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News and Speeches Archive


Media alert: Matric results 2020

21 February 2021

Please note the following in preparation for the release of the 2020 NSC results. Monday 22 February 2021: Read More

“I vaccinated the president” – Sr Milanie Bennett

19 February 2021

When Sr Milanie Bennett from Khayelitsha District Hospital completed her vaccinator training, she did not know that she will make history by administering the first COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa. Read More

Meyer calls on National Government to stop the state capture of Colenso Farm

18 February 2021

My recent visit to the farmer, Ivan Cloete, highlights the National Government’s mismanagement of land reform in South Africa. Read More

Historic agreement to accelerate housing development in the Garden Route

18 February 2021

On Friday 19 February 2021 Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers, and Executive Mayor, Ald. Read More

Minister calls on National DSD to extend ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund

18 February 2021

I have written to the National Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, urging her Department to extend the closing date for the applications for Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and programmes that wish to apply for the Early... Read More

MEC Fritz thanks Lt Gen Mokgabudi; Welcomes Act.Provincial Commissioner Patekile

18 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that Lieutenant General Yolisa Mogkabudi (née Matakata), will be stepping down from her role as the Western Cape’s Provincial Commissioner. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital healthcare worker says vaccines have given her hope

18 February 2021

Melody Camelo was one of 40 frontline healthcare workers at Groote Schuur Hospital to have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on 17 February 2021. Read More

Nurse delivers baby after getting first vaccine shot in SA

18 February 2021

Shortly after becoming the first South African to receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi delivered a healthy baby boy, weighing 5 Read More

Western Cape leading from the front to deliver jobs, safety and dignity

17 February 2021

This morning, I delivered my State of the Province Address in the historic town of Genadendal, outlining how the Western Cape is leading from the front to deliver jobs, safety and dignity to the people of this province.  Read More

New N2 Somerset West pedestrian bridge to save lives

16 February 2021

Road safety is one of my four strategic focus areas for prioritisation and implementation during my term of office. Read More

Media advisory: Minister Schäfer meets with Ayakha Melithafa

16 February 2021

This morning, Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, met with Ayakha Melithafa following the Matrics in Antarctica trip. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes LEAP arrests of armed robbers in Hanover Park

16 February 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes LEAP arrests of armed robbers in Hanover Park & successful recovery of stolen goods Read More

Health students brave COVID-19 vaccine fears to save lives

16 February 2021

The pandemic has shaken up our lives and careers. For many health sciences and medical students, it meant joining the frontline to fight the virus as volunteers. Now, students working in health facilities take on a new challenge: getting their... Read More

Minister Fernandez launches Substance Abuse Campaign

16 February 2021

Today 16 February 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited Kensington Treatment Centre (KTC)- a government-run in-patient treatment programme for women only, as part of the official launch of the provincial... Read More

Minister Simmers engages Masiphumelele residents

16 February 2021

While interacting with some of the residents that have taken occupancy of their emergency structures in Masiphumelele, it was pleasing to note that residents are happy to be back in their own homes. Read More

Human settlement plans in Khayelitsha on track

15 February 2021

The Head of Department of Western Cape Human Settlements, Ms. Jacqui Samson, recently led her team of professionals and senior managers to Khayelitsha Training Centre to meet the housing beneficiaries of Taiwan in Site C, Khayelitsha. Read More

Community Economic Recovery Project injects R3 million into the informal economy

15 February 2021

Today Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited Lingelethu Cash Store and Mpumi’s Kitchen, a spaza shop and community kitchen in Khayelitsha that are participants in the Community Economic Recovery... Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 8 – 14 February 2021

15 February 2021

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations Read More

R44 upgrade to ease high traffic volume between Stellenbosch and Somerset West

15 February 2021

Well-maintained roads are important social goods that support the economic growth of the Western Cape through enabling the rapid and safe movement of people and goods. They also provide access to work opportunities, economic opportunities, and... Read More