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Department of Community Safety celebrates its 25-year Anniversary

31 March 2022

Acting Minister of Community Safety, Anroux Marais and the Head of Department, Advocate Yashina Pillay are proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of the Department of Community Safety. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Tables A Budget Of R969.2 Million For 22/23

31 March 2022

Yesterday I tabled a budget of R969.2 million. I confirmed that the Western Cape will not be returning to our pre-covid days and that we will continue to lead the economic recovery of the Western Cape, create jobs and push forward. Read More

2022 Western Cape Education Budget Speech

30 March 2022

Speaker, Premier, Members of the Provincial Cabinet, Members, and Guests, Read More

World Bipolar Day – Bipolar Disorder can be managed with treatment

30 March 2022

World Bipolar Day is commemorated on 30 March 2022 and aims to raise awareness about this condition, address stigmatisation, and encourage people to seek help for mental health conditions. Read More

Best Doctor of the Year: Cape doctor wins Silver at National Awards

30 March 2022

Running a hospital can be challenging, but what happens when you manage a hospital during a pandemic? Like many healthcare leaders, Dr Barry Smith showed unwavering dedication to fight COVID-19 and to save lives. Read More

Human Settlements urges residents to be aware of fraudulent housing scams

29 March 2022

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements urges residents to be aware of fraudulent housing scams that requests you to pay for government housing assistance. Read More

The Department of Community Safety’s R776.1m budget presented by Minister Marais

29 March 2022

Yesterday, 28 March 2022, Minister Anroux Marais presented the Department of Community Safety’s Budget Appropriation for the 2022/23 financial year at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.   Read More

Premier Winde delivers budget vote speech for the Department of the Premier

29 March 2022

“Department of the Premier receives 4.6% increased budget allocation which sees R40.039 mln allocated in 2022/23 to fighting cybercrime” Read More

#QLFS Reax: We welcome 37 000 more jobs in the Western Cape

29 March 2022

Too many people, especially young people, do not have jobs, or have given up looking for jobs, in the Western Cape. However, we welcome the fact that 37 000 more jobs have been created quarter-on-quarter and that we have the lowest expanded... Read More

DCAS Budget prioritizes youth development; major events as economic catalyst

28 March 2022

Today, Minister Anroux Marais presented the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Budget Appropriation for the 2022/23 financial year at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.   Read More

Closure of Athlone Vaccination Centre of Hope Drive-through

28 March 2022

The closure of the Athlone Vaccination Centre of Hope Drive-through on Saturday 26 March 2022 brought mixed emotions of joy, sadness, and nostalgia to the Provincial Health team who managed the first drive-through vaccination service in the province... Read More

First 110 farm 694 housing development beneficiaries to move in within 2 months

28 March 2022

It is envisaged that the first 110 qualifying beneficiaries of the Farm 694 Housing Development in Mitchells Plain, will move into their brand-new homes in approximately two months. This will be the first group out of the intended 434 that are set... Read More

Minister of Human Settlements welcomes changes on human settlements subsidies

28 March 2022

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers welcomes National Minister of Human Settlements, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi’s changes on human settlements subsidies and other portfolio issues. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes the arrest of accused in Khayelitsha mass murder case

28 March 2022

Acting Minister of Community Safety, Anroux Marais, welcomes the confirmed arrest of a suspect in connection with the multiple mass murder cases being investigated in Khayelitsha. Read More

EMS officials continue to serve communities with zeal

25 March 2022

During the past week (14 – 21 March 2022), dedicated EMS officials responded to 12 851 incidents across the Western Cape. A total of 7 901 incidents (out of the weekly total) were responded to during the past weekend, including Human Rights Day. Read More

R10 million Ease of Doing Business Fund launched

24 March 2022

We have officially launched the R10 million Municipal Ease of Doing Business Fund, which will provide capacity and funding support to municip Read More

Minister Marais mourns the loss of an ambitious shining star, Athanathi Mashiyi

24 March 2022

It is with great sadness that we have learned that one of the young women murdered in Khayelitsha over the past weekend was a recent graduate of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s YearBeyond programme. Read More

Minister Marais welcomes the easing of audience restrictions at live events

23 March 2022

The Western Cape Government welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that venues will now be allowed bigger audiences at live events. Read More

Minister Fernandez launches skills development centre at Vrygrond Youth Cafe

22 March 2022

Against the backdrop of Human Rights Day commemorated on Monday, 21 March 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, launched a newly established skills development centre in partnership with the Sozo Foundation at the... Read More

Minister Marais condemns senseless killings in Khayelitsha on Sunday

22 March 2022

The Acting Minister of Community Safety, Anroux Marais, strongly condemns the senseless killing of 6 people in the Enkanini Informal settlement in Khayelitsha on Sunday, 20 March 2022. Read More

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