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News and Speeches for Department of the Premier

Joint statement by Premier Alan Winde and Minister Simmers on interim interdict

28 August 2020

The interim interdict handed down by the Western Cape High Court this week which bars the City of Cape Town from taking immediate counter steps to halt ongoing illegal land occupations by prohibiting the removal of all tents, shacks or similar... Read More

Statement by Premier Alan Winde to mark Women's Day

9 August 2020

Today we celebrate Women’s Day and the remarkable contribution that the women of this country have made throughout our history.  It is a day to celebrate the women in our lives, but we must also take a long hard look at the way society treats women... Read More

Cabinet adopts positions on opening of business and sale of alcohol

7 August 2020

Western Cape Government Cabinet adopts position on safe opening of all businesses and the domestic sale of alcohol together with smart interventions   Read More

Statement by Premier Winde on Youth Day

16 June 2020

Today, as we celebrate Youth Day, we must remember the past and pay tribute to those young people who stood up, and paved the way for the young people of today. But it is also about looking at the future for young people and finding ways to make... Read More

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

Premier Winde accepts WC Parliament recommendation for Children's Commissioner

16 April 2020

Premier Alan Winde has accepted the recommendation by the Western Cape Provincial Parliament that Christina Nomdo be offered the position to act as the first ever Western Cape Children’s Commissioner. 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

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