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
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.
Earlier today, during a small ceremony, Honourable Deputy Speaker Beverley Schäfer, presided over the swearing-in of Ms Cayla Murray and Mr Christopher Fry as the newest Members of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP).
Honourables Murray and Fry are filling the vacancies left by Honourables Albert Fritz and Debbie Schäfer.