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04 December 2017 - NW3509

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

Whether he received any documentation from provincial Members of the Executive Council responsible for cooperative governance in terms of (a) section 137(1) and (2) and/or (b) section 139 (1) and (2) of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, in each of the past three financial years; if so, in each case, (i) which municipalities were affected, (ii) what was the date on which he received the documentation, (iii) what was the nature of the financial problem and (iv) what steps were taken in each case?

Reply:

(i) According to the records at the disposal of the Department, we only received documentation in respect of interventions in Kannaland and eDumbe local Municipalities in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, respectively.

(ii) The dates on which the documentation was received were 10 February 2017 and 23 May 2017 for Kannaland Local Municipality, and 30 August 2017 for eDumbe Local Municipality.

(iii) The nature of the financial problem at Kannaland Local Municipality was that the audit finding from the Auditor General for the financial year ending in June 2016 indicated that the municipality received an adverse finding, and that subsequent facts had confirmed that the municipality was experiencing a serious financial crisis which resulted in it being unable to meet its financial obligations. Regarding eDumbe Local Municipality, the nature of the financial problem was that the municipality’s cash flow situation had seriously deteriorated to the extent that there were insufficient funds to pay for critical operational expenditure.

(iv) From the documentation submitted by the Western Cape Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Honourable Mr Anton Bredell, the initial step taken was the resolution by the Provincial Executive adopted on 07 December 2016 to request the Provincial Treasury to prepare an appropriate financial recovery plan for the Kannaland Local Municipality. In addition, his Department and the Provincial Treasury were requested by the Provincial Executive to develop and implement a targeted support package to address the needs of the municipality. Several subsequent steps have since been taken by the Provincial Executive to assist the municipality to overcome its shortcomings, and these include the preparation, finalization and adoption of the municipality’s financial recovery plan which is currently being implemented, as well as the Financial Management Grant funded by the Provincial Treasury.

From the documentation submitted by the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Honourable Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube, the step taken was the resolution by the Provincial Executive adopted on 19 July 2017 to intervene at eDumbe Local Municipality in terms of section 136(2) of the MFMA, read with section 139(1) of the Constitution, and to authorize the MEC to appoint a suitably qualified Financial Administrator to draft and implement a recovery plan in the municipality. Another step taken by the Provincial Executive was to issue a directive in terms of section 139(1)(a) of the Constitution to the Municipal Council to authorize the Financial Administrator to, among others, take all decisions in relation to the finances of the municipality and to report monthly thereon to it and the MEC.

04 December 2017 - NW3338

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

(a) What number of engineers who are registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa are employed full-time by municipalities, (b) what is the name of the municipality at which each specified engineer is employed and (c) what is the (i) race and (ii) gender of each engineer in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The Department has, however, engaged the Provincial Departments responsible for Local Government to obtain the relevant information from the municipalities. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available.

04 December 2017 - NW3406

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What is the current total monetary value of a certain company’s (name furnished) Money Market Fund; (2) what is the current accrued amount owed to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council by the the specified company since 2013 for (a) water, (b) electricity, (c) diesel, (d) insurance and (e) any other costs?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available within the Department. The Department has, however, since engaged the municipality in question to provide this information and therefore will submit to you as soon as it becomes available.

04 December 2017 - NW3492

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

With reference to the impending water shortage disaster within the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, what were the circumstances and motivation that informed the National Disaster Management centre’s refusal to provide R500 million to the specified municipality to assist towards mitigating the disaster?

Reply:

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) did not refuse to provide R500 million funding request from the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality to mitigate the impact of the disaster as a result of drought. The NDMC in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, mainly Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre and the Department of Water and Sanitation conducted disaster assessments in the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality to determine the drought projects to be funded within the disaster grants. It is important to indicate that the disaster grants are conditional and allocated in line with the grant frameworks and the Division of Revenue Act (Act No. 3 of 2017). The NDMC only funded projects that fell within the grant frameworks conditions. The Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre and the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality were advised to refer other projects that are not in line with the conditions for the disaster grants to other existing programmes within government.

Additionally, the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality made a presentation to the NDMC where they indicated that they have reprioritized funds within their internal resources to address the drought conditions. Therefore, the funding request for the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality was granted based on the projects that complied with the grant framework conditions

04 December 2017 - NW3675

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

(1) Whether the (a) Kampersrus bulk water supply and (b) Kampersrus sewerage plant in the Mopani District Municipality in Limpopo were (i) put out to tender and (ii) advertised; if not, in each case, why not; if so, (aa) on which date(s) and (bb) what (i) were the outcomes of the supply chain management processes and (ii) are the details of the project plans, including the phases of delivery of each component of each project; (2) what (a) is the projected capacity of each project, (b) is the current status of each project, (c) public participation processes were followed in each case and (d) are the cost implications to the district municipality for each phase of delivery of each component of each project? NW4106E

Reply:

The below response is based on a report submitted to the :National Department of Cooperative Governance ("Department") by the Mopani District Municipality in the Limpopo Province.

(1) (i) Yes, the Kampersrus bulk water supply and Kampersrus sewer plant projects in the Mopani District Municipality in Limpopo Province were put out to tender.

(ii) Yes, the two projects above were advertised.

(aa) Kampersrus bulk water supply project was advertised on:

• Phase 1: 18 August 201 O;

• Phase 2: 20 August 2012; and

• Phase 3: 27 February 2015.

Kampersrus sewerage plant project was advertised on;

• 20 May 2013.

(bb) Outcome of the Kampersrus bulk water supply and Kampersrus sewer plant projects were as follows:

(i) Kampersrus bulk water supply project:

• Phase 1: Melrose Civil & Building Construction were appointed as contractors for this phase of the project;

• Phase 2: H&E Construction was appointed as contractor for this phase of the project; and

• Phase 3: Makasana Construction was appointed as contractor for this phase of the project.

Kampersrus sewerage plant project:

• Dala Mintirho JV appointed as contractors for the project (ii) Details of each project plans are as follows:

Kampersrus bulk water supply project:

• Phase 1: Construction of (a) 5,8 km of 160 mm diameter PVC line (b) 15 km of 110 mm diameter uPVC line. (c) 2Ml/day Water Treatment Package Plant (d) Booster Pump Station;

• Phase 2: Construction of (a) 650m of 160mm uPVC class 16 pipeline. (b) 2400m of 160mm class 12 pipeline (c) 3400m of 150mm K9 Ductile Iron Pipe (d) Pump installations at pump house. (e) 0,56 ML Pressed Steel Tank;

and

• Phase 3: Construction of (a) 8,3 km of 110 mm uPVC pipe (b) 1,2 km of 160mm uPVC pipe (c) 2 x 0,56 ML c/w pressed steel tanks (d) clear water pump station (e) installation of relocated package.

Kampersrus sewerage plant project:

• Construction of (a) one biological reactor, two settling tanks, one inlet and two pump stations, one RAS pump station, sludge drying beds, chlorine dosing room, maturation ponds, electrical and mechanical works.


(2) Status of the Kampersrus bulk water supply and Kampersrus sewerage plant projects:

(a) The Kampersrus bulk water supply has a water treatment plant capacity of two megaliters per day (2 Ml/day) and bulk lines, while the Kampersrus sewerage plant has a capacity of two megaliters per day (2 Ml/day).

(b) Status of the Kampersrus bulk water supply project: Bulk lines and Water Treatment works have been completed, however, the municipality is still awaiting the connection to the raw water abstraction point. The physical progress is currently at 98%; and

Status of the Kampersrus sewerage plant: The waste water treatment works have been completed and is awaiting upgrading of the transformer and electricity connection by Eskom. The physical progress is currently at 98%.

(c) Yes, public participation were followed in each case.

(d) Cost implications of each project:

Kampersrus bulk water supply project:
• Phase 1: R 6,318, 196.35;

• Phase 2: R 8,741,431.65;

• Phase 3: R14,365,674.28; and

Kampersrus sewerage plant project:

• R38, 749,585.14


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04 December 2017 - NW2715

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

(a) What is the total number of meetings, workshops, activities and/or events that the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape hosted, facilitated and/or convened outside the municipal boundaries (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017, (b) what was the purpose of each meeting, workshop, activity and/or event, (c) what was the cost of hosting, facilitating and/or convening each meeting, workshop, activity and/or event outside the municipal boundaries, (d) what number of participants attended each meeting, workshop, activity and/or event and (e) why was each of the specified meetings, workshops, activities and/or events not held (i) on municipal premises and/or (ii) within the municipal boundaries? NW3022E

Reply:

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04 December 2017 - NW3508

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

(1)Whether the (a) municipal manager and/or (b) chief financial officers (CFOs) of certain municipalities (details furnished) received a performance bonus in each of the past three financial years; if so, (i) which municipal managers and/or CFOs received a bonus, (ii) in which financial years were bonuses awarded and (iii) what was the amount of the bonus in each case; (2) whether each (a) municipal manager and (b) CFO of the specified municipalities meet the minimum competency requirements for the position; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether any of the positions of (a) municipal manager and/or (b) CFO in the specified municipalities were (i) vacant and/or (ii) occupied on an acting basis in the specified financial years; if so, for what period was the position vacant and/or occupied on an acting basis?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The Department has, however, engaged the Provincial Departments responsible for Local Government to obtain the relevant information from the municipalities. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available.

01 December 2017 - NW3119

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

(1) With reference to his reply to 1300 on 20 July 2017, on what date will Mr M Waters receive the full reports? (2) What are the reasons for the delay in providing Mr M Waters with the reports?

Reply:

Find attached, the two reports as requested Hon M Waters (referred to as Annexures A and B).

01 December 2017 - NW3446

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply:

Department of Cooperative Governance

1. Officials granted permission to have businesses and/or to do business dealings:

  1. 2014 – 2015 2
  2. 2015 – 2016 4
  3. 2016 – 2017 9

2. Officials granted permission to have businesses and/or to do business dealings and doing business with Government:

  1. 2014 – 2015 0
  2. 2015 – 2016 1
  3. 2016 – 2017 1

  (a) The employee was working as an Online and Face-to-Face Tutor at the University of South Africa (UNISA)

   (b) She worked for eight months from February 2016 to September 2016

  (c) Approximately R5 000 per month.

01 December 2017 - NW2660

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

Whether a report has been generated concerning the support provided to the Thabazimbi Local Municipality in Limpopo in terms of section 154 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the details thereof and (b) by what date will it be made available?

Reply:

A comprehensive report on the support provided to the Thabazimbi Local Municipality is still to be generated, and I have requested a meeting with the recently appointed MEC for COGHSTA, Mr. Ndou, to receive a report on progress to date with regard to the support given to the Municipality. A progress report will then be submitted when made available.

01 December 2017 - NW2778

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

What amount did the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (a) budget and (b) spend in the upgrading of the stormwater system in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years?

Reply:

The following information was provided by the Ekhurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality:

(a) The municipality originally budgeted (i) R 10,00 million in 2014-15, (ii) R 5,50 million in 2015-16 and (iii) R 8,00 million in 2016-17 financial years, for the upgrading of the stormwater system.

The annual budgets were subsequently adjusted to (i) R 10,00 million in 2014-15, (ii) R 11,50 million in 2015-16 and (iii) R 8,70 million in 2016-17 financial years.

(b) The municipality spent (i) R 1,36 million in 2014-15, (ii) R 8,07 million in 2015-16 and (iii) R 8,38 million in 2016-17 financial years.

01 December 2017 - NW2835

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

Whether there are municipal Councillors who are currently facing criminal charges; if so, in each case, (a) which municipality does each specified Councillors come from, (b) which political party does each represent, (c) what is the name of each Councillor, (d) what is each Councillor charged with and (e) what is the current status of each investigation?

Reply:

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) provided the response as follows:

Municipal Councillors are implicated in 15 criminal cases listed in a table below:

Police Station

Case No.

No. of Suspect involved

Status

Beaufort West

465/01/2016

1

DPP declined to prosecute

Witbank

700/07/2016

4

On trial

Belfast

90/06/2012

1

Under investigation

Midrand

140/05/2017

1

The case was handed for decision and a prosecutor to be assigned.

Germiston

223/06/2017

1

Under investigation

Clanwilliam

152/08/2012

4

Suspects were convicted and sentenced during October 2016.

Stellenbosch

251/12/2011

3

Decision of the NDP on the representation awaited.

Stellenbosch

451/02/2011

2

The case is at SCCU for decision since 2013, J175 awaited.

Ladysmith

132/06/2017

5

Under investigation.

Ventersdorp

63/07/2001

2

Court docket.

Potchefstroom

426/05/2013

2

Docket with DPP for decision.

Parkweg

Reitz

03/08/2011

65/08/2013

4

Docket was handed to prosecutor for further decision.

Pofadder

15/11/2014

2

Under investigation.

Garies

22/02/2016

4

Under investigation.

a) We are still awaiting a response from the DPCI with regard to the details in which the Councillors are from which municipalities.

b) Awaiting a response from the DPCI.

c) Revealing the names of implicated Councillors may compromise some of the investigations.

d) The status of each investigation is provided as per the response above.

01 December 2017 - NW3741

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) Has your department or (b) entities reporting to it, procured services from Travel With Flair (Pty) Ltd? If yes, (b) in each instance what was procured? In each instance how much was Travel With Flair paid? (2) In cases where they provided services related to international travel, (a) who travelleved, (b) what was the travel route, and (c) how much was Travel With Paid? NW4234E

Reply:

1. (a)Yes.

(b) Hotel accommodation, car rental, shuttle services, carports and TWF service fees. The BAS system is not designed to generate the item report for each service paid to TWF.

(c) From 2014/2015 to 2017/2018 financial years TWF was paid a total amount of R 59 282 836, 57.

2. (a) Detailed report is attached.

   (b) Detailed report is attached.

   (c) The total amount of R5 614 025, 89 for international air tickets from 2014/2015 financial year to 2017/2018 year was paid to Travel With Flair.

13 November 2017 - NW2877

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(aa)(aaa)(bb)(aaa)

The financial statements of the Department of Cooperative Governance is prepared in terms of the modified cash basis of accounting principles applicable to National Government Departments and do not provide for valuation of current and non-current assets. As prescribed, the Department has no investments.

The Entities

MUNICIPAL DEMARCATION BOARD

(a)(b)(ii)(aa)(bbb)

VALUATION OF NON-CURRENT ASSETS

       

Property, Plant & Equipment

       
 

Cost

Accumulated Depreciation

Carrying Value

 

Furniture and Fittings

2 098 693.04

1 211 552.92

887 140.12

 

Office Equipment

983 938.70

854 870.86

129 067.84

 

Computer Equipment

2 637 746.27

1 304 066.99

1 333 679.28

 

Vehicles

656 315.37

353 030.95

303 284.42

 

Lease hold improvements

2 503 940.03

1 543 861.01

960 079.02

 
 

8 880 633.41

5 267 382.73

3 613 250.68

 
         

Computer Software

Cost

Accumulated Depreciation

Carrying Value

 
 

1 896 172.43

1 056 177.56

839 994.87

 
 

1 896 172.43

1 056 177.56

839 994.87

 
         

Warranties

 

 

18 546.08

 
         

Total Value of Non-Current assets as at 31 August 2017

4 471 791.63

 
         
         

CURRENT ASSETS

       

CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS

       

Finance-Petty Cash Control

   

1 908.10

 

Finance-Bank ABSA/01 Main

   

57 464.20

 

Finance-Bank ABSA/04 Call Account

   

8 223 039.61

*

Total Cash & Cash Equivalents

   

8 282 411.91

 
         

Inventory Account

 

 

194 781.99

 
         

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS AS AT 31 AUGUST 2017

8 477 193.90

 
         

TOTAL VALUE OF ASSETS AS AT 31 AUGUST 2017

12 948 985.53

 
         

* The positive cash balance is held in a current account and the entire balance is available on call.

 

(a)(b)(ii)(bbb)(bb)(bbb)

The MDB does not have unlisted investments.

SOUTH AFRICAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

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SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES NETWORK

(a)(b)(ii)(aa)(bbb)

The valuation for current and non-current assets.

         

Current assets

0-3 Months

3-6 Months

6-12 Months

12 Months

Equipment

169,551

169,551

169,551

508,652

         

Non-current assets

       

Trade and other receivables

4,875

4,875

4,875

14,625

Accrued income

2,542,043

2,542,043

2,542,043

7,626,129

Cash and cash equivalent

2,054,708

2,054,708

2,054,708.23

6,164,125

         

(a)(b)(ii)(bbb)(bb)(bbb)

The SACN does not have unlisted investments.

13 November 2017 - NW2777

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

(1)(a) What plan is in place to increase the water flow capacity of bridges along the entire Eastleigh spruit situated within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality area in order to reduce the risk of another flood, (b) what will the cost be to increase the water flow capacity of all the bridges, (c) what amount will each sphere of Government contribute and (d) when will the increase (2) (a) what resources does the Bedfordview regional disaster management depot have and (b) what resources should the specified depot have by law; (3) Whether the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council disaster plan was followed in respect of the Edenvale flooding; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the reasons that the disaster management department took over six hours to respond to the disaster in Edenvale and (b) what additional support did the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council give the local depots of the (i) roads department and (ii) water department?

Reply:

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality through the Gauteng Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs provided the information:

(1)(a)The plan is to do the following:

  • Upgrade the spruit into a rectangular reinforced concrete lined canal with energy dissipators between Francoise Road and Van Riebeeck Avenue (2300m) to accommodate 1:50 year flood event.
  • Stabilise the slopes of the spruit using Gabions between Van Riebeeck and 1st Avenue (450m).
  • Increase all culvert capacities to accommodate at least 1:50 year flood event.
  • Construct an attenuation pond that will be used as a dry retention structure to attenuate the difference between 1:50 and 1:100-year flood event.
  • Construct an impermeable clay bund/berm covered with reinforced grass adjacent to some properties.

(b) The approximately cost for the Upgrades is R 400 million.

Attenuation Facility - R 100 million (300 000 cubic meters of water)

10 x Bridges - R 100 million

Channelizing of the Spruit - R 120 million

Road Upgrades - R 80 million

(c) There are no discussions amongst the spheres of government on contributions.

(d) The City of Ekurhuleni has submitted an application to the National Department of Water and Sanitation for a water use license. The City of Ekurhuleni has implemented 2 phases of the project thus far. The approximate time required to upgrade the Spruit at current budget allocations will be more than 10 years but will obviously remain dependent on the availability of budget.

(2) (a) The Environmental Impact Assessment, River Assessment Study, Hydrology and Hydraulic Study, detailed assessment report of the flood damages, Geotechnical Investigation, Digital Terrain Model (DTM) Survey, Water Use Application, Environmental Management Plan, Stormwater Management Plan.

(b) Various Consulting Engineers appointed by the City of Ekurhuleni.

(c) The Eastleigh Spruit will require attenuation facilities, bridge upgrades and channelising of the existing system to prevent flood damages in the future.

13 November 2017 - NW2434

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) What number of kings is currently recognised by Government as traditional leaders, (b) what is the name of each specified king and (c) over which tribe does he rule in each case; (2) what amount of remuneration has each king received since 2012; (3) (a) what (i) movable and (ii) immovable benefits did each king receive in each specified year and (b) what did the costs amount to in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available within the Department, but has been sought from the Provinces. The information will be provided to the Honourable Member as soon as it becomes available.

13 November 2017 - NW2779

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

(1) With regard to the building of a retention dam in the suburb of Burrendale, in order to prevent flooding, why did the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality fail to fully implement (a) phase 2 and (b) phase 3 (details furnished); (2) What is the current capacity of the retention dam? (3) Was any amount allocated to the building of phase 2 and phase 3 not spent; if so, (a) what amount was not spent and (b) what are the reasons for not spending the money? (4) (a) What is the shortage of (i) officers for visible policing and (ii) vehicles at the station and (b) by what date will the station receive their full complement of officers for visible policing and vehicles?

Reply:

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality through the Gauteng Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs provided the information:

(1) The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is only aware of 2 phases, of which the first phase has been implemented. The property owners of the erven to be bought, to extend the existing Buurendal retention dam resisted the sale of their properties to the City of Ekurhuleni. The Roads and stormwater department concentrated on the planning and construction of many other retention dams in the catchment area to reduce the flood peak.

(2) The existing dam caters for a 1:10 year recurrence interval.

(3) (a) No.

(b) Not applicable

(4) Not certain which station is being referred to here.

13 November 2017 - NW2775

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to the Edenvale flooding in November 2016, what are the reasons that the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council disaster management vehicles only responded and arrived on the scene at about 11:30 pm and only after a councillor called the head of department; (2) (a) what resources does the Bedfordview regional disaster management depot have and (b) what resources should the specified depot have by law; (3) Whether the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council disaster plan was followed in respect of the Edenvale flooding; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the reasons that the disaster management department took over six hours to respond to the disaster in Edenvale and (b) what additional support did the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council give the local depots of the (i) roads department and (ii) water department?

Reply:

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality through the Gauteng Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs provided the information:

(1) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council disaster management vehicles did not respond and arrive on the scene at about 11:30 pm.

Section 49(1) of the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002 requires municipalities to immediatelyinitiate efforts to assess the severity and magnitude of a disaster. Assessments are conducted in line with disaster management plans developed in terms of section 43. As per legislative requirements and disaster management plans, City of Ekurhuleni Disaster & Emergency Management Services (DEMS) Department`s operational preparedness and response to incidents starts when the first early warning message is received.

In the case of the severe thunderstorm that occurred on 09 November 2016, the first warning message from the South African Weather Service (SAWS) was received at 14:15 followed by another one at 16:32. Immediately after the receipt of the first warning, the municipality`s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were activated. These SOP include notifying stakeholders such as the senior disaster management officials, station manager and councilors on the DEMS database about the warning from SAWS and informing them of the activation of the Joint Operations Centre (JOC). Following the occurrence of the storm (which occurred at approximately 17:00), Disaster Management Officials and the Emergency Services Station Managers immediately began to assess the impact of storm all areas including Edenvale.

(2)(a) Ekurhuleni does not have a disaster management depot and is not legally obligated to have a depot.

(b) Legally the municipality is required to establish a disaster management centre in terms of section 43 of the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002. It must be noted that the offices in Bedfordview are the headquarters of the Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) department that includes the Disaster Management Division and the Disaster Management Centre.

(3)(a) The City`s disaster management response plans were followed during the flooding. As per legislative requirements and disaster management plans, City of Ekurhuleni Disaster & Emergency Management Services (DEMS) Department`s operational preparedness and response to incidents starts when the first early warning message is received disaster management department.

(i) For the Roads and Storm Water Department, the City of Ekurhuleni annually provides maintenance budgets per region as well as per depot. In the case of Edenvale Roads and Storm Water Depot, the regional amount allocated for 2016/17 for Stormwater maintenance was R1, 327,000. The allocation for maintenance for the depot was R2, 124,000. For 2017/18 financial year, the regional allocation is R1, 381,477 and the allocation for the depot is R2, 200,048. In addition, the DEMS department made available R10 million (R10, 000,000) to the Roads & Stormwater department to rehabilitate some of the damaged infrastructure (i.e. Roads & Stormwater).

(ii) No amount was made available for Water & Sanitation department since the infrastructure there were no significant damages.

13 November 2017 - NW2421

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 4251 on 21 December 2015, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has provided the requested information; if not, by what date will they provide the requested information; if so, what are the relevant details of the information?

Reply:

1. According to the answer provided to PQ 4251 on 21 December 2015, there is no information that was requested from Ekurhuleni over and above the information provided in the reply. For ease of reference, we hereby attach the 21 December 2015 reply.

13 November 2017 - NW2375

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

(a) What is the total number of service firearms that have been reported as (i) missing, (ii) stolen or (iii) lost in each municipal public safety department in each province (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (ccc) 2016-17 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what is the total number of the specified firearms that has been recovered in each case?

Reply:

This question does not fall within the CoGTA mandate and should therefore be re-directed to South African Police Services as the competent authority.

13 November 2017 - NW2661

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

(1)Whether any of the municipalities that were dissolved and/or amalgamated after 3 August 2016 purchased any (a) vehicles and/or (b) civil construction equipment, also referred to as yellow machines, in the 2015-16 financial year; if so, in each case, (i) which type of vehicles and/or equipment was approved by each relevant municipal council, (ii) what number of quotations were received from various suppliers, (iii) on which dates were the specified suppliers approached by each municipal council and (iv) who approached the specified suppliers; (2) Whether he will furnish Mr K J Mileham with copies of each municipal council’s resolution in this regard; if not, why not; if so, by what date; (3) What are the full relevant details of the (a) current location of each of these vehicles and/or equipment, (b) current mileage on each vehicle and/or piece of equipment and (c) asset registers that each vehicle and/or piece of equipment is recorded on?

Reply:

By way of background, the redetermination of boundaries by the Municipal Demarcation Board during 2013 and 2015 resulted in a decrease of 21 local municipalities from 278 to 257 municipalities (districts, locals and metros). These major determinations were either as a result of amalgamations or the splitting of municipalities and subsequent incorporation into neighbouring municipalities. As a result of the above, there were 26 municipalities whose boundaries were changed post the 3 August 2016 local government elections.

In preparing a response for the Honourable Member, the Departments of Cooperative Governance engaged the 26 affected municipalities through provincial departments responsible for local government.

It must be noted that even those municipalities that indicated that they had made purchases, did not supply all information as requested. The status of responses as provided to the Department is as follows:

No

Name of Municipality

1(a) Vehicles

1(b) Yellow Machines

1(b)(i) Type of Vehicle

1(b)(i)(ii) Number of Quotations Received

1(b)(i)(iii) Date when Council was approached

1(b)(iv) Who approached Suppliers

(i)

Rand West City Local Municipality

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

(ii)

The Big 5 Hlabisa Local Municipality City of Mbombela.

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

(iii)

 

Not Applicable

  • 1 x Vacuum Tanker;
  • 1 x Vacuum Tanker;
  • 1 x Truck with a mounted Crane;
  • 1 x Hooklift Truck (Waste Management);
  • 1 x 22 Seater Bus (Waste Management);
  • 1 x Fire Engine; 2 x 10m3

Not Applicable

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

(iv)

Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

(v)

Alfred Duma Local Municipality

Toyota Fortuner.

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

Information not supplied

(vi)

Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

vii)

(

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

Refer to attached Annexure A.

(viii)

Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

The following Municipalities did not submit any response:

NO.

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

 

Umdoni Local Municipality

 

Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality

 

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Local Municipality

 

Mthonjaneni Local Municipality

 

Umhlathuze Local Municipality

 

City Of Mbombela Local Municipality

 

Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

 

Ventersdorp/Tlokwe Local Municipality

 

Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality

 

Thulamela Local Municipality

 

Makhado Local Municipality

 

Musina Local Municipality

 

Blouberg Local Municipality

 

Molemolle Local Municipality

 

Polokwane Local Municipality

 

Fetakgomo/Greater Tubatse Local Municipality

 

Modimolle/Mookgopong Local Municipality

 

Lim 345 Local Municipality

 

Walter Sisulu Local Municipality

2. Yes

This information is not available at present. Copies of this information will be furnished to the Honourable Member as soon as all the information is received from each of these municipalities.

3. This information is not available at present since not all municipalities submitted the required information. A more comprehensive response in this regard will be furnished to the Honourable Member as soon as all the information is received from each of this municipalities.

13 November 2017 - NW3291

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Filtane, Mr ML to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, in light of the fact that the Mthatha Magistrates Court Building in the King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality (KSDLM) in the Eastern Cape was destroyed by a fire that broke out on 18 September 2017, which led to critical court documents being destroyed (details furnished), there are functional firefighting trucks and/or other relevant equipment in the specified local municipality; if not, why not; if so, why were they not immediately dispatched when the fire broke out in the Integrated Justice Criminal Centre?

Reply:

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) interacted with the Eastern Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) in order to obtain a response to this Parliamentary Question. The reply from the Eastern Cape PDMC is as outlined below:

a) No. The KSD Municipality does not have functional firefighting vehicles and other relevant equipment. The under mentioned vehicles, outlined in Table 1, are part of the existing firefighting fleet, but are not functional due to mechanical breakdowns:

Type of vehicle

Purpose of vehicle

2 x Medium Fire Pumpers

Structural / building fires

1 x Light Rescue

Motor Vehicle Accidents

2 x Light Delivery Vehicle (LDV) firefighting skid units-

Veldfires

b) The KSDLM’s Fire Service could not respond due to the following reasons:

(i) Both the Medium firefighting Pumpers as per above table were not operational due to mechanical breakdowns; and,

(ii) Only one (1) of the two (2) LDV firefighting Skid units was operational but had experienced a problem with the pump on the day of the reported fire incident. It must, however, be noted that this vehicle is not suitable for the use of Structural / Building Fires but only for veldfires.

13 November 2017 - NW2784

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With regard to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality being declared a disaster area (details furnished), (a) what funding has the national Government given the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, (b) on what date was this funding transferred to the municipality and (c) what conditions were stipulated when the funding was given?

Reply:

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality through the Gauteng Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs provided the information:

(a) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality did not receive any funds from National government.

(b) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality did not receive any funds from National government.

(c) See response above.

13 November 2017 - NW2990

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

(1)(a) How long has the Dhladhla Foundation been a service provider for the Community Works Programme (CWP), (b) which provinces does the specified foundation operate in with reference to the CWP and (c) what amount of money has been paid to the specified foundation to date; (2) whether the appointment of the specified foundation was made through a formal supply chain process; if not, why not; if so, will he furnish Mr K J Mileham with all supporting documentation?

Reply:

1. (a) Three years and seven months

(b) In all nine provinces of the country

(c) The total amount of money paid to the foundation for Project Management Fee and Procurement of tools and materials is R587 333 670.71. See the details in the table below:

FINANCIAL YEAR

PM FEE

PROCUREMENT

TOTAL

2014/15

53,392,167.98

25,022,206.18

78,414,374.16

2015/16

81,716,774.27

153,442,903.24

235,159,677.51

2016/17

67,692,466.15

36,921,905.83

104,614,371.98

2017/18

17,919,303.78

151,225,943.28

169,145,247.06

TOTAL

220,720,712.18

366,612,958.53

587,333,670.71

2) Yes, Dhladhla Foundation was appointed through a formal supply chain process. The Ministry is willing to provide the supporting documentation only when the process of the Promotion of Access to Information Act is followed.

13 November 2017 - NW2435

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What number of tribal chiefs is currently recognised by Government as traditional leaders; (2) what amount each specified tribal chief has received in remuneration since 2012; (3) (a) what (i) movable and (ii) immovable benefits did each tribal chief receive in each specified year and (b) what did the costs amount to in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available within the Department, but has been sought from the Provinces. The information will be provided to the Honourable Member as soon as it becomes available.

13 November 2017 - NW2422

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2467 on 28 July 2015, the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng commissioned an investigation into the matter; if not, (a) why not and (b) what action does he intend to take in this regard; if so, (i) what are the findings of the specified investigation and (ii) on what date was the report submitted to him; (2) Whether he will provide Mr D Bergman with a full copy of the specified report?

Reply:

The below response is based on a report submitted to the Department of Cooperative Governance (“Department”) by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Gauteng Province.

1. No, the MEC responsible for Local Government in the Gauteng Province did not commission an investigation into the matter.

a) The matter was referred to the Ekurhuleni City Metropolitan Municipality for investigation.

The matter was resolved through a disciplinary process and the individual in question was dismissed.

(b) As the MEC abides by the decision of the municipality in this regard, no further action is necessary from the part of the MEC.

 (i) Not applicable.

 (ii) Not applicable.

2. Not applicable.

13 November 2017 - NW2436

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What number of senior traditional leaders is currently recognised by Government as senior traditional leaders; (2) what amount each senior traditional leader has received in remuneration since 2012; (3) (a) what (i) movable and (ii) immovable benefits did each senior traditional leader receive in each specified year and (b) what did the costs amount to in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available within the Department, but has been sought from the Provinces. The information will be provided to the Honourable Member as soon as it becomes available.

13 November 2017 - NW3308

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Xalisa, Mr Z R to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) chief financial officer of entities reporting to him are employed on a permanent basis; if not, (2) Whether the specified officers are employed on a fixed term contract; if so, (a) what are the names of each of the officers and (b) when (i) was each officer employed and (ii) will each officer’s contract end?

Reply:

The following information was provided the CRL Rights Commission and the outstanding one will be submitted as soon as it becomes available:

1. The chief executive officer of the CRL Rights Commission is appointed on a five (5) year fixed term contract and (b) the chief financial officer of entities reporting to him are employed on a permanent basis. The Chief Financial Officer is appointed on a permanent basis.

(2)(a) Mr. Edward Mafadza and (b)(i) the CEO was appointed on 1 November 2016 and (ii) each officer’s contract will end on​​​ 30 October 2021.

13 November 2017 - NW2989

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

1) (a) What number of persons were on the payroll of the (i) national, (ii) Eastern Cape and (iii) Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Community Works Programme (CWP) for August 2017 and (b) what was the total value in Rand of each payroll; (2) what contractual agreements are in place with CWP workers to ensure delivery on community development targets; (3) what are the details of the processes followed to recruit and select workers for the CWP; (4) what are the details of the (a) processes followed to determine the wards in which the CWP is implemented and (b) wards in the specified metropolitan municipality that the CWP is implemented; (5) what budget was allocated to each specified sphere of government for the CWP (a) in each of the past three financial years and (b) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

  1. (a) The table below provides the information required as at August 2017

Sphere

Participation Target

Actual Participation

Cumulative Participation (1 April – 30 August 2017)

(b) Total value in rands

(i) National

237 265

212 723

226 879

653 956 252

(ii) Eastern Cape

42 600

42 669

44 314

133 128 086

(ii) Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality

2500

1961

2080

6 243 884

2) All CWP participants sign contracts as part of their initial enrolment in the programme. The process of enrolment, including the signing of contracts by participants, is facilitated by Implementing Agents (IAs) appointed to implement the programme on behalf of the department at each of the CWP sites.

3) Potential participants have to meet three primary criteria before they can be enrolled in the programme: a) They have to be poor; b) They have to be unemployed or under-employed, i.e., employed on a part time basis and being available to work two days a week in the CWP; and c) They have to reside in a ward that has been prioritized by Council for CWP implementation (on the basis of poverty and unemployment levels).

The process of recruiting CWP participants involves a number of stakeholders: i) the IAs are responsible for recruiting participants who meet the criteria outlined above, ii) the Ward Councilors for the designated wards confirm (or otherwise) that the potential participant resides in their ward and indeed, meets the other two criteria and is not better off compared to other potential participants residing in the ward, ii) the Municipal representative on the multi-stakeholder Local Reference Committee (LRC) checks whether the potential participant is registered on the Municipality’s Indigent Register and iv) the LRC which decides on participant prioritization or selection criteria in instances where the number of qualifying potential participants exceeds the target participation rate for the particular site.

In deciding on prioritization or selection criteria, the LRC must adhere to the principles of transparency, fairness and non-discrimination, as outlined in the Recruitment Guidelines for Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) developed by the Department of Public Works’ Expanded Public Works Programme – the coordinating department for all PEPs, including the CWP.

4) (a) During the introductory visit to a new CWP municipality, a presentation

is made to the Municipal Council by the respective provincial CoGTA, IA and DCoG on the CWP - covering its objectives, the various role players, the municipality’s own role in the programme and the initial work opportunity target assigned to the Municipality by DCoG on the basis of the available budget. The Council of the CWP Municipality is then requested to determine the wards that are to be prioritized for roll out in the municipality. This is formalised through a council resolution which also states who the CWP champion in the municipality is going to be. In most instances, on the initial introductory visit, the Council only expresses an “in principle” endorsement of the CWP in their municipality and the desire for the CWP to be rolled out to all their wards. However, a full discussion on the matter is often deferred to a follow-up full sitting of Council where the CWP is further discussed, often without other external stakeholders. In that meeting, the CWP is formally endorsed and a municipal champion named through a council resolution. The outcome of the Council meeting is then communicated to DCoG in writing.

(b) Municipalities (Local and Metropolitan) to which the CWP is introduced are always advised to prioritize those wards where unemployment and poverty levels are highest and where socio-economic conditions are most depressed.

According to the information received from the Province of the Eastern Cape, the CWP in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality is being implemented in the 42 wards listed below:

4, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58,59, 60.

5) The budget allocated to each sphere for the past three financial years since 1 April 2017 (Wage and Non-Wage) is as outlined below:

Sphere

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

National

908 613 593

927 569 451

1 191 628 422

1 356 541 631

Eastern Cape CoGTA

191 867 433

166 199 184

168 319 861

224 845 074

Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality

16 540 296

19 352 968

30 935 317

33 065 452

06 November 2017 - NW2533

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2468 on 28 July 2015, he wrote to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) responsible for local government in Gauteng requesting him to investigate the matter; if so, (a) can he provide Mr Waters with the letter sent to the MEC and copies of any correspondence from the MEC, (b) when was the investigation completed and (c) what are the findings of the investigation; (2) whether he will provide Mr Waters with a copy of the report of the investigation?

Reply:

1. Yes, my predecessor wrote to the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng requesting him to commission an investigation, in terms of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32).

(a) The correspondence to the MEC is attached as Annexure A

b& c) An investigation was not instituted by the MEC responsible for Local Government, the matter was referred to the municipality. The municipality dealt with the matter through a disciplinary process and the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned.

 

 

06 November 2017 - NW2535

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

(1)Whether, with regard to the reply to question 2466 on 28 July 2015, he wrote to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) responsible for local government in Gauteng, if not, why not; if so, will he provide Mr M Waters with a copy of the letter and any further correspondence between him and the MEC in relation to this matter; (2) (a) what were the findings of the investigation that he requested the MEC to commission and (b) will he provide Mr M Waters with a copy of the full report of the investigation?

Reply:

1. Yes, my predecessor wrote to the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng requesting him to commission an investigation, in terms of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32). The correspondence to the MEC is attached as Annexure A.

2. (a) The MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng referred the matter to the municipality. The municipality dealt with the matter through a disciplinary process and the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned.

(b) As stated above, an investigation was not instituted by the MEC responsible for Local Government, the matter was first referred to the municipality. In the event the municipality was not able to address the matter, an investigation would have been initiated.

03 November 2017 - NW2537

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2461 on 28 July 2015, he wrote to the Member of the Executive Council for Local Government in Gauteng; if not, why not; if so, will he provide Mrs A M Dreyer with a copy of the letter and any further correspondence between the MEC and himself in relation to this matter; (2) what were the findings of the investigation; (3) will he provide Mrs A M Dreyer with a copy of the full report of the specified investigation?

Reply:

1. Yes, my predecessor wrote to the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng requesting him to commission an investigation, in terms of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32). The matter relating to the tender was also referred to the SIU for investigation. The correspondence to the MEC is attached as Annexure A.

2. The MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng referred the matter to the municipality. The municipality dealt with the matter through a disciplinary process and the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned.

3. In light of the above, investigation report is therefore not available.

03 November 2017 - NW2535

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

(1)Whether, with regard to the reply to question 2466 on 28 July 2015, he wrote to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) responsible for local government in Gauteng, if not, why not; if so, will he provide Mr M Waters with a copy of the letter and any further correspondence between him and the MEC in relation to this matter; (2) (a) what were the findings of the investigation that he requested the MEC to commission and (b) will he provide Mr M Waters with a copy of the full report of the investigation?

Reply:

1. Yes, my predecessor wrote to the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng requesting him to commission an investigation, in terms of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32). The correspondence to the MEC is attached as Annexure A.

2. (a) The MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng referred the matter to the municipality. The municipality dealt with the matter through a disciplinary process and the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned.

(b) As stated above, an investigation was not instituted by the MEC responsible for Local Government, the matter was first referred to the municipality. In the event the municipality was not able to address the matter, an investigation would have been initiated.

03 November 2017 - NW2536

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with regard to the reply to question 2460 on 28 July 2015, he wrote to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) responsible for local government in Gauteng, if not, why not; if so, (a) will he provide Mrs A M Dreyer with a copy of the letter and any further correspondence between him and the MEC in relation to this matter; (2) (a) what were the findings of the investigation that he requested the MEC to commission and (b) will he provide Mrs A M Dreyer with a copy of the full report of the investigation?

Reply:

1. Yes, my predecessor wrote to the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng requesting him to commission an investigation, in terms of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32).

(a) The correspondence to the MEC is attached as Annexure A.

2. (a) The MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng referred the matter to the municipality. The municipality dealt with the matter through a disciplinary process and the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned.

(b) In light of the above, investigation report is therefore not available.

03 November 2017 - NW2533

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2468 on 28 July 2015, he wrote to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) responsible for local government in Gauteng requesting him to investigate the matter; if so, (a) can he provide Mr Waters with the letter sent to the MEC and copies of any correspondence from the MEC, (b) when was the investigation completed and (c) what are the findings of the investigation; (2) whether he will provide Mr Waters with a copy of the report of the investigation?

Reply:

1. Yes, my predecessor wrote to the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng requesting him to commission an investigation, in terms of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32).

(a) The correspondence to the MEC is attached as Annexure A.

(b) & (c) An investigation was not instituted by the MEC responsible for Local Government, the matter was referred to the municipality. The municipality dealt with the matter through a disciplinary process and the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned.

 

 

03 November 2017 - NW2538

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2459 on 28 July 2015, he wrote to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Local Government in Gauteng; if not, why not; if so, will he provide Mrs A M Dreyer with a copy of the letter and any further correspondence between the MEC and himself in relation to this matter; (2) whether the relevant report was tabled in accordance with section 106(4) (b) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, which states that the MEC must table a report detailing the outcome of the investigation in the relevant provincial legislature within 90 days from the date on which the Minister requested the investigation; if not, why not; (3) what were the findings of the investigation? (4) will he provide Mrs A M Dreyer with a copy of the full report of the specified investigation?

Reply:

1. Yes, my predecessor wrote to the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng requesting him to commission an investigation, in terms of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32). The correspondence to the MEC is attached as Annexure A.

2. The MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng referred the matter to the municipality. The municipality dealt with the matter through a disciplinary process and the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned. In light of the above, investigation report was therefore not tabled.

3. As stated above, the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned.

4. In light of the above, investigation report is therefore not available.

03 November 2017 - NW2539

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2465 on 28 July 2015, he wrote to the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Local Government in Gauteng; if not, why not; if so, will he provide Ms J Edwards with a copy of the letter and any further correspondence between the MEC and himself in relation to this matter; (2) whether the relevant report was tabled in accordance with section 106(4) (b) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, which states that the MEC must table a report detailing the outcome of the investigation in the relevant provincial legislature within 90 days from the date on which the Minister requested the investigation; if not, why not; (3) what were the findings of the investigation; (4) Will he provide Ms J Edwards with a copy of the full report of the specified investigation?

Reply:

1. Yes, my predecessor wrote to the MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng requesting him to commission an investigation, in terms of section 106 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32). The correspondence to the MEC is attached as Annexure A.

2. The MEC responsible for Local Government in Gauteng referred the matter to the municipality. The municipality dealt with the matter through a disciplinary process and the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned. In light of the above, investigation report was therefore not tabled.

3. As stated above, the outcome was the dismissal of the employee concerned. Further, the municipality received condonation from National Treasury as per Section 32 of the MFMA.

4. In light of the above, investigation report is therefore not available.

30 October 2017 - NW2209

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

How many power outages have the suburbs of (a) Marlands and (b) Sunnyridge in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality experienced (i) in the (aa) 2015 and (bb) 2016 and (ii) in the period 1 January to 31 July 2017; (2) What (a) were the reasons for the power outages in each case, (b) was the duration of the outage and (c) time of day did the outages take place; (3) By what date (i) will the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality upgrade the infrastructure in the area to prevent further outages and (ii) will work commence on the upgrade, (b) what is the projected cost of the upgrade and (c) what amount has been budgeted for the upgrade?

Reply:

The Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs provided the response in this regard:

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AREAS AFFECTED

NUMBER OF POWER OUTAGES PER FINANCIAL YEAR

   

(aa) 2015-2016

(bb) 2016-2017

a

Marlands

4

21

2

Sunnyridge

19

20

3

Both Areas Affected at the same time (upstream substation trip)

18

9

Summary for 2015/2016

Marlands areas affected by power outages 22 times (4+18=22)

Sunnyridge areas affected by power outages 37 times (19+18=37)

Summary for 2016/2017

Marlands areas affected by power outages 30 times (21+9=30)

Sunnyridge areas affected by power outages 29 times (20+9=29)

Therefore, Marlands areas were affected 52 times in 24 months while Sunnyridge areas were affected 66 times in the same period. It must however be noted that not all customers were always affected at the same time. The customers were only affected as-and-when the circuit feeding them faulted which differed in frequency.

2. (a)

#

Financial Year

CAUSE OF POWER OUTAGES

   

Equipment Failure

Operational Causes

3rd Party Cause

Eskom

TOTAL

1

2015/2016

22

12

6

1

41

2

2016/2017

33

8

8

1

50

3

TOTAL

55

20

14

2

91

  • Equipment Failure refer to mainly medium voltage cable faults and switchgear failure
  • Operational Causes refer to overload caused by limited number of available cables during repairs and failure of protection equipment.
  • 3rd Party Causes refer to cable theft and damages by contractors
  • Eskom refer to power outages imposed by Eskom network.

(b) Average hours for power restorations = 6 hours. The shortest power outage took around 0.25 hours and the longest around 41.5 hours.

(c) The power outages randomly happens across all days and hours.

(3) (a)

(i) The main substation (Germiston North Intake Substation) supplying the areas is being upgraded at the moment. The project started in January 2017 and is expected to run until the end of 2018. The substation is being completely upgraded with new transformers and switchgear. In addition to the upgrading of the main substation, the Municipality has identified ageing and frequently failing equipment (mainly medium voltage underground cables) to be refurbished this financial year. Tenders for underground cables (supply and install) are in place. Material already ordered in July 2017 and projects expected to run from October 2017 to June 2018.

(ii) Upgrading of main substation started in January 2017 and is expected to run until the end of 2018. Refurbishment of ageing and frequently failing medium voltage underground cables expected to run from October 2017 to June 2018.

(b) The upgrading of the main substation (Germiston North Intake Substation) is projected at R120 million. The refurbishment of ageing and frequently failing equipment (medium voltage underground cables) for the area is projected at R25 million for the 2017/2018 financial year.

(c) The upgrading of the main substation (Germiston North Intake Substation) is budgeted at R120 million. The refurbishment of ageing and frequently failing equipment (medium voltage underground cables) for the area is budgeted at R25 million for the 2017/2018 financial year.

 

30 October 2017 - NW2345

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

(1)(a) Which municipalities declared local disasters due to water shortages caused by drought (i) in each of the past three municipal financial years and (ii) since 1 July 2017, (b) on what date was each disaster (i) declared and (ii) gazetted, (c) what action(s) has been taken by his department to address the local disasters and (d) what amount has been spent on addressing the local disasters in each case; (2) What amount in funding has been made available to assist municipalities where local disasters have been declared at (a) national and (b) provincial levels of government?

Reply:

(1) (a) (i) The local state of disasters declared by municipalities due to water shortages caused by drought during the past three municipal financial years, that have been reported to my department, are listed in a table below. All the other states of disasters during the indicated period were provincial states of disasters, declared by respective provinces.

For the past three municipal financial years:

Provinces and Municipalities

Financial Year

Eastern Cape Province

Joe Gqabi District Municipality

2014/15 (January 2014)

Western Cape Province

Central Karoo (Prince Albert)

Eden District (Knysna, Bitou, Oudtshoorn)

Cape Winelands (Witzenburg)

2015/2016 (November 2015)

(ii) Since 01 July 2017, the following municipalities were declared a local state of disaster:

Provinces and Municipalities

Period

Eastern Cape Province

Sarah Baartman District Municipality

Nelson Mandela District Municipality

Amathole District Municipality

August 2017

August 2017

September 2017

(b) The dates for the (i) declarations and (ii) gazettes are as follows:

Provinces and Municipalities

(b) dates for the (i) declarations and (ii) gazettes

Eastern Cape Province

Joe Gqabi District Municipality

 

30 January 2014, GN3115 - 6 EC 2014

Western Cape Province

Central Karoo (Prince Albert)

Eden District (Knysna, Bitou, Oudtshorn)

Cape Winelands (Witzenburg)

25 November 2015, GN632-365 WC 2015

 

Provinces and Municipalities

(b) dates for the (i) declarations and (ii) gazettes

Eastern Cape Province

Sarah Baartman District Municipality

Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality

Amathole District Municipality

11 August 2017, LAN3893-118 EC2017

14 August 2017, GN13895-19 EC2017

04 September 2017, GN3908-180 EC2017

(c) Where applicable, the department performs the following roles:

  • Conducts assessments and classification of disasters as per section 23 of the Disaster Management Act (Act No. 57 of 2002);
  • Facilitates the provision of technical support and guidance through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA);
  • Coordinates the funding allocation to address the situation; and
  • Monitors the implementation of intervention measures as per the Division of Revenue Act and applicable grant conditions.

(d) The amounts spent on addressing drought and water shortages in all the municipalities that were declared a state of disaster were provided through reprioritisation process by affected municipalities, Provincial Treasuries as well as relevant provincial and national government departments. The bulk of the funds that were made available by the provincial and national spheres of government were for implementation of drought intervention measures with regard to declared provincial state of disasters. With regard to the recent state of disasters declared by Amathole, Sarah Baartman District Municipalities and Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality respectively, there are no amounts allocated by the department and spent so far, as the process for the drought assessments and disaster classification are underway.

The bulk of the funds that were made available by the provincial and national spheres of government were for implementation of drought intervention measures with regard to declared provincial state of disasters. However, it should be noted that the indicated municipalities also benefitted from the funding that was allocated due to the declaration of a provincial state of disaster as a result of drought, since they were incorporated within the provincial declarations.

2. (a) The relevant national departments contributed funding to assist the affected provinces whereby the municipalities that declared a local state of disaster also benefitted. The details below are as per the reports from sector departments as well as where my department facilitated funding:

Table 1: Funding facilitated by different national sector departments to address the drought situation

Province that benefitted

National department that facilitated and contributed funding

Amount and source of funding

Financial year

Type of Assistance

Eastern Cape

COGTA through National Treasury

R29 million

Contingency Reserve

2016/17

  • Provision and transportation of livestock feed for agriculture sector
 

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

R37.4 million

Reprioritization from the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP)

2015/16

  • Provision and transportation of livestock feed
 

COGTA through National Treasury

R8.6 million

Contingency Reserve

2016/17

  • Water tankering and storage for human consumption
 

Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS)

R4.9 million

Reprioritisation from existing programmes

2015/16

  • Water tankering and storage for human consumption

Total Amount - EC : R79.9 million

Western Cape

COGTA through National Treasury

R12 million

Contingency Reserve

2016/17

  • Provision and transportation of livestock feed for agriculture sector
 

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

R6 million

Reprioritization from the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP)

2015/16

  • Provision and transportation of livestock feed
  • Inputs costs to small grain
 

COGTA through National Treasury

R8.6 million

Contingency Reserve

2016/17

  • Water tankering and storage for human consumption for the water sector
 

Department of Water and Sanitation

R8 million

Reprioritisation from existing programmes

2015/16

  • Drilling of boreholes for human consumption

Total Amount – WC : R34.6 million

(b) The following provinces reprioritised within their internal resources to address the impacts of drought. The details below on Table 2 are as per the reports received from the sector departments in the provinces:

Table 2: Funding facilitated by different provincial sector departments to address the drought situation.

Province that made contribution

Amount contributed and source of funding

Financial year

Type of Assistance

EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Eastern Cape

R95 million

Equitable share

2016/17

Livestock feeds, refurbishment and drilling of boreholes (Agriculture Sector)

 

R5.9 million

Equitable share

2015/16

  • Provision and transportation of livestock feed
  • Inputs costs to small grain (Agriculture Sector)
 

About R200 million

Equitable share

2015/16

  • Water infrastructure for human consumption (Water Sector)

Total Amount – EC : R 300.9 million

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Western Cape

R40.9 million

 

CASP, Equitable share & AgriSA donations

2016/17

  • Provision and transportation of livestock feed
  • Inputs costs to small grain
 

R5.1 million Equitable share

2015/16

  • Provision and transportation of livestock feed
  • Inputs costs to small grain

Total Amount – WC : R46 million

30 October 2017 - NW3255

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

(1)      Whether his department keeps repository of data on municipal performance, capacity, viability and sustainability; if not, why not; if so, (a) who maintains this specified repository and (b)(i) how and (ii) how often is the repository updated; (2) Whether the information is accessible to the general public through an open application programming interface; if not, why not; if so, how is access granted

Reply:

1. Yes, the department keeps repositories of data on municipal performance, capacity, viability and sustainability

(a) Various units in the department contribute to the repositories, based on their specific areas of responsibility, e.g. financial information, public participation, MIG spending, service delivery protests, and the appointment of section 56 employees.

(b) (i) information is consolidated into excel spreadsheets;

    (ii) annually as it becomes available.

2. No, the information is not accessible to the general public through an open application programming interface;

(a) The department is still working on designs for such an open interface and is collaborating with National Treasury, DPME and StatsSA in the reporting reforms project to reduce the reporting burden of municipalities in this regard.

30 October 2017 - NW2211

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) On what date was the last inspection for possible structural damages of the Windsor Water Tower situated in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, (b) who conducted the inspection, (c) what were the findings, (d) by what date will repairs to the tower take place and (e) what is the projected cost of repairs?

Reply:

The following response was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs:

(a) The last inspection was conducted in the previous financial year.

(b) The inspection was conducted by Rod Rankine.

(c) The above mentioned tower is in Sunnyridge and gives supply to all higher laying area in the vicinity. During the assessment of structural defects of Primrose reservoir to allow for repairs, the structural Engineer also gave comments after inspections. The structural engineer confirmed that the tower still has remaining useful life and that there must be structural repairs to improve conditions.

(d) Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality through the quantum leap project intended to increase the storage capacity of most of water reservoirs. It planned that another water tower be built adjacent to the existing tower with greater volumes and retention periods. Consultants have been appointed for the design of critical reservoirs including Sunnyridge and upon completion the Metro will go on tender for the appointment of contractor.

(e) It is projected that the cost for repairs could be 45% of building new water tower, but the Municipality will still have challenges of capacity.

 

30 October 2017 - NW2213

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

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1438 on 5 July 2016, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has provided the information; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The following response was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs:

  1. Lease agreement is in place, there has been billing since January 2017.
  2. Current Rental: R11 700.00 pm (10% escalation).
  3. Lease period: 9 years and 11 months.
  4. SASSA took occupation of the building from the 9th May 2017.
  5. SASSA is currently painting the building internally, and they are in the process of branding the building outside.

 

30 October 2017 - NW2317

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to his reply to question 1750 on 4 July 2017, what is his Department’s itemised expenditure for the security services for (a) the Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL), (b) the family member(s) of the Chairperson of the NHTL, (c) the Deputy Chairperson of the NHTL and (d) the family member(s) of the Deputy Chairperson of the NHTL, (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017?.

Reply:

.The itemised details and expenditure are as follows

(a) Chairperson of National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) Kgosi PP Maubane

(b) Family member(s) Chairperson of NHTL

(c) Deputy Chairperson of NHTL Inkosi SE Mahlangu

(d) family member(s) Deputy Chairperson of NHTL

(i) Itemised expenditure for security services in each of the past five financial years

  • 2012/13

R 995,006.00

 

  • 2013/2014

R 564,672.00

  • 2014/2015

R 564,672.00

  • 2015/2016

R 1 120,392.00

  • 2016/17

R 1 120,392.00

(ii) Itemised expenditure since

1 April 2017

 

R 599,409.72

30 October 2017 - NW2991

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

(1)Whether any former councillors have not yet received the once-off gratuity promised to them since his reply to question 2601 on 5 December 2016; if so, (a) how many councillors are still owed this payment, (b) what are the reasons for the delayed payments, (c) which municipalities are affected and (d) by what date will the specified councillors receive their gratuities; (2) whether each councillor who received this gratuity received a statement reflecting how the specified gratuities were calculated; if not, why not; if so, what are the details contained on those statements?

Reply:

1(a)(b)(c)(d)2

There are 12 councillors which are still not paid by the Department, the reasons varies to tax related challenges, inactive tax numbers, incorrect tax numbers and deceased former councillors. Therefore, the councillors and the families of the deceased councillors need to visit SARS offices to solve these tax problems. The Municipalities which are affected are, Moretele, Cederberg, Mahikeng, Theewaterskloof, Ekurhuleni, Westrand, Mamusa, Randfontein, Amahlathi, Ngwathe, Modimolle, City of Cape Town and Greater Tubatse.

The councillors will be paid immediately upon resolving their tax challenges with SARS and submit a proof thereof.

Majority of the councillors received the gratuity outcome letters indicating how the gratuity amount was calculated, the gross amount due, the tax amount deducted and the net amount paid to the councillor.

 

30 October 2017 - NW2210

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) By what date will the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality upgrade the generator at the Windsor pump station in order to prevent more water outages and (b) what is the cost of the new generator; (2) How much was budgeted for the new generator;

Reply:

The following response was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs:

1. (a) The Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality installed the new generator at the Windsor Pump Station on 21 July 2017 and it was commission on 22 July 2017.

     (b) The cost of the new generator is R1 313 304 excluding VAT.

2. The budget for the new generator was R1 500 000.

30 October 2017 - NW2119

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Gardee, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

How many municipalities across the country have municipal-owned entities; (2) Do the specified municipal-owned entities have boards in place; (if so (a) who appoints the board members, (b) how long is the term of each specified board, (c) when was each current board appointed and (d) how many members of each board are female?

Reply:

The information is not readily available in the department and requests were made to the Provincial Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. However, only six provinces provided information in this regard:

PROVINCE

How many municipalities across the country have municipal owned entities

(2)

   

(a)

Who appoints the board members

(b)

how long is the term of each specified board

(c)

When was each current board appointed

(d)

How many members of each board are female

Western Cape

City of Cape Town

City of Cape Town and Western Cape Government

It’s presumed to be a fixed term board

Various dates – see list attached

5 of 11 members are female

Gauteng

City of Tshwane

The Board is appointed by the City of Tshwane as the shareholder

The appointment of the Board is aligned to the five-year political term of Council

1 October 2012

Tshwane Economic Development Agency – 3 female members

       

10 April 2012

Housing Company Tshwane – 1 female member

 

City of Johannesburg

City of Joburg

1 year

16 March 2017

City Power – 3 female members

         

Joburg Water- 4 female members

         

Pikitup – 4 female members

         

Johannesburg Social Housing Company – 1 female member

         

Joburg Development Agency – 2 female members

         

Joburg Market – 2 female members

         

Joburg Property Company – 3 female members

         

Joburg Roads Agency – 5 female members

         

Metrobus – 3 female members

         

Joburg City Parks & Zoo – 3 female members

         

Joburg City Theatres – 7 female members

         

Metro Trading Company – 5 female members

 

City of Ekurhuleni

Council

3 years

1 May 2015

Brakpan Bus Company – 1 female member (resigned)

         

Ekurhuleni Housing Company – 4 female members

         

East Rand Water Care Company – 2 female members

 

West Rand DM

Executive Mayor

3 years

April 2017

West Rand Development Agency – 2 female members

 

Sedibeng DM

Council

Not specified

February 2015

Vaal River City Tourism Promotion Company – 1 female member

North West

Dr KKDM Economic Agency (SOC) Ltd.

The Council of the Parent Municipality

3 years

1 January 2016

2 female members (1 resigned)

 

Rustenburg LM

Executive Mayor or the Council after an advertisement in the local newspapers

2 years

-

1 female member

 

Lekwa-Teemane Development Agency

Council

3 years

In the process of appointing new board (recently terminated board was appointed Nov 2010 and term expired Oct 2013, however they remained an interim board until July 2017)

-

Mpumalanga

The City of Mbombela inherited the Umjindi Local Economic Development Agency after the amalgamation of Mbombela LM and Umjindi LM

City of Mbombela

24 months

New board in process of being appointed

New board in process of being appointed

 

Thabachweu Local Economic Development Agency (THALEDA)

Council

3 yrs

20th October 2014 (An extension for a further one year was granted after the term of office expired in September 2017)

1 female member

Free State

No response from the province

       

Northern Cape

No municipality in the Northern Cape has a municipal-owned entity

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

KwaZulu-Natal

Umhlosinga Development Agency

The respective District Municipality

5 years

26 March 2013

0

 

Zululand Development Agency

 

3 years

01 April 2016

3 female members

 

Uthungulu Fresh Produce Market (King Cetshwayo)

 

5 years

2015

3 female members

 

ILembe Management Development Enterprise

 

3 years

02 October 2015

3 female members

 

UGu South Coast Development Agency

 

3 years

10 July 2015

3 female members

 

Harry Gwala Development Agency

 

3 years

01 April 2015

0

 

UMgungundlovu Development Agency

 

3 years

01 July 2016

3 female members

 

Umzinyathi Development Agency

 

3 years

16 October 2016

2 female members

 

UThukela Development Agency

 

3 years

14 July 2017

1 female member

 

Amajuba Development Agency (The Municipal Council is yet to Endorse the Board and conduct the inauguration)

 

Nil - Awaiting Council Endorsement

2015

0

 

Durban ICC

 

5 years

2014

1 female member

 

Durban Marine Theme Park trading as Ushaka Marine world

 

5 years

2013

2 female members

 

Safe City Pietermaritzburg

 

5 years

2015

2 female members

 

Ugu South Coast Tourism

 

5 years

2015

3 female members

 

Uthukela Water

 

5 years

2014

unknown

Limpopo

No response from the province

       

Eastern Cape

No response from the province

       

30 October 2017 - NW2996

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What is the (a) total amount that was paid out in bonuses to employees in his department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that was paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2016-17 financial year? (2) What is the (a) total estimated amount that will be paid out in bonuses to employees in his department and (b) detailed breakdown of the bonus that will be paid out to each employee in each salary level in the 2017-18 financial year?NW3315E

Reply:

Department of Cooperative Governance:

  1. (a)The Department of Cooperative Governance paid out employees a total amount of R 3 321 403 in bonuses and (b) the detailed breakdown of the bonuses paid out to each employee on each salary level in the 2016/17 financial year is as follows:

Salary Level

Total number of employees who received bonuses

Total Amount

3

14

R 72 116

4

3

R 31 187

5

9

R 54 590

6

43

R 394 645

7

15

R 200 947

8

18

R 258 563

9

21

R 302 037

10

1

R 33 081

11

43

R 1 128 968

12

10

R 388 101

13

7

R 274 055

14

9

R 409 946

15

1

R 58 556

16

0

R 0

Total

193

R 3 321 403

2. The total estimated amount that will be paid out in bonuses to employees in the Department is R 4 133 229 and (b) the detailed breakdown of the bonuses that will be paid out to each employee in each salary level in 2017-18 financial year is as follows:

Salary Level

Total number of employees who received bonuses

Total Amount

3

20

R 105 848

4

2

R 17 873

5

11

R 120 862

6

37

R 397 318

7

14

R 199 052

8

17

R 248 754

9

31

R 530 571

10

1

R 22 581

11

46

R 1 619 911

12

10

R 464 251

13

6

R 294 457

14

2

R 111 751

15

0

R 0

16

0

R 0

Total

197

R 4 133 229

 

Department of Traditional Affairs:

  1. The Department of Traditional Affairs is in the process of finalising performance assessments for 2016/17 performance cycle and there were no performance bonus payments paid to the officials for the above mentioned performance cycle
  2. The department’s approach on performance is based on prior expenditure. However, in this case, there are no transactions recorded yet.

30 October 2017 - NW2208

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

1. When next will the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipal Council conduct an assessment into the conditions of their road network? 2. How often is a metropolitan municipality compelled to do such an assessment?

Reply:

The Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs provided the response in this regard:

1. The Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality is currently in the process of appointing a service provider who will conduct the assessment.

2. Best practice dictates that a pavement management system be updated at least every 3 years.

16 October 2017 - NW2217

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Majola, Mr F to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to the reply to question 1172 on 28 June 2017, has his department applied for disaster funding in order to repair the Eastleigh solute channel damaged by flooding on 9 November 2016 in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the total amount that has been applied for, (b) on what date was the application submitted and (c) what is the outcome of the application?

Reply:

(a) No, the department has not applied for disaster funding to repair the Eastleigh solute channel since no funding request was submitted by the Gauteng Province on behalf of the affected municipality.

(b) and (c) Not applicable

16 October 2017 - NW2418

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

With reference to the reply to question 1171 on 28 June 2017, when last was the Eastleigh solute channel in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, which was damaged by flooding on 9 November 2016, maintained and (b) what amount was paid towards the maintenance?

Reply:

The Eastleigh solute channel infrastructure referred to belongs to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and therefore the question was referred to the municipality through the Gauteng Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. A response received from the municipality is as follows: the routine maintenance on the channel and other similar infrastructure was conducted prior to the floods of 9 November 2016; however, a specific date is not available. (b) The actual amount utilised solely for the maintenance of the Eastleigh channel has not been indicated. The municipality indicated that an amount of R3.4 million was utilised for the maintenance of the Eastleigh channel and other similar infrastructure in the Edenvale area.