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News and Speeches Archive

West Coast Better Together Games kick off in a healthy spirit of competition

11 October 2016

On Friday, 7 October, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in partnership with Saldanha Bay Municipality hosted the West Coast Read More

International Day of the Girl Child: MEC hosts 24 disadvantaged Cape girls

11 October 2016

In commemoration of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) today hosted 24 girls aged between 14 and 18 from disadvantaged communities all over Cape Town. Read More

Langa School To Receive Xhosa Chess Booklets From Minister Marais

10 October 2016

Tomorrow, 11 October 2016, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marias will be handing over Xhosa chess booklets to Thembani Primary School in Langa. Read More

N2 roadworks progressing well

10 October 2016

The Department of Transport and Public Works is making good progress with a R186 million project to rehabilitate a 7 km portion of the N2 between Borcherds Quarry Rd and the R300, and to add a third lane in both directions. Read More

Western Cape dedicated to improving access to Mental Health Services

10 October 2016

During the 2015/16 financial year, the Western Cape Government Health Department admitted over 6 300 mental health patients and attended to 43 921 cases at outpatient departments. Read More

One pedestrian killed on N2 in Knysna over the weekend

10 October 2016

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

24 girls to be hosted by MEC Fritz for International Day of the Girl Child

10 October 2016

Tomorrow, to mark the UN International Day of the Girl Child, provincial Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will host 24 girls from the communities of Gugulethu, Heideveld, Imizamo Yethu, Manenberg and Athlone for a motivational talk... Read More

Breërivier High School wins bronze in national road safety competition

8 October 2016

The 2016 Participatory Education Technique (PET) and Debate Competition of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) took place from 3 to 7 October at the Bolivia Lodge, Polokwane. Read More

Human Trafficking Awareness Week: MEC conducts shelter oversight visit

7 October 2016

As part of our ongoing commemoration of Human Trafficking Awareness Week, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, conducted an oversight visit to a shelter outside Cape Town which specializes in assisting victims of human... Read More

Roadworks near Avontuur wine estate, Stellenbosch

6 October 2016

A plan is in place to make up for lost time on the Department of Transport and Public Works project to replace damaged pipe culverts on the R44 near Avontuur wine estate in Stellenbosch. Read More

Premier Zille Launches Apprenticeship Game Changer

6 October 2016

Premier Zille Launches Apprenticeship Game Changer Read More

Social Development Month: DSD services doubled since 2009

5 October 2016

As we mark Social Development Month in October, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is proud to have doubled our provincial footprint. Read More

Human Trafficking Awareness Week: Department to continue fight against scourge

5 October 2016

As we observe the start of Human Trafficking Awareness Week, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to warn the public, especially parents, to be extra vigilant. Read More

Premier Zille to Launch Apprenticeship Game Changer

5 October 2016

Premier Zille to Launch Apprenticeship Game Changer Read More

#SaveKidsLives through safe learner transport

4 October 2016

The road safety focus for October is #SaveKidsLives. Read More

Eden District Better Together Games – bringing people together

4 October 2016

The De Jager Stadium in Oudtshoorn once again saw enthusiastic employees of the Western Cape Government participating in the annual Eden District edition of the Better Together Games hosted by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sp Read More

Professor Wilfried Lemke pays visit to MOD Centre

4 October 2016

On Wednesday, 28 September 2016, the United Nations’ special advisor for Sport Development and Peace, Professor Wilfried Lemke, paid a visit to the Bellville South Primary School’s MOD Centre. Read More

Promoting road safety at Hermanus Whale Festival

3 October 2016

Traffic law enforcement authorities from the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and Overstrand, Cape Agulhas and Theewaterskloof Traffic Services arrested nine motorists for driving under the influence during the H Read More

Thirty-two arrested for drinking and driving on Western Cape roads this weekend

3 October 2016

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

National Occupational Therapy Week

3 October 2016

We all want our children to reach their full potential in life. This is however not always possible as developmental delays in children is a condition that will affect them throughout their lives. Read More

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