Premier of the Western Cape: Overview

The Premier is the head of the Western Cape Government. The Premier has the authority to:

  • agree to and sign bills,
  • refer bills to Provincial Parliament and the Constitutional Court to ensure that they are in line with the Constitution,
  • summon the Provincial Parliament to an extraordinary sitting for special or urgent business,
  • appoint commissions of inquiry, and
  • call for referendums in the Western Cape in line with national legislation.  

The Department of the Premier gives strategic direction to provincial departments by developing policy and the Provincial Plan of Action.

Contact the Premier Get in touch by phone, fax or email.
Premier's bio   Who is the Premier? Find out more about her, her history and career.
Premier Helen Zille   What is the Premier doing? Read press releases and speeches.
What are the big issues in the Western Province  

Big Issues and Projects

Find out more information on what's happening in the province and what projects are taking place. Read the Provincial Strategic Plan, the State of the Province Address, Premier's Coordinating Forum (PCF) and the Premier's Dashboard.
Meet the Premier's support team   Get to know the team behind the Premier and how to contact them.


The content on this page was last updated on 9 July 2015