Premier Alan Winde delivering his SOPA


On Wednesday 17 February, Premier Alan Winde will deliver the State of the Province Address at the Emil Weder High School Hall, 1 Hartzenberg Avenue, Genadendal, at 9:30 am.

The debate on the SOPA, and the Premier’s reply to the debate, will begin the following day, Thursday, 18 February 2021, at 1:45 pm, at the same venue.

“I look forward to delivering my SOPA speech on 17 February and detailing the work that we have done, and the plans that the Western Cape Government has put in place to ensure that we are able to grow our economy and save jobs, create a safer Western Cape and ensure that residents are able to live dignified lives of which they are proud,” says Premier Alan Winde.

During the State of the Province Address, the Premier will outline the Western Cape Government's focus areas over the next year.

What is the State of the Province Address (SOPA)?

  • The State of the Province Address is a speech made 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.

Who can attend?

This year the State of the Province Address is being held at the Emil Weder High School Hall in Genadendal. Only invited guests will be able to attend – the event is fully subscribed – in line with COVID regulations in respect of public gatherings, a maximum of 50 persons are allowed in the venue.

Watch SOPA live!

You can watch the live stream of the speech on Premier Winde's Facebook page.  The Western Cape Parliament's YouTube Channel. will also stream the speech. You can also get involved in the conversation on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.