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News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape Health COVID-19 platform status update – 8 October 2020

8 October 2020

New COVID-19 infections, deaths and hospitalisations continue to decline in the Western Cape. Read More

World sight day - hope in sight

8 October 2020

The joy of sight is something we can easily take for granted.  Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital clerk plays supportive role in death administration

7 October 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

A Western Cape housing subsidy that suits your pocket is available

7 October 2020

Assisting the most vulnerable in our society, particularly for low-income applicants who want to buy a residential property for the first time, is a primary priority for the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements. Read More

Our proposed approach: Allow all international travellers with negative PCR test

7 October 2020

The risk-based approach regulating international travel released by national government last week (30 September 2020) has created unnecessary confusion and uncertainty in the travel and tourism industry, and much distress for those who are desperate... Read More

Minister Fritz launches K9 Unit in Moorreesburg

7 October 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the West Coast District Municipality’s K9 Unit consisting of six dogs and handlers at the Moorreesburg weigh station, along the N7. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital heroes – unit for infection prevention and control (IPC) team

7 October 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus heroes amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital (TBH), the Unit for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team, provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

“We Are Open” international tourism campaign kicks off

6 October 2020

Today we are excited to announce the first phase of our international tourism campaign to encourage German business and leisure travellers to “Soweit weg fuhlen” (“get that faraway feeling”) by booking their next trip to Cape Town and the Western... Read More

Taxi Lekgotla: Minister Madikizela to visit Cape Winelands District

6 October 2020

Minister Madikizela to visit Cape Winelands District in build up to taxi lekgotla Read More

Minister Marais empowers Drakenstein municipality with four new libaries

6 October 2020

As we safely move forward in the sector, together with the Executive Mayor of the Drakenstein Municipality: Mr. Conrad Poole, Executive Director of Community Services: Mr. Read More

WCLA Update: A day in the life of a liquor inspector

6 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has investigated 171 cases in which liquor vendors allegedly contravened the National Disaster Risk Management Act’s regulations between 27 March... Read More

DSD’s NPO Help Desk reopens

6 October 2020

The Department of Social Development is pleased to announce that its NPO Help Desk has reopened, and is ready to assist NPOs with their queries. Read More

The WCED welcomes the decision by the court to allow proper representation

6 October 2020

The Western Cape Education Department has been made aware of comments allegedly made in the media by the Heathfield HS SGB Treasurer, Mr Brandon De Kock, that the Labour Court has “granted Heathfield High school principal Mr Wesley Neumann an urgent... Read More

Fencing project created jobs and greater drought resilience in Rietpoort

6 October 2020

A partnership between Government and the Rietpoort community has helped build a healthier ecosystem and created 100 job opportunities and more than 300 person working days. Read More

Motor Vehicle Renewal Notices (MVL2’s) no longer being posted

6 October 2020

All vehicle owners to please note, motor vehicle renewal notices will no longer be posted. From 1 October 2020 onwards, the electronic MVL2 notice will be sent to the cell phone number or email address of the vehicle owner. Read More

Media alert: Minister Anroux Marais to open four new libraries in Drakensten

5 October 2020

As we safely move forward in the sector, together with the Drakenstein Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will open 4 libraries in the region on Monday, 5 October 2020.   Read More

Minister Fritz condemns shooting in Hanover Park

5 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the shooting incident which killed a 28-year-old man and injured seven people who were subsequently taken to hospital. Read More

Western Cape committed to integrated communities on World Habitat Day

5 October 2020

As World Habitat Day (WHD) is celebrated across the globe today (5 October 2020), Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says his department is fully committed to creating integrated communities, to ensure the reshaping of our... Read More

Minister Schäfer pays tribute to Western Cape teachers on World Teachers’ Day

5 October 2020

The WCED and I wish all Western Cape teachers a happy World Teachers’ Day! Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 28 September – 4 October 2020

5 October 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 88 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoints and speed control operations in the week of 28 September to 4 October 2020, and 12 468 vehicles were stopped and checked. Read More

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