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MEC Schafer calls on communities to help protect schools

22 January 2018

During the December 2017 school holiday period, the WCED's Safe Schools directorate increased security at identified high risk schools and deployed additional security to these schools. Read More

Nineteen motorists arrested for alleged drink driving this weekend

22 January 2018

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that 5 people died on the province’s roads over the weekend. A total of 19 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Media Alert: New spokesperson in the Ministry of Economic Opportunities

22 January 2018

Contact information for the new spokesperson for Economic Opportunities   Read More

Stilbaai roadworks nearing completion

18 January 2018

A R156 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to rehabilitate and make design improvements to the R305 between Stilbaai and the N2 is nearing completion. Read More

George to get additional vehicle licence mark

18 January 2018

On 12 January 2018, the Department of Transport and Public Works published a notice in Read More

Media Release: Neighbourhood Watch Awards 2018

17 January 2018

Joint Media Release by Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member: Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith Date: 17 January 2018 Read More

2018 school year off to a smooth start in the Western Cape

17 January 2018

Today was an exciting day for many learners and parents. More than one million flocked to schools today - many for the first time - as the 2018 school year began in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato conducts solidarity walkabouts with Walking Busses

16 January 2018

This week, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will conduct solidarity walks with Walking Busses operating in the Lentegeur, Delft and Hanover Park areas. Read More

N1 road closure notice

15 January 2018

The N1 (TR9/1) Outbound Carriageway will be closed due to the installation of formwork required for the Old Oak West Bridge deck reconstruction from Saturday, 27 January (7pm) to Sunday, 28 January (9am). Read More

Eight people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

15 January 2018

A preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services indicates that eight people died on the province's roads over the weekend. A total of 18 motorists were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Levana primary school, Lavender Hill

15 January 2018

On Wednesday 17th January 2018, more than a million learners are expected to arrive at schools across the Western Cape to begin the 2018 school year. Read More

Western Cape 2017 National Senior Certificate Awards

11 January 2018

Premier Helen Zille DG of the Western Cape Government, Brent Gerber Superintendent-General Brian Schreuder Chair of the Western Cape Education Standing Committee, Basil Kivedo, and other members All Officials of the WCED Read More

Premier Zille Congratulates WC Learners at Matric Awards Ceremony

11 January 2018

Premier Zille Congratulates WC Learners at Matric Awards Ceremony Read More

December 2017 ‘peak season’: 11.5% increase in international arrivals

11 January 2018

Initial reports on the December 2017 peak tourism month show high growth in international arrivals, and an increase in visitors to regions across the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Government condemns fatal shooting of Metrorail security guard

10 January 2018

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

Condolences on the Passing of Gerald Morkel

10 January 2018

Condolences on the Passing of Gerald Morkel Read More

WCED implements learner placement plan for 2018

9 January 2018

Officials of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) are working closely with schools to accommodate thousands of learners still looking for places in schools in the province. Read More

Avian Influenza update: Spread amongst poultry has halted.

9 January 2018

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (9 January 2018) announced that no new cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed at previously uninfected poultry farms in the province since 31 October 2017. Read More

Media alert: Media accreditation for the Western Cape NSC 2017 awards ceremony

8 January 2018

On Thursday 11th January 2018, Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape and Debbie Schäfer, MEC of Education in the province will be hosting the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2017 Awards Ceremony at the Premier's Residence. Read More

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