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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Survey ranking SA as top BPO destination a boost for the sector in the WC

11 April 2021

We welcome the announcement that South Africa has been voted the most favoured offshore Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) destination in 2021, according to the annual Ryan Strategic Advisory Fron Read More

Taxi violence threatens empowerment programmes

11 April 2021

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works I visited the family of the late President of the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) to take personal condolences yesterday. Read More

Generous Jpiego donation to assist in vaccination roll- out in WC

10 April 2021

With Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Sisonke Vaccination Programme well underway in the Western Cape, the Western Cape Department of Health is preparing to roll out Phase 2 to priority groups in the province. A key part of the vaccination roll-out is to... Read More

LEAP officers continue success in fighting crime

9 April 2021

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) Officers continue to make significant strides in fighting crime as part of the Western Cape Safety Plan. Read More

Statement by minister Marais: We mourn the loss of a leading light for isiXhosa

8 April 2021

The passing of Professor Sizwe Satyo last week has left a void in the sphere of Language development in our province.  Read More

1 166 jobs created in the BPO sector through skills development programme

8 April 2021

I am pleased to announce that 1 166 full-time jobs were created in the Business Process Operating (BPO) sector through the Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s Work and Skills programme in the last financial year. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to hand over houses in Barrydale

8 April 2021

Tomorrow, 9 April 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will, as part of the Smitsville Housing Project in Barrydale in the Swellendam Municipal area, hand over 12 units to deserving and qualifying beneficiaries. Read More

Minister Madikizela extends condolences to CATA following death of leader

8 April 2021

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works I am shocked and saddened by the tragic passing of the President of the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA), Mr Victor Wiwi. Read More

Roadworks on the R102 near George

7 April 2021

The Department of Transport and Public Works has started an 18-month road construction project on the R102 at the Maalgate River Bridge between the Glentana Intersection and the George Airport. Read More

Community Safety is driving interventions to reduce gang related harms

7 April 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is appalled by the number of young people who have been struck by stray bullets in communities including Hanover Park and Manenberg.    Among those injured include:    Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements launches its own reserve fund

7 April 2021

Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the launch of the Western Cape Asset Finance Reserve for Human Settlements (WCAFRHS) will strengthen the Department’s ability to drastically improve the lives of the people of this... Read More

Amended hospital visitation guidelines for level 1

7 April 2021

Allowing patients to be visited by their loved ones is an essential part of their recovery and wellness. Read More

Premier Alan Winde's visit to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

7 April 2021

Earlier today, I visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH ) to help create awareness of the services available to children who are infected with Tuberculosis (TB) in the Western Cape. Please see photos attached. Read More

MEC Fritz and MEC Meyer attend West Coast Easter Safety Activation

6 April 2021

On Thursday, 01 April 2021, Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, and the Minister of Agriculture, Ivan Meyer, attended the launch of the West Coast’s Easter Joint Operation Committee (JOC) activation at the newly established Disaster... Read More

Winter disaster readiness

6 April 2021

The Western Cape is gearing up for a wet and cold winter and the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre (WCDMC) is putting contingency plans in place to keep the public safe. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 134 inspections by WC Liquor Authority over Easter

6 April 2021

  The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 134 inspections of liquor vendors conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) over the week of Easter.    Read More

Major reduction in road deaths over Easter holiday period

6 April 2021

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

New enforcement recruits sign on to serve and protect

1 April 2021

The City, together with WCG, have ensured that the contracts for new LEAP officers were successfully completed on Wednesday, 31 March.  Read More

Stats SA report on municipal basic service delivery welcomed

1 April 2021

Municipalities in the Western Cape continue to deliver the highest levels of free basic services in the country. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R1.95 billion spent on Covid-19

1 April 2021

We are pleased to publish the ninth 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

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