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107 Beneficiaries move into their brand-new homes in Mitchells Plain

15 November 2022

It has been a week filled with joy, tears, and laughter as 107 families received the keys to their homes, in new Woodlands Mitchells Plain.   Read More

Elderly beneficiaries receive their Title Deeds from Minister Simmers

14 November 2022

On Friday 11 November 2022, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, gifted the elderly members of Nkqubela housing project with early festive season gifts. This happened when he delivered their tittle deeds 2 months after they... Read More

Dangers of Pneumonia

12 November 2022

Did you know that pneumonia is a major cause of death in children under the age of five years? Read More

Caledon gets new fire station to better serve Theewaterskloof municipality

11 November 2022

STATEMENT ON OFFICIAL OPENING OF CALEDON FIRE STATION    The unveiling of the new R5 million Fire Station in Caledon, a major milestone that will improve fighters’ ability to serve communities of Theewaterskloof and the Overberg region.   Read More

Premier receives progress report on SAPS-gangs link probe

11 November 2022

Joint media release: Premier receives progress report from Western Cape Police Ombud on investigation into suspected link between South African Police Service and gangs. Read More

Media alert: Applications now open for 2023 World’s Best School Prizes

11 November 2022

The applications for the 2023 World’s Best School Prizes are now open! Schools can visit for information on how to apply before 15 March 2023. Read More

DoCS to host Rural Safety Summit in Cape Winelands District Municipality

11 November 2022

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

90 Nkqubela beneficiaries to receive title deeds from Minister Simmers

10 November 2022

On Friday 11 November, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will officiate at the handover of title deeds of the Nkqubela Housing project, in Robertson. Read More

A child must first be seen as a child, and secondly as a child with a disability

10 November 2022

“Each child with a disability needs to be accepted within their broader communities. The child must first be seen as a child, and secondly as a child with a disability,” says Eleanor Harker, a Social Worker Supervisor at the Western Cape Cerebral... Read More

LEAP Officers confiscate a high number of illegal firearms: September - October

10 November 2022

Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are directly ensuring that the arsenal of criminals is reduced. Read More

WC Cabinet to set up task team to help mitigate load shedding

10 November 2022

Media release: Western Cape Cabinet resolves to set up task team to help mitigate impact of load shedding. Read More

#ClassOf2022: Crib notes and cell phones do not go unnoticed by our invigilators

10 November 2022

We are not yet halfway through the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, and we have already received 14 reports of candidates allegedly bringing cell phones or crib notes into their exam venues. Read More

Western Cape Government uniting communities through Farm 694 project

10 November 2022

On Saturday 12 November, Premier Alan Winde together with his Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will be at the historical Farm 694 housing project. Read More

Exciting NASA investment to enable communications with deep space welcomed

9 November 2022

The Western Cape Government (WCG) welcomes the official commencement of the impressive collaboration between the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), and the USA’s National Aeronaut Read More

Public sector strike should not affect Western Cape matric exams

9 November 2022

We can assure parents that we have taken every precaution to ensure that the matric exams will not be affected by the planned public sector union protest action on Thursday 10 November 2022 in the Western Cape. Read More

World Preemie Festival - Tygerberg Hospital - 12 Nov

9 November 2022

World Prematurity Day (World Preemie Day) is celebrated annually on 17 November.   Read More

Minister Mbombo's visit to Central Karoo

9 November 2022


Speed is key as Operation Vulindlela report on Remote Working VISA is completed

9 November 2022

I welcome the confirmation by the Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs, Mr L.T. Read More

Update on intervention at Fish Hoek High School

8 November 2022

A diversity intervention, by an external service provider, took place at Fish Hoek High School on Monday 31 October 2022. What happened caused hurt and division, and the intervention was terminated the very next day, on Tuesday 1 November 2022. Read More