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Amy Foundation: WC DSD to perform M&E today

22 November 2018

The Provincial Department of Social Development has received reports that the Amy Foundation has closed its offices from 20 November 2018 and that it will not be reop Read More

Province’s top entrepreneurs honoured at Western Cape Entrepreneurship Awards

22 November 2018

The winners in the Western Cape Entrepreneurship Awards, were crowned last night, with Oco Life, a holistic lifestyle business using traditional African herbs to create organic essential oils, walking away with the overall award and the award for... Read More

Rate hike: consumers carrying the cost of corruption and poor policy decisions

22 November 2018

Today’s decision by the Reserve Bank to increase interest rates will have the biggest impact on the poor and is the result of poor policy decisions made by the national government, Minister of Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape, Beverley... Read More

Stellenbosch/ Klapmuts roadworks near completion

21 November 2018

Current roadworks on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts are expected to be completed towards the end of December 2018. This R66 million Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project started in July 2017. Read More

Auditor General confirms Western Cape as cleanest government

21 November 2018

Auditor General confirms Western Cape as cleanest government Read More

Overberg District Academy opens at refurbished Glaskasteel Sports Complex

21 November 2018

The Overberg’s most talented young athletes are one step closer to reaching the top after the upgraded Glaskasteel Sports Complex in Bredasdorp was officially reopened on Monday following a R700 000 refurbishment. Read More

Statement by Minister Beverley Schäfer on World Fisheries Day

21 November 2018

Today is World Fisheries Day which highlights the important role of fishing in communities around the world.   One in ten people in the world rely on fishing and aquaculture to support their livelihoods.   Read More

Media release:Winde reiterates offer of salary money for more police reservists

21 November 2018

Media release: Winde reiterates offer of salary money to get more police reservists on patrol 21 November 2018 Read More

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