2021-w2098 - 22 October 2021

Michéle Odette Clarke to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether she will furnish Mrs M O Clarke with a copy of the notice that her department placed in the Government Gazette in advertising the Ekurhuleni Valuation Roll 2021/2025; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 22 Oct 2021

  1. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs did not place in the Government Gazette in advertising the Ekurhuleni Valuation Roll 2021/2025.
  2. The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs did not appoint any contractor as part of Black Dot Opti Joint Venture.
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2021-w1339 - 14 October 2021

Annelie Lotriet to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with regard to her replies to question 587 on 26 March 2021 and 1013 on 33 June 2017, she will clarify the discrepancy, wherein the 2017 reply it is that a backlog for resurfacing and rehabilitation of roads was 2 500km and/or R11,25 billion, yet in the 2021 reply the figure was 1 352km and/or R3,1 billion; if not, why not; if so, what total amount, in each year, between 2017 and 2021 did her department spend on resurfacing and rehabilitation of roads, to warrant such a drastic decrease?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 14 Oct 2021

The Parliamentary Question PQ 587, with its reply provided on 26 March 2021, is similar to PQ 194. The reply to PQ 194, which is attached as part of the annexure, was submitted to Parliament.

I have requested the Provincial Department to furnish further details of work done during the period in question. We will make this information and anys supporting ducuments available to ...

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2021-w2253 - 14 October 2021

Khanya Ceza to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether her department has developed mechanisms with sector departments to implement township economic zones within rural municipalities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 14 Oct 2021

We have integrated township development to the District Development Model (DDM) One Plans. The effort of pursuing a coordinated framework through the DDM approach presented an opportunity for balanced ecosystem for integrated development. This process requires cooperation of all three spheres of government to ensure efficient and well-coordinated implementation of the interventions and programmes including the Special Economic Zones.

We are working closely with ...

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2021-w1326 - 14 October 2021

Cilliers Brink to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Whether, with regard to the six District Hubs that are envisioned as part of the implementation of the District Development Model, she will furnish Mr C Brink with a plan and/or estimate indicating the (a) capital cost of establishing each of the District Hubs, (b) annual operational cost of running each of the District Hubs and (c) total number of personnel that will be required to operate each of the District Hubs; if not, what is the position in each case; if so, what are the further relevant details in each case?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 14 Oct 2021

DDM Hubs are part of the overall institutional arrangements for the implementation of the DDM. They are an extension of CoGTA capacity deployed in districts for purposes of driving the institutionalisation of the DDM and facilitating the formulation, adoption, implementation, monitoring and review of the One Plans. A DDM Hub is conceived as a functional network of support and a facilitation system for Intergovernmental ...

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2021-w2024 - 13 October 2021

Robert Alfred Lees to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2436 on 13 November 2020, the investigation has been concluded; if not, why not; if so, (2) whether the information has been obtained; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 13 Oct 2021

1. According to information from Province and the municipality, only Section 106 investigations have been completed. The investigation by the HAWKS on the matter have not been concluded; and

2. The information therefore remains unavailable, since the matter is still under investigation by the HAWKS.

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2021-w2193 - 13 October 2021

Khanya Ceza to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What (a) total number of municipalities have completed the review of their indigent lists and (b) action has been taken against the Municipal Manager of Steve Tshwete Local Municipality who billed a pensioner an amount of R11,000,00 for her son’s business that has a lease of land with the municipality?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 13 Oct 2021

a) All municipalities have indigent registers which are reported to be reviewed on an annual basis as per the Non Financial Census (NFC) published on the 31st March 2021. It should be noted that Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) collects information relating to indigents management in municipalities based on the indicators which have been provided by the Department of Cooperative Governance. Furthermore, the Department ...

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2021-w1958 - 13 October 2021

Shirley Motshegoane Mokgotho to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What steps has she and/or her department taken to resolve the problem of sewer spillage onto the streets in Ward 2 of the Naledi Local Municipality?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 13 Oct 2021

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati Disrict Municipality (DRSDM) is the Water Services Authority (WSA) in its area of jurisdiction which includes Naledi Local Municipality (NLM) area. The Water Services Act, 108 of 1997 defines a WSA as any municipality responsible for ensuring access to both water and sanitation services. The sanitation services include the management of sewered systems. In executing its functions, which include the ...

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2021-w1948 - 13 October 2021

Ciliesta Catherine Shoana Motsepe to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

By what date will a forensic investigation be conducted by her department into what happened to the missing R49 million from the coffers of the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in the North West, which had invested taxpayers’ money to the amount of R150 million with VBS Mutual Bank?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 13 Oct 2021

The response below was provided by the province:

Various investigations have been instituted by the province, municipality and law enforcement agencies in relation to the Venda Building Society Mutual Bank (the VBS) investments. On 28 March 2019, the municipality Council took resolution number 44/2018/19 to appoint an independent investigator to investigate allegations relating to the missing R49 million. The investigation report has been completed ...

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2021-w1950 - 13 October 2021

Mothusi Kenneth Montwedi to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

What initiatives has she put in place to ensure that the relevant Members of the Executive Council do not abuse their powers by using section 139 interventions to fight party-political battles, as is the case in the North -West?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 13 Oct 2021

In terms of approval requirements of Section 139 of the Constitution, the Minister exercises the power assigned to approve or disapprove the intervention invoked by the Provincial Executive Council if the municipality cannot or does not fulfil an executive obligation in terms of the Constitution or legislation. Approvals of interventions are based on sufficient evidence of the failures of the executive obligations by the ...

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2021-w2164 - 27 September 2021

Shirley Motshegoane Mokgotho to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

(1) On what date is it envisaged that her department will deliver water to the Lerome South community in Moses Kotane Local Municipality, since their taps have run dry?

Reply from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on 27 Sep 2021

The municipality does not have sufficient bulk water infrastructure to meet the demand of the growing area. To that end it is currently supplying water through interim measures of water carting to temporal storages including water tanks which are then utilized by the community of Lerome South. These are interim measures put in place while the municipality works on a permanent solution.

Moses Kotane ...

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