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Get your Will drafted for free during National Wills Week

12 September 2022

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements urges all its housing beneficiaries to draft their Wills for free during National Wills Week, 12-16 September 2022. Read More

Immediate medical care to those who most need it

12 September 2022

As this weekend demonstrated, saving lives and providing an essential emergency medical service to residents in need of prehospital care and transport are high priorities for the Western Cape Government’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read More

International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day

9 September 2022

Western Cape Ministers Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and Sharna Fernandez partnered with the Foundation of Alcohol Related Research (FARR) to commemorate International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day this morning, Friday 9 September. Read More

R18 billion for infrastructure projects over the next 3 years – Minister Simmers

9 September 2022

On Wednesday, 7 September 2022, Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers virtually addressed The Big 5 Construct Western Cape. Read More

Protect your unborn child, prevent a lifetime's damage

9 September 2022

STOP. Do not drink alcohol when you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. No amount of alcohol is safe for the unborn baby. Read More

International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day: No amount of alcohol is safe

9 September 2022

Western Cape Ministers Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and Sharna Fernandez partnered with the Foundation of Alcohol Related Research (FARR) to commemorate International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day this morning, Friday 9 September. Read More

Minister Maynier congratulates provincial winners of the National Teaching Award

9 September 2022

This evening I was joined by the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, as the Western Cape Education Department announced the provincial winners of the 2022 National Teaching Awards. They will go on to represent us in the national competition... Read More

Western Cape celebrates International Literacy Day

8 September 2022

International Literacy Day is celebrated today around the world. Read More

Where is South Africa’s ‘Remote Working VISA’?

8 September 2022

The Western Cape Government has re-submitted constructive recommendations to the Department of Home Affairs, Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to officially open the deferred ownership show house

8 September 2022

The Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will on Friday, 09 September 2022 officially open the show house of the first Deferred Ownership (ie. Rent-to-Buy) project in Bredasdorp, Cape Agulhas. Read More

Media alert: National Teaching Awards – Western Cape Provincial Awards Ceremony

8 September 2022

Tomorrow evening, 9 September 2022, Premier Alan Winde will Read More

Gift of the Givers donates aEEG monitor to Karl Bremer Hospital

7 September 2022

Gift of the Givers has donated an amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) monitor to Karl Bremer Hospital’s neonatal unit. Read More

Beware of fake Western Cape Government job advertisements

7 September 2022

The Western Cape Government will never ask any person to pay to apply for a job. Read More

National Kidney Awareness Week – Don’t take your kidneys for granted

7 September 2022

Faith van der Ross’s journey with kidney disease started when she was just one years old. Faith, who will celebrate her sixth birthday later this month, regularly visits the Symphony Way CDC in Delft for healthcare. Read More

Western Cape visit to Maputo sees Mission Achieved for African Agri Strategy

6 September 2022

Today, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer returned from Maputo, Mozambique, where he led a Western Cape trade mission to the  57th FACIM trade exhibition. Read More

Improvements at Port of CT could generate R6bn and almost 20 000 additional jobs

6 September 2022

An efficient Port of Cape Town with sufficient capacity and investment in key infrastructure, has the potential to contribute an additional R6bn in exports, roughly 20 000 direct and indirect jobs, over R1.6 bn in additional taxes by 2026, and an add Read More

It is important to keep your kidneys clean

6 September 2022

Most of us do not think of the health of our kidneys, but they are more important than what we give them credit for. Read More

Minister Cele must implement Provincial Policing Needs & Priorities report

6 September 2022

Joint media release: Minister Cele must implement Western Cape Government’s latest Policing Needs and Priorities report. Read More

Minister Cele must implement Provincial Policing Needs & Priorities report

6 September 2022

Joint media release: Minister Cele must implement Western Cape Government’s latest Policing Needs and Priorities report. Read More

IPID annual report reveals deeply worrying alleged SAPS contraventions

5 September 2022

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) report for the 2021/22 financial year shows that in the Western Cape, between April 2021 to March 2022, 662 cases were referred to the entity for investigation. Of these, 215 (32.5%) were cases... Read More

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