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#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

Humanitarian relief to continue, amidst debate over draft food relief directions

14 May 2020

In response to the COVID 19 lockdown the Western Cape Government has established a humanitarian relief work stream in order to co-ordinate humanitarian relief efforts in the province. Read More

Minister Simmers conducts oversight visit at Forest village development

14 May 2020

Visiting a portion of the Forest Village Housing project in Eerste River, Cape Town, today, it was pleasing to note that the contractor is adhering to all health and safety protocols as issued by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements. Read More

A good decision to open e-commerce during Alert Level 4

14 May 2020

We welcome the directions issued today (14 May 2020) by Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, which, allows all goods, except goods prohibited for sale, to be sold through e-commerce platforms across South Africa. Read More

COVID-19 safety and cleaning protocol at health facilities

14 May 2020

Coronavirus safety and cleaning protocol followed at health facilities to ensure continued service delivery Read More

Overcoming COVID-19 through the perspective of recovered health workers

14 May 2020

It is said over and over again, “our health workers are our heroes”. Read More

Overcoming COVID-19 through the perspective of recovered health workers

14 May 2020

It is said over and over again, “our health workers are our heroes”. Read More

Minister Maynier visits retail stores in Ceres, Witzenberg

13 May 2020

Yesterday (12 May 2020), together with the Deputy Mayor of Witzenberg, Karriem Adams. I visited retail stores in Ceres, Witzenberg, one of the current Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape. I was very impressed with what I saw. Read More

Minister Simmers to conduct oversight visit at Forest village development

13 May 2020

Tomorrow, 14 May 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will visit the construction site of the Forest Village Housing project in Eerste River, Cape Town. Read More

Application deadline looming for provincial cultural, creative and sports relief

13 May 2020

On 5 May 2020, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) opened the application process for relief options for our provincial cultural, creative and sports sectors. Read More

More than 200 to benefit from Ceres housing project

13 May 2020

It is anticipated that in excess of 200 beneficiaries will move into their new homes in the Vredebes Housing Project in Ceres within the next few weeks. This is within the Witzenberg municipal area. Read More

WC Liquor Authority investigates 51, suspends 20 licenses

12 May 2020

Between 23 March and 8 May 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) conducted 51 investigations into non-compliance with the National Disaster Regulations where liquor traders have sold alcohol during the lockdown. Read More

International Nurses Day - Celebrate our hardworking heroes

12 May 2020

When the World Health Organisation declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” we did not anticipate the pandemic the world currently finds itself in.   Read More

Minister Fernandez fears new draft directions could threaten food security

12 May 2020

I have become aware that new draft regulations currently before National Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, propose the banning of cooked food distribution by NGOs, and will require all NGOs to apply for permits if they wish to distribute... Read More

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