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Department of Local Government recognises inspirational women

31 August 2021

‘Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo' (you strike the women, you strike the rock)   Read More

Eskom and Water boards - Western Cape Municipal arrears debt update

17 August 2021

Four municipalities out of thirty in the Western Cape are currently in arrears with Eskom. These are Matzikama, Cederberg, Kannaland and Beaufort West municipalities. Read More

Threats of unrest monitored

16 August 2021

The Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre is aware of reports circulating on social media as well as some media channels warning about renewed unrest planned for 23 August. Read More

Western Cape dam levels

10 August 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 77.3% (2020: 62.2%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 97.75% (2020: 78.6%). Read More

Successful Thusong Outreaches held in the Beaufort West Municipality

6 August 2021

The Thusong Outreaches held in the Beaufort West Municipality attracted many community members who could access services from various Government Departments and partners, who exhibited and engaged with the community one on one. Read More

Farmworker housing electrification update

4 August 2021

One thousand one hundred and fifty-six (1156) direct electricity connections for rural farm workers have been completed in the Breede Valley Municipal area to date. Read More

Western Cape dam levels

2 August 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 76.62% (2020: 61.1%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 97.5% (2020: 77.5%). Read More

90% of municipalities in the Western Cape receive clean or unqualified opinions

29 July 2021

Four municipal audit opinions that remained outstanding a month ago, have come back as clean. These are Stellenbosch, West Coast District, Bergrivier and Hessequa municipalities. Read More

Western Cape inclusionary housing policy framework public participation process

28 July 2021

The Western Cape Government’s public participation process with regards to a new Inclusionary Housing Policy Framework has closed. Read More

World Drowning Prevention Day: 25 July 2021

26 July 2021

The UN General Assembly resolution A/75/L.76 in April 2021 declared 25 July; World Drowning Prevention Day. Read More

Western Cape dam levels and warning

26 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 75.6% (2020: 60.6%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 96.9% (2020: 77.56%). Read More

Pre-directive issued to City for False Bay Nature Reserve, Zeekoevlei

21 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has issued the City of Cape Town with a Pre-Directive pertaining to pollution in the False Bay Nature Reserve. Read More

Western Cape dam levels and weather warning

19 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 74.1% (2020: 60.7%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 95.7% (2020: 77%). Read More

Western Cape Disaster Centre Provincial Update - 10h00

16 July 2021

The Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) PDMC can confirm as of 10h00 on 16 July, there have been no verified incidents of looting reported for any region in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape fuel supply update

16 July 2021

There is currently no concerns related to fuel availability in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Disaster Centre Provincial Update - 10h30

15 July 2021

The Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) PDMC can confirm as of 09h30 today there have been no verified incidents of looting reported for any region in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Disaster Centre Provincial Update - 09h30

14 July 2021

The Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) PDMC can confirm as of 09h30 there have been no verified incidents of looting reported for any region in the Western Cape. There has been a report of taxi related violence on the N2 but... Read More

Storm warning: Disruptive snowfall, rain heading for Western Cape

12 July 2021

Another major winter storm is expected to make landfall in the Western Cape early on Monday morning and is expected to continue until Tuesday afternoon. Read More

Western Cape dam levels

12 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 71.5% (2020: 53%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 93% (2020: 72%). Read More

Central Karoo District (CKD) Municipality intervention

10 July 2021

The Western Cape Provincial Government has issued a directive to the council of the Central Karoo District Municipality (CKD) for the purposes of the 2021/2022 Budget. Read More

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