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News and Speeches Archive


Minister David Maynier welcomes World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa

30 August 2019

As the Western Cape Government we welcome the delegates attending the World Economic Forum Read More

Media Alert: MEC of Health encourages people to donate kidneys

30 August 2019

Renal failure is a serious condition, affecting large numbers of people. Some may die while waiting to undergo dialysis and hospitals have long waiting lists for kidney transplants, but there is a shortage of donors. Read More

Malibu High School hair allegations

30 August 2019

I have taken note of the comments regarding the allegations of derogatory comments made to girls regarding their hair at Malibu High School. Read More

WC Netball Development Tournament to be officially opened by Minister Marais

29 August 2019


Minister Simmers engages backyarders at housing summit

29 August 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers addressed backyard dwellers at the Western Cape Housing Summit. This summit was called for by the South African Human Rights Commission and held at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Celebrates National Physiotherapy Back Week

29 August 2019

Tygerberg Hospital’s statistics have shown that people between the ages 30 to 49 are most likely to suffer from back pains and injuries. You only have one back; take care of it. Read More

Public encouraged to comment on the draft for washable, reusable sanitary towels

28 August 2019

The Western Cape Department of Social Development encourages the public to have their say on the DRAFT SOUTH AFRICAN STANDARD for the manufacture of washable, reusable sanitary towels. Read More

Minister Madikizela opens upgraded multi-million Rand road in Gouda

28 August 2019

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela has officially opened the newly upgraded R44 Gouda Road with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Read More

Minister Fritz seeks clarity on SAPS’ ammunition shortage

28 August 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the SAPS are reportedly experiencing an ammunitions shortage which impacts on officers' ability to complete their firearms proficiency tests. Read More

Dam levels remain stable

27 August 2019

Dam levels in the Western Cape for the past week have remained largely stable with little c Read More

Minister Madikizela to officially open Klein-Bergrivier bridge in Gouda

27 August 2019

Tomorrow, Wednesday 28 August 2019, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will officially open the newly upgraded Klein-Bergrivier Bridge in Gouda in the Drakenstein municipal area. Read More

DCAS dance teacher training programme sets Saldanha ablaze

27 August 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) pilot Dance Teacher Training Programme came to a thrilling end on 23 August 2019 with the hosting of the “Dans die Weskus aan die Brand” (Dance the West Coast Ablaze) dance showcase at the Read More

Minister Linidiwe Sisulu fails to clarify redirection of national owned land

27 August 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the national government has still not committed to revealing whether the five pieces of well-located land in Cape Town, have been redirected for human settlement development. Read More

DCAS Women’s Month celebration gives elders an opportunity to share wisdom

26 August 2019

Preserving, renewing and developing the culture and tradition of indigenous storytelling was the aim as the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a Women’s Month celebration in Langa on Thursday, 22 August 2019. Read More

Central Karoo’s top sportspeople honoured by DCAS

26 August 2019

The promotion and development of sport and recreation in the Central Karoo continued on Friday, 23 August 2019, as the region’s top sportspeople, administrators and officials were recognised by the Read More

Minister Fritz condemns murder of SANDF soldier

23 August 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the burning of a SANDF soldier in his car on Sunday, 18 August 2019. The SANDF have confirmed that the 41 year old victim was a soldier deployed for Operation Lockdown. Read More

Eden District’s top performers recognised at Sports Awards

23 August 2019

The Eden District’s top sportsmen and women could be set for provincial recognition after being honoured at the annual Eden District Sports Awards which took place on Thursday night. Read More

1037 Illegal Firearms recovered in 8 months

22 August 2019

Following an oral question to the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, today; it was revealed that SAPS have recovered 1037 illegal firearms since November 2019. Minister Fritz calls on Police Minister Bheki Cele, to urgently ensure that... Read More