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Major renovations completed at local hospital

23 October 2017

Knysna Hospital has enjoyed large scale renovations during the last couple of years. The newly revamped Emergency Centre (EC) was opened in 2014 and today, 23 October 2017, the official opening of the rest of the wards took place. Read More

Western Cape opposes the use of pension funds to bailout SAA

23 October 2017

I recently wrote to the National Minister of Finance to reiterate my stance that I cannot support any decision that puts the pensions of public sector workers at risk. I had previously reiterated this position at the Budget Council of 22 September... Read More

MEC donates hygiene and dental care kits to ECD centre in Bonnievale

22 October 2017

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, donated 70 oral hygiene packs to 50 children at the Kapteinetjies Educare Centres, in Bonnievale (Cape Winelands region). Read More

Roadworks begin on the R44 near Gordon’s Bay

20 October 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started periodic maintenance on the R44 between Rooi Els and Gordon’s Bay. This R59 million project is expected to have been completed in mid-2018. Read More

Update on avian influenza

20 October 2017

There are 56 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape . This is up from 50 confirmed cases last week. Read More

Update on Avian Influenza

20 October 2017

There are 56 confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Western Cape . This is up from 50 confirmed cases last week. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the number of culled birds stood at 2.7 million, of which 2.6m were layer hens. Read More

Media Alert: New Outdoor Gym To Be Opened By Minister Marais In Paarl

20 October 2017

On Monday, 23 October 2017, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will officially open the new outdoor gym in Paarl. Read More

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19 October 2017

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Ministers Schäfer and Grant appeal to metrorail and taxi associations

19 October 2017

On Tuesday 24th October 2017, thousands of matric candidates across the province will begin to write the 2017 National Senior Certificate examinations. Many of these candidates rely on public transport to make it to their examination venue each day. Read More

Appeal to public transport operators to assist with transport for NSC exams

19 October 2017

Joint statement by Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education and Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Western Cape Government leading the way in energy and water savings

19 October 2017

The WCG is set to save R500 000 per annum in electricity costs from solar PV panels on the rooftops of its Cape Town buildings, and is saving an estimated 25 600 litres of water a day after converting 320 conventional flush urinals into waterless... Read More

Refits and new standards reduce water consumption in WCG buildings

19 October 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is already saving an estimated 25 600 litres of water a day after converting 320 conventional water flush urinals in Read More

Over 19 000 Housing Opportunities Delivered in The Western Cape During 2016/17

19 October 2017

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, has today, 19 October 2017, tabled its 2016/17 Annual Report. The Department is delighted to announce it has delivered 19 829 human settlement opportunities against a target of 19 664, for the 2016/... Read More

Expect roadworks on Chappies until December

18 October 2017

Sections of Chapman’s Peak Drive from the Hout Bay end to Lookout Point will be closed from 23 October until 1 December 2017 for the re-surfacing of the roadway. Read More

Premier to provide update on province's sustainable development initiatives

18 October 2017

Tomorrow, Thursday 19 October 2017, Premier Helen Zille will provide a progress update on the province’s sustainable development initiatives - including energy and water saving. Read More

Young Western Cape winemakers win at national awards

18 October 2017

Young winemakers from the Western Cape have scooped top awards at one of the country’s most prestigious competitions. Read More

Deadline for comment on Draft Bill for Commissioner for Children extended

18 October 2017

The deadline for comment on the Bill for the appointment of a Commissioner for Children has been extended to 17 November 2017. The previous deadline was 31 October 2017. Read More

Statement by Minister Dan Plato - Airport shooting condemned

18 October 2017

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Airport shooting condemned   Date: 18 October 2017 Release: Immediate Read More

Lwandle Frozen Baby: Department will assist police inquest

18 October 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) will assist the police in their inquest into the death of an approximately 3 month old baby, whose corpse was found in a dustbin in Lwandle. Read More

False claims made in malicious Cape Argus articles

18 October 2017

We fundamentally reject the malicious allegations in the Cape Argus page 3 story of today. Read More

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