Situational analysis of the pandemic in the province: engagement with Premier & Health MEC
29 Dec 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) sought clarity on alcohol sales which put serious strain on the health sector around the 16 December period. He asked what the advice from Health MEC Mbombo would be on that topic going forward. He asked what measures were in place to ensure there were enough ...
Safety protocols of EMS in Province; School health service and mobile health service in Province
14 Oct 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) thanked the Department for its services during the pandemic, elaborating on its deliverance of a high efficiency emergency care training which was necessary, as well as putting engineering controls in place. This meant installing all necessary equipment to ensure things were working and staff were in ...
Status of all forensic and SIU investigations at municipalities in the Western Cape; Disaster Management state of readiness in view of upcoming fire season
13 Oct 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) wanted to know what prevention measures were in place to prevent fatalities and loss of property, especially in informal settlements. He wanted to know what the plan is, going forward.
Rollout of broadband in the Western Cape: Department of Premier briefing
9 Oct 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) remarked this was a beautiful project, but the challenge remained in rural areas like Laingsburg and Kannaland. He asked to be updated on the work that was being done along the N2. He wanted to know the BBBEE status of the project and if it was ...
Recognition of Customary Marriages A/B & Customary Initiation Bill: Negotiating Mandates
30 Sep 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) asked how the Nguni people of the Western Cape would be recognised and if they would be able to form their own forums.
Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill: public hearings
22 Sep 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) sought clarity on the concern that there is a non-recognition of traditional leaders in the province. The understanding was that the President signed the Traditional and Khoi-san Leadership Act last year which gives recognition to the Khoi-san people in the Western Cape. The submission indicated no ...
COVID-19 indicators and public healthcare capacity; Schooling and Education during pandemic
19 Aug 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) said the public healthcare system struggled with its facilities. The resources ought to be kept for permanent arrangement to improve the South African public health system. Facilities must not be demolished post-Covid but rather be further used for the country.
Progress made in mitigating potential impact of the risks identified by the Audit Committee during the 2018/19 Annual Report: Department briefing
19 Aug 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) referred to slide nine, which deals with water shortages. He recalled the inherent risk is considered high. He also recalled the Western Cape experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent memory. Based on this scenario, he wanted to find out if water shortages were a ...
Readiness and responses of Public Health Facilities & Private Hospitals in the Western Cape to COVID-19
22 Jul 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) said there are a number of complaints coming from the private hospital, Gatesville Medical Centre Hospital, regarding the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). He wanted to understand the impact of the high shortage rate of PPE among private hospitals during the pandemic. Lastly, he asked ...
Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill: briefing
16 Jul 2020
Mr M Xego (EFF) seconded the proposal for more time. He said the Committee had a responsibility to have a certain position in terms of the negotiating and final mandate, but there could be no position without meaningful public participation.