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Minister Grant to attend launch of random breath testing at a roadside operation

30 June 2017

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works will attend the launch of Random Breath Testing (RBT) at a roadside operation on the N2 in Dassiesfontein tomorrow, 1 July 2017. Read More

MEDIA ALERT:MEC Plato hosts Youth focussed religious leaders safety outreach

30 June 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Plato hosts Youth focussed religious leaders safety outreach to Worcester Read More

WCED Winter holiday programmes for learners and educators

29 June 2017

Following a busy examination period, the upcoming winter holiday is also a much needed break for many learners and teachers. Many of our schools will however be buzzing with activities over the holiday period. Read More

WCape Government and CCDI launches second phase of the Better Living Challenge

29 June 2017

A programme seeking to improve the lives of residents living in informal structures will be launched in the Western Cape this week. Read More

Department calls for funding applications from Non-Profit Organizations

29 June 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has officially opened applications for funding for the new 3-year funding cycle. Read More

Groot Brak River Youth Cafe to be launched by Department

29 June 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Department of Social Development will launch the Groot Brak Youth Café. Read More

What you need to know about Swine Flu and Adenovirus

28 June 2017

The H1N1 virus and Adenoviruses are common viruses, and are also in circulation in South Africa. These are not notifiable diseases therefor we cannot confirm how many cases there are. Read More

The Role of Forensic Officers in performing Autopsies

28 June 2017

Setting the record straight – The role of Forensic Officers in performing autopsies Read More

Department hosts Youth Cultural Evening to celebrate Youth Month

28 June 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) last night hosted the first annual Youth Cultural Evening, as part of our final week of Youth Month commemorations. Read More

Chappies toll rate rise

28 June 2017

Toll fees on Chapman’s Peak Drive will increase to R22 for registered minibus taxi operators, R29 for motorcycles, and R45 for light motor vehicles with effect from 1 July 2017. Read More

Water: Declaration signed by Provincial, Municipal Leadership

28 June 2017

Premier Helen Zille, Provincial Ministers as well as Mayors from across the Western Cape, signed a Municipal Declaration with regards to long term water security for the province in Worcester today.   Read More

Minister Madikizela to Handover Houses to most vulnerable citizens in McGregor

27 June 2017

Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 hand over 60 houses to most deserving beneficiaries in McGregor in the Langeberg Municipality. Read More

Upgrading of Sandringham Road progressing well

27 June 2017

Work on the Department of Transport and Public Works project to upgrade the gravel section of the R304 and Sandringham Road near Joostenberg Vlakte to a surfaced road is progressing well. Read More

Parents of Oranjekloof Primary School unanimously support continuation of CSP

27 June 2017

After a rocky start amid a lot of suspicion and misconceptions spread by parties opposed to our new Collaboration Schools Pilot Project, on 14 June 2017, a year after the beginning of this project at Oranjekloof Primary School, the parents have... Read More

2017 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards: Department calls for applications

26 June 2017

As we continue our Youth Month commemorations, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is officially opening applications for the 2017 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards. Read More

Latest attacks on Cape public transport a violation of commuter rights

26 June 2017

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

Four fatalities on Western Cape roads

26 June 2017

Four fatalities were reported on the province’s roads over the weekend, according to a preliminary report from Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services. Read More

Graduation ceremony at Gene Louw Traffic College

26 June 2017

On 23 June 2017 Gene Louw Traffic College said goodbye to 20 traffic officer learners who received their Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement and are now authorised traffic o Read More

Zumba Youth Fitness Expo hosted by Ministers Fritz & Mbombo

26 June 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development today held a Zumba Youth Fitness Expo in Elsies River. The event was to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and formed part of our ongoing Youth Month commemorations, Read More

Minister to host Youth Cultural Evening to celebrate youth month

26 June 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will host an evening of fun and entertainment, as 100 young people from across the province will meet to display their talents in art, music, dance and theatre. Read More