The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) is the parliament of Gauteng and a State organ that is empowered by the South African Constitution to make laws for the province and ensure that the people of Gauteng have a say in the governance of the province through participating in legislative processes. GPL also oversees the work of the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) with the aim to enhance service delivery and facilitate cooperative governance.

Since its inception, the Legislature sought to promote public participation to enhance democratic principles and values. The State of the Province Address is the main ceremonial event on the GPL calendar and is a platform for the Gauteng Premier to communicate the Government service delivery action plan and priorities for the year ahead.

The State of the Nation Address will take place at the GPL, City Hall, and it precedes the State of the Province Address Nationwide. The theme for the 2023 SOPA is “Following up on the Commitment to the People of Gauteng”

The State of the Province Address will take place as follows:
DATE: Monday, 20 February 2023
TIME: 17:00

The SOPA will be live streamed on the GPL YouTube channel as well as the GPL Facebook Page for all Gauteng citizens to watch.



COMPETITION TIME! If you love creating posters or videos, this one is for you. As the #GPSOPA2023 approaches, the GPL is inviting you to create a digital poster announcing the upcoming State of the Province Address. If posters aren’t your strong point, you can submit a 2-minute-long video (maximum 4GB), explaining the 4 mandates of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL).
Please use the GPL activity booklet for more information on the institution.

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