Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thandi Modise is the new chairperson of the NCOP

Andile Mbanjwa
22 May 2014


Former North West Premiere, Thandi Modise was official sworn-in today as the new chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), at a swearing-in ceremony of the NCOP members in parliament.

Modise was appointed without contestation. Delivering her first speech as the chairperson of the NCOP, Modise praised the outgoing chairperson, Mninawa Mahlangu for his leadership. She has indicated that she is looking forward to better partnership between the house and the provinces to ensure integrated development which embraces the reality and totality of challenges faced in the provinces.

“Under the leadership of the former chairperson, this institution has distinguished itself as a major contributor to the national debate on the type of future we should fashion for our children,” Modise said.

Meanwhile, Raseriti Johannes Tau was elected as the permanent deputy chairperson of the NCOP. In 2004, Tau was deployed to serve as a permanent delegate of the NCOP in the third democratic parliament, where he served as chairperson of the select committee on Public Services. 

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