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Manenberg and Khayelitsha shooters must be apprehended speedily

23 May 2022

I am extremely angry at the latest shooting incidents that occurred in Khayelitsha and Manenberg. On Sunday evening in Ekuphumleni, which is situated in Khayelitsha, 3 members of a family were fatally shot in their home. Read More

We mourn the loss of a great contributor to the arts, Marilyn Martin

23 May 2022

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of the internationally renowned art expert, Marilyn Martin. Read More

Minister Simmers holds discussions with Cape Metro sub-councils

23 May 2022

On the Tuesday and Wednesday 17th and 18th May, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, engaged Councillors from the Sub-Councils 21(Kuilsriver) and 17 (Mitchells Plain) respectively including a site visit to the Welmoed reservoir... Read More

Minister Allen engages Manenberg and Heideveld residents on Manenberg shootings

23 May 2022

This past Friday, 20 May 2022 Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, engaged various stakeholders about the recent flare up in gang shootings in the Manenberg area. Read More

Call for Minister Mthethwa to reconsider proposed name change

21 May 2022


Western Cape launches Agri-Processing On Wheels initiative in Overberg

20 May 2022

On Monday, 9 May 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied by the Executive Mayor of the Overberg District Municipality, Alderman Sakkie Franken, launched the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's mobile Agri-... Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the loss of “Galloping Granny” Mavis Hutchinson

20 May 2022

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Mavis Hutchinson – a legend of the running community. Read More

Due to recent spike in shootings MEC Allen will visit Manenberg SAPS station

20 May 2022

Tomorrow, 20 May 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen will visit the Manenberg SAPS station to engage the VISPOL head and various relevant stakeholders of the area. This visit comes in light of the... Read More

Minister Allen embarks on another patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch

20 May 2022

On Wednesday evening, 18 May 2022 Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, conduct Read More

Community Nutritional Development Centres provide nutritional relief

19 May 2022

The damage the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to our socio-economic landscape has been severe and will be felt for some time to come. Read More

To protect yourself and your loved ones, get vaccinated

18 May 2022

For vaccines to keep communities safe and prevent vaccine-preventable diseases, they need to be taken up by a very large proportion of residents. There is much we as individuals can do to keep healthy and prevent transmission to others, as we... Read More

New dialysis clinic to improve kidney treatment in Vredenburg

18 May 2022

The official opening of a new dialysis clinic at Vredenburg Provincial Hospital today marks the beginning of a brighter healthcare future for renal patients in Vredenburg and surrounding communities. Read More

Opportunity for youth to gain work experience at museums

18 May 2022

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its YearBeyond Programme, has been working to offer unemployed youth in the province opportunities to gain work exp Read More

Minister Simmers encouraged by positive response to the Delinking of FLISP

18 May 2022

Six weeks since the implementation of the FLISP Delinked policy on April 1 2022, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers is thrilled at the response of the citizens of the Western Cape which has been overwhelmingly positive and... Read More

New Liquor Licence renewal process to incentivise exemplary behaviour

18 May 2022

The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) is now in a position to regulate liquor more effectively and fairly in the public interest. Read More

3 days left to make submissions to Ombudsman

17 May 2022

Three days left to make submissions to Ombudsman into why SAPS is failing to close drug houses Read More

Support a local museum this International Museum Day

17 May 2022

On 18 May we celebrate International Museum Day. This year, the global theme is “The Power of Museums”. Read More

We mourn the loss of creative icon, Aleit Swanepoel

17 May 2022

It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of one of the icons of our creative and entertainment industry – Aleit Swanepoel. Read More

Eden sport federations and facilities supported

17 May 2022

On Monday, 16 May 2022, Minister Anroux Marais handed over funding and opened a new facility to support sporting federations in the Eden region. Read More

Premier Winde calls on residents to donate blood

17 May 2022

Media release by Premier Winde: With just 1-day’s supply left at the WC Blood Service, Premier Winde calls on residents to donate blood. Read More