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17 December 2015 - NW4208

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

The Director-General has the following qualifications:

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

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

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17 December 2015 - NW4142

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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17 December 2015 - NW4124

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

(1)With reference to the non-operation of the Vaalwater wastewater treatment plant in Limpopo since January 2015, how will this problem be resolved to prevent pollution in the area; (2) what are the full details of the quality of the water that was tested from the specified plant in the period 1 January 2014 to 31 October 2015; (3) what is the (a) megaliter of water inflow per day and (b) megaliter of water outflow per day at the specified plant; (4) why is the sewerage overflowing into the oxidation ponds; (5) whatwas the cost of the specified plant’s upgrade?

Reply:

(1) The Vaalwaterwastewater treatment plant in Limpopo is operational.

(2) The quality of the final effluent generally complied with the license requirements except for suspended solids and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) at some points. The test results of the wastewater treatment plant for the period 1 January 2014 to September 2015 are available.

(3)(a) Daily inflow is 1.0 Ml/d at average.

(3)(b) There is no discharge because the plant is designed to discharge by evaporation and irrigation from the maturation ponds.

(4) As per the design process flow, sewage should flow into the oxidation (Maturation) ponds for secondary treatment.

(5) The cost for the upgrade is R3 million.

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17 December 2015 - NW4118

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the non-functionality of the wastewater treatment plant in Bela-Bela in Limpopo, she took any steps to intervene in this situation; if not, (a) why not and (b) what steps will her department take to prevent the continued release of 90 litres of untreated wastewater per second; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she intends to upgrade the specified plant in the future; if not, why not; if so, (a) when and (b) what are the relevant details; (3) what is the current capacity of the specified plant?

Reply:

(1)(a) Bela-Bela Waste Water Treatment Plant in Limpopo is installed with three Biofilters, two are fully functional and one is not in working order due to a faulty pump. This process is followed by two humus tanks, both are operational however there is a standby pump that is faulty, thus reducing standby capacity of the plant should the pump in duty fail. The two anaerobic digesters installed are both blocked and non-functional.

(1)(b) The municipality has appointed a service provider to maintain the non-functional components of the waste water treatment plant and the contractor is on site and is anticipated to complete work by end of February 2016.

(2)(a) Yes the plant will be upgraded (b) the municipality has developed a Business Plan to source funding under Accelerated Community Infrastructure Programme (ACIP) for the upgrade of the plant. The Business Plan is still under evaluation.

(3) The capacity of Bela-Bela Waste Water Treatment Plant is 5 mega litres /day.

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17 December 2015 - NW3904

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has ascertained which municipalities are (a) lacking adequate infrastructure for the full and proper treatment of sewage, (b) releasing effluent from non-compliant or poorly functioning waste water treatment works into streams and dams, (c) unable to provide reliable bulk infrastructure sewerage collection services, (d) still using outdated or inefficient pump stations and (e) falling foul of the South African National Water Policy of 1996 and the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, in respect of not properly protecting aquatic ecosystems; if not, why not in each case; if so, (i) what steps has her department taken to rectify each specified situation fully and rapidly and (ii) to what extent has the specified steps succeeded in doing so?

Reply:

My Department is currently undertaking a comprehensive functional assessment of the 850 waste water treatment plants for South Africa.

The immediate priority and intervention is that my Department has appointed a professional service provider under its Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) programme to deal with the 26 plants in the Vaal River System. This is in line with my Department’s National Campaign entitled War on Water Pollution.

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17 December 2015 - NW3815

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

Has her department complied with all the recommendations made in the SA Human Rights Commission report, report number MP/2011/0134 in respect of the Emalahleni Local Municipality in Mpumalanga; if not, (a) why not and (b) what measures will she take to ensure urgent compliance by the relevant officials of her department; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Yes my Department did comply with recommendations of the SA Human Rights Commission Report. During 2011/2012 financial year the Department provided training on process control to Emalahleni Local Municipality, extending to all Water Services Authority (WSA) within the Mpumalanga Province. In addition to the training provided the Department undertakes annual symposia on water quality compliance training as part of the blue drop compliance assessment process. The most recent symposium on the assessment tool were held from 30 - 31 July 2015.

As recommended by the report, the Department undertakes regular water quality compliance monitoring aimed at determining the safety of water for human use. The supply and infrastructure monitoring is carried through the blue drop assessment programme.

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17 December 2015 - NW3807

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

(1)(a) What royalties are paid to Lesotho for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project and (b) how are the specified royalties calculated; (2) what was the (a) fixed tariff royalty, (b) price of water per cubic meter and (c) total amount of water used in each year since 2000; (3) is there a sliding scale on royalties for the next 10 years; if not, why not; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details of the specified sliding scale?

Reply:

 

(1) Royalties, as defined in the Treaty, are paid to the Government of Lesotho for the benefit of receiving South Africa’s share of the yield from the Orange River through the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), a gravity scheme, rather than through the least cost Orange-Vaal Transfer Scheme (OVTS), a pumping scheme wholly located within South Africa. Royalties are based on the amount of water actually delivered and correspond to 56% of the capital, operation and maintenance and pumping electricity cost savings realised by Republic of South Africa (RSA) through the implementation of the LHWP water transfer component rather than the costlier next best Orange Vaal Transfer Scheme.

In terms of Article 12, Paragraph (10) of The Treaty between Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho, royalties comprise of a fixed and a variable component. The cost savings on capital costs are referred to as fixed royalties since a fixed amount in real terms is paid out as royalties every month. The compensation will be for fifty years and commenced from January 1995.

The variable portion is related to the cost savings on O&M costs and amounts related to the pumping electricity cost savings and these amounts depend on water actually delivered to RSA. The variable component is based on the volume of water delivered to South Africa and is made up of the net benefit on being able to gravitate from LHWP rather than pumping from OVTS. It comprises:

  • The difference in electricity costs. This component is adjusted on a monthly basis in accordance with the Producer Price Index (PPI) and corrected on a yearly basis when the Eskom selling price of electricity becomes available (usually in October of every year), and
  • The difference in operation and maintenance costs, which is also adjusted on a monthly basis in accordance with the PPI.

(2) Refer to table below. Please note that the price per cm3 for both the O&M and the electricity is determined on a monthly basis due to the monthly PPI adjustments, the amounts reflected below are therefore the average price for the year.

(3) No, there is no sliding scale. The royalties are calculated as per (1) above as stipulated in the Treaty.

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17 December 2015 - NW3737

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

With regard to the (a) 349 water projects and (b) 171 sanitation projects that are in various stages of pre-implementation and implementation in the prioritised 27 district municipalities, (i) in which municipality is each project situated, (ii) what is the (aa) nature, (bb) total budget and (cc) status of implementation of each project, (iii) who is the implementing agent of each project and (iv) when will each project be completed?

Reply:

(a) Currently, my Department is implementing 329 Water Supply Projects through the Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant within the 27 prioritized district municipalities as well as 33 Regional Bulk Schemes. The 33 Bulk Schemes consist of 30 Bulk Water Supply and 3 Bulk Waste Water Schemes. Refer to Annexure A.

(b) The following projects are located in Priority District Municipalities (colour coded in yellow) and a total of 230 Sanitation Projects. Refer to Annexure B.

The Bucket Eradication (BEP) programme is aimed at eradicating the legacy of bucket toilets in use as a form of sanitation in formal areas. This programme in the main seeks to deliver water borne sanitation to peri urban and urban settlements neglected with the provision of sanitation. The programme will include the construction of water and sewer reticulation (which ever is applicable or appropriate) complimented with new Toilet structures (replacing the bucket toilet) with connections to the bulk water and sewer (Waste Water Treatment Works). Alternatively, where water availability is a challenge and bulk infrastructure (Waste Water Treatment Works) not available and or the settlement patterns (low and dispersed settlements) as well as topography does not allow, alternative sanitation solutions will be provided i.e Dry, on site sanitation.

The Rural Household Infrastructure Grant (RHIG) programme seeks to provide basic level of service to households in amongst other the 27 Priority District Municipalities in South Africa (see table). The RHIG Grant allocation takes place in two fold i.e Direct and Indirect Grant. The Division of Revenue Act defines a Schedule 5b grant (which are grants allocated to municipalities for a specific purpose) are direct transfers to District Municipalities whereas Schedule 6B (Allocations-in-kind to municipalities for designated special programmes) grants to Local municipalities. In the main, the solution provided is a dry, on-site sanitation or a Ventilated Improved Pit Latrine (VIP) toilet addressing issues of water scarcity, bulk infrastructure availability, often dispersed settlement patterns and unfavourable topography.

Both Sanitation Projects are funded through a National Treasury Grant and for the 2015/16 financial Year, a total of R975 399 000,00 million is allocated towards the Bucket Eradication Programme and R115 510 million for the Rural Household Infrastructure Grant (RHIG) of which R48 182m is for direct grant (Schedlue 5B) and R67 328m is an Indirect Grant (Schedule 6B).

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With regards to Bucket Eradication Programme, the Implementing Agents in 2014/15 financial year was Public Entities affiliated to the Troika Departments and are as follows:

PROVINCE

IMPLEMENTING AGENT

Eastern Cape

Nurcha

Free State

Bloemwater

Limpopo

Lepelle Northern Water

North West

Magalies Water

Northern Cape

Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA)

Sedibeng Water

However, following a recommendation from the Select Committee on Appropriations, the Department will phase out the use of Public Entities and accordingly, appointed Turnkey Contractors in the provinces where bucket toilets are still prevalent and include North West, Northern Cape, Free State and Eastern Cape.

With regards to the Rural Household Infrastructure Grant (RHIG) my Department will transfer the Direct Grant (allocation) to all Water Services Authorities (WSA’s) for implementation whereas the Indirect Grant (allocation) will see the appointment of suitable contractors by my Department for implementation. Refer to Annexure C.

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17 December 2015 - NW3373

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to her reply to question 2064 on 23 June 2015, (a) which companies are currently appointed as professional service providers for her department and (b) what is the appointment period of each professional service provider; (2) (a) what criteria were used to evaluate each category of professional service provider and (b) which companies were appointed in each category; (3)(a) how many projects have been awarded to each professional service provider and (b) what is the (i) nature and (ii) rand value of each contract?

Reply:

(1) There are a total of companies appointed as Professional Service Providers.

(2)(a)(i) The Department has evaluated all the proposals submitted by the Professional Service Providers in terms of the preferential procurement policy regulations, 2011 pertaining to the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act no.5 of 2000 (PPPFA). All invited bids were evaluated on the basis of functionality as a criterion taking into account quality, reliability, viability and durability of a service and the bidders’ technical capacity and ability to execute a contract.

(2)(a)(ii) When the bids were invited, the following aspects were clearly specified in the bid documents:

  • Evaluation criteria for measuring functionality

The evaluation criteria may include criteria such as the consultant’s relevant experience for the assignment, the quality of the methodology, the qualifications of the key personnel, transfer of knowledge etc.

- Weight of each criterion

The weight that is allocated to each criterion was not generic but determined separately for each bid on a case by case basis.

- Applicable value

The applicable values that were utilized when scoring each criterion were objective. As a guide, values ranging from 1 being poor, 2 being average, 3 being poor, 4 being very good and 5 being excellent, were utilized.

- Minimum qualifying score for functionality

The minimum qualifying score that was obtained for functionality in order for the bid to be considered further was not generic but specific for each bid. It was determined separately for each bid on a case by case basis. The minimum qualifying score was not prescribed so low that it jeopardized the quality of the service required nor so high that it was restrictive to the extent that it jeopardized the fairness of the SCM system.

(3) Responded to in (1) above.

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17 December 2015 - NW4227

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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17 December 2015 - NW4207

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

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

Reply:

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

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

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

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

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

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10 December 2015 - NW3063

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

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

Reply:

(a) My understanding of red tape is that it is bureaucratic delays in the administration processes that impede and hamper service delivery. We have simplified all business processes for the work of my Department in order to have swifter turnaround times for example, processing of water use licenses. We have reduced the turnaround times for decision makers with regards to Supply chain processes for bid evaluation and bid adjudication processes.

Refer below for response from Entities:

NO.

NAME OF ENTITY

RESPONSE

1.

Amatola Water

(a)(ii) Amatola Water Board defines red tape as “official routine or procedure marked by excessive complexity which results in delay or inaction”

(b)(i)(ii); (aa); (bb) & (bbb) Amatola Water Board has governing structures internally that ensure an effective and efficient decision making process that reduces red-tape. The governing structures of Amatola Water Board have policies and procedures to give guidance and, to maintain sound control environment. Amatola Water Board is an active stakeholder that participates in various water sector forums and committees that are lead by Department of Water and Sanitation which are aimed at reducing the decision lag processes (e.g. DG’s Forum, PROWAF, SAAWU). The Shareholders Compact (SHC) which serves an agreement between the Water Board and Minister of Water and Sanitation is aligned to the corporate objectives of the water board. This SHC creates a common space for understanding and execution of strategy. The SHC also forms part of the performance system and monitoring is on a quarterly basis in order to take an immediate corrective action against adverse performance results.

2.

Bloem Water

(a) (i) N/A (ii)Legal mandate by Executive Authority, which is the Board appointed by the Minister, following the Delegation of authority to CE and further to staff.

(b)(i) (ii) (aa)(bb)This includes Policies approved and procedures implemented to function in such a way to minimise and reduce processes, costs and red tape.

(aaa) (bbb)N/A

3.

Lepelle Northern Water

  1. (ii)Red Tape- excessive bureaucracy or adherence to official rules and formalities.
  1. (i) (ii) (aa)(bb) Our internal processes do not have red tape challenges.

(aaa) (bbb) N/A

4.

Magalies Water

(a)(ii)Red tape is defined in Magalies Water within the context of normal managerial functions. This is such that management activities are executed in a certain sequence which follows planning within a formal authority of hierarchical decision making.

(b)(i)-(ii)A materiality and significance framework and the Delegations of Authority

(aa)-(bb)-(aaa) N/A (bbb)The above instruments do neither identify nor reduce red tape but facilitate effective decision making processes within the organisation. The materiality and significance framework facilitate decisions on material transactions by the Board and on significant transactions by the Minister of Water and Sanitation. The delegations of authority facilitate internal decision making processes at various managerial levels.

5.

Mhlathuze Water

(a) (i) N/A (ii) Our understanding of the word “red tape” is that it is a term used to describe excessive regulation that hinders timeous action or decision-making.

(b) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb) MW has recently reviewed its business processes in order to streamline all its processes for effective delivery of services. MW policies are reviewed regularly to ensure that they are still effective and relevant in achieving service delivery.

(aaa)N/A

(bbb)It should however be noted that statutory compliance takes precedence over internal processes, policies and procedures.

6.

Overberg Water

(a) (i) N/A (ii) Overberg Water is not experiencing any red tape in our engagement within and with the external stakeholders.

(b) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb) N/A

(aaa) (bbb) N/A

7.

Rand Water

(a) (ii) There is no definition of red tape in terms of the law.

(b) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb)To improve efficiencies within Rand Water’s Supply Chain Management we are continuously reviewing our systems and policies and currently participating in the review of the Preferential Procurement Act in order to improve economic transformation and participation of previously disadvantages entities in the business of Rand Water.

(aaa) (bbb) N/A

8.

Sedibeng Water

a) (i) N/A (Applicable to the department)

(ii) Red tape is when processes to approve and authorize activities of the entity are held hostage due to long authorization and approval processes.

(b) (i) The necessary processes are still undertaken as per the prescripts of the legislation and business best practices, however business processes mapping was undertaken to respond to the legislation, policies and procedure are defined to enable business efficiencies.

(ii) Systems implemented to identify red tape are

(aa) The time taken to authorize transactions is checked against the target set to authorize and process; the level of authorization required in terms of the delegated authority; the number of people who hold the requisite authority to transact (bb) reduce red tape in: (aaa) N/A (Applicable to the department) (bbb) A shared services model and automation of the business processes systems was implemented. Reviewing the delegation of authority to allow back up and acting positions taking into account the level of understanding on accountability.

9.

Umgeni Water

a) (i) N/A (ii) Red tape is when processes to approve and authorize activities of the entity are held hostage due to long authorization and approval processes.

(b) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb) Umgeni Water has developed systems of internal control that include approved policies and an articulate delegation of powers framework. The framework gives appropriate officials powers to implement decisions at various and appropriate levels.

(aaa) N/A (bbb) These systems assist the organisation to quickly dispatch resources and make business decisions without having to wait for executive and accounting authority meetings. However the accounting authority exercises appropriate oversight on decisions taken by management / officials.

10.

Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority

(a) (i) N/A (ii) TCTA is a service provider to other water management institutions.  It does not regulate (i.e. grant permission to an organisation /individual to carry out an activity) or provide a service over which it has a monopoly to others electricity water etc.

(b) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb) (aaa) (bbb) N/A The questions are, therefore, not of relevance to TCTA.

11.

Water Research Commission

(a) (ii) Definition of Red Tape. The term red tape is not used.

(b) (i) The WRC has had no specific interventions or (ii) systems implemented.

The WRC has a fairly efficient deal flow system with our research management system and while we continuously seek improvement, we have had no complaints about unnecessary red tape. The legislative requirements and regulations that apply to the WRC have been effectively integrated into the operations to ensure smooth process flows.

(aaa) (bbb) N/A

12.

Inkomati CMA

(a)(ii) Red tape is defined as complicated official rules and regulations, especially when these are considered unnecessary: excessive bureaucracy

(b) (i) (ii) (aa) (bb) Not for the entities to respond to.

(aaa) (bbb) N/A

13.

Breede-Gouritz CMA

(a) (i) N/A (ii) The BGCMA defines red tape as excessive impediments that require compliance and conformity to formal rules either in terms of established rules within the organization, policy, compliance register, regulations, Treasury Instructions or applicable legislation. These impediments can prevent the BGCMA from making a timeous decision.

(b)(i) If it is a rule or policy the BGCMA applies either a deviation route having obtained the necessary approvals but if it is the legislation there is strict compliance.

(ii)The performance process flow and compliance register define and identify areas of compliance plus the extent required to implement those.

(bb) Depending on the nature of red tape, relevant officials are given specific delegations and if it is a governance issue the Board or the Minister is approached.

(aaa) (bbb) N/A

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07 December 2015 - NW3882

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

(1)(a) When was the most recent pH level test conducted on the Olifants River and (b) what were the results; (2) what is the cause of the high acidity levels of the specified river; (3) whether she has taken any steps to remedy the situation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)The most recent pH level test conducted on the Olifants River was in September
2015.

(1)(b) The results range on average from 5.5 to 8.5.

(2) The cause of the high acidity levels of the specified river can generally be attributed to agricultural, mining and industrial activities.

(3) Yes, my Department is conducting routine and targeted compliance monitoring inspections and audits on a regular basis, and where a transgressor is found, enforcement actions are undertaken. The classification, determination of the Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) and the reserve of the Olifants River is being determined.

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07 December 2015 - NW4143

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

(1)(a) What is the estimated amount of kilometers of water pipes that were replaced in each of the metropolitan municipalities in the (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv) 2014-15 financial years and (b) what was the estimated cost of the replacement in each specified financial year; (2) how many litres of water pipeline is located in each metropolitan municipality; (3) whether each metropolitan municipality has an official pipeline replacement programme; if not, why not; if so, what are the annual targets?

Reply:

Requesting the Honorable Member to refer the question to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) who is in a better position to respond to the estimated amount of kilometers of water pipes that were replaced in each of the metropolitan municipalities.

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07 December 2015 - NW4141

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

What are the details of the infrastructure maintenance plans for the next 10 to 15 years to ensure a reduction in non-revenue water for (a) Makana in the Eastern Cape, (b) Ndwedwe in KwaZulu-Natal, (c) Letsemeng in the Free State, (d) Knysna in the Western Cape, (e) Nama Khoi in the Northern Cape, (f) Moses Kotane in the North West, (g) Emfuleni in Gauteng, (h) Polokwane in Limpopo and (i) Emalahleni in Mpumalanga local municipalities?

Reply:

Requesting the Honorable Member to refer the question to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) who is in a better position to respond to the infrastructure maintenance plans for the next 10 to 15 years to ensure a reduction in non-revenue water for the nine provinces.

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07 December 2015 - NW3958

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

(1)With regard to the upgrading of the Mkhondo Local Municipality’s waste water treatment plant in Mpumalanga, (a)(i) when did the upgrading of the specified plant commence and (ii) when is it expected to be completed, (b) what is the total cost of the upgrade to date in terms of the (i) total expected cost and (ii) actual expenditure and (c) in what category will the upgraded plant be placed; (2) whether the current staffing complement is (a) sufficient and (b) suitably qualified to operate the specified plant; if not, what steps has she taken to address this problem; if so, what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) The upgrading of the Mkhondo Local Municipality’s waste water treatment plant (WWTP) in Mpumalanga commenced on 29 June 2012.

(1)(a)(ii) The plant was completed on 30 October 2015.

(1)(b) (i) The total cost of the upgrade to date is R 65 980 058.23.

(1)(b)(ii) The total expected cost for the upgrading of the plant is R 59 159 095.50.

(1)(c) The upgraded category of the plant Inlet works and screw pump station includes the following:

  • Transfer pipeline and distribution chamber
  • Biological Reactor
  • Secondary sedimentation tanks
  • Return activated sludge (RAS) and scum pump station
  • Chlorine contract channels and dosing facility
  • Sludge handling and treatment
  • Anaerobic digesters

(2) No. The municipality is in the process of appointing a consultant for operation and maintenance for the period of two years which shall ensure sustainability and skill transfer to eight (8) process controllers for Mkhondo Waste Water Treatment Works.

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07 December 2015 - NW3957

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

(a) Which (i) metro, (ii) district and (iii) local municipalities in each province are in arrears with their payments to the relevant water boards for the (aa) 2010-11, (bb) 2011-12, (cc) 2012-13, (dd) 2013-14 and (ee) 2014-15 financial years and (b) in each case, what amount was (i) owed and (ii) overdue in terms of each specified municipality in each specified period?

Reply:

Refer to Annexure A for arrears owed to water boards for the financial years 2010/11; 2011/12; 2012/13; 2013/14 and 2014/15 and the overdue amounts in terms of each specified municipality in each specified period.

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Annexure A

1. Amatola Water

a)(i) Metro

a)(ii) District

a)(iii) Local municipality

Province

aa) 2010/11

bb) 2011/12

cc) 2012/13

dd) 2013/14

ee) 2014/15

 

b) (i) owed R

b)(ii) Overdue

b)(i) Owed R

b)(ii) R

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

 

Amathole DM

 

Eastern Cape

-

-

-

-

-

-

502 890, 56

502 890, 56

-

-

Buffalo City

   

Eastern Cape

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

5 264, 60

5 264, 60

 

Joe Gqabi DM

 

Eastern Cape

-

-

-

-

6 942, 14

6 942, 14

432 329, 37

432 329, 37

-

-

   

Makana LM

Eastern Cape

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 368 767, 75

6 368 767, 75

   

Ndlambe LM

Eastern Cape

-

-

-

-

176 362, 56

176 362, 56

-

-

3 185 568, 21

3 185 568, 21

 

OR Tambo DM

 

Eastern Cape

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3 878 657, 28

3 878 657, 28

   

Blue Crane Route LM

Eastern Cape

-

-

415 329, 45

415 329, 45

-

-

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

-

-

415 329, 45

415 329, 45

183 304, 70

183 304, 70

935 219, 93

935 219, 93

13 438 257, 84

13 438 257, 84

   

13 438 257, 84

2. Bloem Water

a)( i) Metro

a)(ii) District

a)(iii) Local municipality

Province

a)(aa) 2010/11

a)(bb) 2011/12

a)(cc) 2012/13

a)(dd) 2013/14

a)(ee) 2014/15

 

(b)(i) owed R

b)(ii) Overdue

b)(i) Owed R

b)(ii) R

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

Mangaung

   

Free State

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

46 383 541, 63

46 383 541, 63

   

Kopanong LM

Free State

13 069 448, 36

13 069 448, 36

7 927 858, 57

7 927 858, 57

17 830 428, 47

17 830 428, 47

22 028 023, 23

22 028 023, 23

 

31 015 030, 69

31 015 030, 69

   

Mantsopa LM

Free State

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

144 911, 63

144 911, 63

   

Naledi LM

Free State

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1 261 355, 86

1 261 355, 86

TOTAL

13 069 448, 36

13 069 448, 36

7 927 858, 57

7 927 858, 57

17 830 428, 47

17 830 428, 47

22 028 023, 23

22 028 023, 23

63 244 636, 77

63 244 636, 77

   

63 244 636, 77

3. Lepelle Northern Water

a)( i) Metro

a)(ii) District

a)(iii) Local municipality

Province

a)(aa) 2010/11

a)(bb) 2011/12

a)(cc) 2012/13

a)(dd) 2013/14

a)(ee) 2014/15

 

(b)(i) owed R

b)(ii) Overdue

b)(i) Owed R

b)(ii) R

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

   

Polokwane LM

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

12 986 883, 16

12 986 883, 16

   

Mogalakwena LM

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2 677 481, 72

2 677 481, 72

 

Capricorn DM

 

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3 256 776, 27

3 256 776, 27

 

Mopani DM

 

Limpopo

7 552 828, 66

7 552 828, 66

9 341 166, 95

9 341 166, 95

 

10 135 166, 14

10 135 166, 14

64 135 849, 47

64 135 849, 47

9 169 249, 92

135 380 659, 81

 

Sekhukhuni DM (Fetakgomo)

 

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

24 000 000, 00

24 000 000, 00

1 009 889, 62

4 144 805, 04

 

Sekhukhuni DM (Makhuduthamakga)

 

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2 568 796, 28

14 112 917, 78

   

Marble Hall LM

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

141 480, 04

1 003 765, 37

   

Ba-Phalaborwa LM

Limpopo

182 759 933,00

182 759 933,00

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

182 759 933, 90

   

Greater Letaba LM

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1 155 028, 19

1 155 028, 19

   

Greater Tzaneen LM

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

67 815, 15

67 815, 15

   

Lepelle-Nkumpi LM

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

985 009, 28

985 009, 28

   

Greater Tubatsi LM

Limpopo

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2 104 684, 52

11 077 581, 55

TOTAL

25 828 821, 66

25 828 821, 66

9 341 166, 95

9 341 166, 95

 

10 135 166, 14

10 135 166, 14

88 135 849, 47

88 135 849, 47

36 123 094, 15

369 608 657, 22

4. Magalies Water

a)( i) Metro

a)(ii) District

a)(iii) Local municipality

Province

a)(aa) 2010/11

a)(bb) 2011/12

a)(cc) 2012/13

a)(dd) 2013/14

a)(ee) 2014/15

 

(b)(i) owed R

b)(ii) Overdue

b)(i) Owed R

b)(ii) R

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

City of Tshwane

   

Gauteng

10 239 531, 17

7 348 018, 60

5 446 600, 72

3 707 601, 88

 

5 078 109, 68

3 156 529, 33

7 367 985, 49

-

3 915 793, 78

3 915 793, 78

   

Rustenburg LM

North West

1 721 247, 87

18 664, 69

2 327 478, 87

-

2 633 112, 02

-

2 295 830, 14

-

2 750 952, 94

2 750 952, 94

   

Thabazimbi LM

North West

7 048 455, 89

5 789 805, 61

13 776 320, 68

12 243 363, 41

12 549 904, 07

10 668 192, 80

22 293 895, 62

19 966 547, 04

21 938 457, 62

21 938 457, 62

   

Moses Kotane LM

North West

3 703 312, 21

-

4 417 074, 39

-

5 326 971, 39

-

6 249 475, 22

-

7 671 363, 30

7 671 363, 30

   

Modimolle LM

North West

1 546 512, 18

1 026 136, 33

528 700, 70

-

818 488, 18

-

633 857, 89

-

2 177 568, 61

2 177 568, 61

   

Moretele LM

North West

705 998, 09

-

1 739 558, 69

839 075, 17

3 731 282, 82

2 506 850, 75

3 310 838, 12

2 673 951, 18

1 792 971, 45

1 792 971, 45

   

Bela-Bela LM

North West

828 541, 10

381 917, 78

2 012 950, 81

1 438 208, 04

1 326 517, 06

666 660, 27

813 765, 31

-

1 046 378, 03

1 046 378, 03

   

Kgetleng LM

North West

429 293, 99

-

1 404 747, 23

599 806, 96

3 588 897, 47

3 373 510, 32

3 137 565, 86

3 114 380, 61

3 437 631, 92

3 437 631, 92

   

Madibeng LM

North West

6 882 756, 86

5 180 702, 90

8 449 517, 70

7 818 301, 13

9 272 762, 90

8 662 654, 78

4 659 765, 83

2 806 296, 11

3 114 100, 97

3 114 100, 97

TOTAL

33 105 649, 36

19 745 245, 91

40 102 949, 79

26 646 356, 59

44 326 045, 59

29 034 398, 25

50 762 979, 48

28 561 174, 94

47 845 218, 62

47 845 218, 62

   

47 845 218, 62

5. Mhlathuze Water

a)( i) Metro

a)(ii) District

a)(iii) Local municipality

Province

a)(aa) 2010/11

a)(bb) 2011/12

a)(cc) 2012/13

a)(dd) 2013/14

a)(ee) 2014/15

 

(b)(i) owed R

b)(ii) Overdue

b)(i) Owed R

b)(ii) R

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

   

uMhlathuze LM

KwaZulu-Natal

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

27 720, 00

 

Gert Sibande DM

 

KwaZulu-Natal

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1 068, 00

 

Amajuba DM

 

KwaZulu-Natal

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

uThungulu DM

 

KwaZulu-Natal

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

28 788, 00

6. Overberg Water

a)( i) Metro

a)(ii) District

a)(iii) Local municipality

Province

a)(aa) 2010/11

a)(bb) 2011/12

a)(cc) 2012/13

a)(dd) 2013/14

a)(ee) 2014/15

 

(b)(i) owed R

b)(ii) Overdue

b)(i) Owed R

b)(ii) R

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

   

Theewaterskloof LM

Western Cape

-

-

-

-

-

-

286 100, 00

1 993 698, 47

992 835, 52

1 000 862, 95

   

Hassequa LM

Western Cape

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

TOTAL

-

-

-

-

-

-

286 100, 00

1 993 698, 47

992 835, 52

1 000 862, 95

7. Rand Water

a)( i) Metro

a)(ii) District

a)(iii) Local municipality

Province

a)(aa) 2010/11

a)(bb) 2011/12

a)(cc) 2012/13

a)(dd) 2013/14

a)(ee) 2014/15

 

(b)(i) owed R

b)(ii) Overdue

b)(i) Owed R

b)(ii) R

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

City of Tshwane

   

Gauteng

7 940 276, 49

7 940 276, 49

2 601 261, 06

2 601 261, 06

6 720 777, 05

 

6 720 777, 05

3 054 550, 10

3 054 550, 10

1 857 610, 77

1 857 610, 77

Mangaung Metro

   

Free State

1 902 787, 15

1 902 787, 15

1 902 787, 15

1 902 787, 15

1 902 787, 15

1 902 787, 15

1 902 787, 15

1 902 787, 15

1 902 787, 15

1 902 787, 15

Ekurhuleni Metro

   

Gauteng

809 412, 12

809 412, 12

               
 

Sekhukhune DM

 

Mpumalanga

634 256, 34

634 256, 34

               
   

Bushbuckridge LM

Mpumalanga

-

-

       

360 689 131, 26

360 689 131, 26

470 921 289, 72

470 921 289, 72

   

Chief Albert Luthuli LM

Mpumalangaq

-

-

           

2 833 847, 23

2 833 847, 23

   

Dipaleseng LM

 

-

-

               
   

Emalahleni LM

 

-

-

1 009 566, 06

1 009 566, 06

1 009 566, 06

1 009 566, 06

1 009 566, 06

1 009 566, 06

32 496 896, 03

32 496 896, 03

   

Emfuleni Lm

Gauteng

32 116 219, 39

32 116 219, 39

9 225 961, 63

9 225 961, 63

51 699 996, 91

51 699 996, 91

74 032 097, 61

74 032 097, 61

137 530 809, 02

137 530 809, 02

 

Gert Sibande DM

 

Mpumalanga

-

-

               
   

Goven Mbeki LM

Mpumalanga

17 844 893, 69

17 844 893, 69

1 287 372, 86

1 287 372, 86

           
   

Kungwini LM

Gauteng

13 210 869, 02

13 210 869, 02

7 593 445, 62

7 593 445, 62

7 593 445, 62

7 593 445, 62

14 094 136, 38

14 094 136, 38

2 805 675, 28

2 805 675, 28

   

Lekwa LM

Gauteng

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 199 101, 99

6 199 101, 99

   

Lesedi LM

Gauteng

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3 938 278, 84

3 938 278, 84

   

Madibeng LM

North West

-

-

1 176 444, 04

1 176 444, 04

1 037 095, 71

1 037 095, 71

2 658 665, 72

2 658 665, 72

139 980, 63

139 980, 63

   

Mbombela LM

Mpumalanga

-

-

662 669, 47

662 669, 47

-

-

-

-

7 775 251, 47

7 775 251, 47

   

Merafong LM

Gauteng

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

13 090 0456, 22

13 090 0456, 22

   

Metsimaholo LM

Free State

-

-

-

-

4 928 874, 11

4 928 874, 11

9 326 866, 38

9 326 866, 38

-

-

   

Midvaal LM

Gauteng

5 207 621, 89

5 207 621, 89

-

-

-

-

28 478, 34

28 478, 34

301 125, 46

301 125, 46

   

Mkhondo LM

Mpumalanga

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1 659 865, 05

1 659 865, 05

   

Mogale LM

Gauteng

6 503 898, 06

6 503 898, 06

13 442 138, 12

13 442 138, 12

1 171 524, 42

1 171 524, 42

1 171 524, 42

1 171 524, 42

12 197 117, 14

12 197 117, 14

   

Msukaligwa LM

Mpumalanga

-

-

-

-

-

-

558 263, 56

558 263, 56

-

-

   

Ngwathe LM

Free State

85 921, 41

85 921, 41

288 373, 74

288 373, 74

1 513 660, 01

1 513 660, 01

1 371 300, 43

1 371 300, 43

-

-

   

Nkomazi LM

Mpumalanga

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7 458 805, 36

7 458 805, 36

   

Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme LM

Mpumalanga

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

14 454 379, 84

14 454 379, 84

   

Randfontein LM

Gauteng

42 875, 35

42 875, 35

4 482 138, 49

4 482 138, 49

-

-

-

-

-

-

   

Royal Bafokeng LM

North West

-

-

-

-

2 567 806, 26

2 567 806, 26

-

-

-

-

   

Thembisile LM

Mpumalanga

7 104 133, 79

7 104 133, 79

6 028 194, 03

6 028 194, 03

6 141 560, 61

6 141 560, 61

6 969 240, 72

6 969 240, 72

34 756 353, 85

34 756 353, 85

   

Umjindi LM

Mpumalanga

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3 512 803, 07

3 512 803, 07

   

Victor Khanye LM

Mpumalanga

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4 826 726, 29

4 826 726, 29

   

Westonaria LM

Gauteng

-

-

2 755 265, 70

2 755 265, 70

17 336 889, 94

17 336 889, 94

9 869 412, 49

9 869 412, 49

7 684 265, 72

7 684 265, 72

TOTAL

93 403 164, 70

93 403 164, 70

52 455 617, 97

52 455 617, 97

 

103 623 983, 85

103 623 983,85

486 736 020,62

 

486 736 020, 62

768 343 015,13

768 343 015, 13

8. Sedibeng Water

a)( i) Metro

a)(ii) District

a)(iii) Local municipality

Province

a)(aa) 2010/11

a)(bb) 2011/12

a)(cc) 2012/13

a)(dd) 2013/14

a)(ee) 2014/15

 

(b)(i) owed R

b)(ii) Overdue

b)(i) Owed R

b)(ii) R

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

 

Dr Ruth S Mompati DM

 

Northern Cape

10 331 772

7 340 812

16 360 781

11 807 293

32 772 420

28 253 059

40 568 091

36 956 571

69 121 670

59 571 346

 

Ngaka Modiri Molema DM

 

North West

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

171 662 841

171 479 675

   

Matjhabeng LM

Free State

310 772 160

288 998 373

478 329 661

452 387 926

588 398 597

564 464 674

867 786 155

836 881 474

1 218 182 660

1 181 667 926

   

Maquassi Hills LM

North West

17 792 293

15 354 056

28 195 513

25 455 921

41 061 185

38 020 402

49 188 194

45 683 162

77 194 939

73 242 725

   

Phokwane LM

Northern Cape

5 762 558

4 593 732

5 762 558

4 593 732

4 042 075

2 873 249

4 042 075

2 345 341

12 322 945

10 406 153

   

Ditsobotla LM

North West

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

39 914 648

33 561 358

   

Mahikeng LM

North West

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

182 751 485

178 660 199

   

Nama-Khoi LM

Northern Cape

7 310 477

5 774 169

22 816 982

19 046 076

40 762 755

38 623 115

58 445 314

57 012 844

77 819 232

76 523 394

   

Dikgatlong LM

Northern Cape

8 584 742

8 352 717

5 103 899

4 915 847

4 117 556

3 869 097

2 033 549

1 688 218

5 908 463

5 093 833

   

Nala LM

Free State

32 813 089

30 273 702

53 971 644

51 018 741

55 696 901

52 965 702

66 734 541

63 674 871

86 338 919

82 990 344

TOTAL

393 367 091

360 687 561

610 541 038

569 225 536

766 851 490

729 069 298

1 088 797 919

1 044 242 481

1 941 217 802

1 873 196 953

9. Umgeni Water

a)( i) Metro

a)(ii) District

a)(iii) Local municipality

Province

a)(aa) 2010/11

a)(bb) 2011/12

a)(cc) 2012/13

a)(dd) 2013/14

a)(ee) 2014/15

 

(b)(i) owed R

b)(ii) Overdue

b)(i) Owed R

b)(ii) R

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

b)(i)

b)(ii)

eThekwini

   

KwaZulu-Natal

100 628, 00

100 628, 00

99 685, 00

99 685, 00

-

-

144 612, 00

144 612, 00

157 059, 00

157 059, 00

-

 

iLembe LM

KwaZulu-Natal

4 105, 00

4 105, 00

4 448, 00

4 448, 00

-

-

15 684, 00

15 684, 00

29 817, 00

29 817, 00

   

Msunduzi LM

KwaZulu-Natal

29 772, 00

29 772, 00

30 736, 00

30 736, 00

-

-

36 059, 00

36 059, 00

39 915, 00

39 915, 00

 

Ugu DM

 

KwaZulu-Natal

8 003, 00

8 003, 00

6 325, 00

6 325, 00

-

-

7 114, 00

7 114, 00

5 303, 00

5 303, 00

 

Harry Gwala DM

 

KwaZulu-Natal

4 531, 00

4 531, 00

4 039, 00

4 039, 00

4 087, 00

4 087, 00

6 616, 00

6 616, 00

7 600, 00

7 600, 00

   

uMgungundlovu LM

KwaZulu-Natal

690, 00

690, 00

601, 00

 

601, 00

-

-

1 015, 00

1 015, 00

1 570, 00

1 570, 00

   

Siza Water

KwaZulu-Natal

3 455, 00

3 455, 00

2 989, 00

2 989, 00

1 780, 00

1 780, 00

4 309, 00

4 309, 00

3 983, 00

3 983, 00

TOTAL

151 184, 00

151 184, 00

148 823, 00

148 823, 00

151 184, 00

151 184, 00

148 823, 00

148 823, 00

 

245 247, 00

 

245 247, 00

07 December 2015 - NW3812

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

(1)With regard to the 29 notices that were issued for non-compliance by Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Area in the 2014-15 financial year, what was the (a) name of the institution to whom the non-compliance notice was issued and (b) outcome of each notice; (2) with regard to the 31 directives that were issued for non-compliance in the 2014-15 financial year, what was the (a) name of the institution against which the directive was issued and (b) outcome of each directive; (3) (a) how many (i) notices for non-compliance and (ii) directives were issued during the period 1 May 2015 to 30 September 2015, (b) against whom were the notices issued and (c) what was the outcome of each notice?

Reply:

(1) Refer to Annexure A for the list of notices that were issued for non-compliance by Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Area in the 2014-15 financial year.

(2) Refer to Annexure B for the list of directives that were issued for non-compliance in the 2014-15 financial year.

(3)(a)(i) One (1) notice of compliance was issued during the period 1 May to 30 September 2015.

(3)(a)(ii) No directives were issued during the date in question.

(3)(b) The notice was issued against Mbombela LM (SembcorpSilulumanzi).

(3)(c) The matter is not yet resolved.

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Annexure A

 

NOTICES 2014/2015

 

No.

(a) Name of institution

(b) Outcome

1

Barberton Mine: Sheba Gold Mine: Discharge of partially treated sewage and engaging in unlawful water use activity

Not Resolved

2

York Timber Sabie Mill: Discharge of partially treated wastewater

Not Resolved

3

Chief Albert Luthuli LM: Elukwatini WWTW Discharge of partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

4

Msukaligwa LM: Breyton WWTW Discharge of partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

5

Bushbuckridge LM: Dwarsloop WWTW Discharge of partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

6

Bushbuckridge LM: Shopping Complex Sewer pipeline overflow

Resolved

7

Mbombela LM: Hillsview pump station sewer overflow

Resolved

8

Mbombela LM: Hazyview WWTW Discharge of partially treated sewage

Resolved

9

Department of Public Works: Tonga Hospital WWTW

Not Resolved

10

Mbombela LM: Manhole overflow at Hillsview

Resolved

11

NKK Colliery: Failing to take measures to prevent pollution

Not Resolved

12

Bushbuckridge LM: Acornhoek Ponds, blockage of sewer pipeline

Resolved

13

Bushbuckridge LM: Acornhoek Police Station Ponds sewer line

Resolved

14

Chief Albert Luthuli LM: Carolina WWTW pump station sewer overflow

Not Resolved

15

ThabaChweu LM: Manhole overflow along the railway line

Resolved

16

Bushbuckridge LM: Thulamahashi Section manhole overflow

Resolved

17

Chief Albert Luthuli LM: Silobela pump station overflow

Not Resolved

18

Bushbuckridge LM: Thulamahashi Section A sewer pipeline overflow

Resolved

19

Mbombela LM: Telkom Pumpstation sewage spillage

Resolved however sewer line still poses challenges

20

National Dept of Public Works: Barberton Prison Farm WWTW: irrigating with waste

Not Resolved

21

Dept of Public Works: Bongani Hospital WWTW: Discharge of partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

22

Dayzenza Plaza WWTW: Discharge of effluent to a wetland

Not Resolved

23

Sembcorp Silulumanzi: Kingsvale WWTW: Discharge of partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

24

Chief Albert Luthuli LM: Ekulindeni WWTW raw sewage overflow from a manhole

Not Resolved

25

Barberton Mines: Sheba Gold Mine: failing to take measures to prevent pollution

Not Resolved

26

Barberton Mines: Fairview Mines: engaging in water use activities without authorisation

Not Resolved

27

Exxaro Coal: Strathrae Colliery: failing to take measure to prevent pollution

Not Resolved

28

Nkomati Anthracite: Madadeni operations: failure to take reasonable measures to prevent pollution

Not Resolved

29

Sappi Ngodwana: failure to comply to license condition regarding the effluent quality used for irrigation

Not Resolved

30

Transnet Freight Rail: diesel spillage

Resolved

Annexure B

 

DIRECTIVES 2014/2015

 

No.

(a) Name of institution

(b) Outcome

1

Department of Public Works: Louiville WWTW

Not Resolved

2

Bushbuckridge LM: Mkhuhlu WWTW

Not Resolved

3

Dept of Public Works: Shongwe Hospital WWTW

Not Resolved

4

Bushbuckridge LM: Mangwazi Bio disk WWTW

Not Resolved

5

Emakhazeni LM: EmakhazeniWWTw

Not Resolved

6

Bushbuckridge LM: Maviljane Ponds

Not Resolved

7

Transnet Fright Rail: Rock Phosphate Spillage

Resolved

8

Marrian Industrial Estate: Diesel Spillage

Resolved

9

Bushbuckridge LM: Maviljane township Manhole overflow

Resolved

10

Eastside Coal company: discharge of polluted water from the RWD into the SwartwaterSpruit

Partially Resolved

11

Droogvallei Rail Siding Company: overflow of pollution control dam

Resolved

12

Nkomazi LM: Sewage overflow from manhole

Resolved

13

Jab Dried Fruits Products, illegal wastewater discharge

 

14

Pembani Coal Carolina: Backfilling a pit with discard

Resolved

15

Bushbuckridge LM: Thulamashi WWTW discharge of partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

16

Bushbuckridge LM: Tintswalo WWTW: Discharge of partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

17

Msukaligwa LM: Breyten WWTW discharge of partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

18

National Dept of Public works. Oshoek WWTW: Discharge of partially treated sewage

Resolved

19

Public Works: Shongwe Hospital, Sewage overflow from the ponds to the river

Not Resolved

20

Mbombela LM: Hazyview WWTW, discharge of partially treated sewage

Resolved

21

Chief Albert Luthuli LM: sewage spillage at Silobela pump station

Not Resolved

22

Mbombela LM: Kabokweni Ridge and Bhejukufa pump station overflow

Resolved

23

ThabaChweu LM: Graskop WWTW: raw sewage leakage

Resolved

24

Dept of public works: Tonga Hospital: Discharge of partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

25

Chief Albert Luthuli LM: Carolina Wastewater pump station: Overflow of raw sewage

Not Resolved

26

Ilanga Eggs: disposal of waste into the environment

Not Resolved

27

Mbombela Local Municipality: Rocky’s drift WWTW: discharging partially treated sewage

Not Resolved

28

Pembani Coal Mine: Directive to put measures to prevent pollution

Not Resolved

29

Jab Dried Fruit Product: Illegal Discharge of Effluent

Not Resolved

30

Mbombela LM: Municipal sewer line spillage at Bhejukufa

Resolved

31

Bushbuckridge LM: Dwarsloop WWTW: Discharge of partially treated effluent

Not Resolved

07 December 2015 - NW3811

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

(1)What are the locations of the 200 monitoring sites sampled on a monthly basis to assist in decision making within the Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Area; (2) whether as a result of the monitoring any problem areas have been identified; if so, which areas; (3) what (a) are the names of the wastewater treatment plants in the specified area and (b) is the Green Drop status of each specified plant; (4) what was the outcome of river health monitoring assessments in the specified area; (5) whether any steps have been taken against polluters within the specified area; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) names of the polluters and (b) relevant details of any criminal charges that have been laid against the specified polluters?

Reply:

(1) Refer to Annexure A for locations of the 200 monitoring sampled sites within the Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Area.

(2) Refer to the table below for problem areas that have been identified:

Catchment

Specified Area

SABIE-SAND CATCHMENT

Sabie Town

 

Mkhuhlu

 

Dwarsloop

 

Thulamahashe

 

Bushbuckridge

 

Acornhoek

CROCODILE RIVER CATCHMENT

Emthonjeni

 

WatervalBoven

 

Ngodwana

 

White River

 

Rocky's drift

 

Kabokweni

 

Kanyamazane

 

Barberton

 

Louieville

 

Malelane

 

Hectorspruit

 

Komatipoort

UPPER KOMATI CATCHMENT

Seepage from Union Colliery

 

Tributary of boesmanspruit at Tselentis Colliery

 

Downstream of Tselentis Discard Dumps

 

Coastal fuel @ Witkrans Seepage

 

Carolina sewage Discharge point

 

Elukwatini

LOWER KOMATI CATCHMENT

Driekoppies

 

Tonga Hospital WWTW

 

Tonga Ponds

 

Ka-Maqhekeza

USUTHU CATCHMENT

Piet Retief

 

Heyshope Dam (Downstream of Kangra mine)

 

Amsterdam

 

Assegai

(3) Refer to the table below for the names of the wastewater treatment plants in the specified area:

Requesting the Honorable Member to note that the report of the Blue and Green Drop reports, has been submitted to Cabinet for approval in line with the exercise of executive authority in terms of section 85 of the Constitution hence the information cannot be provided at this point.

Catchment

Name of the wwtw plants

SABIE-SAND CATCHMENT

Sabie WWTW

 

Hazyview WWTW

 

Mkhuhlu WWTW

 

Dwarsloop

 

Thulamahashe

CROCODILE RIVER CATCHMENT

Emthonjeni sewage

 

WatervalBoven sewage

 

(Sappi Ngodwana) Bambi on Elands Rriver

 

White River WWTW

 

Rocky's drift sewage

 

Kabokweni WWTW

 

Kanyamazane WWTW

 

Barberton WWTW

 

Louieville WWTW Final Discharge

 

Mhlatiplaas WWTW final exit

 

Mhlatikop WWTW

 

Hectorspruit WWTW

 

Komatipoort WWTW

UPPER KOMATI CATCHMENT

Carolina WWTW

 

Elukwatini sewage Pump Station

 

U/S of Elukwatini Pump Station

 

ElukwatiniWWTW

LOWER KOMATI CATCHMENT

Shongwe Hospital WWTW

 

Tonga Hospital WWTW

 

Tonga Ponds

 

Ka-Maqhekeza Plaza sewage package plants

USUTHU CATCHMENT

Mkhondo WWTW

 

Amsterdam WWTW

(4) The selection of monitoring sites for river health is completely different from chemical monitoring program. While the selection of monitoring sites for chemical monitoring program is activity based and seeks to establish the impact of land-based activities on the quality of water resources, the selection of monitoring sites for river health purposes looks at the reference conditions that best mimic the natural conditions of the river before development took place. The monitoring points for these respective monitoring programs are therefore far apart from each other in most instances and although it is possible to attribute the health of the river to the quality of the resource, it is not always accurate since it is not activity-based. Hence the number of monitoring sites for the River Health programme are fewer compared to those for chemical monitoring. The eco-status of the various catchment within the Inkomati-Usuthu Water Management Area are summarised below per catchment.

Sabie Catchment – 15 of 20 sites were monitored along the length of the Sabie River (mainstream) from source till it enters the Kruger National Park was recorded to be at category B and even A in some places which is almost pristine. The head-waters of the Sabie River showed degraded eco-status and improved as the river continues downstream, contrary to the norm where the head-waters are more pristine and tend to deteriorate as the river progresses downstream. A detailed study of the upper reaches of the catchment revealed that the impact on the eco-status in the head-waters emanates from the poor maintenance of the road networks in the forestry plantations causing high sedimentation and increased turbidity.

The moderately impacted to near pristine eco-status is attributed to the high flow of water in this river which provides adequate dilution for partially treated waste water discharged into the river. However, in areas where wastewater treatment works discharge partially treated waste, there has also been impact associated with the low levels of dissolved oxygen that results from the high organic loads that utilize oxygen to be broken down. This phenomenon is shown by the high prevalence of air breathing taxa (micro-organisms) recorded and conversely low prevalence of those taxa that get dissolved oxygen from water. These taxa were negatively affected by low levels of dissolved oxygen which occurs as a result of high organic loads found in partially treated domestic waste water. The Sabie River Eco-Status study was conducted in 2012/13.

Crocodile Catchment – 15 of 18 sites were monitored along the length of the Crocodile River (main stem) from source till it enters Mozambique was recorded to be at category C and with 3 sites at category B/C. The level of development in this catchment is extremely high and composed of industry, mining, irrigated agriculture and wastewater treatment works. Two of the tree sites that are rated at category B/C are just upstream of Nelspruit. From Nelspruit down towards the border of Mozambique, the eco-status remains at category C. This is the stretch that contains the highest number of wastewater treatment works in this catchment. The Crocodile River Eco-Status study was conducted in 2013/14.

Komati Catchment – 23 of 31 sites were monitored along the length of the Komati River (mainstream) from source till it enters Mozambique was recorded to be at category C and with 5 sites recording B category and 3 sites at category D. The level of degradation in this catchment is higher due to mining development but not necessarily wastewater treatment works. There are actually fewer wastewater treatment works in this catchment than in both the Sabie and the Crocodile Catchments. The Komati River Eco-Status study was conducted in 2014/15.

Usuthu Catchment – Assessment currently underway and will be completed in the first quarter of 2016/17 financial year.

(5) Yes, steps have been taken against those activities that negatively impact on the water resources including issuing of notices and directives as well as opening of criminal cases and the details of the latter are presented in the table below:

Name of the Polluter (a)

Case Number

Reasons for such actions

Maviljan Ponds (Bushbuckridge Municipality)

Case 127/08/2014

Continuous discharge of partially treated sewage into a water resource.

Thulamahashe WWTW (Bushbuckridge Local Municipality)

Case 89/02/2014

Continuous discharge of partially treated sewage into a water resource

Carolina WWTW (Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality)

Case 57/09/2015

Continuous discharge of partially treated sewage into a water resource

Hillsview Pump Station

Case 35/07/2014

Continuous overflow of raw sewage into the water resource.

Twin City Hazyview (Mbombela Local Municipality)

Case 112/02/2014

Continuous overflow of raw sewage into the water resource

TTC manhole (ThabaChweu Local Municipality)

Case 11/05/2014

Continuous overflow of raw sewage into the water resource

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20 November 2015 - NW3881

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

(1)With reference to the Wastewater Risk Abatement Plan (W2RAP) of August 2010, (a) which five municipalities are considered to be the most at risk and (b) what is the nature (i) of such risks and (ii) for high risk areas; (2) whether she has implemented any intervention measures to address the risk factors; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) No municipalities have been reported to be at risk.

(2) The Wastewater Risk Abatement Plan (W2RAP) of August 2010 was developed only as a municipality managerial tool to assist municipalities to take ownership of the plans in order to identify and mitigate against risks in their wastewater services.

The W2RAP was not intended to categorise which municipalities are highest at risk but instead it was intended to assist them to know the risks in their daily operations and make plans to mitigate against such risks.

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20 November 2015 - NW3469

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What total amount of the R300 million that was provided to KwaZulu-Natal for drought relief has been spent, (b) what amount was spent in each affected municipality and (c) what are the relevant details of the specific relief that was provided through the specified funds in respect of each municipality?

Reply:

(a) A total of R443.765 million has been allocated by my Department for drought interventions for KwaZulu-Natal Province. The amount of this R172.219 million has been spent as follows:

  • R66,9 million on the purchase of 45 water tankers;
  • R19,733 million payments being processed; and
  • R85,512 million already paid.

(c) A summary of the amounts spent in each Municipality is provided in Table 1 below. Refer to Table 2 for expenditure for each project type in each Water Services Authority.

Table 1: Drought relief funding see the link below:

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/RNW3469-151120.doc

(c) The drought relief interventions include the following different project types:

  • purchase of water tankers
  • installation of static water tanks
  • spring protection
  • refurbishment and upgrade of water supply systems
  • development of boreholes
  • water tanker rental
  • interim water tanker rental
  • programme management

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Table 2 below indicates the expenditure for each project type in each Water Services Authority.

Table 2: KwaZulu-Natal drought intervention budget and expenditure: see the link

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/RNW3469-151120.doc

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20 November 2015 - NW3716

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

Whether, with reference to her reply to oral question 315 on 19 August 2015, she communicated the date for the release of the Blue and Green Drop reports by 30 September 2015; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will she release the specified reports; if so, (i) when and (ii) what is the release date?

Reply:

My response to oral question 315 on 19 August 2015 indicated that I will possibly communicate the date for release by the end of September 2015, however, I have not yet communicated the date for the release of the Blue and Green Drop reports, as it is still due to be submitted to Cabinet for approval in line with the exercise of executive authority in terms of section 85 of the Constitution.

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20 November 2015 - NW3808

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

(1)With regard to the Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project for abstraction works and pump station in the west side of the Crocodile River near Thabazimbi and the pipeline to Steenbokpan and Lephalale, what is the (a) progress and (b) time frame for the completion of the (i) environmental impact assessment and (ii) engineering design of the specified (aa) project and (bb) pipeline; (2) how many million cubic metres of water will be required; (3) (a) when will construction start and (b) what is the (i) envisaged completion date and (ii) total cost of the specified project; (4) is Eskom making a contribution to the cost of the specified project; if not, why not; if so, (a) what amount and (b)(i) when and (ii) how will payment be made?

Reply:

(1) Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project 2 is at the planning stage. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process started in July 2015 with the appointment of an EIA consultant. In parallel, DWS is finalising the Post Feasibility Bridging Study Report. This will be used as input to inform the design process. The EIA is planned for completion in January 2017. Engineering designs for both the project and the pipeline are expected to be completed in September 2016, if the design starts in November 2015.

(2) The provisional approved capacity is 75 million cubic meters per year.

(3) Construction is envisaged to start in September 2017.The envisaged completion date is September 2023, but the Water Delivery is envisaged for May 2022. The capital cost of the project is budgeted at R 12 000 million.

(4) Yes, the project is largely to be funded off-budget through loans raised by TCTA. Eskom is an off-taker whereby they commit in a water supply agreement to contribute to the cost of the project for their proportional off-take from the system through water tariffs. 

Furthermore, the Department of Energy is standing in for the future energy users to ensure that the infrastructure is sized appropriately to meet the demands of future users.

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20 November 2015 - NW3810

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

(1)(a) To which catchment management agencies has her department delegated the authority to issue water use licenses and (b) on what conditions; (2) what is the process according to which a water use license is issued by (a) a catchment management agency and (b) her department; (3) whether her department is considering to extend this authority to other entities; if not, why not; if so, (a) which entities and (b) on what conditions?

Reply:

(1)(a) Inkomati-Usuthu and Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agencies has been delegated to issue water use licenses.

(1)(b) The delegations are subject to conditions set out below:

  1. Access to the WARMS and any other system that might be required to support the functions hereunder and can readily interface with the Department’s systems;
  2. A protocol/an action plan to coordinate water user’s activities and foster cooperation between institutions;
  3. A Job descriptions of positions, that will be implementing the process contained in this delegation, are in place; and
  4. CMA, must ─
  5. submit quarterly reports to my Department; and
  6. report any change in the capacity and skills referred to in condition (a) above

(2)(a) If an applicant intends to apply for a water use license or has submitted application forms, the process for issuing water use application is as follows:

  • The applicant is to be consulted by a Technical Officer to ascertain the water uses and the activities that need authorization and to determine the extent of the activities.
  • A pre-application consultation meeting is conducted by the Water Use Licence Application (WULA), and the applicant is advised on the different water uses.
  • Applicant submits application to a Technical Officer, where after it is referred to a WULA assessor to check it for completeness and correctness. If the application is incomplete, it is returned to the applicant, if complete a reference number is generated, the application is acknowledged and registered on the licensing system.
  • A WULA Assessor assesses the application and prepares a draft Record of Recommendation (ROR).
  • A draft ROR and draft licence/decline letter is presented to the Provincial Water User Authorisation Assessment Advisory Committee (WUAAAC) for input. Comments are incorporated into the draft ROR and drance licence/decline letter. The key function of the Provincial WUAAC is to advise Assessors and will minimum meet twice per month.
  • A final ROR and licence/decline letter is drafted and referred to a Reviewer for quality control. The Reviewer checks the quality of the documentation and whether the Business process was followed as prescribed.
  • If approved the licence/decline letter is posted to the applicant by the Technical Officer and forwarded to the Water Authorisation Registration Management System (WARMS) for registration in the system.

(2)(b) The process for water use licensing for the CMA and the Department is the same process outlined in number 2a

(3)(a) Berg-Olifants, Pongola-Umzimkhulu, Vaal, Olifants, Limpopo-North West, Orange and Mzimvubu-Tsitsikamma Catchment Management Agencies.

(3)(b) Refer to (2)(a) above.

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20 November 2015 - NW3838

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

(1)What is the difference between her department’s War on Leaks programme and the Unemployed Youth Skills Development project; (2) (a) what is the current budget allocation for the Unemployed Youth Skills Development project, (b) how many persons are currently trainees in the specified project, (c) in which municipalities are the specified persons employed, (d) how many (i) males and (ii) females are part of the specified project, (e) what is their remuneration and (f) what (i) specific skills are being transferred and (ii) are the terms and conditions of employment?

Reply:

(1) The War on Leaks project aims to decrease water leaks by training unemployed youth / citizens to improve the overall water use efficiency within municipalities, communities and households whereas the objective of the unemployed youth skills development project is to support South African youth with skills development and opportunities to community service. The unemployed youth skills development project is run by the Department of Public Works and the National Youth Development Agency.

(2)(a) Requesting the Honorable member to refer the question to the Minister of Public Works who will be in a better position to respond to these questions on the Unemployment Skills Development project.

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20 November 2015 - NW3845

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

Whether her department has any plans in place of supplying clean and safe water for human consumption to communities that are residing near the Nandoni Dam who are still drawing water from the water canals?

Reply:

The surrounding communities at the Nandoni Dam are receiving water from the Nandoni Water Treatment Works (WTW). The Nandoni Dam does not have canals which are accessible to the communities. The Nandoni WTW abstracts raw water from the Nandoni Dam, where it is treated through flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and chlorination processes. The treated water is then clean and safe for human consumption. The water that is used to clean filters at the plant through backwashing process is transported through canals which are still located within the yard of the plant and cannot be accessed by the communities.

The completed first phase of the Water Treatment Works is 60 ML/day and presently operating at 35ML/day because other parts of the pipeline Mavambe to Vuwani (NR7) and Valdezia to Mowkop are still under construction. The Nandoni WTW is currently serving 40 villages. Bulk Water is distributed to the communities through pump stations, pipelines (NN20B, NR5, NR6 and NR7) and command/main reservoirs. Water supply is reticulated to the households’ connection and communal taps. The Vhembe District Municipality as the Water Service Authority (WSA) has the plans to upgrade the available systems to ensure water is received at a higher level.

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20 November 2015 - NW3877

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

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 356 on 1 April 2015, her department will proceed with the construction of the wastewater treatment plant in Thabazimbi, Limpopo; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) will (a) Anglo American and (b) Northam Platinum Ltd still fund the specified project; if not, (i) why not in each case and (ii) how will the specified project be funded; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) will the R21 million already spent on the specified project be recovered; if not, why not; if so, how; (4) whether the current structure will still be used, despite the corrosion of steal in the concrete structure that has occurred?

Reply:

(1) Yes, my Department will proceed with the construction of the wastewater treatment works. Feasibility study on what needs to be done on existing wastewater treatment works has been conducted. The Thabazimbi Municipality is finalising the appointment of a service provider which will be done on or before 30 November 2015.

(1)(a) The Anglo American Platinum will fund the entire project. The Anglo American Platinum is finalising an agreement with the Department of Local Government and Housing. The project will be funded through B.O.T (Build Operate Transfer) and the Thabazimbi Municipality will enter into a project agreement with Anglo American Platinum.

(1)(b) The Northam Platinum Ltd will not fund the project as the entire project funding will be funded by Anglo American Platinum.

(2) No, the R21 million already spent on the project will not be recovered because the funds were donated as part of the Social Labour Plan (SLP).

(3) The current structure will still be used as it is still in good condition. The corrosion will not affect the operation of the structure, as the municipality is continuing maintaining the structure.

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20 November 2015 - NW3882

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

(1)(a) When was the most recent pH level test conducted on the Olifants River and (b) what were the results; (2) what is the cause of the high acidity levels of the specified river; (3) whether she has taken any steps to remedy the situation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a)The most recent pH level test conducted on the Olifants River was in September
2015.

(1)(b) The results range on average from 5.5 to 8.5.

(2) The cause of the high acidity levels of the specified river can generally be attributed to agricultural, mining and industrial activities.

(3) Yes, my Department is conducting routine and targeted compliance monitoring inspections and audits on a regular basis, and where a transgressor is found, enforcement actions are undertaken. The classification, determination of the Resource Quality Objectives (RQOs) and the reserve of the Olifants River is being determined.

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20 November 2015 - NW3883

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

(1)What is the (a) current risk status of the Kwena Dam in Mpumalanga and (b) reason for the specified risk; (2) (a) when was the most recent water quality test done at the specified dam and (b) what was the result of the specified test?

Reply:

(1)(a) The current risk is that, the Kwena Dam volume is dropping rapidly; on Monday 26 October 2015 the dam volume was 74% full.

(1)(b) Due to significantly below normal rainfall and the extreme high temperatures currently being experienced in the Inkomati Water Management Area, river flow levels in the Crocodile River are extremely low.

(2)(a) The most recent water quality test for the Kwena Dam was done in October 2015. It should be noted that water quality tests are done on monthly basis.

(2)(b) The water quality results for October 2015 have not been received yet from the laboratory that does the analysis. However, the water quality results for the month of September 2015 are indicated on the table 1 below:

Table 1

Variables

September results

   

Electrical conductivity

12.6 mS/m

pH

7.25 pH units

Iron

0.63 µg/l

Manganese

0.14 µg/l

Escherichia coli

4 counts/100ml

Ammonia Nitrogen

0.082 mg/l

Nitrate +Nitrite

0.27 mg/l

Orthophosphate

0.2 mg/l

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20 November 2015 - NW3884

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

With regard to the amount of R352 million allocated to the drought-stricken municipalities of KwaZulu-Natal, (a) how was this amount determined and (b) what audit or study was used to determine the amount required to alleviate the effects of the drought?

Reply:

(a) Following the Premier’s declaration of a Provincial State of Disaster in selected Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal, I as the Minister of Water and Sanitation issued a Directive to my Director-General on 20 December 2014 to provide R352.4 million for interventions to mitigate the impact of the drought. The amount was determined at a meeting between my Director-General, Head of Department of the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) and the Water Services Authorities (WSAs) on
8 December 2014.

The Provincial Department of CoGTA collected, collated and co-ordinated the evaluation of the WSAs implementation plans. The provincial Drought Relief Implementation Plan dated 22 January 2015 highlighted that an estimated R669.7 million was required to alleviate the drought in the Province and an application for the balance of the funding was made to National Disaster Management Centre.

(b) The WSAs submitted their implementation plans to the CoGTA who then coordinated the evaluation of the plans.

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20 November 2015 - NW3902

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether her department has concluded any contract with any companies in South Africa or abroad to turn acid mine water into potable water or, at least, into water that is suitable for use by industries and agriculture so that such water can be discharged into streams, and as compensation for that set a tariff to be earned by such contracting companies for each kilolitre of processed water; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) names of the companies and (b) details of the agreement; (2) whether she will make a statement on the prospects of making acid mine water into a viable economic venture rather than the liability it is perceived to be at present?

Reply:

(1) No, my Department has not entered into a contract with any company for the specific purpose of directing acid mine drainage water (AMD) into potable, industrial or agricultural use. As an interim measure for AMD mitigation in the Witwatersrand gold fields, my Department’s entity, the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA), has appointed service providers to treat (neutralise) AMD for discharge into river systems. This intervention is necessary for water resource protection and averting other AMD- associated risks on the environment. For the service currently provided, no tariff is set and service providers are strictly reimbursed for the operation and maintenance cost incurred during AMD treatment.

(1)(a) The names of the companies appointed by the TCTA are Sibanye Gold and Proxa.

(1)(b) Sibanye Gold and Proxa, tasked with operation and maintenance of the Western Basin AMD Plant in Randfontein, Gauteng; and the Central Basin AMD Plant in Germiston, Gauteng, respectively, perform neutralisation of AMD for discharge into river systems, thus ensuring water resource and environmental protection.

(2) I am presently considering a host of information centered on inter alia, technical, legal, financial and institutional matters necessary for a long-term project that is capable of directing AMD into beneficial (economic) uses. I will pronounce my Department’s position thereto once the internal appraisal processes are concluded and all risks fully quantified and understood.

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20 November 2015 - NW3914

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

With reference to the declaration of the province of KwaZulu-Natal as a disaster area on 30 October 2015, (a) what are the relevant details of the allocation of drought-relief assistance that will immediately be made available to provide drought relief to drought-stricken areas in the province and (b) what are the relevant details of any other departmental strategies that are in place to provide assistance to municipalities in the province which are struggling to provide relief because of a scarcity of resources?

Reply:

(a) In December 2014, my Department made an allocation of R354.2 million to assist with the mitigation of the impacts of the drought in KwaZulu-Natal. Additional funding has been made available (refer to the latest detailed Drought Intervention Budgets allocations attached as Appendix1).

(b) In November 2015, the Honourable Premier declared a Provincial State of Disaster due to the impacts of the drought in nine (9) of the ten (10) District Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal. In terms of the Disaster Management Act, the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) is responsible for the overall disaster management.

My Department’s strategy includes the following:

  • The implementation of drought operating rules for ten (10) water supply schemes in KwaZulu-Natal. Drought operating rules are scientific tools used as a guide to manage the water resource(s) to protect it from failure by restricting water used during low flows in order to ensure that the water supply for essential water users e.g. basic human consumption can always be met. My Department gazetted water restrictions on 3 July 2015 and is monitoring the success of the restrictions and assisting with the development of alternative augmentation options where necessary.
  • Ensuring System and District level Joint Operations Committees are established and regular meetings held in order to determine the necessary drought interventions and monitor the implementation thereof.
  • Assisting the Water Services Authorities and Water Boards in the provision of water through the reprioritisation of R502 million for drought intervention projects.
  • Assisting the Water Services Authorities with the provision of water through the supply and operation of 45 water tankers.
  • Assisting the Department of CoGTA with the evaluation of water services authority intervention plans for inclusion into a Provincial Business Plan for the application to the National Disaster Management Centre for additional support.

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Appendix 1: Drought Intervention Budgets see the link below:

http://www.pmg.org.za/files/RNW3914-151120.doc

 

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13 November 2015 - NW3884

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

With regard to the amount of R352 million allocated to the drought-stricken municipalities of KwaZulu-Natal, (a) how was this amount determined and (b) what audit or study was used to determine the amount required to alleviate the effects of the drought?

Reply:

(a) Following the Premier’s declaration of a Provincial State of Disaster in selected Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal, I as the Minister of Water and Sanitation issued a Directive to my Director-General on 20 December 2014 to provide R352.4 million for interventions to mitigate the impact of the drought. The amount was determined at a meeting between my Director-General, Head of Department of the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) and the Water Services Authorities (WSAs) on
8 December 2014.

The Provincial Department of CoGTA collected, collated and co-ordinated the evaluation of the WSAs implementation plans. The provincial Drought Relief Implementation Plan dated 22 January 2015 highlighted that an estimated R669.7 million was required to alleviate the drought in the Province and an application for the balance of the funding was made to National Disaster Management Centre.

(b) The WSAs submitted their implementation plans to the CoGTA who then coordinated the evaluation of the plans.

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02 November 2015 - NW2368

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

(1)With reference to each of the 269 cases of non-compliance investigated by her department as indicated in the Financial and Non-Financial Fourth Quarter Progress Report for the 2014-15 financial year, what (a) are the relevant details of each case, (d) is the date of each complaint, (c) is the current status and (d) is the outcome of each case; (2) whether the investigations led to any criminal charges being laid; if not, why not; if so, (a) for which cases and (b) what is the current status of each complaint?

Reply:

(1) Refer to Annexure A which depicts details of cases investigated, the dates of each complaint received with current status and the outcome of each case.

(2) Thirteen (13) cases out of the Two Hundred and Ninety Six (296) investigated resulted in criminal charges being laid for non-compliance to the prescript of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998), Annexure B depicts cases with criminal charges and their current status.

The actual names of the facilities investigated cannot be furnished as it shall prejudice the outcome of the administrative action and criminal prosecution by the Department, which is sub judice according to the National Prosecution Authority

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Annexure A

CASES OF NON-COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATED FOR THE 2014/2015 FINANCIAL YEAR

No

Unique Case Identification

  1. Relevant details
  1. Date of receipt
  1. Current status
  1. Outcome
   

Contravention

Provincial Office

Sector

     
 

CMS 70048

Section 19, 21 (a);(b)(c)(i)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

15/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive, a Directive was issued and Criminal Case was opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70061

Section 19, 21 (a);(b)(c)(i)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

15/10/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70066

Section 19, 21 (a);(c)(i)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

15/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70063

Section 21 (a)

Northern Cape

Agriculture

08/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70062

Section 21 (a);(b);(c)& (i)

Northern Cape

Mining

24/11/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70058

Section 19

Northern Cape

Government

12/09/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70068

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(c)(i);(g)&(j)

Northern Cape

Mining

26/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70075

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(c)(i);(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

26/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70069

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(b);(c)(i)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

27/01/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70071

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(b);(f)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

26/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70072

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(b)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

26/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70074

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(b)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

26/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70088

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(b)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

28/01/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70089

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(b)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

28/01/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70092

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(b)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

28/01/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70096

Section 19

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Northern Cape

Mining

09/09/2014

Criminal Case was opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70035

Section 19; 21(b) (c) & (i)

Northern Cape

Mining

09/09/2014

Criminal Case was opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70038

Section 19; 21 (a); (c);(g) &(i)

Northern Cape

Mining

14/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70036

Section 21 (b) & (g)

Northern Cape

Mining

28/01/2015

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70087

Section 19; 21 (a);(b)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

26/11/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70046

Section 19; 21 (c)&(i)

Northern Cape

Mining

28/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70064

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(b)&(g)

Northern Cape

Industry

06/10/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70047

Section 19

Section 21 (b)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

25/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70040

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(f)&(g)

Northern Cape

Water Services Authorities

26/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40052

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

04/04/2014

No sand mining activities taking place on site

The case has been closed

 

CMS 40058

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

01/10/2014

A Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40063

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Industry

04/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40110

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

5/14/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40051

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

01/16/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40054

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

02/16/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40055

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

05/27/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40043

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

05/28/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40067

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/04/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40119

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

9/10/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40066

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

04/7/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40065

Section 19

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

05/30/2014

Water use activities were observed on site.

Case has been closed.

 

CMS 40127

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

07/02/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40122

Section 21(a)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

08/01/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40118

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/20/2014

A Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40071

Section 21(a)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Industry

09/05/2014

Volumes abstracted fall within the limits of the General Authorisation

Case has been resolved

 

CMS 40070

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

09/17/2014

A non compliance letter was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40044

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

 

A Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40045

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40046

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40047

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40048

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40049

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40050

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40076

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

9/12/2014

No unlawful water use activities were observed on site.

Case has been resolved

 

CMS 40077

Section 21 (a) (b) (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Water Services Authority

10/12/2014

A non compliance letter was issued.

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40072

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Industry

09/22/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40084

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Water Services Authority

10/13/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40124

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

10/31/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40085

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Water Services Authority

12/2/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40097

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

01/15/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40098

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

01/29/2015

No unlawful water use activities were observed on site.

Case has been closed

 

CMS 40086

Section 21 (a)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Industry

02/18/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40103

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

02/20/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40104

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

02/20/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40105

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Agriculture

02/20/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40053

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

05/16/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40060

Section 20

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Industry

12/26/2014

No water uses observed on site

Case has been closed

 

CMS 40091

Section 19

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Industry

02/16/2015

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50031

Section 21 (a)(b) (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

17/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50039

Section 21 (a)(b) (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

28/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50040

Section 21 (a)(b) (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

20/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50034

Section 21 (a)(b) (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

17/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50035

Section 21 (a)(b) (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

17/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50036

Section 21 (a)(b) (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

17/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50028

Section 21 (a)(b) (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

18/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50033

Section 21 (a)(b) (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

18/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50037

Section 19

Limpopo

Industry

13/05/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50032

Section 19; 21 (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

09/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50029

Section 19

Limpopo

Government

09/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50038

Section 19; 21 (a)(b)(e)&(g)

Limpopo

Agriculture

10/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50014

Section 19

Limpopo

Water Services Authority

10/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50043

Section 19

Limpopo

Industry

14/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50030

Section 21(a)

Limpopo

Agriculture

20/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 50041

Section 21(b)

Limpopo

Tourism

05/12/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60315

Section 21(a) (g)

Mpumalanga

Industry

23/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60313

Section 19

Mpumalanga

Industry

08/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60301

Section 21(c)&(i)

Mpumalanga

Mining

02/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Resolved. Rehabilitated the area

 

CMS 60311

Section 21 (c)&(i) (g)(j)

Mpumalanga

Mining

15/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60326

Section 19, 21 (a);(c)(i)(f)(g)&(j)

Mpumalanga

Mining

23/01/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60318

Section 21(b)(c)&(i)

Mpumalanga

Mining

24/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60323

Section 19

Mpumalanga

Tourism

12/02/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60320

Section 19

Mpumalanga

Industry

04/09/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60314

Section 21 (a)(b)(c)(i)(g)

Mpumalanga

Mining

29/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60317

Section 19

Mpumalanga

Government

06/01/2015

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60324

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Mpumalanga

Mining

28/01/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60322

Section 21 (a)(b)&(g)

Mpumalanga

Agriculture

29/01/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 60325

Section 21(j)

Mpumalanga

Mining

23/03/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80096

Section 19

North West

Industry

09/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80099

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

02/02/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80100

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

13/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80102

Section 19, 20, 21(f)(g)

North West

Water Services Authority

17/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80105

Section 19, 20

North West

Water Services Authority

28/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80109

Section 21(b)(c)&(i)

North West

Water Services Authority

13/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80117

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

28/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80119

Section 19, 21(a)(b)(c)(i)(g)

North West

Water Services Authority

12/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80120

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

26/01/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80123

Section 19

North West

Industry

23/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80127

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

03/11/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80055

Section 19

North West

Agriculture

03/04/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80125

Section 19, 20

North West

Industry

29/04/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80104

Section 19, 20

North West

Water Services Authority

02/06/ 2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80093

Section 21(c)&(i)

North West

Water Services Authority

02/06/ 2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80094

Section 21(c)&(i)

North West

Water Services Authority

02/06/ 2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80110

Section 19

North West

Government

11/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued and a Directive

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80112

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

07/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80126

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

07/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80124

Section 20

North West

Water Services Authority

07/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80107

Section 21(c)&(i)

North West

Mining

19/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80108

Section 21(c)&(i)

North West

Mining

19/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80115

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

22/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80121

Section 21(a)

North West

Industry

28/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80111

Section 21(c)&(i)

North West

Water Services Authority

12/09/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80114

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

04/09/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80113

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

29/09/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80122

Section 21 (b)(c)&(i)

North West

Agriculture

25/11/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80128

Section 19, 21 (a)(g)

North West

Industry

06/01/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 80131

Section 19

North West

Water Services Authority

13/03/2015

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10017

Section 21 (e)(g)

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

14/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10013

Section 21(a)(g)(j)

Eastern Cape

Mining

01/05/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10026

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

13/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10024

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

14/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10005

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

01/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10006

Section 19, 21(g)

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

03/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10007

Section 21 (e) (g)

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

03/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10035

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

21/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10031

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

28/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10034

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Government

22/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10027

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

11/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10028

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

11/11/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10033

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

27/11/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10032

Section 19, 21(f)(g)(j)

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

27/11/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10047

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Government

13/05/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10033

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

27/11/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10016

Section 21(c)(i)

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

19/05/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10038

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Government

15/04/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10043

Section 19, 20, 21(g)

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

30/04/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10021

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Industry

12/05/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10019

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

24/06/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10029

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

15/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10023

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

04/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10008

Section 19, 21(c)(i)

Eastern Cape

Mining

04/09/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10039

Section 19, 21(f)(g)

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

28/09/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10050

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Water Services Authority

11/05/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10046

Section 21(e)(g)

Eastern Cape

Agriculture

06/11/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10022

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Industry

18/11/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10044

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Tourism

27/11/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10049

Section 19

Eastern Cape

Government

24/02/2015

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 10036

Section 21(e)(g)

Eastern Cape

Government

12/12/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20648

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20650

Section 21(a)

Free State

Agriculture

15/04/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Taking of water from water resource was terminated

 

CMS 20720

Section 19

Free State

Water Services

Authority

22/04/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. The spillage was stopped.

 

CMS 20646

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

09/04/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20653

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20667

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20668

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20669

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20670

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20671

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20672

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20673

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20674

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20675

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20676

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20677

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20678

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20679

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20680

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20680

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20681

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20682

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20683

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20684

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20685

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20686

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20687

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

 
 

CMS 20688

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

 
 

CMS 20689

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20690

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

 
 

CMS 20691

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20692

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

 
 

CMS 20693

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20694

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20695

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20729

Section19;

Free State

Government

11/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20710

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

07/07/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20718

Section19;

Free State

Government

 

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20665

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20666

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20654

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved. Section 35 Application Submitted

 

CMS 20715

Section19;

Free State

Government

04/09/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20738

Section 21(a);

Free State

Agriculture

13/11/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved.

 

CMS 20739

Section 21(a);

Free State

Agriculture

13/11/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved.

 

CMS 20740

Section 21(a);

Free State

Agriculture

13/11/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved.

 

CMS 20741

Section 21(a);

Free State

Agriculture

13/11/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved.

 

CMS 20742

Section 21(a);

Free State

Agriculture

13/11/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved.

 

CMS 20743

Section 21(a);

Free State

Agriculture

13/11/2014

Non-Compliance Letter issued

Resolved.

 

CMS 20748

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

30/11/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20584

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20595

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20086

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Resolved.

 

CMS 20596

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20600

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20655

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20656

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20657

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20658

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Resolved.

 

CMS 20659

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20660

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20661

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20662

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20663

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20664

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20696

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20697

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20698

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20699

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20700

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20701

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20702

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 20703

Section 21(a)(b)

Free State

Agriculture

12/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90061

Section 21(c)(i)

Western Cape

Agriculture

14/04/2014

Directive was issued

Resolved: Complied with Directive

 

CMS 90049

Section 21(c)(i)

Western Cape

Water Services Authority

15/04/2014

 

Stream in original state

 

CMS 90051

Section 21(b);

Western Cape

Agriculture

16/04/2014

 

Waterworks is not a dam

 

CMS 90052

Section 21(c)(i)

Western Cape

Agriculture

23/04/2014

Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90045

Section 19;

Western Cape

Government

23/04/2014

 

Local Municipality put measures in place to stop pollution

 

CMS 90046

Section 21(a)(b)

Western Cape

Agriculture

05/06/2014

 

The suspected illegal boreholes were unfounded

 

CMS 90064

Section19;

Western Cape

Water Services Authority

05/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

BOCMA to issue Pre-Directive

 

CMS 90053

Section19; 21 (a)(g);

Western Cape

Industry

12/06/2014

 

Aqua culture operations stopped. No more abstraction.

 

CMS 90062

Section 21(c)(i)

Western Cape

Industry

18/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Resolved. Complied with the Notice

 

CMS 90059

Section 21(c)(i)

Western Cape

Water Services Authority

19/06/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90057

Section 21(f)

Western Cape

Government

19/06/2014

 

Resolved. Complied with the Notice issued.

 

CMS 90107

Section 20;

Western Cape

Mining

02/03/2015

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90055

Section 21(b)(c)(i)

Western Cape

Agriculture

04/06/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90050

Section19;

Western Cape

Water Services Authority

10/04/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90090

Section 21(a)(b)(c)(i)

Western Cape

Water Services Authority

15/10/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90109

Section 21(c)(i)

Western Cape

Agriculture

16/04/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90038

Section 21(a)(b)(g)

Western Cape

Agriculture

05/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90039

Section 21(a)(b)(e)(f)(g)

Western Cape

Agriculture

05/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 90040

Section 21(a)(b)(g)

Western Cape

Agriculture

05/08/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30158

Section 21(f)(g)

Gauteng

Industry

08/04/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30146

Section 21(b)

Gauteng

Industry

10/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30148

Section 21(f)

Gauteng

Mining

15/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30144

Section 21(c)(i)

Gauteng

Government

16/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30160

Section19; 21(g)

Gauteng

Agriculture

18/07/2014

Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30147

Section19

Gauteng

Government

29/07/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30174

Section 21(a)(b)(j)

Gauteng

Industry

30/07/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30149

Section 21(b)(f)(g)

Gauteng

Industry

12/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30176

Section19

Gauteng

Mining

27/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30178

Section 21(a)(b)(c)(i)(g)(j)

Gauteng

Mining

28/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30161

Section 21(a)(g)

Gauteng

Agriculture

02/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30173

Section19

Gauteng

Agriculture

30/05/2011

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30162

Section19

Gauteng

Water Services Authority

04/09/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30166

Section 21(a)

Gauteng

Agriculture

08/10/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30165

Section 21(c)(i)

Gauteng

Mining

13/10/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30159

Section 21(g)

Gauteng

Industry

20/02/2015

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30157

Section 21(e)

Gauteng

Agriculture

22/10/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30175

Section19

Gauteng

Tourism

23/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30155

Section19

Gauteng

Agriculture

29/10/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30171

Section19

Gauteng

Mining

29/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS30156

Section 19; 21(g)

Gauteng

Agriculture

31/10/2014

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30168

Section 21(b)

Gauteng

Agriculture

07/01/2011

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30163

Section19;21(g)

Gauteng

Agriculture

08/12/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30167

Section 21 (j)

Gauteng

Mining

17/02/2015

Under investigation

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 30179

Section21 (c)(f)(i)

Gauteng

Water Services Authority

23/03/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued

Investigation on-going

Annexure B

INVESTIGATED CASES LED TO CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR THE 2014/2015 FINANCIAL YEAR

No

Unique Case Identification

(a) Criminal Cases Details

Date of receipt

Current status

(b) Outcome

   

Contravention

Provincial Office

Sector

     
 

CMS 70048

Section 19

Section 21 (a);(b)(c)(i)&(g)

Northern Cape

Mining

15/10/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive, a Directive was issued and Criminal Case was opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70096

Section 19

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Northern Cape

Mining

09/09/2014

Criminal Case was opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70035

Section 19; 21(b) (c) & (i)

Northern Cape

Mining

09/09/2014

Criminal Case was opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 70046

Section 19; 21 (c)&(i)

Northern Cape

Mining

28/08/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40045

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40046

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40047

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40048

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40049

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

 

CMS 40050

Section 21 (c)&(i)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Mining

08/03/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Directive was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

11.

CMS 30160

Section19; 21(g)

Gauteng

Agriculture

18/07/2014

Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

12.

CMS 60323

Section 19

Mpumalanga

Tourism

12/02/2015

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

13.

CMS 50031

Section 21 (a)(b) (c)&(i)

Limpopo

Agriculture

17/09/2014

Notice of intention to issue a Directive and a Director was issued and a Criminal Case Opened

Investigation on-going

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29 October 2015 - NW2935

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

(1)What (a) is the current capacity of the Groblersdal Water Purification Plant in the Sekhukhune District Municipality and (b) will be the plant’s capacity after the completion of the construction, measured in mega litres per day; (2) (a) what (i) will be the final cost and (ii) is the current status of the project and (b) when will the specified project be completed; (3) (a) who was appointed to undertake the construction, (b) what is the tender (i) amount and (ii) contract number and (c) who is the implementing agent; (4) whether the appointed contractor is still on site; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether the additional extraction of water will have any effect on farmer quotas downstream?

Reply:

(1)(a) The current capacity of the Groblersdal Water Purification Plant is 22 mega litres per day (Ml /day).

(1)(b) The new capacity will be 40Ml/day.

(2)(a)(i) Total estimated completion cost will be R 38,866,533.67.

(2)(a)(ii) Current status of the project is 90% complete.

(2)(b) Estimate completion date for the Groblersdal Water Purification Plant is 26 May 2016.

(3)(a) Paparich Property Development was appointed on the project.

(3)(b)(i) The tender amount was R 32,366,533.67.

(3)(b)(ii) The Contract number is SK/8/3/1-05/2011/12.

(3)(c) The Implementing Agent is the Sekhukhune District Municipality.

(4) The contractor (Paparich Property Development) is no longer on site. The contractor’s contract was terminated by the Sekhukhune District Municipality due to poor performance on site. My Department’s Construction West Unit has taken over the project and it is anticipated to be completed by 26 May 2016.

(5) The additional extraction of water from the Olifants River will have no negative effect on the farmers with a registered allocation downstream.

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28 October 2015 - NW3090

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Ollis, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)On what date was the most recent biomonitoring report compiled for (a) Kaap River, (b) Ngodwana River, (c) Nels River, (d) Sabie River, (e) Olifants River, (f) Limpopo River, (g) Vaal River, (h) Orange River and (i) Buffels River; (2) What was the water quality of each specified river as reflected in the report; (3) On what date was the sample for each specified river taken; (4) What was the geographical location where each of the samples were taken?

Reply:

Refer to the table below for responses.

NAME OF THE RIVER

(1) RECENT BIOMONITORING

(2) WATER QUALITY

(3) SAMPLE DATE

(4) GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

Kaap River

done in 2013.

moderately impacted

The sample in Kaap River was taken on March/April 2012 (wet season) and August /September 2012 (dry season).

The geographical location of each samples were taken at the following sites; Holversum, Suid Kaap, Decedale; Noord Kaap, Oratava, Figtree, Lancaster and Louwscreek

Ngodwana River

done in 2013.

moderately impacted

March/April 2012 (wet season)and August /September 2012 (dry season).

Ngodwana dam

Nels River

    1. done in 2013
    1. moderately impacted

March/April 2012 (wet season) and August /September 2012 (dry season

Rhenoesterhoek and spitzkopje.

NAME OF THE RIVER

(1) RECENT BIOMONITORING

(2) WATER QUALITY

(3) SAMPLE DATE

(4) GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

Sabie River,

done in 2014.

largely good with a few sites showing fair quality particularly at the headwaters which were impacted by trout fishing and forestry.

Sabie River samples were last taken in February 2013 (Wet season) and September 2013 (Dry season).

Sabie headwaters, Long Tom, above Horseshoe Falls, Sabie Hoek, Above York Saw Mill, Below Horseshoe Falls, Sabie Sewage Farm, Above Rietfontein Mine, Rietfontein Mine, DR de Wet Sabie, Frankfort Bridge, Lunsklip, Brandwag, and Aand-de-Vliet.

Olifants River,

Done in 2015

fair state

February 2015 (Wet season) and August/ September

Klein Olifants, Kranspoortspruit, Selons, Steelpoort River, Watervals, Sterkspruit, Spekboom and Blyde.

Limpopo River

Monitoring of the Limpopo River started in 2010, in 2012 and 2013 and as it is toxic it may destroy some of aquatic life including invertebrates which indicate toxic substances in the water.

Only chemical programme is carried out with nutrients trend not posing threat. Most of the aquatic weeds are washed down the system from upstream

The sampling dates are as follows: 12-15 July 2010, 19-25 September 2011, 25June-01 July 2012, 11-14December 2013, 30- 31July2014, 02-04 2015

Kruger National Park after Limpopo River & Luvuvhu confluence. Kruger National Park bridge on Luvuvhu River., Kruger National Park on Limpopo River, Beitbridge, Limpopo River before the weir, Downstream of Beitbridge sewage works(Zim) Limpopo River, Grobler bridge weir Limpopo River, Lephalale River on R572 Road Bridge, Mokolo River on Bridge in R572 Road, Mogalakwena River bridge on R572, Matlabas River( Bridge to Thabazimbi), Crocodile River(Bridge to Rustenburg)

Vaal River

Biomonitoring of the Upper Vaal WMA was last done on the 26th – 28stMay 2015 for Quarter 2.

Water Quality analyses were not done for the two specified WMAs because (a) No accredited laboratory services contracted and (b) No site equipment available for on-site monitoring.

No Water Quality samples taken. Macro-invertebrate sampling was done on-site for the Upper Orange WMA (26 – 28 May 2015)

260768573” 270678081”; S26.87437 E28.116292; 26088336” 270356332”;

S26.73864 E27.592506 (for other tributary rivers,

NAME OF THE RIVER

(1) RECENT BIOMONITORING

(2) WATER QUALITY

(3) SAMPLE DATE

(4) GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

Orange River

Biomonitoring of the Upper Orange WMA was last done on the 9th – 11th June 2015 for Quarter 1 and the next biomonitoring of the Upper Orange WMA will be on the 14th – 18th of September 2015

Water Quality analyses were not done for the two specified WMAs because (a) No accredited laboratory services contracted and (b) No site equipment available for on-site monitoring.

11 of June 2015

290573464” 24007414344”; S270531084” E80475889”

Buffels River

The Buffels River is a non-perennial river and mostly dry throughout the year. It however flows during winter seasons only after heavy rainfall. There is therefore no active monitoring programme being implemented for this river.

N/A

N/A

N/A

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28 October 2015 - NW3224

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

(1)With reference to her media release on 14 August 2015, what are the names of the 250 water supply systems that need intervention due to non-submission of data and low performance of the operational compliance with the SA National Standard 241; (2) whether, besides communicating with water service institutions, her department has taken any further action to address this; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The names of the 250 water supply systems are attached as Annexure A.

(2) Besides communicating with the water services institutions, non-compliance letters have been issued for some municipalities and site inspections conducted. Others have been assisted with development of action plans to address the identified short comings and task teams have also been established in other Provinces.

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19 October 2015 - NW2934

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

(1)Why is the Groblersdal Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality not in working order; (2) whether her department has done anything to assist the specified municipality to get the specified plant in working order; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) has any water tests been done at the specified plant’s outlet into the Olifants River since 1 January 2010; if not, why not; if so, what are the results of the specified tests; (4) has she taken any action against the specified municipality or any individual for polluting the river; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) what is the specified plant’s current Green Drop status?

Reply:

 

  1. The plant is currently not in working order because the plant was affected by floods during 2014. In addition, theft and vandalism of mechanical and electrical equipment contributed to the plant not working properly.

(2) My Department has not done any intervention since the Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality proactively appointed the Lepelle Northern Water Board under a bulk contract to operate and maintain the plant. The Lepelle Northern Water is in the process of finalizing the appointment of a service provider to refurbish the Works (the process is at adjudication stage of appointment of the service provider). It is envisage that the plant will be fully restored to its normal operational status during December 2015.

(3) Yes, tests have been done at the plant's outlet. Test results are attached as Annexure A.

(4) Yes, a non-compliance notification has been issued to the municipality for not taking reasonable measures to prevent pollution from occurring. However, the municipality is in the process to refurbish mechanical and electrical components of the waste water plants. This is set to improve the quality of effluent prior to discharge.

(5) 29.76 %.

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19 October 2015 - NW3332

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Majeke, Ms CN to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether, with reference to the debilitating sewerage system in Qumbu in the Eastern Cape, she has a plan in place to intervene in assisting and building capacity in both the OR Tambo District Municipality and the Mhlontlo Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape so that flush toilets with septic tanks are constructed in order to replace the pit latrine toilets that are debilitating and creating a health hazard to the people of Qumbu?

Reply:

The OR Tambo District Municipality has a capacity in the form of a Technical Director and fully fledged Project Management Unit and there is a plan in place to upgrade sanitation services in the Qumbu town. The OR Tambo District Municipality is in the initial phase of appointing a professional service provider that will prepare a business plan and a technical report to ensure that there is a full waterborne sewerage system that will replace the existing septic tanks and pit latrines in Qumbu Town.

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19 October 2015 - NW3293

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

(1)(a)(i) What total amount did her department spend on her travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) how many trips did she undertake between Gauteng and Cape Town in the specified financial year and (b) what total amount did her department spend on (i) hotel and (ii) residential or other accommodation for her in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria in the 2014-15 financial year; (2) (a)(i) what total amount did her department spend on the Deputy Minister’s travel costs between Gauteng and Cape Town in the 2014-15 financial year and (ii) how many trips did the Deputy Minister undertake between Gauteng and Cape Town in the specified financial year and (b) what total amount did her department spend on (i) hotel and (ii) residential or other accommodation for the Deputy Minister in (aa) Cape Town and (bb) Pretoria in the 2014-15 financial year?

Reply:

The trips undertaken were in line with the Parliamentary and Cabinet Programme as approved by Parliament and Cabinet respectively. The costs for trips undertaken by the Minister and the Deputy Minister were catered for in the 2014/15 financial year under programme 1: Administration.

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16 October 2015 - NW3223

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

Did National Treasury approve her department’s requested rollover of (a) R1 600 899 000 for Programme 1, 2, 4 and 5 and (b) R1 557 184 000 in respect of each economic classification from the 2014-15 to the 2015-16 financial year; if not, (i) why not and (ii) what is the implication of this decision; if so, when?

Reply:

National Treasury has not yet approved my Department’s request for rollovers of R1 600 899 000 for Programme 1, 2, 4 and 5; and R1 557 184 000 in respect of each economic classification from the 2014-15 to the 2015-16 financial year.

National Treasury will only communicate the outcome of the rollover process on or before 11 September 2015 through the approved allocation letters as per the Guidelines of 2015 Adjustment Estimates of National Expenditure.

The non-approval of the requested rollover funds will necessitate the need for my Department to reprioritise the existing allocations for 2015/16 financial year within the programmes. This will result in the rescheduling of some of the infrastructure projects earmarked for the current year.

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07 October 2015 - NW2936

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

(1)With regard to her reply to question 2367 on 14 July 2015, what have been the results of the Metsi a Me project; (2) (a) when did the specified project start and (b) what has been the yearly cost of the specified project since it started; (3) whether her department plans to expand the specified project to other dams; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether raw sewage is still flowing into the dam from the Rietfontein Wastewater Treatment Plant and upstream of the dam; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether her department has put any measures in place to stop the flow of sewage into the Hartebeespoort Dam; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The results and outcomes since the initiation of the Metsi a Me (Hartbeespoort Dam Integrated Biological remediation Programme - HDRP) is extensively covered within the annual reports, which are consolidated in the Phase I and Phase II progress reports. The outcomes can briefly be summarized in Annexure A.

(2)(a) The Harties Metsi a Me Integrated Biological Remediation Programme) started with the development of the Phase I Business Plan in July 2006 after Rand Water was appointed as Implementing Agent.

(2)(b) The yearly expenditure of the HDRP since it started was:

06/07

07/08

08/09

09/10

10/11

11/12

12/13

13/14

14/15

15/16

TOTAL

998

9,518

24,999

20,500

20,552

18,447

26,837

28,331

17,473

5,580

167,660

* Up to July 2015

(3) My Department plans to expand the successful pilot of the Hartbeespoort Dam Integrated Biological Remediation Programme to full scale implementation in the Hartbeespoort Dam and the upper catchment. This holistic and comprehensive Catchment solutions as developed and pilot implemented for the Hartbeespoort Dam will also be taken to other dams and catchments with additional alternative biological solutions.

(4) The Rietfontein Wastewater Treatment Plant upstream of the dam in the Swart Spruit is not functioning optimally as no refurbishment and upgrading of the Plant have happened since the last visit by the Portfolio Committee of Water and Sanitation. One aerator is still working hence partially treated anaerobic effluent is discharged.

(5) Yes, my Department has put in place measures to stop the flow of raw sewage into the Hartbeespoort Dam from pump stations. To date, the pumping capacity has been restored at the 13 pump stations and work is underway to reinstate the standby capacity (redundancy) as well.

The sewer pump stations owned by Madibeng Local Authority were upgraded and refurbished in the past, but could not be handed back to Madibeng Local Municipality due to outstanding work. The operations and maintenance of these pump stations remain the waste water service responsibility of the Water Services Authority but my Department will continue to support towards complete restoration.

 

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Annexure A

 

The outcomes can briefly be summarised under the following points

  1. Since 2009 more frequent and prolonged clear water has been recorded with a succession to the higher order filamentous algae starting to dominate during these periods with less of the single cellmicrocystis (blue-green) algae;
  1. The improvement of aquatic diversity in the Hartbeespoort dam, as a direct result from the Metsi a Me Programme, is still displaying an increasing trend on all trophic levels with more species and numbers recorded and documented in the bio-monitoring reports. This includes different fish and bird species. The Red Knobbed Coot alone has increased from a few hundred when the Programme started to more than four thousand at the moment. This increase in bird species has also resulted in an additional add on advantage as a natural hyacinth control with the Coot also feeding on the invader plants. The summary of results from the food web restructuring project (removal of undesired bottom feeding fish species - Carp and Catfish) from the Hartbeespoort dam is summarised below:

  Food web Restructuring (Fish Removal)

YEAR

Catfish

Carp

Bi-Catch

Total

Feb ‘08 - Dec ‘09

37527.25

24361.59

3915.31

65804.15

2010/11 (April ‘10 – March ‘11)

9159.30

14416.70

89.30

23665.30

2011/12 (April ‘11 – March ‘12)

34991.10

45856.20

76.50

80923.80

2012/13 (April ’12 - March ‘12)

16878.60

35311.80

18.80

52209.2

2013/14 (April ’13 to March ‘14)

20186.6

29278.5

18.8

49483.9

2014/15 (April ’14 to March ‘15)

9592.4

28280.1

10.8

37883.3

2015/16 (April ’15 to end July)

756.1*

6556.1*

0

7312.2*

Total

129091.35

184060.99

4127.51

317279.85

* Up to July 2015

  1. More than three kilometers of shoreline has already been remediated with Floating Wetlands (960 units of 2x2m) of improved stability and functionality since 2010.
  1. To control (concentrate, contain and remove) algae, hyacinths, litter and debris more than 1.8 km of floating booms with different designed curtains have been constructed and placed at strategic locations around the dam. These are maintained and refurbished annually with continuous improvements.

This has enabled the effective removal of the following algae, hyacinths and debris over the duration of the Programme:

 

07/8

08/9

09/10

10/11

11/12

12/13

13/14

14/15

15/16*

TOTAL

Algae (m3)

6040

5207

4445

360

1570

14515

9690

15335

9008

66170.9

Hyacinth (m3)

4826

9536

9500

10986

25031

24398

48269

46463

34289

213296

Debris (Tons)

15

165

374

1161

656

242

3467

773

550

7403

* Up to July 2015

  1. The first phase of pilot dredging was completed at the dam wall (jelly layer pumping) and is ongoing with the ability for further investigations on the hydrodynamics of the dam during changing flow regime and different weather conditions. The proposed sediment management reports and recommendations are now available for evaluation and consideration.
  1. Awareness programs with different groups visiting (including schools) are ongoing at the Information, Communication and knowledge Centre (ICC), which was developed with the support and sponsorship from Finland (North-South Cooperation between City of Lahti, Bojanala District Municipality & Madibeng Local Authority). The awareness include anti-desertification concepts introducing the “Big Five” actions to Conserve Water and Safe the Environment;
  1. The Phase III Business Plan (HDRP Full Scale Implementation and Extension to other dams and Catchments) is still in a process to be finalized by February 2016.This Phase III Business Plan will also include alternative biological solutions to deal with eutrophication going into the future.
  1. All the different activities constituted in the HDRP were achieved with a professional specialist team and an average annual labor force of 110 employees appointed semi-permanent over the past 9 years:

Metsi a Me Work Creation

20__

07/08

08/09

09/10

10/11

11/12

12/13

13/14

14/15

15/16

Full Time

40

60

75

90

87

85

93

104

111

Temporary

20

30

20

15

20

33

7

   

Roodeplaat Dam

 

90

             

EPWP

       

Average 40

Average 20

     

TOTAL

60

180

95

105

147

138

108

104

111

07 October 2015 - NW3485

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

(1)Which municipalities in each province have been identified as (a) high-risk and (b) in crisis, with regard to their waste water treatment capacity; (2) whether any remedial action is currently being taken to address the situation in each of the specified high-risk municipalities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details for each of the municipalities?

Reply:

(1) Please refer to Annexure A below for the list of prioritised plants.

(2) My Department together with all the Provincial Operations Offices has prioritised these Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) and are all under regular surveillance. This entails that municipalities will develop Corrective Action Plans for those plants, which will be monitored regularly by the Provincial Operations Offices. Site inspections are conducted and progress reports developed and submitted on a quarterly basis. Over and above, these WWTW are prioritised from the support side and allocation of funds is availed to mitigate against the risk associated with operation of each of the works.

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ANNEXURE A

Region

Municipality

Name of WWTW

Actions Taken by Regulation

Associated Cost

Gauteng

None

     

Kwazulu-Natal

Ilembe DM

Amatikulu

  • Conducted a site inspection and a meeting with the WSA
  • The plant is no longer in operation, it will be decommissioned and deregistered from Green Drop System (GDS)
 
 

Umzinyathi DM

Tugela Ferry

  • Conducted a site inspection
  • Presented inspection findings to the WSA
  • Assisted the WSA to develop an action plan,

and to complete water use registration forms

 
 

uMkhanyakude DM

St Lucia, Bethesda-Ubombo, Hluhluwe, Jozini, Ingwavuma-Mosvold, Manguzi Hospital, Hlabisa Hospital, Mkhuze

  • Conducted site inspections
  • Presented inspection findings to the WSA
  • Assisted WSA to develop an action plan,

and to complete water use registration forms

(all these documents were received by DWS).

 
 

uThukela DM

Ladysmith, Winterton, Escourt, Wembezi, Ezakheni, Bergville,Colenso, Ekuvukeni

  • Conducted site inspections
  • Assisted the WSA to develop an action plan, and

to complete water use registration forms

  • (an action plan was received by DWS, a service

Provider has been appointed to improve the

Operations).

 
 

uThungulu DM

Gingindlovu, Mpushini, Ekhombe Hospital, Ekuphumuleni Hospital, Kwabadala, Mbongolwane Hospital, Owen Sithole College, Umlazi-Mtunzini, Nkandla, Catherine Booth

  • Conducted site inspections
  • Presented inspection findings to the WSA
  • Assisted the WSA to develop an action plan, and to

complete water use registration forms

  • The Region is waiting for the action plan
 
 

Zululand DM

Vryheid-Klipfontein, Emondlo, Coronation, Hlobane

  • Conducted site inspections
  • Presented inspection findings to the WSA
  • Assisted WSA to develop an action plan, and to

complete water use registration forms

  • The Region is waiting for the action plan
 
 

uMzinyathi DM

Tugela Ferry

  • Desludged settling tank; Refurbished aerator motor; Refurbished aerator gearbox; Provision of self-powered chlorinator; Refurbished wasted sludge return mechanism

R810 000

(ACIP)

 

uMkhanyakude DM

St Lucia

  • Refurbished Inlet Works Screens; Replaced Inlet Works ultrasonic flow sensor; Refurbished primary and maturation ponds; Removed sludge and weeds/reeds from primary and maturation ponds; Replaced flow controls/sluices from primary and maturation ponds

R2 686 184 (ACIP)

 

uMkhanyakude DM

Mkhuze

  • Desludged all six ponds; repaired three damaged ponds; Installed new lining in ponds

R1 697 805(ACIP)

 

uMkhanyakude DM

Bethesda-Ubombo,

  • Municipality refurbished plant using own funds
 
 

uMkhanyakude DM

Hluhluwe

  • Earmarked for refurbishment in the 2015/2016 national financial year

R5 million (budget) (ACIP)

 

uMkhanyakude DM

Jozini

  • Installation of chlorination system; Structural repairs to all ponds and desludging and disposal; Fencing and Security Gates

R2 022 000 (WSOS)

 

uMkhanyakude DM

Ingwavuma-Mosvold

  • Municipality refurbished plant using own funds
 
 

uMkhanyakude DM

Hlabisa Hospital

  • Municipality refurbished plant using own funds
 
 

uThukela DM

Escourt

  • Refurbish Ultrasonic Flow Sensor; Bridge Corrosion protection; Refurbish bridge drive motor and gearbox;
  • Refurbish central bearing assembly; Refurbish desludge valves and pipework; Degrit and clean; Refurbish circulation pumps; Refurbish external pipework; Bridge Corrosion protection;
  • Refurbish bridge drive motor and gearbox; Refurbish central bearing assembly;
  • Refurbish desludge valves and pipework

R4 260 000 (ACIP)

 

uThukela DM

Winterton

  • Refurbish inlet screens; Bridge Corrosion protection;
  • Refurbish bridge drive motor and gearbox; Refurbish desludge valves and pipework; Refurbish sludge pumps and motors and pipework/valves

R1 200 000 (ACIP)

 

uThukela DM

Wembezi

  • Replace submersible pump.
  • To refurbish grit openchsnnel flume,weed control,flow control/sluit,sludge removal.

R960 000 (ACIP)

 

uThukela DM

Ezakheni

  • Refurbish 2 No. 30kW pumps; Refurbish ultrasonic flow sensor; Refurbish aerator motors (2 No.) and gearbox (1 No.); Refurbish Mixer
  • General corrosion protection
  • Replace access railings; Bridge corrosion protection and replace bridge drive motor
  • Refurbish bridge drive gearbox; Refurbish central bearing assembly
  • Refurbish desludge valves, pipework

R3 340 000 (ACIP)

 

uThukela DM

Colenso

  • Replaced pump motors and gearboxes; Replaced open channel flume; Refurbish Aerator Motors in both basins
  • Replace aerator gearboxes in both basins; Refurbish mixers in both basins; Replace Access Rails on each basin; Refurbish flow control sluices
  • Weed control - rehabilitate

R3 390 000 (ACIP)

 

uThukela DM

Ekuvukeni

  • Refurbish inlet screens
  • Refurbish grit removal system
  • Refurbish ultrasonic flow sensor; R efurbish flow control valves; Refurbish aerator motor and gearbox;
  • General corrosion protection
  • Replace handrailing; Refurbish mixer; Refurbish bridge drive gearbox;
  • Refurbish bridge drive motor;
  • Refurbish central bearing assembly; Refurbish desludge valves, pipework; Bridge corrosion protection

R1 350 000 (ACIP)

 

uThukela DM

Ladysmith

  • Earmarked for refurbishment in the 2015/2016 national financial year

R3 890 000 (ACIP)

 

uThungulu DM

Kwabadala

  • To replace inlet screens, ultrasonic flow sensor, flow controles/sluicecabling and recorders.
  • To refurbish ponds remove weeds/reeds,reinstate ponds.

R960 000

(ACIP)

 

uThungulu DM

Owen Sithole College

  • Refurbish screens; Replace ultrasonic flow sensor and flume; Replace cabling and recorder; Replace aerator motor and gearbox; Replace mixer; Corrosion protection of plant/handrrailing; Replace bridge corrosion protection;
  • Refurbish bridge drive motor and gearbox; Replace desludge valves and pipework

R1 120 000

(ACIP)

 

uThungulu DM

Catherine Booth

  • Replace inlet screen, ultrasonic flow sensor and flume.; To refurbish ponds, ponds, chlorinator, general buiking upgrade. To replace flow controls/sluice,general building upgrade

R490 000

(ACIP)

 

uThungulu DM

Ekuphumuleni Hospital

  • Refurbish screens,bridge drive motor and gearbox. Replace ultrasonic flow sensor and flume. Replace bridge corrosion protection, desludge valves and pipework.

R490 000

(ACIP)

 

uThungulu DM

Mbongolwane Hospital

  • To refurbish grit removal,inlet screen,ultrasoni flow sensor. To replace motors and gearboxes,mixer,switchgear and cabling. To refurbish chlorinator and scales.

R560 000

(ACIP)

 

Zululand DM

Emondlo

  • To refurbish access rails,pipework and valves,switchgear. Ro refurbish pumps and motor, chlorinator,desludge valves,deslidge valves. To refurbish central bearing,bridge corrosion and replace mixer.

R820 000

(ACIP)

 

Coronation

Zululand DM

  • Refurbish Inlet Screens;
  • Replace ultrasonic sensor and cabling and recorder;
  • Refurbish bridge drive motor and gearbox; Refurbish desludge valves and pipework; Bridge corrosion protection; Refurbish aerator motor and gear box; Replace mixer; Refurbish cabling and switchgear; Replace access rails/hand rails; Replace chlorinator; Replace gas leak detection; Replace scales;
  • Corrosion protection

R1 640 000

(ACIP)

Limpopo

Mookgopong LM

Thusang Ponds

   
 

Sekhukhune DM

Groblersdal, Dennilton, Motetema Ponds, Monsterlus-Hlogotlou, Elandkraal, Leeufontein-Mokganyaka, Marble Hall, Jane Furse-Glen Cowie, Phokwane Ponds, Nebo Ponds, Meckleberg-Moroke Ponds

  • RRU Support funding only assisted the following Waste water treatment works in drafting the Risk abatement plan: Lephalale Local Municipality (4 x systems, Zongesien, Witpoort, Paarl, and Monyeke), Vhembe District Municipality (2 x systems Thohoyandou and Makhado), Sekhukhune District Municipality (1 x system, Motetema) and Polokwane Local Municipality
    (1 x system, Mankweng).
  • A workshop was conducted with 4 WSAs that scored below 30% to further clarify the improvement plans required as stipulated in the Assessment report. WSAs were requested to submit an action plan to improve its performance in the underperforming areas as indicated above. Only two (2) WSAs complied, Mopani & Thabazimbi and the region to further assist the three remaining WSA’s to submit their action plans.
  • Through Water Services Operating Grant (WSOG) the department is assisting three WSAs in refurbishment of their WWTW: Polokwane LM ( Seshego, Mankweng WWTW ), Sekhukhune DM (Dennilton, Motetema, Practiseer, Penge and Mapodile Ponds) and Capricorn DM( Lebowakgomo Ponds)

RRU Support:

Lephalale LM: R135 501.

Vhembe DD: R107 140.

Sekhukhune DM:R40 000.

Polokwane LM: R58 717

Sub-total: R341 358.

WSOG:

Polokwane:R14,5Million

Sekhukhune: R14,66million

Capricorn: R4 Million

Sub-total: R33,160 Million

Grand Total: R33,5Million

 

Mopani DM

Giyani , Ga-Kgapane, Modjadjl-Duiwelskloof, Senwamokgope Ponds, Phalaborwa, Lulekani, Lenyenye, Nkowankowa, Namakgale

   
 

Thabazimbi LM

Rooiberg, Northam

   
 

Vhembe DM

Louis Trichardt-Makhado, Makhado-Dzanani Ponds, Waterval-Makhado, Mutale Ponds, Malamulele, Thokoyandou, Tsifulanani Ponds, Mhinga, Nancefield

   
 

Capricorn LM

Sewabarwana Oxidation ponds

 

R4 m (ACIP)

 

Lephalale LM

 

Re-engineering of sewer network in Lephalale town

R6 m (ACIP)

 

Sekhukhune DM

 

Upgrade of WWTW at Greater Tubaste LM

R5 m (ACIP)

     

To dedicated to WWTW flaged high risk by 2013 Green drop report

R5.2 m (ACIP)

Mpumalanga

Mbombela LM

Kabokweni

   
 

DR JS Moroka LM

Vaalbank Oxidation Pond

No support due to the fact that the Oxidation Pond only services Vaalbank SAPS (Police) Station.

N/A

 

Albert Luthuli LM

Mpuluzi-Mayflower, Elukwatini-Eerstehoek, Carolina

Carolina

  • Upgrading of pumps
  • Refurbishment of the chlorination system
  • Refurbishment of aerators
  • Building renovations
  • Cleaning of dams
  • Repairs to the inlet works

Follow up Inspection

Holding of monthly project progress meetings until to the end of the project

R2.098million

(ACIP)

 

Nkomazi LM

Mhlatikop, Komatipoort, Hector Spruit

Mhlatikop

  • Installation of palisade fencing
  • Construction of mini lab
  • Installation of blowers
  • Upgrading of the inlet works
  • Replacement of pumps
  • Installation of a new chlorine system and shower
  • Installation of flow meters
  • Renovation of buildings

Komatipoort

  • Cleaning of the ponds
  • Installation of a new chlorination system
  • Construction of a pump house and upgrading of pumps at Spar pump station
  • Construction of a pump house and upgrading of pumps at Orlando Spar pump station
  • Construction of a pump house and upgrading of pumps at Crocodile pump station
  • Construction of the Guard house
  • Related pipe works
  • Renovations to buildings

Follow up Inspection

Holding of monthly project progress meetings until to the end of the project

R5.68million (ACIP)

R11.53million (ACIP)

 

Thembisile Hani LM)

KwaMhlanga Ponds (East) , KwaMhlanga (West

  • Installation of flow meters
  • Upgrade of the outlet works.
  • Installation of disinfection system.
  • Process audit and optimization of the works
  • Construction of fencing and a guardhouse with
  • office and ablution unit
  • Sludge removal

Follow up Inspection

Holding of monthly project progress meetings until to the end of the project

R3.3million (WSOSG)

 

PixleykaSeme LM

Amersfoort, Perdekop, Volksrust, Vukuzakhe, Wakkerstroom

   
 

Emalahleni LM All 7 plants

Ga-Nala,Rietspruit,Phola, Riverview,Klipspruit,Naawpoort,Ferrobank

RIVERVIEW WWTW:

Inlet WWTW;

  • Installation of new mechanical screen replacing the non functional one
  • Installation of safety grid over open channel.
  • Supply new screen bin.

Primary Settling Tank (PST);

  • Repair Scrum scraper blade.
  • Replace scum removal rubbers.

2 X Small Digesters;

  • Clean digesters.
  • Replace 5 gate valves with new ones.
  • Replace all existing steel pipe work from sludge pump station to digesters.
  • Replace sludge feed and draw off work.
  • Replace hand rails.

1 x Larger Digester;

  • Clean out the digester

Sludge Pump Station;

  • Extension of sludge feed pipe line to both sumps;
  • Replacement of existing KSB sludge pump with motor pump set.
  • Supply and install safety covers over couplings of two pumps.

Aeration Pond;

  • Clean out aeration basin.
  • Supply and install new electric motors for the floating aerators.
  • Supply and install of holding ropes.
  • Replace corroded mild steel pipe sections with stainless steel pipes.
  • Supply and install of two blank flanges fitted with jetting nozzles

Drying Beds;

  • Replace of 32 hand stops on 8 drying beds of 1st section.
  • Replace of 24 hand stops on 12 drying beds of 2nd section

2 X Bio-Filters;

  • Replace centre column and filter arm pipes of bio filter 1.
  • Clean arms and level arms of bio filter 2.

Screw Pump;

  • Replacement of bottom bearing.
  • Replacement of electric motor with 1410 rpm unit.

Final Settling Tank;

  • Repair scum draw off valve mechanism.

Submersible Pumps;

  • Supply and install new 2 submersible pumps.

Humus Pump Station;

  • Replace obsolete pump motor set with suitable equipment.
  • Replace existing pump set.

Inlet Work – electrical Equipment;

  • Moving of inlet flow meter to new (suitable) position.

Stand-By Generator;

  • Supply and install 94 kV diesel powered generator.
  • Supply change over panel from mains to generator

Palisade Walling;

  • Supply and install the new palisade walling around entire plant
  • Supply and installation of the manual sliding gate

Follow up Inspection

Holding of monthly project progress meetings until to the end of the project

R5.54 million (ACIP)

     

FERROBANK WWTW:

  • Refurbishment of drying beds covering the area of 4920 m2.
  • Refurbishment of mechanical screen
  • Calibration of outlet flow and sludge pump ultrasonic flow meter.
  • Cleaning and unblocking humus tanks.

Primary Treatment;

  • Refurbishment of three Primary. Settling Tanks (3 x PSTs); i.e. cleaning and unblocking of PST #5, #6, and #7.

Secondary Treatment;

  • Mechanical refurbishments of four Bio Filters, i.e. bio filter #1, #2, #3 and #4.

Follow up Inspection

Holding of monthly project progress meetings until to the end of the project

R5million (ACIP)

 

Bushbuckridge LM

Acornhoek, Dwarsloop, Hoxane, Maviljan, Tintswalo, Mkhuhlu, Thulamahashe

   
 

Msukaligwa LM

BreytenPonds,Breyten ASP,Chrissiesmeer,Davel, Ermelo,Lothair

Breyten

  • Refurbishment of the RAS pumps
  • Refurbishment of inlet pumps
  • Refurbishment of the Aerators shaft and blades
  • Calibratiojn of ultrasonic flow meters
  • Cleaning of the chlorine contact tank
  • Installation of the emergency shower
  • Refurbishment of Aerator gearbox
  • Refurbishment of Aerator motors
  • Refurbishment of drive wheel bearing on SST

Follow up Inspection

Holding of monthly project progress meetings until to the end of the project

R2.2million (ACIP)

 

Lekwa LM

Morgenzon, Standerton

Standerton

  • Refurbishment of inlet works
  • Refurbishment of 15KW GR pumps
  • Installation of one 15KW GR pump
  • Refurbish MCC (install soft starter,
    motor control unit)
  • Refurbishment of the PST
  • Flushing of biofilters

Follow up Inspection

Holding of monthly project progress meetings until to the end of the project

R1.7million (ACIP)

 

Dipaleseng LM

Balfour,Grootvlei Eskom,Greylingstad,Grootvlei Mine

Balfour

  • Installation of Aerator no 4 motor and gearbox
  • Installation of vertical spindle mixer no2
  • Installation of two RAS pumps 2.5 and 4.5KW both immersible pumps
  • Refurbishment of the SST
  • Refurbishment of aerator no3

Greylingstad

  • Calibration of inlet flow meters
  • Service and repair bearings on brush aerator
  • New submersible WAS/recycle pump (estimated 5.5kW)
  • New submersible mixer (estimated 2.5 kW)
  • Rebuild effluent flow meter weir
  • Install doors to office building bathroom
  • Install geyser and hot water plumbing to shower

Follow up Inspection

Holding of monthly project progress meetings until to the end of the project

R1.15million (ACIP)

R0.591million (ACIP)

 
  • Thaba Chwue LM
  • Lydenburg WWTW
  • Refurbishment of Lydenburg WWTW
  • R 6. 971 m (ACIP)
 
  • Emakhazeni LM
  • Machadodrop WWTW
  • Refurbishment of Machadodrop WWTW
  • R 4. 603 m (ACIP)
 
  • Lekwa LM
  • Morgenzon WWTW
  • Refurbishment of Morgenzon WWTW
  • R 3. 415 m (ACIP)
 
  • Dr Pixley ka Seme
  • Wakkerstroom WWTW
  • Refurbishment of Wakkerstroom WWTW
  • R 1. 424 m (ACIP)
         
 
  • Dipaleseng
 
  • Balfour Wastewater Treatment Works
  • All these plants are prioritized under RBIG for the implementation in the third quarter of 2015/16 financial year
 
  • Victor Khanye
 
  • Upgrade of Delmas Waste Water
 
 
  • Victor Khanye
 
  • Upgrade of Botleng Waste Water
 
         

Free State

  • Tswelopele LM
  • Hoopstad, Builtfontein
  • B/G Drop task team established
 
 

Mantsopa LM

Tweespruit, Thaba Patchoa

Tweespruit: site inspection conducted on 12 March 2015. Non compliance letter dated 30 March 2015 issued. No pre-directive or directive issued

B/G Drop task team established

 
 

Matjhabeng LM

Welkom

Refurbishment of Mamahabane Waste Water Treatment Works: Project to start in 2015/16 financial year. Completion expected in March 2016

Upgrading of sewer network in Kutlwanong Stadium area: Project to start in 2015/16 financial year. Completion expected in March 2016

B/G Drop task team established

R3,000,000.00

R3,352,000.00

 

Mafube LM

Namahadi

Upgrading of Namahadi WWTW. The project has been divided into two phases. Phase 1 is more bulk sewer lines and pump stations. Phase 2 is more on upgrading of WWTW. Currently we are on Phase1 which is 35%

B/G Drop task team established

R120,000,000.00

 

Mohokare LM

Rouxville, Smithfield

B/G Drop task team established

 
 

Metsimaholo LM

Deneysville

Deneysville WWTW: Construction of outfall sewer line. The project is at 75%

B/G Drop task team established

R8,000,000.00

 

Dihlabeng LM

Bethlehem

Refurbishment of Bethlehem WWTW: Project completed December 2012

B/G Drop task team established

R2,441,000.00

 

Moqhaka LM

Mashaeng, Mautse

Refurbishment of Kroonstad WWTW. Plant not operational. Project has started, but, not much progress to date. Completion is expected in March 2016

Upgrading of Kroonstad sewer line. Project to be completed in March 2016.

B/G Drop task team established

R36,000,000.00

 

Phumelela LM

Warden, Memel, Vrede

Refurbishment of Warden WWTW. Project completed December 2014 and the plant was operational after intervention

Refurbishment of Vrede WWTW. Project completed December 2014 and the plant was operational after intervention

B/G Drop task team established

R6,560,000.00

R2,700,000.00

 

Tokologo LM

Boshof, Hertzogville, Dealesville

B/G Drop task team established

 
 

Nketoana LM

Arlington, Lindley / Ntha, Petrus Steyn, Reitz

Refurbishments of Petrus Steyn Transfer sewer pump station. Project completed March 2015 and pump station operational

Refurbishment of Lindley and Reitz sewer pump stations. Contractor appointed and implementation to start May 2015

B/G Drop task team established

R1, 800,000.00

R4, 275,000.00

 

Letsemeng LM

Koffiefontein, Jacobsdal, Petrusburg, Luckhoff

Refurbishment of Koffiefontein WWTW: Project under implementation and progress is at 95% and completion planned for end August 2015

B/G Drop task team established

R3,100,000.00

 

Ngwathe LM

Parys, Vredefort, Koppies, Heilbron

Parys: last site inspection conducted in May 2014. The contractor that was busy with the refurbishment was no longer on site and completed his job according to the scope of work. No pre-directive or directive issued

Vredefort: last site inspection conducted in May 2014. On the day of the inspection the contractor was on site at the WWTWs and he indicated that he was finishing up on the work that he did at the plant as well as the pump station. No pre-directive or directive issued

Koppies: Last inspection conducted in September 2013. Major part of the plant was operational with a few infrastructures not operational. Major concern was that there was no chlorination taking place. No pre-directive or directive issued

Heilbron: last site inspection conducted in May 2014. Part of the upgraded plant was completed and operational during the inspection. The process controller mentioned that it was about two months since they have been using the upgraded plant. No pre-directive or directive issued

Refurbishment of Vredefort WWTW: Drying beds have been completed and panel installed, pump stations are refurbished, project expected for completion May 2015.

Refurbishment of Parys sewer: project was completed March 2014 through MIG

B/G Drop task team established

R16,400,000.00

 

Masilonyana LM

Brandfort, Masilo, Verkeerdevlei, Winburg

Brandfort: Last site inspection was conducted in January 2015 and Bloemwater was on site busy with the refurbishment at the plant. No pre-directive or directive issued

  • Refurbishment Theunissen sewer outfall and pump station: Upgrading of the pipe line has been completed
  • Refurbishment Brandfort sewer outfall and pump station: Project is at 95% completion and the sewer spillage has been dealt with.
  • Refurbishment of Winburg sewer transfer pump station and Verkeerdevlei sewer outfall pipe line: refurbishment of the pump station has been completed and upgrading of Verkeerdevlei outfall sewer line is at 85%
  • Upgrading of Winburg WWTW was completed through MIG

B/G Drop task team established

R1,000,000.00

R3,290,000.00

R1,520,000.00

 

Nala LM

Bothaville, Wesselsbron

Construction of a WWTW in Wesselsbron/Monyakeng: Project under implementation and is at 40% and planned to be completed December 2015

B/G Drop task team established

R46,000,000.00

 

Naledi LM

Dewetsdorp, Van Stadensrus, Wepener

  • Refurbishment of Wepener WWTW. The project was completed March 2014.
  • Upgrading of Wepener sewer outfall and refurbishment of two sewer pump stations: This is a new project for the 2015/16 financial year and implementation is expected to start June 2015

B/G Drop task team established

R2,250,000.00

R3,600,000.00

 

Setsoto LM

Ficksburg, Clocolan, Marquard, Senekal

  • Refurbishment of Clocolan WWTW : The refurbishment of the WWTW and three sewer pump station was completed in July 2014
  • Upgrading of Ficksburg Sewer: The project entailed the upgrading of the main sewers and connection of toilets to the sewer system. The project divided into phases due to funding limitations and the last phase which is phase 3 was completed in June 2014 and there are more sewers that still need to be attended to in future. Project completed July 2014

B/G Drop task team established

R5,800,000.00

R16,900,000.00

         
 

Kopanong

 

Phillipolis retrofitting

R 308 (ACIP)

 

Ngwethe LM

 

Refurbishment of Koppies WWTW

R 2. 500 m (ACIP)

         
 

Moqhaka LM

 

Moqhaka Bulk Sewer

All these plants are prioritized under RBIG for the implementation in the third quarter of 2015/16 financial year

 

Ngwathe LM

 

Ngwathe Bulk Sewer

 
 

Tokologo LM

 

Hertzogville Sewer

 
 

Tokologo LM

 

Dealsville Waste Water Package Plant

 
 

Naledi LM

 

Dewetsdorp Sewer

 
 

Mafube LM

 

Frankfort Bulk Sewer

 
 

Mafube LM

 

Tweeling Sewer Pumpstation

 
 

Ngwathe LM

 

Heilbron Sewer and Pumpstation

 
 

Mohokare LM

 

Rouxville Outfall Sewer

 
 

Phumelela LM

 

Memel Refurbishment WWTW and Sewer

 
 

Phumelela LM

 

Memel Refurbishment WWTW

 
 

Masilonyana LM

 

Winburg Upgrading WWTW

 
 

Nketoana LM

 

Petrus Steyn Refurbishment WWTW

 
 

Nketoana LM

 

Petrus Steyn Upgrading WWTP

 
 

Nketoana LM

 

Arlington Refurbishment WWTW

 
 

Nketoana LM

 

Reitz Upgrading WWTP

 
 

Mafube LM

 

Frankfort Bulk Sewer

 
 

Metsimaholo LM

 

Upgrading of Deneysville WWTW

 
 

Mathjabeng LM

 

Mathjabeng Bulk sewer

 

Northern Cape

Kamiesberg LM

Garies;Kamieskroon

RBIG

Vanderkloof: New WWTW under construction.

Petrusville: Identified as part of the RBIG priority list.

Fraserburg: Identified as part of the RBIG priority list.

Colesberg: upgrade complete March 2014.

Keimoes: Identified as part of the RBIG priority list.

(ACIP)

Petrusville: Refurbishment of WWTW.(March 2014)

Port Nolloth: refurbishment of sewer Pump station. (March 2014)

Douglas: Refurbishment of oxidation ponds and pump stations.(March 2015)

Groblershoop:

Poffadder: Refurbishment of pump stations and sewage truck.(March 2014)

Nababeep: refurbishment Pump station (March 2013)

Olifantshoop: refurbishment Pump station (March 2013)

DWS EXP:

 

R 4 816 000 (budget: R 23 231 000) (Vanderkloof)

R18 604 000 (Colesberg) (DWS)

 

R 1 525 913.

(Petrusville ACIP)

R 2 810 000.

(Port Nolloth ACIP

R11 566 000 (Douglas ACIP)

R3 792 000. (Poffadder ACIP)

 

R1 700 000. (Nababeep ACIP)

R1 980 000. (Olifantshoop ACIP)

 

Renosterberg LM

Vanderkloof,Petrusville,Philipstown

   
 

Mier LM

Rietfontein,Askham,Loubos

   
 

Karoo Hoogland LM

Williston,Fraserburg,Sutherland

   
 

Richersveld LM

Port Nolloth

   
 

Umsobomvu LM

Colesburg, Noupoort

   
 

Siyancuma LM

Douglas,Griekwastad,Schmidtsdrift

   
 

Kareeberg LM

Carnavon, Vosburg

   
 

Ubuntu LM

Richmond

   
 

!Kheis LM

Groblershoop,Brandboom,Wegdraai, Topline, Grootdrink

   
 

Khai-Ma LM

Pofadder

   
 

!Kai !Garib LM

Keimoes

   
 

NamaKhoi LM

Nababeep

   
 

Siyathemba LM

Prieska

   
 

Joe Morolong LM

Van Zylrust

   
 

Umsobomvu LM

Colesburg, Noupoort (repeat)

   
 

Hantam LM

Middelpos

   
 

Joe Morolong LM

Hotazel

   
 

Ubuntu LM

Richmond

   
 

Gamagara LM

Dibeng, Olifantshoek

   
 

Siyancuma LM

 

Refurbishment of waste water pumpstation

R 4. 000 m (ACIP)

 

Dikgatlong Lm

 

Refurbishment of Delportshoop WWTW

R 3. 222 m (ACIP)

 

Kamiesberg LM

 

Refurbishment of Kheis evapouration ponds

R 662 (ACIP)

     

Refurbishment of Klipfontein evapouration ponds

R 604 (ACIP)

North West

Moretele LM

Swartdam

Follow up inspection conducted on 24/03/2014

 
 

Kgetleng River LM

Swartruggens, Koster

Department provided funding for refurbishment of the Koster Oxidations Ponds, desludging and cleaning of the lagoons, the upgrading of the inlet works and the refurbishment of the recirculation pumps. The upgrading of a new Koster WWTW is at design stage. Follow up inspection for Koster WWTW was conducted on 30/08/2014

FY2014: R6 000 000

FY2015: R7 850 000

 

Dr Ruth Mompati DM

Vryburg, SchweizerReneke, Bloemhof

Department provided funding to refurbish the Bloemhof WWTW, Work included the repair of the biological filter arms for filter no. 1 and 2. Cleaning of the anaerobic ponds and restoring of sludge drainage equipment, repair of electrical works at inlet works and old works pump controls, repairs to inlet works mechanical equipment including mechanical raking system and de-gritting system, and servicing of pumps in main pump station.

FY2015: R2 954 533

     

The Vryburg WWTW refurbishment business plan was developed and evaluated for the 2015/16 financial year ACIP allocation.

 
     

Follow up inspections for Schweizer Reneke and Bloemhof WWTWs were conducted on 06/06/2014.

 
 

Ngaka Modiri Molema DM

Coligny, Lichtenburg, Itsoseng, Mafikeng, Mmabatho, Zeerust, Delareyville, Sannieshof, Ottosdal, Atamelang

The Business plan has been developed and submitted for funding consideration under ACIP for the refurbishment of Mafikeng WWTW.

 
     

Follow up inspections for Coligny, Lichtenburg, Itsoseng, Mafikeng, Mmabatho, Zeerust, Delareyville, Sannieshof, Ottosdal and Atamelang WWTWs were conducted on 10-11/02/2015

 
 

Moses Kotane LM

Mogwase, Madikwe

Follow up inspection for Mogwase WWTW was conducted on 31/03/2014

 
 

Maquassi Hills LM

Leeudoringstad, Wolmaranstad, Agisanang

Department provided funding for the upgrade of Maquassi WWTW from 4Ml/d to 9 Ml/d .The project is under construction.

R 130 million

     

Follow up inspection for Wolmaranstad WWTW was conducted on 19/02/2014

 
 

Dr RSM DM

 

Bray sewer pump upgrade

R 1. 462 m (ACIP)

 

Dr RSM DM

 

Bloemhof Phase 2

R 3. 500 m (ACIP)

 

Dr RSM DM

 

Refurbishment of sludge drying beds at Vryburg (Naledi)

R 2. 050 m (ACIP)

 

Dr RSM DM

 

Upgrading of booster sewage pumping station in vryburg

R 1. 672 m (ACIP)

 

Ngaka MM DM

 

Refurbishment of Mafikeng and Mmabatho WWTW and sewage pumping stations

R 5. 000 m (ACIP)

Western Cape

Beaufort West LM

Murraysburg

Beaufort West:

(b) Introduction and background:

Although Murraysburg WWTW falls under

Beaufort West Municipality in Western Cape Province, it also falls under Mzimvubu- Tsitsikama CMA which is controlled from the Eastern Cape Provincial Operations. Therefore their authorization is supposed to be handled by Eastern Cape Provincial Operations. Murraysburg WWTW was recently inherited by Beaufort Municipality from Central Karoo District Municipality.

Initial site inspection:

Initial site inspection was done on 20 May 2014, a feedback letter was written to the municipality with recommendations on how they can improve their shortfalls. An email was also sent with the recommendations (see attached), and a feedback meeting was also done to discuss the recommendations and progress with implementation of the recommendations (see attached). A file note was also written and filed (see attached).

(c) Follow up site inspection:

A follow up site inspection was done on 19 January 2015 (see attached 2nd file note). This was done to find out if any of the initial recommendations have been addressed and the progress to date.

Cost incurred include accommodation and transport for the official

 

Matzikama LM

Bitterfontein, Nuwerus

Matsikama:

(b) Site inspection was conducted for Matzikama LM which included inspections of Bitterfontein and Nuwerus in 2014 and recommendations were made in the form a feedback letter. The noted non compliances included registration of systems and operational issues like the frequency of cleaning of screens. All units were in working order.

(c)Follow – up was done in terms of registration of the systems and the current status which reflects that the two works has been authorized under GA.

 
 

Theewaterskloof LM

Greyton

Theewaterskloof

(b) Site inspection was conducted for all the WWTWs in Theewaterskloof including Greyton Oxidation pond System. Feedback letter was send to the Municipality with the recommendations to improve poor maintenance status and improve data submissions of Greyton WWTW.

(c) Follow up was in a form of monitoring of data on GDS and Improvement for data compliance on the green dropd system (GDS) was acknowledged after recommendations send to the municipality. With regards to authorization the works is not yet authorized but they have applied through Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management

 
 

Bergrivier LM

Eendekuil

Bergrivier:

Eendekuil a site inspection was done in 2014. The finding included non compliance with the regulation 2834 regarding number of Process controllers the works is required to have and qualifications. Then section 141 of National Water Act 1998 with regards to data submission on to the GDS and section 19 of NWA 1998 with regards to pollution prevention poor maintenance of the ponds resulting to the accumulation of sludge in the primary pond. The feedback letter was written with the recommendations.

The follow up site inspections has not taken place. But through the monitoring of the GDS and the data is no being loaded into the system ever since.

 
 

Cederberg LM

Graffwater, Elands Bay, Wupperthal, Algeria

Cederberg:

On the 20 November 2014 the municipality was assisted with GDS training which was upon request by the municipality. Site inspections were conducted on all four systems Graffwater, Elands Bay, Wupperthal, Algeria. The feedback letter was written and sent to the municipality and the action plan was received by the department for all their works.

Follow up site inspection has not yet taken place

 
 

Bergrivier LM

Porteville WWTW

Refurbishment and upgarde of Porteville WWTW

R 2.843 m (ACIP funding)

 

Hesseque LM

Albertina WWTW

Refurbishment of Albertina WWTW

R 3. 000 m (ACIP funding)

Eastern Cape

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Chris Hani DM

Molteno, Cradock, Lady Frere, Middelburg,

Tsomo

• Non compliance letters sent to WSA,

• Compliance

Assessment have

been conducted to check progress,

• Training provided for

Green Drop system,

• Advisory support has been given,

• Action Plan not submitted by the WSA's.

Engcobo wwtw =

R1,948m (ACIP-14/15) + R1,2 m-

(ACIP 13/14)

       

Molten - pump station = R3,5m- (ACIP14/15)

Sterkstroom wwtw R3m- (ACIP 13/14),

Tsomo wwtw priority for RRU (total RRU funds for wwtw is R 3.5m for whole Province),

 

Baviaans LM

Rietbron

• Engagement was

done with the WSA

but no progress.

Willowmore wwtw R4,147m (ACIP-12/13),

• Rietbron wwtw priority for RRU.

 

Alfred Nzo DM

Cedarville, Bizana, Ntabankulu

• Compliance

Inspection have been

done,

• Continued engagements are

happening.

• Training on green drop system.

• Action Plan has been provided by the WSA.

Ntabankulu wwtw

targeted for RRU.

 

Sundays River

Valley LM

Enon-Bethesda

• Compliance inspection

have been conducted,

• Non compliance letter issued,

• Re-Training provided

on the green drop

system.

Nil for wwtw

 

KouKamma LM -

Coldstream_!.Misgl.Jnd, St()rms River We !,

Clarkson, Kareedouw-

  • Compliance Inspection has been done.

• Non compliance

letters have been

issued

• IE has been engaged to deal with

Authorizations.

• No action plans submitted by WSA.

R2,930m - Refurbishment of Louterwater (ACIP-15/16)

 

Blue Crane LM

Cookhouse, Pearston, Somerset East

• Compliance Inspections have been done

• Non compliance letters have been

issued.

• No action plans submitted by WSA.

Somerset East wwtw R10 OOO m= (ACIP-13/14) & outfall sewer

R6,243,156m- (ACIP-12/13)

 

ORTambo OM

Flastaff, Lusikisiki,Mqanduli,Mthatha,Ngqeleni,PortSt Johns,Qumbu, Tsolo

• Compliance

Inspections have been

conducted.

• Non compliance letters have been

issued,

• Training has been provided for Green drop

• No action plan submitted.

Port St Johns wwtw

prioritized for RRU.

 

Ndlambe LM

Alexandria/Kwanonkqu, Nolukhanyo, Bushmans Marselle, Port Alfred,

/Ekuphumleni

  • Non compliance letter have been issued

• Training for green drop undertaken.

• No action plan submitted by the WSA

Port Alfred pump stations R4,5m-(ACIP 14/15),

Kenton-on-sea pump stations R1,75m- (ACIP 13/14),

Alexandria prioritized for RRU,

 

Kouga LM

 

Refurbishment of 3 sewer pump station in Jeffrey's Bay

R 4. 535 m (ACIP funding)

 

Ikwezi LM

 

Refurbishment of Sewer pumpstation at Janseville & Klipplaat

R 3.350 m (ACIP funding)

 

Amathole DM

 

Refurbishment of Fort Beaufort Sewage Pump station and optimisation WWTW - Phase 1

R 3. 5 m (ACIP)

Gauteng

Randfonttein LM

Randfontein WWTW

refurbushment of Randfontein WWTW

R 5.000 m (ACIP)

         

07 October 2015 - NW3371

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

(1)What is the status of the Wentzel Dam’s capacity to deliver water to Schweizer-Reneke in the North West; (2) whether, given the fact that five of the 16 boreholes in Schweizer-Reneke are currently dry, she has taken any measures to prevent a water crisis in the event

Reply:

  1. The Wentzel Dam’s water level has dropped to 22% effective from end August 2015. The volume of water supplied from the Schweizer-Reneke Water Treatment Plant has also dropped from 4 Ml to 2.8 Ml per day. This has resulted in water supply shortages in Schweizer-Reneke Town and Ipelegeng Township.

The most affected are high-lying areas of Ipelegeng which are getting water intermittently during the night. To address this challenge, my Department in collaboration with water services authority, the Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati DM, implemented the following short term interventions:

  • The Fire and Disaster Unit from the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati DM is on standby to supply water to the clinics and schools.
  • Two water tanker trucks are currently supplying water to the most affected areas of Ipelegeng Extension 4, 6, 8 and portion of Extension 5.
  • A total of 9X10 000 liters Jojo tanks are placed at Ipelegeng (including clinics, schools, police station) and are being filled from 06H00 until 20H00 on daily basis.

2.  My Department has allocated R5,1 million to Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati DM under the Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant (MWIG) for intervention in addressing the short term water supply issues. Already eight non-functional boreholes have been tested and the results have confirmed dewatering on the aquifers. The scope of work for this funding entails:

  • rehabilitation and refurbishment of existing boreholes;
  • sitting and drilling of new boreholes;
  • equipping of boreholes; and
  • connecting mains.

Furthermore, my Department allocated R1, 589 million to Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati DM under Accelerated Community Programme (ACIP) to address Water Conservation Demand Management issues in Mamusa Local Municipality. The Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati DM is in the process of getting Bid approval and the work is anticipated to commence in October 2015.

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07 October 2015 - NW3360

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

In light of the fact that her department is mandated to discharge the Constitutional obligation of providing access to water to every citizen in the country, (a) what (i) joint discussion process has been established with the Department of Human Settlements and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, to ensure that no duplication or overlap of functionality in the carrying out of her department’s stated mandate occurs between these departments, (ii) separate actions are being taken by her department in carrying out its stated mandate, (iii) monitoring procedure is in place, to establish whether or not there is a duplicity of actions between departments, (iv) resolution mechanism exists in instances where two or more departments are found to be carrying out the same actions to ensure that optimal use is made of the available funds and (v) good reason exists for the continuation of this right that is shared by the specified departments and (b) why should the right of water provision not be located within one dedicated department?

Reply:

(a)(i) A joint discussion has already taken place between the Department of Water and Sanitation together with COGTA, the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA), the office of the Presidency’s M&E unit and National Treasury, and a Project Management Office (PMO) has been established to co-ordinate and integrate all water services activities related to sustainable Water Services delivery in the 27 Priority DMs. The Department of Human Settlements is part of this initiative. The PMO will ensure that there is no duplication with regards to the water and sanitation service delivery and will ensure that funding alignment between different Departments and funding sources takes place.

(a)(ii) No separate actions are being undertaken by the Department. As stated above all water services actions are being coordinated through the PMO.

(a)(iii) A monitoring programme is being established to ensure that, once a pipeline of projects has been determined, they are implemented and run effectively. My Department has identified eleven key intervention activities that will be monitored to ensure the implementation of sustainable water and sanitation service delivery. They are:

  1. Demographics;
  2. Service Levels;
  3. Socio-Economics;
  4. Water Services Infrastructure;
  5. Operational and Maintenance;
  6. Associated Services;
  7. Water Resources;
  8. Conservation & Demand Management;
  9. Financial;
  10. Institutional Arrangements; and
  11. Social & Customer Service Requirements.

A 5-year implementation plan will be developed and implementation thereof will be monitored at community and project level. The plan will be developed through a consultancy process at municipal level with relevant role-players and funding initiatives. The plan will be signed off by Council to ensure that no duplication takes place.

(a)(iv) Requesting Honourable member to note that, there are no two Departments which execute identical actions. Each Department finds its mandate in the Constitution, followed by the legislation administered by the respective Department, therefore the need for such a resolution mechanism has not arisen. My Department's mandate is highlighted in Section 3 of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998):

Public trusteeship of nation's water resources

3. (1) As the public trustee of the nation's water resources the National Government, acting through the Minister, must ensure that water is protected, used, developed, conserved, managed and controlled in a sustainable and equitable manner, for the benefit of all persons and in accordance with its constitutional mandate. (2) Without limiting subsection (1), the Minister is ultimately responsible to ensure that water is allocated equitably and used beneficially in the public interest, while promoting environmental values. (3) The National Government, acting through the Minister, has the power to regulate the use, flow and control of all water in the Republic.”

(a)(v) Falls away.

(b) Falls away.

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07 October 2015 - NW3353

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

(1)What are the reasons for not supplying piped water to the Mazizini area situated in Ward 6 of the Okhahlamba Local Municipality and within the uThukela District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, which has been without piped water for six months; (2) whether her department has made alternative arrangements to supply water to the community; if not, why not; (3) whether her department (a) has taken or (b) will take action in order to reinstate piped water supplies to the specified area; if not, why not; if so, (i) what action has been taken and (ii) when will the supply of piped water be restored to the specified area?

Reply:

  1. The Mazizini area collectively comprises of two communities, the Newstand and Obonjaneni communities.

The Obonjaneni community currently has no interruptions in water supply and receives piped water from a reservoir which is fed from the KwaMfalazi River. The water is chlorinated at the reservoir.

The Newstand community in Ward 6 is normally supplied by a reservoir which is fed from the Zwelitsha Water Treatment Works (WTW). However, the Zwelitsha WTW currently does not have sufficient capacity to meet the demands of both the Zwelitsha and the Newstand areas.

The Uthukela District Municipality (DM) has therefore opted to supply the affected Newstand Community with water through a production borehole. The water from the production borehole was being pumped into the existing reservoirs which then supplied the community through the existing reticulation network. However, due to the drought currently being experienced in the Kwazulu-Natal Province, the groundwater levels have dropped substantially and there has been very little water in the borehole to pump. This resulted in the pump running dry which caused damage to the pump and the subsequent collapse of the pipe work within the borehole thus leaving the community without piped water supply for the past 6 months. This production borehole will therefore need to be replaced.

(2) The area currently has two (2) functional hand pump boreholes which are supplying approximately 900 community members with water as a temporary measure. These boreholes do not meet the full needs of the community and the Uthukela DM will be deploying water tankers to the area to fill up the reservoirs twice on a weekly schedule.

(3)(a) Yes, my Department has taken steps to reinstate piped water supplies to the area.

(3)(b)(i) As an interim measure the UThukela DM has appointed a service provider to investigate the availability of groundwater in the area and drill additional production boreholes for supply to the affected community.

(3)(b)(ii) This work is planned to commence within September 2015. The Zwelitsha WTW requires an upgrade in order to meet the required demands of both the Zwelitsha and Newstand areas. There is a planned upgrade by the Uthukela DM to increase the Zwelitsha WTW capacity scheduled to start in December 2015.

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07 October 2015 - NW3352

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

(1)What are the reasons for the non-supply of piped water to the Divaal area situated in Ward 2 of the Indaka Local Municipality and within the uThukela District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, which has been without piped water for six months; (2) whether her department has made alternative arrangements to supply water to the community; if not, why not; (3) whether her department (a) has taken or (b) will take action in order to reinstate piped water supplies to the specified area; if not, why not; if so, (i) what action has been taken and (ii) when will the supply of piped water be restored to the specified area?

Reply:

  1. The Uthukela District Municipality (DM) is the Water Services Authority responsible for providing water services in the Indaka Local Municipality (LM). The area is supplied through the Ekukeveni Water Scheme and the Oliphantskop Dam is the raw water source.

The Divaal area has not been without piped water supply for any extended period. The entire Indaka area has an interrupted water supply i.e. the water supply is not available on a continuous basis due to a shortage of water. The water demand exceeds the available water supply because the Ekuvukeni Water Scheme was designed for a particular area and water demand, however more areas were brought onto and supplied from this water scheme, exceeding the scheme’s design capacity.

The different areas of Indaka LM receive piped water on a rotational basis with each area receiving water supply on different days of the week. Some areas, receive water more than once a week depending on location in the area. This is influenced by the proximity to the water treatment works and the layout of the water scheme. The Divaal area is at the end of the water scheme and receives water once a week on Thursdays.

(2) When an area is not receiving water through the water scheme, the Uthukela DM provides water tankers to fill static water tanks and individual containers so residents have access to water.

(3)(a) The Uthukela DM has identified and is implementing a range of measures to ensure continuous piped water supply in the area.

(3)(b)(i)As part of the drought intervention programme, which is managed by my Department, the UThukela DM is allocated R3 million to implement a borehole programme to improve water availability in the district. Contractors are currently on site conducting investigation of sites to start drilling boreholes. The Uthukela DM has made a further application for R3.5 million under the Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant to extend the borehole programme in this area.

(3)(b)(ii)The long term sustainable solution depends on the rollout of the Driefontein Complex Regional Bulk Scheme, a Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant funded project with various phases to ultimately supply water to the region from the Spioenkop Dam.

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07 October 2015 - NW3256

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

(1)What (a) total amount did her department spend on air travel between Gauteng and Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the 2014-15 financial year and (b) is the total number of trips that were undertaken; (2) what is the total amount that her department spent on (a) accommodation and (b) car rental in Cape Town for employees attending Parliament business in the specified financial year?

Reply:

  1. The total amount spent on air travel and the total number of trips that were undertaken between Gauteng and Cape Town for employees attending Parliamentary business for the financial year 2014/2015 was as follows:

(1)(a) The total amount spent on air travel is R 8 436 100.63

(1)(b) The total number of air travel undertaken is 1852 between Gauteng and Cape Town for employees attending Parliamentary business for the financial year 2014/2015

2. The total amount spent on accommodation and car rental costs in Cape Town for employees attending Parliamentary business for the financial year 2014/2015 was as follows:

(2)(a) The total amount that the department has spent on accommodation is R 4 624 218.12

(2)(b) The total amount that her department spent on car rental costs R 371 270.55

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07 October 2015 - NW3162

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

(1)On what date was the most recent biomonitoring report compiled for (a) Mvoti River, (b) Slang River, (c) Tugela River, (d) Mooi River, (e) Mhlatuze River, (f) Hluhluwe River and (g) Nkomati River; (2) what was the water quality of each specified river as reflected in the report; (3) on what date was the sample for each specified river taken; (4) what was the geographical location where each of the samples were taken?

Reply:

(1) The bio-monitoring reports are compiled on a quarterly basis and are adapted to coincide with the different seasons. The latest available reports are therefore, for the period between April – June 2015.With regards to the Nkomati River, the August 2015 report was finalised.

(2) Refer to the table below for the response on the water quality of each river:

Name of the River

South African Scoring System (SASS) Scores

Average Score Per Taxa (ASPT)

Class

  1. Mvoti River

99

5.5

Fair

 

25

3.13

Poor

  1. Slang River

170

6.54

Good/Natural

  1. Tugela River

69

6.23

Good

 

Too deep to sample- in flood

N/A

  1. Mooi River

120

6.32

Good

  1. Mhlathuze River

118

6.21

Good

  1. Hluhluwe River

No sampling done – the river had stopped flowing, broken to several pools of water.

N/A

  1. Nkomati River

The river is largely fair with 3 monitoring sites showing poor quality and 5 monitoring sites out of 31 monitoring sites showing pristine to good quality water and it is moderately impacted

Please note that in some cases low flows (due to drought) have affected the water quality or ecological state of the rivers.

(3) Refer to the table below for the response on the date of sampling for each river:

Name of the River

Date of Sampling

  1. Mvoti River

3-Jun-2015

 

15-Jun-2015

  1. Slang River

30-May-2015

  1. Tugela River

1-Jun-2015

 

15-Jun-2015

  1. Mooi River

10-Jun-2015

  1. Mhlathuze River

25-May-2015

  1. Hluhluwe River

28-May-2015 (No sampling possible)

  1. Nkomati River

July/August 2014 (dry season) and February/March 2015 (wet season)

(4) Refer to the table below for the response on the geographical location of the rivers:

Name of the River

Coordinates

 

Latitude (S)

Longitude (E)

  1. Mvoti River

-29.159860

30.628690

 

-29.370004

31.304341

  1. Slang River

-27.420670

30.296810

  1. Tugela River

-28.756331

30.150376

 

-29.172622

31.391921

  1. Mooi River

-29.380814

39.660522

  1. Mhlathuze River

-28.746950

31.747450

  1. Hluhluwe River

-28.138560

32.019950

 

The geographical location where samples were taken for Nkomati River are as follows:

Vlakfontein 418 JT, Waterval 424 JT, Ndubazi Ranch 413 JT, Winkelhaak 723 JT, Tjakadstad 730 JT, Hooggenoeg 162 IT, Laaggenoeg 158IT, Nooitgezien 3 IU, Fig Tree 503 JU, Lebombo 186 JU.

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07 October 2015 - NW2660

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)How many households in the jurisdictional area of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality made use of (a) bucket system serviced toilets (b) VIP toilets and (c) pit latrines from (i)(aa) 31 May 2011 and (bb) each calendar year till 31 May 2015 and (ii) 1 June 2015 up to the latest date for which information is available; (2) how many households in the specified municipality are expected to still be using the (a) bucket system serviced toilets (b) VIP toilets and (c) pit latrines by 31 May 2016?

Reply:

(1)(b) The official figure for bucket toilets in the Metro area is 1 585 but a recent survey has indicated that 1 347 buckets are being removed in Mangaung and 757 in Botshabelo giving a total of 2 104. It must however be noted that the majority of these buckets are on informal sites and that all bucket toilets have been eradicated in Thaba Nchu.

(1)(b) The Mangaung Metro has a total of 33 382 VIP toilets.

(1)(c) The spread sheet depicts the number of pit latrines as per a financial year as requested:

HHs with Sanitation Services in MMM

Month Year

Pit Latrines

(aa) May-11

33 745

(bb) May-12

32 998

(bb) May-13

31 255

(bb) May-14

30 825

(bb)May-15

29 823

(ii)(bb) May-16

28 437

(2) Mangaung Metro Municipality has committed itself to eradicate the sanitation backlog which includes all bucket and VIP toilets by 2018. With the current bucket and VIP eradication program, the Metro is expected to have the following backlog which will be addressed annually until the above mentioned eradication date:

HHs with Sanitation Services in MMM

Month Year

(2)(a) Buckets Toilets

(2)(b) Pit Latrines

(2)(c) VIPs

May-16

1 223

28 437

31 468

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