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31 March Written Reply to Question 944 - Whether there is any position of (a) chief executive officer, (b) chief financial officer and/or (c) chief operating officer that is currently vacant in each entity reporting to her; if so, (i) how long has each specified position been vacant and (ii) what is the reason for each vacancy;
31 March Written Reply to Question 866 - Whether, with reference to her reply to question 208 on 24 February 2017, the assessment that was conducted jointly by Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and Rand Water has been completed; if not, on what date is it expected that the assessment will be completed;
31 March Written Reply to Question 849 - Whether her department has put any training programmes in place for municipal operators of water and waste water treatment works; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
31 March Written Reply to Question 848 - With reference to her department's acknowledgement that certain areas in the North West still require support, as indicated in her department's presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on 1 March 2017, (a) how is her department going to support the (i) NgakaModiriMolema and (ii) Dr Ruth Mompati District Municipalities,
31 March Written Reply to Question 847 - What are the names of each (a) candidate that was shortlisted to fill the vacancy of the director-general in her department and (b) member of the panel that interviewed the specified persons;
31 March Written Reply to Question 846 - (a) What is the (i) total amount that her department owes to each contractor as at 28 February 2017, (ii) name of each contractor and (iii) outstanding amount and (b) by what date will the outstanding amounts be paid to the respective contractors?
24 March Written Reply to Question 717 - With reference to her reply to question 1194 on 24 May 2016, (a) what number of the 35 Cuban engineers are still in the employ of her department and (b) on what date will the employment contracts of each specified engineer expire;
17 March Written Reply to Question 711 - Did (a) her department or (b) any entity reporting to her participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case;
17 March Written Reply to Question 647 - With reference to her reply to question 475 on 31 March 2016, (a) what progress has been made to date on the upgrading of the Brits Water Treatment Works in the Madibeng Local Municipality in North West
17 March Written Reply to Question 584 - Whether Rand Water in Gauteng paid any bonuses to (a) staff members and (b) board members in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; if so, in each case, (aa) what amount was paid out and (bb) to whom was it paid out?
17 March Written Reply to Question 50 - With reference to the Risk Management Plan which was approved in February 2008, when will the revival of the Roodeplaat Dam Resource Management be implemented?
10 March Written Reply to Question 583 - With reference to the appointment of a certain person (name and details furnished), what were the names of the (a) candidates shortlisted for the position and (b) panelists who interviewed the candidates
10 March Written Reply to Question 582 - (a) What is the total amount owed by her department to all relevant contractors as at 28 February 2017 and (b) in each case, (i) what is the name of the contractor, (ii) what amount is outstanding and (iii) on what date will the amounts be paid?
10 March Written Reply to Question 580 - With reference to her department's comments in a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on 1 March 2017 that North West still needs support, (a) how will her department assist with the (i) training and (ii) monitoring of workers
10 March Written Reply to Question 579 - With reference to her department's comments in a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on 1 March 2017 that North West still needs support, (a) how does her department intend to support the (i) Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality
10 March Written Reply to Question 475 - Whether her department procured any services from and/or made any payments to (a) Mr Mzwanele Manyi, (b) the Progressive Professionals Forum, (c) the Decolonisation Fund and/or (d) the Black Business Council; if not, in each case
03 March Written Reply to Question 379 - What is the (a) make, (b) model, (c) price and (d) date on which each vehicle was purchased for use by (i) her and (ii) her deputy (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15 and (bbb) 2015-16 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2016?
03 March Written Reply to Question 336 - Whether, with reference to the alleged interference (details furnished) by a certain person (name furnished) in the functioning of her department, including the awarding of tenders, she intends to take any steps in this regard; if not, why not; if so, what steps?
01 March Written Reply to Question 12 - Whether, in view of South Africa's bilateral partnership with Lesotho on water supply, the Government intends to intervene with regard to the delay of the construction of the Polihali Dam, which is set to affect the supply of water to Gauteng and adjunct areas such as the Ash River in the Free State; if so, in what manner?
24 February Written Reply to Question 281 - Whether her department is currently experiencing any financial difficulties; if so, (a) when was the situation identified, (b) who identified the situation and (c) what steps are being taken to remedy the situation
24 February Written Reply to Question 280 - (a) How many supplier invoices currently remain unpaid by her department for more than 30 days and (b) what (i) is the name of the company and/or supplier, (ii) amounts are outstanding, (iii) is the reason for nonpayment and (iv) is the envisaged date on which the amounts will be paid?
24 February Written Reply to Question 244 - (a) Why has the community of (i) Sisonke region, (ii) Umkhanyakude sub-region and (iii) the Harry Gwala District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal been without water for over two years and (b) what is her department doing to ensure that the communities have access to good quality clean water?
24 February Written Reply to Question 243 - With regard to the community of Mamone in Ward 21 and 20 in the Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality in Limpopo, which has not had water in their taps since August 2016, (a) why does the specified community not have water
17 February Written Reply to Question 236 - Is there a maintenance plan to ensure that the water pipes in the (a) Buurendaal, (b) Highway Gardens, (c) Harmelia, (d) Tunney, (e) Elandsfontein and (f) Klepper Park suburbs in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng specified suburbs are regularly maintained
17 February Written Reply to Question 208 - (a) What are the reasons that Rand Water blocked the storm water pipes in Oak Avenue, Primrose, Germiston, when laying new pipes and (b) when will the situation be rectified
17 February Written Reply to Question 207 - (a) When last did Rand Water upgrade its water pipes in the (i) Buurendaal, (ii) Highway Gardens, (iii) Harmelia, (iv) Tunney, (v) Elandsfontein and (vi) Klapper Park suburbs in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng
17 February Written Reply to Question 170 - How many water use licences granting abstraction of water from the Hluhluwe River currently exist
17 February Written Reply to Question 169 - Whether a water use licence has been applied for in respect of the proposed Fuleni Coal Mine; if not, why not; if so, what (a) would be the source of this water and (b) volume has been applied for?
09 February Written Reply to Question 133 - With regard to the Amathole District Municipality project to build toilets in villages in the district, (a) when did the project begin, (b) what are the details of the progress of the project

 

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