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“We Are Open” international tourism campaign kicks off

6 October 2020

Today we are excited to announce the first phase of our international tourism campaign to encourage German business and leisure travellers to “Soweit weg fuhlen” (“get that faraway feeling”) by booking their next trip to Cape Town and the Western... Read More

Taxi Lekgotla: Minister Madikizela to visit Cape Winelands District

6 October 2020

Minister Madikizela to visit Cape Winelands District in build up to taxi lekgotla Read More

Minister Marais empowers Drakenstein municipality with four new libaries

6 October 2020

As we safely move forward in the sector, together with the Executive Mayor of the Drakenstein Municipality: Mr. Conrad Poole, Executive Director of Community Services: Mr. Read More

WCLA Update: A day in the life of a liquor inspector

6 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has investigated 171 cases in which liquor vendors allegedly contravened the National Disaster Risk Management Act’s regulations between 27 March... Read More

DSD’s NPO Help Desk reopens

6 October 2020

The Department of Social Development is pleased to announce that its NPO Help Desk has reopened, and is ready to assist NPOs with their queries. Read More

The WCED welcomes the decision by the court to allow proper representation

6 October 2020

The Western Cape Education Department has been made aware of comments allegedly made in the media by the Heathfield HS SGB Treasurer, Mr Brandon De Kock, that the Labour Court has “granted Heathfield High school principal Mr Wesley Neumann an urgent... Read More

Fencing project created jobs and greater drought resilience in Rietpoort

6 October 2020

A partnership between Government and the Rietpoort community has helped build a healthier ecosystem and created 100 job opportunities and more than 300 person working days. Read More

Motor Vehicle Renewal Notices (MVL2's) no longer being posted

6 October 2020

Please note the changes to the natis website address below. Read More

Media alert: Minister Anroux Marais to open four new libraries in Drakensten

5 October 2020

As we safely move forward in the sector, together with the Drakenstein Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will open 4 libraries in the region on Monday, 5 October 2020.   Read More

Minister Fritz condemns shooting in Hanover Park

5 October 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the shooting incident which killed a 28-year-old man and injured seven people who were subsequently taken to hospital. Read More

Western Cape committed to integrated communities on World Habitat Day

5 October 2020

As World Habitat Day (WHD) is celebrated across the globe today (5 October 2020), Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says his department is fully committed to creating integrated communities, to ensure the reshaping of our... Read More

Minister Schäfer pays tribute to Western Cape teachers on World Teachers’ Day

5 October 2020

The WCED and I wish all Western Cape teachers a happy World Teachers’ Day! Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 28 September – 4 October 2020

5 October 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 88 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoints and speed control operations in the week of 28 September to 4 October 2020, and 12 468 vehicles were stopped and checked. Read More

Minister Fernandez calls for further clarity on ECD migration

5 October 2020

The Western Cape Government has yet to receive further information on the proposed migration of the Early Childhood Development sector from Provincial Departments of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE), as announced... Read More

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Moorreesburg

5 October 2020

On Wednesday, the Department of Community Safety will launch the newly trained and deployed West Coast District’s K9 unit. The unit has been especially trained to assist law enforcement operations in combating the trade and transportation of illicit... Read More

#CommitToFinish: WCED launches campaign to motivate Grade 12s

4 October 2020

This year has certainly been a tumultuous year for our Grade 12 learners and their teachers. Despite the disruptive school year, they have shown true grit and determination! They have shown how resilient they are and I am extremely proud of them. Read More

October is Social Development Month: International Day of Non-Violence

2 October 2020

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed annually on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Read More

Uitsig mom on using an isolation facility

2 October 2020

The country may be under lockdown level one, but the fight against the Coronavirus continues with quarantine and isolation facilities remaining available to use at no cost. Read More

Overberg sports clubs encouraged to resume service to their communities

1 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) completed its annual sport funding cycle on Wednesday, when the last of six cheque handover ceremonies took place in the Overberg town of Swellendam. Read More

International travel restrictions: A different approach needed to save tourism

1 October 2020

The risk-based approach regulating international travel released by national government yesterday (30 September 2020) is a major blow for the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western Cape. Read More