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DCAS call for annual funding project applications officially opens tomorrow

4 February 2021

Minister Anroux Marais is happy to announce that the call for annual funding project applications for 2021/22 by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) officially opens on Friday, 5 February 2021.  Read More

CapeNature open for visitors

4 February 2021

CapeNature has reopened access to all dams, lakes and rivers adjoining or on CapeNature reserves to the public. Read More

Mossel Bay Shared Offices Building brings government closer to the people

4 February 2021

Access to government services and information remains a huge challenge for many citizens as government departments are either located far away from the people or based at different locations. Read More

Tertiary hospital nursing staff look forward to the COVID-19 vaccine

4 February 2021

Mary Ann Dubru-Shunmugam, Deputy Nursing Manager at Groote Schuur Hospital, will be taking the COVID vaccine because she values her health and mental wellbeing having recovered from COVID-19 pneumonia two weeks ago.  Read More

Maintenance team saves lives through oxygen planning

3 February 2021

The great dedication of a small team has proven lifesaving to COVID-19 patients in Robertson and Montagu hospitals – a true reflection of Western Cape Government Health’s commitment to provide quality care despite the pressures of a pandemic. Read More

Neumann hearing : Intimidatory and abusive behavior is unacceptable

3 February 2021

The disciplinary hearing of Wesley Neumann, principal of Heathfield High School, is resuming today. Over the past few months the WCED, and some of its officials, have had to endure relentless personal attacks from Neumann supporters. The contents of... Read More

Karl Bremer Hospital health heroes appreciated for going the extra mile

3 February 2021

As healthcare workers prepare to rollout vaccines and continue the fight against COVID-19, they’ve been thanked for working around the clock. Read More

Minister Fritz to approach Minister Cele and National Police Commissioner

3 February 2021

Minister Fritz to approach Minister Cele and National Police Commissioner regarding poor report on POP deployment at SASSA office Read More

UPDATE: Steady increase in COVID19 recoveries across Old Age Homes

3 February 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the steady increase in COVID-19 recoveries across old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal continues to address backlog

3 February 2021

Between 1 October 2020 and 31 December 2020, the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal (WCRHT) has made significant progress in addressing its backlog, by reducing its cases from 1 635 to 1 167. This is a reduction of 468 cases. Read More

South African citrus delivers record-breaking export season

3 February 2021

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer has applauded the record-breaking export season by the citrus industry, stating that it is good news for the Western Cape economy, enabling thousands of jobs. Read More

Beneficiaries move to temporary and permanent accommodation to clear site

3 February 2021

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements is making good progress in relocating existing and potential housing beneficiaries from the Airport Precinct housing project site. Read More

Malgas pont expected to be operating soon

3 February 2021

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is awaiting the decision of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) regarding a general safety operating licence for the pont on the Breede River at Malgas. Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes the easing of restrictions on wine sales

2 February 2021

I welcome the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the easing of restrictions as it offers a much-needed injection of optimism for the Read More

Easing of Alert Level 3 restrictions welcomed; UIF TERS vital to save businesses

2 February 2021

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night of the relaxation of the Alert Level 3 Restrictions, which will be a lifeline to many businesses in the Western Cape, especially those in the tourism, hospitality and liquor... Read More

Dam levels update

2 February 2021

The latest average dam level for dams in the Western Cape is 63.9% (2020: 51.9%) while the latest average level for dams providing water to the City of Cape Town, is 83.2% (2020: 71.4%). Read More

World Wetlands Day - Province's wetlands vital to secure fresh water

2 February 2021

The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape has concluded valuations of three wetlands in the catchment area of the Theewaterskloof Dam and is currently working in the Kluitjieskraal wetlands, clearing... Read More

MEC Fritz welcomes lifting of alcohol ban; Residents should drink responsibly

2 February 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during last night’s address that the prohibition on the sale of alcohol has been lifted. Read More

Almost 2000 healthcare workers gearing towards administering COVID-19 vaccine

2 February 2021

On Tuesday 2 February, the first of 1 995 vaccinators from all corners of the health system in the Western Cape will start receiving training towards administering the COVID-19 vaccine.   Read More