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LEAP Officers continue success in fighting crime

4 May 2021

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) Officers continue to make significant strides in fighting crime as part of the Western Cape Safety Plan.    Read More

International Fire Fighter’s Day

4 May 2021

  International Firefighters' Day is observed annually on May 4 to honour firefighters around the world, who dedicate their lives to the protection of people and property. Read More

Minister Meyer visits successful local Land Reform projects

4 May 2021

MINISTER MEYER VISITS SUCCESSFUL LOCAL LAND REFORM PROJECTS Yesterday, 3 May 2021, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer and the Executive Meyer of Stellenbosch, Adv Gesie van Deventer, visited two successful  land reform projects in... Read More

UPDATE: Increase in COVID-19 recoveries across Old Age Homes

4 May 2021

As of 04 May 2021, the number of residents in old age homes, who have recovered from COVID-19 has increased to 2650. Read More

Vaccine registration brought to doorsteps of elderly residents

4 May 2021

Western Cape Government Health Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo joined hands with community healthcare workers to launch a door-to-door campaign and visited a local mall to register elderly community members on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (... Read More

Western Cape Government to increase nutritional relief support

3 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging period for many South Africans, with many people losing their jobs and going without the food they need to live healthy lives. Read More

Minister Fritz urges Kensington community members to come forward

3 May 2021

Minister Fritz urges Kensington community members to come forward with information on escape of gangster Read More

Dam levels

3 May 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 48.2% (2020: 37.2%). The levels for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town is 67.5% (2020: 54.5%). Read More

WCG continues to drive economic opportunities ahead of Worker's Day

1 May 2021

Today, our country and province commemorates Worker's Day. As we do so, the Western Cape Government remains steadfastly committed to creating an enabling environment in which businesses, both small and large, can thrive and create jobs. Read More

Premier Alan Winde and Minister Simmers visit Garden Route housing projects

30 April 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers visited the Mountain View Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) in Mosselbay, which is currently still under construction. Read More

Minister Marais to launch WC Netball Championship in Langebaan

29 April 2021

Tomorrow, 30 April 2021, Minister Anroux Marais will officially launch the 2021 Western Cape Netball Championship, hosted by the West Coast Netball Union, in Langebaan, Saldanha Bay Municipality from 30 April until 2 May 20 Read More

75-year-old COVID-19 survivor shares vaccine excitement

29 April 2021

COVID-19 has claimed many lives over the past year and the rollout of vaccination campaigns across the world has brought much-needed hope to many people, particularly the elderly who have been hospitalised due to the virus. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the passing of Nadia Goetham

28 April 2021

The Western Cape publishing community has been shocked and saddened at the loss of Nadia Goetham, who passed away over the weekend. Read More

Parents with children who struggle with drug-addiction urged to seek assistance

28 April 2021

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, calls on parents dealing with issues relating to substance abuse within the home, to seek assistance from her Department. Read More

Premier Winde launches a multi-sectoral emergency response plan to reduce TB

28 April 2021

I am pleased today to launch the Western Cape Government’s multi-sectoral emergency response plan to reduce the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) in the Western Cape. Read More

Stay safe in the workplace

28 April 2021

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Read More

Sisonke Vaccination Programme resuming with changes to consent

27 April 2021

The Johnson and Johnson Sisonke Programme to vaccinate healthcare workers as part of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, will resume on 28 April 2021. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz shocked and appalled: GBV continues, unabated

26 April 2021

On 25 April 2021 Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expressed his concern once again at the unacceptable proliferation of gender-based violence.  Read More

Minister Marais congratulates 'My Octopus Teacher' on Oscar win

26 April 2021

With great excitement, Minister Anroux Marais congratulates Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster for bringing home the Oscar for the Best Documentary at the 93rd Academy Awards held in Los Angeles last night.  Read More

Wildfire in Oudtshoorn area, provincial dam level update

26 April 2021

A wildfire is currently active in the Greater Oudtshoorn Municipal area, near the Raubenheimer dam. The wildfire was reported at around 13h25 yesterday. Read More