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News and Speeches Archive


More residents benefit from Forest Village housing development

10 February 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says, with 43 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries moving into their brand new homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver, on Thursday, 4 and Tuesday 9 February 2021,... Read More

Construction of emergency structures for Masiphumelele continues

10 February 2021

The construction of the emergency structures for Masiphumelele residents who were affected during a devastating fire in December, where close to 1 100 informal homes were destroyed, is steadily continuing. Read More

Minister Madikizela heartbroken by death of children, calls for investigation

10 February 2021

Minister Madikizela heartbroken by tragic death of four children, calls for urgent investigation I extend my sincere condolences to the families of four children who tragically died after falling into a hole at the N2 Borcherds Quarry intersection... Read More

Western Cape Government and PRASA help to create economic opportunities

9 February 2021

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) Western Cape are collaborating on an R10 million labour-intensive project Read More

Municipalities tackling Covid challenges

9 February 2021

Municipalities in the Western Cape are working non-stop to address the backlogs in service delivery caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

WCLA resumes routine inspections after lifting of the alcohol ban

9 February 2021

WCLA resumes routine inspections after lifting of the alcohol ban, attends to 362 complaints since 27 March Read More

Min extends deepest condolences after tragic accident involving four children

9 February 2021

I wish to extend my deepest condolences to all the affected family and community members of the four young children who tragically lost their lives in a freak accident in Nyanga yesterday. The bodies of four young children were discovered between... Read More

Thank you, Khayelitsha, for playing your part in stopping the spread of Covid-19

8 February 2021

“Thank you, Khayelitsha, for playing your part in stopping the spread of Covid-19” Read More

DSD urges ECDs to apply for Relief Fund

8 February 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is urging Early Childhood Development Centres in economic distress to apply for Government’s  Early Childhood Development Employment Stimulus Relief Fund. Read More

Don't neglect your sexual health

8 February 2021

February is dedicated to STI/Condom Month, and Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging sexually active persons to educate themselves about using condoms and practising safe sex to help prevent sexua Read More

“We need to address SAPS’ backlog in processing DNA”

8 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes with grave concern the backlogs in processing of DNA by SAPS’ Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and the pressure it places on policing service delivery, particularly in finalising rape cases. Read More

Dam levels update, Barrydale fire under control

8 February 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 62.2% (2020: 50.5%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 81.5% (2020: 68.4%). Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal continue to address Communicare cases

8 February 2021

During the third quarter, which covers 1 October to 31 December 2020, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (WCRHT) closed a further 200 Communicare cases. Read More

EMS responds to 5 210 incidents during the weekend

8 February 2021

The Western Cape Government Health's (WCGH’) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to 5 210 incidents in the Western Cape over the weekend. There were 112 incidents in red zone areas and 169 transport-related incidents. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 1 to 7 February 2021

8 February 2021

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations Read More

Human Settlements signs agreement with Garden Route District Municipality

5 February 2021

The historic Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) entered into between the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) and the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM), to collaborate on selected human settlements projects, clearly shows our... Read More

U.S and Western Cape trade and investment partnership launched

5 February 2021

On 5 February 2021, the U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town and the Western Cape government jointly launched a Trade and Investment Promotion Partnership which will build on the momentum of the existing economic relationship to promote shared... Read More

Wildfire outside Barrydale continues

5 February 2021

Efforts continue to extinguish a wildfire in the Barrydale area of the Western Cape. The fire has now been burning for nearly two weeks and has already claimed the life of one firefighter. Read More

Nurse’s vaccine plea after beating COVID-19

5 February 2021

The arrival of the vaccine in South Africa has brought hope to many, especially to healthcare heroes like Karl Bremer Hospital nurse Thembeka Goba, who survived having COVID-19. Read More

Commitment from Minister Mboweni on public sector wage bill a win for provinces

4 February 2021

We received a letter from President Cyril Ramaphosa on 15 January 2021, in response to the section 79 petition that the Premier and I submitted in November last year, which include Read More