News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

100 minibus taxis to assist fight against COVID-19

18 May 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works  Today we are proud to be launching the Red Dot service which we believe is the first in South Africa. Read More

Participate in AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2020

18 May 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging members of the public to light a candle or use mobile phone flashlight in remembrance of the many lives lost to AIDS. Read More

Minister Madikizela to launch transport service to assist fight against COVID-19

17 May 2020

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Monday 18 May 2020 launch the Red Dot service that will be providing two new services to support the provincial Department of Health’s fight Read More

Keep safe when going to work

17 May 2020

With more people going back to the office, it also means an increased risk of being exposed to Covid-19. It is normal to feel anxious returning home and potentially infecting your loved ones. Read More

R1.8 billion in UIF TERS funding disbursed in the Western Cape

15 May 2020

According to the latest information we have received from the Department of Employment and Labour, R1.8 billion of the Unemployment Insurance Fund Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (UIF TERS) funds have been disbursed to 615 188 employees in the... Read More

Deadline to move to a new house or business has been removed

15 May 2020

I’m pleased to note that the National Government has made an about-turn and removed the 7 June deadline for citizens to move to their new homes. I also welcome the opportunity that businesses now have, to move to new premises, should they require to... Read More

Sister Nokuzola Tutu encourages kangaroo mother care for healthy mother and baby

15 May 2020

Sister Nokuzola Tutu is a Staff Nurse at the Nursery and Kangaroo Mother Care Unit in Khayelitsha Hospital. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a method of care for new born babies. Read More

#Slam4urlife wants our youth’s poetry, music, art and tiktoks!

15 May 2020

Co-ordinated by the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports Department, in partnership with Community Chest, FunDza Literacy Trust and Assitej South Africa, the #Slam4urLife competition calls on young people to respond... Read More

WC Safety Plan officers support SAPS in lockdown

15 May 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, recognises the continuous support of the 500 newly deployed law enforcement officers, appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan, in the enforcement of the lockdown. Read More

Revised dates for the Western Cape 2021 school admissions process

14 May 2020

Parents who applied for their children to attend Western Cape Schools in 2021 earlier this year had expected to hear the outcome of their applications from this weekend. Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer pays oversight visit to Agribusinesses in Witzenberg

14 May 2020

On Tuesday, 12 May 2020, accompanied by Premier Alan Winde and the Mayor of Witzenberg, Barnito Klaasen, I visited agribusinesses in Ceres, Witzenberg, one of the current Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape. Read More

WC Police Ombudsman agrees to investigate Muizenberg and Steenberg SAPS

14 May 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is pleased that the Western Cape Police Ombudsman (WCPO), Mr JJ Brand, has agreed to investigate incidents of police inefficiencies at both Muizenberg an Steenberg SAPS stations. Read More

Free digital and technology advisory support available for SMMEs

14 May 2020

Last week we called on the digital and technology industry in the Western Cape to volunteer for our Tech Volunteer programme which aims to match experts with businesses who need digi Read More

Humanitarian relief to continue, amidst debate over draft food relief directions

14 May 2020

In response to the COVID 19 lockdown the Western Cape Government has established a humanitarian relief work stream in order to co-ordinate humanitarian relief efforts in the province. Read More

Minister Simmers conducts oversight visit at Forest village development

14 May 2020

Visiting a portion of the Forest Village Housing project in Eerste River, Cape Town, today, it was pleasing to note that the contractor is adhering to all health and safety protocols as issued by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements. Read More

A good decision to open e-commerce during Alert Level 4

14 May 2020

We welcome the directions issued today (14 May 2020) by Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, which, allows all goods, except goods prohibited for sale, to be sold through e-commerce platforms across South Africa. Read More

COVID-19 safety and cleaning protocol at health facilities

14 May 2020

Coronavirus safety and cleaning protocol followed at health facilities to ensure continued service delivery Read More

Overcoming COVID-19 through the perspective of recovered health workers

14 May 2020

It is said over and over again, “our health workers are our heroes”. Read More

Overcoming COVID-19 through the perspective of recovered health workers

14 May 2020

It is said over and over again, “our health workers are our heroes”. Read More

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