Info Bill Committee Chairperson praises Kimberly residents
1 Mar 2012
The last leg of the provincial public hearings on the Protection of State Information Bill (B6B-2010) held in Kimberly, Northern Cape, was kept short and straight to the point.
The public consultation which ended at noon is recorded as the shortest hearing in all the hearings held in the nine provinces. “The oral submissions made by members of the community were clear and straight to the point.
“It was clear that the members who made submissions were well informed about the Bill,” said Mr Raseriti Tau, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Protection of State Information Bill.
The hearings which were well attended saw various people from rural areas, urban areas, the youth, the elderly, professionals and the unemployed giving their inputs on the Bill. “These hearings have shown the role Parliament plays in deepening the public participation process and the importance of the voice of the people of South Africa in the law making process of this country,” he said.
The 15-member multi-party ad hoc Committee will now return to Parliament to look at all the submissions by the South African public. All submissions will be thoroughly deliberated by the Committee before the process is concluded on 8 April 2012.
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Issued by: Parliament of South Africa
1 Mar 2012
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