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New Primary School for Kwanokuthula

10 December 2015

A new primary school in Kwanokuthula in Plettenberg Bay will reach practical completion next week, and open its doors in the 2016 academic year. Read More

Minister Grant to Launch Western Cape Festive Season Traffic Operational Plan

10 December 2015

On Friday, 11 December 2015 Donald Grant, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works will launch the Integrated Provincial Traffic Operational Plan for the Festive Season 2015/2016. Read More

#16DaysofActivism– Valhalla Park, Safety starts in Your Family

10 December 2015

Today, Thursday 10 December 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our safety partners and community members will take a public stand against violence and abuse in Valhalla Park. Read More

Mens Sexual Health: Condomise and Circumcise

9 December 2015

The two best ways for men to ensure their sexual health and to protect themselves and their loved ones from STIs and HIV, is to condomise and be medically circumcised. Read More

EPWP Participants Trained in Arts and Culture Management

9 December 2015

On Thursday 3 December 2015 19 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) participants received certificates at a ceremony after successfully completing the training programme in Arts and Cult Read More

Sevens Rugby - Minister Marais Personally Wishes Springbok Team Well

9 December 2015

Today, 9 December 2015, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais will personally wish the Springbok Sevens Team well ahead of the official kick off on Saturday. Read More

Resealing Works on the R43 near Wolseley

9 December 2015

The Department of Transport and Public Works will be resealing one 8 km and one 4 km section of the R43 near Wolseley. The project is valued at R47 million and is scheduled for completion late in 2016. Read More

New ACJ Phakade Primary School to Open Its Doors In 2016

9 December 2015

The new ACJ Phakade Primary School in Nomzamo near Strand will open its doors in the 2016 academic year. Read More

New Primary School in Mfuleni Is For the Future

9 December 2015

As its name suggests, the new Nali’kamva (“here is the future”) Primary School represents better prospects for children residing in Mfuleni. After many delays, the school will open its doors in the 2016 academic year. Read More

Launch Of Mini Library Grants Big Opportunities For Slanghoek Community

9 December 2015

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in collaboration with Breede Valley Municipality launched a mini library at the Slanghoek Primary School in Slanghoek Valley, Worceste Read More

16 Days of Activism: Department holds door-to-door in Phoenix

9 December 2015

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has marked the end of the national campaign of 16 Days of Activism, with a door-to-door campaign in the community of Phoenix and the handover of the VEP services directory to the Milnerton... Read More

Department to conduct door-to-door and hold open day in Milnerton

8 December 2015

As part of continued 16 Days of Activism activities, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) will tomorrow conduct a door-to-door campaign in the community of Phoenix, which will culminate in an open day at the Milnerton Police... Read More

Lessons on Good Financial Governance

8 December 2015

Minister Ivan Meyer and the Director of Local Government Budget Office attended a winter school on Good Financial Governance in Germany between 7 and 11 December. Read More

Minister Plato to launch December Youth Holiday Programmes

7 December 2015

Today, Monday 7 December 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will launch the youth summer holiday programmes which will see opportunities available to youth across the province providing positive and safe alternatives during... Read More

Seven Die On Western Cape Roads This Weekend

7 December 2015

Seven road users died over the weekend on Western Cape roads, including three passengers in a single crash in Caledon. Arrests for drunken drivers are still common despite continued warnings by traffic authorities that alcohol and roads don’t mix. Read More

Online Traffic Officer Training Advert Is a Scam

7 December 2015

An advertisement for Western Cape Traffic Officer learnerships placed on Gumtree and asking for a R150 “application fee” is a scam. Read More

People Of Hawston Encouraged To Continue Sharing Their Rich History

7 December 2015

It is Sir Terry Pratchett who once said, “People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it is the other way around.” Read More

Wheat Harvesting Day In Moorreesburg A Great Success

7 December 2015

Wheat harvesting has changed significantly over the last years, and with newer, more modern technology being introduced and evolving every day, it has become much simpler. Read More

Community Safety partners with religious fraternity for safer school holidays

7 December 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety It is my honour to welcome all of our religious leaders here today as esteemed guests as we launch the Summer 2015 Youth Safety and Religious Partnership (YSRP) programme. Read More