Fund-raising Amendment Bill: DSD briefing
2 Jun 2021
Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) appreciated the briefing. On the appointment of the CDA Board, she wished them well and hoped that they could make progress on the NDMP implementation and pledged her support of its implementation. She thanked the Minister for the Child Protection Week and her emphasis ...
Department of Home Affairs Quarter 2 & 3 2020/21 performance
1 Jun 2021
Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) began by welcoming the new head of the counter-corruption unit. She suggested that she should be invited to come before the Committee to give a presentation on the work of the unit and to share some of the plans she had for fighting corruption ...
Preparatory session for full MPWC meeting
27 May 2021
The Committee Secretary confirmed that there were apologies from Ms N Sharif (DA), Ms L van der Merwe (IFP), and Ms M Hlengwa (IFP).
Follow-up briefing by DWYPD on implementation of Gender Responsive Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring, Evaluation and Auditing Framework; Women’s Month activities
27 May 2021
The Committee Secretary confirmed that 15 apologies had been received from Ms P Kekana (ANC), Ms L Bebee (ANC, KZN), Ms R Siweya (ANC), Ms M Hlengwa (IFP), Minister A Didiza, Ms T Breedt (FF+), Ms H Boshoff (DA, Mpumalanga), Deputy Minister P Tshwete (ANC), Ms N Chirwa (EFF), Ms ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: Technical Team on ECD chapters/clauses; DSD Budget: Committee Report
19 May 2021
Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) said that she wanted to hear about the timeframes in the report, but it was understandable that the process was now with the Department of Education. She observed that the process was very urgent, because the ECD sector was in crisis, and the joint ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 5
18 May 2021
Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) thanked the Door of Hope for the amazing work that it continues to do, as it stands between life and death for many vulnerable children on a daily basis. The story that Ms Grabham underscored keeps on coming out in all the public hearings, ...
IEC 2019/20 Annual Report; Home Affairs Budget: Committee Report
18 May 2021
The Acting Chairperson welcomed Members and the delegation from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), and noted an apology from Ms L van der Merwe (IFP).
Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 3
13 May 2021
Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) said that it had been stated twice, both by Solidarity and the Women’s Legal Centre, that some officials forced mothers not to put up their children for adoption and the child was then taken into the foster care system. She said that this showed ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 2
12 May 2021
Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) stated that while she might disagree with some of the issues expressed by the House of Traditional Leaders, she supported the importance of the House of Traditional Leaders in protecting the rights of children. She appreciated that the House did not support female circumcision.
Refugee situation in Cape Town: stakeholder engagement; Home Affairs Budget: Committee Report
11 May 2021
Ms L van der Merwe (IFP) asked for more clarity on the plans for people who are not willing to be repatriated or reintegrated into their communities. ‘