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News and Speeches Archive

Cabinet to Announce Further Details on Knysna Disaster Relief Efforts

13 June 2017

Cabinet to Announce Further Details on Knysna Disaster Relief Efforts Read More

‘Sharing our Stories’ on International Archives Day

12 June 2017

During the afternoon of 9 June 2017, the Western Cape Archives and Records Service of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) celebrated  International Archives D Read More

Seven fatalities on Western Cape roads

12 June 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

Eradicate measles and vaccinate your child

12 June 2017

The Western Cape Government Health facilities in the Northern Tygerberg Substructure in collaboration with the City of Cape Town and Non-Profit organisations are embarking on an effort to eradicate measles in the Substructure. Read More

Psychotherapeutic Services Aimed at Improving Mental Wellbeing

12 June 2017

The Intlalo Clinic at Stikland Hospital offers a holistic, recovery-based, inpatient psychotherapeutic programme for individuals with a range of mental health conditions including Depression, Anxiety who find it difficult to manage emotional and... Read More

Knysna Fire Relief: Minister to check in on Department relief efforts

12 June 2017

The Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, will be arriving in fire devastated Knysna today to check on the progress of Departmental officials rendering services to people affected and displaced by the fire. Read More

Premier Zille extends gratitude for biggest disaster rescue in SA history

12 June 2017

On behalf of the Western Cape Government and all residents, Premier Helen Zille extends our deepest gratitude to all who have responded to the calls for assistance Read More

Update on the health facilities in Knysna and Bitou following the Knysna fires

11 June 2017

The last few days have been very challenging for our Department. While most of us in the Cape Metro and broader Western Cape were navigating our way through the most severe storm in 30 years on 7 June, another disaster struck in the Eden District. Read More

Youth Month: Minister addresses Grandwest CSI bursary graduation

10 June 2017

As we continue our Youth Month commemorations, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, addressed the Grandwest CSI bursary graduation ceremony. Read More

Tourism sector bands together as fires damage 24 establishments

9 June 2017

The Western Cape’s tourism sector has pulled together in an effort to accommodate displaced travellers affected by this week's fires in the Garden Route. A total of 24 tourism establishments were damaged, the majority of which are in the tourist... Read More

Mother of all Cape Storms Damages 135 schools across the Western Cape

9 June 2017

Learners and educators returned to school on Thursday (8th June 2017) after schools were closed on Wednesday as a result of severe weather that hit the Cape for a period of almost 36 hours. Read More

STATEMENT - WCDMC- KNYSNA UPDATE - 10h20

9 June 2017

PRESS RELEASE   SITUATION REPORT 09 JUNE 2017 10h20 Knysna Fire Update   Read More

MEDIA ALERT:Weekend Safety Outreaches-MEC Plato and youth March against abuse

9 June 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Weekend Safety Outreaches – Minister Plato takes youth dialogue to Elsies River, marches against abuse in Strandfontein and attends prayer meeting against violence in Langa Read More

Knysna sub-district - 9 June 2017

9 June 2017

Knysna sub-district: Knysna Hospital remains closed.  Water will be restored later today. No services are rendered from the hospital. Read More

SITUATION REPORT: SEVERE WEATHER EVENT & KNYSNA FIRE: 6 – 8 JUNE 2017

8 June 2017

PRESS RELEASE  SITUATION REPORT: SEVERE WEATHER EVENT & KNYSNA FIRE:   6 – 8 JUNE 2017 08 JUNE 2017 09H15  Knysna Fire update: Read More

Knysna Fires and Evacuation Update – STATEMENT 2

8 June 2017

PRESS RELEASE SITUATION REPORT: SEVERE WEATHER EVENT:   6 – 8 JUNE 2017 08 JUNE 2017 01h50  Knysna Fires and Evacuation Update – STATEMENT 2   Read More

SITUATION REPORT: SEVERE WEATHER EVENT: 6 – 8 JUNE 2017

8 June 2017

PRESS RELEASE   SITUATION REPORT: SEVERE WEATHER EVENT:   6 – 8 JUNE 2017 07 JUNE 2017 18:30   STORM CONTINUES ACROSS WESTERN CAPE Read More

Youth Month – Grandwest CSI Bursary Graduation breakfast

8 June 2017

As we continue Youth Month commemorations, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will address the Grandwest CSI Bursary Graduation. Read More

Premier Zille En Route to Knysna

8 June 2017

Premier Zille En Route to Knysna Read More

Update on Health facilities in Knysna affected by the fire

8 June 2017

Due to the fire disaster that has occurred in Kynsna which has damaged many parts of the area, I am visiting Knysna and George today to assess the situation and show support to our staff. Even though our Provincial Hospital has not caught fire, our... Read More

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