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News and Speeches Archive

Media alert: Minister Schafer to visit Safe Schools Holiday Programme

18 June 2019

Today, 18th June 2019, Minister Debbie Schafer will visit the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools Holiday Programme at Bernadino Heights High School. Read More

Farewell to outgoing Geographical Names Committee

18 June 2019

On Friday 14 June 2019, the Read More

WCED launches Schools Holiday Programme today

18 June 2019

One of my biggest concerns during every school holiday period is those learners whose parents work full time and who are left unsupervised at home.  Read More

Statement Minister Marais: We mourn the passing of tennis great David Samaai

14 June 2019

Statement from Minister Anroux Marais: We mourn the passing of tennis great David Samaai It is with great sadness that I received the news of the death of the great tennis player, David Samaai. Read More

WCED Winter holiday initiatives for learners and educators

13 June 2019

Following a busy examination period, the upcoming winter holiday is a much needed break for many learners and teachers. However, many of our schools will be buzzing with activities over the holiday period. Read More

Media Release: Launch of DoCS Youth Safety Religious Programme June 2019

13 June 2019

Today, Minister Albert Fritz will be joined by officials of the Department of Community Safety, members of the religious fraternity and young people to launch this year’s Read More

Ministers Meyer and Fritz welcome the arrest of Klapmuts farm attack suspects

13 June 2019

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer and Minister of Community Safety Adv Albert Fritz welcome the news that Western Cape police have Read More

Minister Madikizela to create awareness of safe and responsible driving

13 June 2019

Tomorrow, Friday 14 June 2019 Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will commemorate Youth Day by creating awareness of safe and responsible driving among young people at the Killarney Int Read More

Minister Albert Fritz statement on attack on Members of the Anti-Gang Unit

12 June 2019

It is with great concern that I received news this morning that 6 members of our Anti-Gang Unit were attacked and injured in the early hours of this morning while on duty in Samora Machel.     Read More

WCCPA pays tribute to Dr Leila Joan Arens (silber)

12 June 2019

The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association (WCCPA) unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of Dr Leila Arens at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, in Cape Town, on 12 June 2019. Read More

Mamre and Pella communities join Oral History Initiative

11 June 2019

On 10 June 2019, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Read More

Minister Madikizela condemns the killing of Blackheath-Malibu taxi chairperson

11 June 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, strongly condemns the murder of Blackheath-Malibu Taxi Association chairperson, Mr Patrick Cosani. Read More

Public Notice

11 June 2019

Construction of new Emergency Centre for Helderberg Hospital   Helderberg Hospital is currently undergoing construction of its Emergency Centre (EC) as part of a R40 million upgrade. The upgrade is scheduled to be completed in March 2020. Read More

Media release: #enrichED Symposium puts After School sector in the spotlight

10 June 2019

From 6-9 June 2019, the #enrichED Symposium was hosted in Cape Town by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its After School Programme (ASP) Office. Read More

Chief Evaluator: Schools Evaluation Authority applications close 13 June 2019

10 June 2019

In April this year, I approved the Regulations on the Western Cape Schools Evaluation Authority, 2019 which outline, among others, the procedures for the appointment of the Chief Evaluator. Read More

#enrichED Symposium brings After School sector together to narrow education gap

10 June 2019

Improving the lives of children was at the forefront of discussion as delegates from the after-school sector gathered at the CTICC this weekend for the #enrichED Symposium. Read More

Media Release: Minister Fritz Condemns Spate In Murders In Western Cape

10 June 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the murder of over 14 individuals in the past week  and calls on the National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, to intervene and put an end to these Read More

Minister Marais continues to prioritise transformation of heritage landscape

10 June 2019

MEDIA ALERT: MINISTER MARAIS CONTINUES TO PRIORITISE THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WC CULTURAL HERITAGE LANDSCAPE Read More

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