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News and Speeches Archive

Weekend Surgeries set for Fifth Successful Run to Alleviate Surgery Waiting List

23 September 2015

The Weekend Waiting List Initiative has been running as an annual project since 2011. The Initiative was established to address the protracted waiting list by adding an additional day of surgeries (Saturday) to the hospital’s operating schedule. Read More

Resealing of R43 between Bot River and Sandbaai

23 September 2015

The Department of Transport and Public Works has started to reseal the R43 between Bot River and Sandbaai. This road infrastructure project, valued at R37 million, is scheduled for completion in mid-2016. Read More

Minister Plato to host youth safety outreach in George

23 September 2015

On Friday, 25 September 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host a youth safety outreach in Conville, George, to encourage the youth to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them. Read More

Masiphumelele - Call for Calm and Cooperation

22 September 2015

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

Media Alert: Dulcie September Exhibition to be launched by Minister Marais

22 September 2015

Tomorrow, 23 September 2015, Minister Anroux Marais will launch the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s exciting new framework to preserve the Western Cape's unique Oral History.  Read More

Sixteen Road Traffic Fatalities on Western Cape Roads

21 September 2015

Between 18 and 20 September 2015, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 506 vehicles in 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Sixteen road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

Indigenous Games Team Western Cape Awarded Provincial Colours by Minister Marais

21 September 2015

On Friday, 18 September 2015, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais awarded provincial colours to team Western Cape who will compete at the National Indigenous Games Festival in Tshwane from 21–24 September. Read More

Proud Western Cape Road Safety Debaters and Ambassadors

21 September 2015

Five learners who will represent the Western Cape at the national Road Safety Debate Competition in Gauteng from 5 to 9 October 2015 are looking forward to making the province proud, and will continue to raise awareness of this vital issue. Read More

Newly launched DSD Fish Hoek local office will help address Masiphumele violence

21 September 2015

Today, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) launched the department’s newest local office in Fish Hoek. Minister Albert Fritz launched the new facility in the presence of our NGO partners and the South African Police Services (... Read More

Developing Drama in the Overberg and Cape Winelands

21 September 2015

On Friday 18 September 2015 the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted the biggest production development workshop since the inception of the drama festival initiative. Read More

Karoo Coaches at World Rugby Science Network

21 September 2015

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) arranged for a delegation of 12 rugby coaches from the Central Karoo Sport Academy to attend the Conference of the World Rugby Science Network. Read More

Oudtshoorn Administration Continues Unabated

21 September 2015

Minister Anton Bredell has noted the comments and speculation around Oudtshoorn and comments as follows: The department is currently investigating the events that transpired on Friday. Read More

Ministerial oversight visit to Water Reclamation Plant in Beaufort West

19 September 2015

Finance Minister, Dr Ivan Meyer recently visited the Beaufort West Reclamation Plant which is the first of its kind in South Africa. Read More

40th Local Office to be launched by Minister Albert Fritz in Fish Hoek

18 September 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will on Monday next week launch the department’s Fish Hoek Local Office. Read More

Free Access to Nature Reserves for a week!

18 September 2015

CapeNature is giving the public access to its nature reserves, as well as activities on those reserves, free of charge* from 21 to 27 September 2015. Read More

DSD and Rotary enter partnership for improved ECD in the Western Cape

18 September 2015

Extensive research shows that the first 1000 days of a child’s life is the most important for their mental and physical development. It sets the stage for his or her future health, learning, language and emotional growth. Read More

Minister Fritz to attend Youth Skills Transfer Programme graduation

18 September 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address the third Youth Skills Transfer Programme (YSTP) graduation ceremony of 66 youth participants from Beaufort West and Ladismith. Read More

Media statement: Spy claims are ridiculous

18 September 2015

It would appear that Premier Helen Zille’s recent Inside Government newsletter (The Puzzle of Gangs, Drugs, Police and Politics in the Western Cape – 15 October 2015), has touched a nerve in the ANC, particularly with Marius Fransman, the party’s... Read More

Joint Press Conference on N2 Safety Interventions

17 September 2015

The Western Cape Government, City of Cape Town, South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), the Read More

Cultural Affairs Awards 2015/16: Minister Marais Calls for Nominations

17 September 2015

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, calls on the people of the Western Cape to nominate their local culture heroes for the Cultural Affairs Awards. Read More

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