De Lille Emerges As A GOOD Premier Candidate In The Western Cape

Former Cape Town mayor and DA member Patricia de Lille says she is ready to serve her country under a new political movement. PICTURE: Nhlanhla Phillips African News Agency (ANA)

CAPE TOWN: In the case of the Western Cape, the Provincial Coordinating Committee submitted one, unanimous, nomination.

Good Party leader, Patricia de Lille has been nominated as the party’s premier candidate in the Western Cape. 

Launched by De Lille in December 2018, Good unveiled its manifesto, “The GOOD Plan to Fix South Africa (#FIXSA)” last week.

“We are excited by the response we have had from South Africans across the country and we have volunteers active, on the ground, in all nine provinces building this movement,” said Good spokesperson Brett Herron.

He said the manifesto was based on three policy papers currently being finalised, following Good’s policy conference three weeks ago, which will be published in the coming days. Herron said the movement had spent the past few weeks assessing candidates for the positions of provincial premiers.

“Provincial Coordinating Committees, in each province, were requested to submit nominations to the national leadership,” said Herron.

The selection process for four of the provinces – the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng and North West – was concluded.

In the case of the Western Cape, the Provincial Coordinating Committee submitted one, unanimous, nomination.

He said that the nine nominees went through a “competitive selection process”, which included using an assessment tool, designed for Good by an independent industrial psychologist.

Meanwhile, the process for the selection of candidates to Parliament and the provincial legislatures has been opened, he said.

Good’s Western Cape campaign launch takes place on Saturday, February 16, with launches in Gauteng, North West and the Northern Cape to follow.