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News and Speeches Archive

Health students brave COVID-19 vaccine fears to save lives

16 February 2021

The pandemic has shaken up our lives and careers. For many health sciences and medical students, it meant joining the frontline to fight the virus as volunteers. Now, students working in health facilities take on a new challenge: getting their... Read More

Minister Fernandez launches Substance Abuse Campaign

16 February 2021

Today 16 February 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited Kensington Treatment Centre (KTC)- a government-run in-patient treatment programme for women only, as part of the official launch of the provincial... Read More

Minister Simmers engages Masiphumelele residents

16 February 2021

While interacting with some of the residents that have taken occupancy of their emergency structures in Masiphumelele, it was pleasing to note that residents are happy to be back in their own homes. Read More

Human settlement plans in Khayelitsha on track

15 February 2021

The Head of Department of Western Cape Human Settlements, Ms. Jacqui Samson, recently led her team of professionals and senior managers to Khayelitsha Training Centre to meet the housing beneficiaries of Taiwan in Site C, Khayelitsha. Read More

Community Economic Recovery Project injects R3 million into the informal economy

15 February 2021

Today Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited Lingelethu Cash Store and Mpumi’s Kitchen, a spaza shop and community kitchen in Khayelitsha that are participants in the Community Economic Recovery... Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 8 – 14 February 2021

15 February 2021

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations Read More

R44 upgrade to ease high traffic volume between Stellenbosch and Somerset West

15 February 2021

Well-maintained roads are important social goods that support the economic growth of the Western Cape through enabling the rapid and safe movement of people and goods. They also provide access to work opportunities, economic opportunities, and... Read More

Deadline to apply to ECD Stimulus Relief Fund looms

15 February 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development would like to remind all Early Childhood Development (ECD) Services that the applications to the ECD Stimulus Relief Fund close this Friday, 19 February 2021. To date, 724 applications have been... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to visit Masiphumelele residents

15 February 2021

Tomorrow, 16 February 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit and interact with some residents of Masiphumelele who have taken occupation of the temporary emergency structures. Read More

Minister Schäfer welcomes learners back to class

15 February 2021

This morning I visited West End Primary School and Woodville Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain to welcome learners back to class after the holidays. Read More

SASSA debacle continues

15 February 2021

On Monday, 15 February 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, met with SASSA regarding the 53 000 Temporary Disability Grants (TDGs) and Care Dependency Grants that were suspended by the national agency, across the... Read More

Minister Madikizela to officially open new pedestrian bridge

15 February 2021

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will tomorrow, Tuesday 16 February 2021, officially open the newly constructed pedestrian bridge on the N2 at Garden Village in Somerset West. Read More

Teenage Pregnancy? visit your healthcare worker for support

15 February 2021

A child’s health is most vulnerable during the first 1 000 days of its life. This period, from conception until a child’s second birthday, offers a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. Read More

Giving every child the best chance of surviving cancer

15 February 2021

The paediatric oncologists at Tygerberg Hospital remain committed to improving every patient’s chance of survival and quality of life. Read More

Minister Madikizela to visit R44 road construction site

14 February 2021

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will tomorrow, Monday 15 February 2021, visit the R44 road construction site situated between Somerset West and Stellenbosch to assess progress. Read More

Western Cape schools are ready to receive learners on Monday

14 February 2021

The Western Cape is looking forward to welcoming our learners back to school on Monday! Read More

WCED approaches court to protect learners and teachers in Graafwater area

14 February 2021

Last year I announced the closure of Graafwater High School, to be repurposed as a school of skills, which is much needed in the Graafwater and surrounding areas.  Currently, there are also no Special Schools or a School of Skills in the Graafwater... Read More

Minister Fritz to raise DNA backlog at Forensic Science Laboratory at MinMec

12 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will raise the backlog in processing of DNA at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at the next Minister and Member of Executive Councils Meeting (MinMec). Read More