News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Stakeholder engagement addresses concerns of efficiencies at Port of Cape Town

27 July 2021

Yesterday (27 July 2021), we held our third Port of Cape Town stakeholder engagement bringing together key representatives of the port logistics chain to provide an update on t Read More

Media release by the WCG on efforts to ensure the safety of commuters

27 July 2021

The Western Cape Government held a digital press conference today on its efforts to ensure the safety of commuters in the greater Cape Town region following disruptions in the taxi industry caused by last week’s violence. Read More

Vaccine supply impacting our ability

27 July 2021

We have seen enormous excitement and eagerness for people to get vaccinated. We appreciate the uptake of registration and vaccination. We have seen, as new age bands are added, that this causes excitement and increased demand for vaccination,... Read More

Adjusted Alert Level 3 a welcome lifeline for businesses in the Western Cape

26 July 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the whole of South Africa will be moving to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with immediate effect, which includes the easing of restrictions on the economy which will be a lifeline for... Read More

World Drowning Prevention Day: 25 July 2021

26 July 2021

The UN General Assembly resolution A/75/L.76 in April 2021 declared 25 July; World Drowning Prevention Day. Read More

Minister Fritz commends SAPS’ proactive steps to ensure commuter safety

26 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the proactive approach taken by the SAPS, supported by the SANDF and other law enforcement agencies, in ensuring the safety of commuters in the greater Cape Town area. Read More

Western Cape dam levels and warning

26 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 75.6% (2020: 60.6%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 96.9% (2020: 77.56%). Read More

Social sector vaccinations extended

25 July 2021

The vaccination rollout for the Social Development sector in the Western Cape, which includes the Early Childhood Development (ECD) workforce and social service professionals, has been extended to Friday, 30 July by the National Department of Social... Read More

Minister Schäfer welcomes learners and staff back to school for the third term

25 July 2021

Our schools are looking forward to welcoming learners back to school tomorrow after the extended holiday. I wish our learners and staff a happy and productive start to the third term, and trust that the fact that they have had access to the vaccine... Read More

Western Cape is racing towards 1 000 000 vaccinations

24 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health’s scale-up approach of its vaccination programme is starting to reap rewards and is expecting to reach 1 000 000 vaccinations early next week! Read More

With no incidents of taxi violence overnight MEC Fritz welcomes 76 hours of calm

23 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports from the South African Police Services that there have been no incidents of taxi-related violence overnight and so far today. Read More

Saturday vaccinations available

23 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health will be opening a number of sites tomorrow, Saturday, 24 July 2021, which will be available for walk-ins, in line with our priority system. From the following weekend, more sites will be added, in line with... Read More

Minister Simmers to virtually engage the Cederberg Council on budget

22 July 2021

Today, 22 July 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will virtually engage the Cederberg Municipality. Joined by the Provincial Department’s senior executive officials, Minister Simmers will meet with the full Council. Read More

Boots on the ground in the Overberg District

22 July 2021

Over the past weeks The Western Cape Department of Health in partnership with NPO partners, have embarked on a registration drive and vaccination of the bedridden in the Overberg. Read More

Adhere to all COVID protocols in the Garden Route

22 July 2021

It is critically important that all residents and visitors to the Garden Route District (GRD) adhere to all COVID-19 health protocols. Read More

Minister Simmers engages Cederberg Municipality on Human Settlement budget

22 July 2021

Today the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers virtually engaged the Cederberg Municipality to provide insight into how the Provincial Department’s budget of more than R 2,35 billion for the 2021/22 financial year will empower... Read More

Minister Marais invites federations to apply for sport funding

21 July 2021

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) annually empowers sport federations in the Western Cape to support talent identification and development across the province. Read More

Brackengate heroes reflects on lives saved, third wave on 1st birthday

21 July 2021

Yesterday, one year ago, the Brackengate Hospital of Hope opened its doors to provide critical life-saving healthcare to COVID-19 patients in the city. Read More

I thought I would be safe, but I wasn’t

21 July 2021

Funerals and memorial services have become notorious for being so called super-spreader events of the COVID-19 virus. This also became true for a resident from Vredendal North, Mr Jan Julius (58). Read More