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Court case on legality of halting illegal occupations in progress commences

23 November 2020

Tomorrow, part B of the South African Human Rights Commission and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ litigation against the City of Cape Town in respect of the rights of landowners to halt an illegal land invasion in progress, commences in the Western... Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 16 - 22 November 2020

23 November 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 48 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province in the week of 16 to 22 November 2020, and 24 951 vehicles were stopp Read More

Schools Evaluation Authority launches website

23 November 2020

On Wednesday last week, the Western Cape’s Schools Evaluation Authority (SEA) launched its website. Premier Alan Winde and I joined the SEA’s Chief Evaluator, Ms Karen Bydell, in celebrating the milestone. Read More

​We must address our province’s violence epidemic, now.

23 November 2020

Two weeks ago, I was alerted to the cruel and senseless murder of Jordan Moore (16) in Atlantis. Jordan and his two friends were approached at the park and threatened at gun point by gangsters with pit bulls. They were told to buy beer for them at a... Read More

Minister Fritz undertakes oversight visit to Brackenfell this morning

20 November 2020

Minister Fritz undertakes oversight visit to Brackenfell this morning; calls for calm Read More

GIS is an innovative, effective management tool

19 November 2020

Yesterday, 18 June 2020, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture(WCDoA) joined the rest of the world by acknowledging the innovative applications of geographic information system (GIS) technology in analysis, visualisation, gaining insights into... Read More

A wise man knows his health status

19 November 2020

November is Prostate and Testicular Awareness Month and on 19 November International Men’s Day is commemorated. Read More

Appeal to adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols ahead of “Black Friday” sales

19 November 2020

We are calling on all businesses and shoppers to adhere to strict Covid-19 safety protocols during the “Black Friday” sales that peak on the 27 November 2020 so that we avoid creating any super-spreader events during this time in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on all men to be positive role models for the youth

19 November 2020

International Men's Day 2020 is observed annually on November 19, to create awareness about men's health Read More

Social Media account allegedly impersonated and a fake one created to cause harm

19 November 2020

The WCED has been made aware of very disturbing social media accounts that contain racist and offensive commentary. The accounts have been linked to a 15 year old learner from Table View High School, and another in the name of the school. Read More

Minister Fernandez urges Public to utilize Disability Day Care services

18 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, urges all children with disabilities to utilise the Day Care services offered by her Department and its Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) partners.   Read More

EFF cancels meeting with Minister Schäfer

18 November 2020

The EFF has cancelled their meeting with me which was scheduled for tomorrow, in which we were supposed to discuss the party’s concerns about Brackenfell High School. Read More

Minister Schäfer calls for calm and consideration of learners’ best interests

17 November 2020

Following on their protest at Brackenfell High School last Monday, 9 November 2020, which resulted in violent altercations outside the school, the EFF has been granted permission by the City of Cape Town for 100 members to protest again outside... Read More

Do you know the importance of completing your antibiotics course?

17 November 2020

People all over the world are becoming resistant to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines. This is mostly a result of taking the medication in ways which aren’t recommended. Read More

Newborns intensive care units celebrate daily miracles this preemie day

17 November 2020

Staff members at Groote Schuur and Mowbray Maternity Hospitals’ Neonatal Units have geared up for a day of fun and festivities as the hospitals joined the global celebrations for World Prematurity Day. Read More

DCAS supported Black Powder Championships hits the bullseye

16 November 2020

The resumption of sport in the Western Cape continued successfully this weekend as the annual Black Powder Shooting South African National Championships was hosted at the Atlantis Military Shooting range. Read More

Cape’s best junior sprint paddlers compete at DCAS-supported event

16 November 2020

Some of the Western Cape’s best junior sprint paddlers received an experience boost over the weekend when they competed in the in the Kayak Sprint competition at the Paarl Canoe Club on Saturday, 14 November 2020. Read More

WCDoA supports wine tourism employees with R12 million funding

16 November 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) will be providing crucial relief to employees in the South African wine tourism sector, in the form of a R12 million support fund. Read More

First 58 beneficiaries of Transhex Project to enjoy Christmas in new homes

16 November 2020

Yesterday, during an information session with beneficiaries of the Catalytic Transhex Housing Project in Worcester, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers informed those present that the first 58 of the 190 beneficiaries will move... Read More