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News and Speeches Archive

16 Days of Activism: How the Department of Community Safety Supports You

30 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that as we embark on 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence over the period of 25 November and 10 December, it is important that we use this period not only as a time for action but... Read More

Concerns raised on constitutionality of 2020 DoRA 2 Bill

30 November 2020

On Friday, 27 November 2020, Premier Alan Winde and I submitted a section 79 petition to President Cyril Ramaphosa to bring to his attention material concerns over the constitutionality of certain aspects of the 2020 Division of Revenue Second... Read More

WCERA 2020: A celebration of entrepreneurial resilience

27 November 2020

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) took place as a hybrid virtual event at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) last night (26 November 2020), during which twelve inspiring entrepreneurs were recognised for... Read More

Western Cape Government concludes submissions in court case

27 November 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased with the submissions made by the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) Counsel in relation to part B of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic... Read More

Swellendam to be empowered with state-of-the-art brand-new library

26 November 2020

Together with Mayor Nicholas Myburgh, Municipal Manager: Mr. Read More

Head of Department sends message to NSC candidates regarding alleged leaks

26 November 2020

I am aware of the announcement by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) that some National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination papers have allegedly been leaked. This places much stress on our candidates. Read More

One victim is too many. protect our women and children

26 November 2020

Violence committed by intimate partners is one of the most common forms of violence against women and children. For the period September 2019 - September 2020, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has seen 66 confirmed and another 146... Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes signing of MoU for 6 New Shelters

26 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez said, “I welcome the final signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) and the National Department of Public Works... Read More

First Group of Drone Pilots receive their Wings

26 November 2020

Yesterday, 25 November 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officiated at the Wings Ceremony of recently qualified drone pilots attached to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA). Read More

WC MTBPS 2020 - “A Budget to Bounce Back in the Western Cape”

26 November 2020

Today we tabled the Western Cape Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) and the 2020 Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure in the Western Cape provincial parliament. Read More

Cape Metro COVID-19 update – 26 November

26 November 2020

Marked increases of 73% in new COVID-19 cases and 28% in new COVID-19 deaths over the last seven days paints a clear picture why the Cape Metropole has been deemed as having established resurgence. Read More

YearBeyond equips youth to become economically active

25 November 2020

As part of the Western Cape’s drive to boost the local economy and jobs sectors, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its YearBeyond Programme, has been working to equip young people with the necessary skills and opportunities to... Read More

Minister Fernandez attends launch of Philisa Abafazi Bethu Family Centre

25 November 2020

Today, Wednesday, 25 November 2020, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, attended the official launch and opening of the Philisa Abafazi Bethu Family Centre in Retreat. Read More

Bitou community engagements to occur in new year

25 November 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says due to the hostspot alert issued in the Garden Route District, as a result of the rapid increase in covid-19 cases, the planned engagements for this month with the leadership of the... Read More

MEC Fritz calls on suitably qualified candidates - apply for WC Police Ombudsman

25 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the invitation for all interested persons to apply to be appointed in terms of section 11 of the Western Cape Community Safety Act, 2013 (Act 3 of 2013) (the Act), as the Western Cape... Read More

Overberg COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Overberg has seen a 67% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

West Coast COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

While a 16% increase in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days in the West Coast indicates a low overall increase across the district, there are areas of concern which are being monitored such as the Cederberg (175%), Saldanha Bay (47%) and... Read More

Garden Route COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Garden Route has seen a 117% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 96% increase in deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Cape Winelands COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Cape Winelands has seen an 80% increase in new COVID-19 cases, and we urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Central Karoo COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Central Karoo has seen a 112% increase in new COVID-19 cases, 10 new hospitalisations and 3 deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

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