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WC welcomes Transnet’s RFI for private sector participation in Port

25 July 2022

I welcome the publication of Transnet’s Request For Information (RFI) for the private sector to participate in renewable energy projects at eight commercial ports, including the Port of Cape Town and the Port of Saldanha. Read More

Premier says the Western Cape has skills Eskom needs

24 July 2022

Media release: Premier Winde says the Western Cape has the skills Eskom needs to help fix it.   Read More

WC Government congratulates Banyana Banyana on historic WAFCON win

24 July 2022

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport congratulates Banyana Banyana on their first time win at the Women’s African Cup of Nations (WAFCON). This is the first time that the team has won this cup and it is another exciting step in... Read More

There is still time to get the flu vaccine

24 July 2022

While the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness has already administered 100 024 of 120 000 (83.4%) influenza vaccine doses provincially, the good news is that residents can still safely receive both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines together... Read More

Minister Simmers to officiate opening of Ashton-Montagu infrastructure project

22 July 2022

On Saturday, 23 July, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will officiate the opening of the Cogmanskloof Pass, in Montagu. Read More

Minister Marais congratulates Desiree Ellis on her CAF Coach of the Year Award

22 July 2022

The Western Cape Government congratulates Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis as she was named Coach of the Year at the CAF Awards on Thursday, 21 July. Read More

Kraaifontein Community Health Centre’s help desk makes a difference

22 July 2022

Reducing waiting times at a hospital can be complex, but the Kraaifontein Community Health Centre is taking steps to improve their system. Read More

Local hairdresser makes salon a pop-up vaccination site to protect her business

22 July 2022

Madelaine Smal, a local hairdresser in Caledon in the Overberg District, decided that COVID-19 would not be the reason that the doors of her hair salon close again. Read More

Social Development supports 1 466 families affected by natural disasters

21 July 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is one of several government institutions responsible for addressing the humanitarian relief needs of vulnerable groups in response to natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, and fires. Read More

The Western Cape is coming back stronger!

20 July 2022

Media release: The Western Cape is coming back stronger! The Western Cape’s hospitality, tourism and events sectors are among the industries leading the charge in the province’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery. Read More

Public Notice: Closure of Disa Hall vaccination site

20 July 2022

Please note that Disa Hall Vaccination Centre, based at the Tygerberg Hospital, will close on 29 July 2022.    Read More

Crime fighting requires resources and less talking

19 July 2022

Police Minister Bheki Cele has once again come to the province to engage residents, but what residents want and need is action, in the form of more visible policing. Read More

Minister Simmers makes 67 minutes count at New Woodlands farm 694 site

19 July 2022

Earlier this morning, the Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, joined the rest of the world in commemorating the birthday of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela. Read More

Pharmacist spreads love and warmth by crocheting for patients

19 July 2022

Crocheting is more than just a hobby for Stikland Hospital pharmacist Elsabe van der Merwe. Read More

#BackOnTrack: WC students will spend extra learning hours on Maths & Reading

19 July 2022

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be taking decisive action over the 3rd and 4th term to address severe learning losses in the Foundation Phase (Grades 1 to 3), by enabling an increased time allocation for Mathematics and Reading... Read More

Conference challenges youth to Go Beyond to reach success

19 July 2022

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its YearBeyond programme, hosted a GoBeyond conference aimed at supporting youth to go beyond their fears and shape their future from 16-18 July 2022. Read More

A third Western Cape restaurant makes it into global ranking

19 July 2022

I am ecstatic that a third Western Cape restaurant, Fyn in Cape Town, has made it into the top 100 list of restaurants in the world for 2022, breaking into the top 50 category (37th position). Read More

Over 25 000 learners supported with safe activities during school holidays

18 July 2022

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport coordinated various programmes over the June/July school holidays to ensure youth could go to safe spaces to develop their skills and talents. Read More

Students and teachers pulled out all the stops during the holidays

18 July 2022

Over 26 000 students gave up their holidays to participate in winter school programmes arranged by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and schools across the province. Read More

Minister Marais proud of Team WC's National School Sport Championship victory

18 July 2022

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate our athletes, coaches and support staff who competed at the National School Sport Winter Championship and ended with a historic gold overall finish. Read More