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News and Speeches Archive

Overberg hero gives back one last time

29 September 2020

Clinical nurse practitioner, Priscilla Brauns, is being recognised as a rural hero. Priscilla has been the Clinical Support at Houw Hoek quarantine and isolation (Q&I) site for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements develops fire safety plan for informal settlement

28 September 2020

As part of its Informal Settlement Support Programme (ISSP), the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements in collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch’s Fire Engineering Research Unit (FireSUN), developed a response plan to improve fire... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to commence Cape Winelands District visit

28 September 2020

Tomorrow, 28 September 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his visit to the Municipalities across the Cape Winelands District. Read More

WCLA Update: WCLA issues R1 731 220 in fines

28 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that between 27 March 2020 and 25 September 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has issued R1 731 220 in fines and conducted 168 investigations into liquor vendors who have contravened... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Dr Koos Jordaan

28 September 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Dr Koos Jordaan, provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

Signing and gazetting of Section 34 a welcome step towards energy resilience

25 September 2020

We welcome the signing and gazetting of the Section 3 Read More

Drakenstein nurse after having COVID-19

25 September 2020

Mr Leonard Maschilla knew he was in for a tough battle when X-rays showed his lungs appeared as that of someone with TB, while he was hospitalised due to COVID-19. Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture scoops another “HOT” Climate Change Award

23 September 2020

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has congratulated the Western Cape Department of Agriculture for winning the Gold Award in the category ‘Climate Change’ for the top-rated radio series, Die Kwik Styg, at the virtual 2020 Ecologic... Read More

Perdekraal East Wind Farm - a case study for our green energy future

23 September 2020

Yesterday (22 September 2020), I visited the Perdekraal East Wind Farm in the Western Cape to see the development of this utility-scale renewable energy project. Read More

DSD commemorates International Day of Sign Languages

23 September 2020

Today, 23 September 2020, is recognized as International Day of Sign Languages. I would like to reflect and recognize the importance of sign languages in our province. Read More

“I salute the social work team at Groote Schuur Hospital” – Lindsay Van Der West

23 September 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

DCAS supports District Six museum with over R330 000 relief funding

23 September 2020

The unprecedented actions taken to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the complete lockdown of museums across the country since 23 March 2020 until 6 July 2020, after which they could apply to the national Minister of Sports,... Read More

Chrysalis Academy shares Heritage Day message

23 September 2020

Chrysalis Academy shares Heritage Day message and bids farewell to class of 20-ALPHA Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Maynier launch new Karoo Crossing cycle route

23 September 2020

Today Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, launched the Karoo Crossing Route in the Cape Karoo gem of Prince Albert. Read More

Minister Madikizela urges residents to drive responsibly over the long weekend

23 September 2020

Media release by Bonginkosi Madikizela by Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

R27 million relief fund launched to help small businesses hard-hit by Covid-19

22 September 2020

We are pleased to launch the Western Cape Covid-19 Business Relief Fund which commits R27 million to supporting small businesses in both the formal and informal sectors who have been hard-hit by Covid-19 restrictions. Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes launch of Sanitary Dignity Project

22 September 2020

It is with great pleasure that the Provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) welcomes the official launch of the Sanitary Dignity Programme in the Western Cape.  Read More

Minister Marais launches volume two of After School Treasure Box

22 September 2020

On Monday, 21st September 2020, Minister Anroux Marais was warmly welcomed to Thembani Primary School in Langa for the launch of the second volume of the Read More

Minister Fritz calls on residents to drink responsibly over the long weekend

22 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 162 investigations into liquor vendors who have contravened the Disaster Risk Management Act’s Regulations. Of the 162 investigations,... Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations results: 14 – 20 September 2020

22 September 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 92 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province in the week of 14 to 20 September 2020, and 12 578 vehicles were stopped and checked. Read More

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