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News and Speeches Archive


Minister Fernandez urges Public to utilize Disability Day Care services

18 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, urges all children with disabilities to utilise the Day Care services offered by her Department and its Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) partners.   Read More

EFF cancels meeting with Minister Schäfer

18 November 2020

The EFF has cancelled their meeting with me which was scheduled for tomorrow, in which we were supposed to discuss the party’s concerns about Brackenfell High School. Read More

Minister Schäfer calls for calm and consideration of learners’ best interests

17 November 2020

Following on their protest at Brackenfell High School last Monday, 9 November 2020, which resulted in violent altercations outside the school, the EFF has been granted permission by the City of Cape Town for 100 members to protest again outside... Read More

Do you know the importance of completing your antibiotics course?

17 November 2020

People all over the world are becoming resistant to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines. This is mostly a result of taking the medication in ways which aren’t recommended. Read More

Newborns intensive care units celebrate daily miracles this preemie day

17 November 2020

Staff members at Groote Schuur and Mowbray Maternity Hospitals’ Neonatal Units have geared up for a day of fun and festivities as the hospitals joined the global celebrations for World Prematurity Day. Read More

DCAS supported Black Powder Championships hits the bullseye

16 November 2020

The resumption of sport in the Western Cape continued successfully this weekend as the annual Black Powder Shooting South African National Championships was hosted at the Atlantis Military Shooting range. Read More

Cape’s best junior sprint paddlers compete at DCAS-supported event

16 November 2020

Some of the Western Cape’s best junior sprint paddlers received an experience boost over the weekend when they competed in the in the Kayak Sprint competition at the Paarl Canoe Club on Saturday, 14 November 2020. Read More

WCDoA supports wine tourism employees with R12 million funding

16 November 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) will be providing crucial relief to employees in the South African wine tourism sector, in the form of a R12 million support fund. Read More

First 58 beneficiaries of Transhex Project to enjoy Christmas in new homes

16 November 2020

Yesterday, during an information session with beneficiaries of the Catalytic Transhex Housing Project in Worcester, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers informed those present that the first 58 of the 190 beneficiaries will move... Read More

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations

16 November 2020

I joined Provincial Traffic Officers during one of the province’s integrated roadblocks in Beaufort West on Sunday. This is one of the busiest long-distance intersections in the country. Read More

Pull out the purple during world prematurity awareness month

16 November 2020

In support of World Prematurity Awareness Month in November, neonatal wards at Tygerberg Hospital will be draped in purple for premature babies (preemies). Read More

Road deaths and trauma are preventable

16 November 2020

World Day of Remembrance for Crash Victims was commemorated on Sunday, 15 October 2020. Read More

Minister Schäfer extends condolences following suicide of two Grade 11 learners

14 November 2020

I am deeply distressed by the news that two of our Grade 11 girls have committed suicide this week. I would firstly like to extend my deepest condolences to the families of the girls, their friends, teachers and all at La Rochelle High School. Read More

Minister Meyer visits the Perdekraal East Wind Farm

13 November 2020

Earlier this week, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer visited the Perdekraal East Wind Farm, 80 kilometres north-east of Ceres in the Western Cape.  He was accompanied by the Executive Director of Agri Western Cape, Jannie Strydom,... Read More

Joint statement on the first meeting of committee on organised crime, extortion

13 November 2020

Earlier today, the Department of Community Safety attended the first meeting of the priority committee on organised crime and extortion, which was established by the National Minister of Police. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to host public meeting in Worcester

13 November 2020

On Sunday, 15 November 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will host an information session with the first group of beneficiaries of Phase 1 of the TransHex Housing Project that is currently underway in Worcester.  Read More

Full re-opening of international travel welcomed

12 November 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the ‘red list’ will be scrapped and international travel to all countries will resume, subject to the necessary health protocols and the presentation of a negative Covid-19... Read More

Exam Disruption due to protest action

12 November 2020

The WCED is very concerned about the candidates that are experiencing difficulty in getting to their exam centres as a result of protest action affecting various traffic routes. Read More

Forensic nurses’ week – honouring the unsung heroes who serve with compassion

12 November 2020

In celebration of Forensic Nurses Week (9 – 13 November), we honour the dedicated and committed Forensic Nurses who go above and beyond to serve patients and communities daily. No community is immune to violence and trauma, brutal incidents occur on... Read More