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Western Cape still exceeds targets despite supply pressures

31 July 2021

After a very difficult week where we did not receive all the supplies anticipated, the Western Cape Department of Health still managed to reach its target of 150 000 vaccinations!   Read More

Minister Fritz calls for responsible alcohol consumption

30 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on citizens of the Western Cape to consume alcohol responsibly as we head into the last weekend of the month. Read More

Agricultural Workers get their jab

30 July 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited the Western Cape Government’s Covid-19 vaccination facility at the Satellite Health Facility at Bovlei Farm in Wellington, where approximately 500 agri-workers lined up for... Read More

PUBLIC Notice: Healthcare services resume at Reed Street CDC

30 July 2021

Healthcare services have resumed at the Reed Street Community Day Centre on 30 July 2021. Read More

DSD observes World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

30 July 2021

Today, Friday 30 July 2021, marks the observance of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Read More

Saturday vaccination available for walk-ins on 31 July 2021

30 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health will be running a number of vaccination sites tomorrow, Saturday, 31 July 2021. These sites are available for walk-ins, in line with our priority system and the number of vaccine doses available at the specific... Read More

PUBLIC NOTICE: ‘A little bit of home’ for Brackengate patients

30 July 2021

With winter well underway, the Brackengate Hospital of Hope will allow family members of patients to deliver sleepwear or bedwear, as well as comfortable shoes or bed slippers. The delivery of clean blankets or duvets will also be permitted. Read More

LEAP Officers confiscate drug stash, searching for suspects

29 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the work of LEAP Officers who confiscated a drug stash of 988 whole Mandrax tablets, 22 half Mandrax tablets, an unknown amount of crushed Mandrax, and 0.195kg of tik. Read More

90% of municipalities in the Western Cape receive clean or unqualified opinions

29 July 2021

Four municipal audit opinions that remained outstanding a month ago, have come back as clean. These are Stellenbosch, West Coast District, Bergrivier and Hessequa municipalities. Read More

Minister Fernandez visits social services sector COVID-19 vaccination site

29 July 2021

Today, Thursday 29 July 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, conducted an oversight visit at West EMS Pinelands COVID-19 vaccination site, which is one of seventeen sites around the province where members of the... Read More

Gr. Rs & 1s at 2 schools receive toiletry packs through Mandela Day initiative

29 July 2021

This morning I visited Portia Primary School and Hyde Park Primary School to hand over toiletry packs to the Grade R and Grade 1 learners. Read More

Public Notice: Reed Street CDC services limited following flooding

29 July 2021

Healthcare services at the Reed Street Community Day Centre are limited following overnight flooding at the facility based in Bellville. Read More

De Novo, Stellenbosch rectification housing project changing people’s lives

28 July 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased to note how the De Novo rectification housing project, in Stellenbosch, is making a tangible difference in the lives of the people of this neighbourhood. Read More

3 more days left for social sector vaccinations

28 July 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is encouraging all members of the social service sector who qualify to be vaccinated to do so, before the vaccination rollout for the social development sector comes to an end on... Read More

Western Cape inclusionary housing policy framework public participation process

28 July 2021

The Western Cape Government’s public participation process with regards to a new Inclusionary Housing Policy Framework has closed. Read More

Mom steps in to save premature baby’s life

28 July 2021

Despite being born at 26 weeks and 3 days and weighing only 700 g at birth, baby Britney Marcus is a survivor. Facing odds, she overcame many of the complications of prematurity and made it home. But just less than a month after Britney was... Read More

Minister Schäfer encourages teachers to participate in the NTAs

27 July 2021

Nominations for the annual National Teaching Awards (NTA) are now open for 2021, giving us all the opportunity to recognise the incredible work that so many of our teachers have done over the past year. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes news of calm in public transport

27 July 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes news of calm in public transport, confiscation of firearm from taxi-driver   Read More

Move to Alert Level 3 will provide a welcomed boost to the wine industry

27 July 2021

The move to Adjusted Alert Level 3 will provide a welcome boost to the Western Cape’s wine industry. This sector is a major employer in the Western Cape and has been under immense pressure. Read More