News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

UPDATE: 29 902 COVID-19 vaccinations across old age homes in the Western Cape

22 June 2021

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is pleased to report that the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

WCG welcomes the corporatisation of Transnet National Ports Authority

22 June 2021

We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to the Port of Cape Town today (22 June 2021), which we previously requested, and his announcement that Transnet National Ports Authority will be corporatised and established as an independ Read More

Media alert: Rollout of vaccines to the education sector

22 June 2021

Tomorrow, the Head of Education in the Province, Brent Walters will be joining union representatives, principal association members, teachers and public service staff to launch the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine to the education sector.   Read More

COVID-19 vaccination of educators and staff in the Western Cape

21 June 2021

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is delighted that the National Government has secured additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) single dose COVID-19 vaccine for the education sector, including independent schools. Read More

Western Cape Government prepared to distribute vaccines to staff

19 June 2021

The WCED welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Basic Education that the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) single dose COVID-19 vaccine for all education sector staff will begin in the coming week. Read More

Vaccine stories from delft

18 June 2021

With winter fast approaching, vaccinated community members in Delft have encouraged elderly residents around the province to get their jabs. Read More

Drain net preventing Ocean pollution in Gansbaai

18 June 2021

The Overstrand Municipality in Hermanus is minimising waste from reaching the ocean through implementing storm drain catchment nets. Read More

Minister Fritz launches another K9 Unit in Hermanus

18 June 2021

Today, under the leadership of Minister Albert Fritz, the Department of Community Safety launched the Overstrand Municipality’s K9 Unit, consisting of six (6) Belgian Malinois dogs  with  six (6) dog handlers at the Grotto Beach & Nautilis Site... Read More

Qolweni residents to benefit from housing project as Human Settlements take over

18 June 2021

With the Acting Mayor of the Bitou Municipality, Councillor Sandile Gcabayi, today, officially handing over the Qolweni Phase 3A Housing project to Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS), it will now ensure that the residents of this... Read More

Vaccinations continue and keeping safe amidst third wave

18 June 2021

Vaccinations: the update Since the beginning of the vaccination to the public, the Western Cape Government has consistently exceeded its weekly vaccination targets. But we have also experienced setbacks relating to national vaccine supply. Read More

LEAP officers’ brave work showing results

17 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his appreciation to LEAP officers for the work that they’re doing in bolstering law enforcement in the Metro and bringing criminals to book. Read More

Protecting and restoring our natural ecosystems will boost our economy

17 June 2021

Today, the Western Cape joins the United Nations member states to celebrate Desertification and Drought Day. Read More

Home vaccinations for bedridden residents

17 June 2021

Mrs Freda Carol Jessman, became one of the first recipients to receive her COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Western Cape Governments Health’s home vaccination roll-out to eligible recipients in the Cape Metro.  Since the beginning of Phase 2, many... Read More

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Hermanus

17 June 2021

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Hermanus, Overstrand Municipality Read More

Ministers Didiza and Meyer commission Ebenhaeser irrigation scheme

15 June 2021

On Saturday 12 June 2021, the National Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza and Western Cape Minister for Agriculture, Ivan Meyer, officially commissioned the Ebenhaeser Irrigation Scheme, West Coast District. Read More

Dam levels update

15 June 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 54% (2020: 40%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 74.8% (2020: 57.9%). Read More

Western Cape Government observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15 June 2021

Today, 15 June 2021, is recognised as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This day is observed to raise awareness of the harm and distress deliberately caused against senior citizens in society.  Read More

Deadline for WC inclusionary housing policy framework process approaches

15 June 2021

The Western Cape Government’s public participation process for a groundbreaking new Inclusionary Housing Policy Framework has reached the halfway mark. Read More

Qolweni housing project needs urgent resolution

15 June 2021

I am deeply concerned with the continued delay of the Qolweni Phase 3A Housing project in the Bitou Municipal area. Read More