News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape average dam levels show huge increase

6 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 67.8% (2020: 45%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 90% (2020: 63%). Read More

Neighbour helps 99-year-old and her daughter to receive their vaccinations

6 July 2021

    The kindness of a neighbour led to an a 99-year-old mom and daughter (65) getting the first dose of the potentially life-saving COVID-19 vaccination side by side.   Read More

Heidedal Primary pupils pay tribute to George Hospital staff

6 July 2021

Pupils of Heidedal Primary School warmed the hearts of George Hospital staff members as they brave the winter cold with their creative hand-drawn visuals and thank you notes. Read More

Don’t let your guard down after being vaccinated

6 July 2021

Vaccinated community members are being urged to continue practicing COVID-19 safe behaviour, like wearing their masks, after receiving their jabs. Read More

Western Cape Department of Health: Ensuring improved access to vaccines

4 July 2021

  With the improvement in vaccine supply, we can ramp up the roll out of vaccines to all corners of the province. In doing so the Western Cape Department of Health is doing so while maintaining equity, fairness and accessibility of vaccines for all... Read More

COVID-19 vaccines for over 50-year age group

2 July 2021

As of 1 July 2021, the registration for COVID vaccination has opened on the EVDS for people over the age of 50 years. This is a positive step in our efforts to provide vaccine coverage to our population in the Western Cape. Read More

WCDoA and key partners to host 9th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture

1 July 2021

Following the recent announcement that the Western Cape Department of Agriculture will be hosting the International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops in 2023 in Stellenbosch, another major international congress, The World Congress on ... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes appointment of new Provincial Commissioner

1 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the appointment of the new South African Police Service Provincial Commissioner for the Western Cape, Maj. Gen. Thembisile Patekile.   Read More

WCG initiates formal action against Central Karoo District and Kannaland

1 July 2021

Despite every effort by both the Provincial Treasury and the Department of Local Government to support both the Central Karoo District Municipality and the Kannaland Municipality to adopt budgets for the new municipal financial year by today (01... Read More

NPO Help Desk Walk-In-Centre is closed under Alert Level 4 regulations

1 July 2021

In light of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the shift in the COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy to Alert Level 4, the NPO Help Desk situated at 7 Wale Street, Cape Town will be closed until further notice. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget will empower residents in Garden Route

1 July 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says that his Department’s budget, totalling more than R 2.35 billion for the 2021/22 financial year, will help qualifying and deserving Garden Route District residents improve their lives. Read More

Significant progress made with Qolweni housing project

30 June 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the swift appointment of a contractor to commence with the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 Housing project in the Bitou municipal area is a clear demonstration of how the Western Cape Government... Read More

Neighbourhood Watches can continue with patrols

30 June 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on all neighbourhood watches (NHW) accredited with the Department of Community Safety to obtain an Adjusted Level 4 Travel Permit, also known as Form 7; and continue patrols during the current... Read More

Storm update

30 June 2021

Several areas across the Western Cape have reported storm damage this morning following the weather warnings received yesterday. The greatest damage has been caused by strong wind along the Garden Route. Read More

Minister Marais working to reopen vaccination registration at libraries

30 June 2021

In line with Regulation No 11299 of 27 June 2021, and as per the 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 pu Read More

UPDATE: 32 502 COVID-19 vaccinations across old age homes in the Western Cape

30 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) can report that the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes amendments to section 29 of Alert Level 4 Regulations

30 June 2021

I welcome the news that following my letter to the national Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, Section 29 of the Alert Level-4 Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions dated June 2021 have now been amended. Read More

Additional measures to ensure an accessible and fair Vaccination Programme

30 June 2021

  In a concerted drive to bring registration closer to vulnerable communities, the Western Cape Department of Health has identified several initiatives to make access to registration and vaccination equitable. Read More

83% of municipalities in the Western Cape receive clean audit opinions

30 June 2021

The Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) has awarded fourteen municipalities out of thirty in the province with clean audit opinions for the 2019-2020 financial year. A further eleven municipalities received unqualified opinions. Read More