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News and Speeches for Department of the Premier

Early airport data shows 27% recovery in international trips for December 2021

17 January 2022

Media Release by the Western Cape Government: Early airport data shows 27% recovery in international trips for December 2021, compared to December 2019 Read More

Premier Winde’s response to the extension of the National State of Disaster

14 January 2022

Media release: Premier Winde’s response to the extension of the National State of Disaster 14 January 2022 Read More

Media release by Premier Winde on the Western Cape’s healthcare platform and vac

13 January 2022

“Growing body of evidence shows that the fourth wave has been less severe and that COVID-19 cases have decoupled from hospitalisations and deaths. The time has come to normalise our COVID-19 response.” Read More

State of Province Address to take place at the Velddrif Town Hall on 15 February

12 January 2022

I welcome the announcement by the Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Masizole Mnqasela, that the State of Province Address (SOPA) this year will be held at the Velddrif Town Hall, in Velddrif in the West Coast District of our... Read More

Media release by Premier Winde’s update on COVID-19 and vaccinations

15 October 2021

“Vaccination is quick, easy and free. If you have been too busy to go, please don’t worry about registering beforehand. You can just walk in at any of our sites.” Read More

Unpacking the Western Cape’s Policing Needs and Priorities Report

14 October 2021

“The option of pursuing an intergovernmental dispute over police resourcing in the Western Cape remains firmly on the table” Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Fernandez engage with Wynberg social workers

12 October 2021

“Social workers have been at the forefront, ensuring our mental wellbeing, throughout the pandemic” Read More

Premier Winde and Provincial Minister Fritz to lead station oversight visits

11 October 2021

We are concerned to learn that the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, has refused to correct his misleading statement made on Friday, that the Western Cape is the most resourced province in terms of policing. Read More

Joint statement by Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Minister Albert Fritz

9 October 2021

“The National Minister of Police’s claims that the Western Cape gets most policing resources is an insult to our poorest communities” Read More

“The WC requires transparency on road map to end the national state of disaster"

7 October 2021

I have today written to President Cyril Ramaphosa to request a consultation with provinces before any extension on the declaration of the national state of disaster is promulgated, as expected on 15 October 2021. Read More

Premier hands over trophy to Creation Wines after it won 10th best wine farm

29 September 2021

Today, I was joined by the Provincial Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, in handing over a trophy to Hermanus-based Creation Wines, who has won 10th place in the... Read More

Premier Alan Winde’s statement on World Tourism Day 2021

27 September 2021

By 23 September 2021, the Western Cape had a total of 434 new cases daily based on the 7-day moving average. According to the technical definition, we would have exited our third wave when new infections are 15% of the peak, or 530 cases a day on... Read More

Premier asks Cabinet what heritage means to them and their departments

23 September 2021

Tomorrow, the country will celebrate Heritage Day in recognition of our unique culture. The Western Cape enjoys a diversity of peoples, cuisine, wildlife, languages, and culture. This is something that we must not only celebrate but also promote and... Read More

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