More information and links to livestreams

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 10:45, 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.

To follow the livestream of the events, click on the following links:


Media accreditation

Media representatives have two options to cover the events of 16 and 17 February: by in-person attendance or by following the events via livestreams.

Media representative wishing to cover the events by attending it in-person, should contact the Senior Communication Officer, Matthys Odendal at before 12:00 on Monday, 13 February to request accreditation. Please provide the following information:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Identity Number
  • Name of media house
  • Cell number
  • Email address
  • Date requesting accreditation for: 16 or 17 February, or both
  • Approval to use personal information by signing the attached form (POPIA)

Members of the media who have received accreditation must report to the registration desk at the 15 Wale Street entrance to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (in the concourse) between 09:00 and 10:00 on 16 February. All media representatives must bring an ID book/card or driving licence in order to gain entry.

Photographers and television crews whose equipment has been cleared by security, may also cover the arrival of the Premier at the 7 Wale Street entrance to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Two points are available inside the Chamber for a television camara and operator.  Photographers will be allowed to take photographs from the Chamber entrance on a rotational basis and from the media gallery. Please note: no flash photography permitted. A number of points are available on request for TV cameras to plug in at the video control room of the institution – SDI, 720p resolution – please bring your own SDI cable.

No accreditation is needed to follow the event via high-definition livestream





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