The Office of the Deputy Chairperson of Committee Chairpersons (O-Dep-CoC) is the fourth of five sub-programs in Program 1 (Leadership and Governance). It is tasked with mobilizing civil society to participate in the work and business of the GPL especially public participation programs and to ensure implementation of the Re-engineering of Public Participation including the Stakeholder Management Strategy for Presiding Officers. Mandates of House committees on public participation function are to seek the views of broad sectors of the people of Gauteng, especially those representing vulnerable groups. In order to do this work, committees of the legislature have established dynamic relations with civil society organisations and draw them in when doing their legislative work of oversight and law-making. In addition, the O-Dep-CoC must ensure strategic coordination of ccommittees with the work of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). This coordination with the NCOP is an essential linkage between the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) as a provincial parliament and national Parliament.

Public participation and Stakeholder management The Office of the Deputy Chairperson of Committees (O-Dep-CoC) is tasked with mobilising civil society to participate in the work and business of the GPL especially public participation programmes and to ensure implementation of the Stakeholder Management Strategy for Presiding Officers. In addition, the O-Dep-CoC must ensure strategic coordination of committees with the work of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). This coordination with the NCOP is an essential linkage between the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) as provincial parliament and national parliament.