Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, has called on members of the public to take extra precautions against the coronavirus. He was speaking during a digital briefing on COVID-19. National government has made a similar call – urging South Africans to continue wearing masks, practicing social distancing and hand washing. Winde[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has appealed to the national government to “think carefully” about a possible bailout for South African Airways (SAA). He said all the provinces desperately need everything they can get, to recover from the Covid-19 lockdown and job losses. “Mr President, we don’t need state-funded planes,[…]
SA has passed the R3-trillion debt mark, with national borrowing averaging about R2bn every weekday, Western Cape premier Alan Winde said on Wednesday. “We have a very difficult path ahead of us,” said Winde, a keynote speaker during a Western Cape property development webinar. The premier, who recently recovered from[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on Monday deplored the renewed alcohol ban imposed by the national government as a “blunt instrument” in the fight against Covid-19. Winde said the after June 1, when the government lifted the initial alcohol ban imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was an[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit Cape Town on Friday to assess the Western Cape’s provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western Cape currently accounts for nearly two-thirds of infections nationally. President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on his inspection of COVID-19 facilities[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has called for caution as thousands of people prepare to return to work on Monday when Level 3 of the lockdown comes into effect. He’s appealed to employers and employees to adhere to the strict safety regulations. The Western Cape has more than 19 000[…]
As the Western Cape ramps up its screenings and testing for Covid-19 as confirmed cases rise, the ANC in the province is calling for the return to Level 5 lockdown to be considered. On Friday, it said the situation in the province was getting worse, with hot spots in the[…]
The Western Cape Provincial Treasury on Saturday approved the allocation of R53 million additional funding for emergency food relief programmes which will run across the Western Cape. Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said: “We know that the lockdown is tough on everyone and is impacting on the livelihoods of many[…]
While the South African National Defence (SANDF) received a fairly warm welcome from Cape Flats residents just over a month ago, questions have now been raised over the effectiveness of “Operation Lockdown”. National Police Minister Bheki Cele pre-maturely announced the deployed of the army to gang-ridden areas of Cape Town[…]
The government are currently hosting their Cabinet Lekgotla in Pretoria, throwing open their doors to leaders and elected members of Parliament for the next three days. The delegation includes ministers, deputy ministers and for the first time, premiers and their director generals. Alan Winde shares stark message with Cabinet Lekgotla[…]
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