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Premier Alan Winde and Museum Service launch second exhibition at Leeuwenhof

29 May 2022

On Saturday, 28 May 2022, Premier Alan Winde, with support from officials from the Museum Service of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), launched the second art exhibition, named Palimpsest, to be housed at Leeuwenhof.   Read More

Premier Winde welcomes 80% milestone in households counted by StatsSA in WC

27 May 2022

Media release: Premier Winde welcomes 80% milestone in households counted by StatsSA in WC; encourages residents to get counted ahead of 31 May deadline. Read More

Minister Fernandez conducts oversight visit of Sanitary Dignity Project

27 May 2022

In observance of World Menstrual Hygiene Day taking place on Saturday, 28 May 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, conducted an oversight visit to Salt River High School, which is one of the 223 schools... Read More

Sports federations across the province boosted by funds

26 May 2022

Over the past month, the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais travelled across the province to hand over funding to sporting federations and municipalities to support their activities and major events for t Read More

Applications for R16 million SMME Booster Fund now open

26 May 2022

I am proud to confirm that the application process for Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s (DEDAT) R16 million SMME Booster Fund is now open. Read More

Western Cape Government launches Safety Dashboard

26 May 2022

Joint Media Release: Western Cape Government launches Safety Dashboard providing real-time data to provincial safety stakeholders Read More

Inclement weather cannot keep Minister Allen away from patrolling with NHWs

25 May 2022

Although there was inclement weather across the greater Cape Town last night, the Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, still conducted a patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) in the Somerset West area. ... Read More

Western Cape Government to launch province’s first-of-a-kind Safety Dashboard

24 May 2022

Media Alert by Premier Winde: Western Cape Government to launch province’s first-of-a-kind Safety Dashboard – bolstering both violence prevention and crime-fighting efforts. Read More

LEAP Officers deployed where the need is greatest

24 May 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen says in areas where Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are deployed, they continue to make a notable different in addressing crime and preventing violence.  Read More

Help is available for caregivers of children struggling with drug addiction

24 May 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is calling upon all caregivers dealing with substance use disorders (SUDs) within their household, particularly when it involves their children, to seek support from the department. Read More

Western Cape Government to launch R16 million SMME Booster Fund

24 May 2022

One of my key priorities is to back entrepreneurs and small businesses, who are the engines of our economy. As a part of our plans to do this, I am pleased to announce that applications for the SMME Booster Fund 2022 will open this Thursday, 26 May... Read More

Minister Allen engages Manenberg and Heideveld residents on Manenberg shootings

23 May 2022

This past Friday, 20 May 2022 Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, engaged various stakeholders about the recent flare up in gang shootings in the Manenberg area. Read More

Minister Simmers holds discussions with Cape Metro sub-councils

23 May 2022

On the Tuesday and Wednesday 17th and 18th May, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, engaged Councillors from the Sub-Councils 21(Kuilsriver) and 17 (Mitchells Plain) respectively including a site visit to the Welmoed reservoir... Read More

We mourn the loss of a great contributor to the arts, Marilyn Martin

23 May 2022

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of the internationally renowned art expert, Marilyn Martin. Read More

Manenberg and Khayelitsha shooters must be apprehended speedily

23 May 2022

I am extremely angry at the latest shooting incidents that occurred in Khayelitsha and Manenberg. On Sunday evening in Ekuphumleni, which is situated in Khayelitsha, 3 members of a family were fatally shot in their home. Read More

Call for Minister Mthethwa to reconsider proposed name change

21 May 2022

MEDIA STATEMENT BY MINISTER ANROUX MARAIS: WE URGE MINISTER MTHETHWA TO RECONSIDER THE PROPOSED NAME CHANGE FOR THE AFRIKAANSE TAAL MONUMENT Read More

Minister Allen embarks on another patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch

20 May 2022

On Wednesday evening, 18 May 2022 Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, conducted his second patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) in the Woodstock area.  Read More

Due to recent spike in shootings MEC Allen will visit Manenberg SAPS station

20 May 2022

Tomorrow, 20 May 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen will visit the Manenberg SAPS station to engage the VISPOL head and various relevant stakeholders of the area. This visit comes in light of the... Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the loss of “Galloping Granny” Mavis Hutchinson

20 May 2022

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Mavis Hutchinson – a legend of the running community. Read More

Western Cape launches Agri-Processing On Wheels initiative in Overberg

20 May 2022

On Monday, 9 May 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer, accompanied by the Executive Mayor of the Overberg District Municipality, Alderman Sakkie Franken, launched the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's mobile Agri-... Read More

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