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News and Speeches Archive


Media Release: Western Cape gearing up for Africa Halal Week

10 October 2018

  Next week, the inaugural Africa Halal Week kicks off in Cape Town- offering local Halal businesses and international buyers a platform to meet and interact.   Read More

WC Water Update – R974 million in funding allocated for disaster recovery

9 October 2018

WC Water Update – Funding allocated for disaster recovery 8 October 2018 Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell. Read More

Premier Zille and Cabinet Ministers to Host Press Conference on Crime

9 October 2018

Premier Zille and Cabinet Ministers to Host Press Conference on Crime Read More

DSD Annual Report 2017/18

9 October 2018

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, tabled the department’s annual report for the 2017/18 financial year. The Department has obtained a clean audit for the fifth consecutive year. Read More

Specialised Units or yet another fly-by-night gimmick?

9 October 2018

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety There are serious questions surrounding Police Minister Bheki Cele’s latest promise of an apparent new Anti-Gang Unit to be launched on the Cape Flats on 1 November 2018. Read More

Another central line train burned

9 October 2018

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has confirmed the burning of another eight train carriages at Cape Town Station today (9 October 2018). Read More

MEC Schafer extends condolences to the late MEC Mandla Makupula's family

8 October 2018

It is with great sadness that I have heard of the passing of my colleague in the Eastern Cape, MEC Mandla Makupula. In the time that I knew him, he was always cheerful, despite health challenges. Read More

Fourth and Final Term of 2018 set to be a busy and important one

8 October 2018

Tomorrow more than a million learners in the Western Cape will return to school for the fourth and final term of the 2018 academic year. Read More

Raising of Clanwilliam Dam Wall Must Be Completed

8 October 2018

Raising of Clanwilliam Dam Wall Must Be Completed Read More

Minister Madikizela to hand over houses in Saldanha Bay

8 October 2018

Tomorrow, Tuesday 9 October 2018, the Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, along with the Executive Mayor of Saldanha Bay Municipality, Mr Marius Koen, will hand over 21 houses to residents of Hopefield in Saldanha Bay Read More

WCED Announces a plan to address teacher stress and safety challenges

5 October 2018

Today I join my colleagues in the WCED in celebrating our teachers who make a difference every day in the life of a child. The WCED is pleased to mark this day, as we celebrate the important contribution that teachers make in providing quality... Read More

Cosatu Playing Politics on Crime in Western Cape

4 October 2018

Cosatu Playing Politics on Crime in Western Cape Read More

Government brings services to Zwelihle community

4 October 2018

The Department of Local Government in partnership with other provincial departments and the Overstrand Municipality, will be implementing an “Emergency Thusong Outreach” in Zwelihle Township to ensure citizens that were affected by the recent... Read More

Career Awareness Week: 15-19 Oct 2018: Preparing learners for the world of work

4 October 2018

The subject decisions that young people make at school have a big impact on their lives - affecting both their further education, training and employment opportunities. Choosing a career is incredibly important, and it requires matching interests... Read More

Media Release: Western Cape wins big at national LandCare awards

4 October 2018

The Western Cape walked away with several awards at the recent LandCare conference held in Bloemfontein.   LandCare refers to the use of sustainable practices to protect the natural environment and resources.   Read More

Investigation of allegations directed at Helderberg Hospital

4 October 2018

Western Cape Government Health is aware of the issues raised by Mr John Michels and the community of Helderberg and its surrounding areas pertaining to the health care services received from Helderberg Hospital, as well as a planned protest march. Read More

Social Housing Projects is the Future of Housing - Minister Madikizela

3 October 2018

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela marked the launch of the Glenhaven Social Housing Project in Bellville  with a sod-turning ceremony today, 3 October 2018. Read More

Statement by Minister Alan Winde ahead of the jobs summit

3 October 2018

Tomorrow, government, business and labour will head into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s jobs summit. While we welcome the President’s focus on jobs as a priority, we cannot allow this summit to become yet another talk shop, while the country’s... Read More