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Murder of Zameka Mfubesi – School Principal of Umyezo WamaApile HS in Grabouw

30 September 2020

Joint statement Office of the South African Police Service Provincial Commissioner Western Cape / Family of Ms Zameka Mfubesi / Western Cape Minister of Education   Read More

Minister Simmers engages Drakenstein Municipality and more move into houses

30 September 2020

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, held an information sharing session on human settlement matters with the Drakenstein Municipality. Read More

Cape Town sport to resume safely following DCAS funding allocations

30 September 2020

Sports clubs and federations in Cape Town will be able to safely resume their activities following an investment of just over R2.3 million rand by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Read More

DSD hosts Webinar on Promoting the Rights of Women with Disabilities

30 September 2020

Today, Wednesday 30 September 2020, the Western Cape Department of Social Development hosted a Webinar focusing on “Promoting the Rights of Women with Disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”  The objective of the event  was to bring together... Read More

Minister Madikizela unveils resolutions to end taxi violence

30 September 2020

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

Groote Schuur Hospital IT team enabled patient-centered care during Covid-19

30 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Minister to engage Drakenstein Municipality and hand over houses in Vlakkeland

29 September 2020

Today, 29 September 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage on human settlement matters with the Drakenstein Municipality, as part of his visit to Municipalities within the Cape Winelands District. Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of humanitarian and activist Dr Anwah Nagia

29 September 2020

The Western Cape has lost another great voice with the passing of Dr Anwah Nagia. Dr Nagia committed his life to the telling and preserving of the stories of those people who suffered under the oppression of the apartheid system. Read More

Heritage Western Cape declares five new Provincial Heritage sites

29 September 2020

As we reach the end of Heritage Month in South Africa, the Heritage Western Cape Council has approved the classification of five sites in the province as Provincial Heritage Sites (PHS). Read More

Importance of sport and recreation highlighted as DCAS invests in Cape Winelands

29 September 2020

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) invested just over R1 000 000 into the promotion and development of sport in the Cape Winelands on Monday, 28 September 2020, marked by a cheque handover ceremony held in Fran Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 21 – 27 September 2020

29 September 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 96 integrated roadblock, vehicle check point and speed control operations across the province in the week of 21 to 27 September 2020, and 15 109 vehicles were stop Read More

Minister Madikizela to brief media on resolutions to end taxi violence

29 September 2020

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will  tomorrow, Wednesday 30 September 2020, brief the media following months of escalating tensions and violent conflict between rival taxi associations. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns policing inefficiencies by Muizenberg SAPS

29 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Western Cape Police Ombudsman’s (WCPO) investigation into allegations of unacceptable behaviour by members of Muizenberg SAPS and calls on members of the public who experience such to come... Read More

Unemployment stats: We will work hard to save jobs in the Western Cape

29 September 2020

The Stats SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released today (29 September 2020), reveals that at 27.3%, the Western Cape continues to have the lowest expanded unemployment rate in South Africa.  Read More

Home-based care helps family to take care of elderly mother

29 September 2020

All indicators confirm that the Western Cape has moved into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western Cape Government Health has positioned itself to start phasing in non-COVID-19 healthcare services safely and responsibly. Read More

A healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart – world heart day

29 September 2020

World Heart Health Day is celebrated annually on the 29th of September. About 80% of all heart diseases are preventable so taking a few moments to learn about maintaining a healthy heart may help you to stay healthy. Read More

Overberg hero gives back one last time

29 September 2020

Clinical nurse practitioner, Priscilla Brauns, is being recognised as a rural hero. Priscilla has been the Clinical Support at Houw Hoek quarantine and isolation (Q&I) site for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements develops fire safety plan for informal settlement

28 September 2020

As part of its Informal Settlement Support Programme (ISSP), the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements in collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch’s Fire Engineering Research Unit (FireSUN), developed a response plan to improve fire... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to commence Cape Winelands District visit

28 September 2020

Tomorrow, 28 September 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his visit to the Municipalities across the Cape Winelands District. Read More

WCLA Update: WCLA issues R1 731 220 in fines

28 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that between 27 March 2020 and 25 September 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has issued R1 731 220 in fines and conducted 168 investigations into liquor vendors who have contravened... Read More