Western Cape


Cape Town is currently on a mission to make its public swimming pools safer and more user-friendly. A roll-out plan has been implemented which includes the repairs and upgrades required to make the pools safer.

The South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU) in the Western Cape has released a statement condemning the murder of a teacher in the Western Cape.

A grade 6 teacher was fatally shot at a school in Philippi, Cape Town on Tuesday. It is believed that the incident is related to a troublesome pupil who had been sent to the principal's office by the teacher.  

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has praised the matriculants who took to the call of vaccination. The department took to its social media platform to encourage matriculants to practice safety measures ahead of the final exams to protect themselves and their families from Covid-19. 

Education Department encouraged parents and caregivers who intended to enrol their children for the 2022 school year in the Western Cape to confirm their final choice of school, by midnight on Friday 25 July 2021.

Stellenbosch University is currently implementing a new waste water based surveillance system that detects Covid-19. The new system helps detect early infections and picks up on people who are asymptomatic. 

UCT is in the midst of their restoration process after assessing the damaged that were done to their residences, Jagger Library and various other building. They are working with people all over the world to restore the damaged archives after recovering it from the library. UCT is thankful for all the assistance they have received during this time. 

Western Cape are still dealing with thousand of learners who have not been placed in schools. The Western Cape Department of education are uncertain on what to do about the situation, while the Legal Resource Centre is working to uncover the reason behind the learner still being unplaced

Now that Level 1 has settled in and we've seen an obvious decrease in numbers, we now wonder about the possible second wave. Western Cape is going above and beyond in trying to prepare for a second wave as seen in many other countries.

Parts of South Africa are seen to have dam levels at concerning capacities and the topic of water restrictions is then seen to be coming up. Locals are being encouraged to use water sparingly as a high demand is currently being seen.

The Western Cape's Department of Health has made the decision to only test those who are at high risk and most vulnerable to dying from the COVID-19 infection in the Cape Town metropolitan area. However some do not agree that this is the best decision.

The Eastern Cape has an increase of almost 2000 covid-19 cases a day and a high death rate. This is a recipe for disaster for the province's health system which will most likely take a knock when the virus reaches its peak. 

Now that Gauteng has overtaken Western Cape as the epicentre of Covid-19 in the country, Government officials are now working to make sure the province is able to cope with the surge and have provided updates and plans Government has for the province. 

To cope with the demands of Covid-19, the CTICC has undergone a transformation and is now housing a Temporary Hospital. Now, you can take a tour of this hospital. 

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is the latest high profile figure to go into self quarantine as a precaution against contracting Covid-19.  It follows the sad news of the death of an eNCA staff member today.

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize visited the Western Cape, explaining that he was responding to the, "rapid increase in people who are positive in the province". "There is a much higher level of infection here," explained the Minister, but he stopped short of calling for a move back to level 5 for the province.