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24 April 2017 - NW915

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to him; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy; (2) have the vacancies been advertised; if so, (a) were interviews done and (b) on what date will the vacancies be filled; (3) (a) what is the total number of persons who are currently employed in the specified positions in an acting capacity, (b) for what period has each person been acting in each position and (c) has any of the specified persons applied for the positions

Reply:

The following information was provided by the entities:

SOUTH AFRICAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

1. SALGA has no vacant positions for (a) Chief Executive Officer (b) Chief Financial Officer and (c) Chief Operating Officer.

(i)Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

 

2.Not applicable

3. Not applicable

 

SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES NETWORK

1. The South African Cities Network has no vacant positions for (a) Chief Executive Officer (b) Chief Financial Officer and (c) Chief Operating Officer position does not exist in the organogram / Structure of the organization.

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

2. No vacancies have been advertised for the above-mentioned positions as all relevant positions are currently occupied.

3. All positions are filled and there are no positions in which individuals are working in an Acting capacity.

CRL RIGHTS COMMISSION

  1. The positions of (a) Chief Executive Officer, (b) Chief Financial Officer are filled within the CRL Rights Commission, (c) the Commission does not have a position of a Chief Operating Officer on its establishment;
  2. (a) and (b) falls away;
  3. (a), (b) and (c) falls away.

MUNICIPAL DEMARCATION BOARD

(1) The Municipal Demarcation Board has only a position of (b) Chief Financial Officer vacant, and this became so (i) on 6 April 2017 by means of (ii) resignation.

(2) The vacant position of Chief Financial Officer was advertised on 12 March 2017 (a) interviews have not been conducted, (b) the position should be filled within the next six months.

(3) (a) An official has been seconded from COGTA, (b) as from 3 April 2017 and (c) the official has applied for the position.

24 April 2017 - NW47

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

Whether each sub-contractor affected by the withdrawal of the contract with Siyenza Group in the Amathole District in the Eastern Cape has been paid for the work completed to date; if not (a) why not and (b) what are the relevant details; if so what amount was paid out to the specified sub-contractors to date; (2) Whether any amounts are still owed to the specified sub-contractors; if so (a) what amounts are still outstanding and (b) by when will the outstanding amounts be paid to the specified sub-contractors? NW51E

Reply:

According to the information received from the Amathole District Municipality (ADM), the Siyenza Group was contracted to construct 66 000 Ventilated Pit Latrines (VIPs) in the financial year of 2014-2015. The Siyenza contracted suppliers to provide necessary materials to sites and local contractors to dig the pits and assemble the VIPs. This sub-contracting of work was allowed for small, developing contractors to also benefit from the Project.

Siyenza indicated that they paid the sub-contractors according to the work completed. The ADM had no direct contractual relationship with the sub-contractors

24 April 2017 - NW536

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

What is the total number of war rooms that the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Eastern Cape has instructed that must be established; (2) What are the costs associated with the (a) establishment and (b) operation of the specified war rooms?

Reply:

1. The total number of war rooms that the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) in the Eastern Cape has instructed the province to establish is 600 in total. To date, 371 war rooms have been established. The table below indicates the number of war rooms established in all district municipalities in the province:

Municipality

Total number to be established

Number established to date

Joe Gqabi

45

42

Alfred Nzo

101

77

Sara Baartman

73

58

OR Tambo

146

69

Amatole

118

51

 Chris Hani

117

74

Total

600

371

2. The War Room model does not impose additional financial burden on municipalities. The war room model is designed in such a way that municipalities utilise existing resources for their establishment and operation. For example, War Rooms are housed in Community halls or public institutions. Members of the War rooms’ executive are not entitled to any form of remuneration as they are already in the government pay roll e.g. Councillors and Community Development Workers (CDWs) are already paid by government. In terms of working tools, councillors utilise their tools supplied by municipalities and CDWs use working tools supplied by COGTA.

  • In terms of support, COGTA and Office of the Premier (OTP) utilise their resources to support municipalities through workshops, training etc. So far municipalities have not incurred expenses;
  • In terms of administration, the CDW becomes the administrator of a war room and no funds are incurred by municipalities.

24 April 2017 - NW350

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and (ii) his deputies (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?

Reply:

(aa) (aaa) 2014-15

Designation

a) make

b) model

c) price

d) date

(i) Former Minister Gordhan

None

None

None

None

(ii) Deputy Minister Nel

None

None

None

None

Deputy Minister Bapela

None

None

None

None

(bbb) 2015-16

Designation

make

model

price

date

Former Minister Gordhan

None

None

None

None

Deputy Minister Nel

None

None

None

None

Deputy Minister Bapela

BMW

X5

R962 859.61

December 2015

(bb) since 1 April 2016

Designation

make

model

price

date

Minister Des Van Rooyen

Audi

Q7

R938 547.18

September 2016

 

BMW

X5

R917 619.99

September 2016

Deputy Minister Nel

None

None

None

None

Deputy Minister Bapela

None

None

None

None

 

24 April 2017 - NW683

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case; (2) did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the auction of the (i) souvenirs or (ii) personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so,(aa) which items were purchased and (bb) at what cost, in each case?;

Reply:

1(a) (b)

The Department and its Entities did not participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017. No expenditure was incurred.

2(a) (b) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb)

The Department and its entities did not participate in the auction of souvenirs or personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma and there was no expenditure incurred.

24 April 2017 - NW409

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

Whether the (a) Nkomazi Local Municipality, (b) Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality, (c) Mbombela Local Municipality, (d) Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, (e) Nkangala District Municipality, (f) Gert Sibande Municipality or (g) Ehlanzeni District Municipality in Mpumalanga have ever (i) refused requests by members of the opposition to be seated together or (ii) assigned the specified members portfolios to serve on Council; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what statutory grounds did the specified municipalities rely in each case?

Reply:

The response to the question was solicited from Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Mpumalanga Province.

Name of Municipality

(i) Whether the municipality refused requests by members of the opposition to be seated together.

(ii) Whether the municipality assigned the specified members portfolios to serve on Council.

(a)

Nkomazi

Local

Municipality

Councillors sit against their name tags which are placed on the table before the sitting begins.

Councillors are at liberty to sit as they prefer, except for the members of the Troika.

Councillors from the opposition serve in the Portfolio committees.

(b)

Chief Albert Luthuli

Local

Municipality

Councillors sit as they wish except for the Mayor, Speaker and Chief Whip who have a sitting arrangement.

Councillors from the opposition serve in the Portfolio committees.

(c)

City of Mbombela Local

Municipality

The Mayor, Speaker and Chief Whip have their sitting arrangement as per their positions.

The MMCs sit together, and the Whips also sit together.

The other councillors sit in alphabetical order of their names, and ordinary councillors are allowed to sit as they prefer.

Councillors from the opposition serve in the Portfolio committees.

(d)

Bushbuckridge Local

Municipality

Councillors sit as they wish, except for the Mayor, Speaker and Chief Whip who have a sitting arrangement.

Councillors from the opposition serve in the Portfolio committees.

There is one councillor from the opposition (Democratic Alliance) who does not want to serve in the committee to which she was deployed.

(e)

Nkangala

District Municipality

The sitting arrangement is done in alphabetical order.

However, councillors are not forced to sit as per the alphabetical arrangement, and they sit as they prefer, except for the Mayor, Speaker and the Chief Whip who have a sitting arrangement.

Councillors from the opposition serve in the Portfolio committees, and the deployment was done in the presence of all party Whips.

(f)

Gert Sibande District Municipality

Councillors sit as they prefer, except for the Mayor, Speaker and Chief Whip who have a sitting arrangement.

Councillors from the opposition serve in the Portfolio committees.

(g)

Ehlanzeni

District Municipality

Councillors sit as they prefer, except for the Mayor, Speaker and Chief Whip who have a sitting arrangement.

Councillors from the opposition serve in the Portfolio committees.

(iii) Section 79 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act No. 117 of 1998 requires that a municipal council may, by appointing members from among its members, establish one or more committees necessary for the effective and efficient performance of any of its functions or the exercise of any of its powers,

24 April 2017 - NW279

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

Whether the amalgamation of municipalities after the 2016 Local Government Elections has resulted in any positive consequences for the newly established municipalities; if not, what are the relevant details of the negative consequences; if so, what are the relevant details of the positive consequences in each case; (2) Whether the financial position of the newly amalgamated municipalities has improved since the amalgamation; if not, what (a) were the causes of the deterioration of each municipality’s financial status and (b) is the quantum of the deterioration; if so, what (i) were the causes of the improvement of the specified municipalities’ finances and (ii) is the quantum of each change; (3) Whether any legal challenges have arisen from the amalgamation of the specified municipalities, if so, what are the relevant details thereof in each case.

Reply:

1. The amalgamated municipalities were established post the 03 August 2016 local government elections. It is, therefore, premature to ascertain whether there are any positive or negative consequences in this regard as the assessment is still to be conducted at least two years after their establishment.

However, it can be stated that in some municipalities a reduction in costs have been realised in the following areas:

  1. Insurance premiums reduced after a combination of the short-term insurance contracts of the amalgamated municipalities during the 2016/17 financial year;
  2. License fees on financial management systems reduced after integration into a single financial management system; and
  3. Utilisation of a single municipal valuer for the compilation of the municipal valuation rolls.

2. No.

The financial position of the amalgamated municipalities has not shown any sign of improvement as yet. However, it is anticipated that there will be an improvement once all systems, polices and strategies have been fully rationalised and implemented after the two year transition period.

(a) There have been historic debts in some of the former municipalities that have now been inherited by the newly amalgamated municipalities. In some instances, municipalities that were financially sound prior to the merger had to utilise their financial reserves to settle debts to creditors.

(b) The impact of the merger or disestablishment will be measured in the medium to longer term. It is envisaged that rationalisation processes will provide for economies of scale in the delivery of services, and it is anticipated to improve efficiency and financial performance, as mentioned above.

3. No legal challenges have emerged from the amalgamation of municipalities.

14 March 2017 - NW19

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

Whether the Human Rights Commission found the Emalahleni Local Municipality in Mpumalanga guilty of violating the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) how many times was the specified municipality found guilty of violating the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and (b) how did the specified municipality violate the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, in each case; 2) whether (a) the municipality rectified all violations of the Constitution of the Republic, 1996, and (b) he has put any measures in place to ensure that the specified municipality complies with section 2 of the Constitution of the Republic, 1996 in the future; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes.

(a) The South African Human Rights found in the matter between the Democratic Alliance on behalf of the Residents of Witbank (eMalahleni) under file reference number MP/2011/0134 that the Municipality violated the rights of the residents to have access to sufficient water, largely as a result of lack of maintenance plan for its infrastructure, and consequently their rights to dignity. The Municipality appealed the Commission`s findings and the appeal was dismissed in September 2015.

(b) The findings of the Commission were that the Municipality had failed to provide the residents with access to sufficient water in violation of the provisions of section 27 of the Constitution. The Commission continues to receive complaints of violation of the rights of communities to have access to sufficient water against the Municipality.

2. (a) Following the impression by the Commission on the essence of “Meaningful Engagement” between the Municipality and the communities, the Municiplaity held a mass meeting with the community in eMalahleni on 29 July 2015.

(b) On 09 November 2015, the Municipality sent its Comprehensive Maintenance Plan to the Commission.

(c) The Commission also engaged the Municipality through, inter alia, a meeting between its Former Chairperson: Advocate Luarence Mushwana, Provincial Manager: Eric Mokonyama and the Municipal Manager: Mr Theo van Vuuren on 20 June 2016, with a view to obtain the Municipality`s implementation plan aimed at resolving water supply challenges faced by communities in eMalahleni (e.g. Masakhane, Sizanane, Phola villages)

(d) Following further engagement, 7 February 2017 and 15 February 2017 the Municipality advised the Commission in writing about steps it is taking address the challenges, namely that:

  1. Through its Integrated Development Plan coupled with ongoing discussions with Glencore Mine on water augmentation, it is engaging all affected communities with a view to address within available resources its water supply capacity challenges by end of June 2017.
  2. Related sanitations challenged are currently addressed through a pit- latrine (long-drops) and VIP system which the Municipality is implementing; and
  3. It may, in the long-term have to relocate the Masakhane settlement to Dhuva and Siyanqoba locations so as to create space for development.

The Commission also raised challenges presented by the overflow of sewer at Louise Street in Del Judor Extension 4 due to the blockage of the line as well as the manhole overflow at Mandela Street which has been flowing into the tributary of Klein Olifant`s. an investigation by the Municipality revealed that the blockage was caused by foreign objects and that the line needs to be replaced. The line has been blocked and the Municipality has allocated R10 Million to rehabilitate the spillage and resolve the problem. A written and costed rehabilitation plan has been presented to the Commission.

The Commission is monitoring the implantation plan of the Municipality aimed at resolving the abovementioned issues.

27 February 2017 - NW89

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Did he hold any meetings with local government representatives prior to issuing Government Gazette 40519 on 21 December 2016; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Were the concerns relating to the changes to paragraph 12(1) with regard to Pension Fund and paragraph 12(2) with regard to Medical Scheme of the specified notice brought to his attention; if so, what steps has he taken to clarify the issues surrounding the specified concerns?

Reply:

1. Yes, CoGTA convened a meeting with the representatives from the National Treasury, Provincial Departments responsible for local government and South African Local Government Association to discuss the draft Notice on 2 December 2016.

2. Yes, concerns relating to the changes in paragraphs 12(1) and 12(2) of the Notice were raised after the implementation of the Government Notice No. 1600, published in Government Gazette No. 40519 of 21 December 2016. Following receipt of those concerns, CoGTA convened a meeting with local government representatives mentioned above wherein it was agreed that an amendment Notice will be issued.

27 February 2017 - NW50

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)     (a) How many applications in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, did the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality receive in the (i) 2013-14, (ii) 2014-15 and (iii) 2015-16 financial years, (b) how many of the specified applications did the municipality (i) respond to, (ii) reject and (iii) approve in each case and (c) on what grounds were applications rejected; (2) whether any appeals were lodged in response to applications that were rejected; if so, what was the response in each case; (3) did the municipality submit its annual report to the SA Human Rights Council in each of the specified financial years; if not, why not in each case; if so, on which date was each report submitted?

Reply:

1.

(a) Buffallo City Metropolitan Municipality has not submitted the 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 reports as required by Section 32 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act no 2 of 2000, as per the information received from the Human Rights Commission of South Africa (HRCSA) as the municipality did not respond to our correspondence, sms, emails at all.

(b) The municipality did not respond as to how many responses, rejections and approvals were received in each case.

(c) No response was received as to on what grounds were applications rejected.

2. No response from the Buffalo municipality as to whether any approvals were lodged.

3. The Department approached the HRCSA to seek assistance to the questions above. The SAHRC informed the Department that they never received reports from the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.

27 February 2017 - NW52

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether the Naledi Local Municipality in the North West faces imminent restrictions on the use of electricity as a result of failing to pay its Eskom bills; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the full reasons for the specified municipality’s failure to meet its financial obligations to Eskom, (b) by what date will it settle its debt and (c) what steps are being taken to ameliorate the impact of the restrictions and resolve the problem; (2) whether all revenue generated by the so-called smart-meter system in the municipality is utilised to settle its bulk electricity costs; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the specified funds being used for; if so, what are the full relevant details of all (i) income generated and (ii) payments made for bulk electricity costs since 1 June 2016; (3) whether his department has taken any steps to ensure that the situation between the municipality and Eskom are normalised in the long term; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of each intervention implemented to date; (4) whether any steps have been taken to negotiate with Eskom to address municipalities’ concerns around the (a) interest rate charged and (b) 15-day billing cycle used by Eskom; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW56E

Reply:

1. Yes.

(a) The municipality has been struggling to make monthly payments to ESKOM. Numerous payment arrangements were made but the municipality did not honour them as it is facing cash flow challenges. As a result, the municipalitymade two payments towards ESKOM electricity account.

On 28 July 2016 an amount of R10 290 026.61 was paid and on 31 January 2017 an amount of R25 500 000.00 was also paid into the ESKOM electricity count. To date, a total amount of R35 790 026.61 million has been paid to ESKOM to service outstanding debt.

(b) The Naledi Local municipality has entered into a payment agreement with ESKOM and the total outstanding amount of R215 845 376.54 will be paid over a period of four (4) years.

(c) The municipality has drafted a financial turnaround strategy and the cash flow situation is expected to improve in the next three (3) to five (5) years. The debt collection strategy is being implemented and the faulty electrical meters have been replaced.

2. No. Not all revenue generated from the sales of pre-paid electricity has been used to settle the bulk electricity costs.

(a) The municipality is struggling to collect revenue from the sale of other services (i.e. refuse, water, sanitation and property rates).

(b) Money collected from pre-paid electricity was used to cross-subsidize other municipal services and day-to-day operations.

(i) the table below indicates the total income generated from the smart meters.

(ii) payments made for bulk electricity costs since june 2016.

Detail

Opening / closing balance and other movements

Expenditure incurred

VAT

Interest on overdue account

Payments made

Closing Balance

Opening balance as on 1 July 2016

175 977 953,47

-

-

-

-

175 977 953,47

Consumption for July 2016

175 977 953,47

8 930 384,12

1 250 253,78

2 053 567,38

(10 290 026,61)

177 922 132,14

Consumption for August 2016

177 922 132,14

8 845 901,78

1 238 426,25

2 391 814,42

-

190 398 274,59

Consumption for September 2016

190 398 274,59

5 386 705,88

754 138,83

2 399 131,41

-

198 938 250,71

Consumption for October 2016

198 938 250,71

5 022 234,73

703 112,87

2 769 727,86

-

207 433 326,17

Consumption for November 2016

207 433 326,17

5 616 217,03

786 270,39

2 448 430,04

-

216 284 243,63

Consumption for December 2016

216 284 243,63

5 229 458,92

732 124,25

2 736 608,96

-

224 982 435,76

Consumption for January 2017

224 982 435,76

4 924 194,91

689 387,29

2 986 881,09

(25 500 000,00)

208 082 899,05

(3)Yes.

On 12 January 2017, there was an engagement between the Minister and the Premier of the North West Province to discuss the challenges facing the municipalities, in particular, their failure to pay the ESKOM electricity accounts.

A Task Team was established to support the municipality and address all revenue related challenges faced by the municipality. Among other matters attended to by the Task Team, were the following:

  • the municipality was assisted to negotiate a new payment agreement with ESKOM;
  • Government departments that owe the municipality were engaged and requested to settle their outstanding debt

(4)Yes.

The engagements with ESKOM are continuing. ESKOM has to finalize and make an announcement on the suspension of interest charged as well as the 15-day billing cycle.

27 February 2017 - NW91

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

What amount was spent on cars for (a) mayors and/or (b) officials in each municipality in (i) Free State; (ii) North West; (iii) Mpumalanga; (iv) Limpopo in the (aa) 2013-2014, (bb) 2014-2015 and (ccc) 2015-2016 municipal financial years?

Reply:

1. The following response is based on the information provided by Dr Kenneth Kaunda District, Madibeng Local and Elias Motsoaledi Local municipalities. The other municipalities did not meet the deadline for submission of responses. The information will be provided to the Honourable member as soon as it has been received.

2. The amount spent on cars for mayors and officials in those municipalities provided above are provided below:

Province

Municipality

Amount spent on mayors’ cars

Amount spent on officials’ cars

   

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Limpopo

Elias Motsoaledi

None

None

Full Maintenance Lease:

R 391, 891.05

None

None

None

North West

Dr Kenneth Kaunda

R 1,090,610

R 1,122,438

R 612,677

R 944,177

R 1,144,763

R 846,113

 

Madibeng

R 253,145 - maintenance, repairs and fuel.

R 1,123, 661 - maintenance, repairs, fuel and new car.

R 301 256 maintenance, repairs and fuel.

R 7, 797, 161 - maintenance, repairs and fuel of all municipal cars.

R 12, 755, 665 - maintenance, repairs, fuel and new car of all municipal cars.

R 8,361, 263 maintenance, repairs and fuel of all municipal cars.

27 February 2017 - NW48

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

Whether (a) he and/or (b) any member of his family were accommodated in (i) any form of (aa) hotel, (bb) guest house and (cc) bed and breakfast and/or (ii) any other form of rented accommodation at his department’s expense since his appointment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (aaa) was the reason, (bbb) were the costs and (ccc) was the duration of each of the specified accommodations in each case?

Reply:

The Department of Public Works (DPW) was requested to provide state owned accommodation to Minister van Rooyen with effect from 1 January 2016. The process was not finalized timeously as expected hence DPW communicated an apology for delay through the letter dated 24 July 2016, see Tag A. DPW further committed to incur Minister’s hotel costs of R968 562.00 as the State owned residence was allocated from 1 June 2016.

(a) Minister

 

(aaa)

(bbb)

(ccc)

 

(aa) hotel, Accommodation while waiting for official residence (To be paid by Department of Public Works)

Official interim accommodation

R968 562

89 nights

 

(aa) hotel

Official

R140 438

33 nights

 

(bb) Guest House

Official

R7440

2 nights

(b) Any member of his family

(aa) None (bb) None (cc) None

or (ii) None

Not applicable

R0.00

0 night

27 February 2017 - NW56

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

What are the academic qualifications of each senior official in the (a) Nama Khoi Local Municipality, (b) Richtersveld Local Municipality, (c) Kamiesberg Local Municipality and (d) Khâi-Ma Local Municipality, respectively?

Reply:

The following response is based on the information received from MEC for Local Government in the Northern Cape Provincial Government:

Local Municipality

Position

Academic qualification

(a) Nama Khoi

Acting Municipal Manager

Masters in Governance and Political Transformation

 

Chief Financial Officer

National Diploma: Internal Audit

 

H.O.D: Technical Services

N3 Technical Certificate

(b) Richtersveld

Municipal Manager

B.Tech: Human Resources management

 

Chief Financial Officer

B. Com

 

Director: Corporate Services

Matric Certificate

 

Manager: Technical Services

National Diploma: Civil Engineering

 

Manager: Strategic and Planning

Matric Certificate

(c) Kamiesberg

Municipal Manager

N6, Certificate: Public Management

 

Chief Financial Officer

B. Tech: Internal Audit

 

Manager: Technical Services

Matric Certificate

 

Manager: Corporate Services

Matric Certificate

(d) Khai-Ma

Municipal Manager

Post Graduate Diploma: Advanced Labour Law

 

Chief Financial Officer

Matric Certificate

15 December 2016 - NW2152

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

Whether the Mogalakwena Local Municipality in Limpopo contributed any (a) funds, (b) resources and/or (c) staff to the Mayor’s birthday celebrations held at the Mapela Traditional Council Stadium on 21 September 2016; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (i) from which (aa) budget and (bb) Vote were the specified funds, resources and/or staff drawn, (ii) was the use of the specified funds, resources and/or staff approved by the Council and (iii) did the resources spent on the specified event comply with the requirements set out in the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, as amended?

Reply:

The National Treasury has a well-established In-year Monitoring and Reporting System to monitor municipal performance. However, our system does not identify the type of details that the question requires. Such information can only be obtained directly from a municipality.

05 December 2016 - NW2499

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

Whether his department paid for his legal fees to interdict the release of the State of Capture report by the former Public Protector, Ms Thuli Madonsela; if so, how does this fall within his department’s mandate?

Reply:

Yes, the allegations were levelled against the Ministers’ appointment and not in his private capacity. 

 

05 December 2016 - NW2601

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

Whether any payments have been made to any former councillor in terms of the once-off gratuity that was promised to former councillors before the 2016 local government elections; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the specified gratuities be paid to the former councillors; if so, (i) what is the total amount that was paid out in gratuities to the former councillors, (ii) how many of the former councillors still need to receive their gratuities and (iii) what is the total amount of gratuities that are still outstanding?

Reply:

The Department of Cooperative Governance was advised that payments of the once-off gratuity to eligible non-returning councillors after the 3 August 2016 local government elections could only be made after the Independent Commission for the Remuneration (“the Commission”) of Public Office Bearers published their recommendations in this regard.

On Friday, 11 November 2016:

  • The Commission published their recommendations in this regard in Government Gazette No. 40422; and
  • The Local Government MinMEC resolved that the Minister finalise the payment model for the once-off gratuity after having considered the recommendations of the Commission and the resolutions taken at the MinMEC meeting that was held on 2 September 2016.

The payment model was finalised on Tuesday, 16 November 2016.

Yes, payments of the once-off gratuity has commenced.

(i) In the process of payment, the Department is busy with the necessary preparations, calculations and verification of the payments to eligible non-returning councillors.

   An amount of R309 million was appropriated for this purpose. The total amount that will be paid out will be determined after the payment have been finalised.

(ii) As at 28 November 2016, more than 4000 former councillors, still need to receive their gratuities.

(iii) The total amount of gratuities for the more than 4000 former councillors are still outstanding. This amount is still to be determined based on the payment model (including the formula) that was approved on the 16 November 2016.

05 December 2016 - NW2569

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Mbatha, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the total number of persons in his department who are employed in senior management with a special salary level and (b) what (i) amount has each person been paid since their appointment, (ii) is the basis for each specified salary level and (iii) are the further relevant details of each appointment?

Reply:

(a) One

(b) (i) The amount paid to the employee as at appointment in 2011 was R 1 025 133, which increases incrementally on an annual basis due to general salary adjustment.

(ii) The Department was not able to secure the services of an expert Executive Manager: Finance who met the gender representivity requirements. The appointee has skills that are highly in demand in the public and private sector and it was to the benefit of the Department to secure her services due to a buy offer.

(iii) Although the post was advertised on salary level 14, the successful candidate’s remuneration package was at a higher level and she was therefore appointed on a personal notch.

05 December 2016 - NW2600

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

(1)     Whether he had any discussions with two certain persons (a) Mr Eric Wood and (b) Mr Ian Whitely regarding the use of municipal assets to secure debt financing either (a) before and/or (b) after his appointment as the (i) Minister of Finance and/or (ii) Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (aa) what was the nature of each discussion and (bb) why did he have discussions with the specified persons; (2) whether he made any considerations to (a) the persons and/or (b) any organisation associated with the persons in return for their input; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether he will make a statement in this regard?

Reply:

The Honorable Member is kindly advised that this matter is subjudice.

 

28 November 2016 - NW2526

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

(1) Whether any (a) criminal, (b) civil and/or (c) disciplinary charges have been laid against any person and/or organisation involved in the Siyenza Group toilets tender scandal project in the Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (i) nature of the charges laid and (ii) current status of each specified case; ( 2 ) Whether any amounts have been recovered from (a) the specified company and/or (b) any of the specified persons and/or organisations involved in the specified tender scandal project; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what amount (i) has been recovered and (ii) remains outstanding in each case; (3) What is the current status of the rectification programme undertaken by (a) the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent and/or (b) any of the specified agent’s implementing agents on the tender scandal project

Reply:

The response below was provided by the municipality:

(1) (a),(b) & (c) No criminal, civil or disciplinary charges have been laid against any person and/or organisation involved in the Siyenza Group toilets tender project in the Amathole District Municipality. The investigations by the Public Protector and the National Treasury are currently underway. The outcome of the investigations will determine if there are grounds for such actions.

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(2) No amounts have been recovered from the specified company and/or any of the specified persons and/or organisations involved in the Siyenza Group toilets tender project. The outcome of the investigations will determine if there are grounds for such actions.

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(3) (a) & (b) There is no rectification programme currently being undertaken by Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA). However, MISA in partnership with the Department of Water and Sanitation will be supporting the implementation of the programme by Amatola Water Board. The Amatola Water Board has been appointed by the Department of Water and Sanitation as an implementing agent for the completion of the project. Further, the Amatola Water Board has developed and costed the implementation plan for the completion of the project. The proposed commencement date of the project is January 2017.

28 November 2016 - NW2553

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What (a) was the total budget allocated by his department to disaster management (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2016 and (b) amounts were (i) requested by each province in each of the specified financial years and (ii) paid out in each case; (2) whether any outstanding funds must still be paid out to the provinces; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what amount of outstanding funds must still be paid to the provinces and (b)(i) since what date has each of the specified payments been outstanding and (ii) what is the reason in each case?

Reply:

  1. (a) (i) The total budget as per the Grant Allocation was as follows

FINANCIAL YEARS

MUNICIPAL GRANT

PROVINCIAL GRANT

MUNICIPAL DISASTER RECOVERY GRANT

2013/14

R346 500 000

R188 000 000

R11 300 000

2014/15

R363 600 000

R197 000 000

R8 600 000

2015/16

R374 000 000

R204 000 000

R124 000 000

(ii) Yes, no amounts were directly made available by the department since April 2016

(b) (i) Amount requested by each province in the specified financial years and (ii) paid outs.

Note: The amount stated in these tables reflects funding transferred from the Disaster Grants to affected sectors and municipalities. The post disaster recovery funds for sectors are facilitated by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, directly transferred from National Treasury within the Contingency Reserve to relevant sectors.

PROVINCE

Type of disaster

2013/14

   

Requested

Paid out

Easter Cape

Floods

R1 348 397 495

R111 350 000

Free State

 

0

0

Gauteng

 

0

0

KwaZulu-Natal

Floods

R309 265 636

R34 162 030

Limpopo

Floods

R737 035 841

R87 925 200

Mpumalanga

 

0

0

Northern Cape

Drought

R360 000 000

R50 000 000

North West

Drought

R3 000 804 000

R43 630 000

Western Cape

Floods

R266 589 672

R55 617 000

PROVINCE

Type of disaster

2014/15

   

Requested

Paid out

Eastern Cape

Floods

R579 180 687

R 8 610 800

Free State

Fires

R50 000 000

R15 791 000

Gauteng

Floods

R701 200 770

R14 878 446

KwaZulu-Natal

Drought, Floods and Fires

R181 563 069

R89 083 000

Limpopo

Floods

R213 450 000

R14 884 000

Mpumalanga

Floods

R535 600 000

R97 170 000

Northern Cape

 

0

0

North West

Earth Quake

R163 500 131

R148 508 00

Western Cape

Floods

R1 074 746 408

R82 796 000

NB: It is important to note that national and provincial sector departments, including municipalities agreed to reprioritise internal funding that is anticipated and estimated savings within their equitable shares and conditional grants to address the drought situation to ensure non-duplication of financial resources. The Disaster Grants were to be utilised once provinces have fully spent the reprioritised funding. Again, the funding allocated for floods are the funds that were allocated in 2014/15, within the Medium Term Expenditure Framework to repair the damages as a result of the 2013 floods disasters.

PROVINCE

 

2015/16

   

Requested

Paid out

Easter Cape

Drought

R385 732 991

No disaster grants paid out until April 2016, only reprioritised funding as indicated above.

Free State

Drought

R102 442 000

No disaster grants paid out until April 2016, only reprioritised funding as indicated above.

Gauteng

Floods for 2013

R35 588 184

R 35 588 184

KwaZulu-Natal

Floods for 2013/14

R87 096 000

 

Drought

R487 884 098

No disaster grants paid out until April 2016, only reprioritised funding as indicated above.

Limpopo

Floods for 2013/14

R20 836 000

 

Drought

R51 000 000

No disaster grants paid out until April 2016, only reprioritised funding as indicated above.

Mpumalanga

Floods for 2013/14

R30 000 000

 

Drought

R162 500 000

No disaster grants paid out until April 2016, only reprioritised funding as indicated above.

Northern Cape

Drought

R163 281 173 (per month)

No disaster grants paid out until April 2016, only reprioritised funding as indicated above.

North West

Drought

R3 461 545 284

No disaster grants paid out until April 2016, only reprioritised funding as indicated above.

Western Cape

Floods 2013/14

R86 919 000

 

Drought

R105 000 000

No disaster grants paid out until April 2016, only reprioritised funding as indicated above.

2. No outstanding amounts are to be paid out to the provinces.

28 November 2016 - NW2552

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

(1)To what position has Ms Ashley Rutherford been appointed in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality? (2) whether the position was advertised before the appointment of the specified person; if not, why not; if so, (a) on which dates and (b) in which media were advertisements placed? (3) (a) what qualifications (i) were required for the specified position and (ii) does the person possess, (b) how many other applicants applied for the position and (c) what is the total annual remuneration package for the position?

Reply:

The following response is based on the information received from Gauteng Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

1. Ms Ashley Rutherford was nominated as a councillor from July 2014 up until 31 May 2015 to fill a vacancy following the resignation of a councillor.

2. Not applicable, councillors are nominated from the applicable party list to be elected in the vacancy.

3. Not applicable, councillors are nominated from the applicable party list to be elected in the vacancy.

14 November 2016 - NW2365

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) How many boreholes did each municipality (i) drill, (ii) repair and/or (iii) upgrade since 1 October 2015, (b) what is the exact GPS location of each of the specified boreholes, (c) what were the costs of (i) drilling per meter and/or (ii) refurbishment in each case and (d) was water found at each of the boreholes?

Reply:

The information requested by the Hon Member is not readily available within the department. However, the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA), is busy collating the information and will submit as soon as it’s complete.

14 November 2016 - NW2289

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

Whether any (a) internal and/or (b) external forensic reports pertaining to (i) his department and/or (ii) each entity reporting to him were completed from January 2009 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what is the (aa) name, (bb), subject matter and (cc) date of conclusion of each of the specified forensic report?

Reply:

The department has commissioned seven (7) cases of financial and forensic investigations since 1 April 2012. The nature and details of the cases are as follows: -

Case Number

Name

Subject Matter

Date of Conclusion

1

NDMC Report

Irregularities in the information technology infrastructure at the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC)

20/09/2013

2

Suka Report

Various allegations, complaints and/or queries relating to the implementation of the Community Work Programme (CWP)

27/09/2013

3

SANACO Report

Investigation into allegations of mismanagement of funds of the Department of Cooperative Governance by the South African National Cooperative Limited (SANACO)

In Progress

4

Payroll Fraud

Allegations of fraud and corruption by an official at the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA)

May 2016

5

CWP Forensic Audit

Possible financial irregularities relating to the implementation of the Community Work Programme (CWP)

In Progress

6

Allegations of financial misconduct

Subsistence and travel irregularities

August 2015

7

Allegations of financial irregularities by a service provider

Various allegations of improper procurement of the travel management solution and abuse of travel benefits

September 2016

The cases listed above, have been referred to the Internal Audit Unit for further investigation and consequence management. Once the investigation is finalised, the details thereof will be communicated accordingly.

14 November 2016 - NW2234

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

Whether the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) investigation into municipalities in Limpopo, specifically the (a) Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality and (b) Sekhukhune District Municipality have commenced yet; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, (i) what is the current status of the investigation and (ii) on what date is it anticipated that the investigation will be completed?

Reply:

The following information was provided by the SIU:

Yes, the SIU investigations within the two municipalities have commenced. The SIU has been mandated to investigate allegations, as contemplated in Section 2(2) of the SIU Act, in respect of the affairs of (a) the Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality and (b) the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality as authorized by Proclamation R59 of 2016 published in Government Gazette No. 40348 dated 14 October 2016.

(i) The SIU commenced with the investigation within the two municipalities on 14 October 2016 and the investigation is in its initial stages; namely, project planning and set up. The initial stages are anticipated to be completed by 14 December 2016.

(ii) The SIU will only be in a position to advise of the anticipated end date of the investigations once they have gathered all the necessary documentation and the project planning stage completed.

14 November 2016 - NW2350

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

(a) What are the names of each implementing agent of each community work programme being run by each relevant municipality, (b) on what date was each of the specified implementing agents appointed, (c) what amount (i) has been paid to each of the implementing agents to date and (ii) will be paid to each of the implementing agents for the remainder of the duration of each agreement, (d) what are the key deliverables specified in each of the specified agreements, (e) how many job opportunities (i) did each of the implementing agents create to date and (ii) is each of the implementing agents expected to create for the remainder of the duration of each agreement and (f) on what dates will each of the agreements expire?

Reply:

9A0 The following are the names of the Implementing Agents running the programme in the municipalities: (1) Border Rural Committee (2) Dhladhla Foundation (3) Insika Foundation (4)LIMA Rural Development (5) Seboka Training and Support (6) Seriti Institute (7) Siyakholwa Development (8) Thabiso/3L Development, and (9) Thembalethu Development

Kindly refer to the response to question “e” wherein it is specified as to which Implementing Agent is facilitating the implementation of the programme in each municipality.

​(b) All current Implementing Agents were appointed with effect from 01 April 2014.

(c) The amount that (i) has been paid to each of the Implementing Agent to date and (ii) will be paid to each of the Implementing Agent for the remainder of the duration of each agreement are tabled below.

Implementing Agents are paid per order or contract for each province, therefore it is important that we reflect the amounts paid against each order (in a specified province) as at 30 September 2016.

PROVINCE

ORDER NUMBER

IMPLEMENTING AGENT

PAID

TO BE PAID

EASTERN CAPE

AG350815

BORDER RURAL COMMITTEE

R 16,836,7065

R 6,303,961.35

 

 

BORDER RURAL COMMITTEE Total

R 16,836,7065

R 6,303,961.35

EASTERN CAPE

AG350823

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

R 31,219,895.33

R 8,717,112.65

FREE STATE

AG350825

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

R 14,316,004.63

R 5,571,810.22

GAUTENG

AG350820

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

R 16,543,503.66

R 4,876,495.28

KWAZULU NATAL

AG350819

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

R 18,524,356.45

R 6,488,991.18

LIMPOPO

AG350811

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

R 25,006,566.66

R 7,579,313.70

MPUMALANGA

AG350822

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

R 17,022,519.88

R 5,808,942.98

NORTH WEST

AG350824

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

R 19,708,628.85

R 6,569,217.33

NORTHERN CAPE

AG350826

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

R 7,563,482.22

R 2,856,865.95

WESTERN CAPE

AG350821

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION

R 27,297,767.68

R 6,765,920.86

 

 

DHLADHLA FOUNDATION Total

R 177,202,725.35

R 55,234,670.15

GAUTENG

AG350806

INSIKA FOUNDATION

R 10,150,940.44

R 3,194,491.48

KWAZULU NATAL

AG350805

INSIKA FOUNDATION

R 20,262,4648

R 8,004,541.29

 

 

INSIKA FOUNDATION Total

R 30,413,404.52

R 11,199,032.77

FREE STATE

AG350814

LIMA RURAL DEVELOPMENT

R 13,139,786.91

R 3,612,423.12

 

 

LIMA RURAL DEVELOPMENT Total

R 13,139,786.91

R 3,612,423.12

FREE STATE

AG350801

SEBOKA TRAINING & SUPPORT

R 10,788,957.51

R 6,760,953.81

MPUMALANGA

AG350803

SEBOKA TRAINING & SUPPORT

R 11,641,758.20

R 4,169,341.92

 

 

SEBOKA TRAINING & SUPPORT Total

R 22,430,715.71

R 10,930,295.73

FREE STATE

AG350807

SERITI INSTITUTE

R 12,631,144.31

R 6,124,120.11

GAUTENG

AG350818

SERITI INSTITUTE

R 8,812,110.29

R 5,062,889.71

KWAZULU NATAL

AG350804

SERITI INSTITUTE

R 17,628,805.28

R 8,227,248.36

LIMPOPO

AG350808

SERITI INSTITUTE

R 20,166,774.54

R 8,576,313.69

MPUMALANGA

AG350809

SERITI INSTITUTE

R 16,087,148.96

R 7,144,282.59

NORTH WEST

AG350810

SERITI INSTITUTE

R 17,020,774.93

R 10,753,744.30

 

 

SERITI INSTITUTE Total

R 92,346,758.31

R 45,888,598.76

EASTERN CAPE

AG350802

SIYAKHOLWA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

R 13,870,347.89

R 4,749,210.21

 

 

SIYAKHOLWA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION Total

R 13,870,347.89

R 4,749,210.21

NORTHERN CAPE

AG350816

THABISO NGO /3L DEVELOPMENT

R 10,502,917.11

R 3,707,290.89

 

 

THABISO NGO /3L DEVELOPMENT

R 10,502,917.11

R 3,707,290.89

EASTERN CAPE

AG350812

THEMBALETHU DEVELOPMENT

R 20,597,918.99

R 8,007,995.71

GAUTENG

AG350813

THEMBALETHU DEVELOPMENT

R 8,232,740.65

R 3,261,654.73

NORTHERN CAPE

AG350817

THEMBALETHU DEVELOPMENT

R 10,133,948.16

R 3,972,336.74

 

 

THEMBALETHU DEVELOPMENT Total

R 38,964,607.80

R 15,241,987.18

 

 

Grand Total

R 415,707,969.64

R 156,867,470.18

(d) The following are the key deliverables as per the Service Level Agreement entered into between the individual Implementing Agent and the DCoG.

TASKS

TIMELINE

a) Implement the Community Work Programme at approved sites in accordance with the Norms and Standards, and SOPs of the programme

Throughout the contract period

b) Sustain and/or expand participation levels at existing sites in order to achieve the total work-day targets and participation rates.

Throughout the contract period to 31 March 2017

c) Establish/re-establish/strengthen CWP Local Reference Committees at all sites in accordance with the procedures for the establishment and Terms of Reference for these committees involving the provinces, municipalities and all stakeholders in the process

Throughout the contract period to 31 March 17

d) Support and ensure functionality of Local Reference Committees

Throughout the contract period

e) Interface with beneficiary communities, relevant municipalities and provincial departments responsible for Local Government

Throughout the contract period

f) Provide necessary technical support to the site to ensure standardized systems for registers, baseline forms, asset registers, task management and work organization management

Throughout the contract period

g) Ensure that all participants complete the baseline registration form and that daily registers are updated

From inception of the contract, on registration of new participants.

h) Provide a financial and narrative report on CWP site implementation progress to DCoG within 10 days of the end of every month. Such reporting shall be in accordance with the prescribed reporting framework; and should include a monthly schedule of work days, beneficiary data and all information required to comply with EPWP’s web based Management Information System

10th of every month

i) Provide the information required by the EPWP’s web-based Management Information System, including work days, training days, and beneficiary data such as age, sex and disability status input such data into the prescribed format and include with the report to DCoG

10th of every month

j) Provide cumulative quarterly narrative, financial and output reports including lessons learnt

Quarterly

K) Provide cumulative annual narrative , financial and output including lessons learnt

Annually

l) Develop annual Site Business Plans in collaboration with or following consultation with Local Reference Committees, communities, municipalities and provincial departments responsible for Local Government. This would include general Site Business Plans, Procurement Plans and Training plans. These are to be updated regularly and aligned to municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDPs).

Initially within 45 days of new contracts and thereafter by 31 March of every year for the following year. All plans are to be updated monthly

m) Maintain adequate Site Records for all CWP Sites, and ensure that these records are available for inspection by the DCoG, the provincial departments responsible for Local Government (this includes original receipts at IA HQ and certified copies of invoices at site level)

Throughout the contract period

n) Ensure compliance with the Ministerial Determination on conditions of Work in the Expanded Public Works Programme, as well as other statutory requirements, such as UIF and COIDwhere applicable

Throughout the contract period

o) Keep an inventory of all stock, equipment, tools and assets per site and ensure that inventory is available for inspection by DCoG, the provincial departments responsible for Local Government, other DCoG appointees or the office of the Auditor-General.

Inventory of all stock and assets updated on a monthly basis.

p) Ensure, through the Local Reference Committees, that Useful Work is undertaken and benefits the community

 

q) Conduct entry and exit interviews, while keeping updated records of why participants leave and what they engage in thereafter

 

(e) The number of job opportunities that (i) each of the Implementing Agent did create to date and (ii) is expected to create for the remainder of the duration of each agreement are tabled below per province.

EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

There are four Implementing Agents facilitating the implementation of the programme, the table below provides the detailed breakdown of the work opportunities provided per site (Municipality) over a period of three years.

Municipality/Site Name

Implementing Agent

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total provided to date

Target for 2016/17

Chris Hani Emalahleni

Border Rural Committee

-

473

635

1,108

500

Engcobo

Border Rural Committee

1,074

1,161

1,122

3,357

1000

Great Kei

Border Rural Committee

329

563

607

1,499

500

Inkwanca

Border Rural Committee

1,056

1,167

1,142

3,365

1000

Intsika Yethu

Border Rural Committee

1,151

1,067

1,073

3,291

1000

Inxuba Yethemba

Border Rural Committee

-

490

526

1,016

500

Lukhanji

Border Rural Committee

1,108

1,139

1,090

3,337

1000

Sakhisizwe

Border Rural Committee

1,053

1,212

1,107

3,372

1000

Tsolwana

Border Rural Committee

1,055

1,100

1,013

3,168

1000

9

BRC Total

6,826

8,372

8,315

23,513

7500

Elundini

Dhladhla Foundation

1,156

1,108

1,087

3,351

1000

Gariep

Dhladhla Foundation

1,292

1,038

998

3,328

1000

Kouga

Dhladhla Foundation

-

96

353

449

500

Maletswayi

Dhladhla Foundation

-

142

486

628

500

Mbashe

Dhladhla Foundation

1,240

1,153

1,028

3,421

1000

Mnquma

Dhladhla Foundation

1,219

1,168

1,139

3,526

1000

Ndlambe

Dhladhla Foundation

449

430

463

1,342

500

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

Dhladhla Foundation

1,242

1,514

1,973

4,729

2500

Nkonkobe

Dhladhla Foundation

1,214

1,140

1,117

3,471

1000

Nxuba

Dhladhla Foundation

1,151

1,156

1,076

3,383

1000

Nyandeni

Dhladhla Foundation

1,103

1,222

1,172

3,497

1000

Peddie

Dhladhla Foundation

1,161

1,139

1,053

3,353

1000

Perfeville

Dhladhla Foundation

1,741

1,967

1,990

5,698

2000

Port St Johns

Dhladhla Foundation

1,204

1,214

1,119

3,537

1000

Senqu

Dhladhla Foundation

2,273

2,222

2,145

6,640

2000

15

Dhladhla Foundation Total

16,445

16,709

17,199

50,353

17000

Amahlathi

Siyakholwa Development Foundation

1,836

1,905

1,784

5,525

1600

Baviaans

Siyakholwa Development Foundation

-

-

430

430

500

Blue Crane Route

Siyakholwa Development Foundation

308

515

533

1,356

500

Camdeboo

Siyakholwa Development Foundation

1,195

1,007

1,165

3,367

1000

Ikwezi

Siyakholwa Development Foundation

981

929

903

2,813

1000

Koukamma

Siyakholwa Development Foundation

-

-

450

450

750

Makana

Siyakholwa Development Foundation

1,281

1,198

1,275

3,754

1000

Sunday Rivers

Siyakholwa Development Foundation

-

369

666

1,035

500

8

Siyakholwa Total

5,601

5,923

7,206

18,730

6850

Ksd: Mthatha

Thembalethu Development

1,634

1,858

1,705

5,197

1500

Lukhanyo / Mhlontlo

Thembalethu Development

1,717

1,942

1,837

5,496

1500

Matatiele

Thembalethu Development

2,100

2,329

2,122

6,551

2000

Mthamvuna

Thembalethu Development

1,787

1,608

1,511

4,906

1500

Mzimvubu

Thembalethu Development

2,145

2,292

2,181

6,618

2000

Nquza Hill

Thembalethu Development

1,626

1,917

1,846

5,389

1500

Ntabankulu

Thembalethu Development

1,073

1,136

1,046

3,255

1000

7

Thembalethu Development Total

12,082

13,082

12,248

37,412

11000

FREE STATE PROVINCE

There are four Implementing Agents facilitating the implementation of the programme, the table below provides the detailed breakdown of the work opportunities provided per site (Municipality) over a period of three years.

Municipality/Site Name

Implementing Agent

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total provided to date

Target for 2016/17

Mafube

Dhladhla Foundation

-

370

495

865

500

Mangaung

Dhladhla Foundation

1,857

2,029

1,895

5,781

2500

Metsimaholo

Dhladhla Foundation

1,000

1,060

969

3,029

1000

Moqhaka

Dhladhla Foundation

1,024

940

807

2,771

1000

Ngwathe

Dhladhla Foundation

2,089

1,948

1,999

6,036

2000

5

Dhladhla Foundation Total

5,970

6,347

6,165

18,482

7000

Dihlabeng

Lima Rural Development

-

350

473

823

500

Harrismith/ Maluti-a-Phofung

Lima Rural Development

2,832

2,963

2,703

8,498

2500

Nketoana

Lima Rural Development

-

333

442

775

500

Phumelela

Lima Rural Development

1,123

1,164

1,109

3,396

1000

Setsoto

Lima Rural Development

1,193

1,185

1,057

3,435

1000

5

Lima Rural Development Total

5,148

5,995

5,784

16,927

5500

Kopanong

Seboka Training & Support

 

 

 

 

500

Letsemeng

Seboka Training & Support

1,185

1,281

1,133

3,599

1000

Mantsopa

Seboka Training & Support

100

947

1,029

2,076

1000

Mohokare

Seboka Training & Support

1,306

1,211

1,035

3,552

1000

Wepener/Dewetsdorp

Seboka Training & Support

1,805

1,797

1,735

5,337

1600

5

Seboka Training & Support Total

4,396

5,236

4,932

14,564

5100

Masilonyana

Seriti Institute

-

239

321

560

500

Nala

Seriti Institute

995

995

951

2,941

1000

Tokologo

Seriti Institute

856

861

770

2,487

1000

Tswelopele

Seriti Institute

 

 

 

 

500

Welkom

Seriti Institute

3,343

3,283

3,067

9,693

3000

5

Seriti Institute Total

5,194

5,378

5,109

15,681

6000

GAUTENG PROVINCE

There are four Implementing Agents facilitating the implementation of the programme, the table below provides the detailed breakdown of the work opportunities provided per site (Municipality) over a period of three years.

Municipality/Site Name

Implementing Agent

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total provided to date

Target for 2016/17

CoJ Region G

Dhladhla Foundation

1,160

1,282

1,115

3,557

1000

Munsieville

Dhladhla Foundation

2,798

2,934

2,926

8,658

2500

Randfontein

Dhladhla Foundation

2,304

2,411

2,273

6,988

2000

Westonaria

Dhladhla Foundation

2,683

2,627

2,324

7,634

2000

4

Dhladhla Foundation Total

8,945

9,254

8,638

26,837

7500

City of JHB Region E

Insika Foundation

1,363

1,230

1,109

3,702

1000

Merafong

Insika Foundation

2,513

2,358

2,170

7,041

2000

2

Insika Foundation Total

3,876

3,588

3,279

10,743

3000

City of JHB Region A

Seriti Institute

1,609

1,237

1,056

3,902

1000

City of JHB Region C

Seriti Institute

1,155

1,066

1,006

3,227

1000

EKURHULENI

Seriti Institute

-

-

1,019

1,019

1000

Tshwane Metro

Seriti Institute

1,743

1,670

1,663

5,076

2000

4

Seriti Institute Total

4,507

3,973

4,744

13,224

5000

CoJ REGION F

Thembalethu Development

1,192

1,391

1,056

3,639

1000

eMfuleni

Thembalethu Development

879

1,108

948

2,935

1000

Lesedi

Thembalethu Development

1,098

1,201

1,202

3,501

1000

Midvaal

Thembalethu Development

797

1,031

1,027

2,855

1000

4

Thembalethu Development Total

3,966

4,731

4,233

12,930

4000

KWAZULU NATAL PROVINCE

There are three Implementing Agents facilitating the implementation of the programme, the table below provides the detailed breakdown of the work opportunities provided per site (Municipality) over a period of three years.

Municipality/Site Name

Implementing Agent

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total provided to date

Target for 2016/17

Ezingoleni

Dhladhla Foundation

1,052

1,211

1,147

3,410

1000

Greater Kokstad

Dhladhla Foundation

-

389

492

881

500

Hibiscus Coast

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

450

Ingwe

Dhladhla Foundation

1,143

1,183

1,120

3,446

1000

Kwa Sani

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

100

Msunduzi

Dhladhla Foundation

1,088

1,080

980

3,148

1000

Okhahlamba

Dhladhla Foundation

1,109

1,139

1,102

3,350

1000

Richmond

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

450

Ubuhlebezwe

Dhladhla Foundation

1,043

1,046

1,067

3,156

1000

Umdoni

Dhladhla Foundation

-

326

548

874

500

Umuziwabantu

Dhladhla Foundation

1,116

1,209

1,116

3,441

1000

Umzimkhulu

Dhladhla Foundation

1,149

1,144

1,098

3,391

1000

Umzumbe

Dhladhla Foundation

1,591

1,617

1,581

4,789

1500

Vulamehlo

Dhladhla Foundation

1,095

1,158

1,085

3,338

1000

14

Dhladhla Foundation Total

10,386

11,502

11,336

33,224

11500

City of Umhlathuze

Insika Foundation

 

 

 

 

450

Dannhauser

Insika Foundation

955

1,046

1,021

3,022

1000

eDumbe

Insika Foundation

1,134

1,079

1,101

3,314

1000

eShowe

Insika Foundation

1,184

1,160

1,060

3,404

1000

Ethekwini

Insika Foundation

 

 

 

 

1000

Impendle

Insika Foundation

1,089

1,130

1,053

3,272

1000

Indaka

Insika Foundation

1,214

1,155

1,116

3,485

1000

Kwadukuza

Insika Foundation

-

284

549

833

500

Ladysmith/Emnambithi

Insika Foundation

 

 

 

 

450

Mandeni

Insika Foundation

442

551

493

1,486

1000

Maphumulo

Insika Foundation

1,014

1,053

1,080

3,147

1000

Mfolozi

Insika Foundation

 

 

 

 

450

Mkhambathini

Insika Foundation

1,072

1,100

1,074

3,246

1000

Mthonjaneni

Insika Foundation

404

638

570

1,612

500

Ndwedwe

Insika Foundation

1,207

1,115

1,060

3,382

1000

Newcastle

Insika Foundation

 

 

 

 

450

Nkandla

Insika Foundation

1,094

1,219

1,126

3,439

1100

Nongoma

Insika Foundation

1,130

1,070

1,116

3,316

1000

Ntambanana

Insika Foundation

1,115

1,132

1,084

3,331

1000

Ulundi

Insika Foundation

 

 

 

 

500

uMshwathi

Insika Foundation

 

 

 

 

450

uPhongolo

Insika Foundation

934

1,011

1,065

3,010

1000

22

Insika Foundation Total

13,988

14,743

14,568

43,299

17850

Abaqulusi

Seriti Institute

1,068

1,064

1,031

3,163

1000

Big Five False Bay

Seriti Institute

 

 

 

 

225

eMadlangeni

Seriti Institute

1,344

1,255

1,151

3,750

1000

Endumeni

Seriti Institute

 

 

 

 

450

Hlabisa

Seriti Institute

 

 

 

 

225

Imbabazane

Seriti Institute

-

-

233

233

500

Jozini

Seriti Institute

1,101

1,100

1,065

3,266

1000

Mpofana

Seriti Institute

-

-

323

323

500

Msinga

Seriti Institute

1,594

1,621

1,561

4,776

1500

Mtshezi

Seriti Institute

1,140

1,107

1,027

3,274

1000

Mtubatuba

Seriti Institute

1,201

1,164

1,110

3,475

1000

Nquthu

Seriti Institute

1,242

1,112

1,068

3,422

1000

Umhlabuyalingana

Seriti Institute

1,598

1,716

1,732

5,046

1600

uMngeni

Seriti Institute

 

 

 

 

450

Umvoti

Seriti Institute

 

 

 

 

500

15

Seriti Institute Total

10,288

10,139

10,301

30,728

11950

LIMPOPO PROVINCE

There are two Implementing Agents facilitating the implementation of the programme, the table below provides the detailed breakdown of the work opportunities provided per site (Municipality) over a period of three years.

Municipality/Site Name

Implementing Agent

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total provided to date

Target for 2016/17

Ba-Phalaborwa

Dhladhla Foundation

1,108

1,072

1,106

3,286

1000

Bela Bela

Dhladhla Foundation

1,010

1,155

1,171

3,336

1000

Greater Giyani

Dhladhla Foundation

1,955

1,720

1,681

5,356

1700

Greater Letaba

Dhladhla Foundation

442

1,077

1,071

2,590

1100

Greater Tzaneen

Dhladhla Foundation

1,893

2,239

2,237

6,369

2100

Lephalale

Dhladhla Foundation

-

-

308

308

500

Makhado

Dhladhla Foundation

1,153

1,117

1,269

3,539

1200

Maruleng

Dhladhla Foundation

1,109

1,106

1,056

3,271

1100

Modimolle

Dhladhla Foundation

-

355

559

914

500

Mogalakwena

Dhladhla Foundation

1,096

1,398

1,308

3,802

1300

Mokgoophong

Dhladhla Foundation

-

389

525

914

500

Musina

Dhladhla Foundation

399

1,083

1,270

2,752

1000

Mutale

Dhladhla Foundation

1,181

1,104

1,147

3,432

1100

Thabazimbi

Dhladhla Foundation

-

155

245

400

500

Thulamela

Dhladhla Foundation

1,349

1,221

1,139

3,709

1000

15

Dhladhla Foundation Total

12,695

15,191

16,092

43,978

15600

Aganang

Seriti Institute

1,135

1,105

1,014

3,254

1000

Blouberg

Seriti Institute

1,226

1,100

1,192

3,518

1000

Elias Motsoaled

Seriti Institute

357

619

1,138

2,114

1100

Ephraim Mogale

Seriti Institute

1,147

1,165

1,127

3,439

1000

Fetakgomo

Seriti Institute

1,142

1,095

1,036

3,273

1200

Greater Tubatse

Seriti Institute

1,878

1,712

1,564

5,154

1500

Lepelle Nkumpi

Seriti Institute

1,204

1,101

1,126

3,431

1150

Makhuduthamaga

Seriti Institute

1,057

1,159

1,319

3,535

1200

Molemole

Seriti Institute

893

1,032

1,191

3,116

1000

Polokwane

Seriti Institute

354

623

1,068

2,045

1500

10

Seriti Institute Total

10,393

10,711

11,775

32,879

11650

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE

There are three Implementing Agents facilitating the implementation of the programme, the table below provides the detailed breakdown of the work opportunities provided per site (Municipality) over a period of three years.

Municipality/Site Name

Implementing Agent

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total provided to date

Target for 2016/17

Albert Luthuli - Nhlazatshe

Dhladhla Foundation

1,096

1,184

1,132

3,412

1000

Albert Luthuli - Tjakastad

Dhladhla Foundation

1,637

1,743

1,673

5,053

1800

Dipaleseng

Dhladhla Foundation

224

1,133

1,119

2,476

1000

Govan Mbeki

Dhladhla Foundation

1,257

1,228

1,207

3,692

1000

Lekwa

Dhladhla Foundation

314

1,188

1,125

2,627

1000

Mkhondo

Dhladhla Foundation

1,642

1,774

1,733

5,149

1500

Msukaligwa

Dhladhla Foundation

1,152

1,210

1,210

3,572

1000

Pixley Ka Seme

Dhladhla Foundation

1,107

1,190

1,097

3,394

1000

Victor Khanye

Dhladhla Foundation

217

1,030

1,131

2,378

1000

9

Dhladhla Foundation Total

8,646

11,680

11,427

31,753

10300

Dr JS Moroka

Seboka Training & Support

1,293

1,198

1,097

3,588

1400

Emalahleni

Seboka Training & Support

1,189

1,338

1,133

3,660

1000

Steve Tshwete

Seboka Training & Support

1,284

1,254

1,047

3,585

1000

Thembisile Hani

Seboka Training & Support

1,051

1,229

1,226

3,506

1200

4

Seboka Training & Support Total

4,817

5,019

4,503

14,339

4600

Bushbuckridge

Seriti Institute

2,674

2,858

2,696

8,228

2900

eMakhazeni

Seriti Institute

275

540

712

1,527

1000

Mbombela

Seriti Institute

1,368

1,826

1,642

4,836

1500

Nkomazi

Seriti Institute

1,541

1,683

1,578

4,802

1900

Thabachweu

Seriti Institute

1,246

1,218

1,031

3,495

1100

Umjindi

Seriti Institute

269

729

959

1,957

1000

6

Seriti Institute Total

7,373

8,854

8,618

24,845

9400

NORTHERN CAPE

There are three Implementing Agents facilitating the implementation of the programme, the table below provides the detailed breakdown of the work opportunities provided per site (Municipality) over a period of three years.

Municipality/Site Name

Implementing Agent

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total provided to date

Target for 2016/17

Emthanjeni

Dhladhla Foundation

-

1,069

1,155

2,224

1000

Kareeberg

Dhladhla Foundation

1,302

784

981

3,067

1000

Karoo Hoogland

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

500

Renosterberg

Dhladhla Foundation

966

1,060

1,100

3,126

1000

Thembelihle

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

500

Ubuntu

Dhladhla Foundation

1,486

1,122

1,072

3,680

1000

Umsobomvu

Dhladhla Foundation

-

231

444

675

500

7

Dhladhla Foundation Total

3,754

4,266

4,752

12,772

5500

Dikgatlong

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

1,366

1,189

1,108

3,663

1000

Ga-segonyana

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

 

 

 

 

500

Hantaam

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

 

 

 

 

500

Joe Morolong

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

1,574

1,721

1,687

4,982

1500

Khara Hais

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

 

 

 

 

500

Kheis

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

 

 

 

 

500

Magareng

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

1,471

1,246

1,035

3,752

1000

Nama Khoi

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

 

 

 

 

500

Phokwane

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

-

818

949

1,767

1000

Sol Plaatje

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

14

1,225

966

2,205

1000

Tsantsabane

Thabiso NGO /3L Development

 

 

 

 

500

11

Thabiso NGO /3L Development Total

4,425

6,199

5,745

16,369

8500

Gamagara

Thembalethu Development

659

723

979

2,361

1000

Kammiesberg

Thembalethu Development

 

 

 

 

500

Kgatelopele

Thembalethu Development

1,129

1,323

1,191

3,643

1000

Khaima

Thembalethu Development

1,252

1,199

1,299

3,750

1000

Mier

Thembalethu Development

240

302

271

813

500

Richtersveld

Thembalethu Development

1,002

905

787

2,694

1000

Riemvasmaak /Ka! Gariep

Thembalethu Development

1,254

1,360

1,315

3,929

1000

Siyancuma

Thembalethu Development

-

319

329

648

500

Siyathemba

Thembalethu Development

 

 

 

 

500

9

Thembalethu Development Total

5,536

6,131

6,171

17,838

7000

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

There are two Implementing Agents facilitating the implementation of the programme, the table below provides the detailed breakdown of the work opportunities provided per site (Municipality) over a period of three years.

Municipality/Site Name

Implementing Agent

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total provided to date

Target for 2016/17

Ditsobotla

Dhladhla Foundation

-

808

997

1,805

1000

GREATER TAUNG

Dhladhla Foundation

1,647

1,730

1,596

4,973

2000

Kagisano Molopo

Dhladhla Foundation

1,035

1,179

1,051

3,265

1000

Lekwa-Teemane

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

500

Mafikeng

Dhladhla Foundation

1,688

1,686

1,555

4,929

1500

Mamusa

Dhladhla Foundation

502

1,095

1,217

2,814

1000

Naledi FS

Dhladhla Foundation

1,098

961

1,216

3,275

1000

Ramotshere Moiloa

Dhladhla Foundation

1,099

1,018

1,087

3,204

1000

Ratlou

Dhladhla Foundation

1,008

1,175

1,009

3,192

1000

Tswaing

Dhladhla Foundation

1,220

1,151

1,158

3,529

1000

10

Dhladhla Foundation Total

9,297

10,803

10,886

30,986

11000

Kgetlengrivier

Seriti Institute

598

658

1,163

2,419

1000

Madibeng

Seriti Institute

1,196

1,244

1,316

3,756

1000

Maquassi Hills

Seriti Institute

1,161

1,322

1,278

3,761

1000

Matlosana

Seriti Institute

 

 

 

 

500

Moretele

Seriti Institute

1,294

1,234

1,248

3,776

1000

Moses Kotane

Seriti Institute

1,112

1,267

1,113

3,492

1100

Rustenberg

Seriti Institute

2,579

2,592

2,289

7,460

2000

Tlokwe

Seriti Institute

 

 

 

 

500

Ventersdorp

Seriti Institute

1,309

1,285

1,139

3,733

1000

9

Seriti Institute Total

9,249

9,602

9,546

28,397

9100

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

There are one Implementing Agent facilitating the implementation of the programme, the table below provides the detailed breakdown of the work opportunities provided per site (Municipality) over a period of three years.

Municipality/Site Name

Implementing Agent

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Total provide to date

Target for 2016/17

Beaufort West

Dhladhla Foundation

668

1,105

1,238

3,011

1000

Bitou

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

500

Breede Valley

Dhladhla Foundation

1,145

1,244

1,150

3,539

1000

Cape Agulhas

Dhladhla Foundation

-

18

214

232

500

Cape Town

Dhladhla Foundation

1,232

1,131

1,100

3,463

1100

Cederberg

Dhladhla Foundation

535

606

547

1,688

700

Drakenstein

Dhladhla Foundation

564

449

538

1,551

500

George

Dhladhla Foundation

-

-

228

228

500

Hessequa

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

500

Kannaland

Dhladhla Foundation

690

726

889

2,305

1000

Khayelitsha

Dhladhla Foundation

978

1,159

961

3,098

1000

Knysna

Dhladhla Foundation

-

-

465

465

500

Laingsburg

Dhladhla Foundation

304

236

249

789

500

Langeberg

Dhladhla Foundation

261

252

327

840

500

Mosselbay

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

500

Nyanga/Guguletu

Dhladhla Foundation

870

1,060

1,042

2,972

1000

Oudtshoorn

Dhladhla Foundation

540

682

816

2,038

700

Overstrand

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

500

Prince Albert

Dhladhla Foundation

440

386

399

1,225

500

Saldanha

Dhladhla Foundation

208

390

531

1,129

500

Stellenbosch

Dhladhla Foundation

 

 

 

 

500

Swellendam

Dhladhla Foundation

350

380

301

1,031

500

Theewaterskloof

Dhladhla Foundation

1,067

1,298

1,031

3,396

1000

Witzenberg

Dhladhla Foundation

533

510

614

1,657

500

24

Dhladhla Foundation Total

10,385

11,632

12,640

34,657

16000

(f) The contracts will be expiring on 31 March 2017.

14 November 2016 - NW2233

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

(1)Whether ward committees are dissolved by his department or the local municipal council on a local government election day; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (2) Whether all ward committees were dissolved in all municipalities on 3 August 2016; if not, in each case, (a) why not and (b) what are the names of the municipalities where ward committees were not dissolved, (3) Whether any costs were incurred for any ward committees that were not dissolved on 3 August 2016 after the local government elections; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW2563E

Reply:

1)  Ward committees are dissolved by local municipal councils in line with the Local Government Municipal Regulations for the Term of Office of Ward Committee Members (2009). The Regulations seek to regulate the implementation of section 75 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, no.117 of 1998, which provides for the alignment of the term of office of ward committees to that of municipal council (5 years).

(2)(a)In line with section 75 of the Municipal Structures Act all ward committees across provinces and municipalities were dissolved and ceased to exist from 3 August 2016 with the exception of two local municipalities in the province of Kwazulu Natal.

Ward Committees in the two municipalities were allowed to serve beyond the approved term of office to ensure and allow for smooth transition and provide hand over reports to new councils and were only dissolved at the end of September 2016.

The following are the municipalities where ward committee served beyond the approved term of office:

  1. Ingwe Local Municipality, and
  2. Emadlangeni Local Municipality

(3) The following table reflects details of costs incurred per municipality:

Municipality

Number of wards

Cost incurred

Ingwe

11

90 000

Emadlangeni

04

58400

 

14 November 2016 - NW2346

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

When will the application for the recognition of the Amathombeni chieftaincy in the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality in Mpumalanga be finalised?

Reply:

The Honourable Member is requested to note that the information that is being requested is not readily available within the Department because the matter is a provincial competence. However, the information has been requested from the Mpumalanga Provincial government.

14 November 2016 - NW2232

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

Whether a certain person (name and details furnished) of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is implicated in any criminal proceedings; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The following information was provided by the municipality:

The municipality is not aware of any criminal proceedings in which the incumbent concerned is implicated.

31 October 2016 - NW2151

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

Whether any tenders have been awarded by the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality for fleet maintenance since 1 July 2016; if so, (a) when was each such tender awarded, (b) what were the (i) names and (ii) amounts tendered by each successful bidder, (c) what criteria were used to award the specified tenders, (d) how many bidders were considered for each of the specified tenders and (e) on what basis was each successful bidder awarded the specified tenders?

Reply:

The response below was provided by the municipality:

Question

Responses

 

Whether any tenders have been awarded by the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality for fleet maintenance since 1 July 2016;

No tender for fleet maintenance has been awarded by the municipality since 01 July 2016.

(a) when was each tender awarded

Not applicable

(b) what were the (i) names and (ii) amounts tendered by each successful bidder

Not applicable

(c) what criteria were used to award the specified tenders,

Not applicable

(d) how many bidders were considered for each of the specified tenders

Not applicable

(e) On what basis was each successful bidder awarded the specified tenders?

Not applicable

06 October 2016 - NW2015

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

What formal qualifications does each of his department’s (a)(i) Chief Financial Officers and/or (ii) acting Chief Financial Officers and (b)(i) Directors-General and/or (ii) acting Directors-General possess?

Reply:

Department of Cooperative Governance

(a)(i) National Diploma: Government Finance

National Diploma: Cost and Management Accounting

B Tech: Business Administration

M Tech: Business Administration

(b)(i) Post currently vacant, with acting appointment

(b)(ii) Bachelor of Arts in Education

Honours Bachelor of Arts

Master of Public Administration

Department of Traditional Affairs

(a)(i) National Diploma: Commercial Practice

(b)(i) Bachelor of Arts

BA Honours in English

Master of Arts in English

D LITT in English

23 September 2016 - NW1739

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

(1)Has there been any investigation into (a) Sam Shabalala Manager at the Emfuleni Local Municipality and (b) the financial affairs of the specified municipality; if so, what is the (i) nature and (ii) current status of each investigation conducted; (2) whether any disciplinary or criminal charges have been preferred against any individuals as a result of the investigation?

Reply:

The response below was provided by the province:

1. (a) There has been no investigation instituted against the former Municipal Manager of Emfuleni Local Municipality, Mr Sam Shabalala. Mr Shabalala voluntarily resigned from the municipality.

   (b) No investigation has been conducted with regard to the financial affairs of the Emfuleni Local Municipality.

2. There has been no disciplinary or criminal charges laid against any individual in relation to the investigation.

23 September 2016 - NW1741

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

Whether he will table legislation to move the Matatiele Local Municipality from the Eastern Cape back to KwaZulu-Natal; if not, why not; if so, (a) by what date and (b) what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

No.

Section 103 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (“the Constitution”), read with Schedule 1A, provides for the boundaries of the Provinces.

The movement of the Matatiele Local Municipality from the Eastern Cape Province to the KwaZulu-Natal Province, or the movement of any municipality from one province to another, therefore requires an amendment to the Constitution.

As the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services is the custodian of the Constitution, it is that Minister who will table legislation in this regard, should such a decision be taken to move the Matatiele Local Municipality to the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

12 September 2016 - NW1681

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

(1)Whether his department recognises the Ndebele amaNzunza as a (a) tribe and/or (b) nation; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) Whether his department recognises that there is a difference between the Ndebele Manala and amaNzunza cultural groups; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) Why is the Ndebele amaNzunza not recognised as a kingdom by the Government?

Reply:

  1. Yes, the government recognised the Ndebele amaNzunza as a kingship community (traditional community) and not a nation. The Department acknowledge the people of South Africa as a Nation composed of different communities including amaNzunza. AmaNzunza have their recognised senior traditional leaders who are under their king. AmaNzunza as a community separate from any other community were in existence for over five hundred years and have been recognised as such.
  2. Yes, the government does recognise that there are differences between amaNzunza and amaNala. The two are not cultural groups but communities, any cultural groups from each will depict the community thus there will be a difference. The Honourable Member is requested to note that each community has its own king and follows their own customs and customary laws and their traditions differ like initiation schools differ in terms of regiments naming and the number of regiments, lobola cattle etc.
  3. The Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, 2003 (Act No. 41 of 2003) does not make provisions for the recognition of kingdoms in the Republic of South Africa. The Act makes provision for the recognition of kingships and kings of which amaNzunza have been recognised as such.

12 September 2016 - NW1680

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

(1)Whether the Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality in Mpumalanga is supplying water to the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality in Limpopo; if so, how many litres of water does Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality supply to Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality; (2) whether the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality pays for any water it receives from the Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality; if not, why not; if so, how much did the Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality pay to the Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality for water received (a) in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15 and (iv) 2015-16 municipal financial years and (b) since 1 July 2016 to the latest specified date for which information is available?

Reply:

Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality was contacted to provide a response to the question.

The response from Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality to the above-mentioned questions is as follows:

  1. No, water in Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality is supplied by the Sekhukhune District Municipality.
  2. No, please refer to the above.

12 September 2016 - NW1738

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

(a) Has he convened and/or attended any Minister and Members of Executive Council meetings since taking office; if not, why not; if so, what was the (i) date and (ii) venue of each meeting?

Reply:

Yes, the Minister has convened and presided over the following meetings of the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister and Members of Executive Council (MINMEC). The meetings were held as follows:

(i) Dates

(ii) Venues

19 February 2016

Offices of the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, 87 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Boardroom S-37

01 April 2016

Offices of the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, 87 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Boardroom S-37

13 May 2016

Offices of the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, 87 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Boardroom S-37

02 September 2016

Offices of the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, 87 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Boardroom S-37

12 September 2016 - NW1679

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

Whether any sanctions will be imposed against a Councillor MO Sikosana from the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality in Mpumalanga after an audit finding revealed that the specified person had an interest in one of the specified municipality’s suppliers Balondiwe Construction Projects; if not, (a) why not and (b) what is the current status of any disciplinary processes against the specified person; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information is sourced by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Mpumalanga Province.

1. No sanction will be imposed on Councillor MO Sikosana.

   (a) The reason is that the Councillor MO Sikosana had declared the interest in writing to the Municipal Manager as required by the Code of Conduct being an active member of the company.

   (b) None.

 

30 August 2016 - NW576

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Topham , Mr B to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2483 on 28 July 2015; he has received the outstanding information from the provinces; if not, why not; if so, when will this information be made available as requested?

Reply:

REFERENCE

Mr K J Mileham (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

(1) In each (a) metropolitan, (b) local and (c) district municipality, what is the total amount currently owed for rates and service charges by municipal councillors and/or traditional leaders serving on municipal councils which is over 90 days;

(2) in respect of each case, (a) who is the councillor or traditional leader involved, (b) what is the amount owed and (c) has a repayment agreement been reached with the councillor and/or traditional leader; if so, when will the amount be repaid in full;

(3) whether any action has been taken against such councillors and/or traditional leaders in terms of section 13 and 14 of the Code of Conduct for Municipal Councillors; if not, why not; if so, (a) who is the councillor and/or traditional leader involved and (b) what action has been taken;

(4) whether his department will take any action against the (a) municipality, (b) speaker of the municipal council and (c) municipal council in cases where no action has been taken in this regard? NW2852E

RESPONSE

(1), (2) and (3):

On receipt of the question from the Honourable Member, the Department of Cooperative Governance (“the Department”) requested all provincial departments responsible for Local Government to obtain the required information from the municipalities within their area of jurisdiction, and to submit same to the Department.

The total amount currently owed from (a) metropolitan, (b) local and (c) district municipality municipalities for rates and service charges by municipal councillors and/or traditional leaders serving on municipal councils which is over 90 days is R 10 255 152, 78.

In respect of questions 1, 2 and 3, the responses attached as an Annexure were received from provinces and municipalities, respectively.

The report shows that some councilors and traditional leaders have entered into payment agreements with their respective municipalities including radical actions such as accounts being handed over for collection or disconnection of services. However, we have also noted that no actions have been taken against some of the defaulting councilors and traditional leaders.

In summary the following status prevails:

PROVINCE

NO. OF MUNICIPALITIES

NO. OF MUNICIPALITIES SUBMITTED

NO. OF MUNICIPALITIES

OUTSTANDING

NO. OF CLLRS. AND OR AND/OR TRADITIONAL LEADERS OWING

KWAZULU-NATAL

61

26

35

28

EASTERN CAPE

45

23

22

35

WESTERN CAPE

30

29

1

32

NORTHERN CAPE

32

13

19

53

NORTH WEST

23

15

8

90

FREE STATE

24

10

14

78

MPUMALANGA

21

18

3

31

GAUTENG

12

12

0

35

LIMPOPO

30

15

15

28

TOTALS

278

161

117

410

The breakdown in terms of debts owed by Councillors and Traditional Leaders, per province, is as follows:

PROVINCE

DEBT OWED FOR RATES AND SERVICE CHARGES BY MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS AND/OR TRADITIONAL LEADERS

KWAZULU-NATAL

R 199 621, 13

EASTERN CAPE

R 54 551, 13

WESTERN CAPE

R 130 346, 80

NORTHERN CAPE

R 595 552, 00

NORTH WEST

R 7 391 942, 72

FREE STATE

R 673 812, 79

MPUMALANGA

R 913 587, 08

GAUTENG

R 168 358, 87

LIMPOPO

R 127 379, 76

TOTALS

R 10 255 152, 78

4(a), (b) and (c):

It must be noted that in terms of Item 12A of the Code of Conduct for Councillors (“the Code”), a councillor may not be in arrears to the municipality for rates and service charges for a period longer than 3 months.

Item 14 Of the Code provides for breaches of the Code, and requires that a municipal council investigate and make a finding on any alleged breach of the Code, or appoint a special committee to do this.

If the council or a special committee finds that a councillor has breached a provision of the Code, the council may -

    (a) issue a formal warning to the councillor;

    (b) reprimand the councillor;

   (c) request the MEC for local government in the province to suspend the councillor for a period;

   (d) fine the councillor; and

   (e) request the MEC to remove the councillor from office.

If the council does not investigate a breach of the Code, the MEC for local government may appoint a person or a committee to investigate any alleged breach of a provision of this Code and to make a recommendation as to the appropriate sanction mentioned above.

Item 15 of the Code provides for the application of the Code, in the same way they apply to councillors, to traditional leaders who participates or has participated in the proceedings of a municipal council in terms of section 81 of the Municipal Structures Act.

However, If a municipal council or a special committee in terms of item 14 (1) finds that a traditional leader has breached a provision of the Code, the council may issue a formal warning to the traditional leader; or request the MEC for local government in the province to suspend or cancel the traditional leader's right to participate in the proceedings of the council.

Additionally, the MEC for local government may appoint a person or a committee to investigate any alleged breach of a provision of this Code and to make a recommendation on whether the right of the traditional leader to participate in the proceedings of the municipal council should be suspended or cancelled.

If the MEC is of the opinion that the traditional leader has breached a provision of this Code, and that such breach warrants a suspension or cancellation of the traditional leader's right to participate in the council's proceedings, the MEC may suspend that right for a period and on conditions determined by the MEC; or cancel that right.

The above provisions in the Code clearly place the responsibility on municipal councils, in consultation with the MEC for local government in the province, to take action against councillors and/or traditional leaders who are in default for paying for rates and service charges.

On 27 July 2016, the Department issued Circular 29 of 2016 to all Heads of Department of Local Government, and to all Municipal Managers. Item 3.2 (ii) of the Circular recommended to municipal managers to fulfil their responsibilities in terms of section 32 of Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 ("MFMA") to ensure that those councillors who owe the municipality money to make arrangements to recover those monies owed by non-returning councillors, if possible and by agreement, from the last salary amounts payable to such councillors.

16 August 2016 - NW569

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Matsepe, Mr CD to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) For each of the metropolitan municipalities, (a) how many officials are currently on suspension and (b) for each suspended official, (i) what is the position of the specified official, (ii) what is the reason for the suspension, (iii) for how long has each specified official been suspended and (iv) what has been their total remuneration during the period of suspension; (2) Whether any severance packages were paid to any municipal officials; if so, for each specified official, (a) who was the official, (b) why was the severance package paid, (c) for how long was the specified official employed by each of the specified municipalities and (d) what was the total amount of the severance package? NW4964E

Reply:

Attached reply for Metroplitan find here: Reply

11 July 2016 - NW597

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

How many petitions (a) in total and (b) for each city council in each petition committee of all the local authorities in Gauteng have been (i) presented and (ii) resolved since the start of the present municipal term in 2011?

Reply:

The following information was provided by the Provincial Department:

Gauteng province is comprised of 12 municipalities which include: 3 Metropolitan, 2 District and 7 Local.

Total number of petitions received and resolved for each city council in each petition committee of the 3 Metropolitan and 7 local authorities since the start of the present term of councils in 2011 is illustrated in the table below:

Name of Municipality

Number of petitions received

Number of petitions resolved

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

1364

344

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

557

553

City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

963

862

Enfuleni Local Municipality

331

96

Lesedi Local Municipality

7

6

Merafong Local Municipality

17

14

Midvaal Local Municipality

135

131

Mogale City Local Municipality

143

140

Randfontein Local Municipality

76

69

Westonaria Local Municipality

17

16

TOTAL

3610

2231

 

11 July 2016 - NW1254

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

With reference to his reply to question 3198 on 22 September 2015, has he received the requested information yet; if not, why not; if so, by when will the specified information be communicated? “3198: Whether, with reference to the appointment of Mr Simphiwe Duma who was found guilty by a forensic audit of nepotism, intimidation of external auditors and irregular investment and procurement transactions at the Technology Innovation Agency, he will take steps to ensure the City Manager terminates the specified person’s contract; if not, why not?”

Reply:

According to the information received from the Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality, the municipal council did not approve the appointment of Mr Simphiwe Duma. Therefore, there are no steps to be taken by the Minister.

11 July 2016 - NW550

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

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 3110 on 8 September 2015, the information requested from the provinces has been received by his department; if not, why not; if so, by when will the information be communicated? “3110:Whether all municipal managers implemented section 81 of the National Credit Act, Act 34 of 2005, regarding loan deductions from salaries of municipal employees; if not, which municipalities did not comply?”

Reply:

1. In terms of section 81 of the National Credit Act, 2005 (Act 34 of 2005) when applying for a credit agreement, and while that application is being considered by the credit provider, the prospective consumer must fully and truthfully answer any requests for information made by the credit provider as part of the assessment required by this section.

A credit provider must not enter into credit agreement without first taking reasonable steps to assess:

  (a) the proposed consumer’s –

      (i) general understanding and appreciation of the risks and costs of the proposed credit, and of the rights and obligations of a consumer under a credit agreement;

      (ii) debt re-payment history as a consumer under credit agreements;

       (iii) existing financial means, prospects and obligations; and

 (b) whether there is reasonable basis to conclude that any commercial purpose may prove to be successful, if the consumer has such a purpose for applying for that credit agreement.

Based on the above information, credit agreement can be entered between the consumer and credit provider and therefore municipal managers do not have a role to play on the loan agreement entered into by municipal officials.

08 July 2016 - NW793

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Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

(1) (a) Which Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) stations currently serve Wards (i) 9 (ii) 12 (iii) 19 (iv) 20 (v) 21 (vi) 22 in the City of Tshwane and (b) how many (i) officers and (ii) operational vehicles are at each of the specified stations; (2) Whether there are any plans to establish a TMPD station to serve the community of Winderveldt in the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) (a) The TMPD has one (1) Regional Office in Region 1. Region 1 is divided into two (2) sub-regions namely Region 1 Sector 1 and Region 1 Sector 2. The abovementioned wards are serviced by Region 1 Sector 1.

(b) Region 1 Sector 1 (the wards as depicted above) is serviced by:

(i) 123 Metro Police Officers

(ii} 16 Metro Police Vehicles

• 6 Operational

• 10 Non-operational (in for service/repairs)

(2) Currently Region 1 consists of one (1) TMPD regiona l office (station). Region 1 Sector 1 is situated in Unit U, Mabopane. This station services Mabopane, Winterveld and parts of Soshanguve.

Region 1 Sector 1 was fully established during the 2012/13 financial year. The community of Mabopane was also consulted before the establishment of the said Metro Police Regional Office. Currently, no official plans exist for future expansion of Metro Police Offices within the Region 1 Sector 1. However, the Department has plans for the establishment of a fully-fledged Metro Police Regional Office within Region 1 Sector 2 (Garankuwa, Pretoria North, Akasia and Rosslyn areas} .

08 July 2016 - NW1590

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

(1) (a) What is the budgeted total cost of the complete construction of the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Exhibition Centre in Howick in the uMngeni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, (b) what are the total costs incurred to date and (c) how will the costs required to complete the specified project be funded; (2) what is the total square meterage of buildings at the specified project?

Reply:

The information below has been supplied by uMngeni Local Municipality:

(1) (a) R 54 281 400.00
(b) R 45,350,886.20 (inclusive of VAT).
(c) Funding is being sourced from all sectors including private sector through the Corporate Social Investment. LOTIO is also being mobilised to assist. So far, nothing has been forthcoming so we need to intensify and be more aggressive in marketing the facility

(2) The total square meterage of the buildings is 1601 square metres (m2

06 July 2016 - NW1387

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

Whether (a) his department and (b) all entities reporting to him are running development programmes for (i) small businesses and (ii) co-operatives; if not, why • not; if so, in each case, (aa) what are the relevant details, (bb) what amount has been budgeted and (cc) how many jobs will be created through the specified development programmes in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

(a) Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG)- and Department of Traditional Affairs (OTA

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Department of Traditional Affairs do not have any developmental budgeted programmes on small businesses and co-operatives. However, DCoG and National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) do work together with the Department of Small Business Development and the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries in areas of interest within the municipal space.

DCoG approach towards the development of co-operatives focuses on capacitating municipalities, facilitating and coordinating support by national sector departments. Through a partnership with the German Co-operative Raiffeisen Confederation (DGRV), DCoG provides municipalities with training skills for implementing co-operative programmes. LED officials from 188 municipalities were trained on Cooperatives Establishment and Management, between 2012/2013 to 2015/2016 financial years. The training covered KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and North West Provinces.

DCoG and NHTL do not have the number of jobs created through these development programmes. The database on the number of jobs created is administered the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Department of Trade and Industry.

(b) Associated Institutions of CoGTA: South African Local Government Association (SALGA), South African Cities Netwrok (SACN), Municipal Demarcation Board (MOB), Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) Rights Commission and National House of Traditional Leaders.

The associated institutions of CoGTA namely SALGA, SACN, MOB and CRL are not running formal developmental programmes for small businesses and cooperatives for the 2016/17 becuase it falls outside their mandate. However, NHTL strategic objective is the development and promotion of socio-economic development programmes for traditional communities. Therefore. members of the House must participate in programs relating to the improvement of food security and revival of cooperatives in rural communities. Thus, in promoting those socio-economic programmes, traditional leaders have been allocating land for development projects, small scale farming in order to assist SMMEs and Cooperatives. for example, the NHTL has played a very instrumental role in engaging the Bakwena Ba Mogopa Traditional Council to allocate land to the community and cooperatives for agricultural projects and also ensuring that the local mines assists the agricultural cooperatives with seedlings and gardening equipment.

05 July 2016 - NW1277

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

(1)What steps has been taken by the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape in resolving the recent water crisis; (2) why did the specified municipality fail to (a) adequately communicate the extent of the water problem to residents, businesses and civic organisations and (b) call for them to use water sparingly; (3) why did the specified municipality fail to (a) take steps to inform the ward councillors of the extent of the water crisis and (b) keep the specified councillors up to date with progress made in restoring the water supply?

Reply:

Upon receipt of this question, we requested the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality to provide information on this matter and are still awaiting. We will therefore submit to the Honourable Member as soon as the information becomes available.

05 July 2016 - NW1438

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to the reply of the Minister of Social Development to question 61 on 13 March 2015 (a) when will the SA Social Security Agency Office in Tembisa in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality be upgraded and (b) what are the envisaged costs of the upgrading?

Reply:

Upon receipt of this question, we requested the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality to provide information on this matter and are still awaiting. We will therefore submit to the Honourable Member as soon as the information becomes available.

05 July 2016 - NW1338

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Baker, Ms TE to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What (a) was the reason for the swopping of the Municipal Managers of the (i) Govan Mbeki and (ii) Msukaligwa Local Municipalities in Mpumalanga in March 2016 and (b) process was followed to effect the swop at each specified municipality; (2) was the specified swop (a) tabled in the council of each specified municipalities and (b) approved by each council; if not, why not; if so, in each case, what are the (i) dates and (ii) further relevant details; (3) on what statutory ground(s) was the swop done?

Reply:

Upon receipt of this question, we requested the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to provide information on this matter and are still awaiting. We will therefore submit to the Honourable Member as soon as the information becomes available.

05 July 2016 - NW1276

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the recent water crisis in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape, any scheduled, planned and/or required maintenance on (a) the Umzonyana water treatment plant, (b) the specified plant’s intake pipes and (c) source reservoirs was carried out in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15 and (iv) 2015-16 financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case in each specified financial year; (2) whether the specified municipality has considered replacing the unreliable siphon system currently in place at the specified plant with a gravity feed system; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the proposals; (3) whether any progress has been made with the implementation of the specified proposals; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the specified progress made to date; (4) whether any reservoirs were allowed to run dry before anyone realised that there was a problem at the specified plant; if so, (a) why and (b) how did this occur?

Reply:

Upon receipt of this question, we requested the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality to provide information on this matter and are still awaiting. We will therefore submit to the Honourable Member as soon as the information becomes available.

05 July 2016 - NW1590

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

(1) (a) What is the budgeted total cost of the complete construction of the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Exhibition Centre in Howick in the uMngeni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, (b) what are the total costs incurred to date and (c) how will the costs required to complete the specified project be funded; (2) what is the total square meterage of buildings at the specified project?NW1760E

Reply:

Upon receipt of this question, we requested the uMngeni Local Municipality to provide information on this matter and are still awaiting. We will therefore submit to the Honourable Member as soon as the information becomes available.