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Mossel Bay Shared Services Centre complete

1 December 2020

A R60m project to rehabilitate an existing building in Marsh Street and turn it into the Mossel Bay Shared Services Centre was completed in September 2020. Occupation of the facility has been delayed by a COVID-19-related shortage of the steel... Read More

EPWP construction learnerships begins

1 December 2020

In November, 252 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) participants who had completed six months of accredited training in a variety of construction related skills started six Read More

Masakh'iSizwe graduate designs field hospital gas systems

1 December 2020

As the country went into hard lockdown in March 2020, what we now refer to as Alert Level 5, the Chief Directorate: Health Infrastructure was contemplating the best ways in which the Western Cape Government could respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Alcohol and roads don't mix

1 December 2020

As we approach the festive season, we’ll hear jingle bells wherever we may go. This is also the season to be mindful and wise when it comes to alcohol consumption. As we all know, alcohol and roads don’t mix, and it is up to you to make responsible... Read More

16 Days of Activism: How the Department of Community Safety Supports You

30 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that as we embark on 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence over the period of 25 November and 10 December, it is important that we use this period not only as a time for action but... Read More

Concerns raised on constitutionality of 2020 DoRA 2 Bill

30 November 2020

On Friday, 27 November 2020, Premier Alan Winde and I submitted a section 79 petition to President Cyril Ramaphosa to bring to his attention material concerns over the constitutionality of certain aspects of the 2020 Division of Revenue Second... Read More

Minister Fernandez visits Saartjie Baartman centre for abused Women and Children

30 November 2020

In commemoration of 16 Days Of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children today, 30 November 2020, to gain... Read More

First men’s only health centre opens in Western Cape

30 November 2020

Western Cape Government Health has officially opened a state-of-the-art men’s health centre on Monday, 30 November 2020, as the country marks the end of Movember and leading into commemorating World AIDS Day. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 23 - 29 November 2020

30 November 2020

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations Read More

WCERA 2020: A celebration of entrepreneurial resilience

27 November 2020

The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) took place as a hybrid virtual event at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) last night (26 November 2020), during which twelve inspiring entrepreneurs were recognised for... Read More

Western Cape Government concludes submissions in court case

27 November 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased with the submissions made by the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) Counsel in relation to part B of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic... Read More

Swellendam to be empowered with state-of-the-art brand-new library

26 November 2020

Together with Mayor Nicholas Myburgh, Municipal Manager: Mr. Read More

Head of Department sends message to NSC candidates regarding alleged leaks

26 November 2020

I am aware of the announcement by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) that some National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination papers have allegedly been leaked. This places much stress on our candidates. Read More

One victim is too many. protect our women and children

26 November 2020

Violence committed by intimate partners is one of the most common forms of violence against women and children. For the period September 2019 - September 2020, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has seen 66 confirmed and another 146... Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes signing of MoU for 6 New Shelters

26 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez said, “I welcome the final signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) and the National Department of Public Works... Read More

First Group of Drone Pilots receive their Wings

26 November 2020

Yesterday, 25 November 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officiated at the Wings Ceremony of recently qualified drone pilots attached to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA). Read More

WC MTBPS 2020 - “A Budget to Bounce Back in the Western Cape”

26 November 2020

Today we tabled the Western Cape Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) and the 2020 Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure in the Western Cape provincial parliament. Read More

Cape Metro COVID-19 update – 26 November

26 November 2020

Marked increases of 73% in new COVID-19 cases and 28% in new COVID-19 deaths over the last seven days paints a clear picture why the Cape Metropole has been deemed as having established resurgence. Read More

YearBeyond equips youth to become economically active

25 November 2020

As part of the Western Cape’s drive to boost the local economy and jobs sectors, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its YearBeyond Programme, has been working to equip young people with the necessary skills and opportunities to... Read More

Minister Fernandez attends launch of Philisa Abafazi Bethu Family Centre

25 November 2020

Today, Wednesday, 25 November 2020, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, attended the official launch and opening of the Philisa Abafazi Bethu Family Centre in Retreat. Read More

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