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Quarter three GDP results confirm agriculture continues to shine

9 December 2020

I am pleased to note that StatsSA‘s release of South Africa’s third-quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistics highlights that the agricultural sector realised real economic growth of 18.5%, which was another excellent performance after the... Read More

Dam Levels

8 December 2020

The latest average level for dams in the Western Cape is 77.1% (2019:61.8%). The latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 96.5 % (2019: 79.5%). Read More

Third judge appointed in court case of halting illegal occupations in progress

8 December 2020

The Western Cape Government (WCG) welcomes the decision by Judge President Hlophe to allocate a third judge in part B of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) litigation against the City of Cape... Read More

TIMSS 2019 confirms WC delivers the best education in Mathematics and Science

8 December 2020

The results of the 2019 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) were released today, and have confirmed that the Western Cape is the country’s top-performing province in Mathematics and Science. Read More

Minister Fritz submits SAPS Amendment Bill comments to the Civilian Secretariat

8 December 2020

Minister Fritz submits SAPS Amendment Bill comments to the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Read More

WCLA Update: Minister Fritz commends WCLA on 103 enforcement operations

8 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA), has investigated 266 reports of non-compliance with the Western Cape Liquor Act and the National Disaster Risk Management Act’s Regulations between... Read More

What we now know about Covid-19 – staying safe over the festive season

8 December 2020

What we now know about Covid-19 – and how we all need to adapt to stay safe over the festive season During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has learned a lot, and continues to learn more about the virus and how it spreads.  Read More

Renewed commitment to creating a world-class and competitive Port of Cape Town

7 December 2020

On Friday, 4 December 2020, we held our second Port of Cape Town stakeholder workshop bringing together key representatives of the port logistics supply chain to reflect on the successes of the Port of Cape Town Task Team and identify the challenges... Read More

Brackenfell High School matric function

7 December 2020

I have received a report from the WCED following the furore that erupted regarding a matric event attended by Brackenfell High School learners. The facts that have been ascertained are set out below, and corroborate the initial reports that this... Read More

Adherence to all health protocols is critical in combatting Covid

7 December 2020

It is very important that every single person in the Garden Route District (GRD) either starts or continues to observe and adhere to all covid protocols. This is the only way we would be able to bring a speedy halt to the current surge in terms of... Read More

Minster Fritz condemns stoning of 27-year-old Manenberg resident

7 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns in the strongest terms the reported stoning of Monray Phillips (27) on Saturday morning, 5 December 2020. His body found at 7:50am opposite a petrol station on Duinefontein Road, Manenberg. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 30 November - 6 December 2020

7 December 2020

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations Read More

Disaster Centre Covid-19 Alert 6

7 December 2020

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre and its stakeholders conducted multiple operations across the province over the past weekend in ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes appointment of Advocate Yashina Pillay as HOD

4 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the appointment of Advocate Yashina Pillay as the Head of Department (HoD) for the Department of Community Safety. The appointment was noted by Cabinet at its meeting on 1 December 2020. Read More

Overberg COVID-19 update – 4 December

4 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the Overberg has seen a 64% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths. We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

West Coast COVID-19 update – 4 December

4 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the West Coast has seen an 80% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths. We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Cape Winelands COVID-19 update – 4 December

4 December 2020

Over the past 7 days the Cape Winelands has seen an 72% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 3 new deaths. We urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

YearBeyond graduates ready to take on the world of work

4 December 2020

On Thursday, 3 December 2020, 300 youth graduated from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s YearBeyond Academic Programme. Read More

Northern/Tygerberg COVID-19 update - 4 December 2020

4 December 2020

Delft confirmed outbreak; mask wearing not happening   Read More

Minister Madikizela to inspect Covid-19 compliance at Joe Gqabi Interchange

4 December 2020

As part of Western Cape Government’s COVID-19 awareness and enforcement campaign, the Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will on Sunday, 6 December 2020, visit Joe Gqabi Long Distance Bus I Read More

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