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Minister Simmers welcomes similarities between his & CoCT Mayor Hill-Lewis

30 March 2023

Less than 24 hours apart, the consistency in the two spheres of government’s intentions to expedite service delivery and build hope for its residents is evident for all to see. Read More

Extracts from Budget Speech delivered by Minister Reagen Allen

30 March 2023

Extracts from Budget Speech as delivered by Western Cape Minister of P Read More

A budget of resilience and action, despite funding pressures

30 March 2023

Yesterday, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo tabled her 9th budget for the Department of Health and Wellness of R23.804 billion for the 2023/24 financial year. This is a decrease of R289.766 million in comparison to the previous year. Read More

WC Infrastructure Minister outlines new department’s role in energy resilience

30 March 2023

Media release: Western Cape Infrastructure Minister outlines new department’s role in province’s energy resilience push at Premier’s 5th Energy Digicon Read More

Three dagga busts by Provincial Traffic Services in one week

30 March 2023

Media release by Ricardo Mackenzie, Western Cape Minister of Mobility Read More

Social Development Appropriation Bill – Vote 7

29 March 2023

Our Department – along with many others – have been battling against the fierce “headwinds” which the Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities referred to during her budget for action. Read More

Provincial Minister of infrastructure delivers maiden budget of R9.8 billion

29 March 2023

Today, the Western Cape Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, delivered his department’s maiden budget. The Minister tabled the R9.8 Billion budget, which is set to expedite investment and delivery of infrastructure projects in the... Read More

Mobility Budget 2023 - Hitting the Ground Running

29 March 2023

Speech by Minister Ricardo Mackenzie at the Read More

Education – A budget to get the job done

29 March 2023

Introduction We will spend a massive R29.55 billion on education this year in the Western Cape. Read More

Protect your children by keeping measles immunisations up to date

29 March 2023

Parents of scholars under 15 years of age are reminded that they have until this coming Friday (31 March) to help ensure that their unvaccinated children are protected against measles. Read More

WCDoA Budget 2023 - A Budget to Inspire Hope through Growth and Jobs

28 March 2023

Today I tabled the Western Cape Agriculture Budget 2023 in the Provincial Parliament. I announced a total budget of R960.165 million. The Budget 2023 is guided by the Western Cape Government's three strategic objectives: Read More

39 Peace Officers graduate across three municipalities

28 March 2023

39 Peace Officers (POs) who graduated from the Peace Officer programme, will now assist their respective municipalities to ensure greater safety Read More

Youth development where it’s needed most

27 March 2023

I have been conducting oversight visits to different Western Cape Department of Social Development facilities along the Garden Route and in the Klein Karoo. Read More

Non-emergency patient transport makes comprehensive health care possible

27 March 2023

As an essential part of the emergency ambulance service in the Western Cape, HealthNET (Health Non-Emergency Transport) has made 41 097 passenger trips in the first three months of the year. Read More

Minister Marais congratulates WC athletes on SA Sport awards wins

26 March 2023

The Western Cape Government is very proud to congratulate three of the nominees from the Western Cape who walked away as winners in their respective categories at the SA Sport Awards last night.   Read More

Minister Anroux Marais commends referee Zoe Naude on milestone for female sport

24 March 2023

The Western Cape Government congratulates rugby referee Zoe Naude on being the first South African (SA) female referee to be chosen to officiate at the Tag Rugby World Cup which will be held in Ireland in August this year.   Read More

Western Cape strengthens efforts to improve TB control in the province

24 March 2023

Through its multi-sectoral response plan to reduce the spread of Tuberculosis (TB), the Western Cape is making progress to prevent TB infection, link TB positive patients to treatment quicker and save lives. Read More

Western Cape Government GBV campaign lands in Delft

23 March 2023

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is continuing to take its “Break the Cycle” media campaign into communities. This time around it was Delft, one of the country’s biggest crime hotspots, that has seen targeted interventions by the WCG. Read More

Six schools have won R25 000 each in the ‘Letter to my library’ competition!

23 March 2023

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 school library competition: “Letter to my Library”! Read More

CT Mayor lays out plan in Premier’s Energy Digicon to end blackouts

23 March 2023

Media release: Cape Town Mayor lays out plan in Premier’s Energy Digicon to make city first metro in country to “Say goodbye to loadshedding”. Read More