News and Speeches Archive

Qualification For After School Programme Practitioners Launched

21 November 2017

On Sunday 19 November 2017, the Western Cape Government, in partnership with Stellenbosch University (SU), Community Chest and Rutgers University-Newark (USA), proudly launched the Extended Education Practitioners Training Programme. Read More

DCAS Takes Oral History Project to Tankwa Karoo

21 November 2017

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), in partnership with the Witzenberg Municipality, launched the Oral History Initiative in the picturesque area of Tankwa Karoo on 20 N Read More

Section of N7 closed due to bridge repair

20 November 2017

The northbound carriageway of Trunk Road 11/7 (N7) near the Refinery Interchange Bridge (No. B4247) will be closed on 25 November 2017 between 5am and 4pm for emergency bridge work. Read More

Western Cape Treasury hosts SCM Indaba

20 November 2017

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Cape Winelands District Municipality is hosting a Local Government Supply Chain Management Indaba on sustainable procurement on 20... Read More

Seven people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

20 November 2017

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

Western Cape Government Congratulates Paxton Fielies

20 November 2017

STATEMENT BY WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT Date: 20 November 2017 Release: Immediate WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT CONGRATULATES PAXTON FIELIES Read More

George Gogo (101) Receives House From Minister Madikizela

20 November 2017

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela delivered an early Christmas present to Ms Johanna Carolus, 101, when he handed over a new house in Blanco, George today. Read More

Lives lost on our roads remembered on UN World Day of Remembrance

20 November 2017

Below is a speech delivered this morning (20 November 2017) by the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, at a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event hosted by South Africans Read More

Development programme for emerging contractors begins

16 November 2017

This week, 55 small Western Cape construction business owners began the 10-month Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) Contractor De Read More

Swartberg Pass open to traffic

16 November 2017

From Friday, 17 November 2017, traffic will once again be allowed to use the Swartberg Pass (R328 in the Central Karoo), but under certain conditions. Repair work is continuing, and stop/go controls will be in place at times. Read More

Province’s commercial poultry farms reach one month infection-free mark

16 November 2017

Today (16 November 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, provided an update on avian influenza during a sitting of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. This was in response to a parliamentary question on the status of the... Read More

Media Release : Significant reduction in waiting times of Muslim bodies

15 November 2017

Follow-up meeting held with MJC shows significant reduction in waiting times of Muslim bodies Read More

Media release: Nominations for Cultural Affairs Awards now open

15 November 2017

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has opened the nominations for the 2017/18 Read More

Media Alert: Currie Cup to be presented at Ministry of DCAS tomorrow

15 November 2017

MEDIA ALERT: CURRIE CUP TO BE PRESENTED AT THE MINISTRY OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPORT TOMORROW   Read More

Residents celebrated for food security contributions

15 November 2017

A 100-year old resident has received a special award for his contribution to food security in the Western Cape.   Read More

Collaboration Schools reflect commitment to building partnerships

15 November 2017

Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education Minister, has submitted the following letter to the Cape Times, in reply to an article from Equal Education on Collaboration Schools, published by the newspaper on 9 November 2017. Read More

WCED joins Shoprite/ Cape Talk Challenge

15 November 2017

Following the success of the Bridgiot digital water metering system in reducing water consumption at Hector Peterson High School in Wallacedene, we are pleased to announce that we plan to expand the number of schools receiving the digital water... Read More

Minister Schäfer on the BELA Bill - don't fix what isn't broken

14 November 2017

The stated intention in the Memorandum on the Objects of the The Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill ("the BELA Bill") is to ensure that "systems of learning and excellence are put in place in a manner which respects, protects, promotes and fulfils... Read More

Western Cape Government supports Paxton Fielies

14 November 2017

The Western Cape Government is urging all residents of the province to back 16-year old Bishop Lavis local, and Idols finalist, Paxton Fielies, to win this year’s competition. Read More

Residents' water-wise gardens boost food security in rural communities

14 November 2017

Boosting food security in rural communities during the drought is a key priority for the Western Cape Government. Tomorrow (15 November 2017), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, is in the Cederberg to celebrate residents who are making... Read More

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