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News and Speeches Archive

Temporary de-densification of Dunoon and Kosovo could benefit more than 10 000

31 March 2020

It is estimated that in excess of 10 000 residents could be assisted in the Greater Kosovo and DuNoon informal settlements through the temporary de-densification process once it commences. Their safety, health and basic rights are our top priority. Read More

#ThankYouWC: Let’s honour our service people during lockdown

31 March 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling on all residents in the Western Cape to acknowledge those in law enforcement, healthcare, food related services and other essential services by hanging the South African flag, as recommended... Read More

Dunoon and Kosovo informal settlements to be de-densified

30 March 2020

Pursuant to the announcement yesterday, by National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, that the DuNoon and Kosovo informal settlements will be de-densified and temporary alternative accommodation offered to the affected residents, this... Read More

Media statement: Winter customary initiation season suspended to stop the spread

29 March 2020

In consideration of the magnitude and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, in its meeting of 15 March 2020, Cabinet resolved to declare a National State of Disaster, which was duly declared under Government Gazette No. 43096. Read More

LOCKDOWN: Transport of essential services workers

29 March 2020

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

Transport support to essential services employees and employers

29 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is assessing ongoing transport challenges experienced by essential service workers, government employees and employers during the Covid-19 lockdown. Read More

Appeal by the Head of Health for the appropriate use of masks

29 March 2020

Many people feel that they can protect themselves against COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) such as gloves and masks as a precaution. Read More

Western Cape human settlements welcomes Dunoon and Kosovo de-densification plans

28 March 2020

We welcome the announcement today by National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, that the DuNoon and Kosovo informal settlements will be de-densified and temporary alternative accommodation offered to the affected residents. Read More

Lockdown: Response to WC SANTACO allegations

27 March 2020

I am very disappointed and taken aback by blatant lies and dishonesty from SANTACO Western Cape Chairperson, Nazeem Abduraman during his interview with Heart FM last night. I need to set the record straight and correct some factual inaccuracies told... Read More

Media Alert: Another attack on the WCGH Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

27 March 2020

A 9th, brutal attack on the Western Cape Government Health’s (WCGH) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from 1 January 2020 – 26 March 2020, took place in Baca Street, Makhaza Khayelitsha on Wednesday, 25 March at 16:40. We condemn these senseless... Read More

65 reported cases of failing to comply with lockdown conditions

27 March 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling all citizens to stay at home during the lockdown period and desist from irresponsible behaviour which contributes towards the spread of coronavirus disease or COVID-19. Read More

Our work to support businesses and the economy in the Western Cape continues

26 March 2020

Yesterday (25 March 2020), the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma published the lockdown regulations, outlining how people and businesses in the Western Cape need to adjust to stop the spread of... Read More

National lockdown – Message from the Western Cape Education Department

25 March 2020

On Monday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will enter a nationwide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020. Read More

Anti-Dog Fighting Task Team convenes, remains committed to addressing scourge

25 March 2020

Today, the office of the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, convened its second meeting on the Anti-Dog Fighting Task Team. Read More

Closure of human settlements frontline services and all construction sites

25 March 2020

As part of adhering to the 21-day lockdown as instituted by President Cyril Ramaphosa, which takes effect at midnight on Thursday, 26 March, all construction sites and our frontline services with the Department of Human Settlements i.e. Read More

15 Arrests after illegal invasion attempts in forest village

24 March 2020

I am deeply concerned at yet another attempt to illegally occupy units that are currently under construction as part of the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Coronavirus update - 24 March

24 March 2020

Latest infections: Read More

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