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14 December Written Reply to Question 3556 - How many applications for information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by DWA
14 December Written Reply to Question 3547 - What are the results of analysed water samples that were taken from the Swartkops River in the Easter Cape
14 December Written Reply to Question 3458 - How many employees of her departments and any entities reporting to her departments who are on level 11 salary scale and above have been suspended
14 December Written Reply to Question 3432 - What is the status of the effluent discharge from the Balfour waste water treatment works
14 December Written Reply to Question 3426 - Whether the Mhlatuze Water Board purchased any tickets for thr 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup tournament
14 December Written Reply to Question 3425 - When was the Mhlatuze Water Board dissolved, who decided that the Board should be dissolved
14 December Written Reply to Question 3424 - What are the impacts on water resources from mining operations that use hydraulic fracking
14 December Written Reply to Question 3423 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1276 on 20 May 2010, the water use authorization granted to Mr L Fourie is still valid
14 December Written Reply to Question 3410 - Whether a certain mining group (Muhanga Mines) has applied for a water use licence for their proposed mine
14 December Written Reply to Question 3409 - What were the reasons for dismissing Annatjie Moolman from the Water Research Commision
December Written Reply to Question 3406 - Whether she will consider research by certain researchers on the link between neurotoxins generated by cyanobacteria etc.
14 December Written Reply to Question 3346 - Since her reply to question 2331 on 14 September 2010 and as at the latest specified date for which information is available, what is the total amount of money owed by municipalities to all water boards
14 December Written Reply to Question 3306 - Whether her department issued a water use licence to a certain company for their project
14 December Written Reply to Question 3305 - Whether any pre-notices, directives or criminal charges have been brought against the Kopanong Municipality for transgressing the NWA Act 36 of 1998
14 December Written Reply to Question 3300 - What was the general water quality status by Rand Water, of the sample point at the Standerton sewage works
14 December Written Reply to Question 3266 - What was her department's goal for thr 2010/11 financial year with regard to providing potable water to citizens
14 December Written Reply to Question 3056 - Whether her department has been informed of any incidents of spillage from sewage settlement dams into the Armenia Dam
14 December Written Reply to Question 3025 - Whether any Section 19(3) notices were issued to the Ekurhuleni Metro
14 December Written Reply to Question 2974 - Whether her department is assisted by organisations or companies that research sophisticated technologies to treat the effects of increasing pollution
14 December Written Reply to Question 2904 - Whether with reference to her reply to question 2672 on 4 Octber 2010, the Department of Water Affairs has taken any action
14 December Written Reply to Question 2870 - Whether polluted catchment areas affect the value of real estate adjacent to these areas
14 December Written Reply to Question 2853 - Whether her department has made use of any consultants since the 2004/05 financial year
14 December Written Reply to Question 2433 - Whether there has been routine dumping of radioactive waste into the Crocodile River over decades
14 December Written Reply to Question 508 - Whether, with reference to her department's 2009/10 Annual Report, she has undertaken to ensure that the systems of internal control were effective
14 December Written Reply to Question 408 - Whether she has been informed of the water backlogs caused by the poor state of condition of the Umzimkhule and Kokstad Water Purification Plants
14 December Written Reply to Question 407 - How will her department sustain the projects and communities that are currently dependant on the Wolwedans Dam
14 December Written Reply to Question 378 - Whether it is a priority of the Government to ensure that the maintenance of infrastructure is carried out timeously and efficiently
08 December Written Reply to Question 3214 - What is the total cost and number of copies of each annual report and report on strategic plans
30 November Written Reply to Question 506 - Whether she will provide a detailed report with regard to the land claims that have not been paid out to claimants
26 November Written Reply to Question 506 - Whether she will provide a detailed report with regard to the land claims that have not been paid out to claimants
19 November Written Reply to Question 498 - Whether, with reference to the 2009-10 Annual Report, her department has served the accounting officer with a final written warning for failing to implement and enforce controls to prevent the occurrence of irregular expenditures
12 November Written Reply to Question 3301 - Whether any pre-notices, directives and criminal charges have been laid against the Kungwini Municipality
5 November Written Reply to Question 3182 - At the start of the 2010-11 financial year, what was her department's goal with regard to providing potable water to citizens who had previously been without access to potable water
5 November Written Reply to Question 3181 - Whether the Green Drop System (GDS) website is operational
29 October Written Reply to Question 3074 - What are the names and designations of all staff at middle and senior management level in the Mhlatuze Water Board who were suspended since 1 June 2009 or are currently suspended
29 October Written Reply to Question 3054 - Whether, with reference to her reply to oral question 184 on 15 September 2010, the team of experts has concluded its study as mandated by the Interministerial Committee on Acid Mine Drainage
29 October Written Reply to Question 3024 - Whether, with reference to the contamination of the wetlands in Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, which is resulting in birds dying, any test for pollution have been conducted
22 October Written Reply to Question 2930 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 387 on 10 March 2010, the water monitoring results are being released regularly
22 October Written Reply to Question 2905 - Whether a notice of intention to issue a directive has been issued to Ngwathe Local Municipality since her reply to question 2741 on 5 October 2010
22 October Written Reply to Question 2901 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1695 on 24 June 2010, any progress has been made with the implementation of a policy to eliminate or reduce phosphorus in detergents
18 October Written Reply to Question 2869 - Whether she has been informed that the capital costs for waste water treatment facilities is higher that the capital cost for a modern water purification plant
15 October Written Reply to Question 2871 - Whether she has been informed that the water treatment plant at Brits is failing and that the local community has to buy bottled water due to the unclean and poor water quality
15 October Written Reply to Question 2850 - Whether her department has issued any print, radio or television advertisements for the Woman in Water Awards
15 October Written Reply to Question 2828 - Whether the towns of Mtubatuba and St Lucia in KwaZulu-natal have been experiencing any problems with shortage of supply of potable water
15 October Written Reply to Question 2827 - Wheteher there is a review under way of the South African National Standard, 241 (Sans) drinking water and any (i) policy or (ii) intentions by the department to weaken the provisions of national drinking water standards
23 September Written Reply to Question 2749 - When does she anticipate the release of the next Green Drop report to the public
23 September Written Reply to Question 2748 - With reference to her reply to question 1825 on 14 June 2010, what is the total amount of money owed to her department by each local municipality
23 September Written Reply to Question 2745 - Whether the Bethal Waste Water Treatment Works in the Govan Mbeki local municipality is experiencing any problems in its operations
23 September Written Reply to Question 2743 - Whether the Tweespruit Waste Water Treatment Works has a licence to operate
23 September Written Reply to Question 2741 - Whether any pre-directive, directive or criminal charge has been laid against the Ngwathe Municipality in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998
17 September Written Reply to Question 2671 - How many staff members in the Department of Water Affairs are assigned exclusively to compliance and enforcement and to a combination of compliance and enforcement and what is the breakdown of these staff numbers
17 September Written Reply to Question 2659 - With reference to her reply to question 2062 on 30 August 2010, why is the total amount allocated to projects in the provinces and SA National Parks less than half of the budget for the 2010-11 financial year
17 September Written Reply to Question 2658 - With reference to her reply to question 2135 on 3 September 2010, when was the last time that a certain person cosulted on the Hartebeespoort Dam remediation project
17 September Written Reply to Question 2636 - Whether her department has established any link between rising acid mine water in the basins of gauteng and seismic activity in the region
17 September Written Reply to Question 2635 - Whether the 18-month timeline from initiation to completion of the Witwatersrand underground mine water project takes into account the urgency of the growing threat that acid mine drainage poses in the affected basins
13 September Written Reply to Question 2560 - What is the water usage of the tree species considered as alien invasive species and targeted for eradication by the Working for Water programme
13 September Written Reply to Question 2559 - Whether her department has received a request for drought disaster relief funding from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality during the period 1 September 2009
13 September Written Reply to Question 2558 - Why has compulsory water use licensing in terms of section 43 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, in four catchments become necessary for each specified catchment
13 September Written Reply to Question 2550 - Whether her department has supported or initiated any geographical surveys to determine the rate at which groundwater resources are being depleted with a view to ensuring sustainability
13 September Written Reply to Question 2533 - Whether she has launched an investigation into the widely reported concerns pertaining to (a) the increasing volume of acid mine drainage
7 September Oral Reply to Question 185 - How many water use license applications are currently being processed and what is the breakdown of each sector of water users
7 September Oral Reply to Question 184 - What is the current status of acid mine drainage in the western, eastern and central basins
3 September  Written Reply to Question 2484 - Wheteher the Green Scorpions and Blue Scorpions have taken any action against a certain mine outside Ermelo owned by a certain company
3 September  Written Reply to Question 2469 - Whether she has investigated the flow of sewage and/or polluted water that is entering the Indian Ocean at the mouth of the Nahoon River
3 September  Written Reply to Question 2468 - Whether any powers and duties have been delegated to the Inkomati Catchment Management Agency in terms of Schedule 3 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998
3 September  Written Reply to Question 2457 - What is the nature of the planned rehabilitation and refurbishment projects that are being undertaken by her department at all dams in KwaZulu-Natal in the 2010-11 financial year
3 September  Written Reply to Question 2434 - Whether the water of the Rietvlei Dam, which spills over into the Hartebeespoort Dam, is polluted with toxic waste, pesticides and heavy metals
3 September  Written Reply to Question 332 - Whether she has been informed that the water samples that were at three different sites in Aberdeen on 21 June 2010 fall under Class II of the Chemical Determinant Scale
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2421 - Whether her department and any of its entities has signed any contractual agreements with General Nyanda Security Advisory (GNS) in the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10 or 2010-11 financial years
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2390 - Whether the Homevale Waste Water Treatment Works in Kimberley has had any directives issued against it in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2389 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2087 on 18 August 2010, she has been informed of spollages of untreated or partially treated sewage from the Mbango Waste Water Treatment Works in Ugu Municipality
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2387 - Whether certain mining companies which are operating in the Delmas area have water licences
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2355 - With reference to irrigation water allocation, what criteria are applied when assessing applications for water use
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2354 - With reference to project Letsema, how many water use licence or authorisation applications were still outstanding as at 31 July 2010
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2353 - Whether the new interdepartmental team of senior executives of her department and of the Department of Mineral Resources to consider the problem of the impact of mining on water resources in the Witwatersrand area
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2331 - With reference to her reply to question 809 on 1 April 2010, What is the toatal amount of money owed by municipalities to all water boards
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2314 - Whether the acting director of Water Affairs in the North West province described the water of the hartebeespoort Dam as pristine last year
30 August  Written Reply to Question 2304 - Whether her department granted an exemption to the Northern Sewage Works permitting them to dumo sewage
20 August  Written Reply to Question 2294 - Whether she has taken steps to implement programmes to curb the high prevalence of diseases associated with poor quality of water in public streams
20 August  Written Reply to Question 2285 - Whether she has been informed of mine or toxic water from another source within Jackeroo Park in the Emalahleni Municipality
20 August  Written Reply to Question 2278 - Whether her department and/or ant of its entities has purchased any 2010 Fifa World Cup Soccer tournament clothin or other specified paraphernalia
20 August  Written Reply to Question 2247 - Whether her department and any of its entities has purchased or leased any building for administration in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 and for the 2010-11 financial years
20 August  Written Reply to Question 2187 - Whether all wastewater treatment plants have been issued with permits to allow the descharge of effluent into the environment
20 August  Written Reply to Question 2184 - Whether, with reference to sections 12 of 17 of the Water Services Act, Act 108 of 1997, all water services authorities have compiled and submitted water services development plans since the proclamation of the Act on 19 December 1997
20 August  Written Reply to Question 289 - Whether any figures are available to indicate the quantity of water that will be used by Medupi and Kusile power stations per annum
13 August  Written Reply to Question 2153 - Whether her department has taken any steps to prevent the pollution of water which will be used for domestic, agricultural and commercial consumption
13 August  Written Reply to Question 2136 - What are the current efforts by the Hartebeespoortdam remediation programme to raise money other than that received from the Treasury
13 August  Written Reply to Question 2135 - Whether, with reference to the Hartbeespoort Dam remediation programme, there is any current involvement of Finnish scientists in the programme
13 August  Written Reply to Question 2134 - What is the maximum monetary amount for expenditure over which a certain person has signing authority
13 August  Written Reply to Question 2121 - What are the relevant details of systems and programmes currently in place in the Working for Water programme
13 August  Written Reply to Question 2119 - Whether any short, meduim and long term plans have been put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of water in the Ndlambe municipal area
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2087 - Which municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal currently have notices or directives in terms of section 19(3) of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, issued against them
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2086 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1442 on 25 May 2010, any further steps have been taken against the Grootvlei mine for decanting untreated ot partially treated water
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2084 - Whether employees in the subdirectorate Water Quality Management have been categorised as nonscientists according to the occupation specific dispensation (OSD); if so, why
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2082 - Whether there is a national aquatic ecosystem health monitoring programme for dams
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2081 - What is the nature of the damage that has been done to the Krugersdorp Nature Reserve following the decant of acid mine drainage
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2079 - Whether, with reference to the recent alienation of certain properties (detals furnished) on the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2063 - On what date was a water use licence issued to a certain company for the building of a centralised tailing storage facility near Klerksdorp
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2062 - What is the budget allocation for the Working for Water programme for the 2010-11 finacial year
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2058 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1602 on 8 June 2010, she has been informed that a certain mine at Brakfontein has been abandoned in November 2009
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2047 - What (a) are the details of the monitoring regime of the uranium levels in the Wonderfonteinspruit catchment
6 August  Written Reply to Question 2035 - Whether the Department did monthly PFMA checks to ascertain that all departmental expenditures were in strict conformity with its provisions
6 August  Written Reply to Question 254 - Whether her department has put into place researched and transparent measures to deal with the problem of millions of litres of highly acidic mine water rising to the surface of Johannesburg
30 July  Written Reply to Question 2023 - What are the (a)(i) names and (ii) locations of all mines that have bad (aa) pred-directives, (bb) directives and (cc) criminal charges issued against them
30 July  Written Reply to Question 2020 - Whether the SamQuarz and Stuart Coal mines in the Delmas area have water licences; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details
30 July  Written Reply to Question 2003 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1276 on 20 May 2010, her department has undertaken further inspections to ensure that sand mining in the Mogol River in Limpopo does not have a detrimental inoact on the water use
30 July  Written Reply to Question 2002 - Which dams are considered at risk or are experiencing eutrophication as a result of high phosphate loads entering the impoundments
30 July  Written Reply to Question 1998 - Whether, with reference to mines operating without valid water licences, there are any established standards applicable to these mines
30 July  Written Reply to Question 1978 - Whether her department has put measures in place to deal with the problem of highly acidic mine water rising to the surface in Johannesburg
30 July  Written Reply to Question 247 - Whether, with reference to a media report, her department has taken any steps to prevent contaminated water from mining operations
26 July  Written Reply to Question 1956 - Whether, noting the report of the Auditor General on an ivestigation into certain alleged procurement irregularities at the Department of Water Affairs
26 July  Written Reply to Question 1904 - Whether her department regularly monitors the quality of the water in the Swartkops River in the Eastern Cape
26 July  Written Reply to Question 1903 - Whether her department regularly monitors the quality of the water in the Baakens River in the Eastern Cape
26 July  Written Reply to Question 1902 - What (a) are the details of increases in water tariffs for agricultural users in the (i) 2009-10 financial year
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1877 - Whether there is any maintenance plan for the water canal project running from Clanwilliam Dam
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1853 - Whether the Dr JS Moroka municipality and Thembisile Hani municipality is paying monthly usage for the drinking water from the Rand Water Board
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1825 - What is the total amount of money owed to the department by each local and district municipality
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1828 - What are the latest e-coli counts for the relevant measurement sites in the Braamfonteinspruit on the occasion of the last two testing done
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1823 - Whether the department has laid a criminal charge against a certain mine and the liquidators of the mine for any transgressions
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1821 - What is the estimated amount of untreated and partially treated sewage that has flowed into the Hartebeespoortdam since 1 January 2010
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1820 - Why does the department not provide funds for the Diatom Assessment Protocol project
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1814 - Whether Rand Water is drawing from the Klip River as a source for potable water for its clients
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1811 - Whether the regulatory audits of wastewater treatment works classified with the so-called Zero Green Drop Scores in the 2009 Report has commenced
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1809 - Whether any areas of catchments have been declared as environmentally too sensitive to be subjected to mining operations
04 June  Written Reply to Question 1808 - What resource would persons have who are affected by the issue of a licence for water use according to National Water Act, Act 36/1998
04 June  Written Reply to Question 236 - Whether any investigation will be made with regard to water which enters the Free State river system at the Ash River outlet
04 June  Written Reply to Question 235 - Whether, in view of the closure of mines in the Matjhabeng area, any tests for acid mine water will be carried out in the future
04 June  Written Reply to Question 224 - What studies had been done to prove that the building of dams in the rural areas of Gingindlovu, Nkandla and Mkuze will not be feasible
28 May  Oral Reply to Question 1768 - What were the start and end date of tenure in office of every permanent and acting Director-General
28 May  Written Reply to Question 1735 - Whether the department or any of its entities has signed any contractual agreements with certain companies in the 2008/09 and the 2009/10 financial years
28 May  Oral Reply to Question 1699 - What is the state of the water quality in the Loskop Dam as at the latest specified date for which information is available
28 May  Written Reply to Question 1695 - Whether, with reference to the reply to question 539 on 9 June 2008, the Water Research Commission has completed its study
28 May  Oral Reply to Question 1693 - Whether a regional assessment has been carried out on the impact of coal mining on the water resources within the Vall, Usutu and Komati River catchment areas
28 May  Oral Reply to Question 1692 - Whether any coal mining companies operating in Mpumalanga have been prosecuted for noncompliance with Regulation 9
24 May  Oral Reply to Question 41 - Whether the Government has taken or is taking any steps to improve the waste water treatment system that are not complying with international standards
24 May  Oral Reply to Question 39 - Whether any action has been taken to ensure that alien and invasive vegetation like wattle, which is a the target of the Working for Water Programme is fully eradicated in a target area
24 May  Oral Reply to Question 23 - What progress has been made with the building of the dam in the Vioolsdrift area in the orange River
21 May  Written Reply to Question 1636 - Whether any forensic audits have been instituted by her department into its administration of the administration of its entities
21 May  Written Reply to Question 1602 - What are the names and locations of mines operating without valid water licences
21 May  Written Reply to Question 1575 - Whether catchment management agencies (CMAs0 have been established at all water management agencies in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998
21 May  Written Reply to Question 1559 - Whether her department and/or any of its entities have purchased any tickets for the 2010 Fifa World Cup Soccer tournament
21 May  Written Reply to Question 1507 - With reference to her reply to question 1961 on 9 November 2009, when will the national standard for drinking water quality be revised
21 May  Written Reply to Question 1506 - Whether, with reference to non-compliance with national standards by municipalities responsible for wastewater treatment works
21 May  Written Reply to Question 1505 - How many persons are employed to monitor compliance with the required standards of effluent discharged by wastewater treatment works in each region
14 May  Written Reply to Question 1442 - Whether a directive has been issued against the Grootvlei Mine since her reply to question 872 on 5 May 2010
14 May  Written Reply to Question 1434 - What level of security for the supply of water is applied to each of the various sectors of registered users
14 May  Written Reply to Question 1433 - Whether her department has any plans in place to ensure equitable distribution of irrigation water to resource poor farmers
14 May  Written Reply to Question 1432 - Whether her department has plans in place to improve drought management; if not, why not; if so, what are the revelant details
14 May  Written Reply to Question 1428 - What does the War on Leaks programme launched by her Deputy Minister in Mogale City during Water Week 2010 comprise
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1406 - Whether the Minister of Water Affairs has been informed of the recent report of the CSIR that was commissioned by the Olifants River Forum
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1405 - Whether her department has investigated the allegation that a certain mine is a contravention of its water licence by not chemically treating the underground mine water before pumping it out into the adjacent wetlands
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1390 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1060 on 20 April 2010, there have been any further directives or notices of intention to issue a directive in terms of section 19(3) of the national water Act
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1389 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1047 on 20 April 2010, any landowners around Sishen Mine have been compensated since 6 June 2008 for loss of water or poor quality
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1373 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 252 on 2 March 2010, there has been any further improvement in the state of waste water treatment at the Thaba Chweu municipality
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1367 - With reference to her reply to question 1034 on 20 April 2010, what is the name and designation of the official in her department who laid a criminal charge against the municipal manager of the Madibeng local municipality
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1354 - Whether her department will take any regulatory action against six provinces in light of their performance assessment
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1353 - What are the details of the enforcement protocol to be followed by the Blue Scorpions with regards to water service authorities
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1348 - Whether there are any long-term plans to build another large dam in the Orange River in order to sustain the overflows of the Vaal
7 May  Written Reply to Question 1329 - Whether all water services authorities in Limpopo have submitted water services development plans to her department as required by section 15(3) of the Water Services Act
7 May  Written Reply to Question 169 - Whether her department intends to revisit munucipalities that were not included in the 2008 Green Drop Report
23 April  Written Reply to Question 153 - Whether she is taking any action to prevent sewerage in the Matjhabeng Municipality in the Free State from being diverted into the surrounding rivers
19 April  Written Reply to Question 1215 - Why was the Somerset East wastewater treatment works not included in the assessment for Green Drop certification and awarded a zero rating
19 April  Written Reply to Question 1214 - Whether her department monitors and controls the abstraction of groundwater by persons
19 April  Written Reply to Question 1174 - Whether her department has complied with all the requirements of section 12 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998
19 April  Written Reply to Question 1172 - Whether she has been informed of the extensive illegal removal of indigenous tree species within the drainage areas of the Nylsvley Ramsar site
19 April  Written Reply to Question 1170 - Whether she has been informed of incidences of sewage leaking from sewerage infrastructure in the Ba-Phalaborwa municipality into the surrounding water courses
19 April  Written Reply to Question 1169 - What is the assurance level for water provision that her department has given to Eskom's soon-to-be-completed Medupi power station
19 April  Written Reply to Question 1169 - What is the assurance level for water provision that her department has given to Eskom's soon-to-be-completed Medupi power station
19 April  Written Reply to Question 1152 - Whether any funding has been allocated to phase 2 of the Tokologo Bulk water Supply Scheme in the Free State
19 April  Written Reply to Question 1133 - Whether she has been informed on any functionality problems at sewage treatment plants in the Buffalo City Municipality
16 April  Written Reply to Question 1317 - How many cubic meters of water will be prevented from flowing into the Olifants River when the De Hoop Dam has been completed
16 April  Written Reply to Question 1295 - With reference to her reply to question 974 on 19 October 2009, in the cases of the municipalities in Mpumalanga, what is the current status of the section 19(3) notices
16 April  Written Reply to Question 1276 - Whether her department has issued a water use licence to a certain person for sand mining in the Mogol River in Limpopo
16 April  Written Reply to Question 1252 - What criteria are taken into account when a water licence is issued
16 April  Written Reply to Question 142 - Whether the Mahlatsi and Mafarafara communities in the Greater Tubatse Municipality have access to sufficient quantity of potable water
16 April  Written Reply to Question 138 - Whether her department is planning development of a dam and an irrigation scheme in the Doring River close to Calvinia
30 March Written Reply to Question 1060 - Whether she has been informed of incidents in Malelane in the Nkomazi Municipality where sewage has been leaking from town's infrastructures into the Crocodile River since the beginning of 2010
30 March Written Reply to Question 1047 - On what date was a certain mine awarded a water use licence and when did the mine first become operational
30 March Written Reply to Question 1038 - Whether the Eerstelingsfontein mine is decanting water
30 March Written Reply to Question 1037 - In light of her reply to question 400 on 10 March 2010, what steps is her department taking against mining companies who do not comply with the provisions of the National Environmental Management Amendment Act
30 March Written Reply to Question 1034 - Whether any notice to issue a directive or directive has been issued to Madibeng district municipality
30 March Written Reply to Question 1033 - How many successful criminal actions have been brought against water users since the inception of National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998
30 March Written Reply to Question 983 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 386 on 3 march 2010, any emergency measures have been put in place
30 March Written Reply to Question 970 - With reference to the launch of a water treatment project to mitigate acid mine drainage on 18 March 2010
30 March Written Reply to Question 966 - Whether she has been informed of any functionality problems at the Barkly East seage treatment plant in the Senqu Municipality
30 March Written Reply to Question 965 - Whether she has been informed of any functionality problems at sewage treatment plants in the Ndlambe Municipality
23 March Written Reply to Question 927 - How many mining companies have contravened the conditions of their water licences in 2009 and from 1 January 2010
23 March Written Reply to Question 926 - Whether she has considered any findings that the Regional Bulk Water Supply Programme has been successful
23 March Written Reply to Question 907 - Whether her department tested the pollution levels of the Olifants and Sabie Rivers
23 March Written Reply to Question 872 - Whether the Grootvlei mine on the banks of the blesbokspruit is complying with the terms of its water licence
23 March Written Reply to Question 826 - How far below ground level is the acid mine drainage (AMD) in Gauteng's central basin
23 March Written Reply to Question 809 - As at the latest specified date for which information is available, what is the total amount of money owed by municipalities to all water boards
23 March Written Reply to Question 805 - Whether all water services authorities have promulgated by-laws as required by section 21(1) of the Water Services Act, Act 108 of 1997
23 March Written Reply to Question 803 - Whether she has been informed of the continued spillage and deliberate pumping of untreated or partially sewage into rivers in the Blue Crane Route Municipality
23 March Written Reply to Question 798 - Whether, which reference to her reply to question 386 on 10 March 2010, any altermative water sources are available
19 March Written Reply to Question 113 - Whether Sufficient potable water is available to the Mahlatsi and Mafarafara communities in the Greater Tubatse Municipality
15 March Written Reply to Question 702 - Whether the investigation into a certain person (name furnished) of her department has been concluded
15 March Written Reply to Question 701 - What has been her department's involvement with the development of the national Diatom Assessment Protocol (DAP)
15 March Written Reply to Question 700 - In respect of each of the sewage works in Limpopo Province, what was the date of the latest compliance audit
15 March Written Reply to Question 699 - Which municipalities in Limpopo currently have a section 19(3) notice in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998
15 March Written Reply to Question 685 - Whether she has been informed of the levels of heavy metals, including aluminium, in the water supplied to the residents of Grahamstown and surrounds that exceed the levels permitted for class I and II in terms of the SA National Drinking Water Standard
15 March Written Reply to Question 686 - Whether the Water Sector Leadership Group (WSLG) that was established in 1998 is still operational
15 March Written Reply to Question 684 - What steps is she taking to ensure compliance by water service authorities with Regulation 5
12 March Written Reply to Question 539 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 124 on 22 February 2010, the deliberations on whether or not to issue a water license to a certain colliery
12 March Written Reply to Question 511 - Whether her department controls over the abstraction of groundwater
12 March Written Reply to Question 74 - Whether any action is being taken with regard to the sewage flowing into the dam and high levels of E-Coli in the water supply in the Madibeng Municipality
9 March Written Reply to Question 468 - Which provinces does the Sedibeng Water Board server
3 March Written Reply to Question 419 - What vehicles, aircraft and properties are currently owned by her department
9 March Written Reply to Question 400 - Whether the mining companies conducting mining operations (details furnished) applied for a water permit
9 March Written Reply to Question 397 - How much of the R611 billion allocation for the delivery of free basic water by municipalities for the 2009-10 financial year has been spent
9 March Written Reply to Question 387 - Whether her department will release the water monitoring reports from the waste pits on land owned by her department in Hammarsdale
9 March Written Reply to Question 386 - What are the current locations where acid mine water is decanting in Gauteng
9 March Written Reply to Question 356 - What is her department's acceptable level for water loss by a municipality between the point of water purification and the points of delivery to customers
9 March Written Reply to Question 301 - Whether her department is planning to build a dam in the Olifants River
9 March Written Reply to Question 64 - Whether the national water use per capita currently exceeds the national water resource availablity
9 March Written Reply to Question 49 - Whether her department has held any discussions with the Namibian authorities regarding the construction of a dam on the Orange River between South Africa and Namibia
5 March Written Reply to Question 555 - Whether, with reference to the Industrial Policy Action Plan's identification of forestry as a key sector for job creation, efforts are being made to speed up the process
5 March Written Reply to Question 551 - Whether the 1mg-1 ortho-phosphate standard promulgated by her department for determination of eutrophication in dams remains relevant today
5 March Written Reply to Question 549 - How often is the determination of 100-year and 50-year flood lines revised
5 March Written Reply to Question 513 - Whether her department was informed of water losses from infrastructure at schools
27 February Written Reply to Question 283 - Whether she authorised the building of the Klipwerfdam in the Phalala River in the Limpopo Province
27 February Written Reply to Question 252 - Whether, with reference to her reply to Question 1923 on 3 November 2009, any action has been taken against the municipality of Thaba Chweu
27 February Written Reply to Question 245 - Whether her department has issued an instruction that no legal action should be taken against municipalities that are in contravention
27 February Written Reply to Question 226 - Whether approval will be granted for licensing the erection of a dam wall in the Malagas River in George
26 February Written Reply to Question 354 - Whether her department determines the skills and capacity requirements in the water sector
22 February Written Reply to Question 140 - Whether the operation of water carts is outsourced in Adelaide and Bedford
21 February  Written Reply to Question 124 - Whether the head office of her department was involved in the granting of a water use license to the Vuna Colliery in Mpumalanga on December 2009
21 February Written Reply to Question 114 - How will the project to increase the capacity of the Clanwilliam Dam be funded
11 February Written Reply to Question 141 - How many wastewater treatment works have been assessed as part of the Green Drop certification programme

 

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