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Aerial and ground support ready for Western Cape fire season

8 December 2022

“Contracts are in place to secure specialised aerial and ground support for firefighting this summer in the Western Cape,” Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning said during a fire... Read More

Department of Local Government concludes Councillor Training

28 November 2022

The Department of Local Government has wrapped up its final leg of the Seasonal School which took place in five District Municipalities namely: Garden Route District, Read More

Minister Bredell’s network forum held to share insight on service delivery

22 November 2022

Minister Anton Bredell, the Provincial Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, hosted the bi-annual Minister and Mayors (MINMAY) Forum at Goudini Spa in Rawsonville today. Read More

Caledon gets new fire station to better serve Theewaterskloof municipality

11 November 2022

STATEMENT ON OFFICIAL OPENING OF CALEDON FIRE STATION    The unveiling of the new R5 million Fire Station in Caledon, a major milestone that will improve fighters’ ability to serve communities of Theewaterskloof and the Overberg region.   Read More

Western Cape Government recognises International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

14 October 2022

Western Cape Government recognises International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction as an opportunity to renew local disaster preparedness. Read More

Department of Local Government rolls out district-based councillor training

14 October 2022

On Tuesday, 04 October 2022, the Department of Local Government launched their annual Councillor Seasonal Schools in George.  The learning opportunity is a collaborative and co-funded initiative between the Department of Local Government, Hanns... Read More

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

13 October 2022

Speech by Minister Anton Bredell Read More

MEC Bredell launches Fire Season

11 October 2022

Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development planning, visited the Newlands Fire Base Station in Cape Town to discuss preparations for the coming wildfire season with senior firefighting officials. Read More

NDMC gears up for SA Disaster Risk Reduction commemoration

10 October 2022

The National Disaster Management Centre has collaborated with the City of Cape Town to coordinate and host South Africa’s 2022 commemoration of the annual International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is commemorated on 13 October.   Read More

WC Disaster Management Centre hosts successful disaster training session

16 September 2022

Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning congratulated the Provincial Disaster Management Centre for hosting a successful four-day training session, held from the 13th to the 16th of... Read More

Minister Bredell responds to service delivery challenges

22 June 2022

The Ministerial and Mayoral (MinMay) pr Read More

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

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