News and Speeches | Western Cape Government

22Covid-19 Alerts

COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Dashboard

View Vaccine information

Other COVID-19 Information and Dashboard

View COVID-19 information

TB Information and Dashboard

View TB information

News and Speeches

Minister Simmers condemns theft at the Qolweni project site

14 March 2022

This past Friday, we received reports that there was a security breach at the Qolweni Phase 3A (169) housing project site, when one of the units was vandalized and a window frame stolen. A criminal case has since been opened at the South African... Read More

Multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis survivor tells his story

14 March 2022

“Your recovery from Tuberculosis (TB) is not complete until you share your journey with others, so that we can bring an end to TB.” Read More

Western Cape Budget 2022: ‘A Budget to Push Forward’

14 March 2022

“A Budget to Push Forward”     Read More

Western Cape Budget 2022: ‘A Budget to Push Forward’

14 March 2022

Today, we table “A Budget to Push Forward” so that we can get up, so that we can get out, so that we can push forward and so that we can do e Read More

Premier Winde welcomes R500 million injection from the CT Cycle Tour into WC

13 March 2022

Premier Winde welcomes R500 million injection from the CT Cycle Tour into Western Cape economy Read More

Western Cape Government and State of California sign historic agriculture MoU

12 March 2022

Joint Media Release: Western Cape Government and State of California sign historic Memorandum of Understanding promoting agriculture  Read More

Zero fatalities during Western Cape summer initiation season

11 March 2022

The Western Cape has maintained the track record of a safe initiation practice as parents proudly take their boys for initiation to prepare them for adulthood. The initiation rite of passage that is predominantly practiced by AmaXhosa, AmaHlubi and... Read More

Path to financial sustainability for Beaufort West approved

11 March 2022

The Western Cape Government took coordinated action this week to assist Beaufort West Municipality to address its financial crisis and put it on the path to financial sustainability and improved service delivery. Read More

Media Release by Premier Alan Winde on meeting with Ukraine’s Ambassador

11 March 2022

Media Release by Premier Alan Winde on meeting with Ukraine’s Ambassador to South Africa Read More

Rabies Confirmed in Strand - Pet owners encouraged to have pets vaccinated

11 March 2022

On 7 March 2022, Western Cape Veterinary Services received laboratory results confirming rabies in a dog in Strand outside Cape Town. Read More

Qolweni housing dream edging closer to realisation

10 March 2022

The first 66 qualifying beneficiaries of the Qolweni Phase 3A (169) housing project in Plettenberg Bay, can soon look forward to living in a dignified manner. Read More

Living with donor kidney for 20 years and still thriving

10 March 2022

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is estimated that 10% of people worldwide suffer from some form of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Therefore, it is estimated that 5 million South Africans over the age of 20 may be affected by CKD. Read More

WCG takes action to get procurement going again

10 March 2022

We will not allow procurement to seize up and so we took action this week to ensure that we can continue to deliver services and infrastructu Read More

The WC Government cannot and will not remain silent on Ukraine

10 March 2022

Media release by the Spokesperson to the Premier, Cayla Murray: “The Western Cape Government cannot and will not remain silent on the illegal invasion of Ukraine” Read More

WC Government and the State of California to officially sign agricultultural MoU

9 March 2022

Joint Media Alert: Western Cape Government and the State of California to officially sign agricultural Memorandum of Understanding Read More

Salt Awareness Week - ‘shake your habits’

9 March 2022

If you find yourself craving salty foods such as potato chips or a large bowl of popcorn, it could be tied to your health or other factors, such a stress or boredom. Read More

Premier Alan Winde on provincial cabinet’s condemnation of Russia’s Invasion

9 March 2022

Press release by Premier Alan Winde on provincial cabinet’s condemnation of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine This morning, the Western Cape’s provincial cabinet met to consider a range of important matters. This meeting takes place every two weeks. Read More

The Impact of Russia's invasion on Western Cape Agricultural Trade

8 March 2022

On Monday, 7 March 2022,  I met with Agri Western Cape, Vinpro, WOSA, the Fresh Producers Exporters Forum, GrainSA, the South African Table Grapes Industry, Citrus Growers Association, and the Wool Growers Association.    I did so because I am... Read More

Progress in creating Integrated and Sustainable Human Settlements

8 March 2022

EVENT: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES - MINISTERIAL BRIEFING SESSION ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS TOPIC: PROGRESS IN CREATING INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS DATE: 8 MARCH 2022 Read More

Media release: Alert to parents – Do not delay

8 March 2022

On Monday, 14 March 2022, the 2023 school admission process begins! Read More

Pages