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Delft VEP Forum & GBV Ambassadors Launch

17 July 2023

In a first for the Cape Metro, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCDSD) has launched a Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) Forum and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Ambassadors model in Delft. Read More

Damage to Western Cape agriculture infrastructure estimated at R1.053 billion

14 July 2023

Following the recent severe floods in the Western Cape, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) today released an updated assessment of the estimated financial cost of the damage. Read More

Dyesselsdorp beneficiaries living with disabilities receive keys to new homes

14 July 2023

On Thursday, 13 July, the Dysselsdorp community came out in their numbers to celebrate as five beneficiaries living with disabilities received their new houses.   Read More

Vine-tastic – 3 Western Cape vineyards in the top 50 of the World's Best

14 July 2023

The top 50 vineyards in the world were announced this week at an event in Bodegas Beronia in the heart of Rioja Alta, Spain, by World's Best Vineyards which compiles an annual list, showcasing the finest vineyard experiences from around the globe.  Read More

Premier's 16th Energy Digicon looks at the future of power generation

14 July 2023

Media Release:  Premier Winde’s 16th Energy Digicon looks at the future of power generation in South Africa Read More


14 July 2023

The media are invited to attend the launch of the Western Cape Department of Social Development’s (WCDSD) Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) Forum and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Ambassadors programme in Delft.  The event will take place on Monday... Read More

Celebrating SMME Booster Fund’s success with Langa’s Bicycle Empowerment Network

13 July 2023

Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and provinical Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, had the pleasure of joining the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN), one of the organisations currently funded through the Depart Read More

Tygerberg Hospital’s specialised burn centre a beacon of hope for burns victims

12 July 2023

Coping with a serious burn injury can be a challenge, especially if it covers large areas of an individual’s body or is in places easily seen by other people. Read More

Premier impressed with progress at George water infrastructure project

12 July 2023

Media Release: Premier impressed with progress at multi-million-rand water infrastructure project in George Read More

Getting Grade 10 Mathematics #BackOnTrack

12 July 2023

This morning I visited some of the 440 Grade 10 learners from the Metro South Education District who are attending #BackOnTrack Mathematics classes at the University of the Western Cape this week. Read More

Criminality in Mossel Bay to be met with “heavy metal”

12 July 2023

Joint Media Release: Criminality in Mossel Bay to be met with “heavy metal” with launch of armoured vehicles Read More

Swartland and Overstrand K-9 and Rural Safety units arrest 15 individuals

12 July 2023

The Overstrand and Swartland K-9 and Rural Safety Units arrested fifteen individuals for various crimes over the past weekend. Of these, eleven were apprehended in the Swartland municipal area and four in the Overstrand.   The Swartland arrests... Read More

Minister Simmers to handover houses to beneficiaries living with disabilities

12 July 2023

On Thursday 13 July, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will hand over houses to persons with disabilities in Dysselsdorp, Oudtshoorn.  Read More

World Drug Report: Tik on the increase in Africa

11 July 2023

The latest World Drug Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals Methamphetamine trafficking is on the increase in Africa. Read More

LEAP Officers confiscate 18 firearms during June

11 July 2023

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are continuing to work towards creating safer communities. Between 29 May 2023 to 2 July 2023, LEAP officers confiscated 18 firearms and arrested 994 suspects for an array of offenses. Read More

Minister Marais calls for nominations for the 2023 Cultural Affairs Awards

10 July 2023

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has published the call for nominations for individuals or organisations to be honoured at this year’s Cultural Affairs Awards. Read More

Minister Marais to hand over Netball World Cup trophy to City of Cape Town

6 July 2023

On Friday, 7 July 2023, the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will conclude the Western Cape Netball World Cup trophy tour and officially hand over the trophy to the City of Cape Town.   Read More

Minister Simmers remains dedicated to the Airport Precinct Informal Settlement

6 July 2023

Tertuis Simmers, Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, remains dedicated to ensuring that dignified housing opportunities are provided to the intended beneficiaries from the communities of the airport precinct informal settlement.   Read More

Poisons Centre advisory: Beware of the dangers of street pesticides in the WC

6 July 2023

The Poisons Information Helpline of the Western Cape (WC) has attended to more than 1000 calls regarding poisoning exposures to pesticides. Read More

One week to go to apply for the 2023 SMME Booster Fund

4 July 2023

Applications for the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) 2023 Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) Booster fund, close in one week, on Tuesday, 11 July 2023, at midnight.  Read More