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Curbing gang violence requires a 'whole of society approach'

27 October 2017

Recently there has been an increase in violence in communities within Cape Town as a result of ongoing gang warfare. This has had a direct impact on our schools. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Weekend Safety Diary

27 October 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Weekend Safety Diary – Minister Plato takes youth outreach to Hangberg, meets religious leaders in Marikana and joins AfriForum for a press briefing on farm murders Read More

Diep River Child Abuse: Department intervenes in alleged child sexual exploitati

27 October 2017

Child Protection social workers from the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) have acted to place a 5 year old Diep River girl into temporary safe care. Read More

R 4 million maintenance plan at Clanwilliam Dam canals stem water losses

26 October 2017

In the current drought conditions, a R4 million maintenance programme to bolster the Clanwilliam Dam canal system to stem unnecessary losses has resulted in a more sustainable water supply to the agriculture sector. Read More

Upgraded R304 million R399 Piketberg Road officially opened

26 October 2017

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

DCAS Introduces Students To Library Core Business

25 October 2017

On Friday, 20 October 2017, students from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), accompanied by their lecturer, visited the Western Cape Library Service. Read More

Low water consumption in award-winning Green Building

25 October 2017

Earlier today (25 October 2017), Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille and officials of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) conducted a site Read More

Judge Ian Farlam concludes mediation in minibus taxi dispute

25 October 2017

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works  Last week, retired Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA) Judge, Ian Farlam, concluded the two-week long mediation process which began immediately after his appointment on 2 October 2017. Read More

Minister Grant to officially open R304 million upgraded R399 Piketberg Road

25 October 2017

Tomorrow, 26 October 2017, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, and Executive Mayor of the West Coast District Municipality, Alderman JH Cleophas, will officially open the newly upgraded R304.6 million Velddrif Read More

Incidence and Prevalence of Stroke a Growing Concern - Mbombo

25 October 2017

Advances in stroke rehabilitation in the Western Cape have reduced severe disability and the need for institutionalisation; however the incidence and prevalence of stroke victims is still increasing and remains the third leading cause of death in... Read More

N2 roadworks to be completed by early December

24 October 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 nearing completion. Read More

Media Alert: 2017 SASMA Congress To Officially Be Opened By Minister Marais

24 October 2017

Tomorrow, 25 October 2017, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais will deliver the welcoming address at the official opening of the 2017 South African Sport Medicine Association (SASMA) Read More

Western Cape Health Minister – help is available for matriculants

24 October 2017

Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo – help is available for matriculants Read More

81st SAMA Conference Explores Our Multi-Layered History

24 October 2017

On 24 October 2017 the Western Cape Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officiated at the 81st South African Museums Association (SAMA) Conference in Bellville. Read More

Statement by Minister Dan Plato - Crime Stats 2017

24 October 2017

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Crime Stats 2017 – Almost a quarter of all crime reported in the country occurs in the Western Cape Date: 24 October 2016 Read More

Minister Mbombo officially opens the Knysna wards and conducts oversight visits

24 October 2017

Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo visited the Eden District to conduct oversight visits and hold several meetings with community leaders. Read More

DCAS wins award for Year Beyond Programme

23 October 2017

On 17 October 2017, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) won an award for the Year Beyond Programme from the National School of Government at the Public Sector Trainers’ Forum (PSTF) a Read More

Strengthening leadership in provincial traffic law enforcement

23 October 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is confident that the recent appointment of two regional managers in the Directorate: Traffic Law Enforcement will make a significant contribution to improving road safety in Read More

Seven killed on Western Cape roads

23 October 2017

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that seven people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. Read More

Affordable Housing Roadshow Set To Raise Awareness In Overstrand

23 October 2017

Tomorrow, Tuesday 24 October 2017, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela  will take the Affordable Housing Roadshow to Overstrand  Municipality, Hermanus. Read More

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