Public Participation in Provincial Parliament

Description:

The public is encouraged to participate in the proceedings of the Provincial Parliament.

 

You can participate by:

  • voting in the elections
  • observing parliamentary proceedings
  • making submissions or representations on draft legislation
  • attending and participating in public hearings.
Instructions:
WHAT IS BEING DISCUSSED IN PARLIAMENT

 

You can find out what issues are on the parliamentary or committee agendas by viewing the Parliamentary Diary and Papers of the House. Public hearings are also advertised in the Parliamentary Diary and in the local press.

 

VISITING PARLIAMENT

 

If you want to observe proceedings, you can visit Parliament. The times and venues of plenary sittings, committee meetings and public hearings are indicated in the Parliamentary Diary. Parliament also offers short tours of the building.

 

MAKING A SUBMISSION

 

You can make written submissions to Parliament on any matter for which submissions have been invited. The submissions are referred to the relevant committee, which decides whether oral evidence should be heard.

A submission can be:

  • posted
  • delivered by hand
  • submitted online

 

Visit the Provincial Parliament website for details on making submissions

 

 

PETITIONS

 

You can also hand a written request or complaint to Parliament in the form of a petition. The petition can be signed by a single person or by a large group of people.

You can submit petitions online.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

For more information, you can also contact the Provincial Parliament Staff:

Dr Gilbert Lawrence( Secretary to Parliament)
Ms Anna-Marié van Antwerpen (Senior Librarian: Library & Research)

Provided by:
Government Body: (Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 25 April 2018