2019: State of the Province Address (SOPA)

The State of the Province Address is a localised version of the State of the Nation Address where Premiers reflect on their achievements and communicate their programmes of action in respect of government’s five priority areas - education, health, the fight against crime and corruption, rural development and land reform as well as jobs for the year ahead. In past years, many provinces have held the event away from the legislature, in places such as sports grounds and university campuses. This is done to bring the legislature closer to the public and to accommodate more people at the event.

See an infographic on the 2019 SOPA schedule below:


You can find the 2019 SOPA speeches here:

Western Cape

Free State

Eastern Cape

North West


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