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News and Speeches for Department of Local Government

Storm update

30 June 2021

Several areas across the Western Cape have reported storm damage this morning following the weather warnings received yesterday. The greatest damage has been caused by strong wind along the Garden Route. Read More

83% of municipalities in the Western Cape receive clean audit opinions

30 June 2021

The Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) has awarded fourteen municipalities out of thirty in the province with clean audit opinions for the 2019-2020 financial year. A further eleven municipalities received unqualified opinions. Read More

Storm and flooding update

29 June 2021

The winter storm conditions continue in Cape Town with very wet and cold weather predicted for the entire week through to Sunday. The continuous rainfall has seen localised flooding in low-lying areas in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Major storm heading for Cape Town

28 June 2021

A major winter storm is expected to make landfall in the Western Cape late this evening (Sunday) and is expected to continue throughout the day tomorrow (Monday). Read More

Storm and dam level update

28 June 2021

No major incidents have been reported to the provincial disaster management centre as a result of the latest winter storm that moved into the province overnight. Conditions remain wet and cold with continued risk of localised flooding in low-lying... Read More

Drain net preventing Ocean pollution in Gansbaai

18 June 2021

The Overstrand Municipality in Hermanus is minimising waste from reaching the ocean through implementing storm drain catchment nets. Read More

Dam levels update

15 June 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 54% (2020: 40%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 74.8% (2020: 57.9%). Read More

Deadline for WC inclusionary housing policy framework process approaches

15 June 2021

The Western Cape Government’s public participation process for a groundbreaking new Inclusionary Housing Policy Framework has reached the halfway mark. Read More

CapeNature going green in the Cederberg

8 June 2021

CapeNature is in the process of installing a 75kWp solar photovoltaic system at its facility in Algeria in the Cederberg. Read More

WC Disaster Management Centre wins top award

3 June 2021

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre won a coveted gold award at the 2020 annual Western Cape Government Service Excellence Awards held on 2 June 2021. Read More

83 Crocodiles accounted for

2 June 2021

A total of 83 young Nile crocodiles have been recaptured or euthanised over the past three months following a mass escape from a crocodile breeding farm in the Bonnievale area in March. Read More