News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

N1 road closures in July 2018

22 June 2018

The Department of Transport and Public Works is progressing well with the R487 million road construction project to upgrade 9 k Read More

WCED Winter holiday programmes for learners and educators

22 June 2018

Today brings to a close the second school term of the 2018 academic year and the start of the winter school holidays. Following a busy examination period, this is a much needed break for many learners and educators across the province. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to attend Winelands Neighbourhood Watch engagement

22 June 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to attend Winelands Neighbourhood Watch engagement Read More

Media Statement: Cultural Affairs and Sport: Foundation of Nation Building

21 June 2018

As we celebrate the centenary of Tata Madiba we are reminded of his strong belief that “our human compassion binds us, the one to the other, not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope... Read More

25 year prison sentences for Metrorail train driver killers welcomed

21 June 2018

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

Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela to hand over 50 Title Deeds in Delft, Cape Town

20 June 2018

Tomorrow, Thursday 21 June 2018, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will hand over 50 title deeds in Delft, Cape Town as part of the Department’s strategic objective to empower vulnerable citizens through ensuring... Read More

Nominate members to serve on the Mental Health Review Board.

20 June 2018

INVITATION TO NOMINATE A MEMBER OF THE MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW BOARD (WESTERN CAPE) Read More

Minister Fritz to join City of Cape Town at launch of Delft Focus Table

19 June 2018

Today, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Alber Read More

Kidnapped Gugulethu Baby Found: Department social workers to assist mother

19 June 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) commends the South African Police Services on their swift action in finding the kidnapped 2 month-old Gugule Read More

New Library Facility Opens in Tesselaarsdal

19 June 2018

On 15 June 2018, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais and the Executive Mayor of Theewaterskloof Municipality, Councillor Christelle Vosloo, opened the new library facility Read More

The Department Offers Land to Western Cape Housing Secondary Co-operative

18 June 2018

On Saturday, 16 June 2018, the Department of Human Settlements Head of Department, Thando Mguli addressed the launch of the Western Cape Housing Secondary Co-operatives in Grassy Park. Read More

Three teachers hijacked at gunpoint on school premises - ACJ Phakade Primary

18 June 2018

On Monday morning, three teachers from ACJ Phakade Primary School in Nomzamo were hijacked at gunpoint as they arrived at school. Read More

Minister Plato Launches “Life Counts” Initiative During Youth Month

14 June 2018

On Saturday, 9 June 2018, the Department of Community Safety hosted the Youth Month Launch at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town, as a part of the Department’s youth outreach, empowerment and development efforts. Read More

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety

14 June 2018

Malmesbury mosque attack condemned Date: 14 June 2018 Release: Immediate Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements’ on Land Invasions and Housing

14 June 2018

Du Noon, Vrygrond, Hermanus, Mitchells Plain, Parkwood, Ocean View, Gugulethu, Gansbaai – these are some of the areas affected by protests for land and housing in the past 4 months alone. Read More

MEC Schafer at the Policy debate on Budget Vote No 14 – Basic Education

14 June 2018

"Chairperson, Minister Motshekga announced in her speech in the National Assembly last month, the measures that her Department is taking to improve quality and efficiency in education throughout the country, with a renewed emphasis on curriculum... Read More

Western Cape Blood Donors Thanked for Lifesaving Contributions

14 June 2018

Acknowledged annually during the month of June, National Blood Donor Month reiterates the significance of donating blood. Read More

Public Protector Report

12 June 2018

Public Protector Report Read More

Recently upgraded R192 million Hessequa Road officially opened

12 June 2018

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

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development

12 June 2018

The average level for dams across the Western Cape for the week starting 11 June was 25.9% (2017: 19.4%). Last week at this time the level was 23.8%. Read More