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News and Speeches Archive


Violence against Women: The Thuthuzela Care Centres turn victims into survivors

31 August 2022

The Thuthuzela Care Centre (“TCC”) is a joint effort between the National Prosecuting Authority (“NPA”) and the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness (“the Department”). Read More

eQolweni residents celebrate 1 year anniversary of project with keys to homes

31 August 2022

On the eve of the one-year anniversary since the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, conducted a sod turning in Qolweni, 36 qualifying beneficiaries were awarded keys to their new homes. Read More

Increase in demand for Gender-Based Violence Services

31 August 2022

As Women’s Month draws to a close, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez has made an appeal for the wellbeing and safety of women, particularly those experiencing various forms of Read More

Tourism recovery rate at CTIA’s international terminal reaches five month high

31 August 2022

The sustained tourism recovery in international arrivals seen over the last few months, when compared to pre-pandemic levels, has continued with recovery rates at Cape Town International Airport’s (CTIA) international terminal reaching the highest... Read More

Better coordination and collaboration can resolve ban on vegetable exports

31 August 2022

Better coordination and collaboration can speed up the process of resolving Botswana and Namibia's ban on South African vegetable exports. Read More

Minister Wenger encourages South Africans to explore the Western Cape

29 August 2022

Today, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, Minister of Mobility, Daylin Mitchell, Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde and the Mayor of George, Leon van Wyk, kicked off the start of Minister Wenger’s Tourism Month Tour Read More

Minister of Infrastructure to host event aimed at Empowering Female Owned SMMEs

29 August 2022

On Wednesday, 31 August 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will host a Women in Infrastructure and Built Environment engagement. The event seeks to empower female owned Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs)... Read More

LEAP operations for August lead to over 500 arrests

29 August 2022

Between 1 - 21 August 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers have achieved the arrest of 515 individuals for a variety of crimes. In this same time period, LEAP officers have amongst others: Read More

Minister to hand over houses in Qolweni and unveil new social housing partners

26 August 2022

On Monday 29 August, Minister Tertuis Simmers, will officiate the housing handover ceremony at the Qolweni Phase 3A (169) housing project in Plettenberg Bay. Read More

Healthcare workers keep smiles clean and bright across province

25 August 2022

Our oral health is more important than we may realise. From eating to smiling, our mouth, teeth and gums form part of our daily functioning. Without good oral health habits, we may develop bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Read More

Planned protest by non-compliant liquor traders misplaced

25 August 2022

I note the posts on social media about the planned protest action by a group called United Liquor Traders, which is trying to make politics out of liquor laws. Read More

Cultural Affairs and Sport supports Rugby World Cup Sevens with R1 million boost

25 August 2022

Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, has announced a R1 089 000 commitment from her department in support of the upcoming Rugby World Cup Sevens. Read More

Building Plans passed: Western Cape now in top spot

25 August 2022

Total building plans passed in the Western Cape between January and June 2022 increased by 33.2% in value compared to the same period last year, translating to a value of R17.86 billion and surpassing Gauteng both in value as well as percentage growt Read More

DNA backlog reduced by over 63 000 within 10 months

24 August 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says he notes the reduction in the DNA backlog at the Western Cape SAPS Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). Read More

46 000 jobs created in the Western Cape over last quarter

23 August 2022

I welcome the news that 46 000 jobs were created in the province over the last quarter. This is an increase from the 37 000 jobs created in the previous quarter-on-quarter reporting period. Read More

Cabinet Meets Business: A Focus on Energy

23 August 2022

Joint media release: Cabinet Meets Business: A Focus on Energy Read More

1st Quarter Crime Stats shows why SAPS should be devolved

22 August 2022

The 8,2% reduction in the murder rate for the 1st quarter of the 2022/23 financial year, at SAPS stations where the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are currently deployed, is a clear demonstration why SAPS should be devolved to the... Read More

Unpack Western Cape 1st quarter crime stats

22 August 2022

Minister Allen and Provincial SAPS Commissioner Lt Gen Patekile to unpack Western Cape 1st quarter crime stats Read More

Minister Marais: We call on nominations for local Sport Legends

22 August 2022

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport would like to invite members of the sporting community to nominate their local sport stars to be honoured as Provincial Sport Legends. Read More

World Travel Awards: Make your vote count for the Western Cape

22 August 2022

Each year, the World Travel Awards rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the tourism and hospitality sector. Read More