The Western Cape Provincial Parliament, upon a motion moved by Mr D G Mitchell, passed the following resolution on 14 May 2020:
“That the House –
Today Chief Whip Mireille Wenger was elected as chairperson of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Covid-19. This was the first official committee meeting of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament conducted on a virtual platform. The committee consists of 15 Members appointed on a proportional basis.
Speaker Masizole Mnqasela announced the establishment of an ad hoc parliamentary committee specifically tasked with overseeing the Western Cape Government’s efforts in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the enforcement and effects of the national lockdown.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Social Development is pleased to announce that on 19 March the House adopted its report on the appointment of a commissioner for Children in the Western Cape.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) shares the same concern as all South Africans for the situation in our country regarding the spread of COVID-19.
The Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Masizole Mnqasela, will be convening a media briefing on Thursday, 19 March at 08:30. The Speaker wishes to communicate the decisions taken by all the political parties represented in the WCPP to deal with the directives in the declaration of the President regarding the COVID-19 virus.
Premier Alan Winde, Western Cape Speaker Masizole Mnqasela and Social Development Minister Sharna Fernandez today visited the Rocklands Educare crèche to hand out gifts to the children and teachers.
For the first time ever, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament building has been lit up in rainbow colours, in celebration and support of Pride week, currently taking place in Cape Town.
The official opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP), and the Premier’s State of the Province Address (SOPA) will take place on Thursday, 20 February 2020, at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain at 11:00. The debate on the SOPA, and the Premier’s reply to the debate, will commence on the following day, Friday, 21 February 2020, at 08:00, in the same venue.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Education will embark on a visit week to schools in the Eden District from 28 to 31 January.