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Northern Cape Premier
Mrs. Sylvia Lukas

Tel:053 838 2944
Fax:053 838 2690
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Premier for the Northern Cape Provincial Government

  • Sylvia Lucas became involved in political activities in 1980 whilst schooling at Carlton van Heerden high school in Upington.
  • 1983 – 1995 As a community Activist was part of leading the rent boycotts in Rosedale community, Upington.
  • As ANC leader in the branch, formed part of the delegations to the Transitional Council to ensure communities get prepaid electricity when they could not afford conventional electrical power.
  • Initiated the Oasis Centre for People with disabilities under the banner of the ANC Women’s League during late 1990's.

Founding member of Radio Riverside community radio in Upington.

  • Served as Executive trustee of the Northern Cape Educare Trust and a member of the Ikemeleng Trust that served Free State and Northern Cape.

1993 - 1994 ANC Women’s League – Branch Chairperson – Rosedale Branch
1994 – 1996 ANC and ANC Women’s League REC member – Upington region
1996 – 1998 ANC Women’s League – Regional Secretary – Upington region
1998 - 2000 ANC Women’s League – Regional Chairperson – Upington region
1996 - 2000 ANC REC and RWC Member – Upington Region
2000 – 2004 Became the first Regional Chairperson of the merged Upington and part of Kuruman Region, known as Siyanda region.
2004 – 2007 ANC PEC-member
2000 – 2007 ANC Women’s League PEC and PWC Member
2006 – 2008 ANC Women’s League acting provincial secretary serving on the Women’s League NEC in an -ex Officio capacity
2008 – Date  Deputy Provincial chairperson of the ANC Women’s League
2008 - 2012 ANC PEC and PWC – member – re-elected
2012 – Date Re-elected ANC PEC and PWC-member


1983 – 1999 Public Servant – Department Social Development
1995 – 1999 ANC PR Councilor – Upington Municipality
1999 – 2000 Community Development Worker - /Khara Hais Municipality SAMWU Shopsteward  and Chairperson of Upington Local
2000 – 2004 Member of the Provincial legislature  
2002 – 2004 Elected as Exco member of the Association of Public Accounts Committees
2004 – 2009 Member of the Provincial legislature, serving as ANC – Whip
2004 – 2006 Elected as Deputy General Secretary of Association of Public Accounts Committees
2006 – 2009 Elected as General Secretary of Association of Public Accounts Committees
2009 – Date Member of EXCO – Environment and Nature Conservation
2013   23rd  May 2013 Appointed as Premier of the Northern Cape Province



Northern Cape Office of the Premier
Physical address of Head Office
JW Sauer Building
Corner of Roper and Quinn Streets
Private Bag x5016

Contact Telephone Numbers
053 8382600

Email Addresses


A prosperous province with quality of life for all. 

Improving government’s performance through coordination, strategic leadership, and integrated planning and monitoring and evaluation.