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The Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament has welcomed reassurances that Parliament will continue to host the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and carry out its oversight responsibilities, despite damages to the National Assembly, the National Council of Provinces and the Old Assembly buildings due to the recent fire in the first week of January.

The committee was briefed on the fire by the Department of Public Works and the Acting Secretary to Parliament.

The Co-Chairperson, Peace Mabe, said that although the committee will not interfere with investigations by law enforcement agencies, it will get to the bottom of the causes of the fire and ensure that those responsible face the full might of the law.

The committee heard from the Department of Public Works that all fire equipment, including sprinklers, fire hydrants, hose reels, extinguishers, fire panels and detectors were in good working condition at the time of fire.

“We are determined on our oversight work and next week we should get reports from the City of Cape Town fire department and the South African Police Service. We should also have a delegation to conduct an in loco inspection on the temporary venue that will host the SONA,” said Mabe.


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.


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