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Elsenburg Agricultural Institute Students Graduate

5 December 2022

"Today, you become members of that illustrious group of students who can call themselves alumni of the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute", said the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer,  during the recent graduation ceremony... Read More

Western Cape Government & World Bank sign MoU to strengthen partnership

5 December 2022

Joint media release: Western Cape Government & World Bank sign MoU to deepen partnership. Read More

Let’s continue creating inclusive spaces

2 December 2022

Disability Rights Awareness Month, which we observed throughout November, culminates in International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December. Read More

Blue Rise help me buy a home beneficiaries receive house keys from Minister

2 December 2022

12 homeowners in the Blue Rise Village, spent the first night of festive season in their brand-new homes, courtesy of Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers. The 7.2-hectare Blue Rise Village project is in Blue Downs, Cape Town a... Read More

Minister Maynier urges candidates to celebrate responsibly during matric rage

1 December 2022

Matric rage events will kick off in the Western Cape and other provinces this weekend, and we urge all of our candidates to celebrate safely and responsibly this year. Read More

Jacqueline Tweedie is appointed as Head of Gene Louw Traffic College

1 December 2022

Today, 1 December 2022, for the first time, a woman has been appointed as Head of Read More

We are building the equivalent of a new school every four days!

30 November 2022

Yesterday I visited Westridge Secondary School in Mitchell’s Plain and Hindle High School in Delft to view the additional Moladi classrooms being constructed for the 2023 school year. Read More

QLFS: 85 000 jobs created in the Western Cape in Quarter 3

30 November 2022

I am delighted by the news that 85 000 jobs were created in the Western Cape, in Quarter 3, according to the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), released today by Statistics South Africa. Read More

270 000 visitors flock to tourist attractions across the Western Cape in October

30 November 2022

The Western Cape’s tourism recovery is gaining momentum, with strong signs that a bumper summer season can be expected. In October 2022 alone, foot fall at the 17 participating attractions in the Western Cape recorded a total of 269,016 visitors. Read More

Media statement: 2201 youth graduate after year of service at YearBeyond

30 November 2022

On 30 November 2022, 2201 youth between the ages of 18 and 25, known as “YeBoneers”, completed their year of service with the YearBeyond programme. Read More

Joint Statement: Assault increases on women and children alarming

30 November 2022

The increase in assault/grievous bodily harm (GBH) cases against women and children as reflected in the second quarter (July – September 2022) crime statistics for the Western Cape, is Read More

Western Cape Provincial Laboratory to undergo R23 million Renovation

30 November 2022

“Once the renovations are completed, the Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory will provide an enhanced service to our clients,” said Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Ivan Meyer during the recent handover of the building site to the... Read More

Be sun-smart - look after your skin!

30 November 2022

According to the National Awareness Calendar, 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, have been designated as skin cancer awareness months. Read More

Working together to find solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Western Cape

30 November 2022

Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Western Cape hosted a provincial symposium involving key stakeholders to find solutions related to HIV from district healthcare, science, civil society, youth and community, and funding as the different... Read More

Sexual violence and assault - what happens next

29 November 2022

Did you know - globally about 1 in 3 (30%) women worldwide have been subjected to either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.  Read More

Media statement: World's first isiXhosa Boxing rule book launched

29 November 2022

On Tuesday, 28 November 2022, Minister Anroux Marais handed over copies of the first translated isiXhosa Boxing rules booklet to boxing structures in the province. Read More

WCG and City launch units aimed at tourism safety

29 November 2022

Joint Media Release: Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town  Read More

Ending violence is not just a “16 days” campaign

28 November 2022

Today marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign, which runs until 10 December.  During this time, government and civil society collaborate to generate an increased awareness of the adverse effects... Read More

WCG and City to launch units aimed at tourism safety

28 November 2022

On Tuesday, 29 November 2022, the Western Cape Government (WCG) and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) will jointly launch their respective Tourism Safety Units. Read More

Department of Local Government concludes Councillor Training

28 November 2022

The Department of Local Government has wrapped up its final leg of the Seasonal School which took place in five District Municipalities namely: Garden Route District, Read More