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

What is the breakdown of the number of teachers from the following racial groups in former model C schools: (a) white, (b) black and (c) coloured?

19 21 April 2023 15159
  1. (i) What is the total number of temporary classrooms at former model C schools in the province and (ii) how many of these classrooms are in each school, (b)(i) what is the total number of temporary classrooms in township schools in the province and (ii) how many of these classrooms are in each school and (c) what is the average number of learners per classroom at former model C schools compared to township schools?
17 21 April 2023 15158
  1. How many patients has her Department treated for tuberculosis in (i) 2020, (ii) 2021, (iii) 2022 and (iv) 2023 to date, (b) to what extent does tuberculosis continue to threaten public health in the province and (c) what challenges does her Department face in responding to tuberculosis in the province?
12 11 August 2023 15121

With regard to the recent taxi strike that turned violent:

What is the preliminary cost estimate to repair or replace public transportation vehicles, such as (a) Golden Arrow buses, (b) MyCiti buses, (c) minibus taxis and (d) any other vehicle for any other form of transportation?


11 11 August 2023 15120

With regard to the funding transferred from the Global TB Fund to the National Treasury:

  1.   Whether any of this funding has been transferred to the Provincial Treasury; if so, what are the relevant details;
  2.   whether any mechanisms are in place to track the use of these funds; if so, what are the relevant details?
18 25 August 2023 15118

With regard to green hydrogen development in the Western Cape:

  1. At what stage of development is the Saldanha Bay green hydrogen production hub, following the MOU with Sasol last year;
  2. whether her Department has any concerns regarding the prioritisation of green hydrogen development in South Africa by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA); if so, what are the relevant details;
  3. what would be the benefits of prioritising Saldanha Bay, in comparison to Boegoebaai, for green hydrogen with regard to (a) timelines and (b) job creation?
17 25 August 2023 15117
  1. Whether her Department has undertaken any research to determine the estimated economic impact of the taxi strike in July on the province’s economy; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
  2. what interventions, programmes or legislative reforms from the Western Cape Government could be taken in the future to minimise the economic impact of this past strike and similar strike action in the future?
16 25 August 2023 15116

(a)   What are the characteristics of and risks associated with African horse sickness for equine owners in the province, (b)(i) what measures can owners take to protect their horses from African horse sickness and (ii) to what extent has a shortages of vaccines been experienced over the last few years and (c)(i) which entity has provided the bulk of vaccines against horse sickness in the past and (ii) what is this entity’s relationship with the national Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development?

15 25 August 2023 15115

With regard to the Middelpos Primary School Project:

  1. When is this project set to be completed and (b) how much is being spent on this project?
14 25 August 2023 15114

With regard to the R505,998 million being spent in this financial year on upgrading services at informal settlements as part of the Department of Infrastructure’s 2023/24 Informal Settlements Upgrade Partnership Grant (ISUP-G):

  1. How much will be spent in the upcoming three financial years and (b) how many projects are aimed to be undertaken in the upcoming three financial years?
13 25 August 2023 15113