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News and Speeches Archive

MEC Fritz asks citizens to be mindful of alcohol-related harms over this weekend

17 September 2021

As Disaster Management Act regulations have been relaxed to allow alcohol sales on Fridays, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on citizens to be mindful of alcohol-related harms and to act responsibly as we enter the weekend. Read More

Minister Schäfer encourages learners to register to vote

16 September 2021

This weekend is the last opportunity to register to vote before the Local Government Elections on 1 November 2021. I urge all of our learners aged 18 and over to register to vote in the 2021 Local Government Elections during the Registration Weekend... Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes reports on visible policing activities driven by the Province

16 September 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports on LEAP and Western Cape Liquor Authority enforcement activities, both of which are driven by the provincial government. Read More

Minister Simmers hands over title deeds in Blue Downs to beneficiaries

16 September 2021

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, in commemoration of National Wills Week, handed over 10 title deeds to beneficiaries in Blue Downs. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes updates on Area-Based Teams activities

15 September 2021

Today, the Minister of Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is elated at update-reports on the establishment of Area-Based Teams (ABT) in identified areas in the Province. The establishment of ABTs in identified areas is a major step forward... Read More

Minister Marais delivers keynote address at annual WC Library Service seminar

15 September 2021

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted the annual Library Services Seminar on Wednesday, 15 September to discuss issues pertaining to Conditional and Municipal Replacement Funding Grants. Read More

Minister Simmers to handover title deeds in Blue Downs

15 September 2021

On Thursday, 16 September 2021, in commemoration of South Africa National Wills Week, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will handover title deeds to community members of Blue Downs. Read More

Minister Simmers to conduct a sod turning in Gansbaai

15 September 2021

Tomorrow, 16 September 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct a sod turning for the Blompark Housing Development in Gansbaai, which is situated in the Overstrand Municipality. Read More

Get your Wills drafted for free during National Wills Week

14 September 2021

The Western Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) urges all its housing beneficiaries to draft their Wills for free during National Wills Week (13-17 September 2021). Read More

Minister Marais returns the remains of Michael Balie to Genadendal community

14 September 2021

Monday, 13 September 2021, as we continue to commemorate Heritage Month, Minister Anroux Marais was honoured to symbolically handover the human remains from the Genadendal Mission Museum back to the community for a dignifie Read More

WCED and WC DoH join forces again to vaccinate matric learners

14 September 2021

With matric exams just around the corner, I want to encourage as many of our matric learners aged 18 and over to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible in time for their National Senior Certificate examinations. Read More

Best support to Agricultural Sector is a well-run municipality

14 September 2021

THE BEST SUPPORT THAT CAN BE GIVEN TO THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IS A WELL-RUN, EFFICIENT, FINANCIALLY SOUND MUNICIPALITY Read More

Essential services available for people with disabilities

13 September 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) notes that essential services are available for people with disabilities, amidst President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on Sunday evening, 12 September 2021, that South Africa would move to... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes training of 250 additional LEAP Officers

13 September 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the training of another 250 LEAP Officers, which starts today. Read More

More than 1MILLION people are fully vaccinated!

11 September 2021

Recently reported data confirmed the effectiveness of vaccines when it comes to reducing hospitalization and death. Read More

Minister Fernandez observes World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2021

Today, Friday, 10 September 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is observing World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) to create awareness that every person in society can play a role in suicide prevention. Read More

Covid-19 survivor celebrates birthday today at home

9 September 2021

A delighted Vanessa Joubert (46) has been discharged from Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) after being a patient in the COVID-19 areas for 52 days, which includes 42 days in the Covid-19 ICU. “I am so happy that I can spend my birthday, the 9th of... Read More

DSD commemorates International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Awareness Day

9 September 2021

Today, Thursday 9 September 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, commemorated International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day by joining hands with the Foundation of Alcohol Related Research (... Read More

Confirmation – Vaccines save lives!

9 September 2021

This week, the Department presented an overview of the effectiveness of vaccines when it comes to reducing hospitalisation and death. As a healthcare worker if you are currently unvaccinated, your risk of dying is 1 in 480 compared to 1 in 1490... Read More

Tourism Month 2021: Reigniting the WC’s tourism attractions and experiences

8 September 2021

On Tuesday, 07 September 2021, I had the pleasure of joining the Executive Mayor of the Overstrand Municipality, Dudley Coetzee, to open a new family-friendly exhibition at the Whale House Museum in Hermanus.  Read More

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