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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Minister Schäfer celebrates the provincial winners of the NTA

3 September 2021

This evening I was joined by the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, as the WCED announced the provincial winners of the 2021 National Teaching Awards. They will go on to represent us in the national competition next month. Read More

Fund launched to support municipalities to prepare for renewable energy projects

2 September 2021

I am pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Western Cape Municipal Energy Resilience Fund. This fund will make available almost R13 million to qualifying municipalities for research and planning to determine the requirements and... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest in drug bust in Tafelsig, Hanover Park

2 September 2021

On Tuesday, 31 August 2021, LEAP Officers arrested a suspect in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, for possession of drugs, in a joint operation with the SAPS. Read More

Drive-through service makes getting vaccinated a drive in the park

2 September 2021

Two weeks after opening the Athlone Vaccination Centre of Hope, the site will receive its first drive-through clients on 2 September via a test-run and then officially open to the public on Friday, 3 September. Read More

Minister Simmers visits informal settlements in the Garden Route

2 September 2021

Kwanonqaba in Mossel Bay. These visits were to ascertain how the Informal Settlements Support Programme has improved these living standards of the informal dwellers. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R214 million spent on Covid-19 in 2021/22

1 September 2021

We are pleased to publish the fourteenth edition of our monthly Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury which affirms our commitment to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape. Read More

Tourism Month 2021: Time to ease restrictions to support tourism recovery in WC

1 September 2021

Tourism Month 2021 marks the start of what will hopefully be a period of welcome relief for the tourism and hospitality sector, however the success of our summer season remains dependant on the opening of the economy in the Western Cape.  Read More

Human Settlements to open a framework for majority female owned contractors

1 September 2021

As we come to the end of Women’s Month, I am delighted to announce that before the end of 2021, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) will open a contractors framework that will be geared towards attracting construction companies... Read More

900 Pets vaccinated against rabies - no further cases reports

31 August 2021

Following the last week’s announcement that two rabies cases have been confirmed in Khayelitsha, no further cases have been detected. Read More

Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute (OFPI) project update

31 August 2021

The Western Cape Government Health’s joint venture with the Department of Transport and Public Works, and other stakeholders will  reach construction completion by the end of 2021, if everything goes according to plan. Read More

Minister Fritz hosts YSAP Women’s Leadership Conference

31 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will welcome 50 women who are currently serving on the Youth Safety Ambassador Programme (YSAP) from outside of the Metro to a Leadership Conference organized by the Department of Community... Read More

Covid-19 vaccination card gets free access to affiliated Western Cape museums

31 August 2021

As we kick off Heritage Month in the Western Cape, Minister Anroux Marais is happy to announce free access to our affiliated museums for those presenting vaccination cards, both fully and partially vaccinated. Read More

Department of Local Government recognises inspirational women

31 August 2021

‘Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo' (you strike the women, you strike the rock)   Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on society to prioritise women, 365 days of the year

31 August 2021

“As Women's Month draws to a close, I call upon all citizens to act swiftly in addressing the many concerns and injustices women face in this Province and South Africa, 365 days of the year! Read More

Minister Simmers to conduct sod-turning for Qolweni housing project

30 August 2021

Today, Monday, 30 August 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct a sod-turning for the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 Housing project in Plettenberg Bay. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes the progress being made in the establishment of ABT

30 August 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes the progress being made in the establishment of Area-Based Teams Read More

Qolweni sod-turning is the start of improved living conditions

30 August 2021

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers conducted a sod-turning to officially launch the Qolweni 169 Phase 3A Project in the Plettenberg Bay community. Read More

Uniondale learners receive Construction Toolkits as part of Youth Programme

30 August 2021

On Sunday, 29 August 2021, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements handed over Construction Toolkits to 8 learners in Uniondale, within the George municipal area.  Read More

Final Call for ECD Stimulus Employment Relief Fund Verification

30 August 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) wishes to remind all Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres that applied for the ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund, to verify their details that have been captured on Government’s database... Read More

Uniondale learners to receive construction toolkits as part of Youth Empowerment

29 August 2021

On Sunday, 29 August 2021, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements will hand over Construction Toolkits to 8 learners in Uniondale, within the George municipal area.  Read More

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