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News and Speeches Archive

International Day of Persons with Disabilities commemoration

3 December 2021

Friday, 3 December 2021, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and is also celebrated as National Disability Rights Awareness Day. Read More

Protect yourself against Omicron

3 December 2021

With the new Omicron variant rapidly spreading, vaccination is more important than ever before to protect against severe illness and death Read More

Trade between the Western Cape and UK is still positive

2 December 2021

During a webinar on Wednesday, 1 December 2021,  hosted by the South African Chamber of Commerce UK Cape Chapter, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture confirmed that trade between the Western Cape and the UK is still positive. Minister Meyer... Read More

Day of joy for Ebenhaeser and Vredendal residents

2 December 2021

It was a day of joy and excitement yesterday in the Matzikama municipal towns of Ebenhaeser and Vredendal, when the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers handed over title deeds and houses in the respective areas. Read More

70 Emerging contractors empowered through Human Settlements skills programme

1 December 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, handed over 70 certificates to emerging contractors who were part of the Contractor Technical Skills Training Programme (CTSTP) in the Overstrand Municipal area. Read More

Closure of the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC) vaccination site

1 December 2021

On Thursday, 2 December, the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC) will host a decommissioning ceremony to commemorate the closure of the vaccination site.  Western Cape Government Health celebrates the innovative partnership with Discovery Health and... Read More

Western Cape hosts 2nd Drone Users Conference: Agriculture and Conservation

30 November 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer welcomed delegates to the 2nd Drone Users Conference: Agriculture and Conservation at Elsenburg. Read More

UPDATE: National GBV Command Call Centre Report

30 November 2021

Gender-based violence (GBV) has become the ‘Shadow-Pandemic’ due to its serious threat to the safety and well-being of especially women and children in the Western Cape.  As we continue to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have also... Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over title deeds, houses and conduct sod turning

30 November 2021

Tomorrow, 1 December 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will visit the northern part of the West Coast District to significantly change the lives of a number of residents. Read More

Minister Simmers to deliver keynote address to emerging contractors

29 November 2021

Today, 29 November 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will deliver a keynote address and hand over 70 certificates to emerging contractors who were part of the Contractor Technical Skills Training Programme (CTSTP) in... Read More

Old Harbour Museum returns human remains for dignified reburial

29 November 2021

On Friday, 26 November 2021, Minister Anroux Marais was honoured to symbolically handover the human remains from the Old Harbour Museum back to the Hermanus community for a dignified and respectful burial as consultatively Read More

Community Safety provides a study support programme to 60 Youth during the exam

29 November 2021

Community Safety provides a study support programme to 60 Youth during the exam period, at Chrysalis Academy Read More

WCERA 2021: Celebrating the Western Cape’s entrepreneurial excellence

29 November 2021

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) took place as a hybrid virtual event at FNB Conference Centre, Portside on 25 November 2021, during which twelve inspiring entrepreneurs were recognised for their hard-work and resilience... Read More

Towards a person-centered, equitable and trusted public health system in the WC

29 November 2021

In another landmark for the province, the Western Cape Health Department has signed a bilateral agreement with each of the four Higher Education Institutions based in the Western Cape – the University of Cape Town (UCT), Stellenbosch University (SU... Read More

Western Cape Agriculture hosts Rural Safety Summit

26 November 2021

On Tuesday, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer hosted a Rural Safety Summit at Goudini in Rawsonville. Read More

Western Cape Government shares progress made on its rollout of the GBV plans

25 November 2021

On Thursday, 25 November 2021, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, Ministers of Social Development and Community Safety, Ms Sharna Fernandez and Adv Albert Fritz, and the Director-General of the Western Cape Government, Dr Harry Malia, held... Read More

Detailed Analysis: Minister Fritz welcomes stabalisation of murder rate

23 November 2021

Detailed Analysis: Minister Fritz welcomes stabalisation of murder rate; decreases in other crimes, says more must be done   Read More

Join our virtual celebration of the Western Cape’s entrepreneurial talent

23 November 2021

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) recognises the achievements and potential of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in the Western Cape. Read More

Covid-19 statistics for the Garden Route update

23 November 2021

December is within arms reach and with it comes year end celebrations and farewells. The latest Covid-19 statistics for the Garden Route shows an increase of 34 cases the past 7 days compared to 7 to 14 days ago. Read More

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