News and Speeches Archive

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Reveal Comprehensive Plan to Address Red Tape

31 July 2011

Red tape is an insidious threat to economic growth and job creation. This Thursday, Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Minister, Alan Winde, will reveal the Provincial Government of the Western Cape's comprehensive plan to reduce red tape. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

31 July 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyUnder the banner of the Safely Home campaign, 2 794 vehicles were stopped at alcohol blitz roadblocks this weekend, with 1 009 drivers screened for driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Patient Receives 1 000th Dialysis Treatment at George Hospital

31 July 2011

After being diagnosed with Malignant Hypertension at the age of 14, Riaan Smit, now aged 26, received his 1 000th dialysis treatment at George Hospital's Renal Unit. Read More

Chapman's Peak Drive Open to Traffic

28 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, announced that Chapman's Peak was re-opened to traffic as of 13:00 this afternoon. Read More

Minister Madikizela Makes Statement at the Affordable Housing Development, Human Settlement and Finance Summit

28 July 2011

Media Statement by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Minister of Human Settlements Read More

Minister Carlisle to Appeal Convicted Cyclist Killer's "Slap on Wrist" Sentence

28 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has reacted with "shock and outrage" to the news that Andries Zuiderma "was yesterday effectively let off for killing cyclist Jan-Hendrik Olivier, also 39". Read More

Another Unroadworthy SA Roadlink Bus Impounded

27 July 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyProvincial traffic officials acted swiftly yesterday to remove another unroadworthy SA Roadlink bus, travelling on the N1 near Beaufort West, from the road. Read More

Chapman's Peak Drive Closed Due to Rock Fall

27 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced the closure of Chapman's Peak Drive on Wednesday morning at around 06:30 due to a rock fall in the early hours of the morning. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle to Address South Africa National Taxi Council (SANTACO)

27 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, will address members of the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) at 12:30 today. Read More

Minister Grant Oversees a "Search and Seizure" at Hout Bay School

27 July 2011

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, visited Hout Bay Secondary to oversee a surprise "search and seizure" operation by SAPS. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Visit Woodstock Police Station

27 July 2011

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will tomorrow visit the Woodstock police station in line with his oversight role to promote community police relations and civilian oversight. Read More

Minister Meyer Gives Robben Island Museum Positive Reviews

26 July 2011

On Tuesday, 26 July 2011, Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, accompanied the National Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture on an oversight visit to the Robben Island Museum. Read More

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport on the Passing of Brian Gaffney

26 July 2011

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport notes the sad passing of sport journalist, Brian Gaffney - a former Cape Herald journalist and protégé of Ted Doman and the late Lennie Kleintjies. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Tweet on Western Cape Economy

26 July 2011

Tomorrow, Western Cape Finance and Economic Development Minister, Alan Winde, and the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) will release the latest quarterly economic data for the Province during a live Twitter Round Table. Read More

Corruption Has No Place in the Western Cape Government

26 July 2011

Media Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development Read More

Minister Plato to Visit Hanover Park Hot Spots Tomorrow

26 July 2011

On Thursday, 28 July 2011, Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety in the Western Cape, will visit the community of Hanover Park and the media is invited to join him. Read More

Minister Madikizela: Mandela Park Backyarders Must Respect the Rule of Law

26 July 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela Read More

Western Cape Celebrates 100 000 ART Patients Milestone

25 July 2011

Ten years since the establishment of the first ART clinic in South Africa, the Western Cape Government is taking a moment to reflect back on the days when HIV/AIDS was seen as a death sentence. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Welcome Home Tourism Interns from USA

25 July 2011

On Wednesday, 27 July, Western Cape Tourism Minister Alan Winde will welcome home Woodstock resident Babalwa Tshabalala, Wellington resident Marche Jones and Brackenfell resident Dylan Anderson. Read More

Minister Bredell Hosts Municipality Knowledge-Sharing Session

25 July 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Local Government, Anton Bredell Read More

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