News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Western Cape teacher wins National eTeaching award

20 February 2018

Mariëtte Vorster formerly of Touwsranten Primary School, Hoekvil, near George, is South Africa's top eLearning teacher. Read More

Future Drama Stars Shine at Cape Winelands Drama Festival Finale

20 February 2018

On 17 February 2018, Cape Winelands creative stars performed at the Cape Winelands Drama at the Paarl Town Hall in Paarl. Read More

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety

20 February 2018

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety   Lamoer corruption conviction welcomed   Date: 20 February 2018 Release: Immediate Read More

Western Cape leads SA in good financial governance

20 February 2018

With the highest percentage of clean audits in South Africa, the Western Cape Government is leading the country in good financial governance. Read More

WCED introduces new tool for parents to track their admission application

19 February 2018

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has introduced a new online function to assist parents with tracking applications for admission to public schools. Read More

No Money for Clanwilliam Dam Wall Raising – DWS Tells Western Cape

19 February 2018

No Money for Clanwilliam Dam Wall Raising – DWS Tells Western Cape Read More

Vulnerable road users account for almost half of road deaths this week

15 February 2018

Forensic Pathology Services data indicates 13 people were killed on Western Cape roads in the week of 7 to 13 February. Six pedestrians were among the dead, accounting for almost half of those killed (46%). Read More

Apprenticeships an important tool in tackling youth unemployment

15 February 2018

In a bid to make it easier for businesses to take on apprentices, the Western Cape Government has enlisted the help of its highly successful Red Tape Reduction Unit. Read More

WCED support for 2017 NSC supplementary examinations

14 February 2018

More than 6 700 candidates have registered to write the Supplementary Examinations for the National Senior Certificate, from 19 February to 3 March 2018. Read More

Western Cape shows highest job gains in South Africa in latest employment data

13 February 2018

Statistics South Africa jobs data for the last quarter of 2017, released today, shows that the Western Cape created the most jobs last quarter of any province, at 92 000 jobs created. We also recorded the highest year-on-year increase in the number... Read More

Western Cape exports of cherries show tremendous potential

12 February 2018

Once a very small crop in the Western Cape, cherries have more than quadrupled their export market share over the last four years, and continue to show excellent potential as an alternative crop. Read More

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development

12 February 2018

WC Water Update 12 February 2018 Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell.   Read More

Information on the Leeuwenhof stream

12 February 2018

Information on the Leeuwenhof stream Read More

27 For Freedom Festival Celebrates Madiba Centenary

12 February 2018

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and Avbob hosted the Madiba Centenary Boxing Challeng Read More

Velddrif Youth Café launched by Department

12 February 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has launched the Velddrif Youth Café, the first of its kind in the West Coast region, and the 8th youth café provincially. Read More

Department to launch 8th Youth Café in Velddrif

11 February 2018

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Department of Social Development in partnership with the Bergrivier Municipality will launch the Velddrif Youth Café. This new state-of-the-art, multi million Rand facility is the provinces 8th Youth Cafe. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services shows zero tolerance for corruption

9 February 2018

Thirty-five motorists have been arrested in the last year attempting to bribe Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services officers. Read More

Dedicated enforcement unit to protect Metrorail commuters and infrastructure

9 February 2018

Joint media release between the City, Western Cape Provincial Government and PRASA Read More

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development

8 February 2018

8 February 2018 Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell. Read More

Construction of new arrestor bed on Sir Lowry's Pass

8 February 2018

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started a R14 million project to construct a new slipway and truck arrestor bed on the downward slope of the N2 near Sir Lowry’s Pass Road. Read More