Parliament, Thursday, 20 February 2020 – The Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution wishes to remind the public to send in written submissions, which are still open to the public. The deadline for written submissions is 29 February 2020.

Committee Chairperson Dr Mathole Motshekga said the committee has adopted its revised draft programme for the public hearings that it intends to hold across South Africa. A copy of the draft programme can be found on

Public hearings are set to start next week, on Friday, 28 February 2020, in Mpumalanga and the Free State. The committee will travel in two groups in order to listen to as many members of the public as possible.

Dr Motshekga further alerted the public to the fact that submissions can also be sent via WhatsApp on 081 410 5932.

Submissions and enquiries must be directed to Mr V Ramaano, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8000 or emailed to – Copies of the Bill may be obtained from Mr V Ramaano, tel: 021 403 3820 or 083 709 8427 or at

A copy of the draft Bill can be found at:

For media enquiries or interviews, please contact the committee’s Media Officer:

Name: Rajaa Azzakani (Ms)
Tel: 021 403 8437
Cell: 081 703 9542