News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Provincial Minister Tertuis Simmers to begin handover of 190 Houses in Transhex

14 March 2023

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers will begin the handover of 190 houses at the Transhex Housing project in Worcester on Wednesday 15 March. The Minister will be joined by the Executive Mayor of Breede Valley Municipality... Read More

Nehawu prevents parents and staff members from accessing WCED services

13 March 2023

It is absolutely unacceptable that some striking Nehawu workers invaded the walk-in Client Service Centre at the Western Cape Education Department head office today. Read More

Despite service delivery pressures Karl Bremer performs 328 additional surgeries

13 March 2023

Despite service delivery pressures, Karl Bremer performs 328 additional surgeries since August Read More

Western Cape Government will not tolerate EFF threats of violence

13 March 2023

Media release: Western Cape Government will not tolerate threats of violence and intimidation as part of EFF protest Read More

Jubilation all around as Minister Tertuis Simmers handed over new homes

13 March 2023

On Friday, March 10, 2023, the Communities of Masakhane and Blompark were showered with keys to their brand-new homes to commemorate Human Rights month. It was a day filled with tears of joy and jubilation for the beneficiaries. Read More

Update on the NEHAWU protest action in the Western Cape, Friday 10 March 2023

10 March 2023

On Friday, 10 March 2023, there we very few reports of picketers at two health facilities but no reports of protest action or disruption of service at any health facility in the Western Cape. Read More

Arrests in George taxi murder show impact of safety collaboration

10 March 2023

Joint statement: Arrests in George taxi murder show impact of safety collaboration Read More

Vaccinate your child against measles before 31 March

10 March 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness reminds parents, guardians and caregivers that they have until 31 March 2023 to vaccinate their children against measles, as part of the national campaign. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais celebrates Team Western Cape for historic wins

10 March 2023

On Friday, 10 March 2023, Minister Anroux Marais and senior officials from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted an appreciation eve Read More

Western Cape Government & George Mayor outline plans to deal with energy crisis

9 March 2023

Media release: #EnergyDigicons – Western Cape Government & Executive Mayor of George outline plans to tackle energy crisis Read More

Minister Simmers to visit Overstrand Municipality to deliver new houses

9 March 2023

On Friday 10 March, beneficiaries from Masakhane in Gaansbaai will receive keys to their new homes from the Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers. With 150 units completed thus far, the R98 Million project will see the first group of... Read More

Update on protest action in the Western Cape

9 March 2023

Since the start of the week there have been several incidents of protest led by Nehawu across the country. In the Western Cape this has been mainly isolated to the Khayelitsha area resulting in some disruption of our healthcare services. Read More

Swartland and Overstrand K-9 Units continue to interrupt criminals

9 March 2023

The Overstrand and Swartland K-9 Units are proving to be a continued menace to criminals, by making their lives very unpleasant. Between 21 February 2023 to 5 March 2023, these units arrested 28 suspects. Read More

Mobility Minister welcomes new Minister of Transport ahead of Prasa meeting

8 March 2023

Western Cape Minister of Mobility Ricardo Mackenzie has extended his congratulations to the new National Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga. Read More

Don’t wait! Get your 2024 school admission documents ready today!

8 March 2023

On Monday, 13 March 2023, the 2024 school admission process begins! Read More

Heritage Western Cape Council and Committee members welcomed at induction

7 March 2023

On 7 March 2023, the newly appointed Heritage Western Cape (HWC) council and committee members had the opportunity to learn more about their roles during their induction that took place in Cape Town.< Read More

Ravensmead resident receives title deed in commemoration of Human Rights Month

7 March 2023

Mr. Loon Mackay (73), from Ravensmead Cape Town, became the latest beneficiary to receive the title deed for his home and security of tenure. Read More

Leap Officers arrest over 680 during first three weeks of February

6 March 2023

Between 30 January 2023 and 19 February 2023, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers effected the arrest of 688 individuals for various offences. LEAP is an initiative of the Western Cape Government (WCG) and is run in partnership with the... Read More

Department condemns senseless assaults on EMS crews

6 March 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness is deeply concerned that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams have been targeted by violent criminals on 10 occasions this year already. Read More