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World Homeless Day: Minister Fernandez urges public to ‘Give Responsibly’

10 October 2019

In light of today being World Homeless Day, Minister Fernandez would like to urge the public to give responsibility. This includes donating money, food, clothes, toys, bedding, etc. Read More

Minister warns learners of the risks of cheating in the NSC

10 October 2019

On the 23rd of October 2018, thousands of candidates will begin writing the 2019 NSC examinations. This year 53 395 full time candidates and 9 075 part-time candidates have registered for the examinations. Read More

Announcement of homewise youth competition winner

10 October 2019

On Sunday, 13 October 2019, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, will announce the winner of the HomeWise Youth Competition. Read More

Go George Update

10 October 2019

The Ministry of Transport has again met with the Western Cape Transport Department and the George Municipality, to discuss the Read More

Media Alert: New spokesperson for WCGH EMS & FPS

10 October 2019

New spokesperson for WCGH Emergency Medical Services & Forensic Pathology Services As of 10 October, the Spokesperson for the Emergency Medical Services and Forensic Pathology Services at the Western Cape Government Health, will be Ms Deanna... Read More

Mitchells Plain Hospital Re-opens Emergency Centre

9 October 2019

The Mitchells Plain District Hospital has re-opened its Emergency Centre today after a devastating fire destroyed it in February 2018. The hospital serves a population of 550 000 people from the broader Mitchells Plain and Philippi area. Read More

Minister Madikizela to visit Pioneer School of the Blind in Worcester

9 October 2019

Tomorrow, Thursday 10 October 2019, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will visit the Pioneer School of the Blind in Worcester to officially congratulate the school on winning the nation Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to witness NSC pledge signing

9 October 2019

Tomorrow, Thursday, 10 October 2019, Provincial Education Minister Debbie Schäfer will be visiting Trafalgar High School to caution candidates about cheating ahead of the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and to witness the signing... Read More

Minister Fernandez calls for clarity on ECD migration

9 October 2019

Yesterday, 08 October the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez and the Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, attended an insightful dialogue around the migration of ECD services with organisations from Civil Society, officials from the... Read More

Engagement Notes: PG MTEC 1 Engagements Commence

8 October 2019

Today, we kicked off the first of the Provincial Government Medium Term Expenditure Committee (PG MTEC) 1 engagements, hosted by Provincial Treasury, and chaired by the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier. Read More

Minister Fritz Meets with Overberg Safety stakeholders

8 October 2019

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, hosted a workshop on the Provincial Needs and Priorities (PNP) and Safety Plan for the Overberg region.  Read More

Minister Fritz to award service delivery excellence

8 October 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will award a law enforcement officer and SAPS protectors for service delivery excellence whilst on duty, which includes a monetary reward. Read More

Whole Foods and Exercise for better health

8 October 2019

The prevalence of overweight or obesity among women in South Africa increased from 56% in 1998 to 68% in 2016. Read More

Still going strong after 30 years

8 October 2019

Gene Louw Traffic College (GLTC) opened on 15 September 1989. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers re-engages community leaders in Bitou municipal area

7 October 2019

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers revisited the Bitou Municipal area to engage the leadership of the Qolweni - and New Horizon communities. Read More

Minister Simmers to engage SAHRC, community leaders and municipality in Bitou

7 October 2019

On Sunday, 6 October 2019, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), the leadership of the New Horizon and Qolweni communities and representatives of the Bitou Municipality. Read More

Minister Fritz to Meet with Overberg Safety Stakeholders

7 October 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will be hosting a workshop on the Provincial Needs and Priorities (PNP) and Safety Plan of the Overberg region. Read More