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Knysna Forest Marathon A Fitting End to Festival

13 July 2015

The 42 km Knysna Forest Marathon and 21 km half marathon took place in cold conditions on Saturday 11 July 2015. This final event of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival started in the forest about 15 km out of town. Read More

Two murders in two different communities – we are all called to action

9 July 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety In the past 24 hours, two different communities have been rocked by murders that call for serious introspection and immediate action. Read More

Department Approves 201 Metered Taxi Operating Licence Applications

9 July 2015

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

DCAS Makes Boccia Happen at Knysna Oyster Festival

8 July 2015

A boccia tournament for disabled athletes, presented by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), took place on 8 July 2015 at the Read More

Provincial Traffic Makes R800 000 Abalone Bust in Grabouw

8 July 2015

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

Stop Vigilante killings

7 July 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

A First for isiXhosa and SA Chess

7 July 2015

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs (DCAS) and author Watu Kobese launched the first isiXhosa chess book in Cape Town on 7 July 2015. Read More

Inside Government: An Uber test for innovation

6 July 2015

Government is a complex beast.  It can only do what the law specifically allows it to do, not what people (or the Premier) think it should do. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Marais to Launch First isiXhosa Chess Book

6 July 2015

On Tuesday, 7 July 2015, Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, will be launching an isiXhosa chess terminology book which will be the first of its kind in the country. Read More

Twenty-three Arrested for Drinking and Driving This Weekend

6 July 2015

Three pedestrians were killed on Western Cape roads this weekend. Two drivers and one passenger were also killed in separate crashes. The pedestrians were all male. One died near Bothasig in Cape Town, one in Darling and one near Worcester. Read More

MOD Assists Earth Moves Winner to Record Demo Album

3 July 2015

Michaela Adonis, a 17-year old from Mitchell’s Plain, has just recorded her first demonstration album at the Red Bull Studios in Bree Street, Cape Town. She won the chance to record by ending in first place in the “Earth Moves” talent competition... Read More

Ongoing repairs on Chapman’s Peak Drive

3 July 2015

Good progress is being made with repairing infrastructure on Chapman’s Peak Drive after the wildfires that devastated the Cape Peninsula in March 2015. Read More

New officers to improve Western Cape traffic safety

3 July 2015

The Western Cape’s provincial traffic service was strengthened on 2 July 2015 when 29 new traffic officers graduated from a year-long training course at the Gene Louw Traffic College in Brackenfell. Read More

Accredited Training for Emerging Building Contractors in the Western Cape

3 July 2015

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works will soon be providing accredited training to 60 emerging contractor-owners from across the province on how to run their construction businesses more effectively. Read More

MOD Baseball’s Rising Star

2 July 2015

The rise of 17-year old baseball star Sheldon Trosky is a success story made possible by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

Committed to Fair Adjudication of All Operating Licence Applications

2 July 2015

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

Joint oversight visit to pilot Safety Interventions at Parow train station

1 July 2015

Today, 1 July 2015, Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, and Metrorail Regional Manager, Richard Walker, will conduct an oversight visit to a pilot safety project being implemented at the... Read More

Influenza Season 2015 Has Arrived

1 July 2015

 Every year during the winter months between May and August, South Africa experiences an increase in influenza (commonly known as flu) circulation.   Read More

DCAS Contributes to Transformation of Heritage Landscape

1 July 2015

On Tuesday, 30 June 2015, Anroux Marais, Western Cape (WC) Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, convened a Provincial Consultative Meeting on the Transformation of the Heritage Landscape. Read More

Rail & Commuter Safety pilot project update: Better Together

1 July 2015

Joint Media Release by the Western Cape Government Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato Minister of Transport & Public Works, Donald Grant Metrorail Regional Manager, Richard Walker Read More

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