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News and Speeches for The Government of South Africa

Presidential Statement on Escalation of Measures to Combat COVID-19 Epidemic

23 March 2020

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa Union Buildings Buildings, Tshwane My fellow South Africans, Read More

Easter weekend road deaths spike following horror crash claiming eight lives

25 April 2019

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Minister Schäfer urges parents to help curb latecoming

16 April 2015

Statement by Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education Latecoming is a challenge that many of our schools in the Western Cape face. Read More

Speech by Minister Debbie Schafer at the 2015 ABET Level 4 awards ceremony

24 February 2015

Good evening to you all. I am delighted to be here tonight at my first Adult Based Education and Training Awards Ceremony. Tonight we celebrate the achievements of our ABET learners and centres in the 2014 ABET Level 4 examinations.   Read More

Open Book Festival Returns to Cape Town

17 September 2014

With over 100 events over five days at different venues in and around the city, this year's Open Book Festival will feature readings from renowned authors from across the world. Read More

Media Alert: Wellness Mobile Unit to Visit Deft Primary School

26 August 2014

The Wellness Mobiles for School Health is aimed at improving the health and well-being of our children in an accessible manner. Read More

Women's Month 2014

6 August 2014

The protest on 9 August 1956 by thousands of South African women across all colour lines, was an inspiring display of female unity and strength. Read More

Western Cape Government Health is Geared for Ebola

1 August 2014

Statement by Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health Read More

Drop in Vandalism and Burglary in Schools Over the Holiday Period

22 July 2014

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools Directorate arranged for increased security at some of our schools in communities identified as high risk during the recent holiday period. Read More

Welcoming People With Disabilities To The Workplace

14 July 2014

Disability means many things to many people, but the British Council of Organisations of Disabled People described it well as "the disadvantage or restriction of activity caused by a society that takes little or no account of people who have... Read More

Western Cape Government Safe Schools Holiday Programme

9 July 2014

Statement by Minister Debbie Schafer, Minister of Education  Read More

Media Alert: Minister Schafer to Launch Western Cape Provincial Teaching Awards

23 June 2014

The 15th annual teaching awards will be launched tomorrow, 24 June 2014, at the Settlers High School. Read More

State of the Nation Address 2014

17 June 2014

The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, will deliver his seventh State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, at 19:00. Read More

First Round of Human Papilomavirus (HPV) Vaccinations for Girls a Great Success

3 April 2014

Vaccination against Human Papilomavirus (HPV), reaches 56% of Grade 4 girl learners in the Western Cape. Read More

State of the Nation Address, 13 February 2014

13 February 2014

Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly,Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces;Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP; 
Deputy President of the Republic, Honourable Kgalema Motlanthe;Former Deputy... Read More

Last Chance to Register

3 February 2014

In order to vote in national, provincial and local government elections in South Africa, you must be registered to vote in the voting district where you live. Read More

Western Cape Government Honours Top Candidates and Schools

14 January 2014

Western Cape Minister, Donald Grant in his speech at the 2013 Western Cape National Senior Certificate Awards, highlights new facts and figures on the 2013 matric results. Read More

Register to Vote Abroad

13 January 2014

Living overseas? You can now register to vote at your nearest South African embassy before 7 February 2014. Read More

National Senior Certificate 2013 Matrics: A "Class Act"

6 January 2014

The Western Cape exceeds the 2014 target of 40 000 matric passes and improved on indicators of quality, showing growth in the number of candidates passing mathematics and physical science. Read More

Matric 2013 Results: Western Cape Preview

5 January 2014

The Western Cape Education Department is confident that the province's 2013 National Senior Certificate results will be a true and accurate reflection of the abilities of candidates, consistent with trends in improvement in the Western Cape in... Read More