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News and Speeches Archive

Vaccination remains key defense against severe illness and death from COVID-19

26 September 2021

Over the last few days of our vaccination drive we have seen a reduced uptake of COVID-19 vaccination. While we realise there are some people who have concerns about the vaccines, we would like to re-iterate the vaccines are safe and have been... Read More

Improved access to free emergency contraception

23 September 2021

Women who wish to prevent an unplanned pregnancy can access emergency contraception (the morning after pill) at Western Cape healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond. Read More

Tourism Month 2021: !Khwa ttu ‘Food from the Ancestors’ celebrates WC culture

23 September 2021

Today (23 September 2021), I joined the West Coast District Municipality Executive Mayor, Ald. Read More

Premier asks Cabinet what heritage means to them and their departments

23 September 2021

Tomorrow, the country will celebrate Heritage Day in recognition of our unique culture. The Western Cape enjoys a diversity of peoples, cuisine, wildlife, languages, and culture. This is something that we must not only celebrate but also promote and... Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes provincial enforcement work

23 September 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, today welcomes news of a number of visible policing successes the Law Enforcement Advancement Programme, which aims to enhance visible policing.  Read More

Minister Fernandez commemorates International Day of Sign Languages

23 September 2021

Today, 23 September 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is commemorating International Day of Sign Languages to promote the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other individuals... Read More

Minister Fernandez to launch Youth Café on Heritage Day

23 September 2021

In commemoration of Heritage Day on Friday 24 September 2021, Minister Sharna Fernandez will be launching the Riversdale Thusong Centre Youth Café. Read More

MEC Fritz & Community Safety mourns the death of colleague, Jacqueline Mpontsana

22 September 2021

Today, along with the Department of Community Safety and the broader Western Cape Government, Minister Albert Fritz mourns the death of Jacquelene Mpontsana. Read More

PUBLIC NOTICE: Goodwood, Durbanville vaccine centres closed for weekend

22 September 2021

Goodwood Civic Centre and Durbanville Town Hall vaccination centres will be closed this weekend (25 and 26 September 2021). Both centres will resume operations from Monday to Saturday from 27 September 2021. Read More

Contraceptives lie at the heart of proper family planning

22 September 2021

With World Contraception Day coming up on Sunday 26 September, the Western Cape Department of Health continues to promote access to contraception as a foundation of good sexual and productive health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.   Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer handsover R50m Meerlustkloof and Meul River Projects

22 September 2021

On Tuesday, 22 September  2021, the Western Cape Minister for Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officially handed over the Meerlustkloof and Meul Project near Genadendal in the Overberg Region to the  Zonderend Water User Association.  Read More

Minister Marais continues to commemorate Heritage Month this weekend

22 September 2021

As we continue to commemorate Heritage Month and Heritage Day on Friday 24 September 2021, Minister Anroux Marais will travel across the province in celebration of the national day of significance.  Read More

Western Cape Agriculture distributes indigenous trees to restore infrastructure

21 September 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, donated indigenous trees to various organizations during the Western Department of Agriculture's (WCDoA's) annual Nursery Day held at the Veld Reserve in Worcester. Read More

Increased housing opportunities for the affordable housing market delinked FLISP

21 September 2021

The Finance Linked Individual Subsidy (FLISP), is an excellent option to assist first time home buyers within the affordable housing market to become property owners. Read More

Minister calls on National DSD to fast track ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund

21 September 2021

I am deeply concerned about the verification process that the National Department of Social Development has implemented for all Early Childhood Development Centres (ECD) that applied for the ECD Presidential Employment Stimulus Relief Fund. The... Read More

Minister Marais delivers keynote address at Sport and Peace Conference

21 September 2021

Today, Minister Anroux Marais delivered the keynote address at the 8th International Cape Town Sport and Peace Conference in our new norm that is hybrid or fully virtual events.   Read More

UK travel ‘red list’ decision a blow to tourism recovery in the Western Cape

20 September 2021

The United Kingdom (UK) is a key source market for tourism, trade and investment and so the continued restriction on travel via the “red list” is having a negative impact on economic recovery in the Western Cape.    Read More

Minister Fritz commends LEAP Officers, thanks community members for tipoff

20 September 2021

On Friday, 17 September 2021, LEAP Officers on patrol in Scottsville arrested one man for being in possession of a Read More

Three sod turnings represents the start of new integrated human settlements

20 September 2021

Conducting the three sod turnings between this past Thursday and Friday in Blompark, Gansbaai, in the Overstrand Municipality, in Railton, Swellendam and in Melkhoutfontein, Farm 480 – 111, which is located in the Hessequa Municipal area, clearly... Read More

Vaccines remain the most effective weapon we have in the fight against COVID-19

19 September 2021

Data of cases diagnosed with COVID-19 in those over 60 years during the week of 14 – 20 August when the Western Cape was in its peak of the third wave of COVID-19 infections shows: Read More

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