Parliament, Thursday, 13 January 2022 – The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy will hold public hearings next week in Eastern Cape and Western Cape on the Gas Amendment Bill [B9-2021].

The first leg of the hearings will begin in the Eastern Cape as follows:
Monday, 17 January 2022
Venue: Ncumisa Khondlo Hall, Peddie, Graaf Reinet
Time: 10:00-13:00
District: Amathole

Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Venue: Alex Laing Hall, Groonvale, Graaf Reinet
Time: 10:00-13:00
District: Saraah Bartman

Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Venue: Nangoza Jebe Hall, New Brighton
Time: 10:00-13:00
District: Nelson Mandela Bay

The second leg of the hearings will take place in the Western Cape as follows:
Friday, 21 January 2022
Venue: Kwamandlenkosi Hall, Beaufort West
Time: 10:00-13:00
District: Central Karoo

Saturday, 22 January 2022
Venue: Mossel Bay Town Hall, Mossel Bay
Time: 10:00-13:00
District: Garden Route

Sunday, 23 January 2022
Venue: Saldanha Multi-Purpose Centre, Saldanha
Time: 10:00-13:00
District: West Coast

The public hearings on the Bill forms part of the committee’s public participation initiatives and have already been completed in Mpumalanga, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. In July 2021, the committee received 19 written submissions on the Bill from civil society organisations.

The Bill aims to amend the Gas Act of 2001 to provide, among other things, for the promotion of the orderly development of the gas industry, and to provide for new developments and changing technologies in the gas sector.


For media enquiries or interviews with the Chairperson, please contact the committee’s Media Officer:
Name: Mr Justice Molafo
Tel: 021 403 8444
Cell: 081 424 748