Speaker Masizole Mnqasela

Message from Speaker

Thank you for visiting our website. I am Masizole Mnqasela, the elected Speaker of the Sixth Parliament of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP).

Our website plays a crucial role as a one-stop information hub for all your parliamentary information needs. See what is happening at the WCPP by viewing our online calendar or download one of our variety of publications, including all the papers of the House, the Hansard transcriptions of proceedings and other educational material. You can also view the proceedings of each sitting of the House live by means of our video stream: simply follow the link from the ‘House at Work’ tab and choose ‘Videos’ on the drop-down menu.

Public participation is a vital component of the functioning of our parliament in our province. Our focus is on building stronger relations with the people of the Western Cape in order to promote the essential role of active citizenship in the law-making processes. Our Public Education and Outreach team can also present educational workshops, either at our building or in communities. Feel free to contact them. You will find their details by clicking on the ‘Get Involved’ button on the left-hand menu.

We, as the WCPP, also have to ensure that the Executive of the Western Cape Government is held accountable for the spending of taxpayers’ money and for providing the necessary services. The WCPP fulfils this role by conducting vigorous oversight over the provincial departments.

Do you want to visit our institution? No problem! We host tour groups for any persons wishing to learn more about our institution. Find details about visiting the WCPP by clicking on the ‘Visit Parliament’ button on the left-hand menu.

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Thank you for showing an interest in the work of this parliament. Together we can make a meaningful contribution towards improving the quality of life of all the people of the Western Cape. We will advance the causes of freedom, fairness and opportunity for all by encouraging a diverse society through active citizenry. By making just laws and conducting quality oversight, we will promote and protect the rights of all people.