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
  1. How much has the (i) Executive Mayor, (ii) Deputy Mayor and (iii) Municipal Manager of the Central Karoo District Municipality received in (aa) salary payments (bb) motor vehicle allowances and (cc) overtime allowance in the past three financial years and (b) how much has been spent on (i) catering, (ii) accommodation and (iii) entertainment in the past three financial years?
2 22 September 2023 16441

Whether there have been any irregular appointments in (a) Kannaland, (b) Beaufort West and (c) Laingsburg over the past five financial years; if so, (i) who was appointed to what position, (ii) why was the appointment deemed illegal or irregular, (iii) what is the total salary package associated with each appointment and (iv) what steps has his Department taken in each case?

11 25 August 2023 16440
  1. Whether locust swarms have in the past bred on or crossed nature reserves or nature areas under the control of CapeNature; if so, what are the relevant details;
  2. what is his Department’s position on the (a) chemical and (b) biological control of locust plagues in the province, particularly if it should be found that swarms at the hopper stage exist in nature reserves;

(3)     to what extend has his Department in the past monitored actions to control locust swarms, including the use of insecticides, by the (a) provincial and (b) national Department of Agriculture?

10 20 October 2023 16439
  1. Whether Casidra is charging a management fee for its work in managing the farms (a) Waaikraal and (b) Amalienstein; if so, what are the relevant details;
  2. whether the management costs are included in the annual financial statements of these farms; if not, why not;
  3. (a) what were the annual costs that Casidra incurred in managing these farms in the (i) 2020/21, (ii) 2021/22, (iii) 2022/23 and (iv) 2023/24 financial years and (b) to what extent have farming conditions on these farms improved since the severe drought that hit the Klein Karoo during the latter half of the previous decade?
9 20 October 2023 16438

Concerning the Tourism Challenge Fund:

  1. (a) How many beneficiaries (i) applied and (ii) have benefited from this fund and (b) what are the details of the projects funded from this fund;
  2. whether this initiative has reached its intended goals; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
8 20 October 2023 16437

With regard to water quality:

(a) What is the quality of the drinking water in (i) Kannaland, (ii) Beaufort West and (iii) Laingsburg,

(b) which viruses have been detected in the water tests conducted in each town,

(c) what has led to the poor water quality in each town, and

(d)(i) what steps have been taken to improve the water quality and (ii) how much has been spent?

7 20 October 2023 16436
  1. How many jobs have been created in the Western Cape from international (i) films, (ii) series and (iii) documentaries since 2020 and (b) how much have these projects contributed to the provincial economy?
6 20 October 2023 16435

With regard to the title deeds backlog:

  1. How many title deeds are delayed because of a failure to transfer land from the national Department of Public Works to a municipality between 2019 and 2022, (b) how long have these transfers of land parcels been delayed, (c) which municipalities are affected and (d) how many people are set to benefit if the backlog gets cleared?
5 20 October 2023 16434

With regard to the Department of Infrastructure’s rail projects:


  1. What projects are delayed due to Prasa not giving permission, (b) what are the estimated costs for the delay of these projects and (c) where are these projects situated?
4 20 October 2023 16432

With regard to his commitment in March 2020 to relocate 75 households from Kanana to the Forest Village Housing Project:

  1. (a) Why did the beneficiaries approved for BNG houses in Forest Village in 2020 not

receive their houses and (b) what is the status of the beneficiaries from Kanana who were approved for Forest Village but never relocated;

  1. whether the beneficiaries remain approved for Forest Village; if not, (a) what project

are they allocated to and (b) when will they receive their houses; if so, when will they receive their houses;

  1. why has his 2020 commitment to prioritise “disabled, vulnerable and elderly

community members” not been honoured and (b) how does his Department intend to assist or communicate with these approved beneficiaries?

3 20 October 2023 16431