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Western Cape DSD reduces foster care backlog as deadline looms

28 June 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has made steady progress in reducing the 2017 backlog of foster care order extensions. Presently, a total of 37 300 children are in foster care in the Western Cape.   Read More

Western Cape Government meeting with Tiger Brands

28 June 2022

Joint Media Statement: Western Cape Government meeting with Tiger Brands Executives about Langeberg and Ashton Food canning plant’s future. Read More

Premier Winde and Local Government Minister call for calm

28 June 2022

Joint media release: Premier Winde and Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Minister Anton Bredell call for calm amid an escalation of load-shedding. Read More

Increasing Agri-Processing capacity can spur economic growth and create jobs

27 June 2022

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 27 June as Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterp Read More

Notice to vacate has been issued on an unlawful BNG sale

27 June 2022

On June 15 2022, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, advised that a beneficiary of the Highbury Park Housing Project in Kuilsriver, had been issued with a notice to vacate her free and subsidised unit, following the unlawful... Read More

The WCG calls on residents to get out and support events across the province

26 June 2022

I join Premier Alan Winde in celebrating the removal of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions, which will provide a major boost to our province’s events industry in particular. Read More

Western Cape teachers encouraged to participate in the 2022 NTAs

26 June 2022

Nominations for the 2022 National Teaching Awards are now open! Nominations close on 26 July 2022, and I urge all Western Cape teachers to participate. Read More

Minister Fernandez engages Saartjie Baartman’s Centre for Women and children

24 June 2022

On Thursday 23 June 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, engaged with the Saartjie Baartman’s Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC) on the facility’s substance abuse programme for women who have been victims of... Read More

Voluntary mask wearing supported to protect the elderly and vulnerable

24 June 2022

The Western Cape Health Department welcomes the repeal of the COVID-19 regulations. At the same time, we encourage voluntary mask wearing where applicable - people who have flu symptoms, people who have underlying chronic conditions and the elderly. Read More

Clinic Integration – What to expect in the Northern / Tygerberg District

24 June 2022

Western Cape Government Health will officially integrate healthcare services of seven City of Cape Town healthcare clinics in Cape Town’s Northern and Tygerberg sub-districts, from Friday 1 July 2022.    Read More

Apprenticeships give hope to 43 previously unemployed youth at GABS

23 June 2022

Our top priority is to create economic opportunities for young people in the Western Cape by creating the right conditions for economic growth and job creation. Read More

Premier Winde elated that all Covid-19 curbs have now been lifted.

23 June 2022

Premier Winde elated that all Covid-19 curbs have now been lifted. Premier Alan Winde welcomes the move by Health minister Joe Phaahla to repeal the last of the country’s remaining Covid-19 regulations.  Read More

June rainralls hold promise of good winter crops

23 June 2022

The news that the Western Cape has generally received more rain than expected in June has been generally well-received by the Western Cape agricultural industry. Read More

Minister Simmers officiates sod turning ceremony of Deferred Ownership Project

23 June 2022

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers officially turned the sod to mark the first phase of construction of the Deferred Ownership Project in Cape Agulhas. Read More

Premier Winde welcomes calling of PCC

21 June 2022

Media release: Premier Winde welcomes calling of PCC and emphasises that all remaining COVID-19 restrictions must be removed Read More

Public urged to verify the status of Substance Abuse Treatment Centres

21 June 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is urging the public to ensure that their loved ones are placed in a registered substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facility for increased chances of their loved ones sustaining their... Read More

All 30 WC municipal budgets successfully passed

21 June 2022

All 30 municipalities in the Western Cape have successfully approved their 2022/23 budgets before the start of the municipal financial year.  Read More

Western Cape allocates R55M to ecological infrastructure

20 June 2022

Tomorrow, 17 June 2022, is commemorated as World  Desertification and Drought Day. Read More

Minister Simmers to officiate sod turn of the deferred ownership housing project

20 June 2022

On Tuesday 21 June 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers will officiate the sod turning of the Department of Human Settlements’ Deferred Ownership Housing Project, in Cape Agulhas.   Read More

Rental and ownership options for youth introduced by Human Settlements

20 June 2022

The Provincial Department of Human Settlements has developed a new human settlements product within affordable housing aimed at empowering young aspirant first time homeowners called Deferred Ownership. In simple terms this is “Rent to Own or Rent... Read More

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