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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Simmers to meet Bergsig Community

15 October 2021

Today, 15 October 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements will engage the Bergsig community at a Public Meeting, in the Town Hall in Miller Street, Calitzdorp. Read More

A first in over 26 years for the community of Dysselsdorp

15 October 2021

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers conducted a sod turning to officially launch the Dysselsdorp Development Project in Oudtshoorn. Minister Simmers was accompanied by the Executive Mayor of Oudsthoorn Municipality,... Read More

Western Cape Commemorates World Food Day

15 October 2021

Tomorrow, 16 October 2021, the Western Cape will join the rest of the world in commemorating World Food Day. Read More

Liquor Authority conducts over 325 inspections between 4 and 10 October

15 October 2021

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

Media release by Premier Winde’s update on COVID-19 and vaccinations

15 October 2021

“Vaccination is quick, easy and free. If you have been too busy to go, please don’t worry about registering beforehand. You can just walk in at any of our sites.” Read More

Bergsig community in Calitzdorp receive update on housing project

15 October 2021

Today, the community of Bergsig in Calitzdorp, received an update from the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, regarding the Bergsig Housing Development project. Read More

Snake season is here: What you need to know

15 October 2021

October to April is snakebite season, and as temperatures increase, snakes become more active. Most snakes found in South Africa are harmless and beneficial in the ecosystem. Read More

Kraaifontein community gets dedicated vaccination centre

15 October 2021

The Kraaifontein community can now access vaccination services at the local day hospital at no cost. Read More

Minister Simmers to conduct sod turn in Dysselsdorp Oudtshoorn

14 October 2021

On Thursday, 14 October 2021, Western Cape Minister of Huma Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will conduct a sod turn for the Dysselsdorp development, in Oudtshoorn, Read More

Matric support resources in the countdown to the start of the NSC exams

14 October 2021

With matric exams starting on the 27th of October, it is crucial that all Grade 12 learners spend time revising their work in preparation. Read More

Unpacking the Western Cape’s Policing Needs and Priorities Report

14 October 2021

“The option of pursuing an intergovernmental dispute over police resourcing in the Western Cape remains firmly on the table” Read More

Media alert: Launch of the National Schools Hygiene Programme

14 October 2021

Tomorrow, the National Schools Hygiene Programme (NSHP) will be launched at Zimasa Primary School in Langa Township, Cape Town. It is an initiative supported by Unilever through its brands, Lifebuoy, Mentadent P and Domestos. Read More

Princess Vlei Heritage Site the result of work and commitment from stakeholders

13 October 2021

The cultural, spiritual, recreational, and environmental significance of Princess Vlei Eco Park will now be protected for future generations after it was unveiled as a Provincial Heritage Site (PHS) on Tuesday 12 October 2021. Read More

Western Cape to use technology in the fight against rural crime

13 October 2021

In response to the Western Cape Government's undertaking to create safer communities, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has established a Rural Safety Desk and a Rural Safety Monitoring Dashboard. Read More

Jobs, jobs jobs! Penhill development will create opportunities for residents

13 October 2021

The much anticipated Welmoed Estate Development Project better known as Penhill, has to date created nearly 70 job opportunities in its Phase 1A of construction. These opportunities have all been afforded to local residents from the area. Read More

Robotic surgery on the horizon at Groote Schuur Hospital

13 October 2021

Groote Schuur Hospital will become the first public sector hospital in Africa to perform Robotic Surgery for use in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Read More

Phase 1 of Welmoed Estate Housing Development to benefit 3000 residents

12 October 2021

The Department of Human Settlements’ Phase 1 of the Welmoed Estate Housing Development, on the Penhill site, will yield 3000 housing opportunities once completed. Read More

Affordable housing opportunities imminent for Maitland

12 October 2021

204 qualifying residents can soon look forward to affordable housing opportunities that will be created in the Maitland area. This forms part of the Maitland Mews Social Housing project that will break ground in November 2021. Read More

DoCS offers R5000 reward for information on whereabouts of Mr Lwazi Sibindana

12 October 2021

The Department of Community Safety (DoCS) is offering a reward of R5000 for information that leads to the whereabouts of Mr Lwazi Sibindana who can assist the South African Police Services (SAPS) with their investigation into the death of Ms.... Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Fernandez engage with Wynberg social workers

12 October 2021

“Social workers have been at the forefront, ensuring our mental wellbeing, throughout the pandemic” Read More

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