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News and Speeches Archive

Scouting in Schools volunteers welcomed back from USA trip by Minister Marais

24 October 2019

Fourteen young Scout leaders who recently returned from working at summer camps in the USA met the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, this week to share Read More

Western Cape Housing Demand Database Drive goes to Cape Winelands

23 October 2019

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, together with the Witzenberg and Langeberg Municipalities, will embark on a Housing Demand Database Verification and Registration Drive on the weekend of the 26th & 27th October. Read More

New Heritage WC Council to be inaugurated by Premier Winde and Minister Marais

23 October 2019

MEDIA ALERT:  NEW HERITAGE WESTERN CAPE COUNCIL TO BE INAUGURATED BY PREMIER WINDE AND MINISTER MARAIS   Read More

DSD achieves 7th consecutive clean audit

23 October 2019

Today, 23 October 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, tabled the department’s annual report for the 2018/19 financial year at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The Department has obtained a clean audit for... Read More

R50 million emergency funding for drought stricken farms in the Western Cape

23 October 2019

On Tuesday, the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Minister David Maynier, authorised the release of R50 million in emergency drought relief in terms of section 25 of the Public Finance Management Act (Act 6 of 2000). Read More

All arrears of Gatesville residents in government rental units written off

22 October 2019

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says residents of the Gatesville Rental Housing complex in Athlone, which is owned and managed by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, will have all of their arrears written... Read More

Year-on-year decrease in conviction of kidnappers a threat to safety

22 October 2019

On 13 September 2019, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, received a written question from Member of Provincial Legislature, Mireille Wenger, on the number of kidnappings recorded, which included children. Read More

Minister Fritz launches Central Karoo safety forum

22 October 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the Central Karoo District Municipality’s Safety Forum in Prince Albert. This follows the Determination of Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) and safety plan review.  Read More

DSD to present annual report for the 2018/19 financial year

22 October 2019

On Wednesday, 23 October 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be briefing the Standing Committee on the Development’s Annual Report for the 2018/19 financial year. Read More

Speedy resolution of flight delays at CT International Airport anticipated

22 October 2019

[Joint statement by David Maynier and James Vos] Earlier today we were informed of the delay of flights at Cape Town International airport due to the grounding of several aircraft by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers hands over one hundreds title deeds in Grabouw

22 October 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 100 title deeds to residents of Grabouw and Villiersdorp. Read More

Minister Madikizela's meeting with City and SANTACO

22 October 2019

After my meeting with the leadership of the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) yesterday, I scheduled an urgent meeting with the MMC for Transport Ald Felicity Purchase and MMC for Safety and Security JP Smith today. Read More

Minister Fritz to meet with Central Karoo safety stakeholders

21 October 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will launch the Central Karoo District Municipalities’ Community Safety Forum. The launch will include: Read More

WC Water update and update on Wilderness pipeline

21 October 2019

Water: Wilderness pipeline completed Read More

Minister Madikizela meets SANTACO following road blockages

21 October 2019

Today I met with the leadership of the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) to help find solutions to the ongoing disruptions we have seen on the roads across the city last week. Taxi drivers blocked the roads in a protest over impoundment... Read More

Obesity is a health risk

18 October 2019

With National Obesity Week being observed from 15 – 19 October, the Western Cape Government Health is encouraging people to become aware of the risks associated with the condition, and to a Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers engages Velddrif community

18 October 2019

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers addressed residents of Noordhoek, Velddrif after recent violent protest in the area led to the destruction of 53 newly constructed homes. Read More

DCAS song writing competition winners head into studio

17 October 2019

A group of talented, young musicians are in the midst of recording their own album after receiving a major career boost from the Western Cape Read More

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