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DSD commemorates World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is commemorating World Suicide Prevention Day today, 10 September 2020, to promote its commitment and action to prevent suicides.  Read More

Latest GDP results confirms that agriculture is leading economic recovery

10 September 2020

The latest release of GDP figures from StatsSA indicates that the agriculture sector continued to perform relatively well during the second quarter of 2020. Read More

Tourism Month: World-class West Coast a great option for families

10 September 2020

Yesterday (09 September 2020), Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited tourism attractions on the West Coast to highlight the great experiences that we have to offer in the Western Cape. Read More

UPDATE: 1505 recoveries across Old Age Homes

10 September 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to monitor strict health and safety protocols across old age homes in the Province, to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. Read More

“I felt safe” – Cape mom’s tribute to health workers

10 September 2020

A mother has sent a heartfelt thank you to frontline workers in the Western Cape after beating COVID-19. Read More

“We must be vigilant, wear your mask” urge community health workers

10 September 2020

Community health workers are on the frontlines in the fight against the Coronavirus and have urged residents to remain vigilant. On 7 September 2020, several community-oriented primary care workers handed out masks in the communities of... Read More

Minister Fernandez commemorates International FASD Awareness Day

9 September 2020

Today marks the 21st annual commemoration of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day, and Provincial Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez encourages everyone to show their support by observing a minute’s... Read More

Minister Marais visits reopened libraries during National Book Week

9 September 2020

As we celebrate National Book Week, Minister Anroux Marais, together with City of Cape Town’s Mayco Member for Community Services and Health, Dr. Zahid Badroodien, visited Brackenfell and Belville libraries on Monday, both open to the public on a... Read More

Tourism Month: Western Cape tourist guide registration system goes online

9 September 2020

We are excited to announce a new online system launched to make it easier for the 5 000 tourist guides in the Western Cape to register, renew and update their details.  Read More

Minister Simmers visits Better Living Challenge tutorial filming

9 September 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers visited the filming site of the Better Living Challenge (BLC) tutorials, which is currently underway in Cape Town. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital reflections – Dirk Eiman

9 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan for the future and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Illegal land invasion delays Human Settlements delivery for most vulnerable

8 September 2020

Opinion Editorial by Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers  Read More

Rural Hero – Langeberg nurse overcomes her fear to help others

8 September 2020

What do you do when (like many other South Africans) you fear COVID-19? You push your fear aside so that you can help your patients. Western Cape Government Health honours staff like Sr Audrey Michaels of Bergsig Clinic in Robertson. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital patient discharged after 31 days in ICU

8 September 2020

Celeste Johnson’s COVID-19 ordeal is a true testament of her resilience, indomitable spirit and her faith which was fully aided by the dedication of a multidisciplinary healthcare team at Tygerberg Hospital (TBH). Read More

Minister Madikizela to visit Garden Route to address taxi industry challenges

8 September 2020

Minister Madikizela to revisit Garden Route to address challenges facing the taxi industry Read More

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders (FASD) are 100% permanent

8 September 2020

Don’t drink alcohol when you are pregnant. Not even one sip. No amount or type of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Read More

GDP contraction: We will urgently rebuild our economy in the Western Cape

8 September 2020

The massive 51% real GDP contraction in the second quarter of this year shows just how devastating the lockdown has been on the economy across South Africa.     Read More

More Kanana residents receive houses in Forest Village

8 September 2020

Yesterday, 10 more residents from the Kanana Informal Settlement in Gugulethu moved into their brand-new homes in the Forest Village development in Eersteriver. Read More

Red Dot reaches new service delivery milestones

8 September 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) Red Dot and Red Dot Lite safe transport services reached new service delivery milestones by 7 September 2020. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Jonathan Abrahams

7 September 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Jonathan Abrahams, provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More