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R80 million funding to help address Tuberculosis over three years

30 March 2021

The Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, and its partners are proud to announce that they have secured R80 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to drive the Tuberculosis (TB) response over the next three years. Read More

Western Cape cabinet gives conditional go ahead for initiation practice

29 March 2021

The Cabinet of the Western Cape has in its meeting on the 24th March 2021 taken a decision to lift the suspension on initiation practice in the Western Cape as from 1 June 2021, subject to the following: The status of the COVID-19 pandemic and  Read More

Minister Fernandez launches new GBV shelter

29 March 2021

On Friday, 26 March 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, launched the newly established Marigold Safehouse in the Central Karoo. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 10 suspects for kidnapping

29 March 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 10 suspects for kidnapping of Bellville businessman Read More

Statement on health budget vote by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo

29 March 2021

Today Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo delivered her budget vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The following statement sets out a summary of her address. Introduction: Read More

Health Budget 2021/22 - Budget of Hope

29 March 2021

 Dr Nomafrench Mbombo 2021/22 Department of Health Budget Speech   Speaker Honourable Premier, Alan Winde   Read More

HPV vaccination for girls can take us closer to eliminating cervical cancer

29 March 2021

Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) significantly increases the risk of developing cervical cancer later in life. Read More

Malgas Pont has been reopened

26 March 2021

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is pleased to announce that the new motorised pont on the Breede River at Malgas is fully operational. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes 9 arrests for public violence amid protest action

26 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the nine arrests made on Thursday, 25 March 2021 and Wednesday, 24 March 2021, in connection with the spate of violent protest action seen in Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Delft and surrounds. Read More

School admission process for 2022 extended until 1 April 2021

26 March 2021

In recent days the WCED has noticed an upsurge in website activity on the online application system. We have also received a number of requests from parents to accommodate an extension to allow parents to complete the last few applications. Read More

Alien Clearing Projects create 1000 jobs per annum

26 March 2021

Earlier today, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, visited the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's (WCDoA) alien clearing project at  Zonquasdrift located downstream of the Berg River in the Drakenstein Municipality, Cape... Read More

Healthcare worker vaccination update

26 March 2021

The vaccination of healthcare workers as part of Phase 1 of Johnson & Johnson Sisonke implementation study has steadily been picking up speed with more healthcare workers being vaccinated daily during the past week.     Vaccination Progress (... Read More

One year on: Education resilience in a time of Covid

25 March 2021

Tomorrow, marks the one-year anniversary of lockdown in South Africa. Education, as a sector, has certainly had its fair share of ups and downs since the 26th of March 2020, but as a sector, we are stronger and more determined than ever. Read More

MEC Fritz deeply concerned by death of 1 civilian and injury of 4 officers

25 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is deeply concerned that one person has hit by a car and killed during violent protest action yesterday, and that four police officers have been injured. Read More

Robyne Smith: a day in the life of a School Safety Ambassador

25 March 2021

For Robyne Smith, a 31-year-old woman from Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain, the School Safety Ambassador Programme was a lifechanging experience. Read More

Bicycles to be used by community-based organisations

25 March 2021

Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Bonginkosi Madikizela handed 20 bicycles over to the Open Streets organisation yesterday. Read More

Junior Traffic Training Centre launched at Hoopsig

25 March 2021

Children get to know the rules of the road From now on, Paternoster’s children are expected to be much safer in traffic, thanks to the establishment of a Junior Traffic Training Centre (JTTC) established at Hoopsig.  Read More

Provincial Sporting Achievers Honoured at Sport Awards

24 March 2021

On Tuesday, 23 March the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a smaller version of its Annual Sport Awards. Read More

Minister Fritz condemns violent protest along N2 and surrounds

24 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the spate of violent protest action which affected both directions of the N2 highway, Mew Way, Baden Powell, R300 and Hindle Road starting in the early hours of yesterday morning. Read More