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Essential services available for people with disabilities

13 September 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) notes that essential services are available for people with disabilities, amidst President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on Sunday evening, 12 September 2021, that South Africa would move to... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes training of 250 additional LEAP Officers

13 September 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the training of another 250 LEAP Officers, which starts today. Read More

More than 1MILLION people are fully vaccinated!

11 September 2021

Recently reported data confirmed the effectiveness of vaccines when it comes to reducing hospitalization and death. Read More

Minister Fernandez observes World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2021

Today, Friday, 10 September 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is observing World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) to create awareness that every person in society can play a role in suicide prevention. Read More

Covid-19 survivor celebrates birthday today at home

9 September 2021

A delighted Vanessa Joubert (46) has been discharged from Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) after being a patient in the COVID-19 areas for 52 days, which includes 42 days in the Covid-19 ICU. “I am so happy that I can spend my birthday, the 9th of... Read More

DSD commemorates International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Awareness Day

9 September 2021

Today, Thursday 9 September 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, commemorated International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day by joining hands with the Foundation of Alcohol Related Research (... Read More

Confirmation – Vaccines save lives!

9 September 2021

This week, the Department presented an overview of the effectiveness of vaccines when it comes to reducing hospitalisation and death. As a healthcare worker if you are currently unvaccinated, your risk of dying is 1 in 480 compared to 1 in 1490... Read More

Tourism Month 2021: Reigniting the WC’s tourism attractions and experiences

8 September 2021

On Tuesday, 07 September 2021, I had the pleasure of joining the Executive Mayor of the Overstrand Municipality, Dudley Coetzee, to open a new family-friendly exhibition at the Whale House Museum in Hermanus.  Read More

Free Animal Health Care makes a difference in the fight against rabies

7 September 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, joined the Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) Veterinary Services officials during their rabies vaccination campaign in Klapmuts, outside Paarl. Read More

Minister Fritz demands greater SAPS resources for the Province

7 September 2021

Minister Fritz demands greater SAPS resources for the Province, draws attention to weekend murders Read More

Minister Marais celebrates development of first ever trilingual Kaaps dictionary

7 September 2021

As we celebrate Heritage Month, Minister Anroux Marais is happy to acknowledge the development of the first of its kind Trilingual Dictionary of Kaaps project. Read More

Evacuation of Vredelus Child and Youth Care Centre

7 September 2021

The Department of Social Development is assessing its short and long-term plans for the Vredelus Child and Youth Care Centre in Elsies River for girls who are in conflict with the law, after a group of armed men forced their way into the facility. Read More

Premier Winde calls to end the National State of Disaster and save jobs

7 September 2021

During the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) today, I called for the National State of Disaster to be lifted and a better COVID-19 management system to be implemented to reduce pressures placed on the economy and drive job creation. Read More

Minister Schäfer kicks off National Book Week in Oudtshoorn

7 September 2021

Yesterday, I visited Laerskool Laurus in Oudtshoorn to kick off National Book Week by spending some time reading with Foundation Phase learners. National Book Week is celebrated in September each year, aimed at encouraging all South Africans to... Read More

WCG officially celebrates 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Bianca Buitendag

6 September 2021

This morning, 6 September 2021, Premier Alan Winde and Minister Anroux Marais officially celebrated Bianca Buitendag on bringing home the silver medal in Women’s Surfing from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Read More

Help protect our children: Sign up to be a Safety Parent

6 September 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's nutrition, health, learning, and safety are far-reaching.  Read More

Our vaccination programme enters exciting new times

4 September 2021

This week the Department once again managed to administer more than 200 000 vaccines to the citizens of the Western Cape. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital provides life-saving organ transplant service

3 September 2021

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) prides itself in improving the quality of the lives of its patients. Over the years, hundreds of patients have benefited from the transplant service provided by the hospital; and some have even been able to have children. Read More

Western Cape Human settlements ensuring homes for people with disabilities

3 September 2021

As we commemorate “Casual Day” today, which highlights the needs of persons living with disabilities, it is important to highlight the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements’ (WCDoHS) provision of housing opportunities to persons living with a... Read More

Media alert: National Teaching Awards – Western Cape Provincial Awards Ceremony

3 September 2021

This evening, 3 September 2021, Premier Alan Winde will join the provincial Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, and the Head: Education, Brent Walters, in announcing the provincial winners of the 2021 National Teaching Awards. Read More