News and Speeches for Premier of the Western Cape

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Sign into Law the Business Interests Of Employees Bill on the Eve of International Anti-Corruption Day

7 December 2010

Today, Premier Helen Zille will sign into law the Business Interests of Employees Bill recently passed by the Western Cape provincial legislature. Read More

Passing of Business Interests of Employees Bill in the Western Cape Marks a Watershed in Curbing Corruption in the Public Service

7 December 2010

Today, I signed into law the Business Interests of Employees Bill recently passed by the Western Cape Provincial legislature. This marks a watershed for rooting out corruption and cronyism in the public service. The Bill has been signed into law a... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Visit Integrated Roadblock to Trace Maintenance Defaulters

5 December 2010

This morning, 6 December, Premier Helen Zille and Provincial Minister of Social Development Patricia De Lille will visit a integrated roadblock in Mitchell's Plain to trace maintenance defaulters. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Accompany CDWs on a Visit to Maintenance Beneficiaries

28 November 2010

Today, 29 November, Premier Helen Zille will accompany community development workers (CDWs) on a visit to maintenance beneficiaries, living in the Philippi area, who are owed money and have not collected it. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Lead March in Support of the "16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children" in Franschoek

25 November 2010

Tomorrow, 27 November, Premier Zille will lead a march in support of the "16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children" in Groendal, Franschoek. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Launch Western Cape Provincial Government's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign

23 November 2010

Today, 24 November, Premier Helen Zille and the Provincial Minister of Social Development Patricia De Lille will mark the launch of the Western Cape Provincial Government's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign. Read More

Premier Zille to become The First South African to Join the Johnnie Walker Join the Pact Campaign

1 November 2010

Today, Premier Helen Zille will become the first South African to sign the pledge wall of the Johnnie Walker Join the Pact campaign. She will be accompanied by Provincial Minister of Community Safety Albert Fritz and Provincial Minister of Transport... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Meet Boxer Mzonke "The Rose of Khayelitsha" Fana

20 October 2010

This morning, Premier Helen Zille will be meeting Mzonke Fana who recently won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Featherweight title. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Present Paper at the Democracy Development Programme's Sixth Annual Conference

12 October 2010

Tomorrow, 14 October, Premier Helen Zille will present a paper at the Democracy Development Programme's sixth Annual Conference in Durban. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Present Western Cape Provincial Audit Outcomes for 2009/2010

11 October 2010

Today, 12 October, Premier Helen Zille will be presenting the Western Cape provincial audit outcomes for 2009/2010 to the provincial legislature. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Open Development Action Group Conference

9 October 2010

Tomorrow, 11 October, Premier Helen Zille will open the Development Action Group (DAG) National Conference. Read More

Call for Cape Town to Support Local Football : 17 September, 19:30 Cape Town Stadium

16 September 2010

Dr Laurine Platzky, the PGWC's 2010 FIFA World Cup Coordinator, would like to encourage all PGWC staff and their families and friends to enjoy the Cape Town Stadium - and support Cape Town based teams. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Address the Black Management Forum

15 September 2010

Tomorrow, Friday 17 September, Premier Helen Zille will address the inaugural Black Management Forum (BMF) Western Cape Management and Leadership Conference.In her address, the Premier will discuss issues around transformation, black economic... Read More

Media Release: Statement by Helen Zille

2 September 2010

In terms of section 132(2) of the Constitution which reads: "The Premier of a province appoints the members of the Executive Council, assigns their powers and functions, and may dismiss them" and repeated almost verbatim in section 42(2) of the... Read More

Cape Town High Court Ruling

18 July 2010

This morning the Cape High Court found that the Judicial Service Commission's decision to dismiss the Constitutional Court's complaint of gross misconduct against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe was unconstitutional and invalid. Read More

Media Statement - Launch of "GOALS4KIDS" in South Africa: 16 Grade 5 learners to receive high school bursaries

18 July 2010

Today, we are proud to launch "GOALS4KIDS", an initiative to reward promising learners in disadvantaged communities with bursaries. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Launch GOALS4KIDS Initiative

17 July 2010

Tomorrow, 19 July Premier Helen Zille, AGO CEO Hans Ulrich Gruber and the Executive Director of the Impumelelo Innovations Awards Trust Rhoda Kadalie will launch the GOALS4KIDS initiative in South Africa. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille and Minister Max to Revamp a Community Health Centre in Khayelitsha on Mandela Day

17 July 2010

On Sunday, 18 July, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Minister of Community Safety Lennit Max will join Executive Mayor Dan Plato and a group of celebrity motorcyclists to revamp a community health centre in Khayelitsha in support of Mandela Day. Read More

New Rehab Centre Will Combat Alcohol and Drug Abuse amongst Our Youth

15 June 2010

Today, the Western Cape Government officially opened the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre in Eerste River as part of the implementation of its strategic plan to combat substance abuse. Read More

Gazetting of Business Interests of Employees Bill

13 April 2010

We are pleased today to announce groundbreaking new provincial legislation that will significantly reduce the scope for corruption in the Western Cape provincial administration. Read More