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08 June Written Reply to Question 162 - Whether, with reference to his answer to question 383 on 4 May 2018, Sedibeng Water is involved in any capacity in the construction of sewage plants; if so, (a) at which sewage plants and (b) in what capacity?
01 June Written Reply to Question 1873 - What (a) is the total number of incidents of racism that were reported to the human resources offices in (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him in (aa) 2016 and (bb) 2017 and (b) are the details of each incident that took place?
01 June Written Reply to Question 1842 - ) Whether (a) his spouse and/or (b) an adult family member accompanied him on any official international trip (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018; if not, what is the position in this regard...?
04 May Written Reply to Question 1330 - With reference to the reply to question 475 on 31 March 2016, (a) by what date will the first phase of the Madibeng Water Purification Plant be completed and (b) at what cost?
04 May Written Reply to Question 1329 - (a) What steps will his Department take to address the pollution and health risks associated with the untreated sewerage from the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality running into the streets and into the streams of Coligny and Tlhabologang in North West and (b) by what date will the specified measures be put in place?
04 May Written Reply to Question 245 - Whether his department has acquired Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) software licenses in 2013 that were unlimited; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what was the details of the license agreement?
26 April Written Reply to Question 1259 - (a) What is the current status of phase 2 of the Mokolo and Crocodile Water Augmentation Project, (b) on what date will construction (i) start and (ii) be completed, (c) who will be responsible for the construction and (d) what is the estimated cost of phase 2 of the project?
26 April Written Reply to Question 1258 - What is the (a) status of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II and (b) estimated (i) completion date and (ii) cost?
11 April Written Reply to Question 162 - Whether his department has set aside any funds to eradicate the bucket system in rural schools in the Eastern Cape, especially in the former Transkei (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
11 April Written Reply to Question 159 - What progress has his department made with the actual starting of building the Umzimvubu Dam in the Eastern Cape (details furnished)?
11 April Written Reply to Question 158 - What plans are in place to ensure that small water and waste water services projects that were not completed in the 2016/17 financial year as a result of certain reasons (details furnished) will be completed in the 2017/18 financial year?
11 April Written Reply to Question 157 - What progress has been made regarding the interventions that were made to mitigate water crisis in the Western Cape?
11 April Written Reply to Question 156 - Whether his department has any strategies to realise the National Water Resource Strategy II that aims to create a seamless and integrated management of our national water resources and the National Development Plan which states the need for institutional realignment in order to realise its objectives; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
11 April Written Reply to Question 155 - Whether his department has any strategies to collaboratively work with other relevant state institutions and stakeholders in order to avoid any future incidents of pit toilet systems that would negatively affect the rural communities; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the challenges; if so, what are the relevant details?
11 April Written Reply to Question 154 - (a) What progress has been made in the eradication of the bucket and pit toilet systems in the townships and rural villages (details furnished) and (b) what are the time frames for the total eradication of the said systems?
11 April Written Reply to Question 153 - Whether his department has conducted any audits and/or assessments into the state of water boards, including their governance systems, administrative efficiency and functionality?
11 April Written Reply to Question 152 - Whether his department has conducted a comprehensive audit of the total amount that is owed to water boards by government departments and entities; if not, why not; if so, (a) how much is owed by (i) national departments, (ii) provincial departments and (iii) municipalities and (b) what are the main challenges that result in the non-payment of water boards?
11 April Written Reply to Question 151 - Whether any water boards are currently facing legal and/or court challenges, including summonses, judgements and attachments for the non-payment of service providers; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the main reasons for such legal challenges, (b) what interventions his department is putting in place to assist water boards and (c) what are the further relevant details?
11 April Written Reply to Question 150 - Whether, in light of the fact that one of the main causes of financial challenges which are facing water boards is that municipalities are not paying for bulk water services, his department has considered any measures to ensure that municipalities pay for bulk water services; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
11 April Written Reply to Question 139 - When will his department release the allocated amount of R198 million that was intended for municipalities for the 2017/18 financial year which has been withheld as a result of internal financial problems?
11 April Written Reply to Question 137 - Whether his department undertook any sewage projects in the Rand West Municipality in the (a) 2015/16, (b) 2016/17 and (c) 2017/18 financial years; if not, why not; if so, how many of the projects were completed in time?
11 April Written Reply to Question 133 - (a) When will the eradication of the bucket system occur as mentioned in speeches by former Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma in 2014 and 2016 respectively and (b) how will he ensure that the new timelines are adhered to?
11 April Written Reply to Question 132 - With regard to the recent drought that is experienced in the Western Cape, what measures are in place to ensure that there is a national monitoring of dams and water levels, especially in the inland areas where sea water is not easily accessible as an alternative?
11 April Written Reply to Question 120 - Whether a tender for the Giyani Water Project in Limpopo which was awarded to a certain company (name furnished) was advertised; if not, why not; if so, (a) who were the other applicants and (b) who approved the awarding of such tender to the said company?
11 April Written Reply to Question 117 - What progress has his department made in meeting the target that was set to remove 22 085 bucket toilets in the Free State by June 2018 (details furnished)?
11 April Written Reply to Question 113 - (a) How many households in the under-developed areas still use the bucket system and (b) what would the estimated cost to the State be if the bucket system was eradicated in households?
11 April Written Reply to Question 112 - How will he ensure that (a) outsourcing of work does not occur again (details furnished), (b) relationship with workers is strengthened and (c) transparency regarding employment conditions and work environment is increased?
29 March Written Reply to Question 1002 - How much landdoes (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him (i) own, (ii) have exclusive rights to and/or (iii) lease from the State to (aa) use and/or (bb) occupy?
23 March Written Reply to Question 900 - Whether he is aware of the incident on 21 February 2017 at the Kareerand Silt Dam near Stilfontein in North West where large quantities of silt were dumped into the Vaal River; if so, (a) what was the extent of the pollution in the immediate environment of the Kareerand Silt Dam and in the Vaal River and (b) what steps (i) have been taken to limit and neutralise the impact of the immediate pollution and (ii) are being taken to prevent future dumping?
16 March Written Reply to Question 751 - What number of persons has (i) his department and (ii) the entities reporting to him trained in the past five years, (b) for what purpose was each individual trained, (c) what was the cost of the training of each individual, (d) in which position was each individual who was trained employed and (e) what was the reason that each specified individual was not employed following training?
09 March Written Reply to Question 736 - Whether his department has a sexual harassment and assault policy in place; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date will his department have such a policy in place; if so, (i) how are reports investigated and (ii) what are the details of the consequence management and sanctions stipulated by the policy?
23 February Written Reply to Question 34 - How much was (a) budgeted for and (b) spent in the (i) 2012/13, (ii) 2013/14, (iii) 2014/15, (iv) 2015/16 and (v) 2016/17 financial years for the Xhora Dam in the Mbhashe Local Municipality?
23 February Written Reply to Question 33 - How much was (a) budgeted for and (b) spent in the (i) 2012/13, (ii) 2013/14, (iii) 2014/15, (iv) 2015/16 and (v) 2016/17 financial years for the Mzimvubu Dam in the Eastern Cape?
23 February Written Reply to Question 32 - How much was (a) budgeted for and (b) spent in the (i) 2012/13, (ii) 2013/14, (iii) 2014/15, (iv) 2015/16 and (v) 2016/17 financial years for the Nooitgedacht Dam in Mpumalanga?
16 February Written Reply to Question 3383 - Whether any contracts for the erection of sewage plants were awarded to Sedibeng Water in the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 financial years in the North West Province; if so, (a) which contracts were awarded, (b) where in North West were these erected, (c) what is the amount of the tender, (d) what is the name of the successful tenderer, (e) has the project been completed, if not, (f)by what date is it expected to be completed; if so, (g) what was the final costs?
16 February Written Reply to Question 342 - What amount did (a} her department and (b) each entity reporting to her spend on the promotion or celebration of the Year of 0 R Tambo on the (i} Africa News Network 7 channel, (ii} SA Broadcasting Corporation (aa} television channels and (bb} radio stations, (iii} national commercial radio stations and (iv} community (aa} television and (bb) radio stations since 1 January 2017?
16 February Written Reply to Question 219 - What were the (a) maximum and {b) minimum water levels at each dam in the country in each year since 1994?
08 February Written Reply to Question 51 - By what date will a new board for the Mhlathuze Water Board be appointed?
08 February Written Reply to Question 50 - With reference to the Pietermaritzburg High Court decision that the appointment of a certain person (name furnished) to the Mhlathuze Water Board was unlawful, what was the total cost spent by her department on (a) the appeal and (b) subsequent withdrawal of the appeal by her department following judgment in the matter of Makhanya v The Minister of Water and Sanitation and Mhlathuze Water Board?
08 February Written Reply to Question 8 - What (a) was the rationale behind the directive from her department to Umgeni Water in terms of section 74(1) of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, to establish a desalination plant in the City of Cape Town, (b) were the legislative provisions she relied on when the directive was issued and (c) are the details of the progress with regard to the establishment of the desalination plant since the directive was issued?
08 February Written Reply to Question 7 - What is the total amount of funding that has been allocated to the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality for the development of boreholes for the provision of water (a) in the (i) 2015-16 and (ii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) since 1 April2017?
08 February Written Reply to Question 6 - What (a) plans has her department put in place in respect of the augmentation of existing and the development of new bulk water infrastructure to mitigate the effects of climate change on the provision of bulk water in the Western Cape Province and (b) is the status of the (i) plans and (ii) financing thereof?
08 February Written Reply to Question 3 - (a) What is the current status of the intended augmentation of the capacity of the Clanwilliam Dam, VoeHvlei Dam and Brandvlei Dam, respectively, (b) what has caused the postponement of the specified projects and (c) when will these projects be finalised?
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