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News and Speeches for Department of the Premier

Premier Winde calls to end the National State of Disaster and save jobs

7 September 2021

During the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) today, I called for the National State of Disaster to be lifted and a better COVID-19 management system to be implemented to reduce pressures placed on the economy and drive job creation. Read More

Premier welcomes over 63% of 60+ having received at least 1 dose of vaccine

25 August 2021

To date, the Western Cape Government, through the Provincial Department of Health, has administered at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to over 63% of all residents over 60. Read More

Western Cape Government opposes Constitution 18th Amendment Bill

24 August 2021

Today, the Western Cape Government held a digital press conference unpacking the Provincial Government’s decision to oppose the Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill, 2021, through its comments submitted to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Amendment of... Read More

Rooibos industry’s contribution to the local economy strengthened

23 August 2021

Today, the Premier of Western Cape, Alan Winde, presided over a ceremony whereby the European Union (EU) Ambassador to South Africa, Dr Riina Kionka, handed over a certificate to the Rooibos industry recognising its registration for Protection... Read More

WCG will oppose the postponement of the Local Government Elections

17 August 2021

The Western Cape Government has resolved to oppose the Electoral Commission’s application to the Constitutional Court to postpone the Local Government Elections. Read More

Premier Winde welcomes the appointment of the new Western Cape Police Ombudsman

13 August 2021

The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, welcomes the appointment of the new Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Major General Oswald Reddy. Read More

Premier Winde’s remarks on women-led walkabout with SAPS, LEAP and neighbourhood

10 August 2021

Today, I had the privilege of joining a women-led walkabout with members of SAPS, the local neighbourhood watches and Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) law enforcement officers along Delft Main Road in Cape Town.  Read More

Media release by the WCG on efforts to ensure the safety of commuters

27 July 2021

The Western Cape Government held a digital press conference today on its efforts to ensure the safety of commuters in the greater Cape Town region following disruptions in the taxi industry caused by last week’s violence. Read More

Media release by the WCG on ensuring safe public transport in Cape Town

21 July 2021

Today, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and the Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell, met with Golden Arrow Bus Services’ (GABS) management, as part of efforts to ensure more public transport capacity is... Read More

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on ongoing taxi violence in Cape Town

20 July 2021

The ongoing taxi violence in the City of Cape Town has continued today despite every effort by both the national and provincial governments to find a lasting resolution to the dispute over contested routes.  Read More

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on ongoing taxi violence in Cape Town

20 July 2021

Premier Winde calls for additional SANDF boots on the ground to ensure the safety of commuters Last week, the SANDF deployed a company of soldiers in the Western Cape as part of its countrywide response to unrest seen in some provinces. Read More

Media release by Premier Alan Winde on ongoing taxi violence in Cape Town

19 July 2021

The ongoing taxi violence in the City of Cape Town has continued today despite every effort by both the national and provincial governments to find a lasting resolution to the dispute over contested routes.  Read More

Western Cape Government on deployment of SANDF in the Western Cape

16 July 2021

The Provincial Disaster Management Centre has been informed that the South African National Defence Force will be deploying a company of soldiers in the Western Cape today as part of the national deployment of soldiers gazetted earlier this week. Read More

Update by the WCG on public unrest in some parts of South Africa

16 July 2021

There have been no incidents of looting in any region of the Western Cape today. The Western Cape Government, the SAPS, the City of Cape Town, and other law enforcement entities continue to work closely together to ensure that this calm is... Read More

Update by the Western Cape Government on public unrest in parts of South Africa

15 July 2021

Premier Alan Winde confirmed that as of his latest briefing from Provincial Minister for Community Safety, Albert Fritz, there has been no confirmed looting in any region of the Western Cape, and that the province remains calm. Read More

Update by Western Cape Government on public unrest in some parts of South Africa

14 July 2021

This morning, the expanded cabinet of the Western Cape Government met for the second day in the row, to ensure full coordination across the province, following continued incidents of looting in some parts of South Africa. Read More

Update by Western Cape Government following unrest in some parts of South Africa

13 July 2021

“The Western Cape Government, SAPS and other security services are working closely together to ensure law and order is maintained in province” Read More

Media Release by Premier Alan Winde in response to Presidential address

12 July 2021

“Government must embrace innovation to save both lives and livelihoods” Read More

Western Cape Government continues to implement the TB response plan

28 June 2021

“The Western Cape is making good progress in implementing the TB response plan” Read More

WCG continues to drive economic opportunities ahead of Worker's Day

1 May 2021

Today, our country and province commemorates Worker's Day. As we do so, the Western Cape Government remains steadfastly committed to creating an enabling environment in which businesses, both small and large, can thrive and create jobs. Read More

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