Ministerial team visits North West

Friday, May 4, 2018

An Inter-Ministerial Task Team is currently visiting the North West to address challenges facing the province.

This follows a Cabinet decision to invoke Section 100 (1) (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, to address the apparent crisis, particularly in the health sector.

President Cyril Ramaphosa directed the Inter-Ministerial Task Team to:

  • Conduct an urgent assessment of the state of governance in the province;
  • Advise Cabinet on potential risks facing the province;
  • Provide Cabinet with a comprehensive report on the state of governance in the province at the Cabinet meeting of 9 May 2018. The report should advise on steps to be taken in respect of the Task Team’s findings; and
  • Remain seized with the North West matter until all critical issues are resolved.

The Inter-Ministerial Task Team comprises the Ministers of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (Convener); Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi; Finance, Nhlanhla Nene; Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, as well as the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster Advocate Michael Masutha.

The visit by the Ministers follows a series of engagements with the affected provincial departments by an advance Technical Task Team of national government officials.

The visit by the officials were to establish the facts and make proposals regarding the state of governance in the North West province over and above the health sector.

During the visit, the Ministers will prepare a report with recommendations, which will be presented to Cabinet on 9 May 2018. –

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