News and Speeches Archive

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to launch Tafelsig Walking Bus initiative

31 October 2016

Today, Monday 31 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Tafelsig. Read More

Guy Fawkes Safety: Fireworks are dazzling, but dangerous

31 October 2016

Guy Fawkes is just around the corner and although not a South African holiday, is usually celebrated with an array of fireworks.  Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating injuries and burns, fires... Read More

Seven fatalities on Western Cape roads

31 October 2016

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

New Council of Heritage Western Cape inaugurated

31 October 2016

On 29 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais officiated at the inauguration of the new provincial heritage resources authority, Read More

Transport and Public Works excels at national awards ceremony

31 October 2016

Officials of the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) won two first places and two second places at the 2016 National Department of Transport (NDOT) Annual Transport Awards ceremony on 29 October 2016. Read More

Official Launch of 2016/17 Cultural Affairs Awards Call for Nominations

28 October 2016

Yesterday, 27 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais officially launched the call for nominations for the 2016/17 Cultural Affairs Awards, scheduled for February 2017. The 2016/17 theme is “Embrace Cultural... Read More

Minister Appeals To Khayelitsha, Cederberg Residents To Cooperate With Survey

28 October 2016

On Wednesday, 26 October, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela addressed the community of Khayelitsha informal settlement in Clanwilliam, Cederberg. Read More

New R47m Sinenjongo High School is handed over

28 October 2016

Today (28 October 2016), the keys of the brand new, state-of-the-art, R47 million Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton were officially handed over to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). Read More

Media Alert: Iris House Fun Run To Be Officially Started By Minister Marais

28 October 2016

MEDIA ALERT: IRIS HOUSE WALK RUN AND ROLL FUN RUN TO BE OFFICIALLY STARTED BY MINISTER MARAIS Read More

Western Cape Treasury hosts Fiscal Policy Seminar

28 October 2016

Finance Minister, Dr Ivan Meyer recently hosted the second Western Cape Fiscal Policy Seminar with the theme of “A strengthened approach towards a budget for growth”. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to launch Macassar Walking Bus initiative

27 October 2016

Today, Thursday 27 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Macassar. Read More

Minister Madikizela To Hand Over Houses In Dam-Se-Bos, Knysna

27 October 2016

On Friday, 28 October 2016, the Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Mr Bonginkosi Madikizela, together with Knysna Municipality’s Executive Mayor, Eleanore Bouw-Spies, will hand over houses to three elderly residents in the Dam-se-Bos South... Read More

George Farmworkers To Receive Improved Accomodation Through Partnership

27 October 2016

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will hand over 29 temporary structures to farmworkers in Geelhoutboom, approximately 20km outside George, on Friday, 28 October 2016. Read More

Minister Plato announces new Chrysalis Academy Trustees.

27 October 2016

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Judge Deon Van Zyl and Businessman, Mr Solly Moeng, as new members on the Chrysalis Academy Western Cape Trust. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato host final cluster PNP consultation in Vredendal

27 October 2016

This weekend, Friday 28 October 2016 to Saturday 29 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, and the Department of Community Safety will host the final Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) determination consultation session. Read More

Minister Marais launches 2016/17 Cultural Affairs Award categories

27 October 2016

On 27 October 2016 the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais launched the 2016/17 Read More

Bonteheuwel Fire: Department rendering assistance & support to family

26 October 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is rendering psycho-social support and other assistance to the remaining family members of a Bonteheuwel family, where 6 members died in a fire. Read More

DCAS supports World Junior Table Tennis Championship

26 October 2016

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is proud to announce that it will be supporting the World Junior Table Tennis Championship from 30 November to 7 December 2016 at the Gra Read More

Call For Nominations For Cultural Affairs Awards To Be Officially Launched

26 October 2016

Media Alert: Call For Nominations for 2016/17 Cultural Affairs Awards To Be Officially Launched By Minister Marais   Read More

Tygerberg Hospital awarded their Nursing Staff in clinical excellence

26 October 2016

Tygerberg Hospital hosted the 27th Hartman Ceremony Awards to recognize the excellent services rendered by the Nursing staff during the year. The ceremony for awarding Nurses for excellence in clinical Nursing is named after Miss M. Hartman, the... Read More

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