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News and Speeches Archive


Minister Marais to present approximately R13 million to sport federations

21 April 2022

Following the first of the six ceremonial cheque handovers in Malmesbury on Tuesday, Minister Anroux Marais will present a total of approximately R13 000 000 in support of 153 affiliated sport federations across the province.   Read More

Premier Winde & Minister Simmers visit Langa following devastating fire

20 April 2022

Media release: Premier Winde & Minister Simmers visit Langa following devastating fire    Read More

Premier Winde, Minister Marais welcome newly-appointed WC Initiation Committee

20 April 2022

Yesterday, 19 April 2022, The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, attended the first meeting of the Western Cape Provinicial Initiation Coordinating Committee t Read More

Innovation and creativity are key drivers of service delivery success

20 April 2022

Tomorrow, 21 April 2022, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture joins the world in celebrating Creativity and Innovation Day. The day encourages people to let go of their creativity and use new ideas to make the world a better place to live. Read More

Health facilities kept busy over Easter weekend, but not overrun

19 April 2022

The recently concluded Easter Weekend once again posed a range of challenges to our health system. Our staff and health facilities once had to bear the brunt of avoidable additional trauma cases.  Read More

Final group of beneficiaries move in at N2 Gateway Boystown

19 April 2022

On the eve of Easter, the final group of beneficiaries moved into their brand new homes at the N2 Gateway Boystown Housing Project in Crossroads.  Read More

Delta Air Lines triangular route approval a big win for the Western Cape

19 April 2022

We welcome the news that Delta Air Lines’ application to fly a triangular route between Atlanta, Johannesburg and Cape Town has finally been approved by national government, following extensive correspondence, and an intergovernmental dispute... Read More

Minister Marais congratulates our kickboxing champion from Saldanha Bay

19 April 2022

It is with immense pride that the Western Cape Government congratulates Gregory Gans from Saldanha Bay on his recent crowning as the Ring Contact Fighting Arts International (RCFAI) Super Welterweight Low Kick World Champion. Read More

Working together to protect our children over the Easter Break

14 April 2022

During the Easter Weekend, there are often cases of missing children and child abandonment, reported to the Western Cape Department of Social Development. Read More

The bleeding disorder – it’s treatable

14 April 2022

On 17 April 2022 we celebrate World Haemophilia Day, where we raise awareness of this blood disorder.  Read More

Western Cape Agriculture remains committed to creating safer rural communities

14 April 2022

Today, I extend my condolences to the family and friends of the Kock family as they prepare to bury a wife, mother and grandmother. Read More

Appeal for ECD information to ensure uninterrupted financing

14 April 2022

On 1 April 2022, the responsibility of Early Childhood Development (ECD) was transferred from the provincial Department of Social Development to the WCED. Read More

Western Cape Government does not support Draft Health Regulations

14 April 2022

Media release by Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo: Western Cape Government does not support Read More

AMSA’s new 100MW renewable energy project in Western Cape welcomed

13 April 2022

The announcement today, 13 April 2022, that ArcelorMittal South African (AMSA) will develop a 100MW renewable energy pro Read More

Minister Anroux Marais commends Western Cape’s Reaction Units successes

13 April 2022

Minister Anroux Marais commends Western Cape’s Reaction Units successes in creating safer communities Read More

WCED shines at the National Education Excellence Awards

12 April 2022

WCED education districts and schools have been recognised as among the country’s best at the National Education Excellence Awards held by the Department of Basic Education. Read More

Schulphoek housing project social compact committee to be re-formed

12 April 2022

During an engagement earlier this month between the Overstrand Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, and officials from the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS), an agreement was reached that on 13 April 2022, the Schulphoek Social Compact... Read More

Community Health Workers helping people with TB to return to care

12 April 2022

Since the decrease in COVID-19 cases, Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been actively searching for people who have contracted tuberculosis (TB) and who are no longer accessing healthcare facilities for their monthly check-ups or maintaining... Read More

WC Social Development moves forward with new shelter for homeless citizens

12 April 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has allocated R4.5 million over the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) to establish a new shelter for homeless citizens at the former Robbie Nurock Clinic located in Cape Town, set to be... Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes Lotus manufacturing SA's R170m investment in Wolseley

12 April 2022

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer has welcomed the news that the Flemish biscuit company, Lotus, has started constructing its third factory in Wolseley in the Western Cape. Read More