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News and Speeches for Department of the Premier

Commencement of the Commissioner for Children in the Western Cape

1 June 2020

1 June is an auspicious day to take up the Office of Commissioner for Children, since today is International Children’s Day and we have commenced National Child Protection Week. Read More

Additional R53 million allocated to food relief programmes in the Western Cape

5 April 2020

Yesterday (04 April 2020), Provincial Treasury approved the allocation of R53 million additional funding for emergency food relief programmes that will run across the Western Cape. Read More

Update on the Coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde

5 April 2020

Case update: As at 00h01 on 05 April 2020, the Western Cape had recorded 464 Covid-19 infections.   Read More

Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde – Community screening commences

4 April 2020

Case update: As at 00h01 on 04 April 2020, the Western Cape had recorded 446 Covid-19 infections.   Sub-districts Cape Town Metro: Read More

Comment by Premier Alan Winde on regulations around essential goods

3 April 2020

There has been a lot of debate online about how regulations, especially relating to what you can buy at the shops, are being interpreted Read More

Coronavirus update - 24 March

24 March 2020

Latest infections: Read More

Update on the Coronavirus - 21 March

21 March 2020

The Western Cape now has a total number of 74 COVID-19 infections- with 18 new infections recorded. Read More

Update on Coronavirus from the Western Cape Government 19 March

19 March 2020

  Total infections:   A total of 46 COVID-19 infections have been recorded in the Western Cape.    Read More

Minister of Health's COVID-19 test results

19 March 2020

Western Cape Minister of Health Nomafrench Mbombo has tested negative for COVID-19. We are all glad for this result, and hope it serves it to allay the concerns of others who have been in contact with her.   Read More

Western Cape Government update on Coronavirus

18 March 2020

The Western Cape Government has been working day and night to contain, prepare for and mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus and Covid-19. Read More

Update from Premier Alan Winde on Coronavirus

15 March 2020

On Friday afternoon, I convened a special meeting of the Provincial Cabinet and the work-stream cluster leads at the Disaster Management Centre to coordinate our government’s response to the Coronavirus. Read More

Premier Winde to participate in Cape Town Cycle Tour

6 March 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde will be among the 35 000 cyclists taking part in this year's Cape Town Cycle Tour, riding in support of the Atlas Foundation.   Read More

Premier Winde, Speaker Mnqasela and Minister Fernandez thank Rocklands Educare

5 March 2020

Premier Alan Winde, Western Cape Speaker Masizole Mnqasela and Social Development Minister Sharna Fernandez today visited the Rocklands Educare creche to hand out gifts to the children and teachers. Read More

Premier Winde meets with Western Cape municipalities to discuss energy

3 March 2020

Twenty four of the Western Cape’s municipalities now allow for the installation of solar PV with a connection to the grid, with Bitou being the latest municipality to come on board. Read More

Western Cape Legislature building lit up in rainbow flag

27 February 2020

For the first time ever, the Western Cape Legislature building has been lit up in rainbow colours, in celebration and support of Pride week, currently taking place in Cape Town. Read More

Thousands of Western Cape residents let down – PRASA must pay its bills now

27 February 2020

Today's suspension of Metrorail services due to non-payment of Eskom bills has left thousands of Western Cape residents from our poorest communities stranded.  This is completely unacceptable and cannot be allowed to continue. Read More

First Thursday to be held in Stellenbosch for the first time

26 February 2020

The Western Cape Open Government First Thursday event will be going on the road for March- with the first outside event to be held in Stellenbosch on 5 March.  The event will be held at Rietenbosch Primary School in Cloetesville. Read More

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