News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

PRESS RELEASE: THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

8 June 2017

PRESS RELEASE: THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017 12H00 Western Cape Government launches humanitarian campaign after Knysna fires and storm Read More

Department condemns murder of Atlantis woman and child

7 June 2017

Social workers from the Atlantis local office have been dispatched to the family of the woman and child found murdered in Protea Park, Atlantis. Read More

STATEMENT: Severe Weather Situation Report

7 June 2017

SITUATION REPORT AS AT 07 JUNE 2017 @ 12:00:  SEVERE WEATHER EVENT:   6 – 8 JUNE 2017   Read More

Schools to reopen after devastating storm

7 June 2017

Schools across the Western Cape will reopen tomorrow (Thursday, 8 June), following the severe storm that struck the province on Tuesday night. Read More

SITUATION REPORT: Severe Weather Event 6 – 8 JUNE

7 June 2017

REPORT: 07 JUNE 2017 @ 08:00   The storm predicted by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) hit the Western Cape at approximately 23h00 on Tuesday night.   Read More

WCED HOD closes Western Cape schools ahead of severe weather warning

6 June 2017

After extensive consultation with all roleplayers and at the recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Management and SA Weather Service, I have taken the unprecedented decision in the interest of learner and educator safety to close schools in... Read More

Roadworks between Robertson and Bonnievale progressing well

6 June 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is making good progress with its project to rehabilitate the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale. Read More

Department Officially Opens The Govan Mbeki Awards 2017 Process

6 June 2017

Today, 5 June 2017 the Western Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements opened the application phase of the Provincial Govan Mbeki Awards (GMA) 2017.  The application period will be open until 23 June 2017. Read More

Cabinet Confirms Instruction for One Day Closure of All Schools Tomorrow

6 June 2017

Important Severe Weather Warning - Cabinet Confirms Instruction for One Day Closure of All Schools Tomorrow Read More

Residents in Delft develop innovative tech businesses

5 June 2017

Tomorrow (5 June 2017), as part of his Youth Month campaign, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will visit Delft where residents are building innovative businesses on the back of the Western Cape Government’s Public Wi-Fi project. Read More

Minister Schafer appeals to schools to complete textbook orders on time for 2018

5 June 2017

Principals have one week left to ensure that they have ordered sufficient textbooks for the 2018 academic year. The Western Cape Education Department opened the online ordering system for textbook procurement for the 2018 school year on the 29th May... Read More

Department condemns murder of Strand 5-year old & will support family

5 June 2017

I condemn the murder of 5 year-old Minentle Lekhakha from Strand (Cape Town) in the strongest terms possible. The child went missing on Saturday, and tragically her young body was found yesterday (Sunday). Read More

Minister addresses Women in Safety Breakfast

5 June 2017

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, began his Youth Month commemorations today by addressing the Women in Safety Breakfast in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Ten fatalities on Western Cape roads

5 June 2017

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

Youth Month – Young Women’s Breakfast to be addressed by Minister Fritz

4 June 2017

Tomorrow, to mark the beginning of Youth Month commemorations, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will address the Ward 43 & 78 Young Women’s Breakfast in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Child Protection Week: Department calls for more Safety Parents

4 June 2017

As 2017 Child Protection Week draws to a close today, the Western Cape Department of Social Development is calling for more volunteers to register as Safety Parents in the province. Read More

Child Protection Week: Minister to sign MOU with Hessequa Municipality

2 June 2017

As part of ongoing Child Protection Week commemorations, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, announced plans to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Hessequa Municipality. Read More

Child Protection Week – Min to address Social Indaba in Hessequa Municipality

2 June 2017

Today, as part of ongoing Child Protection Week commemorations, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will address the Hessequa Municipality Social Indaba. Read More

Roadworks project in Villiersdorp begins

2 June 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works has started with a project to reseal the R45 and R321 between Villiersdorp and Vyeboom. This R104 million project is expected to have been completed in May 2018. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: MEC Plato leads youth anti-crime and drug march in Lavender Hill

2 June 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato leads youth anti-crime and drug march in Lavender Hill  Tomorrow, Saturday 3 June 2017, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will lead a youth focussed anti-crime and drug march in Lavender Hill. Read More

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