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News and Speeches Archive


Media Release: Investigate Major General Veary for Allegedly Lying

14 January 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says that the Major-General Jeremy Vearey should immediately be investigated for what appears to be a blatant lie on an affidavit about a telephone conversation with a journalist who wished to obtain a... Read More

Deadline for NSC exam applications is Tuesday, 22 January 2019

14 January 2019

While many candidates are celebrating their success in the 2018 National Senior Certificate examinations, there are candidates who did not receive the results that they had hoped to achieve. Read More

Jazzathon shines spotlight on Western Cape’s talented musos

11 January 2019

Some of the Western Cape’s most talented musicians and singers will take to the stage at the V&A Waterfront amphitheatre this weekend, after the 22nd annual Jazzathon was officially opened on Thursday, 10 January 2019. Read More

Western Cape celebrates matric success

10 January 2019

A very warm welcome to everyone, to this last matric awards celebration for this term of office. It is definitely one of my favourite events of the year. Read More

Safeguard your family against tummy bugs this summer

10 January 2019

Summer is here and with it comes the heightened risk of your child contracting diarrhoea. Read More

MECs Schäfer and Winde kick off 2019; Learner Placement Task Teams activated

9 January 2019

Today was an exciting day for many learners and parents as over 1.1 million learners started school in the Western Cape - many for the first time. This year, primary schools across the province have welcomed 108 325 Grade 1's and 83 360 Grade 8... Read More

Rail Enforcement Unit on the right track

9 January 2019

Joint media release Read More

Foot and mouth disease detection in Limpopo could impact the Western Cape

9 January 2019

The National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Tuesday that foot and mouth disease (FMD) has been detected in the Vhembe district of Limpopo, and reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health.     Read More

Media alert: MECs Schäfer and Winde to visit Forest Village Leadership Academy

8 January 2019

On Wednesday, 9th January 2019, more than a million learners are expected to arrive at schools across the Western Cape to begin the 2019 school year. Read More

Media Alert: Newly initiated men welcomed home by Minister Marais

7 January 2019

Following the current 2018/19 Summer initiation season, Minister Anroux Marais welcomed home the newly initiated men in Gugulethu at the Initiates Homecoming Read More

Response to Gift of the Givers Media Statement

5 January 2019

Statement by Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape   Read More

Minister Schäfer pleased that indicators of quality show improvement in the WC

4 January 2019

It has been a wonderful morning of excitement as thousands of learners celebrate the end of their school career with a National Senior Certificate pass. Read More

Media alert: Media accreditation for the Western Cape NSC 2018 awards ceremony

4 January 2019

On Thursday 10th January 2019,  Debbie Schäfer, MEC of Education in the province will be hosting the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2018 Awards Ceremony at the Premier's Residence. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Masibambisane high school

3 January 2019

Tomorrow, Friday 4th January 2019, thousands of NSC candidates in the Western Cape will receive their individual National Senior Certificate (NSC) results. Read More

Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela To Visit Paarl's Fire Victims

3 January 2019

On Thursday, 3rd January, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will visit victims of the fire in Mbekweni Informal Settlement, Paarl. The fire broke out on Wednesday where 100 informal structures were damaged in the blaze,... Read More

'Starter kits' To Be Provided to Mbekweni, Paarl Fire Victims

3 January 2019

Today on 3 January, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, and Provincial Treasury Minister Ivan Meyer, visited the Mbekweni Informal Settlement in Paarl where more than 500 families were affected by fire that raged through... Read More