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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Simmers to hand over title deeds, houses and conduct sod turning

30 November 2021

Tomorrow, 1 December 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will visit the northern part of the West Coast District to significantly change the lives of a number of residents. Read More

UPDATE: National GBV Command Call Centre Report

30 November 2021

Gender-based violence (GBV) has become the ‘Shadow-Pandemic’ due to its serious threat to the safety and well-being of especially women and children in the Western Cape.  As we continue to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have also... Read More

Western Cape hosts 2nd Drone Users Conference: Agriculture and Conservation

30 November 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer welcomed delegates to the 2nd Drone Users Conference: Agriculture and Conservation at Elsenburg. Read More

Towards a person-centered, equitable and trusted public health system in the WC

29 November 2021

In another landmark for the province, the Western Cape Health Department has signed a bilateral agreement with each of the four Higher Education Institutions based in the Western Cape – the University of Cape Town (UCT), Stellenbosch University (SU... Read More

WCERA 2021: Celebrating the Western Cape’s entrepreneurial excellence

29 November 2021

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) took place as a hybrid virtual event at FNB Conference Centre, Portside on 25 November 2021, during which twelve inspiring entrepreneurs were recognised for their hard-work and resilience... Read More

Community Safety provides a study support programme to 60 Youth during the exam

29 November 2021

Community Safety provides a study support programme to 60 Youth during the exam period, at Chrysalis Academy Read More

Old Harbour Museum returns human remains for dignified reburial

29 November 2021

On Friday, 26 November 2021, Minister Anroux Marais was honoured to symbolically handover the human remains from the Old Harbour Museum back to the Hermanus community for a dignified and respectful burial as consultatively Read More

Minister Simmers to deliver keynote address to emerging contractors

29 November 2021

Today, 29 November 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will deliver a keynote address and hand over 70 certificates to emerging contractors who were part of the Contractor Technical Skills Training Programme (CTSTP) in... Read More

Western Cape Agriculture hosts Rural Safety Summit

26 November 2021

On Tuesday, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer hosted a Rural Safety Summit at Goudini in Rawsonville. Read More

Western Cape Government shares progress made on its rollout of the GBV plans

25 November 2021

On Thursday, 25 November 2021, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, Ministers of Social Development and Community Safety, Ms Sharna Fernandez and Adv Albert Fritz, and the Director-General of the Western Cape Government, Dr Harry Malia, held... Read More

Detailed Analysis: Minister Fritz welcomes stabalisation of murder rate

23 November 2021

Detailed Analysis: Minister Fritz welcomes stabalisation of murder rate; decreases in other crimes, says more must be done   Read More

Join our virtual celebration of the Western Cape’s entrepreneurial talent

23 November 2021

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) recognises the achievements and potential of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in the Western Cape. Read More

Forest Village provides dignified homes for Cape Town residents

23 November 2021

Just over 3000 houses have been handed over to residents in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eerste River.    Read More

Covid-19 statistics for the Garden Route update

23 November 2021

December is within arms reach and with it comes year end celebrations and farewells. The latest Covid-19 statistics for the Garden Route shows an increase of 34 cases the past 7 days compared to 7 to 14 days ago. Read More

The Department of Social Development obtains 9th consecutive clean audit

22 November 2021

“The Department has remained steadfast to fulfil its core mandates by implementing programmes which prioritise children and families, support to victims of GBV, ECD, restorative services and services to vulnerable citizens, such as the elderly and... Read More

Bolotina couple from Tafelsig Mitchells Plain offers home for vaccinations

22 November 2021

Western Cape Government Health pop-up sites and in-residential vaccination sites have now become regular features across the Province. Our communities asked for access to vaccination closer to them, away from fixed health sites, and we have... Read More

Minister Fritz leads establishment of Law Enforcement Technical Area Teams

22 November 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is pleased to announce the progress in the establishment of Law Enforcement Technical Area Teams (LETAT) in strategically identified areas, as the first leg of the establishment of the Area... Read More

Cases at low levels between inter-wave periods, but more vaccinations needed

19 November 2021

Western Cape cases continue to decline to lowest levels between inter-wave periods, but the emphasis is still on higher vaccination numbers.   Our current COVID-update to care for you Read More

Knitting for good: Volunteers join healthcare workers to celebrate KMC Week

19 November 2021

Local knitting clubs have donated bags of clothing for premature babies to celebrate Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Week Awareness Week. Read More

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