News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Western Cape Farmers Donate Drought Relief for Northern Cape and North West

30 December 2013

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Gerrit van Rensburg, announced that Western Cape farmers will assist farmers in the drought-stricken Northern Cape and North West provinces. Read More

Passenger Deaths Down 50% over December Period

30 December 2013

The number of passenger deaths have dropped by 50% compared to the same time last year, between 1 December and 29 December. Read More

Road Deaths Down 35% Despite Increased Traffic Volume in the Province

24 December 2013

Road deaths for the period 1 to 22 December 2013 are down by 35% for the same period in 2012. Read More

Hanover Park Community Health Centre Fortified Against Shooting

20 December 2013

Following a shooting incident at the Hanover Park Community Health Centre (CHC) in October this year, safety and security mechanisms have been installed to safeguard the facility. It is now a fortress in many ways. Read More

Diarrhoeal Season is Here

20 December 2013

Every year between the beginning of November and the end of May thousands of babies and toddlers across the province access Western Cape Government Health facilities seeking treatment for dehydration due to diarrhoea. Read More

Prevent Diving Accidents this Holiday Season – Dive Feet First

20 December 2013

Groote Schuur Hospital’s Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit admits and treats an average of seven patients every year who sustain severe neck injuries secondary to diving accidents. Read More

Cavalcade Brings Santa Claus to Town

19 December 2013

Father Christmas made his early annual visit to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 19 December 2013. Read More

Madiba’s spirit honoured at Reconciliation Day celebrations

18 December 2013

The vibrant and multicultural spirit of Cape Town was celebrated at the Reconciliation Day festival held in Green Point on 16 December 2013 Read More

Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute Graduation Ceremony 2013

18 December 2013

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, recently congratulated students who graduated at Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute. A total of 114 students received their qualifications.These comprised: Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Join Children at Ratanga Junction

18 December 2013

Minister of Social Development Mr Albert Fritz, will join a group of disabled children at Ratanga Junction for a day of fun on 19 December 2013. Read More

Western Cape Athletes Shine at National Schools Championships

18 December 2013

Thousands of learners from across the country in the age group 13–18 years competed for honours in a variety of sporting codes at the National School Sports Championship. The championship is hosted annually by Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA... Read More

Many Accolades for Sevens Rugby School Sports Championships

18 December 2013

Team Western Cape Sevens Rugby were in fine form at the Western Cape School Sports Championships last week. Coming away with one silver and three gold medals the teams lit up the field with some exciting running Rugby. New Orleans High School... Read More

Basketball Teams Perform Well at National School Championships

18 December 2013

Montevideo Primary School’s under 13 basketball boys and girls made team Western Cape proud as both teams won gold at the National School Championship in Bloemfontein last week. Read More

The Western Cape salutes its Sport Legends

17 December 2013

“You are our legends, have left a lasting legacy and are great leaders in sport.” These were the words of Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer to the 37 senior sportsmen and sportswomen who were honoured at the 9th Sport Legends... Read More

Passenger Deaths Down by 70% Despite Horror Crashes at Start of Festive Season

17 December 2013

Despite the amount of crashes on the roads to date, Safely Home, together with the department of Transport and Public Works, is committed to reducing road deaths by 50% by the end of 2014. Read More

Sport and recreation opportunities for Kranshoek community

17 December 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with the Bitou Municipality to launch the Kranshoek Community Sport and Recreation Club on Saturday, 14 December 2013. Read More

“Adopt a Nation” Ahead of CHAN Showpiece

17 December 2013

Four soccer teams playing in the colours of South Africa, Somalia, Uganda and Zambia squared off against each other at the Day of Reconciliation “Adopt a Nation” soccer tournament in Gugulethu on Monday, 16 December 2013. Read More

Grand Parade: Commemoration & State Funeral in Qunu

15 December 2013

The funeral service of Former President Nelson Mandela will be screened at the Grand Parade. The programme is as follows:07:00 - ±12:00 Read More

Cape Town Co-Host 2014 African Nations Championship

15 December 2013

South Africa plays against Mozambique at Cape Town Stadium on 11 January 2014 in the first match of the 2014 Orange African Nations Championship (also known as the African Championship of Nations or CHAN). Read More

St George's Anglican Cathedral and the Memory of Nelson Mandela

14 December 2013

Sunday 15 December is the day that Madiba’s mortal remains will be laid in Qunu. The Cathedral service begins at 9:30am. All are welcome. Read More