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Provincial Strategy for Mental Health

22 March 2022

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all health care services, including mental health services. There has been a noticeable increase in the number of mental admissions, particularly female mental health care users and adolescents.  Read More

Treatment is available for rheumatoid arthritis

22 March 2022

March is National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month and Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape provides patient-centered care for more than 4 000 persons with various forms of arthritis and connective tissue diseases every year in the Division of... Read More

Premier Alan Winde in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s National Address

22 March 2022

Media release by Premier Alan Winde in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s National Address Read More

Premier Winde calls on residents to reflect this human rights day

21 March 2022

Media release: Premier Winde calls on residents to reflect on and commit to the democratic values that we all hold dear this Human Rights Day. Read More

Premier Winde calls on residents to reflect this human rights day

21 March 2022

Media release: Premier Winde calls on residents to reflect on and commit to the democratic values that we all hold dear this Human Rights Day. Read More

DCAS disappointed by cancellation of the National School Sport Championship

17 March 2022

On 16 March 2022, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport was informed by the National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) that the National School Sport Championship, scheduled for the weekend of 18-21 March 2022, has... Read More

Western Cape commits R5M to combat locust infestation in the Karoo

17 March 2022

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has made R5 million immediately available to provide support in personal protective equipment, sprayer pumps and aerial spraying support to teams combatting the outbreak of locust swarms in the Western Cape. Read More

Winners of “My Covid Journey” school library competition announced

17 March 2022

In celebration of International School Library Month (ISLM) which took place during October last year, I announced a poetry competition which offered learners the chance to win R25 000 for their school to spend on library resources. Read More

Intergovernmental dispute reinstituted in Delta Air Lines’ application

17 March 2022

I am disappointed and alarmed by the continued silence of the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, to the request to urgently grant Delta A Read More

Construction of over 400 units in Vlakkeland project to commence in the 2022/23

17 March 2022

Over 331 housing units have been completed in the Vlakkeland housing project in the Drakenstein Municipality. The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) has ensured that these residents and their loved ones now live in improved and... Read More

Minister Simmers conducts impromptu visit at Highbury development

17 March 2022

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers conducted an impromptu visit to the Highbury Park Housing Project in Kuilsriver, after numerous social media posts and reports indicated that the illegal sale of fully State... Read More

Premier Winde & Minister Marais conduct an oversight visit to Manenberg SAPS

16 March 2022

Joint Media Release: Following LEAP officers' deployment to Manenberg, Premier Winde & Minister Marais conduct an oversight visit to Manenberg SAPS. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital opens Adolescent Centre of Excellence

16 March 2022

On 16 March 2022, Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) officially opened its Adolescent Centre of Excellence to serve young people, between the ages of 13 and 18, in the Western Cape. Read More

Service provider appointed to assist with ECD Stimulus Relief Fund payments

15 March 2022

 The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) welcomes the appointment of a service provider to assist with the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Stimulus Relief Fund payments to those eligib Read More

Premier Winde condemns the extension of the National State of Disaster

15 March 2022

Media release: Premier Winde condemns the extension of the National State of Disaster; President Ramaphosa owes South Africa an explanation Read More

Diarrhoea vs Enteric (Thypoid) Fever

15 March 2022

Enteric or typhoid fever has recently been in the spotlight with a perceived increase in cases although there are annually cases diagnosed. Read More

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) respond to 5 288 incidents over the weekend

15 March 2022

A total of 5 288 incidents were responded to by the Western Cape Government Health’s (WCGH’s) EMS during the past weekend. Read More

Western Cape Ostrich Industry gives Diplomats a taste of Ostrich

15 March 2022

Yesterday, 14 March 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer and the South African Ostrich Business Chamber (SAOBC)  hosted an event to introduce members of our diplomatic corps to the array of ostrich meat products produced in the... Read More

Minister Marais condemns the shooting and killing of 5 people in Khayelitsha

14 March 2022

Minister Marais condemns the shooting and killing of 5 people in Khayelitsha & welcomes activation of 72-hour plan to find suspects Read More

Cape Town orthopods raise R 66 000 for clubfoot!

14 March 2022

On 13 March 2022, a team of orthopaedic surgeons and alumni from Tygerberg Hospital’s Orthopaedic Unit completed a wet and rainy 2022 Cape Town Cycle race. Read More

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