Relief items donated in wake of severe weather damage

The Cape Winelands District Municipality’s Disaster Management unit received a generous donation from AVBOB that provides much-needed relief items to those affected by the severe weather conditions that ravaged the area from 14 to 19 June. Over 1 500 people were evacuated and several roads and passes were closed to escape the devastating impact of […]

Close to 1 000 adult diaper packs donated

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) strongly believes that our elderly needs to be taken care of with dignity. They are therefore included in the municipality’s initiative (which is budgeted for and prioritised every financial year) to supply diapers to elderly service centres, schools, ECD facilities and organisations that care for severely disabled or ill […]

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 […]

Love at first visit: CapeNature and the Winelands

Known for its fine wine and top-class experiences enjoyed by locals and international visitors, the Cape Winelands prides itself on awe-inspiring views, award-winning wineries, historic buildings and masterpieces, and key attractions, activities and accommodation that bring family and friends together, creating wholesome and memorable moments that last forever. CapeNature is here to remind visitors that […]

Welcome, Lenny the Leopard

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) proudly welcomed Lenny the Leopard, our new mascot into the Disaster Management team. Lenny was officially introduced to young learners at Groendal Primary in Franschhoek through an engaging interactive play on Tuesday, 23 May 2023. The interactive play featured Lenny as the lead character, accompanied by Sara and Mr. […]

Another successful Golden Games

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) and its partners proudly continue the tradition of hosting the annual Golden Games, a sporting event that has become a beloved highlight on the calendars of elderly forums and centres throughout the region. On Tuesday 23 May 2023, Boland Park in Worcester buzzed with excitement as 1 500 senior […]


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 […]