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Minister Marais to submit application to change Zonnebloem to District Six

30 September 2019

As we close Heritage Month 2019, Minister Anroux Marais will today submit the supported application to the National Minister of Arts and Culture, Minister Read More

Minister Simmers hands over hundreds of title deeds and houses in September

30 September 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says the handover of 248 title deeds and 444 houses, just for the month of September, is a clear demonstration of the provincial government’s commitment to accelerating housing opportunities... Read More

50th Anniversary of Tulbagh earthquake

30 September 2019

This past weekend was the 50th anniversary of the biggest earthquake to ever hit South Africa. On 29 September 1969 an earthquake that measured 6.3 on the Richter scale occurred in the Tulbagh area. Read More

Minister Madikizela to speak on priorities, achievements and road safety plans

30 September 2019

Today, Monday 30 September 2019, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will unpack the department’s priorities, achievements and road safety plans during a press conference. Read More

New Chief Evaluator for the School Evaluations Authority appointed

30 September 2019

Today, I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Chief Evaluator for the School Evaluations Authority (SEA) – Ms Karen Bydell. Read More

Better Together Games lifts camaraderie, promotes healthy living in Eden region

30 September 2019

On Friday, 27 September 2019, Western Cape Government officials from the Eden District Municipality gathered in the interest of promoting physical health and team spirit at the Eden Better Together Games (BTG) in Oudtshoorn. Read More

Minister Madikizela unpacks priorities, achievements and road safety plans

30 September 2019

Statement by Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Minister Maynier tables PERO and MERO: “We expect a recovery of the WC economy"

30 September 2019

Today Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, tabled the Western Cape Provincial Economic Review and Outlook (PERO) and the Municipal Economic Review and Outlook (MERO) in the provincial legislature.  Read More

Minister calls upon society to help in the fight against Human trafficking

30 September 2019

Tomorrow is the start of Human Trafficking Awareness Week, which runs from 1st to the 7th of October 2019. Read More

Roadworks between Ashton and Montagu

28 September 2019

The R60 and R62 from Ashton to Montagu through Cogmanskloof are under construction. This project entails the reconstruction of the R60 from a point west of Ashton (km 15.4 of TR31/2) through Ashton, and the R62 through Cogmanskloof and Montagu to a... Read More

Periodic maintenance on the N7

28 September 2019

Two roadworks projects spanning 16 km of the N7 have been under way for a couple of months: one between the Bosmansdam and Potsdam interchanges (6.4 km); and the other between the Potsdam and Melkbosstrand interchanges (9.6 km). Read More

Minister Fritz recognises Hout Bay volunteers for arrests in Ivan Ivanov case

27 September 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, awarded the members of the Read More

Tourism and jobs – a better future for all in the Western Cape

27 September 2019

This year’s theme for World Tourism Day on the 27 September is: “Tourism and jobs – a better future”.   Read More

#Worldheartday: Every Heartbeat Matters

27 September 2019

At least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors, tobacco, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity, are controlled. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns unlawful and violent protest action

27 September 2019

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has condemned the unlawful and violent protest action taking place along the N7, Milnerton which includes Dunoon. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais to promote sport participation in the Karoo

27 September 2019

This weekend Minister Anroux Marais will promote sporting participation at major events in the Karoo district. Read More

Minister Marais appoints experts to assist with name changes

27 September 2019

On 27 September 2019, Western Cape Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Read More