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World No Alcohol Day - Help starts here!

30 September 2022

Deciding to get help for an alcohol addiction for yourself or a loved one can be scary, but it can be one of the best decisions of your life to start your journey to recovery and restore hope. Read More

Only 3 days left to VOTE for Pinelands North Primary as the World’s Best School

30 September 2022

We have just three days left to vote for Pinelands North Primary School as the World’s Best School in the category “Overcoming Adversity”! Read More

Celebrating the Contribution of Older Persons

30 September 2022

In commemoration of International Day of Older Persons on Saturday, 1 October, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez has called on the whole of society to ensure the wellbeing and protection of older citizens. Read More

Two gold medals for Team Western Cape at Indigenous Games Festival

29 September 2022

Athletes and teams from the Western Cape participated at the National Indigenous Games Festival, which was hosted in Kwa-Zulu Natal from 24-28 September 2022. Read More

Dysselsdorp beneficiaries receive houses from Minister Simmers

29 September 2022

Earlier today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, handed over houses to 12 elderly beneficiaries of Dysselsdorp, in Oudtshoorn.   Read More

The WCED is recruiting 20 500 Education Assistants and General School Assistants

29 September 2022

The Western Cape Education Department is currently recruiting 20 500 Education Assistants and General School assistants for public and special schools in the province through the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI). Read More

Premier leads WCG delegation on international investment drive

29 September 2022

Media release: Premier Winde embarks on international drive to secure international investment and donor funds. Read More

Premier leads WCG delegation on international investment drive

29 September 2022

Media release: Premier Winde embarks on international drive to secure international investment and donor funds. Read More

Stakeholders to discuss important matters at Library Service seminar

29 September 2022

On Thursday, 29 September 2022, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais handed over funding of R820 000 to George Municipality at the Weste Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital commemorates Heart Awareness Month

29 September 2022

In commemorating heart awareness month in September, Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) is highlighting the importance of heart health while continuing its legacy as a tertiary hospital which provides high-quality heart surgery to those that need it. Read More

Minister Mbombo celebrates World Pharmacists Day with DTHF and Iyeza Health

29 September 2022

On 27 September 2022, Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo in collaboration with the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) and Iyeza Health, celebrated Pharmacists Day. Read More

Gouda clinic gets new building upgrade

28 September 2022

The Western Cape Government is on course to finish the construction of a R17.9million new clinic to replace the existing Gouda Clinic, in the Cape Winelands District by January 2023, the contract practical completion date.    Read More

Minister Simmers puts an end to misleading information and provide update

28 September 2022

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers put an end to the misinformation in the New Horizon community about the Ebenezer project. Minister Simmers concluded day one of a four day visit in the Garden Route District, by attending a... Read More

Touws River resident celebrates 116th birthday

28 September 2022

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez joined the community of Touws River in celebrating Margaret Maritz on her 116th birthday yesterday. Read More

World Rabies Day, 28 September 2022

28 September 2022

Rabies is a deadly disease which can affect all warm-blooded animals, and is transmitted by bites. Read More

LEAP forging ahead with crime fighting efforts

28 September 2022

Between 12 - 18 September 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers confiscated 6 illegal firearms and arrested of 123 individuals for a variety of crimes. Read More

Time to stand up to the “construction mafia” at Manenberg School of Skills

28 September 2022

This morning I visited the site where the Manenberg School of Skills is under construction. Work at the site was interrupted at the end of last month by a group of individuals attempting to extort the appointed contractor. Read More

First Rural Safety Summit held in Overberg District

27 September 2022

On 22 and 23 September Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen facilitated the first Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in Bredasdorp, which is in the Cape Agulhas... Read More

Western Cape celebrates 191 international flights into Cape Town per week

27 September 2022

To mark World Tourism Day, the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, was invited to address attendees at the National Government’s World Tourism Day celebrations, held at the Ecology Lifestyle Estate in Bot River, in the Ov Read More

Human Settlements to extend services in honour of Public Service Month

26 September 2022

For the 26th to 30th September, the Western Cape Human Settlements department will be extending its public services to 18h30, at the Cape Town office, in order assist residents with various housing queries. Read More

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