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Have you got your finger on your pulse?

10 June 2021

Commemorating World Heart Rhythm Week (7 – 13 June), Tygerberg and Groote Schuur Hospitals, centres of global cardiovascular excellence, are raising awareness and promoting better understanding of heart rhythm disorders or arrhythmias (abnormal... Read More

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

10 June 2021

Nutrition as the building block for all health and wellbeing is vital, as is the role of those who promote and prescribe it to assist patients and the broader community. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget of empowerment shared with Overberg

10 June 2021

Over the last two days I’ve had the pleasure of engaging the Swellendam, Cape Agulhas, Overstrand and Theewaterskloof municipalities. Read More

100MW generation threshold a big leap forward for energy resilience in the WC

10 June 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa today (10 June 2021) that Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act will be amended to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW. Read More

Youth Month: Young people remain key to social development

10 June 2021

The month of June, Youth Month, has traditionally been associated with mass gatherings amongst young people in the form of dialogues, discussions, conferences and engagements, where Government and stakeholders bring together youth, from various... Read More

The GDP results show that Agriculture in the Western Cape remains resilient

10 June 2021

South Africa’s economy increased by an annualised and adjusted quarterly growth rate of 4.6% in the first quarter of 2021, according to StatsSA’s latest report. This same report further indicated that the agricultural sector’s performance declined... Read More

MEC Fritz asks WC's Watching Brief Unit to keep close eye on GBV cases

9 June 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his anger and sadness over the death of Constance Ndlebe, 78, whose naked body was found burning by her daughter at the weekend. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to host Youth Safety Ambassador Programme

9 June 2021

Tomorrow, Thursday 10 June 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will host a Youth Safety Ambassador Programme as part of the Youth Month Programme. Read More

WCDoA to host 10th International Symposium on Irrigation of Horticultural Crops

8 June 2021

An expert group of approximately 120 international and South African irrigation and horticultural scientists will be warmly welcomed to Stellenbosch on 29 January 2023 for a four-day symposium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study... Read More

CapeNature going green in the Cederberg

8 June 2021

CapeNature is in the process of installing a 75kWp solar photovoltaic system at its facility in Algeria in the Cederberg. Read More

Northern and Tygerberg subdistricts vaccine rollout: What to expect

8 June 2021

The vaccination programme rollout in the Northern and Tygerberg subdistricts resumes this week (7-11 June), with new private sites coming online at the University of the Western Cape and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Read More

Minister Simmers wishes outgoing Western Cape Human Settlements head well

7 June 2021

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my well wishes to Ms Jacqueline Samson, who tomorrow, 7 June 2021, will formally be leaving her post as Head of the Provincial Department of Human Settlements (HOD).    Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes EU designation of "Rooibos/Redbush"

7 June 2021

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer welcomes the announcement that the European Commission has approved the registration of the designation ‘Rooibos’/’Red Bush’ in its Register of Protected Designations of Origin and Protected... Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of stage and screen icon Shaleen Surtie-Richards

7 June 2021

It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of one of our country’s biggest names in the acting industry: the legendary Shaleen Surtie-Richards. Read More

UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccination rollout programme at old age homes continues

7 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) 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

Minister Marais attends training camp showcasing youth talent and leadership

7 June 2021

Launching Youth Month activities for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), Minister Marias attended the last of seven 3-day training workshops for 550 youth on the Read More

Minister Simmers to take Western Cape Human Settlement budget to Overberg

7 June 2021

Tomorrow, 8 June 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the Overberg District. Read More

Counselling and psycho-social support for vulnerable children

4 June 2021

Counselling and psycho-social support are hugely beneficial for both young children and adolescents. Both practices provide help and support to young children, who have experienced trauma, and those children who are experiencing a dysfunctional or... Read More

What to expect from Monday 7 June

4 June 2021

Weekly vaccination targets are being exceeded – but week-on-week scale up is dependent on vaccine supply.    Read More

Child protection week

4 June 2021

Immunisations offer protection against preventable diseases   Read More