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New contractor appointed for the completion of 423 housing opportunities

30 June 2022

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) has appointed a new contractor for the completion of 423 housing opportunities in the Vlakkeland housing project in Paarl.   Read More

Western Cape DSD observes World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 June 2022

On the 30 July each year, governments across the globe observe World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that requires a global solution. Read More

Protect your children, keep measles immunisations up to date

30 June 2022

Western Cape Government Health and Wellness is calling on all parents and caregivers to ensure that their children’s vaccinations are up to date to protect them against diseases that can cause serious harm, such as measles. Read More

Minister Allen concludes safety visit to West Coast Region

30 June 2022

Between 26 – 29 June 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen conducted safety oversight visits to and had engagements in the Matzikama, Cederberg, Saldanha Bay and Swartland Municipal areas. Read More

Critical drought areas receive R48,1 million in fodder support

30 June 2022

Despite the recent rains, large parts of the Western Cape, specifically the Central Karoo, Little Read More

Premier Winde and Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister back SMMEs

29 June 2022

Joint Media Release: Premier Alan Winde and Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister Wenger urge SMMEs to utilise the Western Cape Government’s help to grow their businesses. Read More

Confirmed Monkeypox case in Cape Town – no need for panic

29 June 2022

Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness confirms a case of Monkeypox which was detected in the Western Cape and confirmed by laboratory testing on 27th June 2022. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais: We mourn the loss of a champion for judo, Gert Loubser

29 June 2022

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of the Chairperson of West Coast Judo, Gert Loubser. Read More

May 2022 Tourism Report:The WC's tourism & hospitality sector recovery continues

29 June 2022

Off the back of the impressive tourism recovery statistics from April 2022, I am pleased to announce that the May 2022 statistics confirm the recovery is continuing. This is good news for our tourism and hospitality sector, which employs tens of... Read More

Western Cape Government meeting with Tiger Brands

28 June 2022

Joint Media Statement: Western Cape Government meeting with Tiger Brands Executives about Langeberg and Ashton Food canning plant’s future. Read More

Western Cape DSD reduces foster care backlog as deadline looms

28 June 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has made steady progress in reducing the 2017 backlog of foster care order extensions. Presently, a total of 37 300 children are in foster care in the Western Cape.   Read More

Premier Winde and Local Government Minister call for calm

28 June 2022

Joint media release: Premier Winde and Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Minister Anton Bredell call for calm amid an escalation of load-shedding. Read More

Notice to vacate has been issued on an unlawful BNG sale

27 June 2022

On June 15 2022, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, advised that a beneficiary of the Highbury Park Housing Project in Kuilsriver, had been issued with a notice to vacate her free and subsidised unit, following the unlawful... Read More

Increasing Agri-Processing capacity can spur economic growth and create jobs

27 June 2022

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 27 June as Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterp Read More

Western Cape teachers encouraged to participate in the 2022 NTAs

26 June 2022

Nominations for the 2022 National Teaching Awards are now open! Nominations close on 26 July 2022, and I urge all Western Cape teachers to participate. Read More

The WCG calls on residents to get out and support events across the province

26 June 2022

I join Premier Alan Winde in celebrating the removal of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions, which will provide a major boost to our province’s events industry in particular. 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

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

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

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

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