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News and Speeches Archive

WC Liquor Authority investigates 65, suspends 32 licenses

9 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the 65 investigations conducted by the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA). Read More

Slangrivier residents to receive title deeds from minister Tertuis Simmers

9 June 2020

Today, 10 June 2020, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over 26 title deeds to deserving recipients in the Southern Cape Town of Slangrivier. Read More

Minister Madikizela to visit Breede Valley Municipality

9 June 2020

The Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Wednesday 10 June 2020, visit Breede Valley Municipality to assess the state of readiness of quarantine and isolation sites in the rural Read More

Visibility #SeeAndBeSeen

9 June 2020

The Department of Transport and Public Works is appealing to road users to exercise caution as the wet and more dangerous road conditions of winter settle in. Read More

New testing centre opens at Groote Schuur Hospital

9 June 2020

On Monday, 8 June 2020, Groote Schuur Hospital opened its new Covid-19 Testing and Centre. These facilities provide a space where patients can be screened and tested separately from those who do not require testing. Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to handover title deeds in Delft

8 June 2020

Today, 8 June 2020, Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over 16 title deeds to deserving recipients in Delft. This hand over has been made possible through our Enhanced Extended Discounted Benefit Scheme (EEDBS). Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of suspects in double murder

8 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the two arrests made by members attached to Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) in Muizenberg following the double murder of victims in Vrygrond on Saturday. Read More

Murder, violence and intimidation rearing its ugly head at construction sites

8 June 2020

I am disgusted, deeply concerned and in fact, angry in the actions of a small group of people who have committed horrendous crimes, allegedly all in the name of seeking a housing or job opportunity. Read More

President Cyril Ramaphosa visits Gene Louw Traffic College

8 June 2020

Gene Louw Traffic College had the privilege of hosting a presentation of the Red Dot initiative, a collaboration between the Western Cape Government and the minibus taxi industry to provide critical transport services as part Read More

Additional support provided to Old Ages Homes amidst COVID-19 pandemic

8 June 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is providing additional support to residential facilities for older persons amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

16 Delft residents received title deeds

8 June 2020

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers handed over title deeds to deserving recipients in Delft. Read More

Western Cape Government, Minister Anroux Marais mourn passing of Shahied Ajam

8 June 2020

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of the revered Shahied Ajam, who was passionately involved with various projects in District Six, including the renaming of Keizersgracht Street to Hanover Street earlier this year.   Read More

Protocols in place for Neighbourhood Watches to operate under alert level 3

8 June 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the letter by the Deputy National Commissioner, Lieutenant General SF Masemola issued on 5 June 2020 which outlines the conditions under which Neighbourhood Watches (NHWs) may operate,... Read More

Make your mental health a priority

8 June 2020

As we return to the workplace or go out shopping for essential items, we are asked to sanitise and checked for COVID-19 symptoms. Many of us are also monitoring ourselves for possible flu symptoms. However, are we keeping track of how we are doing... Read More

Draft electricity regulations need speed and clarity

7 June 2020

Last week I submitted comments on behalf of the Western Cape Government in response to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe’s draft amendments to electricity regulations to allow for municipalities to establish their own... Read More

Taxi murders: Marking system and technology to identify illegal operators

7 June 2020

Following an increase in taxi related murders over the last few weeks in Ceres, Bellville, Mbekweni, Nyanga and other areas, I called on the leadership of the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) and 'mother-bodies', CATA and Codeta, to reign in their... Read More

Minister Madikizela to inspect non-compliance at Du Noon taxi rank

7 June 2020

As a continued drive to raise awareness in relation to public transport, Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will tomorrow, Monday 8 June 2020, visit Du Noon taxi rank to ensure transport operators are complying... Read More

Minister Simmers hands over houses in Bredasdorp

5 June 2020

There were tears of joy today, as 33 beneficiaries in Areas F and H in Bredasdorp received their homes from the Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers.  Read More

Department of Community Safety’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

5 June 2020

PRESS RELEASE BY ALBERT FRITZ WESTERN CAPE MINISTER OF COMMUNITY SAFETY Date: 5 June 2020 Release: immediately Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the passing of Jeanne Goosen

4 June 2020

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of the Afrikaans writer, Jeanne Goosen. Read More

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