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Social Services is a transversal responsibility

19 March 2024

Throughout the month of March, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has been celebrating inspiring social service professionals who have dedicated their lives to serving vulnerable citizens of this province. Read More

New primary school for Macassar learners

19 March 2024

On 22 December 2023, the Department of Infrastructure (DOI) completed Phase 1 of a R107m project to replace the old Macassar Primary prefabricated school with a brand-new, extra-extra large (XXL) primary Read More

Clean Up and Recycle Project: Transforming Macassar’s environmental landscape

19 March 2024

Macassar, Monday, 18 March 2024 - The Clean-Up and Recycle Project launched on Global Recycle Day near a notorious dumping site in Macassar, aiming to combat improper waste disposal and promote sustainable practices. Read More

Department of Health and Wellness to face a R807 million shortfall

19 March 2024

Department of Health and Wellness to face a R807 million shortfall in the upcoming financial year Read More

LEAP Officers arrest more than 1 150 suspects during February

18 March 2024

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers once again made their presence felt in the various hotspot areas where they are deployed. Between 29 January and 3 March 2024, the officers arrested 1 155 individuals for various crimes, while... Read More

Good Governance Africa recognises Western Cape’s municipalities

18 March 2024

Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning today said the latest results published by Good Governance Africa, (GGA) an independent research institute, shows that Western Cape... Read More

Phase 1 of Stanford housing development nears completion

16 March 2024

Phase 1 of the Department of Infrastructure’s Stanford housing development nears completion Read More

Statement by Minister Marais: Cape Town welcomes various events this weekend

15 March 2024

The upcoming weekend will see another great schedule of sporting and cultural events taking place in our province. Read More

You hold the key – Take charge of your kidney health today

15 March 2024

Kidney health stands as a cornerstone of our overall well-being, yet its importance often remains underestimated. The kidneys, crucial organs in our body, are responsible for filtering waste and excess fluids from the blood, regulating electrolyte... Read More

Gas-to-power solutions could increase the supply of energy to the Western Cape

15 March 2024

The Western Cape Government (WCG) Energy Resilience Programme in the Department of Infrastructure (DOI) has appointed Africa International Advisers (AIA) to investigate the feasibility of gas-to-power (GTP) solutions to increase the supply of energy... Read More

Western Cape welcomes 120 new agricultural graduate interns

13 March 2024

On Tuesday, 11 March 2024, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Head of Department, Dr  Mogale Sebopetsa, welcomed 120 unemployed agricultural graduates as interns to the Department’s Comprehensive Agricultural Support... Read More

Fifteen arrested by Swartland, Overstrand & Mossel Bay K-9 & Rural Safety Units

13 March 2024

The Mossel Bay, Overstrand and Swartland K-9 Units, in partnership with the Rural Safety Units (RSUs) in the Overstrand and Swartland areas, are continuing to disrupt and stop criminal activities in the Western Cape. Read More

147 Professional Nurses join the new Postgraduate Diploma programmes at the WCCN

13 March 2024

147 Professional Nurses join the new Postgraduate Diploma programmes at the Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN)    Read More

Doctor encourages moms to book early for healthy pregnancies

13 March 2024

Maternal, child and women’s health are one of the key priorities of the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness. Read More

YearBeyond opens applications for two additional programmes

12 March 2024

YearBeyond is excited to announce the opening of applications for two more of its programmes:  Read More

Empowering emerging contractors: A path to construction industry success

12 March 2024

The construction industry, which is pivotal in driving economic growth and development, offers a myriad opportunities for emerging contractors. Read More

Conradie Park continues to improve the lives of residents

11 March 2024

Western Cape Government's Better Living Model Conradie Park development continues to improve the lives of residents. Read More

Fake application being sent arround

11 March 2024

The following fake information came to our attention. The following message is being sent via WhatsApp currently. The original message: TRAFFIC OFFICERS LEARNERSHIP APPLICATION PORTAL IS OPEN Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Maynier visit #BackOnTrack extra classes

10 March 2024

Joint Media Release - Premier Winde and Minister Maynier visit #BackOnTrack extra classes Read More