News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Nine killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

29 February 2016

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services arrested 25 drivers for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 February 2016. Nine people died in road crashes over the weekend. Read More

Philisa Abafazi Bethu offices to be opened by Minister Fritz

29 February 2016

Tomorrow ( 29 February 2016 ), in support of the launch of the Philisa Abafazi Bethu (Heal Our Women) initiative by internationally renowned social activist, Lucinda Evans, the Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Read More

STOLEN WORCESTER BABY FOUND: department congratulates police on swift action

29 February 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) congratulates the South African Police Services (SAPS) on the sterling work done in tracing and finding the baby boy who was allegedly abducted from Worcester Hospital. Read More

STOLEN WORCESTER BABY FOUND: department congratulates police on swift action

29 February 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) congratulates the South African Police Services (SAPS) on the sterling work done in tracing and finding the baby boy who was allegedly abducted from Worcester Hospital. Read More

Budget 2016 – No mention of promised Specialised Drug and Gun Units

28 February 2016

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

Minister Plato to attend religious leaders’ safety engagement in Hanover Park

26 February 2016

Tomorrow, Saturday 27 February 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be joining the ‘Hanover Park Ministers Fraternal’ for a safety outreach engagement. Read More

SASSA a no-show at public meeting on illegal grant deductions

26 February 2016

The community of Elsies River was left hanging yesterday after the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) did not attend a planned public meeting, meant to address grievances related to ongoing illegal grant deductions. Read More

Long Serving Officials Honoured By Minister Marais

26 February 2016

On Wednesday, 24 February 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais presented Long Service Awards to officials of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

Western Cape Records SA's Highest Job Creation Numbers

26 February 2016

The Western Cape has recorded the highest job gains in the country, according to the latest employment figures from Statistics South Africa released today (25 February 2016). Read More

Three DUI arrests on Western Cape roads

25 February 2016

Provincial Traffic Services arrested three motorists this week for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Read More

A new primary school for Tulbagh

25 February 2016

The construction of a new primary school in Tulbagh is under way. Once the project is complete, it will alleviate overcrowding at other schools in the town and surrounds. Read More

CapeNature and Mountain Club SA welcome international climbers

24 February 2016

To showcase South Africa’s world class rock climbing, CapeNature and the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) will welcome members of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) for a 10-day climbing tour of the country.   Read More

Request to postpone by-elections

24 February 2016

The Western Cape Department of Local Government received a request from the Electoral Commission last night to postpone by-elections that had been scheduled to take place in the province today. Read More

New pharmaceutical management system implemented at TC Newman

24 February 2016

Western Cape Government Health at TC Newman is currently implementing a new electronic inventory and dispensing programme. Read More

Roadworks in Cogmanskloof between Ashton and Montagu

23 February 2016

A plan is in place to make up for lost time on a 36-month Department of Transport and Public Works contract to rehabilitate and upgrade various sections of the R60 and R62 between Ashton and Montagu through Cogmanskloof. Read More

Minister Marais Launches Western Cape Southern Stings Netball Team

23 February 2016

On Saturday 20 February 2016 the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, attended the launch of the Western Cape Southern Stings N Read More

MATTER OF FACT: Cape Argus social work story is misleading

22 February 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) would like to correct a totally misleading report in the Cape Argus (22-02-2016) titled, “On Cape Flats there’s one social worker for 30 000 kids”. Read More

SAPS failures – Minister Plato supports Major-General Goss’ search for justice

22 February 2016

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I support Major-General Greg Goss’ search for justice since 2014 in the murder case of his son, Greg Goss Junior. Read More

Nine killed in road crashes on Western Cape roads over the weekend

22 February 2016

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services arrested 26 drivers for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February 2016. Read More