specialist Engineer

B.Sc (Eng)(Civil), B.Sc (Hons) (Eng)(Civil), M.Eng Structural Engineering

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Specialist Engineer

M.Eng: Water Resource Engineering

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Chief Engineer

B.Sc (Eng)(Civil), B.Eng (Hons) (Civil), M.Eng (Civil)

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Acting Deputy Director

ND: Human Resource Management

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Engineer

B.Eng: Civil Engineering

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Graduate Trainee

ND: Civil Engineering

Head Office (CD: CM)

Compliance Monitoring

Graduate Trainee

ND: Civil Engineering

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

B.Sc (Information Technology Management)

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

B.Com (Information Management): Diploma in Execution Information Technology)

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Chief Development Expert

B.Uris, LLB

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

Grade 12

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

ND in Law; Diploma: Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Assistant Director

B.Sc; BA (Hons) Criminology, Diploma: Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

Bachelor of Earth Science in mining and environmental Geology

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Deputy Director

B.Tech: Water care

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

ND: Human Resources, B Tech: Business Administration

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

BA (Police Science)

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

BA, Higher Education Diploma, National Certificate: Policing

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

Bachelor of Earth Sciences in Hydrology and Water Resource

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

ND: Biotechnology, B.Sc (Hons) Environmental Management

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Assistant Director

B.Sc: Water and Sanitation, enrolled for Hons in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

Studying towards B.Com

Head Office (CD: Enforcement)

Enforcement

Chief Development Expert

LLB

North West

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Deputy Director

ND: Water and Environmental Management

North West

Management (Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement)

Management (Director: Regulation)

B.Sc Chemistry, MBA

KZN

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Deputy Director

B.Sc: Pure & Applied Chemistry, B.Sc (Hons) Environmental Monitoring & Modelling

KZN

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Assistant Director

B.Sc: Environmental Management

Free State

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Control Environmental Officer

ND: Civil Engineering

Free State

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Environmental Officer

ND: Civil Engineering (ECSA)

Free State

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Environmental Officer

M.Tech: Environmental Health

Free State

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Environmental Officer (Production)

B.Sc Environmental Science

Free State

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Biodiversity Officer

B.Sc: Environmental Science

Free State

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Environmental Officer

Diploma in water care

Free State

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Environmental Officer

B.Sc (Hons) Environmental Monitoring and Modelling

Mpumalanga

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Control Environmental Officer

B.Sc (Hons)

Western Cape

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Deputy Director

B.SocSc & LLB

Western Cape

Compliance Monitoring

Assistant Director

BA-Geography & (Hons – IWRM)

Western Cape

Compliance Monitoring

Graduate Trainee

ND: Environmental Management & (final B.Tech Environmental Management year)

Western Cape

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

ND: Marketing, Policing and Environmental Management Inspectorate

Western Cape

Enforcement

Regulatory Inspector

ND: HR, Certificate in Policing, Certificate in Forensic Examination

Northern Cape

Management (Compliance Monitoring)

Director

M.Sc

Northern Cape

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Officer

B.Tech Nature Conservation, EMI

Northern Cape

Compliance Monitoring

Graduate Trainee

B.Sc

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement

Deputy Director

B.Sc (Hons), Environmental Management, Inspector Profession registered with SACNAPS

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Officer

B.Sc: Community water service and sanitation

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Officer

B.Sc: Community water service and sanitation

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Officer

BESHWR = Honours: Hydrology and Water Resources

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Officer

PGD = Honours: Integrated Water Resources Management

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Officer

PGD = Honours: Integrated Water Resources Management

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Officer

B Tech: Water Care

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist Technician

ND: Water Care

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist Technician

ND: Water Care

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Candidate Scientist Technician

B.Sc: Environmental and Water Science, Post graduate Diploma in Integrated Water Resource Management, B.Sc Hons Hydrology

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Scientific Technician

B Tech: Water Care

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Scientific Technician

B Tech: Water Care

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Scientific Technician

B.Sc: Biological Science

Gauteng

Compliance Monitoring

Deputy Director

B Tech: Water Quality

17 December 2015 - NW4239

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What was the vacancy rate at each police station in the (a) City of Tshwane, (b) Nelson Mandela Bay, (c) City of Johannesburg, (d) Ekurhuleni and (e) Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipalities (i) in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2015?

Reply:

Due to the nature of the information that is required which also involves other sections, a request is hereby made for the extension of time in order to provide a quality and accurate information as soon possible.

17 December 2015 - NW4072

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Human Settlements

With reference to her intervention in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape, what (a) are the details of the R4,6 billion allocation to housing delivery in the specified municipality, (b) is the role of the Housing Development Agency (HDA) in this regard and (c) are the details of the agreement between the HDA, the specified municipality and her department?

Reply:

(a) We indicated that the Nelson Mandela Intervention is supported by other sector departments, namely the National Treasury, Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs and the Department of Water and Sanitation. Further, the projected funding for the intervention will be made available over the MTEF period through various Interdepartmental Grants such as the Human Settlements Development Grant (HSDG), the Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG), the Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant (MWIG) and the National Skills Fund.

The breakdown of the projected R4.6 billion is at as follows:

Houses (16,191) R1.806 billion

Bethelsdorp 6500 Houses R721m

Kayamnandi 7000 Houses R776m

Walmer 2200 Houses R244m

Chatty (Military Veterans) 491 Houses R65m

Serviced Sites (15,700) R785m

Bulk Infrastructure (link and reticulation) and WWTPs R1.2 billion

Planning (greenfields) R82,1 m

Programme Management R428m

National Skills Fund (Skills Training) R300m

Estimated total R4.6 billion

(b) Role of the HDA

The National Department of Human Settlements (DHS), the Provincial Department of Human Settlements (PDoHS) and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) concluded a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Implementation Protocol (IP), wherein the Housing Development Agency was appointed the implementing agent to implement and manage the NMBM Integrated Human Settlements Programme for a period of 4 years (1 July 2015 until 31 March 2019).

(c) Details of Agreement between the HDA, the Municipality and the Department

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), underpinning the institutional, funding and implementation arrangements was signed between the Minister of Human Settlements, the MEC for Human Settlements and the Executive Mayor of the NMBM – 30 June 2015. The three parties constitute the Executive Committee that exercises oversight over the Programme.

The relevant Departmental and Entity Accounting Officers comprising of the Director General, Provincial Head of Department for Human Settlements, City Manager and the Chief Executive Officer of the HDA signed an Implementation Protocol (IP) – 2 July 2015. The IP provides for establishment of a Project Steering Committee (PSC) comprising the Director-General, the Provincial Head of Department for Human Settlements and the City Manager to oversee the implementation of the programme.

The IP stipulates that a Technical Committee be established comprising senior officials from National, Provincial, Metropolitan Municipality and the Housing Development Agency (HDA) as a preferred Implementing Agent. The Committee is tasked with the day-to-day management of the projects forming part of the Programme.

In addition, the agreements provide for the following key elements:

i) The Provincial Department of Human Settlements is the developer for the housing and human settlements programme and projects with regard to construction of houses funded through the HSDG.

ii) The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is responsible for all functions relating to spatial planning, bulk infrastructure and preparation of built environment performance plans, and will ensure that the USDG will be aligned to the HSDG allocations and targets and outputs.

iii) As Implementing Agent, the Housing Development Agency will undertake the implementation of the Programme in line with an approved implementation plan in conjunction with the Province and Municipality.

17 December 2015 - NW4227

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) Which municipalities in Mpumalanga are at risk due to poor water quality, (b) what is the cause of the risk and (c) what action has been taken to resolve the risks?

Reply:

(a) The municipalities in Mpumalanga that are at risk are located within Ehlanzeni, Gert Sibande and Nkangala District Municipalities. Intervention put in place by my Department are as follows:

  • Training on Blue drop compliance;
  • Bulk infrastructure and Water Treatment plant upgrades were necessary;
  • Technical Support;
  • Water Quality Monitoring programme;
  • Development to incident Management and response protocol.

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17 December 2015 - NW4252

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Balindlela, Ms ZB to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) How many cases are currently under investigation by the Blue Scorpions in terms of (i) the agricultural sector, (ii) the mining sector, (iii) water service authorities and (iv) any other organ of state and (b) what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

 

My Department through its Enforcement Unit has investigated a total of One Hundred and Three (103) cases in quarter one and two of this financial year. From the 103 cases, fifty six (56) cases were in terms of the agricultural sector, thirty seven (37) cases were in the mining sector, eight (8) cases were in water service authorities and two (2) cases were regarding organs of state. Refer to Annexure A for details of each case investigated.

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Annexure A

(a) No:

Province

(i)(ii)(iii) Sector

CaseID

(b) (i) Water User

(b)(ii) Regulated Water Use Activities

(b)(iii)Authorization Status

Date Investigated

Case Status

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Government [National/Prov]

-

Albert Falls Dam

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorization

01/24/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

40156

Ally Sand

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorization

6/22/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40193

Amanzi Farm

Storing water; Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorization

8/19/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40145

Arum Valley Estates Pty Ltd

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorization

7/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40203

Aslockton Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorization

9/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Autumn Skies Resources (Pty) Ltd

Taking water from a resource;

Schedule 1

 

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

70097

Burk Mining (Pty) Ltd

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorization

4/9/2013

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Byrne Village Lovu Catchment KZN

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

Schedule 1

07/21/2015

Still under investigation

 

Eastern Cape

Local Government [WSA/WSP]

10087

Central WWTW

Pollution Discharging waste or water containing waste into a water resource;

No Authorisation

9/3/2015

Still under investigation

 

Limpopo

Agriculture

-

CJ Roos Farm

Pollution, Taking water from a resource;

No Authorization

06/03/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40196

Cloverton Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorization

9/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40199

Crover Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorization

9/10/2015

Still under investigation

 

Free State

Agriculture

20757

De Berg 453/0 - De Berg Trust

Taking water from a resource;

Existing Law Water use

8/14/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Department of Agriculture – State Land

Control of emergency incidents

No Authorisation

05/26/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40138

DH Heritage Property (Pty) Ltd

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/7/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

70120

Diacor CC/ Good Hope Mine

Pollution Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

9/15/2015

Still under investigation

 

Limpopo

Agriculture

50059

Ditubatse Business Enterprise CC

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

8/5/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

70113

E&RKadgame Holdings

Pollution Taking water from a resource; Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characterisctics of a water cource;

No Authorisation

6/24/2015

Still under investigation

 

Gauteng

Local Government [WSA/WSP]

30188

Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality

Pollution

No Authorisation

7/21/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40163

Emagxabeni Community Trust

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

7/21/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

70109

EmangMmogo Mining (Pty) Ltd.

Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

5/19/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40135

Erf 1623 Dundee

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ;

No Authorisation

5/26/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40147

ERW Trust / Justin Family Trust

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40148

ESTORF

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40149

FreshmarkCanelands

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/8/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40140

GandhilallChunderlall Farm

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/7/2015

Still under investigation

 

Gauteng

Mining

30181

Glen Douglas Dolomite Mine

Taking water from a resource; Discharging waste or water containing waste into a water resource; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource; Removing discharging or disposing of water found underground; Section21k

Existing Law Water use

6/2/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40204

Goodland Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

9/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Limpopo

Agriculture

50058

Greystone 469/32 Machimane Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

8/5/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

70115

Guilford Limited

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

6/17/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Hazelmere Systems KZN

Taking water from a resource;

Schedule 1

07/09/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

-

Helpebietjie Manganese Minefirst

Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

05/21/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Hlanganani Plant and Civil

Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

 

05/18/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40143

Honey Glen Family Trust

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

40155

Inter- ocean Sand and Plant Hire

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

7/22/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

40157

Isibaya Manufacturing

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

6/22/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40201

Island View Farm

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

9/10/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

-

Kareepan Manganese Miningfirst

Taking water from a resource;

Schedule 1

05/20/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40200

Kedron Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

9/10/2015

Still under investigation

 

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

-

KleinbeginBoerdery Piggery & Abattoir

Pollution

N/A

06/18/2015

Still under investigation

 

Limpopo

Agriculture

50056

Klipdrift Farm: MakepiseAgri (Pty) Ltd

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

8/13/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Northern Cape

Mining

-

Kudumane Manganese Mining NC

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

 

06/25/2015

Still under investigation

 

North West

Mining

80142

Logibrik Brick Works

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/9/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Gauteng

Local Government [WSA/WSP]

-

Mafube Villiers (Gauteng)

Pollution

No Authorisation

09/15/2015

Still under investigation

 

Limpopo

Local Government [WSA/WSP]

50063

Makhado DorpsRivier Abstraction

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

9/2/2015

Still under investigation

 

Gauteng

Agriculture

30190

Marais Trust- PORTION 216 Oudedorp 376

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

Existing Law Water use

8/6/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40144

Marcel Wittig Family Trust

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

-

Marlow Boerdery Milking Parlours (EC)

Taking water from a resource;

Schedule 1

08/12/2015

Still under investigation

 

North West

Agriculture

80134

Melrose 524 JP8, Inyati Lodge

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

6/3/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Mondi Paper KZN

engaging in a stream flow reduction activity contemplated in section 36;

 

07/22/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

-

Morokwa Manganese

Taking water from a resource; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

05/19/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Mr. FaizalAkoonjee

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

04/22/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Mr. Vishal Ramlakan Sands

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

04/23/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40146

Neil Witting Family Trust

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40162

New Brough Grange Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

7/21/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Local Government [WSA/WSP]

 

New England Landfill

Pollution

 

05/20/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

40154

Njomane Investment

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

6/24/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

70105

North Cape Mining (Pty) Ltd

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

5/19/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40142

Nundhlal Farm S29.56967” E 31.01504

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/7/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40141

Nundhlal Farm S29.56984” E 31.01596

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/7/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

-

Pensfontein Manganese Mining

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

05/22/2015

Still under investigation

 

Limpopo

Mining

50051

Radoo (Nyakelani) village

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

7/1/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40139

RamnarainPraimrajh Farm

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/7/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40158

RampulShanthee Farm

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/7/2015

Still under investigation

 

Gauteng

Local Government [WSA/WSP]

-

Refengkgotso Waste Water Treatment Works

Pollution; Discharging waste or water containing waste into a water resource through a pipe, canal, sewer, sea outfall or

other conduit;

No Authorisation

06/22/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

70102

Rex Exploration (Pty) Ltd

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

5/20/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Richards Bay Mining Pty Ltd

Engaging in a stream flow reduction activity contemplated in section 36;

No Authorisation

04/23/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Rietfontein and Riet Vallei Farms

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

Water Use License

05/06/2015

Still under investigation

 

Limpopo

Agriculture

50057

Rietvlei Farm Portion 29

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

8/5/2015

Still under investigation

 

Northern Cape

Mining

70103

Ringside Trading 520 (Pty) Ltd

Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

5/20/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Riverbend(KZN)

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

09/22/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Riverside Farm KZN

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

07/22/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

40159

RochRoopnarain Side

Taking water from a resource; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

6/26/2015

Still under investigation

 

North West

Local Government [WSA/WSP]

 

Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Plant

Pollution; Discharging waste or water containing waste into a water resource through a pipe, canal, sewer, sea outfall orother conduit;

 

09/09/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

S & S Mining (KZN)

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

04/23/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Sand Mining (Crocodile Creek Farm)

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

04/23/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Sand Mining (Mr. Byron Biller owner of Inter Ocean)

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

04/23/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

40136

Sand mining activities at Wasbank river in KZN

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

5/26/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Sand Mining Umgeni near N2 Bridge

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

04/23/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Sand Mining Umgeni River

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

04/23/2015

Still under investigation

 

Gauteng

Government [National/Prov]

30169

SANRAL and Tau Pele Construction Company

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

5/6/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Northern Cape

Mining

-

Selective Sands (NC)

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

04/23/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Sendhlm Farm KZN Silverleaf Farm KZN

Storing water;

No Authorisation

07/23/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Sigh Harware and Espirit Investments

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

06/26/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

-

Spekboomberg Dairy (EC)

Pollution

No Authorisation

08/12/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40198

Stockton Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

9/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

10072

Stormberg Abattoir

Pollution;

No Authorisation

6/24/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

North West

Local Government [WSA/WSP]

-

Sunderland Ridge WWTW

Pollution; Discharging waste or water containing waste into a water resource through a pipe, canal, sewer, sea outfall orother conduit;

 

08/06/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40195

Sunnyside Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

9/10/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40151

Sunshine

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Limpopo

Agriculture

-

Tia Farming (LP)

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;Discharging waste or water containing waste into a water resource through a pipe, canal, sewer, sea outfall orother conduit;

No Authorisation

08/05/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Tongaat-Hulett Heatonville

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

05/18/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Tri Sand cc

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

06/26/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Ubuntu Sand and Blocks

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

05/18/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

-

Umzumbe Mining Company

No Water Use Activities

N/A

04/02/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40205

Valhalla Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

9/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40197

Vlei Villa Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

9/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

10067

VleilandLRCopeman

Storing water; Discharging waste or water containing waste into a water resource; Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;

No Authorisation

8/12/2015

Still under investigation

 

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

10086

VLR Trust

Engaging in a controlled activity Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource; Section21h;

No Authorisation

9/3/2015

Administrative Enforcement Taken

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

-

Vrystaat Farming Durleigh Farm

Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

04/24/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40153

VusiOakford community/ KWA-Zulu Natal Department of Housing

Taking water from a resource;

No Authorisation

7/9/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40161

Wiveton Plant Growers

Taking water from a resource; Storing water; Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse ; Altering the bed; banks, course or characteristics of a water course;

No Authorisation

7/20/2015

Still under investigation

 

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

40206

Wozani Farm

Taking water from a resource; Storing water;

No Authorisation

9/10/2015

Still under investigation

17 December 2015 - NW4249

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

Whether any Rand Water pump stations that feed water to any part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng experienced any power outages (a) in (i) August, (ii) September and (iii) October and (b) from 1 November 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (aa) on which dates were power outages experienced, (bb) what was the length of time of each power outage, (cc) which pump stations were affected in each specified case and (dd) what was the effect on the supply of water to Ekurhuleni in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i)August 2015

(a)(ii)

September 2015

(a)(iii) October 2015

(b) November 2015

(b)(aa) days where power outages experienced

(b)(bb) length of time of each power outage

(b)(cc) pump stations affected

(b)(dd) effect on the supply of water to Ekurhuleni

None

None

Power outages occurred

None

None

135 minutes

Mapleton Pump station.

None

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17 December 2015 - NW4209

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

(1)(a) What are the different types of toilets that were provided to informal settlements in each of the eight metropolitan municipalities up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) how many of these different types of toilets were provided to each informal settlement in each of the specified metropolitan municipalities, (c) how many of the specified toilets provided are serviced and (d) for each type, how many of these are provided and serviced by the (i) municipality and/or (ii) a contractor of the municipality; (2) what is the total number of informal settlement dwellings in each of the eight metros; (3) what is the average ratio of a shared toilet to households in the informal settlements in each of the eight metro municipalities?

Reply:

(1)(a) My Department in collaboration with the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality piloted a full water borne sanitation solution in the form of communal toilets in the Khayelitsha township (Site C - Section BM and Site B – Section BM). This was provided for in May 2015.

(1)(b) The pilot project saw 10 Communal water borne toilets constructed per site respectively.

(1)(c) The toilets are a full water borne toilet system and will flush into the city’s sewer reticulation network. These toilets will only experience blockages if and when “foreign objects” such as plastic bags, hard papers etc are flushed into the network. The City of Cape Town will service these toilets as part of the reticulation network.

(1)(d) Refer to (1)(c) above.

(1)(d)(i) Both systems (sites) are serviced by the municipality.

(1)(d)(ii) None.

(2) This information is available from the Department of Human Settlements.

(3) The communal toilet facility will accommodate 1:50 households (a single ablution facility will service some 50 households). Informal Settlements are serviced by municipalities with interim services and may differ from one settlement to another but also depending on the density of the settlement.

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