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News and Speeches Archive

60 law enforcement officers redeployed to Hanover Park in joint operation

12 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the redeployment of 60 additional Law Enforcement Advancement Programme (LEAP) Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan to quell the latest spate of gang... Read More

Minister Simmers solidifies commitments greater Kosovo and New Woodlands

9 October 2020

Recently, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers engaged the relevant Ward Councillors, Sub-Councils and Project Steering Committee (PSC) members of the Greater Kosovo and New Woodlands communities to update the stakeholders about... Read More

World Homeless Day: Minister Fernandez urges public to Give Responsibly

9 October 2020

The Inaugural World Homeless Day was marked on the 10th of October 2010. Since its founding, World Homeless Day has been observed on every continent except Antarctica, in several dozen countries. Read More

Mental health signs and support for your loved ones

9 October 2020

Are you concerned about a loved one who may be struggling with their mental health and needs support? You’re not alone. Mental health disorders affect people from all walks of life and while you may feel helpless or concerned, there are many ways to... Read More

You can save your life by changing your lifestyle

9 October 2020

National Nutrition and Obesity Week is celebrated from the 9th to the 19th October. Adequate nutrition has a major impact on your health. Unfortunately, within many communities in the Western Cape health challenges are exacerbated by malnutrition... Read More

Traffic Officer Career Opportunity

9 October 2020

You can now apply to study for the 2021/22 Further Education and Training (FET) Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement at Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC), Brackenfell, Cape Town. If you successfully complete this 12-month training course, you... Read More

Minister Fritz is outraged by spate of mass shootings

9 October 2020

Minister Fritz is outraged by spate of mass shootings in Hanover Park, Joe Slovo and Ravensmead Read More

Minister Madikizela encourages taxi industry to participate in lekgotla

8 October 2020

Minister Madikizela encourages taxi industry to participate in provincial taxi lekgotla This week I continued with my provincial visits to encourage the taxi industry to participate in the upcoming provincial taxi lekgotla. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 3 arrests made by LEAP officers

8 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the three arrests made by the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEO), deployed through the Western Cape Safety Plan over the past week.  Read More

Learner transport driver awareness in Transport Month

8 October 2020

Today, 8 August 2020, Department of Transport and Public Works: Directorate: Road Safety Management (RSM) in partnership with Drakenstein Municipal Traffic Law Enforcement (TLE) hosted a learner transport driver awareness sessi Read More

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