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.
- Residents older than 50 years urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
- Residents urged to continue registering and going for their Covid-19 vaccination.
- Western Cape officially out of third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
As part of Transport Month I attended the launch of the Red Dot Taxi Service in Atlantis. This innovation illustrates how the @WesternCapeGov can use public transport as part of an all-of-society approach to address important priorities.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) October 4, 2021
1/3 #LetsDoThis ➡️ Vaccine sites active for the week of 4 October to 8 October
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) October 5, 2021
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.
We are proud of our partnership with the wine and fruit industry as we help cultivate the talent of our farming communities. 🎙🎤 #socialupliftment #agrisgottalent @Hortgro @Vinpro_za @sati_sa @ivan2meyer @RicoBasson @justchad_cga @msebopetsa #AGT21 #ForTheLoveOfAgriculture https://t.co/hm7miCLY28
— WC Dept of Agriculture (@WCGovAgri) September 29, 2021