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All government tenders at risk of grinding to a halt

28 February 2022

I have written to the Minister of Finance, Mr. Enoch Godongwana, to request that a note [attached] issued by the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) on 25 February 2022, be withdrawn immediately.  Read More

Western Cape's Elsenburg Agricultural students Graduate

28 February 2022

On Saturday, 26 February 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer joined academics, officials, parents and guardians as they gathered to witness the graduation of the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute's class of 2021. Read More

Western Cape Department of Agriculture launches Agri-Processing on Wheels Unit

28 February 2022

On Friday, 25 February 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied by the Executive Mayor of Saldanha Bay, Councillor André Truter, and the Executive Mayor of the West Coast District Municipality, Alderman Roelof Strydom,... Read More

First 31 beneficiaries in Zwelihle, Hermanus to receive homes from Minister

28 February 2022

Tomorrow, 1 March 2022, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, will hand over the first 31 houses to deserving and qualifying beneficiaries in Zwelihle, Hermanus. Read More

2021 Systemic Test results confirm devastating impact of Covid-19 on education

27 February 2022

In January this year, I called for the scrapping of the 1 metre rule in schools which has required the continued rotation of learners in schools across the province and the country. Read More

Victims of crime: Understanding the support you can expect

23 February 2022

The recent release of the crime statistics contextualizes the overwhelmingly negative impact violence has on the lives of thousands of women, girls, men and boys as it continues to be a barrier to society's overall well-being and development. Read More

Raising of canal wall good news for agriculture

23 February 2022

After two years of inaction by the national government, construction has finally begun to raise the wall of the four-kilometre feeder canal into the Brandvlei Dam by 300mm. The Western Cape Government warmly welcomes this. Read More

Substance abuse harms unborn babies

23 February 2022

As an expectant mother, you want your baby to be as healthy as possible. Keep in mind that most of what the mother takes in, is passed through to her developing baby. Read More

More options and reduced intervals times when it comes to the booster vaccine

22 February 2022

There are now more options when it comes to the booster vaccine and intervals times have been reduced Read More

Tygerberg Hospital first government institution to perform robotic surgery

22 February 2022

Tygerberg Hospital is proud to announce the launch of its da Vinci surgical robotic programme. This will coincide with the first robotic operation in a government hospital in South Africa being performed at a tertiary academic centre. Read More

A healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart

21 February 2022

About 80% of all heart diseases that presents before the age of 65 can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. Read More

Reported “higher than usual” number of enteric (Typhoid) fever cases

21 February 2022

Reported “higher than usual” number of enteric (Typhoid) fever cases based on historical data Read More

Senior citizen celebrates 60th birthday in her new home in Forest Village

21 February 2022

This past week on Valentine’s Day, Ms. Buyelwa Lumani, originally from Garden City, in Mfuleni, celebrated love of a different kind. Read More

Premier Alan Winde officially opens the Leeuwenhof Slave Quarters Gallery

20 February 2022

Joint Media Release: Premier Alan Winde officially opens the Leeuwenhof Slave Quarters Remembrance Gallery Read More

Tygerberg hospital increases vaccination drive for pregnant mothers

17 February 2022

When the first COVID-19 case was described in South Africa, Tygerberg Hospital (TBH) initiated an early prevention response and d Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Marais empower Velddrift with new Noordhoek Library

16 February 2022

Today, following the 2022 State of the Province Address, together with Executive Mayor: Alderman Ray Van Rooyen, Premier Alan Winde and Minister Anroux Marais officially opened the new Noordhoek Public Library in Velddrif. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Simmers joined by Mayor van Rooy handover title deeds

16 February 2022

Following the State of the Province Address (SOPA), in Velddrif on Tuesday 15 February 2022, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde along with the Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers and the Bergrivier Municipality... Read More

Human Settlements issues 736 documents for latest contractor’s framework

16 February 2022

Since the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) launched its latest contractor’s framework on 21 January 2022, 736 tender documents have already been issued. Of these, 659 were collected from the provincial office in Cape Town and 77... Read More

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