News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


WC Government remains committed to citizens of the province

31 May 2024

Media Release: The Western Cape Government remains committed to the citizens of the province following the 2024 elections Read More

Protect our children from smoking or vaping

31 May 2024

The message from the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness on World No Tobacco Day (31 May 2024) is that it is never too late to quit smoking and vaping. Read More

Dog Rabies confirmed on the Cape Peninsula

31 May 2024

A case of rabies has been confirmed in a pet dog residing in the Capri area of the Southern Peninsula Read More

World Milk Day - 1 June 2024: Western Cape milk products to the rescue

31 May 2024

In celebration of World Milk Day 2024, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (DOA) would like to celebrate the dairy industry and acknowledge the critical role of milk as an essential food product and a "food hero". Read More

Know your responsibilities when moving livestock in South Africa

31 May 2024

Since 30 April 2024, foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks have been reported on three farms in the Humansdorp area of the Eastern Cape, approximately 100 km from the Western Cape border. Read More

Foster care can change lives for the better

31 May 2024

On 31 May we celebrate World Foster Day – a day to raise awareness and educate people about the foster process and support foster families around the world. Read More

Don’t Wait! Confirm your choice of school today

30 May 2024

Starting today, parents who applied during the on-time admissions period (11 March 2024 – 12 April 2024) will be able to view the outcome of their applications for a place for their child in a school for 2025 on the online admissions system. Read More

National DSD “launches” Khuseleka Centre that has been operational since 2015

28 May 2024


Maintaining transparency between government spheres is of absolute importance

28 May 2024

While it is a relief to have a local government partner who takes the initiative in accelerating the delivery of services, it can also be discomforting when these initiatives are not within legislated policy framework. Read More

Don’t wait! Outcomes of admissions applications available from 30 May 2024

27 May 2024

Parents who applied for a place in Grade 1 or 8 for their child for the 2025 school year during the on-time admissions window will start seeing the outcomes of their applications from 30 May 2024. Read More

WCDoA presents R2 Million cheque to CGA Sterile Insect Technique Programme

23 May 2024


Western Cape Department of Social Development’s Winter Readiness Plan in place

23 May 2024

Every year, harsh weather conditions expose vulnerable groups living in informal settlements, remote rural locations, or on the streets to greater risk. Read More

Twenty-one arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and RSUs

23 May 2024

Twenty-one arrests by Swartland, Overstrand and Mossel Bay K-9 and Rural Safety Units in one week. Read More

Hartenbos roadworks notice

23 May 2024

Notice of lane closures due to the construction along the R328 and R102, Hartenbos Area Read More

Community Development Workers host Co-operative Development Summit

23 May 2024

Today, the Department of Local Government, through Community Development Workers (CDW’s), is hosting a Co-operative Development Summit at the Ceres Town Hall. Read More

PUBLIC NOTICE: Bothasig CDC staff to move services to newly extended building

22 May 2024

Construction at the Bothasig Community Day Centre (CDC) has been completed and healthcare workers are gearing up to move selected services into the newly extended building. Read More

WC Government & Mossel Bay Municipality help bring joy to Mossel Bay girl

22 May 2024

Media Release: Western Cape Government & Mossel Bay Municipality help bring joy & hope to young Mossel Bay girl Read More

Premier receives update on WC Government probe into George building collapse

22 May 2024

Media Release: Premier receives update on Western Cape Government investigation into George building collapse Read More

Minister Allen engages local governments to strengthen safety efforts

22 May 2024

Minister Allen engages local governments to strengthen safety efforts across the Western Cape. Read More

Visa chaos puts R1,5bn and 4 530 South African jobs in BPO on the line

21 May 2024

The business process outsourcing (BPO) sector contributes significantly to the national economy, injecting approximately R35 billion into the economy and supporting 100 000 South African jobs nationally, with 60% of those jobs being in the Western Ca Read More