News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Majority of Western Cape municipalities receive clean or unqualified audits

31 July 2014

The Western Cape Government welcomes the latest announcement by the Auditor General with regard to the Audit outcomes of Local Government.  The Auditor General has awarded 29 out of the 30 municipalities in the Western Cape with clean or unqualified... Read More

Minister Debbie Schäfer Attends Launch of "How to be a Health Activist" Workbook

31 July 2014

Today, Minister Debbie Schäfer attended the launch of the ‘How to be a Health Activist’ Workbook at Vanguard Primary School in Athlone. Read More

Paediatric Specialist Recognised as one of Africa’s Most Influential Women

31 July 2014

Prof. Mignon McCulloch, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Consultant and Nephrologist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently recognised for her contribution to health. Prof. Read More

Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards: Call for Entries

30 July 2014

Premier Helen Zille calls for entries for the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The closing date for all entries is 15 August 2014. Read More

Minister Grant Condemns Acts of Vandalism on Metrorail Infrastructure

30 July 2014

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Minister Welcomes Appointment of Board Chairpersons for PRASA and SAMSA

30 July 2014

Honourable Dipuo Peters (MP) National Minister of Transport, has warmly welcomed the appointments of Dr Popo Molefe and Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu as board chairpersons for the Passenger R Read More

Take Care of Your Heart

29 July 2014

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), or heart disease and stroke as it’s commonly known, is the second leading cause of death in South Africa, after HIV/Aids.  Although we don’t have control over some of the risk factors associated with heart disease such... Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Welcomes Withdrawal of "Certificate of Need"

29 July 2014

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, welcomes the withdrawal of the proclamation on the Certificate of Need in Sections 36 – 40 of the National Health Act of 2003. Read More

Twenty-eight Arrested at Weekend Roadblocks

28 July 2014

On 25 and 26 July 2014, 16 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 1 169 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services’ safety campaign. Read More

Enrol Your Child in School Today for 2015

25 July 2014

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) launched an 11-week campaign in May 2014 to urge parents to enrol their children early for school next year. Read More

Minister Plato to Attend Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities Public Meeting

25 July 2014

Tomorrow, Saturday 26 July 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will kick off the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation process with the first meeting in Robertson. Read More

Russian Trainer Readies Team SA for Chess Olympiad

24 July 2014

In preparation for the Chess Olympiad taking place in Norway from 1 to 14 August 2014, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), arranged for a Russian trainer to assist Read More

Human Settlements Volunteers Help Build 71 Houses for Mandela Day

24 July 2014

Fifty volunteers from the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements registered for the Nelson Mandela International Build Week 14 – 18 July at the Pelican Park Housing Project in Cape Town. Read More

Upgrading of Parents Accommodation at Red Cross Starts

24 July 2014

Building commenced on 24 July 2014 at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to expand and upgrade the on-site Parents Accommodation.Corporate and individual donors gathered to celebrate this milestone at a symbolic brick-laying event. Read More

Confidence and excitement as Team Western Cape leave for China

24 July 2014

Excitement filled the air as team Western Cape departed for China from Cape Town International airport on 23 July. Read More

Fun and activities in the sun at the Golden Games

24 July 2014

On 16 July and 23 July respectively, the West Coast and Boland Golden Games were held. Read More

Minister Fritz and DSD Keeping the Elderly warm on Mandela Day

23 July 2014

A heartfelt thank you to the staff who gave so generously to warm the bodies and hearts of the elderly at the GH Starck Centre. Our gesture was truly appreciated and it was indeed a privilege to share a special 96th birthday with one of the... Read More

Eight Things You Should Know About MDR Tuberculosis

23 July 2014

Tuberculosis, or TB as it is generally known, affects millions of South Africans every year.  However, Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR TB) is fast becoming more widespread. Read More