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News and Speeches Archive

Red Cross Hospital is going smoke-free from 1 August

31 July 2020

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has been declared a smoke-free facility from 1 August 2020. Read More

Provincial Human Settlements excluded from Minister De Lille’s strategic project

31 July 2020

I note with concern that the National Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille has completely excluded the Western Cape from her Department’s strategic integrated projects. Read More

Minister Simmers to engage Theewaterskloof and handover houses in Grabouw

31 July 2020

As the Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers, continues on his site visits throughout the Overstrand District, he will engage the Theewaterskloof Municipality. Read More

Crime statistics 19/20: MEC Fritz welcomes the release of quarterly statistics

31 July 2020

Today, the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, presented the country and province’s annual crime statistics for the period of 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Read More

Minister to engage Overstrand Municipality and handover houses in Hawston

30 July 2020

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will engage the Overstrand Municipality. Read More

Notice of road closures on the N2 at Somerset West

30 July 2020

A temporary closure of both carriageways of the N2 between Victoria Road Intersection and Broadway Boulevard Intersection will take place on Saturday 15 August 2020 between 7 pm and 6 am on Sunday 16 August 2020. No traffic will be permitted on the... Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report a commitment to clean governance

30 July 2020

We are pleased to publish the first edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury.  Read More

One Home, One Garden - from Food Relief to Food Security

30 July 2020

The Western Cape Government's ‘One Home, One Garden’ Campaign is gaining momentum across the Province with a total of 1371 food gardens established over the past two months. Last week 433 gardens were established in the Metro with 123 of them being... Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer handover equipment to Redelinghuys Farm Watch

30 July 2020

Following the Western Cape Government’s call to Farm Watches to apply for accreditation, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer rec Read More

COVID-19 survivor celebrates his 92nd birthday in isolation

30 July 2020

Living in lockdown at the Oakhaven Home for the frail in with no physical contact from his loved ones has not dampened Peter De Kock’s spirit, even after contracting and surviving COVID-19 at the age of 92. Read More

Be responsible, always wear a mask when in public

30 July 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is appealing to people to always wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when in public and visiting a health facility. Businesses are also reminded to have visible signage at their facilities encouraging... Read More

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 July 2020

As we observe World Day against Trafficking in Persons today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, would like to pay special tribute to the first responders to human trafficking. Read More

WC Liquor Authority investigates 103, suspends 36 licenses

30 July 2020

Between 27 March and 24 July 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has investigated 103 cases of non-compliance. Read More

2-year old undergoes successful cochlear implant surgery at Tygerberg Hospital

30 July 2020

The parents of two-year-old Sage Cloete, who has undergone a successful cochlear implant surgery at Tygerberg Hospital, are appreciative of the support provided by the hospital and the Cochlear Implant Audiology team. Read More

Accommodation for leisure FINALLY open!

30 July 2020

We can, finally welcome the confirmation by the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane that accommodation for leisure is open for travel within provinces under Alert Level 3.  Read More

Minister to engage Cape Agulhas Municipality and handover houses in Bredasdorp

29 July 2020

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will engage the Cape Agulhas Municipality. Read More

Min Fernandez welcomes the increase in Covid-19 recoveries across Old Age Home

29 July 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the increase in COVID 19 recoveries that have been reported across old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

Old Mutual to handover essential food items for soup kitchens

28 July 2020

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will receive a handover of essential food items to be distributed to approximately 26 soup kitchens across the province. Read More

The Bruiners' isolation love story

28 July 2020

Spending time in a COVID-19 isolation facility for a few days was like a second honeymoon according to 71-year-old Mrs Valerie Bruiners and 67-year-old Mr Jacob Bruiners from Surrey Estate. The time spent in isolation made the couple’s marital bond... Read More

Minister Anroux Marais: We mourn the loss of a champion of the arts

28 July 2020

The news of the passing of Dr David Piedt has been a shock for the community of Oudtshoorn, as well as the organisers of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK).   Read More

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