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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 - NW1183

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 - NW1185

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 - NW1184

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 - 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

09 April 2021 - NW786

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

Given that the community of Moloto village in the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality in Mpumalanga have been hard hit by a water crisis that has forced the residents to buy water from persons who have drilled boreholes, by what date will she ensure that the specified municipality will provide water to the residents of Moloto village?

Reply:

The information was obtained from the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mpumalanga Province.

The municipality has been implementing a project for the development of groundwater supply scheme for Moloto with the aim of addressing the chronic water shortage faced by the above-mentioned village. The details of the project are as follows:

Name of Project: Moloto Village Ground Water Supply Scheme

Project scope: The project scope is as follows:

  • Drilling and equipping of 10 boreholes (estimated yield 4.5Ml/day)
  • Equipping of existing boreholes with electrical pumps
  • Construction of Water Treatment Package Plant
  • Construction of two (2) high lift pump stations.
  • Construction of two (2) bulk water supply lines to the existing 5.0Ml concrete reservoir.
  • Construction of a pump house, near the existing concrete reservoir.
  • Eskom connection.
  • Installation of automatic pump control units.
  • Installation of pipe line appurtenances.
  • Perimeter fencing.
  • Water Use Licence (WUL) application.

Project Budget: The total budget for the full scope of works is R 28 579 251.05.

Project Start Date: 28 February 2019

Project completion Date: The project is projected to be completed as soon as Eskom completes the re-installation of the vandalised Eskom Kiosk.

Number of planned beneficiaries: The project is envisaged to serve a population of 20 966 persons

Project funding source: The project is funded through the Water Services infrastructure Grant (WSIG)

Currently, the project progress is at 90% with the outstanding works of ESKOM connection, testing and commissioning. The ESKOM connection was done last year but the connection equipment and a transformer were subsequently stolen just after installation while Eskom was in the process of completing the installation.

Following a number of meetings between ESKOM and the municipality, a consensus was reached to put security measures to protect the infrastructure before ESKOM can replace the stolen items, of which the municipality did in October 2020. Therefore, it was then expected that ESKOM will replace all the stolen items and energise the boreholes however to this end, this has not been done even after numerous letters, and telephonic conversations to follow-up on the matter.

The recent report from ESKOM is that they are still in a process of procuring the stolen items. Once installation is completed in June 2021, the community of Moloto will have sustainable water supply.

In addition, the Municipality has completed the construction of a 5Ml reservoir to augment the water storage capacity and has also started with the implementation of the Moloto Water Infrastructure (Water reticulation) project of which the inception meeting was held on 04th March 2021. The project is under construction and will be implemented in 3 phases. Phase one is projected to be completed by 30 March 2022. A total of 4 770 households expected to benefit from the project.

Based on the above the municipality has a plan to address the water challenges faced by the residents of the Moloto village.

 

09 April 2021 - NW770

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

What steps are being taken by her department to address the negative impact of widespread political infighting at local government level on service delivery to local communities?

Reply:

The political and administrative levels in municipalities must work together to improve on service delivery. Instability at any of the levels is has a negative impact on the ability of the municipality to perform its functions. All councillors are obliged to abide by the Councillor Code of Conduct (Schedule 1 of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000). The following clauses are pertinent:

2. A councillor must:

a) perform the functions of office in good faith, honestly and a transparent manner; and

b) at all times act in the best interest of the municipality and in such a way that the credibility and integrity of the municipality are not compromised.

11. A councillor may not, except as provided by law

a) interfere in the management or administration of any department of the municipal council unless mandated by council;

b) give or purport to give any instruction to any employee of the council except when authorised to do so;

c) obstruct or attempt to obstruct the implementation of any decision of the council or a committee by an employee of the council; or

d) encourage or participate in any conduct which would cause or contribute to maladministration in the council.

When the Code is breached, the recourse lies with the Municipal Council and the provincial MEC for Local Government.

1) The municipal council may

a) investigate and make a finding on any alleged breach of a provision of this Code; or

b) establish a special committee. to investigate and make a finding on any alleged breach of this Code; and ii. to make appropriate recommendations to the council.

2) If the council or a special committee finds that a councillor has breached a provision of this Code, the council may

a) issue a formal warning to the councillor;

b) reprimand the councillor;

c) request the MEC for local government in the province to suspend the councillor for a period; d. fine the councillor; and e. request the MEC to remove the councillor from office

3) The MEC for local government may appoint a person or a committee to investigate any alleged breach of a provision of this Code and to make a recommendation on whether the councillor should be suspended or removed from office.

4) If the MEC is of the opinion that the councillor has breached a provision of this Code, and that such contravention warrants a suspension or removal from office, the MEC maya. suspend the councillor for a period and on conditions determined by the MEC; or b. remove the councillor from office.

In terms of the amendments to the Municipal Structures Act, an MEC for local government will be able to remove a councillor from office for a breach of the Code and that councillor will not be eligible to become a councillor for a period of two years.

Political infighting requires all politicians and the intervention of their political parties to resolve their issues. All political office bearers have the responsibility to ensure communities are served effectively, efficiently, and respectfully.

01 April 2021 - NW772

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

Whether, perhaps in collaboration with the SA Local Government Association, her department will consider introducing a mandatory programme accredited by the SA Qualifications Authority which is similar to the programme for newly appointed municipal officials, for all newly elected municipal councillors to capacitate them to fulfil their duties; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department in collaboration with South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and key stakeholders developed an Integrated Councillor Induction Programme (ICIP). The programme is accredited by Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA at NQF Level 3. It is a mandatory programme for all newly elected municipal councillors and traditional leaders who are identified to participate in the proceedings of municipal councils. Upon successful completion of the five-day training session, participants are awarded a certificate of competence.

The ICIP is followed by the municipal specific induction programme which entails the induction of councilors by their respective municipalities. The focus of the programme is to equip councilors with knowledge on the environment they will operating within the municipal jurisdiction.
This includes inter alia the development of applicable municipal by-laws, rules of order in council, specific responsibilities of each councilor in respect of committees which they serve.

The other mandatory programme relates to the portfolio-based induction. This programme is designed to orientate councilors in specific portfolios aligned to their respective functional responsibilities in the municipality. These will include various council committees such as Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) and Oversight Committees.

Furthermore, municipal councillors are also encouraged to enroll for an accredited NQF Level 5 Training Programme, which is designed for an individual career pathway for those who have formal and experiential learning as they have served as councillors before. Career pathway incorporates councilor induction as a starting point of councilor development during the term of office of the council.

 

30 March 2021 - NW594

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

What impact has the extent of fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure of over R20 million had on the progress of implementation of the District Development Model in the 2020-21 financial year?

Reply:

There is no fruitless, wasteful nor irregular expenditure linked to the MTEF allocation for the District Development Model for the 2020/21 Financial Year.

30 March 2021 - NW593

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

In light of the fact that the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, envisages a role for traditional leadership in decision-making in the Republic’s constitutional democracy, and in view of her department’s indication that one of the District Development Model priorities is the acceleration of the implementation of Agrarian Revolution by ensuring that land is made available for agricultural projects by traditional leaders, what consultation has been undertaken with traditional leadership houses at (a) national and (b) provincial level in this regard?

Reply:

During the opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) on 25 February 2020, the President of the Republic of South Africa called on traditional leaders to lead in the implementation of the agrarian revolution programme. Through the NHTL, traditional leaders in all provinces were mobilized to make land available in their respective communities for agricultural programmes and projects.

In ensuring that traditional leaders acceded to the call of making land available for the implementation of the agrarian revolution programme, Traditional Leaders were consulted through Provincial Houses of Traditional Leaders and the Chairperson Forum. All Provincial Houses were requested to cascade information to respective Local Houses of Traditional Leaders. Furthermore, the Chairperson visited provinces where he encouraged traditional leaders to pledge land for agricultural purposes.

To date, as per the table below, one million five hundred thousand (1.5 million) hectares of land has been pledged by traditional leaders for agricultural programmes and projects in areas under the jurisdiction of traditional leadership. Working with the relevant government departments and stakeholders, the implementation of the agrarian revolution programme will be in line with the District Development Model (DDM).

The details of the land pledged are as follows:

PROVINCE

DISTRICT

HECTARES PLEDGED

TOTAL P/PROVINCE

Limpopo

Waterberg

684943

685043

 

Mopani

100

 

Mpumalanga

All Districts

 

66109

Northern Cape

John Taolo Gaetsewe

4 410

4410

Free State

Thabo Mofutsanyane

100

2100

 

Mangaung

2000

 

Eastern Cape

OR Tambo

804038

810 250

 

Chris Hani

4 300

 

Gauteng

City of Tshwane

2010

2010

KwaZulu-Natal

iLembe

30

30

TOTAL

   

1 569 952

29 March 2021 - NW294

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

(1)        Whether, with reference to the establishment and operation of district hubs in terms of the District Development Model, any private stakeholders and/or volunteers in the private sector have agreed to provide technical and/or other assistance in respect of the work of these hubs; if not, what are the reasons that no such agreement has been reached with private stakeholders and/or volunteers; if so, (a) who are the stakeholders and/or volunteers and (b) what has been the nature and extent of their assistance to municipalities; (2) whether agreements have been signed between the Government and such private stakeholders and/or volunteers; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW298E

Reply:

1. Private sector stakeholders have engaged the department and agreed to provide technical assistance of varying nature in respect of the work of the District Hubs

(a) The stakeholders are among others, the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA), the United Nations and the Public/Private Growth Initiative (PPGI).

(b) The DBSA has been appointed as the implementing agent for the District Development Model on behalf of the department. The remaining stakeholders provide capacity building opportunities and technical support in their respective areas of expertise.

We have no formal agreements with individual volunteers at this early stage.

2. A memorandum of agreement has been signed with the DBSA. Memoranda of understanding have been finalized with United Nations; National Business Institute (NBI) detailing length of the respective agreements; roles and responsibilities; governance structures; and other legalities.

The District Development Model is inclusive in its approach to ensure that we bring stakeholders outside the department. In this regard the department continues to explore partnerships in support of the implementation of the District Development Model.

29 March 2021 - NW431

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

Whether she has been informed that the Emfuleni Local Municipality in Gauteng has not been able to fix their dysfunctional sewerage system, resulting in health hazards for the residents of Sharpeville; if not, why not; if so, what engagements has she had with the specified municipality to ensure that the specified problems are fixed?

Reply:

Yes, I have received a briefing from the Gauteng department of COGTA on the sewer system challenges in the Emfuleni Municipality. The Emfuleni Municipality’s sewerage system has had numerous and continues to have interventions to ensure that it is fully functional. Unfortunately, due to ageing infrastructure, often these interment repairs result in other failures on the system in other areas, leading to the health hazards that are caused by the sewerage spillage.

The Sharpeville area is serviced through the Leeuwkuil Waste-Water Treatment Works. This plant is earmarked for upgrading as part of the Sedibeng Regional Sanitation Scheme. The programme includes all lines and pumpstations that convey sewer to the plant. The Department of Water and Sanitation has allocated R117.1 million under the 2021/22 Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) to the Vaal River System Intervention project to upgrade infrastructure and to address the sewer blockages and pollution of the Vaal River.

The participation of the Provincial and National Departments on these intervention programme has addressed some of the challenges, an example being the completion of the Module 6 Waste-Water Treatment in Sebokeng. Ongoing engagements with the Department Water and Sanitation and various stakeholder such as MISA, DBSA and other such agencies, are currently taking place to address both the short- and long-term intervention plans.

Operational sewer blockages are attended to as-and-when they occur. The Emfuleni Local Municipality has serious constraint with regard to resources however the municipality always attempts to address sewer spillages in order to mitigate health risks and avoid undue inconvenience to its residence.

The existing pumpstation located within Sharpeville was refurbished and repaired in 2018/2019 financial year. The pumpstation is sometimes non-functional due to electrical interruptions and other related operational challenges however, these challenges are attended to by the operational personnel as-and-when required.

29 March 2021 - NW773

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Shaik Emam, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with regard to more municipalities being put under administration, the increasing protest actions and poor service delivery as a result of public representatives reporting to their political parties, she will put measures in place to ensure that all public representatives (a) account to the structures they are employed under and (b) are indeed in touch with the persons that they serve, so that the persons in turn are able to lodge complaints if they are not able to reach those public representatives; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

a) Councillors, as public representatives and as members of municipal councils, must adhere to a Code of Conduct for Councillors and must ensure strict compliance with all legislation when performing their responsibilities. The Municipal Structures Act presently provides for the establishment of portfolio committees to deal with specific focus areas, as well as an oversight committee, commonly referred to as the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPACs). The functions of the MPAC are to, in the main, review reports of the Auditor-General, the management committee, and the audit committee, and to then make recommendations to the municipal council on any matter affecting the municipality. The MPAC is also required to initiate and develop the oversight report on the annual report of the municipality, as required in terms of section 129 of the Municipal Finance Management Act.

b) Metropolitan and local municipalities that have established ward committees also use these committees to attend to community concerns and complaints. Ward committees are community representative structures meant to serve as official participatory structures in municipalities. These committees are chaired by ward councilors and serve as formal communication channels between the community and municipal councils. Ward committees are constituted by diverse interest groups to ensure inclusion of all sectors and vulnerable groups such as youth, women, religious groups, senior citizens, and community-based organizations. The Department supports the functionality of these structures through disbursement of the Local Government Equitable Share to cover Out of Pocket expenses for qualifying municipalities, capacity building for ward committee members and monitors the functionality of these structures on an on-going basis. In the absence of the ward councillor, members of the ward committees become a bridge between the municipality and communities.

In addition to ward committees, the Department is rolling-out GovChat, a social media-based community engagement platform that is implemented through an Open Government Partnership. Through GovChat, users can drop a location pin or physical address to know their public representative/ward councillor, lodge municipal service requests as well as rate and report service delivery in government facilities. The platform allows the public to lodge complaints and receive real-time feedback. Such will include service delivery complaints, non-adherence to covid-19 regulations as well as gender-based violence and femicide.

29 March 2021 - NW952

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

(1)What total number of fire trucks (a) does each municipality have and (b) are operational; (2) whether she will furnish Ms C V King with an itemised list of expenditure on firefighting equipment in the (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20 financial years; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Figure 1 below provides details of the municipalities across the country regarding (1) (a) total number of fire trucks that each municipality have (b) number of operational trucks and (2) itemised list of expenditure on firefighting equipment in the (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20 financial years:

FIGURE 1: OPERATIONAL TRUCKS AND EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

City of Cape Town Metro

68 Pumpers (Fire Engines)

26 Water Tankers

19 Bush Tenders

24 Skid Units

3 Foam Tankers

3 All-Terrain Vehicles (Polaris)

3 Technical Rescue Vehicles

16 Rescue Vehicles

4 56m Ladder Units

6 Hydraulic Platforms

2 Hazmat/Breathing Apparatus Vehicles

2 Hazmat Vehicles

4 Jet ski’s

4 Rubber Ducks

68 Pumpers (Fire Engines)

26 Water Tankers

19 Bush Tenders

24 Skid Units

3 Foam Tankers

3 All-Terrain Vehicles (Polaris)

3 Technical Rescue Vehicles 16 Rescue Vehicles

4 56m Ladder Units

6 Hydraulic Platforms

2 Hazmat/Breathing Apparatus Vehicles

2 Hazmat Vehicles

4 Jet ski’s

R 2 537 984.81

Total cost of equipment – Items too many to itemize

R 2 154 397.84

Total cost of equipment – items too many to itemize.

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

 

5 Paramedic Vehicles

5 Command & Control

2 Command Support

3 Breathing Apparatus Vehicles

6 Diving Units

2 Kitchen Units

84 Service Bakkies

28 Service Cars

9 Service Trucks

20 Service Busses

16 Service Vans

SMALL PLANT

2 Tractor Trucks

2 35t Low beds

1 D6 Bull Dozer

1 Cat Digger Loader

1 930K Cat Front End Loader

40 Trailers

4 Rubber Ducks

5 Paramedic Vehicles

5 Command & Control

2 Command Support

3 Breathing Apparatus Vehicles

6 Diving Units

2 Kitchen Units

84 Service Bakkies

28 Service Cars

9 Service Trucks

20 Service Busses

16 Service Vans

SMALL PLANT

2 Tractor Trucks

2 35t Low beds

1 D6 Bull Dozer

1 Cat Digger Loader

1 930K Cat Front End Loader 40 Trailers

   

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

George LM

10

10

Thermal Camera

Hoses

Flashlights

“Bossiekapper”

Drone

Drill

Branches

Drip Torches

Hazmat Spades

Rakes

Portable Dam

Portable dam

Foam

Medical Equipment

Leave Blower.

Boat Equipment

AED defibrillator

Torpedo Boys

Compressor (Vehicle)

Rope Equipment

Nozzles

Go Pro Camera

Binoculars

SCBA Cylinders.

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

Mossel Bay LM

Major Pumpers x 4

Bush Pumper x 1

Light Pumper x 1

LDV Skid Units x 5

Water Tankers x 2

Trailer skid unit x 4

Major Pumpers x 4

Bush Pumper x 1

Light Pumper x 1

LDV Skid Units x 5

Water Tankers x 1

Trailer skid unit x 4

R 4 155 000

R 2 074 425.28

Knysna LM

Major Pumpers x 2

Medium Pumper x 1

Water Tankers x 2

Skid Units x 3

Bush Pumper x 2

Utility x

Major Pumpers x 2

Medium Pumper x 1

Water Tankers x 2

Skid Units x 3

Bush Pumper x 2

Utility x 1

Procured one new fire engine and equipment

R 1 406 518.28

Procured two new fire engines

R 2 170 693.70

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

Bitou LM

6 UD Tanker

Iveco Tanker Pumper

Mercedes Pumper

Tata Rural Pump

Buffel Rural Pump

Samil 50 Rural Tanker

3

Proposed in budget replacement, alternative as refurbishment projects

2004 Tata Rural Pump

Replace R1 800 000-00 refurbish and upgrade R250 000 (cab, lockers, Gearbox, monitor)

1995 Buffel Rural Pump

Replace R1 800 000-00 refurbish and upgrade R500 000 (New cab, Lockers, tanks, pump and monitor

1994 Samil 50 Rural Tanker Replace R2 600 000-00 refurbish and upgrade R500 000 (cab, Transfer case, Tank repair, Lockers, Monitor and respray

Operating Expenditure

R14 001 315,00

Capital Expenditure

R350 000,00 (R0,00)

Was not authorised to project for station upgrades, tender process was delayed and inevitably the funds were reallocated during the adjustment budgets.

The intentions were to replace steel roller engine bay doors in Kurland Sub Station, and finish off works at Kranshoek/Airport sub station

Operating Expenditure

R 14 123 909,00

Capital Expenditure

R0,00

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

Hessequa LM

Medium Pumper x 4

Water Tankers x 0

Skid Units x 6

Medium Pumper x 4

Water Tankers x 0

Skid Units x 6

Thermal Camera

Hoses

Flashlights

“Bossiekapper”

Branches

Hazmat Spades

Rakes

Foam

Leave Blower

Halligans

SCBS’s

Cylinders

Hoe Rakes

Standpipes

Key and Bar

Foam Branch

Dividing Breach

Two-way radios

Chainsaw

Jump Bag

Snake Handling Equipment

Binoculars

Torches

Ceiling Hook

Hoses

Flashlights

Branches

Hazmat Spades

Rakes

Foam

Leave Blower

Halligans

SCBS’s

Cylinders

Hoe Rakes

Standpipes

Key and Bar

Foam Branch

Dividing Breach

Two-way radios

Chainsaw

Snake Handling Equipment

Torches

Ceiling Hook

Fire Hydrants

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

Oudtshoorn LM

1 x Major Pumper

3 x Small water tankers

Only 3 x small water tankers are operations

R 168 587.92

8 x Self Contained Breathing Apparatus sets

65 mm Hoses

R 652 423.00

4 x 4 Bakkie Unit

25mm Hoses

65 mm Hoses

45 mm Hoses

2 x 65mm Branches

2 x 25 mm Branches

Hoe Rakes

Standpipes

Key and Bar

Foam Branch

Inline inductor

Dividing Breach

Collecting Head

Aerial Radios

Chainsaw

Jump Bag

Grabber Bags

Snake Handling Equipment

Camera

Binoculars

Torches

Ceiling Hooks

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

Overberg District

20

20

1040 000

1475 000

Theewaterskloof LM

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Overstrand LM

16

3 Fire Engines

3 Pumps

3 Alpha Skid Units

R 990 639

R 955 167

Cape Agulhas LM

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Swellendam LM

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Firefighting function performed by Overberg District

Cape Winelands District

31 Firefighting trucks

31 Firefighting trucks

R4 860 962

R3 581 085

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

Witzenberg LM

Water Tanker

Service vehicle

Medium Pumper

Light Veld vehicle

Water Tanker

Medium Pumper

Light Veld vehicle

Water Tanker

Service vehicle

Medium Pumper

Light Veld vehicle

Water Tanker

Medium Pumper

Light Veld vehicle

Hoses and small equipment –

R 75 000.00

R200 000.00 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA Compressor)

Drakenstein LM

  • 4 x Major Pumpers (Mercedes Benz)
  • 2 x Water Tankers
  • 2 x Medium Pumpers (Iveco’s)
  • 4 x Light bush firefighting vehicles (Landcruiser’s)
  • 1 x Turntable Ladder (Hydraulic Platform)
  • Trailer skid unit x 4
  • 4 x Major Pumpers (Mercedes Benz)
  • 2 x Water Tankers
  • 2 x Medium Pumpers (Iveco’s)
  • 4 x Light bush firefighting vehicles (Landcruiser’s)
  • 1 x Turntable Ladder (Hydraulic Platform)

R 1539 000.00 (Province)

Co funding on the purchase of an IVECO medium pumper

Capital funds: R55 000

BA Sets and firefighting hose and 4 nozzles.

Capital Budget:

R35 000.

Firefighting hoses, nozzles and hose fittings

Stellenbosch LM

  • 12 – Pumpers (major/medium)
  • 5 x Landcruiser’s/light

11

R 300 000 – Various rescue tools and equipment

R 300 000 – Various rescue tools and equipment

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

 

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

Langeberg LM

2 X Major Pumpers Mercedes Benz Atego

1 X Grass/Bush, Land cruiser light pumper.

2 x off road 4x4 Tata, medium pumpers.

2 x 4x4 Isuzu Bakkies used as service vehicles

1 x Nissan (champ) Bakkie used as service vehicle

  • All vehicles operational

No information available

Capital Budget=R 356 000,00

Operating Budget=R6 797 620,00

West Coast District

Command and Control – 7 x 4 x 4 LDV

Skid Units – 9 x 4 x 4 Vehicles

Medium Bush Pumpers – 2

Major Pumpers – 3

Medium Pumpers – 3

Tankers – 3

Light Hazmat – 1

I Command Bus - 1

Command and Control – 7 x 4 x 4 LDV

Skid Units – 9 x 4 x 4 Vehicles

Medium Bush Pumpers – 3

Major Pumpers – 3

Medium Pumpers – 3

Tankers – 4

Light Hazmat – 1

I Command Bus - 1

R 1 512 800, 00

R 2 642 246, 00

NAME OF PROVINCE: WESTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

     

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

List of expenditure on firefighting equipment

Matzikama LM

Firefighting function performed by West Coast District

Firefighting function performed by West Coast District

Firefighting function performed by West Coast District

Firefighting function performed by West Coast District

Cederberg LM

One 4-ton truck sponsored by province

Firefighting function performed by West Coast District

Medium Pumper – 1

Firefighting function performed by West Coast District

No expenditure information available

No expenditure information available.

Central Karoo LM

Land cruiser (BT) x1

HAZMAT Vehicle x1

1000 litre Skid Unit Trailer X 1

No vehicles and equipment

Landcruiser (BT) x1

HAZMAT Vehicle x1

1000 litre Skid Unit Trailer X1

No vehicles and equipment

No expenditure information available

No expenditure information available

Laingsburg LM

4 Tonner Medium Pumper x1

4 Tonner Medium Pumper x1

No expenditure information available

No expenditure information available

Prince Albert LM

4 Tonner Medium Pumper x1

Landcruiser (BT) x1

1 Tonner (BT) x1

1000 litre Skid Unit Trailer

4 Tonner Medium Pumper x1

Landcruiser (BT) x1

Isuzu 1 Tonner (BT) x1

1000 litre Skid Unit Trailer

No expenditure information available

No expenditure information available

Beaufort West LM

4 Tonner Medium Pumper x1

Landcruiser (BT) x1

1 Tonner (BT) x1

4 Tonner Medium Pumper x1

Landcruiser (BT) x1

1 Tonner (BT) x1( Skid pump faulty)

No expenditure information available

No expenditure information available

NAME OF PROVINCE: GAUTENG

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

City of Tshwane

42

25

R5 911 587,65 (Equipment)

R3 582 799,00

(Equipment)

City of Johannesburg

21

6

R10 849 220,08

(Equipment)

R4 391 231,42

(Repairs and maintenance)

R10 915 354,70

(Equipment)

R5 188 473,00

(Repairs and maintenance)

City of Ekurhuleni

108

57

R27 608 586,00

(Equipment)

R5 726 669,27

(Equipment)

West Rand District Municipality

14

8

R00.00

R6 596 103,27

(Equipment)

Sedibeng District Municipality

No firefighting function

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lesedi Local Municipality

4

2

R32 550,75 (servicing of fire extinguishers);

R141 035,63 (Uniform)

R639 836,51 (Rescue equipment)

R226 842,28 (Fire extinguisher service and protective equipment)

Midvaal Local Municipality

4

3

R1 500 000,00 (Fire engine refurbishment)

R800 000 (Grass skid unit vehicle)

R100 000 (equipment)

Emfuleni Local Municipality

12

3

R687 130,01 (Maintenance of fire vehicles)

R34 789,45 (Repairs of fire equipment)

R00.00

NAME OF PROVINCE: LIMPOPO

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Waterberg District Municipality (covering entire district)

8x fire engines/trucks

7x Water Tenders/Tankers

2x hazmat response trailers

5x Grass Tenders

8x Skid Units

5x Rapid Intervention Vehicles

8x fire engines/trucks

5x Water Tenders/Tankers

2x hazmat response trailers

5x Grass Tenders

8x Skid Units

5x Rapid Intervention Vehicles

R218 391.31 (Fleet maintenance)

R325 116.57 (Fuel cost)

R380 043.52 (Uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment)

R293 705.34 (Vehicle Repairs)

R775 196.10

(Fleet maintenance)

R294 946.57 (Fuel cost)

R247 693.36

(Uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment)

R48 315.06 (Vehicle Repairs)

Vhembe District

No submission

No submission

No submission

No submission

Sekhukhune District

No submission

No submission

No submission

No submission

Capricorn

No submission

No submission

No submission

No submission

Mopani District

No submission

No submission

No submission

No submission

NAME OF PROVINCE MPUMALANGA

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Ehlanzeni District

City of Mbombela

5 fire engines

5 Fire engines

R 350 074.00. (Fuel)

R 657,723.00 (vehicle maintenance)

R 150 000.00 (equipment maintenance)

R 530 65.00 (personnel Uniform)

R529 161.00 (PPE)

R 95 818.00 (Fire Protection Association [FPA] membership)

R 321 702.00 (servicing of fire extinguishers)

R 400 000.00 (Fuel);

R 836,436.00 (Vehicle maintenance)

R200 000.00 (Equipment maintenance)

R 1 000 000.00 (personnel Uniform)

R 2,438,001.00 (PPE)

R 200 000 (FPA membership)

R 1 000 000.00 (servicing of fire extinguishers)

Gert Sibande District

Msukaligwa LM

5 fire engines

1 heavy duty hazmat response truck

1 hazmat response trailer

2 fire engines

1 heavy duty hazmat response truck

1 hazmat response trailer

R 3,280,000 (Aerial Support)

R 899,000 (Fleet maintenance)

R 170,000 (Fuel)

R 250,000 (Uniforms & PPE)

R 368,929 (Repair of tools and equipment)

R 112,000 (FPA membership)

R 3 558,000 (Aerial Support)

R 837 453 (Fleet maintenance)

R 229 350,00 (Fuel) R638 786,00 (Uniforms & PPE)

R 361,843 (Repair of tools and equipment)

R 112,000 (FPA membership)

NAME OF PROVINCE MPUMALANGA

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Nkangala District

 

Steve Tshwete LM

08 Fire trucks

02 Tankers

01 Hazmat

12 Veld Fire Vehicle

07 Fire trucks

02 Tankers

01 Hazmat

10 Veld Fire Vehicle

R500 000 (Replace Jaws Rescue set)

R1 100 000 (Replace 4X4 veld fire Vehicle)

R155 000 (Replace Skid-Units)

R180 000 (Replace Fire Equipment)

R120 000 (Work Station Control Centre)

R440 000 (Replace Jaws Rescue set)

R750 000 (Replace 4X4 veld fire Vehicle)

R160 000 (Replace Skid-Units)

R190 000 (Replace Fire Equipment)

NAME OF PROVINCE: KWAZULU-NATAL

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Ugu District

Umziwabantu LM

None

None

R300 000.00

R300 000.00

Mdoni LM

None

None

R 5 465 783.00

R 7 681 919.00

Mzumbe LM

1 Fire Engine

1 Fire Engine

R 1 000 000.00

R 3 600 000.00

Ray Nkonyeni LM

1 Fire Engine

1 Fire Engine

R 500 000.00

R 500 000.00

uMgungundlovu DM

5 fire Engine

4 Fire Engine

R1 700 000.00

R 6 400 000. 00

Msunduzi LM

4 fire Engines

2 Fire Engines

00

R345 000.00

King Cetshwayo DM

Umfolozi LM

1 Fire Engine

1 Fire Engine

R 200 000.00

R 200 000.00

Umhlathuze LM

8 Fire Engine

8 Fire Engine

R 9 000 000.00

R 7 000 000.00

Umlalazi LM

1 Fire Engine

1 Fire Engine

R 2 267 000.00

R00. 00

Mthonjaneni LM

1 Fire engine

1 Fire Engine

00

R500 000

Nkandla LM

1 Fire engine

1 Fire Engine

00

00

iLembe District

 

KwaDukuza LM

4 Fire engines

3 Fire engines

R200 000

00

Ndwedwe LM

No fire service

No fire service

00

00

Maphumulo LM

No fire service

No fire service

00

00

Mandeni LM

1 Fire engine

1 fire engine

R5 000 000.00

R500 000

NAME OF PROVINCE: KWAZULU-NATAL

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Harry Gwala District

Ubuhlebezwe LM

1 Fire Engine

1 Fire Engine

R 515 000.00

R 450 000.00

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma LM

1 Fire engine

1 Fire engine

R1 500 000.

R600 000

uMzimkhulu LM

1 Fire engine

1 Fire engine

R2 000 000

R5 000 000

eThekwini Metro

44 Fire engines

44 Fire engines

R11 000 000

R8 000 000

uThukela District

Alfred Duma LM

4 Fire engines

4 Fire engines

00

00

Inkosi Langalibalele LM

1 Fire engine

1 Fire engine

00

00

Okhahlamba

2 Fire engines

2 Fire engines

R100 000

00

Amajuba District

Newcastle LM

7 fire engines

7 fire engines

R45 321.50

R29 584.13

Emadlangeni LM

00

00

00

00

Danhauser LM

00

00

00

00

Zululand District

Dumbe LM

1 Fire engine

1 Fire engine

00

00

Phongola LM

1 Fire engine

1 Fire engine

00

00

Abaqulusi LM

4 Fire engine

4 Fire engine

00

00

Nongoma LM

00

00

00

00

Ulundi LM

1 Fire engine

1 Fire engine

00

R6 000 000

NAME OF PROVINCE: KWAZULU-NATAL

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

uMzinyathi District

Umvoti LM

3 Fire engines

3 Fire engines

00

00

Msinga LM

00

00

R70 000

R70 000

Nquthu LM

4 Fire engines

4 Fire engines

R210 000

R2 183 000.00

Endumeni LM

1 Fire Engine

1 Fire engine

R1 800 000.00

R800 000.00

uMkhanyakude District

Jozini LM

1 Fire engine

1 fire engine

00

00

Umhlambuyalingana LM

1 Fire engine

1 fire engine

R60 000

R190 000

Big 5 Hlabisa LM

1 Fire engine

1 fire engine

   

Mtubatuba

1 Fire engine

1 fire engine

R150 000

R150 000

NAME OF PROVINCE: NORTH WEST

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Bojanala District

Rustenburg LM

14 (1X Hydraulic Platform, 7x Major Pumpers, 1xMedium Pumper, 2x Skid Units, 1x Rescue Unit, 1x Hazmat Unit, 1x Dive Unit)

8 (3xMajor Pumpers, 2x Skid Units, 1x Rescue Unit, 1x Hazmat Unit, 1x Dive Unit)

R900 000 Consumables, Repair and Maintenance of fleet and equipment.

R800 000 Procurement of PPE

R1m Consumables, Repair and Maintenance of fleet and equipment.

R1.1m Procurement of PPE

Madibeng LM

5 (Turntable Ladder, Major Pump, Water Tanker, Rapid Intervention, Grass Unit) Hazmat Trailer

5 (Turntable Ladder, Major Pump, Water Tanker, Rapid Intervention, Grass Unit) Hazmat Trailer

R 400 .000 Procurement of Equipment

R 800 000 for PPE

Moretele LM

3 (Rescue Pumper, Water Tanker, Major Pumper)

2 (Rescue Pumper and Water Tanker)

None

R180 000.00 Repair and Maintenance of Fire Service Fleet and Equipment.

R20 000 installation of back-up water supply.

Moses Kotane LM

4 (Medium Pumper, Rescue Vehicle and Water Tanker, Major Pumper)

2 (Medium Pumper, Rescue Vehicle)

None

R123 000 Repair and Maintenance of Fire Service Fleet and Equipment.

Kgetleng LM

4(Tanker; Medium Pumper Major Pumper; Rescue Vehicle)

2 (Medium Pumper, Rescue Vehicle).

None

R45 000.00 Repair and Maintenance of Fire Service Fleet and Equipment.

NAME OF PROVINCE: NORTH WEST

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District

Lekwa Teemane LM

6 (2xWater Tankers, 2xRescue Pumpers, 2xSkid Units)

5 (1xWater Tanker, 2xRescue Pumpers, 2xSkid Units)

R125 000

R175 000

Mamusa LM

4 (2x Water Tankers, 1x Rescue Pumper, Skid Unit)

4 (2x Water Tankers, 1x Rescue Pumper, Skid Unit)

R125 000

R175 000

Greater Taung LM

4 (1xWater Tanker, 1x Rescue Pumper, 2xSkid Units)

4 (1xWater Tanker, 1x Rescue Pumper, 2xSkid Units)

R125 000

R175 000

Kagisano-Molopo LM

5 (2xRescue Pumpers, 1x Water Tanker, 2x Grass Units)

3 (2xRescue Pumpers, 1x Water Tanker)

R125 000

R175 000

Naledi LM

4 Pumpers

3 LDV Grass Fire Units

3 Pumpers

2LDV Grass Fire Units

R366 054.16

R545 655

Ngaka Modiri Molema District

Mahikeng LM

6 (1X Water Tanker, 3xRescue Pumpers, 2x Skid Units)

1x Rescue Pumper

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

Ratlou LM

2 ((1xRescue Pumper, 1xSkid Unit)

None

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

NAME OF PROVINCE: NORTH WEST

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Ramotshere Moiloa LM

6 (1xWater Tanker, 2xRescue Pumpers, 2xSkid Unit, 1x Hazmat Unit)

4 (1xWater Tanker, 1xRescue Pumper, 1xSkid Unit, 1x Hazmat Unit)

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

Ditsobotla LM

3 (2xRescue Pumper, 1xSkid Unit)

1xSkid Unit

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

Tswaing LM

2 (1xRescue Pumper, 1xSkid Unit)

None

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

Budget centralised at the fleet management Unit.

Dr Kenneth Kaunda District

JB Marks LM

12 (3X Water Tankers, 2xRescue Vehicles, 3x Pumpers, 4x Skid Units,

9 (3X Water Tankers, 1xRescue Vehicles, 2x Pumpers, 3x Skid Units,

R213 603.00

R3 258 856.00

Matlosana LM

6 (3X Water Tankers, 3xRescue Pumpers)

6 (3X Water Tankers, 3xRescue Pumpers)

R200 000.00

R320 000.00

Maquassi Hills LM

4 (1x Medium Pumper, 1x Mini Pumper, 2x Skid Units)

3 (1x Medium Pumper, 1x Mini Pumper, 1x Skid Unit)

R252 600

R337 900

Z.F.Mgcawu District

 

Dawid Kruiper LM

02 Fire truck/engine

01 fully equipped LDV

01 Water Tanker

01 Fire truck/engine

01 fully equipped LDV

01 Water Tanker

Information not submitted

Information not submitted

Frances Baard District

02 Fire Trucks

02 Fire Trucks (no personnel to operate the trucks)

Information not submitted

Information not submitted

Sol Plaatje

03 Pumpers (fire engine)

02 Water tankers

01 Aerial Platform (Snorkel)

03 Pumpers (fire engine)

02 Water tankers

01 Aerial Platform (Snorkel)

Information not submitted

Information not submitted

NAME OF PROVINCE: NORTH WEST

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Namakwa District

Nama Khoi

01 Fire Truck / engine

01 LDV

01 Fire Truck / engine

01 LDV

Information not submitted

Information not submitted

John Taolo Gaetsewe District

Information not submitted

Information not submitted

Information not submitted

Information not submitted

Pixley Ka Seme District

Emthanjeni LM

01 Old Fire truck/ Engine

01 Operational fire truck engine

Information not submitted

Information not submitted

NAME OF PROVINCE: FREE STATE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Mangaung Metro

  • 6 X Major Fire Pumpers;
  • 1 X Aerial Appliance (Taken out of commission: to be replaced by 31 April 2021);
  • 1 X HAZMAT Unit;
  • 1 X Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Unit;
  • 7 X LDV 4 X 4 Grass Fire Units;
  • 2 X Motorized Water Rescue Boats
  • 6 X Major Fire Pumpers;
  • 1 X Aerial Appliance (On order: delivery expected by 31 April 2021);
  • 1 X HAZMAT Unit;
  • 1 X USAR Unit;
  • 2 X LDV 4 X 4 Grass Fire Units (5 out of commission);
  • 2 X Motorized Water Rescue Boats

Nil (Zero) Capital Expenditure

R 352 725 for equipment i.e. 5 X Level “A” HAZMAT Suits; 8 X Fire Fighting / Rescue Extension Ladders; (8 X petrol Powered Blowers; Petrol Powered Chain Saws; 2 X Portable Fire Fighting Pumps)

R 14 000 000 (2 X Major Fire Pumpers).

Lejweleputswa District

No submission

No submission

No submission

No submission

Thabo Mofutsanyane

0

0

R2 000 000 (firefighting equipment donated by Santam)

00

Dihlabeng LM

4 Fire engines

2 fire engines

00

00

Phumelela LM

00

0

00

00

Maluti LM

4 Fire engines

0

00

00

NAME OF PROVINCE: FREE STATE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Setsoto LM

None

None

None

None

Nketoana LM

None

None

00

00

Mantsopa LM

1 fire truck

1 fire truck

00

00

Fezile Dabi District

No submission

No submission

No submission

No submission

Xhariep District

No submission

No submission

No submission

No submission

NAME OF PROVINCE: EASTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Amathole District

23 in total

14 x fire engines

9 x bakkies with skid unit

6 operational trucks

3 x operational skid units

unknown

unknown

Amahlathi LM

5 vehicles

3x Medium pumpers,

1x skid unit and

1x rescue unit

Nil/Zero

Nil/Zero

Raymond Mhlaba LM

2 vehicles

1x Medium Fire Engine

1x Firefighting LDV Skid unit

unknown

unknown

Great Kei LM

5 vehicles

2x Medium fire engines,

1x skid unit,

1x Major pumper,

1x Response vehicle

unknown

unknown

Mbhashe LM

3 vehicles

1x major pumper,

1x Skid unit bakkie,

1x Response vehicle

unknown

unknown

Mnquma LM

6 vehicles

3x Skid Units,

1x Major pumper

1x medium pumper

1x Response vehicle

unknown

unknown

Ngqushwa LM

4 vehicles

2x Medium pumper

1x rescue unit

1x Response vehicle

Unknown

Unknown

NAME OF PROVINCE: EASTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Alfred Nzo District

Matatiele LM

6 vehicles

3x Firefighting LDV Skid units,

1x Medium fire engine,

1x Fire tanker

1 x Rescue & Extrication with jaws of life, fire pumper (less capacity than fire engines).

no response

no response

Umzimvubu LM

3 vehicles

1x Fire-Tanker (not in good condition),

1x Skid Unit and

1x Medium Fire Engine

no response

no response

Ntabankulu LM

1 Skid Unit (Toyota Double Cab)

1x Skid Unit Toyota Hilux

no response

no response

Mbizane LM

4 vehicles

2x Firefighting LDV Skid units

1x Medium fire engine

1x Response Vehicle

no response

no response

Chris Hani District

Emalahleni LM

1 Vehicle

1x LDV Skid unit (Land cruiser)

no response

no response

Engcobo LM

4 Vehicles

2x LDV Skid units and

1x Medium Pump

1x Firefighting trailer

no response

no response

Intsika Yethu LM

2 Vehicles

1x LDV Skid unit and

1x Medium Pumper

no response

no response

Inxuba Yethemba LM

2 Vehicles

2x Medium Pumpers

no response

no response

Sakhisizwe LM

0

None

no response

no response

NAME OF PROVINCE: EASTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Enoch Mgijima LM

10 Vehicles

2x Medium pumper

3x Firefighting skid units

1x Rescue vehicle

1x Hazmat Vehicle

1x Light vehicle

1x Major pumper

1x Fire Fighting trailer

no response

no response

Joe Gqabi District

Elundini LM

1 vehicle

1 Skid Unit

no response

no response

Walter Sisulu LM

6 vehicles

3x Skid Unit

2x Medium Pumpers

1x Rescue

no response

no response

Senqu LM

3 vehicles

2x Medium Fire Engines

1x Firefighting skid unit

no response

no response

OR Tambo District

Ingquza Hill LM

1 Tanker

1x Water tanker

no response

no response

King Sabata Dalindyebo LM

6 Vehicles

1x Water Tanker (OOC)

1x Medium Pumper (OOC)

2x Major Pumpers (OOC)

1x Hazmat LDV (new)

1x Skid unit

no response

no response

Mhlontlo LM

2 Vehicles

1x Medium Pumper

1x Skid Unit (OOC)

no response

no response

Nyandeni LM

2 Vehicles

1x Major Pumper

1x Skid Unit (OOC)

no response

no response

Port St. Johns LM

2 Vehicles

1x Major Pumper

1x Skid Unit (Rescue Tools)

no response

no response

NAME OF PROVINCE: EASTERN CAPE

NAME OF MUNICIPALITY

TOTAL NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS

TOTAL NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL FIRE TRUCKS

ITEMISED LIST OF EXPENDITURE ON FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

     

2018/2019 FY

2019/2020 FY

Sarah Baartman District

nil

nil

R1,246,343

R753,053

Blue Crane Route LM

1

1

nil

nil

Dr Beyer’s Naude LM

3

3

nil

nil

Makana

3

3

nil

nil

Koukamma

1

0

nil

nil

Sunday's River Valley

2

2

nil

nil

Kouga

9

9

nil

R518 218.40

Nelson Mandela Metro

44 Fire trucks

17x Rescue pumps,

6x Hazmat unit,

1x Heavy rescue vehicle

4x LDV firefighting Skid units

1x Firefighting trailer

4x Water tankers,

1x Medium Pumper

No submission

No submission

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

a) The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) interacted with all Provincial COGTAs through their Head of Department offices requesting them to facilitate, collate and consolidate information regarding this Parliamentary Question (PQ). Accordingly, the NDMC developed a generic template, in line with the PQ and its sub-elements in order to facilitate packaging of responses by the municipalities through their respective Provincial Disaster Management Centres (PDMCs).

b) The NDMC has interacted with all provincial COGTAs on numerous occasions regarding the submission of the required information and only five (5) provinces i.e. Gauteng, North West, Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Eastern Cape (to some extent) submitted comprehensive reports in this regard. The other provinces submitted information with gaps from districts that did not submit the required information.

c) The NDMC has noted that the provinces i.e. Free State, Northern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga without dedicated and fulltime capacity for the coordination of Fire Services struggled to provide comprehensive reports. The NDMC is concerned about effects of the weak institutional capacity in these provinces on effective national coordination of fire services work and on the provision of support to municipalities respectively.

d) It is important to note that the PQ is somewhat vague as it refers to fire trucks rather than fire engines. In view of this, most municipalities have chosen to provide specifics about the various appliances (firefighting vehicles) that are at their disposal.

e) While the Firefighting function is performed by all the metros, there are some category B and C municipalities without the authority to render this service. This is in line with the adjustment of powers and functions provided for in section 85 of the Municipal Structures Act, 1998. Thus, some municipalities (either districts or locals) did not provide information as they are not authorised to render a function. The NDMC is confident that the approval of the White Paper on Fire Services will provide impetus for municipalities to build capacity to manage fire risks in their respective jurisdictions.

29 March 2021 - NW710

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

(1)What is the position of her department regarding the appeal by the Makana Local Municipality and the Provincial Executive of the Eastern Cape to appeal the judgment of the Grahamstown High Court to dissolve the Council; (2) whether she has been informed of the numerous service delivery issues affecting the residents of the Makana Local Municipality, including landfill management, water availability, road repairs and sewerage leaks, which have not been resolved and for which numerous court cases have found against the municipality, resulting in several criminal cases being opened against the mayor and the municipal manager; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (3) what action will she take to ensure that the residents of Makana receive the services they are entitled to; (4) whether she will consider invoking section 139(7) of the Constitution, read with sections 139(1)(c) and 139(5)), given the failure of the Provincial Executive to adequately deal with their obligations in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW829E

Reply:

1. What is the position of her department regarding the appeal by the Makana Local Municipality and the Provincial Executive of the Eastern Cape to appeal the judgment of the Grahamstown High Court to dissolve the Council;

I cannot comment on the matter regarding the appeal by the Municipality and Provincial Executive because it is in the courts at the moment to deal with concerns about the interpretation and application of vitally important provisions of the Constitution.

2. whether she has been informed of the numerous service delivery issues affecting the residents of the Makana Local Municipality, including landfill management, water availability, road repairs and sewerage leaks, which have not been resolved and for which numerous court cases have found against the municipality, resulting in several criminal cases being opened against the mayor and the municipal manager; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so,

I am aware of the service delivery challenges facing the municipality. The Department is providing support to the Municipality to deal with some of the challenges while building capacity for the municipality. These challenges are also compounded by the drought conditions and dilapidated infrastructure that has been prevalent for over five years to date.

The challenges were escalating at a very high pace, which led to the Municipal Manager (MM), Mr M Mene to convene various special council meetings to address service delivery matters since 2019. These meetings were attended by several stakeholders representing the residents of the Makana Municipality and representatives of government departments. In these meetings it was resolved that the Water Crisis Disaster Management Plan should be compiled outlining interventions to mitigate the water crisis in the area. A Water Crisis Joint Operations Committee (WCJOC) was established to develop and implement the Disaster Management Plan.

The WCJOC is mandated to invite stakeholders at an ad hoc basis to assist with the implementation of the Disaster Management Plans. The WCJOC described above is a decision making and planning entity whose primary goal is to limit and contain the impact of the current disaster situation to the community. The Committee still meets every week in the Makhanda Municipality to assess and get update on the responses to the water crisis and provision of basic infrastructure.

WATER AVAILABILITY:

The Makana Local Municipality is one the heavily affect municipalities by drought conditions. As a result, Makhanda community relies only on the water supply from mostly Glen Melville Dam that is on the Fish River Catchment. This water is treated in the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works (JKWTW), treating 10Ml/d. The other source is rather unreliable due to the low dam Levels (about 25%) and can only treat about 5Ml/d relative to its full capacity of 7.5Ml/d. The normal daily demand for Makhanda is 18Ml/d and that puts a burden as the demand is higher than supply. As a result, they are currently implementing water restrictions between 20h00 to 05h00 every day. To ensure reliable water supply, the following infrastructure projects are currently being implemented:

(i) Supply and Installation of 2 Pumpset for JKWTW to enable pumping redundancy so to avoid unnecessary water supply disturbance,

(ii) Replacement of Asbestos pipelines with PVC pipe Phase 1 and Phase 2 to help with reduction of pipe leakages,

(iii) Water Conservation and Water Demand Management Phase 2 and 3, this is to assist with early pipe leak detection and reduction of water losses,

(iv) Installation and replacement of old Zonal Water Meters to help with monitoring of water usage.

MISA is providing technical support relating to civil work on infrastructure and the electrical engineer is normally on site at the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works. The support is also given to municipality on MIG projects planning, implementation and monitoring processes and to ensure the development of response plan to service delivery challenges.

The National Department of Cooperative Governance allocated MIG funding to deal with all the persistence service delivery challenges including water and sanitation challenges.

SEWER:

(i) Upgrade of Mayfield Gravity Sewer is underway to enable smooth transportation of sewerage to the treatment works therefore unlocking bottlenecks on the sanitation conveyance system, especially after the completion of the upgrade of Makana Sewer Pump Stations.

(ii) Makana Bulk Sewer Treatment Works is being upgraded to unlocking bottlenecks on the sanitation upgrade that enable smooth transportation of sewerage to the conveyance system, especially after the completion of the Upgrade of Makana Sewer Pump Stations.

ROADS:

(i) Upgrade of Ncame Street: This will focus on the main taxi route and therefore improving the state of the roads, and

(ii) Resurfacing of Somerset, High, New and Hill Street to reduce and improve roads infrastructure

MISA has provided funding for the rehabilitation and maintenance of roads. This includes Grahamstown CBD road, Somerset, Hill and New Road.

(3) What action will she take to ensure that the residents of Makana receive the services they are entitled to:

The above processes taken by the Municipality will ensure that reliable and quality services are rendered to the residents. Also with the completion of the above mentioned projects, Makana will have more sustainable and reliable provision of services putting more emphasis on operations and maintenance as a result of the aged infrastructure.

(4) Whether she will consider invoking section 139(7) of the Constitution, read with sections 139(1)(c) and 139(5), given the failure of the Provincial Executive to adequately deal with their obligations in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW829E

The invocation of section 139(1), (4) and (5) of the Constitution are a prerogative of the provincial executives. On the other hand, section 139(7) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 follows from lack of or inadequate invocation of a mandatory section 139(4) or (5) of the Constitution. Section 139(7) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 provides that if a provincial executive cannot or does not adequately exercise the powers or perform the functions referred to it in subsection 139(4) and (5) of the Constitution, the national executive must intervene in the stead of relevant provincial executive.

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, or

(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.

A regulatory framework on interventions will provide further detailed obligatory criteria on the invocation of section 139(7) of the Constitution by the national executive.

29 March 2021 - NW882

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

(1)Whether any drought relief funding has been provided to the (a) Ndlambe Local Municipality, (b) Makana Local Municipality and (c) Ngqushwa Local Municipality over the past three financial years; if not, why not; if so, (i) what total amounts were provided in each case and (ii) what was the intended usage of such funds; (2) whether the funds were utilised for the purposes intended; if not, in each case, why not; if so; what are the relevant details in each case; (3) whether the projects for which the funds were intended were completed successfully; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) what assistance is her department providing to the municipalities to assist with their water shortage problems? NW1049E

Reply:

1. Yes, drought relief funds were provided by the Department of Cooperative

Governance (DCOG) during the national financial year 2017/2018 to (a) Ndlambe Local Municipality, (b) Makana Local Municipality and (c) no funds were provided to Ngqushwa Local Municipality.

(i) The total amounts provided to the municipalities were as follows:

  • Ndlambe Local Municipality – R950 000
  • Makana Local Municipality – R810 000

(ii) The intended purpose for funds allocated to Ndlambe and Makana Local Municipalities was for drought intervention projects, particularly the recommissioning of boreholes and related water infrastructure that were not functional within the municipalities.

2. the reports from both municipalities indicated that the funds were used for the intended purposes for drought interventions within the municipality;

3. the projects for which the funds were intended were completed successfully as per the reports submitted by the municipalities;

4. the DCOG continues to support all municipalities within the country, including the mentioned municipalities through normal existing departmental programme, particularly the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) regarding annual funding allocations for water and sanitation infrastructure for development and service delivery enhancement within the municipalities.

 

29 March 2021 - NW141

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

(1)With reference to the work of (a) the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and/or (b) other specified service providers in the development of One Plans and other related projects or programmes that form part of the District Development Model, what is the total amount that the (i) DBSA and (ii) each of the specified service providers have invoiced (aa) her department and (bb) entities reporting to her to date; (2) what total amount did her department pay to each of the service providers to date. (3) what total amount is her department expected to pay each of the service providers when the service providers fulfil their present contractual obligations? NW144E (BRANCH: LGSIM, MR FOSI, MS H PRETORIUS)

Reply:

1. The Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) has approached the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to act as its implementing agent in the roll out of the District Development Model (DDM) by providing the requisite project and programme capacity. Accordingly, the DCOG and the DBSA has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement on 03 March 2020 to formalise the roles of the Parties in the establishment of the DDM Programme Management Office (PMO) and the rolling out of Phase 1 of the DDM in the pilots in accordance with the programme implementation plan. The said MoA provides for the programme funding arrangements and specifies that the DCOG shall fund the programme up to a total amount of R50 million (Fifty Million Rand) per annum over the first three financial years of the duration of the MoA.

(i) To this end, the DBSA has invoiced the Department for the first R50 million payable for the 2020/21 financial year.

(ii) Furthermore, the DBSA has agreed to contribute financially towards the capacitation of the PMO and technical advisors to support the initiatives which are essential to the implementation and management of the programme, i.e. the preparation of the One Plan for the two DDM pilots, namely OR Tambo and Waterberg. Therefore, the DBSA as the implementing agent has procured the service providers for the development of the One Plans for the two pilots and all payments are made by the DBSA directly to the contracted service providers.

2. As indicated above the department does not pay any of the One Plan service providers and all payments are made by the DBSA as the implementing agent to the contracted service providers. To date the DBSA has paid the contracted One Plan service providers a total amount of R1 257 217.40.

3. The total contract value payable to the appointed service providers for the complete development of the One Plans for the two pilots amount to R4 930 398.00

 

29 March 2021 - NW94

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

With reference to the allegations levelled against her department for failing to pay non-profit organisations (NPOs) which manage the Community Works Programme for work done, (a) what are the reasons that her department has failed to honour its contractual obligations to the affected NPOs and (b) on what date is it envisaged that her department will settle the monies owed?

Reply:

a) The Department has not failed to pay the NPOs nor has it failed to honor its contractual obligations. During the last 3 years, our Department has received negative audit findings. Most of these findings were linked to the process by which monies were transferred to the NPOs. This was largely due to the NPO’s poor accountability for the transfers made to them. As a result of this, we have strengthened our financial processes, and every rand disbursed is accounted for before further disbursements are made. We are working with some of the NPO and implementing agents that are still struggling to reconcile their accounts. The NPOs, however, are fully engaged and aware what the outstanding issues are.

b) The monies owed will be settled with each Implementing agent once they have complied with the Service Level Agreement signed with them and submitted the requisite documents to enable the department to pay. All monies transferred to partnering NPOs need to be accounted for in full as prescribed by the relevant NPO Transfer protocols.

29 March 2021 - NW95

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

Whether, with reference to a Special Adjustment Budget Vote debate in May 2020, during which the former Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr P Tau, indicated that an Electricity Ombudsman will be appointed to resolve disputes between electricity suppliers and users, the ombudsman has been appointed; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The ESKOM Technical Task Team that was established as an interdepartmental and intergovernmental platform to facilitate the discussion and resolution on matters relating to outstanding payments and debt owed to ESKOM. The Task Team resolved that an Ombudsman must be appointed to process and verify the amount of debt owed by organs of state to municipalities, and in turn the debt owed by municipalities to Eskom, Water Boards, Department of Water and Sanitation Trading Entity.

As the custodian of the Intergovernmental Relations Framework (IGRFA) Act 13 of 2005, my Department was tasked to initiate and facilitate the appointment of an Ombudsman. The Department obtained advice from its Legal Services Unit and the Unit dealing with intergovernmental relations on the feasibility of appointing an Ombudsman to act as an intergovernmental dispute facilitator. It was concluded that such an appointment would not be feasible as the IGRFA makes specific reference to an “Intergovernmental Dispute Facilitator” with key responsibilities that are different to the definition and role of an Ombudsman.

The Technical Task Team endorsed the establishment of a panel of intergovernmental dispute facilitators instead. Given the technical nature of the disputes, such a panel will comprise of senior officials from member departments and stakeholder entities making up the ESKOM Technical Task Team.

This process is now underway and the department of COTGTA has also developed the terms of reference that will frame the functioning of such panel which was approved and endorsed by the Technical Task Team.

26 March 2021 - NW397

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

(1)Whether, with regard to section 211 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, that recognises the institution, status and role of traditional leadership in the Republic, her department has put any measures in place to ensure that the existing legislative imperatives and powers are used to effectively and visibly increase the role of traditional leaders as is contemplated in Chapter 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, particularly at local government level; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what are the details of the progress made with regard to the passing of the Traditional Courts Bill? NW403E

Reply:

1. Yes, the Department of Traditional Affairs, has put legislative measures in place to visibly increase the role of traditional leaders as contemplated in Chapter 12 of the 1996 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa through the enactment of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, 2019 (Act No. 3 of 2019) (TKLA) which will commence on 01 April 2021.

To visibly increase the role of traditional and khoi-san leaders as envisaged in Chapter 12 of the 1996 Constitution, particularly at local government level, schedule 3, section 7 of the TKLA empowers traditional and khoi-san leaders to meaningfully participate in the affairs of District, Metropolitan and Local Municipalities. In this regard, the traditional and khoi-san leaders elected to participate in municipal councils are empowered by the TKLA to among others:

a) Address municipal councils on any matter directly or indirectly affecting or traditional and khoi-san communities in their areas of jurisdiction of the relevant municipal council. Furthermore, these leaders should prepare reports on all matters affecting traditional and khoi-san communities discussed in the council meeting within three weeks of the municipal council meeting and submit to the Local House of Traditional and Khoi-San leaders and traditional councils. These two roles allocated to traditional leaders by the TKLA ensure that traditional and khoi-san communities are well informed about the municipal affairs and can also participate effectively in municipal affairs through traditional and khoi-san leadership;

b) Make recommendations and propose appropriate interventions in respect of service delivery within the areas of jurisdiction of the relevant traditional or khoi-san councils to ensure that service delivery needs of traditional and khoi-san communities are attended to and included in the municipal integrated development plans (IDPs);

c) Facilitate the participation of the relevant traditional and khoi-san communities in the any affairs of the municipality that requires or allows for public participation, including the affairs of ward committees;

d) Participate in the development of policy and by-laws at municipal level;

e) Alert the municipality to any current or threatening hazard or calamity in their areas of jurisdiction which affects or may affect the municipal areas;

f) Support the municipality and ensure participation of traditional and khoi-san communities in the identification of the specific service delivery needs of their communities;

g) Support the relevant municipality in promoting integrated local economic development; and

h) Support the relevant municipality with the implementation of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013.

Furthermore, the TKLA allocates a role to traditional leaders by empowering the institution of traditional leadership to enter into partnership and service level agreements for the benefit of their communities. In this regard, the institution of traditional leadership is empowered through section 24 of the TKLA to enter into partnerships with municipalities, government departments and any person, body or institution for socio-economic benefit of their communities.

2. The Traditional Courts Bill is a Bill that resides within the mandate of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. The Honourable member is advised to direct the question to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

 

26 March 2021 - NW732

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

In light of the fact that the Auditor-General issued a qualified audit report against her department, citing, among other findings, irregular payments to undeserving recipients in the Community Work Programme (CWP), (a) on what date is it envisaged that the investigation into irregular payments that were made to (i) deceased participants and (ii) non-qualifying government employees in the CWP in the 2018-19 financial year will be completed and (b) what steps will her department take to recover the money that was lost?

Reply:

a) (i) and (ii) The validation and internal investigations into irregular payments were conducted in the 2017-2018 financial year to 2019-20 financial year. These validation and internal investigations were finalized on 20 September 2019.

b) The irregular payments for both ineligible deceased participants and non-qualifying government employees were recouped in Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of 2020-2021 financial year from the relevant Implementing Agents.

26 March 2021 - NW362

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

Whether the Government has responded to the memorandum with demands received from the Khoisan group that has been camping at the Union Buildings for two years; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the memorandum as well as the response thereto?

Reply:

The Honourable Member is requested to note that the Government has engaged with Mr. Khoi-San SA and the accompanying Khoi-San group since their arrival at the Union Buildings towards the end of 2018, with a view to update them on how the issues they have raised were being addressed. The group raised the following complex matters which cannot be resolved overnight, but various departments have since been seized with them;

a) Introduction of the Khoi-San languages in schools in all provinces;

b) Access to land for the Khoi-San through finalisation of land claims that they submitted 22 years ago;

c) Recognition of Khoi-San as a group and as opposed to classifying them as Coloureds; and ensuring that they will participate in Census 2021 under that categorisation and not as Coloureds;

d) Review the Traditional Courts Act’s jurisdiction to include the Khoi and San;

e) Declaration of the place where Mr. Adam Kok died as a heritage site; and

f) Renaming of the Port Elizabeth Airport after one of the Khoi-San leaders.

The relevant details of the responses are attached hereto as Annexure A.

Annexure A

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NUMBER 362

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 FEBRUARY 2020

a) Introduction of the Khoi-San languages in schools in all provinces:

Government has previously reported on the ground-breaking work done by the Pan South African Language Board (PANSALB) to support the development and use of Khoi-San languages. This included the development of a Khoekhoegowab Glossarium which remains a valuable reference for language teaching, language acquisition and use, promotion, preservation and maintenance.

PanSALB is adapting the Khoekhoegowab Orthography rules into Nama Spelling and Orthography rules in order to train educators who will be able to educate children on the language and culture of the Khoi-San people. The San language is being gradually introduced in schools in the Northern Cape Province. The Department of Basic Education (DBE), in preparation for introducing the Nama language in schools with speakers of the language, developed the Grades 4-6 Toolkit. The Toolkit is being made available in the Nama language and the availability of the Toolkit is one of DBE’s concrete measures towards ensuring that the Nama language is offered in the schools.

b) Access to land for the Khoi-San through finalisation of land claims that they submitted 22 years ago:

Regarding the finalisation of land claims, this is work that is administered by the Department of Agriculture Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), and through its various programmes, the Department has confirmed that the Khoi-San communities have successfully claimed land in many provinces. Where there are enquiries about specific claims on which feedback may not have been received, such details should be provided to DALRRD for follow up and actioning as appropriate.

c) Recognition of Khoi-San as a group as opposed to classifying them as Coloureds; and ensuring that they will participate in Census 2021 under that categorisation and not as Coloureds:

The group raised concerns with the usage of the word Coloured as they deemed it offensive and derogatory. They therefore demanded that it be scrapped and replaced with what they regard as a more appropriate word to describe them, which is Khoi-San. However, we cannot ignore the fact that in our country there are people who self- identify as Coloured. Scrapping the word ‘coloured’ can therefore not just be a unilateral decision of government given the profound implications this may have for those who self-identify as coloured. However, for purposes of the country’s next Census, Statistics South Africa has advised that the manner in which the question on race is posed will allow people to classify themselves in whichever group they identify with. Those who classify themselves as Khoi-San will thus indicate that and be coded as such.

d) Review the Traditional Courts Act’s jurisdiction to include the Khoi-San:

Regarding the demand on Traditional Courts, the Traditional Courts Bill, 2017(the Bill) is currently still before Parliament. This Bill was adopted by the Select Committee on Justice and Security on 18 November 2020. The Bill defines a traditional court as follows:

“traditional court’’ means a customary institution or structure, which is constituted and functions in terms of customary law, for purposes of resolving disputes, in accordance with constitutional imperatives and this Act, and which is referred to in the different official languages as—

(a) ‘‘eBandla’’ in isiNdebele;

(b) ‘‘Huvo’’ in Xitsonga;

(c) ‘‘Inkundla’’ in isiZulu;

(d) ‘‘iNkhundla’’ in siSwati;

(e) ‘‘iNkundla‘‘in isiXhosa;

(f) ‘‘Kgoro’’ in Sepedi;

(g) ‘‘Kgotla’’ in Sesotho;

(h) ‘‘Khoro’’ in Tshivenda;

(i) ‘‘Kgotla’’ in Setswana; and

(j) a tribunal for Khoi-San communities.

This definition recognises fora that may be existent in Khoi-San communities even if it is not called a traditional court but is a forum where disputes are resolved in the community. Therefore, Khoi-San communities will not be excluded from the operation of the Bill when it is finally enacted. However, should there still be concerns about the Bill, these should be raised through the transparent and participatory processes that underpin the manner in which Parliament works.

e) Declaration of the place where Adam Kok died as a heritage site:

On the demand to declare the grave of the late Adam Kok II as a heritage site, government has undoubtedly demonstrated its recognition of this great leader who is known to have fought against colonial encroachment in the central western regions of South Africa. As part of Heritage Day celebrations in 2018, our country witnessed the unveiling of a statue of Adam Kok II in Kokstad by the acting President at time, His Excellency Mr David Mabuza. The Department of Sports Arts and Culture will engage the South African Heritage Resources Agency to consider the grading and declaration of the graves of the late Adam Kok II and Adam Kok I.

This will be done within the context of the Khoi and San Heritage Route Project as well as the Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route Projects which are led by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. The National Khoi and San Heritage Route is a national legacy project whose implementation was approved by Cabinet in June 2020. The route will identify, highlight, conserve, and promote the heritage of the Khoi, Nama, Griqua, Khorana, and San. This project contributes towards the acknowledgment of the previously neglected and marginalised South African communities.

f) Renaming of the Port Elizabeth Airport after one of the Khoi-San leaders:

On the possible renaming of the Port Elizabeth Airport after one of the Khoi-San leaders, the Department wishes to indicate that strides have been made in this regard. As from Tuesday, 23 February 2021, the Port Elizabeth Airport has been renamed by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and will from now on be known as Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport.

Government will continue to implement all these and other critical programmes to ensure that the plight of the Khoi-San communities is addressed.

End.

26 March 2021 - NW195

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

Whether, with regard to her reply to question 507 on 16 September 2019 and the follow up-question 180 on 19 March 2020, the firearm audit has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, will she furnish Mr D J Stubbe with a full, comprehensive copy of the report?

Reply:

(1) In terms of the Firearms Control Act No. 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: Firearms, Liquor and 2nd Goods and Central Firearm Registry conduct annual random inspections to confirm full compliance with the Firearms Control Act No. 60 of 2000. The SAPS inspection was last undertaken in September 2019.

(2) The audit conducted by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department took place over a lengthy period and was eventually concluded. However, as indicated above, this armory audit is conducted in terms of the legislation administered by SAPS and therefore, an accurate account of the audit can be requested from the Ministry of Police.

Background

PQ 195 emanates from PQ 129, which was published on 28 June 2019. Due to the unavailability of the information required to address PQ 129, two follow-up questions were posed by Honourable Waters and Honourable Dr Lotriet. The two questions respectively posed by Honourable Waters and Honourable Dr Lotriet are PQ 507, which was published on 23 August 2019 and PQ 180, which was published on 21 February 2020. In essence, PQ 507 and PQ 180 were a probe on the arms audit in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, which audit was in progress at the time when these questions were received.

The National Police Commissioner has been informed about the audit, and the national subcommittee has been established to resolve Official Institution’s Firearm related issues and is meeting on a regular basis. The meeting is chaired by Brig Bopape from SAPS’ Central Firearm Registry Unit and co-chaired by Brig Spies from the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) on behalf of all Metro Police Departments.

Based on the outcome of the audit, no action was needed against individuals within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality since this matter is about the National SAPS Central Firearm Registry and the Official Institution Firearm register that needs to be updated and corrected by the SAPS.

The EMPD is currently updating and modernizing its firearm policy in order to align with various legislative prescripts.

 

 

 

26 March 2021 - NW774

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

Whether, taking into account the need to catalyse local economies to create jobs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, she has considered introducing legislative changes to compel municipalities and municipal-owned entities to procure the majority of their goods and services from local suppliers, in order to boost local economic development; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

All legislations and policy frameworks related to Public Procurement resides with the Ministry of Finance.

26 March 2021 - NW733

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

(1)    In light of the fact that the report of the auditor-general noted that irregular expenditure in her department increased from R1,318 billion in 2019 to R1,330 billion in 2020, what corrective measures have been taken to address irregular expenditure; (2) whether any person has been held accountable for her department’s failure to address irregular expenditure; if not, why not; if so, (a) who and (b) what action has been taken against the specified person(s)?

Reply:

1. The irregular expenditure cases are being investigated in line with the Irregular Expenditure Framework issued by the National Treasury in 2019. Upon finalization of these investigations, reports will be considered by the Loss Control and Asset Disposal Committee whereafter recommendations will be submitted to the Accounting Officer for further processing. At this stage, the department is not yet at the stage where it can concisely indicate how many cases will be recommended for condonement, and how many will be recommended for recovery in instances where loss was suffered by the department.

2. The final determination of irregular expenditure and the related outcomes such as recovery, condonement and consequence management can only be concluded once the investigation reports are finalized. These reports are currently being finalized.

26 March 2021 - NW180

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

(1)With reference to the informal settlement on Main Reef Road, in Brakpan, Gauteng, known as Plastic City, (a) what steps are being taken by her department to hold the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality to account for failing to comply with the previous court orders to suitably rehabilitate the area and find alternative accommodation for the individuals living in the community in the evictions process, (b) what suitable alternative accommodation has been identified and (c) on what date will the metro initiate necessary steps to relocate the residents to a safe and clean living environment; (2) what steps are being taken by her department to ensure that the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality puts a stop to illegal mining activity in the area that has resulted in the collapse of the main arterial road in and out of Brakpan; (3) what steps are being taken by her department against the Ekurhuleni Metro to ensure that the living environment is safe for all residents considering this community lives on the Weltevreden Landfill Site for waste; (4) how is her department ensuring that the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality fulfills its obligations with regard to this community and the neighbouring community? NW183E

Reply:

The Minister is still awaiting the background information from the Gauteng Provincial Department of COGTA on the matters raised by the Honorable Sarupen, which is necessary for the Minister to provide responses to the questions posed. However, subsection (2) and (3) of the question are matters within the scope of work of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy as well as the Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries, respectively.

26 March 2021 - NW248

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Langa, Mr TM to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she has been informed of the unstable water supply to the residents of the uMhlathuze Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal and, more specifically, that the water has recently been found to be contaminated with diesel; if not, why not; if so, what steps has she taken to stabilise the water supply in the specified municipal area?

Reply:

Yes, accordingly, the incident was discovered on 01 January 2021 and reported to the Department of Water and Sanitation and other stakeholders as per the drinking Water Incident Management Protocol.

The Water Treatment Works (WTW) was immediately stopped and process units were backwashed, and the raw water sump was drained. The intensive monitoring programme to determine the extent of the contamination was instituted. A warning alert was sent to the public immediately to stop consuming water on 2 January 2021.

The WTW was recommissioned and determine suitable for operations as per the SANS 241:2015 on 03 February 2021.

26 March 2021 - NW587

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

With reference to her reply to question 1918 on 13 December 2020, what (a) is the (i) Rand value and (ii) distance in kilometres with regard to the (aa) backlog, (bb) resurfacing and (cc) rehabilitation of roads and (b) amount has been set aside for this purpose in the current budget?

Reply:

a) (i) & (ii) The rand value of the backlog is indicated in the table below:

No

Type

Kilometres

Rand value (approx.)*

1

Backlog of Resurfacing/Rehabilitation

1352

R3.1 billion

*costs for rehabilitation and resurfacing increase year on year

b). The budget that has been set aside to deal with the above is as follows:

No

Type

Budget

Kilometres

1

Resurfacing/Rehabilitation

R248 million

106

The budget of R248 million has already been spent in the current financial year (2020/2021) for rehabilitation/resurfacing of 106km. Resurfacing is one of different methods of rehabilitation hence the two have been merged.

26 March 2021 - NW621

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

Given that the 2020-21 financial year is the final year of the contracts of implementing agents at the Community Work Programme (CWP), what (a) measures have been put in place by her department to ensure that the noncompliance by many implementing agents have been addressed and (b) will happen to implementing agents at the CPW at the beginning of the 2021-22 financial year, especially those that have been seen not to comply with their service level agreements?

Reply:

a) What measures have been put in place by her department to ensure that the non-compliance by many implementing agents have been addressed:

There were two main areas of non-compliance by the implementing agents. The first one had to do with providing supporting documents and invoices for money allocated to them for project implementation. The second one, also related to the first, had to do with reporting on their activities in relation to their Service Level Agreement.

In addressing the first non-compliance, the department implemented a process wherein the payments to NPOs fully accounted for any advances paid to them before further disbursements were made. The net effect was that for the year 2021, there was full compliance on all matter related to outstanding invoices. As a result of this practice, compliance related to invoices as measured by the suspense account is at 95%, with the balance being amounts disbursed later related to special projects.

In terms of previous year non-compliance, a special team comprised of NPOs and CWP staff was constituted to re-look and journalise the invoices related to financial years 2018/19 and 2019/20. This process yielded results that led to full accountability for these years. The Project is 90% complete, and what is left is eliminating any possible duplicate invoices and balancing to the financial system.

Regarding the non-compliance to the Service Level Agreement (SLA), various workshops were held with all the NPOs with the purpose of unpacking the SLAs and their responsibilities to that effect. All the reporting requirements were explained and the NPOs were assisted with the reporting templates. Currently there are no NPOs who are non-compliant as compliance to the SLA is linked to the financial accountability.

b) What will happen to the implementing agents at the CPW at the beginning of the 2021-22 financial year, especially those that have been seen not to comply with their service level agreements?

All the NPOs are compliant as stated above. Compliance with the SLA is linked to the NPOs’ eligibility to receive any funding from the department.

The contracts of all CWP Implementing Agents have been extended by six months starting from 01 April 2021.  

26 March 2021 - NW451

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

(1)Whether, with reference to her stock replies to questions (a) 449 on 16 September 2019, (b) 1502 on 2 December 2019, (c) 130 on 19 March 2020 and (d) 918 on 25 May 2020, she exercises any executive responsibility over metropolitan municipalities in respect of firearms and ammunition of such metros that are stolen and/or lost by its metro police; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, by what date is it envisaged that the information requested in the specified questions will be made available; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter

Reply:

1. The South African Police Service (SAPS) exercises executive authority over firearms and ammunition as regulated by the Ministry of Police, this includes the investigation of any loss or theft of such firearms and ammunition.

2. The Minister of Police may wish to make a statement on a matter.

26 March 2021 - NW235

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

(a) What is her position regarding the claims that the failure to pay Izinduna in KwaZulu-Natal was a political issue rather than a budgetary one and (b) by what date is it envisaged that the matter will be brought before a court of law?

Reply:

a) The first Determination for the payment of headmen/women was issued in February 2014 and required such payments to apply with effect from April 2013. According to the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), due to budgetary constraints the province was only able to start paying headmen/women in line with this Determination as from December 2016. There is thus a backlog of outstanding payments for the period April 2013 to November 2016.

b) The KZN Department of Cogta points out that it is not in a position to estimate or speculate as to when the matter may be heard in Court for the following reasons:

  1. It is a Respondent in the matter and, accordingly, is not dominus litis (the initiator of the proceedings). It is the responsibility of the party who initiated the litigation to ensure that the matter is heard as early as possible;
  2. Even then, the scheduling of matters is the prerogative of the High Court, which is informed by the number of cases requiring to be set down, their state of readiness to be heard, the availability of Judges, amongst other factors.

19 March 2021 - NW432

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

In view of the recurring management problems at the Makana Local Municipality, leading to its inability to provide basic services such as clean water to its residents, what steps has she taken to ensure that the specified municipality is able to guarantee access to clean water for its residents?

Reply:

Makana Local Municipality, which forms part of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province governs the town of (Makhanda) as well as the towns and villages of Alicedale, Seven Fountains, Riebeeck East and Fort Brown. The Municipality has been slacking in the provision of basic service for several years, and this has been aggravated by persistent drought conditions 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 have been several challenges pertaining to service delivery in Makhanda especially the provision of clean water to the residents, however the municipality has several projects in place that seek to address these challenges. It must be noted that for the provision of "clean water" by Makhanda; a number of matters have to be addressed through interventions. 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 clean water.

This response highlights the interventions that the Municipality undertook, and or is undertaking to provide clean water; the interventions therefore translate to the projects that are aimed at addressing:

  • Aging Infrastructure issues (leakages, overflows from reservoirs. etc, to avoid wastage and ensure that the clean water supply demand is met).
  • The capacity of the existing infrastructure issues (the need to meet existing and future demand).
  • The issue of the sufficiency of the available clean water supply (balancing demand versus supply).
  • The need to identify and provide future potential water sources (to augment clean water supply for future growing demand).

The interventions listed below highlight the projects that were implemented over the years to ensure consistent water supply to Makhanda residents, as well as ensuring that the current and future resources and infrastructure support the goal of supplying clean water to the Makhanda communities.

1. WORK DONE TO GUARANTEE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER.

The Municipality is in the process of responding to the water infrastructure challenges and therefore the development of a comprehensive Infrastructure Asset Management Plan has already commenced. Projects that will ensure increased water supply capacity to meet the demand have also commenced, as well as the development of a comprehensive Water Conservation and Water Demand Management Strategy.

​1.1 Water Conservation Demand Management Projects:

      1. Makana embarked on a water loss management study (meter audit and pressure control study), which has identified problem areas and solutions. The solutions include prioritization of new meters, replacement of old meters and billing system database cleansing.
      2. Water Conservation & Demand Management projects resulting in meter replacement; repairs to leaks; refurbishment of pumps; management of water supply.
      3. Capital funding was secured from the Department of Water Affairs for the bulk water supply (James Kleynhans) amounting to R150 million. The project is being implemented by Amatola Water Board and there is satisfactory progress on site. Upon completion, the project will increase James Kleynhans Water Treatment works capacity from 10ML to 20ML/day. A tender was awarded in December 2020 for the supply of 2 electric motors. The electric motors were delivered on the 25th of February 2021; and that boosted the number of standby motors at the JKWTW.
      4. The reservoir and water pipeline for ward 12 (Rhodes University and Monument) was constructed at a cost of R4.7 million;

The projects in the table below are currently at different stages of implementation:

Name of the project

Amount

% complete

Refurbishment of Riebeek East WTW

6 955 044

100%

Refurbishment of Jameson and Milner Dam

10 000 000

100%

Refurbishment of Alicedale WTW

10 147 495

100%

Purchase James Kleynhans Pump Set

1 220 000

100%

Fencing of Bothas Hill Reservoirs

1 301 739

100%

Feasibility Study of investigation of water supply to Makhanda West from James Kleinhans WTW

1 421 079

100%

Replacement of Asbestos pipes in water reticulation network in Grahamstown

4 007 617

Contractor appointed

Waainek Bulk Water Supply Refurbishment (Multi-year Project)

8 932 226

33%

Groundwater Development (Boreholes)

  1. 798 857

100%

2.. Water Crisis Disaster Management Projects:

      1. Water loss management through leak repairs (Mobisam), zone and domestic meter installation, in a bid to realise revenue enhancement.
      2. Repair or replacement; upgrading and expansion of telemetry system at reservoirs (Tantyi and Bothas Hill).
      3. Upgrading of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), computer system used for monitoring and control of infrastructure, (all, excluding Seven Fountains).
      4. Refurbishment and or replacement of pump sets and equipment (i.e. pumps, motors, electricity supply, inlet screen, valves, etc.) at pump stations; (new motor from ACTOM (motor no. 4) was procured, and the pump (Pumps No.3 and No.4) were refurbished at James Kleynhans Pump Station.
      5. Cleaned, refurbished and secured two reservoirs (Reservoir No.1 and Botha’s Hill).

3. SUPPORT BY MISA AND NATIONAL COGTA

MISA is providing technical support in terms of civil work on infrastructure and the electrical engineer is normally on site at the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works. MISA also provides funding for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Grahamstown CBD road, Somerset, Hill and New Road.

The support is also given to municipality on MIG Projects planning, implementation and monitoring processes as well as ensuring the development of response plan to service delivery challenges.

National Cogta has allocated MIG funding to deal with all the persistence service delivery challenges including Water and Sanitation.

15 March 2021 - NW634

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

Whether she has been informed that the George Municipality in the Western Cape had sold land to developers that was meant for middle-income housing; if not, why not; if so, what measures has she taken to prevent municipalities from disposing of land that could be used for low-cost housing?

Reply:

No, the Minister has not been informed that the George Municipality has sold land to developers that was meant for middle-income housing.

In terms of section 9(1)(b) of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013, the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform must monitor compliance with the development principles and norms and standards for the performance of land use management functions.

15 March 2021 - NW666

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsQUESTION

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, what is the (i) name of each firm, (ii) purpose, (iii) value and (iv) duration of each specified contract?

Reply:

(a) Yes, the Department of Cooperative Governance makes use of use of private security firms

(b) N/A

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

Wenzile Phaphama Security Services

Security Services for provision of 24/7 guarding services in five Departmental buildings.

R 33 769 546,72

3 years (1 June 2018-31 May 2021)

Delco Distributors

Provides rented security equipment such walkthrough metal detectors and X-ray machine in four Departmental buildings

R 385 825,20

12 months (1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021)

10 March 2021 - NW439

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What is the reason that the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality is supplying its residents with dirty water?

Reply:

According to the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, the water supply challenges currently experienced in Kimberley, emanate primarily from deterioration of raw water quality in the Vaal River. Due to upstream raw water contamination, the water had high turbidity levels, thus requiring of the municipality to invest additional effort and resources to strengthen production at the Riverton Water Treatment plant. This was to ensure acceptable quality levels of purified water into the system. This reduced the amount of water pumped to Kimberley by about 70%, and it became difficult to fill up reservoirs at Newton.

During the same period, the municipality experienced a massive pipe leak on the 965 pipeline, close to the R31. The leak was repaired on Tuesday 16 Feb 2021. While repairs were undertaken, pumping from Riverton to Newton plant was negatively impacted, resulting in levels dropping below the supply level.

While full production capacity has not been restored yet, it has improved greatly, with more water now reaching the reservoirs. The water tests have also demonstrated improved turbidity levels. The municipality has introduced scheduled water rationing, until full capacity of the reservoirs has been achieved.

08 March 2021 - NW504

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

(1)Whether any staff member in her department (a) performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work, outside normal working hours, in the past five financial years and (b) has been performing such work during the period 1 April 2014 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, in each case, how is it determined whether such work is being performed or not; if so, in each case, (i) what number of staff members and (ii) in what job or work categories are the specified staff members employed; (2) whether approval for such work was obtained in each case; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the policy of her department in this regard, (b) by whom are such applications considered and approved, (c) what number of contraventions of this policy were brought to the attention of the National Treasury in the past five financial years and (d) what steps have been taken against the transgressors?

Reply:

1 (a) Yes

(b) Yes

(b) (i)

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

0

2

6

15

6

13

7

(b) (ii)

 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

SMS

0

1

5

6

4

3

3

Levels 1-12

0

1

1

9

2

10

4

 

2.Yes.

a) An Employee must obtain prior approval to perform Other Remunerative Work and must not perform such work during official working hours and not use official equipment or state resources for such work.

b) The Executive Authority or the Director-General, depending on the salary level of the employee.

c) None

d) None, since there were no transgressions.

06 January 2021 - NW2374

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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 1552 on 2 December 2019, she (a) was able to obtain the information and (b) will furnish Mr M Waters with all the correspondence sent from her office requesting such information? Reference of the question PQ 1552: Published 15 November 2019 Mr Waters (DA) to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs: (1) What number of cable thefts did the City of Ekurhuleni experienced (a) in the (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18 and 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? NW2877E

Reply:

1. (a) 2016-2017 City of Ekurhuleni recorded 640 cable theft incidents.

(b) 2017-2018 City of Ekurhuleni recorded 601 cable theft incidents.

c) 2018-2019 City of Ekurhuleni recorded 627 cable theft incidents.

d) Since 1 April 2019 estimated theft incidents are in excess of 1000.

2. (a) See attached.  

b) See attached.

3. The insurance cover for cable theft is included in the first kilometre from the insured premises, and the insurance broker does require a case number.

The policy wording on transmission and distribution lines reads that all equipment and transmission lines other than those on or within one kilometre from the insured structure/premises are excluded from the cover.

06 January 2021 - NW2874

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) total number of traditional leaders receive any form of payment from the State, (b) is the provincial distribution of the specified traditional leaders and (c) total amount has the State paid to the traditional leaders over the past five financial years?

Reply:

The Honourable Member is advised that the question asked would require the collation of the latest information from provinces to ensure that a comprehensive response is provided. Accordingly, the Department of Traditional Affairs has written to its Provincial counterparts for them to furnish us with the requested information. The Honourable Member will be provided with the requested information once it has been availed by Provinces.

06 January 2021 - NW2875

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Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department has put any mechanism in place to monitor the performance of traditional leaders; if not, why not; if so, what consequences are there for traditional leaders who ignore their communities, but collect pay checks from the State?

Reply:

The Honourable Member is advised that the question asked would require the collation of the latest information from provinces to ensure that a comprehensive response is provided. Accordingly, the Department of Traditional Affairs has written to its Provincial counterparts for them to furnish us with the requested information. The Honourable Member will be provided with the requested information once it has been availed by Provinces.

06 November 2020 - NW2301

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

With reference to an overall decrease of 3% on the Traditional Affairs budget allocation in February this year and a further decrease of R2, 1 million, what has she found to be the reasons behind the specified further decrease?

Reply:

There was no overall decrease of 3% on the Traditional Affairs budget allocation in February this year. However, as part of the 2020 Special Adjustment, in June an amount of R3 million was suspended from the allocation of the Department. This was for purposes of supporting the COVID-19 macro-economic stimulus response.

End.

29 October 2020 - NW2404

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

What are the mechanisms that her department has put in place to ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni is supported and its capacity strengthened to manage and pay its water bill in full for each month since 1 July 2020? NW2998E

Reply:

The Provincial CoGTA Department together with Gauteng Provincial Treasury has already set up a Government Debt Management Committee. The objectives of the Committee are to fast-track payment of monies owed to Municipalities by National and Provincial Government Department. The committee meets on a quarterly basis and the National CoGTA plays an oversight. The Government Debt Management Committee comprises of at least:

  • Official representatives of all owing National and Provincial Departments
  • Debt Managers from Parastatals (Rand Water, Eskom, Prasa, Telkom and Transnet),
  • Revenue Managers from all Municipalities.

The Provincial CoGTA Department is planning to deploy revenue experts specifically within the City to assist the City to facilitate the integration of Revenue Enhancement and Debtor Management. Furthermore, the experts will develop Integrated Revenue enhancement and debtor Management and support its implementation. The Municipality is paying within 30 days as per the legislative definition of a current account.

END.

29 October 2020 - NW2402

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

How will she ensure that immediate measures are taken by her department to limit the use of consultant firms in compiling financial statements in municipalities in order to reduce unnecessary expenditure?

Reply:

Capacity gap is one of the root causes for use of consultants by municipalities. The Department is in the process of promulgating Municipal Staff Regulations, which set out uniform standards for staff members below the senior management level. The regulations includes amongst others:

    • Providing a governance framework for appointment of municipal employees with the necessary technical and professional skills;
    • Incorporates a competency framework occupational classes in local government that regulates minimum standards for recruitment, selection, appointment, performance management laying the basis for skills audit and skills development programmes.

In addition, the Department will roll out a training in 2020/21 financial year on the implementation of Municipal Staff Regulations.

While the Department focus on the governance and institutional matters that seeks to address capacity gap, the National Treasury provides measures and capacity building to municipalities on financial reporting including preparation of annual financial statements.

I THANK YOU.

12 October 2020 - NW1560

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

What actions will her department take to recover the R3 billion in irregular expenditure incurred by the O.R. Tambo District Municipality.

Reply:

Section 32(2) of the Municipal Finance Management Act outline the process of treating irregular expenditure, which requires the municipality to recover irregular expenditure from the person liable for that expenditure unless the expenditure certified by the municipal council, after investigation by a council committee, as irrecoverable and written off by the council.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Cogta issued a notice to invoke section 106 of the Municipal Systems Act on the 17 June 2020 to investigate allegations of irregular expenditure. The Department will collaborate with the Province to ensure that the municipality complies with section 32(2) of the Municipal Finance Management Act which requires investigation of irregular expenditure.

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12 October 2020 - NW1881

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she will introduce legislation to remove the powers of municipalities to grant permission to extend alcohol trading hours beyond national regulations and allow sales at school events, taking into consideration the lessons learnt during the pandemic that increasing alcohol trading hours increases alcohol-related harm; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

No, I will notintroduce legislation to remove the powers of municipalities to grant permission to extend alcohol trading hours beyond national regulations. The Minister is however aware of the Liquor Products Amendment Bill and the Liquor Amendment Bill [B10B-2016] but would not be able to provide the requested details as these draft piece of legislation does not fall within the policy or legislative mandate assigned to the Minister of COGTA. Accordingly, it is best if the question is directed at the Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition who is best placed to provide a response in terms of the draft Bill and the national liquor policy.

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12 October 2020 - NW1338

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

What measures has she taken to intervene in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality under section 139(7) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996, and/or any other empowering provision in respect of the (a) prolonged suspension of the municipal manager since September 2018, (b) failure of the municipal council to elect an executive mayor since December 2019 and (c) purported appointment of and/or assumption of office by a councillor in the position of an acting executive mayor?

Reply:

Section 139(7) of the Constitution was never invoked in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. In the 2018/19 financial year, the City experienced political challenges which resulted in the City Manager being suspended in October 2018 and the Mayor being removed from his position in December 2019. Based on the above challenges the National, Provincial COGTA, National Treasury and SALGA together with the Metro developed a Section154 support plan to ensure that the Metro remains functional so as to continue providing services to the communities. The support plan focused on service delivery, financial management, governance and service delivery.

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12 October 2020 - NW2098

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, prior to the amendment of the lockdown regulations promulgated on 20 April 2020, she relied on any (a) statutory, (b) regulatory and/or (c) other grounds on which the sale of cooked hot food was prohibited under Level 5 of the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(a) & (b) In the quest to contribute to protecting the public from the negative effects of Covid-19, the Minister relied on Section 27(2)(n) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002).

(c) The Minister, through the NATJOINTS structures obtained advice and a legal opinion on the matter. The principle of the matter was also consulted with Cabinet Ministers through the various structures. The regulations were subsequently amended to bring legal clarity on the matter with a view to contribute to limiting the frequency of peoples’ movement in order to contribute towards flattening the curve of infections.

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