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

Whether the Province has reprioritised its budget and conditional grants to aid COVID-19 activities; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

5 15 May 2020 9969

Whether a certain company, whose name has been furnished to his Department for the purpose of this reply, has done consultancy [Stratagem Consultants (Pty) Ltd] work for any of the provincial departments in 2019/20 and in 2020/21 to date; if so, what are the relevant details?

4 15 May 2020 9968

(a) What is the Province’s budget to address the COVID-19 pandemic and (b) what is the detailed breakdown on how the budget has been spent on COVID-19-related matters to date?

3 15 May 2020 9967

With regard to service-delivery readiness for specialised care:

(a) How many public (i) oncologists, (ii) gynaecologists and (iii) obstetricians are there in the province, (b) how many (i) district hospitals and community clinics are there in the province and (ii) of these facilities, how many are able to provide the specialised care referred to in (a), (c) what percentage of the province’s population receives antiretroviral and pre-exposure prophylaxis from her Department and (d) (i) how many mental healthcare facilities are there in the province and (ii) whether any further mental healthcare facilities are being planned for designation or construction; if so, what are the relevant details?

5 18 October 2019 9966

(1)   Whether the police are patrolling at night to safeguard the properties of businesses, schools, mosques and churches; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2)   whether he and his Department have considered the role that religious institutions can play in decreasing violence; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

2 15 May 2020 9965

Whether there are any reported COVID-19 cases in any of the Department’s facilities, including at state-run old-age homes and those managed privately; if so, how many cases and how many deaths have there been?

1 15 May 2020 9964

How do he and his Department plan to address and turn around the increasing percentages between the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years of surfaced and gravel roads classified as “very poor” and “poor” as illustrated by Tables 28 and 29 in his Department’s Annual Report for 2018/19?

4 18 October 2019 9963

(a) How many clandestine manufacturing drug laboratories have been shut down in the province in (i) 2014/15, (ii) 2015/16, (iii) 2016/17, (iv) 2017/18, (v) 2018/19 and (vi) 2019/20 to date, (b) how many drug dens have been discovered and shut down over the same period, (c) how often have confiscated illicit substances been destroyed over the same period and (d) how many substances have gone missing from SAPS storage after having been confiscated over the same period?

3 18 October 2019 9962

With regard to his announcement of the “Provincial Traffic Restructuring” and the introduction of an “interception unit” and a “highway patrol”:

(1) What is the difference in terms of the function, purpose, mandate and powers of the new “interception unit” compared with the function, purpose, mandate and powers of the provincial “Traffic Law Enforcement Authority” and a “traffic officer” prior to the introduction of the “interception unit”;

(2) what is the difference in terms of the function, purpose, mandate and powers of the new “highway patrol” compared with the function, purpose, mandate and powers of the provincial “Traffic Law Enforcement Authority” and a “traffic officer” prior to the introduction of the “highway patrol”;

(3) whether the “Provincial Traffic Restructuring” and the introduction of an “interception unit” and a “highway patrol” are included in the provincial Traffic Law Enforcement Authority’s integrated strategic and tactical plan as required by the National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4) whether the introduction of an “interception unit” and a “highway patrol” involves the recruitment and appointment of additional traffic officers or whether these units will be staffed by current employees; if so, how many new traffic officers will be or have been appointed for the “interception unit” and the “highway patrol” respectively;

(5) whether the introduction of an “interception unit” and a “highway patrol” involves the procurement of new and/or additional vehicles and equipment; if so, (a) what are the details of the procurement of new and/or additional vehicles and equipment and (b) what is the budget or cost of the procurement; if not;

(6) whether the vehicles used by the “interception unit” and the “highway patrol” are rebranded existing vehicles of the Traffic Law Enforcement Authority; if so, what is the cost of the rebranding?

2 18 October 2019 9960

With reference to his reply to question 20 publish in the Question Paper for Written Reply on 6 September 2019 and in the Question Paper for Oral Reply on 3 October 2019:

(1) What are the details of the court cases or court actions that halted the housing projects at (a) Pickwick Street, Woodstock, (b) the Fruit and Veg site, Cape Town’s inner city, (c) the Woodstock Hospital site, Woodstock, (d) the New Market site at the edge of the inner city, (e) Woodstock Park, Woodstock, and (f) the foreshore freeway (a combination of inner-city housing and transport improvement which was to be undertaken at no cost to ratepayers) and resulted in the cancellation of the provisioning of well-located housing for thousands of families;

(2) whether he deliberately misled the House by suggesting that the Maiden’s Cove project was my project while it was indeed led by Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson?

1 18 October 2019 9959

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