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News and Speeches Archive


WCERA 2019: A hotbed of innovation and impact

29 November 2019

Now in its second year, the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) celebrates the hard work of entrepreneurs and their contribution to job creation and economic growth in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Fritz to donate bicycles to Rheenendal Neighbourhood Watch

29 November 2019


Immediate action required to find solutions to targeted attacks

28 November 2019

After receiving disturbing news about yet another incident of burning trains, I made a number of calls to get all the information before visiting the station to see for myself the extent of the damage caused by this morning’s fire. Read More

Speech by Minister Sharna Fernandez: Second Reading Appropiation Bill Debate

28 November 2019

·         Speaker ·         Honourable Premier ·         Cabinet colleagues and Leader of the Opposition ·         Honourable members of the Western Cape Parliament ·         Guest in the gallery today, fellow South Africans, Good Afternoon Read More

WC Police Ombudsman asked to investigate SAPS failure to stop trains burning

28 November 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has written to Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Mr JJ Brand, requesting an urgent investigation into the Western Cape SAPS inability to resolve the deliberate attack on railway infrastructure in the... Read More

DCAS literature workshop boosts teachers’ and writers’ analytical skills

27 November 2019

More than 60 teachers and up-and-coming writers from around the Western Cape will end 2019 with expanded knowledge and improved analytical skills for literature, after attending a Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) workshop on Fri Read More

Greenest Municipality competition winners

27 November 2019

The greenest local municipality in the Western Cape for 2019 is Drakenstein Municipality. Swartland Municipality is the runner up with Mosselbay Municipality placing third in the annual Greenest Municipality Competition. Read More

Safety plan needed for off-duty officers

27 November 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the shooting of a 42-year-old off-duty detective, Sergeant Thanduxolo Wiseman Stuma, in Delft South this morning. Minister Fritz calls on SAPS in the Western Cape to... Read More

WC: Statement - Cheques handed out to NSRI and Lifesaving SA

26 November 2019

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell Read More

Decline in forensic DNA sampling threatens safety

26 November 2019

On 13 November 2019, the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Police were briefed by the National Forensic Oversight and Ethics Board (DNA Board) on their 2018/19 Annual Report. Read More

DCAS and partners invest in after-school space

26 November 2019

Five after-school practitioners from the Western Cape are set to travel to the United States for training and workshops as part of a programme run by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and its partners. Read More

DCAS Initiation Coordination Programme expected to boost safety of initiates

25 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) launched its annual Initiation Coordination Programme on Friday, 22 November 2019. Read More

We need to go beyond 16 Days of Activism

25 November 2019

Letter by Minister Albert Fritz This year has shown us, through numerous gruesome attacks on women and children, and the robust fightback against it, that there is a need to go ‘Beyond 16 Days of Activism’. Read More

Greater Retreat human settlements project to deliver 5000 housing opportunities

25 November 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers says the Greater Retreat Housing Project will deliver approximately 5 000 housing opportunities for those in the Southern Suburbs. Read More

Minister Fernandez hails Graduation of 206 Women from Chrysalis Academy

23 November 2019

On Saturday, 23 November 2019, 206 young women, who hail from every corner of the province, graduated from Chrysalis Academy, Read More

Keeping your home and children safe over the festive break

22 November 2019

For many of us, the festive break is a time to relax and spend our well-deserved break with family and loved ones. Unfortunately, the festive season is also a period where there are an increased number of housebreakings, interpersonal violence and... Read More

Speech by Minister Fernandez at the Chrysalis Graduation

22 November 2019

Good morning everyone Ladies and Gentlemen,   Read More

President’s Youth Empowerment Awards: THEME: ‘Going above and beyond’

22 November 2019

Programme Director Ms. Adele Latchman, Mr Jaco Maree, Anton Paterson from Nedbank, the Senior Management All Trustees seated today, and my colleague from the City of Cape Town, Cllr/Dr. Zahid Badroodien. Read More

Media Statement: Minister Marais assures WCG is Summer Initiation Season Ready

22 November 2019

Today marks the official start of the summer initiation season whose duration is from the 1 November 2019 till the 31 January 2020. Read More

Drone Users Conference 2019

21 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme-GEF5 Sustainable Land Management project, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Department of Environment, Fisheries and Forestry (DEFF)... Read More