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News and Speeches Archive


Peace Negotiations between Taxi Associations

16 September 2015

Tensions between the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) and the Congress for Democratic Taxi Associations (CODETA) have prompted the Department of Transport and Public Works to support a mediation process to resolve the c Read More

Old Mutual and Nedbank: Proud Sponsors of the Better Together Games 2015

16 September 2015

On Wednesday, 16 September 2015, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) officially confirmed that Old Mutual and Nedbank, along with Read More

Overberg Drama Showcase a First for the District

15 September 2015

On Saturday 12 September 2015, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted the first Overberg Drama Festival Showcase in the Swellendam Town Hall. Read More

Two structures lost in De Hoop fires

15 September 2015

Two structures on the De Hoop Nature Reserve have been lost following fires which started due to lightning strikes in the nature reserve on Monday. Read More

R45 million Hermanus CDC officially opened

15 September 2015

The Hermanus Community Day Centre (CDC) was officially opened today by Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo. The CDC is the first of its kind in the Overstrand sub-district. Since it opened its doors in December last year it has... Read More

Diazville High School Shines in Road Safety Competition

14 September 2015

Diazville High School from Saldanha Bay was crowned the winner of the annual Participatory Educational Techniques (PET) provincial competition at the Gene Read More

Change in Contact Details

14 September 2015

Please be advised that the Spokesperson to the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Mr. Sihle Ngobese, has changed cellphone number from 083 280 9199, to 076 083 6543. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Read More

Eighteen Road Traffic Fatalities on Western Cape Roads

14 September 2015

From 11 to 13 September 2015, Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 441 vehicles in 21 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape. Read More

DoCS’ Watching Briefs scoops top provincial award

13 September 2015

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

Tragic Crash on N2 Claims Seven Lives

12 September 2015

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

Minister Plato to host Youth Safety Outreach in Ocean View

11 September 2015

Today, Friday 11 September 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host a youth safety outreach event to encourage the youth of Ocean View to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them. Read More

Media Alert: Upgraded Vredendal Stadium Officially Opened by Minister Marais

11 September 2015

Tomorrow, 12 September 2015, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais will officially open the upgraded Vredendal North Sports Stadium in the Matzikama Municipality. Read More

Notice of Construction on R27

11 September 2015

R27 road users can expect delays as road works will take place on the southbound carriageway of the R27 (West Coast Road) on and between the intersections of Ocean Way and Racecourse Road. Read More


11 September 2015

The Radiation Department at Tygerberg Hospital provides radiotherapy services to an ever increasing number of cancer patients from the surrounding communities and rural areas in the Western Cape. Read More

Provincial Economic Review and Outlook (PERO) Research Seminar

11 September 2015

This week the Western Cape Treasury presented the 2015 PERO seminar themed Inclusive growth within a spatial context.  The seminar aims to provide an objective review and analysis of past, current and estimated future economic developments across... Read More

Minister Meyer engaging with SMME’s

11 September 2015

Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME) contribute an estimated 50% to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product and is a major job creator in the Western Cape. Read More

National Oral Health Month: Tooth Fairies pay extra attention to Dental Health

11 September 2015

September is National Oral Health Month, a time to pay extra attention to your dental routine, particularly as two of the world’s most common health problems affect the mouth – cavities and gum disease. Read More

Oudtshoorn: Opposition boycott Council Meeting

11 September 2015

Opposition Political parties have seemingly boycotted a scheduled meeting of the newly convened Oudtshoorn town council this morning. Read More

Minister Plato hosts Cape Town cluster Provincial PNP workshop

11 September 2015

Tomorrow, Saturday 12 September 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will speak about the City’s safety concerns and engage with residents and safety stakeholders at the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP)... Read More

Western Cape Bus Indaba to Address Industry Issues

11 September 2015

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works will be the keynote speaker at the Western Cape Bus Indaba at the Belmont Square Conference Centre in Rondebosch on Monday, 14 September 2015. Read More