News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape achieves 80% in Clean Audits across all entities and municipalities

22 February 2018

Western Cape achieves 80% in Clean Audits across all entities and municipalities Read More

Bloody week on Western Cape roads costs 33 lives and R229 million

22 February 2018

Western Cape roads resembled a battlefield this week. Forensic Pathology Services data indicates 33 people were killed in 20 fatal incidents in the week of 14 to 20 February. Over half of these fatalities (54%) were passengers. Read More

Premier Helen Zille delivers the State of the Province Address 2018

22 February 2018

Premier Helen Zille delivered her 2018 State of the Province Address on Thursday, 22 February 2018. Find out what the priorities are for the Western Cape this year. Read More

WC Government condemns senseless loss of life as a result of taxi violence

22 February 2018

Statement by Minister Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Early this morning, after 8am, a shooting took place at the Langa taxi rank. Two people were tragically killed. We are also informed that another 9 people were injured... Read More

Reaction by Minister Alan Winde to the budget speech

21 February 2018

Following Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s budget speech today, Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said: “ The 2018 budget speech is a consequence of the past few years of ANC governance, which have rocked business confidence and wreaked... Read More

SGB elections 2018: The WC prepares for South Africa's second biggest election

21 February 2018

Schools and the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) are preparing for the biggest elections after the national, provincial and local government elections, namely the election of governing bodies throughout the province. Read More

Western Cape teacher wins National eTeaching award

20 February 2018

Mariëtte Vorster formerly of Touwsranten Primary School, Hoekvil, near George, is South Africa's top eLearning teacher. Read More

Western Cape leads SA in good financial governance

20 February 2018

With the highest percentage of clean audits in South Africa, the Western Cape Government is leading the country in good financial governance. Read More

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety

20 February 2018

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety   Lamoer corruption conviction welcomed   Date: 20 February 2018 Release: Immediate Read More

Future Drama Stars Shine at Cape Winelands Drama Festival Finale

20 February 2018

On 17 February 2018, Cape Winelands creative stars performed at the Cape Winelands Drama at the Paarl Town Hall in Paarl. Read More

No Money for Clanwilliam Dam Wall Raising – DWS Tells Western Cape

19 February 2018

No Money for Clanwilliam Dam Wall Raising – DWS Tells Western Cape Read More

WCED introduces new tool for parents to track their admission application

19 February 2018

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has introduced a new online function to assist parents with tracking applications for admission to public schools. Read More

Apprenticeships an important tool in tackling youth unemployment

15 February 2018

In a bid to make it easier for businesses to take on apprentices, the Western Cape Government has enlisted the help of its highly successful Red Tape Reduction Unit. Read More

Vulnerable road users account for almost half of road deaths this week

15 February 2018

Forensic Pathology Services data indicates 13 people were killed on Western Cape roads in the week of 7 to 13 February. Six pedestrians were among the dead, accounting for almost half of those killed (46%). Read More

WCED support for 2017 NSC supplementary examinations

14 February 2018

More than 6 700 candidates have registered to write the Supplementary Examinations for the National Senior Certificate, from 19 February to 3 March 2018. Read More

Western Cape shows highest job gains in South Africa in latest employment data

13 February 2018

Statistics South Africa jobs data for the last quarter of 2017, released today, shows that the Western Cape created the most jobs last quarter of any province, at 92 000 jobs created. We also recorded the highest year-on-year increase in the number... Read More

Western Cape exports of cherries show tremendous potential

12 February 2018

Once a very small crop in the Western Cape, cherries have more than quadrupled their export market share over the last four years, and continue to show excellent potential as an alternative crop. Read More

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development

12 February 2018

WC Water Update 12 February 2018 Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell.   Read More

Information on the Leeuwenhof stream

12 February 2018

Information on the Leeuwenhof stream Read More

27 For Freedom Festival Celebrates Madiba Centenary

12 February 2018

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and Avbob hosted the Madiba Centenary Boxing Challeng Read More

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