It is not just a matter of solving the Jozini or Umkhanyakude problem. The Presidential Infrastructure Co- ordinating Commission, PICC, has in fact discussed two aspects of this issue very seriously.
Firstly, as we have embarked on the national plan for infrastructure and invited investors to participate, we have discussed the issue of the time it takes to issue licences. We have also discussed other factors, because we are trying to make it easier to do business in South Africa. We have discovered that at times investors who want to come and do business here find it difficult because they are sent from pillar to post by the bureaucracy. Therefore we have said that one of the areas we must work on is the question of licences for water usage. The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs is working on this. It is not just about licences for business but also for communities - the people who really deserve and own this. So, Umkhanyakude is part of this and it is a matter that we are addressing.
I also heard the hon member saying that the people at Jozini had been struggling for the last 18 years. Yes, I agree there have been 18 years of democracy, but they struggled without water for decades before that. The Jozini Dam is one of the biggest in the country and has been there for decades, but the people who live near it do not have water. It is an age- old problem, which we are now resolving. I am very proud that in 18 years there has been progress, and the people themselves told you, when you were there as MPs, that the matter is now being addressed. We are together, therefore, in addressing the broader issue and the specific time to be taken with licensing.