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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Fritz hails crime prevention successes in Overstrand Municipality

12 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports of crime prevention and law enforcement successes in the Overstrand Municipality, by safety partners including the K9 Unit which is funded by the Department; especially in... Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Fernandez engage with Wynberg social workers

12 October 2021

Today, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and the Provincial Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the Provincial Department of Social Development’s regional office in Wynberg. The visit follows World Mental Health Day... Read More

Minister Marais declares Princess Vlei Eco Park a Provincial Heritage Site

12 October 2021

Today, 12 October 2021, Minister Anroux Marais officially unveiled the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at Princess Vlei Eco Park, off the M5 in Retreat.   Read More

Health care workers suffering mental health strain – “We need your help!”

12 October 2021

“I literally cried on my way home – to work, I cried… People would die in front of you then you must just be okay. And then the next person comes in that same bed, but you haven’t even mourned that previous patient yet. It was scary. It was beyond... Read More

Hearing on halting illegal occupations to commence again

11 October 2021

Tomorrow, the hearing in case, No: 8631/2020 in the consideration of the common law right of counter-spoliation by landowners as a legitimate means to repel land invasions, launched as part B of an application by the South African Human Rights... Read More

LEAP continues its visible policing successes

11 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety welcomes reports of LEAP successes in its endeavours to enhance visible policing in the crime hotspot communities in the Metro.   Read More

MEC urges people to make use of mental health interventions for Matriculants

11 October 2021

As October is National Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to make a special appeal to all Western Cape residents to support and be mindful of our matric Class of 2021 as we count down toward the start of the National Senior Certificate (NSC... Read More

Premier Winde and Provincial Minister Fritz to lead station oversight visits

11 October 2021

We are concerned to learn that the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, has refused to correct his misleading statement made on Friday, that the Western Cape is the most resourced province in terms of policing. Read More

Minister Marais to unveil Provincial Heritage Site plaque at Princess Vlei

11 October 2021

On Tuesday, 12 October 2021, Minister Anroux Marais will officially unveil the Provincial Heritage Site plaque at Princess Vlei, off the M5 in Retreat.   Read More

International Day of the Girl Child

11 October 2021

Today, Monday 11 October 2021, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child and its theme, "Digital generation. Our generation." Read More

Why it's crucial that 50+ age group takes up COVID-19 vaccines

9 October 2021

The Covid-19 response in the Western Cape has always been driven by data and informed by evidence. As new data emerges, the province has incorporated it into their response to the pandemic, ensuring that we tailor our planning, and response to real-... Read More

Joint statement by Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Minister Albert Fritz

9 October 2021

“The National Minister of Police’s claims that the Western Cape gets most policing resources is an insult to our poorest communities” Read More

No one gets left behind - How palliative and hospice care can help your family

8 October 2021

Being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease can bring about a wave of emotions for a patient and their family. And while navigating these emotions can be challenging, healthcare workers like Palliative Care Nurse Annatjie Grundling provides... Read More

Minister Fritz welcomes Liquor Authority Report

8 October 2021

Minister Fritz welcomes Liquor Authority Report, asks residents to stay safe over the weekend Read More

Minister Fritz responds to Minister Cele's remarks at Crime Prevention Imbizo

8 October 2021

Minister Fritz responds to Minister Cele's remarks at Crime Prevention Imbizo in Mitchells Plain Read More

Minister Fritz lauds Swartland K9 Uni

7 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes a report of a drug bust at the Moorreesburg Weighbridge on the N7 in which 3 kg of dagga and 1005 Mandrax tablets were discovered. A 40 year old male has been arrested. Read More

Minister Marais calls for provincial Sport Legends Nominations

7 October 2021

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is proud to acknowledge and honour legends, heroes and icons who have made a significant contribution to the development, transformation and growth of sport in South Africa an Read More

“The WC requires transparency on road map to end the national state of disaster"

7 October 2021

I have today written to President Cyril Ramaphosa to request a consultation with provinces before any extension on the declaration of the national state of disaster is promulgated, as expected on 15 October 2021. Read More

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