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Community Screening and Testing Resumes On 14 April 2020

14 April 2020

In the fight against the coronavirus, Government is embarking on an active program through the COVID-19 Home Visits program. We are trying to find people who might need help. We need to talk to people to find out whether they need to go for testing... Read More

Minister Fritz strongly condemns lootings

14 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the looting of several food stores today. Incidents were reported in Mannenberg, Sherwood Park, Nyanga Junction and Gatesville. Read More

Easter weekend road statistics

14 April 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Western Cape government mourns the loss of Koelsoem Kamalie

14 April 2020

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Koelsoem Kamalie, one of Bonteheuwel’s shining stars as she became well-known for her culinary skills, not only in Cape Town but the world over. Read More

Informal settlement support and upgrade programme community engagements commence

14 April 2020

Following lengthy, yet transparent and critical inter-governmental engagements, I am pleased to announce that community engagements for our Rapid Informal Settlement Support and Upgrade Programme (RISSUP)/re-blocking commenced this past weekend. Read More

Western Cape Severe Weather Advisory

11 April 2020

Western Cape Disaster Management Centre – Severe Weather Update Read More

Concern about high volume of mini-bus taxis travelling to other provinces

10 April 2020

I note with serious concern the number of mini-bus taxis who are not adhering to transport regulations and are travelling to, amongst others, the Eastern Cape during this Easter weekend. Read More

Minister Fritz sends stern warning to liquor traders

9 April 2020

To date, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 20 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the national regulations whereby liquor traders sold alcohol during the lockdown period. Read More

Beware of fake job and traffic officer training scams

9 April 2020

Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC) has become aware that, as in previous years, fake traffic officer job advertisements are being placed in the College’s name. Read More

Minister Madikizela to distribute protective materials to the taxi industry

8 April 2020

As part of his on-going raising of awareness about hygiene on public transport, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Thursday 9 April 2020, distribute Personal Protective Equ Read More

Emergency school feeding off to a great start in Western Cape

8 April 2020

The emergency school feeding programme started around the Western Cape today, as schools and communities have come together to ensure our learners’ health will not suffer during this extended school closure. Read More

Adhere to rental regulations during lockdown period

8 April 2020

Due to the national lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there is much confusion in the rental property market and a tenant’s obligation to pay rent.   Read More

Quality reading @home (Part 3)

7 April 2020

If I were put on the spot and asked one very simple question: “What is the best education activity a parent can do during lockdown with their children?”, my answer would confidently be: “READING”. Read More

Road safety remains a top priority during the Covid-19 lockdown

7 April 2020

I would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the families and colleagues of the farmworkers who tragically died during a collision on the N1 this morning. Read More

Wine exports allowed to continue: Good news for the wine industry

7 April 2020

I welcome the news today that regulations have been amended to allow for the export of wines from South Africa.  During the lockdown period the following is now permitted: Read More

Minister Meyer thanks farmers and agri workers for continued food production

6 April 2020

Minister Ivan Meyer thanks farmers and agri workers for continued food production and taking steps to stop the spread of Covid-19 Read More

JUMP app launched to support businesses in the Western Cape

6 April 2020

We are excited to announce the official launch of the new JUMP for entrepreneurs smartphone app – an innovative one-stop-shop for existing and potential business owners in the Western Cape to get all the resources they need to start, scale and grow... Read More

Gain new digital skills during lockdown with I-CAN Learn

6 April 2020

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism have a large number of free digital skills training courses available online through the I-CAN Learn platform, and we encourage anyone interested in learning new digital skills during the lockdown... Read More