The 2017 State of the Province Address

(Western Cape Government)

On Friday, 17 February 2017, Premier Helen Zille delivered the State of the Province Address at the opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. 

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What is the State of the Province Address (SoPA)?

  • The State of the Province Address is a speech made by the Premier or provincial head.
  • The event usually marks the official opening of the Provincial Parliament.
  • The speech is delivered in front of members of the provincial executive, including the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Secretary.

Provincial Strategic Plan (PSP)

The State of the Province address will be an opportunity for citizens to get an update regarding the achievement of our vision of an open opportunity society for all as set out in the Western Cape's PSP which outlines the 5 Provincial Strategic Goals (PSGs).

Where can I access Premier Helen Zille's speech?

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SOPA 2017 Land Reform


Watch Premier Helen Zille's 2017 State of the Province Address


Key extracts from Premier Zille's speech are listed below. 

The content on this page was last updated on 14 March 2017