News and Speeches Archive

World No Tobacco Day 31 May 2016

31 May 2016

“The choice to quit smoking can have a positive effect on your health and lifestyle, including reducing the risk of cancer and respiratory diseases, lowering heart rate and blood pressure, breathing better and being able to walk without shortness of... Read More

Media Alert: 400 Langebaan Children Receive New Shoes from Minister Marais

31 May 2016

As the world celebrates International Barefoot Day tomorrow, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, together with the Samaritan’s Feet Organisation will distribute 400 pairs of shoes to vulnerable children in Langebaan. Read More

Western Cape Youth Road Safety Summit in Cape Town

31 May 2016

The Western Cape Youth Road Safety Summit will be taking place at the Bridgeways Conference Centre at Ratanga Junction in Cape Town on 3 and 4 June 2016 under the theme #BEINGSAFEISCOOL. Read More

“Five Star Green” Khayelitsha Shared Services Centre opens

31 May 2016

The brand new Khayelitsha Shared Services Centre, commissioned by the Department of Transport and Public Works for the provincial departments of agriculture, education, social development and health, is expected to be fully occ Read More

SASSA’s illegal grant deductions stats are not the full picture

31 May 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) welcomes the open engagement and positive-criticism of the South African Social Security (SASSA) by Members of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP). Read More

Matron Retires after 42 Years of Service

31 May 2016

Sandra Roodt, Head of Nursing at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, has retired after 42 years of dedicated service to Western Cape Government Health. Read More

Minister Plato to conduct oversight walkabout in Mitchells Plain

30 May 2016

This evening, Monday 30 May 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will conduct an oversight walkabout with the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) of The Farm, Mitchells Plain, as they patrol their community. Read More

Media Alert: Seawinds Community to Receive Sport Equipment from Minister Marais

30 May 2016

Tomorrow, 31 May 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais will visit the Italy Road Sports Field in Seawinds, Capricorn. Read More

Thirteen killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

30 May 2016

A preliminary report from the Western Cape Department of Health’s Forensic Pathology Services indicates that 13 road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

Villiersdorp Talents Come Alive at Africa Month Community Festival

30 May 2016

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), Th Read More

HPV Immunisation on track during Round 1 of 2016

30 May 2016

Western Cape Government Health is happy to report that 32 870 of a possible 41 957 Grade 4 girls 9 years old and older received the first of two doses of the HPV Vaccine during Round 1 of this year’s campaign. Read More

Red Cross Awards Staff Members for Long Service Excellence

30 May 2016

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital expressed their sincere gratitude to dedicated long-serving employees of Western Cape Government Health at a special Long Service Awards ceremony held at the hospital on 30 May 2016.  Read More

New Sozo Foundation Vrygrond Youth Café to be launched by Minister Fritz

29 May 2016

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will launch the province’s fifth Youth Café in Vrygrond, Cape Town. Read More

Department welcomes arrest of 14 social grant fraudsters

29 May 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development welcomes the arrest of the 14 people allegedly part of a massive country-wide social grant fraud syndicate. Read More

Child safety is EVERYONE’S business

27 May 2016

As we commemorate National Child Protection Week from 29 May to 5 June 2016, we should be reminded that it is our responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children within our communities. Read More

Building contractors complete advanced training and mentoring programme

27 May 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works Contractor Development Programme has made it possible for 15 emerging construction contractor-owners to successfully complete its 24-month Siyenyuka advanced accre Read More

Minister Plato opens Overberg PNP consultation

27 May 2016

Today, Friday, 27 May 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety will open the Overberg Read More

Africa Day event promotes use of three official languages

27 May 2016

On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), through its Language Services unit, hosted an exciting Africa Day programme aimed at preserving oral history through storytelling in the three official languages of the... Read More

Donation Promotes Hospitalised Childrens’ Access to Literature

27 May 2016

A donation of books to spruce up the mobile library at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital was well received. The mobile library was launched in 2010 and relies on donations to keep it going.  Read More

Minister Plato takes Safety oversight to the Overberg

26 May 2016

Tonight, Thursday 26 May 2016, and this Weekend, Friday 27 May 2016 and Saturday 27 May 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, together with the Department of Community Safety will host various oversight engagements in the... Read More

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