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Free Animal Health Care makes a difference in the fight against rabies

7 September 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, joined the Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) Veterinary Services officials during their rabies vaccination campaign in Klapmuts, outside Paarl. Read More

Minister Fritz demands greater SAPS resources for the Province

7 September 2021

Minister Fritz demands greater SAPS resources for the Province, draws attention to weekend murders Read More

Minister Marais celebrates development of first ever trilingual Kaaps dictionary

7 September 2021

As we celebrate Heritage Month, Minister Anroux Marais is happy to acknowledge the development of the first of its kind Trilingual Dictionary of Kaaps project. Read More

Premier Winde calls to end the National State of Disaster and save jobs

7 September 2021

During the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) today, I called for the National State of Disaster to be lifted and a better COVID-19 management system to be implemented to reduce pressures placed on the economy and drive job creation. Read More

Evacuation of Vredelus Child and Youth Care Centre

7 September 2021

The Department of Social Development is assessing its short and long-term plans for the Vredelus Child and Youth Care Centre in Elsies River for girls who are in conflict with the law, after a group of armed men forced their way into the facility. Read More

Help protect our children: Sign up to be a Safety Parent

6 September 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's nutrition, health, learning, and safety are far-reaching.  Read More

WCG officially celebrates 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Bianca Buitendag

6 September 2021

This morning, 6 September 2021, Premier Alan Winde and Minister Anroux Marais officially celebrated Bianca Buitendag on bringing home the silver medal in Women’s Surfing from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Read More

Our vaccination programme enters exciting new times

4 September 2021

This week the Department once again managed to administer more than 200 000 vaccines to the citizens of the Western Cape. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital provides life-saving organ transplant service

3 September 2021

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) prides itself in improving the quality of the lives of its patients. Over the years, hundreds of patients have benefited from the transplant service provided by the hospital; and some have even been able to have children. Read More

Western Cape Human settlements ensuring homes for people with disabilities

3 September 2021

As we commemorate “Casual Day” today, which highlights the needs of persons living with disabilities, it is important to highlight the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements’ (WCDoHS) provision of housing opportunities to persons living with a... Read More

Media alert: National Teaching Awards – Western Cape Provincial Awards Ceremony

3 September 2021

This evening, 3 September 2021, Premier Alan Winde will join the provincial Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, and the Head: Education, Brent Walters, in announcing the provincial winners of the 2021 National Teaching Awards. Read More

Minister Schäfer celebrates the provincial winners of the NTA

3 September 2021

This evening I was joined by the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, as the WCED announced the provincial winners of the 2021 National Teaching Awards. They will go on to represent us in the national competition next month. Read More

Minister Simmers visits informal settlements in the Garden Route

2 September 2021

Kwanonqaba in Mossel Bay. These visits were to ascertain how the Informal Settlements Support Programme has improved these living standards of the informal dwellers. Read More

Drive-through service makes getting vaccinated a drive in the park

2 September 2021

Two weeks after opening the Athlone Vaccination Centre of Hope, the site will receive its first drive-through clients on 2 September via a test-run and then officially open to the public on Friday, 3 September. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest in drug bust in Tafelsig, Hanover Park

2 September 2021

On Tuesday, 31 August 2021, LEAP Officers arrested a suspect in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, for possession of drugs, in a joint operation with the SAPS. Read More

Fund launched to support municipalities to prepare for renewable energy projects

2 September 2021

I am pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Western Cape Municipal Energy Resilience Fund. This fund will make available almost R13 million to qualifying municipalities for research and planning to determine the requirements and... Read More

Human Settlements to open a framework for majority female owned contractors

1 September 2021

As we come to the end of Women’s Month, I am delighted to announce that before the end of 2021, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) will open a contractors framework that will be geared towards attracting construction companies... Read More

Tourism Month 2021: Time to ease restrictions to support tourism recovery in WC

1 September 2021

Tourism Month 2021 marks the start of what will hopefully be a period of welcome relief for the tourism and hospitality sector, however the success of our summer season remains dependant on the opening of the economy in the Western Cape.  Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R214 million spent on Covid-19 in 2021/22

1 September 2021

We are pleased to publish the fourteenth edition of our monthly Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury which affirms our commitment to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape. Read More