The Western Cape provincial government has launched the Red Dot Taxi service.

The initiative was officially launched at the Saxonsea vaccine site in Atlantis and will assist residents, who do not have transport get to vaccination sites for their Covid-19 vaccination.

Premier Alan Winde says the Red Dot Taxi service consists of a fleet of 135 mini-bus taxis.

Read more on the initiative here.

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The Western Cape MEC for Agriculture, Ivan Meyer says his Department will now work even harder to boost and support the local cannabis industry.

Meyer this week visited the the Felbridge Cannabis Farm outside Stellenbosch.

He says the sector has enormous potential in developing SMMEs and attracting domestic and foreign investment.

The South African cannabis industry is estimated at R28-billion and can create between 10 000 to 25 000 jobs.

Meyer says the cannabis industry is global, and the Western Cape wants to create jobs in this growing industry.

Read MEC Meyer’s full statement here.

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