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Quality Learning @home: Grade 12 resources (Part 2)

3 April 2020

Grade 12 is already a stressful year for most learners as they complete their schooling career and face their final examinations. With the extended holiday and lockdown period we understand that this can cause further anxiety and distress. Read More

Comment by Premier Alan Winde on regulations around essential goods

3 April 2020

There has been a lot of debate online about how regulations, especially relating to what you can buy at the shops, are being interpreted Read More

Arts, culture and sport practitioners encouraged to apply to Relief Fund

3 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on individuals in both the arts and the sporting spheres. The lockdown regulations have led to individuals in these fields having to face a loss of income over the next few weeks and months. Read More

Media release: At risk patients to receive Flu Vaccinations

3 April 2020

With winter fast approaching in the Western Cape and a possible escalation of patients who will experience the cold and flu, the Western Cape Government has ensured that primary health care facilities are geared and ready to offer free flu... Read More

More than 500 water tanks to be distributed to Western Cape informal settlements

2 April 2020

In the coming days approximately 500 water tanks will be distributed to various informal settlements across the Western Cape. Residents in these communities should be aware that their safety, health and basic rights are our top priority during this... Read More

Police brutality will be investigated

2 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns any abuse of power by South African Police Service (SAPS) which includes Metro Police and Law Enforcement and by the South African National Defense Force (SANDF). Read More

Police Ombudsman asks citizens to lodge service delivery complaints against SAPS

1 April 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY JOHAN BRAND Western Cape Police Ombudsman Read More

Western Cape human settlements budget is to improve your life

1 April 2020

1 April 2020 As the 2020/21 financial year commence, my Department’s budget of just over R 2,4-billion has one sole purpose, and that is to improve the lives of our people. Read More

Helping businesses understand and adapt to the lockdown regulations

1 April 2020

UPDATE ON 03 APRIL 2020: Please note that since this statement was issued, further clarity on the interpretations of the lockdown regulations outlined below is required. Premier Alan Winde has released a statement outlining how this matter will be... Read More

Minister Meyer in support of work being done by WC Department of Agriculture

1 April 2020

Media Release by Minister Ivan Meyer in support of work being done by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and its Stakeholders Read More

Restrictions on public transport eased

1 April 2020

Joint Statement by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, and the City of Cape Town Read More

Covid-19: Municipalities implement interventions to assist communities

1 April 2020

Municipalities across the Western Cape continue to roll out a broad range of interventions aimed at mitigating the impact of Covid-19 in their communities. Read More

Temporary de-densification of Dunoon and Kosovo could benefit more than 10 000

31 March 2020

It is estimated that in excess of 10 000 residents could be assisted in the Greater Kosovo and DuNoon informal settlements through the temporary de-densification process once it commences. Their safety, health and basic rights are our top priority. Read More

#ThankYouWC: Let’s honour our service people during lockdown

31 March 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling on all residents in the Western Cape to acknowledge those in law enforcement, healthcare, food related services and other essential services by hanging the South African flag, as recommended... Read More

Dunoon and Kosovo informal settlements to be de-densified

30 March 2020

Pursuant to the announcement yesterday, by National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, that the DuNoon and Kosovo informal settlements will be de-densified and temporary alternative accommodation offered to the affected residents, this... Read More

Media statement: Winter customary initiation season suspended to stop the spread

29 March 2020

In consideration of the magnitude and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, in its meeting of 15 March 2020, Cabinet resolved to declare a National State of Disaster, which was duly declared under Government Gazette No. 43096. Read More

LOCKDOWN: Transport of essential services workers

29 March 2020

Media release by Bonginkosi Madikizela Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Transport support to essential services employees and employers

29 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is assessing ongoing transport challenges experienced by essential service workers, government employees and employers during the Covid-19 lockdown. Read More