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News and Speeches Archive

#CommitToFinish: no party is worth having to miss your matric exams

26 October 2020

The recent news of a cluster outbreak of Covid-19 related to a bar in the Southern Suburbs has served as an important lesson about the necessity of following the golden rules of preventing Covid-19: physical distancing, washing your hands and... Read More

DCAS supported Freedom Paddle takes place safely

26 October 2020

The third annual Freedom Paddle took place in Table Bay on Saturday 24 October 2020, with 250 paddlers from around the Western Cape taking part. The surski race usually takes place on Freedom Day, 27 April, but was postponed this year due to the... Read More

Mobile clinics bringing health services to farming communities

26 October 2020

Besides on their monthly trip to town, most farming communities are only able access to primary health care services via the mobile clinics offered by Western Cape Government Health. Read More

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 19 – 25 October 2020

26 October 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 120 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province in the week of 19 to 25 October 2020, and 15 904 vehicles were stopp Read More

Help safeguard our children by becoming a safety parent

26 October 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is calling on members of the public to register to become a safety parent and help us in the fight to protect our children, by providing temporary places of safety. Read More

Minister Schäfer calls on COSATU and partners to denounce defunding of education

25 October 2020

I note COSATU’s announcement that they will be holding a press conference regarding the challenges facing the WCED.  I am pleased that COSATU and its associated organisations understand that there are challenges facing us.  The most profound of... Read More

16 Pniel residents become legal homeowners

23 October 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, along with the Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch, Advocate Gesie van Deventer handed over 16 title deeds to deserving recipients in Simonsberg Street, Pniel. Read More

The PERO and MERO highlights Agriculture's competitive advantage

23 October 2020

I am pleased to note that the recently tabled Provincial Economic Review and Outlook (PERO) and Municipal Economic Review and Outlook (MERO) highlights the Agricultural Sector’s competitive advantage. Read More

Media Statement: Minister Marais shines the light on after school programmes

23 October 2020

As the sun set yesterday, 22 October 2020, a small gathering joined together at the Lavender Hill Shared Sport Facility to celebrate the global “Lights on Afterschool” Campaign. Read More

Department of Community Safety transfers R2.530 million to Metro Police K-9 Unit

23 October 2020

Department of Community Safety transfers R2.530 million to Metro Police K-9 Unit for 2020/21 Read More

World Polio day 2020: Importance of immunisations

23 October 2020

October 24 is World Polio Day. In the Western Cape, routine vaccination services do not always reach all children and some children fell behind their immunisation schedule during lockdown. Read More

Department of Community Safety to donate funds & vehicles to Metro K-9 Unit

22 October 2020

Department of Community Safety to donate funds & vehicles to Metro Police K-9 Unit Read More

Premier Winde outlines the path to recovery for the Western Cape

22 October 2020

The courage needed to get the job done and to keep us moving forward  Read More

Don’t cut provincial budgets to bailout zombie state-owned airline SAA

21 October 2020

We are  concerned that provincial budgets will be raided to fund the R10.5 billion to bailout zombie state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA). Read More

Court Watching Brief monitors 92 cases struck off court roll

21 October 2020

Court Watching Brief monitors 92 cases struck off court roll due to SAPS inefficiencies Read More

Minister Madikizela opens R283 million Baden Powell Drive

21 October 2020

I am passionate about empowering local and young entrepreneurs. It gives me great honour to be part of this project that created job opportunities for local residents and emerging CIDB contractors. Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal celebrates 20 years

21 October 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says today’s 20- year celebration of the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) clearly demonstrates the significant role they’ve played over the years in ensuring that conflict between... Read More

Surviving cancer through COVID-19- young pharmacist shares his story

21 October 2020

When Dean Fabian Fritz, a 30-year-old Roving Post-Basic Pharmacist Assist, started his journey with Western Cape Government Health in 2012, he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, especially those who live with serious chronic conditions. Read More

#CommitToFinish: NSC practical exams start tomorrow

20 October 2020

9 032 learners will complete their Computer Applications Technology (CAT) practical exam tomorrow, while 854 learners have their Information Technology practical exam on Thursday.  Read More

Minister Fritz to unpack Court Watching Brief report

20 October 2020

Minister Fritz to unpack Court Watching Brief report on cases struck off the court role Read More

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