News and Speeches for Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

Western Cape Cabinet To Request Disaster Classification

27 November 2015

The Western Cape Provincial cabinet will request its National counterparts to make a provincial disaster classification for the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Cabinet to consider request for Disaster Classification

23 November 2015

The Western Cape Provincial cabinet will consider requesting its National counterparts for a provincial disaster classification before the end of the month. Read More

Water System Remains Under Pressure

10 November 2015

The Western Cape government is monitoring the water situation across the province on a daily basis. Read More

Western Cape's Greenest Municipality Announced

3 November 2015

Cape Town. The winners of the 2015 Greenest Municipality Competition have been announced at an awards ceremony, hosted by the Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell. Read More

Wetlands under increasing threat

21 October 2015

Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, has called on South Africans to use water wisely. Bredell was addressing the attendees of the 20th annual Water Indaba being held... Read More

1000 Tree ‘Cocoons’ To Help Restore Berg River

28 September 2015

Cape Town – In an effort to improve the Berg River’s water quality and quantity, a joint partnership has been formed between the Western Cape Government Environmental Affairs and Development Planning and the government of the Netherlands in South... Read More

Branch out for Arbor Week

1 September 2015

National Arbor Week, which runs from 1-7 September, is a firm favorite in the Environmental calendar with South Africans coming together to participate in community greening activities and programmes to improve the health and beauty of our local... Read More

Western Cape Provides Inputs on South Africa’s Global Climate Change Agenda

31 August 2015

Cape Town – Today, the Western Cape Government participated in a joint stakeholder engagement to gather inputs on South Africa’s international climate change position and attended by government, private sector and civil society groups. Read More

Bringing the oceans to Oudsthoon

9 August 2015

900 school learners take part in marine experience in Oudsthoorn. Read More

World Anti-Desertification Day

17 June 2015

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed globally on 17 June every year. Read More

World Environment Day 2015: One Planet. Seven Billion Dreams

4 June 2015

This week is celebrated as National Environment Week in South Africa, with the culmination being World Environment Day this Friday, 5 June. World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and... Read More

Green Scorpions in Western Cape get Extra Sting

11 May 2015

The Western Cape Government has more than doubled the capacity of the province in tackling environmental crimes. Read More

Stakeholders attend Provincial Biodiversity Strategy and Action Planning Session

16 April 2015

Cape Town – On Wednesday 11 March, 30 delegates from City of Cape Town, Western Cape Government, Local Municipalities and consultancies gathered for a strategy workshop on Biodiversity in the Western Cape. Read More

Vote 9 Budget Speech 2015

26 March 2015

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell. Environmental Affairs and Development Planning and CapeNature steaming ahead. Read More

Innovation is key in Building Sustainable Human Settlements

23 March 2015

Outcomes from the second annual Sustainable Settlement Innovation Summit 2015 Cape Town – On Monday, 2 March, 120 delegates from the academia, government, NGO and private sector gathered to attend, discuss and share ideas for the second Sustainable... Read More

Educating Learners on the Importance of Fresh Water

17 March 2015

On a lovely, hot summer’s day in Franschhoek, 55 grade six and seven learners from five primary schools were invited by the Western Cape Government  Environmental Affairs and Development Planning to participate in the 'Too Precious to Pollute' (2P2P... Read More

Caught Red-Handed: Man Found Dumping Medical Waste in Cape Town

10 March 2015

On Tuesday, 24 February 2015, a team of Environmental Management Inspectors, more commonly known as “Green Scorpions” from the Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, in joint action with the City of Cape Town,... Read More

Greenest Municipality Competition Winners 2014

5 November 2014

The winners of the 2014 Greenest Municipality Competition have been announced. This year the greenest local municipality in the Western Cape is Mossel Bay Municipality while Eden District Municipality won the award for district municipalities. Read More

Poaching sentence welcomed

10 September 2014

Poachers stripping South Africa’s natural assets for profit must be severely dealt with. Read More

Final call for comments on the delineation of coastal management or set-back lin

12 June 2014

The Western Cape Government Environmental Affairs and Development Planning’s West Coastal Management or Set-Back Lines project is now in its final phase and the public will be given a last chance to provide comment, in addition to several rounds of... Read More