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News and Speeches Archive


Update on Great Brak River roadworks

23 January 2019

Good progress is being made with a Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to upgrade the MR344 (R102) between Hartenbos and Great Brak River, as well as the DR1578 between Tergniet and Wolwedans. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes hope inspiring Cycling Academy in Kwano

23 January 2019

On Monday, 21 January 2019, Minister Anroux Marais visited the Kwano Cycling Academy at Murray High School in the Bitou Municipality. Read More

Atlantis youth tutoring programme reaps results

23 January 2019

Note to editors: This joint press release was originally issued by the IkamavaYouth Programme and GreenCape. Read More

Adoption Amendments Deny Opportunity to Most Vulnerable Children

22 January 2019

Families are the bedrock of any society and are the most important social unit in providing a nurturing and supportive environment for children to thrive and grow. Read More

MEC Fritz condemns amendments to adoptiive laws

22 January 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, condemns the steam-rolling of recent amendments to Sections 249 and 259 of the Children’s Act of 2005 Read More

WC Disasters Update

22 January 2019

21 January 2019 Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell. Read More

Update on Holgaten, Oudtshoorn and Uniondale roadworks

22 January 2019

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started a project to improve and reseal 16,5 km of Trunk Road 75 section 1 (TR75/1) between Holgaten and Oudtshoorn, and to reseal 6,7 km of Trunk Road 1 section 2 (TR1/2) Read More

Madikizela To Launch R50 Million Housing Projects In Matzikama, West Coast

22 January 2019

Tomorrow, Wednesday 23 January 2019,  Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will launch two multimillion housing projects in Lutzville and Vredendal in the Matzikama Municipality in the West Coast. Read More

MEC Fritz Commends Successful Family Restoration Project

22 January 2019

As we conclude the current financial year, I want acknowledge the outstanding work of the Western Cape Department of Social Development on the ‘Families At Risk’ pr Read More

Scrap yards under scrutiny

21 January 2019

Weekly statement on Rail Enforcement Unit – a joint media release between Metrorail, the City of Cape Town and the Western Read More

2018 Systemic Test results show steady improvement since 2011

21 January 2019

The 2018 systemic test results have now been released to schools. I am pleased that, since 2011, when we increased the difficulty of these tests, there is a steady improvement. Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer visits Laingsburg farmers to engage on drought issues

21 January 2019

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape has disbursed R 8.3 million in drought support to 586 farmers in the Central Karoo in January, and will continue to provide support in the region which continues to experience severe drought... Read More

Uitzig HS will open - but the victory is Tony Ehrenreich's, not the learners

18 January 2019

On Wednesday, the High Court ruled in favour of the former SGB at Uitzig Secondary School, finding that the rules of court pertaining to appeals dictates this to be the case. Read More

Media Release: Bheki Cele still unresponsive to Western Cape policing needs

17 January 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde says it is becoming abundantly clear that local SAPS officers’ hands are tied by their Pretoria head office. Read More

School Burglary and Vandalism is a not a fight that we can tackle alone

17 January 2019

Despite increased security measures at schools across the province during the December holiday period, perpetrators still continue to target our schools. Read More

Companies urged to consider taking on CapaCiti interns for 2019

17 January 2019

Employers in Cape Town and Johannesburg looking to grow their tech teams in 2019 could benefit from hiring CapaCiti graduates as apprentices.   Read More

Conradie Better Living Model a major milestone for affordable housing

16 January 2019

The Conradie Better Living Model marks a significant milestone in the provincial government’s efforts to redress the legacy of apartheid spatial planning, and to deliver well-located, affordable integrated housing opportunities for citizens living... Read More

December peak season feedback shows positive signs of recovery for the province

16 January 2019

Tourism operators in the Western Cape have reported a generally good December season, with many local tourism offices and attractions seeing increased numbers, although the drought did have an impact.   Read More

Media release: New qualification equips After School practitioners

15 January 2019

On Saturday, 12 January 2019, 53 after-school practitioners became the first group to receive their short course certificates for completing the Extended Education Practitioner Training Programme (EEPTP) through Stellenbosch University (SU). Read More