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WC Statement on Bitou Municipality legal matter

3 December 2019

Bitou Municipality appeal to be heard in 2020 Read More

Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism 2019/2020 Budget Adjustments (Vote 12)

3 December 2019

I am pleased today to table the adjusted estimates of Vote 12: The Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Read More

Western Cape municipal debts to Eskom, others

3 December 2019

Not one municipality in the Western Cape is currently behind on payments to Eskom or the relevant water boards in their region. Read More

Premier’s Safety Plan is a comprehensive evidence-based strategy

3 December 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, dismisses comments made by Brett Heron MPL during the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s budget vote today, which seek to undermine the iterative, adaptive and holistic nature of the Premier’s Safety... Read More

Minister Madikizela to launch 2019/20 Festive Season Safety Plan

3 December 2019

On Thursday 5 December 2019, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will officially launch the 2019/20 festive season safety plan at the Huguenot Tunnel on the N1. Read More

Minister Fritz donates bicycles to Rheenendal Neighbourhood Watch

2 December 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, donated 7 bicycles in a handover ceremony to the Rheenendal Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) structure. Minister Fritz calls on all good citizens to support their local NHW structure and ensure... Read More

Historic moment as first Khoekhoegowab language students graduate from UCT

2 December 2019

The University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Western Cape Read More

Minister Fritz condemns stone throwing on N1

2 December 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned in the strongest terms the reported stone-throwing attacks taking place along the N1 highway. Read More

Alcohol and roads don't mix

2 December 2019

As we approach the festive season, we’ll hear jingle bells wherever we may go. This is also the season to be mindful and wise when it comes alcohol consumption. As we all know, alcohol and road don’t mix, and it is up to you to make the responsible... Read More

Ivan Meyer calls on retail companies to support our farmers and farm workers

2 December 2019

I am calling on all major retail companies who benefitted massively from Black Friday to back government and agricultural organizations’ drought relief efforts. The drought continues to threaten farmers and farm workers putting food security at... Read More

Minister Simmers engages communities through ministerial outreach programmes

2 December 2019

Throughout the month of November in the Cape Metro area, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers met with and engaged a wide variety of stakeholders and community members as part of his Ministerial Outreach Programme (MOP). Read More

Touwsranten youth had a blast

2 December 2019

Touwsranten was the place to be on 28 November 2019. A stage, DJ, music, dancing, numerous stalls and give-aways made for a great World AIDS Day and B-Wise event. Read More

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