State of the Province Address 2023
During the State of the Province Address (SOPA), on Thursday 16 February starting at 10:45, the Premier will outline the Western Cape Government's achievements over the past year and announce the province's plans for the next year.
The event will also be the official opening of the fifth session of the Sixth Parliament of the Western Cape and will take place in the Chamber, Western Cape Provincial Parliament Building, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town. The debate on the SOPA will take place in the same venue on the morning of Friday, 17 February, at 09:30, followed by the Premier’s reply to the debate in the afternoon at 14:30.
What is the State of the Province Address (SOPA)?
- The State of the Province Address is a speech 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.
- It is an opportunity for the Premier to engage with the citizens of the Western Cape.
Who can attend?
Ordinary sittings of the provincial parliament are open to the general public, but due to limited space, only invited guests and members of the provincial parliament can attend this event.
Watch SOPA live!
You can watch the SOPA live on Facebook at https://web.facebook.com/events/5868157896553212/ or stream the speech on The Western Cape Parliament's YouTube Channel. You can also get involved in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.