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Minister Simmers to visit Conifers that was developed by female contractor

6 August 2021

As part of the Women’s Day celebrations, on Monday, 9 August 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit the Conifers Infill Development in Malibu Village, where a female contractor completed 91 Financed Linked... Read More

Mobile wellness bus takes vaccination directly to dairy farmworkers

5 August 2021

Western Cape Government Health is continuing efforts to bring the COVID-19 vaccination programme directly to farming communities as we aim to improve access to vaccines. Read More

Khayelitsha residents now homeowners after title deed handover

5 August 2021

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers facilitated the handover of 105 title deeds to deserving recipients in Khayelitsha. Read More

Farmworker housing electrification update

4 August 2021

One thousand one hundred and fifty-six (1156) direct electricity connections for rural farm workers have been completed in the Breede Valley Municipal area to date. Read More

Minister Marais prioritises safety and dignity plan for women in sport

4 August 2021

As we commemorate National Women’s Month, we understand that the plight of women and the girl child is not only bound to the month of August. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes deployment of additional LEAP Officers

4 August 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the deployment of additional LEAP Officers to crime-ridden areas on the Cape Flats from tomorrow, 5 August 2021 onwards. Read More

Psycho-social support for families and individuals amidst COVID-19 pandemic

4 August 2021

Mental and psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased exponentially, with many individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one, a colleague, a family or community member without the appropriate grief and bereavement support.  Read More

105 Khayelitsha residents to receive title deeds

4 August 2021

Tomorrow, 5 August 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will facilitate the handing over of 105 title deeds to deserving recipients in Khayelitsha. Read More

Residents at the Haven Night Shelter get vaccinated

4 August 2021

On Tuesday 3 August, Western Cape Government Health teams from the Southern and Western Sub-structure increased their efforts to reach marginalised and vulnerable community members by vaccinating residents of the Haven Night Shelter in Retreat. Read More

COVID-19 vaccination: ‘A town a day’

4 August 2021

105 of the 125 residents of the Tankwa Karoo area were vaccinated in one go. Read More

Don’t miss the deadline for our Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

3 August 2021

Today we visited two entrepreneurs who are previous winners of the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (WCERA) and who are inspiring business women creating opportunities for those living in their communities. Read More

Department Of Health in the Overberg ensures no person is left behind

3 August 2021

Since the start of the vaccination rollout in the Overberg, the Department of Health has worked tirelessly to ensure that all walks of life are reached during the vaccine rollout. Read More

Agricultural Workers get their jab

3 August 2021

Today, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s research farm, Elsenburg, hosted a vaccination outreach to agri-workers on the farm and from surrounding areas. Read More

More than 500 applications for Syferfontein, George FLISP project

2 August 2021

The 520 applications that have been received in the Finance Linked Individual Subsidy (FLISP) part of the Syferfontein Housing project in George, is a clear demonstration of the need for affordable housing opportunities. Read More

Western Cape dam levels

2 August 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 76.62% (2020: 61.1%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 97.5% (2020: 77.5%). Read More

Public encouraged to promote gender equality and build safer communities

2 August 2021

In commemoration of Women’s Month, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is paying tribute to all those women and men who continue to play a role in promoting gender equality and helping build safer communities for women. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report reveals R22.6 million spent on Covid-19 in June 21

1 August 2021

We are pleased to publish the thirteenth edition of our monthly Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury which affirms our commitment to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape. Read More

38 schools fall victim to criminals during July school holidays

1 August 2021

38 Western Cape schools have reported incidents of vandalism, burglary, or attempted burglary, over the July school holidays. I am extremely disappointed that our schools have once again been targeted by ruthless criminals while closed for the... Read More

Western Cape still exceeds targets despite supply pressures

31 July 2021

After a very difficult week where we did not receive all the supplies anticipated, the Western Cape Department of Health still managed to reach its target of 150 000 vaccinations!   Read More

Minister Fritz calls for responsible alcohol consumption

30 July 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on citizens of the Western Cape to consume alcohol responsibly as we head into the last weekend of the month. Read More