Additional R53 million allocated to food relief programmes in the Western Cape

2020-04-05 17:27

An amount of R20 million will be used to distribute 50 000 food parcels, each of which will support a family of four for one month. The Department of Social Development will allocate these funds to selected NGOs to prepare and distribute the food parcels.

Premier Winde asks Ramaphosa for clarity on 'vague' regulations after Cele's cigarette sales warning

2020-04-03 13:13

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa for clarity on the proper interpretation of the lockdown regulations, after Police Minister Bheki Cele lambasted the provincial administration for allowing the sale of cigarettes.

First Covid-19 deaths: We mourn as a province and country - Western Cape premier Alan Winde

2020-03-27 11:17

Western Cape premier Alan Winde has expressed his grief at the news that two South Africans have died of Covid-19 in the province - the first deaths in the country as a result of the pandemic.

No need to panic, says Western Cape premier after welcoming Ramaphosa's coronavirus action plan

2020-03-24 06:14

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says a 21-day lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa might cause some anxiety, but assured residents the province would work closely with the government to ensure their safety.

Coronavirus: Western Cape govt to deploy more tracing teams to curb infections

2020-03-19 22:36

The Western Cape government is increasing its tracing teams as the province's Covid-19 infections increased to 46 on Thursday.

SOPA: 1 100 new cops in the Cape not enough, says Winde

2020-02-20 21:41

Despite an additional 1 100 new police officers being deployed in the Western Cape, the province still does not have enough men and women in blue, Premier Alan Winde has said.

All 3 property sectors now a buyers’ market in Western Cape - minister

2019-12-15 13:15

All three property sectors – residential, commercial and industrial – are currently experiencing a so-called buyers’ market in the Western Cape, says David Maynier, Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities.

Winde's R1bn safety plan: 3 000 new law enforcement officers, 150 investigators

2019-09-19 15:49

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has acknowledged that his new safety strategy for the province will cost a lot of money – R1bn – but he says levels of crime have left him with no other choice.

Winde, Fritz welcome SANDF's extended stay, but want to see a few changes

2019-09-16 18:57

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and his Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz have welcomed the news that the SANDF's deployment would be extended by six months, but want to see a few changes in approach.

'Still a massive hill to climb' - Winde's reasons for wanting army to stay extra 6 months

2019-09-11 12:27

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde wants the army to be deployed to the Cape Flats for at least six more months as crime remains high and areas have not yet been stabilised, he says.

 

Ban on cigarettes: Nothing 'legally' wrong with selling cigarettes, says Breytenbach

2020-04-03 19:48

Former State prosecutor and current DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach has questioned the legality of the ban against the sale of cigarettes, saying that the regulations on the matter are open to interpretation.

First coronavirus case in Khayelitsha as Western Cape tally climbs to 310

2020-03-29 20:27

Khayelitsha in the Western Cape has recorded its first positive coronavirus case, according to the premier's office, and the total number of positive cases in the province has climbed to 310.

UPDATE: City of Cape Town has the most Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape

2020-03-26 18:01

Of the 181 Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape, the City of Cape Town has recorded the vast majority with 152.

Coronavirus: Western Cape premier calls on Ramaphosa to announce drastic measures

2020-03-23 18:20

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has called for more drastic measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in the province reached 100 - about a quarter of the national total of 402 - on Monday.

Coronavirus: Let's stop the spread, says Alan Winde as Western Cape's number of cases reach 30

2020-03-18 20:28

"Physical distance and social solidarity" - this was Western Cape premier Alan Winde's mantra on Wednesday when he expressed his concern about the rate of transmission of the coronavirus in the province.

500 new law enforcement officers deployed to crime hot spots in Cape Town

2020-02-10 19:12

Cape Town's newly qualified law enforcement officers have taken part in a passing-out parade and will "put more boots on the ground" to fight crime in certain hot spots.

Lifestyle audits for DA politicians frustrated, says Winde

2019-10-24 16:24

Before becoming Western Cape premier, Alan Winde committed to conducting lifestyle audits on his cabinet if he was in charge. Five months after his election, this is yet to happen.

Winde to continue fight for Western Cape police unit

2019-09-17 17:09

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says he won't be giving up the fight to have a provincial policing unit which would answer to national government.

Mabuza praises Winde as a 'good selection', says plans are afoot to settle people in the Western Cape

2019-09-11 20:41

Deputy President David Mabuza has spoken glowingly of Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, calling him a "very good man".

Western Cape's weekend murders down, but concern grows over army's effectiveness

2019-08-19 16:27

The number of weekend murders in the Western Cape has decreased slightly - from the 47 committed last weekend to 34 in the metro region this past weekend.

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