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Premier requests that AGOA tops the agenda of upcoming PCC

29 May 2023

Media release: Premier requests that AGOA tops the agenda of upcoming PCC This week, Friday Premier Alan Winde will attend a meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC). Read More

78% of businesses rate SA VISA regime as ‘very poor’

29 May 2023

In almost every interaction I have with businesses in the Western Cape, a topic which is raised consistently as a key obstacle to attracting investment and to expanding existing businesses is the broken South African visa regime. Read More

Annual Archives Week looks at digital era of record-keeping

29 May 2023

The Western Cape Government will celebrate National Archives Awareness week from 5-9 June 2023, with various workshops being hosted Read More

Mitigating against a tough fiscal environment in the wake of interest rate hike

29 May 2023

On Thursday, the Reserve Bank unanimously agreed to a 50 basis points increment in the Repo Rate to 8.25%. This translates to a new prime lending rate of 11.75% for our citizens.  Read More

Don’t Wait! Confirm your choice of school today

28 May 2023

On Monday, 29 May 2023, parents who applied during the on-time admissions period (13 March 2023 – 14 April 2023) will be able to view the outcome of their applications for a place for their child in a school in 2024 on the online admissions system. Read More

Western Cape Government on track to end power blackouts in several towns

25 May 2023

Joint media release: Western Cape Government on track to end power blackouts in several towns Read More

R271 million upgrade of the Refinery interchange project is an economic boost

25 May 2023

On Tuesday 23 May, the Western Cape Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers visited this multimillion roads’ infrastructure project. Read More

Child Protection Month: Parental Responsibilities

24 May 2023

In the build-up to Child Protection Week, observed from 29 May to 05 June, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCDSD) has been raising awareness about its child protection services. Read More

LEAP is showing its true value with a murder rate decrease of 9%

23 May 2023

Since 2020, the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers have time-and-time again shown how effective they are in combating crime, particularly murder. Read More

National and Provincial Ministers visit YearBeyond programme in Heideveld

23 May 2023

On Monday, 22 May 2023, the National Minister for Youth, Women and People with Disabilities, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and provincial Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, visited the YearBeyond Academic Programme in Heideveld. Read More

EMS encourages residents to help prevent hiking and burn injuries this winter

22 May 2023

This weekend, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to three separate hiking incidents in which older people slipped and injured themselves, with a 75-year-old man tragically losing his life. Read More

WTA: Voting closes tonight for Western Cape gems nominated in 25 categories

22 May 2023

Each year, the World Travel Awards Africa recognises and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the tourism and hospitality sector. Read More

Masakh’iSizwe Busary Programme empowers 96 students

22 May 2023

On Saturday 20 May 2023, the Western Cape Provincial Minister of the Department of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers officiated at the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme (MiS) bursary awards ceremony. He awarded 96 young people bursaries for the 2023... Read More

LEAP officers helping to keep communities safer during blackouts

22 May 2023

Joint media release: LEAP officers helping to keep communities safer during blackouts Read More

Brackengate is alleviating pressure from hospitals in the area

19 May 2023

On Friday May 19th Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo visited Brackengate Transitional Read More

WCG and City extend condolences to family of LEAP Officer Magwa

19 May 2023

It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old LEAP officer, following an attack on Thursday afternoon in Crossroads. Read more below: Read More

Premier’s 11th Energy Digicon focuses on Growth For Jobs plan

18 May 2023

Media release: Energising job creation and growth – Premier’s 11th Energy Digicon focuses on energy resilience as part of Western Cape Government’s bold Growth For Jobs plan Read More

WCG strengthens safety efforts in Garden Route with Peace Officers

18 May 2023

Joint statement by Premier Alan Winde and Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen Read More