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4 myths to take on “the Silent Killer”

16 May 2022

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important as an elevated blood pressure can significantly increase your risks of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. Read More

Changes to the provincial cabinet coming into effect today

16 May 2022

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on changes to the provincial cabinet coming into effect today The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, today warmly welcomed the coming into effect of the final changes to his provincial cabinet which he... Read More

New treatment offers hope for patients with devastating lung disease

16 May 2022

First time in South Africa that a minimally invasive surgical procedure successfully used balloons to dilate blocked arteries in the lungs. Procedure offers hope for patients with so-called “orphan disease” who generally have a very poor quality... Read More

Minister Maynier kicks off Listening and Learning Programme

16 May 2022

Today I take office as the Western Cape Minister of Education. Read More

Kangaroo Mother Care is an effective method of bonding and healing

14 May 2022

May 15th marks International Kangaroo Mother Care  (KMC) Awareness Day.  Kangaroo mother care (KMC) refers to the practice of providing continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby, exclusive breastmilk feeding, and early discharge from... Read More

Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety hosts NHW safety engagement

13 May 2022

On Wednesday, 11 May 2022 the Department of Police Oversight and Community Safety (DOPOCS) hosted 92 Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) structures at a NHW safety engagement in Parow. This is the first in a series of upcoming engagements with NHWs across the... Read More

Cape Metro sporting federations receive financial boost

13 May 2022

On Thursday, 12 May 2022, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais symbolically handed over funding amounting to a total of R4 172 000 to affiliated sporting federations in the Cape Metro district. Read More

Early booking assists in detecting problems that may occur in pregnancy

13 May 2022

This week we celebrated International Nurses Day and on 5 May we commemorated International Midwives Day. Midwives Day emphasises the very important role midwives play in a women’s pregnancy journey. Read More

Western Cape Government welcomes launch of LEAP Reaction Unit

13 May 2022

Joint Media Release by Premier Winde and Minister Allen: Western Cape Government welcomes launch of LEAP Reaction Unit Read More

Premier Winde welcomes extension of 2022 Census Count to 31 May

13 May 2022

Media release: Premier Winde welcomes extension of 2022 Census Count to 31 May, urges residents to get counted so that the Western Cape gets its fair share Read More

WC Government & the Free State of Bavaria commit to closer cooperation

12 May 2022

Joint Statement: Western Cape Government and the Free State of Bavaria commit to closer cooperation on a just energy transition and green hydrogen   Read More

Celebrate the contributions that nurses make to a healthy Western Cape

12 May 2022

As an ever-present force for good, 13 823 nurses employed by the Western Cape Government Health and Wellness (WCGHW) are at the core of enabling high-quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare for the residents in the Western Cape. Read More

WCDoA announces winners of Food Garden Competition

12 May 2022

On Monday, 9 May 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer announced the Food Garde Read More

LEAP Officers making their presence felt

12 May 2022

Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, is pleased to note how the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are continuing to combat crime in hotspots where they’ve been deployed. Read More

UPDATE: Gender Based Violence Command Centre Statistics for the Western Cape

11 May 2022

The number of cases referred to the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) by the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) is a serious cause for concern. Read More

Hero nurse embodies the spirit of the nursing profession ahead of Nurses Day

11 May 2022

On the eve of International Nurses Day celebrated on 12 May, the heroism of what the uniform means, going beyond the call of duty to save a life, was once again highlighted as Sr Diane Seale and her team managed to calm down a shooter and, in the... Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report: 01 March 2022 to 31 March 2022

10 May 2022

The Provincial Treasury is pleased to publish the twenty second monthly edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report for the period 01 March 2022 to 31 March 2022. Read More

Lupus ‘warrior’ gives hope to those affected by this chronic, autoimmune disease

10 May 2022

‘Lupus might have my body, but it does not have me.’ These are the encouraging words of 25-year-old Tamryn Monique Swartz, a Human Resource Management student from Grabouw. Read More

School health services contribute to a healthy, thriving child

10 May 2022

To build a brighter and healthier community, health education and care start at a young age, and we encourage all communities to support the Department in educating and growing a thriving and healthy child.  Read More

Institutional Capacity-Building and Support available to NPO Sector

9 May 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) wishes to alert those Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) that need Institutional Capacity-Building that support is available. Read More