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I didn’t think I will get the virus” – young people share their Covid-19 journey

14 August 2020

Thinking that COVID-19 only affects the elderly became a huge eye-opener for two young adults, Leah Jacobs (21) from Grassy Park and Keegen Carollus (22) from Belhar. Read More

Rural hero - surviving Covid-19 to serve the people of the cape winelands

14 August 2020

When the 40-year-old Mr Dumalisile September and his family contracted COVID-19, he focused on only one thing – surviving the virus so that he can return to work to take care of his family and serve the people of the Cape Winelands during the... Read More

EMS paramedic discharged from Tygerberg Hospital after 23 days in ICU

14 August 2020

On 11 August 2020, Nolusindiso Dayile, a paramedic from Khayelitsha, was successfully discharged from Tygerberg Hospital after 44 days, of which 23 days were spent in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Read More

Minister Didiza’s interventions in the Cape Town deeds office welcomed

13 August 2020

We welcome the confirmation today by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, that she has met with the Chief Registrar of Deeds and all provincial registrars to put a concrete plan in place to address challenges... Read More

MEC Fritz engages with National Commissioner Sitole on land invasion & protests

13 August 2020

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held an engagement with the National Police Commissioner, Khehla Sitole, on the spate of violent protest action and land invasions in the province. Read More

Red Dot taxi service provides more than 47 000 trips to help healthcare workers

13 August 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Cape Health Department’s priority has been to protect its staff from infection in order to have a health workforce to save the lives of the vulnerable. Read More

Entries are open for the 2020 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

12 August 2020

We are calling on the most inspiring and resilient entrepreneurs in the province to enter the annual Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA).  Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday heroes: GSH wellness team

12 August 2020

The wellness team, made up of 18 volunteers from the occupational therapy, support services, and social work departments, is today’s Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday heroes. Read More

Garden Route patients survived because they sought immediate medical care

12 August 2020

Thembeka Marema (44) from Kwanonqaba Mossel Bay, is a COVID-19 survivor who spent 19 days in the COVID-19 ward at Mossel Bay Hospital. She was discharged on 28 July 2020. Read More

Social Workers start LGBTIQA+ Sensitisation Workshop

12 August 2020

Today, August 12, 2020, 28 social workers and social auxiliary workers from funded organisations of the provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) are participating in an online workshop being offered by the Triangle Project. Read More

First residents move in to Vlakkeland development in Paarl

12 August 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, visited and engaged with the first 48 residents who moved into the Vlakkeland development in Paarl. Read More

Study on Gender Equity aims to improve Market Access

11 August 2020

The Sustainability Institute of South Africa (SIZA) in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Agriculture has completed an exploratory study into the representation and treatment of women within what many believe to be a male-dominated... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Gertrude Swartz

11 August 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Gertrude Swartz, provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

Rural Hero - Arlene Visser from George Hospital

11 August 2020

It is not always easy to give recognition to those who deserve it. “I don’t really like this sort of thing,” says Arlene Visser, our Rural Hero for this week. However, Arlene has gone above and beyond the call of duty during the pandemic. Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz welcomes Cabinet’s position on liquor sales

11 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 112 investigations conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) and the 37 licenses suspended. These efforts have assisted in reducing alcohol related harms between 27 March and 7... Read More

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations for 7 - 10 August 2020

11 August 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 75 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province on the weekend of 7 to 10 August 2020, and 7 786 vehicles were stopped and checked. Read More

Minister Fernandez hosts Conversations with COVID-19/GBV Survivors

10 August 2020

Against the backdrop of Women’s Day commemorated on Sunday, 9 August 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, hosted a Webinar with the 1000 Women Trust and a group of female Covid-19 Survivors from Khayelitsha. Read More

Statement by Premier Alan Winde to mark Women's Day

9 August 2020

Today we celebrate Women’s Day and the remarkable contribution that the women of this country have made throughout our history.  It is a day to celebrate the women in our lives, but we must also take a long hard look at the way society treats women... Read More