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Contractors on site to ensure speedy housing handover

19 May 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased to see that progress is being made at the construction sites he has visited so far.  Read More

R10 million in fodder support distributed in the Western Cape

19 May 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has distributed R10 million in fodder support to 1727 farmers located in extreme or critically ex Read More

Min Schäfer welcomes the announcement of an approved date for reopening schools

19 May 2020

We welcome the announcement by the Minister of Basic Education regarding the date for the return of learners – 1 June for Grade 7s and 12s. Read More

More than 1300 to benefit from provincial housing projects within the next month

18 May 2020

Within the next month, 1371 beneficiaries, will across the Western Cape move into their new homes. These houses which are ready to be handed over are in various municipal district areas, including the Cape Winelands, Overberg, Garden Route, West... Read More

National Minister fails to respond to draft food relief directions

18 May 2020

On Monday, 5th of May 2020, I wrote to the National Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, requesting that she urgently rejects the proposed draft directions on the distribution of food aid. Read More

DCAS proactively supporting creativity for young learners during lockdown

18 May 2020

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and subsequent school shut down, many of our most vulnerable learners in the province are at home without access to learner-led fun and educational material. Read More

100 minibus taxis to assist fight against COVID-19

18 May 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works  Today we are proud to be launching the Red Dot service which we believe is the first in South Africa. Read More

Participate in AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2020

18 May 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging members of the public to light a candle or use mobile phone flashlight in remembrance of the many lives lost to AIDS. Read More

Minister Madikizela to launch transport service to assist fight against COVID-19

17 May 2020

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Monday 18 May 2020 launch the Red Dot service that will be providing two new services to support the provincial Department of Health’s fight Read More

Keep safe when going to work

17 May 2020

With more people going back to the office, it also means an increased risk of being exposed to Covid-19. It is normal to feel anxious returning home and potentially infecting your loved ones. Read More

R1.8 billion in UIF TERS funding disbursed in the Western Cape

15 May 2020

According to the latest information we have received from the Department of Employment and Labour, R1.8 billion of the Unemployment Insurance Fund Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (UIF TERS) funds have been disbursed to 615 188 employees in the... Read More

Deadline to move to a new house or business has been removed

15 May 2020

I’m pleased to note that the National Government has made an about-turn and removed the 7 June deadline for citizens to move to their new homes. I also welcome the opportunity that businesses now have, to move to new premises, should they require to... Read More

Sister Nokuzola Tutu encourages kangaroo mother care for healthy mother and baby

15 May 2020

Sister Nokuzola Tutu is a Staff Nurse at the Nursery and Kangaroo Mother Care Unit in Khayelitsha Hospital. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a method of care for new born babies. Read More

#Slam4urlife wants our youth’s poetry, music, art and tiktoks!

15 May 2020

Co-ordinated by the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports Department, in partnership with Community Chest, FunDza Literacy Trust and Assitej South Africa, the #Slam4urLife competition calls on young people to respond... Read More

WC Safety Plan officers support SAPS in lockdown

15 May 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, recognises the continuous support of the 500 newly deployed law enforcement officers, appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, in the enforcement of the lockdown. Read More

Revised dates for the Western Cape 2021 school admissions process

14 May 2020

Parents who applied for their children to attend Western Cape Schools in 2021 earlier this year had expected to hear the outcome of their applications from this weekend. Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer pays oversight visit to Agribusinesses in Witzenberg

14 May 2020

On Tuesday, 12 May 2020, accompanied by Premier Alan Winde and the Mayor of Witzenberg, Barnito Klaasen, I visited agribusinesses in Ceres, Witzenberg, one of the current Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape. Read More

WC Police Ombudsman agrees to investigate Muizenberg and Steenberg SAPS

14 May 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is pleased that the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO), Mr JJ Brand, has agreed to investigate incidents of police inefficiencies at both Muizenberg an Steenberg SAPS stations. Read More

Free digital and technology advisory support available for SMMEs

14 May 2020

Last week we called on the digital and technology industry in the Western Cape to volunteer for our Tech Volunteer programme which aims to match experts with businesses who need digi Read More

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