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14 December Written Reply to Question 1566 - Whether her department organised or hosted an imbizo, seminar, conference or any other function since 1 January 2006
14 December Written Reply to Question 1526 - What was the route for each international flight undertaken by her since 11 May 2009, including the departing city, final destination and reason for the flight in each case
14 December Written Reply to Question 809 - Whether her department has any plans in place to test the quality of water for cholera of all perennial rivers flowing into the Kruger National Park
11 December Written Reply to Question 2300 - Whether she has reviewed her department's performance with regard to Public Service Commission report on the noncompliance with the Public Service regulation
20 November Written Reply to Question 2309 - Whether she has been informed of any funcionality problems at the Alicedale sewage treatment plant in the Makana Municipality
20 November Written Reply to Question 2308 - What measures were put in place to prevent the R18 million made available by her department to the Sunday River Valley Municipality for water supply in Paterson
20 November Written Reply to Question 2307 - Whether she has been informed of any functionality problems at the Somerse East sewage treatment plant in the Blue Crane Route Municipality
18 November Written Reply to NCOP Question 117 - Whether the Department has introduced any austerity measures to reduce its expenditure
18 November Written Reply to Question 1748 - Whether a moratorium has been placed on development in any municipalities, towns or cities as a result of current or anticipated water shortages
16 November Written Reply to NCOP Question 13 - Building of a dam in the lower Orange River at Vioolsdrif
16 November Written Reply to Question 113 - Wherher any new bulk water infrastructure is planned to accommodate the water consumption requirements of the eThekwini Municipality
16 November Written Reply to Question 129 - Wherher there are any plans to convert the Qedusizi Dam into a dual purpose flood attenuation and water storage dam
16 November Written Reply to Question 132 - Wherher her Director-General signed a performance contract with her
16 November Written Reply to Question 138 - Wherher all water service authorities have complied with and submitted water services development plans
16 November Written Reply to Question 172 - What is the ammount of surface water available each year
16 November Written Reply to Question 173 - What is the extent of the shortages of civil, mechanical and chemical engineers working in the water sector
16 November Written Reply to Question 791 - Wherher the Department has agreed to an allocation of water to be piped from the Glen Melville Dam
16 November Written Reply to Question 950 - How much water has been provded to emerging farmers in terms of the Water Allocation Reform framework
16 November Written Reply to Question 952 - Which service level contracts and tenders have been awarded to a certain company
16 November Written Reply to Question 974 - Which municipalities currently have a section 19(3) notice in terms of the National Water Act
16 November Written Reply to Question 1084 - Whether all water care works comply with the minimum requirements with regard to staff complement
16 November Written Reply to Question 1141 - What was the purpose of the luncheon in the restaurant of the Marks Building after the budget debate
16 November Written Reply to Question 1145 - Whether the Department uses temporary employment services and/or labour brokers
16 November Written Reply to Question 1177 - Whether the Deputy Minister or her department purchased a new vehicle on the Deputy Minister's appointment to office
16 November Written Reply to Question 1191 - Wherher the Department has been informed of partially treated water that is being discharged from the uMthatha sewage treatment plant
16 November Written Reply to Question 1313 - Wherher the Green Drop Report will be made public
16 November Written Reply to Question 1315 - Wherher the Department will apply black economic empowerment (BEE) criteria
16 November Written Reply to Question 1408 - Wherher the Department has taken any action to ensure that water management institutions comply with section 145 of the National Water Act
16 November Written Reply to Question 1410 - Wherher any failures to comply with directives issued in terms of section 19(3) have occured in the past year
16 November Written Reply to Question 1446 - What is the extent of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in each river
16 November Written Reply to Question 1527 - What are the risks of climate change to the water sector identified by her department
16 November Written Reply to Question 1528 - What are the names and locations of all mines operating without water licenses
16 November Written Reply to Question 1559 - Wherher the Department has approved the pumping of water from the old Union Tin Mine in Mookgopong
16 November Written Reply to Question 1900 - Wherher the Swartspruit in the Kempton Park area has been tested for pollution
16 November Written Reply to Question 1923 - Wherher the Minister has been informed of any functionality problems at the Lydenburg sewage treatment plant
16 November Written Reply to Question 1961 - Why do the Minister's standards for potable water differ from those required by the World Health Organisation
16 November Written Reply to Question 2078 - Wherher the national Department has issued the Ekhuruleni Metro Council any section 19(3) notices
13 November Written Reply to Question 2276 - Why, with reference to her replies to Question 1528 on 3 November 2009 and to Question 60 on 28 September 2009
13 November Written Reply to Question 2250 - What was the date of the comliance audit to ascertain compliance with the conditions of the respective water use licences
13 November Written Reply to Question 2222 - Whether a revised version of the National Water Resource Strategy will be published in January 2010
6 November Written Reply to Question 2157 - Whether the Director-General (DG) of the Department of Water Affairs has earned her full salary while she was on special leave
6 November Written Reply to Question 2156 - Whether, with reference to her reply to Question 303 on 18 September 2009, Water Licence operation in Bronkhorstspruit
6 November Written Reply to Question 2151 - Whether she will assist farmers with the high cost of removing alien vegetation from their land as a water-saving measure
6 November Written Reply to Question 2150 - With reference to her reply to Question 1082 on 18 September 2009
5 November Written Reply to Question 2149 - Whether the cost of purifying raw water for domestic use by water service authorities has or is expected to increase as a resulkt of the need to augment purification regimes
2 November Written Reply to Question 1990 - What total amount in respect of advertising has her department and all specified entities reporting to it budgeted for and spent in the 2008-09 financial year
16 November Written Reply to NCOP Question 5 - What was the total ammount allocated to the Lekoa Project
23 October Written Reply to Question 1877 - Whether she, her deputy minister, any specified officials and any other persons have been issued with a government of official credit card
23 October Written Reply to Question 1876 - In respect of each version of the 2008-09 annual report of her department and the annual reports of each statutory and other entity reporting to her department
23 October Written Reply to Question 1832 - Whether her department is planning to build any new dams in the next five years
23 October Written Reply to Question 1820 - Whether her department laid any criminal charges against any individuals or companies with regard to the pollution of any of the perennial river catchment areas running into the Kruger National Park
21 October Written Reply to Question 84 (64) - Whether an experienced limnologist is overseeing a certain project
16 October Written Reply to Question 1814 - Whether, in light of the fact that South Africa will face a water deficit of 1.7% by 2025
16 October Written Reply to Question 1813 - Whether the Government has developed any policies which are now ready for implementation regarding the handling, treatment and recycling of waste water generated by mines, industries and households
16 October Written Reply to Question 1766 - Whether the capacity of the Clanwilliam dam will be increased
16 October Written Reply to Question 1703 - Whether, sice her appointment in May 2009 any renovations or alterations were done at state owned and private residences of her
13 October Written Reply to Question 137 - Whether her department has stipulated as acceptable loss of water from irrigation canals
13 October Written Reply to Question 117 - Whether, in light of current recession and the consequent shortfallin state revenue, her department has introduced and y austerity measures to reduce its expenditure
12 October Oral Reply to Question 179 - Whether the national Department has issued the Ekurhuleni Metro Coucil any Section 19(3) notices in terms of terms of the National Water Act of 1998
9 October Written Reply to Question 1645 - Whether all offices and sites of her department and entities reporting to her adhere to the occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993
9 October Written Reply to Question 1636 - Whether her department developed and adopted a policy providing guidelines for the appointment of persons with criminal record
9 October Written Reply to Question 1550 - Which wastewater treatment works are operating without departmental authorisation
9 October Written Reply to Question 1549 - Whether the Artificial Recharge Strategy has been finalised
9 October Written Reply to Question 1528 - What are the names and locations of all mines operating without water licences
9 October Written Reply to Question 1527 - What are risk of climate change to the water sector identified by her department
25 September Written Reply to Question 1409 - What are the details of the illegal water users identified by her department
18 September Written Reply to Question 1365 - Whether the Somkhele Colliery in KwaZulu-natal has a valid water licence
7 September Written Reply to NCOP Question 33 - Whether there is a plan in place to assist with the backlog of water in the rural area of Umzimkhulu in KwaZulu-Natal
4 September Written Reply to Question 1082 - Wherher any plans are in place to ensure an adequate and sustainable supply of water
25 August Oral Reply to Question 46 - Wherher her deparment will implement a zero-tolerance approach to enforce compliance with water legislation
25 August Oral Reply to Question 35 - How much money is owed by municipalities to water boards
25 August Oral Reply to Question 34 - 150 yellowood trees that were poisoned in the area of Drakensberg Sun
14 August Written Reply to Question 808 - Wherher her deparment has been notified of the proposed construction of a mega silt dam
14 August Written Reply to Question 790 - Wherher her deparment has made funding available to the Albany Coast Water Board
14 August Written Reply to Question 755 - Investigation into the quality of water
21 July Written Reply to Question 564 - Whether her department makes use of private security firms
21 July Written Reply to Question 542 - Whether any function was organised to mark the occasion of the delivery of her budget vote in 2009
17 July Written Reply to Question 475 - Management systems, to ensure the required maintenance and upgrading of dams and other bulk water infrastructure
15 July Written Reply to Question 500 - Treaty on the Development and Utilisation of the Water Resources of the Komati River Basin
10 July Written Reply to Question 564 - Whether her department makes use of private security firms
10 July Written Reply to Question 324 - Whether our ground water resources are being monitored for nitrate levels
8 July Written Reply to Question 401 - Minister's vehicles
8 July Written Reply to Question 398 - Function to celebrate Minister's appointment
8 July Written Reply to Question 325 - Department of Water and Environmental Affairs' Learning Academy
8 July Written Reply to Question 299 - Risks of cyanobacteria in dams
3 July Written Reply to Question 420 - Established the volume of water needed
3 July Written Reply to Question 323 - All waste water treatment plants in South Africa
3 July Written Reply to Question 303 - Vuna Colliery outside Middleburg operating without a water licence
3 July Written Reply to Question 185 - Which dams are currently regarded in terms of the Dam Safety Rehabilitation Programme
30 June Written Reply to Question 264 - Studies to measure the effectiveness of the Working for Water programme in improving water availability
29 June Written Reply to Question 187 - Will the cost of purifying raw water for domestic use by water services authority increase
29 June Written Reply to Question 186 - Analysis of water samples taken from river water
29 June Written Reply to Question 5 - R3 million allocation to the Phumelela municipality for draught relief
28 June Written Reply to Question 1023 - Potable water form effluent
26 June Written Reply to Question 266 - Ecological reserves
26 June Written Reply to Question 119 - Safe drinking water
26 June Written Reply to Question 118 - Steps taken to prevent raw sewage from entering certain rivers
8 June Written Reply to Question 91 - Jozini Dam to supply uMkhanyakude District Municipality
8 June Written Reply to Question 63 - Harties Metsi a me Remediation Project
8 June Written Reply to Question 60 - Water Licences

 

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