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Making COVID-19 vaccines and other health services accessible

27 January 2023

There will be several opportunities for residents and spectators, when the Battle of the Stars pre-season soccer tournament takes place at the Vuyiseka Sports Complex in Philippi over the following weeks, to access their COVID-19 vaccine or booster. Read More

Community Safety hosts Policing Needs and Priorities engagement: Cape Metro East

27 January 2023

On 26 January 2023 the Western Cape Department of Community Safety hosted its Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP)engagement in the City of Cape Town for the SAPS Metro East sub-district. Read More

Extend condolences to families of LEAP officers

26 January 2023

Minister Reagen Allen and MMC JP Smith extend condolences to families of LEAP officers Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes 300 new nursing students at WC College of Nursing

26 January 2023

The Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN) is kicking 2023 off on a high note by expanding their course offering and annual intake of students. Read More

Minister Zulu must stick to SASSA meeting commitment

25 January 2023

I was hopeful yesterday’s meeting of national Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu and Members of the Executive Council (MINMEC) would provide the answers I’ve been seeking regarding issues plaguing the South African Social Security Agency (... Read More

Community Safety to host Policing Needs and Priorities engagement in Metro East

25 January 2023

On 26 January 2023, the Department of Community Safety will host its Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) engagement in the City of Cape Town for the SAPS Cape Metro East area. Read More

Minister Simmers welcomes 2-day working visit by Gauteng MPL delegation

25 January 2023

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will be hosting a delegation led by the Gauteng MPL for Human Settlements on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January 2023. Read More

Tourism Safety Officers contribute to safer festive season

24 January 2023

Joint statement: The Western Cape Government’s (WCGs) Tourism Safety Officers (TSOs) have been making a significant contribution to keeping visitors safe at the various holiday sites across the Cape. Read More

New youth centre in Delft a beacon of hope

23 January 2023

Western Cape Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez welcomes the opening of the Kap 23 Youth Centre in Delft. The birthing of this facility is thanks to a partnership between NPO HOPE Cape Town and the German AIDS Foundation, which has... Read More

4th Port Stakeholder Workshop IDs need for greater private sector participation

23 January 2023

On Friday, 20 January 2023, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, hosted the fourth annual Port Stakeholder Engagement, bringing together representatives from across the port logistics value chain, experts in maritime trans Read More

Protect your children, keep measles immunisations up to date

20 January 2023

Western Cape Government Health and Wellness is calling on all parents and caregivers to ensure that their children’s vaccinations are up to date to protect them against diseases that can cause serious harm, such as measles. Too many children right... Read More

Western Cape passes 27% more buildings plans in 2022 than in 2021

20 January 2023

Between January and November 2022, the Western Cape passed R34.81 billion worth of building plans, representing an increase of 27% compared to the same period in 2021. Read More

#ClassOf2022 continues to close the inequality gap

20 January 2023

This morning I visited Hector Peterson Secondary School in Wallacedene to celebrate the release of the individual 2022 National Senior Certificate Results to candidates. Read More

LEAP officers secure over 700 arrests during December

19 January 2023

Between 5 December 2022 – 1 January 2023, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers effected the arrest of 747 individuals for an array of offences. LEAP is an initiative of the Western Cape Government (WCG) and is run in partnership with the... Read More

Back To School - help your child to stay healthy and learn

19 January 2023

Children across the Province have started their new school year this week. It is important to ensure that your child stays healthy this year so that they can learn and thrive. Read More

Media alert: Western Cape NSC 2022 results

19 January 2023

The results of the 2022 National Senior Certificate exams will be announced today and tomorrow. All statements and soundbites will be posted on the WCED’s media group on WhatsApp. To be added to the group, please send your cellphone number to Kerry. Read More

Get vaxxed and relax at Sea Point Promenade and Mnandi Beach this weekend

19 January 2023

The most effective way for us to reduce the risk of COVID-19 is to be up-to-date with our vaccinations and boosters. What better way to ease into the new year than to be vaxxed and relaxed with the Vaxi Taxi this weekend.  Read More

Premier welcomes PCC meeting on energy crisis

19 January 2023

Media release: Premier welcomes calling of President’s Coordinating Council meeting on the energy crisis. Read More

Western Cape #ClassOf2022 beat the odds!

19 January 2023

We are delighted that the Western Cape matric Class of 2022 has beaten the odds and increased our provincial matric pass rate to 81.4%, with 49 102 candidates passing their exams – the largest number of successful candidates we’ve ever had! Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Maynier welcome Western Cape learners back to school

18 January 2023

This morning, Premier Alan Winde joined me for a visit to Starling Primary School, to celebrate the start of the 2023 school year and welcome learners back to school in the Western Cape. Read More