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Minister Marais congratulates participants of first Virtual Metropole Big Walk

9 November 2020

On Saturday, 7 November 2020, Minister Anroux Marais congratulated those who participated in the first of its kind Metropole Virtual Big Walk as they collected their medals and shields at Fairmount High School in Grassy Par Read More

Violent clashes outside Brackenfell High School are unacceptable

9 November 2020

I am deeply disturbed by the violent clashes that occurred outside Brackenfell High School this morning, over a private matric celebration organised by some parents of learners who attend the school. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services operations: 2 - 8 November 2020

9 November 2020

Results of Provincial Traffic Services operations Read More

Minister Fritz condemns spate of murders over the past weekend

9 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the reported murders which took place over the past weekend. Minister Fritz furthers calls on SAPS to leave no stone unturned in their investigations and ensure that... Read More

Persons with disabilities a priority for Western Cape Human Settlements

6 November 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers said at the commencement of the annual National Disability Rights Awareness Month, which is between 3 November and 3 December, that the delivery of housing opportunities to the most... Read More

First of its kind BPO Academy launched at the College of Cape Town

6 November 2020

Today (06 November 2020), saw the official opening of the BPO Academy at the College of Cape Town, Gardens Campus which will not only provide opportunities for young people to gain the necessary skills to graduate into an exciting career in the BPO... Read More

Premier Alan Winde calls for concerted effort to beat TB epidemic

6 November 2020

Premier Alan Winde calls for concerted effort to beat TB epidemic at meeting of Provincial Council on AIDS Read More

New brand launched to position Cape Town as Africa’s Tech Capital

5 November 2020

Cape Town and the Western Cape is Africa’s tech capital, and this was reinforced today (05 November 2020) with the official launch of a new brand to unite the tech ecosystem of Cape Town and the Western Cape and present a common message to the world. Read More

Western Cape Market Access Programme supports AgriBusinesses

5 November 2020

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, recently visited Marice Mercuur, winner of the Ministerial Special Award for Youth at the 2019 Western Cape Female Entrepreneur Awards Competition. Read More

Minister Fritz notes WC Police Ombudsman’s resignation and commends his service

5 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that Mr Johan Brand has resigned from his post as the Western Cape Police Ombudsman. Minister Fritz thanks Mr Brand for his thorough work while serving in the post which has impacted positively... Read More

Minister Mbalula must rethink PRASA's institutional arrangement

5 November 2020

Regarding the restoration of PRASA as a functioning institution – the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works have entered into a partnership agreement with the SOE to support it in its key work in restoring rail Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes 8th consecutive clean audit

5 November 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has obtained an unqualified audit with no material findings (clean audit) for the eighth consecutive year. Read More

Health Platform Update and Announcement of #KeepSafe.MoveForward campaign

5 November 2020

As we get back into the swing of things, let’s stay safe. Be wise when it comes to choosing places to have fun and keep the COVID-19-safety momentum going. Read More

#CommitToFinish: Minister Schäfer wishes Western Cape matrics the best of luck

4 November 2020

I want to wish all our 2020 matrics the very best for your final exams which begin tomorrow.  I know this year has been unusual and unsettling, but I have absolute confidence in your resilience and ability to succeed.  You have had a lot of help and... Read More

Pedestrian Safety

4 November 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works would like to urge everyone to play a role in improving road safety for pedestrians, cyclists, passengers and drivers. Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz welcomes WCLA’s clean audit

4 November 2020

The Minster of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Auditor Generals findings, noting that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has received its first unqualified audit with no findings or a ‘clean audit’. Read More

Minster Marais prioritizes internet connectivity in Matzikama and Cederberg

4 November 2020

As the Western Cape safely moves forward, Minister Anroux Marais visited libraries in the Matzikama District and Cederberg Municipality last week to assess their readiness as the sector is now reopened. Read More

UPDATE: Minister Fernandez calls for caution when visiting Old Age Homes

4 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is calling on all residents to follow the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines upon visiting loved ones at old age homes, with the current number of positive cases in older persons... Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal working through Communicare matters

4 November 2020

The Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal’s (RHT) quarterly report, which covered 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020, shows that the number of Communicare matters finalised or closed has increased from 156 at the end of June 2020 to 411 at the end of... Read More

SafeTravels.CapeTown website launched to assist tourists visiting the WC

3 November 2020

Today (03 November 2020), we launched the Safe Travels website, which was developed by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism together with our destination marketing and promotion agency, Wesgro, to help domestic and international... Read More

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