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Ministers to Visit New R35 Million Psychiatric Building Construction Site

9 November 2015

On 10 November 2015, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Health and Mr Donald Grant, M Read More

Central Karoo Holds Historic Generic Testing Of Potential Athletes

9 November 2015

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), in partnership with the Central Karoo Sports Council, the municipality and Central Karoo District Academy of Sport (DAS), concluded their historical testing for three codes of s Read More

Minister Marais Learns To Surf To Raise Awareness On Water Safety

6 November 2015

The summer season is upon us and typically the December school holidays as well. As a coastal province, it is usually during this time that we experience a spike in drowning incidents. Read More

Minister Plato hosts Tygerberg cluster PNP consultation workshop

6 November 2015

Tomorrow, Saturday 7 November 2015, Minister Plato, will host the second last Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) consultation workshop for 2015/16. Read More

2016 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards

6 November 2015

The DSD Youth Development Strategy proposes an Annual Awards Ceremony  to be hosted by the Minister for Social Development. The awards ceremony will provide the opportunity for government to recognise, affirm and reward excellence in youth... Read More

George Taxi Licence Hearing Postponed

5 November 2015

The Provincial Regulatory Entity (PRE) hearing to consider the possible cancellation of operating licences held by certain members of the Uncedo George Taxi Association has been postponed until the week of 1 February 2016, with a number of interim... Read More

Use Water Wisely

5 November 2015

The provincial water situation is being assessed on an on-going basis. The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre (WCDMC) is currently hard at work updating its preparedness plans in the event of an escalation with regards to water challenges in... Read More

6th Clean Audit outcome for Community Safety

5 November 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

Minister Marais takes on surfing to raise water safety awareness

5 November 2015

On Wednesday 4 November the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, launched the “Water Safety Awareness through Aqua Sport” initiative at Strandfontein Pavilion alongside the Read More

SA Fiscal Policy: A Reflection on the Appropriation of Government Resources

5 November 2015

Professor Rossouw was one the speakers of the Western Cape Provincial Treasury's inaugural Fiscal Policy Seminar held today. Read More

SAPS Western Cape Annual Report: Honest Reporting Welcomed

4 November 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I welcome the tabling of the Western Cape South African Police Service’s (SAPS’) Annual Report for the 2014/15 financial year in the Western Cape Legislature today. Read More

Notice of Road Works at Blaauwberg Road and Marine Drive Intersections

4 November 2015

Road works will be taking place on the intersections of the R27 (West Coast Road) with Blaauwberg Road and Marine Drive between 23:00 and 5:00 on Wednesday, 4 November 2015 due to asphalt surfacing works required. Please make use of alternative... Read More

Bus and Minibus Taxi Impounded at Rawsonville Roadblock

4 November 2015

A bus and a minibus taxi were impounded during a joint learner transport and roadblock blitz on the R43 between Rawsonville and Worcester on 4 November 2015. Read More

Masiphumelele police station - SAPS management to provide timeline

3 November 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Clear timelines are needed to back recent public promises of satellite police stations for Western Cape communities in desperate need of quality policing service delivery. Read More

Oudtshoorn Municipality update

3 November 2015

The process of identifying the financial challenges facing the Oudtshoorn Municipality and responding to them effectively is progressing well and will do much to restore public confidence in the municipality.  This is the key message emanating from... Read More

Taking the Budget to Beaufort West

3 November 2015

In line with his undertaking to “take the budget to the people” Minister of Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer, last week during his address to the full council of the Beaufort West Municipality confirmed that the Western Cape Government will contribute ... Read More

Minister Meyer visits the Youth Hub in Beaufort West

3 November 2015

During a recent visit to Beaufort West, Minister of Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer visited the Beaufort West Youth Hub Main which was built at a cost of R40 million by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Marais Learns To Surf To Raise Awareness on Water Safety

3 November 2015

Tomorrow, 4 November 2015, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will launch the “Water Safety Awareness through Aqua Sport” initiative at Strandfontein Pavillion. Read More

Taking Budget to the People- Overstrand

3 November 2015

Taking budget to the people recently came to Overstrand Municipality when Minister Meyer accompanied by Provincial Treasury officials, Malcolm Booysen, Dian Cronje and Elton addressed the full council of the Overstrand Municipality. Read More

Western Cape's Greenest Municipalities Announced

3 November 2015

The winners of the 2015 Greenest Municipality Competition have been announced at an awards ceremony (2 November), hosted by the Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell.   Read More