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27 June 2016 - NW1215

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

Why is there still a court order in place for breaching of the uMfolozi River in KwaZulu-Natal when the river hits a certain level, given that iSimangaliso Wetland Park removed the historical dredge spoil to encourage the natural drainage of the specified river?

Reply:

The removal of the dredge spoil will take years to complete. The current beach channel is frequently blocks, as the sand dune alongside it, collapses into it.

An interim court order was issued on 15 October 2015. This interim court order will remain in force until the court decides the matter has been finalised. A court date has been set for 19-20 May 2016.It should be noted that the interim court order stipulates, that breaching is permitted when the level of at Cotcane Farm reaches 1.2m above sea level.

 

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09 June 2016 - NW1586

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

(a) What amount is owed to (i) the Magalies and (ii) Lepelle Northern water boards by each local municipality in Limpopo, (b) what amount is owed in each specified case, (c) for how many days have the debts been outstanding, (d) why has it taken so long to settle the debts, (e) when will the debts be paid in full and (f) what arrangements, if any, have been made to settle the outstanding debt?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for amount owed to Magalies Water Board:

(a)(i)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

Thabazimbi Local Municipality

R28 912237

More than 3 years

The municipality is experiencing cash flow challenges.

Unknown at this stage as the municipality is under administration.

The municipality has made a commitment to make a payment of R1 million per month until National Treasury has approved the finance recovery plan.

Modimolle Local Municipality

R2 390962

0

The account is on current

31 May 2016

N/A

BelaBela Municipality

R1 620436

0

The account is on current

31 May 2016

N/A

Refer to the table below for amount owed to Lepelle Northern Water Board:

(a)(ii)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality

R69,6m

120 days+

Availability of funds

By 2019

The settlement agreement is in place and adhered to by the Water Services Authority (WSA)

Capricorn District Municipality (CDM Urban)

R3m

Current

N/A

N/A

 

Greater Letaba Municipality

R1m

Current

N/A

N/A

 

Greater Tzaneen Municipality

R0.78m

Current

N/A

N/A

 

GSDM (Fetakgomo Local Municipality)

R6,4m

120 days+

Availability of funds

 

Negotiations with the WSA are taking place

GSDM (Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality)

R16,1m

120 days+

Availability of funds

 

Negotiations with the WSA are taking place

Marble Hall Municipality

R1,m

120 days+

Availability of funds

 

Negotiations with the WSA are taking place

Mogalakwena Local Municipality

R5,6m

Current

N/A

N/A

 

Mopani District Municipality

R249,6m

120 days+

Availability of funds

By 2019

The settlement agreement is in place and adhered to by the WSA

Polokwane Municipality

R13,4m

Current

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality (CDM Rural)

R2M

Current

N/A

N/A

 

Greater Tubatse Local Municipality

R20,7m

120 days+

Availability of funds

 

Negotiations with the WSA are taking place

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09 June 2016 - NW1419

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

(a)What amount did (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her spend on contracting consultants in the (aa) 2014-15 and (bb) 2015-16 financial years, (b) what are the names of the consultants and (c) for which projects was each of the specified consultants contracted?

Reply:

(a) Refer to the table below for the amount spent on contracting consultants:

Name

(a)(i)(aa) 2014-15 financial year

(a)(i)(bb) 2015-16 financial year

My Department

R1, 109, 274, 032.30

R 560, 240, 080.17

Amatola Water

R 97 865 416.98

R 54 179 428.00

Bloem Water

R 39 000 000

R 26 000 000

Lepelle Northern Water

R4,900,000

R341,232,467

Magalies Water

R135 172 912.51

R 98 112 787.65

Mhlathuze Water

R2 031 137.77

R1 266 768.93

Overberg Water

R1,543,573

R1,505,433

Rand Water

R 613,275.51

R13,824,923.64

Sedibeng Water

R26 349 620,52

R56 461 967,20

Umgeni Water

R290 000 284.50

R,148 804 583.89

WRC

R 1 210 679.46

R 1 762 296.69

TCTA

R 227 667 114,28

R 216 631 089,72

Inkomati CMA

R5 995 644

R7 504 431

Breede-Gouritz CMA

R3, 063, 385.10

R5, 641, 394.18

(b) and (c) Refer to Annexure A for the names of the consultants and the consultants contracted for each project from my Department and Annexure B for the names of the consultants contracted for each project from each entity reporting to me.

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09 June 2016 - NW1595

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

(1)Whether any South African companies were considered to develop desalination plants along all coastal communities to boost water supply before a partnership was struck around 11 May 2016 with the Islamic Republic of Iran to develop the specified plants; if not, why not; if so, (2) why did she choose to partner with the Islamic Republic of Iran when many local jobs could have been created if a South African company was to develop the specified plants; (3) whether any studies were conducted by her department before the specified partnership was struck with Iran; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details, (b) what were the outcomes of such studies and (c) who was consulted in this regard?

Reply:

(1) No specific South African or Iranian companies were approached or selected for partnership on desalination. My Department has been working with various active actors nationally and internationally to examine the viability of desalination as an option in South Africa. Refer to Annexure A for the signed agreement.

(2) My Department’s International Engagement with Iran is based on the Bi-National Relations led by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on issues of national interest for the benefit of the water sector.

(3) Yes, my Department has, through the Water Research Commission (WRC) conducted various studies over time to establish facts on the viability and benefits of desalination in the coastal areas of our country. The relevant details are contained in the study reports or outcomes backed by years of research by the WRC. Different actors and organisations and countries working on desalination were consulted by WRC both locally and internationally. Refer to Annexure B.

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03 June 2016 - NW1533

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether her department was approached by any political party for any form of funding (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) whether her department provided any form of funding to any political party (a) in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1) My Department was not approached by any political party for any form of funding for the years in question.

(2) My Department did not provide any form of funding to any political party for the years in question.

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03 June 2016 - NW1212

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

(1)(a) How many water-use licences have been issued for abstraction from the Crocodile River and (b) what are the names of the companies that received the specified licences; (2) (a) how many of the specified licences have been issued for (i) agricultural, (ii) industrial and/or (iii) mining purposes, (b) on which date was each specified licence first issued and (c) what is the period of validity of each specified licence?

Reply:

(1)(a) A total of 19 water use licenses have been issued for abstraction from the Crocodile River.

(1)(b) Refer to Annexure A for the names of the companies that received the specified licences.

Agriculture

Industry

Local Government

Mining

Total

7

5

6

1

19

(2)(a) Refer to the table below for the number of licences issued in the specified sectors.

(2)(b) Refer to Annexure A for the validity period of the licences issued for abstraction in the Crocodile River.

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ANNEXURE A

No.

Name

Property details

Quaternary

Sector

Signed Date

Expiry Date

1

Mbombela Municipality

Stonehenge 310 JT

X22C

Local Government

2010/07/22

2030/07/21

2

Kuvuka 2006 Property(Pty)Ltd

Karino 931 JU

X22K

Industry

2011/02/26

2016/02/26

3

Cape Fruit Processors(Pty)Ltd

MattafitPortion 11

X24D

Industry

2011/03/25

2021/03/25

4

Leopard Creek Block(Pty)Ltd

Portion 20 of the farm Riversiden 173 JS

X22J

Industry

2011/03/29

2031/03/29

5

Cort Fish Farming Enterprise cc

Portion 4 of the farm Mooiland 294 JT

X21E

Agriculture

2011/06/24

2031/06/24

6

Smokey Mountain Trading 189

Portion 2 pf Farm Montrose

X21E

Agriculture

2012/03/09

2030/03/09

7

OnderbergVerwerkingsKo-OperasieBeperk

Remaining extent of portion 8 of the Farm Mhlati 169 JU

X24D

Mining

2015/04/30

2030/04/30

8

LoeriesfonteinBoerdery (Pty) Ltd

Portion 1 and 2 of the farm Pamlico 305 JT

X22C

Industry

2015/06/03

2035/06/03

9

TSB Sugar RSA Ltd

Portion 2 of farm Malelane 389 JU

X24E

Agriculture

2015/06/03

2035/06/03

10

ErasdaBeleggings (PTY) Ltd

Portion 54 of the Farm Alkmaar 286 JT

X22C

Local Government

2015/08/16

2035/08/16

11

Woman and youth agricultural farming co-operative limited

Lomshiyo Community

X24D

Agriculture

2015/08/30

2035/08/30

12

Mbombela local municipality - Tekwane

Portion 6 & 7 of Tekwane 573 JU

X22J

Local Government

2015/08/30

2035/08/30

13

Manganese Metal Company (Pty) Ltd: Kingston Vale Water Transfer

Soetmelksvlei 118 JU/4

X22J

Industry

2015/12/24

2035/12/24

14

Mbombela Local Municipality: Mpumalanga University

Boschrand 283 JT/31 and 32 and Friedenheim 283 JT/17,19,28 and 36

X22J

Local Government

2015/12/24

2035/12/24

15

Mbombela local Municipality: Karino Water Works

Portion 89 of the farm Goedehoop 128 JU: Inkomati WMA

X22J

Local Government

2016/01/22

2041/01/22

16

Mbombela Local Municipality: Riverside Industrial Park Ext. 22

Portion 96 of the farm Boschrand 283 JT

X22J

Local Government

2016/03/13

2031/03/13

17

KomatipoortGholfklub

Machteld 235-JU

X24H

Agriculture

2002/02/27

2022/02/27

18

LaeveldKorporatieweBelegengs

Portion 14 Alkmaar 266

X22J

Agriculture

2004/10/06

2024/10/06

19

Lugedlane Developments (Pty) Ltd

Lodwichs Lust

X24D

Agriculture

2008/09/29

2028/09/29

24 May 2016 - NW1367

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether her department incurred any irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure as determined by the Auditor-General in the (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, (i) why was the specified expenditure incurred, (ii) who was the recipient and (iii) what tender processes were followed; (2) Whether her department has attempted to recover any of the specified expenditures in any of the specified financial years; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps will be taken to recover the specified expenditures; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(1)(a) Yes, my Department has incurred irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditures as determined by the Auditor-General in the 2014-15 financial year.

(1)(b) The findings have not yet been determined by Auditor-General since the audit for the financial year 2015/16 has not been finalised.

(1)(b)(i) The irregular expenditure was incurred for various reasons as disclosed on the financial report for the year end 2014/15 which was made public and is available on my departmental website.

(1)(b)(ii) Recipients are various service providers who provided service to my Department. In terms of the National Treasury instruction on the treatment of irregular expenditure, my Department is bound to pay for the service when the obligation has been made by my Department officials on behalf of the Department. After the payment has been made the Department has to investigate how the transgression was done and take appropriate disciplinary actions as directed by the PFMA.

(1)(b)(iii) Refer to the list below for the tender processes followed that led to the transgressions committed:

  • Procurement of IT services not following the SITA Act;
  • Procurement of goods and services deliberately split into parts or items of smaller value merely to avoid complying with the requirements of the SCM policy and legislation;
  • The final decision on the acceptance of quotations not done by a properly delegated official or committee;
  • Goods or services of a transaction value of more than R2 000 procured without inviting at least three written price quotations from prospective suppliers and the deviation not approved by delegated person;
  • Deviations from competitive bidding and not test the market by procuring goods and services from none approved sole supplier;
  • Correct Supply Chain Management (SCM) processes and procedures not adhered to.
  • Payment may only be made in terms of a valid contract to a duly authorised payee.
  • Incorrect authorisation of transactions (delegations not complied with);
  • Expenditure exceeding original excess of the approved contract or quoted amount or no contract in place;
  • Lowest quotation not selected and no motivation provided;
  • Contracts awarded without original tax clearance certificates or tax clearance certificates expired;
  • The method of procurement is inconsistent with those prescribed in terms of PN 8 of 2007/2008. Goods or services of a transaction value of R10 000 to R500 000 were procured without inviting at least three written price quotations from prospective suppliers and the deviation was not approved by delegated person; and
  • Goods and services were rendered by the supplier and paid for without a valid written signed contract.

(2)(a) My Department is investigating the matter to determine whether the transgressions were in the interest of the State or not.

(2)(b) The appropriate actions will be taken upon completion of the investigation.

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24 May 2016 - NW1366

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether her department acquired any (a) hardware and/or (b) software information technology equipment in the (i) 2014-15 and (ii) 2015-16 financial years; if not, why not; if so, what are the full details in each case in terms of (aa) what were the tender requirements, (bb) where were the relevant tender advertisements placed, (cc) who were the members of each bid adjudication committee, (dd)(aaa) where and (bbb) when did each of the specified bid adjudication committees sit, (ee)(aaa) how many tender applications were received for each advertised tender and (bbb) from whom, (ff) who was the successful bidder in each case and (gg) on what basis was each tender awarded to the specified successful bidder?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for the summary of the acquired hardware and software for the periods in question:

 

(i) 2014-15 financial years

(ii) 2015-16 financial year

(a) Hardware

My Department awarded three (3) tenders for the acquisition of hardware

My Department awarded three (3) tenders for the acquisition of hardware

(b) Software

No tenders were awarded for acquisition of software

My Department awarded four (4) tenders for the acquisition of software

The specific details for the tenders awarded for the acquisition of hardware and software during the period in question is detailed in Annexure A.

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24 May 2016 - NW1271

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

(1)What is the water level of the Lomati Dam which supplies water to Barberton in the Umjindi Local Municipality in Mpumalanga as at 30 April 2016; (2) whether (a) the specified municipality and/or (b) any other (i) national and/or (ii) provincial department have asked her department for any form of drought-relief assistance as at 30 April 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what steps, if any, are (a) her department and/or (b) any other (i) national and/or (ii) provincial department taking to mitigate the effects of the low water levels of the Lomati Dam?

Reply:

(1) The Lomati dam is currently empty. The town of Barberton is now served from the natural surface water flow of the Qeensriver through the Suidkaap Water Treatment Plant. The Suidkaap WTP has been non-operational for almost 10 years and in mitigation of the water situation within the town my Department through Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant (MWIG) allocated R34 million for the resuscitation of the plant, and phase 1 which included the refurbishment of the 4.8Ml Water Treatment Work is complete and was commissioned in August 2015. Phase 2 is concentrating an additional clear water storage and replacement of 5km asbestos rising main pipeline and is due for completion in June 2016.

(2) The Umjindi Municipality has requested DWS for assistance with drought relief intervention. To date my Department has provided Barberton with a 80 kilolitre water storage tank to improve the water storage capacity of the Municipality. In addition to the tank the DWS is funding further civil engineering works at the Suidkaap Water Treatment Plant as alluded to above. These include two concrete water storage reservoirs. A budget of R66 million has been allocated to Umjindi through MWIG and DWS is also facilitating reprioritisation of funding towards refurbishment of eight boreholes within Barberton to improve the water security for the community.

(3) My Department is rolling out implementation of water restriction to regulate the level of water utilisation within the Catchment of the Lomati River. This is aimed at improving the flow levels in the river and ultimately improvement of the dam level.

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24 May 2016 - NW1234

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with reference to particular key commitments undertaken by her as a consequence of the assessment of her department by the Auditor-General in the 2014-15 financial year, the focus risk assessment has been discussed by her department’s top management; if not, why not; if so, (a)(i) when and (ii) where did such discussions take place, (b) who was present during the specified discussions and (c) what was the outcome of the discussions; (2) whetherher department’s audit committee produce a report on its monitoring of the risk assessment; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will this take place; (3) whether, with reference to the specified commitments, a structure incorporating the sanitation function has been established; if not, why not; if so, what (a) is the name of the specified structure, (b) are the full relevant details of the terms of reference of the specified structure, (c) sanitation-related work has the specified structure undertaken to date and (d) were the outcomes in each case; (4) whether, with reference to the specified commitments, a joint team comprising her department, the Auditor-General of South Africa and the National Treasury has met to commence its work towards addressing issues of concern; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) My Department's Top Management discussed the Auditor-General (AG)’s report on the following dates, refer below:

  • 13 October 2014;
  • 23 February 2015; and
  • 23 March 2015.

Furthermore the Risk Management Committee also discussed the AG's report on 13 October 2014.

(1)(a)(ii) The meeting took place in Pretoria.

(1)(b) The meeting was attended by members of Top Management and Risk Management.

(1)(c) The outcomes of the discussions was to mitigate risks as identified by the AG and to continue to improve the internal control environment.

(2) My Department’s audit committee report has been included in the annual report for 2014/15 financial year.

(3) No, the structure of the sanitation function remains as transferred from the Department of Human Settlements. The organisational structure of my Department is currently being reviewed in its entirety.

(4) A Steering Committee functions within my Department and is attended by Top Management, Internal Control, AG and National Treasury, which worked in tandem to resolve the issues raised during the AG Audit.

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24 May 2016 - NW1233

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With reference to her department’s advertisement that it will train 15 000 youths as plumbers, (a) what (i) are the relevant details of the training programme that will be provided by her department and (ii) qualification will the successful trainees receive upon completion, (b) who will be eligible for the specified training programme, (c) where will the specified training programme be presented, (d) what is the duration of the specified training programme and (e) when (i) will and/or (ii) did the specified training programme commence; (2)(a) what is the cost per trainee with regard to the specified training programme, (b)(i) which funds of (ii) which Budget Vote will be utilised for the specified training programme and (c)(i) where and (ii) for what duration will each trainee be deployed once qualified?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) With reference to my Department’s advertisement to train 15 000 youths as plumbers, the following are in place. My Department has appointed Rand Water and Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) as implementing agents responsible for project/programme management and training, respectively. The training takes place in three phases, namely:

  • Phase 1 commenced last year 2015 and 3000 learners were recruited.
  • Phase 2 to start in July 2016 and 7000 prospective learners are being recruited country wide.
  • Phase 3 to start in 2017 and remaining 5000 learners to be recruited as part of Phase 3.

Since the objective of the programme is to fix water leaks in municipalities, the learners are recruited from priority municipalities across the country that experience high water loses. The learners will be placed in these municipalities as part of experiential training.

(1)(a)(ii) Qualifications that successful trainees will receive upon completion of the programme are as follows:

  • Water Agents;
  • Artisans; and
  • Plumbers.

(1)(b) Eligibility for the specified training programme. Since the programme requires technical expertise in water environment, the following entry requirements are defined:

  • Grade 10 – 12 for Water Agents; and
  • Grade 12 / N3 with Maths and Science for Artisans and Plumbers.

(1)(c) Training of the programme takes place at TVETS and private technical colleges across the country. The practical part of the training programme takes place at the municipalities and technical facilities provided by TVETS and private technical colleges.

(1)(d) All learners are recruited for a 36 month period, which includes the theory and workplace/experiential part of the programme.

(1)(e) The programme was launched on 28 August 2015 by the Honourable President, Mr Jacob Zuma.

  1. Phase 1 started in September 2015;
  2. Phase 2 to start in July 2016; and
  3. Phase 3 planned to comments April 2017.

(2)(a) Cost per candidate within the respective disciplines, which includes stipend paid for the duration of 36 months.

     (i) Artisans – R175 489;

     (ii) Plumbers – R177 345; and

     (iii) Water Agents – R69 494.

(2)(b) The funds for the programme will be from the Water Trading Entity.

(2)(c)(i) The learners will be placed in priority municipalities across the county, which have high water loses.

(2)(c)(ii) The learners will be at these municipalities for the contract period of the programme.

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24 May 2016 - NW1213

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

(a) How many water-use licences have been issued for mining purposes in each province in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years, (b) (i) what are the names of each company that received the specified licence and (ii) what product is being mined in each case and (c) what is the period of validity of each specified licence granted?

Reply:

(a) Refer to the table below for the number of water-use licenses that have been issued for mining purposes in each province in the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years.

PROVINCE

(a)(i) 2013/14

(a)(ii) 2014/15

(a)(iii) 2015/16

Total

EASTERN CAPE

0

0

0

0

FREE STATE

0

0

5

5

GAUTENG

2

4

6

12

KWAZULU-NATAL

1

2

7

10

LIMPOPO

0

0

9

9

MPUMALANGA

24

26

63

113

NORTH WEST

2

8

11

21

NORTHERN CAPE

4

8

17

29

WESTERN CAPE

0

0

0

0

Total

33

48

118

199

(b) Refer to Annexure A for the names of each company that received the specified licence, the product that is being mined in each case and the period of validity of each specified licence granted?

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Annexure A

No

Name

Region

year

product

Signed date

Expiry Date

1

Umthombo Resources (Pty) Ltd-Schoongezicht Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/04/06

2019/04/06

2

Xstrata Alloys: Carbon Division (Emalahleni Sites)

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/05/02

2018/05/02

3

Anglo American Thermal Coal: Goedehoop Colliery (South)

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/05/02

2033/05/02

4

Coal Of Africa (Pty) Ltd, Mooiplaats Colliery (Langcarel)

Gauteng

2013/14

Coal

2013/05/02

2033/05/02

5

Umcebo Mining - Doornrug Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/05/13

2017/05/13

6

Sudor Coal -Weltevreden Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/08/13

2018/08/13

7

Rockwell Diamonds

Northern Cape

2013/14

Diamond

2013/08/12

2033/08/12

8

Homeland mining& Energy SA (Pty) Ltd Kendal Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/08/13

2021/08/08

9

Welgelegen Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/09/18

2018/09/18

10

Vaaldorado Mining

Northern Cape

2013/14

Diamond

2013/10/03

2015/10/03

11

Pilansburg Platinum Mine (Pty) Ltd

North West

2013/14

Platinum

2013/10/10

2029/10/10

12

Kalagadi Manganese (Pty) Ltd

Northern Cape

2013/14

Manganese

2013/11/22

2038/11/22

13

Mintails Mining SA (Pty) Ltd: Mogale Gold

Gauteng

2013/14

Gold

2013/11/22

2038/11/22

14

Nkomati Joint Venture

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/11/22

2038/11/22

15

Analisa Mining and Industrial Services (Pty) Ltd: Lefa Coal Mine

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/04/08

2018/04/08

16

Assmang Chrome Dwarsrivier Mine

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Chrome

2013/10/04

2038/10/04

17

Wescoal Mining (Pty) Ltd: Intibane Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/04/06

2018/04/06

18

BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (BECSA): Khutala Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/05/02

2030/05/02

19

Anglo Operations Limited: New Denmark Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/05/10

2025/05/10

20

Sasol Mining (Pty) Ltd : Impumelelo Mine

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/06/12

2033/06/12

21

Vunene Mining (Pty) Ltd: Usutu Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/06/21

2020/06/21

22

Msobo Coal (Pty)Ltd Tselentis Colliery (Ramp 9)

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/06/04

2033/06/04

23

Kusile Hirmine Norman Hirchowitz: Fentonia Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/08/07

2021/08/07

24

Umcebo Mining

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/08/07

2028/08/07

25

Msobo Coal (Pty) Ltd- Tselentis Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/08/08

2018/08/08

26

Tre Mineonox Kwazulu Natal sands (Pty) Ltd; Fairbreeze Mine

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2013/14

Sand

2013/09/09

2033/09/09

27

Ikwezi Mining (Pty) Ltd Doornkop/Ntendeka Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/09/09

2033/09/09

28

Xstrata- Merafe Ferrochrome and mining

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Chrome

2013/10/04

2033/10/04

29

Aquarius SA Platinum Mine (Pty) Ltd: Marikana Platinum Mine

North West

2013/14

Platinum

2013/10/04

2022/10/04

30

Mr. Christoffel Johannes Pienaar

Northern Cape

2013/14

Diamond

2013/10/20

2016/10/20

31

Anglo American Thermal Coal (Pty) Ltd Isibonelo Colliery

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2013/10/03

2033/10/10

32

Bio2Watt (Pty) Ltd: Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Biogas

2013/10/10

2033/10/10

33

Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd: Matla Water treatment Plant

Mpumalanga

2013/14

Coal

2014/03/17

2034/03/17

34

Optimum Coal Holdings: Klipbank Section

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/06/18

2034/06/18

35

De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd: Kimberly Mines

Northern Cape

2014/15

Diamond

2014/06/18

2034/06/18

36

Tendele Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd: Somkele Anthracite Mine

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2014/15

Coal

2014/08/04

2034/08/04

37

Koornfontein Mines (Pty) Ltd: Koornfontein Process Plant

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/06/18

2034/06/18

38

Koornfontein Mines (Pty) Ltd: Gloria Section

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/06/18

2034/06/18

39

Koornfontein Mines (Pty) Ltd): Blinkpan Section

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/06/18

2034/06/18

40

Mission Point Trading 41(Pty) Ltd

Gauteng

2014/15

Gold

2014/07/29

2020/07/29

41

Orcon Brick (Pty) Ltd

Gauteng

2014/15

Clay

2014/07/29

2019/07/29

42

Sedibeng Iron Ore (Pty) Ltd

Northern Cape

2014/15

Iron Ore

2014/07/17

2039/07/17

43

Tronox KZN Sands (Pty) Ltd

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2014/15

Sand

2014/07/22

2034/07/17

44

Anglo American Inyosi Coal (Pty) Ltd: Kriel Colliery

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/07/23

2029/07/23

45

Canyon Resources (Pty Ltd: Hakhano Colliery

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/08/22

2034/08/22

46

Anglo American Inyosi Coal (Pty) Ltd: New Largo Colliery R545 Provincial Road Re-alignment

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/08/22

2024/08/22

47

Ingcambu Investment (Pty) Ltd: Thutsi Colliery

Gauteng

2014/15

Coal

2014/09/30

2015/01/30

48

Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd: (Gamsberg Zinc Mine)

Northern Cape

2014/15

Zinc

2014/09/30

2034/09/30

49

Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd: North Block Complex

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/09/26

2031/09/26

50

Universal Coal Development IV (Pty) Ltd: Roodekop Mine

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/09/26

2034/09/26

51

Xstrata South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Xstrata Alloys Rustenburg Works

North West

2014/15

Platinum

2014/09/26

2034/09/26

52

Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) (Kolomela Mine)

Northern Cape

2014/15

Iron Ore

2014/12/01

2034/12/01

53

Pretoria Portland Cement Company Ltd: Slurry Plant

North West

2014/15

Cement

2015/01/11

2035/01/11

54

Coastal Fuels (Pty) Ltd: Droogvallei Colliery

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2015/01/11

2021/01/11

55

Marubising Trading & Projects

Northern Cape

2014/15

Diamond

2015/01/11

2017/01/11

56

African Mining and Trust Company Ltd: Wonderstone Limited

Northern Cape

2014/15

Diamond

2015/01/11

2035/01/11

57

Anglo American Inyosi Coal (Pty) Ltd: New Largo Colliery

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2015/01/11

2045/01/11

58

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Consortium (Pty) Ltd

North West

2014/15

Platinum

2015/01/11

2050/01/11

59

Barberton Mines (Pty) Ltd: Sheba Mine

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Gold

2015/01/11

2022/01/11

60

Glencore Operations (Pty) Ltd: Kroondal Chrome Mine

North West

2014/15

Chrome

2015/01/11

2040/01/11

61

Pretoria Portland Cement Co Ltd: Beestekraal Mine

North West

2014/15

Cement

2015/01/11

2018/11/01

62

Alexkor SOC Limited

Northern Cape

2014/15

Diamond

2015/01/11

2035/01/11

63

Glencore Operations (Pty) Ltd: Waterval East and West Chrome Mine

North West

2014/15

Chrome

2015/01/11

2040/01/11

64

Samancor Chrome Limited: Western Chrome Mines: Millsell and Waterkloof Sections

North West

2014/15

Chrome

2015/01/11

2040/01/11

65

Tegeta Resources and Exploration (Pty) Ltd: Brakfontein Colliery

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/12/22

2029/12/22

66

Afrisam South Africa (Pty) Ltd: Ulco Operations

Northern Cape

2014/15

Cement

2015/01/11

2040/01/11

67

Keaton Mining (Pty) Ltd: Vanngatfontein Colliery

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2015/01/11

2035/01/11

68

Transvaal Gold Mine Estate (Pty) Ltd: (Glynns Lydenburg)

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Gold

2015/01/11

2027/01/11

69

Transvaal Gold Mine Estate (Pty) Ltd: Rietfontein Underground Mine

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Gold

2015/01/11

2032/01/11

70

Perisat Investments (Pty) Ltd: Rirhandzu Colliery

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/12/01

2024/12/01

71

ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd: Dilokong Chrome Mine

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Chrome

2014/12/01

2034/12/17

72

Mafube Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd: Wildfontein Mine

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/12/01

2019/12/01

73

Mafube Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd: Nooitgedacht Mine

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/12/01

2028/12/01

74

Mafube Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd: Springboklaagte Pan 1&2

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/12/01

2017/12/01

75

Eskom Holdings Ltd: Kusile Power Station Project (Sibongindawo Primary School)

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/12/01

2054/12/01

76

MAC Group of Companies: Mactransco Railway Siding

Gauteng

2014/15

Coal

2015/01/12

2034/01/12

77

Benicon Mining (Pty) Ltd: Bankfontein Project

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2014/12/01

2019/12/01

78

Tshedza Mining Resources (Pty) Ltd: Manungu Colliery

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2015/02/23

2030/02/23

79

Wescoal Mining (Pty) Ltd: Elandspruit Coal Mine

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2015/03/28

2035/03/28

80

Krosa (Pty) Ltd: Sand mine

North West

2014/15

Sand

2015/03/28

2035/03/28

81

Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd: Grootegeluk Coal mine and Reductants (char)

Mpumalanga

2014/15

Coal

2015/03/28

2035/03/28

82

Namakwa Diamonds (Pty) LTD: Doornhoek Workings

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/04/19

2016/04/19

83

United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) (Pty) LTD

Northern Cape

2015/16

Manganese

2015/04/19

2035/04/19

84

Crown Resources (Pty) LTD: (Kimberly Underground Mines Joint Venture)

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/04/19

2035/04/19

85

Tshipi e Ntle Manganese Mining (Pty) LTD

Northern Cape

2015/16

Manganese

2015/04/19

2041/04/19

86

Northern Coal (Pty) LTD: Weltevreden Coal Mine

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/04/19

2033/04/19

87

Onderberg Verwerkings Ko-Operasie Beperk

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/04/30

2030/04/30

88

Eagle Granite (Pty) Ltd

North West

2015/16

Granite

2015/04/30

2025/04/30

89

Just Coal (Pty) Ltd: Bankfontein Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/05/08

2020/05/08

90

Puckree Group (Pty) Ltd: Bultfontein Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/05/08

2020/05/08

91

Diamond Resources (Pty) Ltd: Kareevlei Mine

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/05/08

2027/05/08

92

Trollope Holdings (Pty) Ltd: Kleinwater Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/06/16

2017/06/16

93

Hoshoza Resources Vryheid (Pty) Ltd: Karobo Colliery

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2015/16

Coal

2015/06/11

2022/06/11

94

Msobo Coal (Pty)Ltd- Goedverwachting

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/07/17

2019/07/17

95

Sibanye Gold Limited: Cooke Operations

Gauteng

2015/16

Gold

2015/07/17

2024/07/17

96

Glencore Operations South Africa (Pty)Ltd: Tweefontein Water Treatment Plant

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/07/16

2055/07/16

97

Ikwezi Mining (Pty) Ltd: Ngagane Coal Sliding

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2015/16

Coal

2015/07/16

2050/07/16

98

Glenco South Africa (Pty): Ltd Impunzi Complex

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/07/16

2025/07/16

99

Eyethu Coal (Pty) Ltd: Leeupoort Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/07/16

2020/07/16

100

Phoenix Platinum Mining (Pty) Ltd

North West

2015/16

Platinum

2015/07/16

2035/07/16

101

Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga (Pty) Ltd: Matla Coal

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/07/16

2035/07/16

102

Maseve Investment II (Pty) Ltd Western Bushveld Joint Venture Project 1

North West

2015/16

Platinum

2015/07/16

2035/07/16

103

Glencore operations SA: Zonnebloem mine

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/07/16

2045/07/16

104

Iyanga Mining (Pty) Ltd: Klipfontein Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/08/16

2020/08/16

105

Itireleng Bakgatla Mineral Resources (Pty) Ltd: Sedibelo Platinum Project

North West

2015/16

Platinum

2015/08/16

2035/08/16

106

Blue Nightingale Trading 817 (Pty) Limited: Sisebenzi Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/08/16

2020/08/16

107

Harmony Gold Mining Company (Kusasalethu and Deelkraal Operation)

Gauteng

2015/16

Gold

2015/07/17

2038/07/17

108

Northern coal (pty) Ltd: Jugtlust Mini Pit

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/08/25

2035/08/25

109

Sasol Mining (pty) Ltd: Borrow pits Project

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/08/25

2021/08/25

110

Sasol Mining (pty) Ltd: Irenedale Mine-Service Water Dam

Gauteng

2015/16

Coal

2015/08/25

2021/08/25

111

Anglo operations property limited acting through Anglo American coal division Greenside Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/08/25

2025/08/26

112

Royal Bafokeng Resources (Pty) Ltd: Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine

North West

2015/16

Platinum

2015/08/25

2035/08/25

113

Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited- Amandelbult Section

North West

2015/16

Platinum

2015/08/25

2035/08/25

114

Eyethu coal (pty) Limited :Mooifontein colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/08/25

2025/08/26

115

Schidtsdrift Communal Property Association

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/08/25

2025/08/25

116

Kebrafield (pty) Ltd: Roodepoort Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/10/08

2021/10/08

117

Kromdraai Coal (Pty) Ltd: Kromdrai Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/10/20

2017/10/20

118

Elandsfontein Colliery (Pty) Ltd

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/10/20

2020/10/20

119

Chamotte Holdings (Pty) Ltd: Scotia Talc mine

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/10/21

2035/10/21

120

Rooipoort Developments (Pty) Ltd: Rooipoort Mine

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/11/19

2035/11/19

121

Delmas Coal: Kuyasa Coal

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/11/19

2035/11/19

122

Messina Platinum Mine: Doornvlei

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Platinum

2015/11/19

2040/11/19

123

B and E International

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Sand

2015/11/19

2035/11/19

124

Sky Chrome Mining (Pty) Ltd

North West

2015/16

Chrome

2015/11/19

2029/11/19

125

Eyethu coal (pty) Ltd: Leeuwpoort colliery-T&DB SECTION

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/11/19

2019/11/19

126

Glencore south Africa (pty) Ltd-Glencore Alloys Wonderkop Operation

North West

2015/16

Coal

2015/11/19

2035/11/19

127

Cozispot (Pty) Ltd: Welgemeend Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/11/20

2050/11/20

128

Glencore Operations SA (Pty) Ltd

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/18

2035/12/18

129

Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd: Leeuwpan Coal Mine IO and OL Expansion

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/18

2035/12/18

130

Linarox (Pty) Ltd: Welstand Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/18

2040/12/18

131

Wide Investments 100 (Pty) Ltd: Mashwening Iron Ore mine

Northern Cape

2015/16

Iron Ore

2015/12/18

2030/12/18

132

Scarlet Sun 15 (Pty) Ltd

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/12/18

2023/12/18

133

Wescoal Mining (Pty) Ltd: Intibane Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/18

2020/12/18

134

Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd: Thabametsi Coal mine

Limpopo

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/18

2035/12/18

135

Limpopo Coal Company (Pty) Ltd: Vele Colliery Mine

Limpopo

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/18

2035/12/18

136

Henric Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd: Maroelabult Section

North West

2015/16

Chrome

2015/12/18

2035/12/18

137

Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd: Grootegeluk Coal Mine

Limpopo

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/18

2040/12/18

138

Glencore South Africa (pty) Ltd : Tweefontein Road Re-alingnment Project

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/23

2035/12/18

139

Assmang (Pty) Ltd- Black Rock Mine Operations

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/10/21

2035/10/20

140

Ferrometals: A division of Samancor Chrome Ltd

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Chrome

2015/12/24

2035/12/24

141

Thaba Chueu Mining (Pty) Ltd

Limpopo

2015/16

Platinum

2015/10/21

2035/10/21

142

Baobab Mining and exploration (Pty) Ltd: Makhado Colliery Project

Limpopo

2015/16

Coal

2015/10/21

2035/12/18

143

Theta Mining (Pty) Ltd: Drooge Veldtalluvial Diamond Mine

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/12/24

2025/12/24

144

Glencore Operations SA (Pty) Ltd: Oogiesfontein Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/24

2023/12/24

145

Koffiefontein Mine Joint Venture- Koffiefontein Mine

Free State

2015/16

Gold

2015/12/24

2025/12/24

146

Overlooked Colliery (Pty) Ltd

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2015/12/24

2025/12/24

147

Ezulwini Mining Company (Pty) Ltd: Cooke 4 Operation

Gauteng

2015/16

Gold

2015/06/11

2035/06/11

148

Sephaku Delmas Cement (Pty) Ltd

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Cement

2016/01/15

2036/01/15

149

New Diamond Corporation: Schimdtsdrift Mine

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/12/24

2035/12/24

150

BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (Pty) Limited: Wolvekrans Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/01/22

2036/01/22

151

Universal Pulse Trading 132 (PTY) LTD

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/01/22

2020/01/22

152

Samancor Chrome (Pty) Ltd: Western Chrome Mines, Buffelsfontein Operation

North West

2015/16

Chrome

2016/01/22

2041/01/22

153

Anglo Operations (pty) Ltd: Elders Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/10

2016/08/10

154

Anglo Operations (pty) Ltd: Elders Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/10

2016/08/10

155

Anglo American Inyosi Coal (Pty) Ltd: Zibulo Colliery 23 km Dirty Water pipeline

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/22

2037/02/22

156

Anglo American Platinum: Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited: Mototolo Joint Venture

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Platinum

2016/02/22

2036/02/22

157

HCI Coal (Pty) Ltd: Nokuhle Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/22

2036/02/22

158

Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd: Iyanda Railway Siding

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/22

2056/02/22

159

Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd: Arnot Coal Mooifontein Portion 1,7 and 0 (Remainder)

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/22

2031/02/22

160

Shanduka Coal (Pty) Ltd: Springlake Colliery

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/22

2041/02/22

161

Modikwa Platinum Mine

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Platinum

2016/02/23

2036/02/23

162

Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga (Pty) Ltd: Arnot Coal Mine

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/23

2041/02/22

163

Samancor Eastern Chrome Mine Pty (Ltd) (Spitskop section)

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Chrome

2016/02/23

2026/02/23

164

De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd: Venetia Mines

Limpopo

2015/16

Diamond

2016/02/23

2036/02/23

165

H.J. Kieck- Nieuwejaarsspruit Sand Mine

Free State

2015/16

Sand

2016/02/26

2026/02/26

166

Leeuw Mining and Exploration (Pty) Ltd: Aviemore Colliery Extension

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/26

2041/02/26

167

Palabora Copper Mine (Pty) Ltd

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Copper

2016/02/26

2036/02/26

168

Chromex Mining (Pty) Ltd: Mecklenburg Chrome Mine

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Chrome

2016/02/26

2027/02/26

169

Johannes Hedrik Kieck

Free State

2015/16

Sand

2016/02/26

2019/02/26

170

Richards Bay Minerals: Zulti South Mining Lease Area Project

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/26

2036/02/26

171

Richards Bay Minerals: Zulti North, Tisand and Smelter Site

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/26

2036/02/26

172

Richards Bay Minerals: Zulti Services corridor project

Kwa-Zulu Natal

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/26

2036/02/26

173

Makole Resources (Pty) Ltd: Wachtbentjiesskop Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/26

2046/02/26

174

Idwala Crypts (Pty) Ltd: Vierfontein Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/26

2026/02/26

175

Londani Coal: Nndanganeni Colliery Hartogshof Extension

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/26

2024/02/26

176

Yoctolux Investment (PTY)Ltd: Coal Mine

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/26

2021/02/26

177

South32 LTD: Khutala Colliery: KSA

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/02/26

2026/02/26

178

Rivanet Mining & Exploration (Pty) Ltd

Free State

2015/16

Gold

2016/03/13

2021/03/13

179

Sisheni Iron Ore Company: Kolomela Mine

Gauteng

2015/16

Iron Ore

2016/03/13

2036/03/13

180

Tivani Mine (Pty) Ltd

Limpopo

2015/16

Platinum

2016/03/17

2036/03/17

181

Hautian SA Mining and Investments (Pty) Ltd

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2016/03/17

2027/03/17

182

Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Ltd: Sishen Mine Operation HEF Plant

Northern Cape

2015/16

Iron Ore

2016/03/17

2036/03/17

183

Vaalbult Mining Company (Pty) Ltd: Vaalbult Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/03/17

2025/03/17

184

Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/03/17

2032/03/17

185

Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd: Arnot Coal Mooifontein

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/03/17

2032/03/17

186

Crown Gold Recoveries (Pty) Ltd: Knights Operations

Gauteng

2015/16

Gold

2016/03/17

2024/03/17

187

Nungu Trading 341 (Pty) Ltd; Elandspruit Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/03/17

2036/03/17

188

BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (Pty) Limited: Middelburg Mine Colliery (South Section)

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/03/17

2031/03/17

189

Glencore Operations SA (Pty) Ltd: Tweefontein Road Realignment Project Phase 2

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/03/17

2028/03/17

190

Iyanga Mining (pty) Ltd: Welgelegen Colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/03/17

2036/03/17

191

Muhanga Mines (Pty) Ltd: OP- Goedenhoop Mine

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/03/17

2022/03/17

192

Aquarius Platinum SA (Pty) Ltd: Marikana Mine West- West Open Pit Tailings Storage Facility (Phase 1)

North West

2015/16

Platinum

2016/03/17

2028/03/17

193

Afrimat Aggregates (Trading) (Pty) Ltd

Limpopo

2015/16

Cement

2016/03/17

2036/03/17

194

DMI Minerals SA (Pty) Ltd- Krone Endora Diamond Mining Project

Limpopo

2015/16

Diamond

2016/03/17

2036/03/17

195

Anglo Operations pty ltd: Bank colliery

Mpumalanga

2015/16

Coal

2016/03/29

2027/03/29

196

Ms N.S Stuurman

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/10/15

2020/10/15

197

Mrs. R.G Williams

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/07/17

2020/07/17

198

Thandiwe Mining and Farming

Free State

2015/16

Sand

2015/07/30

2018/03/30

199

Mrs S.V.L Williams

Northern Cape

2015/16

Diamond

2015/10/15

2035/10/15

24 May 2016 - NW1422

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Figg, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a) progress has been made to date on the Nooitgedacht Low Level Scheme in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape, (b) amount has been spent to date and (c) is the expected date of completion of the specified scheme?

Reply:

(a) Phase 1 for the installation of the ±45 km pipe work and associated works was completed at a cost of R570 million. Phase 2 commenced in December 2014.

(b) Phase 2 expenditure for the 2014/15 Municipal financial year was R59.6 million. It is anticipated that the expenditure for 2015/16 (30 June 2016) will be R82 million. A further R40 million has been budgeted for the completion of Phase 2 during the 2016/17 financial year.

(c) Phase 2 is scheduled for completion by March 2017 with Phase 3 in December 2018.

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24 May 2016 - NW1194

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

(1)Whether any of the Cuban engineers who were imported by her department in February 2015 to work on water projects have completed any projects to date; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) (a) what are the full details of each project that each of the specified Cuban engineers are currently working on and (b) when will each project be completed; (3) (a) what is the total number of Cuban engineers who are currently contracted by her department and (b) what are the current costs of contracting the specified Cuban engineers in terms of (i) salaries, (ii) accommodation, (iii) transport costs and (iv) any other relevant expenses?

Reply:

(1) Yes there are completed projects, refer to Annexure A.

(2) Refer to Annexure B for the list with full details of each project that each of the specified Cuban engineers are currently working on and possible completion dates for each project.

(3) My Department has employed a total of 35 Cuban engineers.

(3)(i) The total salaries costs is R 10 417 974.00.

(3)(ii) The total accommodation costs is R 8 333 409.00.

(3)(iii) The total transport costs is R 581 901.00.

(3)(iv) The total of other expenses is R 529 447.00.

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24 May 2016 - NW1193

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

With reference to an oversight visit conducted at the Clanwilliam Dam on 23 March 2016, (a) when will the tender documents be completed by Bigen Africa and (b) how will the delay in the completion of the specified documents affect (i) the costs and (ii) the completion date of the project?

Reply:

(a) The draft tender documents have been submitted to my Department for review prior to finalisation and approval.

(b) The scope of works for inclusion in the tender documentation remains the same as originally envisaged.

(b)(i) The cost of the construction for raising of the "dam wall" is based on the scope of works, which will not be affected by the time of preparing the tender documents.

(b)(ii) The anticipated completion date for the project remains set for the 2021/22 financial year.

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24 May 2016 - NW1183

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Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With reference to her reply to question 390 on 11 March 2016, what percentage of the total procurement of (a) her department and (b) every entity reporting to her went to small-, medium- and micro-sized enterprises (i) in the 2015-16 financial year and (ii) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

(a) The Department procured goods and services to the value of R 2,2 billion from the small-, medium- and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) in 2015-16 financial year and up to April 2016 as follows:

No.

(b)(i) % SMME’s: 2015/16 Financial Year

(b)(ii) % SMME’s: From 1 April 2016

1.

50,03%

1%

(b) The Entities procured goods and services from the small-, medium- and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) in 2015-16 financial year and up to April 2016 as follows:

No.

Entity

(b)(i) % SMME’s: 2015/16 Financial Year

(b)(ii) % SMME’s: 1 April 2016

1.

Amatola Water Board

99.7%

92.1 %

2.

Bloem Water Board

37%

35%

3.

Lepelle Water Board

72.10%

Not yet available

4.

Magalies Water Board

22.27%

22.27%

5.

Mhlathuze Water Board

66.91%

72.86%

6.

Overberg Water Board

13.7%

Not yet available

7.

Rand Water Board

38%

3.05%

8.

Sedibeng Water Board

97%

35%

9.

Umgeni Water Board

17.79%

0.03%

10.

Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority

1%

0.20%

11.

Water Research Commission

21%

29%

12.

Inkomati CMA

30%

23%

13.

Breede-Gouritz CMA

14.39%

22.36%

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24 May 2016 - NW819

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

(a) How much does her department owe each of the water boards in the country and (b) what is the detailed age analysis of each debt in each case?

Reply:

(a) My Department owes Umgeni Water an outstanding balance of R86 622.19 as at 12 May 2016.

(b) Refer to the table below for the Age Analysis as at 12 May 2016:

Vendor Name

To 0 Days

30 Days

60 Days

90 Days

120 Days

150 Days

151+ Days

Total

UMGENI WATER

0.00

-86 622.19

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

-86 622.19

                             

 

                                                           

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24 May 2016 - NW1211

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

Whether her department has received water-use licence applications from the SA National Roads Agency for its proposed infrastructure projects to (a) widen the road from Mtunzini to Empangeni and (b) construct interchanges at Eteza and Kwabhoboza in KwaZulu-Natal; if so, (i) what volume of water is requested in each case and (ii) what sources will be used?

Reply:

(a) South African Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) was issued a water use licence by the Department for the N2 Mthuzini to Empangeni Junction upgrade on 20 October 2015 for Section 21(c) for impeding and diverting a flow of water in a watercourse and for Section 21(i) for altering the bed, bank and the characteristics of a watercourse.

(b)(i) SANRAL was granted a verbal agreement that they were going to get the water for construction activities directly from uMhlathuze Water, however, due to the drought in KwaZulu-Natal the agreement for clean water supply fell away.

(b)(ii) Murray and Roberts (Pty) Ltd was given the contract for the upgrade of the N2 have submitted a water use authorisation application for taking 40m3/day of water in terms of Section 21(a) of the National Water Act, Act no. 36 of 1998, from the Mhlathuze River for the duration of the construction project. The application was submitted on 15 April 2016.

 

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11 May 2016 - NW752

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With reference to her department’s Third Quarter Expenditure Report for the 2015-16 financial year, what capital assets were purchased from the R5,9 billion that was spent from her department’s operational budget between 1 April 2015 and 31 December 2015, in each case detailing (a) how much each item cost, (b) the (i) nature and (ii) location of each item and (c) the purpose of the specified acquisitions; (2) with reference to her department’s underspending of R3,275 billion with regard to Transfers and Subsidies and Operational Expenditure by the end of the third quarter of the 2015-16 financial year, what are the full details of the plans that have been put in place to ensure that her department achieves its targets by the end of the 2015-16 financial year without resorting to fiscal dumping; (3) (a) how many employees are (i) employed by her department and (ii) compensated through transfers from her department and (b) how much is spent on the compensation of employees at each different (i) salary scale and (ii) level of employment; (4) how does she reconcile the apparent contradiction between the statement in the report that read respectively that the slow spending is expected to be resolved as the implementation of projects gets accelerated towards the end of the financial year and that it is projected that the department will underspend towards the end of the financial year on the second to last page of the report; (5) (a) how did her department fund the 419.7% overspend on the Water Trading Entity: Operations and Maintenance budget line and (b) what was the reason for such a high overspend?

Reply:

(1) As at 31 December 2015, an amount of R47.864 million was spent on the adjusted allocation of R132.717 million for capital assets in the normal voted funds (operational budget) of the Department. The details of each item cost, and the location thereof are outlined in Annexure A.

  • Machinery and Equipment: These assets which can be used continuously or repeatedly in production for at least one year. Examples of Machinery and Equipment are Water laboratory equipment, construction and maintenance equipment, auto visual equipment, photographic equipment, office furniture, computer hardware, printing equipment, etc
  • Software and Intangible Assets are the identifiable non-monetary asset without any physical substance. Examples of intangible fixed assets are mineral exploration rights; computer software; literary and artistic originals; and miscellaneous other intangible fixed assets. To qualify as a fixed asset, the item must be intended for use in production for more than one year and its use must be restricted to the units that have established ownership rights over it or to units licensed by the owner. (The units that have established ownership rights refer to the entity that created the software for example “Microsoft” and units licensed by the owner refers to the unit buying a license to use or the right to use the software, but will not be able to change the software).

(2) Refer below for full details of the plans that have been put in place to ensure that her department achieves its targets by the end of the 2015-16 financial year without resorting to fiscal dumping:

  • Reallocation of budget within projects for improved level of expenditure between the slow and fast moving projects;
  • This will assist to expedite service delivery and improve expenditure. Over and above this, the following actions were to be taken;
  • Dedicated efforts to collect outstanding invoices from all suppliers (Including municipalities) for work completed;
  • Drive and expedite the recruitment and selection processes for the recently advertised positions;
  • Improve working relations between line function, finance and municipalities to improve supply chain management processes;
  • Perform an internal expenditure review and provide more realistic cash flow projections and practical measures (recovery plans) to put in place to ensure adherence to the cash flow projections (At project level, for all programmes).

(3) As at 31 December 2015, an amount of R1.021 billion was spent on the adjusted allocation of R1.428 billion for Compensation of Employees, refer to Annexure B.

(4) The Water Trading Entity spent the allocated funds in line with Treasury Regulations and Departmental Policy regarding the Budget.

(5) The Department’s operation and maintenance expenditure is reflected under operational clusters in the third quarter report. According to the report, there is no overspending reflected therein. The Audited financial statement for the 2014/15 financial year as reflected on the comprehensive income does not show any over expenditure on operation and maintenance.

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Annexure A

The details of each item cost, and the location thereof are outlined in the table below:

OFFICE

MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT

SOFTWARE & INTANGIBLE ASSETS

Adjusted Budget

Spent

31 Dec 15

%

Spent

 

Adjusted Budget

Spent

31 Dec 15

%

Spent

Adjusted Budget

Spent

31 Dec 15

%

Spent

     

EASTERN CAPE

8,019

2,082

26%

-

-

0%

 

8,019

2,082

26%

FREE STATE

5,684

1,089

19%

 

-

0%

 

5,684

1,089

19%

 

 

               

GAUTENG

2,742

1,372

50%

 

-

0%

2,742

1,372

50%

KWAZULU-NATAL

1,865

985

53%

 

-

0%

 

1,905

985

52%

LIMPOPO

18,216

3,644

20%

 

-

0%

 

18,216

3,644

20%

                   

MPUMALANGA

3,874

1,164

30%

 

-

0%

3,874

1,164

30%

HEAD OFFICE

 

40,838

24,354

60%

40, 370

10,306

33%

 

81,168

34,661

43%

NORTH WEST

1,229

327

27%

 

-

0%

 

1,229

327

27%

NORTHERN CAPE

2,758

829

30%

 

-

0%

 

2,758

829

30%

WESTERN CAPE

7,122

 

1,706

24%

 

-

0%

7,122

1,706

24%

GRAND TOTAL

92,347

7,557

41%

40,370

10,306

33%

132,717

47,864

36%

Annexure B

The details for Compensation of Employees are outlined in the table below:

Classification Item

Programme

Adjusted Budget

Spent

31 Dec 15

%

Spent

COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES

ADMINISTRATION

645,589

481,719

75%

 

WATER PLANNING & INFORMATION MAN

350,644

244,837

70%

 

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE DEV

114,679

60,237

53%

 

WATER & SANITATION SERVICES

148,102

96,939

65%

 

WATER SECTOR REGULATION

169,383

137,694

81%

Grand Total

 

1,428,397

1,021,427

72%

The funds allocated to the department for each salary scale and) level of employment are as follows:

Salary Level

Number of officials

Original Budget per Salary Level

1

1

98

2

305

22,750

3

381

56,326

4

165

23,912

5

744

169,567

6

423

126,911

7

524

143,440

8

450

146,085

9

299

109,661

10

371

149,050

11

290

145,574

12

287

216,925

13

116

115,818

14

35

45,546

15

9

14,582

16

3

5,888

Total

4,404

1,492,133

09 May 2016 - NW1057

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

Has her department conducted an audit to assess the storage capacity of its dams; if not, why not; if so, (a) when was the specified audit conducted and (b) what did the results indicate?

Reply:

Yes, my Department conducted an audit to assess the storage capacity of its dams (referred to as capacity determination survey).

(a) The surveys are taken at the different times as each dam has its own return period for such survey to be conducted. This is largely due to the fact that these dams were commissioned at different times and also that severity of sediment accumulation will differ from dam site to dam site.

The attached Appendix A gives the storage audit of departmental dams. Column E of the spreadsheet gives a date when the capacity survey was done and Column N gives the return period.

(b) For results of storage audits please refer to Appendix A, Column K and L.

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28 April 2016 - NW752

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McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With reference to her department’s Third Quarter Expenditure Report for the 2015-16 financial year, what capital assets were purchased from the R5,9 billion that was spent from her department’s operational budget between 1 April 2015 and 31 December 2015, in each case detailing (a) how much each item cost, (b) the (i) nature and (ii) location of each item and (c) the purpose of the specified acquisitions; 2) with reference to her department’s underspending of R3,275 billion with regard to Transfers and Subsidies and Operational Expenditure by the end of the third quarter of the 2015-16 financial year, what are the full details of the plans that have been put in place to ensure that her department achieves its targets by the end of the 2015-16 financial year without resorting to fiscal dumping; (3) (a) how many employees are (i) employed by her department and (ii) compensated through transfers from her department and (b) how much is spent on the compensation of employees at each different (i) salary scale and (ii) level of employment; (4) how does she reconcile the apparent contradiction between the statement in the report that read respectively that the slow spending is expected to be resolved as the implementation of projects gets accelerated towards the end of the financial year and that it is projected that the department will underspend towards the end of the financial year on the second to last page of the report; (5) (a) how did her department fund the 419.7% overspend on the Water Trading Entity: Operations and Maintenance budget line and (b) what was the reason for such a high overspend?

Reply:

(1) As at 31 December 2015, an amount of R47.864 million was spent on the adjusted allocation of R132.717 million for capital assets in the normal voted funds (operational budget) of the Department. The details of each item cost, and the location thereof are outlined in Annexure A.

  • Machinery and Equipment: These assets which can be used continuously or repeatedly in production for at least one year. Examples of Machinery and Equipment are water laboratory equipment, construction and maintenance equipment, auto visual equipment, photographic equipment, office furniture, computer hardware, printing equipment, etc
  • Software and Intangible Assets are the identifiable non-monetary asset without any physical substance. Examples of intangible fixed assets are computer software and miscellaneous other intangible fixed assets. To qualify as a fixed asset, the item must be intended for use in production for more than one year and its use must be restricted to the units that have established ownership rights over it or to units licensed by the owner. (The units that have established ownership rights refer to the entity that created the software for example “Microsoft” and units licensed by the owner refers to the unit buying a license to use or the right to use the software, but will not be able to change the software).

(2) Refer below for full details of the plans that have been put in place to ensure that the department achieves its targets by the end of the 2015-16 financial year without resorting to fiscal dumping. This will assist to expedite service delivery and improve expenditure. Over and above this, the following actions were to be taken;

  • Reallocation of budget within projects for improved level of expenditure between the slow and fast moving projects;
  • Dedicated efforts to collect outstanding invoices from all suppliers (Including municipalities) for work completed;
  • Drive and expedite the recruitment and selection processes for the recently advertised positions;
  • Improve working relations between line functions, finance and municipalities to improve supply chain management processes;
  • Perform an internal expenditure review and provide more realistic cash flow projections and practical measures (recovery plans) to put in place to ensure adherence to the cash flow projections (At project level, for all programmes).

(3) As at 31 December 2015, an amount of R1.021 billion was spent on the adjusted allocation of R1.428 billion for Compensation of Employees, refer to Annexure B.

(4) The Water Trading Entity spent the allocated funds in line with Treasury Regulations and Departmental Policy regarding the Budget.

(5) The Department’s operation and maintenance expenditure is reflected under operational clusters in the third quarter report. According to the report, there is no overspending reflected therein. The Audited financial statement for the 2014/15 financial year as reflected on the comprehensive income does not show any over expenditure on operation and maintenance.

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Annexure A

The details of each item cost, and the location thereof are outlined in the table below:

OFFICE

MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT

SOFTWARE & INTANGIBLE ASSETS

Adjusted Budget

Spent

31 Dec 15

%

Spent

 

Adjusted Budget

Spent

31 Dec 15

%

Spent

Adjusted Budget

Spent

31 Dec 15

%

Spent

     

EASTERN CAPE

8,019

2,082

26%

-

-

0%

8,019

2,082

26%

                   

FREE STATE

5,684

1,089

19%

 

-

0%

5,684

1,089

19%

                   

GAUTENG

2,742

1,372

50%

 

-

0%

2,742

1,372

50%

                   

KWAZULU-NATAL

1,865

985

53%

 

-

0%

1,905

985

52%

 

 

 

             

LIMPOPO

18,216

3,644

20%

 

-

0%

18,216

3,644

20%

                   

MPUMALANGA

3,874

1,164

30%

 

-

0%

3,874

1,164

30%

 

 

               

HEAD OFFICE

40,838

24,354

60%

40, 370

10,306

33%

81,168

34,661

43%

NORTH WEST

1,229

327

27%

 

-

0%

1,229

327

27%

 

 

 

       

 

   

NORTHERN CAPE

2,758

829

30%

 

-

0%

2,758

829

30%

 

 

         

 

   

WESTERN CAPE

7,122

1,706

24%

 

-

0%

7,122

1,706

24%

Grand Total

2,347

37,557

41%

40,370

10,306

33%

132,717

47,864

36%

Annexure B

The details for Compensation of Employees are outlined in the table below:

Classification Item

Programme

Adjusted Budget

Spent

31 Dec 15

%

Spent

COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES

ADMINISTRATION

645,589

481,719

75%

 

WATER PLANNING & INFORMATION MAN

350,644

244,837

70%

 

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE DEV

114,679

60,237

53%

 

WATER & SANITATION SERVICES

148,102

96,939

65%

 

WATER SECTOR REGULATION

169,383

137,694

81%

Grand Total

 

1,428,397

1,021,427

72%

The funds allocated to the department for each salary scale and) level of employment are as follows:

Salary Level

Number of officials

Original Budget per Salary Level

1

1

98

2

305

22,750

3

381

56,326

4

165

23,912

5

744

169,567

6

423

126,911

7

524

143,440

8

450

146,085

9

299

109,661

10

371

149,050

11

290

145,574

12

287

216,925

13

116

115,818

14

35

45,546

15

9

14,582

16

3

5,888

Total

4,404

1,492,133

25 April 2016 - NW443

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

(1)Whether her department was ready to initiate an adequate number of desalination plants, using the latest proven and most cost-effective technology, especially in areas which long term forecasts have indicated will experience water shortage in the foreseeable future; if not, why not; if so, (a) when, (b) where and (c) with or without partners; (2) Whether her department will acknowledge Operation Hydrate in an appropriate manner and develop close working relationship with the specified group to ensure clean drinking water for all?

Reply:

1. My Department encourages measures to extend the available water resources in South Africa which include the utilization of ground water, re-use of water, rainwater harvesting and desalination of sea water. A sea water desalination plant is essentially a water purification plant and the norm is for water purification plants to be developed and owned by Water Boards and Water Services Providers (municipalities). In the conciliation strategies developed for the coastal towns, sea water desalination is an important option being considered for implementation by Water Boards and Municipalities, depending on the particular institutional situation in the area  Currently the Durban area is investigating the desalination as an option and there will be a decision made soon on whether to implement a medium sized sea water desalination plant to the south of the city, or to develop conventional water storage close by is expected soon. 

Experience shows that sea water desalination is becoming more and more economically competitive when compared with other available water resource options and with the comparative advantage of coastal cities having an abundance of sea water available close by, we can expect see medium to large sea water desalination plants being implemented there in future.  We can also expect to see small sea water desalination plants, making use of less expensive beach well raw water abstraction (as compared with expensive ocean abstraction for larger sea water desalination plants) becoming viable in certain local applications. 

(2) I have noted and acknowledged the humanitarian support that the civil society is playing in distributing drinking water to needy communities across the country. In this regard the effort by Operation Hydrate, Gift of the Givers, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Proudly South Africa, among others, are greatly appreciated. These organizations are most encouraged to work with my Department in continuously monitoring and identifying communities that have been hit the most by the drought, and therefore who can benefit the most from this gesture.

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20 April 2016 - NW859

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

When is the community of Siyancuma in the Northern Cape, Huhudi and Ipeleng in North West and Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality in Free State going to get water?

Reply:

The responsibility to provide water to households in the Municipalities lies with the respective Water Service Authorities in the different provinces as follows:

(a) Northern Cape: Pixley ka Seme District Municipality

(b) North West Province: Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality

(c) Free State Province: Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality

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20 April 2016 - NW818

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

(1)With reference to her reply to question 4225 on 18 December 2015, (a) which of the provinces which have been declared drought disaster areas have approved drought intervention plans in place, (b) what amount has been paid out to each specified province to date and (c) how was this money used; (2) (a) when were the specified provinces declared drought disaster areas and (b) what are the further relevant details of the gazettes in which they appeared; (3) (a) which dams in each province have reached levels below the restricted level for abstraction as per the operating rules of each dam, (b) when was this level reached, (c) how many applications were received for further abstraction past the restricted level, (d) how many applications were approved for continued abstraction despite the low levels and (e) what studies and/or assessments were conducted in each case prior to permission being granted; (4) (a) how many towns across the country have run dry from 1 June 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) what are the names of (i) each town and (ii) each local municipality and (c) what interventions have been put in place in each of the specified towns?

Reply:

(1) The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province is the only province with approved Business Plan and dedicated budget for drought interventions thus far, refer to Annexure A. All other provinces are using funds which are reprioritized/adjusted within the Departmental budget.

(2) Refer to the table below for the specified provinces declared drought areas.

Province

Date Declared

Type of Declaration

KwaZulu-Natal

17 December 2014

Old declaration, Provincial Gazette 167

 

8 February 2016

Updated declaration to include 2 additional Municipalities, Provincial Gazette No 1600.

North West

24 July 2015

Provincial Gazette 7501

Free State

4 September 2015

Provincial Gazette 83

Limpopo

13 November 2015

Provincial Gazette 2630

Mpumalanga

04 December 2015

Provincial Gazette 2619 (Not all local municipalities in the DM)

Western Cape

25 November 2015

Council Resolution

Eastern Cape

4 December 2015

Provincial Gazette 3560 Ugi Town declared a Local State of Organic Pollution

 

22 January 2016

Provincial Gazette 3582 Council Resolutions in the following DMs: OR Tambo on 11 Jan 2016, Alfred Nzo on 17 Dec 2015.

 

04 March 2016

Extension, including Ugu Town Provincial Gazette 3606.

Northern Cape

29 January 2016

Provincial Gazette 1983

(3) (a)Restrictions for Dams are applied starting from different levels for different Dams as per the Dam’s operating rules to prevent the Dams from complete failure to supply water or to prolong water supply from each Dam provided the restrictions are adhered to. For additional information on Dam Levels kindly refer to https://www.dwa.gov.za/Hydrology/Weekly/ProvinceWeek

(3)(c) No applications were received for further abstraction past the restricted level.

(3)(d) Not Applicable (N/A).

(3)(e) Annual Operating Analysis is conducted each year at the end of the rainy season to determine allocable amount for the particular year.

(4) Requesting Honorable Member to refer to NA 428 on February 2016 as this question was adequately responded to.

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20 April 2016 - NW820

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

With reference to the Msunduzi River Sewer Project which is a joint partnership between the Duzi-Umgeni Conservation Trust and the Msunduzi Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, (a) what is the E-coli count of the tests conducted on the river since 1 April 2015, (b) how many incidents of sewerage pollution have been reported over the specified period, (c) what action has been taken against the identified polluters and (d) what remedial action has been taken to deal with the environmental impact of this sewerage pollution in each case?

Reply:

(a) The E. coli counts of the tests conducted on the Msunduzi River between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 range from 1 313 counts per 100ml to 1 000 000 counts per 100ml.

(b) There were approximately thirteen (13) pollution incidents reported to my Department.

(c) My Department engaged the identified polluters and requested that corrective measures be taken. Based on the severity of the pollution incident, my Department issued the identified polluters with Section 19 non-compliance notices in terms of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998).

(d) The Mvoti to Mzimkulu Classification Study has highlighted the need to improve water quality of the Msunduzi River citing nutrients as a variable requiring improvement. Hotspots contributing to poor water quality in this river system have been identified, and the Msunduzi Municipality together with Duzi-Umgeni Conservation Trust, and my Department engages in monitoring all the identified hotspot areas. There has also been the installation of Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV) which operate 24 hours to identify surcharging manholes and allow for swift response and corrective action. Water quality monitoring is done on a weekly basis on both downstream and upstream of problematic manholes and pump stations along the Msunduzi River and its tributaries. My Department has also increased the frequency of inspections of hotspot areas.

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20 April 2016 - NW821

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

(a) What are the current phosphate levels of the Inanda Dam near Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal and (b) what measures have been taken to reduce the prevalence of toxic green-blue algae which is a threat to the water quality of the specified dam?

Reply:

(a) The current phosphate levels of the Inanda Dam near Hillcrest in KwaZulu-Natal is 40 µg/l.

(b) Inanda Dam receives flow from the Msunduzi River. The Mvoti to Mzimkulu Classification Study has highlighted the need to improve water quality of the Msunduzi River citing nutrients as a variable requiring improvement. Hotspots contributing to poor water quality in this river system have been identified and the Msunduzi Municipality together with Duzi-Umgeni Conservation Trust, and my Department engages in monitoring all the identified hotspot areas. There has also been the installation of Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV) which operate 24 hours to identify surcharging manholes. Water quality monitoring is done on a weekly basis on both downstream and upstream of problematic manholes and pump stations along the Msunduzi River and its tributaries. My Department has also increased the frequency of inspections of hotspot areas.

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20 April 2016 - NW822

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

With regard to the water quality of the (a) Umbilo, (b) Palmiet and (c) Vungu rivers in KwaZulu-Natal, (i) what are the greatest risks in each case, (ii) are these risks being monitored and (iii) what action is being taken to reduce these risks?

Reply:

(i) There is a need to improve on the microbial quality of the Umbilo River, the nutrient levels of the Palmiet River and in the Vungu River system, nutrients and microbial quality requires improvement.

(ii) Yes, these river systems are being monitored.

(iii) My Department, as well as the eThekwini Municipality has increased the frequency of inspections of hotspot areas to enable early detection of potential problems and allow for swift corrective action. The Department also engages with the Ugu District Municipality at the Ugu Coastal Management Committee where issues relating to pollution are addressed. The Department, together with the respective Municipality, ensures that all the sources of pollution are addressed timeously.

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20 April 2016 - NW897

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

(1)Has she earned any additional income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, since her appointment as Minister; if so, (a) when, (b) how much did she earn, (c) from which businesses and (d) for what work; (2) whether her (a) spouse, (b) children and (c) close family earned income from businesses, in particular businesses doing work for the Government, through her appointment as Minister; if so, in respect of each case, (i) when, (ii) how much did each earn, (iii) from which businesses and (iv) for what work?

Reply:

(1) No, I have not earned any additional income from any businesses.

(2) No, no members of my family have earned any additional income from any businesses doing business with government.

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20 April 2016 - NW955

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Has (a) she and/or (b) her Deputy Minister ever (i) met with any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (ii) attended any meeting with the specified persons (aa) at the Gupta’s Saxonwold Estate in Johannesburg or (bb) anywhere else since taking office; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each specified case, (aaa) what are the names of the persons who were present at each meeting, (bbb)(aaaa) when and (bbbb) where did each such meeting take place and (ccc) what was the purpose of each specified meeting?

Reply:

No, neither myself nor the Deputy Minister have met with any member employee and/or close associate of the Gupta family and/or attended any meeting with the specified persons at the Gupta’s Saxonwold Estate in Johannesburg or anywhere else since taking office.

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11 April 2016 - NW637

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

Whether, with reference to the freshwater ecosystems that are in an endangered state (details furnished), she has engaged with the Minister of Environmental Affairs to collectively come up with a coherent programme for preserving our ecological infrastructure, such as wetlands and other freshwater ecosystems which are key for sustainable water supply; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes, I have been engaging with the Minister of Environmental Affairs on different platforms to collectively come up with a coherent programme for preserving our ecological infrastructure. These engagements have resulted in several strategies and action plans, as follows:

  1. Chapter 5 of the National Water Resource Strategy 2, outlines the protection strategies for our fresh water ecosystems which are inclusive of rivers, and wetlands. The progress in the implementation of these protection measures is monitored in the outcome 10 report of the Minister of Environmental Affairs as a key performance indicator on the number of rivers that have been classified. A joint Implementation Plan with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has been developed to ensure the implementation of protection measures and the sustainable functioning of ecological infrastructure. It is important to note that this Implementation Plan is also in alignment with the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan developed by the DEA.
  2. The Classification, determination of the Reserve and Resource Quality Objectives work done by my Department, takes into cognisance the information contained in the National Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Areas (NFEPA) and Strategic Water Source Areas developed by DEA, in collaboration with SANBI & the CSIR and stringent protection conditions are prescribed to protect ecologically important and sensitive ecological resources e.g. threatened wetland habitat, rivers, lakes, pans and estuaries which have been identified within these studies.
  3. These protection measures outlined above are further translated into license conditions when the different water use authorisation applications are approved with clear recommendations on the management of the ecological infrastructure. My Department and DEA have a joint responsibility in the management of estuaries, where my Department is responsible for determining the ecological state, importance and sensitivity of estuaries and DEA is responsible for the regulatory measures for maintaining the ecological state. The ecological information determined by my Department is taken into consideration by DEA when issuing of permits for the utilisation of estuaries.

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11 April 2016 - NW192

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With reference to her reply to question 570 for oral reply on 11 November 2015, what are the results of the latest E.coli tests done by her department in the (a) Apies River and (b) adjacent boreholes; (2) on what date was the City of Tshwane requested to provide her department with an action plan detailing how it will deal with Rooiwal Power Station; (3) whether she has received the specified action plan from the City of Tshwane; if not, when is the action plan due; if so, will she provide Mr E J Marais with the action plan; (4) (a) what alternative action does her department pursue when it is satisfied that it has exhausted the recourse provided by the Inter-governmental Relations Framework Act, Act 13 of 2005 and (b) in terms of what legislation and/or regulations is this action pursued, (5) whether she has employed the specified alternative course of action; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) The latest results available for E coli for Apies River reveal medium to low risk. This can be attributed to the improvement made at the Rooiwal waste water treatment plant since my Department’s intervention.

(1)(b) Tests conducted in adjacent boreholes revealed low to medium risk levels of E-coli found.

(2) The action plan was requested for end of August 2015.

(3) Yes. The action plan was submitted on 31 August 2015. A copy of the action plan is attached. It must be noted that the action plan is a living document and it is revised as and when required.

(4)(a) If all avenues provided for by the Inter- governmental relations framework Act, Act 13 of 20015 has been exhausted and no noticeable improvement can be observed, Criminal Charges are laid against the relevant organ of state.

(4)(b) These criminal charges are pursued in terms of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998).

(5) No. My Department has not pursued the alternative (criminal charges) thus far. My Department is engaging with the City of Tshwane on the action plan and the last engagement was on 8 December 2015. During the engagement, the City Manager committed R140 000 000 to upgrade the plant. Furthermore, the municipality is currently looking at all legal avenues within the supply chain process (SCM) to fast track the procurement of the contractors to urgently start with the required upgrade. My Department is closely monitoring the SCM process and the development at the woks. The last visit at the plant was on 15 January 2016 and there is promising improvement, within the current treatment capacity.

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31 March 2016 - NW477

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

(1) (a) When will the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project be completed, (b) at what cost, (c) how will the second phase be funded and (d) who has been appointed as (i) the construction company and (ii) consultant engineers; (2) what was the original (a) cost and (b) completion date of the second phase of the specified project; (3) whether a certain person (name furnished) is still South Africa’s Chief Delegate in terms of the specified project in the Kingdom of Lesotho; if not, (a) why not, (b) who replaced her in this position and (c) who appointed the new delegate?

Reply:

(1)(a) The expected delivery date of water to Gauteng is December 2024.

(1)(b) The cost at completion is expected to be R22.9 billion. This includes contingencies, escalations and exchange rate fluctuations.

(1)(c) The second phase will be funded through raising bonds in the market for which Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA), as the funding agency, has National Treasury approval.

(1)(d)(i) Construction contractors have not been appointed yet.

(1)(d)(ii) Consulting engineers have not been appointed yet.

(2)(a) The original cost based on a feasibility study dated 2007 was R6.6 billion. The amount did not include contingencies, escalations and exchange rate fluctuations.

(2)(b) The original completion date for Lesotho Highland Water Project (LHWP) Phase II was 2019.

(3) No, Dr Zodwa Dlamini is not the Republic of South Africa’s (RSA) Chief Delegate for the Lesotho Highland Water Commission (LHWC).

(3)(a) Dr Dlamini was replaced in December 2015.

(3)(b) The Republic of South Africa’s Chief Delegate is Mr. Bhekizwe Nkosi who was appointed in December 2015.

(3)(c) I have appointed the new delegate.

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31 March 2016 - NW475

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

(1)(a) What is the (i) budget and (ii) cost to date of the construction of the 20 megaliter per day water purification plant in the Madibeng Local Municipality in North West, (b) when will the specified plant be completed and (c) at what estimated cost; (2) whether the cost of building the specified plant has increased against the original budget since construction started; if so, what are the (a) amount and (b) reasons in each case; (3) whether the specified municipality is contributing financially to the construction of the specified plant; if not, why not; if so, what (a) amount and (b) are the further relevant details; (4) whether the specified municipality has sufficient funds available to assist in funding the construction of the specified plant; if not, (a) why not and (b) how will the construction of the specified plant be completed; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) The budget allocation for the upgrade of Brits Water Treatment Works (WTW) is R60 million.

(1)(a)(ii) The expenditure to date is R36 million.

(1)(b) The first module is envisaged to be completed by July 2016 and overall project completion is August 2018.

(1)(c) The estimated cost for the first module is R 93 million and overall project estimate cost is R800 million.

(2) No, the cost has not increased.

(2) (a) Falls away.

(2) (b) Falls away

(3) The Madibeng Local Municipality is not providing financial support due to financial constraint.

(3)(a Falls away.

(3)(b) Falls away.

(4)(a) The funding is enough to carryover the construction, for the completion of module 1 upgrade.

(4)(b) The construction will be done in phases until completion.

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31 March 2016 - NW428

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

(1) (a) Which towns in each province have been affected by water shortages during the period 1 June 2015 to 15 February 2016 and (b) what intervention measures were put in place by her department to assist the relevant communities with the provision of water; (2) (a) which dams in each province ran dry during the period 1 June 2015 to 15 February 2016, (b) which towns and/or communities were affected and (c) what is the current status of each dam?

Reply:

 

(1) Refer to Table 1 below for towns in each province affected by water shortages and intervention measures.

(2) Refer to Table 2 below for the dams in each province which ran dry during the period 1 June 2015 to 15 February 2016, the affected communities and the current status of each dam.

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Table1. Towns in each province affected by water shortages and intervention measures

Province

Towns Affected

Intervention measures

Northern Cape

Philandersbron, Welkom and Groot/Klein Mier, VanWyksvlei, Bendell, Deurham, Ditshipeng, Gamorona, Gamokatedi, Gasehunelo, Ganap, Glenred, Heuningsvlei, Laxey, Kilokilo, Metsimatse Wyk 1, Klipham, Kome, Letlhakajaneng, Loopeng, Madibeng, Magojaneng, Saamsukkel, Tsiloane, Van Zylsrus, Tweed, Klein Eiffel, Eiffel, Sydney, Dealand Tsinengkop

Dikgatlong, Magareng, Phokwane, Maruping, Brandvlei, Loeriesfontein, Calvinia, Garies, Klipfontein, Spoegrivier, Hondeklip Bay, Eksteenfontein, Lekkersing, De Aar, Strydenburg, Blaauwskop, Warmsand, Eenduin, 7de laan, McTaggerskamp, Noudonsies and Eksteenskuil, Eilande

  • Rainwater harvesting tanks have been installed at present for the benefit of indigent households.
  • Drilling of boreholes was done as part of the bulk infrastructure program
  • Refurbishing of non-functional boreholes
  • Water is supplied by tankers to some of these affected communities

Free State

Kroonstad, Viljoenskroon, Steynsrus, Brandfort, Winburg, Verkeerdevlei, Boshof, Dealsville, Bloemfontein, ThabaNchu, Botshabelo, Fouriesburg, Rosendal, Kestell, Qwaqwa, FicaPatso, Ladybrand, Excelsior, Tweespruit, Hobhouse, ThabaPatshoa, PetrusSteyn, Lindley, Arlington, Vrede, Memel, Ficksburg, Clocolan, Marquard, Senekal, Phillipolis, Bethulie, Springfontein, Trompsburg, Petrusburg, Smithfield,

Dewetsdorp, Wepener, Vanstadensrus, Bethany, Fauresmith, Jackobsdal, Koppies, Kroonstad, Oranjeville, Parys, Theunissen, Vredefort, Warden, Winburg, Zastron, Soutpan

  • Katse dam water released since early August 2015
  • Groundwater augmentation
  • Welbedacht dam water release in early January 2016
  • Drilling of boreholes
  • Boreholes were equipped and connected.
  • Sterkfontein water scheme project is providing water
  • 12 DWS and municipalities’ water tankers provided to relieve water crisis
  • Water released through Orange River
  • Restrictions gazetted for 5 dams and 1 system (3 dams)
  • 32 Boreholes equipped and connected.

Mpumalanga

Mbuzini, Gomora, Magogeni, Managa, Mgobode, Dludluma, Jeppes, Reef, Schoemansdal, Buffelspruit, Driekoppies, Langeloop, Aniva, Steenbok, Louville, Hectospruit, Komatipoort, Malelane, Marloth Park, Badfontein, Draaikraal, Shaga, Boschfontein, matibidi, Moremela, Leroro, Madubula, Rainbow ZFarm, Mahiyane, KaMashayane, Silver Creek, Mtaliyane, Honeybird, Siyalima, Sheba, Paradors, Noordkaap, Mandela Place, Mlambongwane, Castlekop, Hangingstone, Goedehoop, Kamadakwa, Ndlovu, Dixie Farm, Mandela Village (Maviljan), Mamba Mencisi, GaRelani, Violet bank, Kofifi (shatale), Zoeknog A& B, Benoni, Zimbabwe, Mahashe, Tsakane/Greenvalley, CottondaleIslington, Burlington, Mambumbu/Zola/Songeni, Role, Kumani, MP Stream, Hluvukani, Newington, Xanthia, Agincourt, Metsi, Ximhungwe, Kildare, Huntington, Lilydale, Belfast, Cork, Sommerset, Mashonamini, Madras, Goromane, Mkhuhlu A & B, Cargo Inn, Jimbrown, Carlton, Mathibela, Alexandra, Takamahala, Oakley, Chavelagaza, Thushaneng, Cunningmore A, Cunningmore B, Morongwane, Mphenyatsatsi Township, Newforest, Sibambayana, Tsuvulani, Edinburg, Leratong/Zakheni, Kwagafontein/ Emasimini, Vreisgewaght, Kleipfontein, Suncity D, Mandela, Msholozi, Pankop/Masobe, Rakaile, Phake-Thabeng, Mametlhake, Nokaneng, Katjibane, Seabe, Greenside, Marapyane, Ramantsho, Loding, Semotlase, Malopoamogale/Kameelpoort, KwaMakola, Kgaphamadi, Wonderfontein, Tweeloop, Sycamore, Paardeplaats, Zwartkoppies, Waaikraal, Sewefontein, Groenvlei, Lothaire/Silindile, Sheepmore, Sheepmore, Warburton, Skaaprouse, Elm Tree, Biermani, Cedermont, Groenvlei, Keslek,

Pamietkuil, Rietvlei, Rondavel, Rooikoppies, Platokop 1, Maizefield, Uitkom, KwaMathibela, De Kuilen, Platrand, KwaMadlebe, Wolvespruit (Mkhwanazi), majojobeni, Katdoornkraal, Morakane, Mkomeni, Emnyama, Sterkfontein, Vaalvrede, Alzu borehole, Matafuleni, Tshondo, St Helena, Msinyane, Bushman band, Sgudada, Derby-ntintinyane, Derby-marondweni, Dalia, Kamavumbuka, Emakhwabeni, Haarlem, Newpitoli, Groenfontein, Mooihoek, Madola, Matsheni, Bothashope, Sunbank, Athalia, Bergplaas, KwaMagadla, KaJesus, Qalokusha, Kwarati, Aggendrift, Moolman, Alman, Congo, Vezokuhle, Berbice, Kwashuku, Esiqhintini, Ezintabeni

Ezimnyanma, Jikagogo, Bakenkop-Kwanyisi, Madanca, Madabukela, Kafiti, Stafford, Sihanahana, Emaswazini.

Elandspoort, Wolwspruit, Parmlford, KoppieAleen, Rust Hoek, Elantfontein, Odewood farm, Smooltlof, Voorseg, Ekukhanyeni, Schuihoek, Mabhondo, Brontol,

Rust Hoek, Thuthukani, Oodendal rust B, MinigScheilhoek, Sterkfoutein VK, Spitkop, Sckoongeseg, Wakk-sttaion, Duck in farm, Gunmwane, 51 plot, Verkerk 1, Sunspruit, Lowra farm, Elandfontein/Rooipot, Vemrky far,

Rooiport farm, Uitkyk farm, Goedeluk, Kaffieskraal, Kalfantein, Vleifontein, Kalfontein, Mooifontein, Rietspruit A, Goodewoop farm, Zamokuhle, Rietspruit, Welgelegen Farm, Enon farm, Emabhosi farm, Somershoek, Bethamoya, Mzwele, Kalkoenkraas, Valpoort, Fickland, Verkyk, Daggakraal, Skurwepoort, Vaalbank, Njusuthu, Syde, Nordeen, Ndonga, Mafufumbe, Mandela, Sthobile

Robisndale, Hartebeeskop, Emganwini, Sincobile, Redhill, Waverley, Faith Mission, Nhlaba, Ngonini, Josephdale, Khuzulwandle, Elukwatini

  • 29 new boreholes drilled to augment surface water supply
  • boreholes refurbishment: 107
  • 91 Static tanks provided
  • Rehabilitation of Queens River Pump Station and SuidKaap WTW was completed and commissioned and Five (5) kilometre bulk pipeline complete linking Queens river pump station and Suidkaap Water Treatment Plant.  Construction of 2 reservoirs and drying bed in progress.
  • Restrcitions gazette for 6 dams (including 1 system) and being prepared for 2 more systems.

KwaZulu-Natal

Durban (North), Tongaat, Balito, KwaDukuza, Mandeni, , Maphumulo, Kokstadt, Ixopo, Port Shepstone, Kelso, Pennington, Scottburgh, Sezela, Umdoni, Harding, Hluhluwe, KwaMsane

Mthubathuba, St Lucia, Greytown, Melmoth, Eshowe, Vryheid, Nongoma, Ulundi,Hlabisa, Jozini, Manguzi, Ndwedwe, Manguzi,

Dundee, Msinga, Nquthu, Greytown, eNhlalakahle, Sithembile

Emnambithi/Ladysmith, Imbabazane, Indaka, Okhahlamba, Umtshezi, Wembezi, Melmoth, Nkandla, Ntambanana, Mambuka, Dlangubo, Richardsbay, Esikhaleni, Empangeni, Ngwelezana, kwaDlangezwa, Eshowe, Vryheid, eDumbe, Obivane, Tholakele, Bellavista, Mfenyane, Nongoma, Ulundi, uPhongolo

Ingwe, KwaSani, Ubuhlebezwe, Umzimkhulu

Ezingoleni, Umdoni, uMuziwabantu, Umzumbe

Vulamehlo, Impendle, Mkhambathini, Mpofana, Richmond, Msunduzi, uMngeni, uMshwathi, Umhlabuyalingana

  • The Department with the Provincial CoGTA’s Disaster Management Unit has established Joint Operating Committees to assess the options to ensure water shortages are not experienced in each supply system.
  • Drought operating rules have been developed for systems supplied by dams and are being implemented.
  • Other measures include implementation of water restrictions, augmentation of supplies through boreholes and transfer systems, active leak detection and pressure management and the installation of water restrictors.
  • In some areas where the required water savings have not been achieved, water supplies have been limited and static tanks installed to ensure access to water
  • 53DWS tankers deployed, 86 new boreholes drilled, 80 springs protected.
  • 464 Static tanks with stands have been purchased and installed at various communal points.
  • Restrictions gazette for 8 dams and 2 systems (6 dams)
  • 38 500 restrictors installed in 4 Local Municipalities.
  • In Amajuba DM, water is released from Ntshingwayo Dam to support several towns.
  • In iLembe DM water is transferred from uThongathi River to augment Hazelmere dam.
  • Several water schemes have been repaired and many smaller repairs are being made to schemes.
  • In Ugu DM, water is being transferred from Mpambanyoni River.
  • In Umgungundlovu DM phase 2 of the Ophathe water supply scheme is underway.
  • In Umkhanyakude DM contructionon and refurbishment of the Shemula rising main is underway, the refurbishment of the kwaMsane pipeline, a new pipeline from the existing Mtubatuba Heights reservoir to the existing KwaMsane reservoirs and the upgrading of the Hluhluwe phase 2 WTW from a 1.8ML/d to a 3.8Ml/d package treatment plant.
  • In the Umzingyati DM, water is released from Ntshingwayo Dam, and a pump station is installated at Tayside.
  • In the Unthungulu DM, water is transferred from Uthukela to supplement Goedertrouw Dam.
  • In Zululand DM, water is being released from Klipfontein dam for Vryheid and Ulundi, and water is being transferred from Jozini Dam for Nongoma

Eastern Cape

Matatiele, Mbizana, Ntabankulu, Umzimvubu, Mbhashe, Mnquma, Amahlathi,Emalahleni, Inkwanca, Lukhanji, Engcobo, IntsikaYethu, Inxuba, Yethemba, Sakhisizwe, Tsolwana, Elundini, Gariep, Maletswai, Senqu, Aliwal North, Elundini, Mhlontlo, Ngquza Hill, Nyandeni, Port St Johns, King SabataDalindyebo

  • Refurbishment of boreholes
  • Drilling, testing and equipping of new boreholes
  • Water Conservation and Water Demand management programs (War on Leaks)
  • Fast tracking of completing and commissioning Water Treatment Works (Chulunca, Mnceba,
  • Installing new connections to reticulation systems like the delivery from Ludeke Dam
  • Emergency bulk water pipelines like Mbase North to Dutwa WTW, Xilinxa to Gcuma weir,
  • Deployment of 11 DWS water tankers
  • Desilting and replacing pipelines
  • Increase storage capacity and upgrade Cala Package plant
  • Hydrosensus undertaken in Joe Gqabi DM
  • Desiltattion of dams like Chippinisklip
  • Upgrade of water supplies like Burgersdorp/Steynsville
  • Restrictions gazetted for 1 system and 9 more being prepared.
  • Water released from Katze Dam brought relief and assist in redirecting resources to Mount Fletcher
  • Emergency transfer from Mooi River to WTW

Western Cape

Ceres, Tulbagh, Klaarstroom, LeeuGamka, Dysselsdorp and De Rust, Vredendal, Klawer, Clanwilliam, Lutzville, Citrusdal, Malmesbury, Mooreesburg, Piketberg, Vredenburg, Saldanha, Velddrift, Knysna, Breede Valley, Drakensteyn, Stellenbosch, Witzenberg, City of Cape Town, Bergrivier, Cederberg, Matzikama, Saldana Bay, Swartland

  • DWS is re-prioritizing its financial support to assist these municipalities with infrastructure e.g. leaking bulk water pipes, incorporation of groundwater to augment water supply.
  • Water restrictions and awareness campaigns are in place to prolong the period of supply in these Municipalities.
  • These Municipalities are also assisted with information and guidance to assist in making informed decisions regarding water supply.
  • Restrictions gazette for 1 dam and 1 system.

Gauteng

Alexandra Park Res, Signal Hill, Bedfordview, Empire Palace, Isando, Kempton South, Germiston (Low Pressure in some areas), Spartan, Bonaeropark, Edleen, Bichley Area, Brandwood, Sunny Ridge, Primrose South, Chloorkop, Ester Park, City of Tshwane, Forest Hill, Town View, Chrisville, Robertsham, Rossetentville, Half of Winchester Hills , Turfontein, Forest Hill Tower, Oakdene, South Hills, Tulisa Park, Linmeyer, Risana, Moffatt View, Hursthill Areas Sharpville, Nordic, Meyerton-Midvaal, Meyerton Park (Samacor), EMSA, Riverside-Midvaal, Evaton, Sebokeng North, Ironsides, Eaton, boipatong, Bophelong, Emfulenie, Evalton, Golden gardens, Johandeo, lakeside, Sebokeng, Sharpville, Stretford, Tshepiso, Vaal Oewer, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging

  • Water is being released from Sterkfontein Dam to Val Dam.
  • Currently all drought alleviation activities are coordinated with, and implemented by municipalities.
  • In general, consumers were requested to stop watering gardens, filling swimming pools, washing of pavements and to repair leaks;
  • In several areas level one restrictions are imposed and residents are urged not to water gardens between 06:00 and 18:00, was cars with hosepipes or fill swimming pools.
  • Static tanks are placed at selected points;
  • At least one tender was published for the drilling of boreholes by a municipality.
  • Studies are being conducted for the water network integration to enable water supply to be shifted from one network to the other in order to build redundancies in the system to improve operational resilience
  • Tankers are provided for critical facilities that were currently affected .
  • An office hour Joint Operations Centre (JOC) was establishd at the Joburg Water (JW) offices on 17 Marshall Street, Johannesburg. This facility serves as a nodal point for information
  • A principle agreement was reached between District and its constituent local municipalities for the provision of potable water in the event of any eventualities in the Region;
  • Disaster Management Officers are tasked with the responsibility to physically monitor any possible or related drought incidents through the established Volunteer Units;
  • Daily early warning systems are circulated through the Short Messaging System (SMS) to all stakeholders in some Districts;
  • Awareness campaigns are currently underway through the distribution of pamphlets, local newspapers and ward councillors across the municipal areas.

Limpopo

Roedtan, Groblersdal, Marble Hall, Mookgopong, Modimolle, Thabazimbi, Lephalale, Mokopane, Tzaneen, Giyani

Sibasa, Thohoyandou, Polokwane, Alldays, Dendron, Botlokwa, Bakenberg, Lebowakgomo, Makhado, Mutale, Roedtan

Water restrictions implemented, Requests for funding for tankering and drilling boreholes compiled & submitted. Restrictions have been gazette for 8 dams and 1 more is being prepared

North West

SweitzerReneke, Naledi, Ottosdal, Sannieshof, Delarayville, Zeerust, Mahikeng, Vyburg, Koster, Koster, Swartruggens, Brits, Jericho and Majakaneng, Fafung,Waariekraal ,Jonathan and Klipvoorstad, Mapaputle, Boitekong, Maquasi Hill, Potchefstroom, Ventersdrop, Taung, Wentzel, Taung, Majemantsho,Mokgobistad, Mashutle, Motswedi, Dinoka, Khumutwane, Mosweu, Lekubu, Driefontein, Mokgola, Gopane, Pitsane, Greysdorp, Majaneng, Lichtenburg, Mafikeng, Pomfret, Ratlou, Sannieshof

  • The Department is providing support to the affected Municipalities through water trucks, water tanks and restore the water supply through drilling and equipping of boreholes.
  • 12 DWS tankers have been deployed
  • Restrictions have been published for 9 dams.
  • Intensification of the WC/WDM programs, e.g. leak detection and repairs (War on leaks).
  • Drilling of boreholes
  • Construction of the Brits WTW
  • Water augmentation inMabokoloka
  • Maquasi Hills bulk water supply scheme completed.
  • Ventersdorp Bulk Water Supply scheme completed.
  • Taung/Naledi BWS completed
  • RBIG programmes underway.

 

Table 2: (a) Dams in each province which ran dry during the period 1 June 2015 to 15 February 2016, (b) which towns and/or communities were affected and (c) what is the current status of each dam?

Province

Dams

Communities Affected

Current Situation

Northern Cape

None

   

Free State

Allemanskraal

Ventersburg

13.7%

 

Armenia

Hobhouse

10.9%

 

Erfenis

Theunisen, Brandfort, Bultfontein

9.3%

 

Fiak-Patso

Qwaqwa

17.4%

 

Groothoek

Mangaung

0%

 

Kalkforntein

Koffiefontein, Luckhoff, Oppermansgronde, Jacobsdal, Fauresmith, Jaggersfontein.

6.2%

 

Knellpoort

Bloemfontein, Thaba Nchu, Botsabelo.

33.4%

 

Koppies

Koppies, Vijoenskroon

39.4%

 

Krugersdrift

Bloemfontein, Thaba Nchu, Botsabelo

7%

 

Rustfontein

Bloemfontein, Thaba Nchu, Botsabelo

20.5%

 

Tierpoort

Bloemfontein, Thaba Nchu, Botsabelo

0%

Mpumalanga

Lomati

Bosfontein, Schuzendal, Magogeni, Mananga, Mgobodi, Dludluma, Amsterdam, Volksrust,

Umjindi, Nkomazi, Nkomazi, Mkhondo, Pixley ka Isaka

Dry

 

Mbambiso

 

Dry

 

Mbuzini

 

Dry

 

Gabosch

 

Dry

 

Skuilhoek

 

Dry

KwaZulu-Natal

Harding

Harding area

Below 30 %

 

Umzinto

Scottburg, Kelso, Pennington, Umdoni, Sezela.

100%

 

Dumbe

Greytown, Ixopo, Kokstad, Harding, Port Shepstone, Hluhluwe, Glencoe, Hattingh Spruit, Dundee, Nquthu, Msinga, eDumbe, Hlabisa, Mbazwana, Ingwavuma, Ballito

Maphumulo, KwaDukuza, Mthubathuba, KwaMsane, St Lucia, Vryheid, Ulundi, Eshowe, Melmoth, Nongoma

0%

 

Vuna

 

0%

 

Melmorth

 

0%

 

Donald Mchardy

 

0%

 

Prestine Pan

 

0%

 

Velrdruk

 

0%

 

Tom Worthington

 

0%

 

Bloemfeld

 

0%

 

Lake Merthley

 

Below 30%

 

Hazelmere

Tongaat Durban North

34.1%

Eastern Cape

Dutywa

Golfcourse dam, Mputi&Ngxakaxa Dam

20% on average

 

Aliwal North

Orange River ran dry

River flowing normally again

 

Lady Grey

Lady Grey Dam

50%

 

Maclear

Aucamp dam & Town Dam

30%

 

Mount Fletcher

Mount Fletcher Dam

Full, but 70% silted

 

Dordrecht

Dordrecht Dam

Still very low- exact level not gauged.

 

Matatiele

Mountain Dam

20% - exact level not gauged. Connected pipeline to Mountain Lake, tankering.

 

Ngeleni

Nzwakazi Dam

Still very low- exact level not gauged.

North West

Swartruggens

Borelelo, Ipelegeng, Glaudia, Atamelang, Mathibestad, Khunotswane, Ganyesa, Pomfret, Morokweng, Ga-maloka, Tshidilamolomo, Setlagole, Lekoko, Makhubung, Majemantsho,Lomanyaneng, Phitsane, Masutle, Motswedi, Rietpan, Ntsweletsoku, Setete, Welbedatch, Letsopa, Geysdorp, Khunwana, Sannieshof, Delareyville, Taung, Karelstad, Diplankeng, Lokgabeng, Mathanthanyaneng, Gamokake, Lothwanyeng

0.3%

 

Molatedi

 

7.2%

 

Disaneng

 

35%

 

Koster

 

37.9%

 

Madikwe

 

22.7%

 

Marico Bosveld

 

18.9%

 

Pella

 

41.47%

 

Wentzel

 

0.1%

 

Sehujwane

 

34%

 

Lindleyspoort

 

2.7%

Gauteng

None

   

Limpopo

Thapane/Mogoboya

Nwamitwa, Bolobedu and Modjadji

0%

Western Cape

None

   

31 March 2016 - NW319

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

(1) Whether she is aware of the critical water shortages in Vryheid in the AbaQulusi Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal; if not, why not; if so, what steps is (a) she and (b) the specified municipality taking to address the critical water shortages in the specified municipality; (2) (a) what were the levels of the (i) Klipfontein Dam, (ii) Grootgewacht Dam and (iii) Bloemveld Dam at (aa) 30 November 2015, (bb) 31 December 2015 and (cc) 31 January 2015 and (b) what are the levels in each case as at 15 February 2016; (3) why has water from the Grootgewacht Dam not been released in time to feed the feeder dams; (4) whether the water piped to the residents of Vryheid are safe to drink given that the feeder dam levels are so low; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) Yes, I am aware of the water challenges faced by the Vryheid (Abaqulisi Local Municipality (LM) within the Zululand District Municipality (DM).

(1)(b) My Department, after the 2014 drought declaration has allocated R39 693 million to the Zululand DM to address the drought to all its local municipalities which included Abaqulusi LM. The Zululand DM identified the following interventions to address the critical water shortages in the Abaqulusi LM:

  • Drilling of new boreholes and refurbishment of existing boreholes
  • Refurbishment of existing water schemes
  • Springs protection and
  • Water tankering

These interventions are currently underway to address the drought under the Abaqulusi LM and can be summarized as follows:

Drilling of new boreholes and refurbishment of existing boreholes: An existing borehole in Vryheid has been successfully refurbished and people are fetching water from this borehole during the day. Since the drought began, a number of new boreholes have been successfully drilled by the Zululand DM with the aim of augmenting the supply in the various rural water supply schemes. A total number of 7 new boreholes are planned specifically for the Abaqulusi LM and all have already been drilled and tested. The contractors have recently been appointed for equipping the boreholes with hand pumps and are currently undertaking this task.

Refurbishment of existing water schemes: Excellent progress has been made in regards to the refurbishment of existing water supply schemes; R17.5 million has been set aside by my Department for these much needed urgent refurbishments, of which the Zululand DM have expended at least R12.5 million. Four of the water schemes are nearly complete and the Odushwini Water Supply Scheme is at 20% completion, it is estimated to be completed by the end of May 2016.

Springs: Four springs have been identified in the Abaqulusi LM for protection and developing by the Zululand DM, using the DWS existing funding. The installation of 10 000l Jojo tanks and reticulation from the tanks to standpipes will be undertaken. The contractors were appointed in the late October 2015 and this work is being fast tracked to be completed by middle March 2016.

Water Tankering: The Abaqulusi LM owns two water tanker trucks and as such, struggles to service the vast areas of the Abaqulusi LM that are without formal water supply. DWS has approved the business plan and had budgeted R 4,123 million for the 7 tankers hired by the Zululand DM to supply water to severely affected areas within its 5 LMs. The Zululand DM confirms that at least two of their tankers were being sent to assist in parts of the Abaqulusi LM periodically.

Further to this, on 19 February 2016 the Zululand DM has allocated R3, 78 Million to Abaqulusi LM to deal with the current drought. The Department of Water and Sanitation, through its Branch: National Water Resource Infrastructure has also made 20 (5000 litres) JoJo tanks available to be used in Vryheid Town when the reticulated water is limited during the restricted period. The department has also set up the committee to monitor the drought situation in the Abaqulusi LM which is currently taking place weekly.

(2) Refer to the table below for the level of dam for the specified periods.

Name of Dam

30 November 2015

31 December 2015

31 January 2015

as at 15 February 2016

Klipfontein Dam

22, 46%,

20, 39%

19, 88%

21, 14%

Grootgewacht Dam

96%

96%

96%

92%

Bloemveld Dam

0%

0%

0%

0%

(3) The Grootgewacht Dam is reserved as a backup resource, when the other resources including the Klipfontein Dam are completely unavailable.

(4) Piped water for Vryheid is safe for human consumption as it goes through water treatment process to meet drinking standard prior to distribution.

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31 March 2016 - NW264

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

Whether she and/or her department has bought advertising space in The New Age in the (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15 financial years; if so, (i) what number of times and (ii) for what amount in each specified financial year?

Reply:

a) Yes, my Department did buy advertising space in The New Age. Refer to the table below for the break down per financial year.

Financial Year

Number of times

Amount

(a) 2012/13

Once (1)

R97 723.08

(b) 2013/14

Five (5)

R 175 091.40

(c) 2014/15

Thirteen (13)

R 953 887.97

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11 March 2016 - NW119

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

(a) How many of the 1 028 wastewater collector systems which were assessed for compliance with effluent discharge standards in the 2014-15 financial year and (i) did not comply, (ii) what is the location of each of these and (b) what action has been taken to remedy the situation in each case?

Reply:

(a) The water supply systems that were assessed in 2014-15 financial year were totaling at 842 waste water collector and treatment systems and the results have been published in the 2014 Green Drop Report. This information is also available on my Departmental website at www.dws.gov.za/Dir_WS/GDS/News/NewsDefault.aspx

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11 March 2016 - NW117

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

What is the reason for the decrease in the number of monitored gauging sites from 1 458 in the 2013-14 financial year to 500 in the 2014-15 financial year?

Reply:

There is no decrease in the number of monitored gauging sites. My Department’s annual reports for financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15 indicate that we monitored 1458 sites for the 2013-14 financial year and 1641 sites for 2014-15 financial year.

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11 March 2016 - NW474

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

(1)Whether any investigations, both formal and informal, have been undertaken in Joubertina in the Kou-Kamma Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape to determine the extent of the lack of water in the town; if not, why not; if so, (a) what were the outcomes of these investigations in terms of infrastructure that needs to be (i) repaired and (ii) upgraded and (b) how (i) long will it take and (ii) will it be funded in each case; (2) whether her department is providing any assistance to the specified municipality to deliver water to the community in Joubertina, where there is reportedly no more water in the taps; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Yes, investigations were conducted most recently on 04 February 2016 to determine the extent of lack of water in Jourbertina, Koukamma Eastern Cape.

(1)(a) It was discovered that the dam level is critically low at 0,5m, the storage enough to last for a day or two.

(1)(a)(i) The gravity pipeline from Joubertina to the Water Treatment Plant is exposed due to flooding.

(1)(a)(ii) The pipeline has to be relocated and other sections have several leaks and have to be repaired/ upgraded.

(1)(b) Funding was made available by my Department to relocate the exposed pipeline including plugging the leaks, Amatola Water has been appointed and is already onsite.

(1)(b)(i) This part of the project should be completed by end March 2016.

(1)(b)(ii) Further repairs to the system will be funded through Accelerated Community Infrastructure Programme (ACIP).

My Department has been involved in Koukamma Local Municipality (LM) since 2014/15 where a community water supply project was implemented to do research on existing water use within the Koukamma area, research on surface water resources within the Koukamma area, investigate raw water storage at Krakeel and investigate the condition of the Kareedouw Water Treatment Works (WTW) and on the groundwater resources within the Krakeel and Kareedouw area.

Based on the outcomes of the research done, the Water Treatment Works (WTW's) of Kareedouw was refurbished since it was basically non-functional. Several boreholes were drilled and equipped, chemical analysis of the water was done and electricity had to be provided where boreholes were drilled. Meters were also installed.

Water Conservation Demand Management (WCDM) Project was also implemented to develop a WCDM strategy. Water Safety Plans were prepared for each of the 11 water supply systems, retrofit Programme (Toilet Retrofit Project) was implemented, awareness and education program was implemented at schools, a water meter and leak audit was done for each and every town in Koukamma LM as well as water balances, marketing and publicity was done through posters, entrance town billboards, pamphlets and information.

2. Yes, my Department is providing assistance to the municipality in the following.

  • A 18 000L tanker was sent to Joubertina and has been operational during
    February 2016.
  • 200 X 25L of clean water was also sent to Jourbertina on
    1 February 2016
  • Amatola Water has been appointed to replace and relocate a section of the exposed bulk pipeline to the town. Leaks will also be detected and repaired. The project is currently under construction.

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11 March 2016 - NW390

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Grootboom, Mr GA to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

With reference to President Jacob G Zuma’s undertaking in his State of the Nation Address delivered on 12 February 2015, that the Government will set aside 30% of appropriate categories of state procurement for purchasing from Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), co-operatives, as well as township and rural enterprises, what percentage of the total procurement of (a) her department and (b) every entity reporting to her went to (i) SMMEs and (ii) co-operatives from 1 April 2015 up to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

My department and its entities are performing well above the target of 30% in terms of procuring goods and services from Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs).

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11 March 2016 - NW193

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Marais, Mr EJ to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) What is her department’s figure for the amount of water that is potentially available for development in the year 2025, or the closest date for which these projections are made and (b) when was this figure calculated; (2) (a) what are her department’s projections for water demand in 2025 or the closest date for which these projections are made under (i) base scenario and (ii) high scenario, (b) when were these figures calculated and (c) what was the (i) population and (ii) economic growth figures used in these calculations?

Reply:

  1. In the First Edition of the National Water Resource Strategy (NWRS1) of 2004 the total volume of water available from the river systems in South Africa on a reliable basis for 2025 was estimated at 14 166 million m3/a.
  2. The total water requirements for 2025 base and high scenario was estimated at 14 230 million m3/a and 16 814 million m3/a respectively. The amount of water that could potentially be available for development in the year 2025 was estimated at 5 410 million m3/a. This surplus amount is however only available in some catchments throughout the country. This analysis was done considering a projected population of 54 million and economic growth trends at the time.

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11 March 2016 - NW190

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1) Whether, following the completion of the R3 billion De Hoop Dam in Limpopo, the residents of the district municipalities of (a) Sekhukhune, (b) Waterberg and (c) Capricorn are being provided with piped water from the specified dam; if not, (i) why not and (ii) how many villages surrounding the specified dam are not being provided with water from the specified dam; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) what is the current status of the project to supply residents in the vicinity of the specified dam with drinking water from the specified dam and (b) when will the project be completed?

Reply:

(1)(a) Sekhukhune: has not yet benefited from De Hoop Dam. The Pump station and water treatment plant at the Steel Bridge as well as the main pipeline that will provide water to Jane Furse is the responsibility of the Sekhukhune District Municipality.

(1)(b) Waterberg: has not yet benefited from De Hoop Dam. Communities in the Waterberg area will only be able to receive water from the system once the Phase 2B pipeline and the extension of the pipeline from Pruissen to Sekuruwe has been installed. This pipeline is not yet constructed. This pipeline is largely commercial, and is highly contested by the Mining House. Discussions with the Mining House are now at a high level.

(1)(c) Capricorn: The communities in the Capricorn district municipal area are currently receiving water from the Olifantspoort water treatment plant which is fed from the Flag Boshielo Dam. As soon as Phase 2D, 2E and 2F are completed, water will be delivered at the Olifantspoort treatment plant from the De Hoop Dam. The current shortages of water in that area will then also be augmented through these pipelines. These phases have not yet been constructed. The project is currently at design phase.

(2)(a) Phase 2C (pipeline from De Hoop Dam to Steelpoort) is under construction and is nearing completion. Phase 2B a pipeline between Flag Boshielo and Pruissen must still be constructed to provide water to platinum mines in the Pruissen area. In order for Phase 2C infrastructure to integrate the Olifants and Steelpoort system with the remaining sub-phases, there is a need to construct the remaining sub-phases (Phase 2D, E and F).

(2)(b) Although Phase 2C pipeline for bulk raw water is projected to be finished by July 2016, for the water to reach the people other works need to be completed by the municipality. The Department will commence with the construction of Phase 2 (bulk distribution system, phase 2D, E and F) in the 2016/17 financial year. The Department is in the process of engaging the municipalities involved in order to assist with the acceleration of reticulation so that the process can run parallel with bulk distribution. It must be noted that the pipelines will not be able to supply water to the villages if the three Water Treatment Plants in the area are not refurbished/ rehabilitated.

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11 March 2016 - NW189

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether there are any plans to desilt the (a) Hazelmere Dam in KwaZulu-Natal and (b) Welbedacht Dam in the Free State; if not, why not; if so, (i) when will the project commence and (ii) at what cost?

Reply:

(a) The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been appointed to develop a dam basin management strategy for my Departmental dams, which will inform on where dredging and/or other operative methods could be employed to address the siltation phenomenon. Hazelmere Dam and the Welbedacht Dam are some of the dams subjected to the study which will inform this strategy and subsequent operational strategy development.

(b) The time lines and costs for each siltation management operations plan will be informed by the output of the CSIR project.

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11 March 2016 - NW187

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

(1)What is the total cost of the construction of a pipeline from the Gariep Dam to the KnellpoortDam; (2) Whether the entire cost of construction is currently funded; if not, how will the pipeline be financed; if so, what are the (a) funding sources and (b) amounts; (3) What is the estimated (a) start and (b) completion date of the pipeline?

Reply:

(1) Current capital cost estimate of the project to augment Mangaung and surrounding areas' water supply from Gariep Dam is in excess of R 7 billion.

(2) A Feasibility study will have to be done to confirm the preferred option to obtain water from the Gariep Dam. This is the only part that has been funded as yet and the funding model of the rest of the project will be confirmed as part of the work done during the Feasibility study. Options to be considered will include project finances both on-budget and off-budget..

(3) The fast-tracked implementation programme, consisting of a Feasibility Study, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, and Design and Construction phases, will take 5.5 years to completion. The Feasibility Study will be finalised over an eighteen (18) months period before design and construction can start. Construction is expected to start during financial year 2018/19 with completion during the 2022/23 financial year.

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21 December 2015 - NW3959

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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18 December 2015 - NW4125

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

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

Reply:

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

Colour Codes

 

97-100%

Excellent

 

95 - ≤ 97

Good

 

90-≤95%

Satisfactory

 

75 - ≤90%

Poor

 

0-≤75%

Critical State

WSA

WTW

Period

2015

Chemical

Physical

Operational

Monitoring Compliance

Ngwathe LM

Koppies

January

February

March

77.8%

99.9%

99.9%

99.9%

99.9%

99.9%

92.9%

90%

63.2%

22.9%

15%

26.7%

   

April

May

June

0%

99.9%

99.9%

0%

99.9%

99.9%

0%

95%

99.9%

0%

27.1%

40.4%

   

July

August

September

99.9%

0%

99.9%

99.9%

0%

99.9%

83.3%

0%

99.9%

8.1%

0%

11.5%

   

October

0%

0%

0%

0.0%

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

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

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18 December 2015 - NW4226

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

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

Reply:

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

Water Board

Municipality

Supply and Demand Ratio

Amatola Water

Amathole District Municipality

6.49%

 

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

6.28%

 

Ndlambe

6.22%

Bloem Water

MangaungMetropolitan Municipality

91%

 

Naledi Local Municipality

2%

 

Kopanong Local Municipality

6%

 

Mantsopa Local Municipality

1%

Lepelle Northern Water

Polokwane Municipality

1:1,4%

 

Mogalakwena Municipality

1:1,09%

 

Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality

1,41:1%

 

Greater Letaba Municipality

1: 1,7%

 

Greater Tzaneen Municipality

1:1,3%

 

Elias Motswaledi/Fetakgomo/Makhuduthamaga municipalities

1,1:1%

 

Tubatse Municipality

1:1,75%

 

Ephraim Mogale Municipality

1:0,85%

Magalies Water

Bela-Bela Local Municipality

81%

 

City of Tshwane Metro

44%

 

ModimolleLocal Municipality

93%

 

Moses Kotane Local Municipality

132%

 

Rustenburg Local Municipality

135%

 

Thabazimbi Local Municipality

126%

Mhlathuze Water

City of uMhlathuze

1:1%

 

UThungulu

0,1:1%

Overberg Water

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

 
 

Duivenhoks

63.96%

 

Ruensveld East

44.21%

 

Ruensveld West

61.11%

Rand Water

Johannesburg Water

1,784%

 

Ekurhuleni

1,185%

 

City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

864%

 

Emfuleni

301%

 

Mogale City Municipality

96%

 

Metsimaholo Local Municipality

58%

 

Rustenburg Municipality

113%

 

Govan Mbeki Municipality

77%

 

Midvaal

32%

 

Merafong

88%

 

Randfontein Municipality

32%

 

Westonaria Local Municipality

51%

 

Lesedi Local Municipality

22%

 

Ngwathe Local Municipality - Heilbron Town

Council

8%

 

Delmas Local Municipality

17%

 

Royal Bafokeng Nation

20%

 

Madibeng Local Municipality

12%

 

Thembisile Local Municipality

39%

Sedibeng Water Free State

Matjhabeng

1,79%

 

Nala

1,79%

 

Maquassi Hills

1,79%

Sedibeng Water Northern Cape

Dikgatlong LM

1,3%

 

Tsantsabane LM

1,3%

 

Gamagara LM

1,3%

 

Joe Morolong LM

1,4%

 

NamaKhoi LM

1,3%

 

Khai Ma LM

1,5%

Sedibeng Water North West Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality

Mahikeng

1,10%

 

Ditsobotla

1,16%

 

RamotshereMoiloa

1,13%

Umgeni Water

eThekwini Municipality

99%

 

Msunduzi Municipality

100%

 

uMgungundlovu District Municipality

89%

 

iLembe District Municipality

8%

 

uGu District Municipality

100%

 

Harry Gwala District Municipality

89%

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18 December 2015 - NW4159

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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18 December 2015 - NW4142

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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18 December 2015 - NW4120

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

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

Reply:

(1) The Modimolle Wastewater treatment plant is functional.

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

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

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

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

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

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