News and Speeches Archive

WC Water Update

26 March 2019

25 March 2019 The average water level for all dams in the Western Cape currently stands at 38.6% (2018: 18.2%). Dams supplying the City of Cape Town stand at an average of 50.6% (2018: 21.8%).   Read More

Khoi and San communities to revive language through Afri-Kwê Project

26 March 2019

The Afri-Kwê Language Project, supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), was launched by representatives of the Khoi and San communities on Saturday 23 March 2019. Read More

WCED Future Focused Education Conference

25 March 2019

Well, the day has finally arrived, and after many months of planning, it is my great privilege and pleasure to be the first human to officially open and welcome you to the historic first ever education conference hosted by the WCED. Read More

Record 2 029 stop-and-searches, 534 hotspots and scrapyards inspected

24 March 2019

Weekly statement on all rail enforcement actions – a joint media release from Metrorail, the City of Cape Town and the Read More

Media Release: Minister Bheki Cele Agrees SAPS Western Cape is Failing Residents

22 March 2019

Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is pleased that the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele has agreed to establish a specialised team to intervene in systemic SAPS’ failures, amongst others, to fully present case... Read More

Minister Madikizela To Deliver His Final Human Settlements Budget Vote

22 March 2019

On Tuesday 26 March 2018, the Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will deliver his departmental Budget Vote Speech for the Department of Human Settlements, in which he will highlight the budget priorities and allocation of... Read More

#IYIL2019 creates mindfulness of language extinction

22 March 2019

On 20 March 2019 Minister Anroux Marais launched the Read More

Roadworks update for the KKNK

20 March 2019

Motorists travelling to the upcoming Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) are advised that TR75/1 (the N12) between Oudtshoorn and George, and TR1/2 (the N9) between George and Uniondale, will be open to two-way traffic from 21 March to 31 March... Read More

Media alert: Attendance at the WCED education conference

20 March 2019

The Western Cape Education Department invites media to attend their Education Conference at the CTICC on the 25th to 26th March 2019. Please let me know if you would like to attend the conference. Read More

Upholding the Dignity of Intellectually Disabled Persons

20 March 2019

As we commemorate both Human Rights Day and International Down-Syndrome Day, I would like to highlight the role of Government in ensuring the right to dignity for p Read More

‘Collaborate @ your Library’ during SA Library Week

20 March 2019

Fostering a love of reading and helping communities come together was the goal as the Read More

Doctor’s dedication sees third generation baby delivered at Helderberg Hospital

19 March 2019

Dr Werner Viljoen, the Medical Manager at Helderberg Hospital, was called into the maternity room one day to help a patient deliver a baby. He remembers it very well as it was a rather difficult birth. Read More

Media Release: High Levels of Absenteeism Reported At Various SAPS Stations

19 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is concerned by reports of high level absenteeism amongst police officers in the Western Cape. This comes after officers threatened to embark on a go slow strike last week. Read More

Minister Madikizela To Hand Over 120 Title Deeds In Heidelberg

19 March 2019

Today, Tuesday 19 March 2019,  Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will hand over 120 title deeds in Diepkloof, Heidelberg in the Hessequa Municipal area. Read More

Three Months, More Deaths: Cele Takes No Action to Fix Police Resourcing

19 March 2019

Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says that three months after his bruising court loss on how police officers are allocated, the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, has yet to take any corrective action. Read More

Best teacher in the world to speak at WCED conference

19 March 2019

The Western Cape Education Department will be hosting a Conference at the CTICC on the 25th to 26th March 2019. Read More

Minister Madikizela to hand over BNG houses to elderly residents in Blue Downs

18 March 2019

Today, Monday 18 March 2019,  Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will hand over 20 houses to elderly residents in Blue Downs/Eerste River. Read More

Eight arrests, 84 hotspots and scrapyards inspected

18 March 2019

Weekly statement on all rail enforcement actions – a joint media release from Metrorail, the City of Cape Town and the Read More

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