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Western Cape wins top awards at National Batho Pele Excellence Awards

31 October 2020

Last night, at the annual National Batho Pele Excellence Awards, the Western Cape Government was honoured with numerous prizes for top performance in the public service. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R1.59 billion spent on Covid-19

30 October 2020

We are pleased to publish the fourth edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury. Read More

SAA bailout will cost nearly 6 000 beneficiaries title deeds in Province

30 October 2020

By cutting the Western Cape Title Deed Restoration Grant (TDRG) by over R23 million, as part of the R10,5 billion bailout to SAA, the National Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni had demonstrated that the National Government was not prepared to make... Read More

New campaign videos launched for the “We Are Open” tourism campaign

30 October 2020

Last week (28 and 29 October 2020), the Western Cape Government and Wesgro hosted events in Johannesburg and Durban to officially launch the “We Are Open” t Read More

Forest Village housing development continues to improve the lives of people

29 October 2020

On 27 and 28 October 2020, 43 deserving and qualifying beneficiaries moved into their brand-new homes in Forest Village, Eersteriver. This means since the beginning of August 2020, 195 people have benefitted from this Catalytic Project.   Read More

#CommitToFinish: ePortal provides increased support to learners

29 October 2020

At the start of the lockdown, the closure of our country’s schools on the 18th of March was envisaged as an extended holiday. The plan was not to have any teaching and learning taking place, and to rather shorten holidays later in the year to make... Read More

DSD continues making progress in addressing Foster Care extensions backlog

29 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development continues to make progress in addressing the backlog in foster care order extensions. Presently,  a total of 35 835 children are in Foster Care in the Western Cape.   Read More

Minister Fritz pleased with LEAP’s progress in Hanover Park since redeployment

29 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the progress made since the redeployment of Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers (LEOS), appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, into Hanover Park on Monday... Read More

​​​Western Cape Veterinary Service provide free support to smallholder livestock

29 October 2020

On Tuesday, 27 October 2020, veterinary technicians attached to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's (WCDoA) Veterinary Service presented workshops to smallholder livestock farmers in Klapmuts, Paarl. Read More

To prevent stroke, it is important to understand your risk factors

29 October 2020

As one in four adults are likely to have a stroke in their lifetime, Tygerberg Hospital would like to remind the public that almost all strokes can be prevented. Read More

Minister Fritz calls on residents to report liquor vendors operating illegally

28 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on residents to report liquor vendors operating outside of the law. Read More

Minister Schäfer congratulates Brent Walters on his appointment as WCED SG

28 October 2020

It gives me pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr Brent Walters as the next Superintendent General of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). He was officially appointed yesterday by Premier Alan Winde, and will lead the WCED from 1 April... Read More

Total’s gas reserve discovery at Luiperd welcomed

28 October 2020

We welcome the announcement today (28 October 2020), by the President of Exploration & Production at Total, Arnaud Breuillic, that a second di Read More

MTBPS2020: SAA bailout at the expense of safety, dignity and jobs

28 October 2020

What is clear from the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni’s, Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, tabled today in the National Assembly (28 October 2020), is that our provincial budget has been cut by a further R1,47 billion in this financial year in... Read More

Minister Fritz hosts safety holiday programme for 240 Mitchells Plain youth

28 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is hosting a school holiday programme, with a focus on safety, for grades 5, 6 and 7 learners. The programme began on Monday 26 October and is ongoing until Friday 30 October. Read More

Breast Clinic nurse has a heart for the patients

28 October 2020

Sister Serena Murie has been a nurse for 33 years and in 2019 she took over the reins as the Breast Clinic Co-ordinator at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), which sees about 6 000 new patients annually at the hospital. Read More

Surviving a stroke with occupational therapy

27 October 2020

The month of October highlights World Occupational Therapy and the significant role Occupational Therapists (OTs) play in communities and healthcare facilities. Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic... Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal making steady progress with backlog

27 October 2020

Between 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) has made significant progress in addressing its backlog, by reducing its cases from 1 903 to 1 635. Read More

DSD waits on National Minister to sign MOU for 6 New Shelters

27 October 2020

Yesterday, 26 October 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, was accompanied by Executive Mayor of Oudtshoorn Municipality, Christiaan Macpherson, during an oversight visit to a shelter for victims of violence and... Read More