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News and Speeches Archive

Progress on the Mzansi Golden Economy Programme

19 August 2014

The Mzansi Golden Economy strategy started being implemented after a Summit with the Arts Sector in April 2012. Read More

MOD Programme Modified to Benefit More Young People

19 August 2014

Media Statement by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport  Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Launches R3 Million Research Fund

19 August 2014

In a South African first, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture has launched a R3 million dedicated research fund to boost exports and bolster land reform around the province’s alternative crops. Read More

Western Cape Minister of Health Visits New CEO of Lentegeur Hospital

19 August 2014

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited Lentegeur Hospital on 19 August 2014 to meet the new CEO, Francois van der Watt. Read More

Weekend Surgery Initiative Alleviates Children’s Hospital's Surgery Waiting List

18 August 2014

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is running its fourth annual weekend surgery initiative, previously referred to as Saturday Surgeries, for nine weeks from 5 July until 30 August 2014. Read More

Minister Schäfer Extremely Concerned about Reports of "Rape, Rape" School Game

18 August 2014

Minister Schäfer has expressed great concern about reports of the so-called "rape, rape" game at schools. She has appealed to parents and religious institutions to educate children at home and after school about the differences between right and... Read More

Minister Plato takes Women’s Month Celebrations to Overberg

18 August 2014

Tomorrow, Tuesday 19 August 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will take the Department of Community Safety’s Women’s Month celebratory events to the Overberg. Read More

Media Alert: The Invasion of Philippi East Initiation School

18 August 2014

Media Statement by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport  Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to Attend Substance Abuse Impact Forum

18 August 2014

Minister Fritz will deliver a keynote address at the Substance Abuse Impact Forum, hosted jointly by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and RTI International. Read More

Provincial Traffic Issues 714 Speeding Fines across Western Cape

18 August 2014

On 15 and 16 August 2014, 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks were held across the Western Cape. A total of 2 625 vehicles were stopped as part of Provincial Traffic Services safety campaign. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz and Minister Mbombo to visit Cornflower Primary MOD centre

18 August 2014

On Monday, 18 August 2014 Minister of Social Development, Mr Albert Fritz and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo will be visiting the Cornflower Primary School MOD centre in Lentegeur, Mitchell’s Plain. Read More

Opiate Substitution Treatment Programme Showing World-class Results

18 August 2014

The Western Cape Government is proud to be at the forefront of the fight against drug and substance abuse in the province. Read More

Minister Peters Has Missed an Opportunity to Tackle Child Road Safety Head-On

17 August 2014

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

Minister Mbombo and Minister Fritz to visit Cornflower Primary MOD Centre

15 August 2014

On Monday, 18 August 2014, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and Minister of Social Development, Mr Albert Fritz will be visiting the Cornflower Primary School MOD centre in Lentegeur, Mitchell’s Plain. Read More

Minister Plato takes Provincial PNP Public meeting to Greyton

15 August 2014

Tomorrow, Saturday 16 August 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation process for the Caledon police cluster in Greyton. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Department of Agriculture Launches Research Fund

15 August 2014

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is set to launch a R3 million dedicated research fund. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will attend the launch of the Alternative Crops Fund on Tuesday. Read More

Western Cape Celebrates Women in Agriculture

15 August 2014

As part of women’s month celebrations, the Western Cape’s top female entrepreneurs in agriculture were celebrated. Read More

Police Failures on the N2 Will Not Go Unchecked

14 August 2014

Minister Plato address the complaints of South African Police Service officers who are understaffed and under resourced. Read More

Focus on Women’s Month: Maternal Patient-Centred Care

13 August 2014

In line with the focus on women’s strengths in August,  the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today launched the Maternal Patient-Centred Care initiative at Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre (CHC) to address the mistreatment... Read More

Minister Plato Condemns Murder of Another Police Officer

13 August 2014

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyI strongly condemn the murder of Warrant Officer NM Johannessen in Worcester, who was killed on duty while trying to apprehend two suspects. Read More

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