National and provincial government leaders have given residents of the Cape Winelands District an undertaking to address challenges communities face with crime, health and labour in the Cape Winelands District in the Western Cape. These commitments were represented by more than 4 000 residents who attended the sixth District Development Model Presidential Imbizo led by […]

Fire Season over, for now

The Cape Winelands District Municipality’s (CWDM) Fire Services held the annual post-fire season meeting in Worcester on 18 May 2023.  “This year we saw more ignitions than usual, but due to the combination of high rainfall and rapid attack deployment of resources, we had very few ongoing fires that lasted days and stretched our manpower […]

CWDM provides stationery packs for Grade 7s

Executive Mayor Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht, along with Cllr Deon Carinus (Technical Services Portfolio Holder) and representatives from Stellenbosch Municipality, surprised the Grade 7 classes of Vlottenburg Primary in Stellenbosch and Wes-Eind Primary in Franschhoek with stationery packs ahead of their move to high school next year. The Mayor took the opportunity to explain […]

Cape Winelands represented at Expos

We are always ready to welcome visitors from all over to our neck of the woods. During the month of April CWDM and representatives from the Local Tourism Associations (LTAs) displayed what the district had to offer at the World Travel Market Africa, which was held in Cape Town as well as at the Namibia […]

World Hand Hygiene Day

In commemoration of World Hand Hygiene Day, our Environmental Health Practitioners visited Annie Brown Clinic in Ceres to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing. The EHPs, distributed awareness material and conducted 33 handwashing demonstrations to staff and patients. Water restrictions and water-shedding are currently implemented in Witzenberg and our EHPs used the opportunity to […]

Strengthening our partnership with KIEZ

We recently hosted the German Delegation, from our partner, KiEZ Sachsen-Anhalt. Discussions revolved around how we could strengthen our MOU and further growth opportunities for our youth in the Cape Winelands District. The agreement between the CWDM and the organisation Landesverband Kinder- und Jugenderholungszentren Sachsen-Anhalt e.V. Kieze (, known as KIEZ in Germany has been […]

New loos for learners!

Our Executive Mayor, Elna von Schlicht and Cllr Deon Carinus, Portfolio holder for Technical Services, attended the official handover of the newly completed ablution facilities at Erris Möller Primary School just outside Wolseley. “The learners can now visit the new bathroom, knowing that they can flush the toilet and wash their hands in lovely, fully […]

Touwsriver Sport Tournament

Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) in partnership with Hood Hop Africa (HHA) and Breede Valley Municipality hosted Touwsriver tournament on the 29th of April 2023 at Touwsriver Sport Stadium in Touwsriver. Sport that was played among others was the seven rugby, netball, soccer and arts and culture which was held at the community hall in […]

Cape Winelands District Early Childhood Development (ECD) Summit

The Cape Winelands District’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Summit took place in Worcester on Tuesday, 18 April 2023 in partnership with Western Cape Education: Cape Winelands District and brought together distinguished speakers and role players in the ECD sector. The summit’s objective was to create an ECD sector where our children, in other words the […]