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.
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The Official Opening of the Fifth Parliament of the Western Cape took place on Friday, 20 June 2014.
The official opening ceremony of the WCPP will take place on Friday, 20 June 2014. The Premier will deliver her State of the Province Address during the sitting at 10:30.
The names of the chairpersons of standing committees have been released. In all there are 12 committees, including that of Public Accounts, which will oversee the 14 provincial departments.
At the first sitting of the Fifth Parliament of the Western Cape that took place on 21 May, the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker were elected.
Premier Helen Zille announced the new Cabinet of the Western Cape Government earlier today.
The first sitting of the Fifth Parliament of the Western Cape took place today, 21 May, in the Chamber of the WCPP. The event, starting at 10:30, saw the swearing in of the new and returning Member
On Wednesday, 21 May 2014, the 42 Members of the 5th Parliament of the Western Cape will be sworn in by Judge President of the Western Cape High Court, John Hlope. Following the swearing in, Judge