Following the discovery and subsequent repair of exposed asbestos caused by water damage in an unused office in the Legislature Building, an investigation was conducted to identify other potential risk areas.
The investigation, commissioned by the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW), has now been concluded. Additional potential risk areas have been identified and the WCPP is awaiting a final report and action plan from DTPW.
Please be advised that, as a result of the temporary closure of the WCPP’s Chamber on the 6th Floor of the Legislature Building, 7 Wale Street, due to urgent remedial work, sittings of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will be held in the chamber on the 11th Floor, 44 Wale Street.
This infographic depicts the voting process at voting stations:
The last Sitting of the House for this quarter is scheduled to take place on 12 June 2016 in the Chamber, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town. Members will be spending time in their constituencies from 13 June to 12 August.
The next Sitting of the House is scheduled for 18 August.
The Western Cape Provincial Treasury will brief the Standing Committee on Local Government on a financial recovery plan for Oudtshoorn Municipality as provided for in Section 137 of the Municipal Finance Management Act.
The briefing will commence as follows:
Date: 31 May 2016
Venue: Committee Room 2, 4th Floor, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, 7 Wale Street.
The Standing Committee on Community Development will be briefed by the South African Social Services Agency (SASSA) on the unlawful and fraudulent deductions from SASSA beneficiaries’ accounts, and the measures the department has put in place to assist and reimburse affected beneficiaries.
Details of the meeting:
Date: 31 May 2016
Time: 08:30 - 13:00
Venue: Chamber, 6th Floor, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town
The service delivery cluster of standing committees of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will conduct oversight visits to institutions in the Overberg from 23 to 27 May.
The Chairperson of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Local Government, Hon Masizole Mnqasela, has been invited to address communities within the Kannaland Municipality on challenges with regard to access to, and affordability of municipal services, including electricity and water. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 18:00 on Thursday, 19 May in the Ladismith Town Hall, 34 Van Riebeeck Street, Ladismith.
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.