News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Human Settlements warns residents of online housing scams

20 September 2022

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements strongly urges residents to be aware of online housing scams that request you to pay for government housing assistance. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Simmers conduct an infrastructure oversight visit

20 September 2022

Yesterday, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, conducted an oversight visit and hand-delivered title deeds to senior residents of the Vredebes Housing Project. Read More

DSD NPO Help Desk can assist NPOs with compliance

20 September 2022

Non-profit Organisations (NPOs) are vital partners in the Western Cape, and are urged to check their compliance status to ensure the continuation of service delivery. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Mbombo’s unannounced visit to Ceres Hospital

20 September 2022

“Improving services for the citizens of Witzenberg” Read More

Premier Winde to join Minister Simmers on a 2-day oversight visit

19 September 2022

Premier Winde to join Minister Simmers on a 2-day oversight visit of infrastructure projects in Ceres and Malmesbury. Read More

Minister Simmers welcomes imminent Norms & Standards for Rental & Social housing

19 September 2022

Yesterday, the National Department of Human Settlements presented the final draft of the Norms and Standards for Rental and Social Housing to be gazetted in due course. Read More

Western Cape government remains committed to small-scale farmers

19 September 2022

Western Cape government remains committed to small-scale farmers with the release of farm 197 property. Read More

The Western Cape Government preparation plan for more severe power cuts

19 September 2022

Media release: The Western Cape Government preparation plan for prolonged or more severe load shedding is in place. Read More

Premier and Health Minister visit Ceres as province mourns loss of 2 EMS officer

19 September 2022

On 18 September 2022, the Department of Health and Wellness was shaken by the tragic news of a fatal road accident involving an ambulance and a truck. Read More

Provincial Sport Winners announced

18 September 2022

On Saturday, 17 September 2022, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport announced the winners of the 2022 Provincial Sport Awards at a ceremony at Mutual Park in Pinelands. Read More

Western Cape Government Health mourns tragic loss of two EMS officers in crash

18 September 2022

Western Cape Government Health is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of two EMS officers early Sunday morning in a collision on the Ceres/Wolseley road. We extend our deepest sympathy to their loved ones, family, friends, and colleagues. Read More

WC Disaster Management Centre hosts successful disaster training session

16 September 2022

Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning congratulated the Provincial Disaster Management Centre for hosting a successful four-day training session, held from the 13th to the 16th of... Read More

Port of Cape Town processed R210 billion worth of exports and imports in 2021

15 September 2022

In total R110.49 billion worth of exports and R99.96 billion worth of imports were processed via the Port of Cape Town in 2021, totalling R210.45 billion. Read More

Media Alert: WC Education Department to host the 3rd Skills Competition

15 September 2022

On Saturday, 17 September 2022 the WCED will be hosting our 3rd Skills Competition at Bellville Technical High School. Read More

Making medication available through innovation and care

15 September 2022

The Western Cape Department of Health makes millions of medicine parcels available to clients through innovative ways to ensure they have easy access to their medication. Read More

Minister Cele misses opportunity to admit that devolution of SAPS is needed

15 September 2022

Today, National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, for the period of 1 April 2022 – 11 September 2002, presented, on what he terms “an update on the crime situation in the Western Cape.” Minister Cele highlighted the crime statistics on a few matters,... Read More

LEAP operations 29 August – 4 September: Continues to make its impact felt

14 September 2022

Between 29 August 2022 and 4 September 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers have achieved the arrest of 147 individuals for a variety of crimes. LEAP is an initiative of the Western Cape Government (WCG) and is run in partnership... Read More

Foot and Mouth Disease ban lifted in Western Cape - Producers to remain vigilant

14 September 2022

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture,  Dr Ivan Meyer, has welcomed the national g Read More

Premier embarks on "listening tour" in the Karoo

14 September 2022

Media release: Premier embarks on a “Listening Tour” in the Karoo. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers officially opens the 1st deferred ownership show house

13 September 2022

The Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, recently opened the Show House of the first Deferred Ownership Development, also known as “Rent-to-Buy”, in Bredasdorp, Cape Agulhas. The Mill Park Development is the first Rent-to-Buy... Read More