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News and Speeches Archive

MEC Fritz welcomes Liquor Authority Report

1 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes reports of enforcement activities by the Western Cape Liquor Authority. Read More

MEC Fritz visits family of 4-year-old Scarlett, asks SAPS to find the killers

1 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, along with Councillor William Akim, visited the family of four-year-old Scarlett Cottle who was killed in a shooting on Wednesday night. Read More

Northern and Tygerberg healthcare workers bring “Woema” to weekend vaccinations

1 October 2021

This coming weekend, the Northern and Tygerberg health teams will be ramping up their vaccination outreach programmes as part of the National VOOMA Vaccination weekend.  Read More

New integrated human settlement development in Railton, Swellendam

30 September 2021

The current first phase of the new human settlement development in Railton, Swellendam, which commenced on 19 September 2021, has thus far created 13 job opportunities for local residents. Read More

Helderberg Hospital encourages women to prioritise their cervical health

30 September 2021

Helderberg Hospital was a place buzzing with excitement this September as its staff and patients commemorated a memorable cervical cancer awareness campaign. They capped off the campaign with an important message, “cervical cancer is curable if... Read More

Play park further enhances upgraded Sibanye informal settlement

29 September 2021

Today, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Tertuis Simmers, officially handed over Sibanye Open Space and Play Area at the Sibanye Informal Settlement in Morreesburg. Read More

Western Cape aims to create jobs in the growing Cannabis industry

29 September 2021

On Tuesday, I visited the Felbridge Cannabis Farm outside Stellenbosch. Read More

MEC Fritz lauds bravery of LEAP Officers for arresting suspect after pursuit

29 September 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes news of an arrest of a suspect in possession of a firearm, ammunition and drugs in Kraaifontein, following a dangerous pursuit. Read More

Premier hands over trophy to Creation Wines after it won 10th best wine farm

29 September 2021

Today, I was joined by the Provincial Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, in handing over a trophy to Hermanus-based Creation Wines, who has won 10th place in the... Read More

Minister Simmers to hand over Sibanye open space and play area

28 September 2021

On Tuesday, 28 September 2021, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will hand over the Sibanye Open Space and Play area, at the Sibanye Informal Settlement in Morreesburg, Swartland Municipality. Read More

Western Cape targets 70 000 pets for rabies vaccination

28 September 2021

Today the Western Cape Department of Agriculture joins the rest of the world in observing World Rabies Day 2021. We do so by confirming that Read More

Western Cape targets 70 000 pets for rabies vaccination

28 September 2021

Today the Western Cape Department of Agriculture joins the rest of the world in observing World Rabies Day 2021. We do so by confirming that Read More

Minister Fritz shocked and angered by murder of 3 women in Khayelitsha

28 September 2021

Minister Fritz shocked and angered by murder of 3 women in Khayelitsha, and welcomes SAPS 72-hour activation plan Read More

Hessequa Municipality now two sport facilities richer

28 September 2021

On Monday 26 September, together with Minister Tertuis Simmers, Mayor Grant Riddles, different sporting codes, cultural groups and the community, Minister Anroux Marais officially opened two new sport stadia in the Hessequa Read More

Tackling barriers to tourism recovery in Western Cape, including UK 'red list'

27 September 2021

Today, on World Tourism Day, I have written to the United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, on the decision to keep South Africa on the UK ‘red list' which is deeply... Read More

MEC Fritz lauds WCLA enforcement successes, asks citizens to limit alcohol use

27 September 2021

MEC Fritz lauds WCLA enforcement successes, asks citizens to guard against dangers associated with excessive alcohol consumption. Read More

MEC Fritz lauds WCLA enforcement successes, asks citizens to limit alcohol use

27 September 2021

MEC Fritz lauds WCLA enforcement successes, asks citizens to guard against dangers associated with excessive alcohol consumption. Read More

Minister Fritz lauds Overberg Youth Safety Ambassador Programme

27 September 2021

On Friday, 24 September 2021, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, visited the Overberg Municipality as a guest of honour at the Overberg Patrol Officers Community Safety Competition.  Read More

Premier Alan Winde’s statement on World Tourism Day 2021

27 September 2021

By 23 September 2021, the Western Cape had a total of 434 new cases daily based on the 7-day moving average. According to the technical definition, we would have exited our third wave when new infections are 15% of the peak, or 530 cases a day on... Read More

Vaccination remains key defense against severe illness and death from COVID-19

26 September 2021

Over the last few days of our vaccination drive we have seen a reduced uptake of COVID-19 vaccination. While we realise there are some people who have concerns about the vaccines, we would like to re-iterate the vaccines are safe and have been... Read More

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