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Disabled beneficiaries receive keys to new homes in the Vlakkeland development

20 February 2024

Disabled beneficiaries receive keys to their new homes in the Vlakkeland development. Read More

African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in pigs in George

19 February 2024

Last week, 7 February, a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) was confirmed in pigs of small farmers on the outskirts of Groeneweide Park, George. This is the fourth outbreak of this disease in the Garden Route area since 2022. Read More

Western Cape report on summer initiation season

19 February 2024

The Western Cape Provincial Initiation Coordinating Committee (WCPICC) has been established under section 11 of the Customary Initiation Act, No 2 of 2021. WCPICC strives to ensure that every initiation school is legal and in compliance with the Act... Read More

Media summary of the 2024 State of the Province Address

19 February 2024

Media Release: Media summary of the 2024 State of the Province Address delivered by Premier Alan Winde at the official opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament 19 February 2024 Read More

Teen Suicide Prevention Week – Surviving and thriving in teenage years

19 February 2024

Adolescence (age 13–19) is a time of many firsts and a time of change. If you’re a teen, it marks the start of new friendships and experiences; you may take on new opportunities and have more freedom to make choices for your future. Read More

Clarity on the supposed underspending on housing development

17 February 2024

The underspending can be attributed to the Increase in the housing subsidy quantum. Read More

3 579 extremely late applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners received

16 February 2024

We have been hard at work since before schools reopened to find places for learners in the 2024 school year, and to complete our extensive infrastructure programme to create additional places. Read More

Vlakkeland project and handover of houses fitted with solar geyser panel

16 February 2024

Western Cape Premier, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure and Drakenstein Executive Mayor will visit Vlakkeland housing project and handover houses fitted with solar geyser panels. Read More

Private sector participation at Port of Cape Town critical for growth and jobs

15 February 2024

This week, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, together with officials from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, hosted the Western Cape Government’s fifth annual Port Stakeholder Engagement. Read More

Save your daughter’s life with the HPV vaccine

15 February 2024

The lives of over 350 000 young girls have been potentially saved in the Western Cape over the last 10 years. Parents and healthcare workers teamed up to ensure that young girls are vaccinated against HPV, significantly reducing their risk of... Read More

Premier, Mobility Minister launch free transport voucher for jobseekers

15 February 2024

Today, Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, and Provincial Minister of Mobility, Ricardo Mackenzie, officially launched the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) Getting YOU to Work - a pilot initiative offering jobseekers free travel to interviews using... Read More

Preparations commence to reconnect Karoo with Eskom electricity

14 February 2024

Joint Media Release: Preparations commence to reconnect Karoo with Eskom electricity Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes medical interns and community service doctors at GSH

14 February 2024

Minister Mbombo welcomes the new medical interns and community service doctors at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH)    Read More

Premier and Mobility Minister to launch transport voucher for jobseekers

14 February 2024

On Thursday, 15 February 2024, Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and Provincial Minister of Mobility, Ricardo Mackenzie, will officially launch the Western Cape Government’s ‘Getting YOU to Work’ - a pilot initiative offering jobseekers free... Read More

Minister Marais mourns the passing of actress Aletta Bezuidenhout

13 February 2024

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, is deeply saddened by the death of magnificent and incomparable actress, Aletta Bezuidenhout, at the age of 76 years this morning. Read More

R500 000 khat shipment seized by Provincial Traffic on N1

13 February 2024

  On Sunday 11 February 2024, our Provincial Traffic Services seized over 500 units of khat, with an estimated value of R500 000, helping reduce illegal substances on our streets and making the Western Cape a safer place for all. Read More

WCLA issue fines to liquor outlets amounting to just under R 7 million

12 February 2024

Between 1 November 2022 and 24 November 2023, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) issued 169 fines to licensed liquor outlets across the province, amounting to R 6 990 000. Forty-nine (49) of these fines totaling R 2 100 000 were issued to... Read More

WC Government supporting Eskom to fix power outage in the Central Karoo

12 February 2024

Joint Media Release: Western Cape Government supporting Eskom to fix electricity outage in the Central Karoo Read More

Premier welcomes construction of new fire station in Robertson

11 February 2024

Media Release: Premier welcomes construction of new fire station in Robertson This week Premier Alan Winde helped to formally open the new fire station in Roberston, in the Langeberg Local Municipality. Read More

Road maintenance of the R46 between Wolseley and Touwsrivier

11 February 2024

Road maintenance of the R46 between Wolseley and Touwsrivier is expected to be completed before the end of 2024 Media release by Western Cape Department of Infrastructure Read More

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