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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Bitou community engagements to occur in new year

25 November 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says due to the hostspot alert issued in the Garden Route District, as a result of the rapid increase in covid-19 cases, the planned engagements for this month with the leadership of the... Read More

MEC Fritz calls on suitably qualified candidates - apply for WC Police Ombudsman

25 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the invitation for all interested persons to apply to be appointed in terms of section 11 of the Western Cape Community Safety Act, 2013 (Act 3 of 2013) (the Act), as the Western Cape... Read More

Overberg COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Overberg has seen a 67% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

West Coast COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

While a 16% increase in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days in the West Coast indicates a low overall increase across the district, there are areas of concern which are being monitored such as the Cederberg (175%), Saldanha Bay (47%) and... Read More

Garden Route COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Garden Route has seen a 117% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 96% increase in deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Cape Winelands COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Cape Winelands has seen an 80% increase in new COVID-19 cases, and we urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Central Karoo COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Central Karoo has seen a 112% increase in new COVID-19 cases, 10 new hospitalisations and 3 deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Municipal Energy Resilience Project launched for a more energy secure future

24 November 2020

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the three-year Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) Project to assist municipalities to take advantage of the new energy regulations, which may include  purchasing of energy directly from Independent... Read More

Minister to attend official opening of the Philisa Abafazi Bethu Family Centre

24 November 2020

Tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 November 2020, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be attending the opening of the Philisa Abafazi Centre in Retreat.  Read More

My Octopus Teacher – a school library competition celebrating our teachers

24 November 2020

In recognition of October having been both national Teachers Month and International School Library Month, the WCED is holding a school library competition that celebrates the wonderful work our teachers have done this year – and every year! Read More

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution

24 November 2020

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution amid Black Friday sales. The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 242 investigations between 27 March... Read More

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution

24 November 2020

Minister Fritz calls on liquor vendors and consumers to exercise caution amid Black Friday sales. The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 242 investigations between 27 March... Read More

Minister Madikizela condemns taxi related killings

24 November 2020

I strongly condemn the killing of four taxi operators in Nyanga last night. Read More

Court case on legality of halting illegal occupations in progress commences

23 November 2020

Tomorrow, part B of the South African Human Rights Commission and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ litigation against the City of Cape Town in respect of the rights of landowners to halt an illegal land invasion in progress, commences in the Western... Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 16 - 22 November 2020

23 November 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 48 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province in the week of 16 to 22 November 2020, and 24 951 vehicles were stopp Read More

Schools Evaluation Authority launches website

23 November 2020

On Wednesday last week, the Western Cape’s Schools Evaluation Authority (SEA) launched its website. Premier Alan Winde and I joined the SEA’s Chief Evaluator, Ms Karen Bydell, in celebrating the milestone. Read More

​We must address our province’s violence epidemic, now.

23 November 2020

Two weeks ago, I was alerted to the cruel and senseless murder of Jordan Moore (16) in Atlantis. Jordan and his two friends were approached at the park and threatened at gun point by gangsters with pit bulls. They were told to buy beer for them at a... Read More

Minister Fritz undertakes oversight visit to Brackenfell this morning

20 November 2020

Minister Fritz undertakes oversight visit to Brackenfell this morning; calls for calm Read More

GIS is an innovative, effective management tool

19 November 2020

Yesterday, 18 June 2020, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture(WCDoA) joined the rest of the world by acknowledging the innovative applications of geographic information system (GIS) technology in analysis, visualisation, gaining insights into... Read More

A wise man knows his health status

19 November 2020

November is Prostate and Testicular Awareness Month and on 19 November International Men’s Day is commemorated. Read More

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