News and Speeches Archive

DCAS Drama Programme ends on a high note in Riversdale

28 February 2018

The Eden Drama Festival finale was held at the Riversdale Town Hall on 24 February 2018. The festival attracted participants from all over the Eden region such as Knysna, Dysselsdorp, George, Themnbalethu, Heidelberg, Barrydale, Swellendam and a... Read More

Minister Grant to brief media on outcomes of Festive Season road safety effort

28 February 2018

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works will brief the media on the Festive Season’s enforcement and road safety efforts as well as the road death statistics for that period on 28 February 2018. Read More

Festive Season road deaths spike

28 February 2018

Festive Season road deaths spike amidst increase in driver and passenger fatalities Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works  Read More

Human Settlements and Banks to Sign Memorandum to Accelerate Affordable Housing

28 February 2018

On Thursday 1 March 2018, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with five (5) financial institutions operating in the affordable housing market. Read More

Minister to lead ‘Day Zero’ campaign with NGOs and elderly residents

27 February 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development will lead a delegation of managers from registered NGO-run Old Age Homes and elderly residents, to view the extent of the effects of the drought on our dams. Read More

Western Cape Government Welcomes SCOPA Probe into Department of Water

27 February 2018

Western Cape Government Welcomes SCOPA Probe into Department of Water  Read More

Test Kitchen’s unique drought approach helping to save jobs

26 February 2018

The world-renowned restaurant, The Test Kitchen has introduced an innovative Drought Kitchen menu which is aimed at saving water, and will secure jobs at the restaurant. Read More

Celebrating the success of our youth

24 February 2018

Finance Minister, Dr Ivan Meyer recently hosted a breakfast to honour the Provincial Treasury Bursary holders as well as the children of staff members who successfully completed their Senior Certificate in 2017. 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

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

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

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 The Auditor-General, Mr Kimi Makwetu has conferred the prestigious outcome of clean audit on no less than 44 of 55 Western Cape Provincial departments, municipalities... 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 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

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

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

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

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