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Minister Marais to end National Library Week in the southern Cape

18 March 2021

With National Library Week currently underway, from 15 - 21 March, Minister Anroux Marais will be visiting libraries in the Southern Cape to share the 2021 theme, Libraries Matter.   Read More

Philadelphia learner writes, narrates and stars in an animated film

18 March 2021

Would it not be every Grade 4 learner’s dream to write, narrate and star in an animated film?  Well, that’s exactly what happened to a talented Grade 4 learner from Philadelphia Primary School, Keschrie Booysen, who is the 2020 Story Stars essay... Read More

Update on escaped crocodiles

18 March 2021

A total of 66 young Nile crocodiles have been recaptured or euthanised in an ongoing operation in Bonnievale. Read More

Media Release by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo Western Cape Minister of Health

18 March 2021

“With holidays approaching, public urged to be vigilant - if you are gathering, remember to keep it small, short, distanced and outside”   Read More

Art for Health

18 March 2021

Youngsters from Knysna Secondary School put pen to paper to showcase their talent for a very worthy cause. Read More

Healthcare worker vaccination update

17 March 2021

Over the past weekend the Western Cape received a further 5 300 doses of the Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine through the Sisonke implementation study. This is the first delivery of the third Tranche with two more deliveries expected this week. Read More

Ostrich auction bolsters industry with superior genetic material

17 March 2021

Earlier today, Dr Ivan Meyer Western Cape Minister Meyer of Agriculture opened the 17th Annual Ostrich Auction at Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Ostrich Research Farm in Oudtshoorn. Read More

RTMC to send Driving Licence Renewal Notices electronically

17 March 2021

Driving Renewal Notices (DRLNs) will no longer be posted. From 8 March 2021 onwards, the electronic DLRNs will be sent to the cell phone number or email address of the driver. SMS or Email Notifications Read More

Media alert: Learner becomes a Story Star

17 March 2021

Would it not be every Grade 4 learner’s dream to write, narrate and star in an animated film? Well, that is what has happened to a talented Grade 4 learner from Philadelphia Primary School.  Read More

UPDATE: COVID19 recoveries across old age homes continue to increase

17 March 2021

As of 15 March 2021, the number of residents in old age homes, who have recovered from COVID-19 has increased to 2542. Read More

Minister Fritz provides support in obtaining a protection order

17 March 2021

Under the leadership of Minister Albert Fritz, the Department of Community Safety is through its Court Watching Brief Unit continuing to provide support in GBV and Domestic Violence matters. Read More

Affordable housing opportunities grows through Social Housing Developments

17 March 2021

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers visited and engaged with residents of the newly developed Regent Villas Social Housing Project in Weltevreden Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read More

Municipal Energy Resilience Project: Here are the six candidate municipalities

17 March 2021

When I delivered my Budget 2021 Address in the Provincial Parliament yesterday (16 March 2021), I announced that we will spend R48.8 million over the medium term and provide a further R20 million in the pr Read More

DCAS saddened by news that Fugard Theatre will close permanently

17 March 2021

The Western Cape Government is saddened by the news that the Fugard Theatre will close its doors permanently.    Read More

Agri-worker transport to receive serious attention

16 March 2021

I welcome the news that the Western Cape Provincial Parliament's Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Planning is giving serious attention to agri-worker transport. Read More

Calling all parents: SGB elections are underway

16 March 2021

The elections for School Governing Bodies are underway in the Western Cape, and I urge all parents to participate. Read More

Minister Fritz appalled by vigilante justice in Delft

16 March 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, was appalled to see the video footage circulated of two alleged robbers being attacked, one of whom was killed, by residents in Delft on 25 February 2021. Read More

Western Cape Recovery Plan 2021 - Message from the Premier

16 March 2021

Last year in March we were putting the finishing touches to the Provincial Strategic Plan (PSP). Working day to day to address the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked ourselves if the PSP is still valid.  Have circumstances changed so much that we need an... Read More

Coronavirus and vaccine rollout update by Acting Premier Bonginkosi Madikizela

16 March 2021

As of 1pm on 16 March, the Western Cape has 2531 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 277 710 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 263 542 recoveries. A total of 25 495 out of the 25 960 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial, had been... Read More