News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape Government Starts Walking Towards Better Health

3 October 2013

Premier Helen Zille and Minister Botha launch the Walk4Health campaign. Read More

Western Cape Tourism Sector Goes Digital

3 October 2013

The Western Cape’s tourism sector aims for better standards in the industry as it goes global with its digital travel marketing strategy. Read More

Services for Senior Citizens

3 October 2013

The Western Cape Government recognises the need for care and service to older persons and, to make this possible, the 2013 budget for services for the elderly increased to R166 million, up from R154 million last year. Through programmes driven by... Read More

Western Cape Education Department to Fight Holiday Vandalism in Schools

2 October 2013

Burglary or vandalism continues to be an issue in Western Cape schools. The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is concerned and is appealing to communities to be part of the fight against it. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Dan Plato to Launch Community Safety SMS Info Line

2 October 2013

On Thursday, 3 October 2013, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety will launch the new Community Safety SMS info line. Read More

Philippi Residents to Receive Houses

2 October 2013

Three beneficiaries of the Siyaphumelele Peoples Housing Process (PHP) project will receive the keys to their houses from Western Cape Government Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela on 3 October 2013. Read More

Facts About Unhealthy Lifestyles

2 October 2013

A report drafted by Western Cape Government Health’s Health Promotions Directorate carries a clear message: unhealthy lifestyles are killing us.The report summarises the burden of disease profile in the province’s six health dixstricts: Read More

Celebrating Heritage with Women’s Rugby in Langa

1 October 2013

Women showed their flair in passing, kicking and counter-attacking at the third annual Women’s Heritage Rugby Tournament in Langa on 28 and 29 September 2013. Read More

International Day of Older Persons

1 October 2013

Today is International Day of Older Persons.  According to UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, by 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries... Read More

Premier Zille Welcomes Constitutional Court Ruling

1 October 2013

We welcome the ruling of the Constitutional Court dismissing Minister Mthethwa’s application against the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry. Read More

Minister Encourages Entrepreneurs Make Use of Enterprise Development Fund

1 October 2013

Western Cape Government helps small businesses to grow through Enterprise Development Fund. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Urges Citizens to Become Blood Donors

1 October 2013

Western Cape Government Health purchases blood products to the value of R13 million per month from Western Province Blood Transfusion Services. The purchase is for about 20 000 blood products on a monthly basis. The projected expenditure for this... Read More

Minister Winde to Provide Progress Report on Enterprise Development Fund

30 September 2013

Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, will be presenting a progress report on the Enterprise Development Fund on Tuesday, 1 October in Khayelitsha. Read More

Youth Outreach Uplifts Tulbagh Community

30 September 2013

Hundreds of youths from across the Western Cape made a direct difference in the lives of people in Tulbagh recently. Read More

Premier and Minister to Launch Walk4Health Lifestyle Wellness Initiative

30 September 2013

On Tuesday, 1 October, Premier Helen Zille and Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha will launch the Western Cape Government’s Walk4Health initiative, which aims to promote a culture of wellness through encouraging the adoption of active... Read More

Minister Tours Cape’s Popular Tourism Sights Ahead of World Tourism Day

27 September 2013

In celebration of World Tourism Day tomorrow (27 September 2013), Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, visited several of the province’s well-known tourist spots. Read More

Update on Phased Closure of GF Jooste Hospital

27 September 2013

The phased closure of GF Jooste Hospital and the commissioning of Mitchells Plain Hospital have commenced. The movements that will impact on the functioning of GF Jooste Hospital will take place in the next few days. Read More

Two Hundred Students to Attend Second Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

26 September 2013

Hundreds of students are expected to attend the Western Cape Government’s second Youth Entrepreneurs Connect conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Saturday, 28 September. Read More

Invitation to Suppliers To Register on Supplier Database

26 September 2013

The Western Cape Government’s Department of Community Safety will host a series of public information sessions  to encourage and support prospective service providers and suppliers to register on their supplier database. Read More

WCED Develops Literacy Skills of Learners

26 September 2013

On Thursday, 26 September,WCED held a conference at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI)to share ideas and best practice on how to improve the reading and writing skills of learners Read More

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