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Minister Marais commends empowering Youth Development Programmes on the ground

15 August 2019

Yesterday, 14 August 2019, Minister Anroux Marais engaged with youth development programmes creating a positive sense of belonging and sustainable empowerment as an alternate to the social ills plaguing the communities of Athlone, Bellvill Read More

The Department is working to address the scourge of substance abuse

15 August 2019

The Western Cape Department of Social Development continues to be at the forefront of the fight against substance abuse, focusing on rendering -Early intervention, Inpatient treatment, Community based treatment, and aftercare services. Read More

Minister Fritz meets with safety stakeholders over weekend N2 violence

14 August 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a community meeting in Strand following the numerous attacks which took place on the N2 over the past weekend. Read More

Eluxolweni and Gansbaai libraries reopen after major upgrades

14 August 2019

Residents of Gansbaai and Eluxolweni, Pearly Beach will now have access to a greater range of books and more computers after upgrades to two libraries were unveiled by the Western Cape Depa Read More

Minister Simmers hands over 50 title deeds in Delft

13 August 2019

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 50 title deeds to residents of Delft. Read More

Dams see continued improvement

13 August 2019

The Western Cape dam levels continue to see good increases thanks to an excellent and above Read More

Minister Fritz escalates Ombudsman’s report in fight against poaching

13 August 2019

On Tuesday, 30 August 2019, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, received the report on the ‘Complaint of Poor Response’ at the Gansbaai, Kleinmond, Hermanus and Stanford SAPS stations from the Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Mr Read More

Court Judgement finds decision of Bitou Municipality unlawful

13 August 2019

The Labour Court of South Africa has handed down judgement in a case brought against the Bi Read More

Klasse help met rugpyn

13 August 2019

Kliënte van die Mosselbaai-subdistrik wat sukkel met rugpyn het maandeliks die geleentheid om saam met ’n fisioterapeut te oefen in die hoop om hul pyn te verminder. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais to launch 60 Day Countdown to Voet Van Afrika Marathon

12 August 2019

Tomorrow, 13 August 2019, as sponsoring partner, Minister Anroux Marais will attend the 60 Day Countdown Press Conference launching the 2019 Voet Van Afrika Marath Read More

Celebrating the colourful life of art

12 August 2019

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed a privilege to be here this evening. First and foremost, I wish to pay tribute to all our fierce and wonderful women here, Happy Women’s day tomorrow. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Anroux Marais to open two new libraries in Overstrand

12 August 2019

Tomorrow, 13 August 2019, Minister Anroux Marais will officially open two new libraries in the Overstrand Municipality: one in Eluxoweni and the other in Gansbaai. Read More

Minister Madikizela condemns attacks on trucks

12 August 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Bonginkosi Madikizela strongly condemns the attacks on truck drivers across the province. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Veterinary Laboratory Services maintains international

12 August 2019

Western Cape Agriculture Veterinary Laboratory Services maintains international accreditation Read More

Minister Schafer calls for nominations for Teaching Awards – deadline 23 August

12 August 2019

The Annual Teaching Awards recognize excellence and professionalism and provide the education fraternity with the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of outstanding teachers. Read More

Vredendal Hospital facility for survivors of sexual assault

12 August 2019

Vredendal Hospital in the West Coast District recently had the assistance of the NPO Matla a Bana to create a child friendly reporting facility at the hospital for survivors of sexual assault. Read More

Minister Fritz commends women in NHWs and CPFs

8 August 2019


Minister Fernandez visits St. Anne’s Homes shelter for abused women and children

8 August 2019

Today, 8 August 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the St. Anne's Homes in commemoration of Women’s Day taking place on the 9th of August. Read More