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News and Speeches Archive

We cannot afford to put an end to adoptions

25 January 2019

I recently spoke with a concerned adoptive father regarding Sections 249 and 259 of the Amendment Bill for the Children’s Act of 2005 which will ensure that all fee Read More

New Language Committee welcomed by Minister Anroux Marais

25 January 2019

On Thursday, 24 January 2019, the new members of the Western Cape Language Committee (WCLC) officially took up their role of promoting and monitoring the use of the three official languages as well as previously mar Read More

Human Settlements launches a R50 million project in the West Coast Region

25 January 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, launched a multi-million-rand housing project in Vredendal in the Matzikama Municipal area with a sod- turning ceremony. Read More

Update on N1 Plattekloof roadworks

25 January 2019

A R487 million Department of Transport and Public Works project to upgrade a section of the N1 between Plattekloof Road and Old Oak Interchange is expected to be completed early in May 2019. Read More

Western Cape Government to proactively examine BOSASA contracts

25 January 2019

Western Cape Government to proactively examine BOSASA contracts Read More

Karoo Update

23 January 2019

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Update on Great Brak River roadworks

23 January 2019

Good progress is being made with a Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to upgrade the MR344 (R102) between Hartenbos and Great Brak River, as well as the DR1578 between Tergniet and Wolwedans. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes hope inspiring Cycling Academy in Kwano

23 January 2019

On Monday, 21 January 2019, Minister Anroux Marais visited the Kwano Cycling Academy at Murray High School in the Bitou Municipality. Read More

Atlantis youth tutoring programme reaps results

23 January 2019

Note to editors: This joint press release was originally issued by the IkamavaYouth Programme and GreenCape. Read More

Adoption Amendments Deny Opportunity to Most Vulnerable Children

22 January 2019

Families are the bedrock of any society and are the most important social unit in providing a nurturing and supportive environment for children to thrive and grow. Read More

MEC Fritz condemns amendments to adoptiive laws

22 January 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, condemns the steam-rolling of recent amendments to Sections 249 and 259 of the Children’s Act of 2005 Read More

WC Disasters Update

22 January 2019

21 January 2019 Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell. Read More

Update on Holgaten, Oudtshoorn and Uniondale roadworks

22 January 2019

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started a project to improve and reseal 16,5 km of Trunk Road 75 section 1 (TR75/1) between Holgaten and Oudtshoorn, and to reseal 6,7 km of Trunk Road 1 section 2 (TR1/2) Read More

Madikizela To Launch R50 Million Housing Projects In Matzikama, West Coast

22 January 2019

Tomorrow, Wednesday 23 January 2019,  Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will launch two multimillion housing projects in Lutzville and Vredendal in the Matzikama Municipality in the West Coast. Read More

MEC Fritz Commends Successful Family Restoration Project

22 January 2019

As we conclude the current financial year, I want acknowledge the outstanding work of the Western Cape Department of Social Development on the ‘Families At Risk’ pr Read More

Scrap yards under scrutiny

21 January 2019

Weekly statement on Rail Enforcement Unit – a joint media release between Metrorail, the City of Cape Town and the Western Read More

2018 Systemic Test results show steady improvement since 2011

21 January 2019

The 2018 systemic test results have now been released to schools. I am pleased that, since 2011, when we increased the difficulty of these tests, there is a steady improvement. Read More

Minister Beverley Schäfer visits Laingsburg farmers to engage on drought issues

21 January 2019

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape has disbursed R 8.3 million in drought support to 586 farmers in the Central Karoo in January, and will continue to provide support in the region which continues to experience severe drought... Read More

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