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190 Empowered young people to graduate from Chrysalis

29 July 2022

Tomorrow, 30 July 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, will address 190 young people who will be graduating from the Chrysalis Academy. Read More

Stable patients receive medication through community chronic clubs

29 July 2022

27 July 2022 is World Osteo-Arthritis Awareness Day, a most common joint condition that often causes disability. Read More

WC encourages local travellers to get and out and support tourism sector

29 July 2022

Despite being in our annual ‘winter low-season’, the Western Cape’s tourism statistics continue to show a recovery, when compared to the same month in 2019. This is however at slower rates when compared to our summer peak months. Read More

Western Cape Government’s immediate energy summit in wake of President’s plan

28 July 2022

Media release: Western Cape Government’s immediate energy summit in wake of President’s announcement. Read More

Nearly R18 billion of FDI into Renewable Energy in the Western Cape

28 July 2022

According to FDI Intelligence 2022, the Renewable Energy sector in the Western Cape has received the second highest level of foreign direct investment, by CAPEX, when compared to other sectors, over the last 10 years. Read More

Western Cape welcomes the extradition of 2019 Bonnievale farm attack suspects

28 July 2022

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomes the successful extradition of the three suspects sought in the 2019 attack on a farm in Bonnievale. The attack left one person dead and another seriously injured. Read More

Min. Fernandez raises concerns about SASSA’s inability to secure office space

27 July 2022

I have written to the National Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, to request an urgent meeting regarding the serious concerns I have with the South African Social Security Agency’s (SASSA) inability to secure proper office space for... Read More

One year to go to the Netball World Cup

27 July 2022

The Western Cape Government is excited to mark the countdown of one year to go until we kick off the Netball World Cup 2023 in Cape Town. Starting on 28 July 2023, this tournament will bring the world’s best teams to Cape Town to compete for the Cup... Read More

42 Western Cape schools vandalised over winter holiday

27 July 2022

417 schools received holiday security from the Western Cape Education Department over the June/July school holidays. We thank our school communities for keeping a close eye on our schools and reporting suspicious activity in their areas. Read More

Premier Winde cautiously welcomes President Ramaphosa’s energy crisis plan

26 July 2022

Media release: Premier Winde cautiously welcomes President Ramaphosa’s “set of actions” to tackle the energy crisis, but the challenge remains the implementation of measures. Read More

Swellendam Railton projects unlock economic opportunities for local SMME’s

26 July 2022

Construction at the Swellendam Railton Housing Development project commenced in September 2021 and the local community is reaping the economic benefits. To date, 60 job opportunities have been created at this project, with 44 of these being women... Read More

Minister Allen inspects police stations in Kannaland and Oudtshoorn

26 July 2022

Between 21 and 23 July 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen conducted in depth safety visits in the Kannaland and Oudtshoorn Municipal areas. Read More

Premier Winde welcomes suspension of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe

26 July 2022

Media release: Premier Winde welcomes the suspension of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe. Read More

Cogmanskloof pass infrastructure project officially opened by Minister Simmers

25 July 2022

On Saturday 23 July, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, and Langeberg Mayor, Schalk Van Eeden, officiated the ribbon cutting of the Cogmanskloof Pass in Montagu. Read More

WC welcomes Transnet’s RFI for private sector participation in Port

25 July 2022

I welcome the publication of Transnet’s Request For Information (RFI) for the private sector to participate in renewable energy projects at eight commercial ports, including the Port of Cape Town and the Port of Saldanha. Read More

There is still time to get the flu vaccine

24 July 2022

While the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness has already administered 100 024 of 120 000 (83.4%) influenza vaccine doses provincially, the good news is that residents can still safely receive both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines together... Read More

WC Government congratulates Banyana Banyana on historic WAFCON win

24 July 2022

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport congratulates Banyana Banyana on their first time win at the Women’s African Cup of Nations (WAFCON). This is the first time that the team has won this cup and it is another exciting step in... Read More

Premier says the Western Cape has skills Eskom needs

24 July 2022

Media release: Premier Winde says the Western Cape has the skills Eskom needs to help fix it.   Read More

Local hairdresser makes salon a pop-up vaccination site to protect her business

22 July 2022

Madelaine Smal, a local hairdresser in Caledon in the Overberg District, decided that COVID-19 would not be the reason that the doors of her hair salon close again. Read More

Kraaifontein Community Health Centre’s help desk makes a difference

22 July 2022

Reducing waiting times at a hospital can be complex, but the Kraaifontein Community Health Centre is taking steps to improve their system. Read More

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