News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Pre-directive issued to City for False Bay Nature Reserve, Zeekoevlei

21 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has issued the City of Cape Town with a Pre-Directive pertaining to pollution in the False Bay Nature Reserve. Read More

No incidents of taxi related violence overnight and so far today.

21 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

Pop-Up registration and vaccination site addressing the needs of Kalkfontein res

21 July 2021

Western Cape Government Health, in partnership with Courage to Care and the City of Cape Town, hosted a pop-up registration and vaccination site at the Kalkfontein Community Hall on 20 July. Read More

Pfizer/BioNTech collaboration with Biovac a boost to the economy in the WC

21 July 2021

We welcome the announcement today by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE that they have signed a letter of intent with the Biovac Institute (Pty) Ltd. Read More

Media release by the WCG on ensuring safe public transport in Cape Town

21 July 2021

Today, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and the Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell, met with Golden Arrow Bus Services’ (GABS) management, as part of efforts to ensure more public transport capacity is... Read More

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on ongoing taxi violence in Cape Town

20 July 2021

The ongoing taxi violence in the City of Cape Town has continued today despite every effort by both the national and provincial governments to find a lasting resolution to the dispute over contested routes.  Read More

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on ongoing taxi violence in Cape Town

20 July 2021

Premier Winde calls for additional SANDF boots on the ground to ensure the safety of commuters Last week, the SANDF deployed a company of soldiers in the Western Cape as part of its countrywide response to unrest seen in some provinces. Read More

Western Cape ready to vaccinate social development sector

19 July 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is happy to confirm that the Western Cape Government is ready to rollout vaccinations in the social development sector in the province. Read More

Minister Simmers conducts site visit at Golden Galley housing project in George

19 July 2021

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers conducted a visit to the Golden Valley Housing project in George to ascertain the readiness of the houses, so that they can swiftly be handed over to deserving and qualifying... Read More

Western Cape dam levels and weather warning

19 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 74.1% (2020: 60.7%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 95.7% (2020: 77%). Read More

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on ongoing taxi violence in Cape Town

19 July 2021

The ongoing taxi violence in the City of Cape Town has continued today despite every effort by both the national and provincial governments to find a lasting resolution to the dispute over contested routes.  Read More

Almost 150 000 vaccinations done for the week!

17 July 2021

Thursday saw the opening of the registration portals to those 35-49 years old to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

New vaccination site opened to public as roll-out continues

16 July 2021

Western Cape Government Health has opened a new vaccination site at the Goodwood Civic Centre which is set to vaccinate approximately 400 residents a day. Read More

Western Cape Disaster Centre Provincial Update - 10h00

16 July 2021

The Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) PDMC can confirm as of 10h00 on 16 July, there have been no verified incidents of looting reported for any region in the Western Cape. Read More

Boots on the ground in Ikwezi, Khayelithsa

16 July 2021

Western Cape Department of Health in partnership with NPO partners, Ward Councillors and the local Neighbourhood watch group have embarked on a registration drive and pop-up vaccination site at a local shopping centre in Ikwezi, Khayelitsha on... Read More

New developments in our Vaccination Programme

16 July 2021

With the recently new age bracket of 35 – 49 added to the COVID-19 vaccine registration portal, it has emerged that several of this age group also received valid EVDS appointment slots. Read More

Minister Fritz thanks Neighbourhood Watches and communities for their assistance

16 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety in the Western Cape, Adv. Albert Fritz, thanks neighbourhood watches, community policing forums, private security companies and all community structures and members who have played a role in averting public... Read More

Minister Simmers ensures Slangrivier residents are empowered with title deeds

16 July 2021

Today Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, helped 41 residents in Slangrivier to become fully-fledged and legal homeowners when he handed over their title deeds. Read More

Western Cape Government on deployment of SANDF in the Western Cape

16 July 2021

The Provincial Disaster Management Centre has been informed that the South African National Defence Force will be deploying a company of soldiers in the Western Cape today as part of the national deployment of soldiers gazetted earlier this week. Read More

Western Cape fuel supply update

16 July 2021

There is currently no concerns related to fuel availability in the Western Cape. Read More

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