News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


National Commemoration Day – Honour those who Serve

7 September 2014

Media Release by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyToday is South African Police Services (SAPS) National Commemoration Day in remembrance of those brave officers who died in the line of service over the past year. Read More

Minister Plato to Host Provincial PNP Public Meeting in Vredendal

5 September 2014

Tomorrow, Saturday 6 September 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation process for the Vredendal police cluster. Read More

International Day of Charity: whole of society can make a difference

5 September 2014

With today marking International Day of Charity, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will commemorate the day by donating blankets to the Salvation Army in Goodwood. Read More

Western Cape Government proud of Bryan Habana’s 100th test match milestone

5 September 2014

Former Western Province and Stormers wing, Bryan Habana is to play his 100th test match for South Africa in Perth, Australia, tomorrow.This is an incredible achievement by this young man who has accomplished so much in his 10-year career. Read More

Minister Mbombo to Officially Conclude National Book Week 2014

5 September 2014

Tomorrow, 6 September 2014, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will be delivering the keynote address at the closing ceremony of National Book Week. Read More

Minister Winde to Provide Khayelitsha Residents with Food Garden Starter Kit

4 September 2014

In a boost for food security, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will provide Khayelitsha residents with the tools they need to grow communal food gardens. Read More

High Schools To Debate Road Safety in Provincial Competition

4 September 2014

Nine high schools from the Cape Metropole region will be competing for top honours in the Provincial Road Safety Debate Competition at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on 6 September 2014. Read More

Minister Debbie Schäfer on School Planning Calendar for 2015

4 September 2014

Media Statement by Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of EducationBenjamin Franklin once said “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Read More

Minister Alan Winde Visits Local Food Gardens

4 September 2014

Food security in Khayelitsha received a boost today with Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, equipping local food gardens with the essentials they need to increase production. Read More

Minister Winde to Plant a Tree for Arbour Week

4 September 2014

In celebration of Arbour Week, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will take part in the annual tree-planting ceremony hosted by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Minister Winde will plant a tree at the Langgewens Research... Read More

Fight Against Drugs and Gangs needs Resources and Specialised Units

4 September 2014

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

National Book Week is “Going Places” in 2014

3 September 2014

The fifth year of South Africa’s longest-running and most successful reading campaign kicks off this week. National Book Week will be celebrated from 1–7 September 2014. Read More

Public Order Policing Expansions Welcomed but Roll Out required Immediately

3 September 2014

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyI welcome the announcements made today by National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, regarding the expansion of Public Order Policing (POP) across the country. Read More

Transport and Public Works Official Benefits from Leadership Training

3 September 2014

Danielle Manuel, Deputy Director: Infrastructure Policies and Strategies at the Department of Transport and Public Works, felt inspired after attending the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United St Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape to host the closing ceremony of the National Book Week

3 September 2014

The National Book Week initiative which is in its 5th year running started off on Monday the 1st of September and will conclude on Sunday the 7th of September. Read More

DCAS and Artscape reach out to Choirs in the Hessequa area

3 September 2014

Community choirs from the Hessequa municipal area were invited to attend special choir workshops presented by Artscape in cooperation with the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Read More

Minister Debbie Schäfer Opens New School Hall for Sullivan Primary

2 September 2014

Minister Schäfer gave the following speech at the opening of the new school hall for Sullivan Primary. Read More

Setting the Bar at the Provincial Golden Games

2 September 2014

Celebrating active ageing at the Provincial Golden Games Read More

Developing theatre at the Cape Winelands Drama Festival

2 September 2014

Drama groups travelled from as far Worcester to take part in the festival at the Klein Libertas Theatre. Read More

“Born frees” conquer fears at Boland Youth Camp

2 September 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), the National Department of Sport and Recreation, SRSA and LoveLife hosted 99 “born-free” youth at the Boland Re Read More