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The Department of Social Development is on high alert amidst heavy rains

18 August 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is on high alert and has activated it’s winter readiness programmes, to alleviate the effect of disaster situations on vulnerable communities, amidst the heavy rains and colder weather... Read More

Western Cape Government committed to housing development in Imizamo Yethu

18 August 2021

Western Cape Government committed to housing development in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay Read More

More than 2800 residents have already benefitted from the Forest Village housing

18 August 2021

Yesterday, 28 residents moved into their brand-new homes in the Forest Village Housing Development. This means that 2 849 deserving and qualifying residents have thus far benefitted from this catalytic project which is situated in the Eersteriver... Read More

E-books now available to Western Cape public library users

17 August 2021

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its Western Cape Li Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes strict sentence for man found guilty of corrective-rape

17 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the dismissal by the Western Cape High Court of the appeal of a life-sentence by a man found guilty of raping his neighbour. Read More

We mourn the passing of two Western Cape sporting legends

17 August 2021

In the past week, the Western Cape has lost two of its sporting icons – Solomon Gelant Ross and Hermann Steyn, both who made important contributions to the promotion of sport in the country. Read More

Eskom and Water boards - Western Cape Municipal arrears debt update

17 August 2021

Four municipalities out of thirty in the Western Cape are currently in arrears with Eskom. These are Matzikama, Cederberg, Kannaland and Beaufort West municipalities. Read More

WCG will oppose the postponement of the Local Government Elections

17 August 2021

The Western Cape Government has resolved to oppose the Electoral Commission’s application to the Constitutional Court to postpone the Local Government Elections. Read More

COVID-19 vaccine brings hope to Elim Night Shelter staff and residents

17 August 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has brought hope and relief to people across the world who have experienced loss due to the pandemic. Read More

NPO Help Desk Walk-In Centre re-opens

16 August 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) would like to remind the public that the Department’s Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Help Desk Walk-in-Centre has re-opened under the current Alert Level 3 Disaster Management Act regulations,... Read More

Athlone Stadium ‘Vaccination Centre of Hope’ one of the biggest vaccine sites

16 August 2021

Today, the City of Cape Town and Western Cape Government launched the walk-in section of the Athlone Stadium mass site - our second ‘Vaccination Centre of Hope’. This will be followed by the launch of the drive-through component of the site in two... Read More

Threats of unrest monitored

16 August 2021

The Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre is aware of reports circulating on social media as well as some media channels warning about renewed unrest planned for 23 August. Read More

Minister Fritz joins women in Delft for a neighbourhood watch walkabout

16 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, joined a group of women who are members of Delft neighbourhood watches for a walkabout in Delft, followed by a short programme of presentations and interaction with the ladies. Read More

Local female staff on the importance of vaccination

16 August 2021

The Western Cape Province shows early signs of the third wave plateauing. Data shows that people over the age of 50 are now at highest risk for admissions and for death in any subsequent waves if we look at admissions and deaths to date. Read More

Minister Fritz commends work of LEAP Officers, suspect arrested

15 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the work of LEAP officers involved in a shootout with four suspects while on patrol in Philippi on Thursday, 12 August 2021. Read More

Premier Winde welcomes the appointment of the new Western Cape Police Ombudsman

13 August 2021

The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, welcomes the appointment of the new Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Major General Oswald Reddy. Read More

MEC Fritz urges residents to be responsible, as province remains in third wave

13 August 2021

As we approach the weekend, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, asks citizens to respect the law and act responsibly. The healthcare system remains under pressure at the peak of the third wave and needs to be protected so that lives can... Read More

Energy regulations a positive move, but further clarity still required

13 August 2021

We welcome the gazetting of Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, which gives effect to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to increase the licensing th Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital spotlight: Mereille Pursad

12 August 2021

“Every single day I get to play with children, using my knowledge and skill set to empower, and enable, them to see the light at sometimes very dark tunnel,” says Mereille Pursad, head of Occupational Therapy at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s... Read More

Women’s month: Substance abuse treatment and care available for women

12 August 2021

The circumstances and experiences of women are very different from their male counterparts. This fact is reflected in females experiences of substance use disorders (SUDs). Read More

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