April 2015

Have your say

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Premier, chaired by Hon Lorraine Botha, will consider the Constitution of the Western Cape First Amendment Bill [B4-2014]. The Standing Committee is interested in what you think and therefore will host a series of public hearings all over the Western Cape in May.




New Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Ms Anroux Marais has been appointed as new Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, a vacancy occasioned by the recent resignation of Mr Theuns Botha.

Ms Marais was elected to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in 2004, and served a full term on the Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport, and more recently as chairperson of the Standing Committee on Health and Social Development.

She also serves as the chair of the provincial caucus of the Democratic Alliance, recently elected to a second term.

Taking Parliament to the People

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will be hosting the Taking Parliament to the People programme in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, at Bridgton Sports Grounds from 13 to 17 April 2015.

The programme theme is “20 years of a Democratic Parliament”. Initiated in 2002, the programme enables the NCOP to exercise its constitutional obligation of overseeing the executive. The programme also gives citizens an opportunity to engage their elected public representatives on issues affecting them.