18 February 2022

2022 State of the Province Addresses


Western Cape (15 February 2022)

Premier Alan Winde Speech                              l            Watch


Eastern Cape (17 February 2022)

Premier Oscar Mabuyane Speech                     l             Watch


North West (18 February 2022)

Premier Kaobitsha Maape Speech                      l           Watch


Gauteng (21 February 2022)

Premier David Makhura Speech                         I             Watch 


KwaZulu-Natal (24 February 2022)

Premier Sihle Zikalala Speech                            I             Watch 


Limpopo (24 February 2022)

Premier Stanley Mathabatha Speech                  I            Watch 


Northen Cape (24 February 2022)

Premier Zamani Saul Speech                              I            Watch


Mpumalanga (25 February 2022)

Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane Speech          I             Watch 


Free State (28 February 2022)

Premier Sisi Ntombela Speech                           I            Watch


What is the State of the Province Address?

The State of the Province Address also known as SOPA is an annual address to the province by Premier, which focuses on the current political and socio-economic state of the province.

What happens during State of The Province Address?

-The Premier sets out government’s key policy objectives and deliverables for the year ahead.

-It highlights the province’s achievements and challenges experienced over the past year and maps the year ahead.

-SOPA covers wide-ranging political, economic and social matters and considers the general state of South Africa.

What happens after the State of the Province Address?

Political parties have an opportunity to debate, comment and raise questions on matters addressed in the Premier’s speech during a debate on the Premier’s State of the Province Address. This debate happens about a week after the address and forms part of the oversight function the Provincial Legislature performs over the Executive in holding the Premier accountable for government’s performance and plans for the year ahead. The Premier also has the opportunity to reply to the debate.

The cyclical link between the State of the Province Address, the Budget and the Oversight function of Parliament

-The State of the Province Address outlines government’s priorities for the year.

-The MEC of Finance allocates the Budget in line with the priorities outlined in the State of Province Address including regular reporting.

-Legislature conducts oversight over the Executive to ensure that government delivers on the priorities set out in the State of the Province Address and checks that allocated funds are spent accordingly. 

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