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DCAS Boosts the Olympic Values on the Road to Albertinia

30 June 2015

The Western Cape’s Olympic Day celebration will this year take place in Albertinia on 26 September 2015. There is a three-month lead-up to the big event called the “Road to Albertinia”, a travelling exhibition which will be moving from place to... Read More

MOD Learners Wow Audience with Earth Moves

30 June 2015

This past weekend, learners from various after-school programmes (including the MOD Centres), facilitated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), wowed audiences at the Artscape theatre with their production titled “Earth Moves”. Read More

Construction on R310 near Stellenbosch Almost Complete

30 June 2015

A R215 million road works project on the R310 between Vlaeberg Road and Vlottenberg Road near Stellenbosch will be completed at the end of July 2015, two years after it started. Over 14 000 motorists use the road every day. Read More

Ministers to Conduct Oversight Visit to Pilot Safety Project

30 June 2015

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety together with Richard Walker, Read More

Department Approves Abnormal Load Application for 37 Ton Yacht

29 June 2015

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Sixteen Killed on Western Cape Roads This Weekend

29 June 2015

Sixteen people died on Western Cape roads in different crashes this weekend. Forty-one people were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Three others were arrested for false documents, reckless and negligent driving. Read More

Karl Bremer Hospital Awards Strengthen WC Government’s “Green is Smart" Strategy

28 June 2015

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works project to build a brand new office block at Karl Bremer Hospital in Cape Town and to go Read More

DCAS Invests in Youth During Winter School Holidays

26 June 2015

On Thursday, 25 June 2015, the Western Cape Government announced a fun-filled activity programme for learners at its Read More

New Railway Footbridge to Improve Pedestrian Safety

26 June 2015

A new footbridge at the Lynedoch station near Stellenbosch will improve pedestrian safety and provide a legal way to cross the railway line. After two years of construction, the footbridge will be in operation from the beginning of July 2015. Read More

Update: Road Works on R27 from Milnerton to Melkbosstrand

26 June 2015

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is making progress with the patching and resurfacing of trunk road 77 (TR 77) section 1 on the R27 from Milnerton to Melkbosstrand. Read More

Fire Safety Awareness Campaign launched

26 June 2015

In an ongoing effort to address the scourge of fires in Western Cape Communities and in particular in informal settlement areas, the Western Cape Department of Local Government is running a campaign called Fire is Everyone’s Fight. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Government Announces School Holiday Youth Programmes

25 June 2015

With the school holidays approaching, it is important that we, the whole of society, remain vigilant to ensure our youth remain safe during the school holiday period. Read More

Media Alert: MOD Learners to Showcase Their Talent at Artscape

25 June 2015

This coming weekend, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will be offering an exciting opportunity for youth taking part in After-school Programmes, to showcase their talents on stage. Read More

Upgraded Facilities to Improve Training and Enhance Traffic Safety

25 June 2015

Better facilities at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell will improve Western Cape traffic safety and facilit Read More

Youth holiday programmes: Youth opportunities continue outside of Youth month

25 June 2015

The start of the school holidays tomorrow brings a much needed break for learners and educators across the province but it is also a period where a lot of our younger residents in the province are at risk of becoming involved in negative social... Read More

Youth holiday programmes: Youth opportunities continue outside of Youth month

25 June 2015

Joint Media Release by the Western Cape Government Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer Read More

Medical Male Circumcisions

25 June 2015

Western Cape Department of Health is actively promoting the elective male medical circumcision (MMC) programme to increase the uptake of MMC in the province. During 2013/4 the Department performed 16 596 MMCs and in 2014/15 15821 males went for the... Read More

Record of Interventions and action taken in Oudtshoorn

25 June 2015

For the past two years the Department of Local Government in the Western Cape has been actively addressing challenges in the Oudtshoorn Municipality. Read More

Message of Support to Young Men Undertaking the Initiation Ritual

25 June 2015

Statement by Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport I would hereby like to wish all the young men of our province well as they undertake their journey to manhood over the next few weeks. Read More

Extension Notice Period for Comment - Health Facility Boards and Committees Bill

25 June 2015

The Draft Western Cape Health Facility Boards and Committees Bill, 2015 was published on 15 May 2015 for public comment. Comments must be submitted to the provincial Department of Health.  Read More