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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Three months of interventions from the provincial government have failed to impact the lives of the people of the Amatole District Municipality, with taps running dry and a municipality that is still on the verge of collapse. In January, Eastern Cape MEC of COGTA, Xolile Nqatha, invoked Section 139 (5) (a) of the Constitution with much fanfare, supposedly coming to the rescue of the municipality that had announced they would …


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A LACK OF EMPASIS ON THE COLLAPSE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE EASTERN CAPE & MEANINGFUL WAYS TO STRENTHEN THE MANDATE OF DPWI AS THE INFRASTRUCTURE NERVE CENRE OF THE PROVINCE The Collapse of Local Government is one of the most significant problems faced in the Eastern Cape. The mandate of DPWI as the infrastructure nerve centre of the province needs more emphasis. Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members and …


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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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