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Petitions Committee visits Citrusdal

The Petitions Committee is to conduct an oversight visit to the demolished Alaska Forever Tavern in Riverview, Citrusdal, on Friday, 28 July.

The Petitions Committee received a petition from the Citrusdal Community Police Forum in March 2015. With the local municipalities’ intervention and due process followed, the tavern structure was eventually demolished in June 2017. Members of the Petitions Committee will also meet with the petitioners, Citrusdal Community Police Forum, and Cederberg Municipality.

New Member sworn in

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. 

Schools Competition

20TH COMMEMORATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND

THE INCEPTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES

SCHOOLS COMPETITION

IN COLLABORATION WITH

THE WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 

AIM OF COMPETITION

To gather learners’ views / impressions of the impact of the Bill of Rights on their lives

 

Public hearings on Plant Bills

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:

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:

Date:    25 April 2017

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

Public meetings on EMS attacks

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.

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

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