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Minister Fernandez launches two GBV shelters in Garden Route

29 August 2021

On Friday, 27 August 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, launched two newly established safe houses: Protea House for Women and Peonies House for Women. Read More

FLISP in Western Cape ensures youth home ownership

27 August 2021

There was great joy today, when the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers handed over 6 Financed Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) homes to beneficiaries who recently acquired their properties in the Conifers/Malibu... Read More

Red Cross associate professor shares her experiences in the emergency room

26 August 2021

“It’s always a huge relief in the emergency room when the patients stabilise and we can send them on to the next ward or ICU knowing that they’ve turned the corner and will continue to get better,” confides Associate Professor Heloise Buys, head of... Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over FLISP houses in Conifers, Malibu Village

26 August 2021

Tomorrow, 27 August 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over 7 Financed Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP)  homes to residents who recently acquired their properties in the Conifers/Malibu area. Read More

Empowerment and job opportunities to increase with Airport Precinct development

26 August 2021

While visiting the Tambo and Luyolo housing development sites in Gugulethu today, Western Cape Minister of Humans Settlements, Tertuis Simmers said he was pleased to note the local job opportunities that are being created in the Airport Precinct... Read More

Minister Marais declares Blaauwberg Nature Reserve a provincial heritage site

25 August 2021

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, Minister Anroux Marais officially unveiled the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve.   Read More

Premier welcomes over 63% of 60+ having received at least 1 dose of vaccine

25 August 2021

To date, the Western Cape Government, through the Provincial Department of Health, has administered at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to over 63% of all residents over 60. Read More

Minister Simmers to visit the Tambo and Luyolo infill sites in Gugulethu

25 August 2021

Tomorrow, 26 August 2021, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will conduct a site visit at the Tambo and Luyolo sites in Gugulethu. Read More

Doctor’s appeal: This virus is vicious, we can’t predict how it will affect you

24 August 2021

After a nine-hour shift, Dr Davianne de Bruin is relieved to return home to rest. The young doctor has worked at the Brackengate Hospital of Hope for most of the pandemic and is on the frontline once again amid the third wave. Read More

Pet owners are encouraged to be on the lookout for rabies

24 August 2021

Yesterday, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services confirmed that they had received laboratory results confirming rabies in two dogs in Khayelitsha in the City of Cape Town. Investigations are currently underway to determine... Read More

A new day has dawned as over 18-year-olds line up for vaccination

24 August 2021

Registration and vaccination for the last age bracket, 18–34-year-olds, opened on Friday which resulted in many eligible people queuing at vaccination sites. The fact that on the first day there were so many persons eager to be vaccinated is a very... Read More

Unemployment stats: Economic recovery depends on successful vaccine rollout

24 August 2021

The Stats SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released today (24 August 2021) reveals that at 25.8%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest official unemployment rate and at 29.1%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest expanded... Read More

Land invasion attempts across Western Cape steadily declining

24 August 2021

Land invasions on state-owned properties over the last three weeks in August 2021 has consistently been below 10 incidents per week. In week one of the month, there were 8 attempts, followed by 9 in week two and another 9 during the third week of... Read More

Western Cape Government opposes Constitution 18th Amendment Bill

24 August 2021

Today, the Western Cape Government held a digital press conference unpacking the Provincial Government’s decision to oppose the Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill, 2021, through its comments submitted to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Amendment of... Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes the prospect of good export season for apples and pears

23 August 2021

I welcome the news that the 2021 harvest season is finished with excellent crops realised.  This augurs well for the 2021 export season. Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes release of crime statistics, notes patterns with concern

23 August 2021

On Friday, 21 August 2021, National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, presented the crime statistics for the first quarter of the 2021/2022 financial year.  Read More

UPDATE: ECD Stimulus Employment Relief Fund Verification deadline looms

23 August 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is urging all Early Childhood Development (ECD) 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

Rooibos industry’s contribution to the local economy strengthened

23 August 2021

Today, the Premier of Western Cape, Alan Winde, presided over a ceremony whereby the European Union (EU) Ambassador to South Africa, Dr Riina Kionka, handed over a certificate to the Rooibos industry recognising its registration for Protection... Read More

Blaauwberg Nature Reserve to receive Provincial Heritage Site plaque

23 August 2021

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, Minister Anroux Marais will officially unveil the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve.   Read More

Western Cape Government Health Statement on GSH Protest

21 August 2021

The Department is aware of the notice doing the rounds about the planned protest at Groote Schuur Hospital 21st August. Our security has been working with SAPS to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. Read More

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