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News and Speeches Archive


Eerste River learners under trees placed by WCED

13 April 2021

I am pleased to report that we have found school places for all the learners that have gathered under the trees in Forest Village.  Read More

Table Grape Industry set for record year

13 April 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomes the news that the South African Table Grape Industry reached a total intake for the 2020/2021 season of 73 million cartons. This is significantly more than the 66.15 million cartons... Read More

SASSA UPDATE: Final report on lapsed Temporary Disability Grants

13 April 2021

On Monday 12 April 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

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 5 - 11 April 2021

13 April 2021

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 172 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province in the week of 5 to 11 April 2021, and 24 711 vehicles were stopped and Read More

Minister Madikizela meets taxi leaders to resolve Laingsburg impasse

13 April 2021

I met with the leadership of the Western Cape taxi industry yesterday to engage them in resolving the challenges and concerns about the transportation of hundreds of workers to and from the wind farms in and around Laingsburg. Read More

Cape Winelands sport federations boosted by funding handover

13 April 2021

On Monday, 12 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport embarked on the first of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Police Crime Statistics: Minister Fritz concerned by SAPS rape data

12 April 2021

Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed concern over the continued disservice by SAPS to victims of gender-based violence. On an analysis of recently published police crime statistics for the period 1 March to 31 December 2020, it was... Read More

Barrydale housing handovers changing people’s lives

12 April 2021

There was joy and excitement when 12 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries received the keys to their brand-new homes on Friday, 9 April, as part of the Smitsville Housing Project in Barrydale, in the Swellendam Municipal area. Read More

Minister Simmers to take Western Cape Human Settlement budget to districts

12 April 2021

Tomorrow, 12 April 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the West Coast District. Read More

Minister Marais to present R12.9m financial support to sport federations

12 April 2021

Today, 12 April 2021, will be the first of six ceremonial cheque handovers in which Minister Anroux Marais will present a total of approximately R12.9 million in support of 145 affiliated sport federations across the prov Read More

Survey ranking SA as top BPO destination a boost for the sector in the WC

11 April 2021

We welcome the announcement that South Africa has been voted the most favoured offshore Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) destination in 2021, according to the annual Ryan Strategic Advisory Fron Read More

Taxi violence threatens empowerment programmes

11 April 2021

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works I visited the family of the late President of the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA) to take personal condolences yesterday. Read More

Generous Jpiego donation to assist in vaccination roll- out in WC

10 April 2021

With Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Sisonke Vaccination Programme well underway in the Western Cape, the Western Cape Department of Health is preparing to roll out Phase 2 to priority groups in the province. A key part of the vaccination roll-out is to... Read More

LEAP officers continue success in fighting crime

9 April 2021

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) Officers continue to make significant strides in fighting crime as part of the Western Cape Safety Plan. Read More

Minister Madikizela extends condolences to CATA following death of leader

8 April 2021

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works I am shocked and saddened by the tragic passing of the President of the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (CATA), Mr Victor Wiwi. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to hand over houses in Barrydale

8 April 2021

Tomorrow, 9 April 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will, as part of the Smitsville Housing Project in Barrydale in the Swellendam Municipal area, hand over 12 units to deserving and qualifying beneficiaries. Read More

1 166 jobs created in the BPO sector through skills development programme

8 April 2021

I am pleased to announce that 1 166 full-time jobs were created in the Business Process Operating (BPO) sector through the Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s Work and Skills programme in the last financial year. Read More

Statement by minister Marais: We mourn the loss of a leading light for isiXhosa

8 April 2021

The passing of Professor Sizwe Satyo last week has left a void in the sphere of Language development in our province.  Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements launches its own reserve fund

7 April 2021

Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the launch of the Western Cape Asset Finance Reserve for Human Settlements (WCAFRHS) will strengthen the Department’s ability to drastically improve the lives of the people of this... Read More

Roadworks on the R102 near George

7 April 2021

The Department of Transport and Public Works has started an 18-month road construction project on the R102 at the Maalgate River Bridge between the Glentana Intersection and the George Airport. Read More