Public hearings on Constitution of the Western Cape First Amendment Bill

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on the Premier and Constitutional Matters of the invites stakeholders, interested persons and organisations to make submissions on the Constitution of the Western Cape First Amendment Bill [B1–2021].


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 incidental text changes; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Stakeholders, interested persons and organisations who wish to submit oral submissions can do so by sending them as voice notes on WhatsApp to cell no: 082 372 7463. Oral submissions must include full contact details, including 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

Mossel Bay 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, Albatross Street, Saldanha

Wednesday, 26 May

15:30 - 18:00

Western Cape Provincial Parliament ,7 Wale Street, Cape Town


For enquiries contact Ms Waseemah Kamish-Achmat, Procedural Officer, on cell no: 083 462 4803 or email:


Click here to download a copy of the Constitution of the Western Cape First Amendment Bill [B1–2021].

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