The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa has reached 796 472 after a further 4 173 people were confirmed to have the virus in the most recent period. The Department of Health says in a statement that 65 people have died in[…]
DA Western Cape Leader, Bongikosi Madikizlea has been re-elected as the party’s provincial leader. He was one of the candidates who was vying for several top spots in the party’s Western Cape Congress, which was hosted virtually this year, due to COVID-19. Madikizela beat Masizole Mnqasela and Wendy Philander, in[…]
The Western Cape is expecting one of the biggest winter grain, barley and canola harvests in recent history, “shattering previous records”, agriculture MEC Ivan Meyer said on Wednesday. The bumper harvest would assist the economic recovery of agriculture in the province after many years of drought, he said. Meyer unveiled[…]
South Africa cannot afford to go into another lockdown, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said on Thursday. “Our economy cannot afford it. We’re getting poorer, we are losing jobs – we need to recover now,” he said during his weekly digital press briefing. “We will only recover, only make sure[…]
The Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Johan Brand, has resigned from his position after two years at the helm to pursue other career opportunities. Brand, who succeeded former National Prosecutions Authority Director of Public Prosecutions, Vusi Pikoli, has been described as diligent and thorough in his work. Among the high-profile investigations[…]
The reform of South Africa’s taxi industry was at the forefront of discussions at a three-day National Taxi Legotla which drew to a close in Johannesburg on Saturday. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula expressed optimism that the engagement between the various stakeholders would see the sector regulated and subsidized in coming[…]
With the country just coming out of heritage month, and residents encouraged to relish in the traditions, history and memories of their forbearers, the Western Cape Heritage Council has approved the classification of five new heritage sites in the province. The sites include Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel; Gugulethu 7 Memorial;[…]
South Africa is not a particularly earthquake-prone country – compared to the likes of China, Iran or Japan – but it does have the unique distinction in that the majority of its seismic activity is caused by deep level mining. More than 80% of seismic events recorded in South Africa[…]
The Western Cape MEC for Agriculture Ivan Meyer has announced that an inter-ministerial committee for rural safety hopes to use technology to curb attacks and murders on farms in the province. “These structures incorporate key stakeholders involved in overseeing an integrated response on rural safety,” he said, as reported by IOL.[…]
The Western Cape MEC for Community Safety, Albert Fritz has written to the National Prosecuting Authority to inquire about the release on bail of an alleged hit-man last week. The twenty-year-old suspect was released on a one-thousand-five-hundred-rand bail after he allegedly shot and killed a nineteen-year-old man in a gang-related[…]
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