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Condolences over taxi related killing in George

4 November 2016

Joint statement by Minister Donald Grant and Mayor Melvin Naik Read More

Tygerberg Hospital honored 496 long-serving employees

3 November 2016

Tygerberg Hospital held a special long-service awards ceremony for employees who have been employed by the Western Cape Government for the past 10, 20, 30, and 40 years. Read More

Melkbosstrand roadworks almost complete

2 November 2016

A R71 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to reseal and upgrade 27 km of the R27 and 8 km of the M19 near Melkbosstrand is progressing well. Read More

Creative and design showcase for Ministry First Thursday

2 November 2016

Creativity and design take centre stage at this week’s First Thursday. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Cape Craft and Design Institute would host a Creative Exchange as part of the Ministry’s First Thursday programme. Read More

YearBeyond Volunteers to Johannesburg for Social Innovation Challenge

1 November 2016

Ten YearBeyond programme volunteers were awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Johannesburg after claiming the top spot at the programme’s Social Innovation Challenge on 28 October 2016. Read More

AtoB Challenge raises awareness of low-carbon transport choices

1 November 2016

On 30 October 2016, Minister of Transport and Public Works Donald Grant and his #ZeroEmissions team participated in the AtoB Challenge organised by Open Streets Cape Town and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). Read More

West Coast Municipality Receives Sporting Equipment From Minister Marais

1 November 2016

WEST COAST DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY RECEIVES SPORTING EQUIPMENT FROM MINISTER MARAIS    Yesterday, 31 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais officially handed over sporting equipment in the West Coast District... Read More

Eye Care Centre launched at Vredendal Hospital

1 November 2016

“The gift of sight is often undervalued until it becomes a serious burden to see,” says Sr Elizma Anthonissen, ophthalmic nurse specialist and the newly opened Eye Care Centre at Vredendal Hospital. Read More

PRE officials shine at national awards ceremony

1 November 2016

Western Cape Provincial Regulatory Entity (PRE) officials of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) made us all proud at the National Department of Transport (NDOT) Annual Transport Awards ceremony held on 29 October 2016. Read More

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

1 November 2016

Today (31 October 2016), Minister Winde addressed the World Energy Cities Partnership at the Westin. Minister Winde opened the session, “Developing an Energy Sector Hub”. Please see Minister Winde’s address below: Read More

National Government's gas to power strategy - Statement by Minister Alan Winde

1 November 2016

The Western Cape Government is disappointed that Saldanha Bay was not identified as a port for the importation of natural gas in the Preliminary Information Memorandum released by the Department of Energy on 3 October 2016. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato to launch Tafelsig Walking Bus initiative

31 October 2016

Today, Monday 31 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch a new Walking Bus initiative in Tafelsig. Read More

Guy Fawkes Safety: Fireworks are dazzling, but dangerous

31 October 2016

Guy Fawkes is just around the corner and although not a South African holiday, is usually celebrated with an array of fireworks.  Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating injuries and burns, fires... Read More

Seven fatalities on Western Cape roads

31 October 2016

Report on weekend provincial traffic law enforcement operations A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that seven road users died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

New Council of Heritage Western Cape inaugurated

31 October 2016

On 29 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais officiated at the inauguration of the new provincial heritage resources authority, Read More

Transport and Public Works excels at national awards ceremony

31 October 2016

Officials of the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) won two first places and two second places at the 2016 National Department of Transport (NDOT) Annual Transport Awards ceremony on 29 October 2016. Read More

Official Launch of 2016/17 Cultural Affairs Awards Call for Nominations

28 October 2016

Yesterday, 27 October 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais officially launched the call for nominations for the 2016/17 Cultural Affairs Awards, scheduled for February 2017. The 2016/17 theme is “Embrace Cultural... Read More

Minister Appeals To Khayelitsha, Cederberg Residents To Cooperate With Survey

28 October 2016

On Wednesday, 26 October, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela addressed the community of Khayelitsha informal settlement in Clanwilliam, Cederberg. Read More

New R47m Sinenjongo High School is handed over

28 October 2016

Today (28 October 2016), the keys of the brand new, state-of-the-art, R47 million Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton were officially handed over to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). Read More

Media Alert: Iris House Fun Run To Be Officially Started By Minister Marais

28 October 2016