Parliament, Thursday, 10 June 2021 – The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will on Friday begin the Mpumalanga leg of the public hearings into the Children’s Amendment Bill (CAB).

The committee conducted successful hearings in Limpopo, where it solicited input on the Bill, which aims to improve foster care services for children. The Bill will also address the parental responsibilities of unmarried fathers, child marriages, services to children born to foreign parents and unaccompanied migrant children, among other issues.

The committee will hold public hearings on the Bill in Mpumalanga as follows:

District: Bushbuck Ridge Local Municipality
Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Venue: Word of Bible Church
Time: 10h00

District: Nkomazi Local Municipality
Date: Saturday, 12 June 2021
Venue: Boschfontein Community Hall
Time: 10h00

District: Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality
Date: Sunday, 13 June 2021
Venue: Kameelrivier Stadium Community Hall
Time: 10h00

District: Gert Sibande District Municipality
Date: Monday, 14 June 2021
Venue: TBC
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