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[…]
Police have seized a massive cocaine haul off the Saldahna Bay coast in excess of R500 million. In an extensive operation led by Western Cape Organised Crime Narcotics Unit detectives, police have seized nearly 1000 blocks of compressed cocaine from a fishing vessel. The drugs are estimated to be valued[…]
The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa has reached 796 472 after a further 4 173 people were confirmed to have the virus in the most recent period. The Department of Health says in a statement that 65 people have died in[…]
DA Western Cape Leader, Bongikosi Madikizlea has been re-elected as the party’s provincial leader. He was one of the candidates who was vying for several top spots in the party’s Western Cape Congress, which was hosted virtually this year, due to COVID-19. Madikizela beat Masizole Mnqasela and Wendy Philander, in[…]
The Western Cape is expecting one of the biggest winter grain, barley and canola harvests in recent history, “shattering previous records”, agriculture MEC Ivan Meyer said on Wednesday. The bumper harvest would assist the economic recovery of agriculture in the province after many years of drought, he said. Meyer unveiled[…]
South Africa cannot afford to go into another lockdown, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said on Thursday. “Our economy cannot afford it. We’re getting poorer, we are losing jobs – we need to recover now,” he said during his weekly digital press briefing. “We will only recover, only make sure[…]
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