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The World is Bright, Save your Sight!

10 March 2021

March 7th to 13th is World Glaucoma Awareness Week 2021 and aims to raise awareness on glaucoma and effect it has on your sight with the 2021 theme 'The World is Bright, Save your Sight! Read More

16 days left to apply for the 2022 school year

10 March 2021

As of midnight, on the 26th of March 2021, the WCED 2022 admissions application system will close. This means that parents and caregivers have only 16 days left to apply for admission into public schools for the 2022 school year. Read More

Additional LEAP officers permanently deployed to Mitchells Plain- WC Safety Plan

10 March 2021

Under the leadership of the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, additional Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers have been deployed on a permanent basis to Mitchells Plain. Read More

Coronavirus and vaccine rollout update by Acting Premier Bonginkosi Madikizela

10 March 2021

As of 1pm on 10 March, the Western Cape has 2859 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 276 882 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 262 704 recoveries. A total of 19 879 out of the 25 960 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial, had been... Read More

DCAS encourages support for women in sport

9 March 2021

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport invited women to participate in a hybrid event, in which various topics facing women in the sporting industry were discussed. Read More

Former activist meeting point Freedom Square unveiled as Heritage Site

9 March 2021

The socio-political and historic significance of Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel was recognised on Monday, 8 March 2021 when it was officially unveiled as a Provincial Heritage Site. Read More

CPF electoral AGMs get the green light under alert level 1

9 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Acting Provincial Commissioner, Maj Gen T Patekile’s, letter dated 2 March 2021 stating that under the new alert level Community Police Forums (CPFs) may continue to hold valid electoral... Read More

Western Cape 2020 National Senior Certificate Awards

9 March 2021

A lot has certainly happened over the last year!  And we can see the result of that in this rather unusual format of our award ceremony this year.  I know some are disappointed that they cannot be here physically, and I completely understand and... Read More

All Residential facilities for Older Persons must be registered

9 March 2021

All residential facilities for older persons are required to be registered with the provincial Department of Social Development (DSD). Read More

Minister Marais presents R2.6m netball facility funding to municipalities

8 March 2021

As we gear up to host the 2023 Netball World Cup in the Western Cape, Minister Anroux Marais officially presented ceremonial cheques to municipalities to upgrade netball facilities in their respective regions. Read More

Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel to receive provincial heritage site plaque

8 March 2021

Minister Anroux Marais will officially unveil the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at the Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel on Monday, 08 March. Read More

64 new peace and traffic officers deployed to Cape Winelands

8 March 2021

Between 4 and 5 March 2021, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, held three passing out parades for a total of 64 peace and traffic officers in Worcester, Robertson and Ceres, signaling their deployment into the Cape Winelands. Please see... Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over keys at the Anchorage Social Housing Project

8 March 2021

Tomorrow, 9 March 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will attend the project launch of the Anchorage Social Housing Project in Glenhaven, Bellville. Read More

Media alert: Western Cape NSC 2020 Awards Ceremony

8 March 2021

Tomorrow, Tuesday 9 March 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, will be hosting the provincial National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2020 Awards Ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the Premier’s Residence. Read More

50 GBVF related cases struck off court roll due to SAPS inefficiencies

8 March 2021

In observance of International Women’s Day today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has received the Court Watching Brief (CWB) Unit’s third quarterly report for the period of 1 October – 31 December 2020 which provides insight on... Read More

Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel officially declared a Provincial Heritage Site

8 March 2021

Today, 8 March 2021, Minister Anroux Marais officially unveiled the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at the Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel. Read More

Min Fernandez visits safe-houses in celebration of International Women’s Day

8 March 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the Department of Social Development (DSD) funded safe-houses for women and children in the Western Cape, namely, Sisters... Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 1 – 7 March 2021

8 March 2021

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 1 – 7 March 2021 Read More

UPDATE: National GBV Command Call Centre Festive Season Report

4 March 2021

The implementation of the various alert level restrictions by the National Government to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic during the festive season, in particular, has made access to support services for women experiencing gender-based... Read More

Minister Marais to present netball facility funding to municipalities

4 March 2021

  As we gear up to host the 2023 Netball World Cup in the Western Cape, Minister Anroux Marais will officially present ceremonial cheques to municipalities to upgrade netball facilities in their respective regions.  Read More

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