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Western Cape's R23 m Lifeline for Drought Relief

31 March 2016

The Western Cape Government has thrown a R23 million lifeline to farmers hit by the impact of drought. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, made the announcement yesterday (30 March 2016) during his 2016/17 budget speech for the... Read More

Minister Grant to deliver Transport and Public Works Budget Vote Speech

30 March 2016

Today (30 March 2016), Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, will deliver the 2016/2019 departmental Budget Vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Road death statistics discrepancy

30 March 2016

Forensic Pathology Data indicate Easter pedestrian death toll in Metro higher than preliminary reports Read More

Minister Winde Tables Budget to Grow Western Cape Agriculture Sector

30 March 2016

I am standing before you today during an extraordinary time for our agriculture sector. This month we learned that the Western Cape’s agriculture sector is creating jobs at the fastest pace in the country. Read More

Young sailors from China at Spectacular Championship

29 March 2016

On Thursday, 24 March 2016 the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) welcomed a Chinese delegation of five young sailors from the Qingdao Administration Centre of Sailing Sport on their arrival in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: MOD learners showcase talent ahead of Minister Marais budget speech

29 March 2016

Tomorrow, 30 March 2016, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais will deliver the department’s 2016/17 Budget Vote Speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Budget Speech Vote 7 on Social Development

29 March 2016

[The following speech was delivered by Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on Tuesday 29 March 2016, during his presentation of the Department of Social Development’s Budget Vote 7 for... Read More

World TB Day 2016

24 March 2016

International World Tuberculosis Day (WTBD) will be commemorated on 24 March under the theme of “Unite to end TB”.  Read More

Easter Bunny makes special visit to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

24 March 2016

With Easter just around the corner, young patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital received an egg-stra special treat when the Easter Bunny arrived a few days early to make a special visit to the hospital on 24 March 2016.  Read More

Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela to deliver his 2016/17 Annual Budget Speech

24 March 2016

On Tuesday, 29 March 2016, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela will deliver his 2016/17 financial year budget speech for the Department of Human Settlements. The Minister will also focus on the following: Read More

#BeTheChange as you take to the roads over Easter period

23 March 2016

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Media statement: WCG launches Energy Game Changer

22 March 2016

 WCG launches Energy Game Changer Read More

Minister Plato and SAPS take POCA safety outreach campaign to Hanover Park

22 March 2016

Today, 22 March 2016, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, accompanied by the South African Police Service (SAPS) continues on an extensive safety outreach campaign aimed at educating our communities about the Prevention of... Read More

Twenty-one people killed on Western Cape roads this weekend

22 March 2016

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services arrested 35 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March 2016. Read More

Conversations rolled out to hear the voices of communities

22 March 2016

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Stakeholder Management Unit assisted the National Department of Arts and Culture in rolling out the 2016 National Social Cohesion Community Conversations in the Western Cape. Read More

Grape Harvesting Ends Successfully At Worcester Museum

22 March 2016

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in partnership with the Worcester Museum presented a Grape Harvesting Programme from 1 March 2016 to 11 March 2016 at the museum Read More

Easter update on roadworks near Langebaan

22 March 2016

Work on a Department of Transport and Public Works project to refurbish sections of Trunk Road 21 and Main Road 233 in the Hopefield-Vredenburg-Langebaan area has commenced. Read More

Premier Helen Zille and Suzelle DIY exchange water savings tips

22 March 2016

The Western Cape, like the rest of the country, is experiencing one of the driest years on record in terms of rainfall. Dams are on average all emptier than they were at the same time a year ago. Read More

Provincial Easter Operational Plan media briefing

22 March 2016

Tomorrow, 23 March 2016, Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and the Department’s Provincial Traffic Chief, Kenny Read More

Safely Home launches "First Kiss" TV ad campaign

21 March 2016

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More