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News and Speeches Archive


Minister Anroux Marais' Speech at the Africa Month Launch

29 April 2016

Good day, goeiemôre, molweni It gives me great pleasure to officially launch Africa Month in the Western Cape today. It is an even greater occasion that our launch takes place in Paarl. Read More

Louwville High School expected to be ready for 2017 academic year

29 April 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works is making good progress with the construction of the new Louwville High School in Vredenburg. Read More

Last Of Sport Cheque Handovers Takes Place In Metro District

29 April 2016

A total of R3 019 000 was handed over to various sport federations of the Metro District by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

No New Cases of African Horse Sickness; Containment Zone Revised

28 April 2016

No new cases of African Horse Sickness have been detected in the Western Cape, resulting in a revision to the movement restrictions. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (26 April 2016) announced the new borders of the containment... Read More

Be safe this #PayDayBlues weekend

28 April 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works is appealing to motorists not to not drink and drive during the upcoming Read More

Official Opening of State of the Art Symphony Way Community Day Centre

28 April 2016

Today the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, officially opened the new Symphony Way Community Day Centre. The facility will provide further healthcare coverage for communities currently serviced by the Delft CHC. Read More

Minister Plato takes safety outreach and opportunities to Browns Farm, Philippi

27 April 2016

Tomorrow, Thursday 28 April 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will conduct an extensive safety outreach in Browns Farm, Philippi. Read More

Roadworks on Suider Agter Paarl Road

26 April 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works is making good progress with the rehabilitation of Suider Agter Paarl Road between Old Paarl Road (the R101) and the R44. Read More

Slangrivier Residents Become Proud Home Owners

25 April 2016

Slangrivier residents received their title deeds from Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela and Hessequa Municipality’s  Executive Mayor, Ms Emor Nel, on 18 April 2016. Read More

Celebrating Choral Music in the Cape Winelands

25 April 2016

The comfort and joy music brings was celebrated at the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch on 24 April 2016. Read More

Twenty-seven arrested for drinking and driving this weekend

25 April 2016

A preliminary report from the Western Cape Department of Health’s Forensic Pathology Services indicates that two road users died on the province’s roads on Friday – one driver in Swellendam and the other in Piketberg. Read More

Road safety workshop to focus on distracted driving

25 April 2016

This is the 2nd Global Road Safety Partnership, Childsafe and Safely Home Road Safety Workshop for 2016. Read More

Developing the youth of the Western Cape

22 April 2016

Developing the youth in the Western Cape through quality education and skills development is a key focus area for the Western Cape Provincial Treasury, the Education Department and Nedbank, the provinces’ official banking partner. Read More

Sport Federations in the West Coast District grateful for funding

22 April 2016

The West Coast District was delighted when the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted the annual Sport Cheque Handovers on Thursday 21 April 2016 at the Alan Boesak Community Hall in Piketberg. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Marais Delivers Keynote Address At Choral Music Festival

22 April 2016

On Sunday, 24 April 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will deliver the keynote address at the Cape Winelands Choral Music Festival in Stellenbosch. Read More

Contractor Development Programme reaches out to emerging contractors

21 April 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works offers structured training to enhance the skills and business expertise of emerging construction enterprises in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Plato takes youth safety outreach and opportunities to Kalksteenfontein

21 April 2016

This afternoon, Thursday 21 April 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, together with officials from the Department of Community Safety, will engage with Read More

Four DUI arrests on Western Cape roads since Monday

21 April 2016

Provincial Traffic Services arrested four motorists this week for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Read More

WC Tourism Numbers on the Rise

20 April 2016

The Western Cape’s tourism sector experienced one of its best seasons yet as international and domestic arrivals continued to rise. Read More

Win with ‘My Selfie – My Cultural Landscape’

20 April 2016

On 18 April 2016 Mr James Vos, member of the national Parliament for Witzenberg, launched a competition at the Togryers Museum in Ceres to increase public awareness of International Museum Day. Read More