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WC Water Update

20 November 2018

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NSC 2018 - Results Release

20 November 2018

The much anticipated Provincial and National results of the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) are expected to be announced by Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday 3rd January 2019. Read More

Let’s #GoBlue for Universal Children’s Day

20 November 2018

Today, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Read More

Winners of the Villiersdorp food garden competition announced

20 November 2018

This afternoon, the winners of the Department of Agriculture’s annual food garden competition were announced at a ceremony held in Villiersdorp.   Read More

WCED compensates 97% of fee paying schools

19 November 2018

Tough economic times are leading to a growing number of parents who simply cannot afford to pay school fees. This puts a massive financial strain on fee-paying schools relying on the collection of fees to sustain their daily running costs. Read More

Ministers condemn shooting in Ravensmead

19 November 2018

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, and the Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, today expressed their anger, following a gang-related shooting i Read More

Entrepreneurship in the spotlight this November

19 November 2018

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism has expanded Global Entrepreneurship Week into entrepreneurship month, with talks, workshops and the Read More

New Western Cape Cultural Commission welcomed by Minister Marais

16 November 2018

On Thursday, 15 November 2018, the newly appointed Western Cape Cultural Commission (WCCC) members were welcomed to office by Western Cape Minister of Cultural Aff Read More

Statement: Diazville Public Library damaged during service delivery protests

16 November 2018

On Thursday, 15 November 2018, the Diazville Public Library suffered severe loss and damage as it was looted during service delivery protests in the Saldanha Bay area. Read More

Oral History Initiative rolled out in Wupperthal

16 November 2018

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Read More

New smart card for Go George users

16 November 2018

The Go George scheduled bus service launched its new smart card on 15 November 2018. Read More

Amy Foundation not excluded from compliance checks

16 November 2018

Today, it was reported in the Cape Argus that there are “allegations of abuse and financial mismanagement” against the CE Read More

Purple for Preemies

15 November 2018

People worldwide will observe Prematurity Day on Saturday 17 November 2018 to acknowledge the journey of preterm infants and their families. Read More

Western Cape Medium Term Budget Policy Statement and the 2018 Adjusted Estimates

15 November 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Media Briefing:  2018 Western Cape Medium Term Budget Policy Statement and the 2018 Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Expenditure Read More

R62 through Cogmanskloof roadworks update

15 November 2018

As previously reported, the Western Cape Government (WCG) Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) terminated the construction contract with Basil Read after Read More

Education Amendment Bill: The biggest Public Education Reform package since 1994

15 November 2018

It is a trite but vital statement that a child only has one opportunity to be in school. It is therefore crucial to ensure that every child has the best possible education that we can give them, or they miss out on it for life. Read More

The Safer Western Cape Conference Gets Underway

15 November 2018

The Department of Community Safety, in partnership with the Department of the Premier, hosted the Safer Western Cape Plenary Session, from Tuesday, 13 November to 14 November 2018, at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town. Read More

Media Release: Attacking Police is an attack on Community and Constitution

14 November 2018

Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde strongly condemns the attack on the Vredenburg police station that occurred yesterday.  Read More