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Addressing recent infrastructure challenges following extreme weather events

19 July 2024

The Western Cape has experienced numerous extreme weather occurrences since 2022, significantly impacting our infrastructure, especially in human settlements and transport sectors. Read More

Executive Summary of Premier’s speech at debate on President’s Address

19 July 2024

Media Release: Executive Summary of Premier’s speech at debate on President’s Address at the opening Parliament Read More

Adv Chantal Smith appointed as the new Head of the Department of Infrastructure

18 July 2024

Advocate Chantal Smith appointed as the new Head of the Western Cape Department of Infrastructure Read More

Horizon Secure Centre upgrades bring hope to its residents

17 July 2024

On 16 July 2024, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Jaco Londt, officially reopened the Horizon Secure Care Centre in Cape Town. Read More

Stopping the spread of FMD will protect jobs

17 July 2024

On Tuesday, 15 July 2024, the Provincial Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer joined state veterinarians attached to the Western Cape Government’s Beaufort West State Veterinarian Office at the local weighbridge to inspect vehicles transporting liv Read More

Premier urges new WC Government Cabinet to serve residents with dedication

17 July 2024

Media Release: Premier urges new Western Cape Government Cabinet to serve residents of the province with dedication & humility Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over equipment at Malibu High School

17 July 2024

Malibu High School to receive a donation of IT equipment, furniture, and a facility upgrade from the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers Read More

Premier urges President to use GNU to decisively address SA’s challenges

16 July 2024

Media Release: Premier urges President to use GNU to decisively address SA’s challenges Read More

1 000 youth gather to shape their future

14 July 2024

This morning, Sunday 14 July 2024, Western Cape Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Ricardo Mackenzie, joined over 1000 young people at the closing ceremony of the 2024 GoBeyond Conference, under the theme ‘Shape Your Future.’   Read More

Western Cape Government has approached the National Disaster Risk Management

12 July 2024

Authorities remain on high alert as cold and wet weather persist. Two further cold fronts are expected to make landfall between Saturday and Sunday (13-14 July). Read More

Media alert: Youth conference offers youth spaces of connection and growth

11 July 2024

The YearBeyond Annual Youth Conference, hosted by the provincial Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, will take place at the University of the Western Cape from 12-14 July 2024. Read More

Invitation to reopening of Horizon Secure Care Centre

11 July 2024

Over the last two years, essential renovations have taken place at the Horizon Secure Care Centre with the Western Cape Department of Social Development making a total capital investment of R138 million. Read More

DSD highlights growing elderly demographic on World Population Day

11 July 2024

In observing World Population Day, the Western Cape Department of Social Development calls on all residents to help support and care for the growing elderly population in the province. Read More

Call for Nominations: 'Health Heroes' for Hospital Boards & Clinic Committees

11 July 2024

Provincial Minister of Health and Wellness, Mireille Wenger, is inviting nominations for eligible residents to serve on newly constituted boards and committees, for the period 2024-2027. Read More

Minister of Infrastructure calls for decentralisation of Emergency Housing Fund

11 July 2024

Western Cape Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Calls for Decentralisation of Emergency Housing Fund. Read More

Schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts will remain close

11 July 2024

Following a meeting with Provincial Disaster Risk Management, a decision has been made to continue the closure of schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg districts on Friday, 12 July 2024. Read More

WC disaster management agencies and other stakeholders remain on high alert

11 July 2024

Media Release: Western Cape disaster management agencies and other stakeholders remain on high alert amid severe weather Read More

Rain predictions for Thursday upgraded to Level 8.

10 July 2024

The Western Cape Government takes note of the South African Weather Service’s latest impact warning, which is a Level 8 warning for disruptive ra Read More

We mourn the passing of a football legend

10 July 2024

It is with great sadness that the Western Cape Government has heard of the passing of Charles Jongbloed, a legend who was a true champion for football.   Read More

School closures on 11 July 2024

10 July 2024

In the interests of learner and teacher safety, and after extensive consultation with the Provincial Disaster Risk Management Centre and the South African Weather Service (SAWS), a decision has been taken to close schools in certain districts in the... Read More

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