ATTENTION: HONOURABLE MEMBERS OF THE KWAZULU-NATAL LEGISLATURE
Dear Honourable Members
SUBJECT: PASSING AWAY OF MR IMPORTANT MKHIZE WHO SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE BETWEEN 2014 AND 2019
It is with greatest sorrow that the Office of the Speaker hereby advises the KwaZuluNatal legislature community of the passing away of Mr Important S Mkhize who served as a Member of the legislature during the Fifth Term.
Mr Mkhize served in various legislature committees, and he was the Chairperson of the Human Settlements Portfolio Committee. He will be remembered profoundly as one of the stalwarts that played a key role in the attainment of freedoms that we enjoy in South Africa today.
Our heartfelt condolences go to the Mkhize family, friends and his political organisation, the African National Congress at this sad time. May we remember them in our thoughts and prayers. Honourable Members will be informed of any further update in this regard as and when they become available.
HON. N.N. BOYCE
SPEAKER: KWAZULU-NATAL LEGISLATURE
The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature hosts the 2023 Civic Voter Education Campaign on 30 August 2023 at Dr JL Dube Stadium in Inanda and Bridge City Taxi Rank in KwaMashu.
The focus of the programme is to address the reported lower voter turnout over the past elections as well as to encourage voter registration and to create awareness around the 2024 National General Elections and to encourage and facilitate the applications for new Identity documents and collection of the still uncollected IDs.
The programme is being delivered in partnership with strategic partners i.e. the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and Department of Home Affairs (DHA).
(i) The IEC will support both teams and will be focusing mainly on voter education, voter registration and checking as well as updating of details on the voter’s roll
(ii) The Department of Home Affairs whose main role is the identity document drive (application for new IDs and issuing of uncollected IDs to applicants) will have 3 mobile units per venue each to process the ID applications for new applicants and those that have had their IDs damaged.
(iii) There will also be SAPS to ensure that those that need to do affidavits are supported at each site.
10 August 2023
KwaZulu-Natal Legislature’s Public Works Portfolio Committee will be conducting Public Hearings at Sibusisiwe Hall in Mandeni tomorrow, 11th August 2023. Public Hearings will commence at 10am and end at 13:00pm
The purpose of the Expropriation Bill [B23B-2020] is to clearly outline how expropriation can be done and on what basis.
The Presidential Advisory Panel Report determined that the 1975 Expropriation Act was inconsistent with the Constitution, and that it “undermines the constitutionally enshrined principles of lawful, procedurally fair and reasonable administrative justice”.
The Bill was rejected in 2021 and reprised in 2022, starting with Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure. That committee’s task was to consider all public inputs on the amendments of the Act for the National Assembly to pass the Bill.
The National Assembly passed the bill in September 2022. From there, the bill was passed on to the National Council of Provinces, which has reopened the proposed laws for public comment.
It is this process which is taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and will end this coming Saturday on the 12th of August.
Issued by KZN Legislature Communications Unit
For more information please contact Wonder Hlongwa at 0829083532
Tuesday, 8 August 2023
KwaMashu Sports Centre
Theme: “Accelerating Socio-Economic Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment”
Hon. P Mbatha-Cele MPL;
Chairperson: Standing Committee on Quality of Life
09h55 – 10h00
Announcement of the official start of the program and calling people into order before singing of the National Anthem
Hon. P Mbatha-Cele
12h10 – 13h00
Question and Answer Session
Women Parliament Dialogue
13h00 – 14h30
ACDP : 3mins
ATM : 3mins
MF : 3mins
NFP : 3 mins
EFF : 9 mins
DAWN : 12 mins
IFPWB : 15 mins
ANCWL : 42 mins
14h30 – 14h40
Presentation of 2023 Women Parliament Resolutions
14h40 – 14h50
Vote of Thanks
Hon. H Mavimbela
Chairperson of Chairpersons of Committees
KZN Legislature commemorates Mandela Day by handing over a house, furniture and grocery to Gogo Ngcobo in Ward 10 in Umthonjaneni Municipality under King Cetshwayo District as part of the 67 Days to commemorate the call our former President and the struggle icon made to all South Africans to remember his role he played in the liberation struggle.
The KZN Legislature, led by the Chief Whip, Hon. James Nxumalo and Members from all Parties in the Legislature spent the day to hand over the house and goodies to the Ngcobo family with the support of the traditional leadership, ward councilor and locals.
This is part of the Legislature’s role to assist our needy communities to realise a better life.