Focus on Provincial Budget for 2018/19

From 23 to 28 March, the budgets of all Western Cape Government departments, 14 votes in total, will be debated in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The Ministers responsible for the various votes, will open the debates, after which Members will deliberate the specific budgets. The process will culminate on 28 March, when Members will finalise the budget.

Parliamentary programme

22 March at 14:15:

Western Cape Appropriation Bill 2018, Second Reading

23 March, 10:00 to 17:00:

Media accreditation: Official Opening and SOPA 22 February 2018

Please be advised that the official opening ceremony of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will take place on Thursday, 22 February 2018.  The Premier will deliver her State of the Province Address during the sitting at 14:15.

Already accredited for initial event of 16 February?

If you already submitted your details for accreditation for the Official Opening and SOPA initially scheduled for 16 February, you don’t need to submit again.

Not accredited yet or want to change details previously submitted?

Women's issues to the forefront

In her capacity as President of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s branch of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, Speaker Sharna Fernandez has initiated various activities during 2017 to firmly place the issue of gender-based violence on the agenda of the institution. In September she hosted a Women’s Dialogue, attended by delegates from various NGOs and CBOs that focus on gender-based violence issues across the Western Cape.