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 TRUE STATE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE EASTERN CAPE – A THIRD OF LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES HAS COLLAPSED! A third of the Local Municipalities in the Eastern Cape are in a free-fall and in state of distress – this is the true state of the Province. SOPA was silent on 14 Municipalities in Distress, the State of Basic Service Delivery in the EC which is the poorest province in South …


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This week, the MEC of COGTA, Xolile Nqatha, confirmed that he had approached national government for funds to bailout 14 unsustainable, bankrupt Eastern Cape municipalities. He also mentioned that provincial government was considering amalgamating these failing municipalities with more successful institutions. Amalgamating municipalities is simply a smokescreen, instead of taking decisive action, the MEC is kicking the can down the road. It is also highly unlikely that these municipalities will …


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The Democratic Alliance is calling for far more stringent monitoring and guidance measures to be put in place relating to grant funding provided to Eastern Cape municipalities. In response to a DA parliamentary question, the MEC for COGTA, Xolile Nqatha, revealed extensive underspending of grants by Eastern Cape Municipalities. Download response and supporting doc This is a simply unacceptable, as these funds are specifically granted to municipalities to assist with …


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In a landmark court decision, the appointment of the Chief Financial Officer of the Sunday’s River Valley Municipality (SRVM) has been set aside by the Eastern Cape division of the High Court. This is exactly what the Democratic Alliance warned the MEC of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Xolile Nqatha, would happen in June last year, when we advised him that the appointment was irregular and unlawful and requested his …


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As of the 19th of November, the debt owed to Eskom by Eastern Cape municipalities surpassed the R1-billion mark. This growing debt places Eastern Cape municipalities under significant risk of having their power disconnected. In a response to questions for oral reply in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature today (Wednesday 4 December 2019, the MEC of COGTA, Xolile Nqatha, revealed that, as of 19 November, the collective debt of Eastern …


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