News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Minister Marais tables R897.5 million budget for Cultural Affairs and Sport

31 March 2021

Yesterday, 30 March 2021, Minister Anroux Marais tabled the 2021/22 budget appropriation of R897 510 000 for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget is to empower our people

31 March 2021

For the 2021/22 financial year, the Western Cape Department Human Settlements’ budget of just over R 2,35 billion, is set to empower and drastically change the lives of the people of this province. Read More

Stay safe when participating in school sport events

31 March 2021

On 27 March 2021, Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, gazetted the decision that school sporting events can be held. This include sport matches, physical education, extra-curricular activities, and school sport tournaments. Read More

UPDATE: Covid-19 recoveries increase in old age homes

31 March 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is calling upon all members of the public to be extra vigilant when visiting your loved ones at old age homes this Easter weekend. Read More

Minister Fritz calls on residents in Mfuleni

31 March 2021

Minister Fritz calls on residents in Mfuleni to come forward and report those responsible for shootings Read More

Healthcare worker vaccination update

31 March 2021

The vaccination of healthcare workers as part of Phase 1 of Johnson & Johnson Sisonke implementation study is rapidly moving into the next phase – where non-patient facing, but essential healthcare workers will be receiving the vaccines – as we... Read More

Minister Schäfer urges caution during Easter break

31 March 2021

As schools close today for the Easter break, concerns are already growing that social gatherings and travel over this period could trigger an increase in cases of Covid-19. Read More

Minister Fritz urges residents to drink responsibly over the long weekend

31 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is urging residents to drink responsibly, should they wish to do so, over the long weekend. Read More

Western Cape maintains top spot in provincial audit outcomes

31 March 2021

The Auditor General of South Africa’s consolidated audit results for the 2019/20 financial year confirms that the Western Cape continues to be the top performing province in South Africa. Read More

Construction of emergency structures in Masiphumelele continues

31 March 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased to note that the construction of emergency units on the sports field in Masiphumelele is progressing steadily. Read More

Western Cape launches Easter season traffic safety plan

31 March 2021

The Western Cape is expecting a busier Easter holiday season this year as more South Africans from other provinces travel to the Western Cape, and our residents explore the many beautiful places that exist across the province.   Read More

Budget VOTE 7 Social Development speech 2021/2022

30 March 2021

It is important that we recognize the impact of Covid 19 on our country and Province. The first and second wave required that we dig deep as a Province to combat the consequences of Covid 19 in the Social Sector. Read More

e-Booklets to fast track climate change resilience in agriculture

30 March 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, launched the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA’s) e-booklets on climate change entitled “The Mercury Rises”. Read More

SASSA UPDATE: More than 12 000 unaccounted Temporary Disability Grant clients

30 March 2021

On Monday 29 March 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, met with SASSA regarding the nearly 53 000 Temporary Disability Grants (TDGs) and Care Dependency Grants that were suspended by the national agency, across... Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 22 - 28 March 2021

30 March 2021

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 22 - 28 March 2021 Read More

Dam levels

30 March 2021

The Departments of Local Government and Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape continue to take proactive steps to ensure greater water security for the Western Cape. Read More

“We will do whatever it takes to make the province safer for all”

30 March 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, presented the Department of Community Safety’s budget for the 2021/22 financial year. In Minister Fritz’s speech, he highlighted that the Western Cape Government “will do whatever it takes to... Read More

Travel safe and support businesses over the Easter weekend

30 March 2021

The tourism and hospitality industry has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and so we encourage those who can afford to do so, to head out over the long weekend and safely support businesses, especially small businesses in the Western Cape.    Read More

Minister Madikizela to launch Easter Road Safety Plan

30 March 2021

As part of Western Cape Government’s COVID-19 awareness and road safety enforcement campaign, the Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will tomorrow, Wednesday 31 March 2021, launch the provincial road safety plan... Read More

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