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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

#LightsOnAfterSchool celebrations across DCAS programmes

21 October 2022

On Thursday, 20 October 2022, Minister Anroux Marais, HOD Guy Redman and Chief Director: Youth and After School Programmes, Read More

WC comes out on top on building plans passed and completed for third month

21 October 2022

Between January and August 2022, the value of buildings completed in the Western Cape was R19.6 billion, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 42.1%, compared to R13.2 billion in Gauteng, with a year-on-year growth rate of 8.7%. 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

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

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

Media Statement: We are excited to welcome Formula E To Cape Town in 2023

20 October 2022

The Western Cape Government is excited for another big sporting event to come to the province, following the confirmation of Cape Town as a race destination for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2023. Read More

Clearing of significant Transnet strike backlog must now be top priority

20 October 2022

I welcome the end to the national Transnet strike, now that the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union has accepted the wage settlement. Read More

Congratulations to our National Teaching Award winners!

20 October 2022

The National Teaching Awards took place in Gauteng this morning, and I am so pleased to announce that six of our provincial nominees placed in the top three nationally, with FOUR having WON their categories! Read More