The Cape Winelands District is “disaster ready”

The Cape Winelands District is “disaster ready” 12 November 2021 The Disaster Management division of the Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM), in partnership with Santam and representatives from the Breede Valley Municipality, hosted a successful disaster simulation* exercise. The simulation is a learning exercise that enables all role-players to evaluate response, communication, cooperation and collaborative […]

Welcome home Bradley Olifant!

Welcome home Bradley Olifant! The CWDM is super proud of our very own international athlete Bradley Olifant.  Bradley, a Grade 12 learner at Worcester Gymnasium returned to home on Monday, 23 August after competing, as part of the Springbok team at the Under 20’s World Athletic Championships in Kenya over the weekend.   Bradley’s coach, Emile […]

Game Theory protects from COVID-19

Game Theory protects from COVID-19 Cape Winelands District Municipality launches a Covid-19 awareness game to help keep teachers and parents safe Worcester, 20 August 2021 “Through the distribution of this first-of-its-kind Covid-19 awareness game, the Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) is teaching even the youngest of our citizens that they too have a huge role […]

Embassy of Israel Donation

Embassy of Israel Donation The Embassy of Israel’s Deputy Ambassador, Hila Rose Fridman visited the Breede Valley APD in Worcester today to handover a donation of 56 First Aid Kits.  The kits will be distributed to Community Care Workers who help support physically disabled citizens in the Cape Winelands.  The Deputy Ambassador stated, “when the […]

Blankets against the cold

Blankets against the cold An initiative launched by Paarl FM has resulted in the donation of 110 blankets for distribution to the needy.  CWDM’s mayor, Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht together with Pietie Williams ED: CDPS accepted the donation. The mayor thanked the radio station for undertaking this project and said, “these blankets will go […]

Walking for Social Justice

Walking for Social Justice In acknowledgment of Youth Day, 16 June 2021, Visit Stellenbosch and Dwarsrivier Tourism hosted a social justice walk – a 16 km route of ‘hope and healing’ – from the historical centre of Stellenbosch to Pniel in the beautiful Dwarsrivier Valley. The Social Justice Walk, the first of its kind, connects all communities […]

Agricultural workers vaccinated

Agricultural workers vaccinated The MEC for Agriculture, Minister Ivan Meyer, and Executive Mayor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality, Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht, visited Ceres Hospital’s Covid-19 vaccination site to witness the first round of vaccinations for agricultural workers over the age of 60.  The Mayor, who received her first dose of the vaccination […]

Veld fire season draws to a close

Veld fire season draws to a close Summer in the Cape Winelands is all about beating the heat. Houses are closed up against the sun, hikers and bikers get out early in the morning and finish before the heat settles in and farmers race against time to get their harvests in on time. Not to […]

Imbizo 2021/2022 Budget Article

Imbizo 2021/2022 Budget Article – 09 June 2021 It is under very uncertain conditions that the Cape Winelands District Municipality prepared a draft budget for the 2021/2022 financial year. As is the case with all businesses, the full impact and duration of the Covid-19 pandemic are still uncertain. Even so, it is vital that municipalities […]