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Quarterly crime stats show LEAP partnership continues to push down violent crime

23 November 2022

Joint media release: Quarterly crime statistics show LEAP partnership continues to push down violent crime. Read More

Premier celebrates civil society & public servants in Paarl "Listening Tour"

23 November 2022

Joint media release: Selfless work of civil society & public servants celebrated in Premier’s “Listening Tour”. Read More

WCED announces unprecedented school infrastructure delivery programme

22 November 2022

Statement by Minister David Maynier, Western Cape Minister of Education  Read More

Minister Allen to visit first liquor outlets to renew their licences online

22 November 2022

Tomorrow, 23 November 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen will visit three liquor licence holders who were among the first to renew their licence online via the newly launched eLicence Portal. Read More

Minister Bredell’s network forum held to share insight on service delivery

22 November 2022

Minister Anton Bredell, the Provincial Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, hosted the bi-annual Minister and Mayors (MINMAY) Forum at Goudini Spa in Rawsonville today. Read More

LEAP officers play crucial role during minibus taxi strike

22 November 2022

The presence of 120 Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers during the recent minibus taxi strike assisted the South African Police Services (SAPS) and other City of Cape Town Law Enforcement Agencies to ensure greater visibility and... Read More

Private sector Health Indaba - Health is everybody’s business

21 November 2022

On Friday, 18 November 2022, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo, Provincial Minister of Health and Wellness, hosted a Health Indaba with stakeholders from the private sector. Read More

International Men’s Day: Solutions start with one conversation

21 November 2022

International Men’s Day is commemorated on 19 November, to celebrate the positive values men bring to the world, their families, and communities. Read More

Minister Simmers solidifies partnership with Kannaland municipality

21 November 2022

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers visited the Kannaland municipality which forms part of the Garden Route District.   The engagement was held in Ladismith, where Minister Simmers met with the leadership of the... Read More

Developing regional industrial value chains can create opportunities

21 November 2022

"Developing regional industrial value chains can create employment and entrepreneurial opportunities," says Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer.  Read More

Contingency measures in place to assist matrics during SANTACO strike

20 November 2022

We are deeply disappointed by SANTACO Western Cape’s decision to undertake strike action, as it will have a serious impact on our learners writing end-of-year exams, and our matric exams in particular. Read More

Department of Community Safety hosts NHW Safety Engagement in the Garden Route

18 November 2022

On Tuesday, 15 November 2022 and Wednesday, 16 November 2022 the Department of Community Safety (DoCS) hosted 66 Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) structures at a NHW safety engagement in George and Mossel Bay respe Read More

Almost half of all buildings completed in SA in 2022 are in the Western Cape

18 November 2022

Nearly half (42%) of all buildings completed in South Africa between January and September 2022, are in the Western Cape, with a total value of R21.39 billion, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 30.30%. Read More

Boys to men, this one’s for you: How to protect your health

18 November 2022

November is Men’s Health Month and presents the opportunity to support and celebrate the men in our lives. Read More

You just have to ask. Help is available

17 November 2022

Tershia Louw, mother to 7-year old Diondré, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was an infant, says she is still learning how to care for her special girl. Read More

Western Cape public schools paid over R36 million in bank charges in 2021

17 November 2022

Western Cape public schools paid a total of over R36 million in bank charges last year, at an average of R23 572 per school. Read More

Media statement: Minister Marais welcomes new Heritage Council

17 November 2022

On Thursday, 17 November 2022, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officially welcomed the newly appointed members of the Heritage Council as they start their three-year term.   Read More

Western Cape is committed to the maintreaming of GIS technology

16 November 2022

"The WCDoA's CapeFarmMapper application has become synonymous with evidence-based and spatially informed decision-making in the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, " said the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, as the world... Read More

DoCS hosts Rural Safety Summit in Cape Winelands Municipality

15 November 2022

  On 14 and 15 November 2022, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety hosted its fourth Rural Safety Summit and Policing Needs and Priorities (RSSaPNP) engagement in the Cape Winelands District Municipality. Read More

Schools can win R25 000 for library resources in the ‘Letter to my library’ comp

15 November 2022

Entries are now open for our annual school library competition, and six learners will win R25 000 in library resources for their school! Read More