2019-w1725 - 18 December 2019

Mohammed Haniff Hoosen to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(a) How many properties under the custodianship of her department were sold to a certain company (name furnished) since 2006 and (b) what is the (i) extent, (ii) size, (iii) selling price and (iv) intended purpose of the sale in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 18 Dec 2019

a) The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has never sold any properties to the company called Woodglaze PTY LTD.

b) (i)(ii)(iii)(iv) Not applicable.

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2019-w1608 - 02 December 2019

Ashor Nick Sarupen to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 2 Dec 2019

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

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2019-w1454 - 02 December 2019

Wouter Wynand Wessels to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 2 Dec 2019

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

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2019-w1461 - 02 December 2019

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 2 Dec 2019

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

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2019-w1527 - 02 December 2019

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 2 Dec 2019

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

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2019-w1504 - 02 December 2019

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

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

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 2 Dec 2019

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

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2019-w1502 - 02 December 2019

Petrus Johannes Groenewald to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 2 Dec 2019

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

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2019-w1403 - 02 December 2019

Michéle Odette Clarke to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 2 Dec 2019

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

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

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

(c) Two options were given. One option recommends that the tower be refurbished at ...

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2019-w1404 - 02 December 2019

Michéle Odette Clarke to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 2 Dec 2019

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

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

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2019-w1481 - 02 December 2019

Veronica Van Dyk to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 2 Dec 2019

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

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