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News and Speeches Archive


Groote Schuur Hospital nurse receives Covid-19 treatment in ward where she works

20 June 2020

On 18 June Anita Richards, who has been a positive Covid-19 patient, was discharged from ward C13 at Groote Schuur Hospital. Sister Richards has been a registered nurse for 35 years at the hospital and has been a nurse for 20 years of this time in... Read More

New Healthbot launched for high-risk patients during Covid-19

19 June 2020

The Western Cape Government Health in conjunction with Aviro Health has developed an automated Chatbot application system via the WhatsApp platform, which confirms delivery of chronic medication to our clients’ homes. Read More

Human Settlements engages with George Municipality on Covid-19 challenges

19 June 2020

Yesterday, on the second day of my visit to the Garden Route, I met with the Executive Mayor of George, Mr Leon van Wyk and Mayco members of the Municipality. Read More

Nosisi's story – anyone can get Coronavirus

19 June 2020

On 27 May, Nosisi Jacobs received the news that she had tested positive for COVID-19.  The 33-year-old mother of three from Langa was advised to isolate for 14 days. However, she could not isolate safely at her home and shared her concerns with her... Read More

Minister Simmers commence with Garden Route municipal and stakeholder engagement

18 June 2020

Commencing with my three-day visit to the Garden Route, yesterday, I engaged the Bitou Municipality, that included the Executive Mayor Peter Lobese and the full council together with the officials. Read More

Alert Level 3 lite: Further clarity needed on tourism & intra-provincial travel

18 June 2020

We welcome the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night of the further relaxation of restrictions on certain sectors of the economy such as personal care services, restaurants, accommodation, business conferences and meetings, and... Read More

DCAS relief funding application process progresses to adjudication phase

18 June 2020

In response to the adverse implications the global health pandemic and subsequent national lockdown imposed on the cultural and sport sector, the Western Cape Government resolved to fund provincial athletes and artists through a Read More

Minister Simmers continues Garden Route visits in Oudtshoorn and Mosselbay

18 June 2020

Tomorrow, 19 June 2020, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will continue his Garden Route visits, in Oudtshoorn and Mosselbay. Read More

Health COVID-19 Platform Status Update

18 June 2020

Following the release of the outcomes of recovery trial in the UK, the Ministerial Advisory Committee has considered the results and made recommendation for the use of dexamethasone for patients on ventilators and oxygen. Read More

Colleagues support accounts clerk through Covid-19 treatment

18 June 2020

Pauline Ruiters, an Accounts Clerk at Tygerberg Hospital, considers herself blessed after she was flooded with daily messages of encouragement and hope while undergoing treatment for the coronavirus (Covid-19). Read More

11 000 Covid-19 safety kits to be rolled out to Western Cape businesses

17 June 2020

Today (17 June 2020), I visited Calypso Square in Mitchells Plain and handed out the first of the 11 000 Covid-19 Business Safety Kits that will be distributed to businesses across the Western Cape to support them to implement the necessary health... Read More

Youth Café to launch online pilot

17 June 2020

In celebration of youth month, the Provincial Minister of Social Development welcomes a new pilot which will see the ongoing development of young people, while minimizing the risk of the spread of Covid 19. Read More

Minister Marias announces #Slam4urlife winners on Youth Day

17 June 2020

The Slam4urLife competition, coordinated by the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, in partnership with Community Chest, FunDza Literacy Trust, Assitej South Africa and Harambee concluded yesterday, June 16 Youth Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday hero: Russell Stubbs

17 June 2020

Russel Stubbs who works as an Administration Clerk in the Finance Department is today’s Appreciation Wednesday hero at Groote Schuur Hospital. The campaign seeks to give appreciation to ordinary heroes who are inspiring others during the Covid-19... Read More

MEC Fritz calls for WC Liquor Authority to work with licensees-flatten the curve

17 June 2020


Department adheres to lockdown regulations in handing title deeds to elderly

17 June 2020

Yesterday, 16 June 2020, the Head of the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, Ms Jacqui Samson handed over title deeds to the community of Voorbrug in Delft. Read More

Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute reopens doors for students

17 June 2020

ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL TRAINING INSTITUTE REOPENS DOORS FOR STUDENTS   Earlier today, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomed back senior students at the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute (EATI). Read More

Recovered Covid-19 patients explain why they decided to isolate in a facility

16 June 2020

Our elders and those with comorbidities are most at risk for severe COVID-19, and if infected can die. You can save their lives by going into an isolation (confirmed infections) or quarantine (possible infections) facility. Read More

Statement by Premier Winde on Youth Day

16 June 2020

Today, as we celebrate Youth Day, we must remember the past and pay tribute to those young people who stood up, and paved the way for the young people of today. But it is also about looking at the future for young people and finding ways to make... Read More

Oversight visit in Garden Route to clarify Human Settlements processes

15 June 2020

As part of my continued visits to our Human Settlements construction sites to ensure they are compliant with the COVID-19 and all other health and safety prescripts as issued by my Department, I’ll be conducting a similar oversight in the Garden... Read More