The Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture will conduct a series of public hearings focusing on the impact of abalone poaching on small-scale fishing communities in the Western Cape.
Please be advised that the official opening ceremony of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will take place on Friday, 17 February 2017.
The Premier will deliver her State of the Province Address during the sitting at 10:30.
Date: Monday, 5 December and Tuesday, 6 December
Venue: His People Centre, Corner Solly Smiedt and Joe Hatting Roads N1 City, Goodwood
The panel, which former President Kgalema Motlanthe chairs, calls on the public to come to the hearing to talk about their experience of the laws of our democracy. Have they made life better? Have there been problems with applying them? What gaps should be filled?
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Development will conduct public hearings on the Children’s Second Amendment Bill [B 14B–2015] (NCOP) from 1 to 3 November 2016.
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.