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Final group of beneficiaries move in at N2 Gateway Boystown

19 April 2022

On the eve of Easter, the final group of beneficiaries moved into their brand new homes at the N2 Gateway Boystown Housing Project in Crossroads.  Read More

Health facilities kept busy over Easter weekend, but not overrun

19 April 2022

The recently concluded Easter Weekend once again posed a range of challenges to our health system. Our staff and health facilities once had to bear the brunt of avoidable additional trauma cases.  Read More

Western Cape Government does not support Draft Health Regulations

14 April 2022

Media release by Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo: Western Cape Government does not support Read More

Appeal for ECD information to ensure uninterrupted financing

14 April 2022

On 1 April 2022, the responsibility of Early Childhood Development (ECD) was transferred from the provincial Department of Social Development to the WCED. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture remains committed to creating safer rural communities

14 April 2022

Today, I extend my condolences to the family and friends of the Kock family as they prepare to bury a wife, mother and grandmother. Read More

The bleeding disorder – it’s treatable

14 April 2022

On 17 April 2022 we celebrate World Haemophilia Day, where we raise awareness of this blood disorder.  Read More

Working together to protect our children over the Easter Break

14 April 2022

During the Easter Weekend, there are often cases of missing children and child abandonment, reported to the Western Cape Department of Social Development. Read More

Minister Anroux Marais commends Western Cape’s Reaction Units successes

13 April 2022

Minister Anroux Marais commends Western Cape’s Reaction Units successes in creating safer communities Read More

AMSA’s new 100MW renewable energy project in Western Cape welcomed

13 April 2022

The announcement today, 13 April 2022, that ArcelorMittal South African (AMSA) will develop a 100MW renewable energy pro Read More

Schulphoek housing project social compact committee to be re-formed

12 April 2022

During an engagement earlier this month between the Overstrand Mayor, Dr Annelie Rabie, and officials from the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS), an agreement was reached that on 13 April 2022, the Schulphoek Social Compact... Read More

WCED shines at the National Education Excellence Awards

12 April 2022

WCED education districts and schools have been recognised as among the country’s best at the National Education Excellence Awards held by the Department of Basic Education. Read More

Community Health Workers helping people with TB to return to care

12 April 2022

Since the decrease in COVID-19 cases, Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been actively searching for people who have contracted tuberculosis (TB) and who are no longer accessing healthcare facilities for their monthly check-ups or maintaining... Read More

WC Social Development moves forward with new shelter for homeless citizens

12 April 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has allocated R4.5 million over the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) to establish a new shelter for homeless citizens at the former Robbie Nurock Clinic located in Cape Town, set to be... Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes Lotus manufacturing SA's R170m investment in Wolseley

12 April 2022

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer has welcomed the news that the Flemish biscuit company, Lotus, has started constructing its third factory in Wolseley in the Western Cape. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Simmers addresses affordable housing indaba

11 April 2022

While addressing an Affordable Housing Indaba this past Friday, both the Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers welcomed the opportunity to engage relevant stakeholders within the Affordable... Read More

School admissions 2023: Only 4 days to go!

11 April 2022

The 2023 school admissions process closes in 4 days’ time! Parents and caregivers have until midnight,15 April 2022, to apply for the 2023 school year. Read More

Do not buy livestock from unknown origin

11 April 2022

Following the outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in cattle in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, the North-West, Gauteng and Free State Provinces, there is a high risk of spreading foot and mouth disease through the movement of cattle and other cloven-hoofed... Read More

Gloudina Flynn says life does not need to stop after Parkinson’s diagnosis

11 April 2022

In 2015 at the age of 60, Cosmetic Manager, Gloudina Flynn, started dropping cosmetic items and perfumes and found it difficult to keep her hands steady while offering assistance to and performing makeovers on clients. Read More

Be smart, be safe and make the right choice this Easter

8 April 2022

As we move towards Easter, it is important to carry on with the life-saving behaviour we have adopted over the last two years to ensure that we prevent COVID-9 infections, hospitalisation and death as much as possible. Read More

WCED launches anti-bullying campaign: #StopTheShare

7 April 2022

WCED launches anti-bullying campaign: #StopTheShare Read More