Welcome to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) is one of the nine provincial legislatures in South Africa.

Based in Cape Town, the WCPP is constitutionally mandated to pass legislation, provide a forum for public debate, involve the public in the law-making process, and oversee the activities of the provincial executive.

The WCPP consists of 42 Members, elected every five years on a proportional representation system. The Premier and members of the provincial Cabinet are appointed from these Members.

This website contains information about the role and function of the WCPP, news, parliamentary activities including sitting and standing committee meetings, Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPP), legislation, publications, career opportunities, etc.

Please feel free to browse the site. Should you be unable to find what you are looking for, please contact the Webmaster.

 

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Welcome From Speaker

Thank you for visiting our website. I am Daylin Mitchell, the elected Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP).

Our website plays a crucial role as a one-stop information hub for all your parliamentary information needs. See what is happening at the WCPP by viewing our calendar or download one of our many publications, including all the Papers of the House, transcriptions of proceedings (Hansard) and educational material. You can also view the livestreams of the sittings of the House and committee meetings: simply click on ‘LIVE’ on the homepage.

 

Public participation is a vital component of the functioning of our parliament. Our focus is on building stronger relations with the people of the Western Cape to promote the essential role of active citizenship in the law-making processes. Our Public Education and Outreach team can also present educational workshops, either at our building or in communities. Feel free to contact them. You will find their details by clicking on the ‘Get Involved’ button on the left-hand menu.

 

The WCPPis also responsible for ensuring that the Executive of the Western Cape Government is held accountable for the spending of taxpayers’ money and for providing the necessary services. The WCPP fulfils this role by conducting vigorous oversight over the provincial departments through its standing committees.

 

Do you want to visit our institution? No problem! We provide tours for any persons wishing to learn more about our institution. Find details about visiting the WCPP by clicking on the ‘Visit Parliament’ button on the left-hand menu.

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Thank you for showing an interest in the work of this parliament. Together we can make a meaningful contribution towards improving the quality of life of all the people of the Western Cape. We will advance the causes of freedom, fairness and opportunities for all by encouraging a diverse society through active citizenry. By making just laws and conducting quality oversight, we will promote and protect the rights of all people.

 

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