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News and Speeches Archive


WCG and City extend condolences to family of LEAP Officer Williams

31 July 2023

It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the murder of a 37-year-old LEAP officer who was fatally shot this past Sunday in Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read more below: Read More

Tourist arrivals to Cape Town in 2023 exceed pre-pandemic levels

31 July 2023

The tourism sector continues to shine in the Western Cape with tourist arrivals via air to Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) in the first six months of 2023 exceeding pre-pandemic levels. Read More

Invitation to West Coast GBVF Summit

31 July 2023

The media are invited to attend the West Coast District Municipality’s Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Summit in Moorreesburg on Tuesday, 01 August 2023. Read More

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

31 July 2023

On 30 July 2023, we will observe World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This year’s theme from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is "Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind". Read More

Transporter Congestion Report: Lack of equipment biggest limitation at PoCT

30 July 2023

The single biggest limitation to the efficient functioning of the Port of Cape Town (PoCT) is the status of the Rubber-Tyred Gantries (RTGs), used to load and offload internal and external trucks, and other operating equipment. Read More

We mourn the passing of a brilliant historian and novelist, Dan Sleigh

29 July 2023

It is with great sadness that the Western Cape Government has heard of the death of Dan Sleigh.   Read More

Invitation to Chrysalis Academy 23 Alpha Graduation

28 July 2023

Media are invited to attend the graduation ceremony of 23 Alpha on Saturday, 29 July 2023, at the Chrysalis Academy in Tokai. The Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Mr Reagen Allen will deliver the keynote address. Read More

Premier’s 18th Energy Digicon: becoming smarter with energy use

28 July 2023

Media Release: Premier’s 18th Energy Digicon – becoming smarter with energy use & demand side management Read More

A typical day for three surgeons at tertiary health care level

27 July 2023

A typical day for three surgeons at tertiary health care level: teamwork to save, extend, and improve lives Read More

Support the Netball World Cup at public viewing centres across the province

27 July 2023

The highly anticipated Netball World Cup starts in Cape Town on Friday, 28 July 2023. This tournament will not only be the first to be hosted on African soil, but it will also play an important role in giving the local economy a boost of an... Read More

Overstrand and Swartland K-9 and Rural Safety Units arrest 27 individuals

27 July 2023

The Swartland and Overstrand K-9 and Rural Safety Units arrested twenty-seven individuals for an array of offenses over the past weekend. Of these, seven were apprehended in the Swartland municipal area and twenty in the Overstrand.  The Swartland... Read More

Department of Infrastructure to host a Housing Database Drive in Cape Agulhas

27 July 2023

The Western Cape Department of Infrastructure, in collaboration with the Cape Agulhas Municipality, will host a Housing Demand Database verification outreach. Read More

Western Cape Holds Rabies Vaccination Campaign In Mossel Bay

26 July 2023

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture‘s Veterinary Services is undertaking a rabies vaccination campaign in the Mossel Bay area from 17 to 27 July 2023. Read More

Premier cautiously welcomes Electricity Minister’s energy crisis interventions

26 July 2023

Media Release: Premier welcomes Electricity Minister’s proposed energy crisis interventions, but calls for more urgency and continued transparency Read More

Update: Proposed Hope Exchange Shelter Development

26 July 2023

Due to the increasing number of adult persons living on the street, particularly in the city centre, the Western Cape Government (WCG) identified a need for an additional homeless shelter in Cape Town. Read More

Western Cape Government recognises World Drowning Prevention Day

25 July 2023

Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, asks people to wear blue tomorrow as the provincial government recognise the call from the World Health Organization (WHO) to ‘Go Blue’ for... Read More

WCG and JSE announce multi-year SME accelerator programme

25 July 2023

The Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the largest exchange on the continent, announced a multi-year Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) development programme to s Read More

#BackOnTrack: Over 23 000 learners attend holiday classes

25 July 2023

A total of 23 447 learners in Grade 7, 8, 10 and 12 attended #BackOnTrack and matric support classes over the holiday period in the Western Cape. Read More

WCG launches bold new economic growth strategy, ‘Growth For Jobs'

24 July 2023

Today Premier Alan Winde, Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, and Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, officially introduced the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) new Growth For Jobs (G4J) stra Read More

Western Cape Government launches new economic growth strategy, ‘Growth For Jobs'

24 July 2023

Joint Media Release: Western Cape Government launches bold new economic growth strategy, ‘Growth For Jobs’ Read More