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Deadline to apply to ECD Stimulus Relief Fund looms

15 February 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development would like to remind all Early Childhood Development (ECD) Services that the applications to the ECD Stimulus Relief Fund close this Friday, 19 February 2021. To date, 724 applications have been... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to visit Masiphumelele residents

15 February 2021

Tomorrow, 16 February 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit and interact with some residents of Masiphumelele who have taken occupation of the temporary emergency structures. Read More

Minister Schäfer welcomes learners back to class

15 February 2021

This morning I visited West End Primary School and Woodville Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain to welcome learners back to class after the holidays. Read More

SASSA debacle continues

15 February 2021

On Monday, 15 February 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, met with SASSA regarding the 53 000 Temporary Disability Grants (TDGs) and Care Dependency Grants that were suspended by the national agency, across the... Read More

Minister Madikizela to officially open new pedestrian bridge

15 February 2021

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will tomorrow, Tuesday 16 February 2021, officially open the newly constructed pedestrian bridge on the N2 at Garden Village in Somerset West. Read More

Teenage Pregnancy? visit your healthcare worker for support

15 February 2021

A child’s health is most vulnerable during the first 1 000 days of its life. This period, from conception until a child’s second birthday, offers a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. Read More

Giving every child the best chance of surviving cancer

15 February 2021

The paediatric oncologists at Tygerberg Hospital remain committed to improving every patient’s chance of survival and quality of life. Read More

Minister Madikizela to visit R44 road construction site

14 February 2021

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will tomorrow, Monday 15 February 2021, visit the R44 road construction site situated between Somerset West and Stellenbosch to assess progress. Read More

Western Cape schools are ready to receive learners on Monday

14 February 2021

The Western Cape is looking forward to welcoming our learners back to school on Monday! Read More

WCED approaches court to protect learners and teachers in Graafwater area

14 February 2021

Last year I announced the closure of Graafwater High School, to be repurposed as a school of skills, which is much needed in the Graafwater and surrounding areas.  Currently, there are also no Special Schools or a School of Skills in the Graafwater... Read More

Minister Fritz to raise DNA backlog at Forensic Science Laboratory at MinMec

12 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will raise the backlog in processing of DNA at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at the next Minister and Member of Executive Councils Meeting (MinMec). Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes extension of 350 SRD Grant

12 February 2021

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement during the State of the Nation Address (SONA), 11 February 2021, that the Special R350 COVID-19 SRD Grant will be extended for... Read More

Bitou appeal decision welcomed

12 February 2021

The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape has welcomed the latest judgement by the Labour Appeal Court in a matter relating to Bitou Municipality. Read More

Minister Fritz to request IPID to investigate SAPS POPs deployment to SASSA

11 February 2021

Minister Fritz to request IPID to investigate SAPS POPs deployment to SASSA Bellville office, use of water cannon Read More

Minister Madikizela visits Gugulethu families following tragic death of children

11 February 2021

Minister Madikizela visits Gugulethu families following tragic death of four children I visited the families of the four children who tragically died after falling into a hole at the N2 Borcherds Quarry intersection at Nyanga on Monday. Read More

Strategic partnership between SATI and WCDoA to increase exports to China

10 February 2021

Over the past two weeks, Western Cape table grapes producers have been harvesting table grapes. These are to be marketed under the South African Table Grape Industry’s (SATI's) China Market Development Campaign in March 2021. Read More

Karl Bremer Hospital uses technology to connect patients with loved ones

10 February 2021

Hospital visitations are not allowed at present to limit the risk of possible COVID-19 transmission. However, understanding the importance of connecting patients with their loved ones, Karl Bremer Hospital has decided to use technology to bring... Read More

WC continues with preparations to rollout vaccine to healthcare workers

10 February 2021

The AstraZeneca/Covishield COVID-19 vaccine rollout may have been put on hold, but our preparations have not.   Read More

Public urged to confirm the registration status of treatment facilities

10 February 2021

Ensuring that your loved ones are placed in a registered substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facility can make all the difference in getting their lives back on track. Read More