News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Municipal procurement of IPPs critical to energy-led economic recovery

16 October 2020

We welcome the announcement today (16 October 2020), that Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity which will enable municipalities in good financial... Read More

The Atlantis SEZ – a beacon for our green energy future

15 October 2020

Yesterday (14 October 2020), Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) in Cape Town to see the progress made on this important infrastructure investment... Read More

Minister Mbombo commemorates the lives lost during covid-19

15 October 2020

World Palliative Care Day The significance of this year’s commemorated World Palliative Care Day highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected families and claimed patients’ lives who were receiving Palliative Care support. Read More

Small-Scale Farmers play a critical role in Food Security

14 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) recently partnered with Agri-Expo to present a farmer day, themed Small-Scale Farmers in an Urban Environment. The SPCA in Grassy Park hosted the farmer day. Agri-Expo made the event accessible via... Read More

Bitou Municipality continues to mislead public on Human Settlements matters

14 October 2020

I am perturbed by the Bitou Municipality’s persistence to mislead and quite frankly lie to its residents. Read More

Provincial Human Settlements exceeds 1 000 handovers within three months

14 October 2020

Between June and September this year, 1 051 qualifying and deserving beneficiaries across the Western Cape have moved into their brand-new homes. Read More

Minister Simmers to engage Qolweni/Bossiesgif Community Leaders

14 October 2020

On Thursday, 15 October 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage the leadership of the Qolweni community about the ongoing housing issues in the Bitou Municipal area. Read More

Media Statement: Rocklands Community Hall declared a national heritage site

14 October 2020

Following Heritage Western Cape’s submission to the South African Heritage Resource Authority, Minister Anroux Marais is happy to announce the Rocklands Community Hall has been declared a National Heritage Site. Read More

LEAP to be redeployed into 5 Area Based Teams focusing on violence prevention

14 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the redeployment of the Law Enforcement Advance Plan (LEAP) Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) deployed through the Western Cape Safety Plan into five established Area Based Teams (ABT) situated... Read More

Minister welcomes steady increase in COVID-19 recoveries across Old Age Homes

14 October 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez (DSD) welcomes the steady increase in COVID-19 recoveries across old age homes in the Western Cape, with the current number of older persons in facilities infected now standing at... Read More

Minister Schäfer urgently requests information regarding alleged fraud charge

14 October 2020

I have learned only today of a WCED teacher who has allegedly been charged with “fraud” for classifying himself as “African” on his CV. Read More

Health worker shares her journey of beating breast cancer

14 October 2020

When health workers, including nurses, tell patients to conduct breast self-examinations every month, many of them convey this from what they learned in their training as health professionals. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital continues to be at forefront of health technology

14 October 2020

The adult Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Centre at Groote Schuur Hospital assisted 36 patients since its opening in 2016. Read More

Road safety education in Khayelitsha

14 October 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works Road Safety Management (RSM) unit and the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services engaged with drivers, passengers and pedestr Read More

Medium term budget discussions focus on maintaining service delivery

13 October 2020

Yesterday we concluded the Provincial Government Medium Term Expenditure Committee (PG MTEC) 1 engagements, which are critical budget discussions hosted by Provincial Treasury ahead of the 2020 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).  Read More

Media Statement: Minister Marais visits recently reopened museums and libraries

13 October 2020

As all museums across the province have now been reopened, Minister Anroux Marais, yesterday, visited the Shipwreck Museum and the public library in Bredasdorp, as well as the Caledon Museum and Public Library in the Overberg District Municipality... Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture meets Agri-SA

13 October 2020

Earlier today the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, hosted the newly appointed Executive Director of AgriSA, Christo van der Rheede and the newly elected President, Pierre Vercueil in Stellenbosch. Read More

Transport Ministers Mbalula and Madikizela to address Western Cape Taxi Lekgotla

13 October 2020

On Thursday 15 October 2020, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela together with Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula will address the Western Cape Taxi Lekgotla. Read More

Free immunisations for children

12 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Health is making important childhood immunisations available to children who have fallen behind due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Min. Motsoaledi must urgently intervene to lift the handbrake on business travel

12 October 2020

We have received complaints from business executives and immigration attorneys informing us that their emails to the Department of Home Affairs requesting permission to travel for business from high-risk countries to South Africa have not been... Read More

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