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Western Cape

“Good governance starts a domino effect. After years of effort, by many partners, the Western Cape is beginning to reap the rewards,” Premier Helen Zille announced in her keynote address at the 2017 State of the Province. And she’s right.

Half-way into the DA’s second term in office, the Province boasts the lowest unemployment rate – more people have hope for finding a job here than in any other province in the country. Pass rates in the Western Cape’s poorest schools have improved from 57.7%, when the DA took office in 2009, to 75.2% in 2016! And under the DA’s leadership, the Province has delivered 75 300 title deeds to date.

Western Cape's Success Stories

Meet the Premier & Provincial Cabinet Running the Western Cape Province

Helen Zille

Working as a young reporter for the Rand Daily Mail in the late 1970s, Helen Zille and her editor did not believe the official explanation that Steve Biko had died from a hunger strike while in detention. She travelled to Port Elizabeth and started to question the doctors who performed the post mortem, eventually uncovering…

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News from Western Cape

Military Veterans to receive homes in Eerste River Housing Project

On Friday 17 March 2017, the National Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu and Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela handed over 10 houses to military veterans in the province’s Eerste River Military Veterans Housing Project. In recognising and honouring South Africa’s military veterans for their sacrifices and contribution to the nation, the government…

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Manenberg upgrade progress update

Pre-consultations on the Manenberg Upgrade programme are underway between the Western Cape Government, City of Cape Town and our community partners. The Manenberg Upgrade represents a massive public investment in the community and its surrounds, with a particular focus on the youth. The aim is to use urban design to transform the community, creating opportunities…

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State of the Province Address

The following speech was delivered by Premier Helen Zille in her State of the Province Address in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Honourable Speaker Honourable Members of the Provincial Cabinet Honourable Mayor of Cape Town Honourable Leader of the Opposition Members of the Diplomatic Corps Honourable leaders of political parties, members of the National Assembly…

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