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Update :65 Babies born on Leap Day in public health facilities

29 February 2020

Saturday, 29th February 2020, proved to be a bustle of activity for both staff and parents at public health care facilities throughout the Western Cape as 65 babies were born by 15:00 on Leap Day, comprising of 24 boys and 41 girls. Read More

Listen to our Business Support Radio Show Part 2: Tackling business challenges

28 February 2020

On 27 February, the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, the HOD for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Solly Fourie, and the Chief Director for the Green Economy, Helen Davies, spoke to Wayne Mckay from... Read More

Media Briefing On Western Cape Readiness for COVID-19

28 February 2020

Following the diagnosis of a patient with COVID-19 in Nigeria, the first patient in Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Cape Government Health is hosting a media briefing on Monday, 2 March, to detail provincial readiness and the measures put into place to... Read More

Media Briefing On Western Cape Readiness for COVID-19

28 February 2020

Following the diagnosis of a patient with COVID-19 in Nigeria, the first patient in Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Cape Government Health is hosting a media briefing on Monday, 2 March, to detail provincial readiness and the measures put into place to... Read More

Ministers Schäfer and Fritz visit Beaufort West to inspect route learners walk

27 February 2020

Today I visited Beaufort West to personally inspect the route that learners in the town walk to school in the absence of school transport. I was joined by the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, and district officials. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the loss of Nolufefe Philpina Mtshabe

27 February 2020

It is with great sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of one of our well- known choral practitioners, Nolufefe Philpina Mtshabe. Read More

Western Cape Legislature building lit up in rainbow flag

27 February 2020

For the first time ever, the Western Cape Legislature building has been lit up in rainbow colours, in celebration and support of Pride week, currently taking place in Cape Town. Read More

Media alert: Minister Marais to open new multipurpose fields in Khayelitsha

27 February 2020

Tomorrow, Friday 28 February 2020, Minister Anroux Marais will officially open the new multipurpose fields, funded by the Gary Kirsten Foundation and Multichoice, at Chris Hani Arts and Culture High School in Khayelitsha. Read More

Junior Traffic Training Centre to teach Simondium learners better road safety

27 February 2020

“With this Junior Traffic Training Centre (JTTC), we aim to reduce the risk of road crashes like the one in March last year which claimed the life of an eight-year old learner of this school.” Read More

Thousands of Western Cape residents let down – PRASA must pay its bills now

27 February 2020

Today's suspension of Metrorail services due to non-payment of Eskom bills has left thousands of Western Cape residents from our poorest communities stranded.  This is completely unacceptable and cannot be allowed to continue. Read More

First Thursday to be held in Stellenbosch for the first time

26 February 2020

The Western Cape Open Government First Thursday event will be going on the road for March- with the first outside event to be held in Stellenbosch on 5 March.  The event will be held at Rietenbosch Primary School in Cloetesville. Read More

Fruitful engagements with Hermanus stakeholders about housing development

26 February 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says he is pleased with the fruitful engagements he had in Hermanus about the Greater Hermanus Housing Development. Read More

2019 Language and Mathematics Awards to schools

26 February 2020

Last night, the WCED celebrated the achievements of our Province’s schools who produced excellent results and improvements in our Grade 3, 6 and 9 language and mathematics systemic tests in 2019. Read More

Minister Fritz visits Ocean-View following gang-related shootings

26 February 2020

  Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, visited the SAPS Ocean View station and the bereaved family of Emaan Solomons (8) who was killed whilst playing in her yard during an alleged gang-related shout out in Ocean View yesterday... Read More

Transport Ministers visit Paarl in bid to resolve ongoing taxi violence

26 February 2020

Tomorrow, Thursday 27 February 2020, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela together with Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula will visit Mbekweni in Paarl in a bid to resolve the ongoing taxi Read More

Minister Maynier's response to Budget 2020

26 February 2020

The Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, has lost control of our public finances and provinces will have to absorb significant budget cuts over the medium term to bailout zombie state-owned enterprises, which risks compromising service delivery in... Read More

Career resilience workshops for AMSA workers in Saldanha Bay a success

25 February 2020

Over 1,000 people visited the Western Cape government’s Career Resilience Outreach Workshops that took place at the White City Multipurpose Centre in Saldanha last week to provide support for those affected by the winding down of the ArcelorMittal... Read More

Minister Fritz launches safety outreach for Mitchells Plain youth

25 February 2020

Last night, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, opened the three-day ‘Leadership and Opportunities Youth Outreach Programme’ for 100 matriculants from Mitchells Plain who completed their studies in 2019. Read More

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