Portfolio Committee

Parliament to scrutinise police’s anti-gang strategy

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police will hear testimony from those living in gang-infested areas to determine how effective the police’s anti-gang strategy is. The hearing on Tuesday comes amid reports that more than 185 people have been killed in gang-related violence on the Cape Flats in the Western Cape since[…]

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UCT protests prompt Portfolio Committee visit

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training is due to visit the University of Cape Town on Thursday following the recent disturbances at the institution. Last week, seven students were arrested for unlawful protests linked to possible fee increases and demands for the release of the fees commission report.[…]

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Makhosi Khoza pays price for criticism

Dissident ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza paid the price for her outspoken criticism of President Jacob Zuma when she was fired as the chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration on Thursday. This after she chaired a meeting where the committee had decided to summon Minister of[…]

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Public urged to nominate HRC commissioners

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has received nominations for suitable candidates to be recommended for appointment to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). The Committee was mandated by the National Assembly to initiate and oversee a process to nominate and recommend seven suitable candidates for appointment[…]

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Portfolio Committee meets SAPS Manenberg on Gang Surge

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Policing met with the various National and Provincial SAPS structures at the Manenberg Police Station on Friday. The aim of the meeting was to discuss police’s intervention plan to combat the scourge of gangsterism in the area. Since the start of the month, 17 people were[…]

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