Western Cape

Minister Patricia de Lille tests positive for COVID-19

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[…]

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Avian flu now detected in Western Cape

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[…]

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WC gov expresses concern over farmworker transportation

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,[…]

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WC residents warned of localized flooding

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[…]

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WC gov to launch Blue Dot Taxi initiative next month

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[…]

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