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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Western Cape government is increasing its tracing teams as the province's Covid-19 infections increased to 46 on Thursday.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Of the 181 Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape, the City of Cape Town has recorded the vast majority with 152.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Deputy President David Mabuza has spoken glowingly of Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, calling him a "very good man".
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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