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08 January 2024 - NW4140

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to his reply to question 3313 on 15 November 2023, (a) what informed the decision that identified Telkom Towers to be part of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) pilot project, (b) where will the SA Police Service personnel be accommodated and (c) what amount will the tenants pay to utilise the building, excluding the PPP agreements?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that:

  1. Telkom Towers was selected to be part of the pilot project to fast track the refurbishments of the towers so that SAPS can occupy the buildings. Using PPP’s allows the private sector to fund such refurbishments to ease the burden of Capex on the fiscus.
  2. SAPS personnel will continue to stay in their current rental buildings until such a time that the Telkom towers are ready. The leases will be cancelled as and when the towers are ready and handed over for occupation.
  3. The amounts are not determined yet as the project is still in its infancy. These will be known once all of the project costs have been determined at the conclusion of the bidding process.

08 January 2024 - NW3154

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Buthelezi, Ms SA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether any of the funds that were allocated towards the repair of the bridge that was damaged in Ntuzuma in KwaZulu-Natal during the 2022 floods have been used; if not, why not; if so, what (a) total amount has been used to date and (b) repair work has been completed to date?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Ntuzuma Bridge in KwaZulu-Natal province does not fall under Department of Public works’ Welisizwe Bridges Programme.

It is therefore advised that the question be referred to the National department of Transport as well as the Provincial Department.

08 January 2024 - NW3948

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Khakhau, Ms KL to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether (a) he, (b) the Deputy Minister and (c) any other official in his department attended the Rugby World Cup final in France in October 2023; if not; what is the position in this regard; if so, what (i) are the relevant details of each person in his department who attended the Rugby World Cup, (ii) is the total number of such persons and (iii) were the total costs of (aa) travel, (bb) accommodation and (cc) any other related costs that were incurred by his department as a result of the trip(s)?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure did not attend the Rugby World Cup final in France.

(b) The Deputy Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure did not attend the Rugby World Cup final in France.

(c) No official in the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure attended the Rugby World Cup final in France on official duties.

The attendance of international sporting events is not within the mandate of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. Officials who would wish to attend such events would do so at their own cost.

(i) Not applicable

(ii) Not applicable

(iii) Not applicable

(aa) Not applicable

(bb) Not applicable

(cc) Not applicable

08 January 2024 - NW3571

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What is the total number of properties that (a) have been rented out by his department for residential purposes as at the latest date for which information is available and (b) remain unoccupied and with security attached to them; 2) what is the total amount that his department spends on protecting state properties that remain unoccupied in each province?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that:

(1)

(a) 342 state owned properties let out for residential purposes

(b) 226 are unoccupied with security attached to them.

(2) Total monthly expenditure on security is R13 420 210.19

05 January 2024 - NW1564

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 1293 on 9 July 2021 regarding property at 398 Malherbe Street, Tshwane, (details furnished), the process of handover to the Department of Social Development was completed; if not, (a) why not and (b) will what remains of the property be donated to the Capital Park Ratepayers' Association who are still desperate for a shelter; if so, (i) was the house renovated as it was in a considerable state of disrepair, (ii) who was responsible for the renovation, (iii) what was the total cost of the renovation and (iv) which department paid for the renovations?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Kindly note that address provided on Parliamentary question number 1293 & 1564 which is 398 Malherbe Street Capital Park does not belong to state, it is privately owned. See attached Aktex.

Response provided on Parliamentary question number 1293 & 1564 provided relate to state owned property on address 227 Malherbe Street, Capital Park.

(a) Department of Public Works and Infrastructure is still waiting for response from the Department of Social Development. KAM sent email to DSD on the 01/06/2021 with three months to respond.

(b) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure does not have a record of an application seeking a donation of property in question from Capital Park Residents and Ratepayers Association. The organization is welcome to make such application through the Regional office to Director, REMS: Mr. Ndivhoni Mathivha or Deputy Director, REMS: Mr. Sylvester Tshilwane.

(i) There is no house on the property, it’s a vacant land.

(ii) Not applicable.

(iii) Not applicable.

(iv) Not applicable

04 January 2024 - NW4141

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to his reply to question 3313 on 15 November 2023, what (a) number of buildings will his department release and/or hand over to private ownership, excluding the buildings that have been identified for the Public Private Partnerships pilot project and (b) plans will he put in place to accommodate other government departments?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that:

  1. DPWI is identifying a further 25 buildings for the ROT programme. The pilot programme consists of 5 buildings, bringing the total to 30.
  2. Government departments that are willing to move into the refurbished state owned building will stay in their current accommodation until such time that their identified and refurbished buildings are ready.

04 January 2024 - NW3490

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether his department is aware of the illegal dumping taking place on Farm Portion R/7 of Groen Kloof 358-JR in the City of Tshwane, especially along the portion close to the Gautrain railway line and N14 road; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps is his department taking to prevent this illegal dumping; (2) what plans does his department have for the use of this land; (3) considering the location of this land, surrounding amenities and the lack of housing opportunities in the City of Tshwane, whether his department intends using this land for human settlement; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that:

1. Remainder of Portion 7 of Farm Groenkloof 358-JR has been allocated to the Department of Defence (DOD) for Utilization. The property in question is subject to the Endowment Act No. 33 of 1922.

2. Remainder of Portion 7 of Farm Groenkloof 358-JR is subject to the Endowment Act No. 33 of 1922. The property can be used exclusively for the benefit of the Defence force organizations and establishments.

3. Remainder of Portion 7 of Farm Groenkloof 358-JR is subject to the Endowment Act No. 33 of 1922. The property can be used exclusively for the benefit of the Defence force organizations and establishments.

04 January 2024 - NW3300

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Herron, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to his recent announcement of Operation Bring Back which targets over 1 260 hijacked buildings belonging to his department, what resources and structures does his department intend to rely upon in order to repurpose the buildings that have been successfully brought back into the hands of Government, considering that many of the buildings are derelict and unable to fulfill the purpose for which they were designed?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that in order to repurpose the buildings that have been brought back successfully into the hands of Government, the Department will employ two approaches which in the main are:

1. Government use;

Existing resources including DPWI and User departments’ CAPEX budget will be utilised. Where the scale and the financial extent of the repurposing projects exceed available resources, Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach will be considered

2. Revenue generation:

Based on highest and best use analysis of the properties, the Department will approach the market in refurbishing the buildings for short and long-term letting for income generation purposes.

04 January 2024 - NW3216

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What are the full details of the (a) current state of the renovations and building of the Odendaalsrus Police Station in Free State, (b) total amount spent on the project thus far and (c) the intended date of completion of the specified project?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that:

a) The contractor was terminated due to poor performance and the process to get a replacement contractor is underway. The tender is scheduled to go to the market on 26 October 2023.

b) The amount spent to date is R 51,676,923.29

c) The anticipated date of completion is 18 July 2025

04 January 2024 - NW3215

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to the ongoing renovations and structural building of the Park Road Police Station in Bloemfontein, Free State, what are the relevant details of the (a) intended handover of phase 1 of the renovations, (b)(i) available budget for the continuation of phase 2 of the project and (ii) intended time frame for completion of phase 2, (c) total amount allocated for the entire project since inception and (d) implementing agent acting on behalf of his department in this regard?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that:

a) The intended handover of phase 1 of the renovations is 03 May 2024

b) (i) The available budget for Phase 2 is R 51,828,205.97

(ii) The intended time frame for completion of Phase 2, is 14 months with the anticipated completion date for Phase 2 is planned for 30 March 2026

c) The total amount allocated for the entire project since inception is R 82,766,187.19

d) The Implementing Agent for the project is the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

04 January 2024 - NW3186

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) plans has his department put in place for the Johannesburg Tower in Johannesburg, (b) research has been undertaken into the best use for the tower going forward, (c) research and/or investigation has been undertaken to examine the possibility of making the tower a tourist attraction in future and (d) is the cost analysis of each possibility that has been considered?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

I have been informed by the Department that the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure does not own any towers within the City of Johannesburg.

13 December 2023 - NW3174

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What are the full details of the recent and abrupt suspension of the Public Employment Programme that was part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality; (2) Whether there are any plans in place to minimise the impact of the suspension to the beneficiaries of the specified programme; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. The programme's suspension, which impacted 3,541 participants, was brought about by a decrease in the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES) grant budget to the City, which was projected to be R298 million in the 2023–2024 financial year, but only R141 million was allocated, as opposed to R387 million in the previous financial year. In terms of the PES grant conditions, salaries should account for 70% of the total amount, with the remaining 30% going towards any other project-related expenses. In 2022–2023 salaries accounted for R311 million of the R387 million allocated. However, in the 2023-24 financial year, a total budget of R141 million of the budget was received for all costs including salaries. Owing to this shortage, the Municipality was forced to choose between cutting programme participants significantly or to continue the programme for three months with 5,394 participants appointed. After careful consideration of all available choices, the city ultimately decided to suspend the current participation when the available funding allocation run out.

2. The EThekwini Municipality, the municipality is currently engaging National Treasury with an application for additional funding of R270 million submitted in September 2023, for consideration during the adjustment budget process. Furthermore, engagements are also being made within EThekwini Municipality to ascertain whether internal departments that include; Cleaning and Solid waste, Water and Sanitation, and Parks, Recreation and Culture can fund the stipends of the participants on projects being implemented from their own budgets.

13 December 2023 - NW4196

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) total number of public infrastructure projects across the country have been (i) suspended and (ii) stopped due to interference by the construction mafia since 2019, (b) is the (i) name and (ii) location of each of the projects and (c) is the total cumulative costs of the disruptions to the economy?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) There has been a total of five projects public infrastructure projects that has been halted due to interference by the construction mafia since 2019, one (1) in Gauteng (Pretoria) and four (4) in KwaZulu Natal.

b) Name, location and total cumulative costs of disruptions to the economy:

Name of project

Location

Cost implications due to disruption

Repairs and Maintenance of Roof and Stabilizing of Foundation for Salvokop Radio Tech Unit Official Quarters

  • Salvokop, Pretoria
  • Business forum from the community of Salvokop disrupted the project and project experienced some delays, extension of time was granted to the contractor without additional cost

Durban High Court: Refurbishment and Renovations Including Upgrading Of Toilets and Additional Accommodation

  • Durban Central
  • Site was forcefully stopped by external forces at gun point and the contractor’s security and staff were removed from site and replaced by unknown security personnel.
  • The stopped by on 1st February 2022 to 4th February 2022.
  • The total standing time claim by the contractor was for the amount of R904 682 excl. vat for expense and loss for 4 days.
  • The Dept. and ward councillor assisted in resolving all issues relating to the stoppage.
  • The Contractor brought in additional armed security and there is no longer a threat from external elements and site work is proceeding well ahead.

Umlazi Complex Heritage: Repairs and Renovations to Office Building

  • Umlazi
  • Owner of the contractor managed to intervene.
  • No cost implication.

Port Shepstone Magistrates Office: Construction of a New Building

  • Port Shepstone
  • Project was delayed for 3 days.
  • No cost implications.

Durban Department of Labour: Durban Service Product: Repair and Renovations

  • Durban Central
  • 4 months delay.
  • Estimated R120,000

13 December 2023 - NW4175

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What is the total number of persons employed under the Expanded Public Works Programme in each province?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

During the implementation of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Phase IV which covers the period from 01 April 2019 – 30 September 2023, the following persons have been employed on the EPWP per province in each financial year as per the records sourced from the EPWP Reporting System.

Table 1: Number of persons employed in EPWP in each province per sphere of government in 2019/2020

Table 2: Number of persons employed in EPWP in each province per sphere of government in 2020/2021

Province

Municipal

National

Provincial

Total

EC

26 426

78 888

73 381

176 817

FS

7 092

38 220

18 373

63 108

GP

23 489

36 923

33 984

93 629

KZN

42 580

68 760

103 642

212 430

LP

19 258

50 174

32 396

101 151

MP

10 810

40 885

19 772

70 625

NC

5 032

30 564

11 442

45 731

NW

7 275

34 445

23 370

64 554

WC

42 450

39 616

24 355

102 555

Total

184 383

416 642

340 662

927 627

Province

Municipal

National

Provincial

Total

EC

25 515

62 510

91 579

177 745

FS

7 884

33 000

17 398

57 815

GP

16 409

33 029

36 330

84 975

KN

41 841

58 796

103 665

202 154

LP

22 221

45 499

36 709

103 534

MP

10 834

34 830

19 688

64 900

NC

4 263

23 462

12 509

39 557

NW

6 505

26 124

29 466

61 749

WC

27 485

26 842

22 415

74 657

Total

162 924

343 223

369 706

865 022

Table 3: Number of persons employed in EPWP in each province per sphere of government in 2021/2022

Table 4: Number of persons employed in EPWP in each province per sphere of government in 2022/2023

Province

Municipal

National

Provincial

Total

EC

27 697

66 570

106 900

198 756

FS

7 765

33 688

18 640

59 671

GP

31 492

34 464

38 006

102 727

KN

42 962

68 900

103 501

212 556

LP

22 456

48 896

34 830

105 397

MP

13 315

38 161

23 823

74 674

NC

3 891

26 069

13 727

42 759

NW

6 881

29 047

25 257

60 933

WC

49 027

29 169

20 565

96 079

Total

205 458

373 915

385 187

950 297

Province

Municipal

National

Provincial

Total

EC

20 428

70 675

83 098

172 114

FS

7 469

34 023

12 283

53 469

GP

39 728

32 206

31 753

102 470

KN

42 684

70 592

96 372

207 096

LP

22 617

48 699

31 289

101 830

MP

13 020

38 795

19 785

70 735

NC

3 386

29 718

13 447

45 468

NW

6 520

31 032

25 533

62 786

WC

52 932

33 299

19 815

103 307

Total

208 746

389 447

333 337

916 244

Table 5: Number of persons employed in EPWP in each province per sphere of government in 2023/2024 (up to end of quarter 2)

Province

Municipal

National

Provincial

Total

EC

16 686

41 530

71 395

128 728

FS

4 043

18 873

8 825

31 665

GP

26 603

19 387

21 131

66 625

KN

33 474

45 187

77 758

155 493

LP

14 291

29 859

23 555

67 468

MP

8 479

24 220

13 839

46 282

NC

1 614

14 987

6 554

23 061

NW

3 863

19 210

22 471

45 402

WC

36 029

13 328

14 685

63 449

Total

145 068

229 247

260 200

630 619

13 December 2023 - NW4146

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What was the (a) projected and (b) actual revenue received from state-owned properties in the (i) 2020-21, (ii) 2021-22 and (iii) 2022-23 financial years?

Reply:

a) The projected and actual revenue from state-owned properties occupied by the user departments are indicated below;

State Owned Accommodation

 

Financial Year

(a) Invoiced/Projected

(b) Received

2020/2021

R 5 382 221 884,11

R 5 048 285 505,60

2021/2022

R 5 719 345 190,78

R 4 921 330 617,60

2022/2023

R 5 257 798 063,65

R 5 124 918 666,37

The projected and actual revenue from state-owned properties occupied by private individuals are indicated below;

Rental Debtors

   

Financial Year

  1. Invoiced/Projected
  1. Received

2020/2021

R 61 164 329,20

R 53 454 604,02

2021/2022

R 67 426 045,17

R 58 131 159,65

2022/2023

R 84 865 150,26

R 61 976 390,53

13 December 2023 - NW3881

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Following the submission by the Commission for Gender Equality, what total number of the buildings that have been identified as shelters are user-friendly for persons living with disabilities?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Total number of the buildings that have been identified as shelters are user-friendly for persons living with disabilities.

The Department has handed a total of thirteen (13) properties to Department of Social Development (DSD) for use by victims of Gender Based Violence.

DPWI only renovated the properties to be fit for purpose and that scope did not necessarily include accessibility for people with disabilities as this is the responsibility of the user department.

07 December 2023 - NW3962

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether there is a project in the pipeline to revamp the Kempton Park Hospital; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the total budget allocated for the revamping project of the specified facility and (b) how was the funding secured and/or sourced;

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The matter regarding the revamping of the Kempton Park Hospital is not within the purview of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. All matters in relation to hospitals, as public structures, can be best dealt with by our sister Department of Infrastructure Development, which is responsible for providing public infrastructure delivery and property management solutions for the people of Gauteng. Therefore, the question should be referred to the relevant MEC, accordingly.

05 December 2023 - NW3961

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether his department is collaborating with the Department of Health to ensure that the revitalisation of the Kempton Park Hospital aligns with healthcare service requirements; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether there are interdepartmental co-ordination mechanisms in place to address both health and infrastructure aspects of the redevelopment of the specified hospital; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

With regard to the revitalisation of the Kempton Park Hospital to ensure that it aligns with healthcare service requirements, the matter is not within the purview of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. Hospitals are public structures, therefore, the matter can be best dealt with by our sister Department of Infrastructure Development, which is responsible for providing public infrastructure delivery and property management solutions for the people of Gauteng. Therefore, the question should be referred to the relevant MEC, accordingly.

05 December 2023 - NW3960

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What (a)(i) assessments and (ii) studies have been conducted to evaluate the current state of infrastructure at the Kempton Park Hospital and (b) are the relevant details of the key findings that influenced its redevelopment plans; (2) whether there are any structural and/or environmental considerations that need to be addressed during the revamping process; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how will the challenges be mitigated?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

With regard to the assessments and studies conducted to evaluate the current state of infrastructure at the Kempton Park Hospital, the matter is not within the purview of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. It can be best dealt with by our sister Department of Infrastructure Development, which is responsible for providing public infrastructure delivery and property management solutions for the people of Gauteng. Therefore, the question should be referred to the relevant MEC, accordingly.

05 December 2023 - NW3962

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether there is a project in the pipeline to revamp the Kempton Park Hospital; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the total budget allocated for the revamping project of the specified facility and (b) how was the funding secured and/or sourced; (2) whether there are any public-private partnership models being considered to enhance the financial viability of the specified project; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The matter regarding the revamping of the Kempton Park Hospital is not within the purview of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. All matters in relation to hospitals, as public structures, can be best dealt with by our sister Department of Infrastructure Development, which is responsible for providing public infrastructure delivery and property management solutions for the people of Gauteng. Therefore, the question should be referred to the relevant MEC, accordingly.

01 December 2023 - NW3214

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to the possible amendments to finance policy in the upcoming Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement for 2023 which may result in measures to cut expenditure across all departments and which, according to the National Treasury, include stopping procurement contracts for all infrastructure projects among other cuts, what are the details of the (a) projects under his department that will be affected by the budget cuts, (b) location of the projects, (c) total cost of each project and (d) intended service delivery outcomes of each specified project?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) There are a number of projects that are affected by the budget cuts, and these are submitted by various regions on an urgent need basis. See attached preliminary list from all our regions.

b) The locations of projects are across all 11 DPWI regions.

c) The total costs for each project are reflected in Annexure A.

d) Regions submit detail motivation for projects to be prioritised, and these are approved by the Accounting Officer.

15 November 2023 - NW3388

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether he has found that his department is on track to achieve the objectives set out in its 2023 Annual Performance Plan; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of what has been achieved so far?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Based on verified Quarter 1 report the level of performance per key performance (KPI) is on track at an average of 95% performance. In terms of targets achieved in the quarter under review, a total of 29 targets were reported of which 12 were achieved above the 90% threshold as per the DPWI performance legend. This represents about 41% level of targets achieved. The Quarter 2 performance information is still being verified for accuracy.

The following programme experience challenges:

  • Construction Project Management Programme

The level of KPI performance is at 65%. However, in terms of targets achieved, no targets were reached above the 90% threshold. The challenges experienced include change of project scope from Repair & Renovation to Capital Project due to status of facilities. Secondly, delays experienced in the appointment of the structural engineers. There were also delays in the confirmation of funds by the client Departments thus affecting the procurement process. Of significant impact has been the termination of contracts due to poor performance as well as extension of time being applied for by contractors. The Department has however put initiatives to mitigate these challenges to enhance performance.

  • Real Estate Management Services Programme

The Department is on track on all seven indicators with few challenges where interventions were put in place to improve performance in the second quarter

  • Facilities Management Programme

The Department is progressing well on the utilisation of preventative term contracts geared towards reducing reactive maintenance. However, challenges are still experienced on the area of critical components assessed to determine the conditions of components (lifts, boilers, HVAC and Gensets and Water systems).

15 November 2023 - NW1063

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What progress has been made on the sale of the existing Head Office building of the Independent Development Trust?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Considerable progress has been made to date, albeit the process was delayed by having to obtain a recent Valuation Report, as the last valuation was outdated. The IDT has received a Valuation Report with a validity of up to 31 December 2023. The next step would be to table the Head Office Building Submission to the Asset Disposal Committee; inform the National Treasury; and request approval of the sale of the Head Office Building from the Executive Authority. However, these processes have not been undertaken, as the Board did not approve the proposed Head Office Lease Agreement, as explained in the response to National Assembly Question number 918 of 2023.

15 November 2023 - NW2867

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Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) is the total number of abandoned government buildings and/or properties which have been (i) vandalised and (ii) hijacked by thugs across the Republic and (b)(i) measures have been put in place to reclaim the specified buildings and (ii) by date will the buildings be reclaimed?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

A(i) The Department of Public Works has identified 68 vandalised buildings within the 11 regions.

A(ii) The Department of Public Works has identified 27 hijacked buildings within the 11 regions.

B(i) The Department has put in place various measures to reclaim the buildings which include:

  • Secure buildings which are not secured.
  • Identify buildings which have been earmarked for use as offices by the clients and all of these buildings are in a process of being fenced and safeguarded
  • Placing security on properties to be safeguarded
  • legal eviction proceedings instituted
  • Demolition application process initiated
  • hijacked buildings were referred to operation bring back program
  • Eviction orders sought through Court
  • Planned maintenance for some of the vandalised properties
  • Leasing voetstoots as the Department has received applications to lease the properties
  • Renovate and allocate to Gender Based Violence project

B (ii) Reclaim dates are not yet know as they are dependent on the above processes.

15 November 2023 - NW3160

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether he has been informed of the total number of government officials who are currently in arrears due to not paying rent in state-owned properties; if not, why not; if so, what total number of government officials (a) have been evicted in the past three months and (b) will be evicted in the next three months?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Yes, the Office of the Minister receives monthly reports from the Cape Town Regional Office on all Prestige Debtors.

  1. Two (2) Sessional Officials have been evicted in the past three months.
  2. Fifteen (15) Sessional Officials will be evicted in the next three months.

15 November 2023 - NW3161

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What total amount in revenue has his department acquired in the past six months through the provision of accommodation to provincial departments?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure does not provide accommodation to Provincial Departments. The Provincial Public Works is providing accommodation to Provincial Departments.

15 November 2023 - NW3221

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Smalle, Mr JF to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, a certain company (name furnished) was awarded the tender that closed on 26 July 2022 with RFB number LDE/B02/02/2022/23 for the appointment of a panel of contractors for infrastructure building works to all public schools, institutions and offices of her department; if not, what reasons were given for the company not being successful in the bid; if so, what (a) is the value of the tender, (b) amount was the company paid for the delivery of its services and (c) number of points did the company score in the bidding process; (2) (a) what is the name of the official of her department who signed off on the tender award and (b) who normally signs off on tender awards in her department; (3) whether the company declared their potential conflict of interest as politically connected people; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the declaration; (4) what total number of bids for tenders (a) has the company submitted in her department in the past three financial years and (b) did her department award the company in the specified period?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

  1. The tender with RFB number LDE/B02/02/2022/23 was not issued by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure.
  2. N/A
  3. N/A
  4. N/A

15 November 2023 - NW3293

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Mjobo, Ms LN to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Whether the Expanded Public Works Programme has met its target for the creation of employment in the current financial year; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) in which sectors of the economy were the employment opportunities created?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The final results for Quarter 2 of the 2023/24 fiscal year will be officially released by the end of October 2023. As of October 13, 2023, the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has showcased a commendable performance, with a total of 637 875 work opportunities reported for 2023/24 by 322 public entities. This achievement represents 61.4% of the annual target of 1 038 742 work opportunities, indicating a strong progression towards reaching the 2023/24 target. The performance is above the 50% benchmark expected at the end of the 2nd quarter of the 2023/24 financial year.

(a) These reported work opportunities had an average duration of 48 person-days, leading to the disbursement of a substantial sum, amounting to R4 814 010 947, which is paid in wages to the EPWP participants. The average wage for the work opportunities created was R156.66. 452 927 of the work opportunities created were filled by women, 238 796 by youth, and 4 624 by persons with disabilities.

(b) The different sectors, namely the Infrastructure, Social, Environment & Culture and Non-State within the EPWP, all contributed to the creation of work opportunities. The Social Sector led the way, having already achieved 80% of its annual work opportunity target. Following closely behind were the Environment and Culture Sector, which achieved 60.9% of its target, and the Non-State Sector, registering at 60.1% of the target. The Infrastructure Sector has also made an important contribution, reaching 53.2% of its annual work opportunity target. All sectors are above the 50% benchmark expected at the end of the 2nd quarter of the financial year.

15 November 2023 - NW3310

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Seitlholo, Mr IS to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to his department’s resolve to intensify its Operation Bring Back campaign, what (a) total number of the more than 1 200 state-owned properties that have been illegally occupied, hijacked and/or sold have been reacquired and (b) are the details of the general state of the properties?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

There is a need for the Department to conduct forensic investigation in order to determine:

  1. The total number of properties that are illegally occupied, hijacked/ or sold.
  2. In addition to the above, the Department shall use the professional services (Structural engineers) to determine the condition and general state of the illegally occupied properties.

The terms of reference and procurement strategy are at “ready to go on the market” to source the assistance of competent service providers on the forensic audit of all hijacked and illegally occupied state owned properties.

The project would enable the Department to quantify with accuracy, the total number of state owned properties which are illegally occupied, hijacked and /or sold.

15 November 2023 - NW3313

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

With reference to his department’s plans to partner with and lease out state owned properties to the private sector with the purpose of the private sector being responsible for the maintenance of the property, what total number of (a) state-owned properties have been leased out to the private sector from 1 January 2019 to date and (b) the specified properties have been released back to his department in a well-maintained condition

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has conceptualised a programme called Refurbish, Operate and Transfer Programme (ROTP). In terms of the programme, the Department is planning to lease out state owned properties to the private sector through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the sector to refurbish, lease out and maintain such properties over a period of time and hand them back to the state in a functional state.

Five (5) properties, namely, (Telkom Towers, Cervitas Building, Public Works House, Police Barracks and Department of Defence Flats) have been identified in the City of Tshwane as pilot projects and the procurement process is expected to start at the end of the fourth quarter.

  1. No property has been leased out as yet as the process is still in its conceptual stage.
  2. No property has been released back either.

15 November 2023 - NW3514

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether he has records of the total number of (a) short-term and (b) long-term employees under the Expanded Public Works Programme; if not, why not; if so, what are the statistics in each province?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) as the overall coordinator of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has a reporting system which allows the capturing of EPWP work opportunities by implementers across all the spheres of government. The EPWP Reporting System (EPWP-RS) contains information captured during the implementation of the EPWP Phase IV which started in the 2019/20 financial year to date for short term and long term opportunities. The different programmes captured on the system vary in terms of duration with some implemented over a short term period while others are implemented over a long term duration. The duration of participation for the EPWP participants is linked to the duration of the different programmes implemented. Table 1 on the next page shows a summary of EPWP participants on short-term programmes in the different provinces

Table 1: Summary of number of participants reported for short-term duration per province

Province

2019_20

2020_21

2021_22

2022_23

2023_24 Q2 Prelim

 

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Eastern Cape

2,098

103

26,243

72

44,439

60

30,695

97

22,892

65

Free State

2,059

159

1,733

198

1,728

184

1,248

138

747

101

Gauteng

5,641

158

4,612

176

10,776

113

5,751

179

4,749

75

KwaZulu-Natal

5,237

166

15,172

68

5,936

175

5,447

134

3,778

96

Limpopo

3,054

204

3,129

142

1,202

168

661

142

344

52

Mpumalanga

1,523

142

1,641

140

1,878

164

1,482

161

897

70

Northern Cape

938

159

1,266

104

1,452

185

982

200

106

67

North West

695

118

693

85

663

79

468

77

95

47

Western Cape

13,335

66

7,108

80

12,170

81

13,000

60

9,098

49

b) Within the information captured in the EPWP Reporting System (EPWP-RS) during the implementation of the EPWP Phase IV which started in 2019/20 - date, some programmes have had long term duration. Table 2 below shows a summary of EPWP participants in programmes with long-term duration:

Table 2: Summary of programmes with participants reported for long-term duration per province

Programme Name / Province

2019_20

2020_21

2021_22

2022_23

2023_24 Q2 Prelim

 

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Sum of Work Opportunities (year)

Average WO Duration

Eastern Cape

114,639

102

107,249

57

103,618

77

77,680

103

54,471

49

Free State

40,693

110

40,177

61

42,504

78

37,182

97

21,928

45

Gauteng

44,693

125

51,364

66

47,035

89

48,283

106

36,106

50

KwaZulu-Natal

134,120

107

126,456

75

138,063

87

130,156

97

99,902

48

Limpopo

59,522

116

62,279

70

65,077

88

61,412

111

39,446

54

Mpumalanga

49,388

113

44,989

53

51,592

76

48,582

89

30,618

39

Northern Cape

30,674

92

28,660

32

32,380

54

37,427

83

16,805

49

North West

47,195

104

46,026

63

48,331

82

48,145

99

34,464

49

Western Cape

42,767

104

36,173

74

40,178

83

41,437

87

16,285

44

15 November 2023 - NW3515

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether his department has any (a) short-term and (b) long-term plans in place to ensure cooperation with other departments to ensure the longevity of the Expanded Public Works Programme whilst providing sustainable youth employment; if not, why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has been mandated by Cabinet to oversee the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Collaboration between the DPWI and other government departments are essential to achieving the creation of work opportunities across the different spheres of government, including targeting 55% participation of youth in the EPWP projects. In this context, a number of mechanisms and partnerships are in place to maintain continued cooperation and collaboration with different public bodies covering the short- to medium-term timeframes, including:

i. Cooperative coordinating mechanisms that enable dialogue on matters impacting the EPWP among all public entities. Amongst these coordination structures is the EPWP National Coordinating Committee (NCC) comprising the EPWP EXCO and Lead Sector Departments (i.e. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Department of Social Development and Department of Public Works) and all Provincial Departments of Public Works. Furthermore, similar coordination structures exist at a provincial and municipal district level.

ii. Additionally, there are short-term partnerships in place which focus on training and enterprise development promoting youth unemployment. Amongst these partnership are the following; the National Skills Fund for funding of training initiatives in the programme, Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSETA) for the training of participants in various trades towards certification as artisans as well as with the Financial Service Conduct Authority (FSCA) for training of participants on basic financial literacy.

iii. Through a partnership with the International Labour Organisation, a partnership for the provision of the Start and Improve Your Business Programme training for participants who want to venture into enterprises post their participation in the EPWP has been put in place.

iv. In addition, the DPWI is in partnership with other departments and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) through the National Pathway Management Network coordinated by the Department of Employment and Labour to optimise the participation of youth in the different EPWP programmes.

b) In terms of long-term plans, the DPWI is currently engaging different stakeholders to finalise EPWP phase V proposals planned to be submitted to Cabinet for approval for implementation from 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2029. In addition, the DPWI is engaging the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services (MerSETA) and the AgriSETA to secure additional funding on training initiatives to ensure impactful outcomes. Likewise the DPWI is working with the Department of Defence (DoD) to identify other training areas that the DoD can support. It is anticipated that the present collaboration with the FSCA will continue in providing foundational financial literacy to new recruits in the EPWP. Engaging the private sector to help with finance and job placements for experiential learning for participants in the EPWP for different Learnership programmes is also another area being considered for the long term.

15 November 2023 - NW3535

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What (a) total amount does his department collect as revenue from stateowned properties annually and (b) are the categories of properties from which his department is collecting rental?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The table below shows the total amount collected as revenue from state-owned properties as at 31 March 2023 and 2022

Category

Revenue (2023)

Amount Collected ( 2023)

Amount Collected ( 2022)

Rental Debtors

84 865 150,26

59 806 906,54

56 524 041,59

Prestige Debtors

2 387 426,29

1 925 178,29

1 847 488,51

Accommodation charges from National Departments and Entities

5 405 759 788,00

5 089 855 877,49

4 861 427 494,06

Total

5 493 012 364,55

5 151 587 962,32

  1. 919 799 024,16

(b) 

  • Revenue from National Departments and Entities is generated from the following categories of properties:-
  1. Office Accommodation
  2. Specialised properties such as police stations, prisons, courts and museums
  • Revenue from houses or residential accommodation is generated from the following categories of properties:-
  1. Prestige debtors that relates to the occupation of state houses by the Ministers and Deputy Ministers;
  2. Rental debtors that relates to the rental of state houses to public officials, private individuals and institutions such MTN, Vodacom etc.

13 November 2023 - NW3387

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether he has any actionable immediate plans in place to give effect to the restructuring of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) to ensure sustainable employment; if not; why not; if so, (a) on what date were the plans adopted by the Government, (b) what are the details of what has been implemented thus far and (c) what is the total amount of the budget that has been allocated for the implementation of the restructured EPWP?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Three priority areas have been identified for implementation starting from the 2023–24 fiscal year in order to introduce urgent actionable plans to give effect to the restructuring of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) for ensuring sustainable employment. Projects in these priority areas will be implemented with an emphasis on improving participant skills and entrepreneurial outcomes through training. Public bodies in the different spheres of government will implement projects in the identified priority areas as follows:

(i)  Road upgrading and maintenance interventions related to pothole patching and block paving;

(ii) Cleaning of public spaces and waste management including the cleaning of public buildings; and

(iii) Clean energy interventions related retrofitting of government buildings and solar installations.

To this end, in my capacity as the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure mandated to lead the EPWP, I have engaged with various EPWP stakeholders from all spheres of government to focus on the approach of implementing the above-mentioned priority areas.

a) The plans were not adopted on a particular date but have been communicated with different public bodies and are different stages of implementation depending on the plans of the different public bodies.

b) The projects that have been implemented so far in the different priority areas are as follows:

(i) Road upgrading and maintenance

A total of 144 block paving and Pothole patching projects with 14, 424 work opportunities have been implemented by provincial roads departments and municipalities so far in the 2023/24 financial year.

(ii) Cleaning of public spaces and waste management

A total of 912 cleaning and Waste Management projects with 74, 642 work opportunities reported have been implemented by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Provincial Departments of the Environment, Municipalities and the Department of Public Works & Infrastructure so far in the 2023/ 24 financial year.

(iii) Clean Energy

There are no clean energy projects currently implemented, however, pre-project planning activities are being finalised to ensure implementation in the current financial year.

c) Leveraging from the existing budgets (i.e. Provincial Roads Management Grant, Municipal Infrastructure Grant, Department of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment Budget Vote, Department of Public Works and Infrastructure Budget Vote, EPWP Integrated Grant to Municipalities and Integrated Grant to Provinces) a total budget of R4.074 Billion has been identified to implement 1,101 projects under these focus areas, with 101,894 work opportunities projected to be created by public bodies and reported within the 2023/24 financial year.

13 November 2023 - NW3337

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Alexander, Ms W to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What are the relevant details of the challenges surrounding the contract of the Small Claims Court rooms which are on the premises of the Diepsloot Police Station that are not operational due to a contractual dispute and (b) on what date will the specified court rooms be operational again?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

a) The challenges were as a results of the absence of a governance document which outlines the responsibilities of the two user departments in shared accommodation. In a meeting that took place on the 8th of August 2023, the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) was tasked to develop the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which will outline legal responsibilities of the two user departments. The MOA was finalised on the 17th of October 2023. A round robin approach has been proposed to get signatures of the 3 accounting officers.

b) The date on which the court rooms will be operational, will be informed by the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement by all parties.

18 October 2023 - NW3066

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)(a) What are the reasons that were given to her department by the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) as to why the five buildings that her department handed over to the GPG in December 2019 for the purpose of being used as shelters for victims of gender-based violence (GBV) are not operational, (b) by what date, has she been informed, will the buildings be operational and accessible to the victims of GBV, (c) what has been the total cost to her department since the handover in terms of (i) security, (ii) renovations and/or refurbishments and (iii) gardening and (d) what is the projected monthly cost to her department should the buildings remain closed; (2) whether there were any unforeseen costs related to the buildings; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1)

(a)

- MOU was prepared in 2020, GPG referred it back stating that clauses need to be changed;

- Secondly in 2021 the department prepared lease agreement and they stated that they have don’t budget;

- The department in 2022 prepared a user agreement where it was going back and forth, until the parties (GPG, DSD and DPW&I) decided to sit together and draft in order to suit everyone;

(b)

- November 2023,

- All 5 houses are not occupied presently and they are renovated but 1 is occupied and it is used as offices.

(c)

(i) For security, from January 2019 to 31 September 2023 the amount will be R11’694’ 9927.60:

- 421 Ulundi Street in Mountain View = R58 250.14 per month

- 54 Kordaat Avenue in Die Wilgers = R60 000.00 per month

- 05 Adina Street in Waterkloof = R60 750.00 per month

- Salvakop = Not safe guarded by the department

(ii) Renovations and/or refurbishments were done through workshops (in house)

(iii) Gardening was done through workshops (in house)

(d) The projected monthly cost to the DPWI, should the buildings remain closed, is approximately R 259 887.25 for 5 to secure the buildings

(2) No. There were no unforeseen costs incurred.

18 October 2023 - NW3074

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)(a) What number of applications have been received by Agrément South Africa for the approval of 3D printed housing technology, (b) is the progress of each application and (c) are the full details in terms of (i) applicant, (ii) timelines and (iii) any additional information; (2) whether any members of the specified entity are (a) employees, (b) members of the board and/or (c) part of any of the organisations that have applied; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW4140E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1.

a) Number of Applications received

b) Progress of each application

C Full details in terms of

   

(i) Applicant

(ii) timelines

(iii) Additional Information

3

This application has progressed through the Agrément South Africa evaluation process.

Status: The application is at the final stages of evaluation, pending confirmation from the client for a site/factory visit in the USA.

Black Lion Capital

End of March 2024.

ASA will reach out to the client to finalise the anticipated site visit.

 

Progress: The application is stalled at the application review phase.

Reason: The client wants to further develop their system.

SMACT Building systems

The timeline is dependent on the client’s response.

After the peer review of the application by ASA assessment team, questions were sent SMACT, and we are still waiting for their response.

 

Progress: The application is at the assessment work offer phase; the contract of assessment is currently with the client according to Agrément South Africa records.

Status: The assessment work offer was sent to the client and has elapsed without the client’s approval; revision of the assessment work offer would be required to proceed with the project

RevCon Technologies

The timeline is dependent on the client’s response.

The initial offer was sent to RevCon on the 22/01/2020, which was not accepted by the client and it has lapsed.

2. Indicate if any ASA employee or board member is:

(a) An employee of the applicant/s

(b) members of the board of the applying organisation / company

(c) have any links with the companies that have applied

None

None

None

22 September 2023 - NW2672

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What is the status of the committee assigned to clarify and designate ownership of Farm 1331 in Pniel, which initially started in 1991 but stalled due to the passing of the chairperson of the land committee (details furnished); (2) whether the committee is defunct; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (3) whether she will undertake to get the process moving again by constituting a new committee to resolve the issue and to ensure that the rightful owners of Farm 1331 are able to assume ownership and turn the land into productive use; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

1. The constitution or appointment of the Committee was made in accordance with Section 4 of the Land Titles Adjustment Act No. 68 of 1979.

Section 4(1) (a) of the Acts read thus: “A committee shall consist of three members appointed by the Minister, of whom one shall be a judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa or a magistrate with at least ten years’ experience as a magistrate or a person who has held office as such a judge or such a magistrate’’

(b) The Minister shall designate such judge, magistrate or a person as chairman of the committee and the chairman shall regulate the conduct of the business of the committee’’.

The Department consulted the office of the State Attorney Cape Town to enquire about the reasons why the transfer of other portions of Farm 1331 was not completed. Subsequent consultation with the office of the State Attorney, the Department was advised that two members (one being the Chairman) of the committee has since passed on and there is only one surviving member.

The office of the State Attorney assisted in identifying three candidates to act as members of the Johannesdal Land Division Committee (JLDC) one candidate is the surviving member of the previous committee and the second candidate is the retired conveyancer who worked on the transfer of other portions of Farm 1331 then.

Following the identification of the candidates, the Department prepared letters of appointment in respect of the two candidates for them to serve as members of the Johannesdal Land Division Committee (JLDC) and letters were signed in 2021 by the then Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Ms P de Lille, however the candidate to serve as chairman was not yet identified at the time of signing the appointment letters of the two members.

In order to complete the quorum, the Committee needs to have a judge or a magistrate as Chairman as indicated in subsection (b). A judge was suggested to the Department by Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

2. The committee has since ceased to function, it is defunct. A new committee need to be appointed. The question is who has the authority to appoint a new committee.

3. The Department has sourced legal advice concerning the appointment of the committee owing to the issues raised by the identified judge (to serve as chairperson) pertaining to the relevant ministry to confirm appointment, this is because the appointment of the committee was in terms of Land Titles Adjustment Act 68 of 1979, which has been wholly repealed by the Land Titles Adjustment Act No. 111 of 1993.

It is advised that, the saving clause in the Section 15(2) of the Land Titles Adjustment Act No. 111 of 1993 (any proceedings commenced with prior to the commencement of this Act, in terms of any law amended or repealed by this Act shall be concluded as if this Act had not been passed) only talk to proceedings that had already commenced and in process.

It is further advised that the powers of the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure to appoint a committee cannot be sourced from a wholly repealed Act. A wholly repealed Act is regarded as Act that does not exist. We cannot use a repealed Act to appoint a committee.

In that sense, the authority now vest with the Minister of Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural development and as such the matter must be transferred in accordance with the now operational Legislation Act 111 of 1993.

22 September 2023 - NW2537

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1819 on 5 July 2023, he will furnish Mr P A van Staden with a copy of the State Attorney’s legal opinion obtained by his department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Legal opinion is attached as requested. Annexure A.

In terms of the legal opinion obtained from the State Attorney, the complainant should not be paid unless if there is a court order to that effect. The complainant, as per the legal opinion provided, is not being disadvantaged, but in the event they believe in their case, they may proceed and test their case before a competent court of law as they did by way of issuing a letter of demand, hence litigation starts by issuing a letter of demand and the subsequent process shall follow thereafter.

22 September 2023 - NW2737

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Alexander, Ms W to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What total amount did (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him pay for printed copies of the integrated annual reports in the (aa) 2020-21, (bb) 2021-22 and (cc) 2022-23 financial years, (b) who were the suppliers in each case and (c) what total number of copies of the report were printed (i) in each case and (ii) in each specified financial year?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(i) With respect to the Department:

a) In terms of the annual reports for (aa) 2020-21, (bb) 2021-22 and (cc) 2022-23 financial years, no service providers were used and no costs incurred in the printing of the Annual reports. The compilation of the Annual reports were done in-house (from collection, analysis and provisioning to stakeholders via emails as electronic documents as well as making it available on the Departmental website.

b) No suppliers were used as these document in the financial years in question, have been compiled in-house.

c) Over the 3 financial years in question, given that these were compiled in-house, electronic copies were provided via emails as electronic documents as well as making it available on the Departmental website.

(ii) With respect to Entities reporting to the Department:

Agrément South Africa (ASA)

In terms of the annual reports for ASA (aa) 2020-21: R13 864.91, (c) 100 copies were printed by the supplier: (b) (Lebone Litho Printers).

(bb) 2021-22: R 88 844,40, (c) 112 copies were printed by the supplier: (b) (Seriti Printing Digital).

(cc) 2022-23: R 64 585, (c) 30 copies printed by the supplier (b) (YesDirect Trading (Pty) Ltd).

Council for the Built Environment (CBE)

In terms of the annual reports for CBE (aa) 2020-21, (b) printed by supplier Lebone Litho, (c) Zero (0) distribution (lockdown, only electronic distributions, R 102 645.55).

(bb) 2021-22, (b) printed by supplier Lebone Litho, (c) 25 limited distribution, R 111 151. 26.

(cc) 2022-23, (b) printed by supplier Atlarela Consulting, (c) in progress, CBE will be limiting the distribution to 50 copies, Design/Layout: R 38 000 + Printing Cost estimated at R 35 000.

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)

a) In terms of the annual reports for (aa) 2020-21, (bb) 2021-22 and (cc) 2022-23 financial years, cidb appointed Meropa to assist with design and layout on the cidb’s annual reports. There is no cost for printing cidb's annual report. All annual reports were electronic. The compilation of annual reports were compiled internally (from collection, analysis and delivery to stakeholders via email in the form of electronic documents as well as posting on CIDB website).

b) No suppliers were used for printing as these documents were, in the relevant years, produced in-house by a contractually appointed service provider during the stated years.

c) During the 3 financial years, as these were developed in-house, electronic copies were made available via e-mail in electronic document form as well as on the CIDB website.

https://www.cidb.org.za/resource-centre/downloads-1/#45-49-wpfd-annual-reports

Independent Development Trust (IDT)

(aa) 2020-21; the supplier was (b) Letheric Solutions; (c) 250 Copies of the Annual Report were printed, and the total cost was R268 488.00.

(bb) 2021-22 financial year; the supplier was (b) Shinning Nova; (c) 300 copies of the Annual Report were printed, and the total cost was R367 780.00.

(cc) 2022-23 financial year; no service provider has been appointed.

30 August 2023 - NW1616

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Yako, Ms Y to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

In light of how his department outsources most of its work to outside bidders, which measures has he taken to build state capacity and a register of credible suppliers?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

State Capacity

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has a two-prong approach to executing the maintenance functions. It is a blend of Out-sourced and In-sourced Services. On the other hand, the In-sourced services, are executed internally through utilisation of the Workshops in our various Regional office, whilst on the other hand, the Department acquires the talent of young graduates and tradespeople and facilitates with the on-job training. Through this, the Department also assists in market absorption within the spheres of government with overflow branching-off to the private sector. The artisan trainees are paired with the appointed service providers to transfer the skills towards obtaining the trade certificates.

Furthermore, the continuous improvement strategy in Facilities Maintenance is inter alia to improve the up-keeping of assets throughout their life cycle through the increased use of the In-Sourced Workshops. The aim of the initiative is to expand on the Workshops to deliver in-sourced facilities management services, efficiently and cost-effectively in line with the FM Strategy. This will in turn build the maintenance capacity within the department.

Credible Suppliers

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure sources the suppliers for its various undertakings within the confines of current prescripts such as the National Treasury Central Supplier Database (CSD) and including the provisions of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) where applicable.

CSD is a repository of service providers that wish to participate in the goods and services rendered in government. The department has committed to enhancing the levels of screening of the service providers obtained from the CSD to ensure the department sources credible suppliers. Quotation-based procurement does not ideally facilitate for the adequate screening, hence a move toward tendering process where possible.

The tendering process allows for appropriate screening of the competencies of potential service providers. This is through an established procurement process that allows for the establishment of competent committees such as the Bid Specification Committee (BSC) and Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC) and the Bid Adjudication Committee (BAC).

 

07 August 2023 - NW294

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether, given that during the State of the Nation Address on 9 February 2023, the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, mentioned that approximately R600 million would be allocated towards Infrastructure South Africa for project preparation, with more focus in rural and under-resourced areas, her department intends to make use of the local skills pool in such rural and under-resourced areas in the specified project to provide residents in those communities with employment opportunities; if not, why not; if so, by what date can the residents expect such employment opportunities?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

South Africa has seen declining fixed capital investment and economic performance over the past decade. Analysis of this widening investment gap to National Development Plan targeted growth levels, shows that an additional R1.6 trillion in public sector infrastructure investment is required by 2030, over and above that forecasted for current public sector entities. Delivering an effective infrastructure-led economic recovery plan will require the government to overcome various challenges currently faced in the infrastructure ecosystem, including but not limited to infrastructure under-spend due to poor project preparation and lack of capability and capacity in the public sector.

The pipeline of well-prepared projects is scarce, therefore limiting investment opportunities. Given the risks and uncertainties of project preparation, private sector has understandably been hesitant to get involved during the early stages of infrastructure projects or programme. It is important that government invests in project preparation. The intended objective of the project preparation funding is to:

  • unleash significant quanta of private sector investment for catalytic public sector infrastructure projects;
  • ensure viable, efficient and bankable project portfolio;
  • augment the technical and financial engineering capacity in under resourced provinces and municipalities; and
  • enable economic and social development impact through projects that are brought to financial close

Infrastructure South Africa has a pipeline of projects and programmes, a significant number of these projects are not sufficiently prepared and packaged such that funding and financing decisions can be made. Moreover, the majority of these projects are submitted by less-resourced municipalities. The R600 million allocated to Infrastructure South Africa is over the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework. That is, R200 million is allocated in the 2023/24 FY; R200 million in 2024/25 FY and R200 million in the 2025/26 FY. The funding will be directed to preparing and packaging infrastructure investment projects and programmes in priority sectors such as water and sanitation, rural and municipal roads, energy, education and health infrastructure projects and programmes.

Infrastructure South Africa does not own projects, the relevant projects owners, when procuring and implementing their infrastructure projects must ensure that partnership opportunities in relation to promoting gender and race transformation as well as technical capabilities by growing the community of skilled black professionals and companies in the built environment. In addition, the project sponsors need to ensure that where appropriated, the use of locally manufactured materials are used when the assets are built.

Infrastructure South Africa will provide continuous oversight and monitoring of the projects that benefit from the project preparation funds to support the successful execution of projects beyond preparation stages. Through the Infrastructure South Africa Centre of Excellence, the impact of the infrastructure projects will be monitored closely to quantify the extent to which, inter alia, job opportunities in the local area were realised and the value to society and economy that is derived from the infrastructure asset.

07 August 2023 - NW596

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether her department has received the final proposed budget for the community profiling of the Greydell community located at Farm 871/1 Greydell/Bhongweni in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality; if not, what is the proposed time frame for this; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what (a) progress has been made with regard to the transfer of the land in question to the specified municipality, (b) further interventions has her department committed to making, (c) are the expected time frames in this regard and (d) are the expected costs? NW667E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

The recent PQ 596 is the related to PQ 255, which was published in IQP No. 02 on 17 February 2023. (See attached) Below here is the same reply that was provided for PQ 255, which serves as the response also to the recent PQ 596.

1. Yes, the Department has recently received the proposed budget requirement for the profiling of the Greydell community from the Buffalo City Municipality; the estimated cost is R600 000.00 and the estimated timeframe is 3 months to complete including compilation of the report. It is expected the profiling will commence in the new financial year in consultation with political leadership and subsequent to funding approval processes.

2. 

(a) The Department is currently surveying the land in question with a view to subdividing it for disposal to relevant identified stakeholders, inter alia, a portion to the HDA for BCM Human settlement purposes, a portion to ACSA for the extension of the runway and a portion to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment for incorporation into the Umtiza Nature Reserve.

(b) The Department is currently engaging other stakeholders on the Greydell resettlement program with a view to finalise an intergovernmental solution to the invaded land.

(c) Timeframes for the interventions are being determined at present; and

(d) Costs for the interventions are being determined at present.

18 July 2023 - NW1645

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure.

Whether, with reference to the former minister’s reply to question 68 on 24 February 2023, wherein she confirmed that the department had informed her that the security companies engaged at Knoflokskraal had fulfilled their brief (details furnished), he will furnish Mrs C Phillips with the relevant details regarding the total number of (a) completed structures on the relevant properties when a certain security company (name furnished) took over on 19 October 2021, (b) half-completed structures demolished and/or removed by the specified company when they took over on the specified date, (c) completed structures on the relevant properties when the contract of the company expired on 20 February 2022, (d) completed structures on the relevant properties when a different security company (name furnished) took over on 20 February 2022, (e) half-completed structures demolished and/or removed by the specified company when they took over on the specified date and (f) completed structures on the relevant properties when the contract of the company expired on 16 June 2022; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The number of completed structures were not recorded on 19 October 2021. However, they were recorded during an operation carried out by the Sheriff of the Court in February 2022 as 3800.

(b) The number of demolished structures was not recorded when the security company took over. However, the structures were recorded during an operation carried out by the Office of the Sheriff of the Court during February 2022 as 48.

(c) The number of structures were not recorded at the end of the security company’s contract. However, they were recorded on 22 February 2022 as 3800.

(d) The number of completed structures were not recorded when the security took over. However, it was recorded on 22 February 2022 as 3800 structures.

(e) The number of demolished structures was not recorded when the security company took over. However, the structures were recorded during an operation carried out by the Office of the Sheriff of the Court during February 2022 as 48.

(f) The number of structures were not recorded at the end of the security company’s contract. However, they were recorded in August 2022 as 4880.

 

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: QUESTION NO. 1645 (Written Reply) Mrs C Phillips (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The draft reply to Parliamentary Question No. 1645 (Written Reply) is submitted for your consideration.

The input has been provided by the Cape Town Regional office and Real Estate Management Services Business Unit.

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ No. 1645 is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

_________________________

MS. T. KOLELE

ACTING REGIONAL MANAGER: CAPE TOWN

DATE:

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ No. 1645 is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

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MR. M. MABINJA

ACTING DEPUTY-DIRECTOR-GENERAL: REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

DATE:

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MS. N MAKHUBELE

ACTING-DIRECTOR GENERAL

DATE:

 

18 July 2023 - NW2246

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Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Out of the 165 sites identified by his department for construction, what total number of the specified sites has been put aside for the purpose of industrialisation to establish factories that would boost the employment rate, especially in the area of Umhlabuyalingana in KwaZulu-Natal where there are high possibilities of business opportunities?

Reply:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), was never requested to identify any specialized industrialized sites anywhere in RSA, especially in the area of Umhlabuyalingana in KwaZulu-Natal. However, it will be advisable to refer this question to our sister department, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

 

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: QUESTION NO. 2246 (WRITTEN REPLY) Ms. A M Siwisa (EFF) ASKED THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

The draft reply to Parliamentary Question No. 2246 (Written Reply) is submitted for your consideration.

The input has been consolidated by the Inter-Governmental Relations Business Unit.

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ 2246 is true and correct, as informed.

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MR. A MTHOMBENI

DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL: INTER-GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

DATE:

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MS. N MAKHUBELE

ACTING-DIRECTOR GENERAL

DATE:

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MS. B SWARTS, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE:

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MR. S ZIKALALA, MP

MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE:

 

 

18 July 2023 - NW2151

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Noting that his department has recently processed 27 requests from Eskom for the expropriation of private land parcels which are expected to enable the construction of transmission power lines in Limpopo, what total number of other similar requests will be processed between 2023 and 2025?

Reply:

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) receives expropriation applications from Eskom in line with the Electricity Regulations Act of 1996, read with Expropriation Act No 63 of 1975. Accordingly, the Department considers the applications after due diligence process is done. If the Executive Authority is satisfied with application as per Acts guiding this process, the application is processed.

According to current plans over the next 10 years Eskom’s Transmission division is supposed to build about 15000 km of transmission lines. For all these, Eskom will be acquiring servitudes from land owners. Therefore during 2023/24 as Eskom rolls out its servitude acquisition programme, there could be some “DPWI” land that may be needed, and Eskom will only approach the Department at that time.

Eskom only becomes aware of the land owners after the route has been confirmed and the Service Provider will then be appointed in this regard. The Appointed Service Provider identifies the affected land owners and the process of acquiring the servitudes starts by negotiations. If negotiations do not yield positive results, the expropriation process follows thereof. It is therefore difficult, to be explicit in terms of the total number between 2023 and 2025.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: QUESTION NO. 2151 (WRITTEN REPLY) Mr S S Zondo (IFP) ASKED THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

The draft reply to Parliamentary Question No. 2151 (Written Reply) is submitted for your consideration.

The input has been provided by the Policy, Research and Regulations Business Unit.

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ 2151 is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

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MR. L NDOU

CHIEF DIRECTOR: POLICY, RESEARCH AND REGULATIONS

DATE:

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MS. N MAKHUBELE

ACTING-DIRECTOR GENERAL

DATE:

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MS. B SWARTS, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE:

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MR. S ZIKALALA, MP

MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE:

 

 

18 July 2023 - NW2089

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(a) What total amount does it cost his department to fumigate one ministerial home over a period of three months as part of the R93 million set aside for the maintenance of Cabinet members’ residences for a period of four years, (b) what is the projected total cost to fumigate all the houses of Ministers and (c) how sustainable is the cost over a 10 year period considering that the Republic is faced with other pressing issues which need financial investment, such as load shedding and crime? NW2364E

Reply:

CAPE TOWN:

(a) The total cost amount to fumigate one ministerial home is R1 600.00 over a term of 6 months and R12 800.00 over period of 4 four years

(b) The projected costs to fumigate all the houses of Ministers is: R 233 600 over a one year period,

(c) The cost is considered sustainable and cost effective compared to the marked standard rates.

PRETORIA

(a) The total cost amount to fumigate one ministerial home is R7 900.00 over a term of 12 months and R31 600.00 over period of 4 four years;

(b) The projected total cost to fumigate all ministerial houses is R474 000.00 over a one year period,

(c) The cost is considered sustainable and cost effective compared to the marked standard rates

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: QUESTION NO. 2089 (Written Reply) Mr S S Zondo (IFP) asked the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The draft reply to Parliamentary Question No. 2089 (Written Reply) is submitted for your consideration.

The input has been provided by the Prestige Business Unit.

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ 2089 is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

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MR. M SAZONA

CHIEF DIRECTOR: PRESTIGE

DATE:

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MS. N MAKHUBELE

ACTING-DIRECTOR GENERAL

DATE:

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MS. B SWARTS, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE:

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MR. S ZIKALALA, MP

MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE:

 

 

18 July 2023 - NW1735

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Zondo, Mr S S to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1) Whether, considering the R500 million that has been allocated for the refurbishment of 13 harbours in the Western Cape and the fact that many government projects get hijacked by corruption, his department has put in place any new and/or different strategies to ensure that the money truly benefits the persons for whom it is intended to benefit; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the strategies; (2) what are the (a) timelines and (b) further relevant details of the project? NW1978E

Reply:

1. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure has already completed the R500 million refurbishment programme to the 13 Proclaimed Fishing Harbours in the Western Cape and has ensured local beneficiation as elaborated under question (2b).

2. (a) The timeline of the refurbishment programme commenced in April 2016 and was completed in March 2023.

(b) The Department through the refurbishment programme to the 13 Proclaimed Fishing Harbours in the Western Cape empowered over 100 local SMMEs to the value of over R116 million as well as created 925 local jobs during the programme. The beneficiaries of both SMME empowerment and job creation included women, youth as well as people with disabilities.

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: QUESTION NO. 1735 (Written Reply) Mr S S Zondo (IFP) asked the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The draft reply to Parliamentary Question No. 1735 (Written Reply) is submitted for your consideration.

The input has been provided by the Real Estate Management Services Business Unit.

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ No. 1735 is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

_________________________

MR. N. KUBEKA

ACTING DEPUTY-DIRECTOR-GENERAL: PMO

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MS. N MAKHUBELE

ACTING-DIRECTOR GENERAL

DATE:

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MS. B SWARTS, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE:

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MR. S ZIKALALA, MP

MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE:

 

 

18 July 2023 - NW1646

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether, with reference to the former minister’s reply to question 68 on 24 February 2023, wherein she confirmed that the department had informed her that the security companies engaged at Knoflokskraal had fulfilled their brief (details furnished), he will furnish Mrs C Phillips with the relevant details regarding the total number of (a) completed structures on the relevant properties when a certain security company (name furnished) took over on 16 June 2022, (b) half-completed structures demolished and/or removed by the specified company when they took over on the specified date, (c) completed structures on the relevant properties when the contract of the company expired on 27 June 2022, (d) completed structures on the relevant properties when a different security company (name furnished) took over on 1 July 2022, (e) half-completed structures demolished and/or removed by the specified company when they took over on the specified date and (f) completed structures on the relevant properties when the contract of the company expired on 29 July 2022; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1886E

Reply:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(a) The number of completed structures were not recorded on 16 June 2022. However, they were recorded during a count carried out by the Sheriff of the Court in August 2022 as 4880.

(b) No further demolitions were carried since February 2022.

(c) The number of structures were not recorded at the end of the security company’s contract. However, they were recorded in August 2022 as 4880.

(d) The number of completed structures were not recorded when the security took over.

(e) There were no further demolition of structures since February 2022.

(f) The number of completed structures were not recorded on 29 July 2022. However, they were recorded during a count carried out by the Sheriff of the Court in August 2022 as 4880.

 

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: QUESTION NO. 1646 (Written Reply) Mrs C Phillips (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The draft reply to Parliamentary Question No. 1646 (Written Reply) is submitted for your consideration.

The input has been provided by the Cape Town Regional office and Real Estate Management Services Business Unit.

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ No. 1646 is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

_________________________

MS. T.KOLELE

ACTING REGIONAL MANAGER: CAPE TOWN

DATE:

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ No. 1646 is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

_________________________

MR. M. MABINJA

ACTING DEPUTY-DIRECTOR-GENERAL: REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

DATE:

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MS. N MAKHUBELE

ACTING-DIRECTOR GENERAL

DATE:

 

18 July 2023 - NW1508

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What progress has been made to date with implementing the necessary repairs to the roof of the Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court that partially collapsed in September 2022? NW1751E

Reply:

The Department received the Engineers report for the reconstruction of the collapsed roof. The new construction of the roof was not on the initial scope of work for the Repairs and Renovations project that is currently underway in Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court.

The Department invited quotations from roof specialists for the construction of the roof and the variation order application was submitted to the Variation Order (V.O.) Committee for consideration and upon approval of the V.O, the remedial work will start to reconstruct the roof.

 

 

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: QUESTION NO. 1508 (Written Reply) Ms S J Graham (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

The draft reply to Parliamentary Question No. 1508 (Written Reply) is submitted for your consideration.

The input has been provided by the Construction Project Management Branch.

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ 1508 is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

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MR. R MATLALA

REGIONAL MANAGER: MMABATHO REGIONAL OFFICE

DATE:

I hereby attest that the information provided in response to NA PQ 1508 is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

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MR. C LOMBAARD

DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL: FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

DATE:

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MS. N MAKHUBELE

ACTING-DIRECTOR GENERAL

DATE:

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: QUESTION NO. 1508 (Written Reply) Ms S J Graham (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

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MS. B SWARTS, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE:

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MR. S ZIKALALA, MP

MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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MINISTRY

PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Department of Public Works l Central Government Offices l 256 Madiba Street l Pretoria l Contact: +27 (0)12 406 1627 l Fax: +27 (0)12 323 7573

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER: 1508 [NW1751E]

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO.: 15 of 2023

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05 MAY 2023

DATE OF REPLY: MAY 2023

1508. Ms S J Graham (DA) asked the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

What progress has been made to date with implementing the necessary repairs to the roof of the Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court that partially collapsed in September 2022? NW1751E

REPLY:

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

The Department received the Engineers report for the reconstruction of the collapsed roof. The new construction of the roof was not on the initial scope of work for the Repairs and Renovations project that is currently underway in Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court.

The Department invited quotations from roof specialists for the construction of the roof and the variation order application was submitted to the V.O. committee for consideration and upon approval of the V.O, the remedial work will start to reconstruct the roof.

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MR. S ZIKALALA, MP

MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

DATE: