Lynne Brown’s inauguration as Premier of the Western Cape
By Cindy Witten
25 July 2008
Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool’s resignation was made official today shortly before the inauguration of Lynne Brown, as the new Premier for the Western Cape.
In her opening remarks, Brown said that it was a daunting task and a huge responsibility to lead the province.
“It is an honour for me to address you as the sixth Premier to serve this province in the democratic era. I realise that I am fortunate in comparison to my predecessors to take the reins of a provincial government in relatively good working order,” said Brown.
She added that the year ahead will bring about changes in the Province by “building bridges and mending fences.” Because even though there will be those who disagree, it is vital for the Provincial government to work with the City of Cape Town.
“We must dedicate our resources to creating a province in which all people feel at home – from Khayelitsha to Kuils River, the Karoo and Constantia, and from Matzikama to Manenberg.”