Committee Report on Committee Programme: adoption
23 Jun 2004
A Member asked if the Sitebeng Water Board got money from the government and was thus accountable. The Chair noted that as public entities, the Water Boards were accountable even if they did not get money from the government Mr Phala (ANC) recalled that the Sitebeng Water Board was related ...
Department Budget: hearings
2 Jun 2004
Mr Phala (ANC) asked how the Water Caucus would allocate funds to its affiliates if they were given money. He said that he knows the Mvula Trust and the work they do. He asked if they were getting money from other institutions.
Election of Chairperson & Adoption of Draft Committee Programme
12 May 2004
Mr Phala (ANC) asked that consideration be given to transport arrangements for members after late meetings, as some would have problems getting home. The Chair agreed that this would be dealt with.
Drought Report: Department briefing
4 Feb 2004
Mr Phala (ANC) noted that the drought had been going on for two or three years, and asked about the impact of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. He also asked about monitoring by the Department, noting the situations where people were having to use the same water as animals.
Umgeni Water Board: briefing
11 Jun 2003
Mr. Phala (ANC) noted that NEHAWU's allegations on corruption date back to 1992 a time, which the new board was not in office and wondered why they should be held responsible.
Water Research Commission: briefing
28 May 2003
Mr. Phala (ANC) asked which department WRC fell under as he had not heard of them before. He also asked about how to deal with leakages and dry bore holes.
National Water Resource Strategy: briefing
23 Oct 2002
Mr. Phala (ANC) asked if there was any strategy to purify seawater. Mr Parker said that it was too expensive to purify seawater.
National Forest and Fire Laws Amendment Bill: Briefing
13 Jun 2001
Mr Phala (ANC) had a concern that some of the municipalities do not have the necessary resources, for example, the rural municipalities.
Committee Programme 2001
14 Mar 2001
Mr Phala (ANC) asked how Committee members would participate in the events.
Proposed Contact Regulations required by the Water Services Act
13 Sep 2000
Mr Phala (ANC) stated that Ms Love had allayed a lot of his fears about privatisation. He asked for more information on the workshops in the provinces.
Agreement South Africa: briefing
14 Jun 2000
Mr Knoetze responded that Agrement did not have the funds available to target the entire population at once. It was decided that they would focus first on decision-makers and then once that had been completed move into the public realm. The provinces will be directly involved, answering a question placed ...