Vicky Knoetze

Vicky Knoetze MPL

Matriculated in 2000 at Kempton Park High School. LLB-degree from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (2005) and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Unisa.

Ward councillor in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (2001-2014)

Currently serving as an MPL in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature as DA Shadow MEC Roads and Public Works and Shadow MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Chairperson of the DA’s Eastern Cape Disciplinary Committee on the Provincial Executive Council.

 


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The collective debt owed to Eskom by Eastern Cape municipalities is spiralling out of control and is fast approaching the R3 billion mark. Money collected from residents and businesses for electricity that must be paid to Eskom must be ringfenced by municipalities. The failure to do so will result in collapsing electrical infrastructure and hardship to residents and businesses alike. The DA in the Eastern Cape will be writing to …


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The DA has seen first-hand how residents of the Eastern Cape have had their dignity stripped away from them by the wanton abuse of power and maladministration of local government. For the past two weeks myself and Shadow MEC for Finance, Retief Odendaal, have been visiting Eastern Cape local municipalities that have been identified as being in distress during a recent presentation to the National Portfolio Committee of Cooperative Governance …


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The DA is calling for an urgent special council meeting to elect a new mayor and whip of council and deal with the unlawful budget so that the Dr Beyers Naude Municipality (DBNM) can stabilise after municipal officials, including the municipal manager, have allegedly called for an illegal “tools down” strike. This rogue municipality has not just broken the law, it is now defying the law! The open defiance of …


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A motion brought by the Democratic Alliance calling for the implementation of a Water Security Master Plan for each Eastern Cape Municipality has spurred the EC Legislature to act on the water crisis. The Kouga Local Municipality and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipalities have already started running out of water. This is disastrous as households, businesses, schools and hospitals will be left to function without water and sanitation, which will …


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Vicky Knoetze

Democratic Alliance Members of the Provincial Legislature will be embarking on a targeted oversight of distressed municipalities in the Eastern Cape to get first-hand accounts of these municipalities’ challenges. Using the information gathered from these oversights and working closely with the DA councillors in these municipalities, we will identify key turnaround strategies that could be implemented to bring stability. We will also develop tailor-made support and focus initiatives for each …


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