INFORMATION

The call for comments on the (revised) Western Cape Commissioner for Children Bill, is now open with provincial consultations kicking off in the first week of October 2018. (For the Bill, follow the link to our document library and see the Western Cape Commissioner for Children Amended Bill – 2018, in the folder WC Childrens Commissioner.)

We have been provided with the following information regarding the public hearings by the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, which all interested persons and organisations are invited to attend:

DATE VENUE TIME
Wednesday, 3 October 2018 Bastiaanse Secondary School

Lang Street

Beaufort West

18:00–20:00
Thursday, 4 October 2018 Pacaltzdorp Civic Centre

Mission Street

Pacaltzdorp, George

18:00–20:00
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 Vredendal North Community Centre

AAS le Fleur Street

Vredendal

18:00–20:00
Thursday, 8 November 2018 Chamber (sixth floor)

Western Cape Provincial Parliament

Provincial Legislature Building

7 Wale Street

Cape Town

18:00–20:00

Written submissions must be received by Thursday, 15 November 2018 and can be emailed to msassman@wcpp.gov.za and wachmat@wcpp.gov.za. Please visit FOR SA’s website and download / use the PRO FORMA SUBMISSION we have prepared to assist you in commenting / objecting to the provisions of the Bill, which affect parental and religious rights. (For the pro forma submission, follow the link to our document library and find it in the folder WC Childrens Commissioner.)

NOTE:

Requests to make verbal presentations on the Bill must be directed to the Standing Committee’s Coordinator, Ms Waseemah Achmat (tel: 021 487 1657 or email: wachmat@wcpp.gov.za) at least one day before the scheduled public hearing.