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Chrysalis Academy launches virtual photo album in youth month

30 June 2020

Today, Chrysalis Academy launched its virtual and living photo album, marking its twentieth anniversary as we conclude youth month. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers engages Dunoon Project Steering Committee on RISSUP

30 June 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers, accompanied by the City of Cape Town’s (CoCT) MAYCO member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi, engaged the Dunoon Project Steering Committee (PSC), where an update... Read More

MEC Fritz calls on public to have their say - liquor license application process

30 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 82 investigations conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) between 21 March and 26 June 2020, resulting in the suspension of 34 licenses. Read More

DSD welcomes donations and provides additional support to old age homes

30 June 2020

The Department of Social Development has ensured that 105 000 additional masks have reached various old age homes where the need is the greatest. This brings the total to 120 000 masks distributed to high risk groups, made possible by donations. Read More

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane to urgently confirm accommodation for leisure can open

30 June 2020

The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane needs to urgently confirm that accommodation for leisure at licensed and accredited establishments is permitted under Alert Level 3. Read More

One Home One Garden Campaign encourages households to start food production unit

30 June 2020

In support of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s (WCDoA) One Home One Garden Campaign Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer recently visited food gardens in Witzenberg. Read More

Protect and save lives: Use a dedicated rural facility to isolate or quarantine

30 June 2020

Everyone needs to take definite action to protect the vulnerable and those at high risk of severe COVID-19. Read More

Doctor grateful for colleagues’ support during Covid-19 recovery

30 June 2020

Dr Gideon Titus, an Internal Medicine Registrar at Tygerberg Hospital, is appreciative of the leadership of the Internal Medicine department who regularly called to check up on him while he recovered from Covid-19 at home.   Read More

Urgent intervention needed by Minister Pravin Gordhan at Port of Cape Town

29 June 2020

The efficient and effective performance of the Port of Cape Town is critical to economic recovery and growth for the Western Cape.   Read More

Chrysalis Academy to launch virtual photo album in youth month

29 June 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, together with the CEO of Chrysalis Academy, Dr Lucille Meyer, and Chrysalis’ Head of Training, Janine Turner, will present the Academy's virtual photo album, marking its twentieth anniversary as... Read More

LEAP arrest 30 for possession of illicit substances and rail-related crime

29 June 2020

LEAP arrest 30 for possession of illicit substances, rail-related crime & possession of ammunition and firearms Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to engage Dunoon Project Steering Committee

29 June 2020

Today, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage the Dunoon Project Steering Committee to provide an update on the planned re-blocking as part of the Rapid Informal Settlements Support and Upgrade Programme (RISSUP) in the area, to... Read More

Disrupting schooling is harmful to learners

29 June 2020

In the past week we have seen the disruption of schooling by community members and civic organisations. It is clear that there is a lot of mobilisation among various organisations around the fact that schools are open, and in anticipation of more... Read More

New Forensic Pathology Institute Facility is nearing completion

29 June 2020

The Western Cape Government Department of Health’s project to build the new Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute (OFPI) is 87% complete. The R281 million project is a larger, purpose-built, modern forensic pathology facility that is located at... Read More

Schools in Khayelitsha will be open tomorrow

28 June 2020

This evening I attended a meeting of the Khayelitsha Covid-19 Response Team by invitation of the co-chairpersons. The Response Team has been established specifically to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic in the Khayelitsha. Both myself and Minister... Read More

Western Cape research dairies donate milk to the vulnerable

25 June 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Department of Agriculture's research dairy farms in Stellenbosch and George donated milk to the Milk Producers Organisation for further distribution amongst vulnerable communities in the Western Cape. Read More

Disciplinary action against Khayelitsha SAPS officer

25 June 2020


Minister Fernandez welcomes release of World Drug Report 2020

25 June 2020

The provincial Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez notes the findings in the World Drug Report released in Vienna, Austria today, and urges all those who need help with substance abuse to reach out to the Department. Read More

Western Cape Health COVID-19 Platform Status Update - 25 June 2020

25 June 2020

Hospitalisation There are currently 1619 patients admitted in both the public and private sector facilities of which 262 patients admitted to ICU or High Care. To date, we have had 56 345 confirmed cases and 39 475 recoveries.   Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday hero – Amelia Rogers

24 June 2020

Today’s Appreciation Wednesday hero at Groote Schuur Hospital is Amelia Rogers, a Control Officer in the Environmental Hygiene Services (EHS). The campaign seeks to give appreciation to ordinary heroes who are inspiring others during the Covid-19... Read More