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Premier Winde & Minister Schäfer launch new R36 million facility

9 May 2022

[Joint media release] Premier Winde & Minister Schäfer launch new R36 million facility providing skills education opportunities for Struisbaai youth. Read More

Update by Western Cape Government Health and Wellness on fatal shooting tragedy

8 May 2022

Update by Western Cape Government Health and Wellness on fatal shooting tragedy at New Somerset Hospital.     It is with great sadness that we confirm the third death following the fatal shooting tragedy at the New Somerset Hospital yesterday... Read More

2022 May/June NSC starts tomorrow

8 May 2022

36 379 candidates have registered to write exams during the 2022 May/June National Senior Certificate (NSC) session which starts on Monday. Read More

Western Cape Government Health and Wellness can confirm a fatal shooting tragedy

7 May 2022

Western Cape Government Health and Wellness can confirm a fatal shooting tragedy that has claimed two lives took place inside of New Somerset Hospital.     Read More

Heritage Western Cape invites stakeholders to meeting

6 May 2022

During the 2022-2023 financial year, Heritage Western Cape (HWC) intends hosting meetings and where appropriate, workshops, with conservation bodies, local municipalities, relevant government departments and other interested and affected parties, in... Read More

Minister Allen conducts first patrol with Tafelsig Neighbourhood Watch

6 May 2022

This past Wednesday evening, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety and Police Oversight, Reagen Allen, conducted his first patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) in the Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain area. Read More

Western Cape Government mourns the passing of Fred Mouton

5 May 2022

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of the legendary cartoonist, Fred Mouton. Read More

Child and Youth Care Workers continue to restore dignity of youth at risk

5 May 2022

In the Western Cape, the work undertaken by Child and Youth Care Workers is situated in the provincial Department of Social Development’s (DSD) Social Crime Prevention and Support Programme, which aims to restore the human dignity of youth who are... Read More

Current census count disaster could mean 1615 fewer doctors & 9 300 teachers

5 May 2022

Media release by Premier Alan Winde: Current census count disaster could mean 1615 fewer doctors or 5981 fewer nurses, and 9 300 fewer teachers. Read More

Minister Simmers attends engagements and conducts site visits in Garden Route

5 May 2022

Between 27-29 April, newly appointed Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers conducted various site visits and had engagements in the Garden Route District. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital performs first Cornea Surgery in South Africa

5 May 2022

On Tuesday (3 May 2022), another groundbreaking medical procedure was performed by surgeons of Groote Schuur Hospital – this time, the first ever corneal neurotisation procedure by a hospital in South Africa, paving the way for many patients to... Read More

Boost your immune system before flu season

4 May 2022

A healthy lifestyle has many benefits and can help your immune system to fight infections like flu. Influenza, or flu, affects millions of people every year. While most people recover easily, others can become seriously ill. Read More

WCDoA launches Prestige Agri-Awards and Agri-Worker Household Census dashboard

4 May 2022

Yesterday, 3 May 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, launched the 2022 Western Cape Prestige Agri-Awards and the Agri-Worker Household Census Dashboard. Read More

International Child and Youth Care Workers’ Week: 3rd May- 6th May 2022

3 May 2022

In celebration of International Child and Youth Care Workers' Week, taking place from the 3 to 6  May 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, wishes to acknowledge the ongoing commitment and dedication of each and... Read More

Health is everybody's business

30 April 2022

On Friday, 29 April 2022, Western Cape Government Health and Wellness hosted its first External Health Indaba with stakeholder representation from the private sector, statutory bodies, universities, civil society, political parties, and other... Read More

Western Cape Government to sign R20 million broadband agreement

29 April 2022

Joint Media Alert: Western Cape Government, U.S. Consulate General and U.S. Trade and Development Agency to sign R20 million broadband agreement Read More

Vaccination against COVID-19 still our best defence, now with increases in cases

28 April 2022

Vaccination against COVID-19 remains our best defence, especially if your immune system is compromised, as we are seeing increases in cases.  Read More

#LetsMakeItCount - Premier Winde calls on residents to get counted without delay

28 April 2022

Media Release: #LetsMakeItCount - With just 16 days left, Premier Winde calls on residents to get counted without delay. Read More

Minister Simmers engages municipal executives on human settlements matters

26 April 2022

Today, the newly appointed Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers engaged Mayors, Deputy Mayors and MAYCO Members for Human Settlements from all Municipalities across the Province. Read More

Minister Reagen Allen Officially Sworn in

26 April 2022

Minister Reagen Allen Officially Sworn in as Western Cape Minister of Community Safety and Police Oversight Read More

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