2022-w2406 - 27 July 2022

Cheryl Phillips to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a)(i) total number of water use licenses applications for chrome wash plants in the Bojanala Platinum District have been received since 2016 and (ii) have not yet been processed, (b) are the names of the (i) individuals and (ii) companies who applied for the licenses and (c) is the identified location of the wash plants in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 27 Jul 2022

a) Since 2016 the Department received four (4) water use licenses applications for chrome wash plants in the Bojanala Platinum District. Currently there are no applications that are yet to be finalised for chrome wash plants in the Bojanala Platinum District.

b) Please refer to the table below:

No

Name of Applicant

Property Details

Region

Application Date

1

Glencore Operations South Africa(PTY)LTD Glencore Chrome ...

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2022-w2407 - 27 July 2022

Cheryl Phillips to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What (i) total number of use licenses applications for chrome wash plants were rejected since 2016, (ii) are the names of the (aa) individuals and (bb) companies who applied for the licenses and (b) where were the wash plants going to be located?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 27 Jul 2022

a) Based on our database there is one (1) water use licence application for chrome wash plant that was withdrawn by the applicant since 2016.

b) The details are indicated below:

No

Name of Applicant

Property Details

Region

Date of withdrawal

1

Glencore Operations South Africa (PTY) LTD Glencore Chrome Plant

Portion 3 of Land Parcel 462 of the Major Region JQ

NW

2021/10/25 ...

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2022-w1524 - 27 July 2022

Sbuyiselwe Angela Buthelezi to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a) areas has his department identified nationally, as being the most (i) affected by the water crisis and (ii) likely to have major water and sanitation issues and (b) plans does his department have in place to prevent day zero?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 27 Jul 2022

a) Areas experiencing water shortages are mostly rural areas in the provinces of the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, KwaZulu Natal, Free State and the Northern Cape. In addition, 32% households in South Africa do not have access to a reliable services due to dilapidated infrastructure as well as lack of proper operations and maintenance of existing infrastructure which results in disruptions and shortage ...

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2022-w2424 - 27 July 2022

Thokozani Makhosonke Langa to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

On what date is it envisaged that his department will assist with providing an adequate water supply to the residents of Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal, whom have been without water since the floods?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 27 Jul 2022

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) established a WAR room to assist the Ethekwini Metro Municipality to manage the impacts of the floods on water services provision, on 15 April 2022. Officials of the DWS are members of the WAR room and are monitoring interventions to ensure water services are restored and alternative water supplies provided.

The Ethekwini Metro has appointed a contractor ...

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2022-w2405 - 27 July 2022

Cheryl Phillips to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What (a) number of water use licenses have been issued to existing chrome wash plants in the Bojanala Platinum District since 1 January 2011, (b) are the names of the (i) individuals and (ii) companies who hold the licenses and (c) is the location of each of the wash plants?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 27 Jul 2022

a) There are 7 Water Use Licences issued to existing chrome wash plants in the Bojanala Platinum District since 1 January 2011.

b) The list below indicates the details of the applicants.

No

Name of Applicant

Property Details

Region

Date of Issuance

1

Rustenburg Platinum Mine: Amandelbult Fine Chrome Recovery Plant

Land Parcel 383 of the Major Region KQ

NW

2022/03/26

2

Elgagen (Pty) ...

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2022-w2171 - 19 July 2022

Nicholas George Myburgh to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether he has been informed that raw sewerage is still flowing into the Vanderkloof Dam on a daily basis as a result of the failure of the Renosterberg Local Municipality to render basic services, including a functioning wastewater treatment facility; if not, why not; if so, what are the reasons that he has not taken any steps to address the situation. (2) whether (a) the specified local municipality, (b) the Northern Cape Provincial Government and/or (c) any other person and/or entity has approached him and/or his department to intervene; if not, what is the position in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case. (3) whether his department will intervene to avert the looming human disaster of untreated sewerage flowing into the second largest dam in the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) steps his department will take and (b) timelines in this regard?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 19 Jul 2022

1. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is aware that there is still sewage flowing into the Vanderkloof Dam.

An initial investigation conducted by DWS into the Vanderkloof Wastewater Treatment Plant on 20 June 2018 and 13 September 2018 indicated the following:

  • There was no operations and maintenance plan for the works.
  • There was no security personnel and no protective personal equipment and ...
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2022-w2232 - 15 July 2022

Babalwa Mathulelwa to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

On what date is it envisaged that the residents of Umvoti Ward 13, who are drinking water with cattle from the river and relying on rain water, with no proper sanitation structures in place since 1994, will be provided with clean water services?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 15 Jul 2022

The Department of Water and Sanitation engaged the Mvoti Local Municipality regarding the provision of water and sanitation services to the residents of Umvoti in Ward 13. The municipality reported the following:

  • A total of 1 603 households, 44% of them are served with water from the Mbuba stand-alone water scheme.
  • Water is pumped from the production borehole to supply the 700 households.
  • The ...
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2022-w2335 - 15 July 2022

Ignatius Michael Groenewald to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)Whether, with reference to his department’s statement in its report to the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on 6 June 2022, that all municipalities whose waste water plants are in a critical condition of dysfunction were instructed to submit turnaround plans within 60 days after the publication of the Green Drop Report, he will indicate the total number of municipalities that were instructed to submit turnaround plans; if not, why not; if so, what total number of municipalities (a) did comply and/or (b) did not comply with the specified instruction; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 15 Jul 2022

1.  A total of 90 Water Service Authorities responsible for 334 wastewater collection and treatment systems that achieved less than 30% during the Department’s Green Drop Assessment were issued with non-compliance letters and instructed to prepare and submit corrective action plans as highlighted in the Green Drop 2022 Report.

a) Six (6) of the Water Services Authorities have complied and submitted action plans which ...

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2022-w2321 - 15 July 2022

Shirley Motshegoane Mokgotho to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

On what date is it envisaged that sufficient bulk water and sanitation will be provided to residents of Matlapeng in the Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality, who currently receive their water from trucks which deliver water once every three weeks?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 15 Jul 2022

The Tlapeng village is currently receiving water supply through tankering and three (3) existing boreholes. The existing boreholes are unable to cater for the demand in the village. The boreholes discharge an average of 2l/s instead 3.5 l/s which is needed to meet the current demand of approximately 2900 people being serviced at RDP standards.

To address the challenge of water provision and meet ...

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2022-w1835 - 15 June 2022

Thembi Portia Msane to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

By what date will his department (a) fix the boreholes in Ward 23 and 27 in Giyani and/or (b) assist the Greater Giyani Local Municipality to ensure that people living in the specified wards have access to water?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 15 Jun 2022

a) The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) together with the Mopani District Municipality are in the process of implementing a number of interventions to ensure that communities living in the Greater Giyani Local Municipality have access to water. The projects entail refurbishment of Giyani water treatment works required to treat surface water from the Nsami Dam and to convey adequate and sustainable potable ...

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