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K-9 Unit has a sharp bite

15 August 2022

Between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022, the Swartland and Overstrand K-9 Units made their bite felt across the West Coast and Overberg Districts. Read More

Healthcare Workers celebrate Women’s Month with Donation Drive

12 August 2022

Driven by their passion to make a difference, healthcare workers at Stikland Hospital have collected more than 800 packets of sanitary towels to empower girls and keep them in school. Read More

Women's Day: Ministers’ Fernandez and Marais address Prince Albert community

10 August 2022

On Tuesday, 09 August 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez and the Western Cape Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, addressed community members and several key stakeholders at a ‘Celebration of... Read More

Western Cape Agriculture hosts successful Agriculture Municipal Summit

10 August 2022

On Thursday, 4 August 2022,  the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, officially opened the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s inaugural Municipal Agricultural Summit at Goudini Spa in Rawsonville. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo opens the Du Noon CHC's Maternity Obstetric Unit

10 August 2022

On Wednesday, 10 August 2022, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Government Minister of Health, officially opened the new Maternity Obstetric Unit (MOU) at the Du Noon Community Health Centre (CHC).  As we celebrate Women’s Month, we welcome the new... Read More

Gatesville residents receive an update on the rental stock from Minister Simmers

10 August 2022

Earlier this week, on Monday 8 August, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, went on a walk-about visiting tenants of Gatesville, which forms part of the Department’s rental stock.  Read More

Premier Winde helps bring dignity to Victim Empowerment Room

9 August 2022

Joint media release: Premier Winde, his team, Provincial Police Oversight and Community Safety Minister Allen and Mayor Hill-Lewis help bring soothing dignity to Kraaifontein SAPS Victim Empowerment Room. Read More

Heritage WC invites Worcester-based stakeholders to meeting

8 August 2022

Heritage Western Cape has invited conservation bodies, local municipalities, relevant government departments, and other interested and affected parties to a stakeholder meeting to be held in Worcester in September. The matters to be discussed... Read More

Minister Simmers visits Central Karoo key road projects

8 August 2022

On Friday, 5 August, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, conducted an oversight visit at some of the key road projects currently underway in the Central Karoo. Read More

Handover of refurbished neo-natal & paediatric units

8 August 2022

Joint media release: Premier Winde and Provincial Health and Wellness Minister Mbombo help hand over Tygerberg Hospital neo-natal and paediatric ICUs refurbished by Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust. Read More

Handover of refurbished neo-natal & paediatric units

8 August 2022

Joint media release: Premier Winde and Provincial Health and Wellness Minister Mbombo help hand over Tygerberg Hospital neo-natal and paediatric ICUs refurbished by Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust. Read More

Premier & Finance & Economic Opportunities help launch SPV pilot

5 August 2022

Joint media release: Premier Winde and Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister Mireille Wenger help launch exciting new Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) qualification through Premier’s Council on Skills. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Allen laud the Western Cape’s women in blue

4 August 2022

Joint media release: Premier Winde and Minister Allen laud the Western Cape’s women in blue. Read More

Healthy women are crucial for a healthy society

4 August 2022

As we mark Women’s Month, the Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, wants to remind all women that their personal health is as important as their loved ones. “Do not lose sight of your own health needs,” the Minister... Read More

Tears of joy for community of De hoop as Minister Simmers handover new homes

4 August 2022

It was day filled with tears of joy, as Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, handed over keys to beneficiaries of De Hoop, in Malmesbury, yesterday. Read More

1 143 new Western Cape teaching posts for the 2023 academic year

4 August 2022

We have completed the first part of our stakeholder consultations for the year, and we are pleased to announce that we are now in a position to appoint up to 1 143 teachers in 2023. Read More

100 Days as Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety

4 August 2022

Pushing our mandate to the limit Fighting gun crime – R5 000 reward Crime fighter recognition awards Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) successes Watching Briefs – alerting Minister Cele to systemic failures of police Read More

Release of the May/June 2022 NSC and SC results

3 August 2022

This morning, the results of the May/June 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate (SC) are being released. 12 755 candidates wrote the NSC examinations, while a further 4 538 candidates wrote the SC examinations in the... Read More

The benefits of breastfeeding as experienced by a mother

3 August 2022

World Breastfeeding Week is commemorated from 1 to 7 August. This year the theme is Step up Breastfeeding Education and Support, aiming to encourage parents and communities to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in order to improve health of... Read More

198 cases withdrawn in court due to SAPS inefficiencies

3 August 2022

Between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022, 198 cases serving before court were withdrawn as a result of police inefficiencies by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Read More

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