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Community Screening and Testing Resumes On 14 April 2020

14 April 2020

In the fight against the coronavirus, Government is embarking on an active program through the COVID-19 Home Visits program. We are trying to find people who might need help. We need to talk to people to find out whether they need to go for testing... Read More

Western Cape Severe Weather Advisory

11 April 2020

Western Cape Disaster Management Centre – Severe Weather Update Read More

Concern about high volume of mini-bus taxis travelling to other provinces

10 April 2020

I note with serious concern the number of mini-bus taxis who are not adhering to transport regulations and are travelling to, amongst others, the Eastern Cape during this Easter weekend. Read More

Beware of fake job and traffic officer training scams

9 April 2020

Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC) has become aware that, as in previous years, fake traffic officer job advertisements are being placed in the College’s name. Read More

Minister Fritz sends stern warning to liquor traders

9 April 2020

To date, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 20 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the national regulations whereby liquor traders sold alcohol during the lockdown period. Read More

Adhere to rental regulations during lockdown period

8 April 2020

Due to the national lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there is much confusion in the rental property market and a tenant’s obligation to pay rent.   Read More

Emergency school feeding off to a great start in Western Cape

8 April 2020

The emergency school feeding programme started around the Western Cape today, as schools and communities have come together to ensure our learners’ health will not suffer during this extended school closure. Read More

Minister Madikizela to distribute protective materials to the taxi industry

8 April 2020

As part of his on-going raising of awareness about hygiene on public transport, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Thursday 9 April 2020, distribute Personal Protective Equ Read More

Quality reading @home (Part 3)

7 April 2020

If I were put on the spot and asked one very simple question: “What is the best education activity a parent can do during lockdown with their children?”, my answer would confidently be: “READING”. Read More

Road safety remains a top priority during the Covid-19 lockdown

7 April 2020

I would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the families and colleagues of the farmworkers who tragically died during a collision on the N1 this morning. Read More

Wine exports allowed to continue: Good news for the wine industry

7 April 2020

I welcome the news today that regulations have been amended to allow for the export of wines from South Africa.  During the lockdown period the following is now permitted: Read More

WCED to implement school feeding of vulnerable learners during lockdown

6 April 2020

The Western Cape Government has been working hard to find a solution that would ensure that our learners who normally receive school meals during term time do not go hungry during this extended school closure and lockdown.   Read More

DSD to increase reach in nutritional relief during Covid19 Pandemic

6 April 2020

The Department of Social Development (DSD) has made an additional R35 million available for food relief programmes from Provincial Treasury allocations, to widen our existing nutritional safety net to reach an extra estimated 215 520 beneficiaries... Read More

How the Western Cape Safety Plan is supporting the lockdown

6 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the 500 newly deployed law enforcement officers, appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, who are playing a commendable role in supporting the enforcement of the lockdown. Read More

Gain new digital skills during lockdown with I-CAN Learn

6 April 2020

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism have a large number of free digital skills training courses available online through the I-CAN Learn platform, and we encourage anyone interested in learning new digital skills during the lockdown... Read More

JUMP app launched to support businesses in the Western Cape

6 April 2020

We are excited to announce the official launch of the new JUMP for entrepreneurs smartphone app – an innovative one-stop-shop for existing and potential business owners in the Western Cape to get all the resources they need to start, scale and grow... Read More

Minister Meyer thanks farmers and agri workers for continued food production

6 April 2020

Minister Ivan Meyer thanks farmers and agri workers for continued food production and taking steps to stop the spread of Covid-19 Read More

Additional R53 million allocated to food relief programmes in the Western Cape

5 April 2020

Yesterday (04 April 2020), Provincial Treasury approved the allocation of R53 million additional funding for emergency food relief programmes that will run across the Western Cape. Read More