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Minister Tertuis Simmers engages a packed hall during public meeting in George

31 January 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers addressed a public meeting in Conville, George, to discuss the Metro Grounds Housing Project. Read More

Minister Schäfer engages with Sonskyn Vallei community

31 January 2020

Yesterday I, along with the Deputy Director-General for Education Planning at the WCED, Mr Salie Abrahams, met with representatives of the community of Sonskyn Vallei in Mossel Bay – including parents of children in the community that attend... Read More

WCG engages with Bavarian Police Officials on Safety Best Practice

30 January 2020

Western Cape Government engages with Bavarian Police Officials on Safety Best Practice Read More

Update: Coronavirus Outbreak

30 January 2020

Media Alert : No cases of Coronavirus in South Africa​ Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to host public meeting in George

29 January 2020

Tomorrow, 30 January 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will host a public meeting in Conville, George, pertaining to the Metro Grounds Housing Project. Read More

Veterinary Services Portfolio boosted by bio-safety Level 3 Laboratory

29 January 2020

The Western Cape’s veterinary laboratory services boosted their portfolio significantly with the addition of a Biosafety Level 3 mobile laboratory, which was introduced this morning by the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer. Read More

Decline in fatalities on Western Cape roads this festive season

29 January 2020

Twenty-three (23) % decline in fatalities from 1 December 2019 to 15 January 2020 Read More

Dam levels Update

28 January 2020

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Residents urged to comment on train arson by 31 January

28 January 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, reminds residents to make their submissions on the investigation into SAPS’ inability to bring anyone to book over the destruction to railway infrastructure in the province by 31 January 2020. Read More

2019 Systemic Test results show Western Cape Education strategies are working

28 January 2020

I am pleased to have received the results of our 2019 Systemic Tests, which show that our provincial education system continues in general to improve year-on-year, despite immense challenges. Read More

Minister Madikizela to release Festive Season road safety statistics

28 January 2020

Tomorrow, Wednesday 29 January 2020, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will release the 2019/20 Festive Season Road Safety statistics during a media conference. Read More

Western Cape electricity update – 28 January

28 January 2020

Eskom has cautioned that the national power system is tight and the utility had to resort to using its diesel turbines this morning to supplement c Read More

Career resilience workshops planned for AMSA workers in Saldanha

27 January 2020

We are committed to supporting the workers affected and the Saldanha Bay community. Read More

Minister Fernandez urges ECD facilities to register educational programmes

27 January 2020

As part of its registration drive, the Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development (DSD) is inviting all Early Childhood Development (ECD) facilities to register with the department. Read More

Tender for services in housing construction and infrastructure now open

27 January 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, calls upon built-environment professionals and service providers to submit tenders for the construction of housing, infrastructure and various related services in the Province. Read More

Media alert: WCED unveils cattle kraals at De Rust Futura Agricultural School

24 January 2020

Today, Agricultural School De Rust Futura will be unveiling their new state of the art cattle kraals. The WCED erected the kraals on land that was donated to the school by Dr Paul Cluver. Read More

Western Cape Government Health monitoring developments of Coronavirus outbreak

24 January 2020

Western Cape Government Health is closely monitoring the developments of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The World Health Organisation (WHO) regularly issues updates on the situation. No cases of the Coronavirus have been reported in South... Read More

Pledge to protect EMS staff

24 January 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging members of the public to pledge to stand by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff who risk their lives every day to save lives. Read More

Engagement Notes: PG MTEC 2 engagements commence

23 January 2020

Yesterday, we kicked off the first of the Provincial Government Medium Term Expenditure Committee (PG MTEC) 2 engagements hosted by Provincial Treasury and chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier. Read More

Sports Academy tennis stars going from strength to strength

23 January 2020

Junior tennis players from the Cape Winelands Sports Academy were once again recognised for their impressive performances and talent, with three called up to represent South Africa at international tournaments. Read More