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The link between back pain, stress, and your emotional wellbeing

7 September 2020

National Physiotherapy Back Week takes place annually during the second week of September to promote healthy living and educate how to prevent and manage back and neck pain. Read More

Minister Madikizela intervenes to end deadly war between CATA and CODETA

6 September 2020

Taxi violence: Minister Madikizela intervenes to end deadly war between CATA and CODETA Read More

First of its kind online National Book Week to be launched on Monday

4 September 2020

National Book Week, the Western Cape Library Service's second longest running reading awareness week, is heading online this year. Read More

Minister Fritz calls for calm in St Helena Bay ahead of planned protests

4 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls for calm in St Helena Bay amidst reports of planned protest action tomorrow under the banner of #JusticeforLeo. Read More

Covid-19 contact tracing team’s message of support

3 September 2020

A contact tracing team is often the first healthcare team to support someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing teams consist of healthcare workers across all fields, as well as community volunteers and NGO partners. Read More

Rural Hero – school health nurse tackles COVID-19 with nurturing care

3 September 2020

For many staff members in the Theewaterskloof Sub-district, the COVID-19 pandemic meant the services they offer would be temporarily stopped and they must concentrate their time and efforts on COVID-19 related matters. Read More

NPA to investigate release of alleged hitman on R1500 bail

3 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has received confirmation from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) that they will be investigating the release of an alleged gang hitman on R1500 bail from Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday,... Read More

Western Cape Government files intervening affidavit

3 September 2020

Today, the Western Cape Government (WCG) filed an intervening affidavit in the Western Cape High Court, requesting that it be allowed to participate in part B of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes progress on amendments to WC Liquor Act

2 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the progress made by his Department on the proposed amendments to the Western Cape Liquor Act (the Act).  Read More

UPDATE: Increase in COVID-19 recoveries across Old Age Homes continue

2 September 2020

In recognising the vulnerability of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Social Development continues to monitor the infection rates at homes, whilst also working to ensure that the dignity and rights of older persons are... Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday hero – Chantall Stewart

2 September 2020

Chantall Stewart (36), an Administration Clerk in the Facilities Management Department at Groote Schuur Hospital, is among 45 officials who play an instrumental role in making a difference through the “Project Teamcare” initiative. She is today’s... Read More

Western Cape electricity update: Eskom announces Stage 4 loadshedding

2 September 2020

Eskom’s announcement of stage 4 loadshedding is a bitter blow to the Western Cape economy just starting to pick up from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  Read More

WCDoA Climate Change Radio Series Finalist in 2020 Eco-Logic Awards

1 September 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) “Die Kwik Styg” Radio Series was recently announced as a finalist in the Climate Change category of Enviropaedia’s 2020 Eco-Logic Awards. Read More

Minister Fritz hosts workshop on violence prevention

1 September 2020

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held an internal workshop focusing on its approach to violence prevention for youth. Minister Fritz has noted that violence is a public health issue, as well as a police and correctional... Read More

Rural Hero – Heidi Abrahams plays key role at George Hospital during Covid-19

1 September 2020

Heidi Abrahams is a proud George resident who works at George Hospital in Supply Chain Management (SCM), an integral part during COVID-19. Apart from daily supply chain management duties, the pandemic brought added pressure in procuring, relocating... Read More

Official provincial funeral declared for Petrus Meyer

1 September 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special provincial funeral for Petrus (Piet) Meyer, who dedicated decades of his life to the public service in the Western Cape. Read More

Tourism Month: Western Cape receives global Safety Stamp

1 September 2020

To mark the start of Tourism Month, we are excited to announce that the Western Cape has been awarded the prestigious Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal conducts virtual hearings

1 September 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased that the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) is using technology to continue assisting residents of the province, given the importance of adhering to the covid-19... Read More

DSD remains committed to restoring the dignity of families in distress

1 September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious threat to the well-being and dignity of many children and  their families due to challenges related to social disruption, such as financial insecurity, unemployment, caregiving challenges and other stressors... Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals 47% of Covid-19 expenditure spent on SMMEs

1 September 2020

We are pleased to publish the second edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury. This edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report expands on the previous report to include a snapshot of the Covid-19 expenditure spent on... Read More