News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Postponed: Youth Skills Transfer Programme Launch

13 August 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Mr Albert Fritz, will on Thursday launch the innovative Youth Skills Transfer Programme (YST). The Programme is an initiative of the Department of Social Development (DSD) in partnership with the Community... Read More

Good Progress with Resurfacing of R27

12 August 2015

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is making good progress with resurfacing the R27 between Milnerton and Melkbosstrand. This R71 million project started in April 2015, and is scheduled for completion early in 2016. Read More

Local Nurse Receives President’s Nursing Award

12 August 2015

Sister Jane Booth, Paediatric Nursing Specialist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa’s President’s Nursing Award, the highest accolade awarded by the Society, in... Read More

Special Needs Beneficiary to Get First Bricks of Her House Laid by Minister

11 August 2015

In celebrations of Woman’s month in August 2015, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will be laying the first brick of the house of Ms Dunyiswa. Read More

Women Celebrate Agri-Cultural Heritage in Worcester

11 August 2015

Ladies from various organisations attended a women’s event at Worcester Museum on 10 August 2015. The museum is an agricultural-themed museum based in Worcester. Read More

Youth Skills Transfer Programme to be launched by Minister Albert Fritz

11 August 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Mr Albert Fritz, will on Thursday launch the innovative Youth Skills Transfer Programme (YST). The Programme is an initiative of the Department of Social Development (DSD) in partnership with the Community... Read More

Eighteen Road Traffic Fatalities on Western Cape Roads

11 August 2015

From 7 to 10 August 2015, Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 933 vehicles in 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape. Eighteen road users, including nine pedestrians, died on the province’s roads over the long weekend. Read More

Cape Winelands Drama Festival Showcase at the Happy Valley Community Hall

11 August 2015

On Saturday, 8 August 2015, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted the Cape Winelands Drama Festival Showcase at the Happy Valley Community Hall. Read More

Ministers Madikizela, Grant and Winde to Speak at Cape Construction Conference

11 August 2015

Today 12 August 2015, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will be a member of the Plenary discussion : The realities of doing business in the Western Cape at the third Cape Construction Conference and Trade Expo at the Cape... Read More

New Tennis Court Facility for Prince Albert

11 August 2015

On Friday, 11 August 2015, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais, together with the Mayor of the Prince Albert Municipality, Mr Goliath Lottering, opened the upgraded tennis court facility at the municipal sp Read More

Olympic Spirit in Ladismith on Route to Albertinia

11 August 2015

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in partnership with Kannaland Municipality, Read More

Minister Plato to launch Women’s Month outreach programmes in George

11 August 2015

Tomorrow, Wednesday 12 August 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch the Department of Community Safety’s Women’s Month outreach events in George. Read More

Bringing the oceans to Oudsthoon

9 August 2015

900 school learners take part in marine experience in Oudsthoorn. Read More

Encourage Breastfeeding and Improve Babies Health

7 August 2015

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.  This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make It Work”... Read More

Merweville Road Upgraded From Gravel to Surfaced Road

7 August 2015

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

Khayelitsha Commission Anniversary: Classified SAPS report

7 August 2015

In August 2012, the Premier established the O’Regan Commission of Inquiry into allegations of police inefficiency in Khayelitsha.  On 25 August 2014, the Commission completed its work, and a copy of the report was handed to the Western Cape... Read More

Minister Plato condemns shooting of Mitchell’s Plain officer

7 August 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I strongly condemn the shooting of Warrant Officer Herman Prince in Mitchell’s Plain yesterday and I am relieved to learn that he is recovering in hospital. Read More

Improving Women’s Health with HPV Vaccination – On the Road to Improving Women’s

7 August 2015

Western Cape Government Health believes in the importance of improving women’s health. Therefore the second round of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination will be rolled out from 11 August to 4 September 2015. Read More

Media Alert: Olympic Day Exhibition Focuses on Women in Sport

6 August 2015

On Saturday, 8 August 2015 the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will be hosting an Olympic Day Exhibition in Ladismith. This Exhibition forms part of the “Road to Rio” roadshow that started in Oudtshoorn in June this year. Read More

Stellenbosch Arterial Upgrades Nearing Completion

6 August 2015

Motorists who experienced traffic delays over the past two years on the Stellenbosch Arterial Road and Polkadraai Road in Kuils River will soon be breathing a sigh of relief. This R148 million road upgrading project, which started in October 2013,... Read More

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