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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government


We will support businesses to open safely in the Western Cape

30 April 2020

We note the release last night (29 April 2020) of the Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy regulations by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Cooperative Affairs (COGTA), which will allow for the start of the opening up of our economy following... Read More

Western Cape learners will not return to school next week

29 April 2020

In a presentation to national parliament today, the Department of Basic Education made a presentation with tentative dates for the reopening of schools across the country. These dates were not definite and do not constitute an official announcement... Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority investigates 37, suspends 14 licenses

29 April 2020

The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 37 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the National Disaster Regulations whereby liquor traders sold alcohol during the lockdown period. Read More

Lifting of lockdown regulations to accommodate the construction and services

29 April 2020

I’ve written to the National Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, to seek clarity about whether Human Settlements construction projects are covered by the levels five and four of the listed services, as we are of the... Read More

"One Day" tourism campaign launched to inspire future travellers

28 April 2020

Today (28 April 2020), we are excited to announce the launch of the “One Day” campaign to support the tourism industry in the Western Cape during the Coronavirus crisis.  Read More

New system to gather public transport user feedback during the lockdown

27 April 2020

A key responsibility of the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) during the lockdown is managing public transport operator compliance with national government regulations regarding loading restrictions, Read More

Isolate and #StopTheSpread

27 April 2020

In line with international and national advice, the Western Cape Government has embarked on the isolation (of infected people) and quarantine (of their contacts), as a very important step in the process to suppress the spread of COVID-19. Read More

Businesses have made their voices heard on the Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy

27 April 2020

In the last 48 hours our teams have worked around the clock to engage with economic stakeholders across the Western Cape to ensure that the many voices of business are heard as part of national government’s consultation on the proposed Covid-19 Risk... Read More

Businesses – have your say on the Covid-19 Risk-Adjusted Strategy

26 April 2020

Yesterday (25 April 2020), the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, released a draft framework setting out the services that will be permitted to operate in key economic sectors under the new risk-adjusted approa Read More

R690 960 allocated to support Chrysalis-JazzArt dancers

26 April 2020

Under the leadership of the Provincial Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, the Department of Community Safety has allocated R690 960 towards the appointment of twenty JazzArt dance interns. Read More

Quality Teaching @ home (Part 5)

26 April 2020

With schools closing all over the world due to Covid-19, online or distance learning have become the new buzz words in many countries. Read More

Health and Wellness of our employees during COVID-19

26 April 2020

Dear Principals and Teachers The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is keenly aware of the anxiety and stress that many of our colleagues are experiencing during this challenging time of lockdown and in the uncertain months to come, both in... Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority suspends 10 licenses, investigates 37

24 April 2020

To date, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 37 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the National Disaster Regulations whereby liquor traders sold alcohol during the lockdown period. Read More

Greater Kosovo informal settlement support and upgrade programme to commence

24 April 2020

I am pleased to inform you that the Greater Kosovo stakeholder engagements, as it pertains to the Rapid Informal Support and Upgrade Programme (RISSUP)/re-blocking, started yesterday. Read More

New risk adjusted lockdown welcomed in the Western Cape

24 April 2020

We welcome the commitment by President Cyril Ramaphosa to implement a new approach to the lockdown and ease the current restrictions from 1 May 2020 in South Africa. Read More

Deciduous Fruit producers donate 10 000 fruit parcels

23 April 2020

Earlier today, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber of South Africa (DFDC-SA) handed over 10 000 fruit parcels to the NGO, Gift of the Givers, for further distribution amongst vulnerable communities... Read More

Thanking our health workers during World Immunisation Week

23 April 2020

As World Immunisation Week (24 April to 30 April) is commemorated globally, the Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) would like to thank all frontline health workers who work tirelessly to protect people from vaccine preventable diseases. Read More

W.C. DSD awaiting further details on President Ramaphosa’s social relief plan

23 April 2020

On 21 April 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a social and economic relief plan, which included additional relief for social distress through various mechanisms. Read More