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Minister Albert Fritz to launch Youth Safety Ambassador programme

19 April 2021

Tomorrow, Tuesday 20 April 2021, Minister Albert Fritz will launch the Youth Safety Ambassador Programme at West End Primary School in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Cape Town wildfire – Monday 12h00 update

19 April 2021

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has put its available air resources in Cape Town on standby for assistance with the ongoing wildfire on Table Mountain National Park. Read More

Disaster Management nominated for Service Excellence

19 April 2021

The Department of Local Government celebrates Disaster Management's team nomination in the 2020 Service Excellence Awards. Read More

ECDs urged to verify ECD Stimulus Employment Relief Fund applications

19 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is urging all Early Childhood Development programmes and services that applied for the ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund, to verify their details that have been captured on Government’s... Read More

Businesses stepped up to support over 1 000 students affected by Cape Town fire

19 April 2021

The immense response to the Cape Town fire from across government, civil society and the private sector has been incredible. Read More

Cape Town fires

19 April 2021

Firefighters continue to battle the wildfire on Table Mountain. The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre is helping to coordinate the effort and has the following suggestions to members of the public who may be affected by the ongoing wildfire: Read More

Child heart transplant success

19 April 2021

A team from Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) and Groote Schuur Hospital have given a child a new lease on life through a heart transplant, the first one in 13 years at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Read More

Small towns prove popular as travellers explore the Western Cape over Easter

16 April 2021

An increase in domestic travel over the Easter weekend across the Western Cape and especially to small towns is a welcome and much-needed boost for the tourism and hospitality sector in the Western Cape.  Read More

Central Karoo sport federations bolstered through annual funding

16 April 2021

On Thursday, 15 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the fourth of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

DSD continues ahead with Sanitary Dignity Project

16 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has budgeted R 10. 5 million towards the Sanitary Dignity Project (SDP) for the 2021/22 financial year. Read More

Premier's Council on Skills 2021: Opening Remarks by Minister David Maynier

16 April 2021

I would like to welcome you all today to the Premier’s Council on Skills which will focus on the future of workplace training in a post-Covid-19 world.  Read More

Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination registration opens today

16 April 2021

Registration for phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out opens today on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). People older than 60 years will be vaccinated first and are asked to register as soon as possible. Read More

African Horse Sickness controlled area established in the Cederberg

16 April 2021

Following the discovery of five suspected cases of African Horse Sickness (AHS) on a farm within the Cederberg Local Municipal area the Western Cape Provincial Veterinary Laboratory confirms that samples from a recent death tested positive for the... Read More

Minister Marais welcomes Social Cohesion Advocates

15 April 2021

On Tuesday, 13 April 2021the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted a meeting to introduce the Social Cohesion Advocates (SCAs) that were appointed by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. Read More

Avian Flu detected in Gauteng - Western Cape on ALERT

15 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has noted the reports that there has been an outbreak of Avian Flu in Gauteng. There are no such cases reported in the Western Cape. Read More

Metro sport federations urged to safely continue work with funding boost

15 April 2021

On Wednesday, 14 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the third of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements concludes West Coast District visit

15 April 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers said that it was pleasing to engage the Matzikama, Bergrivier, Saldanha Bay and Swartland municipalities over the last three days and to provide insight as to why his Department’s budget of... Read More

Minister Simmers hands over title deeds and serviced sites visiting West Coast

15 April 2021

I was very happy to assist 22 residents in Velddrif (12), Louwville (5) in Vredenburg and Diazville (5) in Saldanha Bay in becoming fully-fledged and legal homeowners, when I handed over their title deeds over the last few days, while also ensuring... Read More

Human Settlements will deliver homes to recipients of the Syferfontein project

15 April 2021

Tomorrow, 16 April 2021, more than 60 beneficiaries will receive keys to their new homes in the Syferfontein Project in Pacaltsdorp by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers together with Executive Mayor for the... Read More

West Coast sport federations receive support to continue their activities

14 April 2021

On Tuesday, 13 April 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the second of six ceremonial cheque handovers, where funding is handed over to sporting federations across the province. Read More

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