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Celebrate World Book Day by reading a story to your children

23 April 2020

Today is World Book Day, first celebrated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1995 to promote reading and publishing Read More

Minister Fritz calls to allow accredited NHW's to operate in the WC

23 April 2020

Minister Fritz calls on Minister Cele to allow accredited Neighbourhood Watches to operate in Western Cape Read More

Western Cape human settlements ensures contractors are paid during lockdown

22 April 2020

Although we’re in a lockdown period, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements has managed to settle all its payments to contractors and suppliers. As claims were received for work done prior to the lockdown, most payments (90%) were only due... Read More

Online safety to feature in Life Orientation curriculum as learners move online

22 April 2020

The lockdown period has brought South Africa face to face with the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Read More

Repatriation of foreign nationals to their home countries continues

21 April 2020

More than 5000 foreign nationals have been repatriated from Cape Town since 3 April 2020.   The countries involved include:   1.      Germany – 3 596 people 2.      United Kingdom – 1 354 people Read More

Minister Fritz condemns looting, malicious damage to property

21 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the numerous lootings and incidents of malicious damage to property which have taken place across the province. During the lockdown, there have been reports of malicious damage to trucks and... Read More

Western Cape Safety Plan continues to support lockdown

20 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the 500 newly deployed law enforcement officers, appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, who are supporting the enforcement of the lockdown. The law enforcement officers are working... Read More

Deciduous Fruit Industry to benefit from Tissue Culture Facility

20 April 2020

The United Nations celebrates World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April 2020. Read More

Support for victims of abuse remains our priority during the lockdown

20 April 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to provide support for victims of abuse during the lockdown. “While our country is in a period of lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, for some, isolating at home presents... Read More

EMS Responds to 3 360 Incidents

20 April 2020

During the weekend, 17 – 19 April, 2020 the Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to 3 360 incidents in the Western Cape. Read More

Temporary residential units in informal settlement support and upgrade programme

20 April 2020

With various engagements currently underway as it pertains to the Rapid Informal Settlement Support and Upgrade Programme, I’m pleased to announce that the Temporary Residential Units (TRU’s) will now be known as Transitional Residential Units (TRU’... Read More

Keeping up with the curriculum (Part 4)

17 April 2020

Today, I am very excited to announce the launch of a new lesson planning platform intended to assist teachers, parents and learners in this new era of @ home learnin Read More

Minister Madikizela to visit Joe Gqabi Interchange amid fraud allegations

17 April 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Greater Kosovo informal settlement support and upgrade programme to commence

16 April 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says, while his Department’s Stakeholder Relations officials are currently engaging the various community structures in DuNoon, plans are afoot to commence with a similar process in the... Read More

Premier Winde accepts WC Parliament recommendation for Children's Commissioner

16 April 2020

Premier Alan Winde has accepted the recommendation by the Western Cape Provincial Parliament that Christina Nomdo be offered the position to act as the first ever Western Cape Children’s Commissioner. Read More

Parents be aware of dangers of toxic substances

16 April 2020

It has come to the attention of the Tygerberg Hospital Poisons Information Centre that a new dangerous trend has been making the rounds on social media. This has been identified as the nutmeg challenge. Youths are challenged to mix ground nutmeg and... Read More

Department of Community Safety redeploys security to support lockdown

15 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the redeployment of the Department of Community Safety’s (DOCS) Private Security and Security Support Team (SST) to support the enforcement of the lockdown in the province. Read More

Minister Fernandez requests greater collaboration between Nat, Prov & SASSA

15 April 2020

South Africa is facing an unprecedented crisis. The coronvirus pandemic is not only a threat to the lives of many people, but also to their livelihoods. Read More

DCAS launches After School Programme online portal

15 April 2020

Following the national lockdown regulations, the Western Cape After School Programme Office convened various donors and umbrella bodies to discuss the continuation of after school programmes despite school closures. Read More