Oversight visit Report to Lesotho
27 Jul 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) enquired about South Africa’s progress in addressing the delays of issuing work permits, to skilled South African workers, by Lesotho government. She commented that this was important, as it was affecting project progress.
Bloem, Lepelle and Amatola 2019/20 Annual Reports
14 Jul 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) said that Lepelle Northern Water mentioned challenges relating to vandalism, dilapidated or aging infrastructure and lack of cost recovery in their presentation and wanted to know why they always mention the same problems year after year. She asked what measures were put in place to stop ...
DWS; Mhlatuze Water Board, Sedibeng Water Board and Overberg Water Board Annual Reports
13 Jul 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) directed her questions to the Sedibeng WB. The presentation showed that gender representivity was 15.38%. Did that mean that 85% of the employees were male, or vice versa? Why was there such a huge gap in gender representivity when employing employees? The budget for administration was ...
DWS, uMngeni Water Board, Rand Water & Magalies Water Board Annual Reports
13 Jul 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) asked Umgeni Water on the corrective measures in place to counter Umgeni achieving only 75% of its performance objectives in rural KwaZulu-Natal. She asked if irregular expenditure caused by non-compliance could have been avoided, if so, why not. Rand Water irregular expenditure was R183.5m and she ...
Investigations (or disciplinary matters) at DWS & measures to turnaround Department
10 Jun 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) said nine officials had resigned who were implicated in material irregularities. Did DWS open a criminal case against all nine officials, and what was the progress? Does DWS have effective mechanisms to monitor non-compliance to deal with irregularities before the annual audit takes place? Otherwise it ...
Water Tariffs: DWS, Water Boards & SALGA Input; Housing Consumer Protection Bill: DHS briefing
1 Jun 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) asked the Department to provide a synopsis of public comments made on the norms and standards for tariff setting under water services. What were the challenges encountered by SALGA on the quality of business plans by water boards? Why was the Department content with importing chemicals? ...
Water and Sanitation Budget: Committee Report
21 May 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) observed that the report did not indicate how the DWS would assist the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality on dysfunctional sewer systems and does not give timelines on when the process would be completed.
WRC & TCTA 2021/22 Annual Report; DHS Budget: Committee Report
14 May 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) made reference to slide 19 of the WRC’s presentation on addressing the issues of sustainability by increasing leverage funding. She asked the WRC to explain this concept and how it planned to implement it.
Department of Water and Sanitation 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan
11 May 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) asked the Department to provide a summary of the risks associated with the water and sanitation goals, and the mitigation plan. The presentation did not address how the Department was going to help the Ekurhuleni Municipality to fix the dysfunctional sewer system in Ward 65.
SHRA & NHFC 2021/22 Annual Performance Plans
29 Apr 2021
Ms S Mokgotho (EFF) observed that there were fundamental differences between the number and nature of budget programmes in the estimates of national expenditure (ENE) and APPs of the NHFC, and asked it to explain why there were such differences and clarify if the entity planned to reconcile them to ...