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Construction Begins for Domestic Worker Housing Project

23 July 2014

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements is proud to announce that construction for the 219 unit Thembelihle Project in Buck Road, Pelican Park has commenced with the construction phase as of 19 June 2014. Read More

Ministers Join Hands to Help Manenberg

22 July 2014

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Nomafrench Mbombo accompanied the national Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation Mr Gert Oosthuizen to Manenberg to give Read More

Drop in Vandalism and Burglary in Schools Over the Holiday Period

22 July 2014

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools Directorate arranged for increased security at some of our schools in communities identified as high risk during the recent holiday period. Read More

A Fond Farewell to Team Western Cape Participating in the Weifang Cup

22 July 2014

A send-off event was held on 19 July 2014 before the departure of team Western Cape for the Weifang Cup in Shandong Province, China. Read More

Minister Mbombo Behind the Scenes of Artscape

22 July 2014

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, met the core team of Artscape, a public entity of the National Department of Arts and Cult Read More

Media Alert: Premier Helen Zille to Attend CTICC Sod Turning

21 July 2014

Today, Monday 21 July 2014, Premier Helen Zille will participate in the official sod turning ceremony of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) expansion project. The expansion is intended to raise the global competitiveness of Cape... Read More

Western Cape Receives 676 New Teaching Posts

21 July 2014

Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer announces unprecedented increase of 676 new teaching posts in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Mbombo gives 67 minutes at Isikhokelo MOD Centre

21 July 2014

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Cultural Affairs Sport, spent 67 minutes in Khayelitsha on International Nelson Mandela Day at one of the Read More

53rd Berg River Canoe Marathon a big success

21 July 2014

After a gruelling four days, the winners of the 53rd Berg River Canoe Marathon were announced on 19 July 2014. Andy Birkett won the men’s event and Abby Adie the women’s. Read More

Minister Plato Announces Policing Needs and Priorities Consultation Process

20 July 2014

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyI am excited to announce that the 2014/15 Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation process will kick off on 26 July 2014 in Worcester. Read More

Announcement of Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities Consultation Process

18 July 2014

Press Briefing - Minister Plato to Announce Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) Consultation process Read More

Gym upgrade launched in Gansbaai

18 July 2014

The Gansbaai Communal Sport Centre was abuzz with activity on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 when Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and Cllr Nicolette Botha Guthrie of the Read More

Renting Residential Property from Government

17 July 2014

The Department of Human Settlements is responsible for developing sustainable integrated human settlements in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Plato to Conduct Safety Visits and Mandela Day Walk Against Crime

17 July 2014

Today, Thursday 17 July 2014, and tomorrow, Friday 18 July 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will conduct various safety visits and engagements in Mossel Bay, including a 67 minute walk against crime on Mandela Day. Read More

Premier Helen Zille to Take Part in Mandela Day Cook-off for Charity

17 July 2014

On Friday, 18 July 2014 (International Mandela Day), Premier Helen Zille and Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, will participate in the ‘Food Forward’ cook-off as part of their 67 minutes to honour and celebrate the life of Former... Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer to Take Part in Mandela Day 2014

17 July 2014

On Friday, 18 July 2014 (International Mandela Day), Minister of Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer and officials from the Provincial Treasury, will participate in the establishment of veggie gardens as part of their 67 minutes to honour and celebrate the life... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Mbombo to Give her 67 Minutes at MOD Centre

17 July 2014

The big question for Mandela Day on 18 July is: How will you be spending your 67 minutes? Read More

Fifty Beneficiaries on Course to Getting Drivers’ Licences

17 July 2014

Fifty (50) Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) beneficiaries from various parts of the Western Cape are determined to get their learners’ licences through lessons presented by the Read More

Department of Social Development to do Blanket Donation for Mandela Day

17 July 2014

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, and a team from the Department of Social Development (DSD), will tomorrow be spending their 67minutes visiting the residents of the GH Starck Centre in Hanover Park. Read More

Handwritten Mandela Tributes to be Preserved for Posterity

17 July 2014

On the eve of International Nelson Mandela Day, 200 books with hand-written tributes to Madiba from all over the Western Cape have been handed over to the provincial Archives and Recor Read More

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