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21 November Written Reply to Question 3007 - Whether, with regard to the implementation of the use of Official Language Policy Act, Act 12 of 2012
21 November Written Reply to Question 2941 - With reference to her reply to question 1715 on 13 November 2014
21 November Written Reply to Question 2908 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 394 for oral reply on 13 November 2014 and given the Supreme Court of Appeal's finding in Midi Television (Pty) Ltd and the Western Cape Director of Public Prosecutions in 2007
21 November Written Reply to Question 2907 - With reference to her reply to a follow-up question to question 346 for oral reply on 13 November 2014
14 November Written Reply to Question 2733 - Did her department and/or any entities reporting to it owe money to any Gauteng Municipalities at the end of the 2013-14 financial year
14 November Written Reply to Question 2697 - Is she aware of the water crisis currently being experienced by Komaggas and Buffelsriver in the NamaKoi Municipality
14 November Written Reply to Question 2691 - With reference to her reply to question 590 on 27 August 2014 regarding the water use license applications
14 November Written Reply to Question 2690 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1302 on 22 October 2014
14 November Written Reply to Question 2596 - What amount has her department spent on promotional magazines in the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years
07 November Written Reply to Question 2510 - Whether her department has ever laid any criminal charges against the Vierfontein mine in the Olifantsriver in Mpumalanga
07 November Written Reply to Question 2452 - How many work days has her department lost to sick leave and strike action in the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years
07 November Written Reply to Question 2419 - What was the total remuneration of board members, nonexecutive directors and executive directors of each entity reporting to her in the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years
07 November Written Reply to Question 2372 - Whether the Nqweba Dam wall has been identified to be unsafe
07 November Written Reply to Question 2316 - Whether, in view of the current budget allocation, her department is in a position to eliminate the bucket system in the 2014-15 financial year
07 November Written Reply to Question 2315 - In view of a question asked during a presentation by her department to the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on 27 August 2014
04 November Oral Reply to Question 404 - With reference to certain man-made challenges with regard to water supply in Limpopo, particularly in Mopani and Sekhukhune
04 November Oral Reply to Question 403 - With regard to the Auditor-Generals estimated R30 billion that will be needed to clean up acid mine drainage in the existing abandoned mines
04 November Oral Reply to Question 402 - What is the number of water infrastructure projects that have been delayed
04 November Oral Reply to Question 401 - In view of stringent requirements within the Occupation-Sepcific Dispensation for engineers and scientist to attain levels of entry into their respective fields
04 November Oral Reply to Question 395 - Whether she has identified the reasons for the recent water crisis which crippled parts of Gauteng in September 2014
04 November Oral Reply to Question 394 - Whether any South African mines operated without valid wateruse licences on 1 November 2014
04 November Oral Reply to Question 346 - In view of the water licences of most of the dams in the country which limit or seclude nearby communities from the benefit and usage of these dams
24 October Written Reply to Question 2148 - Whether, in light of the recent water shortages in Gautend, she will give consideration to declaring Rand Water and other stategic water entities in the country as national keypoints in order to improve security
24 October Written Reply to Question 2097 - With reference to the drinking water supply to Camdeboo Municipality, for every sampling point in the municipality, what are the results
24 October Written Reply to Question 2087 - Does her department make use of the SA National Space Agency's monthly reports on the National Water Base Map
24 October Written Reply to Question 2062 - How many copies of her department's annual report for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years were produced
17 October Written Reply to Question 2008 - Whether the recent water shortages in Gauteng only came about because of electricity problems
17 October Written Reply to Question 1947 - With reference to her reply to question 1716 on 7 October 2014, what was the outcome of each of the 81 investigations completed by her department
17 October Written Reply to Question 1943 - How many engineers does Rand Water have on its staff complement and how many of these hold a professional engineering qualification
17 October Written Reply to Question 1886 - How many times has her department received a request from the SA Human Rights Commission, in line with section 184(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
26 September Written Reply to Question 1860 - Whether her department has ever laid criminal charges against a certain mine
26 September Written Reply to Question 1859 - How many water licenses have been awarded through the Letsema project since 1 January 2010
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26 September Written Reply to Question 1858 - Whether her department has ever laid any criminal charges against the Vierfontein Colliery mine in the Free State
26 September Written Reply to Question 1857 - What is the status of the completion of additional refurbishment on the Rand Uranium Treatment Plant in the Western Basin of the Witwatersrand
19 September Written Reply to Question 1727 - Is the Brakfontein mine near Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal operational
19 September Written Reply to Question 1716 - What are the names and locations of mines currently operating without a valid water licence
19 September Written Reply to Question 1715 - Which river pans, wetlands and rivers has her department allowed to be mined since 1 January 2004
19 September Written Reply to Question 1626 - Which posts in her department are vacant in the highly skilled, highly skilled supervision and senior and top management levels
19 September Written Reply to Question 1589 - With reference to mining in Mpumalanga which takes place on 1.1 million hectares of agricultural land
12 September Written Reply to Question 1568 - How many sewerage works plants are there in Mpumalanga province and how many of them have valid licenses
12 September Written Reply to Question 1565 - With regard to the Sedibeng Regional Wastewater Treatment Works scheme, what amount was budgeted for the project
12 September Written Reply to Question 1564 - How many rivers are currently being looked at by the River Health Programme
12 September Written Reply to Question 1563 - How many job oppertunities have been created through the programme for resource-poor farmers
12 September Written Reply to Question 1506 - Whether her department and/or any entities reporting to her sponsored political party advertisements, events and/or paraphernalia
12 September Written Reply to Question 1473 - What is the quantum of funds spent by her department on all advertising for each financial year between 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date
12 September Written Reply to Question 1441 - Which travel agents has her department used during the period of 1 April 2012 up to the latest specified date
12 September Written Reply to Question 1408 - How many wastewater treatment plants are there in Mpumalanga and og them are currently operational
08 September Oral Reply to Question 106 - Why has there been a delay in the eradication of the bucket system as the deadline was set for 2009
08 September Oral Reply to Question 102 - Whether the reported coup and urest in Lesotho will affect the lesotho Highlands Water supply which South Africa depends on
08 September Oral Reply to Question 96 - What is the Government doing to ensure that municipalities comply with the Blue Drop regulations
08 September Oral Reply to Question 91 - Whether her department has taken any steps to address the negative and hazardous impact of contaminated acid mine and toxic industrial water spillage
08 September Oral Reply to Question 69 - Whether she will provide details on circumstances under which the UThukela Water Board was dissolved
08 September Oral Reply to Question 65 - Which municipalities are responsible for the pollution of river systems with sewage in Limpopo
08 September Oral Reply to Question 64 - Whether there are any control measures in place for the waste water treatment plants in the Kouga and Koukamma municipalities
08 September Oral Reply to Question 63 - Whether her department will intervene in the Nkomazi and eMalahleni Local Municipalities
08 September Oral Reply to Question 62 - Whether any progress has been made regarding the strategic integrated project of the Umzimbuvu Scheme
08 September Oral Reply to Question 61 - Whether her department has made any progress in respect of continued lack of water supply by the Makana Municipality to its residents
08 September Oral Reply to Question 60 - Whether, with regard to the chronic water shortages in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan
08 September Oral Reply to Question 59 - How many applications were received by her department since the inception of the Lesotho Highlands Water Bilateral Agreement to date
08 September Oral Reply to Question 6 - What are the threats facing the Category Five water pipelines on the community, economy and platinum industry in West Rand
08 September Written Oral Reply to Question 2 - Whether any measures have been implemented to rectify water problems in the Kgetleng River Local Municipality and Rustenburg Local Municipality in the North West
05 September Written Reply to Question 1303 - Which Dam Safetly Rehabilitation projects have been completed to meet dam safety regulations and are currently in progress
05 September Written Reply to Question 1302 - Has the report of the failure of water supply in the Madibeng Municipality which lead to the death of four people in Mothutlung been made availabel
05 September Written Reply to Question 1227 - In view of the Moretele Local Municipality's current capital allocation of R99 million not being enough to address the sanitation backlog og 54%
05 September Written Reply to Question 1226 - With reference to Moretele Local Municipality, which has chronic water challenges and is heavily indebted to the City of Tshwane
05 September Oral Reply to Question 85 - Whether her department has assessed the number of "top structure" human settlement projects build in each province
29 August Written Reply to Question 1177 - Whether she and the Deputy Minister has each employed a ministerial special advisor
26 August Written Reply to Question 76 - What steps will she take to conserve water to meet the needs and demands of household consumption and economic growth ?
26 August Written Reply to Question 75 - In implementing the capital projects on which her department and its entities have spent more than 70% of its budget
26 August Written Reply to Question 74 - In light of the recent water crisis in Norht West, particularly in Bloemhof, Sannieshof and Biesiesvlei
26 August Written Reply to Question 73 - With reference to the World Toilet Summit held in Durban from 3 to 6 December 2013
22 August Written Reply to Question 1061 - When was the last inspection conducted on the sewage Treatment Facility serving Louis Trichardt in the Makhado Local Municipality
22 August Written Reply to Question 1056 - With regard to the agricultural potential of the land axisting under the Berg River dam wall
01 August Written Reply to Question 897 - How many vacancies are there at the 986 waste water treatment plants that are located in each province
01 August Written Reply to Question 879 - Is her department aware of raw sewage that runs into any river in the Kannaland Municipality area
25 July Written Reply to Question 800 - Whether she, the Deputy Minister, the Director-General or any of her staff attended, accepted and invitation and/or received tickets to the 2014 Soccer World Cup in their official capacity
25 July Written Reply to Question 785 - What are the different types of toilet providers for informal settlements in each of the eight metropolitan municipalities
25 July Written Reply to Question 751 - How many judgments and court orders were made against her department in the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years
25 July Written Reply to Question 735 - What are the names and locations of mines operating without a valid water license
25 July Written Reply to Question 40 - Whether any programmes are in place to rectify water quality and supply problems in each municipality in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality
25 July Written Reply to Question 39 - Whether any programmes are in place to rectify water quality and supply problems in each municipality in the Kgetlend River District Municipality
18 July Written Reply to Question 680 - When were repairs conducted on the water pipe system in the Bloemhof area of the North West
18 July Written Reply to Question 611 - How many international and domestic hotel bookings were made by her, her predecessors and departmental officials attending workshops
18 July Written Reply to Question 590 - How many water licence applications did Project Letsema receive in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
18 July Written Reply to Question 589 - In which municipalities did her department have to intervene to address the lack of water supply
11 July Written Reply to Question 465 - Whether, in light of the unavailability of water-bome sewerage to a large segment of the society
4 July Written Reply to Question 19 - Whether there has been any formal agreements between the Kingdon of Lesotho and South Africa regarding the sharing of the Caledon River water resource
4 July Written Reply to Question 4 - Which municipalities in each province have overdue accounts with Water Services Authorities
27 June Written Reply to Question 333 - What are the details of all flowers purchased by her department for each year between 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date
27 June Written Reply to Question 300 - What are the details of office furniture ordered and or purchased for the use of her and/or her staff since 1 May 2014
27 June Written Reply to Question 266 - What are the details of motor vehicles ordered and/or purchased for her use since May 2014
17 June Written Reply to Question 175 - What are the details of all the cost of the maintenance of the pot plants in her departmental offices
17 June Written Reply to Question 141 - What are the details of all expenditure that was found to have been irregular and wasteful in her department for each year from 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date
17 June Written Reply to Question 109 - What are the details of official credit cards issued to (a) her and/or (b) her staff
17 June Written Reply to Question 29 - Whether, with reference to her gazetted intention (Notice 863 of 2013, GG36760, 23 August 2013), she has declared the exploration for and/or production of onshore unconventional oil or gas resources
17 June Written Reply to Question 7 - What plans are in place for Ward 24 in Winterveld, Ward 40 in Mamelodi and Ward 8 in Makaunyane in North West for the installation of water and sanitation
07 March Written Reply to Question 307 - Whether she or her department is aware that the community of Ehashahasheni informal settlement in Ekurhuleni on the East Rand of Johannesburg, share tow taps
07 March Written Reply to Question 292 - Whether the municipal water supply and/or reticulation in Ndlambe Municipality is regularly tested according to international norms and standards for potable water
28 February Written Reply to Question 233 - Whether she could provide information on the state of the Hartbeespoort Dam
28 February Written Reply to Question 231 - With reference to the Victoria West Dam, what is the storage capacity, current water level and purpose of the specified dam
28 February Written Reply to Question 223 - What is the current storage capacity and average level of the Chelmsford Dam in Newcastle
21 February Written Reply to Question 140 - With reference to her reply to question 3008 on 17 November 2013, will she officially investigate the matter and report on such investigation ?
21 February Written Reply to Question 17 - Whether the project to supply water to Hertzogville from the Vaal River has been completed
13 February Written Reply to Question 75 - Whether, in light of the latest service delivery protests with regard to the delivery of water, she can provide the report on the hotspots
13 February Written Reply to Question 33 - How much does her department plan to spend on advertising, communication and marketing between 1 January 2014 and 30 April 2014
13 February Written Reply to Question 3 - Whether the water in all the mucicipal-drilled boreholes in the Indaka Municipality in the Uthukela District have been tested

 

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