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News and Speeches Archive


Christmas Babies 2017

26 December 2017

The Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce the birth of two hundred and three babies as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape from midnight on Christmas Day 2017. Read More

Statement by MEC Dan Plato: Make safety a priority this festive season

21 December 2017

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety   Make safety a priority this festive season   Date: 21 December 2017 Release: Immediate Read More

Placements of Medical Interns and Community Service Professionals

18 December 2017

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) understands fully the anxiety of young health professionals (doctors and all other categories of health professionals, e.g. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato visits youth holiday programmes on the Cape Flats

18 December 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to visit youth holiday programmes in Bishop Lavis and Gugulethu Read More

Road closures expected during holiday break

15 December 2017

Motorists can expect delays on the following roads where there will be one-lane closures: Cogmanskloof Bridge (R60 near Ashton), the R44 near Gouda, Annandale Road near Stellenbosch, and the R44 between Porterville and Piketberg. We ask motorists to... Read More

Legends share their stories at the Sports Legends Awards in Paarl

15 December 2017

On 14 December 2017, thirteen sports legends were awarded and recognised for their contributions to sports and their impact on the lives of people around them. Read More

Construction of new District Six community health facility is complete

14 December 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has completed the construction of the new District Six Community Health Centre. Read More

Creating booze-free roads in the Overberg

14 December 2017

The pilot Overberg District Safety Plan (DSP) has been in operation for 12 months. Compared to the previous 12-month period, road traffic fatalities decreased by 29,7%. In the priority category of pedestrians, fatalities decreased by 51,6%. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital performs first ever bilateral sequential lung transplant

14 December 2017

Groote Schuur Hospital performs first ever bilateral sequential lung transplant in the Western Cape and the first in the state sector nationally   Read More

New mobile alcohol evidentiary unit to combat drink driving over Festive Season

14 December 2017

Tomorrow, 15 December 2017, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, will reveal the Department’s newly acquired Mobile Alcohol Evidentiary Read More

New clinic in Napier reaches practical completion

13 December 2017

The construction of a new clinic in Napier to replace existing facilities has reached practical completion. Read More

Media Alert: Sport Legends To Be Honoured By Minister Anroux Marais

13 December 2017

Tomorrow, 14 December 2017, Minister Anroux Marais will deliver the keynote address at the Annual Sport Legends Awards ceremony in Paarl. Read More

Minister Schäfer congratulates Western Cape Teacher, Wendy Horn

13 December 2017

A Cape Town teacher, Wendy Horn, Principal of Protea Heights Academy, a Maths and Science Focus School, is one of 50 finalists in the running for the Global Teacher of the Year Award 2017. Read More

Department welcomes the triple life sentence for child murderer

12 December 2017

The Department of Social Development welcomes the three life sentences handed down to Randy Tango, for the rape and murder of 11-year-old Stacha Arendse. Read More

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development

12 December 2017

WC Water Update  11 December 2017  Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell.  The average level for dams across the Western Cape for the week starting 11 December is 32% (2016: 52%). Read More

Traffic officer students to bolster festive season road safety efforts

12 December 2017

A total of 35 eager traffic officer students will be deployed at various Western Cape traffic centres to gain practical experience from 13 December 2017 until 16 January 2018. Their efforts will help law enforcement officials to keep road users safe... Read More

Western Cape Archives host art exhibition by Jeannette Unite

11 December 2017

The Minister of the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais officially opened an art exhibition by renowned South African Artist Read More

Suurbraak Residents in Swellendam to Receive Homes

11 December 2017

On Monday, 11 December 2017 Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will hand over 15 houses to residents of Suurbraak in Swellendam. The project comprises a total of 35 houses, of which 15 are complete for a handover to Suurbraak residents. Read More

Grabouw’s informal Settlement And Backyard Dwellers To Get Homes

11 December 2017

On Monday, 11 December 2017, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, along with the Deputy Mayor of Theewaterskloof Municipality, Isaac Sileku, will hand over 29 homes of the Rooidakke Housing Project in Grabouw. Read More

Five people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

11 December 2017

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that five people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. A total of 26 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More