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News and Speeches for Ministry of Local Government

Repatriation of foreign nationals to their home countries continues

21 April 2020

More than 5000 foreign nationals have been repatriated from Cape Town since 3 April 2020.   The countries involved include:   1.      Germany – 3 596 people 2.      United Kingdom – 1 354 people Read More

Western Cape Severe Weather Advisory

11 April 2020

Western Cape Disaster Management Centre – Severe Weather Update Read More

Covid-19: Municipalities implement interventions to assist communities

1 April 2020

Municipalities across the Western Cape continue to roll out a broad range of interventions aimed at mitigating the impact of Covid-19 in their communities. Read More

Stage 4 Load shedding announced

12 March 2020

Eskom has implemented stage 4 load shedding in order to alleviate pressure on the national grid and prevent the chance of a blackout. Read More

Dam levels Update

9 March 2020

The latest average dam level for the Western Cape is 44.35% (2019: 39.83%). Read More

Statement: Actions taken on Diep River pollution concerns

18 February 2020

The Provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has conducted numerous inspections along the Diep River Catchment and the Milnerton Lagoon within the City of Cape Town over the past four months following several... Read More

WC Dam levels update

10 February 2020

The latest average dam level for the Western Cape province is 50.5% (2019: 45%). The dams providing water to the City of Cape Town are combined 68.4% full (2019: 56.8%). Read More

Western Cape electricity update – 4 February

4 February 2020

The national power grid remains constrained with stage 2 load shedding projected to remain in place until Thursday at 6am. Read More

Dam levels Update – Water Masterplan welcomed

3 February 2020

The latest average dam level for the Western Cape province is 51.9% (2019: 46.6%). The dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, are combined, 69.9% full. Read More

Dam levels Update

28 January 2020

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Western Cape electricity update – 28 January

28 January 2020

Eskom has cautioned that the national power system is tight and the utility had to resort to using its diesel turbines this morning to supplement c Read More

Statement: George investigation Update

22 January 2020

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Western Cape electricity update

21 January 2020

The Western Cape Provincial Government has implemented several key measures to ensure critical services continue should extended power outages be experienced. Read More

Dam levels Update

20 January 2020

The latest average dam level for the Western Cape is 53.55% (2019: 49.55%). Read More

Statement: George investigation update

16 January 2020

The first phase of the Provincial Department of Local Government’s investigation into allegations relating to maladministr Read More

WC Water Update, masterplan welcomed

3 December 2019

Dam levels dropping slowly Read More

WC Statement on Bitou Municipality legal matter

3 December 2019

Bitou Municipality appeal to be heard in 2020 Read More

Western Cape municipal debts to Eskom, others

3 December 2019

Not one municipality in the Western Cape is currently behind on payments to Eskom or the relevant water boards in their region. Read More

Greenest Municipality competition winners

27 November 2019

The greenest local municipality in the Western Cape for 2019 is Drakenstein Municipality. Swartland Municipality is the runner up with Mosselbay Municipality placing third in the annual Greenest Municipality Competition. Read More

WC: Statement - Cheques handed out to NSRI and Lifesaving SA

26 November 2019

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell Read More

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