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Greenest Municipality competition winners

27 November 2019

The greenest local municipality in the Western Cape for 2019 is Drakenstein Municipality. Swartland Municipality is the runner up with Mosselbay Municipality placing third in the annual Greenest Municipality Competition. Read More

DCAS literature workshop boosts teachers’ and writers’ analytical skills

27 November 2019

More than 60 teachers and up-and-coming writers from around the Western Cape will end 2019 with expanded knowledge and improved analytical skills for literature, after attending a Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) workshop on Fri Read More

WC: Statement - Cheques handed out to NSRI and Lifesaving SA

26 November 2019

Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell Read More

Decline in forensic DNA sampling threatens safety

26 November 2019

On 13 November 2019, the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Police were briefed by the National Forensic Oversight and Ethics Board (DNA Board) on their 2018/19 Annual Report. Read More

DCAS and partners invest in after-school space

26 November 2019

Five after-school practitioners from the Western Cape are set to travel to the United States for training and workshops as part of a programme run by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and its partners. Read More

Greater Retreat human settlements project to deliver 5000 housing opportunities

25 November 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers says the Greater Retreat Housing Project will deliver approximately 5 000 housing opportunities for those in the Southern Suburbs. Read More

We need to go beyond 16 Days of Activism

25 November 2019

Letter by Minister Albert Fritz This year has shown us, through numerous gruesome attacks on women and children, and the robust fightback against it, that there is a need to go ‘Beyond 16 Days of Activism’. Read More

DCAS Initiation Coordination Programme expected to boost safety of initiates

25 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) launched its annual Initiation Coordination Programme on Friday, 22 November 2019. Read More

Minister Fernandez hails Graduation of 206 Women from Chrysalis Academy

23 November 2019

On Saturday, 23 November 2019, 206 young women, who hail from every corner of the province, graduated from Chrysalis Academy, Read More

Keeping your home and children safe over the festive break

22 November 2019

For many of us, the festive break is a time to relax and spend our well-deserved break with family and loved ones. Unfortunately, the festive season is also a period where there are an increased number of housebreakings, interpersonal violence and... Read More

Speech by Minister Fernandez at the Chrysalis Graduation

22 November 2019

Good morning everyone Ladies and Gentlemen,   Read More

President’s Youth Empowerment Awards: THEME: ‘Going above and beyond’

22 November 2019

Programme Director Ms. Adele Latchman, Mr Jaco Maree, Anton Paterson from Nedbank, the Senior Management All Trustees seated today, and my colleague from the City of Cape Town, Cllr/Dr. Zahid Badroodien. Read More

Media Statement: Minister Marais assures WCG is Summer Initiation Season Ready

22 November 2019

Today marks the official start of the summer initiation season whose duration is from the 1 November 2019 till the 31 January 2020. Read More

Drone Users Conference 2019

21 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme-GEF5 Sustainable Land Management project, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Department of Environment, Fisheries and Forestry (DEFF)... Read More

Producer-Farmer Register (PFR)

21 November 2019


Housing demand database drive rounds off in Central Karoo

21 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements will conclude its Housing Demand Database Drive in the Central Karoo District, covering the Laingsburg and Beaufort West municipal areas, on Saturday 30 November 2019.  . Read More

Be ballsy and get checked for prostate and testicular cancer

21 November 2019

By doing the #FafChallenge during November and going for a screening for testicular cancer, our Springbok Rugby World Cup Champions are highlighting how important it is for men of all ages to go for regular health check-ups. Read More

Minister Marais to brief media on WCG's Summer Initiation Season Readiness

21 November 2019


Western Cape launches Producer-Farmer Register

21 November 2019

Today, I launched the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Western Cape’s Producer/Farmer Register (PFR) at the Western Cape Department’s Research Farm, Langgewens, outside Malmesbury. Read More

New school kitchen opened in commemoration of World Children’s Day

20 November 2019

In commemoration of World Children’s Day taking place tomorrow, 20 November 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez and the  Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, attended the official opening of... Read More