Report on Oudtshoorn Ratepayers Association Petition
Oudtshoorn Ratepayers Association Petition
Report on Knysna Petition
Knysna Petition [Email [email protected]]
The Committee met for consideration and adoption of the Oudtshoorn Ratepayers Report Association Petition (Petition on the alleged unlawful and unregulated establishment of private commercial flights training school operations within Oudtshoorn Local municipality); and consideration and adoption of the Love Knysna Petition Report (Petition on the alleged maladministration, fraud and financial irregularities taking place at Knysna Local Municipality); and to adopt outstanding Committee Minutes.
The Committee considered and adopted the Oudtshoorn Ratepayers Petition Report, which would be taken for tabling in the House.
The Committee also adopted the Love Knysna Report, which would be tabled before the House for further engagement.
The Committee adopted four sets of outstanding Committee minutes dated from 10 February 2016 to 02 March 2016.
The Chairperson welcomed all present in the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was for the consideration and adoption of the Oudtshoorn Ratepayers Report Association Petition (Petition on the alleged unlawful and unregulated establishment of private commercial flights training school operations within Oudtshoorn Local municipality), and also consideration and adoption of Love Knysna Petition Report (Petition on the alleged maladministration, fraud and financial irregularities taking place at Knysna Local Municipality), and consideration and adoption of outstanding Committee Minutes.
Draft Report of the Oudtshoorn Ratepayers Association Petition, dated 16 March 2016
The Chairperson said they should go through the report page by page starting from page 1 of the report.
Ms G Manopole (Northern Cape, ANC) said she had emailed her submission to all the Members of the Committee the previous day, but was not sure if she needed to make that submission in the meeting again because in their last meeting it was agreed that submissions be made before the meeting.
The Chairperson said that if Ms Monopole wanted to emphasise on her submission she could do so
Mr G Michalakis (DA, Free State) said that he had not received that email.
Ms Monopole said that in their last meeting there were two sets of reports and it was agreed that the reports be consolidated into one so that the observations and findings of the two sets of reports be consolidated into one report.
Ms Monopole basically her submission was on the issue of capturing of the first hearing and the second hearing, and if they consolidated the two reports under hearing they should reflect that there were two hearings that had taken place and the dates of the hearings should be stated. And beneath that they should capture the names of Committee Members present in those hearings. On page 4 of the report the names of Committee Members were captured and also on page 14 of the report again the names of Committee Members were captured’ which according to her that was not consolidation. If they were consolidated the reports page 4 and page 14 should be reflected on one page
The Chairperson said it should be remembered that in the Maluti-A-Phofung Petition report the Committee used the same format where they said the hearing and the second part of it that included the inspection in loco part to the hearings they were captured on different pages and different attendance. It might not give them the true reflection if they put the names in one hearing whereas on the other hearing one might not be there but present on the other hearing. That was the reason why it was in that format.
Mr Michalakis seconded the Chairperson’s submission.
The Chairperson said that they should therefore follow it in that way as same Members might not have attended the two hearings.
The Committee adopted the report.
Draft Report on Love Knysna Petition date 10 February 2016
Mr Michalakis said the report should indicate that it was the Draft Preliminary Report
Ms B Engelbrecht (Gauteng, DA) asked whether a letter of apology was received from the Executive Mayor of Knysna, as previously requested by the Committee.
The Chairperson said the letter of apology from the Executive Mayor of Knysna had indeed been received.
The Committee adopted the report.
Adoption of Minutes
Minutes of Committee meetings held on 10, 17 and 24 February 2016; and 02 March 2016 were adopted unamended.
The Chairperson thanked the Committee Members for their inputs.
The meeting was adjourned.
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