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:
Date: 25 April 2017
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
Date: 7 March 2017
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Development will conduct two stakeholder and public consultation meetings focusing on the attacks on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel in the province.
The purpose of the meetings is to provide the relevant stakeholders and members of the public with the opportunity to provide input on the impact of the continual attacks on communities. The meetings will also explore how communities can find solutions to curb the attacks on EMS personnel when they render services in specific communities.
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
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.
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?