News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

#GoDigitalWC webinar series launched for SMMEs; Tech volunteers wanted

7 May 2020

Today (07 May 2020), we’re officially launching our #GoDigitalWC webinar series, which brings leading experts in digital technology and business transformation to present ideas and advice for SMMEs on how they can adapt and innovate during the Covid... Read More

Minister Fritz calls on SAPS to act within the law

7 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 7 May 2020 Release: immediately Minister Fritz calls on SAPS to act within the law Read More

Minister Fernandez hails CYCWs amidst Covid-19 pandemic

7 May 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez hails all Child and Youth Care Workers (CYCWs) in the Province, as we recognise the valuable contributions and dedication of child and youth care workers, and the role they play in... Read More

Residents can still access human settlements frontline services

7 May 2020

Since the lockdown was instituted by President Cyril Ramaphosa, 207 enquiries were recorded at the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements Helpdesk between 27 March and 30 April. During the same period, the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT)... Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes re-opening of all SASSA Western Cape offices

6 May 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez welcomes the announcement that the Social African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will reopen their offices on Monday, 11 May 2020. Read More

MEC Fritz calls on Minister Cele to respond to neighbourhood watches' request

6 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 6 May 2020 Release: immediately Read More

Helping businesses to open safely and responsibly

6 May 2020

We firmly believe that if done responsibly, the economy in the Western Cape can open up while preventing the spread of Covid-19, and so we are committed to supporting businesses through this crisis. Read More

Western Cape human settlements construction to recommence

6 May 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says, all projects, in accordance with level 4 lockdown regulations, will recommence with immediate effect. Read More

Guidelines and protocols for the movement of seasonal workers between provinces

5 May 2020

Earlier today the Western Cape Cabinet confirmed the guidelines and protocols for the transport of essential seasonal workers in the agriculture sector from the Western Cape to other provinces. Read More

Minister Fritz conducts oversight over local and inter-provincial travel

5 May 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, visited a roadblock with the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Bonginkosi Madikizela, on the M5 after the Athlone turnoff towards Muizenberg.  Read More

DCAS offers relief options for the cultural, creative and sport sector

5 May 2020

The regulations related to the national state of disaster and the subsequent lockdown which have limited movement and gatherings of people have had a devastating impact on the arts, culture, heritage and sport sector due to cancellations and... Read More

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services issue fines worth R1.3 million

5 May 2020

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

COVID-19 testing made safer with sterile testing booths

5 May 2020

As local cases of transmissions of the coronavirus continue to rise in the Cape Metropole it brings with it a demand for screening and testing from communities. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital commemorates International day of the Midwife

5 May 2020

Sister Colleen Pockpas has been a midwife at Groote Schuur Hospital for 38 years and is looking forward to retiring in June this year. She has always had a soft spot for babies, help bringing them into the world, and ensure that both mothers and... Read More

Western Cape government meets with provincial religious leaders around Covid-19

4 May 2020

The Western Cape Government has resolved to keep the Western Cape faith-based organisations and religious leaders informed of the Covid-19 government interventions and communication messages to fight this pandemic in our province. Read More

Additional safety resources to support municipalities

4 May 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has written to the Mayors of each district and local municipality in the province to assist them with additional security resources during the lockdown. Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority investigates 43, suspends 16 licenses

4 May 2020

Between 23 March and 30 April 2020, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) have conducted 43 investigations on matters of non-compliance with the National Disaster Regulations where liquor traders sold alcohol illegally during the lockdown. Read More

Minister Madikizela condemns killing of Paarl taxi operators

4 May 2020

Media Release by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works I strongly condemn the senseless killing of two taxi operators in Paarl over the weekend. Read More

Illegal evictions are not allowed during lockdown period

4 May 2020

I’ve written to the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz and his Department, requesting they seek clarity from the South African Police Services (SAPS), as to why they’re allegedly turning away tenants who have illegally been... Read More

Roadblock to monitor local and inter-provincial travel

4 May 2020

MEDIA ALERT BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY & BONGINKOSI MADIKIZELA WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT & PUBLIC WORKS Date: 4 May 2020 Read More

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