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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Maynier visits retail stores in Ceres, Witzenberg

13 May 2020

Yesterday (12 May 2020), together with the Deputy Mayor of Witzenberg, Karriem Adams. I visited retail stores in Ceres, Witzenberg, one of the current Covid-19 hotspots in the Western Cape. I was very impressed with what I saw. Read More

Minister Simmers to conduct oversight visit at Forest village development

13 May 2020

Tomorrow, 14 May 2020, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will visit the construction site of the Forest Village Housing project in Eerste River, Cape Town. Read More

Application deadline looming for provincial cultural, creative and sports relief

13 May 2020

On 5 May 2020, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) opened the application process for relief options for our provincial cultural, creative and sports sectors. Read More

More than 200 to benefit from Ceres housing project

13 May 2020

It is anticipated that in excess of 200 beneficiaries will move into their new homes in the Vredebes Housing Project in Ceres within the next few weeks. This is within the Witzenberg municipal area. Read More

WC Liquor Authority investigates 51, suspends 20 licenses

12 May 2020

Between 23 March and 8 May 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) conducted 51 investigations into non-compliance with the National Disaster Regulations where liquor traders have sold alcohol during the lockdown. Read More

International Nurses Day - Celebrate our hardworking heroes

12 May 2020

When the World Health Organisation declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” we did not anticipate the pandemic the world currently finds itself in.   Read More

Minister Fernandez fears new draft directions could threaten food security

12 May 2020

I have become aware that new draft regulations currently before National Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, propose the banning of cooked food distribution by NGOs, and will require all NGOs to apply for permits if they wish to distribute... Read More

Minister Madikizela to visit active construction sites

12 May 2020

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Wednesday 13 May 2020 visit one of the active construction sites to assess how the construction sector is functioning under the strict healt Read More

Tygerberg Hospital is committed to ensuring employee safety

12 May 2020

Tygerberg Hospital recognises that its employees may experience fear and anxiety following the recent death of a nurse due to the coronavirus (Covid-19). Read More

Minister Fritz appoints Board of Trustees for Chrysalis Academy

11 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 10 May 2020 Release: immediately Read More

Cape Town International Airport wins best in Africa

11 May 2020

Congratulations go to Cape Town International Airport who have once again won the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Award for best airport in Africa.    Read More

Minister Fritz asks WCPO to investigate police inefficiencies during lockdown

11 May 2020

Minister Fritz asks Western Cape Police Ombudsman to investigate police inefficiencies during lockdown Read More

EMS responds to 3 460 incidents

11 May 2020

During the weekend, 8  – 10 May, 2020 the Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to 3 460 incidents in the Western Cape. Read More

Provincial Treasury committed to a whole-of-government response to Covid-19

10 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic facing South Africa requires a whole-of-government and whole-of-society response. That is why the Provincial Treasury, working together with all departments in the Western Cape government, is working hard to support a full-... Read More

Citizens can now move to a new house, but only for a limited time

8 May 2020

I welcome the announcement by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma that citizens are with immediate effect allowed to move to their new homes. This must however be done by 7 June 2020. Read More

WC Safety Plan officers continue to support lockdown

8 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 8 May 2020 Release: immediately Read More

Minister Fritz calls for clarity on release of parolees

8 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 8 May 2020 Release: immediately Read More

8000 return to work as WC public construction projects commences

7 May 2020

Given the highly publicised difficulties experienced by significant parts of the construction industry during 2019 and the early months of 2020, the impact of the lockdown announced on 15 March was always going to have a serious impact on the... Read More

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