Source: Western Cape Government: Office of the Premier |

South Africa: Jubilation all around as Minister Tertuis Simmers handed over new homes

The handover forms part of the 100 homes that will be given to qualifying beneficiaries over the next couple of weeks by the Overstrand Municipality

On Friday, March 10, 2023, the Communities of Masakhane and Blompark were showered with keys to their brand-new homes to commemorate Human Rights month. It was a day filled with tears of joy and jubilation for the beneficiaries. The Provincial Minister of Infrastructure started the day at the Blompark project…

Source: Western Cape Government: Office of the Premier |

South Africa: Premier Alan Winde on State of the Nation Address

Premier notes announcements in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address with regards to the catastrophic energy crisis

Premier Alan Winde said, “Load shedding is a major disaster for the citizens of the Western Cape and South Africa. We need the enabling effects in place to urgently fix the energy system to end loadshedding, but intrusive regulations will be a double disaster and cripple our response.” He added,…

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South Africa: Western Cape on emergency funding to mitigate impact of loadshedding on local municipalities

R88.8 million in emergency funding to mitigate impact of loadshedding in local municipalities

At the first provincial Cabinet meeting of the year, held on Wednesday, 25 January 2023, emergency funding needed to mitigate the consequences of unprecedented levels of loadshedding on the Western Cape economy, on municipal services, and on the environment, was discussed as a key priority for the Western Cape Government…