Western Cape

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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SA records more than 4 000 new COVID-19 cases

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[…]

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WC DA elects new provincial congress

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[…]

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