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. What are the criteria or metrics used for deciding which rural roads will be prioritised for maintenance;

whether he and/or his Department have submitted any proposal to the Provincial Treasury for the allocation of funds in the (a) previous MTEF period (2018, 2019 and 2020) and (b) new MTEF period (2021, 2022 and 2023); if so, what was the response;

whether he and/or his Department have any plans for public–private partnerships in order to maintain rural roads; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

  1. what is the process for the proclamation of an already natural servitude road?
11 5 November 2021 11086

With regard to the current state of rural roads in the Western Cape:

How many (a) rural roads are in the province and (b) of these roads are under the jurisdiction or administration of (i) the national government, (ii) the provincial government and (iii) local municipalities (excluding natural servitude roads that have not been proclaimed);

whether his Department can provide a list of every rural road in the province (a) maintained over the previous MTEF period (2018, 2019 and 2020) and (b) what the budget for each was;

whether his Department can provide a list of every rural road in the province that (a) is budgeted for maintenance over the new MTEF period (2021, 2022 and 2023) and (b) what the budget for each is;

what is the breakdown of the calculated cost in full of maintaining every rural road (provincial and local) in the province?

10 5 November 2021 11085

With regard to his Department’s efforts regarding the remote work visa:

Since writing to the national Minister of Home Affairs and the national Minister of Tourism on 19 May 2021 to lobby for the remote work visa, whether he or his Department received any response to this proposal; if so, what are the relevant details;

whether he or his Department has brought the suggestion to the attention of the national Ministers again; if so, what are the relevant details?

9 5 November 2021 11084

With regard to the Air Access Programme and the commitment to leverage the programme to support export growth:

  1. (a) How many export commitments or contracts have been secured through the programme in the (i) 2020/21 financial year and (ii) 2021/22 financial year to date, (b) what are the details of the commitments or contracts and (c) what is the monetary value of the secured commitments;
  1. whether there are ongoing efforts through the Air Access Programme to secure further commitments; if so, what are the relevant details?
8 5 November 2021 11083

With regard to the Fiscal Transitional Support Facility, since its establishment:

    1. How many applications has the Provincial Treasury received for funding of departmental projects;
    1. whether any additional applications have been approved since he outlined the approval of four project in his 2021 budget speech; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
    1. how much funding has (a) been allocated to the Fiscal Transition Support Facility over the MTEF period (2020, 2021 and 2022) and (b) already been allocated, per approved project, over the MTEF period (2020, 2021 and 2022)?
7 5 November 2021 11082

With regard to the Department’s Deferred Ownership Programme:

    1. Whether construction at the pilot project at Cape Agulhas has begun; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) how many homes will be built;
    1. what type of support will his Department offer prospective homeowners entering into rent-to-buy contracts with sellers;
    1. how much funding has been made available for this programme in the (i) 2021/22 and (ii) 2022/23 financial years?

 

6 5 November 2021 11081

With regard to the Western Cape Government’s application (“app”) that was launched in March 2020:

(a) How many times has the app been downloaded and (b) how many housing applications have been received;

whether any of these housing applications have been approved; if so, what are the relevant details;

how many housing beneficiaries have updated their details on the Housing Needs Register through the app;

whether his Department has received any complaints regarding the app; if so, what are the relevant details?

5 5 November 2021 11080

With regard to a review by the provincial government of property it holds under custodianship and with reference to potential housing opportunities:

    1. Whether his Department has completed a review of such properties for this purpose; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) how many properties have been considered in the review process;
    1. whether properties have been identified as being suitable for housing development; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) how many;
    1. whether his Department plans on transferring any identified properties to the Department of Human Settlements; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
4 6 November 2021 11079

Whether her Department has made progress in the development of a Western Cape Government Gender-based Violence Response Plan; if so, what are the relevant details?

3 5 November 2021 11078

 What measures have been put in place to provide nutritional support to vulnerable communities;

  1. whether these efforts were scaled up to meet the increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; if so, how many more beneficiaries were reached?

 

2 5 November 2021 11077

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