Questions and Replies

The right of Members to put questions to Ministers is an important part of ensuring the executive authority’s accountability to the Provincial Parliament. Questions may be put to Ministers related to their spheres of responsibility. Replies to questions are either given orally in the House or in writing. The replies to oral questions are recorded in Hansard.

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Question Question Number Date Question Link

With regard to a recent incident at the Westerford High School in which a learner was allegedly suspended for having a poster that supports Palestine:

(1)     Whether he is aware of this incident; if so, (a) when did he become aware of it and (b) how has he intervened in the matter;

(2)     whether the learner with the poster has been suspended; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details regarding the suspension, (b) when is the scheduled disciplinary hearing and (c) what charges have been filed against the learner;

(3)     whether he plans to initiate an investigation into the incident at the Westerford High School to ensure that the school is adhering to the appropriate code of conduct and other relevant policies; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4)     whether learners and Western Cape schools are prohibited from voicing support for oppressed people in any international conflict; if so, what are the relevant details;

(5)     what steps will his Department take to ensure the protection of learners’ freedom of expression and the diversity of opinions at schools in the province?

1 3 November 2023 16486
  1. What has the provincial government’s legal expenditure been in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2021, (iv) 2022 and (v) 2023 to date and (b) what is the detailed expenditure breakdown per department comprising the (i) expenditure per legal firm and/or legal practitioners, (ii) details of cases litigated and (iii) reasons thereof?
6 6 October 2023 16453

Whether there are any municipalities in the province who have been flagged by the relevant institutions for not being VAT-compliant; if so, (a) which municipalities, (b) how much are owed to SARS, (c) why are they not VAT-compliant or have not paid the full VAT bill and (d) what is her Department doing to ensure that all municipalities in the province are VAT-compliant?


5 6 October 2023 16452

In respect of his Department’s performance measured against the performance targets set between 2019 and 2023:

(a) What is his Department’s core mandates, (b) what are the annual targets attached to each core mandate, (c) how has his Department performed against its performance targets in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2021, (iv) 2022 and (v) 2023 to date, (d) what is the detailed breakdown of each performance target per programme, (e) what are the challenges that his Department faced in achieving its targets and (f) what are the plans that his Department has put in place to improve its performance?

3 6 October 2023 16451

In relation to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed at the Green Hydrogen Summit between the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape:

(a)  What is the intended goal of the MOU, (b) what are the financial implications of the MOU for the Western Cape Government and (c) how will the MOU contribute to job creation in the Western Cape?


14 20 October 2023 16447
  1. (a) How many mass murders have occurred in the Western Cape in each precinct for the following periods: (i) April 2020 to March 2021, (ii) April 2021 to March 2022, (iii) April 2022 to March 2023 and (iv) April 2023 to June 2023, (b) in each instance, (i) how many murders took place and (ii) what were the circumstances of each incident, (c)(i) in how many of these cases has a suspect or suspects been arrested and (ii) in how many instances has a charge been laid against the accused and (d)(i) how many of these cases have been finalised and (ii) how many convictions have resulted from these prosecutions;
  2. whether the SAPS has uncovered any evidence that demonstrates links between any of the incidents; if so, what are the relevant details?
13 20 October 2023 16446

(a)   How many recommendations by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) did the SAPS implement in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021, (iii) 2022 and (iv) 2023 to date and (b) what percentage of the total recommendations made by IPID did the SAPS implement in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021, (iii) 2022 and (iv) 2023 to date?

12 20 October 2023 16445
  1. Whether his Department has in the past experienced periods when abalone and crayfish poaching were more prevalent; if so, which months have seen above-average marine poaching activities;
  2. to what extent is information regarding poaching hotspots and times during the year that see increased poaching activities used to plan anti-poaching actions;

(3)     (a) to what extent do anti-poaching actions influence applications for holiday leave and (b) what percentage of staff involved with law-enforcement activities is not allowed to take holiday leave over the December to January festive season?

11 20 October 2023 16444
  1. Whether she can provide an overview of the agreements between Wesgro and municipalities in the province;

(2)  (a) what is the comprehensive breakdown of these agreements by municipality and (b) can the copies of these agreements be made available;

  1. (a) what is the information regarding the annual payments made by each municipal-ity to Wesgro in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2021, (iv) 2022 and (v) 2023 to date and (b)(i) what is the purpose of these payments and (ii) what is the value derived from these payments by municipalities;
  1. what are the details of the agreements that Wesgro has successfully secured for each municipality in the province in the same period as in (3) above?
14 22 September 2023 16443

With regard to delayed Sassa payments:

  1. Whether her Department has received any complaints with regard to the current grants crisis; if so, what are the relevant details;
  1. what assistance or guidance is her Department receiving from the national Depart-ment of Social Development for the provision of relief to beneficiaries in the light of delayed grant payments?
3 22 September 2023 16442