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News and Speeches Archive

Technical challenges on admission site

18 February 2020

Yesterday, the online application process for 2021 school enrolment opened.   Parents have been encouraged to apply online using our application website: Read More

Statement: Actions taken on Diep River pollution concerns

18 February 2020

The Provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has conducted numerous inspections along the Diep River Catchment and the Milnerton Lagoon within the City of Cape Town over the past four months following several... Read More

Career awareness initiative launched to ensure more jobs for Chrysalis graduates

18 February 2020

Yesterday 140 Chrysalis Academy graduates attended the first Work Assessment and Career Awareness Initiative hosted at the Imperial Technical Training Academy in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT). Read More

Minister Mbombo to introduce updated 2019 Rapid Review Burden of Disease Report

17 February 2020

On Tuesday, 18 February 2020, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister of Health, will introduce the Western Cape 2019 Rapid Review Burden of Disease Report. Read More

Cape Winelands drama talent a step closer to SA’s biggest stages

17 February 2020

Some of the Western Cape’s brightest young stage talents are a step closer to performing at the Zabalaza Festival and the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) after taking part in the Read More

Minister conducts public meeting about Ithemba and Welmoed housing projects

17 February 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, met with local residents who could potentially benefit from the planned Ithemba – and Welmoed Housing Projects in the Eerste River and Blackheath areas. Read More

Three Western Cape educators come out tops in National Awards

17 February 2020

Yesterday, three educators in the Western Cape won National Teaching Awards. We congratulate them for this excellent achievement! Read More

Applications for 2021 school admissions open tomorrow

16 February 2020

Enrolment applications to the Western Cape’s public schools for the 2021 school year open tomorrow. Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes 2020 medical interns intake at Tygerberg Hospital

15 February 2020

Monday, 17 February 2020, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will welcome the new intake of medical interns at Tygerberg Hospital along with the Head of Health, Dr Beth Engelbrecht. Read More

Minister Simmers hands over 135 title deeds in Gouda

14 February 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 135 title deeds in Gouda, in the Drakenstein Municipal area. Read More

Roadworks on the N1

13 February 2020

Thermoplastic roadmarking will take place on the N1 between Plattekloof and Old Oak interchanges, including the interchange ramps and bridges at Plattekloof, Jip de Jager/Mike Pienaar, Durban and Old Oak Road interchanges. Read More

Human Settlements and City of Cape Town collaborate in housing database drive

13 February 2020

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements and the City of Cape Town, will embark on a Housing Demand Database Verification and Registration Drive across the City from February to April 2020. Read More

REU nailed 238 suspects, recovered R400 000 in stolen copper cable, metal

13 February 2020

Joint media release from Metrorail, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government Read More

R10 000 reward for location of Tazne van Wyk and suspect

13 February 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, visited both the SAPS Ravensmead station’s operation center and Carmen van Wyk, the mother of Tazne van Wyk (8). Tazne was reported missing on Friday, 7 February 2020. Read More

We welcome Virgin Atlantic's new daily flight from London to Cape Town

12 February 2020

We welcome the announcement by Virgin Atlantic of the new route between London Heathrow and Cape Town International Airport so that more people can experience the best that Cape Town and the Western Cape have to offer. Read More

Preventing learners from attending school is not the answer

12 February 2020

The WCED has been alerted to a planned ‘shut down’ of Khayelitsha schools on Thursday and Friday this week by the Khayelitsha Education and Development Forum (KEF/KDF). Read More

Minister Marais celebrates the legacy of Joseph Shabalala

12 February 2020

The Western Cape Government is deeply saddened by the passing of Joseph Shabalala. Read More

Go George bus service will finally roll out Phase 4B

11 February 2020

The Go George bus service will finally roll out to Phase 4B on Sunday 22 March 2020 Read More

Teen Suicide Prevention Week

11 February 2020

Today is the start of Teen Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from 11 to the 18th of February 2020. Read More

All efforts mobilised to find Tazne van Wyk

11 February 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on communities to actively play their part in the search for missing Tazne van Wyk (8) from Ravensmead. Read More