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Forest Village housing development continues to improve the lives of people

29 October 2020

On 27 and 28 October 2020, 43 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries moved into their brand-new homes in Forest Village, Eersteriver. This means since the beginning of August 2020, 195 people have benefitted from this Catalytic Project.   Read More

#CommitToFinish: ePortal provides increased support to learners

29 October 2020

At the start of the lockdown, the closure of our country’s schools on the 18th of March was envisaged as an extended holiday. The plan was not to have any teaching and learning taking place, and to rather shorten holidays later in the year to make... Read More

DSD continues making progress in addressing Foster Care extensions backlog

29 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development continues to make progress in addressing the backlog in foster care order extensions. Presently,  a total of 35 835 children are in Foster Care in the Western Cape.   Read More

Minister Fritz pleased with LEAP’s progress in Hanover Park since redeployment

29 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the progress made since the redeployment of Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers (LEOS), appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, into Hanover Park on Monday... Read More

​​​Western Cape Veterinary Service provide free support to smallholder livestock

29 October 2020

On Tuesday, 27 October 2020, veterinary technicians attached to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's (WCDoA) Veterinary Service presented workshops to smallholder livestock farmers in Klapmuts, Paarl. Read More

Minister Fritz calls on residents to report liquor vendors operating illegally

28 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on residents to report liquor vendors operating outside of the law. Read More

Minister Schäfer congratulates Brent Walters on his appointment as WCED SG

28 October 2020

It gives me pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr Brent Walters as the next Superintendent General of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). He was officially appointed yesterday by Premier Alan Winde, and will lead the WCED from 1 April... Read More

Total’s gas reserve discovery at Luiperd welcomed

28 October 2020

We welcome the announcement today (28 October 2020), by the President of Exploration & Production at Total, Arnaud Breuillic, that a second di Read More

MTBPS2020: SAA bailout at the expense of safety, dignity and jobs

28 October 2020

What is clear from the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni’s, Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, tabled today in the National Assembly (28 October 2020), is that our provincial budget has been cut by a further R1,47 billion in this financial year in... Read More

Minister Fritz hosts safety holiday programme for 240 Mitchells Plain youth

28 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is hosting a school holiday programme, with a focus on safety, for grades 5, 6 and 7 learners. The programme began on Monday 26 October and is ongoing until Friday 30 October. Read More

Surviving a stroke with occupational therapy

27 October 2020

The month of October highlights World Occupational Therapy and the significant role Occupational Therapists (OTs) play in communities and healthcare facilities. Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic... Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal making steady progress with backlog

27 October 2020

Between 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) has made significant progress in addressing its backlog, by reducing its cases from 1 903 to 1 635. Read More

DSD waits on National Minister to sign MOU for 6 New Shelters

27 October 2020

Yesterday, 26 October 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, was accompanied by Executive Mayor of Oudtshoorn Municipality, Christiaan Macpherson, during an oversight visit to a shelter for victims of violence and... Read More

#CommitToFinish: no party is worth having to miss your matric exams

26 October 2020

The recent news of a cluster outbreak of Covid-19 related to a bar in the Southern Suburbs has served as an important lesson about the necessity of following the golden rules of preventing Covid-19: physical distancing, washing your hands and... Read More

DCAS supported Freedom Paddle takes place safely

26 October 2020

The third annual Freedom Paddle took place in Table Bay on Saturday 24 October 2020, with 250 paddlers from around the Western Cape taking part. The surski race usually takes place on Freedom Day, 27 April, but was postponed this year due to the... Read More

Mobile clinics bringing health services to farming communities

26 October 2020

Besides on their monthly trip to town, most farming communities are only able access to primary health care services via the mobile clinics offered by Western Cape Government Health. Read More

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 19 – 25 October 2020

26 October 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 120 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province in the week of 19 to 25 October 2020, and 15 904 vehicles were stopp Read More

Help safeguard our children by becoming a safety parent

26 October 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is calling on members of the public to register to become a safety parent and help us in the fight to protect our children, by providing temporary places of safety. Read More

Minister Schäfer calls on COSATU and partners to denounce defunding of education

25 October 2020

I note COSATU’s announcement that they will be holding a press conference regarding the challenges facing the WCED.  I am pleased that COSATU and its associated organisations understand that there are challenges facing us.  The most profound of... Read More