News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


New Philippi High School has been completed

15 February 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works designed and built the new Philippi High School for the Western Cape Education Department. 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

Burning questions around energy announcements in SONA must be answered

14 February 2020

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde has welcomed announcements in the State of the Nation Address on energy, rail and water licenses for agriculture, which will positively impact the Western Cape, but says projects need specific time frames, and... Read More

Roadworks on the N1

13 February 2020

Thermoplastic road marking 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Corridor project presented to potential Investors at World Urban Forum

10 February 2020

Today, Minister Tertuis Simmers will lead the Western Cape Delegation as they present the Southern Corridor Project to potential investors as part of the 10th World Urban Forum dialogue in Abu Dhabi. Read More

Minister Marais encourages young riders to participate in Cape Roleur Prologue

10 February 2020

HotChillee is once again inviting young riders from across the Western Cape to compete at the Cape Rouleur Young Rider Prologue, which takes place in Franschhoek on 1 March 2020. Read More

Ministers Mbalula and Madikizela to visit George

10 February 2020

The National Ministry of Transport together with the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works will return to George tomorrow, Tuesday 11 February 2020, to finalise outstanding engagements regarding the roll-out of Read More

WC Dam levels update

10 February 2020

The latest average dam level for the Western Cape province is 50.5% (2019: 45%). The dams providing water to the City of Cape Town are combined 68.4% full (2019: 56.8%). Read More

First 500 new law enforcement officers ready to tackle crime

9 February 2020

The fight against crime in the Western Cape received a significant boost today as 500 new learner law enforcement officers took part in the official passing out parade, signaling the start of their deployment. Read More

Support school-based vaccination programme in the Western Cape

7 February 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging parents and caregivers to support its school-based vaccination programme. Read More

Investigation into the Learner Transport Scheme (LTS) in Beaufort West finalised

7 February 2020

Every school day the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) transports over 61 000 learners on 567 LTS routes across the province. The LTS policy provides for the transportation of learners living more than 5km from their nearest school. The... Read More