News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

The identification of Avian Flu in Worcester

6 May 2021

Following earlier announcements of outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Gauteng and North West, a broiler breeder farm in the Worcester area has tested positive for avian influenza. Read More

Western Cape’s Social Development Department launches Winter Readiness Plan

6 May 2021

The Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development (DSD) has been working tirelessly to ensure that winter readiness programmes are operational in each region across the province as heavy rains and colder weather conditions start to... Read More

Winter storm update 09h00

6 May 2021

The winter storm that hit the Western Cape yesterday morning continues to move further inland and caused significant damage and flooding across the Cape Winelands last night. Major incidents reported include: Read More

Premier Alan Winde and Minister Ivan Meyer congratulate drone pilots

6 May 2021

Yesterday, Premier of the Western Cape Alan Winde joined the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, at the Wings Ceremony of 18 newly qualified drone pilots. Read More

Minister Fritz calls for an urgent investigation by Police Ombudsman

5 May 2021

Minister Fritz calls for an urgent investigation by Police Ombudsman into report of woman being told by SAPS officers to investigate her own rape charge Read More

Winter storm update 13h30

5 May 2021

The winter storm that made landfall in the Southern Cape earlier today has led to severe localised flooding in the communities of Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas and surrounding areas. Several roads in the Southern Cape have been flooded and road users are... Read More

Seconds save lives - clean your hands

5 May 2021

Our hands do incredible work but can also be the cause of illness if not kept clean. Regular hand washing, i.e hand hygiene plays an important role in maintaining our health and those around us. Let’s make sure they are clean!   Read More

Grabouw’s Hillside PHP Housing Project making steady progress

5 May 2021

I’m happy to note that a further 34 qualifying and deserving beneficiaries of the Hillside PHP Housing Development in Grabouw have taken occupancy of their Breaking New Ground (BNG) homes. This brings the total of residents that have moved into this... Read More

Minister Meyer opens Indigenous Tree Nursery

5 May 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, opened the Worcester field reserve Restoration and Green indigenous tree nursery at the Worcester Veld Reserve in Worcester. Read More

Winter storm warning

5 May 2021

The Western Cape is gearing up for a major winter storm, expected to make landfall this afternoon and continuing through the night. Read More

IPID Report Feedback: SAPS’s use of water canon at SASSA Bellville Office

5 May 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed disappointment at the findings of an investigation into the deployment of SAPS Public Order Policing (POPs) at the SASSA Bellville Offices on 15 January 2021, at which a water canon... Read More

UPDATE: Increase in COVID-19 recoveries across Old Age Homes

4 May 2021

As of 04 May 2021, the number of residents in old age homes, who have recovered from COVID-19 has increased to 2650. Read More

Minister Meyer visits successful local Land Reform projects

4 May 2021

MINISTER MEYER VISITS SUCCESSFUL LOCAL LAND REFORM PROJECTS Yesterday, 3 May 2021, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer and the Executive Meyer of Stellenbosch, Adv Gesie van Deventer, visited two successful  land reform projects in... Read More

International Fire Fighter’s Day

4 May 2021

  International Firefighters' Day is observed annually on May 4 to honour firefighters around the world, who dedicate their lives to the protection of people and property. Read More

LEAP Officers continue success in fighting crime

4 May 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

Vaccine registration brought to doorsteps of elderly residents

4 May 2021

Western Cape Government Health Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo joined hands with community healthcare workers to launch a door-to-door campaign and visited a local mall to register elderly community members on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (... Read More

Western Cape Government to increase nutritional relief support

3 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging period for many South Africans, with many people losing their jobs and going without the food they need to live healthy lives. Read More

Dam levels

3 May 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 48.2% (2020: 37.2%). The levels for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town is 67.5% (2020: 54.5%). Read More

Minister Fritz urges Kensington community members to come forward

3 May 2021

Minister Fritz urges Kensington community members to come forward with information on escape of gangster Read More

WCG continues to drive economic opportunities ahead of Worker's Day

1 May 2021

Today, our country and province commemorates Worker's Day. As we do so, the Western Cape Government remains steadfastly committed to creating an enabling environment in which businesses, both small and large, can thrive and create jobs. Read More