CWDM commemorates World Environmental Health Day

Since 2011, World Environmental Health Day is observed on 27 September. The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) is mandated to deliver environmental health services via the Municipal Health Services (MHS) division.  The South African Environmental Health Conference 2023 themed “Global Environmental Public Health – standing up to protect everyone’s health each and every day” was […]

Twenty-Six Fire fighters Graduate

“I salute you,” declared the Executive Mayor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality, Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht, during the graduation ceremony held at the CWDM’s Firefighter Training Academy in Stellenbosch. “To begin with, an aspiring firefighter requires a very specific set of characteristics. These characteristics are then honed through training, and as you stand […]

Chaos after storms

The flooding that affected the Cape Winelands (Overberg and Somerset West) over the long weekend of 22 to 25 September will be remembered for many years, especially by those who were directly impacted. In response to the announcement by the South African Weather Services (SAWS) that they were upgrading the weather alert from level 4 […]

There is a big world out here, just waiting for me.

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) and the German NGO, KiEZ, hosted the annual youth exchange programme that enabled grade 11 pupils from the district to visit Germany to develop leadership skills and foster cultural understanding. KiEZ was established in 1999 with the aim to create an improved understanding of democracy by developing leadership in […]