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News and Speeches Archive

Don't ignore the signs, you’re never too young to have a stroke

27 October 2021

A stroke can happen to anyone at any time and it’s much more prevalent in youth than we think, says Dr Basson De Vries, the head of internal medicine at Karl Bremer Hospital.  Read More

Media alert: Western Cape Cabinet wishes Class of 2021 good luck

27 October 2021

Premier Alan Winde and the ministers of the Western Cape Cabinet have wished the matric Class of 2021 the very best for their National Senior Certificate exams which began today. Read More

Western Cape Veterinary Services hosts free rabies vaccination in Strand

27 October 2021

Western Cape Department of Agriculture's (WCDoA's) Veterinary Services will be hosting two days of free rabies vaccinations in the Strand. This follows the confirmation of the 4th case of rabies in that area. Read More

Public Notice: Phone Lines and Emails affected at Groote Schuur Hospital

27 October 2021

27 October 2021: Due to fire damage, Groote Schuur Hospital’s phone lines and emails are intermittent. Residents might experience difficulty in reaching the hospital. Waiting times at the hospital are also affected and might be longer than usual. Read More

Western Cape exported R78 billion worth of agriculture products in 2020

26 October 2021

According to his latest report on jobs and exports in the Western Cape, the Western Department of Agriculture’s agricultural economist, Tshepo Morokong, notes that the Western Cape exported R78.68 billion worth of combined agricultural and agri-... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes report on LEAP successes

26 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports of enforcement activities by the Law Enforcement Advancement Programme. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital leads the way in treating tumors

26 October 2021

Groote Schuur Hospital is taking the lead again by being the first state hospital in the Western Cape to perform the Microwave Ablation (MWA) on patients. Read More

Substance abuse services available for young learners amidst exams

26 October 2021

The Western Cape continues struggling against the rising tide of drug use, especially among the youth. Read More

Human Settlements launches the Bothasig phase 3 Social Housing Project

26 October 2021

On Wednesday, 27 October, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will officially launch the Bothasig Phase 3 Social Housing Project. Read More

Saving our summer is quick and as easy as one, two, three!

26 October 2021

This past week saw the introduction of the 12- to 17-year-old age band to the vaccination programme. While welcoming this move, we know people older than 50 years still need to be protected from being hospitalised and dying from COVID-19. Read More

56 Jobs already created at the Qolweni phase 3A 169 project

25 October 2021

Since the sod turning of the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 housing development in Plettenberg Bay on 30 August 2021, 56 local job opportunities have been created. Read More

World Polio Day - vaccines work

25 October 2021

Immunisations has shown time and again its effectiveness at combating preventative disease. Many serious illnesses such as polio have almost completely been eradicated due to childhood vaccinations. Read More

DCAS empowers forums for safe rite of passage ahead of Summer Initiation season

25 October 2021

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has persevered on its endeavour to empower cultural practitioners on the COVID-19 Infection Prevention Control to ensure safety whilst practicing the rite of passage.  Since March 2021, the... Read More

New Provincial Police Ombudsman hits the road running

25 October 2021

It gives me immense pleasure to report that the new Western Cape Provincial Police Ombudsman, Retired Major General Oswald Reddy, has formally taken up office and is hard at work. Read More

All aboard! Golden arrow workers arm themselves against Covid-19

25 October 2021

Golden Arrow workers, including bus drivers, queued for their free vaccinations at their Arrowgate Depot in Montana, on Monday 25 October 2021. Read More

Paramedics respond to 4 549 incidents during the weekend

25 October 2021

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to 4 549 incidents in the Western Cape over the weekend, including 168 road traffic incidents. Read More

The Western Cape Class of 2021 in numbers

24 October 2021

73 966 candidates will write the 2021 November National Senior Certificate exams in the Western Cape. This includes 59 849 full time candidates, and 14 117 part-time candidates. Read More

MEC Fritz calls on SAPS to police illegal liquor traders

22 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports of enforcement activities by the Western Cape Liquor Authority.  Read More

Minister Marais opens R1m new library in Brandwag, Mossel Bay

21 October 2021

On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, together with Acting Executive Mayor: Alderman Dirk Kotze and the Mossel Bay Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais officially opened a new library in Brandwag. Read More

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