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.