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Make your health a top priority

7 April 2022

World Health Day commemorated on 7 April 2022 highlights the importance of the role both government and residents play in their health journey and in improving health outcomes for a #HealthierTomorrow. Read More

Human Settlements over 35-year-old job creation drive proving to be successful

7 April 2022

During January and February 2022, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) embarked on a recruitment drive to create short – to medium term job opportunities for 112, over 35-year-olds. Read More

We have put clear deadlines in place to push forward with SOPA commitments

7 April 2022

Media Release by Premier Winde: The Western Cape Government has put clear deadlines in place to push forward with our bold State of the Province Address’ commitments Read More

Elsenburg hosts graduation ceremony at Voorberg Correctional Centre

6 April 2022

On Monday, 4 April 2022, forty-seven offenders from the Department of Correctional Services Voorberg Centre outside Porterville graduated from the Western Cape Department of Agriculture's Elsenburg  Agricultural Training Institute. Read More

The WC Department of Social Development on track to address Foster Care backlog

6 April 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to make steady progress in addressing the backlog in foster care order extensions. Presently, a total of 36 480 children are in foster care in the Western Cape.    Read More

The Western Cape Social Development Department welcomes Autism Awareness Month

5 April 2022

April marks the annual commemoration of Autism Awareness Month and the objective is to take measures to raise awareness about persons with autism around the globe. Read More

Mountain View housing project to create over 1000 housing opportunities

5 April 2022

The Mountain View Housing Project in Mossel Bay, which forms part of the Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP), where1006 housing opportunities will be created for qualifying beneficiaries continues to make significant progress. Read More

Hundreds enquire about the revised human settlements subsidies

4 April 2022

On 1 April, the first day of the opening of the Individual and revised Finance Linked Individual Subsidies (FLISP), 447 persons visited the offices of the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) in Cape Town, to enquire about how to... Read More

Premier Winde celebrates end of the National State of Disaster

4 April 2022

Media release: Premier Winde celebrates end of the National State of Disaster Read More

School admissions 2023: 15 days to go!

1 April 2022

Today is the midway mark for the 2023 school admissions process. Parents and caregivers have until 15 April 2022 to apply for the 2023 school year. Over 90 000 people have registered their children thus far, of which, 43 000 are for Grade 8... Read More

Minister Anroux Marais Commends K9 Unit for Drug Bust In Kleinmond

1 April 2022

Acting Minister of Community Safety, Anroux Marais commends another successful Joint Crime Prevention Operation which took place on Wednesday, 30 March 2022. Read More

Procurement Disclosure Report: 01 February 2022 to 28 February 2022

1 April 2022

The Provincial Treasury is pleased to publish the twenty first monthly edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report for the period 01 February 2022 to 28 February 2022. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Tables A Budget Of R969.2 Million For 22/23

31 March 2022

Yesterday I tabled a budget of R969.2 million. I confirmed that the Western Cape will not be returning to our pre-covid days and that we will continue to lead the economic recovery of the Western Cape, create jobs and push forward. Read More

Department of Community Safety celebrates its 25-year Anniversary

31 March 2022

Acting Minister of Community Safety, Anroux Marais and the Head of Department, Advocate Yashina Pillay are proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of the Department of Community Safety. Read More

Best Doctor of the Year: Cape doctor wins Silver at National Awards

30 March 2022

Running a hospital can be challenging, but what happens when you manage a hospital during a pandemic? Like many healthcare leaders, Dr Barry Smith showed unwavering dedication to fight COVID-19 and to save lives. Read More

Human Settlements Budget Vote 8 2022/2023

30 March 2022

Vote 8 2022/23 Budget Human Settlements and Infrastructure 30 March 2022 Venue: Western Cape Provincial Parliament Chamber (WCPP)   Read More

World Bipolar Day – Bipolar Disorder can be managed with treatment

30 March 2022

World Bipolar Day is commemorated on 30 March 2022 and aims to raise awareness about this condition, address stigmatisation, and encourage people to seek help for mental health conditions. Read More

2022 Western Cape Education Budget Speech

30 March 2022

Speaker, Premier, Members of the Provincial Cabinet, Members, and Guests, Read More

Human Settlements urges residents to be aware of fraudulent housing scams

29 March 2022

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements urges residents to be aware of fraudulent housing scams that requests you to pay for government housing assistance. Read More

Final Vote 6 Speech - Dr Nomafrench Mbombo - 2022

29 March 2022

Speech by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Health and Wellness, Budget 2022/23 Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Cape Town, Read More