April 9, 2024

The Western Cape Government, led by Premier Alan Winde, is actively responding to the severe weather conditions that have impacted large parts of the province over the last 72 hours. With conditions stabilizing in some areas and escalating in others, the focus is on immediate response and recovery efforts. Stabilizing Western Regions and Intensified Efforts […]

April 8, 2024

Premier Alan Winde, members of the Western Cape Government (WCG) Cabinet, municipal officials and other stakeholders were given a briefing early this morning at the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) on the severe weather conditions affecting numerous areas in the province. The Joint Operational Centre has been activated to coordinate the overall provincial disaster response. […]

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February 22, 2024

On 19 February 2024, Cape Town Harbour witnessed the docking of the Al Kuwait, a Kuwaiti-flagged livestock vessel carrying 19,000 cattle. This event has sparked significant concern over animal welfare and environmental health issues due to the distressing conditions observed onboard and the pervasive foul smell that permeated parts of Cape Town, including Green Point, […]

February 15, 2024

This week, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, together with officials from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, hosted the Western Cape Government’s fifth annual Port Stakeholder Engagement. This year’s  engagement was clear on the need for the urgent action needed to turn performance around at the Container Terminal in the Port […]

Dr Ilse Trautmann flanked by WCDoA and SACAA officals receives the Certficate from SACAA's Trudy Sebastiaan
February 10, 2024

The South African Civil Aviation Authority’s recent Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operating Systems Certification (UASOC) to the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) positions the Department as a leader in leveraging unmanned aerial vehicles for transformative technological practices in the agricultural sector. “This is good news for the sector as it will benefit the agricultural sector”, […]

November 7, 2023

In a ground-breaking development, and as part of the ongoing commitment of the Western Cape Government to bolster and ensure a strong climate-resilient future for the province, the Western Cape Departments of Agriculture and of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, yesterday, 6 November 2023, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the School for Climate […]