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Western Cape Government update on Coronavirus

18 March 2020

The Western Cape Government has been working day and night to contain, prepare for and mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus and Covid-19. Read More

World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day: Spread the WORD! Spread Hope!

18 March 2020

If rheumatic diseases in children are not treated appropriately, daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs and personal hygiene are affected. On World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day (WORD Day) commemorated today, Tygerberg Hospital is... Read More

Closure of Gene Louw Traffic College until further notice

18 March 2020

The Road Traffic Management Corporation has issued a directive that all Traffic Training Colleges be temporarily closed with immediate effect until further notice, this includes Gene Louw Traffic College, subse Read More

Cape metro housing database drive postponed due to national disaster declaration

17 March 2020

As a result of the National Disaster Declaration, which limits the number of people who can gather, we must immediately postpone all planned Housing Demand Database (HDD) Drives, across the Cape Metro until further notice. Read More

Closure of Early Childhood Development and Partial Care Centres

17 March 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and following the President’s announcement declaring a State of Disaster, an extraordinary decision was taken by the National Department of Social Development to close all Early Childhood Development and Partial... Read More

Minister Fritz visits family of late Carly Isaacs

17 March 2020


COVID-19: Minister Madikizela to assess public transport state of readiness

17 March 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March 2020, visit the Cape Town Bus Terminus and the Cape Town International Airport to assess the state of public trans Read More

Media Alert: Minister Marais to launch National Library Week in Paternoster

16 March 2020

Today, 16 March 2020, together with the Saldanha Bay Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will officially launch National Library Week in Paternoster. Read More

WC reverts to blood testing amidst COVID-19 containment effort

16 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has suspended Evidentiary Alcohol Breath Testing as i Read More

Western Cape last day of school is Wednesday 18 March

16 March 2020

Following the President’s announcement last night, I joined the other MECs for Education for an urgent Council of Education Ministers (CEM) teleconference with national Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, this morning, to discuss... Read More

DCAS drama programme products win big at Zabalaza Festival

16 March 2020

The annual Zabalaza Festival concluded with a proud moment for the Read More

Stop/go on DR1583 in Reebokstene

16 March 2020

Power Construction is currently finishing the seal surfacing on the left hand lane of the DR1578 down the hill between Reebokstene and the Sandhoogte intersection near the sewage works. The vehicles will start driving on the newly sealed left hand... Read More

Congratulations to the winners of the WC Nedbank Essay Writing Competition

15 March 2020

Congratulations to Anesipho Phiko from Tembelethu Secondary School who was announced as the overall winner of the annual Essay Writing Competition hosted by Nedbank, Provincial Treasury and Western Cape Education at the V& A Waterfront last... Read More

Update from Premier Alan Winde on Coronavirus

15 March 2020

On Friday afternoon, I convened a special meeting of the Provincial Cabinet and the work-stream cluster leads at the Disaster Management Centre to coordinate our government’s response to the Coronavirus. Read More

WCED launches new reading strategy

15 March 2020

This weekend, the Western Cape Education Department launched the Western Cape Reading Strategy. Read More

Public Notice: Travel & Events with regards to COVID-19

14 March 2020

Will events be cancelled in the Western Cape?   There has been no official notice of any travel restrictions and no notice to curtail mass gatherings or sporting events by National Government.   Read More

Western Cape schools remain open, but good hygiene practices are very important

13 March 2020

Western Cape schools remain open, but good hygiene practices are very important People are understandably concerned about the coronavirus, now that the Western Cape has a confirmed case.  I would, however, urge people to remain calm. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes full in-basket training of law enforcement

13 March 2020


Joy as Ou Tuin beneficiaries get their land back

13 March 2020

I was emotional while officially handing over final documentation of ownership to the Ou Tuin claimants  in Paarl yesterday (12 March 2020). Read More