South Africa is facing one the worst droughts in history. Food security is at risk as well as the livelihood of farmers and their workers. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture will brief the Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture, on the assistance provided to farmers affected by the drought and recent fires.
There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs.
Time: 08:30 – 10:30
Date: 18 May 2016
The social cluster of standing committees of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament is to conduct oversight visits to institutions in the Overberg from 16 to 20 May.
The Standing Committee on Local Government will be briefed by the Western Cape Department of Local Government on 17 May in respect of the winter preparedness plan for the province, the minimum disaster management and fire services resources recommended for municipalities, as well as the current capacity at municipalities across the province.
The briefing will commence as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Following the increase in arrivals at Cape Town International Airport, the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) will brief the portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs and Development Planning on the monitoring and reporting of the environmental impacts of air travel.
ACSA will specifically address carbon emissions and impacts of air quality on the surrounding communities.
The Standing Committee on Community Safety will be briefed by the South African Police Service on its Rapid Rail Police Unit in the Western Cape on 11 May.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Development invites stakeholders and interested parties to attend public hearings on the Western Cape Health Facility Boards and Committees Bill [B 1–2016].
The purpose of the bill is to provide for the establishment, functions and procedures of boards established for hospitals and committees established for primary healthcare facilities; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
Public hearings will take place as follows:
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works will conduct its final public hearing on the Expropriation Bill on Thursday, 21 April at 17:00 at the Victoria Hall, Caledon. While the deadline for written submissions was today at 12:00, the public will have a final opportunity for oral submissions at this public hearing.
Members of the National Council of Provinces and the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will undertake oversight visits to various sites and projects in the Eden District Municipality from 19 to 20 April.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport invites interested corporates to briefly present their funding mechanisms for sport in the Western Cape. The purpose of the presentations is so that the committee may gain a better understanding of the successes and challenges that corporates face with regard to funding athletes/NGOs/federations/sports clubs. The committee also wishes to understand the processes that athletes NGOs/federations/sports clubs need to follow when applying for corporate funding.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works will hold a series of public hearings in various towns in the province on the Expropriation Bill [B 4B-2015]. Interested persons and organisations are invited to attend the public hearings and to make written submissions on the bill.