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Western Cape Agriculture extends MOU with commodity organisations

26 April 2022

Officials from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) and Commodity partners met last week to extend their Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for another three years. Read More

Minister Simmers to hold public meeting with community of New Horizon

26 April 2022

On Wednesday 27 April, the newly appointed Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will engage the community of New Horizon in Plettenberg Bay.  This engagement relates to the construction of the Ebenezer Portion 20 Housing... Read More

DSD provides access of development services for disabled children

26 April 2022

Care and services to children with severe and profound disabilities will become more accessible, as Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Ms Sharna Fernandez hands over an adapted vehicle to the Vrolike Vinkies Enrichment and Development... Read More

Premier Winde sounds alarm on low census count in the Western Cape

26 April 2022

Media release: Premier Winde sounds alarm on low census count in the Western Cape, which will impact residents directly for years to come. 26 April 2022 Read More

Minister Simmers honoured to be appointed Provincial Minister of infrastructure

25 April 2022

Today, at the Century City Conference Centre (CCCC), Western Cape Premier Alan Winde announced changes to his Provincial Cabinet.  Read More

The forecast of an increase in fruit export Is good news for the Western Cape

25 April 2022

The Western Cape has received good rainfall since 2018 following a prolonged period of limited precipitation. It is expected that the increased water availability will boost agricultural production. Read More

A long life for all – vaccines save lives

24 April 2022

Vaccines are one of the most powerful tools we have in our health arsenal for preventable disease. Read More

Celebrating World Book Day – important to read and tell stories to your children

23 April 2022

CELEBRATING WORLD BOOK DAY – importance of reading and telling stories to your child EVEN WHEN DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS ARE EXPERIENCED    Read More

Premier Alan Winde on changes to the Western Cape Provincial Cabinet

22 April 2022

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on changes to the Western Cape Provincial Cabinet When I was elected as Premier in 2019, it was unthinkable that within less than a year, we would all face a challenge the size and severity of the COVID-19... Read More

Minister Marais to present approximately R13 million to sport federations

21 April 2022

Following the first of the six ceremonial cheque handovers in Malmesbury on Tuesday, Minister Anroux Marais will present a total of approximately R13 000 000 in support of 153 affiliated sport federations across the province.   Read More

Plans to complete the balance of construction in Vredebes project are underway

21 April 2022

Plans to deliver the remainder of the 600 top structures in the Vredebes Housing Project in Ceres are underway. To date, 229 were completed and delivered in Phase 1 of the project. Read More

Joint media release by Premier Alan Winde and Minister Debbie Schäfer

21 April 2022

Yesterday, Provincial Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, handed in her resignation to Premier Alan Winde, which he accepted, while praising her for her excellent service to the people of the Western Cape. Provincial Minister Debbie Schäfer said: Read More

Media Alert: LAUNCH OF THE WCED Mathematics Strengthening Strategy: 2022-2027

21 April 2022

Tomorrow, is the start of a two-day conference to launch the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Mathematics Strengthening Strategy: 2022- 2027. Read More

Joint media release by Premier Alan Winde and Minister Schäfer

21 April 2022

Joint media release by Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer 21 April 2022 Read More

Premier Winde & Minister Simmers visit Langa following devastating fire

20 April 2022

Media release: Premier Winde & Minister Simmers visit Langa following devastating fire    Read More

Premier Winde, Minister Marais welcome newly-appointed WC Initiation Committee

20 April 2022

Yesterday, 19 April 2022, The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, attended the first meeting of the Western Cape Provinicial Initiation Coordinating Committee t Read More

Innovation and creativity are key drivers of service delivery success

20 April 2022

Tomorrow, 21 April 2022, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture joins the world in celebrating Creativity and Innovation Day. The day encourages people to let go of their creativity and use new ideas to make the world a better place to live. Read More

Minister Marais congratulates our kickboxing champion from Saldanha Bay

19 April 2022

It is with immense pride that the Western Cape Government congratulates Gregory Gans from Saldanha Bay on his recent crowning as the Ring Contact Fighting Arts International (RCFAI) Super Welterweight Low Kick World Champion. Read More

Delta Air Lines triangular route approval a big win for the Western Cape

19 April 2022

We welcome the news that Delta Air Lines’ application to fly a triangular route between Atlanta, Johannesburg and Cape Town has finally been approved by national government, following extensive correspondence, and an intergovernmental dispute... Read More

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