State of the Province Address 2020
On Thursday 20 February, Premier Alan Winde will deliver the State of the Province Address at the Rocklands Civic Centre, Mitchells Plain, at 11am.
The debate on the SOPA, and the Premier’s reply to the debate, will commence the following day, Friday, 21 February 2020, at 8am, at the same venue.
“By hosting these events in Mitchells Plain this year we are realising our desire and commitment to connecting with the citizens of the province. Over the next four years we will continue to actively engage with citizens through a series of public engagement initiatives throughout the Western Cape”, says Speaker of the Western Cape Parliament, Masizole Mnqasela.
During the State of the Province Address, the Premier will outline the Western Cape Government's main focus areas over the next year.
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.
Who can attend?
This year the State of the Province Address is being held at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain. Invited guests, including a number from the community of the Mitchells Plain area, will be able to attend the event.
Watch SOPA live!
You can watch the live stream of the speech on Premier Winde's Facebook page. The Western Cape Parliament's YouTube Channel. will also stream the speech. You can also get involved in the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.