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Department sets aside funds to fight corruption

24 March 2021

The Department of Local Government in the Western Cape has set aside an amount of R8.6 million towards strengthening an internal forensic investigation unit. Read More

WCG and partners developing emergency response to TB, R80mn in funding secured

24 March 2021

This World TB Day, the Western Cape Government has joined hands with our partners in civil society and the private sector to develop an urgent, targeted and data-driven response to TB.  Read More

‘Don’t shame people who have TB,’ nurses appeal

24 March 2021

Stigma and shame attached to Tuberculosis (TB) undermines efforts to fight the communicable disease, and nurses have called on the public to help them raise awareness. Read More

Minister Marais visits initiation Covid-19 safety training session

23 March 2021

On Saturday, 20 March 2021, Minister Anroux Marais visited the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s Initiation Programme Training Session, as the Western Cape Government proactively prepares for the sacred practice of Read More

Human Rights Day: Promoting the dignity of Intellectually Disabled Persons

23 March 2021

Every year, both Human Rights Day and World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on 21 March.   Human Rights Day commemorates and honours those who fought for the rights & freedom that all South Africans enjoy today.  Read More

Meyer welcomes the report on the investigation into Colenso Farm by Department

23 March 2021

MEYER WELCOMES THE REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO COLENSO FARM BY DEPARTMENT, REQUESTS DIDIZA TO PROVIDE FULL LIST OF STATE-OWNED FARMS IN THE WESTERN CAPE Read More

New hearing on halting illegal occupations to commence before three new judges

23 March 2021

The case in the consideration of the common law right of counter-spoliation by landowners as a legitimate means to repel land invasions, launched as part B of an application by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Economic... Read More

Additional beds spaces for homeless citizens

23 March 2021

Today, Tuesday 23 March 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, conducted an oversight visit to the OWL Haven Shelter, a provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) funded shelter for homeless citizens... Read More

UPDATE: African Swine Fever (ASF)

23 March 2021

MEDIA RELEASE: WCDOA AFRICAN SWINE FEVER (ASF) UPDATE Date: 23 March 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Read More

Bicycle handover event to be held on 24 March

23 March 2021

Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Bonginkosi Madikizela will hand over bicycles to the Open Streets organisation on Wednesday 24 March 2021. Read More

Kannaland judgement welcomed

22 March 2021

The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape has welcomed the decision by the Western Cape High Court in a matter relating to the Kannaland municipality. Read More

Statement by Premier Alan Winde on Human Rights Day

21 March 2021

“This Human Rights Day, the Western Cape Government commits to a recovery that delivers jobs, safety, dignity and ultimately, hope” Read More

Mantashe’s announcement provides certainty, but urgency still needed

19 March 2021

We welcome the announcement made by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, last night (18 March 2021) of the preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) and the release of Renewable Energy IPP... Read More

Provincial Traffic supports fight against criminal activity

19 March 2021

Following a request from the South African Police Service, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Law Enforcement pulled over and stopped a long distance bus on the N1 close to th Read More

Community Development Worker Programme celebrates 15 years

19 March 2021

The Department of Local Government on Thursday, 18 March 2021 hosted an awards ceremony to mark the celebration of 15 years of the Community Development Worker Programme (CDWP). Read More

Tazne van Wyk: Minister Fritz welcomes trial date set in murder case

19 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the trial date set for alleged murderer, Moyhdian Pangarker, on 31 May 2021. Read More

Minister Marais to visit initiation training session

19 March 2021

As initiation practices in the province was suspended in 2020 to save lives and empower cultural practitioners through COVID-19 training, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted consultation sessions with traditional leaders and... Read More

Western Cape municipal debt update

19 March 2021

Four municipalities out of thirty in the Western Cape are currently in arrears with Eskom. The following amounts as overdue: Read More

Take care of your oral health

19 March 2021

World Oral Health is celebrated globally every year on the 20th of March and is the largest global awareness campaign for oral health. Around 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases at some point in their lifetime. Read More

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