2021-w1049 - 17 June 2021

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she will provide Ms E L Powell with the (a) tax invoices and (b) signed proof of delivery of items as procured by her department from certain service providers (names and details furnished) during the period 1 March to 1 October 2020; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 17 Jun 2021

The Honourable Member is well aware that the document titled “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly”, prohibits Members of Parliament, including the Executive, from providing names in parliamentary questions and responses to questions. The document referred to states that:

Questions are to be framed as concisely as possible. All unnecessary adjectives, references and quotations are omitted. Names of persons, ...

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2021-w1517 - 17 June 2021

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether (a) the Msunduzi Local Municipality, (b) the Kwa-Zulu Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements and/or (c) her department have any plans to (i) formalise, (ii) undertake an upgrading of informal settlement programme and (iii) provide relief to the residents of Jika Joe Informal Settlement in Ward 33 of the Msunduzi Local Municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 17 Jun 2021

(i) Honourable Member, the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements and Msunduzi Local Municipality confirmed that plans are afoot to formalise the Jika Joe informal settlements.

(ii) I have been informed that the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements will undertake an upgrading of informal settlement programme within Msudunzi Local Municipality, which will include the Jika Joe informal settlement. The Municipality has ...

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2021-w1554 - 17 June 2021

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether the residents of Jika Joe Informal Settlement will benefit from the council rental units (CRU) that are currently under construction in Ward 33, in Msunduzi, which will be known as Tathum Mews CRU’s; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) how will the allocation of the Tathum Mews CRU’s in Ward 33 be managed, (b) what are the rental costs for each CRU at Tathum Mews and (c) by what date will (i) such allocations and (ii) rental agreements be concluded; (3) whether the beneficiary list for persons qualifying for council rental assistance from the Msunduzi Local Municipality in respect of Tathum Mews has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, will she furnish Ms E L Powell with the beneficiary list?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 17 Jun 2021

(1) Honourable Member, I have been informed that the residents of Jika Joe Informal Settlements will benefit from the rental units under construction in Msunduzi Local Municipality. They are the primary beneficiaries of the new development as per the target market of the CRU Policy. The project is still in the first phase of construction.

(2) (a) The process of allocation has commenced per ...

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2021-w1613 - 14 June 2021

Sibongiseni Ngcobo to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether her department has put any measures in place to assist the Harry Gwala District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal to resolve its water supply issues; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the measures?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 14 Jun 2021

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is providing financial support to the Harry Gwala District Municipality in order to address water supply challenges. The support provided through the Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG) and Water Services Infrastructure Grant (WSIG) is as indicated below:

a) The DWS is funding the implementation of the Greater Bulwer Bulk Water Project through RBIG. The project will supply ...

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2021-w1346 - 14 June 2021

Eleanore Rochelle Jacquelene Spies to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she has been informed that the waste water treatment plant in the Naledi Local Municipality in the North West has broken down to such an extent that it is leading to the pollution of natural and/or bulk water sources and constitutes a health risk to the local community; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what steps has she taken to compel the responsible water provider to take urgent steps to comply with its licence conditions?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 14 Jun 2021

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), as the water sector leader is required to ensure compliance with minimum water quality norms and standards as well as the efficient use of water in its pursuit to strengthen the regulation of the water sector. However, the maintenance of Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) is the responsibility of Water Service Authorities (municipalities) and DWS plays a ...

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2021-w1403 - 14 June 2021

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether the (a) Kwa-Zulu Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements and (b) Msunduzi Local Municipality have (i) received and/or (ii) been allocated and/or (iii) spent any emergency funding from the Human Settlements Development Grant for the purposes of emergency relief for the victims of fire which occurred during the National State of Disaster at the Jika Joe Informal Settlement; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (aa) what amount has been spent and (bb) for what purposes?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 14 Jun 2021

According to information received from the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements and Msunduzi Local Municipality;

(i) & (ii) The HSDG funding has been received and allocated

(iii) In the aftermath of a fire that broke out in the Jika Joe Informal Settlement, the Msunduzi Local Municipality requested the assistance of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Human Settlements to appoint a service provider to ...

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2021-w1540 - 14 June 2021

Pebane George Moteka to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

What (a) has she found to be the reason that De Hoop Dam in Limpopo is unable to provide the communities around it with water, as was initially planned, (b) faults were made in the construction of the specified dam and (c) steps have been taken by her department to correct those faults, and hold the persons responsible to account?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 14 Jun 2021

(a) The construction of the De Hoop Dam, Phase 2A, is complete and the dam is currently operational. With regard to Phase 2C, a steel pipeline from the De Hoop Dam to Steelpoort was completed and is also operational. The dam currently delivers raw water to Sekhukhune District Municipality through the water treatment plant at Ga-Malekana (Steel Bridge) and Steelpoort. It is the responsibility ...

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2021-w1048 - 14 June 2021

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with all responses received by her department to the (a) requests for quotation and/or (b) tender adverts for personal protective equipment ultimately awarded to certain suppliers (names and details furnished) during the period 1 March to 1 October 2020; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 14 Jun 2021

I wish to indicate to the Honourable Member that the names of contractors or service providers involved in the provision of the services indicated in the reply have been concealed because the document titled “Guide to Parliamentary Questions in the National Assembly” prohibits Members of Parliament, including the Executive, from providing names of individuals or companies in parliamentary questions. The document referred to ...

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2021-w1216 - 03 June 2021

Emma Louise Powell to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)What total number of fidelity fund certificates were issued by the Estate Agency Affairs Board between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 in each month; (2) what total number of incoming calls were (a) picked up by the automated welcome voice message, (b) answered by staff members and (c) disconnected without being answered at each of the Estate Agency Affairs Board offices nationwide between 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 in each (i) location and (ii) month; (3) what is the (a) status and (b) outcome of the investigation she instituted with regard to her Parliamentary Question Reply 1213 on 24 December 2019?

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 3 Jun 2021

(1) The information requested was provided in my reply to question 1154 attached.

(2) The details requested by the Honourable Member are as follows

2(a) Number of calls picked up by the automated welcome voice message

2(a)(i) Location

2(a)(ii) Month

2(b) Number of calls answered by staff members

2(b)(i) Location

2(b)(ii) Month

19 984

Sandton

January 2020

11 684

Sandton

January 2020

19 306 ...

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2021-w1353 - 03 June 2021

Chantel King to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(1)With reference to her reply to question 2193 on 18 December 2020, (a) what total number of housing projects was delivered in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in 2020 and (b) in which geographical areas will houses be delivered in (i) 2021, (ii) 2022 and (iii) 2023 in the specified municipality; (2) whether housing blue cards are considered for housing allocation in the municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1549E

Reply from the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 3 Jun 2021

(1) According to the data on the Housing Subsidy System (HSS) captured by the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements, twelve projects were delivered with 189 serviced sites and 510 housing units completed for the period between 01 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

(i) The assessed and approved Eastern Cape Human Settlements Development Grant (HSDG) Business Plan for the period 2021/22 financial ...

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