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Minister Fernandez and DSD Staff Support Care Home for Persons with Disabilities

18 July 2022

On Mandela Day, 18 July 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez in collaboration with staff from the Provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) generously handed over blankets, toiletries and several other... Read More

Minister Maynier to visit Boundary Primary School

18 July 2022

On Tuesday, 19 July 2022, Western Cape Education Minister David Maynier will visit Boundary Primary School to welcome students back to class for the third term. Read More

Western Cape Department of Human Settlements contractor framework initiative

17 July 2022

As a result of Covid-19, many of the smaller contractors which serviced the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) were forced to close their doors, leading to a drop in the number of SMME’s on the department’s supplier database. Read More

Don’t delay your health needs – your future is built on your health

15 July 2022

Hospitalisations due to COVID-19 have decreased, ushering in a new era in which we can once again celebrate special moments with our loved ones, travel, return to work and grow our futures. It also means we have the opportunity now to catch up on... Read More

Western Cape Government excited at events sector roaring back to life

14 July 2022

Media Release: The Western Cape Government is excited at local events sector roaring back to life again. Read More

Integration of security technologies is now the focus

13 July 2022

Last week  6 July 2022, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, chaired the Western Cape Read More

Nominations for 20th Cultural Affairs Awards now open

13 July 2022

After a two year break, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is excited to call on organisations and individuals to submit their nominations for the 20th edition of the Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards. Read More

Rising risk of Foot-and-Mouth disease infection

13 July 2022

Cases of Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) have been reported in the Read More

Restrictions in the movement of equids due to increase in AHS cases

13 July 2022

Due to the dramatic increase in African Horse Sickness (AHS) cases in the AHS infect Read More

LEAP Officers arrest over 1400 between April and July

13 July 2022

Between 4 April 2022 and 3 July 2022, Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers have been tackling crime head-on in the 14 police precincts where they are deployed. Read More

Minister Simmers officiates the Killarney Gardens Development Sod Turning

13 July 2022

The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers was joined by City of Cape Town (CoCT) Mayco Member Malusi Booi, to officiate the ceremonial sod turning of the Killarney Gardens Mixed-Use Development. Read More

Western Cape DSD services remain operational amidst continuous load shedding

12 July 2022

As it increasingly appears unlikely that Eskom will fix its constrained electricity system shortly, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has had to implement contingency measures to ensure that social development services remain... Read More

The Department of Community Safety celebrates long service

12 July 2022

Safety is everyone’s responsibility – but it starts with us! Read More

The Western Cape Government welcomes “lifeline” for cannery

12 July 2022

Media release: The Western Cape Government welcomes “lifeline” for Langeberg & Ashton Foods plant. The Western Cape Government welcomes the extension of operations at Tiger Brands’ Langeberg & Ashton Foods (L&AF) plant. Read More

Construction of additional 100 new houses in Lutzville to commence

10 July 2022

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements is proud to announce that, it will soon start with the building work of an additional 100 housing opportunities in Lutzville, which are scheduled to be handed over to residents from the community this... Read More

The Western Cape Government is delivering despite national load shedding

7 July 2022

Media release: The Western Cape Government is delivering for you, despite national load shedding. Read More

Minister Allen continues to patrol with Neighbourhood Watches

6 July 2022

As his first 100 days in office enters its final month, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, continues to prioritise patrols with Neighbourhood Watches (NHW’s) throughout the province. Read More

Loadshedding continues to disrupt education during the school holidays

6 July 2022

While schools are currently closed for the mid-year break, loadshedding continues to cause serious disruption to education in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Cele must stop working in silos if we’re to address crime

6 July 2022

I call on the National Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, to immediately stop working in a silo. While he claims to want to work with the Western Cape Government (WCG), our invitations for his Western Cape events often seem to get ‘lost in the post’,... Read More

Drug abuse can cause permanent brain damage – ask for help from health workers

5 July 2022

In June International Day against Drug Abuse and SANCA drug awareness week were observed to highlight the major problems that drugs pose to society. Read More