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15 November Written Reply to Question 3199 - In light of the lack of personnel with technical expertise and the competition for such expertise between he department, local government and the private sector, what is her departments doing
08 November Written Reply to Question 3045 - How many households in each ward in uMzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal, have access to potable water
08 November Written Reply to Question 3036 - Whether she has established any enitities to continue with the work of the irrigation boards and water user associations
08 November Written Reply to Question 3035 - Whether her department has been informed that no water is reaching Middelburg from the Klein Olifants River
01 November Written Reply to Question 3008 - How many complaints has her department received from residents in the Ekhurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
01 November Written Reply to Question 2992 - With reference to her reply to question 1748 on 19 August 2013, on what pages of the annual financial report do the answers to the question appear
01 November Written Reply to Question 2988 - How many water licence applications are currently being considered in each province
01 November Written Reply to Question 2978 - Whether she is aware of information indicating that 10% of the 55 million m3 water set aside in Pongolapoort Dam for Umkanyakude Municipality
25 October Written Reply to Question 2963 - Whether she has received the long-term feasibility plan with regard to acid mine drainage
25 October Written Reply to Question 2962 - What steps has her department taken to ensure that municipalities are made aware that lack of water demand management as a strategic issue in water-scarce country
25 October Written Reply to Question 2961 - Whether she is aware that the Capricorn District Municipality in Limpopo relies on boresholes for over 90% of its water supply sources
25 October Written Reply to Question 2919 - How much has her departments and each og the entities reporting to her spent on advertisements
25 October Written Reply to Question 2886 - What amount has her departments and each of the entities reporting to her spent on advertising in The New Age newspaper
25 October Written Reply to Question 434 - Whether her department will provide a progress report on studies that were conducted to build more dams and reservoirs in the Northern Cape
18 October Written Reply to Question 2797 - What amount has her departments and each of the entities reporting to her spent on advertisements placed on the SABC 24 hour news channel
18 October Written Reply to Question 396 - What are the reasons for installing taps in Nthuthungwane in Empangeni at the kwaMthethwa area in KwaZulu-Natal
18 October Written Reply to Question 393 - What is the age of the oldest water pipes in the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality
18 October Written Reply to Question 390 - Whether her department has taken any steps to prevent water shortages at Swartruggens in the North West
18 October Written Reply to Question 389 - Whether her department has taken any steps to prevent water shortages in the Rustenburg Local Municipality
11 October Written Reply to Question 2563 - What total amount has her department and each of the entities reporting to her spent on promotional events organised by The New Age newspaper
11 September Written Reply to Question 2629 - Whether any performance bonuses were paid to employees in her departments in the 2012-13 financial year
11 September Written Reply to Question 2610 - How much water has been extracted from the Pongola Dam in 2011 and 2012 and since 1 January 2013
11 September Written Reply to Question 2608 - Whether a water use license has been approved for Peerboom Farm Opencast Coal Mine near Marapong Township and Lephalale
20 September Written Reply to Question 2450 - What was the purpose of the recent Municipal Water Quality Conference held at Sun City in July 2013
20 September Written Reply to Question 2428 - What precentage of dams are eutrophic and what management studies are currently being done by her department to prevent eutrophication of dams
16 September Written Reply to Question 2356 - Whether, with reference to the findings of the General Household Survey, July 2011, she has taken any action regarding the residents of the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga
16 September Written Reply to Question 345 - Whether the Olifants Dam in the Uthukela District has reached its capacity as a result of siltation
03 September Oral Reply to Question 294 - Whether, with reference to the Government's decision to go ahead with fracking in the Karoo
23 August Written Reply to Question 2269 - Whether she has been informed that Rhodes University in Grahamstown is shutting down as a result of operating without water for days
16 August Written Reply to Question 2120 - Whether any staff member in her departments performed work in addition to the responsibilities related to his or her work
16 August Written Reply to Question 2087 - Do her departments prepare quarterly interim financial statements and are these statements considered by the Audit Committee
16 August Written Reply to Question 2063 - What is the oustanding debt owed by municipalities to each water board
02 August Written Reply to Question 1900 - What was the make, model, year, purpose, date and/or dates, financial cost and sum total of kilometers driven in respect of each vehicle hired
26 July Written Reply to Question 1815 - How many consultants has her departments contracted and/or appointed in the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 financial years
26 July Written Reply to Question 1748 - What is the make, model, year and purchase price of each vehicle that was bought for official use by her and the Deputy Minister since 1 January 2012
26 July Written Reply to Question 1723 - What criteria will be used to prioritise projects undertaken by Water Boards as a result of the introduction of the Municipal Water Infrastructure Grant
26 July Written Reply to Question 1715 - With referece to her reply to question 872 on 27 May 2013, what was the outcome of the disciplinary hearing of a certain person
26 July Written Reply to Question 1714 - How many positions are currently vacany in her departments and each entity reporting to her and how long has each specified position been vacant
07 June Written Reply to Question 1404 - What amount did her departments spend on promotional items and cocktail receptions on the occasion of her 2013 Budget Vote debates
07 June Written Reply to Question 1393 - Who are the current service providers for each municipality, how much water does each municipality use on average in each month
07 June Written Reply to Question 231 - Whether her department has paid R23 million to the Water Board that was owed by the Maguassi Municipality
31 May Written Reply to Question 1312 - Whether she, her deputy minister, any specified officials and any other persons have been issued with a government or official credit card
31 May Written Reply to Question 1295 - What are her plans for the original Nandoni water pipeline between Thohoyandou and Makhado
24 May Written Reply to Question 1215 - What amount has her departments spent on catering and entertainment in the 2012-13 financial year
24 May Written Reply to Question 1186 - How many engineers were employed by the Department of Water Affairs in 2000 and 2012 and what was the age breakdown in each case
17 May Written Reply to Question 1158 - What total amount have her departments and each specified entity reporting to her spent on conferences in the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 financial years
17 May Written Reply to Question 1080 - What total amounts have her departments and has each specified enity reporting to her spent on print and broadcast advertising
10 May Written Reply to Question 958 - Since 1 January 2011, how many applications under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by her departments and entities reporting to her
10 May Oral Reply to Question 164 - Whether she will consider reviewing the current funding model for providing funding to municipalities for water infrastructure and water services
03 May Written Reply to Question 910 - Whether South Africa has water shortages; if not, what is the position in this regard
03 May Written Reply to Question 872 - What are the outcomes of the disciplinary hearings of two persons
26 April Written Reply to Question 819 - Whether she took any steps to protect whistle blowers who were dismissed by Bloem Water for being whistle blowers
26 April Written Reply to Question 65 - What steps are being taken to ensure proper water supply from the Inyaka Dam to the northern and eastern pasrts of Bushbuckridge
25 April Oral Reply to Question 84 - Whether any progress has been made regarding the proposed changes to the National Water Resource Strategy
28 March Written Reply to Question 626 - How many claims were instituted against Water and Environmental Affairs in the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years
22 March Written Reply to Question 533 - Why was she not available to attend the scheduled Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) hearing on 12 March 2013
15 March Written Reply to Question 439 - With reference to her reply to question 3146 on 4 December 2012, what is the total outstanding amount of money owed by municipalities to water boards
08 March Written Reply to Question 388 - Whether any maintenance work is being performed by her department at the water channel flowing from Gerhard Minne Fountainhead down to Porchefstroom
08 March Written Reply to Question 57 - Whether her department is monitoring the water quality in the Orange and Vaal River systems effectively and efficiently
05 March Written Reply to Question 92 - With reference to her reply to questions 2246 on September 2011 and 3132 on 3 December 2012, what led to the appointment of the three forensic auditors
05 March Written Reply to Question 82 - What challenges are being experienced with Phase 2 of the Mokolo and Crocodile River Water Augmentation Project
05 March Written Reply to Question 81 - Is the Water Sector Support Coordinating Unit, which is meant to assist local government structures with water quality and pollution issues, still operational
05 March Oral Reply to Question 80 - Whether her department has come up with benchmark requirements and performance indicators to the progressive realisation of successful Catchment Management Agencies
05 March Written Reply to Question 79 - Which aspects of the mid-2012 agreement with the government of Lesotho on the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project will be reviewed
05 March Written Reply to Question 78 - Whether the South African component of the Commission on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project experienced any challenges of difficulties with advancing Phase Two of the project
05 March Oral Reply to Question 49 - Whether the Department of Water Affairs plans to resolve the water - contaminating disposal of sewage into Mthatha River
01 March Written Reply to Question 302 - What are the names and locations of mines that are operating without a valid water licence
01 March Written Reply to Question 37 - What percentage of RDP housing and informal settlements have functioning water meters
01 March Written Reply to Question 33 - What does her department intend to do to imporove the percentage of water payments nationally and how many municipalities have set targets to reduce water losses
01 March Written Reply to Question 301 - Whether there are any concerns for the health of cattle that are watered at the Wonderfonteinspruit
22 February Written Reply to Question 213 - Whether a full ecological and human health assessment has been conducted in the Hennopsriver/Sesmylspruit waterway in the past three years
22 February Written Reply to Question 212 - Whether a full ecological health assessment has been conducted in Centurion Lake in the past three years
22 February Written Reply to Question 15 - What strategies are in place to address the deteriorating water supply infrastructure which results in severe water and revenue losses
15 February Written Reply to Question 165 - Which municipalities in South Africa currently add fluoride to drinking water
14 February Written Reply to Question 132 - How many legal matters were dealt with by her departments in the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years
14 February Written Reply to Question 99 - Whether her department and any entities reporting to it paid any bonuses to senior officials in December 2012
14 February Written Reply to Question 66 - How many tickets did her department and any of its entities purchase to attend business breakfasts hosted by a certain newspaper

 

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