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.



Thousands of businesses and residents in the Eastern Cape are facing the reality of not having electricity, even though they have paid for the service, because their municipalities have failed to pay Eskom. Eskom has announced planned power disruptions that will cripple the already failing Eastern Cape economy. Businesses will be forced to close their doors and thousands of jobs stand to be lost. This is a clear indication of …

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Taking legislature to the People Elliotdale, Amathole District Municipality 18 October 2018 A MAYDAY CALL FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT – SAVE OUR SOULS The sphere of government closest to the people has been sending out a distress call for years to no avail. Many local municipalities in the Eastern Cape are on the brink of collapse as they face severe financial challenges, are unable to deliver services and are hamstrung by …

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The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape has written to the MEC of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Fikile Xasa, to intervene and ensure that the Steytlerville refuse site is adequately maintained to prevent a health hazard to surrounding communities. Pleas from the community to the ANC-led Dr Beyers Naude Municipality, to do the work that ratepayers are paying for, have simply been ignored. The lack of management has seen …

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THE DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE AGREES IN PRINCIPLE TO THE BILL BUT WILL NOT SUPPORT TO DUE TO VARIOUS SHORT-COMINGS The Democratic Alliance is in favour of the acknowledgement of the Khoi and the San people, as people that has been largely ignored by the government to date. The Democratic Alliance will not support the Bill in its current form due to various short-comings. Honourable speaker, honourable premier, honourable members and guests, …

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Thousands of people living in remote regions of the Eastern Cape are being deprived of their basic rights as citizens of South Africa, because the South African government does not care enough to provide them with the services they are entitled to. A case in point are the rural areas such as Willowmore, and Steytlerville where people must travel to either Graaff Reinet or Oudtshoorn, which is hours away, in …

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