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Community Policing Forum AGMs to get the green light

7 February 2020

Yesterday, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, met with the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata, and the Chair of CPF Board, Francina Lucas, to discuss the continuation of the Community Policing Forum (C Read More

Load shedding support available for businesses in the Western Cape

6 February 2020

We recognise that load shedding has a major impact to the bottom line of businesses, affects the economy negatively and possibly results in job losses. That is why we are doing everything we can to build energy resilience in the Western Cape and... Read More

Velddrif housing concerns being addressed

6 February 2020

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements continues to investigate various housing concerns raised by community members in Noordhoek, Velddrif. Read More

Establishing of an Anti-Dog Fighting Task-Team

6 February 2020

Minister Fritz Works with Animal Welfare Organisations to Establish Anti-Dogfighting task team Read More

Minister Fernandez visits a registered ECD facility

6 February 2020

As part of the Department of Social Development (DSD) registration drive, Minister Fernandez v Read More

Minister Maynier visits I-CAN Elsies River Centre

5 February 2020

[The Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, visited the I-CAN Elsies River Centre to showcase the work being done at the I-CAN centre and get a first-hand understanding of the digital skills courses & training... Read More

Minister Simmers reaffirms commitment for greater Hermanus housing development

5 February 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, met with the Overstrand Municipality, where he once again reiterated the Provincial Department of Human Settlements’ (DoHS) commitment for the Greater Hermanus Housing Development. Read More

Focus on vulnerable road users

5 February 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) protects vulnerable road users (cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians, especially children and senior citizens) in a number of ways. Read More

The Importance of Reading in Child Development

5 February 2020

Today is World Read Aloud Day. Already in its 11th year of celebration in over 173 countries, it calls attention to reading aloud and sharing stories as a cornerstone for child development, as well as an opportunity to teach children the joy of... Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit De Rust Futura Academie

5 February 2020

Tomorrow, Thursday 6 February 2020, at 10h00, the Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, will visit De Rust Futura Academie in Grabouw to inspect the school’s recently donated facilities and engage with school staff regarding their... Read More

Western Cape schools once again show increase in learner numbers

4 February 2020

I have received the results of the WCED’s SNAP survey, completed by schools and districts annually on the 10th day of the school year to assist the Department with the allocation of further resources for the year. Read More

Western Cape electricity update – 4 February

4 February 2020

The national power grid remains constrained with stage 2 load shedding projected to remain in place until Thursday at 6am. Read More

Improvements in paediatric TB treatment at Tygerberg Hospital

4 February 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is appreciative of the new tuberculosis (TB) equipment which was donated to the Tygerberg Hospital by the Rotary Club of Blouberg recently. Read More

Breede valley and Paarl housing development projects on track

4 February 2020

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says he is pleased with the steady progress that the housing development projects in Transhex, Breede Valley and Del Josafat and Vlakkeland, Paarl, are making. Read More

Steps needed to comply with DNA Act

4 February 2020


Groote Schuur Hospital celebrates World Cancer Day

4 February 2020

The Western Cape Government (WCGH) is committed to saving lives of preventable deaths by raising awareness and education about the global impact of cancer. Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital celebrates World Cancer Day

4 February 2020

The Western Cape Government (WCGH) is committed to decreasing preventable deaths by raising awareness and education about the global impact of cancer. Read More

Free start-up investor course launched to boost digital economy growth

3 February 2020

The vibrant start-up scene in the Western Cape offers exciting opportunities for those who understand the risks and rewards of early-stage investing. Read More

Collaboration needed to address Violence Against Women and Children

3 February 2020

On Friday, 31 January 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez led a stakeholder engagement with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other key role-players namely, the National Department of Justice, the... Read More

Dam levels Update – Water Masterplan welcomed

3 February 2020

The latest average dam level for the Western Cape province is 51.9% (2019: 46.6%). The dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, are combined, 69.9% full. Read More