Hon House Chair, members, from 27 February to 2 March this year the Select Committee on Land and Environmental Affairs conducted an oversight visit to the Umzimkhulu Local Municipality, situated in the Sisonke District in KwaZulu-Natal. We also visited Port St Johns and Nyandeni, which falls under the O R Tambo District, and Mnquma, which falls under the Amathole Region. The objective of the visit was to conduct oversight over the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs. The delegation further met with the members of the provincial legislature of the Eastern Cape and the officials of Mnguma and Nyandeni to gather information on the agriculture and rural development projects in the districts.
Another area of concern in Port St Johns was Second Beach, where several shark attacks are threatening the livelihoods of local municipalities. The committee recommends that the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs provide a complete report with an action plan to address the increase in shark attacks at Second Beach, and we also recommend that all departments visit the areas and submit all the programmes and projects that have been implemented in the areas. I have tabled this report and I propose that it be adopted without amendments. [Applause.]
Question put: That the Report be adopted.
IN FAVOUR: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape.
Report accordingly adopted in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.