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 […]

The unveiling of the Klara Majola statue

The Togryers Museum in Ceres unveiled a statue of the late Klara Majola baptised, Violet Jansen on Saturday, 26 August 2023 in front of the John Steyn Library. The story of Klara Majola (8) from the farm Die Eike, Witzenberg, is a true account of a young girl’s bravery who met her untimely death when […]

Women’s Month culminates in Celebration of Phenomenal Women

Building on the inaugural success of the Phenomenal Women of the Cape Winelands District Awards last year, the Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM), in collaboration with the Historium Trust and the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument (ATM), once again honoured 16 phenomenal women from the community. The award ceremony was held in Paarl on Wednesday, 23 […]

Maintenance and repair to rural and gravel roads continue

The Technical Services Department of the Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) has been diligently addressing road repairs in the wake of the recent severe weather conditions. The substantial damage caused by the relentless and ongoing inclement weather has severely affected the nearly 3 500 kilometres of gravel and rural roads that serve as the lifeline […]

CWDM’s Fire Services unveils cutting-edge Incident Command Bus

On Friday, 28 July 2023, the Cape Winelands District Municipality’s Fire Services took delivery of their state-of-the-art, custom-designed mobile Incident Command (IC) bus in Stellenbosch. Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht, brimming with enthusiasm, expressed her delight with this enhancement of the fleet. She stated, “I am ecstatic about this new addition to our fire services […]

Mandela Day

67 entities collab for Mandela Day On the 18 July 2023, colleagues from the Community Development and Planning Services (CDPS) spend the day giving their time for Madiba Day in Touwsrivier, Breede Valley. CDPS joined hands with Touwsrivier Tourism on their Fab Collab initiative. Internally led by Municipal Health Services in collaboration with Disaster-, LED- […]