Western Cape

Creating a people-centred society Madiba would be proud of

The Western Cape has seen over a decade of good governance since the DA was elected to government in 2009.

Since Helen Zille’s two terms in office were up in May 2019, Premier Alan Winde has carried the torch.

“In the last decade, we have created more than 500 000 jobs, which is why we have the lowest real unemployment rate in South Africa.”

– DA Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde

A keen businessman, Premier Winde, will keep fuelling the Western Cape’s position as the fastest-growing economy in the country, with a special focus on values, responsibility and safety.

Our plan of action

Create opportunities for growth and jobs

We are committed to creating more jobs and more economic opportunities for our people, so that they may uplift themselves and their families. We want to see a job in every home and work toward the 2.5% growth rate needed to achieve this.

Empower all residents to live with dignity

We will ensure that each and every resident is able to live a dignified life, and that as we move from generation to generation, our people become more self-empowered. We will build on our commitment to provide quality education and healthcare to every resident.

Make lives easier

We have a plan to make sure that no matter where you live, and where you work, your life is made easier; building more homes and public gardens, and taking the management of the rail system away from the national government – amongst other initiatives.

Keep you safe

We strive to ensure that no matter where you call home, you live free from fear. This involves enhancing our own enforcement capacity; building safety partnerships; bringing together Neighbourhood Watches and Community Policing Forums; developing social infrastructure; and reducing the harmful impacts of alcohol and drug abuse.

Where we Govern

    Western Cape Success Stories

    Fastest growing economy in South Africa

    R5 million offered to SAPS to revive the reservist programme or bolster CCTV

    Highest school retention rate in SA

    Housing opportunities delivered to over 700 000 people

    R35.9 million of our drought relief budget supported emerging farmers

    475 000 learners get two healthy meals a day

    R100 billion in foreign direct investment

    97% of fires are controlled within one hour of being reported

    Substance abuse treatment sites have more than tripled

    40% of our schools are no-fee schools

    Reduced “red tape” has saved businesses R1 billion

    Best benchmark maths and literacy results

    500 000 jobs created in last decade

    357 land reform projects supported in last five years alone

    Two new district hospitals built

    Top financial centre in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Over 80% of schools have access to free internet

    First solar powered desalination plant launched in Hessequa Municipality

    R483 million spent on bursaries, learnerships and internships

    Official provider of the best package of basic services

    Highest life expectancy in SA

    Meet the Premier & Ministers

    Alan Winde

    Premier of the Western Cape

    Alan Winde is the premier of the Western Cape. He also serves on various structures as a member of the Democratic Alliance. Alan has previously served and the provincial Minister of Finance, Minister of Economic Opportunities and Minister of Community Safety. He was first elected to the serve as an MPL in 1999, a position

    Isak Fritz

    Isak Fritz was born into a large family in the Karoo town of Calvinia in the Northern Cape in 1965. He became actively involved in politics around the time of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy and, in 1995, was first elected to serve as chairperson of the local DA branch. Isak has a doctorate in

    Reagen Allen

    Member of the Executive Committee (MEC), Minister

    Anton Bredell

    WC Minister of Local Government, Environment Affairs and Development Planning

    Sharna Fernandez

    WC Minister : Social Development

    Ricardo Mackenzie

    Member of the Executive Committee (MEC), Minister

    Anroux Marais

    WC Minister Cultural Affairs and Sport & Acting WC Minister for Community Safety

    David Maynier

    WC Minister : Education