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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Minister Fritz welcomes training of LEAP to address liquor complaints

8 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the additional training provided to Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, to attend to liquor related complaints. Read More

Minister Madikizela and SANTACO condemn taxi related murders

8 July 2020

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

Losing a loved one due to Covid-19

8 July 2020

Many families across our province have had to face the tragic loss of their loved ones due to Covid-19.  During the pandemic, the loss of a loved one is unfortunately complicated by the need to prevent coronavirus from spreading further. Read More

Capitec donates food parcels to MOD coaches and learners across the province

7 July 2020

Yesterday, 6 July 2020, Minister Anroux Marais accepted Capitec's generous donation of food parcels to our MOD and Neighbouring Schools Programme coaches a Read More

Victoria Hospital celebrates discharge of longest ventilated Covid-19 patient

7 July 2020

The story of Mr. Robson Shaby is one of hope and recovery in a time of overwhelming uncertainty. The 30-year-old Malawian gentleman overcame all odds to beat Covid-19 and became one of the first (and hopefully of many) critically ill recoveries in... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes no bail for Quku’s alleged murderer

7 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the ruling not to grant bail to Lona Mzingeli (25) who is accused of murdering Amahle Quku (17). The matter was heard today amidst related protest action outside of Wynberg Court, calling for... Read More

Provincial Human Settlements engages Kanana residents about housing opportunity

7 July 2020

Yesterday, officials from the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements met with and engaged various stakeholders from Kanana in Gugulethu, which forms part of the Airport Precinct, where it was once again confirmed that 75 of the most vulnerable... Read More

Minister Simmers engages newly appointed Rental Housing Tribunal Members

6 July 2020

This past Friday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, met the newly appointed members of the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT). Read More

WCG develops cultural and religious guide for managing Covid-19 fatalities

6 July 2020

As the number of fatalities increase across the province due to COVID-19, the Western Cape Government through the Department of Local Government and in consultation with our Faith Based Organisations (FBO) Network and various stakeholders developed... Read More

Misleading information spread by ANC and aligned organisations

6 July 2020

I have noted the statement issued by the ANC and aligned organisations referring to the return to school of more grades in the Western Cape from tomorrow. Read More

MEC Fernandez welcomes the court ruling for re-opening of ECDs

6 July 2020

The Provincial Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez notes and welcomes the North Gauteng High Court ruling stating that all private and NGO-run Early Childhood Development Centres may re-open immediately. Read More

"Hope and faith pulled me through" - Sr Joshua on her ICU COVID-19 experience

6 July 2020

Sr Brenda Joshua says hope and faith pulled her through her ICU COVID-19 experience.  She is a professional nurse at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, spent 3 days in the intensive care unit (ICU) and a total of 10 days in hospital... Read More

More than 200 beneficiaries benefit from Forest Village Housing Project

6 July 2020

Since the end of May 2020, 246 units have been handed over to beneficiaries in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Of the 246 units that were handed over, 224 went to residents from Wards 16, 17, 108 and 114, while 22 were handed... Read More

Taxi murders: Minister Madikizela meets taxi industry to resolve impasse

6 July 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works I met with the leadership of the taxi industry this afternoon to resolve the ongoing taxi related murders that have flared up in the Western Cape. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital is thankful for ICU equipment and PPE donations

4 July 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital is thankful to the South African Medical & Education (SAME) Foundation for the recent donation to the value of over R4 million worth of equipment to be used in the hospital’s Intensive Care Units. Read More

Minister Maynier visits Grabouw, Overberg to oversee the Hotspot Strategy

3 July 2020

On Wednesday, 1 July 2020, I visited Grabouw to meet with local mayors, the disaster management team (Joint Operations Centre - JOC), Joint District Approach (JDA) team, law enforcement, health officials, and other key provincial officials to engage... Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture supports SMME development

3 July 2020

Amidst Covid-19, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) continues to support and nurture Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) within the Western Cape's agricultural economy. Read More

WCPO agrees to investigate secondary victimization

3 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO), Mr JJ Brand's investigation into cases of secondary victimization (SV). Read More