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News and Speeches Archive


The admissions process for the 2022 school year is now open

28 February 2021

The 2022 admissions application process has just begun! Read More

Training provided to School Safety Ambassadors:Personal Mastery & Peace Building

26 February 2021

Between 22 February and 26 March 2021, the Department of Community Safety will be providing training to School Safety Ambassadors on personal mastery, leadership and peace building at Chrysalis Academy, Tokai. Please see photos attached. Read More

African Swine fever disease outbreak in pigs in Mfuleni

26 February 2021

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, announced today that African Swine Fever (ASF) was identified on two smallholder farms in Mfuleni, Eerste River  in the Western Cape.  Read More

Red Tape Reduction Unit saves project and supports jobs in the Western Cape

26 February 2021

Yesterday (25 February 2021), I met with representatives from De Beers Marine to hear how our Red Tape Reduction Unit had assisted a major maintenance project for the Gariep mining vessel that created jobs and brought investment into the economy in... Read More

MEC Fritz is outraged by the Beacon Valley shooting of 5 children

26 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is outraged by the shooting incident which harmed 5 children last night at approximately 20:50 on the corner of Cadillac and Riley Streets in Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read More

Minister Fernandez observes World NGO Day

26 February 2021

In observance of World NGO Day tomorrow 27 February 2021, I wish to pay tribute to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that provide quality services to the public on behalf of the Department, especially in this very difficult economic and social... Read More

Historic significance of Langa Pass Office to be protected by Heritage status

26 February 2021

The social and historical significance of the Langa Pass Office will be protected for future generations after the site was declared as a Provincial Heritage Site on Friday, 26 February 2021. Read More

'A dream come true': Karl Bremer Hospital launches vaccination site

25 February 2021

Excitement filled the air as Karl Bremer Hospital launched its vaccination tent on Tuesday, 23 February 2021, boosting Western Cape Government Health’s efforts to immunise staff against the Coronavirus. Read More

Final call for ECD Stimulus Relief Fund applications

25 February 2021

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is urging all Early Childhood Development (ECD) services and programmes who have not yet applied for the ECD Stimulus Relief Fund, to utilize this final opportunity to do so. Read More

Gugulethu Tragedy: Technical investigation findings and recommendations

25 February 2021

Gugulethu Tragedy: Minister Madikizela releases technical investigation findings and recommendations Read More

UPDATE: Increase in COVID19 recoveries across Old Age Homes

24 February 2021

As of 23 February 2021, the number of residents in old age homes, who have recovered from Covid-19 has increased to 2447. Read More

Minister Marais empowers Swartland sport clubs with much needed equipment

24 February 2021

As we safely move forward in the Western Cape, Minister Anroux Marais handed over much needed sport equipment to sport clubs in the Swartland Municipality at the Malmesbury Care Facility yesterday, 23 February 2021. Read More

Kanana Informal Settlement residents in Gugulethu move into new homes

24 February 2021

On Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 24 families from Kanana informal settlements were moved into their new homes in Forest Village housing project. Nine (9) of the beneficiaries that moved into their new homes are living with a recognized disability. Read More

IPID to investigate Bellville SASSA office SAPS POPs deployment

24 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the response received from the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) noting that they will investigate the heinous actions of the SAPS POPs deployment to the SASSA Bellville... Read More

10000 hectares cleared of alien vegetation

24 February 2021

Ten thousand hectares of land, stretching across seven critical mountain water catchment areas in the Western Cape and the Atlantis Aquifer, has been cleared of invasive alien plants. Read More

New traffic officer recruits to get professional training

24 February 2021

The Department of Transport and Public Works recruited a total of 90 participants to undergo a 12-month traffic officer’s training course at Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC) in Brackenfell. Read More

Minister Madikizela to brief media following Gugulethu tragedy investigation

24 February 2021

Tomorrow, Thursday 25 February 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will brief the media on the findings of an investigation following the tragic death of four children who died Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes investigation into Colenso Farm by Department

24 February 2021


More residents have taken occupancy of emergency structures in Masiphumelele

23 February 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says 400 emergency units in Masiphumelele have been erected on the site where a devastating fire in December 2020 destroyed approximately 1 100 informal homes. Read More

DCAS takes Social Cohesion Conversations, Writers Workshop to Khayelitsha

23 February 2021

The role of arts culture and the true value of writing and reading were the focus at Harare Library in Khayelitsha on Friday, 19 February 2021, as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted two separate events. Read More