Monday, 16 July 2018

Statement on the PEC Meeting

AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING STATEMENT

 

The African National Congress in the Northern Cape held its ordinary Provincial Executive Committee meeting yesterday, 04 July 2018. The meeting was convened four days into the moral regeneration month, but also 14 days before we celebrate the birth of an icon, had he been alive Tata Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years on the 18th of July 2018. The PEC meeting was also held on the day that COSATU commences with their Elective Provincial Conference which will take place over a period of three days, as the ANC in the Province we wish COSATU awell during the three-day conference. We trust that the leadership collective that will be elected at the conference will unite the workers o this province. We are of the view that a united COSATU will result in a united ANC in the Province. The ANC has however noted with the reaction by Nehawu comrades towards Comrade Kenny Mmoiemang who was deployed by the ANC to deliver the message of support on our behalf. The ANC will convene the leadership of COSATU and NEHAWU as well as Comrade Kenny Mmoiemang such that we are able to resolve the matter.

 

The PEC also congratulated the newly elected leadership of the ANCYL in the Frances Baard Region, and also wished all other regions well as they prepare to convene regional conferences.

 

ON THE ELECTRICITY TARRIF INCREASE IN SOL-PLAATJE AND THE ESKOM BLACK OUTS.

 

A thorough reflection was made on the recently held electricity tarrif hike march which was held in Kimberley last week, the PEC noted that although the municipality has done great work interms of lowering the cost of electricity for our people there still seems to be unrest in our community. The PEC has mandated the municipality to further consult with the communities on the matter and has implored ANC councillors as well as ANC branch leadership to convene meetings with their constituencies.

 

Furthermore, the PEC resolved to revive the committee which used to be responsible for monitoring and providing support to municipalities with governance challenges. The committee will be led by the Deputy Provincial Chairperson, also the MEC responsible for Cooperative Governance, housing and Traditional Affairs, Comrade Bentley Vass, the Office of the Premier, SALGA as well as Provincial Treasury. This committee together with the Legislature and Governance sub-committee of the ANC will on a monthly basis report to the PEC on the state of municipalities in the Province and the recommended support to these municipalities.

 

The ‘Black Outs’ initiated by Eskom in most of the municipalities in the province due to debt owed to Eskom by municipalities is a matter of great concern to the ANC. The PEC has resolved that as part of the ongoing engagements, the officials of the ANC led by the Provincial Chairperson will need to engage the CEO or the Chairperson of Eskom on this matter. The Officials will also request an audience with Comrade Pravin Gordhan as well as Comrade Jeff Radebe.

Stable municipalities translate to the delivering of better services to our people, the PEC resolved to ensure that our municipalities are properly managed and services are delivered to our people.

 

ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS IN THE JOHN TAOLO GAETSWE REGION

 

The PEC expressed its concern in the pace at which the issue of the roads in the John Taolo Gaetsewe Region. The PEC agreed that the progress is at a slow pace and much more needed to be done. 

As a result, the PEC established an adhoc Committee that would monitor the road construction in the John Taolo Gaestewe Region. This committee which will be led by the Provincial Deputy Secretary, Comrade Maruping Lekwene will report to the PEC on a monthly basis on the progress that has been made in terms of these roads in the region.

 

ON THE NAMAKWA RTT

 

The National Dispute Resolution Committee visited the Namakwa region and after hearing the appeals by some members of the previous REC, resolved to retain the current RTT in the region. A mandate was however given that the RTT needed to be broadened. In line with the National Dispute Resolution Committee, the PEC resolved to co-opt the following members into the RTT

Cde Brian Cloete

Cde Lindrea Bock

Cde Patrick Van Wyk 

Cde Aurelia Jonas

Cde Giel Klaaste

Cde Sonja Diergaardt and 

Cde William Cloete

Cde Lorenzo Faber

The PEC is of the view that the comrades will make a meaningful contribution in unifying the Namakwa Region which will go to conference only next year after the General Elections.

 

ON THE PROVINCIAL LIST COMMITTEE

 

As mandated by the National Executive Committee, the PEC established a Provincial List Appeals Committee. The Provincial List Appeals Committee would objectively and expeditiously deal with disputes. 

The following Comrades would deal with the Appeals.

Cde Zolile Mjandana (Chairperson)

Cde Gina Cloete

Cde Anna Witbooi

Cde Mbulelo Williams

Cde Mosela Mathe

 

ON THE JANUARY 8 CELEBRATIONS

The ANC in the Northern Cape will host the January 8 celebrations in 2019. The last time the Northern Cape hosted the celebrations was in 2010 during the ANC’s 98th celebrations. The Celebrations will take place in Kimberley and more information will follow as the logistical arrangements kick start

 

Issued by the African National Congress- Northern Cape

Deshi Ngxanga

Provincial Secretary

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