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Parliamentary Q&As: Water

14 August 2010 at 10:35 pm

Also see the following Parliamentary Replies relating to water matters available on the Department of Water Affairs‘ website – we upload titles, numbers and dates of replies here for the purpose of searching only:

23 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3332 – What have been the achievements of the partnership between the Department of Water Affairs and the Water Resources Group since the Declaration of Partnership was signed

23 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3329 – How much did each water board owe the Department of Water Affairs

23 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3313 – Whether she has been informed that in areas like Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, 62% of households do not have access to clean water

16 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3235 – How many applications for information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by the Department of Water Affairs

16 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3234 – Whether the Xstrata Tselentis Colliery is in possession of a water use licence

16 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3228 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1703 on 23 July 2012, the process of reviewing the water use licence application of the George Local Municipality was finalised by 30 September 2012

13 November 2012 Oral Reply to Question 471 – What sector-wide approaches and requisite institutional capacity are currently available to effect the democratisation of water management

13 November 2012 Oral Reply to Question 470 – What are the details of her department’s plan in respect of future increases in water charges

13 November 2012 Oral Reply to Question 443 – What prevented her from addressing community members of De Aar in the Northern Cape

09 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3175 – Whether, since her reply to question 3111 on 4 November 2011, a certain person has had any involvement to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project

09 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3145 – What is the current state of performance of the Northern Works wastewater plant in Johannesburg

09 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3132 – With reference to her letter dated 18 January 2012, what are the details of the progress of the independent forensic investigation

09 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3111 – Whether her department has a master plan to ensure that all households in South Africa are provided with safe drinking water

02 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3096 – Whether her departments are currently subscribed to The New Age newspaper

02 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3087 – Whether the large cattle feedlot within the Seringveld Conservancy in the region Oog van Boekenhoutskloof in Cullinan, Gauteng, has a water use licence

02 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3069 – Whether she has received an application from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality for additional funding to complete the Nooitgedacht-Coega low level scheme

02 November 2012 Written Reply to Question 3068 – What are the names of the entities and persons who have been awarded water use licenses under Project Letsema

30 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 672 – Whether her department will provide the deatails of the capital projects being budgeted for in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework for the Northern Cape in the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years

30 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 671 – Whether her department has assisted the umsobomvu Municipality in the Northen Cape with the salvaging and reparation of a water pump station in the Orange River

30 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 657 – Whether she has been informed of the lack of water supply and complete unavailability of water at times in Giyano in Limpopo

30 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 655 – Whethet a certain person has recently been appointed in any position in the national office or any of the regional offices of the Department of Water Affairs

26 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 3011 – Whether the accounting officers submitted the annual financial statements for the financial year ending 31 March 2012 to her by 31 August 2012

26 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2978 – Whether efforts by her department and Rand Water has improved the water quality of the Hartbeespoort Dam

26 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2972 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 57 for oral reply 7 March 2012, any progress has been made

26 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2966 – What is the current level of mine water below the surface and environmental critical limit

26 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2954 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2684 on 8 October 2012, any progress has been made by the mediation panel set up in terms of section 150 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

23 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 645 – Whether she has been informed of the plight of the Giyani community which has been without water for the past four months

19 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2872 – Whether she has been informed that mining sludge from the Welverdiend canal has spilled onto, among othe places, municipal land adjacent to 1st Avenue in Welverdiend and that the canal is blocked

19 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2836 – How many arbitration awards have been issued against Bloem Water in the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years

19 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 562 – Whether the correct processes will be followed before Alexkor transfer the village of Alexander Bay

12 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2815 – Whether there has been any water pollution emanating from the Blyvooruitzicht mine of a certain company since 1 April 2012

12 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2788 – Whether, with reference to the proposed pipeline that Rand Water intends building through various properties along Modderfontein Road, an environmental impact assessment has been conducted

12 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2787 – With reference to the proposed pipeline that Rand Water intends building through various properties along Modderfontein Road, what mechanisms are being used

12 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2786 – What is the expected cost of the proposed pipeline that Rand Water intends building through the various properties along Modderfontein Road

12 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2779 – Whether, at any time since 1 July 2012, any gates leading into the property around Voëlvlei Dam have been in disrepair

12 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2758 – Whether any action was taken against officials in her department who violated the Promotion of Access to Information Act

12 October 2012 Written Reply to Question 2740 – Whether her department has reviewed its organogram as required in the 2008-09 and 2010-11 financial years

21 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2696 – Whether her department has awarded any contracts to a certain company since its establishment in 1996

21 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2688 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2366 on 14 September 2012, she has been informed that in practice the mine management is not negotiating with affected landowners about water compensation

21 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2687 – Whether she has been informed of the regular occurrence of pollution into the Margate and Port Edward estuaries from sewerage infrastructure managed by Ugu District Municipality

21 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2686 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2368 on 14 September 2012, the date of the 2012 audit is in compliance with the audit frequency as stipulated in the water user licence

21 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2684 – Whether, since her reply to question 2115 on 29 August 2012, the Department of Water Affairs has made any progress in rectifying the noncompliance at the mine

21 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2625 – Whether her department has implemented the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, Act 3 of 2000

14 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2589 – Whether her department has completed a study on the appoortionment of liability for acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand

14 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2528 – What measures have been put in place to attract appropriate skills in the water sector

07 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2506 – Whether her Ministry, her departments and any entity reporting to her plan to host end-of-year parties

07 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2474 – Whether there have been any cases in North West since 1 July 2012 where the water withdrawals of operating mines have compromised the supply of water to other water users in the vivinity of the mines

07 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2461 – Whether there are any formal arrangement or protocols that govern intergovernmental relations between the Government, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

07 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2408 – Whether officials in her department purchased tickets to the New Age Business Briefing

07 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 2407 – Whether she was informed of the plight of the Bushbuckridge community’s lack of access to water supply from the nearby Inyaka Dam

07 September 2012 Written Reply to Question 487 – Whether her Department has been requested to assist the Setsoto Municipality regarding the water crisis

31 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 2368 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1047 on 20 April 2010 and question 1389 on 20 may 2010, internal audits for assessing compliance with the water use licence have been conducted by the mine

31 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 2367 – Whether the Department of Water Affairs is investigating whether the specified dam walls are causing blockages in the Brak River

31 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 2366 – With reference to her reply to question 1047 on 20 April 2010 and 1389 on 20 May 2010, how have the operations of the Sishen Mine affected the flow and availability of water in the Gamogara River

24 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 2280 – Since 1 January 2010 on how many dates has the Water Tribunal been convened

24 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 2279 – Which dams are considered at risk or are ecperiencing eutrophication as a result of high phosphate loads entering the impoundments

24 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 461 – How many slime dams are available in use and not operational at a certain diamond mining facility

21 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 238 – What percentage of the population has access to a basic water supply and when is it envisaged that universal access to basic water will be achieved

21 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 237 – Whether, since her reply to question 381 on 24 February 2012, she has found the quality of water

21 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 236 – Whether progress is being made in the implementation of solutions to deal with acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand

17 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 2169 – Whether her departments or any entity reporting to her makes use of private security firms

17 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 2115 – Whether, with respect to Exxaro’s Leeuwpan mine, any part of the pan and wetlands on the mine site had been mined since 1 January 2012

17 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 2114 – What are the names and locations of mines that are still operating without a valid water licence since her reply to question 468 on 19 March 2012

10 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 2056 – Whether she, her Deputy Minister and any official from an entity reporting to her will be attending or attended, the 2012 Olympic Games

10 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 399 – How many kilolitres of water are being lost on average in respect of each month in each municipality in the Free State

03 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 1963 – Over the said financial years no provision for financial donations has been made

03 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 1953 – Whether an application or applications for a water use license have been received from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality

03 August 2012 Written Reply to Question 1938 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1686 on 11 July 2012, the SA Weather Service is involved in using fog harvesting technology

27 July 2012 Written Reply to Question 1857 – Whether any money has been budgeted for the construction of an abstraction point of the balancing dam at the Hozani Water Purification Works in the Sabie River

27 July 2012 Written Reply to Question 1854 – Whether she has been informed of the arbitration award by the SA Local Government Bargaining Council

27 July 2012 Written Reply to Question 1835 – Whether her department and all entities reporting to her make payment to suppliers and service providers within the 30 day payment period

27 July 2012 Written Reply to Question 1822 – Whether she intends to initiate any steps against the Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality for failing to provide Carolina residents with a reliable supply of potable water

27 July 2012 Written Reply to Question 1806 – What are the last three dates on which officials of the Department of Water Affairs have conducted inspection visits with regard to each mine that is being investigated for pollution

27 July 2012 Written Reply to Question 1751 – Whether her department intends appointing an administrator to implement a turnaround strategy

27 July 2012 Written Reply to Question 341 – How many Irrigation Boards have been transformed and not been transformed into Water User Association (WUAs) in each province

22 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1703 – With reference to her reply to question 3669 on 13 December 2011, what progress has her department made with the issuing of water licences to the George Municipality

22 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1687 – What is the average water loss in kiloliters per month in each municipality in the Eastern Cape

22 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1686 – What is the purpose of all fog harvesting projects that are being conducted by the Water Research Commission

22 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1685 – What is the total outstanding amount of money owed by municipalities to water boards as at 31 May 2012

22 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1674 – What is the average water loss in kilolitres in respect of each month in each municipality in Mpumalanga

22 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 326 – (a) What are the details with respect to all water use licenses in each local municipality in the Chris Hani District Municipality

22 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 316 – Whether her department has received any applications to build residential and/or leisure developments near the Vanderkloof Dam

15 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1667 – What (a) is the average water loss in kilolitres per month in each municipality in Limpopo

15 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1663 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 774 on 30 March 2012, officials of her department have conducted any further inspections at Foskor in Richards Bay

15 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1621 – Whether any contracts have been awarded for the building of phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project

08 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1586 – Whether any traffic fines were incurred with regard to any of her official vehicles in the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years

08 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1561 – Whether she has been informed of the World Bank Inspection Panel’s Report into the Medupi Power Station

08 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1559 – When will the feasibility study into long-term solutions to acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand be concluded

08 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1558 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1327 on 18 May 2012, she has been informed of a certian letter of complaint

08 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1528 – With reference to her reply to question 467 on 19 May 2012, which municipalities contain the majority of the estimated 25% of people who have access to a tap

01 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1491 – Whether her department has taken any steps to ensure that the Mhlathuze Water Board performs clear and separate duties from those of the executive, management and staff in order to allow the Board to exercise oversight

01 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1451 – When was the current Director-General of her department appointed

01 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1443 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 381 on 15 March 2012, she has found any improvement in the quality of the drinking water in Carolina

01 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 1424 – What corrective action will be taken to ensure that municipalities who did not achieve Blue Drop Status do so

01 June 2012 Written Reply to Question 272 – With reference to the chemicals used in the current water purification process done by the Uthukela District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal

25 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1393 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 3642 on 13 December 2011, any further work has been done

25 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1392 – What (a) is the average water loss in kilolitres for each month in each municipality in KwaZulu-Natal

25 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1391 – Whether any progress is being made in establishing an integrated permit system for the issuing of water use licences for the mines

25 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1356 – How many employees in her department in the post level of deputy director to director general who have been appointed on a permanent and contract basis have been suspended on full salary pending investigations

25 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1351 – Whether her department is encouraging the treatment of waste water to enable its further use

25 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1345 – With reference to her reply to question 892 on 7 May 2012, (a) why is her department using the skills of so few retired engineers

18 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1334 – Whether she intends to put the Taung Dam in Northern Cape to better use

18 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1327 – Why has the Department of Water Affairs not paid the expropriation payment of R423 500 to the previous owner by 30 April 2012

18 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 239 – Whether she has been informed that the sewage plants in the Nkomazi Municipality are dysfunctional and waters flow into the surrounding rivers

11 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1237 – With reference to her reply to question 468 on 19 March 2012, what is the current status of the water licence application process for the PMG mine in the Northern Cape

11 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1192 – Whether she has been informed that a water pipe which transports water into the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality has had a significant break

08 May 2012 Oral Reply to Question 47 – Whether her department is assisting municipalities which are experiencing difficulties to maintain waste water treatment plants

08 May 2012 Oral Reply to Question 44 – Whether any municipalities in the Eastern Cape owe any outstanding amounts for water that is being supplied by other municipalities

08 May 2012 Oral Reply to Question 33 – Whether she has put any measures in place to address the situation where communities do not have access to water from the dams that are nearer to them

04 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1119 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2184 on 20 October 2010, any progress has been made in getting all water service authorities to report annually on the implementation of the relevant water services development plan

04 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1054 – Whether her departments have funded the construction or maintance of any dams

04 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 1027 – What progress has been made in setting up catchment management agencies to ensure equitable, efficient and sustainable water resources management

04 May 2012 Written Reply to Question 202 – Whether any plans are in place to construct a water pipeline from Ficksburg to Clocolan in the Free State

30 April 2012 Written Reply to Question 185 – Whether any persons were held accountable for failure to achieve her department’s objectives in the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years

30 April 2012 Written Reply to Question 161 – What is the Government planning to do in order to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals, legislative commitments and basic human rights to water and sanitation of rural communities are met

26 April 2012 Written Reply to Question 1005 – Whether, with reference to her replies to question 872 on 5 May 2010, question 1442 on 25 May 2010, question 2086 on 18 August 2010 and question 45 on 15 March 2011, a charge sheet has been submitted to the National Prosecuting Authority for prosecution

26 April 2012 Written Reply to Question 955 – What is the average water loss in kiloliters per month in each municipality in the Free State

20 April 2012 Written Reply to Question 907 – What has been the response of the Department of Water Affairs to the judgment in case number 767/2008

20 April 2012 Written Reply to Question 906 – Whether there are any standards or protocols that govern the cleaning and removal of solid matter from water reservoirs

20 April 2012 Written Reply to Question 892 – Whether the Department of Water has any plans to attract retired engineers back from retirement to assist in the construction and maintenance of water infrastructure

20 April 2012 Written Reply to Question 891 – Whether the water control officer at the Voëlvlei Dam is qualified for the position

20 April 2012 Written Reply to Question 888 – With reference to each successful application by a mine for a water use licence since the inception of Project Letsema

16 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 775 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 242 on 2 March 2012, all the drilled boreholes have been fitted with pumps

16 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 774 – On what dates were the latest two inspections carried out by officials of the Department of Water to Foskor in Richards Bay

16 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 742 – Whether any officials from her departments and any entities reporting to her were on an official visit to Bloemfontein in December 2011 and January 2012

16 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 686 – Whether the Department of Water Affairs is providing any assistance to the Hoedspruit community in Maruleng Municipality

16 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 674 – Whether her department leases office space in the Manaka Continental building in Pretoria from a certain company

16 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 133 – Whether the telephone lines of her department in the Eastern Cape have been disconnected

16 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 129 – Whether the community of Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga has access to bulk water supply

09 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 613 – What vacancies currently exist at senior management level in the Department of Water Affairs

09 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 612 – Whether she has found the there is sufficient dilution capacity to ameliorate the untreated acid mine drainage and neutralised acid mine drainage decanting from basins in the Witwatersrand between now and the end of 2014

09 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 611 – Which water courses ecological reserves hace been determined and when was the study concluded in each case

09 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 561 – Whether her departments have internal audit units

09 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 121 – Whether any interventions were made to address the backlog of water licensing in different catchment areas since 2009

09 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 120 – Whether all the Water Boards are functional; if not, in which catchment areas are they not functional; if so

02 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 474 – Whether she met with the internal audit committee in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years

02 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 468 – What are the names and locations of mines operating without a valid water licence since her reply to question 3327 on 22 November 2011

02 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 467 – What estimated number of people (a) nationwide and (b) in each province does not yet have access to potable water

02 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 430 – Whether, with reference to the flooding in Mpumalanga in January 2012, the management of dams in the province during the floods by the officials of the Department of Water was in line with the policies and prescriptions of her department

02 March 2012 Written Reply to Question 411 – Whether any mining licences are curretly pending for Limpopo and Mpumalanga

28 February 2012 Oral Reply to Question 84 – Whether her department has any policy or plans in place to ensure that the mining industry is (a) held accountable for acid mine drainage, (b) contributing to a long term solution to acid mine drainage

28 February 2012 Oral Reply to Question 57 – Whether a feasibility study into the building of the Umzimvubu Dam in the Eastern Cape has been concluded

24 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 387 – Whether, since her reply to question 3118 on 22 November 2011, she has been informed of the litigation at the Voëlvlei Dam

24 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 386 – Whether her department has responded to the request of the land claimants regarding Voëlvlei Dam for certain information under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), Act 2 of 2000, as early as 14 February 2011

24 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 385 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 3112 on 12 December 2011, she has been informed that the cattle at Voëlvlei dam were removed on 30 January 2012

24 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 381 – Whether there have recently been any occurrences of mine water entering the drinking water of Carolina town in Mpumalanga

24 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 54 – Whether the telephone lines have been suspended and postal services are in arrears in each office of her department in the Eastern Cape

17 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 244 – What is the current state of operation of all waste water treatment works (WWTWs)

17 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 243 – Whether the Department of Water Affairs has commissioned or funded any studies into water losses in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality

17 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 242 – How much drought assistance has been given to the Joe Gqabi District Municipality by the Department of Water Affairs since 1 January 2010

17 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 229 – Which of the mines currently operated by a cerain company have wate use licences

17 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 118 – Whether her department has made an assessmsnt of the environmental damage caused by the recent floods in the (a) associated private nature reserves

09 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 111 – What are the last two dates on which officials of the Department of Water Affairs have inspected Exarro’s Leeuwpan coal mine

09 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 110 – Whether she has been informed that an employee of the Department of Water at Voëlvlei Dam has been arrested in January 2012 for possession of illegal firearms, among other things

09 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 102 – With reference to her replies to question 2111 and 2119 on 30 Augusts 2011, what progress has since been made with regard to implementing the Corrective Action Plan for the Mkhondo Local Municipality

09 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 97 – Whether, with reference to her reply to lapsed question 3406 on 31 January 2011, there have been any further progress by the Water Research Commission on the occurrence of beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in our water bodies

09 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 95 – Whether the Department of Water Affairs has granted a certain mine in Mogale City a water use licence

09 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 94 – Who has ownership of sediments in the leeukraal Dam and how can a person or entity obtain permission to make use of sediments in the dam

09 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 91 – Whether there have been deviations by the operators of the Kind Shaka airport from the Record of Decision that accompanied the environmental authorisation

06 February 2012 Written Reply to Question 108 – Whether all dams at the SAPREF refinery in Durban have correct permits

25 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3851 – Whether she will reply to all outstanding parliamentary questions and the points contained in each question before parliamentary questions lapse in accordance with Rule 316 of the National Assembly

25 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3819 – Whether any other persons have driven her and her Deputy Minister’s official blue light fitted vehicles

25 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3800 – What total amount of money was owed by municipalities to water boards at 30 September 2011

18 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3669 – Whether her department has issued licences for the extraction of water from the Malgas River

18 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3643 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 3215 on 8 November 2011, she has been informed that since 27 october 2011 there have been continuous incidences of overflowing sewage

18 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3642 – With reference to her reply to question 2977 on 24 October 2011, what are the details of the international reports on fracking that her department has been following

18 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3606 – Whether any officials in her department have been investigated are currently under investigation and have been charged for alleged corrupt or fradulent activity

11 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3527 – When is it envisaged that a permanent Director-General of the Department of Water will be appointed

11 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3526 – What are the names of and who are the permanent employers of all external consultants who are members of the Department of Water’s task team

11 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3505 – Whether there are any programmes in place to ensure that the rivers which run through South Africa and neighboring countries are kept perennially neat and preserve the sponge source of such rivers

11 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3504 – Whether there are any measures in place to ensure that rivers are kept clean so that it may be used by all living creatures

11 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 573 – Whether, with reference to her reply to the National Assembly question 575 on 30 March 2011, she has been informed that the Wesmine/Wescoal pumped water from a certain mine to its coal washing plant

4 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3422 – How many copies of each annual report was produced by her departments and the entities reporting to her were commissioned for print in the 2010-11 financial year

4 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3416 – Whether she has been informed that residents of the Modimolle Municipality are experiencing intermittent supply of water

1 November 2011 Written Reply to Question 3410 – Whether, with reference to only 26 municipalities attaining Blue Drop status for water quality and 75% of sewerage treatment plants

28 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3361 – Whether any bonuses were paid to junior and senior employees of the Department of Water in the 2010-11 financial year

28 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3333 – Whether there has been a change of scope with regards to the construction of the Gariep Dam in the Free State

28 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3327 – What are the names and locations of mines that have been operating without valid water licences since her reply to question 347 on 21 June 2011

28 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3324 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1276 on 20 May 2010 and lapsed question 3423 on 31 January 2011, her department has done any formal assessment of sandmining operations completed to date

28 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3323 – Whether, with reference to her replies to question 1276 on 20 May 2010 and lapsed question 3423 on 31 January 2011, the water use general authorisation in possession of Mr L Fourie and a certain company is valid

28 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3322 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 575 on 30 March 2011, the Wesmine/Wescoal coal washing operation adjacent to Jackaroo plant has been granted a water use licence since 30 March 2011

28 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3316 – With reference to the media statement by her department on 20 October 2011, what are the names of the interested and affected parties whose views she took into consideration

25 October 2011 Oral Reply to Question 245 – Whether she has been informed of any whistle blowers in her departments or the entities reporting to her who has been suspended and harrassed as a result of whistle blowing

25 October 2011 Oral Reply to Question 223 – What is the current status of the response to the acid mine drainage problems in the western, central and eastern basins

25 October 2011 Oral Reply to Question 220 – What are the critical components of her department’s long-term strategic asset management plan

25 October 2011 Oral Reply to Question 219 – What budgetary allocations have been made towards water quality and safety in the 2010-11 finacial year at a national and regional level

25 October 2011 Oral Reply to Question 218 – What are the most common challenges that are encountered by her department in respect of compliance with water source protection policies

21 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3257 – Whether the South African Municipal Workers Union of the Free State informed her of allegations of tender irregularties at Bloem Water

21 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3256 – For how long has Sedibeng Water been without a properly constituted board and why

21 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3235 – With reference to her reply to question 2064 on 30 August 2011, when will the compliance monitoring and enforcement unit be fully functional in each of the other regional offices of the Department of Water

21 October 2011Written Reply to Question 3216 – Since her reply to question 1904 on 18 August 2010, what are the results of the chemical and bacteriological analyses of the samples that had been taken since 7 May 2010

21 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3215 – Since her reply to question 1903 on 18 August 2010, what are the results of the chemical and bacteriological analyses

21 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3183 – What amount in orders has been placed, with each specified travel agency that has been contracted by her office

21 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3176 – Whether her department intends relocatinf the Inkomati Catchment Management Authority (ICMA) head office to another building in Nelspruit

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3149 – Wheteher her department’s dam building programme in Limpopo is on schedule

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3119 – Whether the Vogel Vlei irrigation scheme has been established in terms of an Act of Parliament

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3118 – Whether the Voëlvlei Dam in the Western Cape has audited financial statements

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3116 – What is the name of the entity that has been contracted to clean her department’s offices in Pretoria and when was this entity appointed

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3113 – Whether there is a complete and up-to-date asset register for Voëlvlei Dam in the Western Cape

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3111 – What is the expected date of completion of phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3105 – What is the state of compliance by the Sapref refinery in Durban including its storage facilities at Island View

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3098 – Whether she has been informed of rising water levels in the Sterkfontein Caves

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3052 – Whether she, the Deputy Minister and any senior officials of her departments intend to visit or have visted New Zealand during the 2011 Rugby Wold Cup Tournament

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3043 – Whether the construction of the water purification plant at the Victor Khanye municipality in Mpumalanga has been completed

14 October 2011 Written Reply to Question 3009 – Whether her departments and any entity reporting to her was approached by a certain political organisation to contribute to its 66th birthday celebrations

23 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2977 – Whether her department has been following reports of the diminution of aquifers and contamination of water in the United States, Queensland, Australia and elsewhere in the world

23 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2976 – Whether her department has given mines a directive with regard to acid mine drainage (AMD)

23 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2928 – With reference to the 2011 edition of the Green Drop Report, which municipalities and water service authorities, that did not satisfy the overall performance of the wastewater service management during the reporting period

23 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2893 – Whether her departments has placed any companies or persons on the list of Restricted Suppliers, thereby prohibiting the public sector to do business with them

16 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2722 – Who is the preferred service provider that is used by her departments for the hiring of vehicles and why is the specified service provider preferred

16 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 403 – Whether the Government has a policy regarding acceptable and safe levels of uranium in water that is fir for human consumption

09 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2629 – Since her reply to question 879 on 3 November 2009, what is the latest number of water services authorities (WSAs) that have submitted water services development plans (WSDPs)

02 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2519 – Whether she has taken any further steps in collaboration with other institutions with regards to dealing with contaminated water flowing into the Kruger National Park

02 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2458 – Whether there was any significant fish kill in the Vaal Dam between 1 August 2011 and 25 August 2011

02 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2423 – What amount was claimed by and paid to her and her deputy minister for subsistence and travel in each month in the 2010-11 financial year

02 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2410 – Whether her department and entities reporting to it have awarded any tenders and concluded any contracts and financial transactions with certain companies in each specified financial year since 2005-06

02 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 2366 – Whether her department and the entities reporting to her have implemented any energy-saving practices or devices for buildings, offices and boardrooms in the 2010-11 financial year

02 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 365 – Whether her department plans to build any new dams in the Free State

02 September 2011 Written Reply to Question 362 – Whether, with regard to the supply of potable water to the Vaalbank/Libangeni Community of the Dr J S Moroka Municipality in Mpumalanga

26 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2318 – Whether her departments and any entity reporting to her was approached by a certain political organisation to contribute to its centenary celebrations

26 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2310 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1490 on 12 August 2011, her department has taken cognisance of the poor water quality of the Dorps River in the vicinity of Kudu Range

26 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2307 – On which statutory provisions does her department rely for refusing to permit the transfer of water rights from one user to another

26 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 339 – Whether the Government has considered any water demand management initiatives for Gauteng

19 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2247 – Whether she has been informed of the criminal charges that is being faced by the chief executive officer (CEO) of Bloem Water in relation to his previous position as municipal manager

19 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2246 – Whether she has been informed of the allegations of irregular tenders at Bloem Water

19 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2213 – Whether she, her deputy minister, any specified officials and any other persons have been issued with a government or official credit card during the period 1 April 2010 up to the latest specified date for which information is available

19 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2204 – Against which municipalities in Limpopo has her department issued a section 19(3) notice in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

19 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2201 – Whether her department has allocated any funding under the current Meduim-Term Expenditure Framework for an augmentation scheme to supply water to Steytlerville within the Baviaans Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape

12 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2120 – Whether, with reference to the results of the 2011 Green Drop Report as it pertains to the Mkhondo Local Municipality

12 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2119 – Whether the Mkhondo Local Municipality has submitted its Corrective Action Plan since the results of the 2011 Blue Drop Report were communicated to them

12 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2111 – Whether, with reference to the results of the 2011 Green Drop Report where they pertain to the Mkhondo Local Municipality, the municipality has submitted its corrective action plan

12 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2110 – With reference to her replies to question 1243 on 11 May 2011 and 1489 on 27 July 2011, what are the positive outcomes that have accrued from the rehabilitation work conducted at Hartbeespoort Dam

12 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2064 – With reference to her reply to question 2671 on 23 November 2010, what is the current number of posts in the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) Directorate

5 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 2003 – At how many international and domestic hotels/guest houses were she and her Deputy Minister accommodated during the period 1 April 2009 up to the latest specified date

5 August 2011 Written Reply to Question 276 – Whether her department has a strategy to encourage the implementation of water-sensitive urban design that minimises pollution and erosion so that storm water is captured

29 July 2011 Written Reply to Question 1971 – Whether her department has identified any short-term or long-term solutions for the problem of acid mine drainage

28 July 2011 Written Reply to Question 1965 – What total amount of money was owed by municipalities to water boards as at 30 June 2011

28 July 2011 Written Reply to Question 1929 – How many international flights and domestic flights were undertaken by her and her deputy minister using military arcraft, chartered aircraft ot commercial aircraft

28 July 2011 Written Reply to Question 1895 – Whether she has employed ministerial special advisors; if so, what are the duties of each advisor

28 July 2011 Written Reply to Question 1853 – Whether the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has officially responded to the section 19(3) notices issued to them up to 16 February 2010

1 July 2011 Written Reply to Question 2042 – Whether staff in the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) Directorate (Blue Scorpions) are encouraged to attend courses accrediting them as environmental management inspectors

1 July 2011 Written Reply to Question 1816 – What are the locations of all current decant points of acid mine drainage (AMD) on the West Rand

1 July 2011 Written Reply to Question 1807 – What are the names and locations of all the mines to whom water use licences have been awarded since the inception of Project Letsema in the Department of Water

24 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1738 – How many general authorisations have been issued in Mpumalanga and North West in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, since 1 April 2010

24 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1737 – How many trips abroad have been undertaken by staff and members of the board of Sedibeng Water and with regards to each trip

24 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1736 – Whether the chief executive officer (CEO) of Sedibeng Water has been entitled to use a business credit card since 1 January 2008

24 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1735 – Whether any forensic investigations have been conducted at Sedibeng Water since 1 April 2008

24 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1692 – What is the detailed expenditure breakdown for the Ministry sub-programme under Programme 1: Administration in the (a) 2008-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10 and (d) 2010-11 financial years

17 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1639 – Whether her department is reviewing the number of catchment management agencies; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

17 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1625 – Whether any municipality in Limpopo owe any outstanding debt to Lepelle Nothern Water

17 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1578 – What is the standard average monthly amount of water supplied to residents in the Dukuduku and St Lucia areas in KwaZulu-Natal over the past five years

13 June 2011 Oral Reply to Question 63 – Whether the Water Trading Entity is a defendant in any lawsuits

13 June 2011 Oral Reply to Question 54 – What is the current status of the Government’s response to the acid mine drainage in the western, central and eastern basins

3 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1494 – How many workers have been employed by Rand Water and a certain close corporation to carry out work on the Harties, Metsi a me – My water remediation programme at the Hartbeespoort Dam

3 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1491 – What is the role of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) in responding to the acid mine drainage challenge

3 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1490 – With reference to her replies to questions 1373 of 20 May 2010, 252 on 2 March 2010 and 1923 on 3 November 2009, what is the current status of the functionality of the Lydenburg waste water treatment plant in the Thaba Chweu municipality

3 June 2011 Written Reply to Question 1489 – What was the date of inception of the Harties, Metsi a me – My water remediation programme at the Hartbeespoort Dam

27 May 2011 Written Reply to Question 1414 – How many African, Coloured, Indian and White persons are currently empployed at the public institutions that report the her in terms of Schedules 1 to 3D of the Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999

27 May 2011 Written Reply to Question 1408 – With reference to the project to eradicate the backlog for the issuing of water use licences, what was the size of the backlog at April 2010 and 1 April 2011

27 May 2011 Written Reply to Question 1407 – When is the work on the raising of the Clanwilliam Dam scheduled to commence and due for completion

21 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1350 – With reference to her reply to question 2285 on 5 October 2010, what is the name of the owner of the abandoned pit at Jackaroo Park in the Emalahleni Municipality from which the mine or toxic water is emanating

15 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1277 – Whether, in the light of the new evidence released regarding the pollution levels of the Loskopdam, the effect on the Olifants river and the impact on the environment and particulary the Kruger National Park

15 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1268 – What is the maximum permitted quantity of fluoride that is permitted in water

15 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1267 – On what date was the Vele Colliery awarded a water use licence

15 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1255 – Whether her department will reassess and review the rejected applications for water use transfers to emerging farmers

15 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1243 – Whether, in light of the additional R50 million: that has been earmarked for the Hartbeespoort Dam Remediation project in the 2012-13 financial year under the Meduim Term Expenditure Framework

15 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1240 – Whether any bulk water infrastructure is being planned for the Muyexe village in Limpopo

06 April 2011 Oral Reply to Question 33 – Whether, with regard to the giving of grants by her department for thr provision of water to district municipalities, like in the uThungulu Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, this approach is sustainable

01 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1142 – How many general authorisations have been issued in Limpopo since 1 April 2010 in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

01 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1133 – Whether the Department of Water Affairs has an ongoing borehole monitoring programme in the Bapsfontein area in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

01 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1132 – Whether her department has been informed of any sewage spills into the Mooi River within the jurisdiction of the Umgungundlovu District Municipality

01 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 1107 – Whether the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority has paid for any radio and television advertisements in the past two years

01 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 868 – Whether her department has identified any urgent projects with regard to infrastructure upgrading within the water and environmental sector

01 April 2011 Written Reply to Question 159 – Whether her department will investigate the claims of seweage flowing into the Mooikloof dam in Pretoria-East and inability of the Kungwini Local Municipality to effectively address the issue

25 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 1058 – Whether, with reference to the reply to question 775 on 07 September 2009, any pre-notices, directives or criminal charges have been brought against the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality for any transgressions of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

25 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 1056 – With regard to the challenges reported by the accounting officer for the Water Trading Entity and the qualified audit by the Auditor-General, as stated in her department’s 2009-10 annual report

25 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 1055 – In respect to the 2009-10 annual report, what are the details of the actions being taken with regard to a bulk water transfer from the Thukela to the Mgeni system

25 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 1028 – Whether any international trips were undertaken by her since assuming office and her deputy minister since 1 April 2010

24 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 1065 – Whether, regarding the current applications for gas exploration, she or her department has had any formal interactions with Petroleum Agency SA or Department of Mineral Resources

18 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 991 – Whether the R750 million aid for flood relief will cover all the flood affected areas

18 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 990 – Whether her department has been informed of the latest findings in the United States that fracking could cintaminate drinking water supplies with radioactivity

18 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 959 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 118 of 2009 on 22 July 2009, any further steps have been taken to prevent raw sewage from entering the rivers that flow into the Kruger National Park

18 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 953 – Whether and external consultant to her department gained access to the finacial management system of the department during or about June 2010 and processed a payment from the department to his/her back account

18 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 936 – Whether she has been informed of the Water Quality and Environmental Report produced by Umgeni Water in January 2011

18 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 931 – With reference to her reply to question 2087 on 18 August 2010, as at the latest specified date for which information is available

18 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 142 – Whether there is a secure water supply in the Clanwilliam region and Dam

11 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 882 – Whether a study has been done on the externality costs arising from the use of different energy generation technologies

11 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 805 – Whether her departments or any of its affiliated entities have purchased any tickets for the ICC Criecket World Cup 2011

11 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 793 – Whether her department has been informed of and investigated mine water pollution in the Wilge River affecting the Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

11 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 786 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1170 on 3 May 2010, her department has established the ownership of the sewerage infrastructure within Ba-Phalaborwa local municipality

11 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 752 – With reference to a certain report, how much brine, which is a by-product of short term treatment

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 737 – Whether she has been informed that 100% of the Vall River’s upper catchment has an underlying reserve of coal strata which is being mined

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 691 – With reference to a certain report with special emphasis on acid mine drainage

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 690 – Whether, with reference to a certain report and in particular the sections dealing with the removal of salt loads from the river systems, affected communities will be compensated for the pollution

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 689 – With reference to a certain report, what is envisaged in length of time as the medium to long term for the removal of salt loads from river system

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 688 – Whether, with reference to a certain report and to the sections in the report dealing with neutralisation and metal removal from mine water in the short term

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 686 – With reference to a certain report, to what extent has ingress control of water into the Western, eastern and Central Basins already been implemented prior to the publication of this report

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 685 – Whether there have been any recent cases of pollution at the Rustenburg waste water treatment works (WWTW)

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 649 – What is the status of the effluent discharge from the Villiers waste water treatment works (WWTW) in Mafube Municipality

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 648 – What is the current level of fuctionality of the Springfontein waste water treatment works in the Kopanong Municipality

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 592 – Which travel agencies or travel service providers does her department use currently and how and when were appointed in case

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 586 – Whether, with reference to the 2009-10 annual report, her department was researching new technology options for sanitation in order to make it mandatory for municipalities to implement the updated technology

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 585 – Whether, with reference to the 2009-10 annual report, her department has succeeded in achieving greater access to accredited laboratories to test water quility for the Blue Drop Certificate Programme

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 584 – Whether, with reference to the 2009-10 annual report, her department has facilitated interdepartmental meetings with the Departments of Human settlements

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 583 – Whether her department intends prioritising the provision of clean and potable water to the communities of Umkhanyakude District Municipality

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 575 – Whether any action has been taken against a certain coal washing plant adjacent to Jackaroo Park in the eMalahleni Municipality for transgressions of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

7 March 2011 Written Reply to Question 574 – Why does the National Ecosystem Health Monitoring Programme (NAEHMP) not include the monitoring of dams

25 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 486 – Whether her departments or any agency or institution which receives transfers from her departmental budgets employs staff to perform the duties set out in the Minimum Information and Security Standards

25 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 479 – When will the next edition of the Green Drop Report be released

25 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 442 – Whether there have been any reported leakages from pump stations that are part of the sewerage infrastructure in the Metsimaholo local Municipality since 1 January 2010

18 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 395 – Whether her department have implemented ant specific graduate development programmes over the past five years to help improve the supply of climate change specialists

18 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 394 – Whether she has any plans in place to achieve a healthier relationship between the water services authorities and the water services providers in order to improve effective and sustainable delivery of water services

18 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 352 – As at the latest specified date for which information is available, what is the total amount of money owed by municipalities to all water boards

18 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 349 – Whether any directives have been issued against Dipaleseng Municipality for transgressing the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

18 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 347 – Since her reply to question 1602 on 8 June 2010, what are the names and locations of mines operating without valid water licence

18 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 271 – How many documents have her ministry and departments and any institution or agency which receives transfers from her departmental budget classified as top secret

18 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 260 – Whether she has been informed of the fish kills in the Blaaubankspruit that occured within the first two weeks of January 2011

18 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 252 – Whether a certain company operating a waste oil refinery in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, has a water licence

18 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 246 – Whether any disciplinary action were taken against two persons, both of whom were placed on precautionary suspension on 1 November 2010 pending an investigation

11 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 25 – Whether, with reference to the 2009-10 Annual Report, her department has successfully prosecuted any persons, companies or municipalities for the pollution of water resources as a result of commercial activities

10 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 196 – Whether any studies have been conducted into children’s exposure to lead poisoning especially within their home environments

10 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 167 – Whether there has been routine dumping of radioactive waste into the Crocodile River over decades

10 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 160 – What policies inform the management of percentage capacity og dams and when were these policies implemented

10 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 158 – With reference to the Vaal Dam hydrograph for the period 30 December 2010 to 20 January 2011, why was the dam on 30 December 2010 already permitted to be over 100% capacity

10 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 45 – Whether, with reference to her replies to questions 872 on 5 May 2010, 1442 on 25 May 2010 and 2086 on 18 August 2010, the Nationa Prosecuting Authority has informed her of its decision

10 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 44 – Whether, with reference to her replies to question 387 on 10 March 2010 and 2930 on 23 November 2010, any rehabilitation on the Hammarsdale sludge pond site has commenced

10 February 2011 Written Reply to Question 43 – Whether a certain mining company has a valid water use license; if not, why is the company allowed to operate; if so, when was the license issued

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3556 – How many applications for information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000, were received by DWA

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3547 – What are the results of analysed water samples that were taken from the Swartkops River in the Easter Cape

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3458 – How many employees of her departments and any entities reporting to her departments who are on level 11 salary scale and above have been suspended

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3432 – What is the status of the effluent discharge from the Balfour waste water treatment works

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3426 – Whether the Mhlatuze Water Board purchased any tickets for thr 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup tournament

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3425 – When was the Mhlatuze Water Board dissolved, who decided that the Board should be dissolved

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3424 – What are the impacts on water resources from mining operations that use hydraulic fracking

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3423 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1276 on 20 May 2010, the water use authorization granted to Mr L Fourie is still valid

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3410 – Whether a certain mining group (Muhanga Mines) has applied for a water use licence for their proposed mine

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3409 – What were the reasons for dismissing Annatjie Moolman from the Water Research Commission

December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3406 – Whether she will consider research by certain researchers on the link between neurotoxins generated by cyanobacteria etc.

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3346 – Since her reply to question 2331 on 14 September 2010 and as at the latest specified date for which information is available, what is the total amount of money owed by municipalities to all water boards

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3306 – Whether her department issued a water use licence to a certain company for their project

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3305 – Whether any pre-notices, directives or criminal charges have been brought against the Kopanong Municipality for transgressing the NWA Act 36 of 1998

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3300 – What was the general water quality status by Rand Water, of the sample point at the Standerton sewage works

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3266 – What was her department’s goal for thr 2010/11 financial year with regard to providing potable water to citizens

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3056 – Whether her department has been informed of any incidents of spillage from sewage settlement dams into the Armenia Dam

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3025 – Whether any Section 19(3) notices were issued to the Ekurhuleni Metro

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 2974 – Whether her department is assisted by organisations or companies that research sophisticated technologies to treat the effects of increasing pollution

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 2904 – Whether with reference to her reply to question 2672 on 4 Octber 2010, the Department of Water Affairs has taken any action

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 2870 – Whether polluted catchment areas affect the value of real estate adjacent to these areas

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 2853 – Whether her department has made use of any consultants since the 2004/05 financial year

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 2433 – Whether there has been routine dumping of radioactive waste into the Crocodile River over decades

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 508 – Whether, with reference to her department’s 2009/10 Annual Report, she has undertaken to ensure that the systems of internal control were effective

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 408 – Whether she has been informed of the water backlogs caused by the poor state of condition of the Umzimkhule and Kokstad Water Purification Plants

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 407 – How will her department sustain the projects and communities that are currently dependant on the Wolwedans Dam

14 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 378 – Whether it is a priority of the Government to ensure that the maintenance of infrastructure is carried out timeously and efficiently

08 December 2010 Written Reply to Question 3214 – What is the total cost and number of copies of each annual report and report on strategic plans

30 November 2010 Written Reply to Question 506 – Whether she will provide a detailed report with regard to the land claims that have not been paid out to claimants

26 November 2010 Written Reply to Question 506 – Whether she will provide a detailed report with regard to the land claims that have not been paid out to claimants

19 November 2010 Written Reply to Question 498 – Whether, with reference to the 2009-10 Annual Report, her department has served the accounting officer with a final written warning for failing to implement and enforce controls to prevent the occurrence of irregular expenditures

12 November 2010 Written Reply to Question 3301 – Whether any pre-notices, directives and criminal charges have been laid against the Kungwini Municipality

5 November 2010 Written Reply to Question 3182 – At the start of the 2010-11 financial year, what was her department’s goal with regard to providing potable water to citizens who had previously been without access to potable water

5 November 2010 Written Reply to Question 3181 – Whether the Green Drop System (GDS) website is operational

29 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 3074 – What are the names and designations of all staff at middle and senior management level in the Mhlatuze Water Board who were suspended since 1 June 2009 or are currently suspended

29 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 3054 – Whether, with reference to her reply to oral question 184 on 15 September 2010, the team of experts has concluded its study as mandated by the Interministerial Committee on Acid Mine Drainage

29 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 3024 – Whether, with reference to the contamination of the wetlands in Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, which is resulting in birds dying, any test for pollution have been conducted

22 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 2930 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 387 on 10 March 2010, the water monitoring results are being released regularly

22 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 2905 – Whether a notice of intention to issue a directive has been issued to Ngwathe Local Municipality since her reply to question 2741 on 5 October 2010

22 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 2901 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1695 on 24 June 2010, any progress has been made with the implementation of a policy to eliminate or reduce phosphorus in detergents

18 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 2869 – Whether she has been informed that the capital costs for waste water treatment facilities is higher that the capital cost for a modern water purification plant

15 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 2871 – Whether she has been informed that the water treatment plant at Brits is failing and that the local community has to buy bottled water due to the unclean and poor water quality

15 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 2850 – Whether her department has issued any print, radio or television advertisements for the Woman in Water Awards

15 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 2828 – Whether the towns of Mtubatuba and St Lucia in KwaZulu-natal have been experiencing any problems with shortage of supply of potable water

15 October 2010 Written Reply to Question 2827 – Wheteher there is a review under way of the South African National Standard, 241 (Sans) drinking water and any (i) policy or (ii) intentions by the department to weaken the provisions of national drinking water standards

23 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2749 – When does she anticipate the release of the next Green Drop report to the public

23 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2748 – With reference to her reply to question 1825 on 14 June 2010, what is the total amount of money owed to her department by each local municipality

23 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2745 – Whether the Bethal Waste Water Treatment Works in the Govan Mbeki local municipality is experiencing any problems in its operations

23 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2743 – Whether the Tweespruit Waste Water Treatment Works has a licence to operate

23 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2741 – Whether any pre-directive, directive or criminal charge has been laid against the Ngwathe Municipality in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

17 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2671 – How many staff members in the Department of Water Affairs are assigned exclusively to compliance and enforcement and to a combination of compliance and enforcement and what is the breakdown of these staff numbers

17 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2659 – With reference to her reply to question 2062 on 30 August 2010, why is the total amount allocated to projects in the provinces and SA National Parks less than half of the budget for the 2010-11 financial year

17 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2658 – With reference to her reply to question 2135 on 3 September 2010, when was the last time that a certain person cosulted on the Hartebeespoort Dam remediation project

17 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2636 – Whether her department has established any link between rising acid mine water in the basins of gauteng and seismic activity in the region

17 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2635 – Whether the 18-month timeline from initiation to completion of the Witwatersrand underground mine water project takes into account the urgency of the growing threat that acid mine drainage poses in the affected basins

13 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2560 – What is the water usage of the tree species considered as alien invasive species and targeted for eradication by the Working for Water programme

13 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2559 – Whether her department has received a request for drought disaster relief funding from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality during the period 1 September 2009

13 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2558 – Why has compulsory water use licensing in terms of section 43 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, in four catchments become necessary for each specified catchment

13 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2550 – Whether her department has supported or initiated any geographical surveys to determine the rate at which groundwater resources are being depleted with a view to ensuring sustainability

13 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2533 – Whether she has launched an investigation into the widely reported concerns pertaining to (a) the increasing volume of acid mine drainage

7 September 2010 Oral Reply to Question 185 – How many water use license applications are currently being processed and what is the breakdown of each sector of water users

7 September 2010 Oral Reply to Question 184 – What is the current status of acid mine drainage in the western, eastern and central basins

3 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2484 – Wheteher the Green Scorpions and Blue Scorpions have taken any action against a certain mine outside Ermelo owned by a certain company

3 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2469 – Whether she has investigated the flow of sewage and/or polluted water that is entering the Indian Ocean at the mouth of the Nahoon River

3 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2468 – Whether any powers and duties have been delegated to the Inkomati Catchment Management Agency in terms of Schedule 3 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

3 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2457 – What is the nature of the planned rehabilitation and refurbishment projects that are being undertaken by her department at all dams in KwaZulu-Natal in the 2010-11 financial year

3 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 2434 – Whether the water of the Rietvlei Dam, which spills over into the Hartebeespoort Dam, is polluted with toxic waste, pesticides and heavy metals

3 September 2010 Written Reply to Question 332 – Whether she has been informed that the water samples that were at three different sites in Aberdeen on 21 June 2010 fall under Class II of the Chemical Determinant Scale

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2421 – Whether her department and any of its entities has signed any contractual agreements with General Nyanda Security Advisory (GNS) in the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10 or 2010-11 financial years

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2390 – Whether the Homevale Waste Water Treatment Works in Kimberley has had any directives issued against it in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2389 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 2087 on 18 August 2010, she has been informed of spollages of untreated or partially treated sewage from the Mbango Waste Water Treatment Works in Ugu Municipality

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2387 – Whether certain mining companies which are operating in the Delmas area have water licences

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2355 – With reference to irrigation water allocation, what criteria are applied when assessing applications for water use

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2354 – With reference to project Letsema, how many water use licence or authorisation applications were still outstanding as at 31 July 2010

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2353 – Whether the new interdepartmental team of senior executives of her department and of the Department of Mineral Resources to consider the problem of the impact of mining on water resources in the Witwatersrand area

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2331 – With reference to her reply to question 809 on 1 April 2010, What is the toatal amount of money owed by municipalities to all water boards

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2314 – Whether the acting director of Water Affairs in the North West province described the water of the hartebeespoort Dam as pristine last year

30 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2304 – Whether her department granted an exemption to the Northern Sewage Works permitting them to dumo sewage

20 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2294 – Whether she has taken steps to implement programmes to curb the high prevalence of diseases associated with poor quality of water in public streams

20 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2285 – Whether she has been informed of mine or toxic water from another source within Jackeroo Park in the Emalahleni Municipality

20 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2278 – Whether her department and/or ant of its entities has purchased any 2010 Fifa World Cup Soccer tournament clothin or other specified paraphernalia

20 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2247 – Whether her department and any of its entities has purchased or leased any building for administration in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 and for the 2010-11 financial years

20 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2187 – Whether all wastewater treatment plants have been issued with permits to allow the descharge of effluent into the environment

20 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2184 – Whether, with reference to sections 12 of 17 of the Water Services Act, Act 108 of 1997, all water services authorities have compiled and submitted water services development plans since the proclamation of the Act on 19 December 1997

20 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 289 – Whether any figures are available to indicate the quantity of water that will be used by Medupi and Kusile power stations per annum

13 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2153 – Whether her department has taken any steps to prevent the pollution of water which will be used for domestic, agricultural and commercial consumption

13 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2136 – What are the current efforts by the Hartebeespoortdam remediation programme to raise money other than that received from the Treasury

13 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2135 – Whether, with reference to the Hartbeespoort Dam remediation programme, there is any current involvement of Finnish scientists in the programme

13 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2134 – What is the maximum monetary amount for expenditure over which a certain person has signing authority

13 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2121 – What are the relevant details of systems and programmes currently in place in the Working for Water programme

13 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2119 – Whether any short, meduim and long term plans have been put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of water in the Ndlambe municipal area

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2087 – Which municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal currently have notices or directives in terms of section 19(3) of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, issued against them

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2086 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1442 on 25 May 2010, any further steps have been taken against the Grootvlei mine for decanting untreated ot partially treated water

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2084 – Whether employees in the subdirectorate Water Quality Management have been categorised as nonscientists according to the occupation specific dispensation (OSD); if so, why

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2082 – Whether there is a national aquatic ecosystem health monitoring programme for dams

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2081 – What is the nature of the damage that has been done to the Krugersdorp Nature Reserve following the decant of acid mine drainage

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2079 – Whether, with reference to the recent alienation of certain properties (detals furnished) on the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2063 – On what date was a water use licence issued to a certain company for the building of a centralised tailing storage facility near Klerksdorp

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2062 – What is the budget allocation for the Working for Water programme for the 2010-11 finacial year

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2058 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1602 on 8 June 2010, she has been informed that a certain mine at Brakfontein has been abandoned in November 2009

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2047 – What (a) are the details of the monitoring regime of the uranium levels in the Wonderfonteinspruit catchment

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 2035 – Whether the Department did monthly PFMA checks to ascertain that all departmental expenditures were in strict conformity with its provisions

6 August 2010 Written Reply to Question 254 – Whether her department has put into place researched and transparent measures to deal with the problem of millions of litres of highly acidic mine water rising to the surface of Johannesburg

30 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 2023 – What are the (a)(i) names and (ii) locations of all mines that have bad (aa) pred-directives, (bb) directives and (cc) criminal charges issued against them

30 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 2020 – Whether the SamQuarz and Stuart Coal mines in the Delmas area have water licences; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details

30 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 2003 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1276 on 20 May 2010, her department has undertaken further inspections to ensure that sand mining in the Mogol River in Limpopo does not have a detrimental inoact on the water use

30 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 2002 – Which dams are considered at risk or are experiencing eutrophication as a result of high phosphate loads entering the impoundments

30 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 1998 – Whether, with reference to mines operating without valid water licences, there are any established standards applicable to these mines

30 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 1978 – Whether her department has put measures in place to deal with the problem of highly acidic mine water rising to the surface in Johannesburg

30 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 247 – Whether, with reference to a media report, her department has taken any steps to prevent contaminated water from mining operations

26 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 1956 – Whether, noting the report of the Auditor General on an ivestigation into certain alleged procurement irregularities at the Department of Water Affairs

26 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 1904 – Whether her department regularly monitors the quality of the water in the Swartkops River in the Eastern Cape

26 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 1903 – Whether her department regularly monitors the quality of the water in the Baakens River in the Eastern Cape

26 July 2010 Written Reply to Question 1902 – What (a) are the details of increases in water tariffs for agricultural users in the (i) 2009-10 financial year

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1877 – Whether there is any maintenance plan for the water canal project running from Clanwilliam Dam

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1853 – Whether the Dr JS Moroka municipality and Thembisile Hani municipality is paying monthly usage for the drinking water from the Rand Water Board

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1825 – What is the total amount of money owed to the department by each local and district municipality

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1828 – What are the latest e-coli counts for the relevant measurement sites in the Braamfonteinspruit on the occasion of the last two testing done

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1823 – Whether the department has laid a criminal charge against a certain mine and the liquidators of the mine for any transgressions

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1821 – What is the estimated amount of untreated and partially treated sewage that has flowed into the Hartebeespoortdam since 1 January 2010

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1820 – Why does the department not provide funds for the Diatom Assessment Protocol project

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1814 – Whether Rand Water is drawing from the Klip River as a source for potable water for its clients

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1811 – Whether the regulatory audits of wastewater treatment works classified with the so-called Zero Green Drop Scores in the 2009 Report has commenced

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1809 – Whether any areas of catchments have been declared as environmentally too sensitive to be subjected to mining operations

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 1808 – What resource would persons have who are affected by the issue of a licence for water use according to National Water Act, Act 36/1998

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 236 – Whether any investigation will be made with regard to water which enters the Free State river system at the Ash River outlet

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 235 – Whether, in view of the closure of mines in the Matjhabeng area, any tests for acid mine water will be carried out in the future

04 June 2010 Written Reply to Question 224 – What studies had been done to prove that the building of dams in the rural areas of Gingindlovu, Nkandla and Mkuze will not be feasible

28 May 2010 Oral Reply to Question 1768 – What were the start and end date of tenure in office of every permanent and acting Director-General

28 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1735 – Whether the department or any of its entities has signed any contractual agreements with certain companies in the 2008/09 and the 2009/10 financial years

28 May 2010 Oral Reply to Question 1699 – What is the state of the water quality in the Loskop Dam as at the latest specified date for which information is available

28 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1695 – Whether, with reference to the reply to question 539 on 9 June 2008, the Water Research Commission has completed its study

28 May 2010 Oral Reply to Question 1693 – Whether a regional assessment has been carried out on the impact of coal mining on the water resources within the Vall, Usutu and Komati River catchment areas

28 May 2010 Oral Reply to Question 1692 – Whether any coal mining companies operating in Mpumalanga have been prosecuted for noncompliance with Regulation 9

24 May 2010 Oral Reply to Question 41 – Whether the Government has taken or is taking any steps to improve the waste water treatment system that are not complying with international standards

24 May 2010 Oral Reply to Question 39 – Whether any action has been taken to ensure that alien and invasive vegetation like wattle, which is a the target of the Working for Water Programme is fully eradicated in a target area

24 May 2010 Oral Reply to Question 23 – What progress has been made with the building of the dam in the Vioolsdrift area in the orange River

21 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1636 – Whether any forensic audits have been instituted by her department into its administration of the administration of its entities

21 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1602 – What are the names and locations of mines operating without valid water licences

21 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1575 – Whether catchment management agencies (CMAs0 have been established at all water management agencies in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

21 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1559 – Whether her department and/or any of its entities have purchased any tickets for the 2010 Fifa World Cup Soccer tournament

21 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1507 – With reference to her reply to question 1961 on 9 November 2009, when will the national standard for drinking water quality be revised

21 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1506 – Whether, with reference to non-compliance with national standards by municipalities responsible for wastewater treatment works

21 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1505 – How many persons are employed to monitor compliance with the required standards of effluent discharged by wastewater treatment works in each region

14 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1442 – Whether a directive has been issued against the Grootvlei Mine since her reply to question 872 on 5 May 2010

14 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1434 – What level of security for the supply of water is applied to each of the various sectors of registered users

14 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1433 – Whether her department has any plans in place to ensure equitable distribution of irrigation water to resource poor farmers

14 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1432 – Whether her department has plans in place to improve drought management; if not, why not; if so, what are the revelant details

14 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1428 – What does the War on Leaks programme launched by her Deputy Minister in Mogale City during Water Week 2010 comprise

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1406 – Whether the Minister of Water Affairs has been informed of the recent report of the CSIR that was commissioned by the Olifants River Forum

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1405 – Whether her department has investigated the allegation that a certain mine is a contravention of its water licence by not chemically treating the underground mine water before pumping it out into the adjacent wetlands

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1390 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1060 on 20 April 2010, there have been any further directives or notices of intention to issue a directive in terms of section 19(3) of the national water Act

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1389 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 1047 on 20 April 2010, any landowners around Sishen Mine have been compensated since 6 June 2008 for loss of water or poor quality

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1373 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 252 on 2 March 2010, there has been any further improvement in the state of waste water treatment at the Thaba Chweu municipality

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1367 – With reference to her reply to question 1034 on 20 April 2010, what is the name and designation of the official in her department who laid a criminal charge against the municipal manager of the Madibeng local municipality

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1354 – Whether her department will take any regulatory action against six provinces in light of their performance assessment

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1353 – What are the details of the enforcement protocol to be followed by the Blue Scorpions with regards to water service authorities

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1348 – Whether there are any long-term plans to build another large dam in the Orange River in order to sustain the overflows of the Vaal

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 1329 – Whether all water services authorities in Limpopo have submitted water services development plans to her department as required by section 15(3) of the Water Services Act

7 May 2010 Written Reply to Question 169 – Whether her department intends to revisit munucipalities that were not included in the 2008 Green Drop Report

23 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 153 – Whether she is taking any action to prevent sewerage in the Matjhabeng Municipality in the Free State from being diverted into the surrounding rivers

19 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1215 – Why was the Somerset East wastewater treatment works not included in the assessment for Green Drop certification and awarded a zero rating

19 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1214 – Whether her department monitors and controls the abstraction of groundwater by persons

19 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1174 – Whether her department has complied with all the requirements of section 12 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

19 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1172 – Whether she has been informed of the extensive illegal removal of indigenous tree species within the drainage areas of the Nylsvley Ramsar site

19 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1170 – Whether she has been informed of incidences of sewage leaking from sewerage infrastructure in the Ba-Phalaborwa municipality into the surrounding water courses

19 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1169 – What is the assurance level for water provision that her department has given to Eskom’s soon-to-be-completed Medupi power station

19 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1169 – What is the assurance level for water provision that her department has given to Eskom’s soon-to-be-completed Medupi power station

19 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1152 – Whether any funding has been allocated to phase 2 of the Tokologo Bulk water Supply Scheme in the Free State

19 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1133 – Whether she has been informed on any functionality problems at sewage treatment plants in the Buffalo City Municipality

16 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1317 – How many cubic meters of water will be prevented from flowing into the Olifants River when the De Hoop Dam has been completed

16 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1295 – With reference to her reply to question 974 on 19 October 2009, in the cases of the municipalities in Mpumalanga, what is the current status of the section 19(3) notices

16 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1276 – Whether her department has issued a water use licence to a certain person for sand mining in the Mogol River in Limpopo

16 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 1252 – What criteria are taken into account when a water licence is issued

16 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 142 – Whether the Mahlatsi and Mafarafara communities in the Greater Tubatse Municipality have access to sufficient quantity of potable water

16 April 2010 Written Reply to Question 138 – Whether her department is planning development of a dam and an irrigation scheme in the Doring River close to Calvinia

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 1060 – Whether she has been informed of incidents in Malelane in the Nkomazi Municipality where sewage has been leaking from town’s infrastructures into the Crocodile River since the beginning of 2010

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 1047 – On what date was a certain mine awarded a water use licence and when did the mine first become operational

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 1038 – Whether the Eerstelingsfontein mine is decanting water

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 1037 – In light of her reply to question 400 on 10 March 2010, what steps is her department taking against mining companies who do not comply with the provisions of the National Environmental Management Amendment Act

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 1034 – Whether any notice to issue a directive or directive has been issued to Madibeng district municipality

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 1033 – How many successful criminal actions have been brought against water users since the inception of National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 983 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 386 on 3 march 2010, any emergency measures have been put in place

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 970 – With reference to the launch of a water treatment project to mitigate acid mine drainage on 18 March 2010

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 966 – Whether she has been informed of any functionality problems at the Barkly East seage treatment plant in the Senqu Municipality

30 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 965 – Whether she has been informed of any functionality problems at sewage treatment plants in the Ndlambe Municipality

23 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 927 – How many mining companies have contravened the conditions of their water licences in 2009 and from 1 January 2010

23 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 926 – Whether she has considered any findings that the Regional Bulk Water Supply Programme has been successful

23 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 907 – Whether her department tested the pollution levels of the Olifants and Sabie Rivers

23 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 872 – Whether the Grootvlei mine on the banks of the blesbokspruit is complying with the terms of its water licence

23 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 826 – How far below ground level is the acid mine drainage (AMD) in Gauteng’s central basin

23 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 809 – As at the latest specified date for which information is available, what is the total amount of money owed by municipalities to all water boards

23 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 805 – Whether all water services authorities have promulgated by-laws as required by section 21(1) of the Water Services Act, Act 108 of 1997

23 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 803 – Whether she has been informed of the continued spillage and deliberate pumping of untreated or partially sewage into rivers in the Blue Crane Route Municipality

23 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 798 – Whether, which reference to her reply to question 386 on 10 March 2010, any altermative water sources are available

19 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 113 – Whether Sufficient potable water is available to the Mahlatsi and Mafarafara communities in the Greater Tubatse Municipality

15 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 702 – Whether the investigation into a certain person (name furnished) of her department has been concluded

15 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 701 – What has been her department’s involvement with the development of the national Diatom Assessment Protocol (DAP)

15 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 700 – In respect of each of the sewage works in Limpopo Province, what was the date of the latest compliance audit

15 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 699 – Which municipalities in Limpopo currently have a section 19(3) notice in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998

15 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 685 – Whether she has been informed of the levels of heavy metals, including aluminium, in the water supplied to the residents of Grahamstown and surrounds that exceed the levels permitted for class I and II in terms of the SA National Drinking Water Standard

15 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 686 – Whether the Water Sector Leadership Group (WSLG) that was established in 1998 is still operational

15 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 684 – What steps is she taking to ensure compliance by water service authorities with Regulation 5

12 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 539 – Whether, with reference to her reply to question 124 on 22 February 2010, the deliberations on whether or not to issue a water license to a certain colliery

12 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 511 – Whether her department controls over the abstraction of groundwater

12 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 74 – Whether any action is being taken with regard to the sewage flowing into the dam and high levels of E-Coli in the water supply in the Madibeng Municipality

9 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 468 – Which provinces does the Sedibeng Water Board server

3 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 419 – What vehicles, aircraft and properties are currently owned by her department

9 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 400 – Whether the mining companies conducting mining operations (details furnished) applied for a water permit

9 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 397 – How much of the R611 billion allocation for the delivery of free basic water by municipalities for the 2009-10 financial year has been spent

9 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 387 – Whether her department will release the water monitoring reports from the waste pits on land owned by her department in Hammarsdale

9 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 386 – What are the current locations where acid mine water is decanting in Gauteng

9 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 356 – What is her department’s acceptable level for water loss by a municipality between the point of water purification and the points of delivery to customers

9 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 301 – Whether her department is planning to build a dam in the Olifants River

9 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 64 – Whether the national water use per capita currently exceeds the national water resource availablity

9 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 49 – Whether her department has held any discussions with the Namibian authorities regarding the construction of a dam on the Orange River between South Africa and Namibia

5 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 555 – Whether, with reference to the Industrial Policy Action Plan’s identification of forestry as a key sector for job creation, efforts are being made to speed up the process

5 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 551 – Whether the 1mg-1 ortho-phosphate standard promulgated by her department for determination of eutrophication in dams remains relevant today

5 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 549 – How often is the determination of 100-year and 50-year flood lines revised

5 March 2010 Written Reply to Question 513 – Whether her department was informed of water losses from infrastructure at schools

27 February 2010 Written Reply to Question 283 – Whether she authorised the building of the Klipwerfdam in the Phalala River in the Limpopo Province

27 February 2010 Written Reply to Question 252 – Whether, with reference to her reply to Question 1923 on 3 November 2009, any action has been taken against the municipality of Thaba Chweu

27 February 2010 Written Reply to Question 245 – Whether her department has issued an instruction that no legal action should be taken against municipalities that are in contravention

27 February 2010 Written Reply to Question 226 – Whether approval will be granted for licensing the erection of a dam wall in the Malagas River in George

26 February 2010 Written Reply to Question 354 – Whether her department determines the skills and capacity requirements in the water sector

22 February 2010 Written Reply to Question 140 – Whether the operation of water carts is outsourced in Adelaide and Bedford

21 February 2010 Written Reply to Question 124 – Whether the head office of her department was involved in the granting of a water use license to the Vuna Colliery in Mpumalanga on December 2009

21 February 2010 Written Reply to Question 114 – How will the project to increase the capacity of the Clanwilliam Dam be funded

11 February 2010 Written Reply to Question 141 – How many wastewater treatment works have been assessed as part of the Green Drop certification programme