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Behaviour change will help reduce Covid cases

15 December 2020

In order for us in the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) to overcome the declaration as a COVID-19 hotspot as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday, we have to immediately adapt our behaviour to one that adheres to all health... Read More

WCLA Update: MEC Fritz sends stern warning against unlicensed sale of alcohol

15 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 288 investigations into reports of non-compliance in terms of the Western Cape Liquor Act and the National Disaster Risk Management Act... Read More

Disaster Centre Covid-19 Alert 9

15 December 2020

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre and its partners across the province will be strictly enforcing disaster regulations over the festive season in ongoing efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic which is gaining momentum. Read More

Western Cape EMS becomes first government institution to obtain a drone license

15 December 2020

The Western Cape Government Health’s (WCGH’s) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have become the first government institution in South Africa that will be allowed to fly drones legally which includes flying over public spaces, roads, people and... Read More

Over 16 000 housing opportunities delivered in the Western Cape

14 December 2020

On Friday, 11 December 2020, The Department of Human Settlements tabled its 2019/2020 annual report at Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP). Read More

Keep your child safe this holiday season

14 December 2020

As the dedicated paediatric trauma centre for the Western Cape, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital sees the worst of the worst cases.  These include children injured in car and taxi accidents, pedestrian accidents, burns and drownings. Read More

DCAS-supported Dressage Championships hosted in Stellenbosch

14 December 2020

The Western Cape Dressage Championships took place at the Stellenbosch Riding Club from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 December 2020. Read More

Isolating correctly crucial to limit the spread of Covid-19

14 December 2020

“People are becoming resistant to isolation adherence, which is a major concern if we are striving to reduce the infection rate in the high-risk areas in the Metro,” says Eugene Engle, Contact Tracing Team member for the Western Cape Government... Read More

Minister Madikizela to visit Garden Route to inspect Covid-19 compliance

13 December 2020

Tomorrow, Monday 14 December 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will visit the Garden Route District to raise awareness of and to assess compliance with Covid-19 regulations in Read More

Health Platform Update – 11 December 2020

11 December 2020

2020 has been a tough year for us all. Usually, when we reach this time of the year, we look forward to enjoying some time with friends and family. Read More

Distributing bicycles to those in need

11 December 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) in conjunction with the Department’s Provincial Bicycle Distribution Programme via the Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme (PSTP), has been busy during the lock-down pe Read More

Overberg COVID-19 update – 11 December

11 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the Overberg has seen a 133% increase in new COVID-19 cases and a 450% increase in new deaths (22). We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant.   Read More

West Coast COVID-19 update – 11 December

11 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the West Coast has seen a 33% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths. We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Disaster Centre Covid-19 Alert 8 – Fake news and alcohol

11 December 2020

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre is urging the public not to share unverified information pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic on social platforms including WhatsApp and twitter. Read More

Garden Route Health Platform Update 11 December

11 December 2020

The Garden Route recorded a slight increase of 17% in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days compared to the previous seven days. New cases per subdistrict in the Garden Route Read More

MEC Fritz marks international anti-corruption day - report extortion

11 December 2020

To mark international anti-corruption day on 9 December 2020, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the consistent efforts made through the priority committee on organised crime and extortion; and calls on residents who have... Read More

TIMSS 2019 provincial results show that WC education continues to improve

11 December 2020

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has presented the detailed Western Cape results of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2019. Read More

Central Karoo Health Platform Update

11 December 2020

The Central Karoo has seen a 64%  increase in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days compared to the previous seven days. New cases per subdistrict in the Central Karoo Read More

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