News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

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

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

International Youth Day: Youth Cafés Empowering Young People

12 August 2014

As we mark the United Nations International Youth Day, the Western Cape Provincial Government is proud to be playing a leading role in the empowerment and advancement of young people between 14-25 years living in the province. Read More

Celebrating Women’s Day With a Splash

12 August 2014

Approximately 200 women celebrated Women’s Day by participating in a “learning to swim” event at Blue Downs Indoor Swimming Pool. Read More

Western Cape Government’s Proposals Will save Robben Island Museum

12 August 2014

Media Statement by Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and SportIt has been reported in the media today that the Robben Island Museum (RIM) has called on the private sector to step in and save this site from losing its World... Read More

Highest Breath Alcohol Reading Recorded in Mossel Bay

11 August 2014

On 8 and 9 August 2014, 24 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 716 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Traffic services safety campaign. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde to Address the First Online Oil and Gas Portal

11 August 2014

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will deliver the keynote address at the launch of South Africa’s first oil and gas skills portal. Read More

Dreams Come True at Gene Louw Traffic College

10 August 2014

Wesley Morgan (26) from Clanwilliam always wanted to become a traffic officer. In June this year he was delighted to graduate with a diploma from the Gene Louw Traffic College. Read More

Specialist Paediatric Cardiology Service comes to George Hospital

8 August 2014

Doctor John Lawrenson, Head of Paediatric Cardiology at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, and his team visited George Hospital on 8 August 2014 to host a cardiology outreach clinic. Read More

Our Goal is Safe Roads for all

8 August 2014

On 8 August 2014, the Department of Transport and Public Works partnered with the City of Cape Town to teach road safety to Grade 1, 2 and 3 learners from Watsonia Primary School in Kraaifontein. The event formed part of the Long Short Walk, a... Read More

Premier Calls for Entries for Western Cape Government Public Art Competition

7 August 2014

The Western Cape Government is launching a competition for an exceptional, permanent artwork to mark this iconic occasion. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Launch Women’s Month Events in Moorreesburg

7 August 2014

Tomorrow, Friday 8 August 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch the Department of Community Safety’s Women’s Month events in Moorreesburg. Read More

Women's Month 2014

6 August 2014

The protest on 9 August 1956 by thousands of South African women across all colour lines, was an inspiring display of female unity and strength. Read More

Team Western Cape Arrives Back from Weifang Cup

6 August 2014

Team Western Cape safely arrived at Cape Town International Airport yesterday, after participating in the Weifang Cup in Shandong. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Unveil Service Directory for Victims of Crime

6 August 2014

As part of the focus for Women’s Month, Minister Fritz, will unveil a directory of services for victims of crime and violence. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Albert Fritz to Attend Subcouncil 12 Women’s Day Event

6 August 2014

As part of the focus for women’s month, Minister Fritz, will tomorrow address the Subcouncil 12 Women’s Day Gala Dinner in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Mbombo to Participate in Women's Day Debate

6 August 2014

Minister Mbombo will participate in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Women’s Day Debate on Thursday 7 August. Read More

Police Commissioner Phiyega’s Proposals of Force Against Gangs Need Clarity

5 August 2014

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

Kleinvlei Community Day Centre Gets R12.5 Million Upgrade

5 August 2014

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited the health facility in Kleinvlei today to speak to patients, and briefed the media on plans to expand the facility. Read More

Media Briefing on Progress since Vandalism Attacks on Metrorail Infrastructure

4 August 2014

On 4 August 2014, the following public transport stakeholders will brief the media on its collective action to counter the devastating effects that vicious acts of vandalism and sabotage on Metrorail infrastructure on 30 July 2014, had on commuters... Read More