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30 October 2017 - NW3197

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

With reference to her reply to question 1987 on 9 October 2017, how many litres of water are lost annually due to water leaks in each metropolitan municipality in each province?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the litres of water lost annually due to water leaks in each metropolitan municipality.

Province

Metropolitan Municipality

Volume of water lost (Mega Litres/Annum)

Volume of water lost (Litres/Annum)

Western Cape

City of Cape Town

42 177

42 177 000 000

Eastern Cape

Nelson Mandela Bay

40 093

40 093 000 000

 

Buffalo City

21 307

21 307 000 000

Gauteng

City of Johannesburg

107 006

107 006 000 000

 

City of Tshwane

70 423

70 423 000 000

 

Ekurhuleni

59 321

59 321 000 000

Free State

Mangaung

9 969

9 969 000 000

KwaZulu-Natal

eThekwini

93 680

93 680 000 000

Total

 

443 976

443 976 000 000

 

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30 October 2017 - NW3192

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

With reference to her reply to question 1987 on 9 October 2017, (a) in which municipality and (b) ward are most of the leaks located in (i) Gauteng and (ii) KwaZulu-Natal provinces?

Reply:

(a) Municipalities with most leaks are located in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The Department does not assess location of water leaks by wards system. Instead, Municipalities provide information on water leaks as per distribution/ reticulation systems in accordance with either the number of households, total reservoir supply area and/or systems operating pressure regime.

(b)(i) In Gauteng Province, the municipality with the most leaks is the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

(b)(ii) In KwaZulu-Natal Province, the municipality with most leaks is the EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.

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30 October 2017 - NW2721

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

(a) What is the current progress of the (i) blue and (ii) green drop assessments of her department, (b) by what date is the final assessment report expected, (c) what is the projected total cost of each assessment and (d) who will conduct the assessments in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) The Blue drop progress assessments for 2015 data have been completed and the progress assessments for 2016 data will only be initiated in the last quarter of 2017/18.

(ii) The Green drop progress assessments for 2015/16 are currently in progress.2015/16 are currently in progress.

(b) The blue drop progress assessment report for 2015 data is currently being edited and will be submitted for approval. The 2015/16 draft Green drop progress report will be developed in the first quarter of 2018/19.

(c) The blue drop and green drop progress assessments are currently being done internally.

(d) The full assessments will be done by departmental staff with the support of a service provider. The estimated cost of using external resources is R10.6 million for 2017/18 (blue drop progress and green drop full assessments).

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26 October 2017 - NW3111

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

(a) What is the (i) current status of (aa) Phase 1 and (bb) Phase 2A of the Mokolo and Crocodile River (West) Water Augmentation Project and (ii) total amount that (aa) has been spent to date and (bb) will be spent on completion of each project, (b) by what date will each phase be completed and (c) how many litres of water will be transferred from the Crocodile River through each project?

Reply:

(a)(i)(aa) The current status of Mokolo and Crocodile River (West) Water Augmentation Project (MCWAP) Phase 1:

    • Phase 1 was commissioned in June 2015. The project is at Defects Notification Stage, which will be completed in October 2017. The project (excluding refurbishment) will be closed in June 2018, after the environmental rehabilitation of the servitude and land owner sign off on the various farm portions.
        • The refurbishment of the old pipeline from Mokolo Dam is primarily aimed as back-up supply to Lephalale Municipality during maintenance outages on the main pipeline, in lieu of 18 day storage capacity. The pipeline will also offer some redundancy to other water users. The refurbishment is forecasted to be completed in December 2022, if a go-ahead is given in the current financial year.

(a)(i)(bb) The current status of Mokolo and Crocodile River (West) Water Augmentation Project (MCWAP) Phase 2A:

        • Phase 2A is at the planning stage, after the confirmation of the transfer capacity of 75 million m3 per annum.
        • The EIA and other Planning work is expected to be concluded by December 2018. 
        • TCTA will raise commercial funding and implement MCWAP-2A with co-funding from the fiscus. I have granted TCTA a borrowing limit, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, to raise commercial funding for the project. Approval to issue government guarantees in relation to some of the funding to be raised by TCTA has been granted.
        • The requirements for fiscal funding contributions are being addressed to cover this year’s commitments in order for pre-construction activities to start by January 2018 in accordance with the current programme to achieve water delivery by October 2023 and to achieve Eskom’s required water delivery date for Medupi FGD retrofitting (to reduce Sulphur emissions) in terms of Eskom’s World Bank loan commitments.

(a)(ii)(aa)The Total Amount spent Mokolo and Crocodile River (West) Water Augmentation Project (MCWAP) Phase 1 is as follows:

  • MCWAP 1:- Expenditure to date is R 1 602 466 000.
  • MCWAP 2:- No expenses to date

(a)(i)(bb) The total amount spend for Mokolo and Crocodile River (West) Water Augmentation Project (MCWAP) Phase 2A

    • MCWAP 1:- Forecasted cost to complete (including refurbishment) is R 2 138 635 114 (on the base date of 2015)
    • MCWAP 2:- Forecast project costs is R 13 308 127 000

(b) The phases will be completed as follows:

  • MCWAP 1:- Project excluding refurbishment will be closed in June 2018.
  • MCWAP 1:- Project including refurbishment will be closed in Dec 2022.
  • MCWAP 2:- Water delivery is forecasted for October 2023, and project closed in October 2025, after rehabilitation of the servitude and land owner sign off.

(c) The total amount of Litres transferred is as follows:

  • MCWAP 1:- Zero liters from Crocodile River, and 30 million m3 per annum (30 billion litres per annum) from the Mokolo Dam
  • MCWAP 2 will transfer 75 million m3 per annum (75 billion litres per annum) from the Crocodile River.

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19 October 2017 - NW2306

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Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Have any appeals been lodged with her in terms of section 41(6) of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998; if not, why not; if so, how many have been (a) lodged and (b) decided; (2) will the Water Tribunal be retained as an appeal authority in the upcoming draft Water and Sanitation Bill; if not, why not?

Reply:

(1) From 2008 to 2017, a total of 414 appeals have been lodged, and 4 decided; 74 withdrawn by appellants.

(2) No. The reason for discontinuation Water Tribunal is that the Water Tribunal is not an efficient, cost effective and speedy mechanism for the resolution of appeals arising from the implementation of the Act. The new Bill seeks to provide for an administrative dispute resolution mechanism which is more efficient, cost effective, and quicker.

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19 October 2017 - NW2851

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

Has she authorised a certain company (name furnished) to undertake listed water use despite the suspension of its water use licence as a result of an appeal in respect of that licence pending before the Water Tribunal; if not, what enforcement action is her department taking to stop the specified company from undertaking the listed water use it has announced; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) No, the Minister has not authorised Kropz Elandsfontein (Pty) Ltd formerly Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining (Pty) Ltd to undertake listed water use despite the suspension of its water use licence as a result of an appeal in respect of that licence pending before the Water Tribunal.

(b) The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement team of my department conducted an inspection on the 06 September 2017 at Portion 4 of farm Elandsfontein 349, Malmesbury Rd which is a property of Kropz Elandsfontein (Pty) Ltd formerly Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining (Pty) Ltd in respect of which a water use licence that was issued by my department. The finding of this inspection is that there was no water use taking place in the said property in violation of water use licence suspension

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09 October 2017 - NW2177

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

Whether the report of the Motau Task Team that was set up by her to investigate procurement irregularities has been finalised; if not, (a) why not and (b) on what date is it expected to be finalised; if so, will she furnish Ms T E Baker with a copy of the specified report?

Reply:

Requesting Honorable Member to refer to the response provided in NA 1666 of 9 June 2017.

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09 October 2017 - NW2592

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

When are the application dates (a) opening and (b) closing for the board positions of all entities and councils reporting to her?

Reply:

Refer to table below:

No.

Name of Entity

(a) Opening for the board positions

(b) Closing for board positions

1.

Amatola Water

The Board of Amatola Water was appointed in February 2016.

The term of office of the Board expires in 2020.

2.

Bloem Water

The Board of Bloem Water was appointed in April 2014.

The term of office of the Board expires in 2018.

3.

Lepelle Northern Water

The Board of Lepelle Northern Water was appointed in April 2016

The term of office of the Board expires in 2020.

4.

Magalies Water

The Board of Magalies Water was appointed in April 2014.

The term of office of the Board expires in 2018.

5.

Mhlathuze Water

The term of office of the Board was terminated in April 2017. The acting Chief Executive was appointed as the Accounting Authority in terms of Section 49(2) of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No.1 of 1999) as amended.

The process for the appointment of a new Board has commenced.

6.

Overberg Water

The term of office of the Board was terminated in June 2017. The acting Chief Executive was appointed as the Accounting Authority in terms of Section 49(2) of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No.1 of 1999) as amended.

Process for the appointment of a new Board has commenced.

7.

Rand Water

The Board was appointed in April 2014.

The term of office of the Board expires in 2018.

8.

Sedibeng Water

The Board was appointed in April 2017.

The term of office of the Board expires in 2021.

9.

Umgeni Water

The term of office of the Board was terminated in June 2017. The acting Chief Executive was appointed as the Accounting Authority in terms of Section 49(2) of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No.1 of 1999) as amended.

The process for the appointment of a new Board has commenced.

10.

Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA)

The Board of the TCTA was appointed in December 2015.

The term of office of the Board expires in 2018.

11.

Water Research Commission (WRC)

The Board of the WRC was appointed in 2016.

The term of office of the Board expires in 2020

12.

Inkomati-Usuthu CMA

The Board of Inkomati-Usuthu CMA was appointed in 2014

The term of office of the Board expires in 2018

13.

Breede-Gouritz CMA

The Interim Board of Breede-Gouritz CMA was appointed in 2014

The term of office of the Board expires in 2018

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09 October 2017 - NW1987

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

How many litres of water are lost annually due to leaks in each province?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the amount of litres of water lost annually in each province due to leaks:

Province

Volume of water lost (Mega Litres/Annum)

Volume of water lost (Litres/Annum)

Western Cape

64 788

64 788 000 000

Easter Cape

121 589

121 589 000 000

Northern Cape

34 534

34 534 000 000

Gauteng

295 187

295 187 000 000

Free State

76 793

76 793 000 000

KwaZulu Natal

238 614

238 614 000 000

Limpopo

124 013

124 013 000 000

Mpumalanga

93 239

93 239 000 000

North West

84 462

84 462 000 000

Total

1 133 219

1 133 219 000 000

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28 September 2017 - NW2089

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

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entities reporting to her are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, any institution of research and development (i) domestically and/or (ii) internationally; if so, (aa)(aaa) what are the names of the specified institutions and (bbb) what are their functions, (bb) from what date has her department or any entity reporting to her been funding them and (cc) what amount has her department contributed towards such funding?

Reply:

(a)(i) Yes, my Department and entities reporting to me are funding, including by way of discretionary funding, institution of research and development domestically. Refer to the tables below:

Department of Water and Sanitation:

(a)(aa)(aaa) Names of the specified institutions

(a)(aa)(bbb) Their functions

(a)(bb) From what date

(a)(cc) what amount

The Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

As per mandate of the (AU/NEPAD), Stellenbosch University hosts the secretariat of the AU/NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence since 2009. The role of the secretariat is to facilitate research and capacity development activities and initiatives in line with the Southern African Development Community Regional Strategic Action Plan (SADC-RSAP) and the AU-African Ministers’ Council for Water (AU-AMCOW).

From 25 November 2015 to 24 November 2018

R1 million rand (One Million Rand) per annum

Entities:

Entity (b)

(i)

(ii)

(aa)(aaa)

(aa)(bbb)

(bb)

(cc)

Amatola Water

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bloem Water

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lepelle Water

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Magalies Water

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mhlathuze Water

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Overberg Water

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rand Water is funding Professorial Chairs for research and development program per annum.

Domestically

 
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Pretoria

Tshwane University of Technology funded for three Professorial Chairs viz., Chair in Water Utilisation, Chair in Organic Chemistry and Chair in Electrical Engineering.

University of Pretoria funded for four Professorial Chairs, viz., Chair in Microbiology, Chair in Public health, Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Chair in Civil Engineering.

2013 - 2018

R1.2 million per annum.

Sedibeng Water

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Umgeni Water

Domestically

No

University of KwaZulu-Natal (Higher Education Institution)

Umgeni Water Chair of Water Resources Management funded at approximately R2.4million/annum; MOU

2011

NA

     

Durban University of Technology (Higher Education Institution)

Funding of R100 000 provided to date based on requests and approved projects; MOU

2014

 
     

Mangosuthu University of Technology (Higher Education Institution)

 

2014

 

TCTA

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

WRC

WRC does fund institutions of research and development to conduct research projects. The WRC funds R&D projects as part of its core mandate as per the Water Research Act. The funding goes to South African research organizations directly. For purposes of simplicity given the large scope of the question the WRC will restrict its answer to cover only the new R&D projects initiated in the 2017/18 financial year.

Yes

The list of organizations and institutions with WRC funding for new projects initiated in the 2017/18 financial year is attached to this memo as Annexure A. There are 41 research organizations that receive WRC R&D funding for new projects categorized broadly as indicated in

Higher Education (Universities): R58.4 Million

R&D SMMEs. R33.7 Million

Science Councils R11.9 Million

Funding is done on a project to project basis. This done via annual calls for proposals. The funding allocated for the 2017/18 year is R104 Million.

The co-contribution to the R&D budget from DWS is R17.6 Million for these new projects.

Refer to Annexure A

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Annexure A

Organisation

Number of Projects

Total Budget

North-West University

3

R2 400 000

University of Pretoria

5

R6 980 450

University of KwaZulu-Natal

4

R7 337 272

University of Cape Town

7

R12 667 592

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

1

R1 250 000

University of the Witwatersrand

2

R1 766 576

University of Stellenbosch

4

R4 792 233

University of Johannesburg

2

R2 268 000

Rhodes University

1

R2 929 600

Monash University South Africa

1

R3 000 000

University of the Free State

2

R5 618 000

University of Limpopo

1

R2 000 000

University of Venda

2

R1 850 000

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2

R1 842 000

Vaal University of Technology

1

R1 710 000

Biomimicry SA

1

R1 600 000

Eco-Pulse Environmental Consulting Sciences

1

R1 292 000

Terrasim cc

 

R1 725 000

The Moss Group

1

R909 378

NuWater South Africa (Pty) Ltd

1

R1 836 400

WRP Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd

1

R340 000

Conningarth Economists

1

R570 000

Isidima Design and Development Pty

1

R741 000

CSV Water Consulting Engineers

1

R600 000

Chris Swartz Water Utilisation Engineers

1

R1 000 000

TruSense Consulting Services

1

R1 299 600

VitaOne8 (Pty) Ltd

1

R300 000

Partners in Development (Pty) Ltd

1

R342 000

Freshwater Research Centre

1

R4 000 000

C Jarmain Independent Researcher

1

R3 395 600

Bunker Hills Investment

1

R600 000

Mahlahthini Organics

1

R2 700 000

Nxt2U (Pty) Ltd & UP Consortium

1

R2 000 000

Delta-H (Pty) Ltd

1

R1 000 000

IWR Water Resource (Pty) Ltd

1

R2 500 000

Geowater IQ (Pty) Ltd

1

R250 000

Quantitative Evidence Research Consultancy Services cc

1

R300 000

Eon Consulting

1

R600 000

Golder Associates Africa

3

R3 894 000

ARC

1

R1 200 000

CSIR

6

R10 685 920

Total

26

R104 092 621

The list of organisations or Institutions with WRC/DWS funding.

28 September 2017 - NW2307

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Tlhaole, Mr L S to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) Given that the previous Blue and Green Drop reports were published in 2013, when will the next Blue Drop and Green Drop reports be published and (b) what action is her department taking to prevent untreated water contaminated with sewage being released from waste water treatment plants in violation of those licences, given that waste water treatment plants are licensed by her department?

Reply:

(a) The next Blue Drop progress assessment report will be finalised by end October and will be published once it is approved. The Green Drop assessment commenced in August 2017 for a self assessment by Municipalities. The report writing will be finalised in April 2018 and report will be published once it is approved.

(b) The Department does regular monitoring of wastewater treatment plants through compliance monitoring and where transgressions are realized Directives are issued to Municipalities and ways are established to turn the situation around. Over and above, the Department also plays a support role by facilitating funding for these wastewater treatment works. The Department also has an enforcement function that work with compliance monitoring section, to ensure that administrative enforcement are enacted once it is observed that despite all the support provided to assist municipalities the situation of non-compliance still persist and only then can legal actions taken.

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28 September 2017 - NW2305

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Rawula, Mr T to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What factors does she or the person delegated in this regard consider when taking a decision in terms of section 148(2)(b) to uplift the suspension of appeal to the Water Tribunal pending the outcome of such an appeal?

Reply:

The Minister of the Department of Water and Sanitation lifts a suspension of a license pending the outcome of the appeal made to the Water Tribunal when a petition is made indicating any of the following:

  1. that the granting of all authorisations or a water use licence followed all relevant due processes;
  2. that the suspension is highly prejudicial and detrimental to a lawfully obtained authorisations;
  3. that the suspension will derail the entire project timelines and create uncertainties;
  4. that the suspension will put hundreds of millions of investments at risks as well as forego much needed jobs and community development projects;
  5. that the issues raised by the Appellants in the appeal should be decided upon by the Water Tribunal, and the Appellants will not be prejudiced by the lifting of the suspension; and
  6. if the reasons provided by the person who is affected by the suspension are persuasive.

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28 September 2017 - NW2600

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Mathys, Ms L to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What numbers of mines were found not to be compliant with regulations pertaining to water use licences (a) in the 2016-17 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

(a) So far there is no mine that achieved a hundred percent compliance with its water use license conditions. The non compliance varies and is assessed according to the impact posed to the water resources and the environment in relation to specific conditions. Non-compliance depending on the impact or threat posed may either be addressed through an action plan, administrative, civil or criminal enforcement. Out of 111 mines that were monitored in the 2016/2017 financial year, 55 mines were found to be significantly not complying with the conditions of the water use license of which 25 mines were referred for enforcement actions (refer to Annexure A). The other 30 mines were requested to provide action plans to address non-compliance.

(b) For the 2017/18, (April to June) 22 mines were monitored with 15 mines significantly not complying of which 8 required enforcement actions.

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Annexure A

Quarter 1 (APRIL - JUNE 2016)

 No

Water Sector

Name

Province

PoE received

Finding/
Motivation

1

Mining

Exxaro Leeupan Coal Mine

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

2

Mining

Umcebo Middelkraal Colliery

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

3

Mining

Bankfontein

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

4

Mining

Exxaro Matla

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

5

Mining

Kangala

MP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

6

Mining

Homelands Energy

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

7

Mining

Palesa

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

8

Mining

Hoshoza Resources: Karoboo Colliery

KZN

Yes

Acceptable 75-100%

9

Mining

Grootegeluk Coal Mine

LP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

10

Mining

Mogalakwena Platinum Mine

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

11

Mining

Venetia Diamond Mine

LP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

12

Mining

Vele Colliery

LP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

13

Mining

Tshikondeni Coal Mine

LP

Yes

Acceptable 75-100%

14

Mining

Ocon Brick Audit

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

15

Mining

Evander Gold

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

16

Mining

New Vaal Colliery

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

17

Mining

Lonmin Platinum Mine

NW

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

18

Mining

Northam Platinum Mine: Zondereinde division

NW

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

19

Mining

Elitheni Coal

EC

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

20

Mining

Kalagadi Manganese Mine

NC

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

           

Quarter 2 (JULY - SEPTEMBER 2016)

 No

Water Sector

Name

Province

PoE received

Finding/
Motivation

1

Mining

Anglo Coal: Kromdraai

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

2

Mining

Anglo Coal: Navigation

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

3

Mining

Anglo American: Twickenham

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

4

Mining

Brackfontein: Tegeta Resources & Exploration

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

5

Mining

Xstrata: Goedgevonden Colliery

MP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

6

Mining

Hlagisa Mining Wildfontein Colliery

MP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

7

Mining

Glencore: Tavistock Coal

MP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

8

Mining

ATC Impunzi Complex

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

9

Mining

ASA Dilokong Chrome Mine

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

10

Mining

Mtotolo Platinum Mine

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

11

Mining

Elandsfontein Colliery

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

No 

Water Sector

Name

Province

PoE received

Finding/
Motivation

12

Mining

Ezulwini

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

13

Mining

City Deep Gold Mine

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

14

Mining

Penumbra Coal Mine

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

15

Mining

New Kleinfontein Mine

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

16

Mining

Rand Uranium

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

17

Mining

New Denmark Colliery

GP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

18

Mining

Tronox Mine

WC

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

19

Mining

Tronox MSP

WC

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

20

Mining

Grootegeluk Coal Mine

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

21

Mining

Vele

LP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

22

Mining

Tshikondeni

LP

Yes

Acceptable 75-100%

23

Mining

Venetia

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

24

Mining

Mogalakwena

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

25

Mining

Beestekraal Mine - Portland Cement

NW

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

26

Mining

Sibanye Platinum Mine

NW

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

27

Mining

Pilanesberg Platinum Mine

NW

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

28

Mining

PMG

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

29

Mining

Hotazel Manganese Mine: Hotazel site

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

30

Mining

Hotazel Manganese Mine: Wessels Mine

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

31

Mining

Hotazel Manganese Mine: Middleplaats

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

32

Mining

Hotazel Manganese Mine: Mamatwane mine

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

           

Quarter 3 (October - December 2016)

No 

Water Sector

Name

Province

PoE received

Finding/
Motivation

1

Mining

Marula Platinum Mine

MP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

2

Mining

Mpuyelo Group: Rhirhanzo Colliery

MP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

3

Mining

Sudor Coal: Halgewonnen

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

4

Mining

Glencoe Optinum: Kwagga Section

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

5

Mining

Stuart Coal

MP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

6

Mining

Umzobanzi Coal

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

7

Mining

Shanduka Graspan Colliery

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

8

Mining

Anglo Inyosi Kriel Colliery

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

9

Mining

Woestalleen Mine

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

10

Mining

Koffiefontein Mine

FS

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

11

Mining

Matsopa Mineral KoppiesnBentonite Mine

FS

Yes

No authorisation. This mine has to be taken out of the report

12

Mining

Crown Mine

GP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

 No

Water Sector

Name

Province

PoE received

Finding/
Motivation

13

Mining

Ergo Mine

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

14

Mining

Vunene: Usutu Colliery

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

15

Mining

International Ferro Metals and TC Smelter

NW

Yes

Not reporting under Mining move to Industry

16

Mining

Ferro chrome boshoek smelter and mine

NW

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

17

Mining

Horizon Chrome mine (previously Merafe Ferrochrome)

NW

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

18

Mining

Schmidtsdrift Mine

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

19

Mining

Assmang: Black Rock (Lometag)

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

20

Mining

Hautian Manganese

NC

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

21

Mining

Rooipoort Mine

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

22

Mining

Brandywine Valley Investments: Uitkomst Colliery

KZN

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

23

Mining

Brandywine Valley Investments: Wykom Siding

KZN

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

24

Mining

Hlobane: Tshoba

KZN

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

25

Mining

Hlobane: Nkongolwane

KZN

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

26

Mining

Tshikondeni Colliery

LP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

27

Mining

Venetia

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

28

Mining

Grootegeluk Coal Mine

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

29

Mining

Mogalakwena Platinum Mine

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

30

Mining

Vele Colliery

LP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

           

Quarter 4 (January - March 2017)

 No

Water Sector

Name

Province

PoE received

Finding/
Motivation

1

Mining

BECSA: Khutala Colliery (South 32)

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

2

Mining

Anglo Thermal Coal: Kleinkopje Colliery

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

3

Mining

Clencore: Tweefontein Complex

MP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

4

Mining

Wescoal: Intibane Colliery

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

5

Mining

Anglo Coal: Mafube Colliery

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

6

Mining

BECSA: MMS Klipfontein Section (South 32)

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

7

Mining

African Exploration: Vlakfontein Colliery

MP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

8

Mining

Anglo Gold Ashanti: Mponeng

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

9

Mining

Mission Point Trading 41 (Pty) Ltd

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

10

Mining

Mashala Resource: Fereira Mine

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

No 

Water Sector

Name

Province

PoE received

Finding/
Motivation

11

Mining

South Gold Exploration (Sebanye Burnstone Mine)

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

12

Mining

Harmony gold mine - Kusasalethu & Deelkraal Operation

GP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

13

Mining

Xstrata Alloys Eland Platinum Mine

NW

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

14

Mining

Maseve Platinum Mine

NW

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

15

Mining

Lonmin Platinum Mine

NW

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

16

Mining

Mr M Mdlulane

NC

Yes

Acceptable 75-100%

17

Mining

MN Mbonose

NC

Yes

Acceptable 75-100%

18

Mining

Sishen Iron Ore

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

19

Mining

Scarlet Sun Mine

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

20

Mining

De Beer Micro Diamonds

NC

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

21

Mining

Mr OA Witkoei

NC

Yes

Acceptable 75-100%

22

Mining

HE Louw

NC

Yes

Acceptable 75-100%

23

Mining

Mrs FE Mali

NC

Yes

Acceptable 75-100%

24

Mining

BM Marman

NC

Yes

Acceptable 75-100%

25

Mining

Crown Resources

NC

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

26

Mining

Vele

LP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

27

Mining

Venetia

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

28

Mining

Grootegeluk

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 25-49%

29

Mining

Tshikondeni

LP

Yes

Good but at risk 50-74%

30

Mining

Mogalakwena

LP

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

31

Mining

Somkhele Tendele Mine

KZN

Yes

Not acceptable 0-24%

           
 

Overall 52% out of 111

     

21 September 2017 - NW2354

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What amount was spent on emergency works at waste water treatment plants in each province in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) what are the details of the (i) locations, (ii) name of each municipality, (iii) nature of the intervention and (iv) cost of the intervention in each case?

Reply:

My Department did not implement any emergency Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) projects in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years. The amount spent on emergency works at waste water treatment plants in each province in the 2016-17 financial years is detailed in the table below:

PROVINCE

LOCATION

MUNICIPALITY

PROJECT NAME

NATURE OF INTERVENTION

PROJECT COST

Free Sate

Oranjeville

Metsimaholo

Refurbishment of Oranjeville Waste Water Treatment Works.

Refurbishment of WWTW and Pump Stations (Mechanical and Electrical)

R8 012 848.39

Free Sate

Deneysville

Metsimaholo

Refurbishment of Deneysville Waste Water Treatment Works.

De-sludging of WWTW ponds

R2 468 343.42

Free Sate

Vrede

Phumelela

Refurbishment of Vrede Waste Water Treatment Works.

Refurbishment of WWTW and Pump Stations (Mechanical and Electrical)

R42 457 532.10

Free Sate

Harrismith

Maluti-A-Phofung

Refurbishment of Wilge Waste Water Treatment Works.

Refurbishment of WWTW (Mechanical and Electrical)

R11 853 659.90

Free Sate

Reitz

Nketoana

Refurbishment of Reitz Waste Water Treatment Works.

De-sludging of WWTW ponds and the refurbishment of Mechanical and Electrical components.

R24 409 008.78

Free Sate

Viljoenskroon

Moqhaka

Refurbishment of Viljoenskroon Waste Water Treatment Works.

Refurbishment of WWTW (Mechanical and Electrical)

R15 058 146.26

Free Sate

Bothaville

Nala

Refurbishment of Bothaville Waste Water Treatment Works.

Refurbishment of WWTW and Pump Stations (Mechanical and Electrical)

R17 163 326.86

Free Sate

Frankfort

Mafube

Refurbishment of Frankfort Waste Water Treatment Works.

De-sludging of WWTW ponds and the refurbishment of Mechanical and Electrical components.

R8 816 442.23

Free Sate

Villiers

Mafube

Refurbishment of Villiers Waste Water Treatment Works.

De-sludging of WWTW ponds and the refurbishment of Mechanical and Electrical components.

R8 217 708.53

Free Sate

Qalabotjha

Mafube

Refurbishment of Qalabotjha Waste Water Treatment Works.

De-sludging of WWTW ponds and the refurbishment of Mechanical and Electrical components.

R16 634 295.75

Free Sate

Namahadi

Mafube

Refurbishment of NamahadiWaste Water Treatment Works.

De-sludging of WWTW ponds and the refurbishment of Mechanical and Electrical components.

R27 685 929.09

Free Sate

Parys

Ngwathe

Refurbishment of ParysWaste Water Treatment Works.

Refurbishment of WWTW (Mechanical and Electrical)

R2 450 308.16

Northern Cape

Warrenton

Magareng

Refurb of Warrenton WWTW

Refurbishment

R 10 77 712

Northern Cape

Barkly West

Dikgatlong

Refurb of Barkly West WWTW

Refurbishment

R 14 592 052

Northern Cape

Douglas

Siyancuma

Refurb of Douglas WWTW

Refurbishment

R 23 367 715

Northern Cape

Olifantshoek

Gamagara

Refurb of Olifantshoek

Refurbishment

R 12 925 769

Northern Cape

Dibeng

Gamagara

Refurb of Dibeng WWTW

Refurbishment

R 10 108 813

Mpumalanga

Ermelo

Ermelo

(Mpumalanga)

Refurb of Ermelo WWTW

Upgrade

R 44 275 029.44

Gauteng

Leekuil

Leekuil(Vaal)

Refurb of Leekuil WWTW

Refurbishment

R 36 417 498.79

Mpumalanga

Standerton

Standerton

Refurb of Standerton WWTW

Refurbishment

R 14 502 308.22

Gauteng

Vaal Marina

Vaal Marina

Refurb of Vaal Marina WWTW

Refurbishment

R 7 951 441.09

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21 September 2017 - NW2352

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

(1)(a) For how long has the position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Overberg Water been vacant (b) why has this vacancy not been filled; (2) Whether the current acting CEO was ever recommended for permanent appointment in this position; if so, (a) on what date was the recommendation first made and (b) why has no action been taken in this regard?

Reply:

(1)(a) The position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Overberg Water has been vacant since May 2015 to date.

(1)(b) My Department seconded Ms ONV Fundakubi as the acting CEO at Overberg Water. The secondment was effective from 1 July 2015 and terminated on
22 June 2017.

(2) Yes, the current acting CEO, Mr Phakamani Buthelezi, was recommended by the selection panel for permanent appointment as CEO at Overberg Water.

(2)(a) On 9 March 2016, the panel recommended to the Overberg Water Board the approval of the appointment of Mr Buthelezi for the position of CEO at Overberg Water.

(2)(b) My Department wanted the Board and former Acting CEO, Ms Fundakubi to deal with all outstanding issues related to the finalisation of the Annual Report of 2016/17 before processing the appointment of the new CEO.

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21 September 2017 - NW2351

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

(a) What are the qualifications requirements for the position of General Manager of the Project Management Unit at Magalies Water, (b) who is the current incumbent, (c) is the person serving in a permanent capacity and (d) what are the details of the specified person’s qualifications?

Reply:

a) Relevant Degree or BTech in Civil Engineering, Master Degree advantageous (The job advert of the position is attached).

b) The current incumbent is Ms Tsakane Radebe.

c) The position is a 5-year contract and the successful candidate assumed her duties effective from the 01 May 2016.

d) The details of the specified person’s qualifications are as follows:

  • Matric
  • National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology: Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management Professional
  • Certified Associate in Project Management

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21 September 2017 - NW2350

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

Whether the internal audit function of Magalies Water has been outsourced; if so, (a) why, (b) for what period, (c) which company is performing the internal audit function, (d) what are the terms of the contract and (e) what is the total amount that has been paid to the specified company to date?

Reply:

a) The internal audit function at Magalies Water is outsourced because the entity currently does not have an established internal audit division.

b) The duration of the period is three (3) years. The contract commencement date is 01 October 2015 and will expire on 30 September 2018.

c) The internal audit function is outsourced to PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS.

(d) Terms of the contract are as follows:

1. Provision of Internal Audit Services:

  • Evaluating adequacy and effectiveness of controls and advising managers at all levels in determining key control indicators and develop recommendations for enhancement or improvement of these controls;
  • Assisting the Chief Executive Officer in achieving the objectives of the institution by evaluating and developing recommendations for the enhancement or improvement of processes through which —
  • Objectives and values are established and communicated;
  • The accomplishment of objectives is monitored;
  • Accountability is ensured; and

2. Corporate values are preserved:

      • Analysing operations and conformity to organisational mandate; and
      • Reviewing the Internal Audit Charter for the approval by the Audit and Risk Committee and Magalies Water Board, and thereafter adhere to the Charter;
      • Liaising with the Risk Specialist in the development of a risk-based 3-year rolling internal audit plan;
      • Conducting forensic audits as and when required;
      • Evaluating specific operations at the request of the Board or management, as appropriate;
      • Maintaining professional audit staff with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience and professional certification to meet the requirements of the internal audit charter;
      • Evaluating adequacy and effectiveness.

(e) The total amount paid is R4 213 594.28

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21 September 2017 - NW2349

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

(1)What position does a certain person (name furnished) hold at Magalies Water; (2) has the specified person ever (a) been charged for fraud or (b) had any allegations of corruption levelled against him while serving in roles prior to his appointment to Magalies Water which he declared; if so, (i) what are the relevant details in each case and (ii) has the specified person been cleared of any charges and allegations of wrongdoing?

Reply:

(1) Adv. Mosotho Petlane holds the position as the Chairperson of Magalies Water Board.

(2)(a) Yes, Adv. Petlane was charged in 2005 for fraud. However, the case was dismissed by the Court of Law.

(2)(b) No, my Department is not aware of any allegation that was leveled against Adv. Petlane.

(2)(b)(i)Magalies Water does not have the details of the allegations.

(2)(b)(ii)Yes, the case was dismissed by the Court of Law.

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21 September 2017 - NW1865

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

(1)Whether any Suikerbos pump sites were (a) stripped and/or (b) upgraded during the past five financial years; if so, (i) which pump sites were stripped or upgraded, (ii) when were they stripped or upgraded, (iii) what amount was the contractor paid in each case and (vi) what is the name of the contractor in each case; (2) whether any contractor failed to fulfill their contract; if so, (a) which contractor, (b) what aspects of the contract did they fail to fulfill and (c) what action has been taken against them in each case?

Reply:

We record our undertaking as that the questions relate to Rand Water Zuikerbosch Pumping Station. We also respond with understanding that stripping refers to demolition of infrastructure for the purpose of constructing the new infrastructure, upgrade refers to augmentation. We refer to augmentation when we upgrade our infrastructure to meet water supply demands.

Rand Water implemented augmentation programmes at Zuikerbosch pumping station to provide additional capacity of 200 Ml/d. Annexure A shows augmentation projects implemented at Rand Water Zuikerbosch pumping station in the last five years. The balance of the other contracts at Zuikerbosch pumping station over the last five years is shown in Annexure B.

(1)(a) Refer to Item 7 on Annexure A regarding what was a demolition work which entailed demolition of an old pilot filter house 2B. Demolition was necessary so that new filter house 2B to provide additional 100 Ml/d could be constructed. Refer to Item 11 on Annexure A was the construction of a new sedimentation tank to provide additional 100 Ml/d. The contractor could not achieve contractual obligations and some structures had to be demolished and reconstructed properly.

(1)(b) Refer to the Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14 on Annexure A regarding all upgrades forming part of augmentation projects at Zuikerbosch pumping station as part of additional 200 Ml/d added to the infrastructure to meet water supply demands. Items 7 and 11 on Annexure A refer to demolition work (stripping) and the rest of the items refer to augmentation (upgrades).

(2)(a) Demolition work as referred to in Item 7 on Annexure A shows Jampe Construction being the contractor that failed to demolish an old pilot filter house 2B. They were appointed for R1, 736,009 and were paid R342, 510 at the time of terminating their contract due to non-performance. The termination was referred to mediation as per the provisions of contract and the termination was upheld by the mediator. After they were terminated, their remaining scope of work was added to the work awarded to Superway (Pty) Ltd. In addition to demolition of an old pilot filter house 2B, Superway was appointed for the construction of the new filter 2B.

(2)(b) Refer to Item 11 on Annexure A regarding upgrade workshows Dipcivils (Pty) Ltd being the contractor that failed their contractual obligations to construct a new sedimentation tank. They were appointed for R103, 349,955.00 and were paid R57, 911,310.90 at the time of terminating their contract due to non-performance. As of part recouping the costs, Rand Water has held the surety (R10.3m) and retention (R5.8m) from the contractor. The total amount held is R16.1m which is the sum of surety and retention. Furthermore, Rand Water's Legal Service Department has been pursuing claim for damages. Dipcivils had undergone business administration in the process.

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13 September 2017 - NW1997

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

(1)Does her department have documentation of all water infrastructures that existed before 1994; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) did her department conduct water infrastructure audits since 1994; if not why not; if so; (3) did the specified audit or survey include water infrastructure of the former Bantustans; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) Yes, the asset register of my Department contains that information of all infrastructures that existed before 1994.

(2) Yes, in 2007, my Department launched a project called “verification and valuation of all major water resource infrastructure” and produced an asset register. On an annual basis, verification is performed mainly to include assets that were not included in the 2007 verification exercise.

(3) Yes, the verification and valuation exercise of 2007 included all national water resource infrastructures including the former Bantustan water infrastructure.

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13 September 2017 - NW1666

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

(1)Whether the Motau task team which was established by her to investigate procurement transgressions has finalised its work; if not, by what date will the task team finalise its work; if so, what are the relevant details of the findings; (2) whether she will furnish Ms T E Baker with a copy of the specified task team’s report; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

Yes, the Motau Task Team has finalised its work. I am still reviewing the findings of the report and will furnish Parliament with the report in due course.

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05 September 2017 - NW2303

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

(1)(a) What are the names of the deputy Directors-General in her department who are currently under suspension, (b) what are the reasons for their suspension and (c) what measures have been put in place to ensure that their directorates continue to function smoothly; (2) with reference to the undertaking made by her department in the portfolio committee meeting on 10 May 2017, will her department be able to deliver on its deadline for the publication of the Draft National Water and Sanitation Bill in August 2017?

Reply:

(1)(a) Currently the Deputy Director General under suspension is Mr Anil Singh.

(1)(b) Following allegations of misconduct by the Deputy Director-General, the Director-General decided to apply a precautionary suspension in terms of Chapter 7 of the SMS Handbook of the manager concerned pending an investigation into such allegations.

(1)(c) Arising from the suspension, the Director-General appointed a senior manager in an acting capacity as Deputy Director-General: Regulation whose responsibility it is to perform all the functions, duties and delegations pertaining to the post.

 

(2) No, the date for the publication of the Draft National Water and Sanitation Bill in August 2017 cannot be met due to the following:

The Bill was presented to the ESEID cluster on 19 July 2017, requesting approval for submission to Cabinet for Cabinet to approve the publication of the Bill in the government gazette for public comment.

The cluster recommended further consultation with all other government departments being members of both the ESEID and SPCHD clusters. The further consultation took place on 10 August 2017 and the Bill will be resubmitted to the cluster at the date to be specified. Only after Cabinet has approved, the Bill will be gazetted for public comments.

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05 September 2017 - NW2348

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

Whether Magalies Water is paying for any courses or further studies of its (a) Chief Operating Officer and/or (b) Chief Executive Officer; if so, in each case, (i) what are the relevant details, (ii) at which institutions, (iii) what are the costs of the courses and/or studies and (iv) for what period of time?

Reply:

Yes, Magalies Water is paying for courses or further studies for the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Executive Officer for a Senior Executive Program-Africa: Harvard Business School in collaboration with Gordon Institute of Business Science. The total cost of the courses is R326 542.50 each (US$25,000/person) for the period 31/07/2017 to 01/12/2017. Below are further details regarding the courses as follows:

The Senior Executive Program-Africa is aimed at building exceptional leaders in the African continent. Harvard Business School Executive Education offers the Senior Executive Program - Africa, in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) of Pretoria University in South Africa. It is designed to strengthen the leadership skills and build insight into local, regional, and global markets, the program explores the proven approaches of successful leaders in Africa and around the globe, preparing participants to compete effectively, seize the region's many growth opportunities, and sustain success for one’sorganisation.

The 2017 offering comprises a module in Kigali from 13 August to 18 August 2017; an independent work module from August 2017 to November 2017; and a module on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston from 26 November to 01 December 2017. It is intended to help participants build the knowledge, perspective, and confidence needed to lead more effectively and accelerate the company's growth. Participants also have the opportunity to share insights and learn from other senior leaders across Africa.

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05 September 2017 - NW2304

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

Other than the recognition of the importance and value of South Africa’s strategic water source areas in the National Water Resources Strategy 2, what is her department doing to ensure that the water source areas are given effective legal protection through the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998?

Reply:

Chapter 3 of the National Water Act, 1998 makes provision for the protection of water resources. As part of protecting the water resources, the Minister is required to determine water resource classes and Resource Quality Objectives. The water source areas will therefore be protected by ensuring that they are prioritized for protection when determining the water resource classes and resource quality objectives. Once the class of a water resource and the resource quality objectives have been determined they are binding on all authorities and institutions when exercising any power or performing any duty under the National Water Act, 1998. The Department has regulatory measures in place, which include monthly water quality monitoring programmes in order to ensure that the levels of protection are maintained and any transgressors are dealt with accordingly.

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05 September 2017 - NW2060

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is her department doing to stop the (a) contamination of our water supply such as rivers by municipalities and (b) flow of old motor oil from the notorious pavement mechanics into our water supply?

Reply:

 

(a) After communicating the Green Drop Progress Report Results of 2014, my Department prioritized 260 systems that are put under regulatory surveillance to monitor progress and reduction of risks identified in the report. Our Compliance team has audited 17 treatment works during this year (2017). Treatment works that do not comply are dealt with through Administrative Enforcement. This year, the Department of Water and Sanitation as well as the Department of Environmental Affairs will be conducting joint operations for certain priority treatment works.

(b) This specific form of pollution falls under the mandate of the National Department of Water and Sanitation, the Provincial Department of Environment (Waste and Pollution) as well as Local Government (Pollution and Storm Water Management). The Department's Directorate: Water Services Sector Development regularly updates model by-laws and shared with the Water Services Authorities to fine tune according to their municipal set up and industries/activities applicable in their area of operation and promulgated by respective council for implementation. Due to possible overlapping of mandates, my Department has not to date had an operation/project to raise awareness to address this matter. It will be tabled at Outcome 10 working group IV where the relevant parties can deliberate and bring a pragmatic plan of action to the table.

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21 August 2017 - NW2216

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Majola, Mr TR to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether, with reference to her replies to question 208 on 24 February 2017 and question 866 on 19 April 2017, the assessment that was conducted jointly by Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and Rand Water was completed in May 2017; if not, (a) why not and (b) on what date will it be completed; if so, will she make a full copy of the assessment available to Mr T R Majola?

Reply:

Request the Honourable Member to refer to the response to NA 1173 on 12 May 2017 which was adequately responded to and see Annexure A for details of the report on the assessment.

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21 August 2017 - NW1173

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With regard to her reply to question 208 on 24 February 2017, what was the outcome of the joint assessment undertaken by her department and the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality?

Reply:

The joint assessment initiated by both Ekurhuleni and Rand Water revealed that Rand Water did not disturb the storm water infrastructure whilst laying the new pipeline. It should be noted that the joint assessment undertaken did not include my Department but was undertaken by Rand Water and the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

Furthermore, requesting the Honourable Member to refer the question to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, who is in a better position to respond to issues relating to the plans going forward by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng.

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14 August 2017 - NW1146

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

(1)(a) How many employment positions does the Office of her department’s Director-General currently have, (b)(i) how many of the specified positions are currently vacant and (ii) why, (c) how many of the specified positions have appointed persons on an acting basis and (d) what are the names of each person employed in the specified office; (2) Whether any positions in the specified office were declared redundant since 1 April 2016; if so, why and (b) which positions were affected; (3) Whether she will furnish Mr L J Basson with copies of the specified office’s detailed organogram?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Office of Director-General currently has a total of forty four (44) employment positions.

(1)(b) A total of twenty one (21) positions are currently vacant within the office of the Director-General. Refer to the table below.

No

(1)(b)(i) Title of the vacant post

(1)(b)(ii) Reason why post still vacant

1

Director: Office of the DG

Post was advertised and put on hold until the DG was appointed

2

Head: Strategy & Operations

Advertised closed 25/11/2016

3

CD: Support Services

Advertised closed 17/06/2016

4

Assistant Director : Ministerial Enquiries

Advertised in June 2017

5

Language Practitioner

Advertised in June 2017

6

Deputy Director CPT

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

7

Water and Sanitation Advisory Service

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

8

ASD: Administration

Advertised closed 25/11/2016

9

Office Manager

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

10

Personal Assistant

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

11

Head : Water Sector Partnerships IGC and Corporate Communication

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

12

Office Manager

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

13

Personal Assistant

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

14

Personal Assistant

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

15

ASD: Office of the DG (secretary)

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

16

Driver /Messenger

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

17

Messenger

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

18

Director : Policy & Stakeholder Management

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

19

Deputy Director : Stakeholder Liaison and Parliamentary Co-Ordination

Advertised closed 25/11/2016

20

Parliamentary Officer

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

21

ASD : Fosad Cluster and Policy Co-Ordination

Not regarded as priority post as a result of budget cuts

(1)(c) A total of two (2) positions have appointed persons on an acting capacity.

(1)(d) Refer to Annexure A for the names and positions of each person employed in the office of the Director-General.

(2) All positions in the office of Director-General are still relevant, no positions were declared redundant since 1 April 2016.

(3) Refer to Annexure A for a detailed organogram for the office of Director-General.

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14 August 2017 - NW1668

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

Whether any action has been taken against her department’s chief financial officer for incurring over R 2 billion in irregular expenditure in the 2015-16 financial year; if not, (a) why not and (b) will action be taken; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) No, the irregular expenditure that was incurred during the 2015-16 financial year was not incurred by the Chief Financial Officer.

(b) The irregular expenditure was in respect of Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) and my Department is currently in the process of disciplinary action against the Implementing Agent (IAs) who failed to follow proper Supply Chain Management (SCM) procedures. Furthermore, I am in the process of engaging Water Boards and Municipalities in order to take the necessary corrective action to prevent such further occurrences.

My Department is also in the process of disciplinary action against relevant managers for irregular expenditure of R240 million for goods and services.

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14 August 2017 - NW1665

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

What is the (a) nature, (b) cost, (c) location and (d) commencement date of each (i) Accelerated Community Infrastructure project and (ii) Water and Sanitation Implementation Committee project currently under construction.

Reply:

(i) In the 2017/18 financial year, the Accelerated Community Infrastructure Programme (ACIP) will implement 3 projects in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. Refer to the table below for the nature, cost, location and commencement date of each project.

Project Name

(a) Project Nature

(b) Project cost

(c) Location

(d) Commencement date

Manguzi WWTW

Refurbishment of a Waste Water Treatment Work (WWTW)

R 9,710,000

Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality (LM) under uMkhanyakude District

October 2017

Hluhluwe WWTW

Refurbishment of WWTW

R3,450,000

The Big Five False Bay LM under uMkhanyakude DM

October 2017

Ingwavuma WWTW

Refurbishment of WWTW

R13,679,916

Jozini LM under uMkhanyakude DM

January 2017 (Under Construction)

Total

 

R26,839,916

   

(ii) There is no programme within my Department’s Branch: National Water Resources Infrastructure implemented as “Water and Sanitation Implementation Committee Projects”.

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14 August 2017 - NW1664

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

With reference to her reply to question 909 on 24 April 2017, (a) what is the total number of service level agreements that have been finalised with municipalities that are in arrears with the various water boards, (b) what are the names of the municipalities and (c) what is the total amount owed by each municipality as at 31 March 2017?

Reply:

(a) There are a total of 47 service level agreements that have been finalised with municipalities that are in arrears with various water boards.

(b) Refer to Annexure A for the names of municipalities.

(c) Refer to Annexure A for the total amount owed by each municipality as at 31 March 2017.

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14 August 2017 - NW1601

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Mente, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What percentage of her department’s budget was allocated towards drought relief in the current financial year and (b) what amount was allocated for the Western Cape?

Reply:

(a) My Department does not have a budget allocation for drought relief in the 2017/18 financial year.

(b) There is no amount allocated for Western Cape towards drought relief in the 2017/18 financial year.

 

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14 August 2017 - NW1447

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

(1)When did Rand Water (a) start with maintenance work on their G28 concrete pipeline and (b) inform the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality about the pending work; (2) whether she will furnish Mr M Waters with a copy of the letter to this effect; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

(1)(a) Rand Water conducted a conditional assessment on the G28 and the entire network from the 8 to the 14 May 2017.

(1)(b) Yes, Rand Water did inform Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality of the condition assessment to be carried out at G28 pipeline.

(2) Refer to Annexure A for the copy of the email that informed Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality of the condition assessment to be carried out at G28 pipeline.

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14 August 2017 - NW1244

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

(1)Whether any new employment positions were created in the Office of the Director-General of her department since 1 April 2016; if so, (a) why, (b) which positions were created, (c) who was appointed to each position and (d) what are the terms of their employment; (2) whether she intends to create any new employment positions in the specified Office in the next six months; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the further relevant details; (3) whether any vacant, newly created and/or intended employment positions have been advertised; if so, (a) which employment positions, (b) when was the position advertised and (c) what are the minimum requirements for each position?

Reply:

1. There are no new positions created in the office of the Director-General since 01 April 2016.

2. There are no intentions of creating any new employment positions in the office of the Director-General in the next six months. The preliminary finding from the structure review process has indicated the reduction in the number of employment positions in the office of the Director-General. This preliminary finding is supported by the business process mapping.

3. No newly created employment positions were advertised.

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14 August 2017 - NW1054

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

(1)Whether her department has suspended any water use licences since 1 January 2008; if so, what is the (a) name of the company and/or (b) nature of its business in each case; (2) whether any suspensions have been appealed; if so, what is the status of the appeal in each case?

Reply:

1. Yes, my Department has suspended one Water Use License during the period, April 2010 for Aganang Beef Trust, which was for agricultural water use: Irrigation.

(2) No appeal has been received by my Department thus far.

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31 July 2017 - NW2035

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

(a) What is the name of each (i) water user association and (ii) irrigation board in each province that owes her department money, (b) what is the total amount that each (i) association and (ii) board owe, (c) for how long has each payment been in arrears and (d) what are the (i) names and (ii) locations of each affected water board in each case?

Reply:

Refer to Annexure A for the age analysis of the Water User Association and Irrigation Board in each province that owe my Department money.

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21 July 2017 - NW1668

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

Whether any action has been taken against her department’s chief financial officer for incurring over R 2 billion in irregular expenditure in the 2015-16 financial year; if not, (a) why not and (b) will action be taken; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No, the irregular expenditure that was incurred during the 2015-16 financial year was not incurred by the Chief Financial Officer. The respective managers within my Department who are the budget holders and who signed off on such payments are held responsible for the irregularity of expenditure. Disciplinary action has been/is being taken against the relevant managers.

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21 July 2017 - NW1946

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

With regard to the upgrade of Rand Water System 5, (a) how many tenders that were approved exceeded best of tender, (b) what is the amount that was exceeded in each case and (c) what are the names of the companies in each case?

Reply:

Requesting the Honorable Member to refer to the response provided in NA 1945 of 23 June 2017.

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21 July 2017 - NW1945

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

(1)With regard to the upgrade of Rand Water System 5, (a) how many contracts were issued, (b) what are the names of companies that were awarded the contracts, (c) how many companies are on time with their projects and (d) how many of the companies have exceeded their budgets; (2) how many of the specified companies are BEE compliant; (3) whether each of the specified companies are Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) certified; if not, why not; (4) will she furnish Mr L J Basson with copies of the CIDB certification on all the contracts; if not, why not; if so, by when?

Reply:

(1) There are 11 contracts issued and 10 appointed to date. Refer to Annexure A for the details.

(2) Yes, all the companies are BEE compliant and it was a requirement for all the tenders.

(3) Yes, all the service providers are CIDB certified.

(4) Refer to Annexure B for the copies of the CIDB certificates of all contracts.

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21 July 2017 - NW1864

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

(1)What is (a) the purpose of her department’s projects having contingency funds and (b) the maximum amount of any project’s contingency fund that can be utilised; (2) (a) how many projects exceeded the maximum amount with regard to the contingency fund in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years, (b) what are the names of each project, (c) what was the value of each project, (d) what was the amount of contingency funds utilised, (e) who authorised the use of the contingency fund in each case and (f) what are the names of the companies who had received the tenders in each case?

Reply:

(1)(a) The purpose of the Department’s projects having contingency funds is to provide for the financial aspects of unforeseen and changed circumstances in the scope of work of a project during its implementation as a mechanism for managing risks and uncertainties associated with project implementation.

(1)(b) There is no defined maximum amount as it varies depending on the nature of the project.

(2)(a) For the 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years none of the projects exceeded the maximum amount with regards to the contingency fund however, one project in the 2016-17 financial year exceeded the maximum amount with regards to the contingency fund.

(2)(b) The project that exceeded the maximum contingency amount was the Mdloti River Development Project - Raising of Hazelmere Dam.

(2)(c) The total value of the project was R379 982 456.14 (excl. VAT and escalation).

(2)(d) The total amount of the contingency funds utilised was R37 998 245.61 (excl. VAT and escalation).

(2)(e) The discretion of the Resident Engineer in consultation with the Design Engineer / Project Manager authorised the use of the contingency fund.

(2)(f) The name of the company that received the tender was Group Five Construction (Pty) Ltd.

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21 July 2017 - NW1744

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether any staff of (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her were awarded any contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; if so, what are the (aa)(aaa) names and (bbb) professional designations of the staff members and (bb)(aaa) details of the contract(s) and/or agreement(s) awarded and (bbb) amounts in each case?

Reply:

(a) No staff within my Department were awarded contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity within the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years.

(b) Refer to Annexure A for the entity reporting to me that were awarded contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity in the years mentioned.

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21 July 2017 - NW1145

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

(a) How many requests for quotes exceeding the value of R10 million were made by Rand Water in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) in each case, (i) on what date was the money paid, (ii) what was the value of each transaction, (iii) what was the plant code and (iv) what was the nature of the project in each case?

Reply:

(a) The were no requests for quotes exceeding the value of R10 million were made by Rand Water in the 2014-15; a total of thirteen (13) quotes were made for the 2015- 16 and a total of seventeen (17) quotes were made for the 2016-17 financial years.

(b) Refer to Annexure A which outlines the dates, value and description of projects.

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11 July 2017 - NW1563

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

(1)What are the full details of each contract awarded by the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (a) in each of the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2017, in each case specifying (i) the name and (ii) cost, (2) (a) did each contract go out on tender, (b) who was awarded each tender, (c) how is each project funded and (d) what is the current status of each project; (3) whether each project complies with the regulations of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999, as amended; if not, in each case, why not?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the breakdown responses.

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ONTRACTS AWARDED BY TCTA FROM 2014/15, 2015/16 AND 2016/17 FINANCIAL YEARS

  1. (i)

Contract Description

  1. (b)

Date Awarded

2(b)

Contractor/ Supplier

(ii)

Contract Amount

2(a)

Open Tender or Close Tender or Exception

2(c)

Where applicable, How is each project Funded

2 (d)

Status of the project

(3)

Compliance with regulations of the Public Finance Management Act (Yes or No)

Maintenance of UPS System, Generator, Access control and CCTV

Apr-14

M Projects

R 1 044 0000

Single Source recommended for maintenance of the equipment which were installed by the same service provider who was appointed through an open tender process.

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Current

Yes

Construction of AMD facilities at Eastern Basin

May-14

CMC-PG JV

R 1 122 241 835.91

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System and 67% refundable from the fiscus

Complete

Yes

Audio Visual Equipment

May-14

Sumsung Business Solutions

R 1 620 0000.00

Single Source for maintenance of the equipment which were installed by the same service provider who was appointed through an open tender process.

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Current

Yes

Land Valuation Services for Sludge Disposal for the Central Basin, Eastern and Western Basin

Jun-14

Griffiths Valuations

R 185 811.25

Single Source from the database which was set up after an open tender process.

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Complete

Yes

Independent Environmental Auditor for AMD Eastern basin

Sep-14

EP3

R 179 013.33

Quotation Process

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System and 67% refundable from the fiscus

Complete

Yes

Disaster Recovery Services

Sep-14

Continuity South Africa

R 2 870 008.34

Single Sourcing

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Expired

Yes

Health and Safety Consultant at AMD Eastern basin

Oct-14

Nemai Consulting

R 417 764.40

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System and 67% refundable from the fiscus

Complete

Yes

Mobile Phone Services

Dec-14

Vodacom

R 3 320 955.40

Single Source-negotiated route after failure of a close tender process.

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Current

Yes

Operation and Maintenance for AMD facilities at Central Basin

Jan-15

Group Five

R 215 863 561.66

Contract extension.

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System and 67% refundable from the fiscus

Complete

Yes

Construction of AMD facilities at Western Basin

Jan-15

Group Five

R 92 000 000.00

Single Source, followed after the open tender process failed.

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System and 67% refundable from the fiscus

Current

Yes

Appointment of Corporate Insurance Service provider

Feb-15

GIB Insurance Brokers

R 102 444.00

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Current

Yes

Treasury Management System

Jun-15

Fikon

R 6 131 034,00

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Current-implementation

Yes

Rental of Multi-Function Printing Devices for 36 Months

Dec-15

Konica Minolta

R 3 848 349.70

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Current

Yes

SCM, Financial Accounting System

Jan-16

ICT Works

R 15 170 305.98

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Current

Yes

HRM System

Jan-16

ICT Works

R 6 270 000.00

Single sourcing followed after the open tender process failed.

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Current

Yes

Short term operation and maintenance of AMD Central basin

Apr-16

Intelligent Water Solutions (IWS)

R 55 146 662,91

Single Source

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System and 67% refundable from the fiscus

Current- open tender process underway.

Yes

Operation and maintenance of AMD facilities at Eastern Basin

Aug-16

CMC-PG JV

R 80 000 000.00

Contract extension to provide operations and maintenance services to allow conclusion of an open tender process.

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System and 67% refundable from the fiscus

Current

Yes

Procurement of pool vehicles

Jan-17

Nissan

R 498 914.03

National Treasury Transversal Contract

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Once-off.

Yes

Psychometric Assessments

Feb-17

Work Dynamics

R 982 708.76

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Current

Yes

Travel Management Service

Mar-17

Travel With Flair

Management fee (R 7 000 000.00)

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Extended by six months until September 2017

Yes

Travel Management Services

Mar-17

Gemini

Management fee (R 4 400 000.00)

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

Extended by six months until September 2017

Yes

Total Soft Services Contract for facilities Management

Mar-17

Afri Services

R 7 395 031.02

Open Tender

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

 On going

Yes

VAT Consulting Services

Mar-17

PWC

R 160 000.00

Single Source

Commercial funding which is repaid via water tariffs from the Vaal River System

On-going.

Yes

11 July 2017 - NW1900

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

Whether (a) her department and (b) each entity reporting to her appointed transaction advisors for tenders in the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016; if so, (i) who were the transaction advisors that were appointed for the tenders, (ii) for which tenders were they appointed, (iii) what was the pricing for the tenders in question and (iv) what amount were the transaction advisors paid?

Reply:

No transaction advisors for tenders were appointed by my Department or each entity reporting to me for the period 01 January 2012 to 31 December 2016.

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11 July 2017 - NW1811

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

(1)Which entities reporting to her (a) have a board in place and (b) do not have a board in place, (i) of those that have a board, (aa) when was each individual board member appointed and (bb) when is the term for each board lapsing and (ii) how many(aa) board members are there in each board and (bb) of those board members of each entity are female; (2) with reference to entities that do not have boards in place, (a) who is responsible for appointing the board and (b) when will a board be appointed?

Reply:

a) Refer to Annexure A for information regarding board members of each water boards.

b) The Minister of Water and Sanitation is responsible for appointing board members and my Department is in the process of appointing a new board.

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Annexure A

(a) Entity reporting to her, have a board in place

(b) Entity reporting to her, do not have a board in place

(i)(aa)when was each individual board member appointed

(bb) when is the term for each board lapsing

(i)(aa) how many board members are there in each board

(bb) of those board members of each entity are female

Amatola Water

 

Nokulunga Mnqeta (Chairperson)

01 February 2016

30 January 2020

8

3

   

Sizwe Hadebe

01 February 2016

30 January 2020

   
   

Lynette Louw

01 February 2016

30 January 2020

   
   

Brian Hollingworth

01 February 2016

30 January 2020

   
   

Mphoko Nzimande

01 February 2016

30 January 2020

   
   

Abraham le Roux

01 February 2016

30 January 2020

   
   

Eugene Jooste

01 February 2016

30 January 2020

   
   

Tebogo Maenetja

01 February 2016

30 January 2020

   

Bloem Water

 

Phitsane, TB

(Chairperson)

28 April 2009

31 March 2018

9

3

   

Matete, P

01 April 2014

31 March 2018

   
   

Van der Merwe, J

28 April 2009

31 March 2018

   
   

Maboe, MSS

28 April 2009

31 March 2018

   
   

Mokhesi, N

01February 2005

31 March 2018

   
   

Bomela, LR

01 April 2014

31 March 2018

   
   

Phetwe, CM

01 April 2014

31 March 2018

   
   

Ellman, MJ

01 April 2014

31 March 2018

   
   

Mkiva, Z

01 April 2014

31 March 2018

   

Lepelle Northern Water

 

Mr. MPK Tshivhase(Chairperson)

01 April 2016

31 March 2020

9

5

   

Mr. MI Phasha

01 April 2016

31 March 2020

   
   

Mr. NH Matsepe

01 April 2010

31 March 2020

   
   

Ms. LLC Malamba

01 April 2010

31 March 2020

   
   

Ms. MM Ntsaba

01 April 2016

31 March 2020

   
   

Ms. JM Letsoalo

01 April 2010

31 March 2020

   
   

Mr. BP Sebola

01 April 2010

31 March 2020

   
   

Ms. TTC Hlongwa

01 April 2016

31 March 2020

   
   

Ms. MA Mphahlele

01 April 2016

31 March 2020

   

Magalies Water

 

Adv. MM Petlane

(Chairperson)

01 May 2014

30 April 2018

12

7

   

Ms. PN Nkwinika

01 July 2009

30 April 2018

   
   

Mr. DR Sibanda

01 July 2009

30 April 2018

   
   

Ms. MA Hlahla

01 July 2009

30 April 2018

   
   

Mr. TT Mohapi

01 March 2012

30 April 2018

   
   

Ms. TF Zondi

01 July 2009

30 April 2018

   
   

Ms. N Mufamadi

01 May 2014

30 April 2018

   
   

Ms. TD Monewe

01 March 2012

30 April 2018

   
   

Mr. FP Vilakazi

01 May 2014

30 April 2018

   
   

Ms. F Saloojee

01 May 14

30 April 2018

   
   

Ms. S Lebeko-Ratlhagane

01 June 2014

30 April 2018

   
   

Kgosi SV Suping

01 June 2014

30 April 2018

   
 

Mhlathuze Water

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overberg Water

 

Mr Mpumelelo Ncwadi (Chairperson)

1 September 2009

30 April 2018

7

3

   

Mr Noel Bastiaan

4 April 2014

30 April 2018

   
   

Ms Melinda Zass

4 April 2014

30 April 2018

   
   

Ms Kim Montgomery

4 April 2014

30 April 2018

   
   

Ms Nirvani Dhevcharran

4 April 2014

30 April 2018

   
   

Advocate Derick Block

4 April 2014

30 April 2018

   
   

Mr Adriaan Smuts

4 April 2014

30 April 2018

   

Rand Water

 

Adv Faith Matshidiso Hashatse (Chairperson)

01 April 2009

31 March 2018

11

6

   

Ms Sophie Molokoane-Machika (Deputy Chairperson)

12 June 2012

31 March 2018

   
   

Ms Busiswa Cwengile Bam

01 April 2014

31 March 2018

   
   

Mr Dawood Coovadia

01 April 2005

31 March 2018

   
   

Ms Lakela Kaunda

01 April 2014

31 March 2018

   
   

Mr Lefadi Makibinyane

01 April 2009

31 March 2018

   
   

Ms Nomsa Georgina Mbileni

01 April 2014

31 March 2018

   
   

Mr Isaac Mmushi

01 April 2014

31 March 2018

   
   

Prof Frederick Otieno

01 April 2005

31 March 2018

   
   

Mr Ramateu Monyokolo

17 February 2016

31 March 2018

   
   

Ms Rene Aloise Kenosi

17 February 2016

31 March 2018

   

Sedibeng Water

 

Mr MD Dikoko

30April 2017

30Apr 2021

6

2

   

Mr EA Gaborone

30April 2017

30Apr 2021

   
   

Mr CD Mboweni

30April 2017

30Apr 2021

   
   

Mr MM Mthombeni

30April 2017

30Apr 2021

   
   

Dr PE Molokwane

30April 2017

30Apr 2021

   
   

Ms KG Sereko

30April 2017

30Apr 2021

   

Umgeni Water

 

Mr Andile Mahlalutye (Chairman)

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

10

3

   

Prof Imtiaz Vally

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

   
   

Ms Ziphozethu Mathenjwa

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

   
   

Mr Teboho Nkhahle

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

   
   

Mr Graham Atkinson

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

   
   

Dr Takalani Dube

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

   
   

Ms Thokozile Shezi

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

   
   

Ms Nompumelelo Chamane

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

   
   

Mr Visvin Reddy

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

   
   

Mr Thabani Zulu

01-Jul-09

2013-06-30. Minister extended the term until a new board is in place.

   

Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA)

 

Ms Monhla Hlahla

01 December 2015

30 November 2018

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4

   

Mr Jacob Modise

01 December 2015

30 November 2018

   
   

Ms Zodwa Manase

01 December 2015

30 November 2018

   
   

Mr Simphiwe Khondlo

01 July 2006

30 November 2018

   
   

Mr Satish Roopa

01 December 2015

30 November 2018

   
   

Dr Michael Ellman

01 December 2015

30 November 2018

   
   

Ms Sijabulile Makhathini

01 December 2015

30 November 2018

   
   

Ms Tsepiso Mohlaoli

01 December 2015

30 November 2018

   
   

Mr Muziwandile Chonco

02 August 2016

30 November 2018

   

Water Research Commission (WRC)

 

Dr Mjoli

01 February 2016

31 January 2020

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5

   

Prof Vil-Nkomo

01 February 2016

31 January 2020

   
   

Dr Makgae

01 February 2016

31 January 2020

   
   

Mr Ndhlovu

01 February 2016

31 January 2020

   
   

Dr Nala

01 February 2016

31 January 2020

   
   

Ms Mbonambi

01 February 2016

31 January 2020

   
   

Ms Msezane

01 February 2016

31 January 2020

   
   

Prof Stroebel

01 February 2016

31 January 2020

   
   

Mr I Patel

01 February 2016

31 January 2020

   

11 July 2017 - NW1779

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

Does (a) she, (b) her Deputy Minister or (c) any of the heads of entities or bodies reporting to her make use of security services paid for by the State for (i) him/herself, (ii) his/her immediate family members or (iii) any of their staff members; in each case (aa) what are the reasons for it, (bb) from which department or entity’s budget is the security services being paid, and (cc) what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The Deputy Minister and myself make use of the security services paid for by the State as provided for by the Ministerial Handbook.

(2) No members of my family, nor those of the Deputy Minister and the Entities reporting to me; have made use of security services paid for by the State. No staff members either of the department or its entities have made use of security services paid for by the State.

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11 July 2017 - NW1667

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

What is the (a) name, (b) location, (c) nature of work done and (d) total cost of each dam safety project undertaken by a certain company (name furnished) in each of the past five financial years?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the name, location, nature of work done and total cost of each dam safety project undertaken by Sigodi Marah Martin Management. The total project cost stated in the table below is for the execution of the works (i.e design costs and construction costs). Sigodi Marah Martin Management was appointed in November 2013 to October 2016 on a time cost basis contract.

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NO.

PROVINCE

NAME OF PROJECT

NATURE OF WORK / REHABILITATION SCOPE OF WORK

TOTAL PROJECT COST

SIGODI MARAH MARTIN - SCOPE OF WORK

1.

Eastern Cape

Elandsdrift Barrage

Rehabilitation of the auxiliary spillway and mechanical gates (radial gates)

R 312 232 338

Approved Professional Person

2.

Eastern Cape

Cata Dam

Refurbishment of the outlet works and rehabilitation of earth embankment.

R 50 612 689

Project Management & Approved Professional Person

3.

Limpopo

Chuenispoort Dam

Rehabilitation to address slope instability of the earth embankment& mechanical refurbishment

R 120 392 232

Project Management (Mechanical works only)

4.

Eastern Cape

Mnyameni Dam

Refurbishment of the outlet works and rehabilitation of earth embankment.

R 21 154 201

Project Management & Approved Professional Person

5.

Eastern Cape

Ncora Dam

Rehabilitation of twin 1,8 m diameter concrete pipes

R 1 654 462

Project Management

6.

North West

Rietspruit Dam

Rehabilitation to address slope instability of the earth embankment

R 3 763 305

Project Management

7.

Limpopo

Mashashane Dam

Rehabilitation of the earth embankment

R 21 595 394

Site supervision

8.

Free State

Orange-Riet Dam

Increasing storage capacity of the balancing dam

R 273 599 750

Project Management

9.

North West

Taung Dam

Mechanical refurbishment of the outlet works

R 20 467 225

Project Management & design optimisations of mechanical outlets

10.

Western Cape

Stompdrift Dam

Rehabilitation of the concrete arch component of the dam

R 98 004 332

Project Management (Mechanical works only)

11.

Limpopo

Nsami Dam

Increasing the spillway capacity of the dam & mechanical refurbishment

R 154 642 237

Project Management& design optimisations of mechanical outlets

12.

Eastern Cape

Kouga Dam

Geotechnical investigations and monitoring of the dam’s micro movement.

R 3 321 556

Structural Safety Analyses (Ambient Vibration Monitoring)

13.

Limpopo

Vaalkop II Dam

 

R 92 014 083

Approved Professional Person

14.

Free State

Welbedacht

Mechanical refurbishment of the inlet and outlet works.

R 12 416 710

Project Management & design optimisations of mechanical outlets.

15.

Various Provinces

  1. Gariep Dam
  1. Kogelberg Dam
  1. Greater Brandvlei Dam
  1. Rockview Dam
  1. Welbedacht Dam
  1. Heyshope Dam
  1. Morgenstond Dam
  1. Tshakuma Dam.

Compilation of 5 yearly Dam Safety EvaluationsforCategory III Dams.

 

Approved Professional Person

Sigodi Marah Management’s expenditure per financial year is as follows:

  • 2013/14 – R 3 418 333.04
  • 2014/15 – R 20 935 669.35
  • 2015/16 – R 58 223 703.77
  • 2016/17 – R 1 632 465.35

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11 July 2017 - NW1600

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

Whether her department has any (a) partnership or (b) bilateral agreement with any government entity in Israel; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how many Israeli companies are involved in these (i) partnerships and (ii) agreements?

Reply:

 

No, my Department does not have any partnership or bilateral agreements with any government entity in Israel.

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11 July 2017 - NW1599

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

Given South Africa’s water crisis and findings by the World Resources Institute that South Africa will be one of the world’s most water stressed countries by 2040, as compared to countries such as Somalia and Sudan, what is her department doing to promote innovation and development in the water saving sector, in terms of (a) money spent and (b) plan of action?

Reply:

(a) My Department is spending a budget of R1,2 Million in the financial year 2017/18 to promote development of innovation in water sector through programmes such as South African Youth Water Prize is a Science and Technology based project, facilitate installation of Water Administration System at the irrigation schemes and the use of Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication to enable electronic water measurement in the irrigation sector.

(b) The plan of action is to continue to enhance the research innovation development work my Department is doing. This further entails strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners in the Water Sector such as Department of Science and Technology (DST), Water Research Commission (WRC), Agriculture Research Council and various organized Industry Sectors .i.e. Pulp and Paper Association, Food and Beverages Association and Chamber of Mines. My Department also plans to enhance the already existing innovations by hosting exhibitions in collaboration with WRC and DST. My Department is consistently uploading new innovations on the Departmental website to ensure dissemination of information in addition to national road shows and visiting of public schools as part of raising awareness.

Currently, what needs to be done in earnest is to encourage all water users in the Republic of South Africa) to use water sparingly and do everything within their means to stop leakages. In that regard, my Department is training youth in the War on Leaks programme to assist Municipalities in combating water losses.

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28 June 2017 - NW1170

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

(a) By what date will her department repair the Eastleigh solute channel in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, which was damaged by flooding on 9 November 2016, (b) what is the estimated cost of repair and (c) by what date is the repair work expected to be completed?

Reply:

My Department is not repairing the Eastleigh solute channel damaged by flooding on the 09 November 2016 in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM).

Requesting the Honourable Member to refer the question to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, who is in a better position to respond to issues relating to the repairing of the Eastleigh solute channel in the EMM in Gauteng.

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