News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Implement amendments to level four regulations to allow transportation of wine

29 June 2021

Earlier today, I wrote to the National Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, to request her assistance to address specific challenges of the Level-4 Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions and, particularly, regarding its... Read More

Minister Marais announces Mr Guy Redman as new HOD: Cultural Affairs and Sport

29 June 2021

It gives Minister Anroux Marais great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. Read More

ECDs remain open under Alert Level 4

29 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) wishes to confirm that Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and partial care facilities will remain open, under the 14 days Adjusted Alert Level 4 Disaster Management Act regulations. Read More

Storm and flooding update

29 June 2021

The winter storm conditions continue in Cape Town with very wet and cold weather predicted for the entire week through to Sunday. The continuous rainfall has seen localised flooding in low-lying areas in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Western Cape Government continues to implement the TB response plan

28 June 2021

“The Western Cape is making good progress in implementing the TB response plan” Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget heads to Garden Route

28 June 2021

Today, 28 June 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the Garden Route District. Read More

Major storm heading for Cape Town

28 June 2021

A major winter storm is expected to make landfall in the Western Cape late this evening (Sunday) and is expected to continue throughout the day tomorrow (Monday). Read More

Alert Level 4 restrictions: UIF TERS urgently needed to support businesses

28 June 2021

With the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that South Africa will move to Adjusted Alert Level 4 restrictions for the next 14 days it is critical that national government provide a support package for business whose operations are... Read More

Minister Schäfer warns against abusing the education sector vaccine rollout

28 June 2021

The rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the education sector got off to a great start last week, and we have received a positive response from those who have already had their vaccine. The numbers will ramp up this week as more sites... Read More

WCG strengthens resolve to support our youth in a tough economy

28 June 2021

As Youth Month now draws to a close, we reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing young people in South Africa.  Read More

Storm and dam level update

28 June 2021

No major incidents have been reported to the provincial disaster management centre as a result of the latest winter storm that moved into the province overnight. Conditions remain wet and cold with continued risk of localised flooding in low-lying... Read More

Minister Simmers to hold virtual meetings with Qolweni and Kurland, Plettenberg

28 June 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he will hold virtual meetings with the relevant stakeholders of the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 Housing project and the Kurland community members on Tuesday, 29 June 2021. Read More

What to expect next week with our vaccinations while protecting our ‘bubbles’

26 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health received a big tranche of 191 880 Pfizer vaccines which will enable us to rapidly ramp up our vaccination drive over the next two weeks, ensuring more people are vaccinated quicker. Read More

Sharing the facts ahead of World Drug Day

25 June 2021

The Department of Social Development encourages members of the public to seek help and information from reputable sources and registered substance use treatment facilities, as this could assist with saving and changing lives. Read More

MEC Fritz for united show of action for Gugulethu killings

24 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls for a united show of action against the perpetrators in the Gugulethu killings which took place last night. By this morning, an eighth victim who was initially injured and rushed to... Read More

Approval of Delta Air Lines flight to Cape Town critical for economic recovery

24 June 2021

We are concerned that the application by Delta Air Lines to the Department of Transport to add a stop to Cape Town International Airport on its Atlanta-Johannesburg service has been pending for over 12 months.   Read More

WCED Admissions for 2022: Parents to confirm places by tomorrow evening

24 June 2021

As reported previously, over 20 000 learners were accepted to more than one school for 2022. Therefore, over 20 000 places at schools will be made available to learners who were unsuccessful at a particular school. 50% of these are learners in Grade... Read More

R1.3m boost for netball in Central Karoo and Eden districts

23 June 2021

Wrapping up the ceremonial cheque handovers to districts across the province in support of developing the code of netball through the 2023 Netball World Cup Legacy Programme, Minister Marais presented R300 000 and R1 005 00 Read More

Rollout of vaccines to the basic educator sector in the Western Cape begins

23 June 2021

50 staff members are scheduled to receive their vaccines today as we start the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for our province’s basic education sector. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements assisting with upskilling youth

22 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements’ Youth in Human Settlements Programme (YiHSP), ensures that young people in the Western Cape are presented with opportunities to upskill and empower themselves on an annual basis. Read More