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

How (a) many housing projects are currently underway in each municipality in the province, (b) much is spent on each project and (c) much has the national government given the provincial government for the purposes of the ongoing housing projects?

1 30 September 2022 13764

With regard to tender S008/22:

(1) (a)(i) When was this tender advertised, (ii) on which platforms was it advertised, (iii) what is the tender for, (iv) what is its value and (v) what are the tender specifications, (b) what (i) is the name of the company to whom the tender was awarded and (ii) are the details of its directors and (c) what (i) is the number and (ii) are the details of the other companies that bid for the tender and (iii) scoring was awarded to each;

(2) what are the (a) names and (b) positions of the persons appointed to the (i) Bid Adjudication Committee, (ii) Bid Evaluation Committee and (iii) Bid Specification Committee for this contract;

(3) whether copies of the reports and minutes of the committees in (2) can be made available?

1 7 October 2022 13763

With reference to all provincial government departments:

(a) Which government departments have outsourced consultancy work in the past three financial years, (b) what services did these government departments outsource, (c) what is the detailed information about these services per department and (d) what are the costs incurred for these services?

9 23 September 2022 13734

With respect to psychiatric hospitals in the Western Cape:

(1) Whether there is any national legislation that has an impact on the capacity pressures at these institutions; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether there are any state patients from other national departments who are absorbed by the Department of Health; if so, what is their contribution towards these patients?

5 16 September 2022 13721

(1) Which (a) municipalities, (b) district municipalities and (c) metropolitan municipality have implemented (i) the recommendations by the Auditor-General and (ii) stronger controls to measure the spending of public funds in the last three financial years;

(2) how much public funds were lost over the past three financial years to (a) fruitless and wasteful expenditure, (b) corruption and (c) mismanagement in each municipality;

(3) how are municipalities decreasing fruitless and wasteful expenditure, corruption and the mismanagement of public funds;

11 23 September 2022 13714

(1) Whether any surgeries have been (i) delayed or (ii) postponed as a result of load-shedding since the beginning of this year; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether her Department’s accelerated backup plan for 2022/23 has been affected by rolling blackouts; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) what effect does the blackouts have on her Department’s supply of diesel to public healthcare facilities;

(4) whether the frequency of the blackouts has a negative impact on mortality rates at hospitals; if so, what are the relevant details?

8 23 September 2022 13713

In relation to her Department’s strategy to ensure that an applicable backup rollout plan takes place at priority primary healthcare facilities and other facilities:

Whether progress is being made with the feasibility plan; if not, at which point will a feasibility study begin with respect to this plan; if so, (a) which priority primary healthcare facilities have been identified, (b) what is the projected cost of this plan and (c) what is the projected timeline for its completion?

5 23 September 2022 13712

(a) What plan does the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) have in place to ensure service delivery in the event of load-shedding at stage 8 or higher, (b) how does the PDMC monitor the impact of load-shedding on critical infrastructure and (c) what support is being provided to municipalities to mitigate the effects of load-shedding?

4 23 September 2022 13711

In relation to the Presidential Employment Stimulus:

(1) (a) What is the reason that the province has the lowest number of beneficiaries of any province and (b) why is the rate at which these vouchers are redeemed in the province so low;

(2) Whether the Department is in a position to support farmers in this regard; if so, what support can his Department provide to ensure that more subsistence farmers benefit from this initiative in the future?

2 23 September 2022 13710

(a) To what extent has the Western Cape agricultural sector been able to contribute to the job-creation targets set in the National Development Plan, (b) how does the province compare with the other provinces in this regard, (c)(i) to what extent is the country on track to achieve these targets and (ii) what are currently the most important variables that influence the progress being made with achieving the job-creation targets, (d) to what extent can the variables in (c) be influenced by (i) national or provincial policies and (ii) the performance of public entities and (e) what can the Province do to address issues limiting job creation in the agricultural sector?


1 23 September 2022 13709