News and Speeches Archive

New Western Cape Cultural Commission welcomed by Minister Marais

16 November 2018

On Thursday, 15 November 2018, the newly appointed Western Cape Cultural Commission (WCCC) members were welcomed to office by Western Cape Minister of Cultural Aff Read More

Statement: Diazville Public Library damaged during service delivery protests

16 November 2018

On Thursday, 15 November 2018, the Diazville Public Library suffered severe loss and damage as it was looted during service delivery protests in the Saldanha Bay area. Read More

Oral History Initiative rolled out in Wupperthal

16 November 2018

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Read More

Purple for Preemies

15 November 2018

People worldwide will observe Prematurity Day on Saturday 17 November 2018 to acknowledge the journey of preterm infants and their families. Read More

Western Cape Medium Term Budget Policy Statement and the 2018 Adjusted Estimates

15 November 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Media Briefing:  2018 Western Cape Medium Term Budget Policy Statement and the 2018 Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Expenditure Read More

Education Amendment Bill: The biggest Public Education Reform package since 1994

15 November 2018

It is a trite but vital statement that a child only has one opportunity to be in school. It is therefore crucial to ensure that every child has the best possible education that we can give them, or they miss out on it for life. Read More

R62 through Cogmanskloof roadworks update

15 November 2018

As previously reported, the Western Cape Government (WCG) Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) terminated the construction contract with Basil Read after Read More

Year Beyond (YEBO) Social Innovation Challenge 2018

14 November 2018

Year Beyond (YEBO) Social Innovation Challenge 2018: Finding solutions to one of our wicked problems Read More

MEC Fritz condemns Vredenburg protests

14 November 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, condemns the threatening and illegal protests taking place in Vredenburg, whi Read More

Media Release: Attacking Police is an attack on Community and Constitution

14 November 2018

Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde strongly condemns the attack on the Vredenburg police station that occurred yesterday.  Read More

Media Alert: MEC Winde to visit Steenberg Police Station and Lavender Hill Base

14 November 2018

Tomorrow, Thursday 15 November, Minister Alan Winde will conduct an oversight visit to the Steenberg police station and the Lavender Hill Base Camp. Read More

Media Release: Work towards making this Province the safest in the Country

14 November 2018

All Should Work Towards Making This Province the Safest in The Country Read More

N1 lane closures

14 November 2018

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Upgrade of MR344 and DR1578 near Groot-Brakrivier

13 November 2018

There are currently seven areas where work is being undertaken: Read More

Diabetes is a ‘Family Affair’

13 November 2018

Ashleigh Williams is 9 years old. She has type 1 diabetes. While most children go about their daily activities relatively carefree, Ashleigh has to test herself up to six times a day and has to apply strict self-control when it comes to her eating... Read More

Media Alert: Invitation to Safer Western Cape Conference and Media Briefings

12 November 2018

Media are invited to attend the Safer Western Cape conference at The River Club in Cape Town on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November 2018. Read More

West Coast receives R3.49 billion from the Provincial Government

12 November 2018

Earlier today I visited the West Coast where I informed Mayors, Speakers , Mayoral Committee Members of Finance and IDP Managers of municipalities that the West Coast District has been allocated  R3.49 billion of the  2018/19 Western Cape Provincial... Read More

WC Water Update

12 November 2018

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Press statement regarding stolen matric biology papers is a fake

12 November 2018

We have taken note of the fake press statement that appears to be doing its rounds on social media and in whatsapp groups. Read More

Working Better Together to support orphaned children

12 November 2018

Today, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, is commemorating World Orphan Day. Read More

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