News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

MEC Plato commends bravery of Mr Kevin Jacobs

19 January 2016

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

Two Rivers Urban Park a major step towards an inclusive city

19 January 2016

The City of Cape Town and Western Cape Government’s vision for the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP) Project is primarily aimed at overcoming the legacy of apar Read More

Roadworks at Otto Du Plessis Drive (R27) and Bay Beach Avenue intersection

19 January 2016

Roadworks will be taking place on the intersection of Otto du Plessis Drive (R27) with Bay Beach Avenue (Sunset Beach) on 19 January 2016 between 8pm and 6am due to asphalt surfacing works required. Traffic will be accommodated through lane merging... Read More

Olympic Values In Action

19 January 2016

With 2016 being an Olympic Year, all focus will be on the athletes, but it is important to remember that behind every athlete there are good coaches. Read More

New Sinenjongo High School to provide top-quality accommodation

19 January 2016

For many years, learners at the Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton have been using temporary classrooms. A brand new school with the same name that is under construction across the road is expected to be ready for use at the... Read More

More than 7000 learners in the Western Cape qualify for Supplementary Exams

18 January 2016

Denis Watley said “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”  Read More

Overberg Fire Update

18 January 2016

Disaster Management Entities in the Western Cape remain under pressure and have been combating multiple wildfires across the province over the past weekend. Read More

Twenty killed on Western Cape roads over the weekend

18 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services stopped a total of 2 574 vehicles in 22 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Alcohol breath-testing was performed on 1 552 drivers and 22 were arrested. Read More

Child trafficking: soccer scam leaves 5 boys stranded

18 January 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) would like to warn parents to be extra vigilant, and to be aware of child traffickers using deceptive means to potentially abduct and traffick children. Read More

Kannaland electricity situation being addressed

15 January 2016

The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, is aware of the challenges being experienced in Kannaland municipality with regards to electricity. Read More

Sixteen arrested on Western Cape roads since Monday

14 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services arrested nine motorists this week for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Equine Therapy piloted at Valkenberg Hospital

13 January 2016

With similar social and responsive behaviour to humans, horses have been noted to be a hugely beneficial mechanism used in therapy sessions for individuals with a variety of emotional and mental health issues.  Read More

Focus on learner transport road safety

13 January 2016

Traffic law enforcement learner transport operations by the Department of Transport and Public Works have commenced across the Western Cape. Read More

2016 Health Resolutions: Building a healthier Western Cape

13 January 2016

WESTERN CAPE MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2016 2016 Health Resolutions: Building a healthier Western Cape Read More

Firefighters battling huge fires

13 January 2016

Extreme weather conditions have contributed to huge fires across the Western Cape over the past ten days. Firefighting entities are working hard to bring the various fires under control. Read More

Notice of roadworks on Blaauwberg Road

12 January 2016

Roadworks will be taking place on the section of Blaauwberg Road between the intersections with the R27 (West Coast Road) and Popham Street from 13 to 15 January 2016 due to base patching and asphalt surfacing works required. Read More

Preliminary festive season report for December 2015 and January 2016

12 January 2016

Statement by Dipuo Peters, National Minister of Transport Read More

WCED urges parents without places for their children to contact district offices

12 January 2016

Statement by Western Cape Education Minister, Debbie Schäfer On Wednesday, close to a million learners are expected to arrive at schools across the Western Cape to begin the 2016 school year.  Read More

Sixteen killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

11 January 2016

Eight pedestrians, 5 passengers and 3 drivers died over the weekend on Western Cape roads. Read More

Fourteen arrested on Western Cape roads this week

7 January 2016

Provincial Traffic Services arrested 5 motorists this week for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. This brings the overall total to 40 drunken drivers that have been locked up behind bars since the start of January 2016. Read More

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