The official opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP), and the Premier’s State of the Province Address (SOPA) will take place on Thursday, 20 February 2020, at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain.
Interviews for the filling of the position of the Western Cape Commissioner for Children will take place from 17 to 19 February 2020.
One of the main aims of the Sixth Parliament of the Western Cape is to bring the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) closer to the people of the province. This year’s Official Opening and State of the Province Address by Premier Alan Winde, will take place at 11:00 on Thursday, 20 February 2020, at the Rocklands Civic Centre in the heart of the community of Mitchells Plain.
The Western Cape Women’s Parliament (WCWP) will take place on Thursday, 21 November. The event will be attended by women Members of the Provincial Parliament, Members of the NCOP and approximately 58 delegates representing women’s organisations from across the province, including the Cape Metro, Central Karoo, Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Overberg and West Coast.
Women Members of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) convened on 14 Nov to re-establish its sub-branch of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network. The CWP is a network of women parliamentarians representing the parliaments across the Commonwealth nations. WCPP Deputy-Speaker Beverley Schäfer convened the meeting to re-establish the branch.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on the Premier and Constitutional Matters will conduct public hearings focusing on the Traditional Courts Bill [B 1B–2017] (NCOP) as part of its constitutional responsibilities.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) will host a Gender-based Violence and Femicide Consultative Session on 28 October.
The Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament Hon Masizole Mnqasela will be presenting a set of educational materials to the principal of Jakes Gerwel Technical School in Bonnievale, on 24 October. Western Cape Minister for Education Debbie Schäfer will also be in attendance.
The Standing Committee on Finance, Economic Opportunities and Tourism has called for an urgent meeting with Provincial Treasury on 18 October. The aim of the meeting is for Provincial Treasury to brief the committee on the possible impact of the Special Appropriation Bill [B10 - 2019] on the Western Cape’s economy. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 13:00 to 14:00 in the Chamber, 6th Floor, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town.
On 17 October the Western Cape Police Ombudsman will brief the Standing Committee on Community Safety, Cultural Affairs and Sport.