The CWDM at the Namibian Tourism Expo

Our LED team, together with our Local Tourism Associations (LTAs) and their products, introduced Namibia and the world’s tourism market to the magic of the Cape Winelands at the Namibian Tourism Expo held from 24 to 26 April in Windhoek.   The expo, organised by Namibia Media Holdings, hosts exhibits by local, regional and international […]

Global Recycling Day Celebrated at Bonnievale Primary School

Global Recycling Day Celebrated at Bonnievale Primary School CWDM’s Municipal Health Services spearheaded a celebration of Global Recycling Day at Bonnievale Primary School on Monday, March 18, 2024. The event aimed to underscore the importance of recycling and its profound positive impact on the environment, fostering a more sustainable future for our planet and forthcoming […]

CWDM takes first place in Governance Performance Index

The Cape Winelands District Municipality has been awarded the highest score out of 24 District Municipalities in South Africa by the research and advocacy non-profit organisation Good Governance Africa in the Governance Performance Index (GPI) report of 2024. Good Governance Africa (GGA) rated South Africa’s 8 metros, 205 local municipalities, and 44 district municipalities. “The […]

Top Achievers honoured 

“Today, we gather here not just to celebrate academic achievements but to applaud the exceptional journey that each one of you has undertaken. As the top performers of your respective schools, you have not only showcased outstanding intelligence but have also demonstrated a unique set of qualities that will undoubtedly shape the future,” said Ald […]

Well done to thirty-two graduate firefighters from across the province!

“The objective of the Cape Winelands Firefighting Training programme goes beyond imparting skills; it is about shaping lives and making a profound impact on our communities,” stated the Executive Mayor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality, Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht, during the 2023 graduation ceremony held at the CWDM’s Firefighter Training Academy in Stellenbosch. […]

Cape Winelands District Municipality gears up for challenging fire season

The Western Cape Government, in collaboration with the Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) and various stakeholders, officially launched the Provincial Fire Readiness Initiative in Stellenbosch on Monday 27 November 2023. As the region braces for a potentially busy fire season, the CWDM is at the forefront of ensuring preparedness and coordination to safeguard lives, property […]

CWDM encourages unity against GBV  

South Africa continues to battle the pandemic of gender-based violence (GBV) and we need to remain committed to the fight for 365 days of the year. The annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign that runs from 25 November to 10 December places the spotlight on this scourge. To launch the 2023 campaign, […]

Safer Route for the Visually Impaired

“Traveling independently places a heavy physical and mental toll on the visually impaired individual. It’s not really the distance that’s a problem; it’s the environment that makes it difficult,” shared Jeanne-Chayil Arendse, a grade 10 learner at the Pioneer School for the Visually Impaired in Worcester. Western Cape MEC for Mobility, Mr., handed over a […]