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News and Speeches Archive


First group of Penhill residents move into temporary residential units

6 October 2021

The Catalytic Welmoed Estate Development, better known as Penhill, will yield an estimated 8 000 housing opportunities over two phases, and is making good progress. The first group of 16 farm land occupants, from the informal settlement on a section... Read More

MEC Fritz activates Court Watching Brief Unit following arrest of 2 suspects

6 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the arrest of two suspects in the murder of Scarlett Cottle last week. He has said that he will instruct the departmental Court Watching Brief Unit to follow the case closely to ensure... Read More

Minister Schäfer congratulates Western Cape winners of National Teaching Awards

6 October 2021

I am thrilled to congratulate our provincial winners of National Teaching Awards (NTAs), announced this morning during a hybrid event streamed live from Gauteng. Our provincial nominees have done us extremely proud with exceptional results. Read More

Western Cape administers three million COVID-19 vaccines

6 October 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health would like to thank the residents who have heeded the call to roll-up their sleeves and get vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 40% of eligible population in the Western Cape has received either J&J... Read More

Western Cape Government commemorates World Habitat Day with 29 000 opportunities

5 October 2021

Since 1985 the first Monday in October, the world over commemorates World Habitat Day. Amongst others, this is to reflect on the provision of adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future... Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes SCA findings in favour of Western Cape Agriculture

5 October 2021

I welcome the news that the Supreme Court of Appeal(SCA) yesterday handed down judgement in favour of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture regarding the Auditor-General's appeal against the Western Cape High Court ruling in favour of the... Read More

World Cerebral Palsy Day: What You Need to Know

5 October 2021

6 October marks the global movement which highlights cerebral palsy (CP). In South Africa, it is estimated that for every 1 000 babies that are born in a specific year, about 10 babies will have CP. Read More

Minister Fernandez condemns all forms of violence against women

5 October 2021

I condemn in the strongest terms the ongoing violence and abuse taking place against women, in the Western Cape. Read More

Qolweni phase 3A 169 project progressing at a steady pace

4 October 2021

The Qolweni Phase 3A 169 housing development in Plettenberg Bay, has made significant progress since it was handed over to the Western Cape Depart of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) by the Bitou Municipality on 18 June 2021. Read More

Minister Marais encourages all to register for 'Get Active' virtual event

4 October 2021

It is that time of the year again in which the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, in partnership with Western Province Athletics will be hosting a Provincial “Get Active” virtual walking event that is aligned to the TAFI Read More

MEC Fritz lauds LEAP officers’ work in enhancing visible policing.

4 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports on the successes of LEAP officers in enhancing visible policing in the ten areas with the highest crime and violence in the Metro.  Read More

WCED celebrates World Teachers’ Day with a month-long campaign

4 October 2021

The 5th of October is World Teachers’ Day, a day on which teachers across the world are celebrated. Read More

Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town encourage vaccine uptake on VOOMA

2 October 2021

“Save Your Summer: If you want to be fully vaccinated by the start of the Festive Season, you need to get your first dose by latest 20 October”   Read More

50 Job opportunities already created at Melkhoutfontein housing development

1 October 2021

1 October 2021 In less than two weeks since its launch, the Melkhoutfontein housing development in the Hessequa Municipal area has already ensured that 50 jobs are created for local residents. Read More

Honouring Our Senior Citizens

1 October 2021

As we celebrate International Day for Older Persons, let’s use this opportunity to reflect on the value our seniors add to our province with their knowledge and experience, in their roles as volunteers in their communities, active participants in... Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes Liquor Authority Report

1 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports of enforcement activities by the Western Cape Liquor Authority. Read More

MEC Fritz visits family of 4-year-old Scarlett, asks SAPS to find the killers

1 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, along with Councillor William Akim, visited the family of four-year-old Scarlett Cottle who was killed in a shooting on Wednesday night. Read More