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News and Speeches Archive

The Western Cape is ready to welcome visitors ahead of tourism season

5 December 2019

The tourism sector remains the backbone of the Western Cape economy, supporting over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs in our province alone thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to the region annually to enjoy some of the most scenic and... Read More

Have a heart and support those children in need of care

5 December 2019

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) is appealing to members of the public to reach out to children, and to prioritise the safety of children under their care ahead of the upcoming festive season. Read More

DCAS Neighbourhood Development Programme wins big at Service Excellence Awards

5 December 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) was recognised at the annual Western Cape Premier’s Service Excellence Awards once again on Wednesday 4 December 2019, as a programme run out of the Read More

Huge influx of motor vehicles expected in the Western Cape this festive season

5 December 2019

The festive season is now upon us. We are predicting an increase in vehicular traffic this festive season. We are already seeing an influx of vehicles into the province as holiday goers travel to their respective destinations. Read More

Schools break up for the summer holiday

4 December 2019

Learners officially go on holiday today, 4 December 2019. I would like to wish each and every one of them a happy and safe holiday. I am sure they will take a break from school work, but continue reading for pleasure during their holidays. Read More

Thousands participate in provincial housing verification and registration drive

4 December 2019

The recently concluded Provincial Housing Database Verification and Registration Drive, saw more than 8 500 people visiting the different venues to either register for the first time or verify and update their details on the Housing Demand Database. Read More

WC Water Update, masterplan welcomed

3 December 2019

Dam levels dropping slowly Read More

WC Statement on Bitou Municipality legal matter

3 December 2019

Bitou Municipality appeal to be heard in 2020 Read More

Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism 2019/2020 Budget Adjustments (Vote 12)

3 December 2019

I am pleased today to table the adjusted estimates of Vote 12: The Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Read More

Western Cape municipal debts to Eskom, others

3 December 2019

Not one municipality in the Western Cape is currently behind on payments to Eskom or the relevant water boards in their region. Read More

Premier’s Safety Plan is a comprehensive evidence-based strategy

3 December 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, dismisses comments made by Brett Heron MPL during the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s budget vote today, which seek to undermine the iterative, adaptive and holistic nature of the Premier’s Safety... Read More

Minister Madikizela to launch 2019/20 Festive Season Safety Plan

3 December 2019

On Thursday 5 December 2019, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will officially launch the 2019/20 festive season safety plan at the Huguenot Tunnel on the N1. Read More

Minister Fritz donates bicycles to Rheenendal Neighbourhood Watch

2 December 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, donated 7 bicycles in a handover ceremony to the Rheenendal Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) structure. Minister Fritz calls on all good citizens to support their local NHW structure and ensure... Read More

Historic moment as first Khoekhoegowab language students graduate from UCT

2 December 2019

The University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Western Cape Read More

Minister Fritz condemns stone throwing on N1

2 December 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms the reported stone-throwing attacks taking place along the N1 highway. Read More

Alcohol and roads don't mix

2 December 2019

As we approach the festive season, we’ll hear jingle bells wherever we may go. This is also the season to be mindful and wise when it comes alcohol consumption. As we all know, alcohol and road don’t mix, and it is up to you to make the responsible... Read More

Ivan Meyer calls on retail companies to support our farmers and farm workers

2 December 2019

I am calling on all major retail companies who benefitted massively from Black Friday to back government and agricultural organizations’ drought relief efforts. The drought continues to threaten farmers and farm workers putting food security at... Read More

Minister Simmers engages communities through ministerial outreach programmes

2 December 2019

Throughout the month of November in the Cape Metro area, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers met with and engaged a wide variety of stakeholders and community members as part of his Ministerial Outreach Programme (MOP). Read More

Touwsranten youth had a blast

2 December 2019

Touwsranten was the place to be on 28 November 2019. A stage, DJ, music, dancing, numerous stalls and give-aways made for a great World AIDS Day and B-Wise event. Read More

WCERA 2019: A hotbed of innovation and impact

29 November 2019

Now in its second year, the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) celebrates the hard work of entrepreneurs and their contribution to job creation and economic growth in the Western Cape. Read More

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