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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Western Cape human settlements construction to recommence

6 May 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says, all projects, in accordance with level 4 lockdown regulations, will recommence with immediate effect. Read More

Guidelines and protocols for the movement of seasonal workers between provinces

5 May 2020

Earlier today the Western Cape Cabinet confirmed the guidelines and protocols for the transport of essential seasonal workers in the agriculture sector from the Western Cape to other provinces. Read More

Minister Fritz conducts oversight over local and inter-provincial travel

5 May 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, visited a roadblock with the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, on the M5 after the Athlone turnoff towards Muizenberg.  Read More

DCAS offers relief options for the cultural, creative and sport sector

5 May 2020

The regulations related to the national state of disaster and the subsequent lockdown which have limited movement and gatherings of people have had a devastating impact on the arts, culture, heritage and sport sector due to cancellations and... Read More

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services issue fines worth R1.3 million

5 May 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

COVID-19 testing made safer with sterile testing booths

5 May 2020

As local cases of transmissions of the coronavirus continue to rise in the Cape Metropole it brings with it a demand for screening and testing from communities. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital commemorates International day of the Midwife

5 May 2020

Sister Colleen Pockpas has been a midwife at Groote Schuur Hospital for 38 years and is looking forward to retiring in June this year. She has always had a soft spot for babies, help bringing them into the world, and ensure that both mothers and... Read More

Western Cape government meets with provincial religious leaders around Covid-19

4 May 2020

The Western Cape Government has resolved to keep the Western Cape faith-based organisations and religious leaders informed of the Covid-19 government interventions and communication messages to fight this pandemic in our province. Read More

Additional safety resources to support municipalities

4 May 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has written to the Mayors of each district and local municipality in the province to assist them with additional security resources during the lockdown. Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority investigates 43, suspends 16 licenses

4 May 2020

Between 23 March and 30 April 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 43 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the National Disaster Regulations where liquor traders sold alcohol illegally during the lockdown. Read More

Minister Madikizela condemns killing of Paarl taxi operators

4 May 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works I strongly condemn the senseless killing of two taxi operators in Paarl over the weekend. Read More

Illegal evictions are not allowed during lockdown period

4 May 2020

I’ve written to the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz and his Department, requesting they seek clarity from the South African Police Services (SAPS), as to why they’re allegedly turning away tenants who have illegally been... Read More

Roadblock to monitor local and inter-provincial travel

4 May 2020


Innovative bottle spacers to treat asthma

4 May 2020

An innovative approach is set to make a huge impact on treating asthma in South Africa, made more critical during the coronavirus pandemic. Asthma treatment is usually given by an inhaler, but to get medication more effectively to the lungs in a... Read More

Western cape Government integrated COVID-19 response plan for Witzenberg

3 May 2020

On Thursday, 30 April 2020, I met with key stakeholders in Witzenberg to present the cabinet approved Western Cape Government Integrated Covid-19 Response Plan for the Witzenberg region. Read More

Vredenburg Hospital upgrades completed

1 May 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works has completed a R124 million architectural project for phased upgrades and extensions to the Vredenburg Hospital to cater for the growing health needs of the West Coast district. Read More

Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute nears completion

1 May 2020

The R281 million Observatory Forensic Pathology institute which will replace the Forensic Pathology services laboratory in salt River is expected to be complete during 2020. Read More

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

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