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With no incidents of taxi violence overnight MEC Fritz welcomes 76 hours of calm

23 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports from the South African Police Services that there have been no incidents of taxi-related violence overnight and so far today. Read More

Saturday vaccinations available

23 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health will be opening a number of sites tomorrow, Saturday, 24 July 2021, which will be available for walk-ins, in line with our priority system. From the following weekend, more sites will be added, in line with... Read More

Minister Simmers to virtually engage the Cederberg Council on budget

22 July 2021

Today, 22 July 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will virtually engage the Cederberg Municipality. Joined by the Provincial Department’s senior executive officials, Minister Simmers will meet with the full Council. Read More

Boots on the ground in the Overberg District

22 July 2021

Over the past weeks The Western Cape Department of Health in partnership with NPO partners, have embarked on a registration drive and vaccination of the bedridden in the Overberg. Read More

Adhere to all COVID protocols in the Garden Route

22 July 2021

It is critically important that all residents and visitors to the Garden Route District (GRD) adhere to all COVID-19 health protocols. Read More

Minister Simmers engages Cederberg Municipality on Human Settlement budget

22 July 2021

Today the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers virtually engaged the Cederberg Municipality to provide insight into how the Provincial Department’s budget of more than R 2,35 billion for the 2021/22 financial year will empower... Read More

Minister Marais invites federations to apply for sport funding

21 July 2021

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) annually empowers sport federations in the Western Cape to support talent identification and development across the province. Read More

Brackengate heroes reflects on lives saved, third wave on 1st birthday

21 July 2021

Yesterday, one year ago, the Brackengate Hospital of Hope opened its doors to provide critical life-saving healthcare to COVID-19 patients in the city. Read More

I thought I would be safe, but I wasn’t

21 July 2021

Funerals and memorial services have become notorious for being so called super-spreader events of the COVID-19 virus. This also became true for a resident from Vredendal North, Mr Jan Julius (58). Read More

Pre-directive issued to City for False Bay Nature Reserve, Zeekoevlei

21 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning has issued the City of Cape Town with a Pre-Directive pertaining to pollution in the False Bay Nature Reserve. Read More

No incidents of taxi related violence overnight and so far today.

21 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports from the South African Police Services that there have been no incidents of taxi-related violence overnight and so far today. Read More

Pop-Up registration and vaccination site addressing the needs of Kalkfontein res

21 July 2021

Western Cape Government Health, in partnership with Courage to Care and the City of Cape Town, hosted a pop-up registration and vaccination site at the Kalkfontein Community Hall on 20 July. Read More

Pfizer/BioNTech collaboration with Biovac a boost to the economy in the WC

21 July 2021

We welcome the announcement today by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE that they have signed a letter of intent with the Biovac Institute (Pty) Ltd. Read More

Media release by the WCG on ensuring safe public transport in Cape Town

21 July 2021

Today, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and the Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell, met with Golden Arrow Bus Services’ (GABS) management, as part of efforts to ensure more public transport capacity is... Read More

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on ongoing taxi violence in Cape Town

20 July 2021

The ongoing taxi violence in the City of Cape Town has continued today despite every effort by both the national and provincial governments to find a lasting resolution to the dispute over contested routes.  Read More

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on ongoing taxi violence in Cape Town

20 July 2021

Premier Winde calls for additional SANDF boots on the ground to ensure the safety of commuters Last week, the SANDF deployed a company of soldiers in the Western Cape as part of its countrywide response to unrest seen in some provinces. Read More

Western Cape ready to vaccinate social development sector

19 July 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is happy to confirm that the Western Cape Government is ready to rollout vaccinations in the social development sector in the province. Read More

Minister Simmers conducts site visit at Golden Galley housing project in George

19 July 2021

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers conducted a visit to the Golden Valley Housing project in George to ascertain the readiness of the houses, so that they can swiftly be handed over to deserving and qualifying... Read More

Western Cape dam levels and weather warning

19 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 74.1% (2020: 60.7%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 95.7% (2020: 77%). Read More

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