2022-w3524 - 12 December 2022

Cilliers Brink to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 21 September 2022 on the state of a section 139(7) intervention in the Manguang Metropolitan Municipality, in which her department indicated that national and provincial government departments and other organs of state owe the specified municipality about R1,3 billion in arrears, (a) what are the relevant details of each of the national and provincial departments and organs of state that owe payments to the municipality for more than 30 days as at 1 September 2022, (b)(i) what total amount is owed by each of the specified departments and organs of state and (ii) for what period of time based on an age analysis, (c) which of the debts are disputed by the relevant departments and organs of state and (d) what measures has she and/or her department taken to ensure that the maximum payment of the specified arrear debts are made as soon as possible?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

a) National Public Works

Provincial Public Works

Schools

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Free State Development Corporation

b)(i) The total amounts owed by each of the specified departments and organs of state is as follows:

Details

Debt Owed

Provincial Public Works

R 995 917 877

National Public Works

R 263 568 751

Schools

R 609 614 723

National Department of Rural ...

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2022-w4551 - 12 December 2022

Christian Themba Msimang to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether she will furnish Prof C T Msimang with a skills audit report of employees of the uGu District Municipality who are skilled in (a) electrical infrastructure maintenance and (b) supply of electricity to local residents and businesses to meet the demand for free basic electricity; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

This information was obtained from the Ugu District Municipality (UDM). Accordingly, I have been advised as follows:

a) The Ugu District Municipality (UDM) does not supply electricity to residents and businesses. However, the UDM employs personnel skilled in electrical infrastructure maintenance for management of the electrical component of its water services infrastructure and general electrical maintenance within the municipality.

The qualifications, and years of ...

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2022-w3644 - 12 December 2022

Cilliers Brink to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)​Whether it is permitted for traditional leaders who are remunerated, including kings, chieftains and senior traditional leaders, to simultaneously serve as remunerated public servants; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) which specified remunerated traditional leaders are presently also appointed in remunerated positions in the Public Service?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

1. Traditional leaders who are remunerated are not permitted to simultaneously serve as remunerated public servants.

2. The Department of Traditional Affairs (DTA) does not have at its disposal, information on traditional leaders presently appointed in remunerated positions in the public service because such information is the competency of provincial departments of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

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2022-w3554 - 12 December 2022

Ignatius Michael Groenewald to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1083 on 8 April 2022, any steps were taken by her department to ensure that the 203 municipalities that did not have any infrastructure maintenance plans in place, will develop and implement such plans as a matter of priority; if not, why not; if so, what steps; (2) what total number of the 18 municipalities that only partially implemented their infrastructure maintenance plans have now fully implemented their plans; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

1. Yes, as at 1 July 2022, all Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) receiving municipalities were allowed and encouraged to utilise up to 5 per cent of their respective MIG allocations to fund activities related to the development of an Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (IAMP). Furthermore, municipalities that have non-compliance pre-directives or directives with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) may spend up to 10 ...

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2022-w4087 - 12 December 2022

Shirley Motshegoane Mokgotho to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

On what date will electricity be installed for residents of Extension 2 Boitekong in the Rustenburg Local Municipality?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

This information was obtained from the Rustenburg Local Municipality. Accordingly, I have been advised as follows:

All houses in formalised areas in Extension 2 Boitekong are electrified. The planned period for electricity provision to the new developments in Extension 2 Boitekong is during the 2024/25 financial year.

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2022-w4455 - 12 December 2022

Hlengiwe Octavia Mkhaliphi to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department keeps record of the total number and cost to municipalities of indigent households that are registered in databases for free basic services in each municipality; if not, why not; if so, what (a) was the total number of indigent households in each specified municipality and (b) total amount has each municipality spent on free basic services in the (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21 financial years?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

Yes, the Department keeps a record of the total number of indigent households and their cost to each municipality.

a) There is a total number of 3 580 006 indigent households for the 2019/20 financial year. There is no published data for the total number of indigent households for 2020/21 financial year, as the information is currently being consolidated. The breakdown per municipality is ...

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2022-w4035 - 12 December 2022

Eleanore Rochelle Jacquelene Spies to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department and/or any entity reporting to her have budgeted for (a) financial donations and/or (b) sponsorships in the (i) 2018-19, (ii) 2019-20, (iii) 2020-21 and (iv) 2021-22 financial years; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what total amount was (aa) budgeted and (bb) spent in each specified financial year?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

The Departments of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) and Traditional Affairs (DTA) alongside the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) have not budgeted for financial donations and/or sponsorships in the (i) 2018-19, (ii) 2019-20, (iii) 2020-21 and (iv) 2021-22 financial years.

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2022-w3837 - 12 December 2022

Eleanore Rochelle Jacquelene Spies to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to a presentation on the 2021-22 audit outcomes for the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, wherein the Auditor-General made the finding that payments were made in the 2018-19 financial year under the Community Works Programme to non-qualifying government employees due to ineffective internal controls for approving and processing payments, what total amount was paid to the non-qualifying government employees; (2) whether any steps have been taken to recover the irregular payments; if not, why not; if so, what (a) total amount has been recovered and (b) disciplinary action has been taken against government employees who irregularly benefited from the CWP?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

1. The total unconfirmed (maximum) amount of Community Works Programme (CWP) stipends paid to possible non-qualifying government employees for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020 was R6 300 997,00. This unconfirmed amount involves about 534 government employees in 62 national and provincial departments.

2. The  Director-General of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) in January 2022 wrote letters to the Directors-General ...

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2022-w4184 - 12 December 2022

Eleanore Rochelle Jacquelene Spies to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether the Community Work Programme has recorded any cases of sexual harassment against participants over the past five years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the relevant details and (b) action was taken against the perpetrators?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

No, there are no recorded cases of sexual harassment against participants over the past five years in the Community Works Programme which have been brought to my attention.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

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2022-w4442 - 12 December 2022

Cilliers Brink to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

With reference to a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 21 September 2022 on the state of a section 139(7) intervention in the Manguang Metropolitan Municipality, in which her department indicated that national and provincial government departments and other organs of state owe the specified municipality about R1,3 billion in arrears, (a) what are the relevant details of each of the national and provincial departments and organs of state that owe payments to the municipality for more than 30 days as at 1 September 2022, (b)(i) what total amount is owed by each of the specified departments and organs of state and (ii) for what period of time based on an age analysis, (c) which of the debts are disputed by the relevant departments and organs of state and (d) what measures has she and/or her department taken to ensure that the maximum payment of the specified arrear debts are made as soon as possible?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 12 Dec 2022

a) National Public Works

Provincial Public Works

Schools

National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Free State Development Corporation

b)(i) The total amounts owed by each of the specified departments and organs of state is as follows:

Details

Debt Owed

Provincial Public Works

R 995 917 877

National Public Works

R 263 568 751

Schools

R 609 614 723

National Department of Rural ...

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