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News and Speeches for Department of the Premier

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

Burning questions around energy announcements in SONA must be answered

14 February 2020

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde has welcomed announcements in the State of the Nation Address on energy, rail and water licenses for agriculture, which will positively impact the Western Cape, but says projects need specific time frames, and... Read More

First 500 new law enforcement officers ready to tackle crime

9 February 2020

The fight against crime in the Western Cape received a significant boost today as 500 new learner law enforcement officers took part in the official passing out parade, signaling the start of their deployment. Read More

Premier Winde promotes Western Cape economy at UK-Africa Investment Summit

21 January 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde attended the first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London yesterday, as part of the official South African delegation to the conference. Read More

Remarks made by Premier Winde at the 2019 National Senior Certificate Awards

16 January 2020

The Western Cape Education Department held its annual National Senior Certificate Awards today, where the top schools and learners received recognition for their hard work and academic achievements. These awards are annually hosted at Leeuwenhof. Read More

Service provider appointed to conduct lifestyle audits for Western Cape Cabinet

13 January 2020

A service provider who will conduct lifestyle audits on the Western Cape cabinet as promised by Premier Alan Winde before the election, has been appointed.   Read More

Statement by Premier Alan Winde on the SANParks incident involving Nic Dlamini

27 December 2019

Today, I visited cyclist Nic Dlamini in hospital. He is calm but in shock. His doctors are currently dealing with his injuries. Read More

Province gets ahead of the curve on loadshedding

10 December 2019

Media Statement by Premier Alan Winde Read More

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