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News and Speeches Archive

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

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

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

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

Facilities management course graduates celebrated by DCAS, CPUT

19 November 2021

A group of municipal facilities management staff from around the Western Cape have been empowered to continue serving their communities, through a partnership between the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) Read More

Men take pledge for better health, safer communities on International Men’s Day

19 November 2021

Community members from Elsies River, Bishop Lavis and Bellville joined healthcare workers to celebrate International Men’s Day at the Metro Men’s Health Centre in Bellville on Friday, 19 November 2021. Read More

Minister Fritz notes release of Quarter 2 crime stats

19 November 2021

Minister Fritz notes release of Quarter 2 crime stats, welcomes news of a decrease in murder rate Read More

WC Government saddened by the loss of musical giant, Theuns Jordaan

18 November 2021

A golden voice has been silenced: We mourn the loss of Theuns Jordaan. The Western Cape Government is saddened at the news of the death of singer Theuns Jordaan after a brave battle against cancer. Read More

SOD turning for Silverton signals new beginning in Khayelitsha

18 November 2021

On the Tuesday, 16 November, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers conducted a sod turn in the Silverton Emergency Housing Project Phase 1A, in Khayelitsha. Read More

WCG shines #LightsOnAfterSchool programmes at Provincial Legislature Building

18 November 2021

In celebration of the recent #LightsOnAfterSchool (LOAS) celebrations in South Africa, together with Head of Department, Mr Guy Redman and Chief Director: Youth and After School Programme, Ms. Read More

Get the facts, visit our website and use this resource to being vaccinated

18 November 2021

Six months into the COVID-19 vaccination rollout there are still people who are hesitant about getting vaccinated due to so much misinformation being circulated on social media.   Read More

Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain residents empowered with title deeds

17 November 2021

Today, 27 residents within the Cape Metro were empowered when they became fully-fledged and legal homeowners after the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers handed over their title deeds. Read More

DSD appeals to the public to use registered substance abuse treatment facilities

17 November 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has received distressing reports of a murder at an illegal substance abuse rehabilitation centre operating out of a residence in Ruyterwacht, Cape Town. There have also been allegations of... Read More

Minister Simmers to empower Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain residents

16 November 2021

On Tuesday 16 November, the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements will hand over 22 title deeds to residents in Khayelitsha, and 5 to residents from Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain. This will be followed by a sod turning ceremony at the Silvertown... Read More

From pop-up vaccination sites, to residential pop-up sites – for easy access

16 November 2021

From pop-up vaccination sites, to residential pop-up sites – Health teams leave no stone unturned to make it as easy as possible to get vaccinated.    Read More

Minister Schäfer urges caution regarding matric rage events

16 November 2021

As we near the halfway mark for the 2021 NSC exams, I appeal to all matric learners to carefully consider the risks of attending matric rage and other social events at this time. Read More

LEAP officers find 8 firearms, 1574 rounds of ammunition - anonymous tip off

16 November 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports that LEAP officers found 8 firearms, 2 rifles, 3 silencers and 1574 rounds of live ammunition. Read More

Public Notice Update: Email Service at Groote Schuur Hospital

16 November 2021

16 November 2021:   PLEASE NOTE: Groote Schuur Hospital emails are accessible once more.   The electricity issues have been resolved. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Read More

Minister Fernandez hands over two vehicles to assist children with disabilities

16 November 2021

Today, Tuesday 16 November 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, donated two newly adapted Nissan NV350 2.5L Minibus vehicles to assist children with disabilities to the Nomaxabiso Centre for Children with Special... Read More

Agri-Worker from Bergrivier wins the Annual Agri-Worker Competition

15 November 2021

Audrey September from the farm Uitkyk in the Bergrivier region was announced as the 2021 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards winner at the annual competition held on Saturday,13 November 2021, in Stellenbosch. Read More

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