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Celebrating SMME Booster Fund’s success with Langa’s Bicycle Empowerment Network

13 July 2023

Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and provinical Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, had the pleasure of joining the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN), one of the organisations currently funded through the Depart Read More

Tygerberg Hospital’s specialised burn centre a beacon of hope for burns victims

12 July 2023

Coping with a serious burn injury can be a challenge, especially if it covers large areas of an individual’s body or is in places easily seen by other people. Read More

Premier impressed with progress at George water infrastructure project

12 July 2023

Media Release: Premier impressed with progress at multi-million-rand water infrastructure project in George Read More

Getting Grade 10 Mathematics #BackOnTrack

12 July 2023

This morning I visited some of the 440 Grade 10 learners from the Metro South Education District who are attending #BackOnTrack Mathematics classes at the University of the Western Cape this week. Read More

Criminality in Mossel Bay to be met with “heavy metal”

12 July 2023

Joint Media Release: Criminality in Mossel Bay to be met with “heavy metal” with launch of armoured vehicles Read More

Swartland and Overstrand K-9 and Rural Safety units arrest 15 individuals

12 July 2023

The Overstrand and Swartland K-9 and Rural Safety Units arrested fifteen individuals for various crimes over the past weekend. Of these, eleven were apprehended in the Swartland municipal area and four in the Overstrand.   The Swartland arrests... Read More

Minister Simmers to handover houses to beneficiaries living with disabilities

12 July 2023

On Thursday 13 July, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will hand over houses to persons with disabilities in Dysselsdorp, Oudtshoorn.  Read More

World Drug Report: Tik on the increase in Africa

11 July 2023

The latest World Drug Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals Methamphetamine trafficking is on the increase in Africa. Read More

LEAP Officers confiscate 18 firearms during June

11 July 2023

The Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers are continuing to work towards creating safer communities. Between 29 May 2023 to 2 July 2023, LEAP officers confiscated 18 firearms and arrested 994 suspects for an array of offenses. Read More

Minister Marais calls for nominations for the 2023 Cultural Affairs Awards

10 July 2023

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has published the call for nominations for individuals or organisations to be honoured at this year’s Cultural Affairs Awards. Read More

Minister Marais to hand over Netball World Cup trophy to City of Cape Town

6 July 2023

On Friday, 7 July 2023, the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will conclude the Western Cape Netball World Cup trophy tour and officially hand over the trophy to the City of Cape Town.   Read More

Minister Simmers remains dedicated to the Airport Precinct Informal Settlement

6 July 2023

Tertuis Simmers, Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, remains dedicated to ensuring that dignified housing opportunities are provided to the intended beneficiaries from the communities of the airport precinct informal settlement.   Read More

Poisons Centre advisory: Beware of the dangers of street pesticides in the WC

6 July 2023

The Poisons Information Helpline of the Western Cape (WC) has attended to more than 1000 calls regarding poisoning exposures to pesticides. Read More

One week to go to apply for the 2023 SMME Booster Fund

4 July 2023

Applications for the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) 2023 Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) Booster fund, close in one week, on Tuesday, 11 July 2023, at midnight.  Read More

Overstrand and Swartland K-9 and Rural Safety Units operational successes

4 July 2023

The Overstrand and Swartland K-9 and Rural Safety Units once again made major breakthroughs over the past weekend in their respective municipal areas.   Read More

Department engages on training issues

4 July 2023

The Department of Local Government through the Municipal and Capacity Building Chief-Directorate held a N Read More

We mourn the loss of a pioneer for table tennis – Jasper Walters

3 July 2023

It is with great sadness that the Western Cape Government has learned of the passing of Jasper Walters, a legend of table tennis in our province.   Read More

Minister Marais to start Netball World Cup trophy tour

3 July 2023

Today, Monday, 3 July 2023, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will be receiving the Netball World Cup trophy from the Eastern Cape Government and embarking on a tour across the Western Cape so that communities... Read More

Specialist service brought closer to communities in Ceres and Robertson hospital

3 July 2023

The availability of a specialist service at Ceres and Robertson hospitals is making a big difference to the lives of children who have health challenges affecting their ears, nose, and throat. Read More

Joint planning continues for smooth handover of clinics to ensure better service

2 July 2023

Joint planning continues for smooth handover of clinics to ensure better service to the community of Atlantis Read More