News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Joy as Ou Tuin beneficiaries get their land back

13 March 2020

I was emotional while officially handing over final documentation of ownership to the Ou Tuin claimants  in Paarl yesterday (12 March 2020). Read More

Two more case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Western Cape – Total Now Three

13 March 2020

As per protocol, the National Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, announced two more laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, in the Western Cape - bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to... Read More

Covid-19 guidance for schools

13 March 2020

Today the WCED Head of Department has written to Western Cape principals providing guidance on schools’ responses to the coronavirus. Read More

Kanana residents to continue receiving housing opportunity

13 March 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, met with Kanana residents in Gugulethu, where he once again reaffirmed his commitment to assist them with a housing opportunity, and to set the record straight about the number of... Read More

Media Release: EMS responds to 103 incidents in red zone areas

13 March 2020

13 – 15 March 2020 The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a total of 5 265 incidents including 103 incidents in red zone areas and 226 transport-related incidents, across the Western Cape this weekend.   Read More

Stage 4 Load shedding announced

12 March 2020

Eskom has implemented stage 4 load shedding in order to alleviate pressure on the national grid and prevent the chance of a blackout. Read More

National and Provincial Human Settlements Minsters to engage Kanana community

12 March 2020

Today, National Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Pam Tshwete and Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, will visit Kanana, Gugulethu. This visit forms part of their ongoing programme to meet communities and engage them... Read More

Update: Paarl taxi violence

11 March 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Over the last two months, the conflict between rival taxi associations in the Mbekweni, Paarl area, cost the lives of seven operators and drivers. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes Ombudsman’s investigation

11 March 2020

Minister Fritz welcomes Ombudsman’s investigation, shares domestic violence report Read More

Minister Schäfer upholds appeal of Beaufort West learner transport decision

11 March 2020

I have decided to uphold the appeal of a WCED decision to cancel the learner transport route in Beaufort West, and the transport route will be reinstated with immediate effect. Read More

Housing demand database drive heads to Atlantis and Mamre

11 March 2020

On Saturday, 14 March, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Housing Demand Database Drive, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, will make its way to the Atlantis and Mamre communities. Read More

First case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Western Cape

11 March 2020

As per protocol, this morning, the National Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, announced that   there has been the first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, in the Western Cape.    Read More

Minister Madikizela to hand over land to Ou Tuin Community in Drakenstein

11 March 2020

Tomorrow, Thursday 12 March 2020, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will officially hand over Erf 14407 to the Ou Tuin Community in Paarl, in the Drakenstein Municipal area. Read More

Western Cape Budget 2020 – A Budget for You

10 March 2020

Today I tabled the Western Cape Government’s 2020 Budget which is a budget for you, all of you, in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Statement: Minister Anroux Marais honours long serving officials

10 March 2020

On Friday evening, 6 March 2020, Minister Anroux Marais presented Long Service Awards to officials of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in Paarl. Read More

Two new junior traffic training centres for the Garden Route

10 March 2020

The Road Safety Management component of the Department of Transport and Public Works recently launched junior traffic training centres (JTTCs) at Formosa Primary School in Plettenberg Bay and Thembalethu Primary School in Georg Read More

Minister visits funded shelters in recognition of International Women’s Day

9 March 2020

In recognition of International Women’s Day and in an effort to fight the ongoing scourge of violence against women and children in South Africa, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez visited DSD funded Shelters for women and children... Read More

Minister Fritz to join Woordfees panel on youth unemployment

9 March 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will participate in a panel discussion at the Woordfees discourse series in Stellenbosch, on ‘youth unemployment’. The panel aims to unpack solutions. Minister Fritz will be joined on the panel... Read More

New Head of Agriculture for Western Cape

9 March 2020

Dr Ivan Meyer, Provincial Minister of Agriculture in the Western Cape, has officially announced Dr Mogale Sebopetsa as the new Head of the Western C Read More

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