The Multi-Party Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament met this morning and wishes to express its serious concern at the recent disruption of the public transport system by the two-day shutdown by the South African Taxi Council (SANTACO) from the 21 to 22 November 2022.
With October signalling breast cancer awareness month, we call on all residents to recognise the prevalence of this disease in our society.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) will co-host the 2022 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Residency Programme in Cape Town, from 24 to 28 October 2022. The programme, which will be attended by 35 Members of Parliament, representing parliaments from across the Commonwealth, is intended to enhance the professional development skills of Parliamentarians.
Statement by Hon Deidré Baartman: "As Chairperson for the Standing Committee on Education in the Western Cape, I wish to congratulate Pinelands North Primary School on making it to the Top 3 of the World's Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity.
During an oversight visit in June 2022, the Committee witnessed how Pinelands North had embraced innovation to overcome the adversity it faced. As such it meant that no matter what challenge a learner faced, they would be in an environment that allowed them to prosper.
It is with profound sadness that the Western Cape Provincial Parliament hereby informs you about the untimely passing of our dear Chief Whip, Hon. Lorraine Botha, earlier today.
On behalf of the Honourable Members and staff of the institution we wish to offer our sincere condolences to her family, friends, colleagues and her party, the Democratic Alliance
In a historic moment today, during the General Assembly of the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Halifax, Canada, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) tabled an amendment to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA) constitution to provide for increased participation by women parliamentarians.
The amendment served at the CPA, Africa Region conference in June this year where it received unanimous support by all Commonwealth African Parliaments.
Earlier today, during a small ceremony, Honourable Deputy Speaker Beverley Schäfer, presided over the swearing-in of Ms Cayla Murray and Mr Christopher Fry as the newest Members of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP).
Honourables Murray and Fry are filling the vacancies left by Honourables Albert Fritz and Debbie Schäfer.
The Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP), Honourable Masizole Mnqasela, will host four sessions of the institution’s public engagement programme, Thetha Nathi, in various areas in the Cape Winelands District from 19 to 22 July 2022, including:
• 19 July: Stellenbosch;
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health is conducting public engagements in areas with low COVID-19 vaccination rollout across the province to engage and encourage the public to vaccinate.
The committee has invited the provincial Department of Health to attend the public engagements and brief the public on the COVID-19 vaccination (with specific reference to Mitchells Plain), vaccination benefits, and COVID-19 booster and answer any questions of clarity from the public.
The Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP), Honourable Masizole Mnqasela, will host four sessions of the institution’s public engagement programme, Thetha Nathi, in various areas in the Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality during March 2022, including:
• 17 March: Bellville;
• 18 March: Bloubergstrand
• 22 March: Mitchells Plain; and
• 23 March: Khayelitsha.