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News and Speeches Archive

Incidence and Prevalence of Stroke a Growing Concern - Mbombo

25 October 2017

Advances in stroke rehabilitation in the Western Cape have reduced severe disability and the need for institutionalisation; however the incidence and prevalence of stroke victims is still increasing and remains the third leading cause of death in... Read More

N2 roadworks to be completed by early December

24 October 2017

A Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate 7 km of the N2 between Borcherds Quarry Rd and the R300, and to add a third lane in both directions, is nearing completion. Read More

Media Alert: 2017 SASMA Congress To Officially Be Opened By Minister Marais

24 October 2017

Tomorrow, 25 October 2017, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais will deliver the welcoming address at the official opening of the 2017 South African Sport Medicine Association (SASMA) Read More

Western Cape Health Minister – help is available for matriculants

24 October 2017

Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo – help is available for matriculants Read More

81st SAMA Conference Explores Our Multi-Layered History

24 October 2017

On 24 October 2017 the Western Cape Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officiated at the 81st South African Museums Association (SAMA) Conference in Bellville. Read More

Statement by Minister Dan Plato - Crime Stats 2017

24 October 2017

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Crime Stats 2017 – Almost a quarter of all crime reported in the country occurs in the Western Cape Date: 24 October 2016 Read More

Minister Mbombo officially opens the Knysna wards and conducts oversight visits

24 October 2017

Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo visited the Eden District to conduct oversight visits and hold several meetings with community leaders. Read More

DCAS wins award for Year Beyond Programme

23 October 2017

On 17 October 2017, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) won an award for the Year Beyond Programme from the National School of Government at the Public Sector Trainers’ Forum (PSTF) a Read More

Strengthening leadership in provincial traffic law enforcement

23 October 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is confident that the recent appointment of two regional managers in the Directorate: Traffic Law Enforcement will make a significant contribution to improving road safety in Read More

Seven killed on Western Cape roads

23 October 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

Affordable Housing Roadshow Set To Raise Awareness In Overstrand

23 October 2017

Tomorrow, Tuesday 24 October 2017, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela  will take the Affordable Housing Roadshow to Overstrand  Municipality, Hermanus. Read More

Western Cape opposes the use of pension funds to bailout SAA

23 October 2017

I recently wrote to the National Minister of Finance to reiterate my stance that I cannot support any decision that puts the pensions of public sector workers at risk. I had previously reiterated this position at the Budget Council of 22 September... Read More

Major renovations completed at local hospital

23 October 2017

Knysna Hospital has enjoyed large scale renovations during the last couple of years. The newly revamped Emergency Centre (EC) was opened in 2014 and today, 23 October 2017, the official opening of the rest of the wards took place. Read More

MEC donates hygiene and dental care kits to ECD centre in Bonnievale

22 October 2017

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, donated 70 oral hygiene packs to 50 children at the Kapteinetjies Educare Centres, in Bonnievale (Cape Winelands region). Read More

Roadworks begin on the R44 near Gordon’s Bay

20 October 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started periodic maintenance on the R44 between Rooi Els and Gordon’s Bay. This R59 million project is expected to have been completed in mid-2018. Read More

Update on avian influenza

20 October 2017

There are 56 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape . This is up from 50 confirmed cases last week. Read More

Update on Avian Influenza

20 October 2017

There are 56 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape . This is up from 50 confirmed cases last week. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the number of culled birds stood at 2.7 million, of which 2.6m were layer hens. Read More

Media Alert: New Outdoor Gym To Be Opened By Minister Marais In Paarl

20 October 2017

On Monday, 23 October 2017, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will officially open the new outdoor gym in Paarl. Read More

Ministers Schäfer and Grant appeal to metrorail and taxi associations

19 October 2017

On Tuesday 24th October 2017, thousands of matric candidates across the province will begin to write the 2017 National Senior Certificate examinations. Many of these candidates rely on public transport to make it to their examination venue each day. Read More

Appeal to public transport operators to assist with transport for NSC exams

19 October 2017

Joint statement by Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education and Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

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