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  Western Cape
Provincial Government
  Premier  Alan Winde 1 19 +28.57%
  Provincial Parliament  Democratic Alliance 0 19 +28.57%
 Cape Winelands District Municipality   
 Central Karoo District Municipality   
 City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality   
 Eden District Municipality   
 Overberg District Municipality   
 West Coast District Municipality   
  National Assembly  Democratic Alliance 0 19 +21.19%
Party Leadership
 ANC Western Cape   
  DA Western Cape  Bonginkosi Madikizela 0 17 +100.00%

% Of Total VotesOfficeWestern Cape WinnerYrWestern Cape Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race

Eastern Cape, South Africa  
Northern Cape, South Africa  

Province DETAILS
Parents > South Africa  
Established April 29, 1994
Disbanded Still Active
Contributor411 Name Removed
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia April 28, 2020 11:25am
Description The Western Cape is located on the southern tip of the African continent between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. It is bordered by the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape provinces. The Western Cape’s natural beauty makes the province one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions. The region is topographically and climatically diverse. It has a temperate southern coastline fringed with mountains. To the north it stretches deep into the Karoo plateau, while the west coast is extremely dry.

It covers an area of 129 462km² and has a population of approximately 5 822 734. It is the fourth-largest province in South Africa by surface area and also ranks fourth in population. The capital is Cape Town. Other major cities and towns include George, Knysna, Paarl, Swellendam, Oudtshoorn, Stellenbosch, Worcester, Mossel Bay and Strand.

The Western Cape is rich in agriculture and fisheries. The climate of the peninsula and the mountainous region beyond it is ideal for grape cultivation, with a number of vineyards producing excellent wines. Other fruit and vegetables are also grown here, and wheat is an important crop to the north and east of Cape Town. Fishing is the most important industry along the west coast and sheep farming is the mainstay of the Karoo. The province has a well-established industrial and business base, and the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Sectors such as finance, real estate, ICT, retail and tourism have shown substantial growth, and are the main contributors to the regional economy. Many of South Africa’s major insurance companies and banks are based in the Western Cape. The majority of the country’s petroleum companies and the largest segment of the printing and publishing industry are located in Cape Town.

The Western Cape is divided into one metropolitan municipality (City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality) and five district municipalities, which are further subdivided into 24 local municipalities.

SA-WC District Municipalities post 2009 Apr 22, 2009-

SA-WC Local Municipalities from 2016 Aug 3, 2016-

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