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News and Speeches Archive


International Men’s Day – Min Fernandez highlights that "It starts with Boys"

18 November 2019

On November 19, International Men’s Day commemorates the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. The International theme adopted for this year is, “Making a difference for men and boys.” Read More

Media alert: School “Building Blitz” hits Mfuleni schools

18 November 2019

Debbie Schäfer, the Western Cape Education Minister, will visit Mfuleni tomorrow (Tuesday, 19 November 2019) where about 300 international volunteers are building extra classrooms and other facilities at two schools in the township. Read More

New provincial licence mark for motor vehicles and vehicle licence fee increase

15 November 2019

The Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will on Friday 15 November 2019 publish, in the Provincial Gazette, a Read More

Overberg crafters detail successes of DCAS Craft Museé programme

15 November 2019

The successes of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Craft Museé workshop were highlighted on Thursday, 14 November 2019 when the second phase of the project was launched at the Read More

Proudly Diabetic Patient Lives Life to the Fullest

15 November 2019

I don’t call myself diabetic, I call myself “proudly Diabetic.”  Grassy Park resident, Mr. Martin Van Gee, has been living with Diabetes Mellitus for 36 years. Read More

Successful public engagement with contractors

14 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) hosted its inaugural Infrastructure Investment and Property Development Dialogue on 8 November 2019 in Cape Town.   Read More

Minister Madikizela to open R5 million road project in Simunye, Bredasdorp

14 November 2019

Tomorrow, Friday 15 November 2019, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will officially open the newly constructed road in Simunye, Bredasdorp in the Cape Agulhas Read More

Minister Fritz Welcomes Arrest of Suspect in Hess Murder

14 November 2019


Housing demand database returns to the garden route

14 November 2019

With the “Pilot” phase having been conducted in the George municipal area in September, the Provincial Housing Demand Database Drive now returns to the Garden Route.  The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, together with municipalities in... Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the loss of Sandile Dikeni

13 November 2019

MEDIA STATEMENT: MINISTER ANROUX MARAIS MOURNS THE LOSS OF SANDILE DIKENI It is with immense sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of one of the great poets and social commentators of our time, Sandile Dikeni. Read More

National Lilizela Tourism Awards - Congratulations to the Western Cape winners

13 November 2019

We are proud of the Western Cape tourism businesses who shone at the National Lilizela Tourism Awards, taking home 12 coveted trophies on Saturday, 9 November.    Read More

Spotlight on Diabetes

13 November 2019

You might have heard or read about diabetes, or you know someone with diabetes, or perhaps you have diabetes. Much has been done to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the individual and family. Read More

Chrysalis, Western Cape Government Take Stand Against GBV

12 November 2019

On Saturday 9 November 2019, the Western Cape Government, through the Western Cape on Wellness (WOW) and the Chrysalis Youth Academy, hosted a walk against gender-based violence. Read More

Ministerial directives make CPF elections more inclusive

12 November 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on all Community Police Forums (CPFs) to abide by the ‘Community Policing Forums (CPFs) Annual General Read More

Scrapping of unabridged birth certificates welcomed; campaign planned

12 November 2019

We welcome the recent announcement by the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, that the requirement for unabridged birth certificates for visitors travelling to South Africa is officially scrapped. Read More

Rehabilitation of Trunk Road 33 section 3 between Oudtshoorn to De Rust

12 November 2019

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is currently rehabilitating Trunk Road 33 Section 3 between Oudtshoorn (KM 1.9) to De Rust (KM 35.4). Read More

ArcelorMittal announcement: WCG will work hard to grow the economy in Saldanha

11 November 2019

​We are devastated by the news, announced today by ArcelorMittal South Africa, that the steel works plant in Saldanha will be wound down and put into a state of care and maintenance. Read More