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Premier’s 11th Energy Digicon focuses on Growth For Jobs plan

18 May 2023

Media release: Energising job creation and growth – Premier’s 11th Energy Digicon focuses on energy resilience as part of Western Cape Government’s bold Growth For Jobs plan Read More

Visit a local museum this International Museum Day

17 May 2023

On Thursday, 18 May, we celebrate International Museum day. This annual event is commemorated all over the world to emphasise the important role that museums play in society. Read More

Child Protection Month: Children with disabilities deserve protection too

17 May 2023

“We need to remember that every child is my child. Every child deserves to be acknowledged and seen as such and not for their disability.” – Pumeza Ngumla, Disabled Children’s Action Group. Read More

Red Tape Reduction interventions saves Western Cape economy R1.85 billion

17 May 2023

Between May 2019 and September 2022, the Western Cape Government’s red tape reduction and ease of doing business interventions resulted in a saving of R1.85 billion to the Western Cape economy. Read More

100 kg of dagga seized by WC Provincial Traffic on N2 outside George

17 May 2023

On Monday 15 May, in the early hours of the morning, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services seized 100 kg of dagga and arrested a driver for possession of an illegal substance during a routine vehicle inspection while on duty patrolling on the N2... Read More

Two George infrastructure projects on track to create jobs and empower residents

16 May 2023

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, began the week with oversight visits to two of his department’s key projects in George – the upgrading of the Gwaing Road and a housing project at Metro Grounds site. Read More

23 Peace Officers graduate in Mosselbay and George

16 May 2023

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen; Read More

QLFS: 360 000 more jobs in the Western Cape than in 2022

16 May 2023

According to the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey released by Statistics South Africa this morning, 360 000 more jobs were created in the Western Cape in quarter 1 of 2023 than in the same quarter in 2022. Read More

PIRLS 2021 results: We have a plan to get reading scores #BackOnTrack

16 May 2023

The results of the 2021 Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS) were released today, which confirmed that learning losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are severe across South Africa. Read More

Karl Bremer Hospital receives Gold Status in stroke care initiative

16 May 2023

Karl Bremer Hospital has achieved Gold Status in the 2023 World Stroke Organisation (WSO) Angels Awards. The hospital is the first in the Western Cape to receive Gold Status. Read More

23 Peace Officers to graduate in Mossel Bay and George

15 May 2023

Today, 15 May 2023, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, will address students that are graduating as Peace Officers (PO’s) in Mossel Bay and George.  13 PO’s will graduate in Mossel Bay, while George has 10. Read More

WCG matches 1 000 youth with employment opportunities

15 May 2023

As part of the Western Cape Government’s drive to create opportunities for youth employment, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), together with 12 employers in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector hosted a recruitment Read More

Western Cape 204-units Maitland Mews Social Housing Project officially launched

12 May 2023

Earlier today, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers was joined by the Executive Mayor of Cape Town Geordin Hill-Lewis and the National Minister of Human Settlements to launch the 204 units Social Housing project. Read More

Protect our economy and jobs

12 May 2023

Joint media release: Protect our economy and jobs The Western Cape Government has noted the serious allegations made by the United States Ambassador to South Africa Reuben Brigety alleging that South Africa has supplied weapons to Russia. Read More

South Africa's animal vaccines shortage impedes growth and jobs creation

11 May 2023

“Farmers cannot afford any further setbacks after having survived a drought that decimated many herds. Farmers are still trying to recover and rebuild their herds. Read More

Cape Winelands sport federations receive support for the new financial year

11 May 2023

On Wednesday, 10 May 2023, Minister Anroux Marais handed over funding to sporting federations in the Cape Winelands district to support them in their work for the year. Read More

Oversight ensures Western Cape receives over 360 SAPS vehicles

11 May 2023

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says that it is through effective and enhanced oversight over the South African Police Service (SAPS) that the service has received 362 vehicles during the 2022/23... Read More

Investing in our Nurses’ future, to ensure ongoing quality health care provision

11 May 2023

Investing in our Nurses’ future, to ensure continued quality health care provision   Read More

Massive R1.2bn #BackOnTrack campaign launched to reverse learning losses

11 May 2023

Today we launched the #BackOnTrack programme, which is a big, bold intervention to reverse Covid-19 learning losses in the Western Cape. The pandemic is over, but the effect of the pandemic is not over. Read More

WCGHW has to freeze 2362 posts if public sector wage agreement goes unfunded

11 May 2023

Provincial Department of Health and Wellness (WCGHW) will have to freeze 2 362 posts if public sector wage agreement goes unfunded   Read More