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News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape celebrates World Food Day with water-wise food gardens

16 October 2017

World Food Day is celebrated globally today. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Western Cape Department of Agriculture had hosted its World Food Day programme in Villiersdorp last week, with a focus on water-wise food gardens. Read More

Improving child pedestrian safety in Vredendal and Lutzville

16 October 2017

This week, the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and Matzikama Municipality implemented the “Paint a Pedestrian Crossing” project at a number of primary and pre-primary schools in Vredendal and Lutzville. Read More

Six killed on Western Cape roads

16 October 2017

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

Minister Schäfer very pleased with drop in incidents of burglary and vandalism

16 October 2017

Incidents of burglary and vandalism during the 2017 Spring School holiday period have dropped from 22 incidents in the 2016 spring holiday to 12 incidents in the same period in 2017. Read More

Update on Avian Influenza in the Western Cape

13 October 2017

The number of confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape has risen to 50. Since the regional outbreak was first confirmed in the province in August, 2.5 million chickens and ducks have been culled. This includes: 2.4million layer... Read More

Update on agriculture and agri processing jobs; impact of drought on growth

13 October 2017

On Tuesday (17 October 2017), the Western Cape Government will provide an update on the status of jobs and economic growth in the agriculture and agri processing sectors. Read More

Grade 12 learners begin writing 2017 NSC Examinations

13 October 2017

On Monday 16th October 2017, 8 079 candidates will begin writing the 2017 NSC, starting with Computer Applications Technology. Of these 7 807 are full time candidates and 272 are part time candidates. Read More

Media Alert: New Stellenbosch BMX Track To Be Opened By Minister Marais

12 October 2017

Today, 12 October 2017, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will officially open the new BMX Track facility in Stellenbosch. Read More

Minister Schäfer cautions Grade 12 learners against cheating in the NSC Exams

12 October 2017

This year 51 987 full time candidates and 13 912 part-time candidates have registered for the 2017 NSC in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape hotel wins top award

12 October 2017

A Western Cape hotel has been named as the country’s top Wine Country Hotel 2017 at an international travel awards ceremony. Read More

Avian influenza on the rise

12 October 2017

The number of confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape has risen to 50. Since the regional outbreak was first confirmed in the province in August, 2.5 million chickens and ducks have been culled. This includes: Read More

Architecture commendation for Whale Trail hikers’ accommodation

12 October 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has received a Cape Institute for Architecture commendation for the Noetsie hikers’ accommodation stop at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Read More

National Response to Western Cape’s SANDF Request a Step in the Right Direction

11 October 2017

National Response to Western Cape’s SANDF Request a Step in the Right Direction Read More

Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole experiencing very high case load

11 October 2017

Public Notice : 11 October 2017 Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole experiencing very high case load Read More

Completion expected soon on brand new R60 Million Eerste River High School

11 October 2017

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

Cape Town International Airport is Africa's best airport

11 October 2017

Cape Town International Airport has been recognised as Africa’s best. Cape Town International Airport won the award for Africa’s leading airport at the 2017 World Travel Awards Africa gala ceremony in Rwanda last night (10 October 2017). Read More

Residents in Atlantis demonstrate support for the Atlantis Special Economic Zone

11 October 2017

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Western Cape Government, City of Cape Town and GreenCape today (11 October 2017) announced that the designation of the Atlantis SEZ for Green Technology received further support from the community and... Read More

MEDIA ALERT: MEC Plato continues with Youth outreaches and interventions

11 October 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato continues with Youth outreaches and interventions in Marikana, Lentegeur and Ocean View Read More

Media alert: Minister Debbie Schäfer to witness NSC pledge signing & caution NSC

11 October 2017

Tomorrow, Thursday 12th October 2017, Minister Debbie Schäfer will be visiting Intshukumo Senior Secondary School in Gugulethu to caution candidates about cheating ahead of the 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and to witness the... Read More

Ministers to visit site of Eerste River High School in Blue Downs

10 October 2017

On 10 October 2017, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, and Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, will be visiting the site of the b Read More

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