News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Exciting NASA investment to enable communications with deep space welcomed

9 November 2022

The Western Cape Government (WCG) welcomes the official commencement of the impressive collaboration between the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), and the USA’s National Aeronaut Read More

Public sector strike should not affect Western Cape matric exams

9 November 2022

We can assure parents that we have taken every precaution to ensure that the matric exams will not be affected by the planned public sector union protest action on Thursday 10 November 2022 in the Western Cape. Read More

World Preemie Festival - Tygerberg Hospital - 12 Nov

9 November 2022

World Prematurity Day (World Preemie Day) is celebrated annually on 17 November.   Read More

Minister Mbombo's visit to Central Karoo

9 November 2022


Speed is key as Operation Vulindlela report on Remote Working VISA is completed

9 November 2022

I welcome the confirmation by the Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs, Mr L.T. Read More

Provincial Minister Tertuis Simmers to deliver keynote address

8 November 2022

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will deliver the keynote address at the 7th Annual Affordable Housing Africa Convention, at Cape Town Marriot Hotel Crystal Towers, Century City.  Read More

Update on intervention at Fish Hoek High School

8 November 2022

A diversity intervention, by an external service provider, took place at Fish Hoek High School on Monday 31 October 2022. What happened caused hurt and division, and the intervention was terminated the very next day, on Tuesday 1 November 2022. Read More

Nigel Klaasen from Elgin wins Western Cape Prestige Agri-Worker of the Year

7 November 2022

Nigel Klaasen, a junior production manager on the farm Fruitways Glen Elgin in Elgin, was announced as the 2022 Western Cape Prestige Agri-Awards winner at the annual gala dinner held on Saturday, 5 November 2022, at the Grandwest Complex in... Read More

WC Government strengthens partnership with Bavaria to roll out dual training

4 November 2022

Joint media release: Western Cape Government strengthens international partnership with Bavaria to roll out dual vocational training system to create more jobs. Read More

Warmer weather sees increased risk for diarrhoea

4 November 2022

As temperatures are rising, so is the risk of your child contracting diarrhoea. Know the signs and what to do to save a child’s life. Read More

LEAP Officers remove over 30 illegal firearms off the streets in three weeks

3 November 2022

Between Monday 3 and Sunday - 23 October 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers ensured that 36 illegal firearms were removed from the streets in areas where they Read More

Inclusivity the key to disability rights

3 November 2022

As we mark the start of Disability Rights Awareness month, we call on citizens to do their part in removing the social, physical, and attitudinal barriers faced by persons with disabilities. Read More

SADTU/Equal Education court action opposes access to quality education

2 November 2022

Today, SADTU/Equal Education will be in the Western Cape High Court to challenge the Western Cape’s collaboration schools model, which makes high quality no-fee education available to over 12 300 learners in poor communities. Read More

DCAS devastated by loss of regional office through fire

1 November 2022

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is devastated at the loss of our regional library service office in Beaufort West due to a fire on Monday night. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo opens Groote Schuur Wellness Centre for staff

1 November 2022

Minister for Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo opened a wellness centre at Groote Schuur Hospital for their 4 500 employees employed at the hospital.  Read More

Minister Marais: Western Cape Government prepared for summer initiation season

31 October 2022

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is proud to support the official start of the Initiation Summer Season for 2022. The summer season starts on 1 November 2022 and will end on 31 January 2023. Read More

4.35 million two-way domestic travellers through Cape Town Airport this year

31 October 2022

A total of 4.35 million two-way passengers passed through the Cape Town International Airport’s (CTIA) domestic terminal in 2022 so far, representing a recovery of 71% for the year to date, when compared to the same period in 2019. Read More

Minister Maynier’s message to matrics

30 October 2022

To the Class of 2022: We are so proud of you for overcoming the challenges of the past few years. Read More

The Hartman Nursing Awards return

29 October 2022

Tygerberg Hospital brings back the event celebrating nursing excellence Read More

Another delay in the construction of Manenberg School of Skills

28 October 2022

Last month, I announced that the construction mafia had interrupted work on the new Manenberg School of Skills, an R84 million project scheduled to take 87 weeks to complete. Read More