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 projects does her department currently administer in conjunction with other departments of the Western Cape Government?

3 23 September 2022 13703

With regard to the status of mental health and the soaring suicide rate of in the province:

(a) What is the detailed breakdown of (i) suicides and (ii) attempted suicides per health subdistrict recorded in each month in (aa) 2019, (bb) 2020, (cc) 2021 and (dd) 2022 to date, (b) what is the breakdown per (i) age, (ii) gender and (iii) race of these victims and (c) what are her Department’s (i) programmes and (i) budget to deal with suicide in the province?

9 30 September 2022 13702

In relation to the leading causes of deaths in the province being linked to lifestyle choices:

(1) Whether her Department has any programmes or initiatives in place that advocate prevention and healthier lifestyle choices; if so, what are the relevant details;

(2) whether there has been an increased prevalence of causes of death relating to lifestyle choices over the past 10 years; if so, what are the relevant details?

5 30 September 2022 13701

(1)     (a) What is the status of the fence at the Portlands Primary School in Mitchells Plain and (b) when will the fence be installed;

(2)     whether there are any delays; if so, what are the reasons;

(3)     whether a contractor has been appointed by the school or his Department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4)     whether the contractor in (3) has been appointed for the fencing of other schools in Mitchells Plain; if so, what are the relevant details;

(5)     whether there was a binding memorandum of understanding between the school and his Department; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(6)     what was the allocated budget for the fence;

(7)     whether there has been a deviation from this budget; if so, what are the relevant details;

(8)     what is the cost for the fences for all schools in the province in accordance his Department’s norms and standards;

(9)     whether the exact same process for fencing has been followed at all the schools in the province; if not, why not;

(10)   how many schools in the province have been upgraded between the 2018/19 and 2021/22 financial years?

 

8 26 August 2022 13700

With regard to the building of a high school in Woodlands, Mitchells Plain:

(1)     (a) Where will the (i) water and (ii) electricity come from for this school, (b) who will be responsible for these payments and (c) where will the entrance to this school be located;

(2)     whether the community has been consulted on the entrance and exit locations of this school; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3)     whether the building plans have been submitted to the City of Cape Town; if so, what is the status of the plans;

(4)     whether the building plans were published in the local community media for input; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

7 5 August 2022 13699

(1)     What is the status of the intended Washington Drive High School of Colorado High School in Tracy Avenue, Colorado (Weltevreden Valley), Mitchells Plain;

(2)     whether there was a public participation process on building a high school in Woodlands, Mitchells Plain; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3)     how many (a) learners and (b) teachers will be at the intended high school;

(4)     whether all the (a) teachers and (b) principals have been appointed; if so, what are the relevant details?

6 5 August 2022 13698

(1) Whether his Department has a policy about truancy; if so, what are the relevant details;
(2) whether his Department has truant officers in place; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

9 16 September 2022 13652

With regard to learner admissions and infrastructure challenges at the Murray School in Plettenberg Bay:
(1) (a) What is the (i) number of learners who have been enrolled at the school, (ii) breakdown per grade and (iii) number of teachers who are employed at the school per grade in (aa) 2019, (bb) 2020, (cc) 2021 and (dd) 2022, (b) what is the (i) teacher-to-learner population ratio and (ii) average class size at the school for the current academic year and (c) what are the plans of his Department to (i) renovate and/or extend and (ii) rebuild and/or upgrade the school;
(2) whether there are any plans for additional classrooms and teachers at the school over the 2022 MTEF period; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

8 16 September 2022 13651

With regard to the demographics of the community of Bossiegif Qolweni, which is in ward 3 of the Bitou Municipality: (1) (a) What is the number of children of schoolgoing age, (b) what is the breakdown by (i) age, (ii) race, (iii) gender and (iv) grade of these children who that reside in that community and (c) what (i) are the details of the nearby schools that are accommodating them and (ii) is the distance that they need to travel to these schools; (2) whether his Department has plans to build schools for this community; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) when will building work (i) commence and (ii) be completed?

7 16 September 2022 13650

(a) How many traffic fines have been issued by provincial traffic officers in the Caledon district from 1 January 2021 to date, (b) of these fine, how many motorists (i) were issued with summonses to appear in court and (ii) subsequently appeared in court and (c)(i) what was the total amount that could potentially have been paid to the Theewaterskloof (TWK) Municipality and (ii) what was the total value of fines collected and paid over to the TWK Municipality?
 

6 16 September 2022 13649

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