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Five people killed on Western Cape roads over the weekend

7 March 2016

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services arrested 32 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 March 2016. Four other arrests were made: Read More

Initiation Forums Consultative Meeting Discusses Upcoming Initiation Season

7 March 2016

Several groups of Initiation Forum chairpersons, members, practitioners and traditional leaders from the Western Cape came together on Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March 2016 for their annual Initiation Forums Consultative Meeting at the Okkie... Read More

Minister Meyer launched the Western Cape Community Survey 2016

7 March 2016

Western Cape Finance Minister, Dr Ivan Meyer today launched Statistics South Africa’s Community Survey 2016 in the Western Cape. Read More

Min. Fritz to congratulate blind youth winner of international essay competion

7 March 2016

Today, the Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will meet and congratulate Joel Greek, a learner from the Athlone School for the Blind, who has won the Lions Clubs International essay competition. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Anroux Marais Shoots off Cape Town Cycle Tour

4 March 2016

MEDIA ALERT: MINISTER MARAIS SHOOTS OFF CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR   On Sunday, 6 March 2016, 35 000 cyclists will line up to compete in the world’s largest timed cycle race in Cape Town. Read More

Minister Marais Officially Opens Hangberg Public Library

4 March 2016

On Thursday 3 March 2016 the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officially opened the Hangberg Read More

Elderly and Special Needs Beneficiaries Prioritised for the Forest Village

3 March 2016

The R1.1 billion Forest Village Housing Project, to begin in March this year, will prioritize the elderly and those with special needs, according to Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela. Read More

Oudtshoorn investigation makes 132 findings

3 March 2016

The final report on the forensic investigation into Oudtshoorn municipality has been handed over to Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape. Read More

Chartered Accountant Academy opens today

2 March 2016

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury recently established a Chartered Accountant Academy (CAA) to create a talent pool by offering graduates the opportunity to become chartered accountants with an in depth understanding of public sector financial... Read More

First phase of Valkenberg Hospital revitalisation complete

2 March 2016

The first phase of a R146 million Department of Transport and Public Works project for the Western Cape Department of Health to restore historical buildin Read More

Table Mountain Safety Forum approach Proving Successful

2 March 2016

Joint statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Paddy Gordon, Table Mountain National Park Manager (SANParks) Read More

Don’t ever throw a cigarette butt out of a car window

2 March 2016

Hot, dry and windy weather conditions have dramatically increased the fire risk in the Western Cape. The Department of Transport and Public Works is asking smokers never to throw their cigarette butts out of vehicle windows. Read More

Oral History Initiative Launched At Piketberg Library

2 March 2016

Another Oral History Initiative was launched by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in partnership with the Bergrivier Municipality on Monday 29 Februa Read More

Cosatu's Ehrenreich takes bizarre swipe at successful road safety campaign

2 March 2016

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

Family of slain Paarl child visited by Minister Fritz

2 March 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, yesterday paid a visit to the family of an 11 year-old girl who was found murdered in Paarl, to commiserate and show support for the grieving family. Read More

Philisa Abafazi Bethu launches new centre in Grassy Park

1 March 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, today officially launched the new Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PABs) office space and centre in Grassy Park. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Anroux Marais Declares March the Month of Cycling

1 March 2016

The month of March is the global highlight of each cyclist's calendar. It is during this month that cyclists from all over the world meet in the Western Cape to participate in premier cycling events. These events include: Read More

Cape Town Cycle tour – Provincial Disaster Centre to be activated

1 March 2016

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre will be activated on Sunday for the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour. Read More

Oudtshoorn: Forensic report Complete

1 March 2016

The forensic investigation into the Oudtshoorn Municipality has been completed and the forensic report was handed overto the office of the Director General of the Western Cape today. Read More