News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

DCAS empowers forums for safe rite of passage ahead of Summer Initiation season

25 October 2021

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has persevered on its endeavour to empower cultural practitioners on the COVID-19 Infection Prevention Control to ensure safety whilst practicing the rite of passage.  Since March 2021, the... Read More

New Provincial Police Ombudsman hits the road running

25 October 2021

It gives me immense pleasure to report that the new Western Cape Provincial Police Ombudsman, Retired Major General Oswald Reddy, has formally taken up office and is hard at work. Read More

All aboard! Golden arrow workers arm themselves against Covid-19

25 October 2021

Golden Arrow workers, including bus drivers, queued for their free vaccinations at their Arrowgate Depot in Montana, on Monday 25 October 2021. Read More

Paramedics respond to 4 549 incidents during the weekend

25 October 2021

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to 4 549 incidents in the Western Cape over the weekend, including 168 road traffic incidents. Read More

The Western Cape Class of 2021 in numbers

24 October 2021

73 966 candidates will write the 2021 November National Senior Certificate exams in the Western Cape. This includes 59 849 full time candidates, and 14 117 part-time candidates. Read More

MEC Fritz calls on SAPS to police illegal liquor traders

22 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports of enforcement activities by the Western Cape Liquor Authority.  Read More

Minister Marais opens R1m new library in Brandwag, Mossel Bay

21 October 2021

On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, together with Acting Executive Mayor: Alderman Dirk Kotze and the Mossel Bay Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais officially opened a new library in Brandwag. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes law enforcement successes across the Overstrand

21 October 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, today welcomes reports of enforcement activities by law enforcement structures in the Overberg region. Read More

Minister Schäfer issues stern warning to matrics: cheating is not worth it!

21 October 2021

Last year, a serious National Senior Certificate exam leak almost led to the rewriting of certain matric exams across the country. This illustrates just how much damage leaking and cheating can do, with far-reaching consequences not just for the... Read More

Guy Redman nominated for Satma 'Best Provincial Cultural Affairs Chief Director'

21 October 2021

Minister Anroux Marais is excited to announce that our newly appointed Head of Department: Mr. Read More

ECD’s encouraged to register with DSD until migration to DBE is finalised

21 October 2021

We are aware that since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his intention to shift Early Childhood Development (ECD) functions from the Department of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) at national and provincial... Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over houses in Golden Valley, George and conduct sites

20 October 2021

Tomorrow, 21 October 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over completed houses to deserving and qualifying beneficiaries in the Golden Valley Housing Project in Blanco, George. Read More

Minister Marais saddened by the passing of Provincial Sport Legend, Joe Pillay

20 October 2021

It is with great sadness that Minister Anroux Marais learnt of the passing of the Provincial Sport Legend Joseph Pillay. Read More

Brandwag in Mossel Bay to be empowered with a new library

19 October 2021

On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, together with Acting Executive Mayor, Alderman Dirk Kotze and the Mossel Bay Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will officially open a new library in Brandwag. Read More

Amended hospital visitation guidelines for Level 1

19 October 2021

During the third wave and level 3 restrictions, Western Cape Government Health had to restrict visitation at hospitals to align with regulations and to reduce the number of people in our facilities at a time. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes LEAP successes

19 October 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, today welcomes reports of enforcement activities by the Law Enforcement Advancement Programme. Read More

Western Cape Olympians and Paralympians celebrated

18 October 2021

On Saturday, 16 October 2021, Premier Alan Winde and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, hosted an appreciation ceremony for Western Cape-based Olympic and Paralympic participants. Read More

EMS’ mobile Vaxi Taxi: Taking vaccines to communities

18 October 2021

In its continued efforts to support the province with its COVID-19 vaccination drive and serve communities, the Western Cape Government Health’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have launched a mobile vaccination project named, Vaxi Taxi. Read More

Minister Schäfer appeals to all residents to avoid disrupting exams

18 October 2021

The practical exams for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams for 2021 begin tomorrow. 10 058 learners will complete their Computer Applications Technology (CAT) practical exam on Tuesday, while 875 learners have their Information Technology... Read More

Minister Schäfer visits learners in pioneering digital classroom

17 October 2021

On Friday, I was joined by the WCED’s Superintendent-General, Mr Brent Walters, on a visit to the iBhodi Trust digital classroom to engage with the learners receiving their education online. Read More