Media accreditation for SOPA

The Official Opening of the sixth session of the Sixth Parliament of the Western Cape, and the Premier’s State of the Province Address (SOPA), will take place at 18:00 on Monday, 19 February 2024, at the Huguenot Community Hall, 2A Abattoir Street, Klippiesdal, Paarl.

The debate on SOPA will take place in the same venue at 09:30 on the morning of Tuesday, 20 February, followed by the Premier’s reply to the debate at 14:00.




  • Arrival of Premier, Huguenot Community Hall: 16:50
  • State of the Province Address: 18:00



  • Debate on the State of the Province Address: 09:30
  • Reply by the Premier to the debate on the State of the Province Address: 14:00




Media representatives have two options to cover the events of 19 and 20 February: by in-person attendance or by following the events via livestream.


Media representatives wishing to cover the events by attending in-person, should contact the Senior Communication Officer, Matthys Odendal at before 12:00 on Wednesday, 14 February to apply for accreditation. Please provide the following information:


  • First name
  • Surname
  • Identity Number
  • Name of media house
  • Cell number
  • Email address
  • Date requesting accreditation for: 19 or 20 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 Huguenot Community Hall entrance between 16:00 and 16:30 on 19 February. All media representatives must present 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 Huguenot Community Hall. Photographers will be allowed to take photographs inside the hall. Please note: no flash photography permitted. 


The links for the livestreams are as follows:


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