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News and Speeches Archive


MEC Fritz to open Villiersdorp Youth Café

5 November 2018

Tomorrow, the Minister of Social Development (DSD) in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz,  will be launching its 9 Read More

WCED announces top teachers and principals

4 November 2018

On Friday, the WCED hosted the 2019 Provincial Teaching Awards. Read More

Response to ANC statement on Rustenberg Girls Junior School

4 November 2018

I note the statement by Western Cape ANC education spokesperson, Theo Olivier, regarding the Rustenburg Junior school incident. Read More

Isaac Ntoto of Mossel Bay wins the 2018 Prestige Agri Award

4 November 2018

  This year’s winner of the Prestige Agri Award is Isaac Ntoto, from Garden of Eden Berries in Brandwag, Mossel Bay.   The announcement was made at a gala event held at the Nederburg Wine Estate on Saturday night.   Read More

Take caution during Paediatric Surge Season

3 November 2018

Incidents of Diarrhoea Disease (DD) will be on the increase as we head into summer, with children under the age of five being particularly affected.  Read More

Bus advertisement promotes child road safety

2 November 2018

As part of this November’s #WalkSafe initiative, the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has launched a bus advertising campaign in Read More

Anti-gang unit welcomed, will there be more?

2 November 2018

Anti-gang unit welcomed, will there be more? Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer welcomes the adjustment of rock lobster TAC

2 November 2018

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer, notes the adjusted Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of West Coast Rock Lobster by the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in the lead up to the 2018/19 recreational... Read More

Elderly residents to receive title deeds in Piketberg

1 November 2018

Tomorrow, Thursday 01 November 2018, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will handover title deeds in Piketberg, in the West Coast. Read More

Collaboration on school safety yields jail sentence for school vandals

1 November 2018

I am delighted to announce that, after a long period of discussions between the WCED, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety, the SAPS and NPA, we have agreed on the format of a Victim Impact Statement to be used in crimes of vandalism... Read More

Two Bloemhof Girls HS learners take top two places in the 2018 SADC Essay

1 November 2018

It gives me great pleasure to congratulate two Western Cape learners, both from Bloemhof Girls High School in Stellenbosch, for being placed in first and second place nationally in the 16th Annual 2018 South African Development Community (SADC)... Read More

Partnerships critical in combatting crime

1 November 2018

Partnerships critical in combatting crime Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer sworn in as Minister of Economic Opportunities

1 November 2018

This morning, Western Cape Judge President John Hlope conducted the swearing in ceremony for Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer. Read More

Provincial Treasury hosts 2018 Fiscal Policy Seminar

1 November 2018

Economists and Fiscal Policy experts recently gathered to provide advice to the Western Cape Minister of Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer, as he sets about finalising the Western Cape Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. Read More

Central Karoo athletes achieve gold and silver at Provincial RSDP

31 October 2018

On Saturday 27 October 2018 the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) co-hosted the Provincial Rural Sport Development Programme (RSDP) Game Read More

Advocate assassination shows SAPS’ inability to clamp down on gang warfare

30 October 2018

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Advocate assassination shows SAPS’ inability to clamp down on gang warfare Read More

George Fires

30 October 2018

  The Outeniqua Fire in the George area remains active on the mountain slopes and the situation remains serious with bad conditions prevailing. Read More

Western Cape has created 95 000 new jobs in the past year

30 October 2018

The Stats SA quarterly labour force survey, released today, shows that the Western Cape has created 95 000 new jobs in the past year, with the drought-hit agricultural sector showing promising signs of recovery.   Read More

Minister calls on WC to support fire victims

30 October 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, conveys his deepest condolences to the family of the eight Karatara residents who lost their lives in a fire yesterday. The victims of the fire include two women, an unborn child... Read More