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01 August 2019 - NW332

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 187 on 25 March 2019, she has received the information from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, by what date will the information be available; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW409

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What number of municipalities have implemented the cost containment measures as gazetted for implementation with effect from 1 July 2019?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW393

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Which municipal officials involved in opening or maintaining accounts for their respective municipalities with the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (a) are still employed in their respective municipalities, (b) are currently on precautionary suspension, (c) have resigned from their positions and/or (d) resigned from their positions but were subsequently appointed in another municipality?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW392

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2851 on 20 November 2018, the specified municipalities completed their investigations; if not, (a) which municipality’s investigation is still outstanding and (b) by what date will it be completed; if so, (2) whether the specified municipalities have tabled the reports in their respective Councils; if not, (a) which municipality has not yet tabled the report in the Council and (b) by what date will it be tabled; if so, what are the details of the recommendations contained in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW355

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

What (a) number of official international trips is (i) she and (ii) her deputies planning to undertake in the 2019-22 medium term expenditure framework, (b) will the (i) destination, (ii) date, (iii) purpose and (iv) number of persons who will travel with the delegation be and (c) is the detailed breakdown of the expected cost of (i) flights, (ii) accommodation and (iii) any other expenses in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW239

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

With regard to the recent fire at the Glen Marais substation, situated within the boundaries of the City of Ekurhuleni, (a) on which date was the substation last inspected and preventative maintenance conducted in order to ensure it met with the minimum safety standards as stipulated by the International Electrotechnical Commission, (b) whether he can provide Mr M Waters with all maintenance records signed by the responsible engineer, (c) when was the substation built and the switchgear installed, (d) was the battery trip unit in working order, (e)(i) when last were the batteries replaced and (ii) whether he can provide Mr M Waters with proof of inspection and maintenance records and (f) what are the reasons that the City of Ekurhuleni engineers initially failed to clean the substation after the fire to ensure that the new switchgear would not be contaminated with carbon and root?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW270

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Spies, Ms ERJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) total amount is budgeted for her private office for the 2019-20 financial year and (b) was the (i) total remuneration, (ii) salary level, (iii) job title, (iv) qualification and (v) job description of each employee appointed in her private office since 1 May 2019?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW347

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

What steps will her department institute in each of the 48 municipalities flagged by the Auditor-General as municipalities that need intervention in the 2017-18 Municipal Audit Outcomes?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW226

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she intends to introduce amending legislation in the National Assembly to devolve powers to local governments on matters such as transport and rail, energy supply and safety, in order to contribute to the professionalisation of local government; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW331

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 188 on 25 March 2019, she has received the information from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, by what date will the information be available; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW311

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) What action has she taken against municipalities who have received poor audit outcomes in the past financial year and (b) have any officials been suspended and/or had disciplinary action been taken against them as a result of the specified outcomes?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW405

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether any municipalities awarded any tenders to certain companies (names and details furnished) (a) in each of the past six financial years and/or (b) since 1 April 2019; if so, in each case, (i) which municipality awarded the tender, (ii) to which company was the tender awarded, (iii) what services were rendered and (iv) what was the cost of the services rendered; (2) whether she has found that any of the specified contracts were awarded by means of a deviation from supply chain management processes and legislation; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW398

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) What are the amounts of the debt owed to Mopani District Municipality, Limpopo, by (i) Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, (ii) Greater Giyani Local Municipality, (iii) Greater Letaba Local Municipality, (iv) Maruleng Local Municipality and (v) Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality as at the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) for what period is the debt outstanding, (c) what is the reason for the non-payment in each case and (d) what steps have been taken by the district municipality to collect the outstanding debts; (2) whether her department intends to intervene in this matter; if so, (a) on what date and (b) in what way?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW240

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

(1)Whether (a) the City of Ekurhuleni has a mobile electricity substation and (b) the substation is operational; (2) what are the reasons the mobile substation was not used during the recent Glen Marais substation outage; (3) whether the City of Ekurhuleni tried to borrow and/or hire any mobile substations during the Glen Marais outage from any entity; if not, why not; if so, (a) who did the City of Ekurhuleni approach, (b) what is the cost of hiring such machinery and (c) what are the reasons the City of Ekurhuleni did not hire such machinery in order to alleviate the inconvenience of thousands of residents; (4) what number of batteries for substations has the City of Ekurhuleni purchased in the past five financial years?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW399

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What (a) are the qualifications and (b) is the relevant experience of each (i) municipal manager, (ii) chief financial officer, (iii) technical manager, (iv) planning manager and (v) electrical engineer of certain municipalities (names furnished) in Limpopo; (2) whether each of the specified municipalities has a department responsible for parks; if so, what duties are performed by the departments?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW406

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the total (a) number and (b) extent of all local state-owned land parcels that was lost to illegal land invasions (i) in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (cc) 2018-19 municipal financial years and (ii) since 1 July 2019?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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01 August 2019 - NW390

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Sarupen, Mr AN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether her department will provide any financial assistance to the Sedibeng District Municipality to compensate for a R25 million operational deficit in its 2019-20 budget; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether she has found that the specified district municipality’s financial recovery plan will be successful; if not, what is the position in this regard?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

01 August 2019 - NW223

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

Whether any (a) financial, (b) logistical and/or (c) administrative assistance has been provided to the Makana Local Municipality to deal with its ongoing water crisis; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in each case, (i) what was the nature of the support provided, (ii) which service provider was appointed to provide support, (iii) what was the cost of rendering the support and (iv) what are the relevant details of the result of providing the assistance?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW32

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

(1)What (a) number of metropolitan police officers are (i) currently employed by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department and (ii) employed in each division and (b) are the relevant details of the 2019-20 budgets for each division; (2) what (a) number of persons employed by the specified municipality currently receive (i) full-time and (ii) temporary protection from the Very Important Person division and (b) are the (i) names and (ii) professional designations of each specified person?

Reply:

The response hereunder is based on the information provided by the Department responsible for Local Government in Gauteng pursuant to the request made by the National Department of Cooperative Governance (“the DCoG”) to obtain the relevant information as requested by the Honourable Member from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

1. The details in respect of the (a) number of metropolitan police officers (i) currently employed by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) and (ii) in each division are depicted in the table below as follows:

 

Division

Division Profile

Members

Quantity

%

Chief’s Office

1

0.04%

Chief of Staff

7

0.30%

Operations and Specialised Services

2284

96.66%

Security and Loss Control

4

0.17%

Logistics (Auxiliary Services & Support)

67

2.84%

Licensing

-

-

Total

2363

100.00%

 

(b) The EMPD have a centralised budget for the complete department in line with the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA), which is not possible to be provided per division. The details of the 2019/2020 budget as provided is tabulated hereunder:

EMPD BUDGET

2019/2020

Operational Expenditure (OPEX)

R 1,752,131,804

Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)

R 115,300,000

 

2. The (a) number of persons employed by the EMPD currently receiving (i) full-time and (ii) temporary protection from the Very Important Person division and (b) the (i) names and (ii) professional designations of each specified person are provided in the table below as follows:

 

NO.

NAME

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION

1. 

Mzwandile Masina

Executive Mayor

2. 

Patricia Khumalo

Speaker Of Council

3. 

Jongizizwe Dlabati

Chief Whip Of Council

4. 

Dr Imogen Mashazi

City Manager

5. 

Dimakatso Sibiloane

Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC)

6. 

Pelisa Nkunjana

Public Transport and Planning(MMC)

7. 

Nomadlozi Nkosi

SHRAC and Social Development (MMC)

8. 

Makhosazana (Khosi) Mabaso

City Planning(MMC)

9. 

Masele Madihlaba

Infrastructure Services (MMC)

10.

Lesiba Mpya

Human Settlement (MMC)

11. 

Tiisetso Nketle

Water Sanitation and Energy (MMC)

12. 

Dora Mlambo

Corporate and Shared Services (MMC)

13. 

Ndosi Shongwe

City Planning (MMC)

14.

Doctor Nkosindiphile Xhakaza

Finance and Economic Development (MMC)

15. 

Frans Moko

Community Safety (MMC)

 

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05 July 2019 - NW129

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

(1)With regard to the firearm audit of the City of Ekurhuleni (details furnished), (a) how often is the City of Ekurhuleni supposed to conduct an audit of its armoury and make it public and (b) who conducted the current audit; (2) what (a)(i) are the (aa) names and (ii) is the (bb) rank of each Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officer who did not report for the audit and (b) action has been taken against each specified EMPD officer; (3) with regard to each identified problem in the audit, (a) who has been held accountable in each case and (b) what action has been taken against each specified person in each case; (4) what steps has her department taken to implement each recommendation?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW186

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

(1)What was the (a) approved and (b) actual spend for the maintenance budget of each region within the City of Ekurhuleni for the electrical network (i) in the (aa) 2016-17, (bb) 2017-18 and (ii) for the 2018-19 financial years and (b) detailed spending including on orders placed, signed delivery notes and/or completion of work certificates and proof of payment; (2) whether any of the specified regional maintenance budgets were reduced for any of the regions over any of the three specified financial years; if so, (a) which regions were affected, (b) in which financial years and (c) what were the budgets reduced to?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

05 July 2019 - NW194

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

(1)What are the details of the initiatives undertaken by the National Khoi and San Council in each province since its establishment to address its aims of (a) joining fellow African leaders and communities in the recognised legislative framework regulating traditional leadership in the Republic, (b) ensuring the recognition of the Khoi and San’s traditional knowledge to certain indigenous biological resources, (c) advocating for the (i) developmental and (ii) human rights concerns of the Khoi and San communities, (d) ensuring that the Khoisan languages become official languages and (e) addressing the historical issues relating to land of the Khoisan;\ (2) what has the Council found to be the five top issues or concerns raised by the Khoisan communities in each province?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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05 July 2019 - NW187

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

(1)(a) What number of tenders were awarded by the City of Ekurhuleni for the supply of switchgear in the past three financial years, (b) who were the winning bidders in each case and (c) what was the value and length of the tender awarded in each case; (2) whether any of the above-mentioned tenders were reduced with regard to the length of the tender; if so, what (a) were the reasons in each case and (b) are the names of any company that benefited from these reductions? NW1145E

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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05 July 2019 - NW185

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

(a) What (i) preventative maintenance and (ii) routine maintenance is being conducted on electrical substations within the boundaries of the City of Ekurhuleni by the City and Eskom, (b) when last was each substation maintained by the City, (c) what is the frequency of the City’s maintenance actions and (d) what records or proof of such actions are being kept by the City?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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05 July 2019 - NW107

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she can provide a detailed progress report regarding the back-dated payment of salaries to izinduna; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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05 July 2019 - NW131

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

(1)With regard to the attached firearm audit of the City of Ekurhuleni (details furnished) where 382 firearms were reported missing or stolen, (a) what is the value of the missing and/or stolen firearms, (b) what are the names of the EMPD officers in whose possession the 382 firearms were reported missing or stolen; (2) whether all missing or stolen firearms were reported to the SA Police Service and cases opened; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what number of (a) the 382 firearms were used in criminal cases and (b) persons lost their lives in each case; (4) why is the report silent on the amount of ammunition that has gone missing or has been stolen?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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05 July 2019 - NW130

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

(1)With regard to the firearm audit of the City of Ekurhuleni (details furnished) where 357 firearms are unaccounted for, (a) what are the names of the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officers to whom each of the 357 unaccounted firearms were last assigned to, (b) what action has been taken against each specified EMPD officer and (c) how many of the specified firearms have been used in crimes; (2) what action has her department taken against the head of the armoury for the 357 cases of unaccounted firearms?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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16 April 2019 - NW740

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

What total number of (a) municipal wards in the country currently have households that are not connected to running water and (b) households are not connected to running water in each specified ward?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. However, the Department has written a letter to the Provincial Department responsible for Local Government in Gauteng to obtain the relevant information from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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16 April 2019 - NW603

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

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1996 on 25 July 2018, the information has been submitted by the municipality; if so, will he furnish Mr T R Majola with full copies of each quality test?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. However, the Department has written a letter to the Provincial Department responsible for Local Government in Gauteng to obtain the relevant information from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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16 April 2019 - NW739

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

What total number of (a) municipal wards in the country currently have households that are, not connected to electricity and (b) households are not connected to electricity in each specified ward?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. However, the Department has written a letter to the Provincial Department responsible for Local Government in Gauteng to obtain the relevant information from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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16 April 2019 - NW606

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

What number of vacant funded posts are in the waste management department within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, (b) what are the grading levels of the posts and (c) how long has each position been vacant?

Reply:

a) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has a total of eight hundred and nine (809) vacant funded posts in the Waste Management Department.

b) The Grade Levels of the positions range from Classic Scale 3 to Classic Scale 14.

c) All positions have been vacant since the approval of the organisational structure of the municipality in 2015.

1.1 A parliamentary question was received requesting the following:

(a) What number of vacant funded posts are in the waste management department within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality?

(b) What are the grading levels of the posts?

(c) How long has each position been vacant?

1.2 Section 66 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 32 (Act No.32 of 2000) (“Systems Act”) provides that:

  1. A municipal manager, within a policy framework determined by the municipal council and subject to any applicable legislation, must develop a staff establishment for the municipality and submit to the municipal council for approval.
  2. No person may be employed in a municipality unless the post to which he or she is appointed, is provided for in the staff establishment of that municipality.
  3. A decision to employ a person in a municipality, and any contract concluded between the municipality and that person in a municipality and that person in consequence of the decision, is null and void if the appointment was made in contravention of subsection (3).

1.3 The Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, 2014 provides that:

(1) ”A municipal manager must, within 180 days of the promulgation of these regulations, review the municipality’s staff establishment having regard to the principles set out in these regulations, the functions and powers listed in Part B of Schedule 4, Part B of Schedule 5 to the Constitution, Chapter 5 of the Municipal Structures Act, and based on―

  • (a) a municipality’s strategic objectives; and
  • (b) a municipality’s core and support functions

(2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1), a municipality must at least provide for the following departments on the staff establishment to—

(a) provide development and town planning services;

(b) provide public works and basic services to communities;

(c) provide community services;

(d) manage the finances of a municipality; and

(e) render corporate support services.

(3) The municipal manager must review the municipality’s staff establishment within 180 days in any of the following instances:

(a) The election of a new municipal council;

(b) the adoption of the integrated development plan of the municipality as contemplated in section 25 of the Act;

(c) material changes to the functions of the municipality; or

(d) the determination of new municipal boundaries.

(4) The staff establishment must provide for―

(a) permanent posts; and

(b) fixed term posts.

(5) In the case of fixed term posts, the municipal manager must have due regard to the following:

(a) The financial implications of such post to the municipality;

(b) any existing contractual obligations of the incumbent manager and the financial implications thereof on the budget of the municipality;

(c) the need of the municipality to retain institutional memory and scarce skills, and to promote stability and continuity within the municipality; and

(d) the sustainability of the municipality.

(6) The municipal manager must, within 14 days of finalising the staff establishment, submit the staff establishment, a detailed report and recommendations on the draft staff establishment to the municipal council for approval.

(7) The report contemplated in subregulation (6) must outline the process followed in developing the staff establishment, which must include

a) a summary of the mandate and service delivery priorities of the municipality and how the proposed staff establishment addresses thes

b) a summary of the proposed posts that are envisaged to―

  1. materially change;
  2. change to a limited or non-material degree;
  3. be abolished; and
  4. not be affected by the changes;

(c) a motivation of the proposed changes, including an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of the current staff establishment;

(d) job descriptions, duties, functions, competency requirements and responsibilities according to which one or more posts of the same grade are established, including the grading or relative size and value of a job;

(e) details of the financial implications of the changes including, but not limited to, the outcomes of job evaluation processes, remuneration costs for senior managers, costs for relocation, new facilities and equipment, if any;

(f) non-financial implications of the changes, including the impact on existing staff, key stakeholders and other processes within the municipality;

(g) a project plan that specifies the timeframes within which the implementation is envisaged take place; and

(h) the stakeholders and change management requirements.

(8) The municipal council must at its next meeting following receipt of the staff establishment, approve the staff establishment, with or without amendments, as proposed by the municipal manager”.

1.4 The following response was received from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality:

(a) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has a total of eight hundred and nine (809) vacant funded posts in the Waste Management Department.

(b) The Grade Levels of the positions range from Classic Scale 3 to Classic Scale 14.

(c) All positions have been vacant since the approval of the organisational structure of the municipality in 2015.

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26 March 2019 - NW402

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Mthethwa, Mr EM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What measures will he put in place to curb the scourge of young men losing their lives while undergoing cultural circumcision, especially in the Eastern Cape?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

26 March 2019 - NW405

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the status of the intervention in terms of section 139(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, in the administration of the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW1

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

(1)(a) Where in the process the consideration and appointment of new commissioners currently is and (b) what the next step is as the imminent commencement date of the new commissioners’ 5-year term is 1 March 2019; (2) whether a selection panel in terms of section 11(1)(c) of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities Act, Act 19 of 2002, has already been appointed; if not, why not; if so, what are the names of the persons serving on the panel; (3) whether the names of the persons who have been nominated and/or short-listed as new commissioners will be made public; if so, (a) where and (b) on what date?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you

25 March 2019 - NW9

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Wessels, Mr W to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Has his department been informed of the crisis regarding huge outstanding payments to third parties such as pension funds, medical aids and the SA Revenue Service by various municipalities; if so, can he provide Mr W W Wessels with a list of the relevant municipalities and the amounts owed to each third party; (2) does his department have a plan to intervene in municipalities that are guilty of utilising third party deductions for operational expenditure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) has his department been informed of syndicates of municipal officials that paid third party deductions to their own bank accounts; if not, will his department investigate such allegations; if so, what is the relevant details; (4) how is his department assisting municipal officials who are at retirement age but whose pensions are affected by the non-payment of contributions to the respective pension fund by municipalities; (5) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW232

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Ngwezi, Mr X to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to the investigation conducted by the KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department in 2012 on request by the former Mayor of Umhlathuze, Mr Elphias Mbatha, where allegations of corruption, maladministration and nepotism were made, and in light of the fact that the Auditor-General keeps on highlighting that the report has not been tabled in council nor given to the public, any plans are in place to resolve the matter?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW224

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Maimane, Mr MA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, since he served in Cabinet, he (a)(i) was ever influenced by any person and/or (ii) influenced any of his department’s employees to take any official administrative action on behalf of any (aa) member, (bb) employee and/or (cc) close associate of the Gupta family and/or (b) attended any meeting where any of the specified persons were present; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW378

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

(1)What are the details of the processes followed by the Maruleng Local Municipality in Limpopo to appoint (a) the municipal manager and (b) each manager in terms of section 57 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000; (2) whether he has found that each of the specified appointments complied with the provisions of the specified Act and related legislation; if not, what are the relevant details; (3) whether he has found that the specified municipal officials possess the minimum competencies, as required by the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels; if not, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW14

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 2434 on 13 November 2017 and his reply to question 1225 on 30 July 2018, his department has received the information; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will the information be available; if so, (i) what number of kings are currently recognised by the Government as traditional leaders and (ii) what is the name of (aa) each king and (bb) the tribe over which the specified senior traditional leader rules; (2) what amount has each specified tribal chief received in remuneration in each year since 1 January 2012; (3) what (a)(i) movable and (ii) immovable benefits did each specified senior traditional leader receive in each specified year and (b) did the costs amount to in each case; (4) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW663

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the Government’s stance regarding the action taken by the Ingonyama Trust Board to cancel existing permission to occupy and to replace them with lease agreements?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW26

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Nolutshungu, Ms N to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the total number of employees in each (a) municipality and (b) municipal entity?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW417

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Madisha, Mr WM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with regard to the Presidential Proclamation of 2014 that provided that izinduna should be paid a salary, funds have been budgeted and allocated for the remuneration of izinduna; if not, why not; if so, what amount?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW187

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

(1)What number of power outages have the suburbs of Glen Marais and Edleen, which are situated in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council (EMC) boundaries experienced in each of the past three calendar years; (2) what (a)(i) were the reasons and (ii) was the duration of the power outages in each case and (b) what time of day did the specified outages take place; (3) whether he found the EMC negligent and therefore responsible for any of the outages; if so, whether residents can submit claims against the EMC; (4) (a) on what date will (i) the EMC upgrade the infrastructure in the area to prevent further outages and (ii) work commence and be completed on the upgrades and (b) what is the cost of the upgrade; (5) does the EMC have a plan to ensure that all the relevant sub-stations are not damaged during the upgrades and that fuses are not stolen?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW29

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

Whether any municipality or municipal entity awarded contracts or tenders to certain companies (details furnished) between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2018; if so, (a) what service did each company render, (b) what was the monetary value of each tender or contract, (c) what was the duration of the tender, (d) who approved the tender and (e) did the tender comply with all the National Treasury and departmental procurement regulations?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW24

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

What (a) number of (i) technicians and (ii) artisans are employed by (aa) his department and (bb) each municipality and (b) is the profession of each technician and artisan?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW185

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

(1)What (a) number of vehicles does the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) currently have for (i) EMPD precincts, (ii) Specialised Units and (iii) Head Quarters and (b) is the make, model and year of each vehicle; (2) (a) what number of the specified vehicles are currently out of commission in each of the divisions, (b) for how long has each vehicle been out of commission and (c) what are the reasons for each vehicle being out of commission; (3) is the number of available vehicles in accordance with the Norms and Standards for a Law Enforcement Agency; if not, what (a) number of additional vehicles does each division need in order to meet the norms and standards and (b) will the financial cost be in order to purchase the needed vehicles? NW195E

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW377

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Jooste, Ms K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether the appointment of the Acting Municipal Manager of !Kheis Local Municipality on a month-to-month basis following the conclusion of a three-month appointment in the same position relied on section 54A of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000; if not, (a) why does the appointment not rely on the legislation and (b) what action will he take to rectify the appointment; (2) whether the specified municipality has embarked on a process to appoint a permanent municipal manager; if not, by what date will the municipality start the process of appointing a permanent municipal manager; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) by what date is a permanent appointment expected; (3) whether he will consider to urgently intervene in the specified municipality in terms of section 139 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, by what date does he intend to intervene?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW426

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

(1)What are the details of the process followed to (a) call for nominations of Commissioners of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission) and (b) shortlist the candidates to appear before the selection panel for the CRL Commission; (2) (a) what is the name of each person serving on the selection panel, (b) what criteria were used to appoint the specified persons to serve on the selection panel and (c) on what date will the selection panel meet to interview candidate Commissioners; (3) on what date will the interviews for the CRL Commissioners take place?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW462

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What (a) number of boreholes were drilled by the Mopani District Municipality in Joppie Village, Tzaneen, Limpopo in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years, (b) was the total cost of each borehole, (c) number of boreholes were drilled in the backyards of residents, (d) was the reason for drilling in citizens’ backyards, (e) number of boreholes produced water and turned out to be unused and (f) number of boreholes were drilled on the property of traditional leaders and/or headmen; (2) were all unused boreholes covered for the safety of the community; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) will action be taken against alleged negligent officials and contractors after the death of a minor child (details furnished) in an unused uncovered borehole on 5 November 2018; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

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25 March 2019 - NW463

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) What number of boreholes were drilled by Mopani District Municipality in Ward 3, Tzaneen in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 financial years, (b) what number of boreholes were drilled in each village of the specified ward, (c) who was the contractor in each case, (d) what was the total monetary value of each contract and (e) what was the success rate of each borehole; (2) whether communities are now receiving water in each case; if not, why not; if so; what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The information requested by the Honourable Member is not readily available in the Department. The information will be submitted to the Honourable Member as soon as it is available

Thank you