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Crime intelligence improvement required to prevent mass shootings

8 June 2022

I am deeply appalled at yet another mass murder that occurred last night in Khayelitsha. The South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed that 4 people were shot at the Madiba supermarket in Site B. Three died in the store and the fourth later at a... Read More

Funding handovers concluded to confirm support to WC sporting federations

8 June 2022

On Tuesday, 7 June 2022, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais concluded a series of cheque handovers that have taken place over the past month as funding was ceremoniously handed over to sporting federations Read More

Media release by Premier Winde on the Western Cape Government’s digicon

7 June 2022

“It’s time that we do away with ALL COVID-19 restrictions and promote personal responsibility to kickstart the economy” Read More

Minister Allen and SAPS Commissioner Lt Gen Patekile to unpack WC Stats

7 June 2022

Minister Allen and Provincial SAPS Commissioner Lt Gen Patekile to unpack Western Cape Crime stats Read More

Media alert: Two schools in the Western Cape to get big announcement

7 June 2022

On Thursday, 9 June 2022, Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Education Minister, David Maynier, will be visiting two schools in the Western Cape, to announce some very exciting news. Read More

Minister Marais launches National Archives Awareness Week

7 June 2022

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport officially launched National Archives Awareness Week at the Western Cape Archives in Roeland Street on Monday 6 June 2022. Read More

Food Safety Is Everyone’s Business

7 June 2022

7 June 2022 is World Food Safety Day. This year’s slogan, Food Safety is everyone’s business, focuses on a multi-sectoral approach to food safety. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture takes its food safety mandate very seriously. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Promotes Sustainbale Resource Use And Management

6 June 2022

This year, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture commemorates World Environment Day (WED) by encouraging the agricultural sector to adopt sustainable resource use and management practices. Climate change poses a threat to food and job security... Read More

Pioneer School learners take to the airwaves

6 June 2022

Pioneer School for Visually Impaired learners has started its own radio station. Read More

Minister Simmers delivers Qolweni houses in record time

6 June 2022

On Friday 3 June, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, handed over 30 brand new homes to beneficiaries of Qolweni, in Plettenberg Bay,  only eleven months since the project was handed over to the Western Cape Government.   Read More

Media Release: Crime stats – Premier Winde says devolve policing to provinces no

4 June 2022

Media Release: Crime stats – Premier Winde says devolve policing to provinces now Read More

4th quarter crime stats shows Nyanga murder rate continues to decrease

3 June 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says the deliberate deployment of Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers in the Nyanga area, who for many years was known as the murder capital of South Africa,... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital celebrates World Clubfoot Day

3 June 2022

World Clubfoot Day is commemorated on 3 June. Clubfoot is a treatable birth defect. Early detection and treatment are essential to prevent the child growing up with a disability. Children with untreated clubfoot cannot wear shoes or walk properly. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais to launch National Archives Week on 6 June

3 June 2022

On Monday, 6 June 2022 Minister Anroux Marais will officially launch the Read More

Premier Winde calls for urgent PCC meeting

2 June 2022

Media Release: Premier Winde calls for urgent PCC meeting so that remaining COVID-19 restrictions can be removed entirely Read More

Minister Fernandez engages Athlone community on Child Protection Services

2 June 2022

As we continue to commemorate Child Protection Week, on Wednesday 01 June 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, engaged residents from Athlone community in an effort to raise awareness of the basket of child... Read More

Minister Simmers appeals to Gugulethu community to report construction mafia

2 June 2022

Yesterday, 1 June, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, visited the Luyolo Construction site in Gugulethu, which is one of three Airport Precinct infill sites, namely Tambo Village and Gxagxa. Read More

Child Protection Week: Working Together to safeguard Children with Disabilities

2 June 2022

As we commemorate Child Protection Week, we must be mindful that children with disabilities often require specialised support.  Read More

Provincial Treasury cuts red tape to boost opportunities for small businesses

2 June 2022

The Western Cape Government is committed to reducing red tape for businesses, especially small businesses who are interested in becoming Western Cape Government suppliers. Read More

Minister Simmers delivers houses in Qolweni in record time

2 June 2022

In less than 10 months since breaking ground and a few weeks shy from a year since the project was handed to the Western Cape Government, the approved beneficiaries of Qolweni will receive its first set of keys to their brand new homes. Read More