Official Opening and SOPA to be held in Cape Town


“I am pleased to announce that the Official Opening of the fifth session of the Sixth Parliament of the Western Cape, and the Premier’s State of the Province Address (SOPA), will take place on Thursday, 16 February 2023, at the 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, followed by the Premier’s reply to the debate inthe afternoon.

WCPP to co-host CPA Residency Programme

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) will co-host the 2022 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Residency Programme in Cape Town, from 24 to 28 October 2022. The programme, which will be attended by 35 Members of Parliament, representing parliaments from across the Commonwealth, is intended to enhance the professional development skills of Parliamentarians.


Congratulations to Pinelands North Primary

Statement by Hon Deidré Baartman: "As Chairperson for the Standing Committee on Education in the Western Cape, I wish to congratulate Pinelands North Primary School on making it to the Top 3 of the World's Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity.

During an oversight visit in June 2022, the Committee witnessed how Pinelands North had embraced innovation to overcome the adversity it faced. As such it meant that no matter what challenge a learner faced, they would be in an environment that allowed them to prosper.

A sad day at the WCPP: Sudden passing of Chief Whip, Hon Lorraine Botha

It is with profound sadness that the Western Cape Provincial Parliament hereby informs you about the untimely passing of our dear Chief Whip, Hon. Lorraine Botha, earlier today.


On behalf of the Honourable Members and staff of the institution we wish to offer our sincere condolences to her family, friends, colleagues and her party, the Democratic Alliance


CPA constitution now allows for more women participation

In a historic moment today, during the General Assembly of the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in Halifax, Canada, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) tabled an amendment to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA) constitution to provide for increased participation by women parliamentarians.


The amendment served at the CPA, Africa Region conference in June this year where it received unanimous support by all Commonwealth African Parliaments.


Standing Committee on Health to engage with public on COVID-19 vaccinations

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health is conducting public engagements in areas with low COVID-19 vaccination rollout across the province to engage and encourage the public to vaccinate.


The committee has invited the provincial Department of Health to attend the public engagements and brief the public on the COVID-19 vaccination (with specific reference to Mitchells Plain), vaccination benefits, and COVID-19 booster and answer any questions of clarity from the public.