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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Minister Fritz welcomes 45 arrests of those committing public violence

28 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 45 arrests of persons inciting public violence during protest action yesterday. Read More

Minister Fernandez urges public to use Provincial Disability-Desk

28 July 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is urging the public to make use of the Provincial Disability-Desk that resides in her Department. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais saddened by the passing of journalist Peter Daniels

27 July 2020

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of the great Peter Daniels who selflessly used the power of sport to empower not only the Cape Winelands but the province and country at large.  Read More

Special Adjustment Budget - A Budget to Beat Covid-19 in the Western Cape

27 July 2020

  We could not have imagined the size and the ferocity of the storm on the horizon when we tabled the main budget in Parliament.  When the main budget was tabled, we committed to supporting the health department should Covid-19 reach the Western... Read More

Budget cuts to impact on agriculture in the Western Cape

27 July 2020

Earlier today, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture presented its 2020 Adjusted Budget of R888 million to the Standing Committee on Agricultur Read More

Webinar series launched to support tourism sector

27 July 2020

On Thursday (30 July 2020), the Department of Economic Development and Tourism will be hosting the first of its five-part weekly webinar series for the tourism sector that aims to provide support and advice on opening safely during the Covid-19... Read More

Minister Fritz calls for calm amidst protest action

27 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on residents in the Western Cape to remain calm, refrain from public violence and adhere to the lockdown regulations, amidst threats of protest action. Read More

WCG calls for minute of remembrance to honour those who have gone before us

27 July 2020

As Covid-19 related fatalities are recorded across the province and South Africa, the Western Cape Government with the support of our Faith Based Organisations (FBO) Network and various stakeholders call for a minute of silence every Wednesday at... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hero Amongst us: September La Meyer

27 July 2020

This week’s nominated Coronavirus Hero Amongst Us at Tygerberg Hospital, September La Meyer, provides an essential service to his colleagues during challenging times. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to visit Hessequa municipal area

27 July 2020

Tomorrow, 28 July 2020, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct visits in the Hessequa Municipal area. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes adjusted budget to respond to Covid-19 pandemic

27 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the adjustments made to the Department of Community Safety’s budget for the 2020/21 financial year which will better enable the Department to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

Grabouw nurses overcame COVID-19 by supporting each other

27 July 2020

Professional nurses at Grabouw Community Health Centre (CHC), Sr Thabisa Jongolo and Sr Faith Notoshaya, say they overcame COVID-19 by supporting one another. Read More

The role of the forensic pathologist during a pandemic

25 July 2020

Frontline healthcare workers across the world are working around the clock to help save lives during the COVID-19 crisis, while those in the field of forensic pathology focus on the deceased. Read More

Interests of children last on the list of priorities in capitulation to unions

24 July 2020

It is with deep disappointment that we note the decision of the national Cabinet to once again close schools for a whole month.  Read More

Minister Fritz condemns heavy-handed response to restaurants’ peaceful protest

24 July 2020

Minister Fritz condemns heavy-handed response to restaurants’ peaceful protest outside parliament Read More

Overcoming the Emotional Effect of COVID-19

24 July 2020

Senior Dietician, Megan Marais, received the warmest welcome back at her office in Khayelitsha after isolating at home for weeks. She and her husband both tested positive for COVID-19 and had to go into isolation at home. Read More

Taxi murders: Minister Madikizela meets taxi industry leaders to find solutions

23 July 2020

I met with the leadership of the Western Cape Branch of the SA National Taxi Council (SANTACO), as well as 'motherbodies' Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (CODETA) and Cape Amalgamated Taxi Associations (CATA) taxi associations again this... Read More

Beaufort West Municipality must return funds spent irregularly

23 July 2020

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlement has sent a second letter of demand for the immediate return of R 1 915 000.00, it provided to the Beaufort West Municipality (BWM) between 2017 and 2018, so that external toilets could be upgraded in... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 11 protest related arrests in Delft

23 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the arrests of eleven suspects on Tuesday night in relation to ongoing violent protest action. Minister Fritz further calls on residents to adhere to the law and report related criminal... Read More

Minister Simmers condemns attack on Kanana removal truck

23 July 2020

It’s despicable and a complete disgrace that one of the removal trucks used to assist beneficiaries move from the Kanana informal settlement in Gugulethu to Forest Village, Eersteriver, was last night set alight and the driver assaulted. Read More

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