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Recovered staff from Victoria Hospital share their COVID-19 experience

23 July 2020

Recovered staff from Victoria Hospital share the impact COVID-19 had on their mental and emotional health Read More

Minister Marais launches Tygerberg and Northern District’s mask activation

22 July 2020

Yesterday, Minister Anroux Marais launched the Tygerberg and Northern District’s Mask Activation, scheduled to take place every week in the area. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of Cape Town icon Mr Shafiek April

22 July 2020

The Cape Town cultural sphere has lost an icon with the passing of the president of the Cape Malay choir board, Shafiek April. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the passing of anti-apartheid hero Andrew Mlangeni

22 July 2020

We have lost another great voice in our country’s history with the passing of Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid stalwart Andrew Mlangeni. Read More

Minister Madikizela and SANTACO to sanitise Mitchells Plain taxi rank

22 July 2020

As a continued drive to raise awareness in relation to public transport, Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Thursday 23 July 2020, join SANTACO at the Mitchells Plain taxi ran Read More

Community service nurses take the lead in providing quality care for COVID-19 pa

22 July 2020

Once they have completed their qualification, professional nurses are placed in a public health facility for a year to complete their community service year. The year is used to introduce the newly qualified nurses to different situations in order... Read More

Brackengate Intermediate Care Facility receives first patients

21 July 2020

On Monday, 20 July 2020, the Brackengate Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Brackenfell, Cape Town, admitted the first ten COVID-19 patients into the 338-bed facility. Staff members received the first patient with a hearty welcome, wishing them a... Read More

1000 blankets for Hospital of Hope

21 July 2020

Yesterday the Hospital of Hope, the name for the COVID-19 Intermediate Care Facilities in Cape Town, received a donation 1000 blankets from the Tzu Chi Foundation South Africa as part of the call to Spread Warmth this Mandela Month.  Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority investigates 97, suspends 34 licenses

21 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 97 investigations conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) between 27 March and 17 July 2020. Of these 97 investigations, 44 matters were placed on the Liquor Licensing... Read More

Covid-19 in schools – the facts

21 July 2020

There has been a great deal of interest recently in comments made by Dr Michael Ryan of the World Health Organisation regarding schools and Covid-19, which have been used to motivate for the closure of schools in South Africa. Read More

Minister de Lille should clarify which land were transferred to the province

21 July 2020

The Western Cape Government has not received 14 000 hectares of land for human settlement development from the National Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille. Read More

93-year-old mother survives COVID-19

21 July 2020

Katherine Dorothy Newman is one of the oldest survivors of COVID-19 in the Western Cape.  William Newman, son of Katherine, shares that his mother is affectionately known as Dorothy, Aunty Dorothy, or Ma Newman. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the passing of stage and screen legend Elize Cawood

20 July 2020

The Arts and Culture sector has lost a true legend with the passing of actress Elize Cawood. Read More

Joyous occasion as more residents receive houses in Forest Village

20 July 2020

On Friday, 17 July 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 21 houses in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver to beneficiaries from the Joe Slovo informal settlement.  Read More

Analysis in comorbidities in adult COVID-19 deaths

20 July 2020

As part of the regular learnings about the COVID-19 and its effect on Western Cape citizens, the Department of Health has done comprehensive analysis of 2 182 deaths of persons over 20 years due to COVID-19 (as at 8 July), specifically looking at... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hero Amongst Us: Rehana Maseti

20 July 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Rehana Maseti, is proud to be a caregiver to critically ill patients, helping them to manage their physical needs, and to follow their progress, and keeping their best interest... Read More

Missing child from Khayelitsha Min Fernandez calls on public to help with search

20 July 2020

A team of social workers from the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has visited the family of the missing 12-year-old, Lunamandla Sithonga, from Khayelitsha. Read More

COVID-19 survivor celebrates birthday at Helderberg Hospital

20 July 2020

Staff members at Helderberg Hospital celebrated a patient’s birthday on 15 July 2020. A very joyful Ms Wilhelmina Williams turned 65 years old. She was admitted to the hospital on 13 July 2020 after contracting COVID-19. Read More

Alert Level 3: Curfew must not apply to long distance public transport

19 July 2020

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