Have Your Say

The Standing Committee on the Premier and Constitutional Matters of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament invites stakeholders, interested persons and organisations to make submissions on the Constitution of the Western Cape First Amendment Bill [B 1–2021].


The purpose of the Amendment Bill is to amend the Constitution of the Western Cape, 1997, so as to align it with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, with regard to the loss of membership of the Provincial Parliament, the calling and setting of dates for an election of the Provincial Parliament, the definition of a money Bill, provincial intervention in local government, the imposition of surcharges by the Provincial Parliament and the raising of loans by the Western Cape government; to repeal the provisions regarding the Commissioner for the Environment; to substitute references to the President of the Constitutional Court; to effect certain textual changes; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Stakeholders, interested persons and organisations who wish to submit oral submissions can do so by sending it as voice notes on WhatsApp (cellphone number: 082 372 7463). Oral submissions must include full contact details (name and surname, email address and contact number).


Requests to appear before the Standing Committee for oral submissions must reach the Procedural Officer before the date of the public hearing. Written comments must reach the Standing Committee by no later than Monday 31 May 2021.


The public hearings will be conducted as follows:




Tuesday, 11 May

15:00 - 17:00

Town hall, 101 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay

Wednesday, 12 May

15:00 - 17:00

George High School, 2 Plaatjies Street, George

Tuesday, 18 May

15:30 - 18:00

The Dial Rock Hall, Albatros Street, Saldanha

Wednesday, 26 May

15:30 - 18:00

Western Cape Provincial Parliament ,7 Wale Street, Cape Town



Ms Waseemah Kamish-Achmat, Procedural Officer,
Cell: 083
 462 4803 
Email: wachmat@wcpp.gov.za


Click here for a copy of this advertisement in Afrikaans

Click here for a copy of this advertisment in isiXhosa

Click here to download a copy of the bill

Click here to listen to an English voice recording by the Chairperson, Hon Ricardo Mackenzie 

Click here to to listen to an Afrikaans voice recording by the Chairperson, Hon Ricardo Mackenzie



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