The Western Cape Health Department says there has been a 23% on the Garden Route in the last week. Health District spokesperson Nadia Ferreira says all sub-districts had significant increases, except for Bitou and Knysna which have decreased and Kannaland which remained unchanged. The Garden Route was one of the[…]
Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has tested positive for COVID-19. De Lille went for a COVID-19 test after showing symptoms. She is the latest Minister in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet to test positive for the virus. De Lille’s spokesperson Zara Nicholson says, “Minister de Lille tested positive[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the province is ready to roll out more vaccine sites from Monday. He says to date they have exceeded daily and weekly vaccine targets. This coming week, the department will increase the number of vaccination sites in the province to 154. Winde has urged[…]
The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has won a coveted gold award at the annual Western Cape Government Service Excellence Awards. The centre’s COVID-19 Activation Team won the award in the category Barrier Breakers. The Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, has congratulated the[…]
Avian flu has been detected at a broiler breeder farm in the Worcester area, sparking a call for Western Cape farmers and producers to be vigilant. This comes after outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Gauteng and North West. “The affected farm is under quarantine, and the process[…]
Western Cape Agriculture Minister Ivan Meyer says serious attention needs to placed on farmworker transportation in the province. He says the standing committee in the provincial parliament has resolved to support organisations such as Agri Western Cape to resolve problems in the sector. Meyer says safety remains a huge concern,[…]
The South African Weather Service says significant rain is expected in the Overberg and Garden Route regions of the Western Cape tonight into tomorrow morning. The accumulated rainfall is likely to reach up to 50 millimetres. It says localised flooding can be expected on some roads, including low lying informal[…]
The Western Cape government has launched an initiative aimed at reducing illegal taxi operations and the deadly conflict in the industry. The provincial government’s Blue Dot Taxi was launched in Cape Town, and will initially include over a thousand vehicles. They will participate in an incentive programme aimed at rewarding[…]
Police Minister Bheki Cele says the continuous killing of police officers will not be tolerated. He says seven police officers were killed in KZN and the Western Cape in the past 15 days. He’s addressed a memorial service of two police officers, Sergeant Mnakwazo Mdoko and Constable Mninawa Breafast, who[…]
A large number of crocodiles have escaped from a commercial crocodile breeding farm at Bonnievale in the Boland. Local Government and Environmental Affairs spokesperson, James-Brent Styan, says the crocodiles range in size from one-point-two metres to one-point-five metres. He says 20 crocs have been captured so far. Styan says an[…]
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