News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Roadworks begin between Prince Albert Road and Prince Albert

24 November 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started a R73 million project to reseal a 47 km stretch of road on the R407 between Prince Albert Road and Prince Albert. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato launches 16 Days of Activism campaign

24 November 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato attends Chrysalis Graduation in Tokai and launches 16 Days of Activism Campaign - “SPEAK OUT – BE THE VOICE OF COURAGE” in Marikana   Read More

Western Cape Treasury hosts #EnoughIsEnough photo art exhibition

23 November 2017

Enough Is Enough Photo Art Exhibition I Every Scar Tells a Story Women Writing Retreat/ Workshop Read More

Liquor outlets must obey the law on Black Friday

23 November 2017

With Black Friday sales attracting thousands of shoppers tomorrow 24 November 2017, Premier Helen Zille has called on all liquor outlets to remain vigilant in upholding the law and not to sell alcohol to minors. Read More

WCED compensates 96.5% of fee paying schools for over 80 000 learners

23 November 2017

Tough economic times are leading to a growing number of parents who simply cannot afford to pay school fees. This puts a massive financial strain on fee-paying schools relying on the collection of fees to sustain their daily running costs. Read More

Media Alert: SS Mendi Travelling Exhibition to be Launched by Minister Marais

23 November 2017

As the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi draws to a close, Minister Anroux Marais will officially launch the travelling exhibition, “We die like brothers: The Read More

Qualification For After School Programme Practitioners Launched

21 November 2017

On Sunday 19 November 2017, the Western Cape Government, in partnership with Stellenbosch University (SU), Community Chest and Rutgers University-Newark (USA), proudly launched the Extended Education Practitioners Training Programme. Read More

DCAS Takes Oral History Project to Tankwa Karoo

21 November 2017

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), in partnership with the Witzenberg Municipality, launched the Oral History Initiative in the picturesque area of Tankwa Karoo on 20 N Read More

Section of N7 closed due to bridge repair

20 November 2017

The northbound carriageway of Trunk Road 11/7 (N7) near the Refinery Interchange Bridge (No. B4247) will be closed on 25 November 2017 between 5am and 4pm for emergency bridge work. Read More

Western Cape Treasury hosts SCM Indaba

20 November 2017

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Cape Winelands District Municipality is hosting a Local Government Supply Chain Management Indaba on sustainable procurement on 20... Read More

Seven people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

20 November 2017

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

Western Cape Government Congratulates Paxton Fielies

20 November 2017

STATEMENT BY WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT Date: 20 November 2017 Release: Immediate WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT CONGRATULATES PAXTON FIELIES Read More

George Gogo (101) Receives House From Minister Madikizela

20 November 2017

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela delivered an early Christmas present to Ms Johanna Carolus, 101, when he handed over a new house in Blanco, George today. Read More

Lives lost on our roads remembered on UN World Day of Remembrance

20 November 2017

Below is a speech delivered this morning (20 November 2017) by the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, at a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event hosted by South Africans Read More

Development programme for emerging contractors begins

16 November 2017

This week, 55 small Western Cape construction business owners began the 10-month Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) Contractor De Read More

Swartberg Pass open to traffic

16 November 2017

From Friday, 17 November 2017, traffic will once again be allowed to use the Swartberg Pass (R328 in the Central Karoo), but under certain conditions. Repair work is continuing, and stop/go controls will be in place at times. Read More

Province’s commercial poultry farms reach one month infection-free mark

16 November 2017

Today (16 November 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, provided an update on avian influenza during a sitting of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. This was in response to a parliamentary question on the status of the... Read More

Media Release : Significant reduction in waiting times of Muslim bodies

15 November 2017

Follow-up meeting held with MJC shows significant reduction in waiting times of Muslim bodies Read More

Media release: Nominations for Cultural Affairs Awards now open

15 November 2017

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has opened the nominations for the 2017/18 Read More