News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive



17 January 2023

On 15 December 2022 I wrote to the national Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu. At the time we had received numerous complaints of Postbank-issued SASSA gold cards not working. Read More

99.2% of Grade 1 and 8 learners placed in the Western Cape

16 January 2023

The Western Cape Education Department is ready for the 2023 school year, with 35 872 teachers and 7 578 public service staff returning to schools today to prepare for the arrival of over 1.2 million learners on Wednesday, 18 January 2023. Read More

Premier cautiously welcomes partial resumption of train service

16 January 2023

Media release: Premier cautiously welcomes partial resumption of Eerste River- Bellville train service. Read More

Spectacular recovery at Cape Town International Airport over December 2022

16 January 2023

Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger today warmly welcomed preliminary statistics received from Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), which showed that Cape Town International Airport recorded a spectacular... Read More


16 January 2023

With hotter days expected, the Western Cape Department of Social Development urges residents to be cautious, especially those living in densely populated areas where fires can spread rapidly.   Read More

Gains made in placement, but late applications are a reality

15 January 2023

As of 20 December 2022, 99% of our Grade 1 and 8 learners had been placed at schools for the start of the school year, with 680 learners still requiring placement. Read More

Premier disappointed at latest Eskom tariff hike

13 January 2023

Media release: Premier Winde disappointed at Eskom tariff hike. Read More

Premier's Energy Council seeks to make WC energy resilient

12 January 2023

Media release: Premier’s Western Cape Energy Council seeks to make province energy resilient. Read More

WCLA inspects 100% of licensed premises over 12 months

12 January 2023

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) should be commended for inspecting all licensed liquor premises over the past y Read More

We call on unemployed youth to take up work experience opportunities

12 January 2023

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its Youth and Afterschool Project office, is calling on unemployed youth to take up the opportunity to apply for a Read More

Heritage WC invites Overberg stakeholders to meeting

11 January 2023

Heritage Western Cape (HWC) has invited Overberg-based conservation bodies, local municipalities, relevant government departments and other interested and affected parties to a stakeholder meeting to Read More

We mourn the loss of a rugby pioneer, Douglas 'Dougie' Dyers

11 January 2023

Media statement by Minister Anroux Marais Read More

Vaccination is the best answer for new sub-variant

10 January 2023

The MEC of Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, encourages people to remain calm and careful, in the light of the Covid-19 XBB.1.5 sub-variant. “Our Department continues to monitor the Covid-19 situation in our... Read More

Premier welcomes announcement of Western Cape Parliament opening

9 January 2023

Media release: Premier welcomes official announcement of the opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Excitement builds as we count down to Netball World Cup

9 January 2023

Media statement by Minister Anroux Marais: Read More

Ongoing surveillance and monitoring of COVID-19 cases

9 January 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness has ongoing surveillance and monitoring of COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths from a number of COVID-19 variants. Read More

Western Cape residents warned of online housing scams

5 January 2023

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

Do you know where your child is?

4 January 2023

Over the long weekend (31 December – 02 January), revelers rang in the New Year on beaches across the Western Cape. As expected, law enforcement officers had their hands full ensuring order in these public spaces, especially where alcohol was... Read More

WC Government to work harder in 2023 to make province energy secure

3 January 2023

Media release: Western Cape Government will move faster this year in making province more energy secure. Read More

Safer New Year's weekend behaviour sees fewer medical emergencies and trauma

3 January 2023

The third long weekend of the Festive Season once again saw our trauma units and emergency medical services (EMS) called on relentlessly to provide emergency care to clients in need. Read More