There have been questions from the opposition about the apparent inefficiency of the Western Cape Children Commissioner’s office.

During a sitting in the legislature on Wednesday, the ANC’s Cameron Dugmore, wanted to know how government plans to help the institution to be an independent entity.

The Department of the Premier’s director-general, Harry Malila says it will take several years for Western Cape Children Commissioner Christina Nomdo – to find her feet.

Nomdo was appointed in June 2020 and her office is mandated to promote and protect the rights, and interests of children in the province.

Malila says the office continues with its normal operations.

“I receive quarterly reports on what’s going on inside the institution and her reporting direct to the provincial parliament. We do respect that separation of powers. Our job for now, I’m not going to stress about the Chapter 9 institution, but they need to spend the time in setting themselves up property and ensure they actually run as an institution”.