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More than 500 water tanks to be distributed to Western Cape informal settlements

2 April 2020

In the coming days approximately 500 water tanks will be distributed to various informal settlements across the Western Cape. Residents in these communities should be aware that their safety, health and basic rights are our top priority during this... Read More

Police brutality will be investigated

2 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns any abuse of power by South African Police Service (SAPS) which includes Metro Police and Law Enforcement and by the South African National Defense Force (SANDF). Read More

Police Ombudsman asks citizens to lodge service delivery complaints against SAPS

1 April 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY JOHAN BRAND Western Cape Police Ombudsman Read More

Western Cape human settlements budget is to improve your life

1 April 2020

1 April 2020 As the 2020/21 financial year commence, my Department’s budget of just over R 2,4-billion has one sole purpose, and that is to improve the lives of our people. Read More

Helping businesses understand and adapt to the lockdown regulations

1 April 2020

We would like to thank all businesses in the province for the great sacrifices they are making during the lockdown to help us stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Meyer in support of work being done by WC Department of Agriculture

1 April 2020

Media Release by Minister Ivan Meyer in support of work being done by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and its Stakeholders Read More

Restrictions on public transport eased

1 April 2020

Joint Statement by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, and the City of Cape Town Read More

Covid-19: Municipalities implement interventions to assist communities

1 April 2020

Municipalities across the Western Cape continue to roll out a broad range of interventions aimed at mitigating the impact of Covid-19 in their communities. Read More

Temporary de-densification of Dunoon and Kosovo could benefit more than 10 000

31 March 2020

It is estimated that in excess of 10 000 residents could be assisted in the Greater Kosovo and DuNoon informal settlements through the temporary de-densification process once it commences. Their safety, health and basic rights are our top priority. Read More

#ThankYouWC: Let’s honour our service people during lockdown

31 March 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling on all residents in the Western Cape to acknowledge those in law enforcement, healthcare, food related services and other essential services by hanging the South African flag, as recommended... Read More

Dunoon and Kosovo informal settlements to be de-densified

30 March 2020

Pursuant to the announcement yesterday, by National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, that the DuNoon and Kosovo informal settlements will be de-densified and temporary alternative accommodation offered to the affected residents, this... Read More

Media statement: Winter customary initiation season suspended to stop the spread

29 March 2020

In consideration of the magnitude and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, in its meeting of 15 March 2020, Cabinet resolved to declare a National State of Disaster, which was duly declared under Government Gazette No. 43096. Read More

LOCKDOWN: Transport of essential services workers

29 March 2020

Media release by Bonginkosi Madikizela Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Transport support to essential services employees and employers

29 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is assessing ongoing transport challenges experienced by essential service workers, government employees and employers during the Covid-19 lockdown. Read More

Appeal by the Head of Health for the appropriate use of masks

29 March 2020

Many people feel that they can protect themselves against COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) such as gloves and masks as a precaution. Read More

Western Cape human settlements welcomes Dunoon and Kosovo de-densification plans

28 March 2020

We welcome the announcement today by National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, that the DuNoon and Kosovo informal settlements will be de-densified and temporary alternative accommodation offered to the affected residents. Read More

Lockdown: Response to WC SANTACO allegations

27 March 2020

I am very disappointed and taken aback by blatant lies and dishonesty from SANTACO Western Cape Chairperson, Nazeem Abduraman during his interview with Heart FM last night. I need to set the record straight and correct some factual inaccuracies told... Read More

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