News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Expansion and upgrading of Paediatric Intensive Care Units progressing well

27 February 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is assisting the Red Cross Hospital Trust by overseeing the construction of two Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) and ancillary facilities at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospi Read More

New facilities to improve facilitation of traffic officer training

27 February 2017

A Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to upgrade the K53 testing track and build a new vehicle testing centre at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell will be launched on 10 March 2017. Read More

Eight fatalities on Western Cape roads

27 February 2017

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that eight road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Province's entrepreneurs secure multi-million rand deals through

27 February 2017

Entrepreneurs will network with major funders at this year’s Western Cape Funding Fair. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the 2017 Western Cape Funding Fair (WCFF) is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention... Read More

Gene Louw Traffic College – Moving with time

25 February 2017

Since it opened on 15 September 1989, Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC) has trained many traffic officers, municipal police officers, examiners of vehicles and examiners for driving licences from the Western Cape, from South Af Read More

Closure of R60 and Zandfliet road intersection

24 February 2017

Good progress has been made on a 36-month Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) contract to rehabilitate and upgrade various sections of the R60 and R62 between Ashton and Montagu through Cogmanskloof. Read More

Briefing on the Festive Season’s joint enforcement efforts

23 February 2017

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, and Provincial Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa, will be briefing the media on the Festive Season’s joint enforcement and road safety efforts as well as the road death toll for that period. Read More

Unannounced visit to GH Stark Old Age Home conducted by MEC

23 February 2017

Today, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, continued his older persons oversight visits campaign, paying an unannounced visit to the GH Stark Old Age Home in Hanover Park. Read More

DTPW takes action in alleged motor vehicle registration scam

23 February 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is taking action against an official in the Transport Administration and Licensing Unit who has allegedly been implicated in a motor vehicle registration scam. Read More

Festive season deaths decrease as Safely Home efforts intensify

23 February 2017

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Kenny Africa, Provincial Traffic Chief  Read More

Rehabilitation of the Old Malmesbury road

22 February 2017

Good progress is being made on a R104 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate the Old Malmesbury Road between Abbotsdale and Kalbaskraal. Read More

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development

22 February 2017

16 February 2017  Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell.  WC Water and fires update Read More

Minister Alan Winde to discuss tourism opportunities with local entrepreneurs

22 February 2017

Tomorrow (23 February 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will address tourism entrepreneurs from across the province on the state of the sector. Read More

Multilingual “Start the Job Hunt” booklet Handover

22 February 2017

On 21 February 2017 Minister Anroux Marais of the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) received multilingual booklets on job hunting published by Read More

Roadworks on the R27 West Coast road

21 February 2017

Roadworks will be taking place on the R27 West Coast Road between 08:00 and 18:00 on the following days while road marking is in progress. Read More

Budget Speech: 17 million social grant beneficiaries want to hear good news

21 February 2017

As we gear up to listen to Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan deliver his 2017/18 Budget Speech, 17 million social grant recipients nationally, and nearly 1.5 million people in the Western Cape, are waiting to hear good news about their grant payments... Read More

Premier on Energy Efficiency Awareness Campaign Visit to Local Manufacturer

21 February 2017

Premier Zille on Energy Efficiency Awareness Campaign Visit to Local Manufacturer Read More

Road markings on the R27

21 February 2017

Permanent road markings will be painted on a resealed part of the R27 between Yzerfontein and Langebaan, starting this week and running until the first week of March 2017. Read More

Beating Measles, 1 child at a time

20 February 2017

There are currently 9 confirmed cases of measles and all patients have been treated and are recovering.  In an effort to prevent any more people from contracting the illness, the Western Cape Department of Health is acting in line with World Health... Read More