2022-w2333 - 05 July 2022

Philippus Adriaan Van Staden to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1063 on 28 October 2019, she will indicate (a) what progress her department has since made to address the stated estimated maintenance backlog of R74 billion to the 81 575 buildings under the custodianship of her department and (b) what measures her department has put in place to (i) conduct condition surveys at all the specified buildings and (ii) execute maintenance on a regular basis in order to prevent further deterioration of the State’s fixed assets; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details, specifically with regard to (aa) structured maintenance plans for each individual property, (bb) sourcing sufficient funding to address the specified backlog and (cc) entering into the proposed public-private partnerships referred to in her specified reply; (2) whether she will make a statement on the matter?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 5 Jul 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

(1)

(a) I have been informed by the Department that based on the budgets allocated, a number of buildings have been prioritised in the Repairs and Maintenance Programme since 2019 that will contribute to addressing the maintenance backlog. Further, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance in various buildings is implemented via term contracts for preventative/corrective and corrective/reactive maintenance ...

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2022-w2404 - 05 July 2022

Madeleine Bertine Hicklin to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to the trenches that are up to 2m deep that have been left open for more than four years in Radio Uitkyk following either water and sanitation works or laying of cables, what steps will her department take in response to the repeated concerns raised by residents to ensure that (a) the current trenches are filled in and streets paved to prevent accidents happening, (b) once work is carried out by contractors of her department, wayleaves are restored immediately and not left for years to come and (c) contractors are monitored to ensure that work is carried out timeously and to a high standard?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 5 Jul 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:

Background:

I have been informed that the department has an existing project, for upgrading of civil engineering services and sinkhole repairs in the vicinity of Radio Uitkyk. However this project is approximately One (1) kilometre away from Radio Uitkyk. The scope of work includes the upgrading of old subsurface piping to HDPE piping and rehabilitation ...

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2022-w2403 - 01 July 2022

Madeleine Bertine Hicklin to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to the problems relating to maintenance at Radio Uitkyk in Thaba Tshwane (details furnished), which have been raised by residents over the past two years to no avail, what does her department intend to do about (a) cutting the grass on a regular basis, (b) fixing the vandalised electrical substations in Radio Uitkyk, (c) the on-going non-working streetlight issues and (d) commensurate security risks in Radio Uitkyk?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 1 Jul 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

The department has a designated call centre which allows all its clients to log qualifying calls for the department's attention. This ensures that urgent and emergency works are attended to when they get registered for attention and remedy.

There are no outstanding calls for the electrical substation at Radio Uitkyk and the streetlights. However, the department has ...

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2022-w2359 - 01 July 2022

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)Whether there is an updated database of unemployed professional built environment graduates in terms of each (a) professional category, (b) gender, (c) age, (d) province and (e) region in the Council for the Built Environment; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how regular is the database updated; (2) who is responsible for updating the database; (3) how is the database used to ensure that the persons recorded on it are given opportunities and/or employment?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 1 Jul 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

1. The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has an unemployed database of Professionals, Graduates, Qualified Artisans and National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) students. The database (a) professional category field is provided, (b) gender- segregation is included (c) age is determined from the ID number field, (d) province specification is included, (e) the database ...

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2022-w2402 - 01 July 2022

Madeleine Bertine Hicklin to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What is being done to address the numerous problems (details furnished) at the Thaba Tshwane precinct owned by her department in Tshwane, which have been allowed to accumulate and need urgent attention, including basic service delivery issues that need to be attended to urgently to make them safe and habitable instead of being a gross violation of human rights?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 1 Jul 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has a designated call centre which allows all its clients to log qualifying calls for the department's attention. This ensures that urgent and emergency works are attended to as and when they get registered for attention and remedy.

Matters related to poor housekeeping, which may affect safety and habitability ...

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2022-w2387 - 01 July 2022

Noko Phineas Masipa to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

What are the details regarding (a) the private property being leased by the SA Social Security Agency in Khayelitsha, (b) tender processes and documents, (c) monthly lease payment and lease agreement, (d) conditions of the property and (e) certificate of occupation?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 1 Jul 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

a) The Department has informed me that the office accommodation required is 999.45 square meters to be constructed on erf 809 at corner Phakamani Road and Vati Street in Khayelitsha.

b) It was an open tender. See attached the advertisement and PA13 register of bids received (see advert and PA as Annexure A).

c) The ...

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2022-w2288 - 24 June 2022

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

With reference to the Council for the Built Environment and its six built environment professional councils, what (a) was the total membership of each council in the past five years, (b) number of (i) voluntary associations are registered with each of the councils, (ii) parallel professional structures exist in competition to the various councils and (iii) voluntary associations are registered with the additional structures and (c) is the estimated membership of each structure?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 24 Jun 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

a) Table 1: Total membership of each council

Name of the Council

2018

2019

2020

2021

Engineering Council of South Africa

49334

57867

55730

61799

South African Council for the Architectural Profession

9988

10982

11859

11790

South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession

282

330

374

403

South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession

4098 ...

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2022-w2289 - 24 June 2022

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What (a) amount has been spent on the Hout Bay Harbour as part of the Small Harbours Unit initiative and (b) are the details of the expenditure; (2) whether there are any plans in place for the further development of the harbour; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the plans; (3) what (a) total number of tenants are currently occupying the premises and (b)(i) number of the tenants are on month-to-month leases and (ii) is the remaining term of each of the other leases?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 24 Jun 2022

(1) (a) The total amount spent in Hout Bay as part of the Small Harbours Unit repair and maintenance initiative was R89.87 million.

(b) Details of the expenditure are as follows:

(i) The marine infrastructure upgrades included removal of sunken vessels, dredging of harbour basins, repairs to slipways, shore crane replacements and electrical kiosks to jetties and quays, equated to R57.88 million.

(ii) The ...

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2022-w2290 - 24 June 2022

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

(1)What is the status of the parliamentary village board of (a) Acacia Park, (b) Laboria Park and (c) Pelican Park; (2) whether each of the boards comprises the requisite number of members; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the respective boards have met the threshold of (a) board meetings and (b) residents’ meetings in each year since 2019; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2707E

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 24 Jun 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

1. In terms of the Parliamentary Villages Management Board, there is only one board for the three Parliamentary Villages consisting of board members from the three villages.

The Parliamentary Villages Management Board was elected and appointed by the Minister on 26 November 2021.

a) The following members were appointed:

  • Hon H April, MP
  • Hon B Tshwete, MP ...
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2022-w2355 - 24 June 2022

Samantha Jane Graham to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Whether, given that consecutive infrastructure report cards by the SA Institute of Civil Engineering have repeatedly shown that the Republic’s key infrastructure – including transport, electricity, water supply, education and health is at risk of failing, her department has ever conducted a nationwide infrastructure audit to determine the full extent of infrastructure resilience in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on 24 Jun 2022

The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

The first phase of the cabinet-approved National Infrastructure Plan 2050 refers to the state of infrastructure in the identified sectors without necessarily providing a blow-by-blow account of the condition assessment of specific components of infrastructure under examination. The NIP 2050 proposes, amongst others, the 3-year intervention and the more long-term interventions to remedy the deteriorating infrastructure; it ...

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