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#16DaysofActivism – Scottsdene, Safety starts in Your Family

7 December 2015

This week, in continuing to engage communities as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS), our safety partners and... Read More

Prevent Diving Accidents and Drownings this Holiday Season

7 December 2015

The holiday season is upon us, a time when vacationers will make their way to beaches, tidal pools, swimming pools and other swimming facilities. It is also the busiest time for Acute Post-traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries.  Read More

Safely Home Launches #BoozeFreeRoads Campaign over the Festive Season

7 December 2015

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Safely Home has launched a multimedia campaign focussed on the dangers associated with alcohol and road use, titled “Alcohol and the Road Don’t Mix”. Read More

Table Mountain Safety Forum improving safety on Table Mountain, Better Together

6 December 2015

Today, Sunday 6 December 2015, the Table Mountain Safety Forum (TMSF) will brief media on the ongoing interventions to improve the safety of all visitors and users of the Table Mountain National park and its surrounds. Read More

Table Mountain Safety Forum – Cooperation improving safety on Table Mountain

6 December 2015

Joint statement by: Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Brigadier Norman Modishana, Acting Deputy Provincial Commissioner, South African Police Service (SAPS) Read More

#16DaysofActivism– Happy Valley, Safety starts in Your Family

4 December 2015

Today, Friday 4 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 Happy Valley, Blackheath. Read More

Porterfield/Link Road and Sandown/Tryall Road (R27 Update)

4 December 2015

Construction will take place between the intersections of the R27 (West Coast Road) with Porterfield/Link Road and Sandown/Tryall Road from 7 to 11 December 2015 due to asphalt surfacing works required. Read More

Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela to Deliver Title Deed to 79 Year Old in Delft

4 December 2015

On Monday, 7 December 2015, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will be handing over 100 title deeds to beneficiaries in Delft, Cape Town as part of the Department’s strategic objective to empower vulnerable citizens... Read More

Melkbosstrand Road and Ganzekraal Road Intersections (R27 Update)

4 December 2015

Road R27 (West Coast Road) between the intersections with Melkbosstrand Road and Ganzekraal Road will be partially closed at times until mid-2016.  Read More

Yzerfontein to Langebaan (R27 Update)

4 December 2015

The R27 will be subject to half width closures between Yzerfontein (KM71.41) and Langebaan (KM111.45) from September 2015 to mid-2016. No closures will be in effect between 11 December 2015 and 5 January 2016. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Marais Officially Launches Oral History Initiative

3 December 2015

Tomorrow, 4 December 2015, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will officially launch the Oral History Initiative in Hawston. Read More

Last Prestigious Sports Awards For 2015 Recognizes Excelling Athletes

3 December 2015

The last of the district sports awards for 2015 ended on a high note when athletes and other significant role players in the City of Cape Town were honoured for their various achievements in sport. Read More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Over R130-million in DSD support

3 December 2015

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) remains committed to playing a leading role in the provision of services to people living with disabilities. Read More

Eden Drama Festival Finale Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary with a Bang

2 December 2015

Over the past weekend the Garden Route ensured that they boasted with all the local talent they could possibly find at the Eden Drama Festival Finale in George. Read More

Temporary Closure of Breede River Bridge

2 December 2015

The widening of the Breede River Bridge will form part of the work to be completed under the Department of Transport and Public Works' R227 million provincial roads contract currently underway on the R43 between Worcester and W Read More

Resealing Works on the R44 and R301 near Wellington

2 December 2015

The Department of Transport and Public Works has started to reseal 6 km of the R301 (between the R44 and Mbekweni), 4 km of Sonstraal Road, 3 km of Swawelstert Road, and 8 km of Hermon-Bo Road in the Read More

Mid-term budget allocations to boost job creation

2 December 2015

Today (2 December 2015), Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, delivered his mid-term budget speeches for the Departments of Agriculture and Economic Development and Tourism. Read More

Cop killers’ Convictions Welcomed

2 December 2015

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I welcome the conviction of two men found guilty yesterday of the murder of two South African Police Service (SAPS) officers in Nyanga earlier this year. Read More

“AIDS Free Generation by 2030”

1 December 2015

A new strategy aimed at bringing about an HIV free generation called the ’90 90 90’ strategy was unveiled by UNAIDS and adopted by South Africa. Read More

Traffic Chief Kenny Africa’s Holiday Road Safety Message

1 December 2015

This festive season, most of us are looking forward to taking time off work, and many of us will be travelling with our families and friends to holiday destinations throughout our beautiful country and beyond. Read More