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1 December 2017
NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR THE SANDVELD. Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning: You are hereby notified that the...
27 November 2017
Press Release Showcasing winners at 2017 Greenest Municipality Competition  “Tonight we celebrate the constant hard work which makes our towns function, we celebrate the passion of officials who carr...
27 June 2017
Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell.   Water: Declaration signed by Provincial, Municipal Leadership   Premier Helen Zille, Provinc...
20 June 2017
Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell. WC Water Update – Dams levels increase slightly   The average water level for dams across the...
12 June 2017
MEDIA STATEMENT OFFICE OF THE PREMIER WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT 12 JUNE 2017 RELEASE: IMMEDIATE PREMIER ZILLE EXTENDS GRATITUDE FOR BIGGEST DISASTER RESCUE IN SA HISTORY On behalf of the Western Cape g...
9 June 2017
Join us at Canal Walk shopping center this weekend to explore some great water saving innovations that can help save our precious water resources. With Level 4 water restrictions already implemented,...
8 June 2017
Western Cape Cabinet Ministers today launched an urgent humanitarian effort in the wake of the devastating fires and storms in the Eden District of the Southern Cape. Almost 10 000 residents were dis...
6 June 2017
Western Cape Disaster Management Centre – Severe Weather Update The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has been alerted by the South African Weather Service that adverse weather conditions is exp...
2 June 2017
CITY OF CAPE TOWN STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE Water resilience: a heightened approach to avoiding water shortages and achieving long-term water security   Good morning,...
17 May 2017
The Department of Water and Sanitation in partnership with the Western Cape Government hosted a high level Water Indaba in Rawsonville today, with water security in the Western Cape on the agenda. Nat...
16 May 2017
Media Statement: Premier Zille Says Water Crisis Is an Opportunity to Emerge as Fastest Growing Water Economy in the World Premier Helen Zille has told the Western Cape Water Security Indaba that Sout...
11 May 2017
Genius Of Space Project: Grey Water Innovation Initiated by the Western Cape Government, the Genius Of Space project is a collaboration between the Langrug community, Biomimicry South Africa and Green...
8 May 2017
Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development WC Water Update – Dams levels at 20% The average water level for dams across the Western Cape has dropped to 20%. Anto...
28 April 2017
Opportunities for climate change mitigation in the Western Cape energy landscape Click here to view an Overview of the Western Cape Climate Change Mitigation Scenarios for the energy sector report (20...
22 March 2017
National Water Week, held between 20 -27 March, is a campaign run by the Department of Water and Sanitation to re-iterate the value of water, the need for sustainable management of this scarce resourc...
1 March 2017
An infographic providing useful tips and guides to reducing water consumption at home.    
21 February 2017
The 4th successful Western Cape Sustainable Settlement Innovation Summit (SSIS 2017) was recently held on 20 and 21 February 2017 at Goudini Spa in Rawsonville, Worcester. A key focus of this year’s s...
2 February 2017
World Wetlands Day (WWD) is celebrated every year on 2 February. The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, was adopted on 2 February 1971. It is an intergovernmental treaty that provid...
28 November 2016
The Western Cape Government has been accepted to join ‘The Climate Group – States & Regions Alliance’, an international group of provincial, state and regional governments that are actively tackli...
23 November 2016
The Landscape Lab Conference, held in partnership with and co-sponsored by #CoCreateSA, Berg River Partnership, Stellenbosch River Collaborative, Living Lands and our Department (DEA&DP) took plac...

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