News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

BFAP annual agricultural baseline report released

17 August 2018

The impact of policy uncertainty Read More

Affordable Housing Possible at Ysterplaat if SANDF Releases the Land

16 August 2018

Affordable Housing Possible at Ysterplaat if SANDF Releases the Land Read More

Minister Madikizela Launches Affordable Housing Project in Mitchells Plain

16 August 2018

The Department of Human Settlements in partnership with POVICOM, a recently accredited Social Housing Institution based in the Mitchells Plain area, today l Read More

Raise your voice - not your phone

16 August 2018

This morning I visited Beacon Hill Secondary School to launch a campaign to address the effects of bullying in schools. We chose Beacon Hill Secondary for this event, as it recently experienced its own incident of bullying - both in school and on... Read More

GSSA donates family history journal to Archives

15 August 2018

On 14 August 2018, members of the Read More

Roadworks between De Rust and Oudtshoorn update

15 August 2018

The Department of Transport and Public Works regrets to advise that stop/ go controls will be in place on two sections of the R341 between Oudtshoorn and De Rust. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato continues Women’s Month campaign in Nyanga

15 August 2018

This afternoon, Wednesday 15 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting the Department of Community Safety’s special Women’s Month safety outreaches in Nyanga. Read More

Media alert: WCED and other celebrities to launch anti-bullying campaign

15 August 2018

Tomorrow, Provincial Education Minister, Debbie Schafer, Season 13 Idols South Africa winner, Paxton Fielies, and radio DJ and TV presenter, Carl Waistie will be launching an anti-bullying campaign in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Award-winning female architect takes ministers on tour of new pre-primary school

15 August 2018

Today, we visited the new R10.2 million Barkly House Pre-Primary School in Newlands. Read More

MEC Schäfer concerned regarding reports of learner abductions in the Zonnebloem

15 August 2018

I have received reports from our District Officials that two separate incidents of abductions have reportedly taken place in the Zonnebloem area over the past two weeks. Learners are reportedly being targeted while travelling to and from school. Read More

Newlands Clinic converted to a fully functional pre-primary school

15 August 2018

Joint statement by Minister Debbie Schafer and Minister Donald Grant Western Cape Minister of Education and Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

New Western Cape Police Ombudsman Appointed

15 August 2018

New Western Cape Police Ombudsman Appointed Read More

Minister Madikizela to Launch Multimillion Rand Affordable Housing in M Plain

15 August 2018

The Department of Human Settlements in partnership with POVICOM, a recently accredited Social Housing Institution based in the Mitchells Plain area, today launched the very first social housing project in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Real Estate Agents Should Support Green Initiative

14 August 2018

Real Estate Agents Should Support Green Initiative Read More

Minister Madikizela to Launch Multimillion Rand Affordable Housing in M Plain

14 August 2018

Construction of Phase 1 of the Regent Villas social housing project is expected to begin in September 2018 and will yield 104 units ranging from a Bachelor to a three-bedroom family unit. The total budget for this project is an estimated R38 million. Read More

Media alert: #Womensmonth Ministers Schäfer & Grant to visit pre school project

14 August 2018

Tomorrow, Wednesday 15 August 2018, Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, and Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, will be visiting Molteno Pre-Primary School in Newlands which is a project executed by the Department of Transport... Read More

Sport Athletes Shine At Cape Winelands Sport Awards

13 August 2018

Sporting stars and their achievements from across the Cape Winelands region were celebrated at the Cape Winelands Sport Awards on 10 August 2018. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato takes Women’s Month campaign to Lavender Hill

13 August 2018

This afternoon, Monday 13 August 2018, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting the Department of Community Safety’s special Women’s Month safety outreaches in Lavender Hill. Read More

Artistic Mural to Change Negative Perception of Mental Health

11 August 2018

There has always been a powerful link between creativity and mental health. This is according to Dr John Parker, Psychiatrist at Lentegeur Hospital and Director of The Spring Foundation, who explains that creative therapy provides an effective... Read More

Minister to join Women’s Month celebrations hosted by Teddy’s Den Crèche

11 August 2018

Today, as part of ongoing Women’s Month celebrations, Minister Albert Fritz will join the Teddy’s Den Crèche to commemorate this important period. Read More