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News and Speeches Archive


WC Government wants answers on how Tazne murder suspect was out on parole

25 February 2020

The Western Cape Government shares the anger with residents of this province that the alleged murder of Tazne van Wyk was committed by a suspect who had been released on parole, with many prior convictions on record. Read More

Garden Route’s young theatre stars make history at Eden Drama Festival

24 February 2020

The Eden Drama Festival came to an historic end on Saturday 22 February 2020, with four of the participating groups invited to perform at the Baxter Theatre’s annual Zabalaza Festival. Read More

DCAS and stakeholders highlight importance of mother languages

24 February 2020

The importance of indigenous languages was brought into focus this past weekend as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with several other organisations to celebrate International Mother Language Day. Read More

Thousands participate in first Cape metro housing demand database drive

24 February 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says he is pleased with the turnout to this past weekend’s housing database verification and registration drive, which occurred in the Southern Suburbs of the Cape Metro municipal area. Read More

Understanding Encephalitis in Children During World Encephalitis Day

21 February 2020

World Encephalitis Day is commemorated on 22 February 2020.  Dr Alvin Ndondo, paediatric neurologist at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, shared the following information regarding Encephalitis: Read More

A full-spectrum of targeted services is key to tackling substance abuse/misuse

20 February 2020

Minister Fernandez conducted a site visit to Saltun Bahu facility and Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre yesterday, to highlight measures that promote social cohesion in high crime areas. Read More

Tazne van Wyk: Court Watching Brief Unit activated

20 February 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes with a heavy heart that the body of Tazne van Wyk (8) was found last night in a storm water pipe outside Worcester. This follows numerous searches, patrols and an extensive investigation into her... Read More

Report location of Tazne van Wyk for R10 000 reward

19 February 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has welcomed the arrest of Moehydien Pangaker on Monday evening at Cradock station, Eastern Cape. Minister Fritz has reiterated that a R10 000 reward will be made to anyone with information on Tazne’s... Read More

WCED warning to learners regarding discipline in schools

19 February 2020

Learner discipline in schools remains a big concern for the Western Cape Education Department. Physical or verbal abuse will simply not be tolerated and I have taken a strong stance on this. 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

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

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

Listen to our Business Support Radio Show Part 1: Starting or growing a business

18 February 2020

On 18 February, the the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier and the HOD for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Solly Fourie, spoke to Wayne Mckay from Bush Radio about how the Western Cape government is... 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

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

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 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

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