News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Minister Anroux Marais commends referee Zoe Naude on milestone for female sport

24 March 2023

The Western Cape Government congratulates rugby referee Zoe Naude on being the first South African (SA) female referee to be chosen to officiate at the Tag Rugby World Cup which will be held in Ireland in August this year.   Read More

CT Mayor lays out plan in Premier’s Energy Digicon to end blackouts

23 March 2023

Media release: Cape Town Mayor lays out plan in Premier’s Energy Digicon to make city first metro in country to “Say goodbye to loadshedding”. Read More

Six schools have won R25 000 each in the ‘Letter to my library’ competition!

23 March 2023

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 school library competition: “Letter to my Library”! Read More

Western Cape Government GBV campaign lands in Delft

23 March 2023

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is continuing to take its “Break the Cycle” media campaign into communities. This time around it was Delft, one of the country’s biggest crime hotspots, that has seen targeted interventions by the WCG. Read More

Honouring our Social Work professionals

22 March 2023

Today, on World Social Work Day, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCDSD) wishes to acknowledge the social work professionals across the province and country, who are changing lives for the better every day. Read More

Premier commends authorities for response to national "shutdown"

20 March 2023

Media release: Premier commends law enforcement agencies, disaster management and emergency personnel for coordinated response to protests Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape’s readiness for the National Protest

20 March 2023

Media Alert: Premier Winde, Minister Allen and Provincial SAPS Commissioner Lt Gen Patekile to unpack Western Cape’s readiness for the National Protest Read More

Western Cape reaches half a million measles vaccines administered

19 March 2023

Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent measles. And when enough children 6 months to 15 years of age get vaccinated against measles, the more we can stop future outbreaks. Read More

Local doctor raking in awards

19 March 2023

Dr Hayden Poulter, a family physician at Knysna Hospital has been awarded the 2022 Tim Quan Medal as well as the GA Ogubanjo Award of Excellence by die Senate of the College of Medicine South Africa (CMSA) at the CMSA admissions ceremony on 16 March... Read More

Premier welcomes interdict to prevent EFF lawlessness

17 March 2023

Media release: Premier Winde welcomes interdict to prevent EFF lawlessness Read More

Support for small-scale farmers must translate into greater market access

17 March 2023

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer handed a support package to the Barrydale Small-Scale Farmers Association in Barrydale. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital puts a spotlight on World Glaucoma Week

17 March 2023

With this year’s World Glaucoma Week theme in mind, ‘The world is bright, save your sight’, Tygerberg Hospital would like to raise awareness about glaucoma. Read More

School admissions and infrastructure update

17 March 2023

As of 17h30 on Thursday, 16 March 2023, we have received applications for 40 694 learners for the 2024 school year. Read More

2022 systemic test results show interventions are working

16 March 2023

We published the 2021 systemic test results last year, which revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic caused devastating learning losses, which were most severe the Foundation Phase. Read More

Schools are closed on Monday, 20 March 2023, for a planned school holiday

16 March 2023

We are aware of concerns that have been raised about the impact of the alleged “national shutdown” planned by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Monday, 20 March 2023. Read More

Cape Town International scoops 8th consecutive ‘Best Airport in Africa’ award

16 March 2023

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) won their eighth consecutive award for ‘Best Airport in Africa’ and third consecutive award for ‘Best Airport Staff in Africa’ at the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards, held last night at the Passenger Te Read More

Minister welcomes investigation into alleged criminal activities by officials

16 March 2023

It is with concern and dismay that we learned of the search and seizure operation on the offices of the Mayoral Committee member (MMC) for Human Settlements in the City of Cape Town, Councillor Malusi Booi. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers hands over the first 44 houses of 190 at Transhex

16 March 2023

Earlier today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure handed over the first 44 units of the much anticipated 190 houses at the Transhex Housing project in Worcester. Joined by the Executive Mayor of Breede Valley Ald. Read More

Western Cape Disaster Management head lays out blackout contingency plan

16 March 2023

Media release: #EnergyDigicons – Western Cape Disaster Management head lays out blackout contingency plan for the province Read More

66th Session of Commission on Narcotic Drugs

14 March 2023

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is hosting the 66th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna from 13 to 17 March. Read More