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Eden District’s young drama stars recognised by Zabalaza Festival

28 February 2019

The Eden Drama Festival came to an historic end on Saturday 23 February 2019, with five of the participating groups invited to perform at the Baxter Theatre’s annual Zabalaza Festival. Read More

Media Alert:Minister Bheki Cele Says No to Army Deployment in Gang-Ravaged Areas

28 February 2019

Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says he is disappointed that the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele has rejected his request for the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to gang-ravaged c Read More

N1 Outbound, Inbound and night work update

28 February 2019

N1 Outbound The N1 (TR9/1) Outbound will be closed between the Durban Road Outbound Off-Ramp and the R300 in order to conduct road surface rehabilitation from Friday, 1 March 2019 (7pm) to Monday, 4 March 2019 (5am). Read More

Periodic maintenance between Langhoogte and Villiersdorp

28 February 2019

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started periodic maintenance of Trunk Road 30 section 1 (the R43) from Langhoogte to Villiersdorp and section 2 from Villiersdorp to Worcester. Read More

Western Cape youth win big at national skills competition

28 February 2019

The Western Cape bagged 21 medals, including five golds, at the World Skills SA competition held in Durban.   Read More

Ministers Schäfer and Winde oversee Search and Seizure Operation at Woodlands HS

28 February 2019

Lately there has been a flare up of gang violence throughout the Province. Although the majority of incidents are off school premises and within the community affected, gang violence can spill over into schools when learners are directly involved.  Read More

Minister Fritz Calls for Business to Partner with WC DSD

28 February 2019

Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, awarded 14 handymen and drivers, from the Department’s facilities, for completing the Handyman Training pro Read More

Human Settlements Launched R380 Million Social Housing In Goodwood, Cape Town

27 February 2019

The Minister of Human Settlements NomaIndiya Mfeketo and Provincial Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela today launched a multi-million rand social housing project in Goodwood with a sod-turning ceremony. Read More

WC Water and Fires Update – Blackhawk welcomed

27 February 2019

25 February 2019 Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell. Read More

Media Release:Deepening Centralisation of Police Management a concern,says Winde

27 February 2019

DEEPENING CENTRALISATION OF POLICE MANAGEMENT A CONCERN, SAYS WINDE 27 February 2019 Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, has raised concerns about deepening centralisation of policing management and functions. Read More

Minister Madikizela To Hand Over Title Deeds In Mooiwater, Franschhoek

27 February 2019

Tomorrow, Thursday 28 February 2019,  Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will hand over 135 title deeds to residents of Mooiwater, Franschhoek. Read More

WC DSD Prides Itself on over 2000 NGO partners

27 February 2019

In light of International NGO day, I want to recognise the invaluable contributions of the Western Cape Department of Socia Read More

Gugulethu and Phillippi schools scoop Mathematics Excellence Awards

27 February 2019

On Tuesday evening, 26th February, the WCED hosted the Annual LITNUM awards to acknowledge and celebrate the top achievers in the systemic tests of 2018 in the Province.  My hearty congratulations go to all schools that won awards. Read More

Minister Madikizela Hands Over Homes In Saron, Drakenstein

26 February 2019

Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela recently handed over houses to residents of Saron, north of Wellington in the Drakenstein municipal area. Read More

Media alert: Ministers Schäfer and Winde to oversee search and seizure operation

26 February 2019

On Thursday 28th February 2019, Western Cape Education Minister, Debbie Schäfer and Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Alan Winde will be overseeing a search and seizure operation at a Cape Town School. Read More

Fake enrolment notice circulating in Cape Town

26 February 2019

Yesterday, the WCED was made aware of a fake notice/advert that is currently being circulated in Du Noon. The advert reads as follows: Read More

Minister Grant officially launches the Western Cape Freight Strategy

26 February 2019

Today, Tuesday the 26th of February 2019, Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister Donald Grant, officially launched the Western Cape Freight Strategy. Read More

Department of Agriculture embraces 4IR with cutting edge technology

26 February 2019

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is at the forefront of using technology to enhance sustainable farming, and as part of its initiative to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, has introduced Sentinel-2 earth observation... Read More

MEC Fritz condemns Children’s Amendment Bill

26 February 2019

On 25 February 2019, the South African Government Gazette listed the National Department of Social Development’s notice of intention to introdu Read More

Minister Winde’s Pilot Project Aimed at Getting Police Back On Our Streets

25 February 2019

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, says the pilot project, which saw Western Cape Government volunteers doing duty as Commissioners of Oaths so that police officers can focus on averting crime, has proven to be hugely s Read More