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27 September 2021 - NW2164

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) On what date is it envisaged that her department will deliver water to the Lerome South community in Moses Kotane Local Municipality, since their taps have run dry?

Reply:

The municipality does not have sufficient bulk water infrastructure to meet the demand of the growing area. To that end it is currently supplying water through interim measures of water carting to temporal storages including water tanks which are then utilized by the community of Lerome South. These are interim measures put in place while the municipality works on a permanent solution.

Moses Kotane Local Municipality (MKLM) is a Water Services Authority (WSA) in the MKLM area of jurisdiction which includes Lerome South. The Water Services Act, 108 of 1997 defines a WSA as any municipality responsible for ensuring access to water services. In executing its functions, which include the WSA function, MKLM gets grant funding and technical support from the provincial and national government departments.

MKLM is implementing a bulk water supply project (bulk water line and reservoir) scheduled to complete by end of November 2021. The bulk water supply project is funded thorough the Water Services Infrastructure Grant (WSIG) administered by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS).

MKLM indicated that it has prioritised in this financial year Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) Implementation Plan a project, among others, for water reticulation for Lerome South. In an effort to avoid misalignment between bulk and reticulation, the reticulation project is only under consideration this financial year when the WSIG funded bulk project is near completion. The DWS, as the responsible sector department, is currently appraising the technical report submitted by MKLM for water reticulation through the MIG funding. The MIG funding is administered by the Department of Corporative Governance (DCOG). DCOG through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is providing technical support to MKLM for both project implementation and the MIG funding application.

The estimated date to deliver the full functional water supply project to Lerome South, having completed both the WSIG funded bulk water and MIG funded water reticulation projects, is anticipated to be in November 2022.

27 September 2021 - NW2159

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

What remedial action has her department taken to respond to the tariff-hikes affecting historically poor and black communities during COVID-19, such as the community of Steve Tshwete Local Municipality?

Reply:

The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) does support municipalities in relation to the provision of electricity to indigent household in line with the Free Basic Electricity (FBE) policy. However, the Department provides support and guidance to all municipalities (not particular) with regards to the provision of FBE to indigent households. It further assists with the identification of indigent households not collecting their FBE thus not benefiting from the provision of FBE and enable the necessary interventions to be effected.

Tariffs are levied for the use of municipal trading services. Section 75 A of Municipal Systems Act (MSA) under general powers to levy and recover fees, charges and tariffs, it also states that the municipality may Levy and recover fees, charges, or tariffs in respect of any function or service of the municipality

Electricity tariffs is governed and approved by the National Energy Regulator of SA (NERSA) in as per the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) and water and sanitation tariffs are regulated by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) through the norms and standards.The tariffs approvals are outside the mandate of the Department, however, the Department plays a two important roles through provision of Free Basic Electricity (FBE) for poor households who qualifies as Indegents and also through providing inputs during tariff increase consultations..

The above is done through the regular monitoring of monthly FBE executive summary reports which shows transactions for that particular month, quarterly reports reflecting a list of municipalities that are in arrears on their FBE accounts and quarterly reports reflecting details of access/collection of FBE tokens per municipality.

The Department works closely with Eskom (where Eskom is the licensed service provider), Provincial COGTAs and Municipalities; with the objective being to ensure that municipalities provides FBE to all qualifying indigent households receive FBE guided by the FBE Funding Agreement.

27 September 2021 - NW1851

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department has any other projects in the pipeline for Lindelani Informal Settlement in terms of the provision of (a) electricity, (b) water and (c) sanitation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The response is received from Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality; the Lindelani informal settlement is currently provided with basic services such as water, sanitation, refuse removal, grading of the streets and mobile community services.

Further to the above, the residents of Lindelani informal settlement are earmarked to benefit from the two housing projects which are currently in the implementation phase, namely Alliance Extension 1 which entails the construction of houses and Alliance Extension 9 which entails the provision of serviced sites.

The allocation of completed houses at Alliance Extension 1 is in progress, whereas the construction of serviced sites and allocation thereof has not commenced. No electricity will be provided for the beneficiaries of houses and serviced sites as per the applicable policy.

However, the residents of Lindelani informal settlements who did not benefit in the Alliance Extension 1 and Alliance Extension 9 projects will be considered for the provision of water, sanitation and electricity when the informal settlement is re-blocked. The re-blocking will take place once the relocation has been finalised.

27 September 2021 - NW1856

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George, Dr DT to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

Whether Knysna Local Municipality is responsible for the maintenance of retaining sea wall surrounding Leisure Isle in Knysna, if not who is responsible for the maintenance of the sea wall, if so what are the relevant details of (a) Maintenance that was undertaken on the wall over the past five years and (b) What are the plans for future maintenance of the wall?

Reply:

a) Due to the ongoing dispute between the three role-players, Knysna LM, SANPARK and the Leisure Island Rate Payers Association about who is responsible for maintenance of such wall, no significant maintenance was done in the past five years. An Environmental Approval was issued by DEA&DP in 2019 to assigned to the Island Rate Payers Association to work on the sea wall.

b) The responsible party has not been formally identified and all maintenance remains on hold.

There is currently a formal IGR dispute between the Knysna Local Municipality and SANPARKS in relation to the above. Knysna Local Municipality disputes liability for maintenance of the seawall and so does SANPARKS.

A formal IGR has been declared by the Knysna Local Municipality to resolve the dispute as to whether Knysna or SANPARKS should be responsible for the maintenance of the seawall. The dispute is still ongoing, but there are current attempts to facilitate a resolution.  The dispute is however still ongoing and is not yet resolved.

The Acting Municipal Manager of Knysna Local Municipality on 8 December 2020 (attached as ANNEXURE A), requested that the Western Cape Provincial Government (WCG) designate a facilitator to assist with resolving the dispute between the Knysna Local Municipality (KLM) and SANParks regarding the repair and maintenance of the Leisure Island seawall.

The following three-pronged approach has been proposed to address the issue:

  1. The Development Management unit of DEA&DP in the George Office, will engage with the officials of the KLM and SANParks to see whether a longer-term solution can be found to the conflict relating to the responsibility for the maintenance of the Leisure Island seawall and research on the history of the dispute.
  2. Based on the outcomes of the engagement with the officials of KLM and SANParks, consider recommending the appointment of a facilitator (or facilitate such) to involve the parties in a high-level engagement which is documented in detail, to try and resolve the issue.
  3. Should the above approach not be successful in finding a solution, KLM will then forward all records to the DFFE, to prove that the parties have indeed undertaken every reasonable effort to resolve the dispute.

There is no set date on the outcome and no timelines determined but will depend on the procedures of the IGR dispute.

27 September 2021 - NW2163

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What interventions have been put in place by her department to ensure that the community of Ward 7, 8, 9 and 10 in QwaQwa in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District Municipality have water on a daily basis amidst the water shortage in that area?

Reply:

1. According to the Maluti-a-Phofung (MAP) Local Municipality the water situation in the municipality has improved significantly from last year. The major cause of water problems in QwaQwa was the drought. Following the recent rains, the main Fika Patso dam supplying QwaQwa is now at 75% full capacity. The other major problem is old infrastructure being mainly AC pipes that are constantly bursting causing intermittent cuts in water supply.

2. In accordance with the District Development Model (DDM) that ensures integrated service delivery by government and non-government stakeholders, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is supporting Maluti-A-Phofung (MAP) Local Municipality to monitor interventions and the implementation of projects aimed at proving electricity among other services.

3. According to MAP Local Municipality, the interventions and projects mentioned above include the following:.

i. In the wards in question the MAP Local Municipality is undertaking repairs to burst pipes, which are common in all wards due to aged infrastructure. ii. MISA supported the Municipality to develop a Water Conservation and Demand Management Plan and to draft a Water O&M plan to improve the operations and maintenance regimes for all wards in MAP Local Municipality. iii. In ward 10, Tseki area some 2 boreholes were drilled and equipped with solar pumps, 5 000 litre tanks and stand pipes and security fencing with funding from DBSA in partnership with MISA (as part of the COVID-19 interventions) for a total cost of R762 427,78. These were handed over to the community.

4. COGTA, with provincial counterparts and MISA, led a rigorous process of assessing the state of local government (SOLG). The assessment included all service delivery issues including the provision of electricity in MAP. A process is underway to address basic service delivery issues and the target date to complete the municipal intervention and support plans (MISP) for high priority municipalities like MAP is the end of September 2021. This MISP will include plans to address the water challenges mentioned above.

5. The compilation of MISP brings together all sector departments as advocated for by the DDM.

27 September 2021 - NW2162

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What measures have been taken by her department to ensure that the community of Ward 10 in QwaQwa in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District Municipality receive a regular supply of electricity, given that they experience over 12 hours of electricity cuts on a regular basis?

Reply:

1. The Department has;

  • seconded MISA engineers to augment technical capacity in the municipality. The engineers have amongst other things developed an infrastructure master plan to inform better planning with respect to the electricity infrastructure. It is anticipated that MISA will also develop an Operations and Maintenance Plan for the municipality and continue to provide technical support, as implementation unfolds.
  • Supported the intervention by the Service Delivery Task Team led by the Deputy President to fast track service delivery backlogs in Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality. Amongst the key deliverables of the intervention is the process of facilitating the partnership between Eskom and the municipality through which, Eskom will take over supply of electricity in the municipality for a specific time frame. The process towards legally concluding the partnership is unfolding and the Department is leading the application of sections 78 to 80 of the Municipal Systems Act, 32 of 2000; which is a mandatory undertaking, prior to utilizing an external mechanism to deliver services in a municipality.

27 September 2021 - NW2022

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she will furnish Mr M J Cuthbert with a (a) list of all capital projects that a certain company (name furnished) has been contracted by her department to complete in the City of Ekurhuleni and (b)(i) detailed scope of work and (ii) bill of quantities for each of the specified projects; if not, why not in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) What was the (a) value of each contract her department awarded, (b) total amount paid to the company by her department for the specified projects in the City of Ekurhuleni and (c) date of inception of each contract awarded by her department to the specified company

Reply:

  1. The Department has not issued any contracts to NJR Projects/G5 Group.
  2. N/A

27 September 2021 - NW1813

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) number of traditional disputes has she resolved in each province in the past five years, (b) are the relevant details of each dispute and (c) number of traditional leaders (i) receive and (ii) do not receive a stipend in the Republic?

Reply:

a) In terms of disputes at the level of kingship or queenship, the AmaZulu Kingship dispute is being attended to at national government level, and it was formally brought my attention in August 2021 and we are working with a Mediation Panel to assist the Royal family to resolve the dispute amicably. Other disputes at kingship or queenship level are those that were/are in the courts and they cannot therefore be dealt with by the Minister.

b) Limpopo Province

VaVhenda Kingship Dispute

One section of the Royal Family is challenging the recognition of the current King Toni Ramabulana as the King of VaVhenda in court. The matter is therefore being handled by the courts.

Bapedi Kingship Dispute

Following the passing of the late King of Bapedi, there is now disagreement on who should be the successor, the acting king/queen or the regent. One section of the Royal Family has taken the matter to court for the court to rule on the matter.

Eastern Cape

Amaxhosa Kingship Dispute

One section of the Royal Family has taken Government to court, to challenge the recognition of the King.

AmamPondo Kingship Dispute

One section of the Royal Family has taken government to court after the recognition of His Majesty King Zanozuko as the King of AmaMpondo.

c) There are 882 Traditional Leaders in South Africa including kingship, queenship, principal and senior traditional leaders. All are remunerated in accordance with the Remuneration of Public Officers Act (Act 20 of 1998). The salaries of all legally recognized traditional leaders are paid by provinces from their respective budgets.

27 September 2021 - NW1809

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Mkhaliphi, Ms HO to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

What action has her department taken against the Councilors and/or municipalities that have been found guilty through forensic investigations in terms of section 106 of the Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000?

Reply:

Most of the forensic reports instituted in terms of Section 106 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000 made recommendations that certain remedial or other corrective measures should be taken. In instances where corruption, fraud and related offences have been identified, such reports are handed over to law enforcement agencies for further processing. Where Councilors are implicated and internal disciplinary processes are recommended, disciplinary processes are instituted in line with schedule 1 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act.

The outcome of the assessment in some of the forensic investigations reports points to the need for further investigations. The Department continues to collaborate with law enforcement agencies, provinces and municipalities to ensure that recommendations which emanates from forensic investigation reports are implemented.

27 September 2021 - NW2038

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she recommended a certain person (Dovhani Colbert Mamphiswana) for employment in any capacity to a municipality; if so, (a) in which municipality was the specified person employed; and (b) on what date was the specified person employed?

Reply:

I have not recommended Mr Dovhani Colbert Mamphiswana for employment in any capacity to a municipality.

a) Not applicable.

b) Not applicable.

27 September 2021 - NW2160

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Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and TraditionalAffairs

What are the reasons that her department has not been providing relief to 123 villages that are currently without water in Peddie under the Amathole District Municipality?

Reply:

Amatole District Municipality (ADM) is the Water Services Authority (WSA) in the ADM area of jurisdiction which includes Peddie. The Water Services Act, 108 of 1997 defines a WSA as any municipality responsible for ensuring access to water services. ADM however gets grant funding and technical support from the provincial and national government departments.

According to ADM, the water infrastructure in the villages in Peddie is not operating as designed to provide basic water through standpipes because of rampant illegal yard and house connections in about 80 % of the villages. This causes pressure reduction and higher water demand resulting in no water or intermittent supply to about 23 of the 123 villages. ADM supplements supply with water tankers that deliver water to communities.

Furthermore, ADM is implementing a multi-year Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) funded project, Ngqushwa Villages Water Reticulation for about R36 million scheduled for completion in January 2022. ADM is conducting community awareness programmes highlighting the negative impact of illegal connections.

27 September 2021 - NW1828

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Buthelezi, Ms SA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she intends to extend legal protection to small businesses facing liquidity challenges as a result of the pandemic, similarly to the legal protection that was given to residential tenants and unlawful occupiers under the COVID-19 Regulations; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The issues relating to relief measures to small businesses facing liquidity challenges as a result of the pandemic are managed and administered by the Department of Small Business Development. The question needs to be redirected to the relevant department.

27 August 2021 - NW1327

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

What is the current status of the (a) Local Government Leadership Academy and (b) Municipal Leadership Development Programme launched by the erstwhile Department of Provincial and Local Government in 2007?

Reply:

a) The Local Government Leadership Academy (LOGOLA) was established in 2004 as the initiative of the then Department of Provincial and Local Government (dplg). Its developmental objective was to contribute towards the development of a broad base of politically mature leadership that can sustain democracy and strengthen a sustainable developmental local government sphere in South Africa. The LOGOLA model proposed in the Concept Paper was too expensive to implement, although by 2007 it was accredited by LGSETA as a virtual training provider to facilitate the Municipal Leadership Development Programme (MLDP). The academy was since disestablished during the Department’s transitional process in 2010, which also planned for the revitilisation of LOGOLA towards the establishment of a School for Local Government that in the future would merge with the National School of Government.

b) After its launch in 2007, the Municipal Leadership Development Programme (MLDP), and given that the overall concept was too expensive to implement, it was agreed that a focus on councillors training would be subjected to a number of pilots facilitated by accredited service providers. Approximately, 286 councillors and senior managers were enrolled in the pilot programme although in many cases the Portfolio of Evidence was not timeously completed in those four municipalities. The programme was since discontinued in 2010 as part of the envisaged reconcptualisation of LOGOLA.

23 July 2021 - NW1543

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What steps has the Makana Local Municipality taken to ensure that the communities of (a) Alicedale, (b) Seven Fountains and (c) Eluxolweni in the specified municipality have access to water and proper toilets.

Reply:

Makana Local Municipality forms part of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. It is the local municipality which governs the town of (Makhanda) as well as the towns and villages of Alicedale, Seven Fountains, Eluxolweni others. The Municipality has been slacking in the provision of basic service for several years, and this has been aggravated by persistent drought conditions and lack of proper sanitation that has been prevalent for over five years to date. The drought is by far the worst droughts in history, resulting in very low dam levels which led to the town experiencing various water crisis.

There was the identification of the problems’ source first, then interventions were / are being implemented to address the problems, and that is addressing the matter of ensuring the provision of water and sanitation (proper toilets)

This response highlights the interventions that the Municipality undertook, and or is undertaking to provide water and sanitation; the interventions therefore translate to the work in progress in the communities that are stated above.

Alicedale:

Due to the dire situation of drought, the New Year Dam which is a soul supplier of whore water for Alicedale has been low to a point that it has created unreliable water supply. As such the municipality resolved at looking at other raw water supply such as ground water, therefore funding was allocated to explore ground water development.

The tender for the development of ground water was advertised on the 4th June 2021 and closed on closed on 6 July 2021. The project will involve: - i. the exploration of ground water, and the drilling of boreholes ii. the installation of pumps to extract water from the riverbed and connect into the existing pipeline to the Water Treatment Works.

The appointment of the contractor will be concluded by the end of July 2021 with the work to start from 1st August 2021 and concluded end September 2021. Whilst the project is running the Community of Alicedale will be supplied with water via water carting and also there will be a day or two in a week where water will be reticulated to all communities of Alicedale using the existing borehole that supply 260kl on a daily demand of 1000kl.

In Alicedale the municipality has ensured that there are Water Borne toilets in all formal settlements.

Seven Fountains:

The municipality has ensured that there is normal water supply for Seven Fountains community, using the four boreholes that were previously drilled and connected to a package plant that is used to treat the water before it supply to the community. It should be noted that of the four boreholes, two have a very good yield, and the other two have a poor yield. The municipality is looking at drilling new boreholes to augment and secure sufficient water supply to the community of Seven Fountains.

In Seven Fountains, the municipality is looking at alternative sanitation system as the water borne system is not practically feasible due to the lack of reliable water sources.

Eluxoleni:

The Eluxoleni area is one of the formal areas that are fully serviced with water, sanitation and electricity.

22 July 2021 - NW1020

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Groenewald, Mr IM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

Whether local authorities are legally obligated to have in their employ, qualified registered mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineers for each branch; if not, how do local authorities source the skills to comply with applicable building regulations; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what total number of engineers in each branch are employed in each municipality in each province; (3) what total number of vacancies are there in each municipality for the specified positions; (4) what measures are being taken to fill such vacancies; and (5) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. No. Local authorities are not legally obligated to have in their employ, qualified registered mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineers. Each local authority follows a council approved organisational structure to source skills in compliance with applicable building regulations. The organisational structure will have a number of departments necessary for the municipality to perform its functions determined in accordance with the powers and functions allocated to a municipality, its integrated development plan and budget.

2. The total number of engineers and professionally registered engineers per province, as at March 2020, is provided in the table below:

Number of Engineers and Professional Engineers in Municipalities, as at March 2020

District

A:

Total Number of Engineers

B: Professionally Registered Engineers

C:

Total Number Technologists

D:

Professionally Registered Engineering Technologists

E:

Total Number of Technicians

F:

Professionally Reigistered Engineering Technicians

A+C+E:

Total Number of Engineering Personnel

B+D+F:

Total Number of Professionally Registered Engineering Personnel

(B+D+F)/(A+C+E):

% of Professionally Registered Engineering Personne

Limpopo

3

1

72

9

110

6

185

16

9%

North West

6

0

44

2

54

5

104

7

7%

Free State

2

2

11

4

38

2

51

8

16%

Eastern Cape

13

8

108

24

98

18

219

50

23%

Mpumalanga

8

0

73

10

109

4

190

14

7%

Northern Cape

3

1

30

5

65

5

98

11

11%

Western Cape

45

34

108

53

111

60

264

147

56%

Gauteng

200

65

207

71

456

110

863

246

29%

KwaZulu Natal

154

143

229

102

486

106

869

351

40%

Total

434

254

882

280

1527

316

2843

850

30%

Information on the total number of engineers and professionally registered engineers per province per municipality (as at March 2020) is provided in the annexure.

Information on the number of engineers and professionally registered engineers per branch (business unit or technical field) is not readily available.

3. The Department monitors the filling of senior manager positions and the table below presents the total number of Technical Director vacancies in municipalities as 53.

Province

Technical Services Senior Manager Positions

 
 

Filled

Vacant

Total Number of Positions

Eastern Cape

36

3

39

Free State

15

5

20

Gauteng

7

4

11

Kwa Zulu Natal

39

15

54

Limpopo

20

7

27

Mpumalanga

18

2

20

Northern Cape

20

8

28

North West

15

6

21

Western Cape

15

3

18

TOTAL

185

53

238

4. For Engineers appointed as managers directly accountable to municipal managers, like other managers in the same capacity, the Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Act No. 7 of 2011 prescribes under section 56 (c) that should the position be vacant, the acting person may not act for more than three months unless the MEC extends the acting period for another three months. This measure assists to expedite filling the vacant post. Furthermore, the established District Development Model structures are encouraging and monitoring the filling of vacancies, particularly at senior management level.

22 July 2021 - NW1459

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

(1) With reference to her reply to question 710 on 29 March 2021, in which she merely outlines the legal framework for her mandatory intervention in a municipality in terms of section 139(7) of the Constitution of the Republic, 1996, and the judgment in the Unemployed Peoples Movement v Premier, Province of the Eastern Cape and Others, which found that the Provincial Executive had failed to adequately intervene in terms of section 139(5) and that there were grounds for a mandatory intervention, what are the reasons that she has not yet intervened in the Makana Local Municipality in her official capacity. (2)whether she considers her intervention in dysfunctional municipalities where provinces have failed to intervene as a discretionary function; if not, what are the reasons that she and her department have failed to address the financial crisis of local government in the numerous municipalities that are unable to meet their financial obligations through mandatory national interventions; if so, on what legal and/or statutory provisions does she rely in reaching that conclusion; (3) why does no regulatory and/or legislative framework exist for interventions, despite the promise of the Intergovernmental Monitoring, Support and Interventions Bill as far back as 2013?

Reply:

1. The department is guided by the constitution and the rule of law when it comes to interventions. The interventions invoked in terms of the two subsections (4) and (5) of section 139 of the Constitution are mandatory financial interventions, and the provincial executives must invoke these subsections if the municipalities satisfy the criteria outlined in those two subsections. The only time when the national executive may intervene in these scenarios are when:

(i) the provincial executive cannot,

(ii) the provincial executive does not, or

(iii) the provincial executive does not adequately exercise the powers or perform the functions referred to in subsection (4) or (5) of section 139 of the Constitution, then the national executive must intervene in the stead of the provincial executive.

In the Unemployed Peoples Movement v Premier, Province of the Eastern Cape, and Others, the courts of the first and second instance directed that the Provincial Executive to invoke mandatory intervention in terms of Section 139(5) of the Constitution. The Eastern Cape Provincial Executive petitioned the Constitutional Court to appeal the decision of the lower courts. To that end, the court judgements were suspended by the appeal and therefore the requirements of section 139(7) of the Constitution were no longer applicable in this case.

2. The prerogative powers to intervene in municipalities due to failure to fulfil executive obligations in terms of Constitution or legislative are bestowed to the provincial executive council of provinces in terms of Section 139 of the Constitution. In addition, Section 105 of the Municipal Systems Act mandates the province to monitor municipalities in managing their own affairs, monitor development of municipalities in their jurisdiction and assess support required by those municipalities to strengthen their capacity to manage their own affairs. It is within this hierarchy prescribed in the Constitution that provinces are the first structure within government that must provide support and intervene in municipalities. Thereafter, the requirements of failure or inadequacy or insufficiency of the provincial executive council to intervene should be met prior any intervention in terms of Section 139(7) of the Constitution.

In addition, once municipalities are categorized as dysfunctional and not financially viable, provincial government must immediately differentiate between circumstances that require interventions in terms of section 139(1) of the Constitution and those that requires section 139(5) of the Constitution interventions (serious financial issues). Once the criteria for section 139(5) of the Constitution are met, provinces often align their section 154 of the Constitution support package and the approved Financial Recovery Plans (FRPs) for municipalities, and together with national departments provides sustained support for successful implementations of FRPs.

3. The Intergovernmental Monitoring, Support and Interventions (IMSI) Bill gives effect to the Constitution that prescribes for the enactment of legislation to deal with processes and procedures in the application of sections 100 and 139 of the Constitution. The IMSI Bill has been in the past, consulted with relevant stakeholders, and undertaken the socio-economic impact assessment and certification with the state law advisors. However due to lessons learned in numerous interventions invoked either in terms of section 100 and 139 of the Constitution, the Department reviewed the Bill to incorporate those lessons learned, and currently the department is conducting wider consultation with stakeholders in provinces and municipalities, before processing it through to Cabinet. It is envisaged that the parliamentary process will commence during the beginning of 2022/2023 financial year.

22 July 2021 - NW1412

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

(1) What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in the Northern Cape and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) (a) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant information regarding land that has been invaded and (b) the action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

The issues relating to the commonage land are managed and administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the said department.

22 July 2021 - NW1330

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

(a)(1) With regard to the waste water treatment plants in Ekurhuleni, what is the (a) waste water treatment capacity in megalitres of each plant in Ekurhuleni and (b) current waste water inflow in megalitres of each waste water treatment plant in Ekurhuleni; (2) whether all discharge points from each waste water plant are tested; if not, why not; if so, what is the frequency of testing in each plant; (3) what are the details of the discharge water test results of each waste water treatment plant for the (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21 financial years; (4) what steps were taken to increase waste water treatment capacity in Ekurhuleni since 2011?

Reply:

The information requested from the Honourable Member has been requested from Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality and the Provincial Departments concerned, we will update the response upon receipt of the information.

22 July 2021 - NW1558

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

Whether, she will advise if it is allowed that the mayor of the Namaqua District Municipality in the Northern Cape, (name furnished) is not only the mayor of the specified municipality, but also a councillor in the Kamiesberg Local Municipality; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, according to which legislation; (2) Whether a person can qualify for two government salaries at the same time; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Yes, a councillor from a local municipality may be apppinted in terms of Section 23(1)(b) of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998 (“the Act”) to directly represent the local municipality in the district municipality in which it is a part of.

2. The remuneration of councillors is dealt with in terms of the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act 20 of 1998, which requires the Minister to annually determine the upper limits of councillor remuneration by Notice in the Government Gazette.

In terms of the upper limits published in Government Gazette No. 43246 on 24 April 2020, a councillor elected or appointed to a district council in terms of section 23(1)(b) of the Act, may be paid the upper limit of the total remuneration package or allowance as follows:

(a) If a councillor is elected or appointed as mayor such councillor is entitled to an amount equal to the difference between the total remuneration package that a councillor receives as a member of the local council and the total remuneration package allocated to that office in the district council.

(b) If the total remuneration package payable to a councillor as a member of the local council is equal to or higher than the total remuneration package that an appointed councillor to the district council receives, such a councillor is, in addition to the total remuneration package received at the local council, entitled to a sitting allowance.

22 July 2021 - NW1410

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

"(1) What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in Limpopo and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) (a) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant information regarding land that has been invaded and (b) the action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, on what date? NW1607E

Reply:

The issues relating to the commonage land are managed and administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the said department.

22 July 2021 - NW1721

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

(1)What are the causes and/or reasons for the prolonged closure of the waste disposal sites in Springs, Ekurhuleni; (2) whether the employees and/or contractors are still being paid despite the prolonged closure; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) (a) on what date will the specified sites be reopened and (b) what steps will be taken to provide waste disposal facilities to residents in the area in the short term?

Reply:

1. The response was sourced directly from the Provincial Department of Cogta and the Municipality.

The Rietfontein Landfill site, situated in Kwa Thema, is the only waste disposal site in Springs, Ekurhuleni that has faced a prolonged closure.

Operations and Maintenance at the City of Ekurhuleni landfill sites are outsourced on a three year contract basis. The contract for the Site Operator (service provider) for the Rietfontein Landfill site was scheduled to run from July 2017 until June 2020. By April 2020 the municipality had begun the process of renewing the contract, however the new tender that was scheduled to be advertised on the 26th April 2020, after supply chain processes for the tender advertisement to be ready, was put on hold due to the national ‘lock-down’ that was announced by the President at the end of March 2020. For this reason, the Site Operator’s contract was extended for six months, until 31st December 2020 for service delivery to continue. With the easing of the National Lockdown Regulations, the new tender was eventually advertised in June 2020 and closed in July 2020. The tender however was confirmed as a ‘non-award’ in December 2020 due to non-acceptable tenders (bidders) received.

The prolonged closure of the Rietfontein Landfill site, situated in Kwa Thema, in Springs, Ekurhuleni therefore resulted from the following:

(i) The expiry of the service provider’s three year contract initially ending on 30 June 2020, but extended in accordance with the municipal supply chain regulations from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020 during the unanticipated national lock-down as outlined above.

(ii) The new appointment for the service provider could not be done as (tenders) bids received were non-acceptable.

(iii) The closure, while due process to appoint another service provider is under way, does not disrupt service delivery as waste vehicles are being diverted to the nearest City of Ekurhuleni landfill sites, namely Weltevreden in Brakpan and Platkop in the Suikerbosrand.

2. There is currently no Site Operator on siteas supply chain processes are under way for a new service provider, hence no contractor is being paid for waste disposal operations on site. The only contractors on site are security personnel who are paid for safeguarding the following City of Ekurhuleni assets:

  • Flare compound and gas extractionsystems meant for the extraction of harmful landfill gases and reducing its global warming impact on its surroundings.
  • Laboratory for verifying waste types entering the site. Rietfontein is the only City of Ekurhuleni site that accepts previously ‘De-listed’ waste.
  • Weighbridges, scales and equipment, which are crucial for billing clients when the site is operational.
  • Office buildings and equipment.

3.(a) The supply chain management processes of appointing a new Site Operator are underway and the new appointment is scheduled to be done in July 2021 for the waste disposal operations to resume.

(b) Waste vehicles are being diverted to the nearest City of Ekurhuleni landfill sites, namely Weltevreden in Brakpan and Platkop in the Suikerbosrand.

 

22 July 2021 - NW1584

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

Whether her department has any agricultural land registered in the name of the State in the OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what number of hectares, (b) who is currently occupying the land and (c) what is it being used for?

Reply:

No COGTA does not have any agricultural land. Issues relating to agricultural land registered in the name of the state are administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the relevant department.

22 July 2021 - NW1136

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in the Western Cape and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant information regarding (a) land that has been invaded and (b) the action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, by what date

Reply:

The issues relating to the commonage land are managed and administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the said department.

08 July 2021 - NW1422

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

"(1) With reference to House 34 on 120656 road in Ntuzuma D, Durban where Tholi Clementina Msomi (details furnished) lives with a disability in a state-sponsored house that does not have adequate sanitation, what state assistance for the provision of adequate sanitation does she qualify for; (2) whether she will ensure that Ms Msomi receives the needed support through her department and/or the relevant municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

This matter was referred to the National Department of Water and Sanitation who advised that it be referred to the Metro municipality where the resident is residing. The member will be provided with a response as soon as it is received from the Metro.

07 July 2021 - NW1563

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

(a)"What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in the North West and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the (a) relevant information regarding land that has been invaded and (b) action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

The issues relating to the commonage land are managed and administered by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the said department.

07 July 2021 - NW1539

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

What interventions does her department plan to put in place to regulate church attendance and other public gatherings, in light of the growing number of coronavirus cases in the Republic?

Reply:

The interventions put in place to regulate church attendance and other public gatherings in light of the growing number of coronavirus cases in the Republic, entails amongst others prohibiting gatherings, restricting the duration of gatherings or the number of people that may gather at any given time and reinforcing the health protocols and the social distancing measures that must be followed when gathering.

The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) considered reports from the NATJOINTS and the Department of Health and recommended further restrictions to be put in place, in line with the Risk Adjusted Strategy for managing the pandemic. These measures are set out in Government Notice R.477 published in Government Gazette 44642 on 30 May 2021. It entails, amongst others, reducing the number of people that may attend indoor church and other public gatherings to 100 persons or less and outdoor gatherings to 250 persons or less. If the venue is too small to hold the prescribed number of persons observing a distance of one and a half meters from each other, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used, subject to strict adherence to all health protocols and social distancing measures.

07 July 2021 - NW1545

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Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Given that the contracts of Community Work Programme implementing agents have been extended with six months, (a) what is the reason that there are delays in the payment of stipends to participants in the specified programme and (b) has she held anyone responsible for the specified delays?

Reply:

1 (a) The delay in payment of several participants for April 2021 was due to the process of re-registration of participants for the 2021/22 financial year as well as 2 days of downtime of the payment system hosted by an external payment provider. Payments to some participants were delayed in the month of May 2021 due to a payment data-file error that resulted in the payment file being rejected by the bank.

1 (b) The department is prioritising the improvement of efficiencies in the entire CWP program, especially ensuring that legitimate participants are paid timeously. The CWP Branch is in the process of reviewing re-registration procedures to ensure that similar delays due to re-registration of participants are not experienced at the commencement of the 2022/23 financial year. A new payment system is currently being developed and will be implemented by 30 September 2021. The new payment system will introduce controls to ensure that payment data files do not contain errors. Interim controls have been put in place on the current system to verify payment data files until the new system has been implemented.

25 June 2021 - NW1677

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

What are the: (a) full relevant details of the various agreements signed by her and her predecessors over the past 10 financial years on behalf of the Government with the Republic of Cuba, (b) reasons and (c) total amounts paid to any Cuban entity in the past 10 financial years by (i) her department and (ii) any entity reporting to her?

Reply:

a) The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has not signed any agreements on behalf of the South African Government over the past 10 financial years with the Republic of Cuba.

b) The question is not applicable due to the response provided in (a).

c) There are no amounts of money paid to any Cuban entities in the past 10 financial years by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs or any entities reporting to the Minister of COGTA.

25 June 2021 - NW1129

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Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What steps has her department taken to assist the Joe Gqabi District Municipality to avert the water crisis that is currently affecting the municipality?

Reply:

My department requested the Eastern Cape Provincial department to provide a detailed report in relation the water challenges raised by the honourable member. The reply will be updated with this information as it becomes available.

25 June 2021 - NW1629

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Buthelezi, Ms SA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, in light of the upcoming imbizo called by the KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Member of the Executive Committee and their aides to address the recent spate of killings of Izinduna, Amakhosi and their aides, her department, on its own or in collaboration with other departments such as the SA Police Service, has taken any action to facilitate safety in rural areas over the years to safeguard the lives of traditional leaders and the broader rural community; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details?

Reply:

The South African Police Services (SAPS) in partnership with the National House of Traditional and KhoiSan Leaders (NHTKL) and other stakeholders coordinate the implementation of the Rural Safety Strategy. The strategy primarily focuses on rural safety, including safety in traditional community areas.

In addition, the KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has advised that it has undertaken the following steps to address the recent killings of traditional leaders:

a) The Department entered into a Memorandum of Outstanding on 26 November 2020 with the Department of Safety and Liaison to foster safety and security in rural communities.

b) The Department of CoGTA met with the acting Provincial Commissioner, Mr. Zondi on 5 February 2021 to discuss progress on traditional leaders’ murder cases.

c) There are workshops planned for July 2021 that will be conducted for all local houses in partnerships with the Department of Safety and Liaison with the intent to create awareness on rural community safety strategies.

d) The Executive Council has also been apprised of the rampant killings of traditional leaders, which is a matter of concern.

e) An Imbizo has been planned and will soon be convened to communicate government interventions on Amakhosi and Izinduna killings.

25 June 2021 - NW1168

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

Whether, in light of the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the different levels of lockdown in the Republic, the Government has ever conducted and/or outsourced a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of every lockdown level in order to determine whether the costs of the various lockdown levels outweighed the benefits or not, where such costs and benefits are defined in terms of years of life lost and gained, respectively; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details of the analysis?

Reply:

No, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) did not conduct a cost-benefit analysis relating to these aspects as the underlying economic and medical considerations that will inform such an analysis fall within the purview and expertise of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, the National Treasury and the Department of Health. As such, these deaprtments are best placed to respond to the question.

 

25 June 2021 - NW1267

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the total (a) number of water tankers that operated in the Inanda area since 2010 and (b) amount spent on (i) water tankers and (ii) bulk infrastructure in the specified area in each specified year?

Reply:

1267

Financial year

Description

Project No.

YTD Actuals (at 30 April 2021)

Total per FY in Rm

2020-21

INANDA NEWTOWN C SEWER RETICUL

Y8136D

                   0.818

 

 

INANDA B-SINAMUVA DRIVE SEWER

Y8783D

                   0.228

 

 

 

 

                   1.046

      1.046

2019-20

Umbhayi Housing Development

X8224

                   0.152

 

 

INANDA NEWTON C SEWER RETICULATION

Y8136B

                   5.630

 

 

INANDA NEWTOWN C SEWER RETICUL

Y8136C

                          -  

 

 

INANDA NEWTOWN C SEWER RETICUL

Y8136C

                          -  

 

 

 

 

                   5.782

      5.782

2018-19

INANDA NEWTON C SEWER RETICULATION

Y8136B

                   0.186

 

 

Inanda B Sinamuva drive sewer

Y8783

                   0.268

 

 

 

 

                   0.454

      0.454

2017-18

Inanda Newtown 'C' Sewer Reticulation

Y8136B

                   0.138

 

 

 

 

                   0.138

      0.138

2016-17

 

 

                          -  

 

 

 

 

 

0

2015-16

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

0

2014-15

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

0

2013-14

Inanda Glebe Sewer Reticulation

Y6459

                   0.079

 

 

 

 

                   0.079

      0.079

2012-13

Etafuleni phrase1 and 2 collector

Y6523

                   2.871

 

 

 

 

                   2.871

      2.871

 

 

 

 

 

Grand total

 

 

 

10.3698

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

It is to be noted that parliamentary question require information since 2010, however information submitted by the Ethekwini Metro is for period since 2012/13 financial year. According to the Metro, information before 2012/13 is not readily available and therefore will require more time to be extracted and submitted.

25 June 2021 - NW1411

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in Mpumalanga and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) (a) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant information regarding land that has been invaded and (b) the action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

My department requested the Provincial department to provide a details in relation to question raised by the honourable member. The reply will be updated with the information as it becomes available.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

25 June 2021 - NW1325

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

Whether, with reference to a meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs held on 1 April 2021, wherein an official from her department indicated that a review of the Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act, Act 13 of 2005, is currently underway to enable the Government to implement the District Development Model (DDM)(details furnished), she has found that certain provisions of the existing legislation will hinder the implementation of the DDM; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the legislative provisions concerned; (2) Whether a review of legislation is currently underway to facilitate the implementation of the DDM; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the review process? NW1521E

Reply:

1. The District Development Model (DDM) as a approach towards ensuring improved intergovernmental coordination and cooperation is premised on utlising enabling levers within existing legislation, policies, and experiences within the government and non governmental space. The Intergovernmental Relations Act, 13 of 2005 (IGRFA), is one such piece of legislation that contains several enabling provisions that are used to frame the design, institutionalisation, and implementation of the DDM. More specifically section 47. Currently Regulations as required and specified under section 47(1)(b) of the IGRFA are being drafted that will, once gazetted and approved provide a legal framework for the institutionalisation and implementation of the DDM. The draft Regulations as it stands is a culmination of extensive intergovernmental consultations and dialogues that were facilitated by my Department over the course of the 2020/21 financial year. Further consultations and dialogues will continue during the 1st quarter of this financial year that will provide further insights to the strengthening and finalisation of the Regulations.

2. Constant dialogues on the relevance and impact of the Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act, 13 of 2005, have been facilitated by my Department since 2015 (marking the 10 years of enactment of the Act), which were also complimented by various research studies. One key finding that came out from these studies and dialogues was a need to review the Act as a whole in order to discern which sections are still relevant, which sections need to be refined,and what additional sections could be added in a amended Act. At the end of the 2020/21 financial year a discussion document outlining several proposals for amendment was produced through several intergovernmental dialogues, which will continue during the course of the 1st and 2nd quarters of this financial year. The build-up and collected experiences gained from the implementation of the DDM will therefore compliment the review of the IGRFA where needed for future implementation. It therefore should be indicated that the review have been undertaken before the advent of the DDM as a continuos process.

25 June 2021 - NW1143

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) is the total amount that has been spent on (i) water tankers and (ii) bulk water infrastructure in Ward 3, uMzinyathi, in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality in each financial year since 2010?

Reply:

1143

Financial year

Description

Project No.

YTD Actuals (at 30 April 2021)

Total per FY in

Rm

2020/21

MZINYATHI

X7533

-

 

 

ETAFULENI TOWNSHIP

X5653D

0.185

 

 

 

 

 

0.185

2019/20

Intathakusa ET & Outlet pipeline

X5028B

2.706

 

 

MZINYATHI,EMAQADINI RETICULATION

X7533

8.774

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 16 Water tankers

 

32.120

 

 

 

 

 

43.600

2018/19

Intathakusa ET & Outlet pipeline

X5028B

9.997

 

 

Etafuleni Township

X5653

0.111

 

 

Intathakusa elevated tower & outlet pipeline

X5028A

3.746

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 15 Water tankers

 

27.375

 

 

 

 

 

41.229

2017/18

Intathakusa ET & Outlet pipeline

X5028B

0.011

 

 

Mzinyathi infill project

X6540

0.001

 

 

Intuthuko infills

X4506A

-

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 12 Water tankers

 

19.710 

 

 

 

   

19.722

2016/17

 

 

 

 

 

Intathakusa ET & Outlet pipeline

X5028B

0.066

 

 

Etafuleni Township

X5653B

0.737

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 10 Water tankers

 

14.600

 

 

 

 

 

15.403

2015/16

 

 

 

 

 

INTHUTHUKO WATER INFILLS

 

0.003

 

 

Intathakusa Project

 

-

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 10 Water tankers

 

12.775 

 

 

 

 

 

12.778

2014/15

Ekukhanyeni/Mzinyathi

X3675

0.011

 

 

Intuthuko Water

X4506

0.180

 

 

Mzinyathi Baseline Survey

X5720

0.570

 

 

 

 

 

0.761

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

It is to be noted that parliamentary question require information since 2010, however information submitted by the Ethekwini Metro is for period since 2011/12 financial year. According to the Metro, information before 2011/12 is not readily available and therefore will require more time to be extracted and submitted

25 June 2021 - NW1148

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

(a)Whether, with reference to the Ratings Afrika’s Municipal Sustainability Index which has constantly ranked the City of Cape Town as the most financially sustainable metro in the Republic, in the interests of cooperative governance, her department has ever considered replicating the Cape Town model to assist struggling metros across the Republic to improve their financial sustainability, if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The department does not currently rely on of the many external institutions or agencies to assess and compare the financial health and performance of municipalities. Municipalities also use different financial ratios and norms to assess their own performance and set benchmarks for improvement to be measured over time.

The department shares best practices from other municipalities and uses these benchmarking initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of municipal services like the water services delivery, strengthening performance measurement monitoring and measurement, in order to build resilient and climate-smart communities and improve the quality of people’s lives.

25 June 2021 - NW1345

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

(1)Whether, with reference to the oversight visit of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to the waste water treatment plant in the Naledi Local Municipality in the North West on 6 May 2021, (a) she has been informed of allegations made by officials of the specified municipality that the operation of the plant has been outsourced to a service provider that is completely incapable of fulfilling the relevant licencing conditions, leading to the pollution of natural water sources; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether she intends to take steps to ensure that there is co-operation between stakeholders such as the North West provincial government, the municipality and the district municipality in respect of ensuring access to potable water by the community and the proper functioning of the waste water treatment plant in the Naledi Local Municipality; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

My department requested the North West Provincial department, and the line department for sanitation to provide a detailed report in relation to question raised by the honourable member. MISA will provide the necessary technical support. The reply will be updated with the information as it becomes available.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

25 June 2021 - NW1470

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

(1)Whether her department has concluded any work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba from the 2010-11 financial year up to the 2020-21 financial year; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of Cuban nationals (i) have been employed in each of the specified financial years and/or (ii) are due to be employed in the 2021-23 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework period, (b) are the details of the work that each of the specified Cuban nationals was and/or will be employed to perform, (c) are the details of the specific skills sets that each of the specified Cuban nationals possessed and/or will possess that South African nationals did or will not possess and (d) are the details of the total cost of employing each of the specified Cuban nationals in each case; (2) whether her department took any steps to ensure that the specific skills set of the specified Cuban nationals were and/or will not be available in the Republic amongst South African citizens; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) steps taken and (b) outcomes of the steps taken in this regard?

Reply:

No. The department has not concluded work exchange and/or employment agreements with any entity of the Republic of Cuba from the 2010-11 financial year up to the 2020-21 financial year.

25 June 2021 - NW1142

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Gumbi, Mr HS to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the total number of water tankers that operated in Ward 3, uMzinyathi, in the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality in each year since 2010?

Reply:

1142 AND 1143

Financial year

Description

Project No.

YTD Actuals (at 30 April 2021)

Total per FY in

Rm

2020/21

MZINYATHI

X7533

-

 

 

ETAFULENI TOWNSHIP

X5653D

0.185

 

 

 

 

 

0.185

2019/20

Intathakusa ET & Outlet pipeline

X5028B

2.706

 

 

MZINYATHI,EMAQADINI RETICULATION

X7533

8.774

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 16 Water tankers

 

32.120

 

 

 

 

 

43.600

2018/19

Intathakusa ET & Outlet pipeline

X5028B

9.997

 

 

Etafuleni Township

X5653

0.111

 

 

Intathakusa elevated tower & outlet pipeline

X5028A

3.746

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 15 Water tankers

 

27.375

 

 

 

 

 

41.229

2017/18

Intathakusa ET & Outlet pipeline

X5028B

0.011

 

 

Mzinyathi infill project

X6540

0.001

 

 

Intuthuko infills

X4506A

-

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 12 Water tankers

 

19.710 

 

 

 

   

19.722

2016/17

 

 

 

 

 

Intathakusa ET & Outlet pipeline

X5028B

0.066

 

 

Etafuleni Township

X5653B

0.737

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 10 Water tankers

 

14.600

 

 

 

 

 

15.403

2015/16

 

 

 

 

 

INTHUTHUKO WATER INFILLS

 

0.003

 

 

Intathakusa Project

 

-

 

 

 Umzinyathi - 10 Water tankers

 

12.775 

 

 

 

 

 

12.778

2014/15

Ekukhanyeni/Mzinyathi

X3675

0.011

 

 

Intuthuko Water

X4506

0.180

 

 

Mzinyathi Baseline Survey

X5720

0.570

 

 

 

 

 

0.761

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

It is to be noted that parliamentary question require information since 2010, however information submitted by the Ethekwini Metro is for period since 2011/12 financial year. According to the Metro, information before 2011/12 is not readily available and therefore will require more time to be extracted and submitted

25 June 2021 - NW1285

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in the Eastern Cape and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant information regarding (a) land that has been invaded and (b) the action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, by what date? NW1324E

Reply:

To redirect the question to: Department of Agriculture, Land and Rural Development

Matters relating to the commonage land and farming activities are managed and administered by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. The Honourable member is advised to re-direct the aforementioned department.

25 June 2021 - NW1149

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

(1)What steps will municipalities take to protect poor and indigent households following the 16% Eskom tariff increase; (2) whether electricity tariff subsidies will be extended to households which lost income due to job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The Department provides support and guidance to all municipalities with regards to the provision of FBE to indigent households, through the regular monitoring of monthly FBE executive summary reports reflecting transactions for that particular month, quarterly reports reflecting a list of municipalities that are in arrears on their FBE accounts and quarterly reports reflecting details of access/collection of FBE tokens per municipality. This assists with identifying municipalities that are constantly in arrears especially in light of the annual rate increment and enable the necessary interventions to be effected. It further assists with the identification of indigent households not collecting their FBE thus not benefiting from the provision of FBE and enable the necessary interventions to be effected.

The Department works closely with Eskom (where Eskom is the licensed service provider), Provincial COGTAs and Municipalities; with the objective being to ensure that municipalities provides FBE to all qualifying indigent households receive FBE guided by the FBE Funding Agreement.

2. No, there is no specific electricity tariff subsidy to the households that lost their jobs due to Covid-19 Pandemic. However, any household that requires subsidy for basic services is required to register at the municipality for free basic services subject to them meeting the criteria utilized for eligibility to receive the subsidy.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The government’s intention is to provide support to municipalities by facilitating the provision of free basic services, namely: free basic water, free basic electricity, free basic sewerage and sanitation, and free basic solid waste management services to all qualifying households/consumers. The Electricity Basic Services Support Tariff (EBSST) policy introduced by the Department of Energy prescribes that 50kWh per provided to indigent households connected to the national grid on a monthly basis. The provision of FBE is funded through the Local Government Equitable Share (LGES) which augments municipal own revenues, to assist municipalities in providing free basic services to indigent housholds.

The Department of Cooperative Governance’s (DCoG) monitoring of the provision of FBE in Eskom supply areas is based on the FBE Funding Agreement between Eskom and the respective municipalities. Eskom is a licensed service provider to provide FBE to 213 municipalities across the country. It is critical to note that the absence of signed Funding Agreements or SLAs makes it difficult for the DCoG to intervene when there are disputes, such as delays by municipalities in paying for services rendered by Eskom as well as the identification of indigent households not collecting their FBE tokens. This has a negative impact on the provision of FBE.

The current three-year contract cycle commenced on 1July 2018 and will end on 30 June 2021. The Department and Eskom are busy engaging on processes to facilitate the renewal fo the current multi-year Funding Agreement that is due to commence from 1 July 2021 and end 30 June 2024.

The increase in municipal debt and its effects has been reiterated by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and has been declared as an enormous challenge that has resulted in the disconnection of electricity of some indigent households. Poor communities are the ones who are affected the most by these disconnections and are deprived of their basic needs as reflected in the National Development Plan. Municipalities with escalating outstanding are constantly encouraged by the Department, to settle their FBE debt on time to avoid disputes and disconnections. It must be emphasized that municipalities, need to equally pay Eskom for the services rendered on their behalf for the provision of FBE to indigent households within their municipal jurisdiction.

07 June 2021 - NW581

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

In light of the fact that her department’s annual statement reflected that an amount of R372,4 million was spent on consultants for the 2019-20 financial year, what (a) is the name of each individual consultant, (b) total amount was spent on each consultant and (c) is the specific service that was provided and/or rendered by each consultant?

Reply:

It should be noted that the above expenditures marked A, B, and C were incurred using the services of the suppliers and NPOs appointed through Community Work Programme.

SUPPIER

SERVICES RENDERED

AMOUNT

SEKELA XABISO

AUDIT SERVICES

R5 019 449,89

AUDIT COMMITTEE

AUDIT COMMITTEE SERVICES

R962 101,00

THEMBALETHU

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY SERVICES

R8 613,50

TOP MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNICATION SERVICES

R199 594,40

PRICEWATER COOPERS

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R408 405,88

INSIKA

SAFTEY AND HEALTH SERVICES

R41 800,00

SAYM

ORGANISATIONAL ADVISORY SERVICES

R129 277,06

VARIOUS IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES (CWP)

RESEARCH & ADVISORY SERVICES

  1. R16 694 301,27

ALEXANDER FORBES

RESEARCH & ADVISORY SERVICES

R16 319,40

SAQA

VERIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS

R641 414,73

MAGAGSON BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

TRANSLATION & TRANSCRIPT SERVICES

R644 257,98

ISILUMKO STAFFING

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

R2 123 291,63

ADVERT & RESPONSE HANDLING HCM

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

R221 005,13

FEMPOWER PERSONNEL

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

R16 701 942,96

OBVIOUS CHOICE

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

R728 206,45

ULTIMATE RECRUITMENT

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

R209 656,70

GIJIMA HOLDINGS

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

R24 351,00

VARIOUS IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES (CWP)

RECRUITMENT SERVICES

(B) R7 401 633,17

PALMER DEVELOPMENT GROUP

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R748 991,50

KIJAMI DEVELOPMENT CC

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R1 613 586,40

RESILIENCE GLOBALE

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R199 507,80

21ST CENTURY PAY SOLUTIONS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R106 375,00

BONAKUDE CONSULTING

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R7 647 703,69

KAGISO TRUST

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R9 214 315,20

DBSA

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R14 585 171,24

NKONKE TRADING

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R11 010 020,00

BIGEN AFRICA

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R9 939 051,27

DATAWORLD

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R7 898 684,21

DUCHARME

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

R3 146 100,00

UBAC

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FEES

R10 800 000,00

VARIOUS IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES (CWP)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FEES

( C ) R243 280 602,79

 TOTAL

 

372 365 731,25

04 June 2021 - NW1184

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Buthelezi, Ms SA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

What has she found to be the ramifications of her publication of a notice in the Government Gazette extending the national state of disaster to 15 May 2021 on preparations for the local government elections

Reply:

The extension of the national state of disaster to 15 May 2021 by implication also extends the Regulations (GN R 480 as published in Government Gazette 43258 as amended) made in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Managent Act, 2002.

The regulations are designed to limit the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and whilst these regulations are in force, preparations made for the local government elections by stakeholders such as the Independent Electoral Commission, political parties, government, communities etc, must be done in accordance with the provisions set out in the regulations.

04 June 2021 - NW1185

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Buthelezi, Ms SA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

In light of the announcement by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, of 27 October 2021 as the date for the local government elections, what are the details of the measures that she intends to put in place to balance COVID-19 restrictions with the opening of political spaces for campaigning?

Reply:

We are carefully monitoring developments with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. Government has gazetted a number of regulations to limit the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjusted levels 1 and 2 of the regulations have opened more space for political activity. While these Regulations are in place, preparations made for the recent by-elections and the upcoming local government elections by stakeholders such as the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), political parties, government, communities etc, must be done in accordance with the provisions set out in the Regulations.

Working closely with the IEC, we have put processes in place in response to challenges that come with a global pandemic. The IEC has recently appointed Justcie Dikgang Moseneke to lead the inquiry into ensuring free and fair local government elections during Covid-19. The salient features of the terms of enquiry for the inquiry are to:

  • Enquire into, make findings and report on, and make recommendations concerning the likelihood that the Electoral Commission would be able to ensure that the forthcoming 2021 general local government elections will be free and fair, in view of –
  1. challenges posed by the COVID 19 pandemic; and
  2. measures promulgated by the government to curb the continued spread of the pandemic; and
  • Indicate additional measures that the Electoral Commission may be required to implement in order to realise free and fair elections within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IEC is also considering the introduction of an on-line platform to enable the registration of eligible voters.

The regulations may change going forward, depending on the Covid-19 situation, and advice from the Minister of Health and the National Coronavirus Command Council.

04 June 2021 - NW1137

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What is the (a) extent of the commonage land in Gauteng and (b) current usage of the commonage land; (2) whether the commonage land has water rights to allow farming to take place; if not, what steps will her department take to ensure that there are water rights; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether there are farming activities taking place on the commonage land; if not, why not; if so, what farming activities are taking place on the pieces of land; (4) whether she will furnish Mr N P Masipa with the relevant information regarding (a) land that has been invaded and (b) the action(s) that were taken regarding the situation; if not, why not; if so, by what date? NW1324E

Reply:

The issues relating to the commonage land and farming activities are managed and administered by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. The Honourable member is advised to direct this question to the said department.

04 June 2021 - NW1183

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Buthelezi, Ms SA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

Whether postponing the elections forms part of the contingency plans that the Government has in place, given the uncertainty about the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the full relevant details of the plans?

Reply:

The preparations for the Local Government Elections are underway to be held on 27 October 2021, as announced by the Honourable President.

The Electoral Commission has indicated that it will be ready to deliver the elections within the constitutionally prescribed timeframes. With regard to the COVID-19 induced climate in which the elections will take place, the required health and safety protocols will be put in place to ensure that the elections are conducted in a manner that does not place any person at risk.

Given the uncertainty of the trajectory of the pandemic, the situation will be continuously monitored and assessed to ensure that the relevant interventions are made. Should circumstances require that the elections be postponed for outside the constitutionally defined period, then the required interventions will be pursued, which will include approaching Parliament and the Constitutional Court.

04 June 2021 - NW978

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

(1)    What is the time frame for the establishment of each district hub that is being established in terms of the District Development Model; (2) Whether each and/or any one of the hubs have the ability to provide shared services to local or district municipalities; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the expected capability of each or any of the hubs to render shared services with regard to (a) financial management, (b) project management, (c) engineering services, (d) town and regional planning and (e) enterprise resource management systems; (3) (a) what are the estimated capital expenses related to the establishment of each of the hubs and (b) where will the money be sourced?

Reply:

  1. District Hubs have been established in the Waterberg and OR Tambo Districts and in eThekwini Metro. In the Financial Year for 2021/22, the Department plans to establish District Hubs in the 21 District Municipalities who are water services authorities. The remaining 28 District Hubs will be established during the 2022/23 Financial Year, provided funding is made available.
  2. It is not the responsibility of District and Metropolitan Municipalities nor Provincial CoGTAs to set up Hubs. It is a national CoGTA function to ensure that the DDM is effectively implemented with a government-wide focus. Existing institutional arrangements and practices in different provinces will inform the setting up of Hubs and their operations. The Hubs are not municipal structures falling under municipal administration. They may be physically located at district or metropolitan level but not within the municipality. They are accountable to national CoGTA but have to be inclusive and collaborative thus steered by intergovernmental district/metropolitan level steering committees having participation of respective municipalities, provincial CoGTAs and key national and/or provincial departments. The Hubs are aimed primarily at facilitating intergovernmental joint planning and as needed and in a differentiated way will support Local Government capacity building and coordinate capacity building programmes. Shared Services functions will not be performed by the Hubs as these need to be done through direct agreements between respective municipalities. The Hubs may support these processes as may be appropriate or necessary.A DDM Hub is conceived as a functional network of support and a facilitation system for Intergovernmental Planning in relation to a specific district or metropolitan space or a combination of district spaces or metropolitan spaces.
  3. The District Hub itself does not necessarily physically constitute the full range of people and resources required to be effective but enables a platform for networking, linking and connecting with various resources and processes located at various levels of government and outside of government. A minimum resource requirement would be a DDM Hub Manager as a senior, strategic person that can build the necessary networks and partnerships around successful facilitation of the One Plan. (b) The money will be allocated through the MTEF. CoGTA continues to mobilise support and capacity building opportunities through partnerships with private sector partners.

07 May 2021 - NW193

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to her replies to questions, (a) 176, (b) 177, (c) 178 and (d) 179 on 19 March 2020, which pertain to Parliamentary questions from 2019, she has now received the requested information; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether she will furnish Mr D J Stubbe with copies of all correspondence between her office and the (a) the Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and/or (b) City of Ekurhuleni requesting the information; if not, why not; if so, what are the further relevant details? NW196E

Reply:

Honourable Stubbe, the requested information was finally obtained. Find below the reply to question 193, which is constituted of responses to previous four questions (176, 177, 178 and 179) with outstanding replies. Some of these questions, especially the electricity related questions, were comprehensively responded to at a Portfolio Committee meeting held in December 2019, when Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality was summoned to respond orally. Previous responses are attached as annexures A, B, C and D.

 

Background:

As indicated above the reply to PQ 193 is constituted of annexures A, B, C and D. With regards to the reply to PQ 176, answers for the question are contained in annexure A. In annexure B, PQ 177 is addressed. For the reply to PQ 178, answers are contained in annexure C. Finally, annexure D provides the response to PQ 179.

 

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/176

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2020

Mr M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 185 on 22 March 2019, (b) 186 on 22 March 2019, (c) 187 on 25 March 2019 and (d) 598 on 22 March 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW197E

The information used to respond to this question was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Reply:

(i) Correspondence concerning PQ 185, PQ 186, PQ 187 and PQ 598 is attached.

(ii) Please see responses to PQ 185, PQ 186, PQ 187, and PQ 598 below.

The response to question PQ 185 is as follows:

  1. The City of Ekurhuleni’s Energy Department, implemented an approved Maintenance Plan guided by and aligned with the Department’s Maintenance Philosophy, Maintenance Strategy, NRS047, NRS048, NRS082, NRS089, Occupation Health and Safety Act and Regulations and NERSA license conditions.
  1. In terms of the above-mentioned Maintenance Plan, the Electricity Distribution Assets are inspected and maintained on a weekly, monthly, six monthly, yearly and two yearly basis.
  1. Please refer to (b) above.

(d) The Department utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) on which all maintenance activities are generated and maintained.

The response to question PQ 186 is as follows:

  1. The approved repairs and maintenance budget for Energy Department is as follows

2018/2019

Estimated Budget: Estimated Expenditure:

R840 million 100%

2017/2018

Estimated Budget Estimated Expenditure

R979 million 84%

2016/2017

Estimated Budget Estimated Expenditure

R943 million 92%

It should be noted that the vote number structure was changed during above mentioned financial years in order to comply with mSCOA requirements and hence the variations in the amounts indicated.

  1. The approved Operation Expenditure budget was not reduced but funding was transferred from one vote number to another in order to address specific requirements.

The response to question PQ 187 is as follows:

  1. There were two contracts in total that were awarded during 2017/18; 2018/19 and 2019/20 with winning bidders and the estimate values are specified below:

A-EE 11/2017

Appointment of a service providers for supply, delivery and off-loading of metal clad switchgear on an as when required basis for period from date of award until REDUCED period until 30 June 2018

9-Oct-17

Ampcor Khanyisa (Pty) Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

     

Stateway Switchboards (Pty) Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

     

Tgood Africa (Pty) Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

     

Edison Power Ltd

R 100,000,000.00

A-EE 07/2017

Supply, delivery, off-loading, sampling, analyzing, purification, regeneration, management and
disposal of insulating oil (uninhibited) for transformers, control gear and switchgear - as and
when - until 30 June 2019

19-Feb-18

Silver Solutions 435 CC

R 13,428,593.33

     

Jas Engineering CC

R 6,007,666.67

     

Only-J Electrical & Construction CC

R 4,195,666.67

     

Accolade Engineers (Pty) Ltd

R 4,901,926.67

     

Wegezi Power Holdings (Pty) Ltd

R 3,089,926.67

  1. Yes, contract number A-EE 07/2017 was reduced until 30 June 2018. The attached minutes of the BAC do not specify reasons for reduction of the period.

The names of the companies that benefited from these reductions are:

  • Ampcor Khanyisa (Pty) Ltd
  • Stateway Switchboards (Pty) Ltd
  • Tgood Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Edison Power Ltd

The response to question PQ 598 is as follows:

  1. 49 cases

(b) See table below

(c) See table below

Alleged Offence

SAPS Station

SAPS CAS number

Outcome

Assault

Edenvale

120/08/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Thokoza

42/09/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Primrose

76/09/2017 and 56/09/2017

Both criminal matters withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

House breaking

Bedfordview

100/09/2017

Criminal matter in court

Culpable Homicide

Springs

105/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

253/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Drunk and Driving

Loss of firearm

Springs

Springs

303/09/2017 and 304/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery, corruption and Defeating the ends of justice

Benoni

33/10/2017

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Duduza

112/11/2017

Criminal matter in court

Unlicensed firearm

Emondle KZN

115/11/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Unlicensed firearm

Norkem Park

05/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Alberton

280/12/2017

Criminal matter in court

Drink and driving

Germiston

356/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Discharge of firearm

Tsakane

406/12/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Kempton Park

697/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Reckless driving

Thokoza

19/01/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Trespassing

Actonville

47/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Crimen Injuria

Katlehong

48/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Nigel

07/02/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Mondeor

455/02/2018

Criminal matter in court

Discharge of firearm

Benoni

04/03/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Murder

Daveyton

18/03/2018

Matter finalised guilty – sentence imprisonment

Pointing of Firearm

Katlehong

238/03/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Murder

Tsakane

415/03/2018

Criminal matter in court

Trading in precious metals (Gold)

Springs

370/04/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Welbekend

42/05/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Katlehong North

62/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Vosloorus

420/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Fraud and corruption

Mtubatuba KZN

26/07/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Brakpan

11/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Springs

99/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption (Selling of Jobs)

Brakpan

156/08/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Vosloorus

06/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Use vehicle without permission

Primrose

142/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Etwatwa

183/10/2018

Still under investigation by IPID

Corruption

Tembisa

473/10/2018

Criminal matter in court

Assault

Alberton

201/11/2018

Still under investigation

Domestic Violence

Crystal Park

275/11/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Attempted murder

Tembisa

300/01/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Possession of stolen vehicle

Springs

453/02/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Discharge firearm in residential area

Boksburg

43/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Attempted Murder

Springs

531/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery

Kempton Park

685/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Kempton Park

291/04/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Domestic violence

Springs

264/05/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Loss of firearm

Vosloorus

30/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

238/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Summary

Period 01 August 2017 to 31 August 2019 (2 years)

Type of criminal case Total number

Corruption 14

Assault 07

Discharge of firearm 03

Crimen injuria 01

Possession of unlicensed firearm 02

Pointing of firearm 03

Murder 02

Drunk driving 02

Attempted murder 02

Armed robbery 02

Domestic violence 02

Reckless and Negligence driving 01

Trading in precious metal (Gold) 01

Possession of stolen vehicle 01

Culpable homicide 01

House breaking 01

Loss of firearm 02

Trespassing 01

Use vehicle without owner permission 01

TOTAL 49

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/177

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2019

Mrs A M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 604 on 22 March 2019, (b) 605 on 22 March 2019, (c) 607 on 22 March 2019, (d) 32 on 5 July 2019 and (e) 129 on 5 July 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW198E

The information used to respond to this question was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Reply:

(i) Correspondence concerning PQ 129, PQ 604, PQ 605 and PQ 607 is attached.

(ii) Please see responses to PQ 129, PQ 503, PQ 504 and PQ 505 below.

The response to question PQ 129 is as follows:

(1) (a) There is no legal prescript to conduct an audit on the armoury.  In terms of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 an annual stock register must be provided to the Central Firearm Registrar at the end of each year.

The South African Police Service (SAPS), Division FLASH (Firearms, Liquor & 2nd Goods) & CFR (Central Firearm Registry) conduct annual random inspections to confirm full compliance to the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000.

(b) Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department conducted the current audit. However, the SAPS also conduct formal random inspections every year. The last SAPS Inspection took place during September 2019.

(2) (a) The audit was conducted over a lengthy period to cater for officers on shifts, leave, study- & sick leave. After the audit was completed there were no officers that did not report for the audit.

(b) No action was needed.

(3) (a) The National Police Commissioner has been informed and a national subcommittee to resolve Official Institution Firearm related issues has been established and is meeting on a regular basis. The meeting is chaired by Brig Bopape, SAPS CFR and co-chaired by Brig Spies (EMPD) on behalf of all Metro Police Depts.

(b) No action was needed against individuals as it is a National SAPS CFR Official Institution Firearm register that needs to be updated and corrected by SAPS.

(4) The EMPD is currently updating and modernising its firearm policy in order to align with various legislative prescripts.

The response to question PQ 503 is as follows:

  1. What are the reasons that residents in the (a) Kempton Park and (b) Germiston areas within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality are experiencing constant sporadic and unreliable refuse collection services;
  • Waste management services are transport reliant and dependent largely on mechanical workshop for repairs and maintenance to ensure availability of vehicles when breakdowns are experienced. It is thus imperative to have maximum vehicle availability at all times in order to effect seamless service to the community, which unfortunately due to turnaround times to repairs, sometimes it becomes a challenge to be on schedule owing to shortage of trucks.
  1. (a) in what number of instances has the municipality transgressed the National Environmental Management Act, Act 107 of 1998, by failing to collect refuse once a week within seven days this calendar year,
  • Twice

(b) which areas were affected,

  • Kempton Park

(c) what are the reasons for each transgression

  • Shortage of vehicles due to breakdowns

(d) what steps is the municipality taking to ensure that it provides basic services to residents according to applicable legislation?

  • That it be mentioned that it is the endeavor of the department to ensure that residents receive at least one service per week in accordance with the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards. Whenever backlogs are created the City re-allocate resources within the next day or same week to deal with the existing backlogs. In such instances, residents are informed about the challenges experienced and when to take out their bins for collection.

The response to question PQ 504 is as follows:

(1) Please see the attached document for more information on the vehicles that were budgeted for and purchased. The number of refuse collection trucks that were budgeted for corresponds to the number of trucks that were actually purchased.

(2)  There were no variances between what was budgeted for and what was actually purchased.

The response to question PQ 505 is as follows:

  1. (a) Ten

(b) Where is each depot situated?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(c) Which geographical areas does each depot cover in relation to waste collection?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel/ Duduza

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(d) What number of households and businesses are within the collection area of each depot?

The following areas are serviced by the City of Ekurhuleni internal staff:

DEPOT

SERVICE POINTS

Alberton

32307

Bedfordview

10659

Benoni

56561

Brakpan

23496

Boksburg

38823

Edenvale

18838

Germiston

50368

Kempton Park

59061

Nigel/ Duduza

30282

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

48177

 The following areas are serviced by the Service Providers:

AREA

SERVICE POINTS

Katlehong

54043

Thokoza

42759

Vosloorus/Boksburg South N17

57154

Tsakane/Langaville

46164

Daveyton/Etwatwa

56319

Tembisa 1 and Tembisa 2

74252

(2) 1:1000

(3)  

Vehicle Type

Depot

Mech. W/shop Responsible

Defect

Date of Breakdown

Days Out-standing

Workshop Remarks/Progress/ Comments

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gears

2018/08/20

70

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Control lever

2018/09/04

55

The report we received from the foreman was not correct, unfortunately he is on leave but we managed to get hold of the documents, compiled,signed and was sent to CPO for order number. 17.10.2018. Order outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tail gate, lifter

2018/10/25

4

Qoutation outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tailgate cover

2018/10/26

3

Booked in on 26 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Service

2018/10/29

0

Booked in on 29 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gearbox

2018/08/31

59

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Overheating

2018/09/19

40

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Packer blade cracked

2018/10/23

6

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Service & COF

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/15

75

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

PTO Pump burned

2018/08/10

80

Strip & quote

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/09/28

31

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Oil & Service

2018/07/23

98

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Mian cylinder damaged

2018/06/14

137

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Damaged sweeper cylinder

2018/09/28

31

14-4 Initialed, must be signed by acting DH: Waste

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/10/15

14

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Check Hydraulics

2018/10/19

10

14-4 signed by Manager to go to (At signature for signature)

Roll On

Boksburg

Boksburg

Clutch

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting official order

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

TRANSMISSION

2018/09/19

40

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/10/25

4

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

2018/10/25

4

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/02/05

266

BIN LIFTERS/AWAITING TENDER

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

CYLINDER MOUNTINGS

2018/06/14

137

CYLINDER MOUNTING

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

2018/10/12

17

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

OVERHEAT

2018/09/12

47

OVERHEAT/TRANSMISSION

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SERVICE

2018/10/01

28

SERVICE

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

2018/07/24

97

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Pipe Leak

2018/07/13

108

papers for last signature/at DH Fleet

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Service & C.O.F

2018/10/01

28

order received/awaiting for spares

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Sweeper Blade Broken

2018/07/30

91

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

No Power

2018/04/23

189

 

D/Diff Lift On

Benoni

Benoni

Leaking from Gear Box

2018/08/06

84

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

P.T.O Pump Problem

2018/08/21

69

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Bin Lifters Broken

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Oil Leak

2018/04/05

207

 

Lift-On

Benoni

Benoni

Overheating

2018/10/05

24

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/19

40

VEHICLE CAME BACK FROM COF. WAS THEN REPORTED FOR GEARS. GEO ATTENDING TO PROBLEM AT PRESENT.

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

Hydraulic pipe leaks on both Jack

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

Tail gate open half,head light and dash board,rear lights not working.

2018/10/10

19

 

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/17

42

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

brake lights

2018/10/04

25

 

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Hydraulic leak

2018/10/26

3

Awaiting order

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Work in Kemptonpark

2018/10/08

21

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

Repair rediator

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting order

Lugger

Nigel

Nigel

Gearbox ,COF

2018/04/11

201

 

REL

Nigel

Nigel

Vehicle damaged by protesters

2018/07/09

112

Vehicle damaged during civil unrest

LDV

Nigel

Nigel

Oil seals

2018/08/20

70

Order submitted

REL

NIGEL

Nigel

Head gasket, radiator, turbo

2018/08/28

62

Awaitng order

Roro

Nigel

Nigel

Transmission problems

2018/10/23

6

 

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulics

2018/10/16

13

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Bin lifter arm broken

2018/10/03

26

Awaiting a quotation, Hydrapump sent vehicle back to Depo while waiting for quotation

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

COF

2018/10/03

26

Busy with repairs

SKIP

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Gearbox

2018/07/16

105

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Service

2018/07/16

105

Busy with service

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulic Pipe Burst

2018/10/18

11

Busy with repairs

ROLL ON

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Boom Arm Sensors

2018/10/16

13

Awaiting order

Mec-Benz

Edenvale

Kempton park

C.O.F and Service

2018/09/19

40

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Engine oil leak

2018/08/20

70

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Lifting boom cracked

2018/07/30

91

 

Isuzu

Edenvale

Kempton park

Clutch blade to be replaced

2018/10/05

24

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Mopedi

Air Leak and hydro oil pump

2018/10/24

5

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Panel Beater

Front Panel Gril

2018/10/29

0

 

Nissan

Edenvale

W/SHOP

C.O.F and Service

2018/10/29

15

 

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/07/19

102

We received the quotation on the 16.08.2018

Skiploader

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/08/31

59

GEO ENGINEERING TO RE-INSPECT THE TRUCK

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX OIL LEAK

2018/10/18

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

43402

 

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/178

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2019

Mrs A M Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 130 on 5 July 2019, (b) 131 on 5 July 2019, (c) 187 on 5 July 2019 and (d) 239 on 1 August 2019, she will furnish Mr M Waters with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW199E

The information used to respond to this question was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Reply:

The response to question 178 consists of replies to the following questions, PQ 130, 131 and 187, which are attached for ease of reference.

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MINISTRY FOR COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 2020/179

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21 FEBRUARY 2020

Dr A Lotriet (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

Whether, with reference to her replies to questions (a) 240 on 1 August 2019, (b) 503 on 16 September 2019, (c) 504 on 16 September 2019, (d) 505 on 16 September 2019 and (e) 506 on 16 September 2019, she will furnish Dr A Lotriet with copies of all (i) correspondence in which her department requested the said information and (ii) the responses from the City of Ekurhuleni; if not, why not? NW200E

The information used to respond to this question was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Reply:

  1. Correspondence concerning PQ 240 is attached.
  2. Please see responses to PQ 240, PQ 503, PQ 504, PQ 505 and PQ 506 below.

The response to question PQ 240 is as follows:

(1) (a) Yes, the City has this facility, and (b) Yes, the mobile unit is fully functional.

(2) It was in use in another area.

(3) (a) N/A, (b) Our procurement process requires that we utilise the cheapest of a minimum of three quotations, and (C) The turn-around time.

(4) N/A

The response to question PQ 503 is as follows:

  1. Waste management services are transport reliant and dependent largely on mechanical workshop for repairs and maintenance to ensure availability of vehicles when breakdowns are experienced. It is thus imperative to have maximum vehicle availability at all times in order to effect seamless service to the community, which unfortunately due to turnaround times to repairs, sometimes it becomes a challenge to be on schedule owing to shortage of trucks.

(2) (a) Twice

(b) Kempton Park

(c) Shortage of vehicles due to breakdowns

(d) That it be mentioned that it is the endeavour of the department to ensure that residents receive at least one service per week in accordance with the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards. Whenever backlogs are created the City re-allocate resources within the next day or same week to deal with the existing backlogs. In such instances, residents are informed about the challenges experienced and when to take out their bins for collection.

 

The response to question PQ 504 is as follows:

  1. Please see the attached document for more information on the vehicles that were budgeted for and purchased. The number of refuse collection trucks that were budgeted for corresponds to the number of trucks that were actually purchased.
  1. There were no variances between what was budgeted for and what was actually purchased.

The response to question PQ 505 is as follows:

  1. (a) Ten

(b) Where is each depot situated?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(c) Which geographical areas does each depot cover in relation to waste collection?

DEPOT

ADDRESS

CONTACT DETAILS

Alberton

Swartkoppies Complex, Swartkoppies Road, Randhart, Alberton

011 999 2598

Bedfordview

Cnr Van Vuuren and Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview

011 999 0915

Benoni

4 Golden Drive, Morehill, Benoni

011 999 6827

Brakpan

C/o Lemmer and Denner Roads, Vulcania, Brakpan

011 999 7731

Boksburg

19 Reservoir Street, Boksburg South, Boksburg

011 999 5070

Edenvale

Cnr Lahla & Bahla rd, Sebenza, Edenvale

011 999 40/50

Germiston

Ostend Road (south of Jack Pienaar), Lower Germiston

011 999 5432

Kempton Park

Cnr H Lewis & Kelvin rd, Spartan , Kempton Park

011 999 4075

Nigel/ Duduza

Fred Wagener Street, Prosperitas, Nigel

011 999 9251

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

Stadium Road, Geduld Extention 4 Springs

011 999 8509

(d) What number of households and businesses are within the collection area of each depot?

The following areas are serviced by the City of Ekurhuleni internal staff:

DEPOT

SERVICE POINTS

Alberton

32307

Bedfordview

10659

Benoni

56561

Brakpan

23496

Boksburg

38823

Edenvale

18838

Germiston

50368

Kempton Park

59061

Nigel/ Duduza

30282

Springs/ Kwa-Thema

48177

 The following areas are serviced by the Service Providers:

AREA

SERVICE POINTS

Katlehong

54043

Thokoza

42759

Vosloorus/Boksburg South N17

57154

Tsakane/Langaville

46164

Daveyton/Etwatwa

56319

Tembisa 1 and Tembisa 2

74252

(2) 1:1000

(3)

 Vehicle Type

Depot

Mech. W/shop Responsible

Defect

Date of Breakdown

Days Out-standing

Workshop Remarks/Progress/ Comments

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gears

2018/08/20

70

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Control lever

2018/09/04

55

The report we received from the foreman was not correct, unfortunately he is on leave but we managed to get hold of the documents, compiled,signed and was sent to CPO for order number. 17.10.2018. Order outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tail gate, lifter

2018/10/25

4

Qoutation outstanding

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Tailgate cover

2018/10/26

3

Booked in on 26 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Service

2018/10/29

0

Booked in on 29 October 2018

Compactor

Alberton

Alberton

Gearbox

2018/08/31

59

Department signed,DH signed documents were dropped off at CPO today 25.10.2018 for order number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Overheating

2018/09/19

40

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Packer blade cracked

2018/10/23

6

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Service & COF

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/15

75

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

PTO Pump burned

2018/08/10

80

Strip & quote

Lugger

Boksburg

Boksburg

Hydraulic Service

2018/08/10

80

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/09/28

31

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Oil & Service

2018/07/23

98

Strip & quote

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Mian cylinder damaged

2018/06/14

137

Awaiting official order

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Damaged sweeper cylinder

2018/09/28

31

14-4 Initialed, must be signed by acting DH: Waste

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

COF & Service

2018/10/15

14

14-4 signed by Manager to go to Fleet(At Keptonpark for signature)

REL

Boksburg

Boksburg

Check Hydraulics

2018/10/19

10

14-4 signed by Manager to go to (At signature for signature)

Roll On

Boksburg

Boksburg

Clutch

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting official order

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

TRANSMISSION

2018/09/19

40

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/10/25

4

GERMISTON DEPOT

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

2018/10/25

4

SWITCH LINK BROKEN

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

BIN LIFTERS

2018/02/05

266

BIN LIFTERS/AWAITING TENDER

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

CYLINDER MOUNTINGS

2018/06/14

137

CYLINDER MOUNTING

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

2018/10/12

17

COMPACT SPEED SLOW

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

OVERHEAT

2018/09/12

47

OVERHEAT/TRANSMISSION

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

SERVICE

2018/10/01

28

SERVICE

Compactor

Germiston

Germiston

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

2018/07/24

97

HYDRAULIC OIL LEAKS

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Pipe Leak

2018/07/13

108

papers for last signature/at DH Fleet

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Service & C.O.F

2018/10/01

28

order received/awaiting for spares

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Sweeper Blade Broken

2018/07/30

91

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

No Power

2018/04/23

189

 

D/Diff Lift On

Benoni

Benoni

Leaking from Gear Box

2018/08/06

84

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

P.T.O Pump Problem

2018/08/21

69

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Bin Lifters Broken

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Benoni

Benoni

Hydrolic Oil Leak

2018/04/05

207

 

Lift-On

Benoni

Benoni

Overheating

2018/10/05

24

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/19

40

VEHICLE CAME BACK FROM COF. WAS THEN REPORTED FOR GEARS. GEO ATTENDING TO PROBLEM AT PRESENT.

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

Hydraulic pipe leaks on both Jack

2018/10/02

27

 

Compactor

Brakpan

Brakpan

Tail gate open half,head light and dash board,rear lights not working.

2018/10/10

19

 

Load Lugger

Brakpan

Brakpan

COF

2018/09/17

42

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

brake lights

2018/10/04

25

 

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Hydraulic leak

2018/10/26

3

Awaiting order

Compactor

Springs

Springs

Work in Kemptonpark

2018/10/08

21

 

Skip

Springs

Springs

Repair radiator

2018/10/22

7

Awaiting order

Lugger

Nigel

Nigel

Gearbox ,COF

2018/04/11

201

 

REL

Nigel

Nigel

Vehicle damaged by protesters

2018/07/09

112

Vehicle damaged during civil unrest

LDV

Nigel

Nigel

Oil seals

2018/08/20

70

Order submitted

REL

NIGEL

Nigel

Head gasket, radiator, turbo

2018/08/28

62

Awaitng order

Roro

Nigel

Nigel

Transmission problems

2018/10/23

6

 

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulics

2018/10/16

13

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Bin lifter arm broken

2018/10/03

26

Awaiting a quotation, Hydrapump sent vehicle back to Depo while waiting for quotation

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

COF

2018/10/03

26

Busy with repairs

SKIP

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Gearbox

2018/07/16

105

Busy with repairs

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Service

2018/07/16

105

Busy with service

REL

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Hydraulic Pipe Burst

2018/10/18

11

Busy with repairs

ROLL ON

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

Boom Arm Sensors

2018/10/16

13

Awaiting order

Mec-Benz

Edenvale

Kempton park

C.O.F and Service

2018/09/19

40

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Engine oil leak

2018/08/20

70

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Kempton park

Lifting boom cracked

2018/07/30

91

 

Isuzu

Edenvale

Kempton park

Clutch blade to be replaced

2018/10/05

24

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Mopedi

Air Leak and hydro oil pump

2018/10/24

5

 

Nissan

Edenvale

Panel Beater

Front Panel Gril

2018/10/29

0

 

Nissan

Edenvale

W/SHOP

C.O.F and Service

2018/10/29

15

 

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/07/19

102

We received the quotation on the 16.08.2018

Skiploader

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX

2018/08/31

59

GEO ENGINEERING TO RE-INSPECT THE TRUCK

Compactor

BEDFORD

KEMPTON

GEARBOX OIL LEAK

2018/10/18

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

43402

 

The response to question PQ 506 is as follows:

  1. 49 cases
  2. See the table below
  3. See the table below

Alleged Offence

SAPS Station

SAPS CAS number

Outcome

Assault

Edenvale

120/08/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Thokoza

42/09/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Primrose

76/09/2017 and 56/09/2017

Both criminal matters withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

House breaking

Bedfordview

100/09/2017

Criminal matter in court

Culpable Homicide

Springs

105/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

253/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Drunk and Driving

Loss of firearm

Springs

Springs

303/09/2017 and 304/09/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery, corruption and Defeating the ends of justice

Benoni

33/10/2017

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Duduza

112/11/2017

Criminal matter in court

Unlicensed firearm

Emondle KZN

115/11/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Unlicensed firearm

Norkem Park

05/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Alberton

280/12/2017

Criminal matter in court

Drink and driving

Germiston

356/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Discharge of firearm

Tsakane

406/12/2017

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Kempton Park

697/12/2017

Still under investigation by SAPS

Reckless driving

Thokoza

19/01/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Trespassing

Actonville

47/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Crimen Injuria

Katlehong

48/01/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Nigel

07/02/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Corruption

Mondeor

455/02/2018

Criminal matter in court

Discharge of firearm

Benoni

04/03/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Murder

Daveyton

18/03/2018

Matter finalised guilty – sentence imprisonment

Pointing of Firearm

Katlehong

238/03/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Murder

Tsakane

415/03/2018

Criminal matter in court

Trading in precious metals (Gold)

Springs

370/04/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Welbekend

42/05/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Katlehong North

62/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Corruption

Vosloorus

420/05/2018

Criminal matter in court

Fraud and corruption

Mtubatuba KZN

26/07/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Brakpan

11/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Springs

99/08/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption (Selling of Jobs)

Brakpan

156/08/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Assault

Vosloorus

06/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Use vehicle without permission

Primrose

142/10/2018

Still under investigation by SAPS

Assault

Etwatwa

183/10/2018

Still under investigation by IPID

Corruption

Tembisa

473/10/2018

Criminal matter in court

Assault

Alberton

201/11/2018

Still under investigation

Domestic Violence

Crystal Park

275/11/2018

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Attempted murder

Tembisa

300/01/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Possession of stolen vehicle

Springs

453/02/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Discharge firearm in residential area

Boksburg

43/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Attempted Murder

Springs

531/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Armed robbery

Kempton Park

685/03/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Pointing of firearm

Kempton Park

291/04/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Domestic violence

Springs

264/05/2019

Criminal matter withdrawn – no prima facie evidence

Loss of firearm

Vosloorus

30/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

Corruption

Tembisa

238/07/2019

Still under investigation by SAPS

SUMMARY

Period from 1 August 2017 to 31 August 2019 (2 years)

Type of criminal case Total number

Corruption 14

Assault 07

Discharge of firearm 03

Crimen injuria 01

Possession of unlicensed firearm 02

Pointing of firearm 03

Murder 02

Drunk driving 02

Attempted murder 02

Armed robbery 02

Domestic violence 02

Reckless and Negligence driving 01

Trading in precious metal (Gold) 01

Possession of stolen vehicle 01

Culpable homicide 01

House breaking 01

Loss of firearm 02

Trespassing 01

Use vehicle without owner permission 01

TOTAL 49

07 May 2021 - NW912

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What steps have been taken by her department to stabilise governance and financial management at the Rustenburg Local Municipality?

Reply:

The information to respond to this question was obtained from the North West Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs:

  1. Financial Management - The implementation of Municipal Property Rates Act (MPRA)
    1. The Rustenburg Local Municipality was behind with the processes to comply with compilation and implementation of the General Valuation Roll (GVR) to be implemented on 1st July 2020. The North West Provincial Department of COGTA intervened and advised the Municipality to request for the extension of the validity period of the GVR, which was complied with and granted. The MEC responsible for local government in the North West Provnice further initiated and advised that the process plan be adopted which the Municipality did and the Steering Committee was appointed by the Municipal Council.
    1. The Steering Committee meetings were held on a monthly basis from August 2020 with the support of the North West Provincial Department of COGTA discussing the progress in relation to the processes, procedures of the MPRA, including the importance of honouring the time-frames to ensure the smooth implemention of the new General Valuation roll with effect from 1 July 2021. Moreover, on the 28th of August 2020 a special council meeting was held regarding the determination on date of valuation as per section 31 of Municipal Property Rates Act no. 4 of 2006.
    1. The Rustenburg LM received their new valuation roll at the end of January 2021 for implementation on the 1st July 2021 as prescribed by the MPRA.
    1. On the 2 February 2021, the North West Provincial Department compiled Section 49 (1) (a) (b) and (c) letter to advising the Municipality on compliance thereof and the consequences of non-compliance as stipulated in terms of MPRA, which was subsequently followed by Sections 8, 9 and 20 letter on the 17 March 2021 advising on the categories of rates policy and limits on annual increase of rate to be properly aligned with the property categories.
  1. 2021/22 Intervention Measures:
    1. The North West Provincial Department to continue to monitor the process to ensure smooth implementation of the General Valuation Roll on the 1st July 2021.
    2. The North West Provincial Department will closely monitor the completeness of Section 49 of the MPRA process, which also includes Chapter 4 of the Municipal Systems Act, i.e. public participation.
    3. The North West Provincial Department to ensure that the inputs to the Rates Policy of the Municipality finds expression in line with the new valuation roll to be implemented on the 1st July 2021.
    4. There are continuous engagement session with Government Departments on debts owed to the Municipality for improved cash flow.
    5. The Rustenburg LM has been identified as one of the big city in the North West Province to be monitored and supported on the ‘Responsible Citizenry Campaign’ initiative by Government. To this end, the Municipality was engaged to start with the launch of the Campaign.
  1. Governance
    1. A Section 154 of the Constitution support package was developed for Rusternburg Municipality in 2018 when Section 100(1)(a) was invoked, currently the North West Provincial Department is in a process of reviewing the Section 154 support package that will be integrated into the draft DDM One Plan for the Bojanala District Municpality.
    2. The Provincial Department developed a dummy oversight report, together with the Municipality and provided guidance on the usage of the dummy oversight report.
    3. The Provincial Department monitored and supported the Municipality on the drafting and submission of the oversight report to the legislature, in compliance with Section 132 of the MFMA. The Municipality managed to develop the oversight report before the national lockdown. A meeting to table the report to council was scheduled for 31 March 2020, but the report only served in the council after the regulations for level 3 on Covid-19 were issued out, which lead to the Municipality submitting its oversight report as well as annual report on the 12th June 2020. Feedback on the assessment of the oversight report was issued to the Municipality.
    4. Training on how to address the Unathorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful (UIF&W) expenditure was conducted to support staff of the Municipality, as well as to the members of the MPAC, members of the Disciplinary Board and Finance Committees in collaboration with SALGA, National and Provincial Treasuries.

09 April 2021 - NW438

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Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What engagements has she had with the Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality in Limpopo to ensure that the villages in the specified municipality that do not have water are provided with water services?

Reply:

We have not scheduled a DDM visit to the Sekhukhune District yet and therefore have not had engagement with the Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality.

However the Provincial Department of COGTA, working with the Sekhukhune District Municipality has engaged the municipality to discuss service delivery issues. In villages that do not have any water infrastructure, the Municipality supplies them with water through water tankers as per Ward councillor’s request.

Some of the projects that are currently being implemented in the Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality are:

No.

Project Name

Targeted Village/s

Current Status

1

Mogorwane Water Supply Scheme

Mogorwane

Planned for completion and commissioning before end of May 2021

2

Mashabela Water Supply Scheme

Mashabela

Partially functional

3

Glencowie, GaMoloi, Cabrief, New Stand and Pelepele Park Water Reticulation

Glencowie, GaMoloi, Cabrief, New Stand and Pelepele Park Water

Functional

4

Makgeru Schoonoord Bulk Water Supply Scheme.

The total project cost is R210 396 563.42

Different villages within Makgeru and Schoonoord areas

The project is 90% complete. It is scheduled for completion on 15 September 2021.

To date, expenditure on local empowerment is as follows:

  • A total of R8 131 729.58 was spent on 25 Local contractors / suppliers.
  • A total of R55million has been spent on local labourers;
  • R1 839 000 has been spent on providing accredited training to about 400 local people.

5

Construction of water reticulation pipelines in GaMogashoa (Senkgapudi) and Manamane

The total budget is R144 467 205.32

GaMogashoa (Sekgapudi) and Manamage

The projects are at 74% complete. Scheduled completion dates are 24 June 2021 and 28 May 2021.

To date, expenditure on local empowerment is as follows:

  1. GaMogashoa (Sekngapudi) – R3 688 900 has been spent on 10 local companies and R1 326 000 has also been spent on 34 local labourers.
  1. Manamane – R2 627 925.83 has been spent on 13 local companies and R871 050 has been spent on 32 local companies.