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State of the Province Address 2020

SOPA 2020 Premier Alan Winde at the podium.

SOPA 2020 Premier Alan Winde at the podium.
On Thursday, 20 February, Premier Alan Winde delivered 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 commenced on 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”, said Speaker of the Western Cape Parliament, Masizole Mnqasela.

During the State of the Province Address, the Premier outlined the Western Cape Government's main focus areas over the next year:

  • Safety
  • Economy
  • Energy and Resilience
  • Ease of doing business
  • Health
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Human Settlements
  • Culture change and Innovation

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 was held at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain. Invited guests, including a number from the community of the Mitchells Plain area, were be able to attend the event.

Watch SOPA live!

The Premier's Address was streamed on Premier Winde's Facebook page and the Western Cape Parliament's YouTube Channel.  You can also get involved in the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Key points

SOPA Key Points

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The content on this page was last updated on 24 February 2020