Members of the media are cordially invited to a media briefing session hosted by the Public Accounts Committee taking place on Wednesday, 13 September. Topics to be covered in this briefing include:
• Report of the Auditor-General of South Africa on a performance audit of the use of consultants at selected departments of the Western Cape Provincial Government (January 2014); and
• The discussion on allegation of irregular expenditure at the Western Cape Liquor Authority regarding the refurbishment and furnishing of the Sunbel Building.
The Standing Committee on Human Settlements invites stakeholders, interested persons and organisations to
attend public hearings and to make written submissions on the Western Cape Housing Development Amendment Bill [B 2–2017].
The purpose of the amendment bill is to provide for immovable assets to be acquired or disposed of for the purpose of housing development; to disestablish the Western Cape Housing Development Fund established by section 13 of the act; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
The Petitions Committee is to conduct an oversight visit to the demolished Alaska Forever Tavern in Riverview, Citrusdal, on Friday, 28 July.
The Petitions Committee received a petition from the Citrusdal Community Police Forum in March 2015. With the local municipalities’ intervention and due process followed, the tavern structure was eventually demolished in June 2017. Members of the Petitions Committee will also meet with the petitioners, Citrusdal Community Police Forum, and Cederberg Municipality.
The Standing Committee on Local Government will be briefed by the Department of Local Government on the status on the Knysna fire disaster and the cleaning up efforts after the storm that affected the Cape Peninsula on 7 June 2017. The committee will also be briefed on the Western Cape’s Integrated Fire Management Strategy and, together with the Drought Task Team, on the engagement of municipalities on the state of water resources in the Western Cape.
The meeting will take place as follows:
New WCPP Member Tertuis Simmers was sworn-in by Speaker Sharna Fernandez on 12 June. He joins the WCPP as Member, representing the Democratic Alliance, in the vacancy created by the resignation of Member Rodney Lentit. We wish him all the best for his term.
The Standing Committee on Community Safety will host a delegation from the Office of the National Police Commissioner to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on 7 June 2017. The delegation will respond to the committee's report on the impact of police resources following the public participation process facilitated during October 2016.
20TH COMMEMORATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND
THE INCEPTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES
IN COLLABORATION WITH
THE WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
AIM OF COMPETITION
To gather learners’ views / impressions of the impact of the Bill of Rights on their lives
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture will conduct a series of public hearings focusing on the Plant Improvement Bill [B 8B–2015] (NCOP) and the Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill [B 11B–2015] (NCOP). These public hearings will be conducted in accordance with the national Constitution and the Constitution of the Western Cape.
The Plant Improvement Bill seeks to provide for:
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Development will conduct two follow-up stakeholder and public consultation meetings focusing on the attacks on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel in the province.
The Standing Committee on Community Development (Social Development portfolio) will be briefed by the Black Sash on the progress made in the province to reimburse the social grant beneficiaries affected by the unlawful and fraudulent and fraudulent deductions on government grants.
The Committee will also be briefed by the Credit Ombudsman on the rights of the social grant beneficiaries, how these unlawful deductions can be stopped, and how the beneficiaries can be fully reimbursed.
Details of the meeting: