South Africa: Parliament Hosts High Level Panel Public Hearings,

High level panel public hearings: The assessment of key legislation and acceleration of fundamental change

An independent High Level Panel to assess key legislation passed by Parliament since 1994 will this week conduct its first Public Hearings in the Eastern Cape Province. The 17 member Panel, chaired by former President Mr Kgalema Motlanthe, which was appointed in January this year by the Speakers Forum will include the following panellists:

Mr Tito Mboweni, Former Reserve Bank Governor

Ms Bridgette Mabandla, Former Cabinet Minister

Judge Navi Pillay, Former United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Dr Terence Nombembe, Former Auditor General

Prof Eddy Maloka, CEO of the African Peer Review Mechanism amongst others.

The High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change will conduct its work through three committees namely, Committee on Tripartite Challenges of Inequality, Poverty and Unemployment, Committee on Land Reform and Committee on Social Cohesions and Nation-Building.

Members of the public are invited to make inputs on three focus areas namely: The review of legislation; assessment on the implementation of legislation; identifying gaps in legislation as well as proposing action steps that impact on specific areas of legislation. The Public Hearings will take place as follows:

Source: South African Government