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News and Speeches Archive


Alert Level 3: An appeal to employers and employees to maintain Covid-19 safety

31 May 2020

Tomorrow (1 June 2020), we move to Alert Level 3 which is welcomed as an opportunity to begin to breathe new life into the economy in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape schools will be open to receive learners tomorrow

31 May 2020

In accordance with the Gazette promulgated last week by Minister Motshekga, schools are to return on 1 June 2020. Read More

Child Protection Week – 365 Days Of Activism

31 May 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the official launch of the National Child Protection Week, which takes place from Sunday, 31 May to Sunday, 7 June 2020.  Read More

2020 National Child Protection Week (29 May – 5 June 2020)

29 May 2020

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela, 08 May 1995 Read More

Conscientious chronic medical treatment is important

29 May 2020

By eating healthy, getting regular exercise, managing your stress, adhering to your medical treatment plan, and following all necessary preventative measures can you reduce the risk of becoming severely ill from Covid-19, and from being admitted for... Read More

Management of Covid-19 cases at Western Cape schools

29 May 2020

We have received a number of media enquiries about cases of Covid-19 at schools in the Western Cape. Read More

Implementing the Hotspot Strategy to ensure safer workplaces

28 May 2020

On Tuesday (26 May 2020) I visited businesses in Dunoon, one of the Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape, to see how these businesses were implementing the necessary safety measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 and hear about the challenges they... Read More

Beating Coronavirus – a story of hope and recovery

28 May 2020

“Being an asthmatic, the tight chest, coughing and unbearable headaches were the worst symptoms to handle,” said Insaaf Mohammed, a 40-year-old Occupational Therapist who works for the Western Cape Government Health’s Klipfontein Sub-district. Read More

WCLA will continue to ensure compliance with liquor regulations

28 May 2020

Minister Fritz: WC Liquor Authority will continue to ensure compliance with liquor regulations Read More

Minister Fritz meets with KDF on Khayelitsha hotspot plan

27 May 2020

Last night, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, had a digital introductory meeting with the COVID-19 steering committee of the Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF). Read More

Psycho-social support for people at risk during COVID-19 resctrictions

27 May 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez is urging all families and individuals in need of psycho-social support services, to utilize the department's services during the Covid-19 restrictions. Read More

50 Recipients benefit from Forest village housing project

27 May 2020

Today, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, handed over 50 houses to beneficiaries, to residents from Wards 16, 17, 108 and 114, as part of the Forest Village Housing Development in Eersteriver. Read More

Old Mutual donation is testimony that we are in this fight together

27 May 2020

Premier Alan Winde together with Transport and Public Works Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela today received a donation of a fully refurbished isolation site Read More

Minister Simmers to handover houses at Forest village

26 May 2020

Tomorrow, 27 May 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over the first 50 houses, to residents from Wards 16, 17, 108 and 114 at the Forest Village Housing project in Eersteriver, Cape Town. Read More

Western Cape Government to receive quarantine site donation from Old Mutual

26 May 2020

Premier Alan Winde together with Transport and Public Works Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Wednesday 27 May 2020, receive a donation of a fully refurbished quarantine site from Old Mutual. Read More

Welcoming Alert Level 3 and opening of the construction sector to save jobs

25 May 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night that the whole of South Africa will be moving to Alert Level 3 from 1 June 2020, and that all economic activity will resume except for certain sectors.  Read More

Neighbourhood Watches must be allowed to patrol under alert level 3 of lockdown

25 May 2020


Adidas generously donates footwear and winterwear to healthcare workers

25 May 2020

Today, 25 May 2020, adidas South Africa donated over 2700 pairs of footwear and fleece tops to healthcare workers at a handover ceremony at the Bellville Health Park to be distributed to Cape Town, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal Metro Health Services. Read More

Minister simmers to conduct oversight visit at Grabouw’s rooidakke development

24 May 2020

POSTPONEMENT:  Kindly note due to the inclement weather this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Read More