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Minister Fernandez engages Saartjie Baartman’s Centre for Women and children

24 June 2022

On Thursday 23 June 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, engaged with the Saartjie Baartman’s Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC) on the facility’s substance abuse programme for women who have been victims of... Read More

Voluntary mask wearing supported to protect the elderly and vulnerable

24 June 2022

The Western Cape Health Department welcomes the repeal of the COVID-19 regulations. At the same time, we encourage voluntary mask wearing where applicable - people who have flu symptoms, people who have underlying chronic conditions and the elderly. Read More

Clinic Integration – What to expect in the Northern / Tygerberg District

24 June 2022

Western Cape Government Health will officially integrate healthcare services of seven City of Cape Town healthcare clinics in Cape Town’s Northern and Tygerberg sub-districts, from Friday 1 July 2022.    Read More

Apprenticeships give hope to 43 previously unemployed youth at GABS

23 June 2022

Our top priority is to create economic opportunities for young people in the Western Cape by creating the right conditions for economic growth and job creation. Read More

Premier Winde elated that all Covid-19 curbs have now been lifted.

23 June 2022

Premier Winde elated that all Covid-19 curbs have now been lifted. Premier Alan Winde welcomes the move by Health minister Joe Phaahla to repeal the last of the country’s remaining Covid-19 regulations.  Read More

June rainralls hold promise of good winter crops

23 June 2022

The news that the Western Cape has generally received more rain than expected in June has been generally well-received by the Western Cape agricultural industry. Read More

Minister Simmers officiates sod turning ceremony of Deferred Ownership Project

23 June 2022

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers officially turned the sod to mark the first phase of construction of the Deferred Ownership Project in Cape Agulhas. Read More

Premier Winde welcomes calling of PCC

21 June 2022

Media release: Premier Winde welcomes calling of PCC and emphasises that all remaining COVID-19 restrictions must be removed Read More

Public urged to verify the status of Substance Abuse Treatment Centres

21 June 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is urging the public to ensure that their loved ones are placed in a registered substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facility for increased chances of their loved ones sustaining their... Read More

All 30 WC municipal budgets successfully passed

21 June 2022

All 30 municipalities in the Western Cape have successfully approved their 2022/23 budgets before the start of the municipal financial year.  Read More

Western Cape allocates R55M to ecological infrastructure

20 June 2022

Tomorrow, 17 June 2022, is commemorated as World  Desertification and Drought Day. Read More

Minister Simmers to officiate sod turn of the deferred ownership housing project

20 June 2022

On Tuesday 21 June 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers will officiate the sod turning of the Department of Human Settlements’ Deferred Ownership Housing Project, in Cape Agulhas.   Read More

Rental and ownership options for youth introduced by Human Settlements

20 June 2022

The Provincial Department of Human Settlements has developed a new human settlements product within affordable housing aimed at empowering young aspirant first time homeowners called Deferred Ownership. In simple terms this is “Rent to Own or Rent... Read More

Dietitians are at the forefront in the fight against chronic conditions

20 June 2022

The importance of healthy habits to prevent and manage chronic conditions is highlighted in June by celebrating Global Wellness Day on 11 June and Dietitian Week from 20 to 24 June.    Read More

Minister Marais hands over half a million in support of Masters Hockey World Cup

20 June 2022

On Monday, 20 June 2022, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais handed over funding of R500 000 to Western Province Hockey and SA Masters Hockey, in support of the upcoming World Masters Hockey World Cup tourn Read More

Mob killing trend is deeply worrying

20 June 2022

The latest report about yet another alleged mob justice killing, which occurred yesterday on the corner of 1st Avenue and Lincoln Road in Belmont Park, Kraaifontein, Read More

SANCA Drug Awareness Week: Most people seeking treatment for ‘Tik’ addiction

20 June 2022

The latest Phase 50 report (2022) compiled by the South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU) reveals that in the Western Cape, the primary substances of use reported by 36 specialist treatment centres/programmes between the... Read More

Applications for 2023 Provincial Treasury Bursary programme now open

20 June 2022

Applications for the 2023 Western Cape Provincial Treasury Bursary programme are now open for young people between the ages of 17 and 35, including Grade 12 learners and post- and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in: Read More

Incarcerated youths in Mossel Bay given a chance at reformed life

17 June 2022

On Tuesday 14 June, 30 incarcerated youths, were given a chance at living a reformed life, when they graduated from the Department of Human Settlements’ Contractor Development Program in Mossel Bay.    Read More

YOUTH DAY: Minister Fernandez hosts Youth Day Expo in Nyanga

17 June 2022

In commemoration of Youth Day, Thursday 16 June 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez hosted Read More

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