With the remarkable landscapes and the uniquely diverse culture of the Western Cape, it is not difficult to see why the responsibility of our organisation is to conserve the environment for future generations by preventing environmental ruin.  Our organisation is responsible for making informed decisions based on South African environmental legislation while also being aware of how other legislation impacts on these decisions.

The public plays a significant role in helping our organisation to achieve its objectives. It is also your responsibility to work with us to protect our natural environment. This can be done by being a responsible citizen.

Being “Better Together” is what our organisation strives for and can only be achieved by working with the public, business and all organisations. It is therefore a shared responsibility that will lead to improved sustainable development and environmental integrity.

Our organisation is one of 13 Western Cape Government Departments. The National Departments of Environmental and Water Affairs, the Provincial Municipalities and other spheres of government are key stakeholders to our Organisation. By working in collaboration with all stakeholders, we can ensure that the environment is conserved for future generations.



28 November 2016
The Western Cape Government has been accepted to join ‘The Climate Group – States & Regions Alliance’, an international group of provincial, state...
3 November 2016
Dam levels in the Western Cape are showing a slight decrease as the province enters the summer season. The average dam level across the province as at...
26 October 2016
The 2016 greenest Local Municipality in the Western Cape is Hessequa Municipality while Eden District Municipality has been announced as the greenest...
4 July 2016
Following a successful two-day drought dialogue, the Western Cape government has compiled a list of priority areas that will drive the province’s drou...