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Minister Fritz calls on transversal committee on organised crime to convene

3 November 2020

Minister Fritz calls on transversal committee on organised crime to convene and investigate Gugulethu shooting Read More

Minister Fritz to brief media on Department’s submission on SAPS Bill

2 November 2020

Minister Fritz to brief media on Department’s submission on SAPS Bill and its impact on neighbourhood watches Read More

Minister Fritz concerned about neighbourhood watch amendments in SAPS Bill

2 November 2020

Minister Fritz concerned about neighbourhood watch amendments in SAPS Amendment Bill Read More

Neumann interdict application struck off the roll with costs in favour of WCED

2 November 2020

The WCED welcomes the decision by the Labour Court this morning to dismiss Mr Neumann’s attempt to halt his imminent disciplinary proceedings by way of an interdict, by striking it off the roll with costs. Read More

Minister welcomes the start of National Disability Rights Awareness Month

2 November 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) along with the rest of South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. Read More

Another year of clean audits confirms commitment to good governance

2 November 2020

The Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) has completed the audit for the 2019/20 financial year in the Western Cape.  Read More

R10.5 billion SAA bail out impacts directly on Food Security and Land Reform

2 November 2020

The decision by the National Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni to make further cuts to the Western Cape Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme Grant (CASP) by R1.04 million and the Ilima/Letsema Projects Grant by R492 000 is worrisome. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 26 October - 1 November 2020

2 November 2020

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 26 October - 1 November 2020 Read More

Department of Transport and Public Works wins Batho Pele Awards

2 November 2020

On Friday, 30 October, the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) was awarded two top 2020 National Batho Pele Excellence Awards at an event near Johannesburg. Read More

#CommitToFinish: the matric Class of 2020 in numbers

1 November 2020

Nearly 100 000 candidates will write their NSC exams in the Western Cape this month – a much larger group than would ordinarily write during the November session. 95 427 will write this month, compared to 64 465 for the same session last year. Read More

New Crestway High School in Retreat

1 November 2020

Teachers and learners are already enjoying the facilities at the new Crestway High School in Retreat, with Phase 2 of the project reaching practical completion in September 2020. Read More

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

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