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Help is available this festive season

21 December 2020

While the festive season is usually a time for family gatherings and celebrations, this period also brings with it distress for many, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and its recent resurgence. Read More

COVID-19 changed how Elsies River family celebrates birthdays and Christmas

21 December 2020

Birthdays, Christmas, and the holidays won’t look the same for COVID-19 survivors Bradley Cassels and his mother Cynthia Esau this year. Read More

Temporary service delivery changes in Western Cape Government health facilities

21 December 2020

Ongoing visitor restrictions at hospitals Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 14 - 20 December 2020

21 December 2020

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations Read More

Hospital platform in the Western Cape under severe pressure

20 December 2020

Hospitals in the Western Cape are currently under severe pressure. This is as a result of the sharp increase in patients requiring to be admitted with severe COVID-19 as well as the increase in non-COVID-19 trauma cases. The bed status: Read More

Statement on Minister Cele’s heavily armed oversight of Cape Town beaches

18 December 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, was deeply concerned to see that the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, was escorted by heavily armed police officers to oversee compliance at some of Cape Town’s beaches yesterday. Read More

Cape Winelands COVID-19 update 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Cape Winelands District has surpassed the peak reached mid-June this year (1 446 active cases). There are now more than 2 338 active cases in this area and the loss of 563 people are mourned.  Read More

Western Sub-district COVID-19 update – 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The Western sub-district in the Cape Metro continues has experienced a 92% increase of recorded new COVID-19 infections this past week. It has also been noted that COVID-19 hospital admissions have been rising rapidly.   Read More

Southern Subdistrict COVID-19 update – 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The Southern sub-district in the Cape Metro continues has experienced 76% increase of recorded new COVID-19 infections this past week. It has also been noted that COVID-19 hospital admissions have been rising rapidly.  Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes sunday wine sales

18 December 2020

I welcome yesterday’s announcement by the National Government that it has amended R1346 in line with my request dated 16 December 2020. Read More

Garden Route Health Platform Update 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The Garden Route recorded a slight increase of 9% in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days compared to the previous seven days. New cases per subdistrict in the Garden Route Read More

Northern, Tygerberg COVID-19 update: ‘The virus is everywhere, keep safe’

18 December 2020

The Northern (77%), Tygerberg (81%) subdistricts in the Metro continued to have an increase of recorded COVID-19 infections this week, with rapid outbreaks in Bothasig and Durbanville and ongoing outbreaks in Kraaifontein, Wallacedene, Edgemead,... Read More

The new Malgas Pont is open to public traffic

18 December 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has opened its new motorised pont at Malgas. Read More

Central Karoo Health Platform update - 18 December 2020

18 December 2020

The Central Karoo has seen a 50%  increase in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days compared to the previous seven days. New cases per subdistrict in the Central Karoo Read More

Media Release: DPSA confirms extension of Brian Schreuder’s contract was lawful

18 December 2020

The Western Cape Government has received advice from the Department of Public Service and Administration which has reaffirmed that the extension of Education HOD Brian Schreuder’s contract was lawful and valid.  Read More

WCED offers condolences to family of Stanley Henkeman

18 December 2020

It is with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of Stanley Henkeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR). Read More

UIF/TERS support needs to be extended to the Garden Route and other hotspots

17 December 2020

There is no doubt that the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday 14 December that the Garden Route District would be declared a hotspot and that alongside this, all beaches would be closed in the Garden Route for the festive season ... Read More

Update: Old Age Home Covid-19 Recoveries

17 December 2020

As the country experiences a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, the provincial Social Development Minister Sharna Fernandez has expressed concern over the rising number of infections at old age homes in the province. Read More

Sunday trade of wine essential for wine tourism jobs

17 December 2020

Yesterday, I wrote to the National Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Minister Thoko Didiza, requesting that wine tasting and wine sales at wineries and wine farms be permitted on Sundays. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 7 - 13 December 2020

15 December 2020

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services implemented a total of 67 integrated roadblocks, vehicle checkpoint and speed control operations across the province in the week of 7 to 13 December 2020, and 19 702 vehicles were stopped and checked. Read More

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