The Gauteng Provincial Legislature will be hosting the Opening of the Legislature on 24 February 2014. The Opening of the Legislature is an annual ceremonial event on the parliamentary calendar and is a platform for the Premier of Gauteng to communicate the provincial government’s programme and priorities for the ensuing financial year. This gives the Gauteng Provincial Legislature an opportunity to engage stakeholders on the strides made in implementing its Law Making, Public Participation, Oversight and Budget Process mandates...Read More
The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) plays a very important role in a democratic country like South Africa. The GPL is the parliament of Gauteng and a state organ that is empowered by the South African Constitution to make laws for the Province and to ensure that the people of Gauteng have a say in the governance of the province through participating in legislative processes. The GPL also oversees the work of the Gauteng Provincial Government; with the aim to enhance service delivery and facilitate cooperative governance. Read More
The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) in partnership with the IEC, department of Home Affairs and other social partners is conducting a voter education and ID registration campaign in celebration for 20 year of democracy under the theme “Proud of our Democracy, Confident of our Future”. The campaign was launched in October 1, 2013, at Vaal University of Technology where different young people participated to this campaign. Read more
Paying Tribute to Tata!
"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."
Nelson Mandela, defence statement during the Rivonia Trial, 1964. Also repeated during the closing of his speech delivered in Cape Town on the day he was released from prison 27 years later, on 11 February 1990.
A hero has fallen, a legend taken; a Global icon has left us. It is indeed with a heavy heart that we heard of the passing of a man of honour an astute and profound leader of not only South Africa but the whole world. Hon. Tata Rolihlahla Mandela passed on the 5th of December 2013, a day which will never be the same again for the world.
As we mourn his death, let’s equally celebrate such a profound and fulfilled life.
As we close the year 2013 let’s use his passing as a time to reflect our contributions in society. We should all aspire to be meaningful citizens daily in whatever it is we do. His values, principles and what he stood for remain with us and will continue to influence us as leaders, and a people for centuries to come,
Ulale ngoxolo Qhawe lamaqhawe , Dalibhunga
May his soul rest in peace as he joins many legends in the heavens
Speaker of the GPL,
"We enter into a covenant that we shall build a society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without and fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity – a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world." Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Address, Pretoria 9 May 1994.
TO: ALL MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA
21 NOVEMBER 2013
GAUTENG LEGISLATURE CONVENES SECTOR PARLIAMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) will host a Sector Parliament for People with Disabilities this coming Monday. As one of GPL’s initiatives to promote public participation, the Sector Parliament forms part of the various Sector Parliaments convened annually targeted at the diverse society groups.
The Sector Parliament for People with Disabilities is scheduled to take place as follows:
Date: Monday, 25 November 2013
Venue: Ratanda Multipurpose Centre, Lesedi Local District Municipality
Time: 09h00 am
The majority of Persons with Disabilities in South Africa have been excluded from the mainstream society and struggle to access fundamental social, political and economic rights. The Sector Parliament will give a platform for challenges faced by people with disabilities to be addressed; further seeking solutions to the address the poverty; exclusion; and unemployment challenges.
Each of the 5 regions of Gauteng will be well-represented. Among others, the Gauteng Premier; Political Parties; Members of the GPL; MECs; BUSA; NAFCOC; and Faith based Organizations have been invited to form part of the discussions.
For more information contact:
Ms Lerato Bodman
Tel: 011 498 6303
Cell: 079 509 1192
Members of the media are invited to cover the proceedings.
Media enquiries may be directed to:
Ms Khazi Sithole, Contact no: 082 577 9393/011 496 5777,
Ms Pfano Bulasigobo, Contact no: 078 053 6821/076 323 0941,
07 NOVEMBER 2013
ATT: MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA
THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH ANNUAL REPORT ON THE GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 2012/13 FY
Chairperson of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s (GPL) Portfolio Committee on Health, Honourable Molebatsi Bopape, tabled the Committee’s Oversight Report on the Gauteng Department of Health’s performance for the 2012/13 Financial Year (FY) Annual Report.
The 2012/13 FY Annual Report was tabled at a House Sitting at the Gauteng Legislature on the 5th November 2013, and is an assessment of the Department’s performance based on their strategic outcome oriented goals to review the extent to which 2012/13 FY plans had been implemented.
For the year under review, the Department received a total allocation of R 27 191 294 000, whilst the actual expenditure was R 26 834 347 000. This resulted in an under expenditure of 1%, which illustrates an improvement from a 1.03% over expenditure in the previous financial year. The appropriation was allocated to fund the following 8 programmes: Administration R501 362 000; District Health Services R8 555 956 000; Emergency Medical Services R1 147 231 000; Provincial Hospital services R6 582 440 000; Central hospital services R7 799 913 000; Health science and training R807 070 000; Health Care support Services R196 544 000; and Health Facilities Management R1 243 831 000.
The Chairperson expressed the Committee’s satisfaction with the Department’s good performance and adherence to requirements of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) in all its expenditure. The Committee further noted that the