News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Premier Alan Winde and Minister Simmers visit Garden Route housing projects

30 April 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers visited the Mountain View Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) in Mosselbay, which is currently still under construction. Read More

75-year-old COVID-19 survivor shares vaccine excitement

29 April 2021

COVID-19 has claimed many lives over the past year and the rollout of vaccination campaigns across the world has brought much-needed hope to many people, particularly the elderly who have been hospitalised due to the virus. Read More

Minister Marais to launch WC Netball Championship in Langebaan

29 April 2021

Tomorrow, 30 April 2021, Minister Anroux Marais will officially launch the 2021 Western Cape Netball Championship, hosted by the West Coast Netball Union, in Langebaan, Saldanha Bay Municipality from 30 April until 2 May 20 Read More

Stay safe in the workplace

28 April 2021

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Read More

Premier Winde launches a multi-sectoral emergency response plan to reduce TB

28 April 2021

I am pleased today to launch the Western Cape Government’s multi-sectoral emergency response plan to reduce the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) in the Western Cape. Read More

Parents with children who struggle with drug-addiction urged to seek assistance

28 April 2021

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, calls on parents dealing with issues relating to substance abuse within the home, to seek assistance from her Department. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the passing of Nadia Goetham

28 April 2021

The Western Cape publishing community has been shocked and saddened at the loss of Nadia Goetham, who passed away over the weekend. Read More

Sisonke Vaccination Programme resuming with changes to consent

27 April 2021

The Johnson and Johnson Sisonke Programme to vaccinate healthcare workers as part of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, will resume on 28 April 2021. Read More

Vaccines bring us closer and save lives

26 April 2021

While residents of the Western Cape eagerly look forward to receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, it is vitally important that they find ways to continue supporting routine immunisation programmes in their communities. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz shocked and appalled: GBV continues, unabated

26 April 2021

On 25 April 2021 Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his concern once again at the unacceptable proliferation of gender-based violence.  Read More

Minister Marais congratulates 'My Octopus Teacher' on Oscar win

26 April 2021

With great excitement, Minister Anroux Marais congratulates Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster for bringing home the Oscar for the Best Documentary at the 93rd Academy Awards held in Los Angeles last night.  Read More

Wildfire in Oudtshoorn area, provincial dam level update

26 April 2021

A wildfire is currently active in the Greater Oudtshoorn Municipal area, near the Raubenheimer dam. The wildfire was reported at around 13h25 yesterday. Read More

Parents urged to get children immunised to prevent severe disease

26 April 2021

As the world marks Immunisation Week, parents and guardians are being urged to ensure that their littles ones are immunised. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes Update on NFSL

26 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the update issued by the South African Police Service on the DNA processing backlog.  Read More

Matzikama ordered to comply with investigation

23 April 2021

The Western Cape High Court has ordered the Matzikama Local Municipality to comply with an ongoing investigation into maladministration, fraud and corruption at the municipality. Read More

Caledon Hospital fire extinguished swiftly

23 April 2021

At 22:00 on 22 April 2021, a fire broke at Caledon Provincial Hospital affecting one of the wards in the hospital. Overberg Fire Rescue was activated and Caledon Fire Station as well as Grabouw Fire station backed up by Bredasdorp Fire station... Read More

Employment opportunities for Social Work Graduates remains a priority

23 April 2021

The Western Cape is leading the way in employing and developing graduate social workers. The provincial Department of Social Development has budgeted R20.91 million towards funding a maximum of 143 social work graduates. Read More

More than 5 000 social housing opportunities on the horizon

23 April 2021

Ensuring that affordable housing opportunities are created throughout the Western Cape is a primary priority for the Western Cape Government (WCG). Read More

Youth Inspired Food Garden makes a difference in Elsies River

23 April 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited the Trinity Youth Garden based at Trinity Place in Elsies River. Read More

R12.9m boost for 145 affiliated sport federations across the province

23 April 2021

Yesterday, 22 April 2021, Minister Anroux Marais visited Caledon as part of the final leg of six ceremonial cheque handovers in which a total of approximately R12.9 million in support was provided to 145 affiliated sport Read More