News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Media Alert: Minister Winde to Visit Businesses in Bree Street, Cape Town

15 January 2013

On Tuesday, 15 January 2013, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde will visit businesses in one of Cape Town’s fastest growing high streets, Bree Street. Read More

Health Facilities to Remain Closed During Farm Worker Strike

15 January 2013

Western Cape Government Health has, after consultation with local authorities closed the following facilities (clinics) in the areas affected by the Farm Worker Strikes:De Doorns Area: Read More

Positive Improvements in Language and Mathematics Results

14 January 2013

In 2009, this Government made the commitment to improving the language and mathematics levels of our learners. Read More

Media Statement: Western Cape Land Use Planning Bill, 2013

14 January 2013

Media statement issued by Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Anton Bredell regarding the land use planning bill and provincial powers on land use decisions. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Announce the 2012 WCED Language and Maths Results

11 January 2013

The Western Cape government firmly believes in the importance of systemic testing in the management of education and the improvement of learner performance. Read More

Leadership Must be Shown in Farmworker Strike Say Zille and Van Rensburg

11 January 2013

Joint statement by Helen Zille Premier of the Western Cape, and Gerrit van Rensburg Minister of Agriculture Read More

Western Cape Film Nominated for an Oscar

11 January 2013

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development & Tourism Alan Winde. Read More

Invitation to Social Cohesion Community Conversations

8 January 2013

The Independent Development Trust (IDT), on behalf of the national Department of Arts and Culture, and the Western Cape Provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport cordially invites you to a Social Cohesion Conversation during which feedback... Read More

Western Cape Government Awards NSC Learners of 2012

7 January 2013

On Wednesday, 9 January 2013, the Western Cape Government and the Western Cape Education Department will be acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of learners and schools that have excelled academically in the National Senior Certificate... Read More

Media Release: Provincial Disaster Management Centre Activated in Western Cape

7 January 2013

Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre based in Tygerberg on alert since this Monday, 7 January 2013 in anticipation of the strike action by farm workers purportedly to start on Wednesday in the province. Read More

Media Alert: National Senior Certificate Awards Ceremony 2012

7 January 2013

On Wednesday, 9 January 2013, Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape and Donald Grant, Minister of Education in the province will be hosting the Western Cape National Senior Certificate 2012 Awards Ceremony. Read More

Second Chance Available for those Qualifying to Write Supplementary Exams

7 January 2013

A total of 6 698 candidates have qualified for the 2011/2012 supplementary exams. I would like to make a special appeal to all candidates that qualify to write supplementary exams to apply as soon as possible to write these exams. Read More

Media Alert: Rescue on Riviersonderend Mountains

7 January 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services Responded to a Mountain Rescue Case Late Last Night:Sunday, 6 January 2013 Read More

Sixty-nine Drivers Screened for Drunk Driving in Beaufort West

6 January 2013

The joint operational roadblock on 6 January 2013 forms part of Safely Home’s campaign to reduce the number of people killed on the province’s roads by 50% by the end of 2014. Read More

Minister Carlisle Lauds Action Taken by Autopax Against Bad Bus Driving

4 January 2013

The Western Cape focuses very intently on the safety of road passenger vehicles, as a result of which fatalities in this area have fallen considerably. Read More

Diarreale Siekte: Ken Basiese Feite

3 January 2013

'n Kind sterf van diarreale siekte en verwante siektes elke veertien sekondes. Dit beteken dat vier kinders  elke minuut sterf, 6 000 kinders  elke dag sterf en 42 000 kinders gemiddeld elke week sterf. Read More

Today is a Celebration for Many Candidates, Schools and Educators

3 January 2013

This morning over 44 000 young people from the Western Cape will receive their individual National Senior Certificate (NSC) results. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit Schools to Congratulate Them

3 January 2013

Today, 3 January 2013, Minister Grant will visit two schools to congratulate them on their 2012 NSC results. Read More

Record Pass Rate for Western Cape

2 January 2013

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Western Cape Minister of EducationI am delighted to announce the provincial results of the 2012 National Senior Certificate examinations. Read More

Diarrhoeal Disease: Know the Basics

2 January 2013

A child dies of diarrhoeal disease and related diseases every fourteen seconds. That means that four children die every minute, 6 000 children die every day and 42 000 children die every week on average. Read More