News and Speeches Archive

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato hosts Elsies River and Bishop Lavis safety workshop

29 June 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato hosts Elsies River and Bishop Lavis safety workshop Read More

Six Cape Town learners to attend 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

29 June 2018

The South African team attending the 59th International Mathematics Olympiad are all from Cape Town schools. For the past four years, five out of the six members of the national team have been from the Western Cape. Read More

Grade 12 learners attend Winter Schools across the Western Cape

28 June 2018

With 116 days to go to the start of the 2018 NSC examinations, the next five months are a very important time in a learner's school career. Read More

MEC Schafer responds to the ANC's false claims on Amendment Bill

28 June 2018

I have taken note of the opportunism and hypocrisy of the ANC, via a statement by Faiez Jacobs on a proposed provision within the Western Cape Provincial Schools Education Amendment Bill. Read More

Hard Working Museums Get Financial Boost from DCAS

28 June 2018

Western Cape museums, which form part of the largest museum service in South Africa, received a welcome financial boost from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) on 27 June 2018. The cheque handover took place at a gala event at the... Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Grade 12 Winter School Programme

27 June 2018

Tomorrow, Thursday 28th June 2018, Minister Debbie Schäfer will visit the Grade 12 Winter Schools Holiday Programme at Uxolo, Sizimesele and Harry Gwala High Schools in Khayelitsha. Read More

Roadworks near Gordon's Bay reach practical completion

27 June 2018

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has completed periodic maintenance on the R44 between Rooi Els and Gordon’s Bay. Read More

Western Cape: Water Update

25 June 2018

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Minister Fritz to hold door-to-door in Mitchells Plain

25 June 2018

Tomorrow, to mark International Day Against of Substance Read More

Good progress on construction of new arrestor bed on Sir Lowry's Pass

25 June 2018

A R14 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to construct a new slipway and truck arrestor bed on the downward slope of the N2 near Sir Lowry’s Pass Road is making good progress. Read More

Eastridge shallow grave: Minister to visit family where child corpse was found

25 June 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Read More

Substance Abuse Awareness Week: 35 000 assisted to beat the scourge of drugs

24 June 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has launched its Substance Abuse Awareness Week, which will also include the marking of International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking on Tuesday. Read More

Ground-breaking Smoke Alarm project already saving lives

24 June 2018

The Western Cape department of Local Government provided an update of its innovative smoke alarm project for High Fire Risk Communities at a press conference held in Cape Town today. Read More

N1 road closures in July 2018

22 June 2018

The Department of Transport and Public Works is progressing well with the R487 million road construction project to upgrade 9 k Read More

WCED Winter holiday programmes for learners and educators

22 June 2018

Today brings to a close the second school term of the 2018 academic year and the start of the winter school holidays. Following a busy examination period, this is a much needed break for many learners and educators across the province. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to attend Winelands Neighbourhood Watch engagement

22 June 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to attend Winelands Neighbourhood Watch engagement Read More

Media Statement: Cultural Affairs and Sport: Foundation of Nation Building

21 June 2018

As we celebrate the centenary of Tata Madiba we are reminded of his strong belief that “our human compassion binds us, the one to the other, not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope... Read More

25 year prison sentences for Metrorail train driver killers welcomed

21 June 2018

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Nominate members to serve on the Mental Health Review Board.

20 June 2018

INVITATION TO NOMINATE A MEMBER OF THE MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW BOARD (WESTERN CAPE) Read More

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