2019-w752 - 16 April 2019

Makoti Sibongile Khawula to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What is the total number of water treatment facilities that are there in each province, (b) what number of the specified facilities are (i) functional and (ii) dysfunctional and (c) for how long have the facilities been dysfunctional?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 16 Apr 2019

Requesting the Hounorable Member to note that water treatment facilities are the responsibility of the Department of Corporative Governance and Traditional Affairs and that the Department of Water and Sanitation only monitors compliance of the facilities.

Refer to the table below for the total number of water treatment facilities that were monitored by the Department in each province.

Province

Number of water treatment works ...

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2019-w513 - 16 April 2019

Makoti Sibongile Khawula to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What number of (i) buildings, (ii) properties and (iii) facilities does his department currently (aa) own and (bb) rent, (b) what is the value and purpose of each (i) owned and (ii) rented property and (c)(i) for how long has each property been rented, (ii) from whom is each property rented and (iii) what is the monthly rental fee for each property?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 16 Apr 2019

(a)(i) The total number of building rented by the Department is 33 buildings and a total number of buildings owed by the Department are 4948 refer to the table below.

Row Labels

No. of Assets

Cost

Accumulative Depreciation

Book Value

Buildings

4889

2,173,677,966.77

(1,281,645,620.50)

892,032,346.27

Buildings Auxiliary

59

19,368,099.92 ...

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2019-w796 - 16 April 2019

Anton De Waal Alberts to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)What is the total number of mines with a water licence in each province that (a) meet the licensing requirements and (b) do not comply with the licensing requirements; (2) what (a) is the name of each mine with a water licence that does not comply with the licensing requirements, (b) is the area and province in which each mine is located, (c) are the reasons why the mines do not comply with the water licensing requirements and (d) steps does he intend to take to address the deficiencies; (3) with reference to operational mines in each province that are not in possession of water licences, what are the full relevant details of the (a) name of each mine, (b) area and province in which each mine is located, (c) reasons why the mines are operational without water licenses having been awarded to them and (d) steps he intends to take to address these deficiencies?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 16 Apr 2019

(1)(a) The total number of mines with a water use licence in each province authorized to use water are 712.

(1)(b) Refer to Annexure A for the total number of mines authorized but non- compliance.

(2) Refer to Annexure A for the action taken to address the deficiencies by authorized non-compliant mines and Annexure B for the technical and administrative conditions of ...

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2019-w722 - 16 April 2019

Choloane David Matsepe to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) him and/or the former minister and (ii) his deputy and/or the former deputy minister (aa) in the (aaa) 2016-17 and (bbb) 2017-18 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2018?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 16 Apr 2019

 

a) Make of vehicle purchased for use

b) Model of vehicle purchased for use

c) Price of each vehicle purchased for use

d) (aaa) Date on which each vehicle was purchased for use in the 2016/17 FY

e) (bbb) Date on which each vehicle was purchased for use in the 2017/18 FY

Minister, Nkwinti G came with his vehicle from Rural Development ...

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2019-w751 - 26 March 2019

Makoti Sibongile Khawula to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether, in light of the current water consumption rates, his department commissioned any study to determine whether the country will have enough water to sustain the population, economic growth and development by (a) 2050, (b) 2075 and (c) 2100; if not, why not; if so, what are the details of the findings of the study?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 26 Mar 2019

a) The Department undertakes various planning studies over 25-year horizons, including the period to 2050 to ensure water security for the country. Such studies include (i) Water Availability Assessment Studies (WAAS), which generate base input information for planning, (ii) long term water resource reconciliation planning studies for large and small demand centres, and (iii) catchment-based studies. These planning studies culminate in strategies that address ...

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2019-w189 - 26 March 2019

Anchen Margaretha Dreyer to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

Whether any investigations have been conducted into the continuing sewerage overflow at 25 Quinine Street, Glen Marais, Kempton Park; if not, (a) what steps will be taken to resolve the matter, (b) by what date will the specified matter be resolved, (c) what is the estimated cost, (d) what number of complaints has the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council received regarding the matter and (e) why was the matter not resolved earlier given the number of complaints; if so, will he furnish Mrs A M Dreyer with a copy of the findings of the specified investigation?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 26 Mar 2019

According to information received by the department from the City of Ekurhuleni, findings of an investigation were that the sewerage overflow is as results of storm water ingress, especially when it is raining. Furthermore, building owners in the area have connected rain water gutters and are channelling storm water into sewer lines; which worsened the problem.

a) To resolve the problem at 60 Quinine ...

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2019-w494 - 26 March 2019

Makoti Sibongile Khawula to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

What is the (a) qualification and (b) total number of artisans employed by each water board?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 26 Mar 2019

Refer to the table below for the list of qualifications and number of artisans employed by each water board.

Entity

(a) Qualification

(b) Total number of artisan

Amatola Water

Artisan Building work

4

 

Artisan Electrical

6

 

Artisan Fitter and Turner

11

 

Artisan Instrumental

2

 

Artisan Mechanical

4

 

Artisan Millwright

1

 

Artisan Plumber

4

 

Artisan Welder

1

Bloem Water

Artisan Electrical

5

 

Artisan Mechanical

12 ...

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2019-w569 - 26 March 2019

Michael Waters to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)(a) On what date was the Rand Water project, Palmiet RW-06, started and (b) what (i) still needs to be done before the project is completed, (ii) are the reasons that the project has stalled for over a year and (iii) is the expected completion date; (2) (a) what (i) is the expenditure to date and (ii) was the original costing of the project, (b) who were the contractors and consultants on the original project, (c) who is contracted to complete the project and (d) what penalties have been requested and paid?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 26 Mar 2019

(1)(a) The Rand Water project Palmiet RW-06 started in March 2014.

(1)(b)(i) The overall project is currently 90% complete. The overall scope of work for this project is the construction of a 15km pipeline and the portion now to be completed is approximately 700m which includes pipelaying together with the associated concrete chambers. Thereafter tie-ins/cross connections of the entire 15km ...

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2019-w106 - 26 March 2019

Michael Waters to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(1)With regard to the reply to question 3753 of 12 December 2018, what number of sewerage processing plants (a) were inspected since 1 July to 30 September 2018 and (b) passed the inspection; (2) what number of sewerage processing plants (a) were inspected during (i) 1 January to 31 March 2018, (ii) 1 April to 30 June 2018 and (iii) 1 October to 31 December 2018 and (b)(i) failed and (ii) passed the inspection; (3) with reference to the letter in Annexure B, did the Siyathemba Local Municipality make written representation to his department within the 14-day period providing no compelling reasons for his department not to exercise its powers; if so, what reasons were given; (4) what number of municipalities were given non-compliance letters?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 26 Mar 2019

(1)(a) The number of sewerage processing plants inspected in relation to question 3573 of 12 December 2018 is a total of forty three (43) see attached Annexure A.

(1)(b) The Inspections referred to are conducted to determine functionality and treatment efficacy of the sewerage processing plants. During the inspections the Inspector looks for any deficiencies in the process and if any are ...

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2019-w242 - 25 March 2019

Makoti Sibongile Khawula to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation

(a) What is the total amount of drought relief that was allocated to each province in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018, (b) what amount has been spent by each province to date and (c) what have been the most common items on which the money has been spent?

Reply from the Minister of Water and Sanitation on 25 Mar 2019

Refer to the table below for Main Account Allocated Budget for Drought Relief:

   

(a)

(b)

(c)

Financial Year

Province

Adjusted Budget

R’000

YTD Expenditure

R’000

Expenditure Items

2015/16

Kwa-Zulu Natal

50 500

50 500

Transfers & Subsidies: Water Services Operating Subsidy (WSOS) 5B grant reprioritised for Drought Relief Intervention

   

106 270

111 836

Payments for capital assets: Buildings and other fixed ...

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