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News and Speeches Archive


Sport funding handovers concluded in Overberg

23 April 2021

On Thursday, 22 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the last of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Old age homes urged to assist residents to register for the COVID-19 vaccination

22 April 2021

As South Africa prepares for Phase 2 of the vaccine roll out programme in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is urging all old age homes and service centers for the elderly to... Read More

Independent report highlights best-run municipalities in South Africa

22 April 2021

A new independent report released by Ratings Afrika has found the best performing municipalities in South Africa are in the Western Cape. Read More

WCED finalises plan to place remaining unplaced learners

22 April 2021

The WCED is currently implementing a plan to place the 2 550 learners that are currently registered as unplaced in the Western Cape. The plan includes the provision of 129 mobile classrooms to schools, as well as the addition of teaching posts.   Read More

94 Residents moved into the Forest Village housing development

22 April 2021

It’s with great joy that I note that between 1 March 2021 and 20 April 2021, 94 qualifying and deserving beneficiaries have taken occupation of their homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal working through its backlog

21 April 2021

During the fourth quarter (January 2021 – March 2021) of the 2020/21 financial year, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (WCRHT) made significant progress in addressing its backlog, by reducing its cases from 1 167 to 898. This is a reduction... Read More

Dam levels update and winter preparations continue

21 April 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 50.3% (2020: 38.9%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 69.7% (2020: 56.4%). Read More

President Ramaphosa, the Port of Cape Town requires your urgent attention

21 April 2021

We are encouraged by the recent commitment made by President Cyril Ramaphosa to make our ports more efficient and competitive and his recent visit to the Port of Durban. Read More

Minister Marais to open new mini-library for the blind in Riversdale

21 April 2021

Tomorrow, 22 April 2021, together with the Executive Mayor, Cllr Grant Riddles and the Hessequa Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will officially open a new mini-library for the blind at the Riversdale Public Library. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 12 – 18 April 2021

20 April 2021

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations Read More

Eden sport federations welcome handover of funding and equipment

20 April 2021

On Monday, 19 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the fifth of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Food, Beverages and Tobacco sector created 17 000 jobs in 2020

20 April 2021

The Western Cape Food, Beverages and Tobacco Sector has exhibited impressive growth and job creation over the ten years between 2009 and 2019, proving once again that agri-processing is a strategic priority for the Western Cape. Read More

Cape Town Wildfire – Tuesday, 12h00 update

20 April 2021

The wildfire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain on Sunday morning has been largely contained. Overnight the wind dropped significantly and helicopters have been waterbombing the fire lines since early this morning. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz launches Youth Safety Ambassador Programme

20 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the Youth Safety Ambassador Programme (YSAP) at West End Primary School, Lentegeur.    Read More

Cape Town fires

19 April 2021

Firefighters continue to battle the wildfire on Table Mountain. The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre is helping to coordinate the effort and has the following suggestions to members of the public who may be affected by the ongoing wildfire: Read More

Businesses stepped up to support over 1 000 students affected by Cape Town fire

19 April 2021

The immense response to the Cape Town fire from across government, civil society and the private sector has been incredible. Read More

ECDs urged to verify ECD Stimulus Employment Relief Fund applications

19 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is urging all Early Childhood Development programmes and services that applied for the ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund, to verify their details that have been captured on Government’s... Read More

Disaster Management nominated for Service Excellence

19 April 2021

The Department of Local Government celebrates Disaster Management's team nomination in the 2020 Service Excellence Awards. Read More

Cape Town wildfire – Monday 12h00 update

19 April 2021

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has put its available air resources in Cape Town on standby for assistance with the ongoing wildfire on Table Mountain National Park. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to launch Youth Safety Ambassador programme

19 April 2021

Tomorrow, Tuesday 20 April 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will launch the Youth Safety Ambassador Programme at West End Primary School in Mitchells Plain. Read More