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Roadworks on the R61 between Beaufort West and Aberdeen

19 April 2021

The Department of Transport and Public Works has started a R48 million periodic maintenance project to repair, reseal and resurface a 55 km stretch of the R61 near Beaufort West in the Central Karoo District. Read More

LEAP officers and Liquor Authority continue success in enforcement

19 April 2021

On Friday, 16 April 2021 Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expresses his congratulations to the Western Cape Liquor Authority in the enforcement of liquor-trading regulations; as well as to the LEAP Officers who have achieved a number of... Read More

SAPS should be commended for success in difficult cases

19 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expresses his congratulations to the SAPS who have achieved significant successes in difficult cases.   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

BEEI in the Western Cape saves 6 414 SGB posts

19 April 2021

Over the past few months, 19 011 young people have been working in our schools as Education Assistants or General School Assistants as part of the national Basic Education Employment Initiative. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to launch Youth Safety Ambassador programme

19 April 2021

Tomorrow, Tuesday 20 April 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will launch the Youth Safety Ambassador Programme at West End Primary School in Mitchells Plain. 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

ECDs urged to verify ECD Stimulus Employment Relief Fund applications

19 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is urging all Early Childhood Development programmes and services that applied for the ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund, to verify their details that have been captured on Government’s... 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

Small towns prove popular as travellers explore the Western Cape over Easter

16 April 2021

An increase in domestic travel over the Easter weekend across the Western Cape and especially to small towns is a welcome and much-needed boost for the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western Cape.  Read More

Central Karoo sport federations bolstered through annual funding

16 April 2021

On Thursday, 15 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the fourth of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

DSD continues ahead with Sanitary Dignity Project

16 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has budgeted R 10. 5 million towards the Sanitary Dignity Project (SDP) for the 2021/22 financial year. Read More

Premier's Council on Skills 2021: Opening Remarks by Minister David Maynier

16 April 2021

I would like to welcome you all today to the Premier’s Council on Skills which will focus on the future of workplace training in a post-Covid-19 world.  Read More

Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination registration opens today

16 April 2021

Registration for phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out opens today on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). People older than 60 years will be vaccinated first and are asked to register as soon as possible. Read More

African Horse Sickness controlled area established in the Cederberg

16 April 2021

Following the discovery of five suspected cases of African Horse Sickness (AHS) on a farm within the Cederberg Local Municipal area the Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory confirms that samples from a recent death tested positive for the... Read More

Minister Marais welcomes Social Cohesion Advocates

15 April 2021

On Tuesday, 13 April 2021the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted a meeting to introduce the Social Cohesion Advocates (SCAs) that were appointed by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. Read More

Avian Flu detected in Gauteng - Western Cape on ALERT

15 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has noted the reports that there has been an outbreak of Avian Flu in Gauteng. There are no such cases reported in the Western Cape. Read More

Metro sport federations urged to safely continue work with funding boost

15 April 2021

On Wednesday, 14 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the third of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements concludes West Coast District visit

15 April 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers said that it was pleasing to engage the Matzikama, Bergrivier, Saldanha Bay and Swartland municipalities over the last three days and to provide insight as to why his Department’s budget of... Read More

Minister Simmers hands over title deeds and serviced sites visiting West Coast

15 April 2021

I was very happy to assist 22 residents in Velddrif (12), Louwville (5) in Vredenburg and Diazville (5) in Saldanha Bay in becoming fully-fledged and legal homeowners, when I handed over their title deeds over the last few days, while also ensuring... Read More

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