Mr Fourie (DTI) responded that Eskom engaged a subsidy programme for SWHs in 2008 but they have now completely pulled out of this subsidy. The DOE is now the manager of this programme. The SWHs have always been installed free of charge for low cost houses. Unless the SWH is ...
Ms AS Fourie (SEM, Free State Provincial Treasury) said that the grants given
to Ngwathe were not reconciled. This situation would have to be rectified. In
terms of salaries, there had been an abnormal increase for the Municipal
Manager and senior management. They had discovered that figures given referred
Mr Fourie (UDM) said that one of the reasons why the stakeholders were doing as they wished was that the Minister came across as "a warm person" and that they were exploiting that. He believed the problem of the stakeholders was a serious one and that it was hampering progress.
Mr Fourie (ANC) commented that local government had battled to implement the simplest of projects. He said that it was sad to note that SRSA had no guidelines for procurement and had to rely on local government.