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News and Speeches Archive

Groote Schuur Hospital opens its first-of-a-kind Diabetes Centre

15 November 2021

Following World Diabetes Day yesterday, Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) has now officially launched its state-of-the-art Diabetes Centre today to promote a culture of excellence in Diabetes-related primary healthcare in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Fernandez to handover specialised vehicles to the disability sector

15 November 2021

Against the backdrop of Disability Rights Awareness Month, the Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be handing over two new specialised vehicles to the disability sector at the Western Cape Forum for intellectually disabled... Read More

30 Youth and emerging contractors receive training in contractor development

15 November 2021

This past Friday 12 November, the Western Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers delivered a keynote address to a group of young entrepreneurs at the Contractor Development training in Lawaaikamp Community Hall in George. Read More

Minister visits the Chaeli Campaign ECD Development Inclusion Programme

12 November 2021

On Thursday, November 11, 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited The Chaeli Cottage Preschool as part of the provincial Department of Social Development’s (DSDs) efforts to promote the rights of both... Read More

Not gotten your vaccine yet? The Vooma Vaccination Weekend makes it easy!

12 November 2021

We know there are many people who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but have not had the time to go to a vaccination or pop-up site due to other commitments. Read More

First FLISP beneficiaries move into Forest Village Housing Development

11 November 2021

Today, the first 12 beneficiaries who acquired their homes with the assistance of the Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eerste River, moved into their units. Read More

YeBoneers supported to take the next step at annual YearBeyond Career Fairs

11 November 2021

Just under 700 young people from the YearBeyond Programme benefited from the annual YearBeyond Career Fairs which took place on 05 and 10 November 2021 at UCT Business School Conference Centre and Pearl Valley, Val de Vie Estate. Read More

R100 VOOMA vaccination vouchers up for grabs for first-time 60+ vaccinees

11 November 2021

COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be very effective in the elderly in preventing severe illness and death. It is important to get vaccinated against COVID-19 so that you may be protected in time before the next wave of COVID-19. Read More

Minister Simmers to deliver keynote address at Contractor Development Training

11 November 2021

On Friday, 12 November, the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will deliver a keynote address at the Contractor Development training, at the Lawaaikamp Community Hall in George. Read More

1 600 Affordable housing opportunities can be created on land owned by National

11 November 2021

It is estimated that in excess of 1 600 affordable housing opportunities can be created within the City of Cape Town if the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille makes the land available. A number of requests from the... Read More

Ophthalmic service on the road again

9 November 2021

Ophthalmic eye surgeon for the region, Dr. Nicolaas Stempels and his team have been hard at work servicing those who need cataract eye surgery as well as other ophthalmic procedures. Read More

Substation in the Penhill development nears completion

9 November 2021

The Welmoed Sub-station in the Welmoed Estate Development Project (better known as the Penhill Development), is nearing completion with 90% of all the long lead items having been procured and installed. Read More

Western Cape Government concludes funding process for NPOs

9 November 2021

With the call for funding process now completed for those Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) that applied for financial support, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) wishes to remind all organisations working in the social... Read More

World Radiography Day: What You Need to Know

8 November 2021

World Radiography Day marks the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays on 8 November 1895. According to the International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists, on this day in 1895, Professor Roentgen was working with cathode rays... Read More

Landowners should be permitted to retake their land through counter spoliation

8 November 2021

The hearing in case, No: 8631/2020 in the consideration of the common law right of counter-spoliation by landowners as a legitimate means to repel land invasions, launched as part B of an application by the South African Human Rights Commission (... Read More

Joining hands to promote the rights of children during the COVID-19 pandemic

5 November 2021

On Saturday 06 November 2021, we commemorate National Children's Day and reflect on how the ongoing COVID‑19 pandemic has transformed children's day-to-day lives. Read More

How our department compares to the province – let’s talk vaccination coverage

5 November 2021

The risk of being hospitalised or dying from COVID-19 is real – our data has shown this throughout the pandemic. If you are 50 years and older, you are at higher risk. People over the age of 50 are at increased risk of COVID-19. Read More

Minister Marais congratulates Damon Galgut on prestigious Booker Prize

4 November 2021

Minister Anroux Marais is proud to congratulate South African author and Cape Town resident, Damon Galgut, on winning the revered Booker Prize for his novel, “The Promise”.  Read More

Counter spoliation matter back in court again

4 November 2021

Tomorrow, 5 November 2021, the hearing in case, No: 8631/2020 in the consideration of the common law right of counter-spoliation by landowners as a legitimate means to repel land invasions, launched as part B of an application by the South African... Read More

My Covid Journey: Minister Schäfer launches competition

3 November 2021

In celebration of International School Library Month, which took place during October, the WCED will again hold a school library competition in which learners can help their school win R25 000 to spend on school library resources. Read More

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