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 the construction work at the Nowers Academy:

(a)   What are the details of all the engagements that his Department has held with (i) sister departments, (ii) implementing agents, (iii) local stakeholders and (iv) the community at large regarding the ongoing work at the school, (b) what (i) business and (ii) work opportunities are there for the local residents, (c) what are the details of the (i) local businesses and (ii) local individuals who have and/or will benefit from the project and (d) how can local businesses register on the H&I database as implementing agents for the project at the school?

7 26 January 2023 14072
  1. Whether his Department has initiated programmes to combat bullying in schools in this financial year; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) how successful are the programmes;
  1. whether incidents of bullying in schools have increased or decreased in the current financial year?
4 25 November 2022 14071

With reference to the recent minibus-taxi industry shutdown as a result of dissatisfaction with his Department’s decision to end the Blue Dot Pilot Project:

  1. (a)(i) What is the number of taxis that participated in the pilot project and (ii) how much was paid to each during the duration of the project and (b) what (i) lessons were learned through the project and (ii) are some of the positives and negatives that were highlighted;
  1. whether copies of the minutes of the Western Cape Cabinet meeting at which the project was endorsed can be made available;
  1. whether, with regard to his recent public comment that “funding the programme was the mandate of the national department and the provincial government needed the support of the national government to fund the continuation and expansion of this pilot programme”, (a) further clarity and details and (b) a copy of the written mandate can be provided; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

 

  1. whether the taxi stakeholders, including Santaco, were consulted before the decision was taken to end the pilot project; if not, why not; if so, can copies of all the communication and meetings between the two parties be made available;
  1. (a) how much money was needed for the expansion of the project and (b) why did his Department not make the money available?
8 25 November 2022 14070
  1. Whether financial claims against teachers found guilty of the sexual assault of learners have increased in the current financial year; if so, what are the relevant details;
  1. (a) what is the financial liability for the current financial year of claims against his Department and (b) what is the financial liability for the current financial year of teachers found guilty of the sexual assault of learners;
  1. whether teachers found guilty of sexual assault are allowed to continue to work as teachers; if so, why?
5 25 November 2022 14069

Whether his Department approached the national government before it started the Blue Dot Pilot Project to find out if it would fund the project if it yielded positive results; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

3 25 November 2022 14068
  1. Whether provincial traffic officers are allowed to attend criminal court proceedings in full work uniform while attending criminal cases in which they are the accused persons; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the disciplinary sanctions for this; if so, what are the relevant details;
  1. whether provincial traffic officers are allowed to attend criminal court proceedings in which they are the accused persons while making use of state resources, such official vehicles; if not, (a) why not and (b) what are the disciplinary sanctions for this; if so, what are the relevant details;
  1. whether his Department provides legal assistance to provincial traffic officers who engage in criminal activities while on duty and later face criminal charges; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

 

2 25 November 2022 14067
  1. (a) What is the language policy of the new Moorreesburg High School and (b) how will it accommodate learners from the surrounding so-called Xhosa and coloured communities in Rosenhof and Sibanye Square;
  1. whether all the parents from the community were consulted and participated in the process to appoint the school’s interim governing body; if not, what process was followed; if so, what are the relevant details;
  1. what is his Department’s response to the complaints raised by concerned residents of Rosenhof and Sibanye Square in their letter of 1 December 2022 in which they objected to the school’s language policy and the appointment of the school governing body?
5 9 December 2022 14066

With reference to the R6 308 000 shifted from Vote 10: Transport and Public Works to the Office of the Minister of Mobility:

  1. (a) Why was this amount shifted and (b) what is (i) it going to be used for and (ii) the detailed expenditure breakdown for this amount;
  1. whether the Minister of Mobility’s salary is being paid by the Department of the Premier; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
1 9 December 2022 14065

Who has executive authority over the Department of Transport and Public Works?

3 15 December 2022 14064
  1. Whether the recent incident at Hank’s Olde Irish Pub has been bought to her attention; if so;
  1. taking into consideration the tourism image of the province, whether any steps has been taken by her Department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
2 15 December 2022 14063

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