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 R 11.7 million Boschberg ‘Mountain of Dreams’ tourism hub in Somerset East could now be described as a ‘Mountain of Nightmares’ as this tourism hub, developed to grow the local economy, lies in ruins. Identified as a key development project for the Blue Crane Development Agency, which has since been disbanded, the Boschberg Tourism Hub was completed in 2015, but is now nothing more than an abandoned pile of …


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LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE EASTERN CAPE IS COLLAPSING EC Municipalities financially unviable and on the brink of total collapse. ESKOM debt has spiralled out of control and is bringing municipalities to its knees. Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members and guests, good afternoon. Some of the key Constitutional mandates of COGTA is to support and strengthen the capacity of municipalities, regulate the performance of municipalities based on their functions, intervene …


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Core mandate of ‘the nerve centre’ of infrastructure development in limbo The failure of client departments to pay the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is wreaking havoc in the EC with many schools, hospitals, and clinic projects standing in limbo. Exponential amounts of money are being spent on leases for governmental departments while the Bhisho Precinct is still incomplete. Honourable Speaker, honourable premier, honourable members and guests, good …


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The Provincial Government must step in and assist Eastern Cape municipalities, who now owe Eskom more than R2-billion rand in total, as municipalities are forced to dip deeper into their equitable share to pay their debts. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Xolile Nqatha, is bound by the Section 139 (5) of the constitution and has no choice but to impose a recovery plan to ensure that each of these …


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The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape welcomes the decision of the Eastern Cape Provincial Government’s Executive Council to finally implement Section 139 (5)(a) of the Constitution, to address the challenges in the Amathole District Municipality (ADM). This step is long overdue, as the warning lights have been flashing for quite some time. The recovery plan put in place must ensure the municipality is able to meet its obligations to …


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