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News and Speeches Archive

Small towns prove popular as travellers explore the Western Cape over Easter

16 April 2021

An increase in domestic travel over the Easter weekend across the Western Cape and especially to small towns is a welcome and much-needed boost for the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western Cape.  Read More

Central Karoo sport federations bolstered through annual funding

16 April 2021

On Thursday, 15 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the fourth of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

DSD continues ahead with Sanitary Dignity Project

16 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has budgeted R 10. 5 million towards the Sanitary Dignity Project (SDP) for the 2021/22 financial year. Read More

Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination registration opens today

16 April 2021

Registration for phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out opens today on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). People older than 60 years will be vaccinated first and are asked to register as soon as possible. Read More

African Horse Sickness controlled area established in the Cederberg

16 April 2021

Following the discovery of five suspected cases of African Horse Sickness (AHS) on a farm within the Cederberg Local Municipal area the Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory confirms that samples from a recent death tested positive for the... Read More

Minister Marais welcomes Social Cohesion Advocates

15 April 2021

On Tuesday, 13 April 2021the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted a meeting to introduce the Social Cohesion Advocates (SCAs) that were appointed by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. Read More

Avian Flu detected in Gauteng - Western Cape on ALERT

15 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has noted the reports that there has been an outbreak of Avian Flu in Gauteng. There are no such cases reported in the Western Cape. Read More

Metro sport federations urged to safely continue work with funding boost

15 April 2021

On Wednesday, 14 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the third of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements concludes West Coast District visit

15 April 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers said that it was pleasing to engage the Matzikama, Bergrivier, Saldanha Bay and Swartland municipalities over the last three days and to provide insight as to why his Department’s budget of... Read More

Minister Simmers hands over title deeds and serviced sites visiting West Coast

15 April 2021

I was very happy to assist 22 residents in Velddrif (12), Louwville (5) in Vredenburg and Diazville (5) in Saldanha Bay in becoming fully-fledged and legal homeowners, when I handed over their title deeds over the last few days, while also ensuring... Read More

Human Settlements will deliver homes to recipients of the Syferfontein project

15 April 2021

Tomorrow, 16 April 2021, more than 60 beneficiaries will receive keys to their new homes in the Syferfontein Project in Pacaltsdorp by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers together with Executive Mayor for the... Read More

West Coast sport federations receive support to continue their activities

14 April 2021

On Tuesday, 13 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the second of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

SAPS DNA processing: Minister Fritz calls for less talk and more action

14 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expresses concern over the lack of clarity and action around reports from SAPS on the backlog at the National Forensic Science Laboratories (NFSL). Read More

Illegal land invasions attempts have increased to over 1 070

14 April 2021

Since July 2020 to the second week of April 2021 there have been 1 078 attempts of illegal land invasions across the Western Cape, with the majority being in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Cape Winelands sport federations boosted by funding handover

13 April 2021

On Monday, 12 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport embarked on the first of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Minister Madikizela meets taxi leaders to resolve Laingsburg impasse

13 April 2021

I met with the leadership of the Western Cape taxi industry yesterday to engage them in resolving the challenges and concerns about the transportation of hundreds of workers to and from the wind farms in and around Laingsburg. Read More

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 5 - 11 April 2021

13 April 2021

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 172 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province in the week of 5 to 11 April 2021, and 24 711 vehicles were stopped and Read More

SASSA UPDATE: Final report on lapsed Temporary Disability Grants

13 April 2021

On Monday 12 April 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, met with SASSA regarding the nearly 53 000 Temporary Disability Grants (TDGs) and Care Dependency Grants that were suspended by the national agency, across... Read More

Table Grape Industry set for record year

13 April 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomes the news that the South African Table Grape Industry reached a total intake for the 2020/2021 season of 73 million cartons. This is significantly more than the 66.15 million cartons... Read More

Eerste River learners under trees placed by WCED

13 April 2021

I am pleased to report that we have found school places for all the learners that have gathered under the trees in Forest Village.  Read More

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