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Joint statement on the first meeting of committee on organised crime, extortion

13 November 2020

Earlier today, the Department of Community Safety attended the first meeting of the priority committee on organised crime and extortion, which was established by the National Minister of Police. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to host public meeting in Worcester

13 November 2020

On Sunday, 15 November 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will host an information session with the first group of beneficiaries of Phase 1 of the TransHex Housing Project that is currently underway in Worcester.  Read More

Full re-opening of international travel welcomed

12 November 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the ‘red list’ will be scrapped and international travel to all countries will resume, subject to the necessary health protocols and the presentation of a negative Covid-19... Read More

Exam Disruption due to protest action

12 November 2020

The WCED is very concerned about the candidates that are experiencing difficulty in getting to their exam centres as a result of protest action affecting various traffic routes. Read More

Forensic nurses’ week – honouring the unsung heroes who serve with compassion

12 November 2020

In celebration of Forensic Nurses Week (9 – 13 November), we honour the dedicated and committed Forensic Nurses who go above and beyond to serve patients and communities daily. No community is immune to violence and trauma, brutal incidents occur on... Read More

Invitation to tender for services in the built environment now open

12 November 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, calls upon Professional Service Providers (PSP’s) in the built and related environments, to submit bids, to participate in a Framework Agreement with his Department. Read More

The WCED is recruiting over 20 000 Education and General School Assistants

12 November 2020

As part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme, the Western Cape Education Department is looking to recruit over 20 000 Education Assistants and General School Assistants for schools over the next few months. Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes WC Safety Plan progress through joint efforts

12 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the progress made on the implementation of the Western Cape Safety Plan through its partnership with the Read More

Pneumonia – when to seek emergency care for your child

12 November 2020

Pneumonia is the most prevalent killer of children under the age of five years. Studies have shown that HIV-infected or HIV-exposed uninfected children have a higher risk of severe pneumonia and death compared to HIV-uninfected children. Read More

Smile week at Tygerberg Hospital – sponsored by BigShoe

11 November 2020

Life-changing reconstructive surgeries for 18 Western Cape children at Tygerberg Hospital – sponsored by BigShoe Read More

WCLA Update: MEC Fritz welcomes increase in licensing fees

11 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 209 investigations into liquor vendors who were reportedly contravening the Western Cape Liquor Act (the Act) and the National Disaster... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to engage Kannaland Municipality

11 November 2020

Tomorrow, 12 November 2020, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit the Kannaland Municipality, as part of his Ministerial outreach programme. Accompanied by his senior executive officials, Minister Simmers will engage the MAYCO... Read More

Western Cape wins big at World Travel Awards, Africa 2020

10 November 2020

Congratulations to the Western Cape winners of the World Travel Awards’ Africa 2020 category which were announced yesterday (9 November 2020) and which reaffirm our status as a world-class travel destination.  Read More

National diabetes week: The importance of a healthy lifestyle

10 November 2020

November is considered Diabetes Month, with National Diabetes week starting on 9 November 2020 and World Diabetes Day celebrated on 14 November 2020. Read More

Brackenfell HS - Addressing discrimination in a courageous and mature manner

10 November 2020

In June this year, the Head of Department of the WCED wrote to all public schools indicating the “absolute necessity for courageous and ongoing conversations in our schools about issues of racism, prejudice and inclusivity.”  Read More

Government housing allocation has a clear process

10 November 2020

Affording a housing opportunity to qualifying and deserving beneficiaries continues to be a priority for the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements. It is for this reason that we are focussed on 4 key drivers, which are: Read More

Promoting well-being of Children with Disabilities remains a key priority

10 November 2020

“As we continue to commemorate Disability Rights Awareness Month, let’s join hands as a society, to support and promote the social and emotional well-being of children and youth with disabilities. Read More

WCDOA hosts WOW Day to showcase innovative solutions for Agriculture

10 November 2020

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) hosted a WOW Day at the Percheron Hall at Elsenburg today and was aimed at highlighting the latest innovations and technologies the department has developed for the agricultural sector of the... Read More

Minister Fritz provides safe space to 60 Hanover Park youth during exam period

9 November 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is providing 60 grade 12 learners from schools in Hanover Park with a safe space to prepare for the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations over the period 5 November 2020 to 11 December ... Read More

MEC Fritz writes to Minister Cele on meeting with extortion steering committee

9 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has written to the Minister of Police, General Bheki Cele, urgently requesting that the transversal steering committee on organised crime and extortion in the province be convened and meet. Read More

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