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ECD registration process to remain unchanged with migration to DBE

31 January 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) invites all Early Childhood Development (ECD) partial care facilities and programmes to register with the Department. Read More

COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Periods

31 January 2022

As of 25 January 2022, Western Cape Government Health has reinstated its previous policy regarding COVID-19 contact tracing, quarantine, testing and isolation. This follows after the amended National Policy issued in December 2021 was officially... Read More

Xia du Toit is our 2021 Story Stars winner!

31 January 2022

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 Xia du Toit, our 2021 Story Stars winner! Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements doubles FLISP approvals

31 January 2022

Since April 2020, to date, 3 695 Finance Linked Individual Subsidy (FLISP) applications have been approved by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS). Read More

Minister Marais commits to the continuity of safety programmes at DOCS

31 January 2022

As Acting Minister of Community Safety, Minister Anroux Marais has now met with the Department’s senior management team and was briefed on the status of the safety programmes across the province. Read More

Positive outlook for apple and pear exports good for the economy and jobs

31 January 2022

According to the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, the current outlook for apple and pear exports indicate a Read More

Provincial Cabinet approves the development of a MoU with State of California

30 January 2022

Media release: Provincial Cabinet approves the development of a Memorandum of Understanding between Western Cape Government and the State of California on agriculture Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to announce the 2021 Story Star winner

28 January 2022

Would it not be every Grade 4 learner’s dream Read More

Media release by Premier Winde on the Western Cape exiting the fourth wave

28 January 2022

Media release by Premier Winde on the Western Cape exiting the fourth wave Read More

Western Cape Government fully supporting any inquiry by the SAPS

27 January 2022

Media Release by Premier Alan Winde on the Western Cape Government fully supporting any inquiry by the South African Police Service, and first meeting with independent investigator Read More

SIU finding against WCED referred for recommendations on further action

27 January 2022

I have noted the claims by various politicians regarding the finding against the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU). Read More

Media accreditation and access for Official Opening of Parliament and SOPA

27 January 2022

Media alert: Media accreditation and access to Livestream for the hybrid Official Opening of the Provincial Parliament and the State of the Province Address Read More

African Swine Fever detected In Southern Cape

27 January 2022

Following the laboratory confirmation that African Swine  Fever (ASF) has been detected in Thembalethu, George in the Southern Cape, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinary Services has served a quarantine notice on pig farmers... Read More

Media alert: Western Cape NSC 2021 Awards Ceremony

26 January 2022

On Thursday 3 February 2022, Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education will host the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2021 Awards Ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the Premier’s Residence. Read More

Advocate Jennifer Williams appointed as independent external investigator

26 January 2022

Media Release by Premier Alan Winde on the appointment of Advocate Jennifer Williams as independent external investigator Read More

Vaxi trokkie brings vaccine to communities

26 January 2022

The Vaxi Trokkie (vaccination truck) has officially hit the road in the Northern and Tygerberg communities from last week, as part of the Vaxi Taxi mobile vaccination service. Read More

Western Cape Human Settlements creating job opportunities for over 35-year-olds

26 January 2022

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) is currently on a recruitment drive to create short – to medium term job opportunities for more than 100, over 35-year-olds. Read More

Increase in fake job advertisements

26 January 2022

The Western Cape Government Health has been made aware of an increase in fake job advertisements being circulated online, especially on social media. Read More

Western Cape schools continue to be targeted by criminals

26 January 2022

41 incidents of burglary and vandalism (affecting 34 schools) have been reported by our schools as having taken place over the December 2021/January 2022 school holidays. The majority of the incidents were minor in nature, with just 2 major... Read More

Statement by Premier Alan Winde on independent investigation into allegations

25 January 2022

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on independent investigation into allegations made against Minister Albert Fritz Read More

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