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Protecting and restoring our natural ecosystems will boost our economy

17 June 2021

Today, the Western Cape joins the United Nations member states to celebrate Desertification and Drought Day. Read More

Home vaccinations for bedridden residents

17 June 2021

Mrs Freda Carol Jessman, became one of the first recipients to receive her COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Western Cape Governments Health’s home vaccination roll-out to eligible recipients in the Cape Metro.  Since the beginning of Phase 2, many... Read More

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Hermanus

17 June 2021

Department of Community Safety to launch K9 unit in Hermanus, Overstrand Municipality Read More

Ministers Didiza and Meyer commission Ebenhaeser irrigation scheme

15 June 2021

On Saturday 12 June 2021, the National Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza and Western Cape Minister for Agriculture, Ivan Meyer, officially commissioned the Ebenhaeser Irrigation Scheme, West Coast District. Read More

Dam levels update

15 June 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 54% (2020: 40%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 74.8% (2020: 57.9%). Read More

Western Cape Government observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15 June 2021

Today, 15 June 2021, is recognised as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This day is observed to raise awareness of the harm and distress deliberately caused against senior citizens in society.  Read More

Deadline for WC inclusionary housing policy framework process approaches

15 June 2021

The Western Cape Government’s public participation process for a groundbreaking new Inclusionary Housing Policy Framework has reached the halfway mark. Read More

Qolweni housing project needs urgent resolution

15 June 2021

I am deeply concerned with the continued delay of the Qolweni Phase 3A Housing project in the Bitou Municipal area. Read More

Rural Safety Desk and Rural Safety Monitoring Dashboard tracks rural crime

15 June 2021

  Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited Raymond and Betty O’Grady, the elderly owners of the Hillcrest Berry Farm in Stellenbosch. They survived a vicious farm attack in the early hours of 21 August 2020. Read More

Minister Schäfer urges adherence to golden rules at all times during third wave

15 June 2021

With the Western Cape now in the third wave, we are seeing more evidence of community-level transmission which in turn affects our schools. There are currently 148 active cases amongst school staff members and 314 active case amongst learners in the... Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo commissions Victoria Hospitals new emergency centre

15 June 2021

On Tuesday 15 June 2021, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, officially opened the Victoria Hospital’s new Emergency Center.  The previous emergency unit, served as a temporary for 49 years.  Staff and Health Facility Board members were ecstatic that... Read More

Taking vaccine registration to the streets

15 June 2021

The Western Cape Government Health’s team from the Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain Substructure with support by the Department of Local Government and YMCA Cape Flats Community Health Care Workers, took to the streets of Beacon Valley in Mitchells... Read More

Priority groups encouraged to get the flu vaccination

14 June 2021

“If you are in one of the risk groups for serious complications of influenza, get vaccinated against flu,” is the message from the Western Cape Department of Health as it seeks to avoid the winter flu epidemic and lessen the burden on the province’s... Read More

Minister Albert Fritz meets with family of Sinovuyo Magatya

11 June 2021

The fight against GBV continues: Minister Albert Fritz meets with family of Sinovuyo Magatya Read More

WCG calls for information on renewable energy projects to beat load shedding

11 June 2021

We are pleased to announce the publishing of a Request for Information (RFI) for our Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) Project, calling on all potential private and public sector organisations, including Western Cape municipalities, to provide... Read More

What to expect from 14 – 18 June

11 June 2021

After three weeks of exceeding targets, vaccination rollout in the western cape stymied by lesser vaccine supply   Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to meet the family of Sinovuyo Magatya

10 June 2021

Today, 10 June 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will meet Cllr. Thulani Dasa at the Kuyasa Clinic in Khayelitsha. Thereafter the Minister and the Councilor will proceed to the family home of Sinovuyo Magatya, whose body was discovered last week. Read More

Investigation of DF Malan High School allegations underway

10 June 2021

I am deeply concerned by the allegations of discrimination against LGBTQI+ learners at DF Malan High School, which we were alerted to yesterday. Read More