The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Safety will conduct a series of public hearings focusing on the effects of vacancies and manpower shortages on the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape. These public hearings will be conducted in accordance with the national and provincial constitutions as well as the Western Cape Witnesses Act, Act 2 of 2006. The purpose of the hearings is to better understand the extent of the SAPS’s resource challenges and the impact that the lack of police resources may have on communities.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport, in compliance with section 7 of the Western Cape Provincial Languages Act (Act 13 of 1998), invites the general public to nominate suitable persons as members of the Western Cape Language Committee. Appointed nominees will serve a three-year term of office.
On 27 September the Standing Committee on Local Government will be briefed on two important matters:
- By the Auditor General on key findings made at each of the municipalities in the province; and
- By the Department of Local Government and Provincial Treasury on the recovery plans to sustain the following municipalities: Beaufort West, Cederberg, Kannaland, Matzikama, Oudtshoorn and Cape Agulhas.
Details of meeting:
Date: 27 September
The provincial week of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), 12 to 16 September, will focus on the delivery of education and healthcare services in communities. This provincial week is intended to ascertain the progress made in meeting the commitments made in the National Development Plan. The theme for the provincial week is “Following up on our commitments to make access to education and health care work for all”.
Following the discovery and subsequent repair of exposed asbestos caused by water damage in an unused office in the Legislature Building, an investigation was conducted to identify other potential risk areas.
The investigation, commissioned by the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW), has now been concluded. Additional potential risk areas have been identified and the WCPP is awaiting a final report and action plan from DTPW.
Please be advised that, as a result of the temporary closure of the WCPP’s Chamber on the 6th Floor of the Legislature Building, 7 Wale Street, due to urgent remedial work, sittings of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will be held in the chamber on the 11th Floor, 44 Wale Street.
This infographic depicts the voting process at voting stations:
The last Sitting of the House for this quarter is scheduled to take place on 12 June 2016 in the Chamber, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town. Members will be spending time in their constituencies from 13 June to 12 August.
The next Sitting of the House is scheduled for 18 August.
The Western Cape Provincial Treasury will brief the Standing Committee on Local Government on a financial recovery plan for Oudtshoorn Municipality as provided for in Section 137 of the Municipal Finance Management Act.
The briefing will commence as follows:
Date: 31 May 2016
Venue: Committee Room 2, 4th Floor, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, 7 Wale Street.
The Standing Committee on Community Development will be briefed by the South African Social Services Agency (SASSA) on the unlawful and fraudulent deductions from SASSA beneficiaries’ accounts, and the measures the department has put in place to assist and reimburse affected beneficiaries.
Details of the meeting:
Date: 31 May 2016
Time: 08:30 - 13:00
Venue: Chamber, 6th Floor, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town