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Significant progress made with Qolweni housing project

30 June 2021

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says the swift appointment of a contractor to commence with the Qolweni Phase 3A 169 Housing project in the Bitou municipal area is a clear demonstration of how the Western Cape Government... Read More

Neighbourhood Watches can continue with patrols

30 June 2021

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, calls on all neighbourhood watches (NHW) accredited with the Department of Community Safety to obtain an Adjusted Level 4 Travel Permit, also known as Form 7; and continue patrols during the current... Read More

Storm update

30 June 2021

Several areas across the Western Cape have reported storm damage this morning following the weather warnings received yesterday. The greatest damage has been caused by strong wind along the Garden Route. Read More

Minister Marais working to reopen vaccination registration at libraries

30 June 2021

In line with Regulation No 11299 of 27 June 2021, and as per the Adjusted Alert Level 4 announced by President Ramaphosa on 27 June 2021, the Department of Cultural Affairs has closed some of our facilities to members of the pu Read More

UPDATE: 32 502 COVID-19 vaccinations across old age homes in the Western Cape

30 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) can report that the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes amendments to section 29 of Alert Level 4 Regulations

30 June 2021

I welcome the news that following my letter to the national Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, Section 29 of the Alert Level-4 Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions dated June 2021 have now been amended. Read More

Additional measures to ensure an accessible and fair Vaccination Programme

30 June 2021

  In a concerted drive to bring registration closer to vulnerable communities, the Western Cape Department of Health has identified several initiatives to make access to registration and vaccination equitable. Read More

83% of municipalities in the Western Cape receive clean audit opinions

30 June 2021

The Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) has awarded fourteen municipalities out of thirty in the province with clean audit opinions for the 2019-2020 financial year. A further eleven municipalities received unqualified opinions. Read More

Implement amendments to level four regulations to allow transportation of wine

29 June 2021

Earlier today, I wrote to the National Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, to request her assistance to address specific challenges of the Level-4 Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions and, particularly, regarding its... Read More

Minister Marais announces Mr Guy Redman as new HOD: Cultural Affairs and Sport

29 June 2021

It gives Minister Anroux Marais great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. Read More

ECDs remain open under Alert Level 4

29 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) wishes to confirm that Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and partial care facilities will remain open, under the 14 days Adjusted Alert Level 4 Disaster Management Act regulations. Read More

Storm and flooding update

29 June 2021

The winter storm conditions continue in Cape Town with very wet and cold weather predicted for the entire week through to Sunday. The continuous rainfall has seen localised flooding in low-lying areas in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Western Cape Government continues to implement the TB response plan

28 June 2021

“The Western Cape is making good progress in implementing the TB response plan” Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements budget heads to Garden Route

28 June 2021

Today, 28 June 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will commence with his Ministerial outreach to the municipalities across the Garden Route District. Read More

Major storm heading for Cape Town

28 June 2021

A major winter storm is expected to make landfall in the Western Cape late this evening (Sunday) and is expected to continue throughout the day tomorrow (Monday). Read More

Alert Level 4 restrictions: UIF TERS urgently needed to support businesses

28 June 2021

With the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that South Africa will move to Adjusted Alert Level 4 restrictions for the next 14 days it is critical that national government provide a support package for business whose operations are... Read More

Minister Schäfer warns against abusing the education sector vaccine rollout

28 June 2021

The rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the education sector got off to a great start last week, and we have received a positive response from those who have already had their vaccine. The numbers will ramp up this week as more sites... Read More

WCG strengthens resolve to support our youth in a tough economy

28 June 2021

As Youth Month now draws to a close, we reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing young people in South Africa.  Read More

Storm and dam level update

28 June 2021

No major incidents have been reported to the provincial disaster management centre as a result of the latest winter storm that moved into the province overnight. Conditions remain wet and cold with continued risk of localised flooding in low-lying... Read More