News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape Government continues to focus on preventing land invasions

12 July 2021

Our latest data reveals that since the second week of April 2021 to date, there have been no attempts at invasions of state land in any of the non-Metro areas, while the Metro has recorded 159 attempts. Read More

More than 360 people vaccinated at pop-up vaccination sites at Boxer stores

12 July 2021

With the opening of registration and vaccination for people over 50 years of age on Thursday 1 July, Klipfontein has a 49 per cent registration rate compared to Mitchells Plain’s registration rate of 24 per cent for people age 50 and older. Read More

Storm warning: Disruptive snowfall, rain heading for Western Cape

12 July 2021

Another major winter storm is expected to make landfall in the Western Cape early on Monday morning and is expected to continue until Tuesday afternoon. Read More

Media Release by Premier Alan Winde in response to Presidential address

12 July 2021

“Government must embrace innovation to save both lives and livelihoods” Read More

Minister Schäfer receives Covid-19 vaccine

12 July 2021

This morning I received my Covid-19 vaccine at the Parc du Cap vaccination site at Metropolitan Health in Bellville. I received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as part of the education sector rollout, now that my age group is eligible. Read More

Western Cape dam levels

12 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 71.5% (2020: 53%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 93% (2020: 72%). Read More

Central Karoo District (CKD) Municipality intervention

10 July 2021

The Western Cape Provincial Government has issued a directive to the council of the Central Karoo District Municipality (CKD) for the purposes of the 2021/2022 Budget. Read More

Most Western Cape libraries still available for vaccination registrations

9 July 2021

As per the National Adjusted Alert Level 4 announced by President Ramaphosa on 27 June 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs has closed some of our facilities to members of the public, inclusive of our libraries. Read More

WCDoA develops Smart Decision-Making tool for the Ostrich Industry

9 July 2021

Earlier today, Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, launched the Ostrich Slaughter Planner, a smart technology tool developed by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture in response to the industry's need to streamline... Read More

More than 100 000 vaccinations done in four days!

9 July 2021

With the improvement in vaccine supply and more access to vaccination sites we were able to increase the number of vaccinations done over the past week, breaching the 100 000 mark in the first four days of the week!    Read More

Minister Fritz expresses condolences at Gen. Mfazi’s passing

9 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety in the Western Cape, Adv. Albert Fritz, expresses shock and sadness at the untimely passing yesterday of the Deputy-National Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Sindile Mfazi. Read More

Its boots on the ground in southern and western areas

9 July 2021

A team of contracted Western Cape Government Health interns, Community Health workers and Neighbourhood watch members partnered to pilot the first collaborative community door to door registration drive in Pelican Park on Wednesday, 7 July 2021.  As... Read More

Permanent residency permit delays an unnecessary blocker to economic recovery

8 July 2021

Today I wrote to the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Read More

Traces of Delta variant virus found in wastewater is no cause for alarm

8 July 2021

Traces of Delta variant virus found in wastewater is part of innovative surveillance system and no cause for alarm. Read More

Hospital’s longest COVID-19 ICU patient recovers at home

8 July 2021

As a person who has developed severe complications with COVID, Winston Cogill was discharged from Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) in March 2021 and is still dependent on oxygen for severe difficulties with breathing. Read More

UPDATE: Vaccinations at old age homes continue, 34 058 people vaccinated so far

7 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to work closely with old age homes to ensure that their residents and staff receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

More than 2 700 lives improved through Forest Village housing development

7 July 2021

To date, 2 760 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries have moved into their brand-new homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. This brings me great joy as it means that more families have remarkably improved living conditions. Read More

Temporary service delivery changes in Western Cape Government health facilities

7 July 2021

With the rapid rise in COVID-19 infections and announcement of the Third Wave, the Western Cape Department of Health needs to act responsibly by reducing the amount of patient contact in our facilities.   Read More

Dept of Health join hands with farming community for access to vaccinations

7 July 2021

The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination plays a crucial role in protecting our most vulnerable, this is why it is essential that all communities are reached. Read More

DOH join hands with farming community to improve access to vaccinations

7 July 2021

The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination plays a crucial role in protecting our most vulnerable, this is why it is essential that all communities are reached. Read More

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