News and Speeches Archive

Minister Plato celebrates Women, the ‘Voice of Courage’ in our Communities

31 August 2016

Tonight, Wednesday 31 August 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, is hosting a special Women’s Safety Outreach in celebration of the women in the Western Cape and their valued contribution to our communities. Read More

Great fun at West Coast Olympic Roadshow in Doringbaai

31 August 2016

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) continued with its Olympic Roadshow across the province in August, most recently in the West Coast town of Doringbaai on Thursday 25 August 2016. Read More

Western Cape urges Minister Gordhan to convene Budget Council Meeting

31 August 2016

The Western Cape Government has urged Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to convene a Budget Council Meeting without delay. The meeting is a high-level forum of MEC’s and the Finance Minister. Western Cape Finance MEC, Ivan Meyer, said: Read More

Cape Winelands Drama Festival in Stellenbosch draws to a close

31 August 2016

The weekend of 27 and 28 August 2016 saw the conclusion of the Cape Winelands Drama Festival hosted by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in collaboration with the Stellen Read More

DCAS Staff Play Pivotal Role in Monitoring Gender Transformation in Workplace

31 August 2016

In the process of monitoring women’s empowerment and gender equality in the public service, the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) declared a Public Service Women in Management Week (PSWMW) from 22 to 31 August 2016. Read More

Paralympians Bid Farewell as they Board the Plane to Rio

31 August 2016

Fans of South Africa’s Paralympians showed up in great numbers at the Cape Town International Airport on Tuesday 30 August 2016 to, together with the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), bid farewell to the athletes on Read More

New Psychiatric Unit first of its kind in Cape Winelands District

30 August 2016

The Cape Winelands District is now home to a fully functional Psychiatric Unit, which is the first of its kind for the region. Read More

Elsiesrivier Fire: Department rendering assistance & support to family

30 August 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, has expressed his condolences to an Elsiesrivier family that was affected by a fire in the early hours of Monday morning. Read More

Temporary closure on Old Malmesbury Road

30 August 2016

The Kalbaskraal railway crossing on Old Malmesbury Road will be closed this weekend between 8am on Saturday, 3 September until 6pm on Sunday, 4 September 2016. Read More

Media Statement: Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry Progress Update

29 August 2016

Media Statement: Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry Progress Update Read More

The Safe House: Department launches women’s shelter in Fish Hoek

29 August 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has continued its Women’s Month celebrations by launching The Safe House, a shelter and safehaven for abused women and children in Fish Hoek. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Paralympians to be Bid Farewell by Minister Marais

29 August 2016

Tomorrow, 30 August 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will bid farewell to the Paralympic athletes from the Western Read More

Nursing Training Scams

29 August 2016

The Western Cape Government Health has been alerted to nursing training scams and is asking all citizens especially learners and parents to be extra vigilant. Read More

Seven killed on Western Cape roads over the weekend

29 August 2016

A preliminary report from the Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that seven road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

Media Alert: Blisters for Bread Walk to be Officially Started by Minister Marais

26 August 2016

On Sunday, 28 August 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will officially shoot off the 48th annual Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) Blisters for Bread walk. Read More

Mountaineers Basketball Team Jets Off To Johannesburg

26 August 2016

With big smiles on their faces portraying their immense pride and enthusiasm, the Western Cape Mountaineers Basketball Team was officially honoured by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) on Thursday, 25 August 2016 Read More

Zephany Nurse: Department to continue supporting teen

25 August 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is pleading with media houses to show restraint and respect to the young woman known as ‘Zephany Nurse’. Read More

Welcome Home Olympian Rocco van Rooyen

25 August 2016

With the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil having officially drawn to a close, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) together with Western Province Athletics (WPA) welcome Read More

Human Settlements makes its mark on the 2016 Cape Construction Expo

25 August 2016

The Western Cape Government is constantly striving to ensure that interested contractors are able to compete for tender opportunities. Read More

Repairs to flood-damaged roads near Worcester and De Doorns

25 August 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works is making good progress with repairs to flood-damaged roads and associated structures near Worcester and De Doorns. Read More

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