Black Sash to brief standing committee

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:

Western Cape Budget Speech

On Tuesday, 7 March 2017, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer, will deliver the Western Cape Government’s 2017/2018 Budget Address in the Western Cape Provincial Legislature.


This will be preceded by a press conference. Media are invited to attend. (There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews)


Details are as follows 


Media Conference

Date: 7 March 2017

Time: 10:00-11:00

Follow-up SASSA briefing

The Standing Committee on Community Development (social development portfolio) will be briefed by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on the progress made to reimburse social grant beneficiaries affected by the unlawful and fraudulent deductions and on the progress made by SASSA in building its own capacity to ensure an effective migration process from outsourcing to insourcing social grant services.

Details of the meeting:

Date:    28 February 2017

Time:    08:00 - 10:30

Western Cape Cultural Commission

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport invites the general public to nominate suitable persons for vacancies at the Western Cape Cultural Commission. Appointed nominees will serve the remainder of the three-year term of office. The aim of the commission is to preserve, promote and develop culture in the Western Cape in accordance with policy laid down by the Minister responsible for cultural affairs.



Event details:

Date: Monday, 5 December and Tuesday, 6 December

Time: 09:00-17:00

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?