News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Minister Madikizela to visit new Observatory Pathology Institute

31 January 2021

On Monday 1 February 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will visit the new Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute to assess the state of readiness of the project. Read More

Minister Fritz calls on province to make use of the WCPO

29 January 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on residents to make use of the Western Cape Police Ombudsman’s (WCPO) services for the purposes of reporting policing inefficiencies and a breakdown in trust between communities and their... Read More

Helderberg Hospital connects patients with families

29 January 2021

Families need each other’s support more than ever in these difficult times. It gets even more difficult when a person finds out they have tested positive for COVID-19 and have to isolate. Read More

Response by Premier Winde to the Public Protector’s findings

29 January 2021

Last week, the Public Protector submitted her report on her investigation into allegations that Minister Anton Bredell had breached the Executive Ethics code.  Read More

Supporting Stellenbosch Municipality to beat load shedding

28 January 2021

Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier and Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, welcome t Read More

First Schools Evaluation Authority reports available on website

28 January 2021

The first reports regarding evaluations of schools undertaken by the Schools Evaluation Authority (SEA) have been completed and are now available online. This is a significant milestone for the SEA, and for transparency and accountability in our... Read More

COVID-19 vaccine brings hope to many frontline heroes

28 January 2021

With the imminent arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa, many doubts have emerged from various sectors of society. The healthcare workers (HCW) have been identified as the first group to receive the vaccine to ensure we safeguard our... Read More

Garden Route Covid infections continues to decrease - we need to save jobs

28 January 2021

The reduction in the number of covid infections in the Garden Route is a clear demonstration that the current hotspot declaration of the area should be lifted. Read More

Western Cape records 15% decline in road fatalities

28 January 2021

The 2020/21 Festive Season was the most challenging season in our history. Read More

The WCED is surveying the PPE situation at all schools

28 January 2021

This morning, a newspaper headline read: “No more PPE for W Cape teachers”. It is most unfortunate that the headline is factually incorrect and creates an inaccurate perception. Here are the facts: Read More

Matrics in Antarctica: Minister Schäfer wishes matrics well

27 January 2021

Ayakha Melithafa, from the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) in Khayelitsha, is one of five matric students from the class of 2020 who will leave Cape Town today on an all-expenses-paid educational adventure in Antarctica with pioneering... Read More

NPO Help Desk remains open under Alert Level 3 regulations

27 January 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez would like to remind the public that the Department’s Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Help Desk remains open under the current Alert Level 3 Disaster Management Act regulations, and is... Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz supports call for lifting of ban on sale of alcohol

27 January 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, echoes Premier Alan Winde’s call to relax the restrictions placed on the liquor industry, noting the severe economic pressure being experienced and the impact that this will have on job creation. Read More

Diep River pollution - appeal decision made

27 January 2021

The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape has taken a decision to modify an existing Directive issued to the City of Cape Town regarding the Diep River Catchment. Read More

Minister Madikizela to release WC Festive Season road safety statistics

27 January 2021

Tomorrow, Thursday 28 January 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will release the 2020/21 Festive Season Road Safety statistics during a media briefing. Read More

Drought support for Northern Cape reaches 1.2 million litres

26 January 2021

The Department of Local Government in the Western Cape has helped facilitate the provision of 1.2 million litres of drinking water to drought stricken communities in the Northern Cape. Read More

Lifting the ban on wine sales will support wine sector and job loss recovery

26 January 2021

  Yesterday, I wrote to the National Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform, Thoko Didiza, to request her assistance in lifting the third ban on wine and other liquor sales. Read More

Western Cape Government develops strategy to restore collapsed rail service

26 January 2021

Media release by Bonginkosi Madikizela Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Rail passengers in the Western Cape currently face an impossible situation of having either no rail service or an unreliable service. Read More

Brackengate Hospital of Hope health heroes recognized for service

26 January 2021

Healthcare workers at the Brackengate Hospital of Hope have been recognized for their selfless service as they continue to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Dam levels update

25 January 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 66% (2020: 53%) while the latest levels for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 85.7% (2020: 71.4%). Read More