News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Minister Fernandez urges ECD facilities to register educational programmes

27 January 2020

As part of its registration drive, the Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development (DSD) is inviting all Early Childhood Development (ECD) facilities to register with the department. Read More

Career resilience workshops planned for AMSA workers in Saldanha

27 January 2020

We are committed to supporting the workers affected and the Saldanha Bay community. Read More

Media alert: WCED unveils cattle kraals at De Rust Futura Agricultural School

24 January 2020

Today, Agricultural School De Rust Futura will be unveiling their new state of the art cattle kraals. The WCED erected the kraals on land that was donated to the school by Dr Paul Cluver. Read More

Western Cape Government Health monitoring developments of Coronavirus outbreak

24 January 2020

Western Cape Government Health is closely monitoring the developments of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The World Health Organisation (WHO) regularly issues updates on the situation. No cases of the Coronavirus have been reported in South... Read More

Pledge to protect EMS staff

24 January 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging members of the public to pledge to stand by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff who risk their lives every day to save lives. Read More

Legislative amendments needed to address alcohol harms

23 January 2020


Sports Academy tennis stars going from strength to strength

23 January 2020

Junior tennis players from the Cape Winelands Sports Academy were once again recognised for their impressive performances and talent, with three called up to represent South Africa at international tournaments. Read More

Engagement Notes: PG MTEC 2 engagements commence

23 January 2020

Yesterday, we kicked off the first of the Provincial Government Medium Term Expenditure Committee (PG MTEC) 2 engagements hosted by Provincial Treasury and chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier. Read More

Minister Fritz extends support to Tygerdal safety stakeholders

22 January 2020

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, met with the safety stakeholders of Tygerdal and the broader community to discuss and resolve issues faced. Read More

School vandalism is stealing from our children

22 January 2020

I have received final confirmation on the number of schools affected by burglary and vandalism in the 2019/20 December Holiday period. Read More

Statement: George investigation Update

22 January 2020

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Premier Winde promotes Western Cape economy at UK-Africa Investment Summit

21 January 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde attended the first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London yesterday, as part of the official South African delegation to the conference. Read More

Western Cape electricity update

21 January 2020

The Western Cape Provincial Government has implemented several key measures to ensure critical services continue should extended power outages be experienced. Read More

Minister Marais to engage on Eden’s 2019/20 sporting spend

21 January 2020

Tomorrow, 22 January 2020, Minister Anroux Marais will attend the Eden Trilateral Agreement Feedback engagements in George. Read More

Minister Simmers kicks-off 2020 with New Head: Department of Human Settlements

20 January 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ms Jacqueline Samson on her appointment as Head of the Provincial Department of Human Settlements.    Read More

Minister Fernandez appeals to public regarding whereabouts of Kwahlelo Tiwane

20 January 2020

Minister Sharna Fernandez strongly condemns the kidnapping of Kwahlelo Tiwane, who was abducted on 16 January 2020 in Parow. The Department of Social Development (DSD) appeals to the public to assist the SAPS by providing any information about the... Read More

Dam levels Update

20 January 2020

The latest average dam level for the Western Cape is 53.55% (2019: 49.55%). Read More

Minister Fritz to meet with Tygerdal safety stakeholders

20 January 2020

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will meet with the safety stakeholders of Tygerdal and the broader community to discuss and resolve issues faced. Safety Stakeholders will include various Neighbourhood Watch Structures,... Read More

Beat the heat

17 January 2020

Take extra precaution to stay hydrated during the exceptionally hot conditions across the Western Cape. Severe heat and not drinking enough fluids can lead to dehydration and heatstroke. This could be fatal! Read More