SOPA to be held outside Cape Metro for the first time

The Western Cape’s State of the Province Address (SOPA) will be taking place, for the first time, outside of the Cape Metro.

Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Masizole Mnqasela, said that SOPA 2021 will take place in Genadendal, in the Overberg region.

Last year’s SOPA took place in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain.

‘’Last year, I felt privileged to give my SOPA speech at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain. Rocklands Civic is a historic site which holds an important place in the history of our province and our nation. This year, I look forward to delivering my first SOPA outside of the City of Cape Town, in the Overberg region.’’ said Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde.

Mnqasela said that the State Of The Province Address will take place on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, adding that they’ll remain in the area for the multi-party debate on the premier’s SOPA and the premier’s reply to the debate the following day.

Winde said he was looking forward to delivering his third address in the Theewaterskloof district.

‘’The lockdown regulations in place over (the) past year have had a devastating impact on many businesses around the province - particularly in the tourism and hospitality sectors. The choice to host the SOPA in a small town like Genadendal will also provide a boost to local businesses.’’


Done By: Mitchum George


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