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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Tertuis Simmers to conduct public meeting in Noordhoek, Velddrif

17 October 2019

Today, 17 October 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct a public meeting with residents of Noordhoek, Velddrif in the Bergrivier Municipal area. Read More

Impact of violent crime on Western Cape health system

17 October 2019

In commemorating World Trauma Day today (17 October), the Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is appealing to the public to help reduce the number of trauma-related incidents. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes WCPO report on police resources and inefficiencies

17 October 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Western Cape Police Ombudsman's 2018/19 Annual Report and its report on policing in the Overstrand region which were delivered in the Standing Committee on Community Safety today. Read More

Cape Winelands Neighbourhood Watches get a new look

17 October 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the new Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) brand in Robertson, whilst participating in a panel discussion on the importance of NHWs. Read More

Western Cape Police Ombudsman to present abalone report to Parliament

16 October 2019

At the Standing Committee for Community Safety tomorrow, the Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Mr JJ Brand, will deliver the Western Cape Police Ombudsman's 2018/19 Annual Report and its report on policing in the Overstrand region, particularly as it... Read More

Electricity Cuts affecting NSC exams

16 October 2019

Despite various contingency measures being put in place, and assurances from ESKOM as recently as yesterday, we were unfortunately informed at the last minute that loadshedding was to take place across the country. Read More

Winner of homewise youth competition announced

16 October 2019

On Sunday,13 October 2019 Provincial Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers announced the Winner of the HomeWise Youth Competition - UX/UI Design for a Government Housing APP. Read More

Eskom’s stage 2 load shedding will cost the WC economy R150 million per day

16 October 2019

The fact is that the load shedding announced by Eskom today will damage the economy in the Western Cape.    The impact of load shedding is currently estimated to be R75 million per stage, per day for the Western Cape.    Read More

Eskom’s stage 2 load shedding will cost the Western Cape economy R150 million pe

16 October 2019

The fact is that the load-shedding announced by Eskom today will damage the economy in the Western Cape.    The impact of load-shedding is currently estimated to be R75 million per stage, per day for the Western Cape.    Read More

Minister Fernandez urges society to make use of psycho-social support

16 October 2019

World Trauma Day observed on the 17th October 2019, emphasises the importance of preventing and addressing the impact of trauma on people’s lives. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), trauma is a major cause of death and disability... Read More

Destruction of houses on West Coast hampers delivery

16 October 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, strongly condemns the destruction of 53 newly built houses in Noordhoek, Velddrif, in the Bergrivier Municipal area. Read More

Health Department gets clean bill of health from Auditor General

16 October 2019

The Western Cape Department of Health today (16 October 2019) presented its 2018/19 Annual Report to the Standing Committee. Read More

Installation of a motorised pont at Malgas

16 October 2019

The current hand-drawn pont at Malgas was installed for the purpose of transporting people, animals, vehicles, equipment and goods across the Breede River more than a century ago. Read More

Road freight industry engagement

16 October 2019

On 16 October, Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) hosted an engagement with road freight stakeholders focused on developing a collaborative approach to improving safety in the industry. Read More

Minister Fritz meets with Garden Route safety stakeholders to address crime

15 October 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a workshop on the Provincial Needs and Priorities (PNP) and Safety Plan at George Civic Centre, Garden Route.  Read More

Ministers Schäfer and Madikizela appeal to rail and taxi associations

15 October 2019

On Wednesday, the 23rd of October, the National Senior Certificate examinations begin. At times, there will be over 62 000 full and part-time candidates making their way to their examination venues across the Province. What is important is that... Read More

Media alert: Minister Schafer to visit NSC examination vault

15 October 2019

Tomorrow, Minister Schafer will be visiting the WCED NSC examination vault where thousands of examination scripts are kept under lock and key ahead of the 2019 NSC examinations. Read More

Detecting early warning signs of childhood cancer is vital

15 October 2019

Seven-year old Melina Nyoni from Blue Downs was recently diagnosed with nephroblastoma at Tygerberg Hospital. This disease is the most common renal tumour of children between the ages 2 and 5, and is also the fourth most common cancer in children in... Read More

'My heart led me to palliative care'

15 October 2019

“I had so much planned for the future, I had a vision for my children and then suddenly I am staring death in the face and wondering…how are my children to grow up without me?” Read More

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