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Western Cape

“Good governance starts a domino effect. After years of effort, by many partners, the Western Cape is beginning to reap the rewards,” Premier Helen Zille announced in her keynote address at the 2017 State of the Province. And she’s right.

Half-way into the DA’s second term in office, the Province boasts the lowest unemployment rate – more people have hope for finding a job here than in any other province in the country. Pass rates in the Western Cape’s poorest schools have improved from 57.7%, when the DA took office in 2009, to 75.2% in 2016! And under the DA’s leadership, the Province has delivered 75 300 title deeds to date.

Western Cape's Success Stories

News from Western Cape

Premier Zille pays progress visit to innovative psychiatric care project

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille today paid a progress visit to an innovative psychiatric care project based at Lentegeur Hospital. The Market Garden initiative, run by the Spring Foundation, promotes psychosocial rehabilitation by actively involving patients in growing, harvesting, packaging and marketing the garden’s organic produce Premier Zille recognised the potential of the Spring Foundation’s…

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Minister Plato launched Delft Walking Bus initiative

On Monday 24 April 2017, the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato launched a new Walking Bus initiative in Delft. The Walking Bus initiative aims to create a safe and supervised route for learners to and from school every day with the commitment and involvement of the community playing a central part to…

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Western Cape confirmed as top province in audit outcomes

The Western Cape has been officially confirmed as the country’s Top Province in the 2015/16 provincial and local audit outcomes. In a ceremony held today, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu awarded deserving provincial, municipal departments and entities. The Western Cape Government was officially certified with 100% unqualified audits. A total of 23 out of 30 Western Cape…

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Swellendam is named as South Africa’s top eco-friendly destination

Swellendam has been recognised as South Africa’s top eco-friendly destination. The Luxury Travel Guide publication selected Swellendam as the Eco-Friendly Destination of the Year-South Africa in the Africa and Middle East Awards 2017 category. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, congratulated the destination. “This is an excellent achievement for Swellendam and for tourism in the…

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