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Minister Simmers to hold virtual meetings with Qolweni and Kurland, Plettenberg

28 June 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he will hold virtual meetings with the relevant stakeholders of the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 Housing project and the Kurland community members on Tuesday, 29 June 2021. Read More

What to expect next week with our vaccinations while protecting our ‘bubbles’

26 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health received a big tranche of 191 880 Pfizer vaccines which will enable us to rapidly ramp up our vaccination drive over the next two weeks, ensuring more people are vaccinated quicker. Read More

Sharing the facts ahead of World Drug Day

25 June 2021

The Department of Social Development encourages members of the public to seek help and information from reputable sources and registered substance use treatment facilities, as this could assist with saving and changing lives. Read More

MEC Fritz for united show of action for Gugulethu killings

24 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls for a united show of action against the perpetrators in the Gugulethu killings which took place last night. By this morning, an eighth victim who was initially injured and rushed to... Read More

Approval of Delta Air Lines flight to Cape Town critical for economic recovery

24 June 2021

We are concerned that the application by Delta Air Lines to the Department of Transport to add a stop to Cape Town International Airport on its Atlanta-Johannesburg service has been pending for over 12 months.   Read More

WCED Admissions for 2022: Parents to confirm places by tomorrow evening

24 June 2021

As reported previously, over 20 000 learners were accepted to more than one school for 2022. Therefore, over 20 000 places at schools will be made available to learners who were unsuccessful at a particular school. 50% of these are learners in Grade... Read More

R1.3m boost for netball in Central Karoo and Eden districts

23 June 2021

Wrapping up the ceremonial cheque handovers to districts across the province in support of developing the code of netball through the 2023 Netball World Cup Legacy Programme, Minister Marais presented R300 000 and R1 005 00 Read More

Rollout of vaccines to the basic educator sector in the Western Cape begins

23 June 2021

50 staff members are scheduled to receive their vaccines today as we start the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for our province’s basic education sector. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements assisting with upskilling youth

22 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements’ Youth in Human Settlements Programme (YiHSP), ensures that young people in the Western Cape are presented with opportunities to upskill and empower themselves on an annual basis. Read More

UPDATE: 29 902 COVID-19 vaccinations across old age homes in the Western Cape

22 June 2021

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is pleased to report that the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

WCG welcomes the corporatisation of Transnet National Ports Authority

22 June 2021

We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to the Port of Cape Town today (22 June 2021), which we previously requested, and his announcement that Transnet National Ports Authority will be corporatised and established as an independ Read More

Media alert: Rollout of vaccines to the education sector

22 June 2021

Tomorrow, the Head of Education in the Province, Brent Walters will be joining union representatives, principal association members, teachers and public service staff to launch the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine to the education sector.   Read More

COVID-19 vaccination of educators and staff in the Western Cape

21 June 2021

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is delighted that the National Government has secured additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) single dose COVID-19 vaccine for the education sector, including independent schools. Read More

Western Cape Government prepared to distribute vaccines to staff

19 June 2021

The WCED welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Basic Education that the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) single dose COVID-19 vaccine for all education sector staff will begin in the coming week. Read More

Vaccine stories from delft

18 June 2021

With winter fast approaching, vaccinated community members in Delft have encouraged elderly residents around the province to get their jabs. Read More

Drain net preventing Ocean pollution in Gansbaai

18 June 2021

The Overstrand Municipality in Hermanus is minimising waste from reaching the ocean through implementing storm drain catchment nets. Read More

Minister Fritz launches another K9 Unit in Hermanus

18 June 2021

Today, under the leadership of Minister Albert Fritz, the Department of Community Safety launched the Overstrand Municipality’s K9 Unit, consisting of six (6) Belgian Malinois dogs  with  six (6) dog handlers at the Grotto Beach & Nautilis Site... Read More

Qolweni residents to benefit from housing project as Human Settlements take over

18 June 2021

With the Acting Mayor of the Bitou Municipality, Councillor Sandile Gcabayi, today, officially handing over the Qolweni Phase 3A Housing project to Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS), it will now ensure that the residents of this... Read More

Vaccinations continue and keeping safe amidst third wave

18 June 2021

Vaccinations: the update Since the beginning of the vaccination to the public, the Western Cape Government has consistently exceeded its weekly vaccination targets. But we have also experienced setbacks relating to national vaccine supply. Read More

LEAP officers’ brave work showing results

17 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his appreciation to LEAP officers for the work that they’re doing in bolstering law enforcement in the Metro and bringing criminals to book. Read More