August 2022

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.