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News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape Police Ombudsman to present abalone report to Parliament

16 October 2019

MEDIA ALERT BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 16 October 2019   Ombudsman to present Abalone Report to Parliament   Read More

Electricity Cuts affecting NSC exams

16 October 2019

Despite various contingency measures being put in place, and assurances from ESKOM as recently as yesterday, we were unfortunately informed at the last minute that loadshedding was to take place across the country. Read More

Winner of homewise youth competition announced

16 October 2019

On Sunday,13 October 2019 Provincial Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers announced the Winner of the HomeWise Youth Competition - UX/UI Design for a Government Housing APP. Read More

Eskom’s stage 2 load shedding will cost the WC economy R150 million per day

16 October 2019

The fact is that the load shedding announced by Eskom today will damage the economy in the Western Cape.    The impact of load shedding is currently estimated to be R75 million per stage, per day for the Western Cape.    Read More

Eskom’s stage 2 load shedding will cost the Western Cape economy R150 million pe

16 October 2019

The fact is that the load-shedding announced by Eskom today will damage the economy in the Western Cape.    The impact of load-shedding is currently estimated to be R75 million per stage, per day for the Western Cape.    Read More

Minister Fernandez urges society to make use of psycho-social support

16 October 2019

World Trauma Day observed on the 17th October 2019, emphasises the importance of preventing and addressing the impact of trauma on people’s lives. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), trauma is a major cause of death and disability... Read More

Destruction of houses on West Coast hampers delivery

16 October 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, strongly condemns the destruction of 53 newly built houses in Noordhoek, Velddrif, in the Bergrivier Municipal area. Read More

Minister Fritz meets with Garden Route safety stakeholders to address crime

15 October 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a workshop on the Provincial Needs and Priorities (PNP) and Safety Plan at George Civic Centre, Garden Route.  Read More

Ministers Schäfer and Madikizela appeal to rail and taxi associations

15 October 2019

On Wednesday, the 23rd of October, the National Senior Certificate examinations begin. At times, there will be over 62 000 full and part-time candidates making their way to their examination venues across the Province. What is important is that... Read More

Media alert: Minister Schafer to visit NSC examination vault

15 October 2019

Tomorrow, Minister Schafer will be visiting the WCED NSC examination vault where thousands of examination scripts are kept under lock and key ahead of the 2019 NSC examinations. Read More

Detecting early warning signs of childhood cancer is vital

15 October 2019

Seven-year old Melina Nyoni from Blue Downs was recently diagnosed with nephroblastoma at Tygerberg Hospital. This disease is the most common renal tumour of children between the ages 2 and 5, and is also the fourth most common cancer in children in... Read More

'My heart led me to palliative care'

15 October 2019

“I had so much planned for the future, I had a vision for my children and then suddenly I am staring death in the face and wondering…how are my children to grow up without me?” Read More

Homewise youth competition winner announced

14 October 2019

Since taking office at the end of May 2019, I adopted a radical approach in how we deal with human settlements, as it’s important to me that we accelerate human settlement delivery and promote social inclusion through the development of integrated,... Read More

Minister Fritz commends successful CPF elections

14 October 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the Kleinmond, Stanford, Somerset West and Struisbaai Community Policing Forums (CPFs) for having successfully held their elective Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in line with the Com Read More

DCAS brings together West Coast government staff to encourage healthy lifestyles

14 October 2019

Hundreds of government officials from the West Coast District gathered in Saldanha Bay on Friday, 11 October 2019, for a day of friendly competition at the annual Better Together Games (BTG). Read More

Minister Fritz to meet with Garden Route safety stakeholders

14 October 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be hosting a workshop on the Provincial Needs and Priorities (PNP) and Safety Plan of the Cape Winelands District municipality. Read More

Western Cape Government pays 99% of suppliers within 30 days

13 October 2019

In both the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years, the Western Cape Government departments paid on average 99.4% of all invoices for goods and services within 30 days.  Read More

We Aren’t Policing Drugs Effectively

11 October 2019

Opinion Editorial by Cayla Murray Spokesperson for The Minister Of Community Safety Read More

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