NW428E - 14 March 2014

N J J van R Koornhof to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

(1) How many (a) permits were issued since 2009 to hunt rhinos and (b) rhinos were hunted in terms of the issued permits; (2) whether these hunters were monitored by her department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs on 1 Apr 2014

APPROVED/AMENDED MRS B E E MOLEWA, MP MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS DATE: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (For written reply) QUESTION NO. 374 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 6 of 2014 {NW428E} DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 March 2014 Mr N J J van R Koornhof (Cope) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs: (1) How many (a) permits were issued since 2009 to ...

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NW422E - 14 March 2014

Constance Ntombikayise Zerish Zikalala to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

Whether she intends to amend existing legislation in order to define the term canned lion hunting as there is currently no definition for it in South African legislation?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs on 27 Mar 2014

APPROVED/AMENDED MRS B E E MOLEWA, MP MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS DATE: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (For written reply) QUESTION NO. 368 INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO. 6 of 2014 {NW422E} DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14 March 2014 Mrs C N Z Zikalala (IFP) to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs: Whether she intends to amend an existing legislation in order to define ...

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NW360E - 07 March 2014

Beryl Delores Ferguson to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

Whether she or her department is aware that the community of Ehashahasheni informal settlement in Ekurhuleni on the East Rand of Johannesburg, (a) share two taps and (b) are forced to travel long distance to fetch water; if not, what is the position of her department in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

NW345E - 07 March 2014

Kevin John Mileham to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

(1) Whether the municipal water supply and/or reticulation in Ndlambe Municipality is regularly tested according to international norms and standards for potable water; if so, what are the results for each test conducted in the past 6 months; (2) whether the results meet the specified norms and standards; if not, why not; (3) what steps are taken by her department to rectify a situation in which a municipal water supply and/or reticulation is contaminated with (a) E.coli and (b) faecal coliforms; (4) whether such steps were taken in the specified municipality; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether the 2012-13 Green Drop Report has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, when will it be released?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs on 1 Apr 2014

1) Yes, the water supply at Ndlambe municipality is tested on a regular basis. However drinking water is tested according to the SANS 241:2005/2011 and these standards are internationally recognised. The presence of microbiological indicators provides information on treatment efficiency. Therefore, a public water system for drinking water is required as a minimum to monitor for microbiological determinants. (2) Yes, based on ...

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NW272E - 28 February 2014

Francoise Adrianus Rodgers to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

(1) What is the (a) current storage capacity and (b) average level of the Chelmsford Dam in Newcastle; (2) in respect of the specified dam in the past 12 months, (a) what were the extraction requirements, (b) which other entities utilised the specified dam as a water source and (c) what has been the average monthly extraction of these entities; (3) (a) what is the maximum purification capacity of treatment plants supplying the Newcastle Municipality and (b) what (i) was the demand on these plants and (ii) breakdown can be given of water sales per volume by the specified municipality in the past 12 months; (4) whether the specified municipality has made any applications to her department for an additional dam; if so, (a) has there been any additional water licence application, (b) have any environmental impact assessments been undertaken and (c) what are the full details of the proposed project?

NW296E - 28 February 2014

Beryl Delores Ferguson to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

(1) Whether she is aware that illegal rhino poaching escalated in 2008 and reached the highest rate in 2011; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether she or her department intends to commission an investigation into the causes of the escalation of illegal rhino poaching; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

NW291E - 28 February 2014

Constance Ntombikayise Zerish Zikalala to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

Whether, with reference to her reply to question 123 on 1 March 2010 (details furnished), she will now consider banning the export of lion bones, skeletons and carcasses, owing to the negative impact that this trade is having on the world’s few remaining wild tigers, as these lion bones are being passed off as tiger bone cake and tiger wine, thereby fuelling and sustaining the demand for products containing wild tiger bones; if not, why not, given the evidence (details furnished); if so, what steps will she take?

NW282E - 28 February 2014

Mireille Mary Wenger to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

(1) Whether she could provide information on the state of the Hartbeespoort Dam; (2) what are the results of the latest analysis of the quality of water supplied to Madibeng?

NW280E - 28 February 2014

Francoise Adrianus Rodgers to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

(1) With reference to the Victoria West Dam, (a) what is the (i) storage capacity, (ii) current water level and (iii) purpose of the specified dam and (b) who is responsible for the maintenance of this dam; (2) whether her department has received any complaints regarding the current state of the specified dam; if so, (a) what investigation has been undertaken and (b) what steps will she take to rectify the situation?

NW281E - 28 February 2014

Mireille Mary Wenger to ask the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

(1) What was the year-on-year cost to SA National Parks for the Avis tender from (a) 2003 to 2008 and (b) 2008 to 2013; (2) has this tender been extended for a further three years; if so, (a) why and (b) what was the urgent reason for not going out to tender again?
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