Parliament, Monday, 7 June 2021 – The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will tomorrow hold public hearings into the Children’s Amendment Bill (CAB) in Polokwane. The Bill is intended to resolve numerous challenges relating to the welfare of children and those include parental responsibilities of unmarried fathers, child marriages, services to children born to foreign parents and unaccompanied migrant children.

The initial phase of the public hearings on the Bill will take place in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.

The Limpopo programme continues as follows:

District: Capricorn
Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Venue: Jakes Botes Hall (Polokwane)
Time: 10h00

District: Sekhukhune
Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Venue: Moses Mabotha Civic Hall (Makhuduthamaga)
Time: 10h00

Parliamentary committees are open to the media and the public. Journalists wishing to cover these meetings (including receiving links to virtual meetings) should send their cellphone numbers to Mlindi Mpindi on email for inclusion in the Parliamentary Communications Services WhatsApp Group, where such information is shared. Journalists must send these requests using their official email addresses (no private emails).

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

Name: Sibongile Maputi (Mr)
Parliamentary Communication Services
Cell: 081 052b6060