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N1 roadworks between Durban Road and Old Oak Interchange near completion

24 April 2019

A Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to add a third lane to the N1 in both directions between Plattekloof Road and Old Oak Interchange is expected to be complete early in May 2019. Read More

Minister Fritz to Launch Bredasdorp Child Play Therapy Room

24 April 2019

On Friday, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will be launching the province’s fourth child play therapy room and staff breastfeeding facility in Bredasdorp. This innovation aims to address greater societal issues pertaining to child... Read More

Roadworks between Langhoogte and Worcester progressing well

23 April 2019

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is making good progress with periodic maintenance on the R43 between Langhoogte and Worcester through Villiersdorp. Read More

Media alert: MEC Schafer and DJ Carl Wastie to visit Norman Henshilwood HS

23 April 2019

Today Provincial Education MEC, Debbie Schafer and radio DJ Carl Wastie will be visiting Norman Henshilwood High SChol as part of the WCED’s “Raise Your Voice, Not Your Phone” anti-bullying campaign. Read More

Sports fixtures to continue in Vredenburg after complex gets new borehole

18 April 2019

The Vredenburg Sports Grounds will be unaffected by any continuation of the Western Cape drought following the opening of a new borehole at the facility on Wednesday. Vredenburg and other towns in the Saldanha Bay Municipality were some of the... Read More

New Louwville BMX track nearing completion

18 April 2019

The residents of Louwville will soon be able to make use of their very own BMX track. Read More

West Coast museums receive welcome financial boost from DCAS

18 April 2019

Museums on the Cape West Coast received a significant financial boost on Wednesday, when a cheque handover ceremony was hosted by the Read More

Western Cape sports funding allocations now close to R8.5 million

18 April 2019

Athletes and sportspeople on the West Coast are set to benefit, after the Read More

Minister Marais to present funding to West Coast sport development and museums

17 April 2019

MEDIA ALERT:  MINISTER MARAIS TO PRESENT FUNDING TO SPORT DEVELOPMENT AND MUSEUMS IN WEST COAST    On 17 April 2019, Minister Anroux Marais will present the budgeted appropriation to the sport council and affiliated museums in the West Coast... Read More

Minister Marais opens new exhibition at Franschhoek Museum

17 April 2019

On Saturday 13 April 2019 Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

History of Knysna preserved through launch of Oral History Initiative

17 April 2019

The history of Knysna and its people will be preserved for all to enjoy for generations to come with the launch of the Read More

Dam Levels drop to 35.5%

17 April 2019

Dam Levels drop to 35.5% The average dam level in the Western Cape currently stands at 35.5% (2018: 16.5%). Dams supplying the City of Cape Town stand at an average of 47.8% (2018: 20.4%).   Read More

Media Release: Make safety number one priority this Easter

17 April 2019

I call on all citizens to ensure that they not only focus on their own safety, but also the safety of their family members and broader community, this Easter. Read More

Minister Nzimande’s public statement on Go George disappointing

17 April 2019

Minister Nzimande’s public statement on the suspension of the roll-out of Phase 4B of Go George disappointing Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More