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News and Speeches Archive


Garden Route earth embankment slip repairs

15 September 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works is making good progress with earth embankment slip repairs in Knysna, Keurboomstrand and Nature’s Valley. Read More

Minister Plato hosts Milnerton cluster PNP consultation

15 September 2016

Tomorrow, Friday 16 September 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety will host the Read More

Cape Town International Sport and Peace Conference Address By Minister Marais

15 September 2016

Tomorrow, 16 September 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will address the 3rd Cape Town International Sport and Peace Conference. Read More

National Book Week 2016 Celebrated On The West Coast

14 September 2016

In celebration of National Book Week from 6 to 8 September 2016, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) rolled out this important campaign to the West Coast communities of Vredenburg, Saldanha Bay and Hopefield. Read More

International accreditation for Prince Albert Hospital

14 September 2016

Prince Albert Hospital can now also boast with the Mother and Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (MBFHI) status. The hospital, which received its accreditation in July this year, is one of three public hospitals in the Central Karoo to have this... Read More

Western Cape to Assist Beaufort West Municipality

14 September 2016

Western Cape Minister of Finance Ivan Meyer, has given an undertaking to the Executive Mayor of Beaufort West, Djorge Malooi that the Western Cape will give its full support to initiatives  to turn around the financial woes of the embattled ... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Marais Celebrates with Western Cape Paralympic Athletes

12 September 2016

Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, celebrated the achievements of the Western Cape athletes at Read More

Eighteen arrested for drinking and driving over the weekend

12 September 2016

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

Provincial Regulatory Entity sends out strong message to the taxi industry

9 September 2016

The Western Cape Provincial Regulatory Entity (PRE) today (9 September 2016) released its decision in respect of the section 79 inquiry that took place in Oudtshoorn.  The inquiry dealt with the violent protest action that took place in George on 19... Read More

Learn how to protect your teeth this Oral Health Month

9 September 2016

This month we celebrate National Oral Health Month which highlights the importance of maintaining good oral health throughout one’s life. In the Western Cape there have been over 1 million tooth extractions from 2013 to 2015. Read More

Update on Cogmanskloof roadworks near Montagu

9 September 2016

The installation of the new stormwater pipeline in Du Toit Street in Montagu between Long Street and the low water bridge will commence in mid-September. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais congratulates Kevin Paul on first Paralympic gold medal

9 September 2016

Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, was witness to Team South Africa’s first medal at the Paralympic Games last night, when Kevin Paul took gold in the 100m Men’s breaststroke event. Read More

DCAS wins Silver at Provincial Service Excellence Awards

9 September 2016

On Thursday, 8 September 2016, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) received another accolade with Mr Shaun Julie, Director: Strategic and Operational Management Support, receiving the Silver award for Best Public Service Leader Read More

International FASD Day: New residential and substance abuse wing launched by MEC

9 September 2016

On the eve of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) day, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Read More

Minister Plato to launch Bonteheuwel Walking Bus initiative

8 September 2016

Tomorrow, Friday 9 September 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Bonteheuwel. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Hold Annual Service Excellence Awards

7 September 2016

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Hold Annual Service Excellence Awards Read More

Western Cape Choirs Illuminate the Stage at Artscape

6 September 2016

Various choirs from in and around the Western Cape enchanted a jam-packed Artscape Theatre on Sunday, 4 September for the Western Cape Choral Music Association (WeCCMA) 2016 Choral Music Eisteddfod. Read More

Tri-District Drama Showcases Come To An End In Bredasdorp

6 September 2016

The adjudication of the showcase performances held as part of the Tri-District Drama Programme concluded with the Overberg Drama Festival hosted by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in collaboration with the Read More

Apply for a Masakh'iSizwe bursary to study in 2017

6 September 2016

South African citizens wanting to study towards a formal qualification in the transport, engineering or built environment fields have until 15 September 2016 to apply for a Masakh’iSizwe bursary. Read More

Proud Western Cape road safety debaters

6 September 2016

Ten learners were chosen to represent the Western Cape at the national Road Safety Debate Competition in Limpopo in October 2016. Read More