HIGH LEVEL PANEL ON ASSESSMENT OF KEY LEGISLATION AND ACCELERATION OF FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE
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?
The Speakers’ Forum, a structure of the South African Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures, appointed the panel to assess the effectiveness of key legislation passed since 1994. It will do this through public consultations across the country and other research processes. The panel will also assess implementation of our laws, identify gaps and propose necessary interventions and recommendations. It is scheduled to submit its final report in August 2017, when the report will be launched at a media briefing.
The panel’s focus areas are:
- Poverty, unemployment, inequality and equitable distribution of wealth
- Land reform and rural development
- Social cohesion and nation building
The Western Cape hearing next week will be the sixth of the panel’s provincial public hearings being held in each of the nine provinces. Hearings have already been held in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Media wishing to attend the Western Cape hearing should send their details to the following officials:
- Mlindi Mpindi (email@example.com), 081 716 7329, 021 403 2340
- Masego Dlula (firstname.lastname@example.org), 073 696 9387, 021 403 8141
- Estelle Randall (email@example.com), 071 689 9992, 021 403 8195
Details should include full name, name of media house/title, designation (writer, photographer or broadcaster, for example), ID number, passport number if not a South African citizen and country of issue and expiry date.
Media wishing to broadcast live should also send details of equipment and outside broadcasting vehicles, if applicable.
Issued by: Communication and Information, Western Cape Provincial Parliament on behalf of the High Level Panel on the assessment of key legislation and the acceleration of fundamental change