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News and Speeches Archive


Accredited neighbourhood watches may patrol during curfew hours

31 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has consulted with SAPS in the Western Cape and confirmed that neighbourhood watches (NHW), accredited with the Department of Community Safety, may patrol under the new set of regulations. Read More

COVID-19: Essential information to keep handy

31 December 2020

The Western Cape currently has a rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases and hospitals and other health facilities are under severe pressure. Here are some of handy facts to keep you safe during the upcoming days and weeks: When and where can I go... Read More

Healthcare staff literally putting their lives on the line

31 December 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is deeply disheartened by the passing of 20 staff members (WCGH: 17; CoCT: 3) in the last 20 days. Read More

Free Emergency Contraception at your Community Health Care facility

28 December 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) and its partners are reminding sexually active women about the emergency contraception (the morning after pill) option should they wish to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. Read More

Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations: 21 - 27 December 2020

28 December 2020

Results of Provincial Traffic Services traffic operations Read More

Western Cape hospital Emergency Centres under severe pressure

27 December 2020

Public hospitals in the Western Cape are currently under severe pressure due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 admissions and the increase in non-COVID-19 trauma cases, such as alcohol-related injuries and road accidents. Read More

85 babies born in Cape Metro on Christmas day in public health facilities

26 December 2020

The Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce the birth of 85 babies* as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape on Christmas Day 2020. The total number reported from midnight, comprises of 43 boys and 42 girls. Read More

We are the last line of defence

26 December 2020

“Everyone keeps saying we’re the front line. We’re not. We’re pretty much the last line of defence.” Read More

Statement by Premier Alan Winde in response to meeting with the FBO sector

24 December 2020

“Faith Based Organisations support call to halt in-person Christmas services and gathering” Read More

COVID-19 leaves lasting damage

24 December 2020

COVID-19 caused permanent damage to Carmen’s lungs. Her doctors advised that it cannot be treated. Read More

Update: Old Age Home Recoveries

23 December 2020

The number of residents who have recovered from Covid-19 in old age homes has increased to 1 792, and we remain encouraged by this. However, in the space of a week active infections among residents have more than doubled from 32 cases on 14 December... Read More

“Things are really bad out there” – COVID-19 warrior

23 December 2020

Amy Louw is home with her family and just in time for Christmas after battling COVID-19. The survivor has thanked healthcare workers for going the extra mile at the Brackengate Hospital of Hope Intermediate Care Facility, where she spent nearly two... Read More

Minister Anroux Marais mourns the passing of a giant of SA rugby

23 December 2020

The sudden passing of Arthob Petersen, who served in various positions in SA rugby, has left a gaping hole in this sphere. Mr. Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 4 border control police

23 December 2020

Minister Fritz welcomes arrest of 4 border control police for Montague Gardens robbery  Read More

COVID-19 support should help all famers – not only black farmers

23 December 2020

The Western Cape Government rejects racially-based Covid-19 support to farmers and agri-businesses. Read More

LEAP Update: Minister Fritz commends LEAP on 54 arrests

22 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, commends the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan’s (LEAP) Learner Law Enforcement Officers (LLEOs), appointed through the Western Cape Safety Plan on the 54 arrests made between 7 -13 December 2020. Read More

Statement by Premier Alan Winde at his weekly Digital Press Conference

22 December 2020

“Our hospital system is facing severe strain and our healthcare workers need us to do better right now” Read More

27 non-compliant liquor vendors issued R2.564 million in fines

22 December 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, notes that the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has conducted 305 investigations into licensed liquor vendors reportedly contravening the Western Cape Liquor Act and the Disaster Management Act’s... Read More

DCAS-supported sport climbing event sees two qualify for Tokyo Olympics

21 December 2020

South Africa’s best male and female climber are headed to Tokyo in 2021 after qualifying for Olympic Games at a Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport-supported event in Cape Town over the weekend. Read More

Support and relief efforts continue for the Masiphumelele Community

21 December 2020

The recent fire in Masiphumelele that destroyed more than 1000 homes is a truly catastrophic tragedy. Read More