Daylin Mitchell was sworn in by Speaker Sharna Fernandez as the newest Member for the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) on 21 September.
At 29, Mitchell is the youngest Member of the WCPP ever. During his political career he has served as young leader in the Democratic Alliance, as well as interim youth chairperson and deputy chairperson of the Western Cape Metro Region. From 2013 to 2014 he served as national director for provincial growth and guidance and from 2014, until becoming a Member, as Democratic Alliance chief of staff at the WCPP.
Members of the National Council of Provinces and the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will undertake oversight visits to various institutions in the Cape Town area from 14 to 17 September.
As part of its oversight function, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Development will consider the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6B-2014] (NCOP).
The Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted a support event for the football clubs representing the Western Cape in the top two tiers of football in SA at the WCPP on 9 September.
In an effort to promote support for local clubs in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the National First Division (NFD), the committee hosted a finger lunch attended by executive members of Ajax Cape Town, Vasco and Milano United, as well as the coaches, management and players of Ajax Cape Town.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture will consider the Western Cape Liquor Amendment Bill [B 3-2015]. Submissions are invited at three public hearings to be held in the Western Cape: George on 8 September, Robertson on 9 September and Cape Town on 11 September.
The purpose of the Bill is to:
As part of its oversight function, the Standing Committee on Local Government of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will consider the Disaster Management Amendment Bill [B 10B – 2015] (NCOP).
Members of the National Council of Provinces and the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will undertake an oversight visit to the Kannaland and Beaufort West municipalities on 22 and 23 July respectively.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport, in compliance with section 7 of the Western Cape Provincial Languages Act (Act 13 of 1998), invites the public to nominate suitable persons to serve as members of the Western Cape Language Committee. Appointed nominees will serve a three-year term of office starting on 1 September 2015.
The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport calls for nominations for candidates to represent all communities of the province by serving on the Western Cape Cultural Commission for its new term of office.
Eugene von Brandis, Wesern Cape permanent delegate to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), passed away yesterday after a period of illness. The Speaker of the Provincial Parliament, Sharna Fernandez, and Members will observe a moment of silence during the Sitting this afternoon.
Hon Von Brandis, from the George constituency, became a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in 2009. During his term he served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance. In 2014 he became one of the Western Cape’s permanent delegates to the NCOP.