From 23 to 28 March, the budgets of all Western Cape Government departments, 14 votes in total, will be debated in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The Ministers responsible for the various votes, will open the debates, after which Members will deliberate the specific budgets. The process will culminate on 28 March, when Members will finalise the budget.
22 March at 14:15:
Western Cape Appropriation Bill 2018, Second Reading
23 March, 10:00 to 17:00:
Please be advised that the official opening ceremony of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will take place on Thursday, 22 February 2018. The Premier will deliver her State of the Province Address during the sitting at 14:15.
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If you already submitted your details for accreditation for the Official Opening and SOPA initially scheduled for 16 February, you don’t need to submit again.
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The Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works invites stakeholders and interested persons and organisations to attend public hearings and to make written submissions on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill [B 38B–2015] (NCOP).
Please be advised that the Official Opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and the Premier’s State of the Province Address have been postponed and will now take place at 14:15 on Thursday, 22 February 2018.
Statement by Hon Mireille Wenger, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Community Safety:
I welcome a decision by the Public Service Commission (PSC) to conduct an investigation into South African Police Service (SAPS) personnel practices and shortages in our province.
In her capacity as President of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s branch of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, Speaker Sharna Fernandez has initiated various activities during 2017 to firmly place the issue of gender-based violence on the agenda of the institution. In September she hosted a Women’s Dialogue, attended by delegates from various NGOs and CBOs that focus on gender-based violence issues across the Western Cape.
The Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works invites stakeholders and interested persons and organisations to attend public hearings and to make written submissions on the Western Cape Provincial Road Traffic Administration Amendment Bill [B 3–2017].
The Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport will be briefed by Cape Town Opera on its programmes on 20 September. Cape Town Opera not only showcases international acts but also has an education and outreach component. The organisation will provide information on their flagship programme, Opera is My First Language, which focuses on addressing the lack of formal music education in rural and township Western Cape Schools.
Date: 20 September 2017
Venue: Chamber, 6th Floor, 7 Wale Street
Time: 08:30 to 10:30