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News and Speeches Archive


EPWP Heritage Guides Introduce Learners To Dairy Products

8 November 2016

From 12 to 21 October 2016, museum educator Brenda Matsau and the heritage guides, trained through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), gave dairy demonstrations to learners from 13 differ Read More

A massive 43 paediatric surgeries scheduled for Tygerberg Academic Hospital

8 November 2016

Smile Foundation’s recognised national surgical initiative, Smile Week, has grown beyond just providing reconstructive surgery for facial anomalies; today it also provides highly specialised surgical interventions, for a range of conditions... Read More

Drought relief welcomed

8 November 2016

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities We welcome the R12 million allocation from the National Government for drought relief, to be used to provide fodder for animals. Read More

Red Cross Celebrates Nurse of the Year at Nursing Excellence Awards

8 November 2016

Sister Jane Booth, Paediatric Nursing Specialist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded the 2016 Nurse of the Year at the Hospital’s eight annual Nursing Excellence Awards, in recognition of her outstanding service to... Read More

Media Alert: Indoni Dance Group Welcomed Home By Minister Marais

7 November 2016


Six fatalities on Western Cape roads

7 November 2016

Report on weekend provincial traffic law enforcement operations Read More

Annual Client Satisfaction Survey - Mbombo visits Tygerberg Hospital

7 November 2016

Today, 07 November 2016, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, oversaw the administration of the Department’s annual client satisfaction survey during a visit to Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Condolences over taxi related killing in George

4 November 2016

Joint statement by Minister Donald Grant and Mayor Melvin Naik Read More

Tygerberg Hospital honored 496 long-serving employees

3 November 2016

Tygerberg Hospital held a special long-service awards ceremony for employees who have been employed by the Western Cape Government for the past 10, 20, 30, and 40 years. Read More

Melkbosstrand roadworks almost complete

2 November 2016

A R71 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to reseal and upgrade 27 km of the R27 and 8 km of the M19 near Melkbosstrand is progressing well. Read More

Creative and design showcase for Ministry First Thursday

2 November 2016

Creativity and design take centre stage at this week’s First Thursday. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Cape Craft and Design Institute would host a Creative Exchange as part of the Ministry’s First Thursday programme. Read More

YearBeyond Volunteers to Johannesburg for Social Innovation Challenge

1 November 2016

Ten YearBeyond programme volunteers were awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Johannesburg after claiming the top spot at the programme’s Social Innovation Challenge on 28 October 2016. Read More

AtoB Challenge raises awareness of low-carbon transport choices

1 November 2016

On 30 October 2016, Minister of Transport and Public Works Donald Grant and his #ZeroEmissions team participated in the AtoB Challenge organised by Open Streets Cape Town and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). Read More

West Coast Municipality Receives Sporting Equipment From Minister Marais

1 November 2016

WEST COAST DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY RECEIVES SPORTING EQUIPMENT FROM MINISTER MARAIS    Yesterday, 31 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais officially handed over sporting equipment in the West Coast District... Read More

Eye Care Centre launched at Vredendal Hospital

1 November 2016

“The gift of sight is often undervalued until it becomes a serious burden to see,” says Sr Elizma Anthonissen, ophthalmic nurse specialist and the newly opened Eye Care Centre at Vredendal Hospital. Read More

PRE officials shine at national awards ceremony

1 November 2016

Western Cape Provincial Regulatory Entity (PRE) officials of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) made us all proud at the National Department of Transport (NDOT) Annual Transport Awards ceremony held on 29 October 2016. Read More

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

1 November 2016

Today (31 October 2016), Minister Winde addressed the World Energy Cities Partnership at the Westin. Minister Winde opened the session, “Developing an Energy Sector Hub”. Please see Minister Winde’s address below: Read More

National Government's gas to power strategy - Statement by Minister Alan Winde

1 November 2016

The Western Cape Government is disappointed that Saldanha Bay was not identified as a port for the importation of natural gas in the Preliminary Information Memorandum released by the Department of Energy on 3 October 2016. Read More