Chairperson, Hon. Ezra Letsoalo, will lead the Standing Committee on Petitions Public Hearing in Tshwane to resolve the region’s adopted yet unresolved service delivery-related petitions.
Conducted in a hybrid format (partly virtual and part physical), the Public Hearing will be held on Monday 28 March 2022 at the Mzansi Hotel, which is the former Morula Sun Resort.
The hearing will focus on adopted petitions that cover issues ranging from: land requests, housing development projects, police station, the reconstruction of Odi Stadium, the misallocation of RDP houses and speed control issues.
The Committee aims to fast-track the resolution of residents’ petitions to address service delivery challenges in communities while strengthening the capacity of the Provincial Government and Municipalities to deliver on their mandates.
The right to petition is protected in sections 17, 115, 118, and 195 of the South African Constitution, and the Gauteng Petitions’ Act (5 of 2002).
Speaking about relevance of the petitioning process, Hon. Letsoalo said, “It is important for Gauteng communities to know their right to petition the Provincial Government and municipalities and are thus entitled to having their grievances attended to. Platforms must be created for residents to be involved in matters that concern them and their communities and hold authorities to account – not merely during the electioneering period but also beyond.”
The Public Hearing will take place as follows:
Date: Monday, 28 March 2022
Venue: Mzansi Resorts, Molefe Makinta Road, Mabopane Unit U, 0190.