Firefighters have been hailed for containing the fire that broke out in Tableview last week. Rescuers will continue monitoring the area.
Premier Alan Winde and the Western Cape’s Health Department will soon share data that the COVID-19 restrictions in SA are unnecessary.
The Western Cape unveiled its safety dashboard, which tracks where and when injuries occur and patterns of trauma among the population in near-real-time.
While Debbie Schäfer’s resignation has been accepted, she remains a strong member of the Democratic Alliance (DA).
‘I absolutely respect the rights of anybody to raise issues – to even protest – but not to disrupt in the way that this has been disrupted,’ said Winde.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde met with Ukraine’s Ambassador to South Africa on Friday and urged Cyril Ramaphosa to do the same.
‘It is clear to me that Mr Fritz is not a fit and proper person to hold any position in my executive council,’ said Winde.
Winde said on Monday that he is awaiting the report into allegations of sexual misconduct by MEC Albert Fritz, who he suspended last week.
“The option of me laying criminal charges against Minister Albert Fritz remains firmly on the table.” Winde has provided a big update.
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) hopes for a fair outcome in the independent probe against Western Cape MEC Albert Fritz
The police in the Western Cape said an inquiry into the sexual assault allegations against Fritz is underway but a criminal case is yet to be opened.
‘The complainants who have approached me have been informed that they have the option to lay criminal charges too, and that any necessary support will be provided to them should they elect to do so,’ said Winde.
Winde said an investigation into the ‘serious allegations’ against Fritz is underway. The suspended MEC has offered his full cooperation.
Friends and family came together to celebrate the legendary Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse’s 70th birthday in Cape Town on Wednesday 13 October.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says contrary to Minister Bheki Cele’s claims, there aren’t enough police officers on the ground
The state of Western Cape policing? “A Satellite Police Station, which serves Nyanga and Phillipi, has not had electricity for two years…”
The extension of the National State of Disaster is imminent. Before that happens Winde wants President Ramaphosa to consult the provinces.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said residents must get their first shot of vaccine by 20 October to ensure they are fully protected by December.
Winde called for an end to the National State of Disaster. He said he would request ‘a clear plan for its termination, with set timeframes’ from government.
Alan Winde now wants South Africa to do something it hasn’t been able to do for the past 18 months, and scrap the COVID-19 State of Disaster laws.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde also reckons there is no longer a need for a National State of Disaster declaration in the province
A call for Level 2 lockdown in the Western Cape has been made official on Wednesday. Winde says it’s time to focus on livelihoods now that the province has exited its third wave peak.
The Western Cape is officially in the peak of the third wave, therefore, extra vigilance over the long weekend is crucial, says Winde.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the province is looking forward to reaching its next milestone of 67% being vaccinated in the 60+ age group.
A Cape Town Metro Police officer was shot and wounded on Wednesday morning while giving chase after suspects who were allegedly shooting at taxis along Jakes Gerwel Drive.