News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Ports strike will be major setback for WC economy

12 October 2022

Joint media release: Ports strike will be a major setback to Western Cape’s economic recovery. Read More

More than 97 000 girls benefit from Sanitary Dignity Project

11 October 2022

As we observe the 10th annual International Day of the Girl Child today, it’s important to reflect on progress made in ensuring the rights and dignity of girls are upheld. Read More

MEC Bredell launches Fire Season

11 October 2022

Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development planning, visited the Newlands Fire Base Station in Cape Town to discuss preparations for the coming wildfire season with senior firefighting officials. Read More

Ports’ Business Continuity Plans must be top priority

10 October 2022

I share the concern of businesses in the Western Cape that a prolonged strike by Transnet workers will severely hurt our economy precisely at a time when we should be creating jobs. Read More

NDMC gears up for SA Disaster Risk Reduction commemoration

10 October 2022

The National Disaster Management Centre has collaborated with the City of Cape Town to coordinate and host South Africa’s 2022 commemoration of the annual International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is commemorated on 13 October.   Read More

Media statement: We mourn the loss of a champion of women's sport

8 October 2022

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of the Olympic table tennis player and supporter of women’s sport, Cheryl Roberts.   Read More

We need your help to reduce pressure on our emergency centre

7 October 2022

Healthcare workers in the Emergency Centre (EC) at the Karl Bremer Hospital are asking for the public’s help to reduce Read More

‘Healthcare on wheels’ brings hope, comfort to patients and families

7 October 2022

Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or life-limiting condition can be frightening for patients and their families. Read More

Western Cape to commemorate World Food Day - 7 October 2022

6 October 2022

Tomorrow, 7 October 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, Executive Mayor of Overberg District Municipality, Sakkie Franke, and Executive Mayor Francois du Rand of Swellendam Municipality will commemorate the Western Cape... Read More

SA's energy crisis high on agenda of Premier's investment drive abroad

6 October 2022

Media release: SA’s energy crisis high on agenda of Premier’s international investment drive. Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes exemption of 5 additional hospitals from loadshedding

6 October 2022

Five additional hospitals in the Western Cape have been exempted from loadshedding, bringing the total number of hospitals protected in the province to eight.    Read More

Longlands residents move into their new homes

5 October 2022

Today, alongside the Mayor of Stellenbosch Advocate Gesie van Deventer, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers handed over new houses to residents of Longlands community in Stellenbosch.   Read More

Call to urgently resolve SASSA security guard strike

5 October 2022

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez calls for an urgent resolution to the South African Social Security Agency’s (SASSA) security guard strike, as this has a direct impact on service delivery to the most vulnerable in... Read More

Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo’s visit to Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre

5 October 2022

On Monday, 3 October 2022, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo and statutory bodies in the Mitchells’ Plain area visited the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC). Read More

Department of Community Safety hosts Rural Safety Summit:West Coast Municipality

5 October 2022

On 3 and 4 October 2022, the Department of Community Safety hosted it’s 2nd Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in Saldanha Bay, which forms part of the West Coast District Municipality. Read More

#WorldTeachersDay: WCED will permanently appoint 500 Grade R teachers in 2023

4 October 2022

In anticipation of World Teachers’ Day tomorrow, we are pleased to announce that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will offer up to 500 qualified Grade R teachers a permanent post with service benefits from 1 January 2023. Read More

EMS to the rescue, and do not hesitate to call for help

4 October 2022

As part of its ongoing integrated search and rescue operations, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) continue to come to the aid of those residents and visitors in distress or imminent danger. This mostly involves hikers. Read More

105 non-compliant liquor traders apply to have their licenses renewed

4 October 2022

The Western Cape Liquor Authority’s (WCLA) efforts to facilitate greater regulatory compliance on the part of liquor traders is having the desired impact. Read More

Loadshedding: 96.5% reduction if 5GW of renewable energy had been brought online

4 October 2022

This morning, the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, opened the Green Energy Summit Africa, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Read More

Condolences to the family of LEAP officer Heynes

3 October 2022

Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town extend condolences to the family of LEAP Officer Heynes Read More