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Media alert: Western Cape NSC 2022 Awards Ceremony livestream

1 February 2023

On Thursday 2 February 2023, Premier Alan Winde and Western Cape Minister of Education, David Maynier, will host the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2022 Awards Ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the Premier’s Residence. Read More

Community Safety host successful Rural Safety Summit in Central Karoo

1 February 2023

On 30 January 2023, the Department of Community Safety hosted yet another successful Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in the Central Karoo District. Read More

Minister Marais encourages reading to children for World Read Aloud day

31 January 2023

World Read Aloud day is celebrated on 01 February and Anroux Marais, the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, encourages all people to read aloud to young people, not just on this day but every day. Read More

Excitement brewing among Prince Albert youth

31 January 2023

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, joined dozens of young people from Prince Albert, Leeu Gamka, and Klaarstroom on 28 January 2023 for a Youth Indaba hosted by the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT). Read More

Nurses on wheels bring healthcare to rural doorsteps

31 January 2023

Simonè Louw is 23 years old. She lives at the Kuiperskraal Farm, a rural community outside of Durbanville. Like many other residents in her community, Simone looks forward to the monthly visit from the Durbanville Community Day Centre (CDC) nursing... Read More

New round of boosters to fight COVID-19 subvariant

31 January 2023

COVID-19 is not gone. The highly contagious omicron offshoot XBB.1.5  is leading to increased COVID-19 infections across the world.  Read More

Premier to request meeting with President over energy crisis

30 January 2023

Media release: Premier to request meeting with President over energy crisis. Read More

R88.8 million in emergency funding to mitigate impact of loadshedding

30 January 2023

Joint media release: R88.8 million in emergency funding to mitigate impact of loadshedding in local municipalities. Read More

Minister Simmers rates Gauteng MPL 2 day working visit a success

30 January 2023

On Friday, January 27, the Gauteng MPL-delegation for Human Settlements concluded it’s 2 day working visit to the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais: Arts and Culture funding applications now open

30 January 2023

On Monday, 30 January 2023, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) announced the opening of applications for arts and culture funding for the 2023/24 financial year.   Read More

Providing emergency medical care to all who need it

30 January 2023

It was a busy weekend for the Western Cape Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) where their interventions in critical moments and prompt transport to the nearest health facility were in high demand. Read More

Police resourcing allocation behind by 20 years and almost 90 000 Officers short

29 January 2023

Having commemorated the annual National Police Day this past Friday, I am at pains to point out that there is no appetite from the National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele to address crime in the Western Cape, let alone our Read More

Criminals target Western Cape schools during holiday period

27 January 2023

Western Cape schools again fell victim to criminal activity during the December/January school holidays. Read More

Hotel occupancy surpasses pre-pandemic levels in December 2022

27 January 2023

Data from the South African Hotel Review, complied by STR, which gathers data directly from hotels across South Africa, has confirmed that hotel occupancy for the Western Cape stood at 72% in Read More

Community Safety to host its District Rural Safety Summit in Central Karoo

27 January 2023

On 30 January 2023, the Department of Community Safety will host its District Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in the Central Karoo District. Read More

Victim Empowerment Programme gets funding boost

27 January 2023

The Western Cape Department of Social Development allocated R62 866 000 to its Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) in the 2022/2023 financial year, a significant increase from the R45 million that was allocated in 2019. Read More

Making COVID-19 vaccines and other health services accessible

27 January 2023

There will be several opportunities for residents and spectators, when the Battle of the Stars pre-season soccer tournament takes place at the Vuyiseka Sports Complex in Philippi over the following weeks, to access their COVID-19 vaccine or booster. Read More

Community Safety hosts Policing Needs and Priorities engagement: Cape Metro East

27 January 2023

On 26 January 2023 the Western Cape Department of Community Safety hosted its Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP)engagement in the City of Cape Town for the SAPS Metro East sub-district. Read More

Extend condolences to families of LEAP officers

26 January 2023

Minister Reagen Allen and MMC JP Smith extend condolences to families of LEAP officers Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes 300 new nursing students at WC College of Nursing

26 January 2023

The Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN) is kicking 2023 off on a high note by expanding their course offering and annual intake of students. Read More

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