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02 December 2019 - NW1529

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to the impact of foreign nationals on local economic development, how can her department assist municipalities to effectively have credible data on the movements of foreign nationals within their jurisdiction; (2) what initiatives have there been within municipalities to communicate the status of immigrants to local communities in order to reduce outbreaks of violent clashes between foreign nationals and local communities and to ultimately integrate migrants into local communities?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1463

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

On what date will the sanitation backlog be addressed in the (a) Hantam Local Municipality and (b) Karoo Highlands Local Municipality with specific reference to the eradication of bucket and/or ventilated improved pit toilets in (i) Loeriesfontein, (ii) Brandvlei, (iii) Fraserburg, (iv) Sutherland and (v) Williston?

Reply:

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

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02 December 2019 - NW1626

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)What assistance is given to victims of natural disasters; (2) whether her department has a full programme given to the metropolitan municipalities through their disaster management sections; (2) whether trauma counselling is provided to victims of natural disasters?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1608

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

(1)With reference to the reply of the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation to question 994 on 4 November 2019, has her department been informed that the rehabilitation project for the Jan Smuts Dam in Brakpan has failed; (2) whether her department will provide a breakdown of the total amount that was spent on the specified project; (3) whether her department has been informed that the specified dam is overgrown with hyacinth; (4) by what date will her department take concrete steps to rehabilitate the dam; (5) what (a) budget and (b) time frame has her department put in place for the rehabilitation of the dam?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1618

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether she has been informed that the executive council assigned the Director-General (DG) of the Free State province and the Head of Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the province as co-administrators of the Masilonyana Local Municipality; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) on what legislative provisions did the executive council rely when it applied the intervention as the administrator is not present in the municipality; (3) considering the fact that the specified municipality received three consecutive disclaimers, (a) what are the details of how this arrangement was arrived at for this administration has been in power for two and a half years and for 10 months no administrator was active or present in the municipality, except for one council meeting that the DG attended and (b) why has no Chief Financial Officer or technical director been appointed in the municipality for three years of consecutive disclaimers; (4) whether she has been informed that the municipality paid its Eskom account into a wrong account; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) (a) whether the money that was paid into a wrong account has been recovered and (b) what consequence management action has been taken against the person(s) responsible for the gross negligence?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1404

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) Whether, with reference to the replies to question 1448 on 21 July 2017 and 2210 on 30 October 2017, the planned upgrades to the Windsor Pump Station at the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, including but not limited to upgrades to the (a) generator and (b) prevention of more water outages have been completed; if not, why not; (2) What is the (a) total cost of the upgrades to this pump station and (b) amount budgeted for the upgrades? NW2618E

Reply:

The information was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

1. (a) That it be noted that subsequent to challenges of power failure at Windsor pump station, the City of Ekurhuleni procured 500KVA diesel generator to mitigate power failure challenges and since then the supply has been efficient. The generator is being serviced at least twice a year per the schedule and also depending on the usage.

(b) That it be noted that the City of Ekurhuleni is in engagements with Rand Water for the construction of 30ML reservoir to complement existing storage. The 30 ML reservoir water storage retention period, and at this stage Geotechnical report has been completed and Professional Service Provider appointed is at detailed design stage.

2. (a) The pump station upgrade cost depends on the size of the water tower and the bulk 400mm diameter line which are at detail design stage. Once the design is completed, we will prepare a bill of quantities to allow for the project estimation cost.

(b) Due to the criticalness of this project, the City of Ekurhuleni has budgeted over R50 Million for the project to take off the ground and we are ready to identify further financial reserves should the need arise.

END

02 December 2019 - NW1502

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

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 449 on 16 September 2019, she is now in a position to indicate what number of (a) firearms and (b) ammunition were separately (i) stolen and/or (ii) lost in each of the past five financial years in every metro's metro police; (2) what was the (a) type and/or (b) calibre of the specified (i) firearms and (ii) ammunition that were (aa) stolen and/or (bb) lost in each case; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1461

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

(1)(a) Which tenders did the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality award to certain companies (names and details furnished) in each of the past six financial years and (b)(i) which services were rendered and (ii) what was the cost of the rendered services in each specified financial year; (2) whether she has found that any of the specified contracts were awarded by means of a deviation from supply chain management processes and legislation; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is not governing tender awards in municipalities.

END.

02 December 2019 - NW1403

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to the reply to question 2211 on 30 October 2017, (a) on what date was the last inspection for possible structural damages of the Windsor Water Tower situated in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, (b) who conducted the inspection, (c) what were the findings, (d) by what date will repairs to the tower take place and (e) what are the projected costs of any repairs?

Reply:

The information was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

(a) The last structural inspection was last conducted in October 2018.

(b) The inspection was conducted by the appointed consultant through the City’s aqua leap programme. The consultant’s name is Southern Ambition Consulting Engineers.

(c) Two options were given. One option recommends that the tower be refurbished at a high cost and 5 years after the refurbishment, further refurbishment be done again. The second option recommends that another tower be constructed to replace the existing one where a life span of 70 years will be achieved.

(d) The city opted for the replacement option after a cost benefit analysis. The design is currently in the process of approval for the implementation of a new tower. A panel of contractors to implement the project is already appointed by the City.

(e) The projected costs for option 1 which is to refurbish the tower to last 5 years before another refurbishment, is R17 000 000.00 and the approval of design reports to replace the tower are currently underway. Final costing will be determined once approvals are finalised.

END.

02 December 2019 - NW1454

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

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 652 on 16 September 2019, she is now in a position to indicate whether her department is aware of outstanding payments to third parties such as pension funds, medical aids and the SA Revenue Service by various municipalities; if so, will she provide Mr W W Wessels with a list of the relevant municipalities and each amount owed to each third party; (2) whether her department has a plan in place to intervene in the specified municipalities that are allegedly guilty of utilising third party deductions for operational expenditure; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether her department has been informed of syndicates of municipal officials who paid third party deductions to their own bank accounts; if not, will her department investigate the allegations; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) how is her department assisting municipal officials who are at retirement age but whose pensions are affected by the non-payment of contributions by the municipalities to the respective pension funds?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1462

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

In light of the fact that the Kareeberg Local Municipality in the Northern Cape only spent 14% of the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant funds it was allocated, (a) what was the outcome of the court case involving the unsuccessful bidder and (b) how long will the residents of Van Wyksvlei be without water considering that the municipality decided not to budget for the project in the next financial year?

Reply:

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

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02 December 2019 - NW1481

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

Whether, since her reply to question 1315 on 4 November 2019, she has received and/or sourced the requested information; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1553

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

(a) What is the name of the original contractor referred to in a certain newspaper article (name and details furnished), (b) what legal action is the City of Ekurhuleni taking against the specified contractor for the R19 million irregular expenditure, (c) which other contracts does the contractor have with the City of Ekurhuleni and (d) will the contractor be blacklisted in order for the company to never work in any sphere of Government again?

Reply:

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

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02 December 2019 - NW1337

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 188 by the former Minister on 25 March 2019 and her reply to question 331 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1552

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

(1)What number of cable thefts did the City of Ekurhuleni experience (a) in the (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18 and (iii) 2018-19 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2019; (2) what (a) total number of cases were reported with the SA Police Service and (b) are the case numbers of the specified cases; (3) whether the City of Ekurhuleni is insured against cable theft; if not, why not; if so, does the insurance company require a case number before each claim is paid out?

Reply:

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

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02 December 2019 - NW1579

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) Whether any municipal manager, employed in any municipality in the Northern Cape, currently lacks the requisite qualifications or experience to meet the criteria to be employed as a municipal manager; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. According to information provided by the MEC responsible for local government in the Northern Cape Province, there are currently two (2) municipal managers that are employed who either lack the requisite qualifications and/or experience.

The details of the 2 municipal managers are as follows:

NO.

MUNICIPALITY

NAME OF MUNICIPAL MANAGER

QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE

DETAILS/

COMMENTS

(i)

Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality

Mr. Jan Johannes Fortuin

B.A

Hons.

2 years and 8 months

The appointed Municipal Manager holds a BA degree and meets the minimum qualifications for the post but did not meet the 5 years’ experience as prescribed in the Regulations on appointment and conditions of employment for senior managers of 2014.

(ii)

ZF Mgcawu District Municipality

Mr. Gilbert Lategan

Diploma in Education Management Certificate

24 years’ experience as Senior Manager

The appointed Municipal Manager holds a Diploma in Education Management and has more than 5 years’ experience at senior management level.

The incumbent does not meet the requisite qualifications as prescribed by the Regulations.

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02 December 2019 - NW1247

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

Whether, with reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 607 on 22 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information account?

Reply:

The information was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

1. Waste Management Services are transport reliant and depends largely on Mechanical Workshops for repairs and maintenance to ensure the availability of vehicles when breakdowns are experienced. It is thus imperative to have maximum vehicle availability at all times in order to deliver seamless services. Due to turnaround times of repairs, it sometimes becomes a challenge to be on schedule owing to the shortage of trucks.

2. (a)Twice.

(b) Kempton Park.

(c) Shortage of vehicles due to breakdowns.

(d) 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-allocates 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.

END.

02 December 2019 - NW1504

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

(1)With reference to section 12A of Schedule 1: Code of Conduct for Councillors, of the Local Government Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000 as amended, which provides that a councillor may not be in arrears to the municipality for rates and service charges for a period longer than three months, what number of councillors’ outstanding debt is currently longer than 90 days overdue for each (a) local authority and (b) province; (2) what number of such councillors who are in arrears have been subjected to a disciplinary process in each specified council; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1464

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) is the reason for the increase in the number of bucket toilets from 8628 to 8672 in the Northern Cape in the past year and (b) total number of bucket toilets and/or ventilated improved pit toilets still exists in (a) Loeriesfontein, (b) Brandvlei and (c) Williston?

Reply:

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

Thank you

02 December 2019 - NW1527

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

(a) What was the total cost of travel incurred by her department in bringing officials from her department to attend a joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on (i) 29 October 2019 and (ii) 5 November 2019 and (b) what number of officials from her department were present at each of the specified meetings?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1324

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

(1)What is the number of persons who were employed in addition to the existing establishment in each local government (a) in each of the past 10 municipal financial years and (b) since 1 July 2019; (2) from which budget(s) are the salaries of the specified persons paid?

Reply:

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

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04 November 2019 - NW1215

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether any measures have been put in place to facilitate intergovernmental relations between national and provincial government departments and local governments to ensure that efforts to provide services to residents of municipalities are coordinated and not duplicated and that joint ventures are not missed due to misunderstandings; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) what is the name of each person who serves on the intergovernmental forum of her department, (b) how regularly does the forum meet, (c) on what date did the forum last meet, (d) what are the relevant details of the matters discussed by the forum, and (e) what has the forum found to be the current state of intergovernmental relations in the Republic; (3) Whether her department conducted any assessments to review the effectiveness of the current intergovernmental relations systems in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW242E

Reply:

1. The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs established a forum of Ministers and MECs responsible for local government called ‘MINMEC’. This Forum is established in terms of Section 9(1) of the Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Framework Act, Act No 13 of 2005.

2. (a) The membership of the MINMEC forum comprises of the following:

(i) Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs as the Chairperson of the Forum;

(ii) Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs;

(iii) Executives of the South African Local Government Association;

(iv) Chairpersons of the Select Committee and Portfolio Committee of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs; and

(v) Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders.

(b) The MINMEC meets quarterly.

(c) This year the forum met on 22 February 2019, 19 June 2019 and 16 August 2019.

(d) The objectives of this Forum are as follows:

(i) To raise matters pertaining to the core mandate of COGTA affecting Cooperative Governance, provinces, local government and traditional leadership;

(ii) To discuss initiatives and facilitate inputs from provinces and organised local government to improve and align the coordination of planning efforts across the three spheres of government;

(iii) To consult provincial governments, organised local government, sector departments and the institution of traditional leadership on:

  • The development and implementation of national programmes, policy and legislation impacting on local government and ensure that they are responsive to municipal and community needs and that resources for implementation are identified; and
  • Measures to improve performance of local government.

(iv) To coordinate and monitor the implementation of strategies to accelerate service delivery to detect failures and to initiate preventive or corrective action when necessary and

(v) To discuss the developmental role of the institution of Traditional Leadership especially in relation to rural development and ensure acceleration of the work of the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims.

(e) The forum concurs that vertical and horizontal IGR challenges be addressed and that the review of the IGRFA of 2005 be used as a starting point in addressing some of the persisting governance challenges.

3. The Department conducted an IGR status quo analysis study in the 2014/2015 financial year. The primary objective of this study was to ascertain the true state of affairs (what are the critical challenges but also what is working) relating to IGR at all three spheres of government.

In a summary, the study found that a plethora of IGR platforms and structures exist vertically and horizontally across all three spheres of government, but for example, proper agenda setting for service delivery orientated and outcomes based planning, budgeting and implementation remain a challenge. Furthermore the study found that a mandate and role confusion still persists amongst these different platforms and structures which lead to inter alia duplication of mandates and reporting challenges, etc.

The study recommended that these and other governance related matters should be addressed through the review of the IGRFA of 2005, which will be undertaken in the 2019/20 financial year, but also the implementation of certain empowering provisions as specified under section 47(1) of the IGRFA. Regulations relating to section 47(1)(c) of the IGRFA will be Gazetted in the 2019/20 financial year that will frame the implementation of the District Development Model that will not only contribute to strengthening intergovernmental planning, budgeting and implementation but to start making IGR more outcome orientated.

Ends.

04 November 2019 - NW1248

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

Whether, with reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 598 on 22 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

The Honourable Member may note that questions that were not responded to in the fifth Parliament lapsed, therefore the honourable member is advised to ask the question in full but not to refer to the number so as to get full response.

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04 November 2019 - NW1340

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

(1)With reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 2211 on 30 October 2017, (a) what progress has been made with regard to the building of a new water tower adjacent to that of the current Windsor Water Tower and (b) by what date is construction expected to start and be completed? (2) whether any further structural inspections of the existing water tower have taken place since the last one was conducted during the 2016-17 financial year; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1244

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

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 332 on 1 August 2019, which is a reply to a follow-up question in respect of her reply to question 187 on 25 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend taking to ensure that City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1245

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 604 on 22 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend taking to ensure the metropolitan municipality provides the requested information? NW2456E

Reply:

The information was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

(1)(a)Ten (10) waste management depots in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

(b) The depots are situated in the following areas:

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) Geographical areas the depots covers

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) The number of households and businesses within the collection area of each depot and the following areas are serviced by CoE 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) The ratio is 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

 

Ends.

04 November 2019 - NW1295

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Lees, Mr RA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to the Deloitte Forensic Investigation report, commissioned by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs, into Allegations of Bribery, Fraud and Corruption – Newcastle Municipality dated April 2006, as well as the subsequent Special Investigative Unit investigation into the same allegations, any steps were taken against individuals, councillors and officials who the investigation reports indicated had been guilty of malfeasance; if not, why not; if so, what (a) are the details of municipal and provincial officials who were found to have been involved in any sort of malfeasance and (b) steps were taken in each case; (2) whether any penalties were imposed on individuals, councillors and officials who were found to have been guilty of any offence; if not, why not; if so, what penalties were imposed in each case?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1246

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

Whether, with reference to the reply of the former Minister to question 605 on 22 March 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

The information was provided by the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

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.

04 November 2019 - NW1304

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

(1)What number of the newly purchased vehicles of the white and yellow fleet of the Rustenburg Local Municipality are registered in the name of a certain company (name furnished) that had been contracted to manage the fleet; (2) what number of the specified vehicles cannot be used by the specified municipality to deliver services to the residents, as the contract is now in dispute; (3) whether she has found that a certain person (name and details furnished) is in any way involved with a certain contractor (name furnished) appointed to remove waste in Rustenburg; (4) what number of waste trucks does the specified contractor own; (5) why is the municipality outsourcing the work, instead of using the new waste trucks that they purchased?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1201

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

(1)On which statutory grounds does each province rely to give effect to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements; (2) whether any mechanisms have been put in place by her department to monitor the implementation of the requirement that traditional councils’ financial statements need to be audited; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what steps has her department taken to ensure compliance with the requirement that traditional council financial statements be audited?

Reply:

(1) The information which was received from the Provincial Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is contained in the table below.

REPLY: PQ 1201 (1)

NORTHERN CAPE

Provincial legislation is aligned with the provisions of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003. Section 9 of the Northern Cape Traditional Leadership, Governance and Houses of Traditional Leaders Act, 2001 deals with the function of a traditional Council which determines “(1) The traditional council of any traditional community, must subject to the provisions of the Constitution , the Framework Act, this Act and any other law:

(m) keep proper records of its activities and accounts as audited;

(n) have its financial statements audited.”

It also makes provision in Section 27 (1)-(4) for the auditing of the books and accounts of traditional councils by the Auditor-General.

In addition, because of the high costs involved with auditing of books, most of the councils are not in a financial position to have their books audited. As an intervention, the Head of Department (HoD) of the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Setllements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA) approved the auditing of the accounts of Traditional Councils in 2016, however the actual audit was not actioned.

The Department has been checking the books of the traditional councils on a monthly basis. It is then processed and captured on an online system Softline Pastel. To date all bank statements are reconciled and provisional financial statements are compiled and provided to the traditional councils.

GAUTENG

The Gauteng Provincial Government is empowered by Section 7(1) and 28(a)-(b) of the Gauteng Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2010 (Act No4 of 2010). Section 7 (1) states that “the books and accounts of every traditional council must be audited by the Auditor-General”. Section 28(a)(b) states thatA traditional council must-

(a)keep proper records of all its activities and income and expenditure; and

(b)make the records referred to in paragraph (a) available to be audited by the Auditor-General”.

NORTH WEST

Section 31(1) of the North West Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2005 (Act No. 2 of 2005) provides that:-

“The books and accounts of every traditional community, recognized in terms of section 3 must be audited by the Auditor-General”.

LIMPOPO

The Limpopo Province has through the Traditional Leadership and Institutions Act, Act 6 of 2005, gave effect to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, by legislating it into law.

Section 29(2) of Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institution Act, Act No 6 of 2005 states as follows:

“A traditional council must make the records referred in sub section (1) available to be audited by the Auditor General.”

KWA-ZULU NATAL

Section 8 (2) (b) of The KwaZulu-Natal Traditional Leadership and Governance Act No. 5 of 2005 states that;

“A traditional council must have its financial statements audited by the Auditor-General”

FREE STATE

Section 26F (2)(b) of the Free State Traditional Leadership and Governance Amendment Act, Act No. 4 of 2018 states as follows:

“A principal traditional council must- (b) have its financial statements audited by the Auditor-General and submit such audited statements to the Premier within one month from the date of receipt thereof”

MPUMALANGA

The Mpumalanga Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, No. 3 of 2005 under Section 9 (4) makes the following provision “the books of account of the traditional council must be audited as prescribed”.

EASTERN CAPE

The Eastern Cape Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, No. 1 of 2017 under Section 17 (2) (b) makes the following provision, “A principal traditional council is required to have its financial statements audited”.

(2) whether any mechanisms have been put in place by her department to monitor the implementation of the requirement that traditional councils’ financial statements need to be audited; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Currently the Department does not have a formal mechanism to monitor the auditing of financial statements in traditional councils. Engagements with Provinces and the Auditor General revealed challenges of the possible costs of auditing the accounts of traditional councils given that most councils manage fairly small amounts of money. In addition, a concern was raised about a lack of a clear Accounting Convention Framework for traditional councils.

(3) what steps has her department taken to ensure compliance with the requirement that traditional council financial statements be audited?

The Department has introduced a quarterly reporting system at which Provincial Departments of Traditional Affairs are required to report quarterly on traditional affairs matters. A formal structure called the Traditional Affairs Technical Governance Forum (TATGoF) has been established and meets regularly to process the reports referred to. The reporting framework will be revised to include the auditing of accounts of traditional councils.

In addition, the Department of Traditional Affairs is investigating the feasibility of developing an Accounting Convention Framework for structures of traditional leadership and once this exercise is complete, it would provide a guide on how to proceed with this matter.

Ends

04 November 2019 - NW1327

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with reference to her department’s role in formulating norms and standards for the provision of water and sanitation services in urban areas, her department plans to formulate similar norms and standards for the provision of water and sanitation services in informal settlements so that the specified task is not left to local governments and services are aligned to those used in urban areas; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) timeframes for the formulation of the specified norms and standards?

Reply:

The Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation is the most relevant department for the information requested by the Honourable Member.

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1337

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

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 188 by the former Minister on 25 March 2019 and her reply to question 331 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

May the Honourable Member state the actual question, noting that the questions that were not responded to in the last administration lapsed, therefor the Honourable Member is requested to ask the question than to refer to the number used in the fifth Parliament.

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1383

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

Which 14 municipalities in the Northern Cape received assistance with the alignment of social labour plans with their Integrated Development Plans?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1342

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

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 240 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend to take in order to ensure that the specified municipality provides the information?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1202

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

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not, (b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils and (c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect, (ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils?

Reply:

The information contained in the tables below was received from the Provincial Departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

(a) No, because of the high costs involved with auditing of books, most of the traditional councils are not in a financial position to have their books audited by the Auditor-General.

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b) The unit within the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs has been checking the books of traditional councils.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) (i) No traditional council in the Northern Cape had its financial statements audited by a particular person or the Auditor-General because of lack of funds.

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

The books of the traditional councils are checked on a monthly basis. The information is then processed and captured on an online system Softline Pastel.

GAUTENG PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

The Gauteng Provincial Government is empowered by Section 7(1) and 28(a)-(b) of the Gauteng Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2010 (Act No4 of 2010). Section 7 (1) states that “the books and accounts of every traditional council must be audited by the Auditor-General” Section 28(a)(b) states that “ A traditional council must-

(a)keep proper records of all its activities and income and expenditure; and

(b)make the records referred to in paragraph (a) available to be audited by the Auditor-General.

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b) The Auditor-General is responsible for auditing the financial statements of the traditional councils and the audits forms part of the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affair’s annual audit.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) Not applicable.

(i) The two traditional councils in Gauteng, namely the Amandebele ba Lebelo and Amandebele Ndzundza Sokhulumi traditional councils.

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii)(iii)The audits are conducted annually as part of the Department’s audit.

NORTH-WEST PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

Section 31(1) of the North West Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2005 (Act No. 2 of 2005) provides that:-

“The books and accounts of every traditional community, recognized in terms of section 3 must be audited by the Auditor-General”.

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b)The Auditor-General, but due to a lack of an accounting framework the financial statements of traditional councils were not submitted for auditing.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) None of the traditional councils’ financial books and accounts were audited by the Auditor General since the inception of Act No. 2 of 2005.

(i) None

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii) No audits were conducted

(iii)No audits are conducted

MPUMALANGA PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

The Mpumalanga Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, No. 3 of 2005 under Section 9 (4) makes the following provision “The books of account of the traditional council must be audited as prescribed”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils and

(b)The Internal Audit and the Risk and Compliance Unit of the Department are responsible for auditing the financial statements and issue opinions for management to attend to.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) All the Traditional councils are audited by the Internal Audit and the Risk and Compliance Unit of the Department.

(i) As alluded above, financial statement are not audited by the AG directly

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii)As indicated there are no specific dates that the Auditor General conducted the audits.

(iii)The internal audit conducts the audit of financial statement through the year. The risk and compliance unit conducts quarterly audit of the Traditional council, the Traditional council coordinators visits all Traditional council every week to check the financial books of the traditional councils

LIMPOPO PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

Section 29(2) of Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institution Act, Act No 6 of 2005 states as follows:

“A traditional council must make the records referred in sub section (1) available to be audited by the Auditor General.”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b)The Auditor-General is supposed to conduct the audits in respect of the financial statements of traditional councils in line with Section 29(2) of Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institutions Act, Act No 6 of 2005.

Attempts were made by the Provincial Treasury to request the Auditor-General to audit financial statements of traditional councils. The response by the Auditor-General regarding this matter dated 06 November 2017 indicated to the effect that the request by the Provincial Treasury cannot be implemented as traditional councils do not have accounting standards.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c)None. The Department assists Traditional Councils by reconciling their financial records.

(i) None

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii) No audits were done

(iii)Traditional Councils are supposed to be audited annually, in terms of Limpopo Traditional Leadership and Institution Act No 6 of 2005.

FREE STATE PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

Section 26F (2)(b) of the Free State Traditional Leadership and Governance Amendment Act, No. 4 of 2018 states as follows:

“ A principal traditional council must- (b) have its financial statements audited by the Auditor-General and submit such audited statements to the Premier within one month from the date of receipt thereof”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b) The Free State Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has only provided an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls governing the bank and cash management process to enhance financial record keeping and ensure consistency across the traditional councils.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) The Free State CoGTA has only provided an opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls governing the bank and cash management process

(i) None, The traditional councils do not compile financial statements due to lack of capacity/expertise to compile the said statements for auditing purposes.

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

Information not received from the Free State CoGTA

KWA-ZULU NATAL PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

Section 8 (2) (b) of The KwaZulu-Natal Traditional Leadership and Governance Act No. 5 of 2005 states that

“ A traditional council must have its financial statements audited by the Auditor-General”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

(b)In KwaZulu-Natal the financial statements of the 289 Traditional Councils are audited by the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA).

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

(c) None

(i) 289 Traditional Councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA). (Names not furnished)

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

(ii) The AGSA starts the audit process by conducting a status of records review in December of each year which is then followed by the main audit of the annual financial statements and legislation in May of each year The AGSA conducts this audit on an annual basis with the last audit outcome of financial year ended 31 March 2019 receiving a clean audit opinion.

EASTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL COGTA

REPLY: PQ 1202

Whether, with reference to section 4(2)(b) of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act, Act 41 of 2003, which requires that provincial legislation must regulate the performance of functions by a traditional council by requiring the auditing of its financial statements, any province requires the Auditor-General to audit traditional councils’ financial statements; if not, (a) why not,

The Eastern Cape Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, No. 1 of 2017 under Section 17 (2) (b) makes the following provision “ A principal traditional council is required to have its financial statements audited”

(b) who is responsible for auditing the financial statements of traditional councils; and

Information not received from Eastern Cape Provincial Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

(c) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by a person other than the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect; if so, (i) which traditional councils had their financial statements audited by the Auditor-General since the specified Act came into effect,

Information not received from Eastern Cape Provincial Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

(ii) on what date was each audit conducted and (iii) what is the frequency of audits conducted on the financial statements of traditional councils? NW2412E

Information not received from Eastern Cape Provincial Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Ends.

04 November 2019 - NW1315

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)With regard to grants provided to the City of Ekurhuleni Municipality by the Government, what number of grants have been returned because they were not spent in the past five financial years; (2) what are the details of each grant amount that was not utilised; (3) whether there were any reasons provided for the nonutilisation of the grants; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the reasons?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1312

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)In view of the huge challenges that the Municipal Demarcation Board is facing (details furnished), what plans are in place for the preparation of (a) draft wards that must be tabled this year and (b) the boundary redetermination policy that must be reviewed before the end of March next year; (2) in view of the huge challenges resulting from the categorisation of municipalities (details furnished), what are the amalgamation possibilities for wall to wall category B plenary municipalities in the Northern Cape; (3) in view of the fact that small municipalities in the Northern Cape cannot retain or attract skilled senior staff, as remuneration for Municipal Managers and Senior Managers are not competitive (details furnished), what steps can the SA Local Government Association take to address the situation?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1284

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

What (a) number of companies were appointed to install boreholes during the recent drought period in the Western Cape, (b)(i) are the names of the specified companies and (ii) is the value of the respective contracts and (c) procedures were followed in appointing the companies?

Reply:

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

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04 November 2019 - NW1384

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

What are the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent criteria on which bursaries are awarded for further studies in the technical profession?

Reply:

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

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04 November 2019 - NW1228

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

(1)With reference to the reply of the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 494 on 12 September 2019, what number of (a) public service employees are currently employed in each local government and (b) the specified public service employees are appointed in the (i) senior and (ii) middle management levels; (2) what is the average remuneration package of public service employees appointed at (a) senior management and (b) middle management levels in the local government; (3) what is the current total amount spent on salaries for senior and middle management managers in local governments?

Reply:

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

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04 November 2019 - NW1242

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Clarke, Ms M to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)(a) On what date were the electrical substations situated at (i) the corner of Elberfield Road and Van Riebeeck Road and (ii) Meppen Road in the City of Ekurhuleni last inspected, (b) what are the details of the maintenance plans for each substation, (c) how often should maintenance take place at each substation, (d)(i) what number of times and (ii) on what dates was each substation inspected in each of the past three years and (e) what are the details of planned maintenance to be performed on each substation until 31 October 2019; (2) whether she will furnish Mrs M O Clarke with copies of the maintenance plans for each substation; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1311

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) How good has she found the GovChat WhatsApp facility to be in dealing with the escalation process for unattended queries in municipalities and (b) do ordinary citizens get access to it; if not, why not; if so, how?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1338

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

Whether, with reference to the reply by the former Minister to question 1996 on 25 July 2018 and to question 603 on 16 April 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps/action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

May the Honourable Member state the actual question, noting that the questions that were not responded to in the last administration lapsed, therefore the Honourable Member is requested to ask the question than to refer to the number used in the fifth Parliament.

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1283

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

What (a) is the breakdown of the financial assistance given by her department to each (i) province, (ii) district and (iii) local municipality in terms of the bulkwater system and (b) number of trucks are functional at present and able to deliver water in rural areas?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1341

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

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 239 on 1 August 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend taking to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni provides the requested information?

Reply:

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

Thank you

04 November 2019 - NW1358

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department did business with certain (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (names and details furnished in each case) (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) on what date(s) did her department do business with the specified persons, companies and trusts and (bb) what was the (aaa) nature and (bbb) monetary value of each business arrangement?

Reply:

The Honourable Member is requested to note that the Department of Traditional Affairs did not do business with any of the specified (a) persons, (b) companies and (c) trusts (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2019; if so, (aa) fall away (bb) fall away (aaa) fall away (bbb) fall away.

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04 November 2019 - NW1280

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

(1)What are the relevant details regarding her department’s failure to install water infrastructure for the communities of Magolaneng and Ga Seepe in the Sekhukune District Municipality in Limpopo; 2) on what date does she intend to have (a) boreholes drilled as a solution in the short term and (b) water taps installed as a solution in the longer term?

Reply:

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

Thank you

14 October 2019 - NW966

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What actions have been taken by her department to (a) ensure that the borrow pits in (i) Lebotlwane Village and (ii) surrounding areas in the Moretele Local Municipality are covered and/or secured, (b) assist the families of the two boys who died in the borrow pit in Lebotlwane Village with burial costs and (c) provide counselling for the fisherman and his son for the trauma experienced around the recovery of the two boys’ bodies?

Reply:

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

Thank you

14 October 2019 - NW1161

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department incurred any costs related to the (a) inauguration of the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, held in Pretoria on 25 May 2019 and (b) State of the Nation Address held in Cape Town on 20 June 2019; if so, in each case, (i) what costs were incurred and (ii) for what reason?

Reply:

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

Thank you

14 October 2019 - NW1155

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

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 131 on 5 July 2019, the City of Ekurhuleni has now provided her department with the information; if not, what steps and/or action does she intend to take in order to ensure that the specified municipality provides the information?

Reply:

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

Thank you