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4.35 million two-way domestic travellers through Cape Town Airport this year

31 October 2022

A total of 4.35 million two-way passengers passed through the Cape Town International Airport’s (CTIA) domestic terminal in 2022 so far, representing a recovery of 71% for the year to date, when compared to the same period in 2019. Read More

Minister Marais: Western Cape Government prepared for summer initiation season

31 October 2022

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is proud to support the official start of the Initiation Summer Season for 2022. The summer season starts on 1 November 2022 and will end on 31 January 2023. Read More

Minister Maynier’s message to matrics

30 October 2022

To the Class of 2022: We are so proud of you for overcoming the challenges of the past few years. Read More

The Hartman Nursing Awards return

29 October 2022

Tygerberg Hospital brings back the event celebrating nursing excellence Read More

Another delay in the construction of Manenberg School of Skills

28 October 2022

Last month, I announced that the construction mafia had interrupted work on the new Manenberg School of Skills, an R84 million project scheduled to take 87 weeks to complete. Read More

K-9 unit sniffs out criminals

27 October 2022

Between 22 – 25 October 2022, the Overstrand K-9 Units utilised their strong sense of smell to effect the arrest of 4 suspects during 3 separate operations. The Overstrand unit, which operates throughout the Overberg District, has 6 officers and 6... Read More

Minister Simmers to handover first units of Mountain View project in Mossel Bay

27 October 2022

With the festive season fast approaching, on Thursday 27 October, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will visit the road construction site of the Maalgate bridge, in George. Read More

Minister Allen concludes safety visit to Cape Winelands region

27 October 2022

Between 24 – 25 October 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen conducted safety oversight visits and had engagements in the Breedevalley, Witzenberg and Langeberg Municipal areas. Read More

The Western Cape #ClassOf2022 in numbers

27 October 2022

A total of 73 846 candidates will write the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams in the Western Cape this year. Of these, 62 361 are full-time candidates, and 11 485 are part-time candidates. Read More

Premier instructs WC Police Ombud to probe alleged gangs-SAPS links

27 October 2022

Joint media release: Premier instructs Western Cape Police Ombud to investigate alleged link between South African Police Service and gangs. Read More

Premier uncovers successes in CT communities

27 October 2022

Media release: Uncovering successes Read More

If you act quickly, there is hope after a stroke

26 October 2022

There are no guarantees in life, says a stroke survivor from Paarl, but, if you get help quickly, you have a fighting chance. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo celebrates fourth consecutive clean audit outcome

26 October 2022

The Western Cape Department of Health has once again received a clean audit for the fourth consecutive year. It is the only provincial health department in the country to do so. Read More

Western Cape Vets vaccinate 18 000 dogs during Rabies Awareness Campaign

26 October 2022

State veterinarians and animal technicians attached to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture vaccinated almost 18 000 dogs last month as part of the annual rabies campaign. Read More

Patients first - the story of the Western Cape Health’s Annual Report 2021/22

25 October 2022

  Putting patients at the heart of our health care – the story of the Western Cape Health’s Annual Report for 2021/22 Read More

Premier & Minister impressed by upgrades to youth secure care centre

25 October 2022

Joint media release: Premier & Western Cape Social Development Minister impressed by multi-million-rand upgrades to Eerste River youth secure care centre. Read More

#Classof2022: Cheating is not an option!

24 October 2022

Last week, I visited Vista Nova High School in Pinelands to wish matric candidates the very best for the exams, and witness the signing of their matric Commitment Agreements for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. Read More

New hearing equipment a game-changer for hearing impaired people in rural WC

21 October 2022

People with hearing impairment across rural areas of the Western Cape will soon have improved access to state-of-the-art audiology equipment and hearing aids, thanks to a project funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in... Read More

Community Safety hosts Rural Safety Summit in Garden Route Municipality

21 October 2022

On 17 and 18 October 2022, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety hosted its third Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in the Garden Route District Municipality. Read More

Premier tours Mitchells Plain to celebrate its successes

21 October 2022

Media release: Premier tours Mitchell’s Plain to celebrate its successes. This week Premier Alan Winde celebrated Mitchells Plain’s rich and vibrant culture, as well as its many success stories, by paying the area a visit. Read More

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