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News and Speeches for Department of the Premier

Covid-19 is not on holiday-statement by Premier Winde at his weekly digicon

10 December 2020

Covid-19 is not on holiday. We all must take extra precautions now so that we start 2021 strong Read More

Joint statement on the first meeting of committee on organised crime, extortion

13 November 2020

Earlier today, the Department of Community Safety attended the first meeting of the priority committee on organised crime and extortion, which was established by the National Minister of Police. Read More

Premier Alan Winde calls for concerted effort to beat TB epidemic

6 November 2020

Premier Alan Winde calls for concerted effort to beat TB epidemic at meeting of Provincial Council on AIDS Read More

Western Cape wins top awards at National Batho Pele Excellence Awards

31 October 2020

Last night, at the annual National Batho Pele Excellence Awards, the Western Cape Government was honoured with numerous prizes for top performance in the public service. Read More

“The courage needed to get the job done” - Premier Alan Winde

22 October 2020

Special address delivered by Premier Alan Winde in the Western Cape Legislature. 22 October 2020 Speaker, Honourable Members, People of the Western Cape. Thank you for agreeing to my request to address you today. Read More

Premier Winde outlines the path to recovery for the Western Cape

22 October 2020

The courage needed to get the job done and to keep us moving forward  Read More

Premier Alan Winde to deliver special address in WC Provincial Parliament

19 October 2020

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament has agreed to a request by Premier Alan Winde to address the legislature. The special address will be delivered on Thursday, and the follow-up debate will take place on Friday. Read More

Joint statement by Premier Winde and MEC Fritz on the murder of Charl Kinnear

19 September 2020

Premier Alan Winde extends his deepest condolences to the family of Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear who was killed outside of him home yesterday.   Read More

Official provincial funeral declared for Petrus Meyer

1 September 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special provincial funeral for Petrus (Piet) Meyer, who dedicated decades of his life to the public service in the Western Cape. Read More

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