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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Albert Fritz meets with family of Sinovuyo Magatya

11 June 2021

The fight against GBV continues: Minister Albert Fritz meets with family of Sinovuyo Magatya Read More

WCG calls for information on renewable energy projects to beat load shedding

11 June 2021

We are pleased to announce the publishing of a Request for Information (RFI) for our Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) Project, calling on all potential private and public sector organisations, including Western Cape municipalities, to provide... Read More

What to expect from 14 – 18 June

11 June 2021

After three weeks of exceeding targets, vaccination rollout in the western cape stymied by lesser vaccine supply   Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to meet the family of Sinovuyo Magatya

10 June 2021

Today, 10 June 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will meet Cllr. Thulani Dasa at the Kuyasa Clinic in Khayelitsha. Thereafter the Minister and the Councilor will proceed to the family home of Sinovuyo Magatya, whose body was discovered last week. Read More

Investigation of DF Malan High School allegations underway

10 June 2021

I am deeply concerned by the allegations of discrimination against LGBTQI+ learners at DF Malan High School, which we were alerted to yesterday. Read More

Have you got your finger on your pulse?

10 June 2021

Commemorating World Heart Rhythm Week (7 – 13 June), Tygerberg and Groote Schuur Hospitals, centres of global cardiovascular excellence, are raising awareness and promoting better understanding of heart rhythm disorders or arrhythmias (abnormal... Read More

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

10 June 2021

Nutrition as the building block for all health and wellbeing is vital, as is the role of those who promote and prescribe it to assist patients and the broader community. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget of empowerment shared with Overberg

10 June 2021

Over the last two days I’ve had the pleasure of engaging the Swellendam, Cape Agulhas, Overstrand and Theewaterskloof municipalities. Read More

100MW generation threshold a big leap forward for energy resilience in the WC

10 June 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa today (10 June 2021) that Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act will be amended to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW. Read More

Youth Month: Young people remain key to social development

10 June 2021

The month of June, Youth Month, has traditionally been associated with mass gatherings amongst young people in the form of dialogues, discussions, conferences and engagements, where Government and stakeholders bring together youth, from various... Read More

The GDP results show that Agriculture in the Western Cape remains resilient

10 June 2021

South Africa’s economy increased by an annualised and adjusted quarterly growth rate of 4.6% in the first quarter of 2021, according to StatsSA’s latest report. This same report further indicated that the agricultural sector’s performance declined... Read More

MEC Fritz asks WC's Watching Brief Unit to keep close eye on GBV cases

9 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his anger and sadness over the death of Constance Ndlebe, 78, whose naked body was found burning by her daughter at the weekend. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to host Youth Safety Ambassador Programme

9 June 2021

Tomorrow, Thursday 10 June 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will host a Youth Safety Ambassador Programme as part of the Youth Month Programme. Read More

WCDoA to host 10th International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops

8 June 2021

An expert group of approximately 120 international and South African irrigation and horticultural scientists will be warmly welcomed to Stellenbosch on 29 January 2023 for a four-day symposium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study... Read More

CapeNature going green in the Cederberg

8 June 2021

CapeNature is in the process of installing a 75kWp solar photovoltaic system at its facility in Algeria in the Cederberg. Read More

Northern and Tygerberg subdistricts vaccine rollout: What to expect

8 June 2021

The vaccination programme rollout in the Northern and Tygerberg subdistricts resumes this week (7-11 June), with new private sites coming online at the University of the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Read More

Minister Simmers wishes outgoing Western Cape Human Settlements head well

7 June 2021

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my well wishes to Ms Jacqueline Samson, who tomorrow, 7 June 2021, will formally be leaving her post as Head of the Provincial Department of Human Settlements (HOD).    Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes EU designation of "Rooibos/Redbush"

7 June 2021

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer welcomes the announcement that the European Commission has approved the registration of the designation ‘Rooibos’/’Red Bush’ in its Register of Protected Designations of Origin and Protected... Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of stage and screen icon Shaleen Surtie-Richards

7 June 2021

It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of one of our country’s biggest names in the acting industry: the legendary Shaleen Surtie-Richards. Read More

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