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News and Speeches Archive


Youth empowerment a continued priority for Western Cape Human Settlements

15 June 2020

As we embark on celebrating Youth Day 2020, it is critical for all young people of the Western Cape to know that for the Provincial Department of Human Settlements, they continue to be one of our priorities. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the untimely loss of the Kirvan Fortuin

15 June 2020

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of the dancer and choreographer, Kirvan Fortuin. Read More

Developing youth for the future of agriculture

15 June 2020

Over the past five years, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has spent R53.7 million on programmes targeting the development of our Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of literary giant Elsa Joubert

15 June 2020

The Western Cape and South Africa have lost another big voice in the literary world with the passing of writer Elsa Joubert. Her death follows shortly after that of Jeanne Goosen. In the space of a week, we have lost two groundbreaking female... Read More

Minister Fernandez Observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15 June 2020

In observing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez calls on the whole of society to protect the rights and dignity of older persons, particularly in the context of Covid 19. Read More

Chrysalis graduates deployed to Khayelitsha hotspot

15 June 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held a press briefing on the training provided to Chrysalis youth graduates, marking their deployment into the Khayelitsha targeted COVID-19 hotspot, the day before youth day. Read More

Safely isolate or quarantine away from home and protect the ones you love

15 June 2020

Our elders and those with comorbidities are most at risk for severe COVID-19, and if infected can die. You can save their lives by going into an isolation (confirmed infections) or quarantine (possible infections) facility. Read More

Chrysalis graduates to spread awareness of COVID-19 in Khayelitsha

14 June 2020

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will provide a briefing on the training programme for Chrysalis graduates, marking the launch of the targeted COVID-19 hotspot programme and their deployment as of Monday 15 June in... Read More

WCED offers new subsidy to support water sustainability

14 June 2020

The WCED is committed to environmental sustainability, and given the footprint of schools in the province, we are significant users of natural resources. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes briefing of NHWs in Khayelitsha

13 June 2020

Today, the Department of Community Safety held a briefing session for Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) members in Khayelitsha. The purpose of the session was to provide a briefing to the volunteers on the targeted COVID-19 hotspot area programme and to... Read More

Tourism for leisure should be allowed under Alert Level 3

12 June 2020

With severe restrictions on international and local travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no doubt that the tourism sector has been hard-hit during this crisis, and will require a great deal of support to ensure its survival. Read More

Indemnity forms and management of Covid-19 cases in schools

12 June 2020

The first two weeks of school for Grade 7s and 12s in the Western Cape proceeded well overall. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrests of 5 in suspected LGBTQI murder

12 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the five arrests made by SAPS of suspects for the murder of 16-year-old Liyabona Mabishi, who was stabbed 13 times in Nkanini, Khayelitsha, on 21 March, Human Rights Day. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes findings of WCPO investigation into train arson

11 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the findings by the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO), Mr JJ Brand, following his investigation into the constitutional duties of SAPS and the allegation that SAPS is unable to prevent... Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer visits successful youth farmer

11 June 2020

Today, I visited Booysen’s Tunnel Farming outside Kraaifontein in Cape Town. Owned by youth farmer Byron Booysen, Booysen’s Tunnel Farming is slowly establishing itself as a commercial producer and supplier of tomatoes to local markets. Read More

Cape Town International Airport open for business travel

10 June 2020

Today (10 June 2020), Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier and City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos, visited Cape Town International Airport (CTIA)... Read More

Food Safety is a shared responsibility

10 June 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed the spotlight on food security. Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture welcomes high court decision

10 June 2020

The Western Cape Government welcomes the decision handed down by Acting Judge Vos of the Western Cape Division of the High Court to set aside the Au Read More

Minister Simmers hands over title deeds in Slangrivier

10 June 2020

Slangrivier residents welcomed the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, with opened arms when he handed over 26 title deeds to deserving recipients in this Town situated in the Southern Cape. Read More

DSD offers a basket of services to mitigate COVID-19 social challenges

10 June 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has remained steadfast in promoting social inclusion, reducing poverty and tackling many of the social ills present in the Western Cape in order to fully respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and... Read More