Open Government First Thursdays
The Western Cape Government is committed to bringing open, accessible, transparent and accountable government to residents, businesses and entrepreneurs, which is why we joined the First Thursdays Cape Town initiative.
The brainchild of Gareth Pearson, First Thursdays Cape Town is a free, cultural experience where locals and visitors can enjoy and explore the city’s cultural richness. Located in the CBD, art galleries, boutiques, shops, restaurants and the Western Cape Government all form part of the event by keeping their doors open until 21:00.
Open Government First Thursdays is a practical and sustainable way of contributing to bridging the gap between government and communities in the Western Cape – ensuring access for citizens and exposure for businesses. The event offers guests the opportunity for one-on-one engagement with the Premier, MECs and departmental staff.
How it works
You have asked and we have listened! Open Government: Premier and Mayor’s First Thursdays Sessions’ are back. Come and meet with Premier Alan Winde, Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, the WCG Cabinet and the CoCT Mayoral Committee to discuss your challenges or great ideas. The Concourse, 7 Wale Street in the CBD – from 17:00 to 20:30 on the First Thursday of every new month. Follow Premier Alan Winde’s FaceBook page for updates.
First Thursday enquiries:
Hayley Roodt, First Thursday Coordinator
Tel: 021 483 6725