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News and Speeches Archive


Gain new digital skills during lockdown with I-CAN Learn

6 April 2020

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism have a large number of free digital skills training courses available online through the I-CAN Learn platform, and we encourage anyone interested in learning new digital skills during the lockdown... Read More

How the Western Cape Safety Plan is supporting the lockdown

6 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the 500 newly deployed law enforcement officers, appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, who are playing a commendable role in supporting the enforcement of the lockdown. Read More

DSD to increase reach in nutritional relief during Covid19 Pandemic

6 April 2020

The Department of Social Development (DSD) has made an additional R35 million available for food relief programmes from Provincial Treasury allocations, to widen our existing nutritional safety net to reach an extra estimated 215 520 beneficiaries... Read More

WCED to implement school feeding of vulnerable learners during lockdown

6 April 2020

The Western Cape Government has been working hard to find a solution that would ensure that our learners who normally receive school meals during term time do not go hungry during this extended school closure and lockdown.   Read More

Human settlements minister visits Grabouw informal settlements water points

5 April 2020

On Monday, 6 April, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will visit informal settlements in Grabouw, where water tanks, have recently been delivered to. 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

Update on the Coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde

5 April 2020

Case update: As at 00h01 on 05 April 2020, the Western Cape had recorded 464 Covid-19 infections.   Read More

Media Release: Community Screening and Testing for Covid-19 to Start On 6 April

5 April 2020

Western Cape Government Health will commence community screening and testing for COVID-19 from Monday, 6 April 2020. This is in line with the President and Minister Mkhize’s announcement that fieldworkers will commence with an active community... Read More

LOCKDOWN: Public transport operating times

5 April 2020

Social distancing on public transport is critical if we are to stop the spread of Covid-19.  I urge all transport operators to follow the Regulations and Directives issued by National Government which stipulate how public transport shoul Read More

More than 200 to benefit in Forest village post lockdown

5 April 2020

Following the lockdown, it is anticipated that in excess of 200 beneficiaries will move into their new homes in the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. We are looking forward to sharing this exciting life changing experience with our... Read More

Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde – Community screening commences

4 April 2020

Case update: As at 00h01 on 04 April 2020, the Western Cape had recorded 446 Covid-19 infections.   Sub-districts Cape Town Metro: Read More

Media release: At risk patients to receive Flu Vaccinations

3 April 2020

With winter fast approaching in the Western Cape and a possible escalation of patients who will experience the cold and flu, the Western Cape Government has ensured that primary health care facilities are geared and ready to offer free flu... Read More

Arts, culture and sport practitioners encouraged to apply to Relief Fund

3 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on individuals in both the arts and the sporting spheres. The lockdown regulations have led to individuals in these fields having to face a loss of income over the next few weeks and months. Read More

Comment by Premier Alan Winde on regulations around essential goods

3 April 2020

There has been a lot of debate online about how regulations, especially relating to what you can buy at the shops, are being interpreted Read More

Quality Learning @home: Grade 12 resources (Part 2)

3 April 2020

Grade 12 is already a stressful year for most learners as they complete their schooling career and face their final examinations. With the extended holiday and lockdown period we understand that this can cause further anxiety and distress. Read More

Western Cape recruitment drive in full swing to combat the spread of COVID-19

3 April 2020

The Western Cape Government Health is calling on skilled health professionals residing in the province and beyond the borders of the province, to volunteer and assist in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, in the Western Cape. Read More

Police brutality will be investigated

2 April 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns any abuse of power by South African Police Service (SAPS) which includes Metro Police and Law Enforcement and by the South African National Defense Force (SANDF). Read More

More than 500 water tanks to be distributed to Western Cape informal settlements

2 April 2020

In the coming days approximately 500 water tanks will be distributed to various informal settlements across the Western Cape. Residents in these communities should be aware that their safety, health and basic rights are our top priority during this... Read More

Covid-19: Municipalities implement interventions to assist communities

1 April 2020

Municipalities across the Western Cape continue to roll out a broad range of interventions aimed at mitigating the impact of Covid-19 in their communities. Read More