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Caledon Hospital fire extinguished swiftly

23 April 2021

At 22:00 on 22 April 2021, a fire broke at Caledon Provincial Hospital affecting one of the wards in the hospital. Overberg Fire Rescue was activated and Caledon Fire Station as well as Grabouw Fire station backed up by Bredasdorp Fire station... Read More

Matzikama ordered to comply with investigation

23 April 2021

The Western Cape High Court has ordered the Matzikama Local Municipality to comply with an ongoing investigation into maladministration, fraud and corruption at the municipality. Read More

Independent report highlights best-run municipalities in South Africa

22 April 2021

A new independent report released by Ratings Afrika has found the best performing municipalities in South Africa are in the Western Cape. Read More

Old age homes urged to assist residents to register for the COVID-19 vaccination

22 April 2021

As South Africa prepares for Phase 2 of the vaccine roll out programme in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is urging all old age homes and service centers for the elderly to... Read More

WCED finalises plan to place remaining unplaced learners

22 April 2021

The WCED is currently implementing a plan to place the 2 550 learners that are currently registered as unplaced in the Western Cape. The plan includes the provision of 129 mobile classrooms to schools, as well as the addition of teaching posts.   Read More

94 Residents moved into the Forest Village housing development

22 April 2021

It’s with great joy that I note that between 1 March 2021 and 20 April 2021, 94 qualifying and deserving beneficiaries have taken occupation of their homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Minister Marais to open new mini-library for the blind in Riversdale

21 April 2021

Tomorrow, 22 April 2021, together with the Executive Mayor, Cllr Grant Riddles and the Hessequa Municipality, Minister Anroux Marais will officially open a new mini-library for the blind at the Riversdale Public Library. Read More

President Ramaphosa, the Port of Cape Town requires your urgent attention

21 April 2021

We are encouraged by the recent commitment made by President Cyril Ramaphosa to make our ports more efficient and competitive and his recent visit to the Port of Durban. Read More

Dam levels update and winter preparations continue

21 April 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 50.3% (2020: 38.9%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 69.7% (2020: 56.4%). Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal working through its backlog

21 April 2021

During the fourth quarter (January 2021 – March 2021) of the 2020/21 financial year, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (WCRHT) made significant progress in addressing its backlog, by reducing its cases from 1 167 to 898. This is a reduction... Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 12 – 18 April 2021

20 April 2021

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations Read More

Eden sport federations welcome handover of funding and equipment

20 April 2021

On Monday, 19 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the fifth of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Food, Beverages and Tobacco sector created 17 000 jobs in 2020

20 April 2021

The Western Cape Food, Beverages and Tobacco Sector has exhibited impressive growth and job creation over the ten years between 2009 and 2019, proving once again that agri-processing is a strategic priority for the Western Cape. Read More

Cape Town Wildfire – Tuesday, 12h00 update

20 April 2021

The wildfire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain on Sunday morning has been largely contained. Overnight the wind dropped significantly and helicopters have been waterbombing the fire lines since early this morning. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz launches Youth Safety Ambassador Programme

20 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, launched the Youth Safety Ambassador Programme (YSAP) at West End Primary School, Lentegeur.    Read More

Roadworks on the R61 between Beaufort West and Aberdeen

19 April 2021

The Department of Transport and Public Works has started a R48 million periodic maintenance project to repair, reseal and resurface a 55 km stretch of the R61 near Beaufort West in the Central Karoo District. Read More

LEAP officers and Liquor Authority continue success in enforcement

19 April 2021

On Friday, 16 April 2021 Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expresses his congratulations to the Western Cape Liquor Authority in the enforcement of liquor-trading regulations; as well as to the LEAP Officers who have achieved a number of... Read More

SAPS should be commended for success in difficult cases

19 April 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, expresses his congratulations to the SAPS who have achieved significant successes in difficult cases.   Read More

Cape Town wildfire – Monday morning 08h00 update

19 April 2021

A wildfire that broke out early yesterday (Sunday) morning has spread overnight towards the Devils Peak Estate/Vredehoek area of the Cape Town citybowl with some areas that have been evacuated in the early hours of the morning as a precautionary... Read More

BEEI in the Western Cape saves 6 414 SGB posts

19 April 2021

Over the past few months, 19 011 young people have been working in our schools as Education Assistants or General School Assistants as part of the national Basic Education Employment Initiative. Read More

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