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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

WCG launches enrichment portal for afterschool practitioners

24 June 2020

To thrive every child needs access to at least one caring adult in their lives. In almost every no and low fee school across the province, there exists a network of dedicated individuals and organisations who work after school each day. Read More

Supporting the Long Street Kiosks during the Covid-19 crisis

24 June 2020

Businesses in the Western Cape have been hard hit during the Covid-19 crisis, and so we are doing everything we can to support them, especially entrepreneurs of small to medium enterprises and those in the informal sector. Read More

Process underway to hand over houses in Ceres

24 June 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements say he is looking forward to visiting Ceres within the next few weeks to handover 30 houses to beneficiaries as part of the Vredebes Housing Project. Read More

Broken promises leave provinces short-changed in the fight against Covid-19

24 June 2020

We are on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19, including funding and providing temporary hospital facilities, quarantine and isolation facilities, humanitarian relief, and ensuring that schools can op Read More

Special Adjustment Budget: Time to deliver on promises made

23 June 2020

Tomorrow (24 June 2020), the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, will table a special adjustment budget in Parliament, which we hope will provide the clarity on the scale of national government’s financial support for the fight against Covid-19 in... Read More

Traditional Leader is not ashamed of contracting COVID-19

23 June 2020

Chief Eric Galada, Traditional Leader in Langa, tested positive for COVID-19 in May, and spent 14 days in isolation, which he completed recently on 11 June 2020.  “People are scared or ashamed because of the stigma that exists.  I believe that... Read More

Quality learning @home: WCED launches Virtual Library

23 June 2020

The ability to read and write is the foundation on which all further learning is based, and the ability to read for meaning and pleasure is without a doubt the most important skill that children can learn in primary school. Read More

MEC Fernandez welcomes ECD preopening assessments

23 June 2020

The provincial Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez has welcomed the developments in the ECD and Partial Care sector, including the preopening self-assessment, but has called on the national department to commit to timeframes for the... Read More

Minister Fritz calls on illegal liquor traders to become licensed

23 June 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 23 June 2020 Release: immediately Read More

Tygerberg Hospital’s Chief Porter was motivated by colleagues to recover

23 June 2020

After recovering from Covid-19, Anthony McKenzie was happy to return to Tygerberg Hospital where he helps ensure the movement of patients between different locations in the facility. Read More

Minister Meyer visits grain farmers in the Swartland

23 June 2020

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and Executive Mayor of Swartland Municipality, Mr Tjimen van Essen visited Swart Read More

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services make R5.5 million abalone arrest

23 June 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services arrested two men and confiscated abalone worth R5 682 000 at a strategically located roadblock over the weekend. Read More

Epilepsy and COVID-19 – Awareness on National Epilepsy Day

22 June 2020

Around 10% of people have epilepsy, making it the most common of neurological conditions. It affects people of any age, with one in four affected experiencing their first seizure by the age of 20.  Yet few understand what it is, and how it is... Read More

Youth empowered by WCG YearBeyond programme

22 June 2020

As we nationally commemorate youth this month, the Western Cape Government has developed an innovative Youth Service Programme, YearBeyond, which provides youth between the ages of 18 and 25 an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience, build... Read More

Minister Fritz condemns rape and murder of 17-year-old woman

22 June 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 22 June 2020 Release: immediately Read More

No taxi fare increases in the Western Cape

22 June 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works This morning in Khayelitsha I met with the representatives of the Western Cape South SA National Taxi Council (SANTACO) regarding the proposed taxi fare... Read More

A stroke is an emergency

22 June 2020

A stroke is an emergency – even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the world a drop in the number of stroke patients seeking emergency care in this time is reported, which can have a major impact in the recovery of these individuals.   Read More

Red Dot transports 12 000 healthcare workers

21 June 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Update on 2021 school admissions process

21 June 2020

Just over a month ago, the WCED announced revised dates for the 2020 school admissions process in the Western Cape. Read More

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