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Minister Marais welcomes public back to facilities under adjusted alert level 3

27 July 2021

Following the announcement by President Ramaphosa on Sunday, 25 July 2021, that the country will move to Adjusted Alert Level 3, Minister Anroux Marais welcomes the public safely back to our archive and record management se Read More

Attend your HIV and TB follow-up visits at the clinic regularly

27 July 2021

Having one or more medical conditions bring additional challenges because you need to attend regular healthcare appointments and receive required treatment with possible side effects over a long period of time. Read More

1 million vaccinations administered in the Western Cape

27 July 2021

By Monday evening the Western Cape exceeded  1 million vaccinations administered.  While we continue to open registration for more age groups, we are balancing the demand and vaccine supply which we receive from the National Government. Read More

Media advisory: School readiness visits

27 July 2021

Today, 27 July 2021, Western Cape Education Minister, Debbie Schäfer, visited three Cape Town schools to assess readiness for the third term. The schools visited were: Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes reinstatement of special R350 SRD COVID-19 grant

27 July 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the reinstatement of the special R350 COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant. Read More

Stakeholder engagement addresses concerns of efficiencies at Port of Cape Town

27 July 2021

Yesterday (27 July 2021), we held our third Port of Cape Town stakeholder engagement bringing together key representatives of the port logistics chain to provide an update on t Read More

Media release by the WCG on efforts to ensure the safety of commuters

27 July 2021

The Western Cape Government held a digital press conference today on its efforts to ensure the safety of commuters in the greater Cape Town region following disruptions in the taxi industry caused by last week’s violence. Read More

Vaccine supply impacting our ability

27 July 2021

We have seen enormous excitement and eagerness for people to get vaccinated. We appreciate the uptake of registration and vaccination. We have seen, as new age bands are added, that this causes excitement and increased demand for vaccination,... Read More

Adjusted Alert Level 3 a welcome lifeline for businesses in the Western Cape

26 July 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the whole of South Africa will be moving to Adjusted Alert Level 3 with immediate effect, which includes the easing of restrictions on the economy which will be a lifeline for... Read More

World Drowning Prevention Day: 25 July 2021

26 July 2021

The UN General Assembly resolution A/75/L.76 in April 2021 declared 25 July; World Drowning Prevention Day. Read More

Minister Fritz commends SAPS’ proactive steps to ensure commuter safety

26 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the proactive approach taken by the SAPS, supported by the SANDF and other law enforcement agencies, in ensuring the safety of commuters in the greater Cape Town area. Read More

Western Cape dam levels and warning

26 July 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 75.6% (2020: 60.6%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 96.9% (2020: 77.56%). Read More

Social sector vaccinations extended

25 July 2021

The vaccination rollout for the Social Development sector in the Western Cape, which includes the Early Childhood Development (ECD) workforce and social service professionals, has been extended to Friday, 30 July by the National Department of Social... Read More

Minister Schäfer welcomes learners and staff back to school for the third term

25 July 2021

Our schools are looking forward to welcoming learners back to school tomorrow after the extended holiday. I wish our learners and staff a happy and productive start to the third term, and trust that the fact that they have had access to the vaccine... Read More

Western Cape is racing towards 1 000 000 vaccinations

24 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health’s scale-up approach of its vaccination programme is starting to reap rewards and is expecting to reach 1 000 000 vaccinations early next week! Read More

With no incidents of taxi violence overnight MEC Fritz welcomes 76 hours of calm

23 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports from the South African Police Services that there have been no incidents of taxi-related violence overnight and so far today. Read More

Saturday vaccinations available

23 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health will be opening a number of sites tomorrow, Saturday, 24 July 2021, which will be available for walk-ins, in line with our priority system. From the following weekend, more sites will be added, in line with... Read More

Minister Simmers to virtually engage the Cederberg Council on budget

22 July 2021

Today, 22 July 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will virtually engage the Cederberg Municipality. Joined by the Provincial Department’s senior executive officials, Minister Simmers will meet with the full Council. Read More

Boots on the ground in the Overberg District

22 July 2021

Over the past weeks The Western Cape Department of Health in partnership with NPO partners, have embarked on a registration drive and vaccination of the bedridden in the Overberg. Read More