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DCAS relief funding transfer process to officially commence next week

17 July 2020

As the independent adjudication process has now officially concluded and the findings presented to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), outcomes of relief funding applications will be communicated to all applicants next week, 20 July... Read More

DSD reprioritises R10.2 million for ECDs re-opening amidst COVID-19 pandemic

17 July 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) remains dedicated to providing child protection services for children and highlighting the importance of such services, in commemoration of Tata Madiba.  Read More

Reduction in the isolation period for patients with confirmed covid-19 infection

17 July 2020

Media statement by Dr Zwelini Mkhize Tonight we wish to inform South Africans that the recommended isolation period for patients with confirmed Covid-19 infection is reduced from 14 to 10 days. Read More

Results of Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations

16 July 2020

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

Illegal land and home invasions delays delivery of houses

16 July 2020

Since I took office in May 2019, I have been confronted with many attempts from various groups to illegally occupy vacant land which have been identified for Human Settlement Development, and in some instances even completed projects have seen... Read More

George Airport open for business travel under Alert Level 3

16 July 2020

We welcome the announcement today by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, that George Airport will open to receive business travellers and cargo under Alert Level 3. Read More

Minister Simmers to handover more houses in Forest Village

16 July 2020

Tomorrow, 17 July 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over 21 houses, to beneficiaries in Forest Village. These beneficiaries are from the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Langa.  Read More

Western Cape Health Platform Update - 16 July

16 July 2020

COVID-19 numbers in the Western Cape have been stable for the past 10 days: the number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases, admissions and deaths all suggest a gentle easing in the Metro. Read More

Grabouw seamstresses benefit from Ubuntu Cloth Mask initiative

16 July 2020

The Ubuntu Cloth Mask initiative has made it possible for a group of eight seamstresses in Grabouw to earn an income during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

Tourism Product Development Fund launched

15 July 2020

We are excited to announce the launch of the Tourism Product Development Fund which commits a total of R5 million to support new or existing tourism products and experiences in the Western Cape. Read More

“My stay at Houw Hoek Hotel felt like a mini holiday”- Mariana Arends

15 July 2020

Mariana Arends, a 42-year-old self-employed mother from Botrivier, came into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. When Mariana received the news that she is a close contact of a positive case, she had common cold and flu symptoms and was not sure... Read More

Do not lease or sell your state subsidised home

15 July 2020

I am deeply concerned at the increased reports from various stakeholders about residents who have received a fully subsidized home from Government, who have either rented or sold the property. Read More

Schools Evaluation Authority to assess school responses to Covid-19

15 July 2020

Earlier this year, I announced that the Chief Evaluator of the Western Cape’s Schools Evaluation Authority (SEA), Ms Karen Bydell, had appointed two lead evaluators and two evaluators so that they could begin their work in our schools. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday hero: Jacques Vosloo

15 July 2020

Jacques Vosloo (53), who works in the Linen Management Services at Groote Schuur, is today’s Appreciation Wednesday hero. The campaign seeks to give appreciation to ordinary heroes who are inspiring others during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

Replacement school for Woodlands Primary update

15 July 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works achieved completion on Section 1 (majority of the building work) on a  R47 million project to build the new Woodlands Primary Schoo Read More

Minister Meyer gesels met Klankkoerant oor landelike veiligheid

14 July 2020

Luister na minister Ivan Meyer se gesprek op Klankkoerant Read More

Neighbourhood Watches may continue to patrol during curfew

14 July 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes the Government Gazette – No. 43521 issued in terms of section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, which sets in place a curfew. Read More

"It was very difficult" – Drakenstein physiotherapist shares his COVID-19 journe

14 July 2020

COVID-19 was a reality for Mr Malcolm Williams months before he tested positive. As a physiotherapist supporting Western Cape Government Health’s clients in Drakenstein, he immediately had to adapt his working schedule to protect the most vulnerable... Read More

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