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Music Therapy aiding Mental Health recovery In Children and Adolescents

26 July 2017

The Western Cape Government Health continues to see a noticeable increase in children and adolescents accessing mental health services in the province. Read More

Young city programmers using tech to solve water crisis

25 July 2017

Young computer programmers are helping to develop answers to the water crisis, and create systems for families to better manage household tasks. Read More

Mental Health in Eden

25 July 2017

Juanita Nel suffered with the ‘blues’ during her years at college. She started hearing voices after the birth of her first baby, and it was dismissed as postnatal stress.  She became delusional after her second child and only then received the help... Read More

MEC Schäfer pleased that incidents of burglary and vandalism have reduced

25 July 2017

At the start of every school term, one of my main concerns is that teachers and learners will arrive at a school that has been badly vandalised or burgled during the winter school holidays. Read More

MEDIA ALERT:MEC Plato embarks on NHW and CPF safety engagements

25 July 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato embarks on Neighbourhood Watch and Community Policing Forum safety engagements Read More

Western Cape Government Economic and Fiscal Strategy: Open for business

25 July 2017

Western Cape Representative of the South African German Chamber of Commerce, MS Anja Tambusso – Ferra The German Consul General, Mr Matthias Hansen The Acing Consul General of Switzerland, Ms Verena Mathis Read More

Young city software developers to showcase their latest concepts

24 July 2017

Young software developers will have the chance to showcase their concepts as part of Minister Alan Winde’s focus on innovation this month. Today (24 July 2017), Minister Winde will visit Absa Aliens, a training ground for talented young software... Read More

Western Cape athletes prepare for national Indigenous Games

24 July 2017

The past weekend saw approximately 200 athletes from across the Western Cape gathered at the Western Cape Sports School in Kuils River to stake their place in Team Western Cape for the forthcoming national Read More

Eight people die on Western Cape roads

24 July 2017

Eight people lost their lives over the weekend, according to a preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services. Read More

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development

24 July 2017

21 July 2017  Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell  Waste Management – Municipal mandates and responsibilities Read More

Premier Zille and Minister Schafer Showcase eLearning Model School in Gugulethu

24 July 2017

Premier Zille and Minister Schafer Showcase eLearning Model School in Gugulethu Read More

Premier Zille and Minister Schafer showcase eLearning model school in Gugulethu

24 July 2017

Premier Helen Zille and Education Minister Debbie Schafer today visited Litha Primary School in Gugulethu to view the progress being made in the province's eLearning Game Changer. Read More

Media release: We mourn the passing of Cape Town musician Errol Dyers

24 July 2017

Statement from Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport: It is with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of one of the Western Cape’s great music talents, Errol Dyers. Read More

Garden Route Rebuild initiative making headway

23 July 2017

Western Cape Government, Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde, Minister of Transport & Public Works Donald Grant, and the Mayors of Eden District, Knysna, and Bitou Municipalities met yesterday for a progress meeting on the Garden Route... Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Premier Zille and Minister Schäfer to showcase an eLearning school

21 July 2017

On Monday, 24th July 2017, Premier Helen Zille and Minister Debbie Schafer will be visiting Litha Primary School in Gugulethu. Litha Primary is one of 16 eLearning "Model School's" in the Province - as part of the Western Cape Government's (WCG)... Read More

Premier Zille and Minister Schafer to Showcase eLearning Model School

21 July 2017

Premier Zille and Minister Schafer to Showcase eLearning Model School – Litha Primary School, Gugulethu Read More

MOD Learners To Compete In Junior Softball World Championships in USA

21 July 2017

Grivonne Rhode and Chesterney Fortune from Lavender Hill High School are the first learners to progress through the Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Programme system and be Read More

Construction of new Grabouw school resumes

20 July 2017

The construction of the new R68 million Umyezo Wama Apile High School in Grabouw has resumed after a number of disruptions were resolved in consultation with the project steering committee that was nominated by the local community. Read More

Entrepreneurs invited to Investment Readiness Sessions

20 July 2017

Entrepreneurs from across the province are invited by the Western Cape Government to targeted sessions aimed at preparing them to make funding applications. Read More

N2 roadworks are 80% complete

19 July 2017

A Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate 7 km of the N2 between Borcherds Quarry Rd and the R300, and to add a third lane in both directions, is 80% complete. Read More