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News and Speeches for Department of Local Government

Wildfire in Oudtshoorn area, provincial dam level update

26 April 2021

A wildfire is currently active in the Greater Oudtshoorn Municipal area, near the Raubenheimer dam. The wildfire was reported at around 13h25 yesterday. Read More

Matzikama ordered to comply with investigation

23 April 2021

The Western Cape High Court has ordered the Matzikama Local Municipality to comply with an ongoing investigation into maladministration, fraud and corruption at the municipality. Read More

Caledon Hospital fire extinguished swiftly

23 April 2021

At 22:00 on 22 April 2021, a fire broke at Caledon Provincial Hospital affecting one of the wards in the hospital. Overberg Fire Rescue was activated and Caledon Fire Station as well as Grabouw Fire station backed up by Bredasdorp Fire station... Read More

Independent report highlights best-run municipalities in South Africa

22 April 2021

A new independent report released by Ratings Afrika has found the best performing municipalities in South Africa are in the Western Cape. Read More

Dam levels update and winter preparations continue

21 April 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 50.3% (2020: 38.9%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 69.7% (2020: 56.4%). Read More

Cape Town Wildfire – Tuesday, 12h00 update

20 April 2021

The wildfire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain on Sunday morning has been largely contained. Overnight the wind dropped significantly and helicopters have been waterbombing the fire lines since early this morning. Read More

Cape Town fires

19 April 2021

Firefighters continue to battle the wildfire on Table Mountain. The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre is helping to coordinate the effort and has the following suggestions to members of the public who may be affected by the ongoing wildfire: Read More

Disaster Management nominated for Service Excellence

19 April 2021

The Department of Local Government celebrates Disaster Management's team nomination in the 2020 Service Excellence Awards. Read More

Cape Town wildfire – Monday 12h00 update

19 April 2021

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has put its available air resources in Cape Town on standby for assistance with the ongoing wildfire on Table Mountain National Park. Read More

Cape Town wildfire – Monday morning 08h00 update

19 April 2021

A wildfire that broke out early yesterday (Sunday) morning has spread overnight towards the Devils Peak Estate/Vredehoek area of the Cape Town citybowl with some areas that have been evacuated in the early hours of the morning as a precautionary... Read More

Winter disaster readiness

6 April 2021

The Western Cape is gearing up for a wet and cold winter and the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre (WCDMC) is putting contingency plans in place to keep the public safe. Read More

Stats SA report on municipal basic service delivery welcomed

1 April 2021

Municipalities in the Western Cape continue to deliver the highest levels of free basic services in the country. Read More