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News and Speeches Archive

Seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa

9 March 2020

The Minister of Health Dr ZweliMkhize, on 9 March 2020 announced that more people have tested positive for COVID-19. This now brings the total of confirmed cases to seven in South Africa – six in KwaZulu Natal and one in Gauteng. All were part of... Read More

NO confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Western Cape

7 March 2020

The reported "suspected case" detected in Parow yesterday initially matched the case definition based on information provided by the person. As per our response protocol, our health response team immediately came into effect. Read More

First case of COVID-19 in RSA confirmed in KZN – Western Cape ready for COVID-19

6 March 2020

The Western Cape Government has been informed by the National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD) and National Department of Health, that there has been a laboratory confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in KwaZulu-Natal; South Africa. Read More

Premier Winde to participate in Cape Town Cycle Tour

6 March 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde will be among the 35 000 cyclists taking part in this year's Cape Town Cycle Tour, riding in support of the Atlas Foundation.   Read More

Media Release: EMS responds to 6 326 incidents

6 March 2020

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a total of 6 326 incidents in the Western Cape this weekend, including 101 incidents in red zone areas. Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer welcomes decision to declare the drought a national disaster

5 March 2020

Western Cape Minister for Agriculture in the Western Cape, Dr Ivan Meyer welcomes the announcement made yesterday by the National Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs to declare the drought a national disaster. Read More

Minister Madikizela welcomes PRASA’s Central Line Recovery Plan

5 March 2020

I welcome the Central Line Service Recovery Plan outlined by PRASA Administrator, Mr Bongisizwe Mpondo this morning. Read More

R613.5 million e-docket software not being effectively used by SAPS & Courts

5 March 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has received the findings of the Department of Community Safety’s Docket Archive Store (DAS) Assessment Project. Read More

Media Alert: 2020 Western Cape Provincial Budget Address – A Budget for You

5 March 2020

On Tuesday, 10 March 2020, the Western Cape Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, will be delivering the 2020 Western Cape Budget Address in the provincial legislature. Read More

Premier Winde, Speaker Mnqasela and Minister Fernandez thank Rocklands Educare

5 March 2020

Premier Alan Winde, Western Cape Speaker Masizole Mnqasela and Social Development Minister Sharna Fernandez today visited the Rocklands Educare creche to hand out gifts to the children and teachers. Read More

MEC welcomes the provision of 6 Public Works properties to be used as shelters

4 March 2020

The MEC for Social Development in the Western Cape, Sharna Fernandez welcomes the announcement made earlier today by the National Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia De Lille, that six government-owned properties in the Western... Read More

Listen to our Business Support Radio Show Part 3: Filling the skills gap

4 March 2020

On 3 March, the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, the Acting Chief Director for Skills Development & Innovation at the Department for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Nezaam Joseph, and the... Read More

WC readiness for COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS): What the public should know

3 March 2020

Following the Presidential announcement to repatriate South African citizens from Wuhan, the Western Cape Government Health held a media briefing on Monday, 2 March, to detail provincial readiness and the measures put into place to address COVID-19... Read More

Western Cape economic growth rate exceeds expectation

3 March 2020

The latest provincial GDP figures from Stats SA, which are a year behind the national figures, reflect the Western Cape economic growth as 0.8 per cent for 2018, even though the province was experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent history. Read More

Call for nominations - Provincial Safety Advisory Committee

3 March 2020

Call for nominations for NGO representative vacancy in the Provincial Safety Advisory Committee Read More

Premier Winde meets with Western Cape municipalities to discuss energy

3 March 2020

Twenty four of the Western Cape’s municipalities now allow for the installation of solar PV with a connection to the grid, with Bitou being the latest municipality to come on board. Read More

Minister Fritz to speak at West End Primary awards ceremony

2 March 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will speak at the awards ceremony and classroom unveiling at West End Primary School. Read More

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Lets fight the scourge of violence against women and children

2 March 2020

Every time a child is murdered, the entire community is affected. Right now, several of our communities are facing immense trauma. Assisting these communities during this difficult time is the Department of Social Development’s top priority. Read More

School safety ambassadors make a difference at West End Primary School

2 March 2020

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, delivered the keynote speech at the opening of a new multi-purpose classroom and awards ceremony at West End Primary School, Lentegeur. Read More