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) Whether there is factual evidence that the complaints by farmers that the increase in their input cost is currently by far exceeding the inflation rate; if so, (a) what are the main drivers of the increases in input costs and (b) to what extent have the prices changed over the last 12 months;
(2) what will the effects of a continued increase in input costs be on the (a) cost of food, (b) economic viability of farming and (c) liquidation of farming operations;
(3) whether there are already signs of the expected changes in the prices of food products; if so, what are the relevant details?

 

5 9 September 2022 13611

With regard to his announcement at the Women in Construction Engagement on 31 August 2022 of an app to streamline tender processes:
(1) What are the precise plans for the development of this app and (b) when will the app be launched;
(2) whether his Department has implemented any measures to reduce the amount of documentation needed for the tender application process, given the concerns raised by attendees at the engagement; if so, what are the relevant details?

7 9 September 2022 13610

With regard to the maintenance and fixing of traffic lights:
(1) (a) Which sphere of government is responsible for fixing and maintaining the R300 traffic lights in the City of Cape and (b) which sphere of government is responsible for fixing and maintaining traffic lights at national and regional intersections in the City of Cape Town;
(2) whether there is a (a) process and (b) timeline for fixing traffic lights at national and regional intersections in the City of Cape Town; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

2 2 September 2022 13609

With regard to the Diep River directive:
(1) Whether the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998), does allow the provincial Minister to impose administrative fines or penalties as listed in the Diep River directive; if not, whose responsibility is it to impose the listed penalties for non-compliance with the directive;
(2) what action has been taken by his Department in the absence of strategic stormwater outlets being installed to trap general waste by 30 November 2021, as specified in point 4.2.7 of the amended directive;
(3) what (a) steps and (b) associated timelines have been put in place by his Department to ensure that the Estuary Rehabilitation Plan, as specified in point 5.5.132.3 of the amended directive, is implemented;
(4) whether his Department will continue to conduct quarterly engagements with the (a) Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), (b) Milnerton Central Residents Association, (c) national Department of Water and Sanitation and (d) national Department of the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries; if not, why not?

6 9 September 2022 13608

[a] 

Access Week Figures

2018

2019

2020

2021

Number of people

 7 578

 7 600

*3 744

*4 781

*Drop in visitor numbers during the 2020 and 2021 financial years are attributed to the COVID-19 outbreak and regulations enforced at the time.

[a]    Access Week provides free access to all members of the public to participate in recreational activities that a protected area has on offer from picnicking, birding, hiking or mountain biking just to mention a few. CapeNature also uses this opportunity to facilitate a variety of organised educational programmes for different community groups at several of its reserves during this period.

[c]    The success of the Access Week campaign will be measured by awareness drives and promotional marketing tactics.

  • The number of visitors to the reserves.
  • The number of environmental education initiatives on reserve.
  • Social media and digital engagement
  • Earned media through press release distribution.
  • Paid media through advertising reach.

 

4 9 September 2022 13607

With regard to the reply to question 8 of 19 August 2022:
(a) On what date is maintenance due to commence at the Berg River facility shared between Sassa and her Department and (b) when is the maintenance due to be completed?

3 9 September 2022 13606

(a) What is the state of the Western Cape’s preparedness for the upcoming veld and mountain fire season, (b) what funds are allocated to the prevention and mitigation of veld and mountain fires and (c) what assistance does the Department of Local Government provide to municipalities to ensure their readiness for fires?

1 9 September 2022 13605

With respect to the Firearms, Liquor and Second-hand Goods Control (FLASH) offices at each police station in the Western Cape:
(1) What were the budget allocations to each station in (i) 2018/19, (ii) 2019/20, (iii) 2020/21, (iv) 2021/22 and (v) 2022/23 to date;
(2) what were the staff components at each station in (i) 2018/19, (ii) 2019/20, (iii) 2020/21, (iv) 2021/22 and (v) 2022/23 to date?

23 8 July 2022 13592

With respect to the Firearms, Liquor and Second-hand Goods Control (FLASH) offices at each police station in the Western Cape:
(1) How many firearm applications did each station receive in (a) 2018/19, (b) 2019/20, (c) 2020/21, (d) 2021/22 and (e) 2022/23 to date;
(2) how many firearms were confiscated at each station in (a) 2018/19, (b) 2019/20, (c) 2020/21, (d) 2021/22 and (e) 2022/23 to date?

22 8 July 2022 13591

For the period during which Mr A R Winde was the Minister of this Department (2018–2019):
(a) How many official trips or delegations related to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament or to departmental business did he gone on, (b) what was the purpose of the delegation’s travel, (c) which committee or department organised the trip for the delegation, (d) where did the delegation go (to which country and/or province), (e)(i) what was the duration of the trip, (ii) which locations were visited and (iii) how many days or nights were spent at each location, (f)(i) which officials were met during the delegation’s visit, (ii) which meetings were scheduled and (iii) which meetings were actually attended, (g) what are the names of the other MPPs and/or Ministers and Western Cape Government officials who were part of the delegation and (h) what were the outcomes of each of these delegations in benefit to the province as applicable?

18 8 July 2022 13589

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