NOTE TO EDITORS: Please follow this link to download soundbite of the
Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP, Ms Silvia Lucas on the Provincial Review Sessions -
https://iono.fm/e/865509

Parliament, Monday 25 May 2020 – The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will engage with two minsters on Covid-19 impact, and Parliament will host Provincial Review Session of the 1994 Women Charter, tomorrow 26 May 2020.

The two ministers, Minister of Co-operative Governance, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize will brief the NCOP Permanent Delegates and Special Delegates on Covid-19’s impact and how government measures to curb its spread are being implemented across the three spheres of government.

The Women’ Charter Review Sessions (virtual), aimed to take stock of progress made in implementing the articles of the 1994 Women’s Charter for Effective Equality and assess its impact since the advent of freedom and democracy, is scheduled for the Northern Cape (soundbite available above).

Details are as follows:

VIRTUAL engagement with Ministers:
Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 
Time: 10:00 am 
 Venue: Video platform

Northern Cape VIRTUAL Women's Review Sessions:
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: Video platform
Areas and dates:

  • ZF Magcawu: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 2pm
  • Frances Baard and John Taolo Gaetsewe: Friday, 29 May 2020
  • Pixley Ka Seme: Thursday, 04 June 2020
  • Namakwa District: Tuesday, 09 June 2020

Members of the media who would like to observe both events may forward their contact details to Mr Mlindi Mpindi on +27 81 716 7329 for inclusion in the Parliament Communications Service WhatsApp group, where login details will be shared.

Members of the public may get involved and follow the meeting live on Parliament TV (DStv Channel 408) and via live stream on Parliament YouTube channel and Twitter page on the links below. You may subscribe to the Parliament YouTube channel to receive instant notification of live feeds.

Members of the public may follow the virtual engagement live on Parliament TV (DSTV Channel 408), via live stream on Parliament YouTube channel and Twitter page on the links below. You may subscribe to the Parliament YouTube channel to receive instant notification of live feeds.

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