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News and Speeches Archive

Statement by Premier Alan Winde to mark Women's Day

9 August 2020

Today we celebrate Women’s Day and the remarkable contribution that the women of this country have made throughout our history.  It is a day to celebrate the women in our lives, but we must also take a long hard look at the way society treats women... Read More

Phenomenal community health worker goes extra mile to serve her TB patients

8 August 2020

This Women’s Month we share the story of the phenomenal Katrina Jacobs (42). Katrina lives in Heinz Park and works as a Community Health Worker (CHW) for a Western Cape Government Health contracted non-profit organisation called Arisen Women in... Read More

Cabinet adopts positions on opening of business and sale of alcohol

7 August 2020

Western Cape Government Cabinet adopts position on safe opening of all businesses and the domestic sale of alcohol together with smart interventions   Read More

Minister Fritz calls for continuous efforts to address GBV and Domestic Violence

7 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is commemorating women’s day by initiating a programme to support and provide mentorship to gender-based violence (GBV) related programmes started by Chrysalis graduates and sharing the Department of... Read More

Khayelitsha Thusong Centre (Field Hospital) admits its last patients today

7 August 2020

As part of the Western Cape health response plan for the COVID-19 pandemic peak of transmission, three Intermediate Care Facilities were opened, with another one scheduled for opening on 12 August in the Cape Winelands (Sonstraal Hospital).    Read More

Care workers face more than just COVID-19

7 August 2020

Community healthcare workers play a significant role in bringing healthcare services to communities across the Western Cape. They are assigned to a specific area within a community and go from door-to-door to ensure they reach as many people in... Read More

Women empowerment key focus for Human Settlements

6 August 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says, the empowerment and creation of more opportunities for women in the human settlements sector, remains a key focus area of his Department. Read More

Handover of R10 Million ward for care of Covid-19 patients in Mitchell Plain

6 August 2020

Humanitarian aid organisation Gift of the Givers (GOTG) has donated R10 million towards renovating and equipping an entire ward of Mitchells Plain Hospital which will be used to treat COVID-19 patients. Read More

Heroes in Rural Health: Volunteer nurse Charis Davey at Paarl Hospital

6 August 2020

Sr Charis Davey, who volunteered at Paarl Hospital, is one of our Rural Coronavirus Heroes. Read More

Minister Madikizela to assess Covid-19 compliance in the Garden Route

6 August 2020

Western Cape Transport and Public Works Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela will visit the Garden Route District over the long weekend to assess compliance with COVID-19 regulations in long distance transport and taxi ranks. Read More

Minister Fritz writes to Provincial Commissioner on St Helena Bay protests

6 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is concerned over reported violent protest action in St Helena Bay and has written to the Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata, requesting that urgent clarity be provided... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes R1.564 million budget for CPFs

5 August 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes the Department’s efforts to support and sustain Community Police Forums (CPF) in the Western Cape. Read More

Protecting land and units from illegal invasions costing millions

5 August 2020

Protecting land and units from illegal invasions costing millions, denying vulnerable 1168 housing opportunities. Read More

One Chief Director retires, another takes his place

5 August 2020

On Friday 31 July 2020 Kenneth Africa, Chief Director: Traffic Management, retired after 46 years of public service. Read More

UPDATE: Covid-19 recoveries continue to increase across Old Age Homes

5 August 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the continued increase in COVID-19 recoveries that have been reported across old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital COVID-19 patient discharged after 69 days in hospital

5 August 2020

Mrs Victoria Base (63) from Gugulethu was all smiles when she was discharged on 31 July 2020 from Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) after being a COVID-19 patient for 69 days. The health staff who looked after her are today’s Groote Schuur Hospital... Read More

Minister Didiza must urgently intervene in the Cape Town deeds office

5 August 2020

The repeated and, at times unnecessary, closure of the Cape Town deeds office is having a considerable negative impact on the property and real estate industry in the Western Cape, and so I Read More

George Hospital staff celebrates discharge of 12 patients in one week

5 August 2020

In the week of 21 – 24 July, jubilant George Hospital staff said farewell to 12 patients who have received treatment in the COVID-19 ward. George Hospital is currently facing significant service pressure due patients requiring critical care... Read More

Improved operations at the Port of Cape Town welcomed

4 August 2020

The efficient and effective performance of the Port of Cape Town is critical to economic recovery and growth for the Western Cape however, ongoing operational challenges have resulted in poor service levels that are impacting our economy in the... Read More