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News and Speeches Archive


Mr Arendse should get his facts straight

8 February 2019

Mr Arendse should get his facts right before approaching media with his uninformed and wild accusations.  The accusations he makes are extremely serious and have no substance whatsoever.   The facts as reported to me are as follows:   Read More

Statement by Minister Beverley Schäfer on the Total gas discovery

8 February 2019

The Western Cape Government welcomes the announcement from Total on their gas condensate discovery in Block 11B/12B on the southern coast of South Africa.     Read More

Bartolomeu Dias Museum celebrates its 30th birthday

6 February 2019

On Saturday, 2 February 2019, the Bartolomeu Dias Museum celebrated its 30th birthday, almost 531 years to the day after the Portuguese explorer first set foot on South African soil. Read More

DEDAT support helps agri-processing SMMEs grow

6 February 2019

  The Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT)’s Agri-Processing Support Program has helped small businesses in the province grow their sales. profitability, increase cash flow and create new jobs.   Read More

Sans Souci Girls High School – corporal punishment is unacceptable

6 February 2019

I am aware of a video that is circulating on social media of an incident between a learner and an educator at Sans Souci Girls High School during class time. Read More

Child protection must be a priority for us all

5 February 2019

In the past few weeks, there has been a number of child abuse cases reported to and responded to by the Western Cape Department of Social Development. Read More

Nine arrests in the bag

4 February 2019

Weekly statement on Rail Enforcement Unit – a joint media release from Metrorail, the City Of Cape Town and the We Read More

HPV vaccination to tackle cervical cancer

4 February 2019

As we commemorate World Cancer Day today (4 February 2019), Western Cape Government Health teams will visit all Grade 4 girls who are nine years old and attending public schools from 5 February until 15 March to administer the first dose of the... Read More

Cape Town has most job opportunities and Western Cape has highest paying jobs

4 February 2019

Jobs search engine Adzuna has found that Cape Town is the city with the most job opportunities, with 14 023 jobs advertised on the site in January 2018. The finding is based on an analysis of 140 000 vacancies advertised over this period. Read More

Minister Alan Winde hosts his first meeting with PSAC Committee

4 February 2019

On Tuesday, 22 January 2019, Minister of Community Safety, Mr Alan Winde, hosted this year’s first Western Cape Provincial Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) meeting. Read More

Karoo receives some much needed rainfall

4 February 2019

Karoo receives some much needed rainfall 4 February 2019 Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell.  Read More

Western Cape schools bursting at the seams

1 February 2019

The WCED has received and collated enrolment figures for the 2019 school year. As it stands, the schooling system in this Province has increased by 18 285 learners compared to last year, 16 285 of which are from outside the Province. Read More

Community Protest Action in Mfuleni preventing access to schools

1 February 2019

The WCED has for some time been negotiating with the Mfuleni Education Forum and the Mfuleni Development Forum with regards to new schools to accommodate the learners who still require placement. Read More