Alan Winde

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Alan Winde said : “Models are projections, using available data and based on assumptions. They help us explore what might transpire, but the outputs should be treated with caution and full understanding of the inherent assumptions, limitations and uncertainty,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 3, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This peak is also flatter than was originally projected. This means that we will not have as many hospitalisations and deaths at the peak as we originally thought,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 3, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Another strict lockdown will have a devastating impact on many of our most economically vulnerable residents. We are therefore not considering a return to level 5, and no indication has been made to us by our counterparts in the national government that this is something they are considering. However, we must not lose sight of the fact that we are facing the peak of the pandemic and everything we do now can help change the trajectory of that peak” External link

the-star Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "With more data available, we have again worked with the National Consortium and the Actuarial Society of South Africa to recalibrate our provisioning scenario," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This hospital is world class. If I see what is being done around the world, I can say that we have a world class facility," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Much like the CTICC hospital, this site will provide intermediate hospital care to patients, and has been designed with infection prevention in mind - with a state-of-the-art waste management facility in place to destroy infectious waste," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These are in addition to two already completed and functional facilities - the Hospital of Hope at the CTICC and the Thusong Hospital in Khayelitsha, operated by Medicins sans Frontiers, in partnership with the provincial government," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Beyond the technical innovations which we have introduced, we have also introduced new systems and services which are aimed at making life simpler for our residents and our healthcare workers," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This therapy will become a critical part of our healthcare response, creating an alternative for ventilation. Under the correct supervision, we believe it can also be administered in general wards, which will minimise the need for critical care beds,” External link

mg Friday, June 26, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “But we will continue to track the data and recalibrate or review the model,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We must bear in mind that these statistics only cover the period January to March, and do not include the extended lockdown period which has had a major impact on businesses and jobs in the Western Cape and across the country. We are facing a serious humanitarian crisis as more and more people lose their jobs," "This is why it is important that the economy be allowed to reopen in the safest way possible. Preserving people's jobs and livelihoods must be carefully balanced with our need to control the spread of the coronavirus" External link

iol Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The lockdown, first implemented in March, has had a severe impact on our economy, and has resulted in an increased need for humanitarian support as people have been unable to feed their families as a result of not earning a salary, or having lost their jobs," "The Western Cape's tourism and hospitality industry sustains thousands of jobs in the province and allowing restaurants to re-open for sit down meals, and certain tourism and conferencing services to re-open will provide some relief. We await further clarity from the regulations detailing when and how these businesses will be able to operate" External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have to make sure that we bring change to society, and that we specifically care for the women and children in our society,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Every single person can help us in our effort, by staying home as much as possible, keeping a distance at all times, avoiding gatherings of people wherever it may occur, by always following the golden rules of good hygiene, and by properly wearing a clean cloth mask whenever out in public,” External link

iol Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Every single person can help us in our effort, by staying home as much as possible, keeping a distance at all times, avoiding gatherings of people wherever it may occur, by always following the golden rules of good hygiene, and by properly wearing a clean cloth mask whenever out in public,” External link

iol Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde responded : “Violence is not just perpetrated in the streets, but at home, even in schools that children attend – what do we do about this culture of violence that exists?” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our focus was taken off by Covid-19,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I need you to be self-disciplined. What we have seen in some areas is the abuse of alcohol. In terms of trauma, we have also seen some strain on our hospitals. You are putting yourself and others in danger,” External link

news24 Monday, June 15, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Please drink responsibly and play your part. If this doesn't happen, we will have no choice but to explore alternative steps to ensure that this happens" External link

news24 Monday, June 15, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "At the worst of the backlog, 27 000 tests from the Western Cape were sitting in the bottleneck and the Western Cape had to adopt a risk adjusted testing strategy to ensure that those people who are most at risk and who need testing the most, are prioritised," "The backlog has now been significantly reduced and stood at approximately 3700 tests on Wednesday. We anticipate that it will be fully resolved in the coming days" External link

iol Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I fully understand that parents are worried about the Covid-19 pandemic and how the reopening of schools might impact their child’s well-being. As a parent myself, I know that our No 1 priority is always the safety of our children” External link

iol Friday, June 12, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These centres help to ease the pressure on our hospital emergency care centres, while also separating testing and triaging from the rest of the hospital patients," "The province has now also begun phase two of this project, which will create 14 new temporary testing and triage sites in the metro, and an additional 20 in our non-metro areas" External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “When you or your loved one needs to be hospitalised because of this virus, and now suddenly a doctor has got to make another choice as to whether he’s going to give you a bed or someone who’s just come in because of an alcohol trauma case,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Your grandmother, brother or sister could become ill with Covid-19 and require a hospital bed. Every single one of us has a role to play in making sure our healthcare system has the capacity to respond – please drink responsibly and play your part,” “If this doesn’t happen, we will have no choice but to explore alternative steps to ensure that this happens” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Your grandmother, brother or sister could become ill with Covid-19 and require a hospital bed. Every single one of us has a role to play in making sure our healthcare system has the capacity to respond - please drink responsibly and play your part," "If this doesn't happen, we will have no choice but to explore alternative steps to ensure that this happens" External link

news24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our epidemiologists say our numbers are still on track. They have not doubled in less than eight days, although sometimes I do think these numbers look a little bit scary” External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This week we have donations of ventilators coming in from the US, and hopefully other nations will play their part,” External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape’s emergency and trauma units have already noted an increase in the number of alcohol related injuries and incidents,” External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The hospital will be a place of healing for many, and has for this reason been named The Hospital of Hope," External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This facility will create a space for people to recover, while at the same time allowing others to receive care in our other acute hospital facilities," External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have not had any formal communication on this. Some government officials spoke about this, but nothing formal. I welcome any support given to us as a province, but I need to be informed,” External link

citizen Monday, June 8, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s all up in the air at this stage. The list is not confirmed, but I think there is a sense of politics entering the handling of the crisis. I do not want politics in what we do to fight Covid-19. We need to know what the Constitutional mandate of the ministers is who will be deployed. We will consult and do whatever is needed if any decision around this is made,” External link

citizen Monday, June 8, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our teams have worked around the clock to ensure that this facility was ready in a matter of weeks. On Monday, it will start to take in its first patients. We have named it the Hospital of Hope, because it is aimed at being a place where people come to be cared for, to recover and to go home at the end of their treatment," External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The hospital will be a place of healing for many, and has for this reason been named The Hospital of Hope," External link

news24 Monday, June 8, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Convention Centre generously sponsored the rental of the site, allowing us to turn its four halls and the service yard into a four-ward facility, which will be staffed by over 900 people when all phases are operational. " External link

news24 Monday, June 8, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our teams have worked around the clock to ensure that this facility was ready in a matter of weeks. On Monday, it will start to take in its first patients. We have named it the Hospital of Hope, because it is aimed at being a place where people come to be cared for, to recover and to go home at the end of their treatment," External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our teams have worked around the clock to ensure that this facility was ready in a matter of weeks. On Monday, it will start to take in its first patients. We have named it the Hospital of Hope, because it is aimed at being a place where people come to be cared for, to recover and to go home at the end of their treatment," External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These triage centres help to ease the pressure on emergency rooms while also allowing a dedicated space for screening and testing to occur, away from the hospital’s day-to-day activities” External link

the-star Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I ask for your patience and understanding as we act decisively to save the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities," External link

news24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The backlog in the Western Cape has now grown to approximately 18000 tests. "In the absence of a rapid-test solution, the decision is to prioritise health care workers, those in hospital and those at high risk, including the elderly and those with underlying conditions in order to ensure the most efficient way of managing the curve of the disease in this phase of community transmission” External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are currently looking at ways to ramp up the available facilities, using both provincially or municipally owned facilities as well as turn-key solutions such as hotels and the hospitality industry," External link

iol Friday, June 5, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The (approval of using CTICC2) will give us a cumulative total of 2 227 additional intermediate beds in the system," External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about National Health ) : "We are using private labs via the National Health Laboratory Service when they have spare capacity. However, there is also growing demand in the private sector given the increased number of cases in the country," "We are pursuing an additional contractual relationship with private laboratories (and) we also started exploring testing capacity at the university laboratories with the support of the Solidarity Fund" External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These triage centres help to ease the pressure on emergency rooms, while also allowing a dedicated space for screening and testing to occur, away from the hospital's day to day activities," External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These triage centres help to ease the pressure on emergency rooms, while also allowing a dedicated space for screening and testing to occur, away from the hospital's day to day activities," External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Children’s Commissioner post has been created to give a voice to the children of the Western Cape, and we look forward to working with Nomdo to ensure that the issues children are currently facing are researched, understood and advocated for,” External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “But I want to be very honest with you now, we simply cannot fight this pandemic alone,” External link

laht Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As of last week, we had to change that approach we have got to reserve tests for in our hospitals, for our healthcare professionals, but also to make a decision in a hospital as to whether [a] person must go to the Covid-19 ward or perhaps [just] get treatment for regular flu," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are working closely with the national Department of Health, ensuring that all of the nuts and bolts of our response are in place and that our approaches are aligned," "These sites are part of our ongoing preparations to ensure that at the peak - which is expected at the end of June, beginning of July in the Western Cape - we are able to offer care to those that require it" External link

news24 Monday, June 1, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “With our health-care system prepared, it is simply no longer possible to maintain level 4 restrictions anywhere in the Western Cape or South Africa. "The economic crisis caused by these restrictions has resulted in a life-threatening humanitarian disaster that will only worsen in the months ahead,” External link

iol Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “At this peak, these models indicate that we will require 7,800 hospital beds at our peak and 9,300 people could die,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Community transmissions were established earlier in the Western Cape compared to other provinces, so it's likely they were seeded by international travellers, South Africans going abroad, and tourists coming here for business and pleasure” External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "With testing under such severe pressure at the moment, I think (we are) 100 000 tests behind in the backlog at the moment in South Africa," External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As of last week, we had to change that approach… We have got to reserve tests for in our hospitals, for our healthcare professionals, but also to make a decision in a hospital as to whether a person must go to the Covid-19 ward or perhaps get treatment for regular flu," External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "It gives me great pleasure to announce that the appointment process for the Children's Commissioner has been finalised, with Ms Christina Nomdo formally accepting the post last week," External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We simply cannot fight this pandemic alone. We need each and every person to help us. When you keep yourself safe, you keep your loved ones safe too” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 29, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Just over a month ago... we had our professors and doctors presenting scenarios we were building our health preparedness plan on," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased at this time,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Level 3 will require us to act with greater consideration for our own safety and the safety of those around us. Hygiene measures such as washing our hands regularly and keeping workspaces clean, and coughing into a tissue or your arm remain of utmost importance,” “We must still stay home as much as possible and avoid large gatherings. Always keep a distance of at least 1.5m from any other person and wear a clean, cloth mask when outside of the home. If you feel sick or unwell, stay at home. These measures have the ability to significantly flatten the curve of infection if everyone commits to them” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde admitted : "You wonder if you are doing enough, are you well enough prepared [to deal with the coronavirus]," External link

irishsun Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We in the Western Cape are under pressure," External link

irishsun Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Every single one of us has a role to play in doing this. When you keep yourself safe - by wearing a cloth mask when in public, by keeping your distance, by following the golden rules of hygiene and by staying home as much as possible - you keep your loved ones safe, too. I know that if we all work together in this way, with this common goal, we can get through this difficult time for our province and country. The responsibility on all of us has never been greater,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In Witzenberg, where our targeted hot spot plan was first piloted, over 80% of the total number of Covid-19 positive patients have now recovered. In Khayelitsha, 60% of the total case load to date has recovered, and in the Tygerberg region, 56% of the total number of cases have already recovered” External link

iol Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We once again call on both the President and Minister [Zweli] Mkhize to move as quickly as possible to ensure that the [National Health Laboratory Service] is provided with the resources it so urgently requires and that testing across the country can continue unhindered,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The COVID -19 pandemic has challenged and put substantial pressure on our healthcare system, but our healthcare workers continue to devote their time and energy to contain this pandemic. What Adidas has done is to acknowledge their immense sacrifices, invaluable dedication, commitment and unwavering efforts in managing this pandemic. This generous gesture serves as a way of thanking them for risking their own lives in order to save the nation. We cannot thank them enough for their noble contributions and sacrifices. I thank Adidas for coming on board in helping us celebrate our healthcare workers. It is our fervent hope that we will continue to work together in creating better working conditions for them because it will take the Whole of Society to defeat this pandemic. Together, we will win this battle against COVID -19. Thank you Adidas!” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, May 25, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The COVID -19 pandemic has challenged and put substantial pressure on our healthcare system, but our healthcare workers continue to devote their time and energy to contain this pandemic. What Adidas has done is to acknowledge their immense sacrifices, invaluable dedication, commitment and unwavering efforts in managing this pandemic. This generous gesture serves as a way of thanking them for risking their own lives in order to save the nation. We cannot thank them enough for their noble contributions and sacrifices. I thank Adidas for coming on board in helping us celebrate our healthcare workers. It is our fervent hope that we will continue to work together in creating better working conditions for them because it will take the Whole of Society to defeat this pandemic. Together, we will win this battle against COVID -19. Thank you Adidas!” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, May 25, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the fight against COVID -19 and we thank them for their selfless service throughout this time. This pandemic has seen a huge outpouring of support and assistance from the private sector and we thank Adidas for their generous donation, helping to keep our healthcare workers more comfortable this Winter, and during long hours on their feet. The Western Cape Government is working hard in the response to the coronavirus but we cannot do it alone and we welcome the support of individuals, communities, civil society and the private sector” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, May 25, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The meeting follows a discussion during the Presidential Coordinating Council where the two provinces reported that they were in talks trying to find protocols of cooperation," External link

the-star Friday, May 22, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The meeting follows a discussion during the Presidential Coordinating Council where the two provinces reported that they were in talks trying to find protocols of cooperation," External link

the-star Friday, May 22, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is not business as usual. I take this pandemic seriously and I don’t believe we can just return to normal. Major interventions are needed in these hot spots so that we can save lives. This strategy, however, allows for more of the economy to open while doing so, thereby preventing a severe humanitarian crisis from unfolding at the same time,” “This is not a zero-sum game. We can care for sick people and save lives now, and we can do it in a way that saves lives in the future too” External link

iol Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have identified land and existing pipeline projects in close proximity to hotspot areas in order to plan and fast track assistance for communities of hotspot areas. We have assisted municipalities and Department of Water and Sanitation to identify areas of water shortages across the province, and thus far delivered a total of 615 water tanks with 14 Water Tankers already in use,” External link

iol Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The meeting follows a discussion during the Presidential Coordinating Council where the two provinces reported that they were in talks trying to find protocols of cooperation," External link

iol Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Association ) : "We have approved protocols for the transport of essential seasonal workers in the agriculture sector from the Western Cape to other provinces. The guidelines stipulate which documentation should accompany every essential worker and the health and safety requirements for owners and drivers of minibus taxis. It stresses that under no circumstances should season workers who tested positive for Covid-19 be allowed to travel from the Western Cape to neighbouring provinces or regions," "We have created communication material for agricultural communities and assisted in amplifying messages in rural communities through radio, and met with key stakeholders including Agri Western Cape, Hortgro, VinPro, the African Farmers Association of South Africa, SATI and the Prestige Workers Forum to ensure a joint-up approach to fighting the pandemic" External link

iol Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The CTICC has agreed to waive the hire cost of the venue as part of its contribution to the fight against coronavirus,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our risk projections for the general population in Western Cape, based on available data, indicates that those who are older, over 55, and those who have one or more comorbidities are at highest risk. This is where we must focus our attention in the weeks ahead,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Even if we lift restrictions now, over 200,000 jobs are going to be lost in the Western Cape alone,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Association ) : "We have approved protocols for the transport of essential seasonal workers in the agriculture sector from the Western Cape to other provinces. The guidelines stipulate which documentation should accompany every essential worker and the health and safety requirements for owners and drivers of minibus taxis. It stresses that under no circumstances should season workers who tested positive for Covid-19 be allowed to travel from the Western Cape to neighbouring provinces or regions," "We have created communication material for agricultural communities and assisted in amplifying messages in rural communities through radio, and met with key stakeholders including Agri Western Cape, Hortgro, VinPro, the African Farmers Association of South Africa, SATI and the Prestige Workers Forum to ensure a joint-up approach to fighting the pandemic" External link

iol Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is not business as usual. I take this pandemic seriously and I don’t believe we can just return to normal. Major interventions are needed in these hot spots so that we can save lives. This strategy, however, allows for more of the economy to open while doing so, thereby preventing a severe humanitarian crisis from unfolding at the same time,” “This is not a zero-sum game. We can care for sick people and save lives now, and we can do it in a way that saves lives in the future too” External link

iol Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have identified land and existing pipeline projects in close proximity to hotspot areas in order to plan and fast track assistance for communities of hotspot areas. We have assisted municipalities and Department of Water and Sanitation to identify areas of water shortages across the province, and thus far delivered a total of 615 water tanks with 14 Water Tankers already in use,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “During that presentation, I set out how the Western Cape had adopted a targeted hotspot strategy that goes beyond just district level. Using epidemiological data, we can focus the entire impact of our government on geographical areas where the virus is spreading to slow it down and protect vulnerable people,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our humanitarian support will become unsustainable over time on our current budgets as more and more people lose their jobs. We simply cannot ignore the impact of this on the health of people, especially vulnerable people, into the future,” “This is precisely why, that given our robust health-care system preparation and that we will continue to rigorously intervene in hotspots, we must open more of our economy over time. Not allowing this to happen will threaten lives in the future, and this cannot be ignored by any level of government” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have started providing sub-district recoveries data in addition to the overall number of people who have recovered and those can be found on the Western Cape Government data dashboard” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape has recorded an additional 12 Covid-19 deaths bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in the province to 129” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Over 134000 food parcels and nearly 200000 daily cooked meals have been provided across the province by provincial and national departments, municipalities, businesses, NGOs, faith-based organisations, Sassa, and the Solidarity Fund” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In total, the Western Cape government has allocated in excess of R70million in food relief during this period, while municipalities have contributed more than R18m,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We activated an emergency feeding programme for learners in the province during the week of April 6-10, to ensure that those children who regularly received meals through the School Nutrition Programme were still able to receive nutritious meals” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Emergency feeding has been a massive, collaborative effort by teachers, principals, departmental officials and volunteers and I would like to thank them for their work and their kindness. We have been able to serve 1.2m takeaway meals to children across the province, serving an average of 65000 children each day for the two days per week of feeding” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape presented its hotspot strategy to the group, as the provincial response to the number of infections in nine geographical areas. These areas in each of the City of Cape Town’s eight sub-districts and in Witzenberg account for a large proportion of the Western Cape’s infections. Using the data and evidence available to us, we will be able to specifically target these areas with responses from across government departments” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We had our temperature tests at the airport, but they weren’t picking up the virus,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I get asked every single day, why is this the epicenter?” “We don’t have all the answers” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The infection curve in the Western Cape is moving faster, and we are seeing higher rates of community transmission,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We can all help to protect the vulnerable by sticking to these same golden rules. Those residents who live with a member who may be vulnerable must be vigilant to ensure that they do not put their loved ones at additional risk,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are finalising the leases on three more facilities to be used as temporary hospitals in the province,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These strategies will provide an evidence-led and data-driven response across government departments to ensure that we respond effectively, from every angle to reduce both the spread of the virus as well as its impact on communities,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is the poor and vulnerable in our society who will bear the brunt. We need to save lives now and in the future too. This is what we will tell President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize during the consultation process,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This focused effort of government, in partnership with the private sector and every person, will help us slow the spread and save lives, while still allowing more economic activity and protecting the livelihoods of especially our poor and vulnerable residents," External link

the-star Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This focused effort of government, in partnership with the private sector and every person, will help us slow the spread and save lives, while still allowing more economic activity and protecting the livelihoods of especially our poor and vulnerable residents," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As a result, we have been able to serve 1.2 million take-away meals to children across the province, serving an average of 65 000 children each day for the two days per week of feeding,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As a result, we have been able to serve 1.2 million take-away meals to children across the province, serving an average of 65 000 children each day for the two days per week of feeding,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We will all still need to practice good hygiene practices like regular hand-washing, coughing into a tissue or the crook of the arm, and physical distancing while wearing a clean, cloth mask,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “With our health-care system prepared, it is simply no longer possible to maintain Level 4 restrictions anywhere in the Western Cape or South Africa,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Lastly I have also been in contact with the president to alert him to this situation as he was due to visit the province on Friday. The president has agreed to reschedule his visit given this development, and we thank him for his understanding," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This focused effort of government, in partnership with the private sector and every person, will help us slow the spread and save lives, while still allowing more economic activity and protecting the livelihoods of especially our poor and vulnerable residents," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Lastly I have also been in contact with the president to alert him to this situation as he was due to visit the province on Friday. The president has agreed to reschedule his visit given this development, and we thank him for his understanding," External link

the-star Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This focused effort of government, in partnership with the private sector and every person, will help us slow the spread and save lives, while still allowing more economic activity and protecting the livelihoods of especially our poor and vulnerable residents," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Lastly I have also been in contact with the president to alert him to this situation as he was due to visit the province on Friday. The president has agreed to reschedule his visit given this development, and we thank him for his understanding," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The president has agreed to reschedule his visit, given this development, and we thank him for his understanding,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Lastly I have also been in contact with the president to alert him to this situation as he was due to visit the province on Friday. The president has agreed to reschedule his visit given this development, and we thank him for his understanding," External link

the-star Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The president has agreed to reschedule his visit, given this development, and we thank him for his understanding,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is what every person and company should do in such an instance. This is how we slow the spread and ‘flatten the curve’,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As part of our focused hot-spot interventions, we are looking at the role that business plays in keeping their employees and their customers safe," External link

iol Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Over the past two weeks, the Western Cape has more than doubled the total number of tests conducted as part of a targeted testing strategy aimed at identifying pockets of infection. We understand that as the Western Cape and other provinces have increased their focus on testing, this has placed strain on the NHLS and their resources," External link

iol Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Given the backlogs and delays, targeted testing is more important than ever, because we need to use every test as effectively as possible. The long delays result in waits of up to seven days for test results, putting extreme stress and pressure on those awaiting their test results. In the acute hospital setting and for health care workers, we cannot afford to wait that long for test results," "The delays in test results also have a knock-on effect, delaying the contact tracing process and increasing the risk of further spread of the virus. We appeal to those who are awaiting test results to remain calm, and to ensure that they quarantine themselves to prevent further spread of the virus – this is the same protocol we should all follow if we are a close contact of a Covid-19 positive confirmed person, or if we feel even a little bit ill" External link

iol Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As part of our focused hot-spot interventions, we are looking at the role that business plays in keeping their employees and their customers safe," External link

iol Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our response to hotspots, which involves slowing the spread of the virus, and protecting vulnerable people most at risk, requires the combined impact of our government and the City of Cape Town to make a real difference,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Each of our actions now will determine whether lives will be saved, and whether our health system will cope. It is up to us all,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "They cover important aspects of workplace infection prevention starting with performing a risk assessment of and implementing safety procedures in all areas of the workplace including employee and customer entrances, workstations, employee and public toilets, shop floors, change rooms, waste storage areas, payment areas, goods storage areas, delivery areas and canteens," External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "They cover important aspects of workplace infection prevention starting with performing a risk assessment of and implementing safety procedures in all areas of the workplace including employee and customer entrances, workstations, employee and public toilets, shop floors, change rooms, waste storage areas, payment areas, goods storage areas, delivery areas and canteens," External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The guidelines give a thorough run down of the measures expected of businesses which are currently operating, and those that may open in subsequent alert levels. Business owners who are not currently operating should use this time to start preparing their systems for when they may re-open," External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We’ve also seen when a business closes, it creates a further bottleneck because there’s demand and then that also then is negative because it starts to create congestion, it’s part of the economic society," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, May 11, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

actionnewsjax Monday, May 11, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

click2houston Monday, May 11, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

ABCnews Monday, May 11, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

news4jax Monday, May 11, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

seattlepi Monday, May 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

clickondetroit Monday, May 11, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 11, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : ”This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 11, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Over the past two weeks, the Western Cape has more than doubled the total number of tests conducted as part of a targeted testing strategy aimed at identifying pockets of infection. We understand that as the Western Cape and other provinces have increased their focus on testing, this has placed strain on the NHLS and their resources,” External link

the-star Monday, May 11, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Over the past two weeks, the Western Cape has more than doubled the total number of tests conducted as part of a targeted testing strategy aimed at identifying pockets of infection. We understand that as the Western Cape and other provinces have increased their focus on testing, this has placed strain on the NHLS and their resources,” External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "This week I will look forward to welcoming President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Western Cape on Friday, 15 May 2020. The president has been visiting provinces around the country to assess their preparedness. We will look forward to showcasing our plans and response strategy with the President," "On Saturday, our top public health experts shared our plans with Minister Mkhize. He indicated he was pleased and satisfied with what was presented" External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our discussion was how do we look at those hot spots. Therefore, what we are doing is focusing on the hot spots and management tools around the hot spots because there are lots of municipalities in our province that are reducing the number of infections,” External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will be writing to the Western Cape police as well as to the Eastern Cape premier to notify them of the steps taken to ensure the safe return of seasonal workers. We expect a similar level of rigour from the Eastern Cape government,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 11, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As the president and Professor Salim Abdool Karim have indicated, the virus cannot be stopped, and the hard lockdown only bought us time to prepare for the peak,” External link

citizen Monday, May 11, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “Yesterday (Saturday), our top public health experts shared our plans with (Health) Minister Zweli Mkhize. He indicated he was pleased and satisfied with what was presented,” External link

citizen Monday, May 11, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of a Tygerberg Hospital nurse, Ntombizakithi Ngidi,” “We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and her colleagues at this time and we honour her service to the people of this province” External link

iol Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of a Tygerberg Hospital nurse, Ntombizakithi Ngidi,” “We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and her colleagues at this time and we honour her service to the people of this province” External link

iol Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Next week, as we mark International Nurses Day, we will honour these two women for their commitment and their care,” “Each and every death should be a stark reminder of the role we all have to play in flattening this curve so that we can protect our health-care workers and all of our vulnerable, elderly or sick residents” External link

iol Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The long delays result in waits of up to seven days for test results, putting extreme stress and pressure on those awaiting their test results," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde added : “Please wear a cloth mask properly whenever you leave the house, and maintain a good distance from all other people at all times. By doing this, you are helping us save lives,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Over the past two weeks, the Western Cape has more than doubled the total number of tests conducted as part of a targeted testing strategy aimed at identifying pockets of infection. We understand that as the Western Cape and other provinces have increased their focus on testing, this has placed strain on the NHLS and their resources,” External link

citizen Friday, May 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will be writing to the Western Cape police as well as to the Eastern Cape premier to notify them of the steps taken to ensure the safe return of seasonal workers. We expect a similar level of rigour from the Eastern Cape government,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 8, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Its nature, as we have seen globally, is to grow exponentially. This is a new phase in the transmission of the virus, which the entire country will enter into at some point (and perhaps has entered into in some areas already), depending on their trajectory," External link

iol Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Accurate reporting of data is also critical. We must be fully transparent and honest with the people of the Western Cape at all times, because information is power. The more data we have, the better our health response can be. The more information our residents have, the better they can help us flatten the curve by changing their behaviour. We must work as one team, together," External link

iol Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Screening and testing is an important tool in helping us to accurately pinpoint where infections are occurring and where a person does test positive, to start the contact tracing process," "Anyone displaying symptoms (dry cough, sore throat, fever or shortness of breath) is advised to call the hotline on 021 928 4102 for directions on what to do next. Testing facilities are available across the province, and the hotline will direct you to the appropriate one" External link

iol Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are moving up from the last report of over R40,000 worth of stock now, we’re more than doubling it to make the figure a little bit easier as we are preparing for the peak,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our healthcare workers are vital in our response to Covid-19 and their safety is of utmost concern to us but as infections rise, our stocks of PPE will be used up faster. This is another reason why it is absolutely vital for residents to work towards flattening the curve- so that our healthcare systems and stocks are not overwhelmed," External link

iol Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our healthcare workers are vital in our response to Covid-19 and their safety is of utmost concern to us but as infections rise, our stocks of PPE will be used up faster. This is another reason why it is absolutely vital for residents to work towards flattening the curve- so that our healthcare systems and stocks are not overwhelmed," External link

iol Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Cloth masks must be washed and ironed after every use, and those using them must wash their hands before and after putting them on. Only touch the mask by the ties, and never on the inside and don’t fiddle with it. To borrow Suzelle’s catchphrase – D I Why? Because we all need to work to stop the spread” External link

iol Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are seeing an acceleration in positive Covid-19 cases, which indicates established transmission of the virus between residents in communities, and that the curve is continuing to climb at a faster rate” External link

iol Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “For those who lose loved ones during this time, the ability to bid a proper farewell is limited. We would also like to encourage a further expression of support for our health service professionals working on the front line” External link

iol Monday, May 4, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This would be a simple way to express our solidarity with those who have lost loved ones, and those who are working hard on the front lines, in line with our ethos as a caring government” “Once approved, each province could encourage municipalities to follow suit. I hope the president will view our proposal favourably,” External link

iol Monday, May 4, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Focused testing and screening, conducted at hotspots, or in pockets of infection are key in our fight to flatten the curve and to stop the spread. This cannot, however, be achieved through testing alone and requires the buy-in and help of everyone in society. It is still necessary for people to stay home in line with the regulation four guidelines, to wash their hands and to practice social distancing,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Focused testing and screening, conducted at hotspots, or in pockets of infection are key in our fight to flatten the curve and to stop the spread. This cannot, however, be achieved through testing alone and requires the buy-in and help of everyone in society. It is still necessary for people to stay home in line with the regulation four guidelines, to wash their hands and to practice social distancing,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There’s much less congestion today. Obviously five weeks of being bottled up inside your apartments meant that everyone had to get out” External link

citizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “so we can treat every one of you, should you get this virus,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The site will be fitted out to be ready by the first week of June, well before the expected peak when these beds will be required. " External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The site will be fitted out to be ready by the first week of June, well before the expected peak when these beds will be required. " External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The CTICC has agreed to waive the hire cost of the venue, as part of its contribution to the fight against coronavirus. The temporary infrastructure build, operating and catering costs for the initial hire period will total approximately R47m,” “This amount excludes the costs that the Department of Health will incur in providing clinical equipment, oxygen, medication and temporary staff for the temporary hospital” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The site will be fitted out to be ready by the first week of June, well before the expected peak when these beds will be required. " External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These facilities have been designed to relieve the pressure on emergency services, and allow for patients to be tested, assessed and assisted separately from the other services," External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The province has also recorded one more death, a 63-year-old woman with additional medical conditions bringing the total number of deaths to 33. We send our condolences to her loved ones at this time,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The province has also recorded one more death, a 63-year-old woman with additional medical conditions bringing the total number of deaths to 33. We send our condolences to her loved ones at this time,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our district and local municipalities are closest to the ground, and on a day to day basis, are delivering services to residents. They therefore have a good sense of where needs are greatest and this additional funding will help them to address some of the most immediate needs," External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences to their families and loved ones at this time," External link

iol Monday, April 27, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our increased focus on screening and testing has helped us to respond to areas of risk as we identify them, and then quarantine or isolate people where necessary, as part of our prevention strategy" External link

iol Friday, April 24, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The new, phased lockdown approach is based on infection data, and we will only be able to move down in levels, towards the new normal, when and where infection data is showing stabilisation in the number of new infections,” “That is why it is crucial that across SA we implement a rigorous screening and testing regime. In the Western Cape, we have done so. We therefore expect the number of laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases to climb in the province” External link

businessday Friday, April 24, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences to their family and loved ones at this time," External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences to their family and loved ones at this time," External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Western Cape Government is working hard to ensure that the health system is able to respond to the peak of this pandemic, and that the sick will receive the appropriate care. But in order to achieve this, we need to “flatten the curve” and this will require every single person in the Western Cape’s help," External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We thank these farmers for giving back to their communities and helping to support efforts to feed those who are in need of nutritious food right now. I would also like to thank the Gift of the Givers and all of the other NGOs and individuals who have recognized the need in our society and responded," "Whether people are providing one person with one meal, or helping to feed thousands, these acts of kindness and generosity are appreciated" External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Hand washing, hygiene measures, keeping a physical distance of 1.5 metres and wearing a clean, cloth mask out in public are simple things we can all do that will ultimately pay huge dividends and help us to save lives," External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As the Western Cape government and the Department of Health work around the clock to ensure that we are prepared for the peak of infection, every single resident has a role to play in stopping the spread. Hand washing, hygiene measures, keeping a physical distance of 1.5 metres and wearing a clean, cloth mask out in public are simple things we can all do that will ultimately pay huge dividends and help us to save lives," External link

the-star Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These teams are vital in our response to Covid-19 and any attack on them hinders our ability to respond effectively to this pandemic," External link

the-star Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde afirma : "No momento, acredito que o confinamento obrigatório é o caminho certo. Temos de nos preparar para uma nova normalidade" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s going to be tough” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is what we’re preparing for,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have determined that municipalities in the Western Cape have so far spent R7 million on feeding schemes and food parcels during the lockdown. " External link

iol Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s going to be tough,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have determined that municipalities in the Western Cape have so far spent R7 million on feeding schemes and food parcels during the lockdown. " External link

iol Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have determined that municipalities in the Western Cape have so far spent R7 million on feeding schemes and food parcels during the lockdown. " External link

iol Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The nationwide lockdown has put economic pressure on households and families across the country. With many not able to work and earn a salary right now, the need for humanitarian and food relief is urgent,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These meals have allowed us to meet some of the nutritional needs of thousands of our youngest citizens at a time when they are most in need of it,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences his family and his loved ones at this time," External link

iol Monday, April 20, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences his family and his loved ones at this time," External link

iol Monday, April 20, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "During the meeting, I raised the need to devise protocols for business so that once the lockdown is eased, we are able to balance increased economic activity, with the need to ensure that we do not see a spike in infections," External link

iol Monday, April 20, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They’re calling it a ‘partial lockdown’” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “If we have a look at statistics around the world, younger people seem to be less susceptible. They may be carriers – so they obviously have to follow all the rules. But perhaps they can go back to school or back to university,” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The economic presentations definitely show that. They are very scary to see. Obviously I can’t publicly talk about them, because the presentations that get made in the PCC are secret documents” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde urged : “We’ve got to try to mitigate risks on both sides,” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Which businesses are going to represent the lowest risk?” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Their back-office will require a set of protocols. But their front counter might not exist like it did in the past – they will perhaps just have deliveries and collections,” “A restaurant can develop the same thing. They will now have to have certain protocols inside the kitchen, so they minimise transmission, and, they will deliver, or have collections” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The tourism industry is the one that is unfortunately going to take longer, because their customer base is being kept away,” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The president’s coordinating council over the weekend is starting to talk about the post-lockdown environment and we starting to develop what our new normal will look like. Obviously, it won’t be everything normal and people who are at risk will definitely still be on lockdown,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The president’s coordinating council over the weekend is starting to talk about the post-lockdown environment and we starting to develop what our new normal will look like. Obviously, it won’t be everything normal and people who are at risk will definitely still be on lockdown,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our thanks go out to those healthcare workers on the ground doing the screening and testing as well as all of those who have taken part. We continue to call on communities to welcome and to protect our community healthcare workers who are performing this service with the best interests of our residents at heart," External link

iol Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Mitchells Plain ) : "Earlier today, community unrest broke out in Mitchells Plain around the distribution of food parcels. We also saw looting in certain areas. This demonstrates the serious humanitarian challenge facing communities across our country, and the need for increased support from Sassa and national government in addition to our emergency measures. We urge all residents to abide by the law and looting cannot be tolerated," "We are pleased that Sassa has started distributing food relief. As the lead agency charged with social support to the poor in terms of the Social Assistance Act, they have an important role to play in helping communities through this tremendously difficult time. We hope that they continue to do more to help vulnerable communities – in line with their mandate, and we urge the national minister to reconsider her directive closing all of Sassa’s local offices during the lockdown period. We also look forward to working with National Government on their humanitarian relief programmes, and we hope to see these details soon," External link

iol Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The current situation we find ourselves in is unprecedented and as the lockdown is set to continue until the end of the month, affecting the ability to earn a living across our province, we are likely to see more people needing assistance. This is something that is going to take effort from all levels of government and of society to solve," "Now is the time for kindness, empathy and generosity. We know that this is a difficult time for many, but we call on those individuals, businesses and NGOs who are able to assist, to do so. We thank all of those organisations and people who have stepped up to help their fellow citizens," External link

iol Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The big issue now is to make sure that we're mapping all of the nutrition programmes that are happening across the province so that for me, the big concern is where are the gaps, who are we missing and this is a big task, because it’s not all funded or directed from any one single point" External link

eyewitness-news Friday, April 17, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Now you can see it is starting to reach a pressure point,” External link

citizen Friday, April 17, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “She is imminently qualified for the role, with international experience, in Africa most notably but elsewhere also, advocating for human rights, and developing practical tools for children’s safety,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am especially pleased that she has her roots in the Western Cape, having grown up and worked in the community of Belhar. This gives her an excellent understanding of some of the issues children of the Western Cape face, and which we, working with her, hope to address,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I did have a wonderful telephone call with Ms Nomdo this morning, who has assured me that she is pleased to have been recommended, and will not delay in responding to the offer letter. We have already made budget provision for the office of the commissioner to be set up, and we, therefore, hope to have the incumbent commence duty by latest 1 June 2020,” “As a province and as a country, we face a number of challenges which impact children in various ways. Having a dedicated children’s commissioner, who is a watchdog for their rights, is an important step in protecting them. We look forward to working with Ms Nomdo, should she accept the appointment,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The first thing you ask is: 'Do you receive a social grant in your house? Yes or no?' Then: 'Have you got any other option?' and then so we start to lose the most urgent so that we can then divert within that region be it in the municipality or in the city - the biggest is in the city - and 'how can we get a food parcel to you?'" External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The coronavirus has resulted in widespread economic hardship for many South Africans and we are extremely worried that many vulnerable communities no longer have the means to put food on the table,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is something that is going to take effort from all levels of the government and of society to solve. Now is the time for kindness, empathy and generosity. We know that this is a difficult time for many, but we call on those individuals, businesses and NGOs who are able to assist, to do so,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There are currently 29 Covid-19 positive people being treated in hospitals in the province, with 15 of these in intensive care,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We encourage those in communities where testing is occurring to make use of the opportunity. Screening and testing help us to identify pockets of infection, and allow our contact tracing teams to get to work quickly and work to stop the spread," External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There are currently 29 Covid-19 positive people being treated in hospitals in the province, with 15 of these in intensive care,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We encourage those in communities where testing is occurring to make use of the opportunity. Screening and testing help us to identify pockets of infection, and allow our contact tracing teams to get to work quickly and work to stop the spread," External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We currently have 29 people in hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19, with 12 being cared for in ICU," External link

the-star Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As a province, we have seen an uptick in the number of community transmissions, especially in the metro area,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As a province, we have seen an uptick in the number of community transmissions, especially in the metro area,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “For many of these children, it is the only meal they will receive each day. It is therefore mind-boggling and quite frankly shameful that opposition parties, teacher unions and Cosatu in the province are calling for us to end this important humanitarian effort. The feeding scheme at schools is being conducted with strict adult supervision, social distancing and hygiene protocols in place,” External link

citizen Monday, April 13, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We currently have 29 people in hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19, with 12 being cared for in ICU," External link

iol Sunday, April 12, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We currently have 29 people in hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19, with 12 being cared for in ICU," External link

iol Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have recorded 162 recoveries from Covid-19. Recovery refers to a person who has completed 14 days of isolation from the date of first symptoms, and who is now symptom free,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Covid-19 has generated economic shocks in South Africa as well as the rest of the world. The lockdown has already had a significant impact, hitting many households hard,” “We anticipate that the lockdown will have a significant impact on poor people and those already reliant on government for nutrition support” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The provincial call centre number [0860 142 142 or 0800 220 250] or a please call me line [079 769 1207] have been publicised for people to call in and request assistance for themselves or for others in need of help,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Obviously [extending the lockdown] is a national decision, but right now the lockdown is having a massive impact on the economy,” “If I had a choice, we would still have a kind of a lockdown — a mechanism of managing the spread of the disease” External link

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have definitely slowed down the coronavirus, but we are not ready to just say everything is back to normal. We will definitely not be back to a normal state for many months,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Today, the Western Cape surpassed the 500 case mark, and with every additional case we register, we increase the risk of a vulnerable person being infected. It is important that we all continue to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect ourselves and others," "This includes regular handwashing, not touching your face, and abiding by the rules of the lockdown by staying home. Together with social distancing when we do go out in line with the lockdown regulations, these are the gold standard for infection prevention and we must continue to use these as our strongest line of defence" External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I urge all those in areas where community testing is being offered, to take up the opportunity. Community testing helps us to determine the presence of the virus in specific areas, and is an important tool in helping to stop the spread,” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We welcome the announcement by the national government that wine exports can resume. The wine industry supports a lot of agricultural jobs in the Western Cape, and exports of wine are an important economic contributor. The change to this regulation is therefore positive news during this difficult economic period," External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We welcome the announcement by the national government that wine exports can resume. The wine industry supports a lot of agricultural jobs in the Western Cape, and exports of wine are an important economic contributor. The change to this regulation is therefore positive news during this difficult economic period," External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These include children bringing their own food containers from home which are not touched by the staff, sufficient adult supervision, social distancing in the queues and ensuring that no more than 50 children come at a time. Children also do not eat at the school, but take their meal home," "We also thank SAPS for their support, as they have agreed to patrol areas around schools where meals are being served" External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “That fake news has caused people to be a little uncomfortable, it is really necessary that we do (conduct) screening and testing in order to beat this virus, keep the curve down and get ahead of the virus” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am now going to subject myself to this process so that you can see what it is like. First, we’ll have the questions which are the screening part. We have more screening than tests because the screening gives them (the doctors) the data to say: 'Yes, we actually need to test you now'” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "It is important that we all continue to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect ourselves and others. This includes regular hand washing, not touching your face, and abiding by the rules of the lockdown by staying home" External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I urge all those in areas where community testing is being offered to take up the opportunity. Community testing helps us to determine the presence of the virus in specific areas, and is an important tool in helping to stop the spread," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I urge all those in areas where community testing is being offered to take up the opportunity. Community testing helps us to determine the presence of the virus in specific areas, and is an important tool in helping to stop the spread,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is important that we all continue to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect ourselves and others. This includes regular hand washing, not touching your face, and abiding by the rules of the lockdown by staying home” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This can create discrepancies between the national and provincial data but does not impact the accuracy of any of the numbers released," External link

the-star Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Today, the Western Cape surpassed the 500 case mark, and with every additional case we register, we increase the risk of a vulnerable person being infected. It is important that we all continue to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect ourselves and others," External link

the-star Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “On Monday‚ a 57-year-old man became the third Western Cape, Covid-19-related death. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We thank all of those who welcomed the community healthcare workers and enabled them to fulfil their important role in stemming the spread of the coronavirus by being screened and‚ where necessary‚ tested‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “New areas and sub-districts will be announced regularly‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "While the Western Cape Government, with our partners at a local and national government level, are working hard to mitigate the impact of the virus, it is up to every one of us to help stop the spread. We continue to stress the importance of basic hygiene practices such as thorough hand washing, and sneezing and coughing into an elbow or tissue," "We appeal to residents to abide by the lockdown and to practice social distancing when going outside of the home to shop for food, go to the pharmacy, seek medical attention, collect a grant, or go to work in an essential service" External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I welcome the news of the arrest of a Cape Town man for spreading fake news about the safety of Covid-19 testing. During this pandemic, it is critical that people are well informed, and armed with the correct information to keep themselves and their families safe," "Fake news can have potentially deadly consequences and I remind residents not to share information that does not have an official or identifiable source. Residents are also reminded that the lockdown regulations have stipulated that the creation or spread of fake news is an offence" External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The army deployment in the province was only ever meant to be a short-term solution and, as a province, we have been working on our Safety Plan interventions knowing that they would eventually leave,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We ask that you welcome these healthcare workers into your communities. By working together, we can stop the spread and save many lives," External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Cape Police ) : “We are also very sad to note that the Western Cape recorded its second Covid-19-related death over the weekend,” “We convey our sincerest condolences to the deceased’s family, friends and community during this very difficult time” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we start to see an increase in local transmission cases, we expect to experience additional pressure on our health facilities and health workers," External link

the-star Monday, April 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we start to see an increase in local transmission cases, we expect to experience additional pressure on our health facilities and health workers," External link

the-star Monday, April 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have over the past few weeks received numerous requests to volunteer and offers to help and we are now asking local medically trained personnel, to join our database for possible call up when needed. Globally, we have seen an outpouring of help and support in the fight against this virus, and it is our hope that our own residents will respond to our call with the same care and willingness to help," External link

the-star Monday, April 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We urge community members to welcome the community health workers and to co-operate with them,” External link

citizen Monday, April 6, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We urge community members to welcome the community health workers and to co-operate with them,” External link

citizen Monday, April 6, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is a welcome boost that will widen our existing nutritional safety net to provide hundreds of thousands more people who need it most with cooked meals and food parcels,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that the lockdown is tough on everyone and is affecting on the livelihoods of many families across the Western Cape. That is why we are working hard to ensure that no-one goes hungry during this difficult time and that we are all able to play our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus,” External link

businessday Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that the lockdown is tough on everyone and is affecting on the livelihoods of many families across the Western Cape. That is why we are working hard to ensure that no-one goes hungry during this difficult time and that we are all able to play our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus,” External link

businessday Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we start to see an increase in local transmission cases, we expect to experience additional pressure on our health facilities and health workers," External link

iol Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we start to see an increase in local transmission cases, we expect to experience additional pressure on our health facilities and health workers," External link

iol Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have over the past few weeks received numerous requests to volunteer and offers to help and we are now asking local medically trained personnel, to join our database for possible call up when needed. Globally, we have seen an outpouring of help and support in the fight against this virus, and it is our hope that our own residents will respond to our call with the same care and willingness to help," External link

iol Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have got enough hospital beds, enough ICU beds and enough quarantine facilities right now,” External link

citizen Friday, April 3, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “So, in part of that discussion we had, it was agreed that cigarettes could be purchased but within a certain framework. So you cannot just buy a packet of cigarettes [on their own]. You can only do so when you are going to buy your essentials [such as bread and milk] and only at that outlet where you are doing your shopping. That is the interpretation of the regulation,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde adding : “and focus entirely on what is best to protect and serve all people” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They are now in the same scenario as all other members of the public, in that they are required to obey the lockdown laws, but can leave their homes for necessities such as medical care, food, cash and to collect grants, only,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have seen another increase in the number of residents admitted to hospital as a result of the virus, with 14 currently hospitalised, three of these in intensive care,” External link

iol Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The 48-year-old woman’s condition worsened while in ICU, and she passed away this morning. The 28-year-old was admitted to hospital yesterday and received emergency healthcare. She also passed away this morning. The clinical picture is consistent with Covid-19, but we are awaiting the test results to confirm this” External link

thenewage Friday, March 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “As we all strive to stop its spread, by each making the decision to stay at home until it becomes absolutely necessary to pop out for absolute essentials … We are staying home for ourselves, our family and friends, our grandmas and grandpas, for the healthcare workers who are facing this virus head-on and need our help to flatten the curve, and for our fellow men and women across South Africa” External link

thenewage Friday, March 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “A few short months ago, the world learnt of a virus that was spreading rapidly through the province of one country, leaving little in its wake but chaos and mourning,” External link

citizen Friday, March 27, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The 48-year-old woman’s condition worsened while in ICU, and she passed away this morning. The 28-year-old was admitted to hospital yesterday and received emergency healthcare. She also passed away this morning. The clinical picture is consistent with Covid-19, but we are awaiting the test results to confirm this” External link

mg Friday, March 27, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “As we all strive to stop its spread, by each making the decision to stay at home until it becomes absolutely necessary to pop out for absolute essentials … We are staying home for ourselves, our family and friends, our grandmas and grandpas, for the healthcare workers who are facing this virus head-on and need our help to flatten the curve, and for our fellow men and women across South Africa” External link

mg Friday, March 27, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The clinical picture is consistent with Covid-19 but we are awaiting the test results to confirm this,” External link

businessday Friday, March 27, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As we all strive to stop its spread, by each making the decision to stay at home until it becomes absolutely necessary to pop out for absolute essentials, let’s have in our minds the lives we will each save if we all work together,” External link

businessday Friday, March 27, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Basically, what it means is that water and sewerage facilities will be phased out sufficiently to reduce the risk of COVID-19 from spreading,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “What we have seen globally over the past few months has been unprecedented in recent history,” “These announcements are likely to cause a lot of anxiety but I want to reassure residents that we will be working closely with the national government to ensure that the announcements made tonight are effectively implemented to ensure that our residents remain safe and healthy” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “But the lives of the people of this country and this province are worth far more than this and we must all work together now to ensure that this lockdown achieves the goals it has set out to achieve – to reduce the impact of the virus and flatten the curve of infection,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have no indication yet if there will be a lockdown, but if they decide to, I would be in complete support of it,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s important that even in difficult times like this, we must still get on with the work that the people of this province elected us to do” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 20, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s important that even in difficult times like this, we must still get on with the work that the people of this province elected us to do” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 20, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The most powerful tool we have in fighting this disease right now is our own behaviour. We must all take steps to prevent a sudden spike in cases, called ‘flattening the curve’, – it can no longer be ‘business as usual’” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Just like other illnesses, we must not spread fear and panic, and we must not create stigma against residents or visitors. These are lessons that South Africans have already learnt as a country. We must be united during this challenging time. People who are sick need our sympathy and support. Instead of being afraid, be a help: share messages on hygiene, and offer to deliver food, medication and necessities to the doorsteps of those who are ill. We are all in this together” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde concluded : “We know there is a lot of concern right now. We are working around the clock on developing and updating as many FAQs as possible – please bear with us as we seek answers to some of the more difficult questions being faced by countries around the world. Lots of work is being done, and I am being updated every hour. Sharing information with you is the main priority right now” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are urging people to only buy what they need and not to stockpile as this only serves to deprive our most vulnerable residents. We have to act with calm and consideration for others at times like these. The retailers have confirmed that there will be no stock shortages” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will be conducting a tour of businesses of all sizes who are going the extra mile to ensure that we give effect to physical distancing and good sanitation. I want to celebrate those businesses that are being innovative, finding new ways to make sure staff are able to work from home or be able to give effect to physical distancing at the workplace. We will be working on a best practice guide to assist businesses with this” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This rate of transmission is concerning. As the premier of this province, it pains me to implement restrictions on our citizens, especially as they affect the economy and children. But I am willing to take these steps to keep as many of our citizens Covid-19 free,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “She will be monitoring herself for any symptoms – such as a cough or fever – while working full-time from home,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “He presented with some flu-like symptoms, went to a private healthcare facility and was quarantined for the last 48 hours until confirmation came through,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “He presented with some flu-like symptoms, went to a private healthcare facility and was quarantined for the last 48 hours until confirmation came through,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : "A short while ago the national Minister of Health [Zweli Mkhize] informed us that we have the first coronavirus confirmed case for the Western Cape," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Earlier this week, I activated the Joint Operations Centre (JOC) to ensure our preparedness to respond to the coronavirus and five work-streams have been established to ensure a coordinated response. I have convened a special cabinet on Friday where we will receive a report back on their work,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Secondly, if you have flu-like symptoms and have travelled internationally or have been in contact with someone who has travelled internationally, you should call the dedicated Coronavrius Hotline, operated by the NICD, on 0800 029 999,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Secondly, if you have flu-like symptoms and have travelled internationally or have been in contact with someone who has travelled internationally, you should call the dedicated Coronavrius Hotline, operated by the NICD, on 0800 029 999,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Of course, we already know that if people live closer to their place of work, traffic will decrease. That’s why we are committed to delivering solutions which will create affordable housing opportunities in proximity to our economic centres,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 21, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Both the Woodstock Hospital and Helen Bowden mixed housing project sites are overrun by illegal occupants — many of whom were encouraged to take their criminal action by registered NGOs purporting to stand for land redistribution. How ironic, then, that these very organisations are driving the exact opposite outcome. The longer these sites are illegally occupied, and the more costly delays we suffer, the less we’ll be able to deliver,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 21, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The PIE Act, which was originally enacted in 1998 to prevent unfair evictions, is being used as a weapon by illegal invaders to force the government into providing them with emergency housing, effectively allowing them to jump the housing queue. Simply put, these invaders are holding the government and longstanding housing queue beneficiaries to ransom,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 21, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These invaders are making the government job of delivering housing opportunities to those most deserving, and of addressing past spatial biases in home ownership, completely impossible” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 21, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Because violence is so complex, and because we want public funds to be spent on interventions that have the most impact in making people’s lives safer, all our safety plan decisions will be informed by data and evidence, and will focus first on where crime is worst. We will not be afraid to adapt and change if our data and evidence shows we can do better,” “To drive up accountability, I have established a special Safety Cabinet which is meeting every six weeks to report back on what work has been done and what has been achieved” External link

citizen Friday, February 21, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde urged : “move from talk to action as quickly as possible” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “You told us your families are not safe because drugs, gangs and gender-based violence are tearing them apart; within less than four months of taking office, we have delivered,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This province has put up its hand and offered to take on the management of the rail system because we know we can do a better job, for you… Despite the national government’s repeated rejection of our requests, we have committed ourselves to getting the central line working by any means possible,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The fact is that we don’t have enough men and women in blue assigned to our province – the police’s own stats prove this. That is why we have needed to bolster our own safety services. But we are adamant that our personnel will work in co-operation, hand-in-hand, with the national police in our province,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Speaker, during my election campaign, I saw first-hand how employees, entrepreneurs and learners struggle to get around onboard the defunct national Prasa (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) rail system. It is no wonder that Metrorail has come to be known as ‘metrofail’. In the past few years, the decline of our train system has picked up pace, with increased arson attacks stripping the service down to its bare bones,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

therepublic Saturday, December 28, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, December 28, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, December 28, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

citizen Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They are not quick and easy, and not things we have ordinarily done before across government. They take time in a time that is not easy to make these decisions because we are under such financial pressure,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “The Western Cape cabinet was consulted as part of the appointment process, and we agreed to and welcome the outcome,” External link

citizen Friday, December 13, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Lieutenant General ) : “The appointment will bring steadfast leadership and stability to policing in the Western Cape. We look forward to working with Lieutenant General Matakata on improving safety in our province, and on our provincial safety plan, and trust that national government will give her the support required to effectively lead the police in our province,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Violence against women and children is not something which should receive our attention for just 16 days of the year. It needs to be something that we are constantly working against. We must acknowledge the role of men as the primary perpetrators of violence - which is why the Western Cape Safety Plan has a strong focus on violence prevention. The plan will work with young boys who are at risk of becoming violent, to give them opportunities, role models and mentors" External link

iol Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s really difficult on small businesses and everyone experiences it differently. Spaza shops can’t open because they can’t keep their stock cold and a dentist somewhere else can’t see their clients. What we need is stability and predictability,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government has been committed to making prudent financial decisions, but nonetheless, the Department of the Premier has heeded the call. The department has been managing recruitment through a special committee which determines whether posts need to be filled immediately, or whether they can be filled at a later stage. This has yielded a R34 million saving which has been surrendered to the Provincial Treasury to help ease the fiscal pressures we are experiencing in the province at the moment” External link

africanewswire Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “the first start is going to be boots on the ground,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “Captain Siya Kolisi, coach Rassie Erasmus and their team have played with grit and determination to get to this point, and when they step out onto the field in Japan tomorrow, they carry the hopes of the nation for a third World Cup trophy win,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We want Cape halaal brand to be well known all over the world for quality and excellence. This is our vision. " External link

iol Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde says : “The police only give us this data every six months or a year later. We know it the next day,” External link

mg Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about High Holy Days ) : “Rosh Hashanah is one of the Jewish High Holy Days and is a special time of celebration for members of the Jewish faith, which will be celebrated until Tuesday. This is the beginning of a 10-day period of repentance which will end with the observance of Yom Kippur next week,” “As part of the Rosh Hashanah tradition, members of the Jewish community undertake charitable acts and good deeds, which help to improve the lives of people living in the Western Cape. I wish them well over this special, holy period and thank them for their kind acts during this time” External link

iol Monday, September 30, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I hope that this is a time of celebration with family and friends. May you all be inscribed in the book of life and have a sweet New Year,” External link

iol Monday, September 30, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The SA Police Service, which is mandated to keep communities safe, is unable to do its job,” External link

businessday Friday, September 20, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “if we want this deployment to be successful and truly make a difference in people’s lives, we need to make some operational changes and we all need to be working together” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We need to make sure this deployment, along with the police, has clear indicators that are measurable, a strategy that’s in place, [and] that there is a properly coordinated response,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In our letter to the president, we set out very clear conditions for an extension, because we believe that the effectiveness of the army needs to be maximised, and the outcomes of their deployment monitored. It is unclear at this stage whether the president, and the ministers of police and defence will be implementing the conditions we requested,” External link

businessday Monday, September 16, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde asked : “Does anyone on this group recognise this man?” External link

iol Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The enemy sits in our CPFs (Community Police Forums)’. What I don’t know is whether this suspect has CPF links,” External link

iol Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We need to make every effort and use every avenue at our disposal to root out criminals and make our communities safer," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are still seeing unacceptably high levels of murder, attempted murder and other violent crime which needs to be urgently addressed," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are relieved to see the number of murders declined over the weekend, however, this is of little comfort when 34 families are currently grieving the loss of a loved one. We must be working towards zero, and nothing more,” External link

iol Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "this is of little comfort when 34 families are currently grieving the loss of a loved one," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 19, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "we have to question whether the promises made to the residents of the Western Cape by the police at the time of the deployment, are being kept," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 19, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are relieved to see the number of murders declined over the weekend, however, this is of little comfort when 34 families are currently grieving the loss of a loved one. We must be working towards zero, and nothing more” External link

gov-za Monday, August 19, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Both of these young women had their lives cut short by senseless violence. We need to put a stop to this,” “We welcome the fact that police made swift arrests in both of these cases and hope that the criminal justice system will do its work to ensure that those responsible for these deaths are removed from society and unable to hurt more people” External link

dailymaverick Monday, August 12, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Both of these young women had their lives cut short by senseless violence. We need to put a stop to this,” “We welcome the fact that police made swift arrests in both of these cases and hope that the criminal justice system will do its work to ensure that those responsible for these deaths are removed from society and unable to hurt more people” External link

citizen Monday, August 12, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The person will be appointed for a period of three years, and during this time, he or she cannot hold any office of profit or engage in any occupation for reward, outside of their duties as commissioner,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "we call on the South African Police Service (SAPS) to make maximum use of the additional resources provided by the SANDF," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The SANDF is currently employed in various areas of the Western Cape as a stabilisation force, and I believe we are starting to see some impact of the additional boots on the ground in some of the trends we are seeing,” “Increased police operations, coupled with additional law enforcement officers from the City of Cape Town, and community Neighbourhood Watch efforts, will start to pay dividends over time as criminals and gangsters start to feel the pressure of visible policing, arrests and community-driven efforts to take back their spaces” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "When compared with last weekend, we saw the number of recorded murders in the metro region dip from 46 to 41, which is still incredibly high. " External link

iol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "When compared with last weekend, we saw the number of recorded murders in the metro region dip from 46 to 41, which is still incredibly high. What we have seen is a marked decline in the number of murders as a result of gunshot, which was at its lowest in at least ten weekends" External link

gov-za Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The impact of the additional crime fighting resources is an indicator that our fight for additional policing resources, through an intergovernmental dispute, is the right decision. With more visible policing, and more intelligence resources, operating under effective South African Police Services management in this province, crime can be reduced," External link

gov-za Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The impact of the additional crime fighting resources is an indicator that our fight for additional policing resources, through an intergovernmental dispute, is the right decision. With more visible policing, and more intelligence resources, operating under effective South African Police Services management in this province, crime can be reduced," External link

gov-za Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit : «Au total, 46 personnes ont été assassinées en fin de semaine, dans 21 fusillades et 20 coups de couteau» External link

menara Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “We welcome the fact that 143 arrests were made, and guns and drugs confiscated. But despite this heavier police presence and [Police] Minister Bheki Cele himself going out on patrol, 43 people were still murdered, some of them in the very areas where the operation was held,” External link

mg Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is still 25 murders too many, but we are pleased to see that the presence of the army is having some impact in our communities, who are tired of crime and living in fear" External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "is still too many, but we are pleased to see that the presence of the army is having some impact in our communities which are tired of crime and living in fear," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 22, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have seen from this weekend the impact of having additional resources on the ground, and a tactical response to crime fighting and crime prevention," "By increasing visible policing and intelligence-led investigations, we can start to root out criminals," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 22, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is still 25 murders too many, but we are pleased to see that the presence of the army is having some impact in our communities, who are tired of crime and living in fear. " External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : "From the Western Cape government's side, we will be working on a long-term plan to address the root causes of crime, to stimulate more economic opportunities, and to ramp up services to high crime communities. " External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While our president dreams of bullet trains, our transport minister can’t even make it from one end of our city to the other on board his Metro rail service…” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 19, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have a proven track record in creating jobs. Since the DA was elected in 2009, the province has attracted R100 billion in foreign direct investment,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Let’s talk about just some of the facts. In our oversight of 151 police stations, we discovered that this province has a shortage of 548 detectives, almost half of the detectives in our province have a caseload of dockets of 200 or more, when the ideal number is between 50 and 60,” “A shocking 57 percent of detective commanders and 48 percent of detectives have not even undergone the requisite training, while only 2 percent have had any specialist training. "Our detectives are also working without the tools they need to do their job. About 71 percent don’t have informers and more than half of our detectives do not even have a firearm. "I can assure you the gangsters have guns, many of them from the police’s own armoury,” External link

iol Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “What we need is a functioning police service, which is fully resourced and well led, instead of plasters to temporarily plug the wound,” External link

iol Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “A total of 43 murders were recorded by our forensics services over the weekend period, despite police also claiming a heavier police presence” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The SANDF could provide support and assist with holding perimeters and cordons in these exercises so that police can get on with the work of investigating crime and arresting perpetrators,” External link

businessday Friday, July 12, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde agreed : “we need to fix trains first,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “we’ve got to make this place safer… If you want an enabling environment to grow, you’ve got to make this place safer. Too many children have to walk to school and they’ve got to walk over a body on the way to school” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The anti-gang unit was shot at this week, a couple of guys were wounded and they made arrests within 12 hours,” External link

citizen Sunday, June 16, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “That is more than 10 murders per day in the province, lives cut short by senseless violence. The statistics are sourced from the forensic services unit in the Western Cape department of health and not from the official crime statistics, as these are only released by [SA Police Service] SAPS once a year,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit : "Cela fait plus de 10 meurtres par jour dans la province. Des vies anéanties par une violence insensée" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Nous avons fixé une date de réunion pour que le ministre Cele réponde à notre différend intergouvernemental avec lui sur l'insuffisance des ressources allouées à notre province, et nous espérons qu'il va finir par se présenter, pour nous et pour l'ensemble des habitants de notre province" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit : "Outre les opérations de police visibles dont elle a la charge au sein des communautés et sur le terrain, cette province a aussi désespérément besoin de moyens supplémentaires en matière de renseignement qui nous aideraient à cibler et à infléchir la criminalité dans la métropole et dans les zones rurales" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “That is more than 10 murders per day in the province, lives cut short by senseless violence. The statistics are sourced from the forensic services unit in the Western Cape department of health and not from the official crime statistics as these are only released by [SA Police Service] SAPS once a year,” External link

iol Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I would like to wish Mr Luluma Mvimbi well in his new role and we look forward to him holding us to account,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I would like to wish Mr Luluma Mvimbi well in his new role and we look forward to him holding us to account,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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premier8.70%EN09/11/201711/09/2017
president2.17%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
minister of finance economic development and tourism6.52%EN04/03/201403/04/2014
finance minister8.70%EN04/01/201401/04/2014
Names Lang Count
Alan WindeEN85.66%
Alan WindeAF14.34%


 
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Cameron Dugmore said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Such deployment is also happening in other provinces. Have those provinces described this as a coup? I call on premier Winde to ignore the noise from the saboteurs in his party,” External link

citizen Monday, June 8, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

actionnewsjax Monday, May 11, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

click2houston Monday, May 11, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

ABCnews Monday, May 11, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

news4jax Monday, May 11, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

seattlepi Monday, May 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

clickondetroit Monday, May 11, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Cameron Dugmore said ( about Alan Winde ) : “He (Winde) made a number of promises and we believe that he has not made adequate progress in regard to the commitments that he made to the legislature,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Janine Myburgh said ( about Alan Winde ) : “What we like about Winde is that he has stayed clear of the political scraps and concentrated on creating economic opportunities and jobs and that is what we need,” External link

businessday Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Brett Herron stated ( about Alan Winde ) : “he (Winde) would know that the DA has stopped MyCiTi services to Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain, exacerbating our public transport crisis” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT

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Alan Winde said : “Models are projections, using available data and based on assumptions. They help us explore what might transpire, but the outputs should be treated with caution and full understanding of the inherent assumptions, limitations and uncertainty,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 3, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This peak is also flatter than was originally projected. This means that we will not have as many hospitalisations and deaths at the peak as we originally thought,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 3, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Another strict lockdown will have a devastating impact on many of our most economically vulnerable residents. We are therefore not considering a return to level 5, and no indication has been made to us by our counterparts in the national government that this is something they are considering. However, we must not lose sight of the fact that we are facing the peak of the pandemic and everything we do now can help change the trajectory of that peak” External link

the-star Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "With more data available, we have again worked with the National Consortium and the Actuarial Society of South Africa to recalibrate our provisioning scenario," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This hospital is world class. If I see what is being done around the world, I can say that we have a world class facility," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Much like the CTICC hospital, this site will provide intermediate hospital care to patients, and has been designed with infection prevention in mind - with a state-of-the-art waste management facility in place to destroy infectious waste," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These are in addition to two already completed and functional facilities - the Hospital of Hope at the CTICC and the Thusong Hospital in Khayelitsha, operated by Medicins sans Frontiers, in partnership with the provincial government," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Beyond the technical innovations which we have introduced, we have also introduced new systems and services which are aimed at making life simpler for our residents and our healthcare workers," External link

iol Monday, June 29, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This therapy will become a critical part of our healthcare response, creating an alternative for ventilation. Under the correct supervision, we believe it can also be administered in general wards, which will minimise the need for critical care beds,” External link

mg Friday, June 26, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “But we will continue to track the data and recalibrate or review the model,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We must bear in mind that these statistics only cover the period January to March, and do not include the extended lockdown period which has had a major impact on businesses and jobs in the Western Cape and across the country. We are facing a serious humanitarian crisis as more and more people lose their jobs," "This is why it is important that the economy be allowed to reopen in the safest way possible. Preserving people's jobs and livelihoods must be carefully balanced with our need to control the spread of the coronavirus" External link

iol Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The lockdown, first implemented in March, has had a severe impact on our economy, and has resulted in an increased need for humanitarian support as people have been unable to feed their families as a result of not earning a salary, or having lost their jobs," "The Western Cape's tourism and hospitality industry sustains thousands of jobs in the province and allowing restaurants to re-open for sit down meals, and certain tourism and conferencing services to re-open will provide some relief. We await further clarity from the regulations detailing when and how these businesses will be able to operate" External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have to make sure that we bring change to society, and that we specifically care for the women and children in our society,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Every single person can help us in our effort, by staying home as much as possible, keeping a distance at all times, avoiding gatherings of people wherever it may occur, by always following the golden rules of good hygiene, and by properly wearing a clean cloth mask whenever out in public,” External link

iol Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Every single person can help us in our effort, by staying home as much as possible, keeping a distance at all times, avoiding gatherings of people wherever it may occur, by always following the golden rules of good hygiene, and by properly wearing a clean cloth mask whenever out in public,” External link

iol Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde responded : “Violence is not just perpetrated in the streets, but at home, even in schools that children attend – what do we do about this culture of violence that exists?” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our focus was taken off by Covid-19,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I need you to be self-disciplined. What we have seen in some areas is the abuse of alcohol. In terms of trauma, we have also seen some strain on our hospitals. You are putting yourself and others in danger,” External link

news24 Monday, June 15, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Please drink responsibly and play your part. If this doesn't happen, we will have no choice but to explore alternative steps to ensure that this happens" External link

news24 Monday, June 15, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "At the worst of the backlog, 27 000 tests from the Western Cape were sitting in the bottleneck and the Western Cape had to adopt a risk adjusted testing strategy to ensure that those people who are most at risk and who need testing the most, are prioritised," "The backlog has now been significantly reduced and stood at approximately 3700 tests on Wednesday. We anticipate that it will be fully resolved in the coming days" External link

iol Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I fully understand that parents are worried about the Covid-19 pandemic and how the reopening of schools might impact their child’s well-being. As a parent myself, I know that our No 1 priority is always the safety of our children” External link

iol Friday, June 12, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These centres help to ease the pressure on our hospital emergency care centres, while also separating testing and triaging from the rest of the hospital patients," "The province has now also begun phase two of this project, which will create 14 new temporary testing and triage sites in the metro, and an additional 20 in our non-metro areas" External link

iol Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “When you or your loved one needs to be hospitalised because of this virus, and now suddenly a doctor has got to make another choice as to whether he’s going to give you a bed or someone who’s just come in because of an alcohol trauma case,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Your grandmother, brother or sister could become ill with Covid-19 and require a hospital bed. Every single one of us has a role to play in making sure our healthcare system has the capacity to respond – please drink responsibly and play your part,” “If this doesn’t happen, we will have no choice but to explore alternative steps to ensure that this happens” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Your grandmother, brother or sister could become ill with Covid-19 and require a hospital bed. Every single one of us has a role to play in making sure our healthcare system has the capacity to respond - please drink responsibly and play your part," "If this doesn't happen, we will have no choice but to explore alternative steps to ensure that this happens" External link

news24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our epidemiologists say our numbers are still on track. They have not doubled in less than eight days, although sometimes I do think these numbers look a little bit scary” External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This week we have donations of ventilators coming in from the US, and hopefully other nations will play their part,” External link

iol Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape’s emergency and trauma units have already noted an increase in the number of alcohol related injuries and incidents,” External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The hospital will be a place of healing for many, and has for this reason been named The Hospital of Hope," External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This facility will create a space for people to recover, while at the same time allowing others to receive care in our other acute hospital facilities," External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have not had any formal communication on this. Some government officials spoke about this, but nothing formal. I welcome any support given to us as a province, but I need to be informed,” External link

citizen Monday, June 8, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s all up in the air at this stage. The list is not confirmed, but I think there is a sense of politics entering the handling of the crisis. I do not want politics in what we do to fight Covid-19. We need to know what the Constitutional mandate of the ministers is who will be deployed. We will consult and do whatever is needed if any decision around this is made,” External link

citizen Monday, June 8, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our teams have worked around the clock to ensure that this facility was ready in a matter of weeks. On Monday, it will start to take in its first patients. We have named it the Hospital of Hope, because it is aimed at being a place where people come to be cared for, to recover and to go home at the end of their treatment," External link

iol Monday, June 8, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The hospital will be a place of healing for many, and has for this reason been named The Hospital of Hope," External link

news24 Monday, June 8, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Convention Centre generously sponsored the rental of the site, allowing us to turn its four halls and the service yard into a four-ward facility, which will be staffed by over 900 people when all phases are operational. " External link

news24 Monday, June 8, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our teams have worked around the clock to ensure that this facility was ready in a matter of weeks. On Monday, it will start to take in its first patients. We have named it the Hospital of Hope, because it is aimed at being a place where people come to be cared for, to recover and to go home at the end of their treatment," External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our teams have worked around the clock to ensure that this facility was ready in a matter of weeks. On Monday, it will start to take in its first patients. We have named it the Hospital of Hope, because it is aimed at being a place where people come to be cared for, to recover and to go home at the end of their treatment," External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These triage centres help to ease the pressure on emergency rooms while also allowing a dedicated space for screening and testing to occur, away from the hospital’s day-to-day activities” External link

the-star Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I ask for your patience and understanding as we act decisively to save the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities," External link

news24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The backlog in the Western Cape has now grown to approximately 18000 tests. "In the absence of a rapid-test solution, the decision is to prioritise health care workers, those in hospital and those at high risk, including the elderly and those with underlying conditions in order to ensure the most efficient way of managing the curve of the disease in this phase of community transmission” External link

iol Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are currently looking at ways to ramp up the available facilities, using both provincially or municipally owned facilities as well as turn-key solutions such as hotels and the hospitality industry," External link

iol Friday, June 5, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The (approval of using CTICC2) will give us a cumulative total of 2 227 additional intermediate beds in the system," External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about National Health ) : "We are using private labs via the National Health Laboratory Service when they have spare capacity. However, there is also growing demand in the private sector given the increased number of cases in the country," "We are pursuing an additional contractual relationship with private laboratories (and) we also started exploring testing capacity at the university laboratories with the support of the Solidarity Fund" External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These triage centres help to ease the pressure on emergency rooms, while also allowing a dedicated space for screening and testing to occur, away from the hospital's day to day activities," External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These triage centres help to ease the pressure on emergency rooms, while also allowing a dedicated space for screening and testing to occur, away from the hospital's day to day activities," External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Children’s Commissioner post has been created to give a voice to the children of the Western Cape, and we look forward to working with Nomdo to ensure that the issues children are currently facing are researched, understood and advocated for,” External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “But I want to be very honest with you now, we simply cannot fight this pandemic alone,” External link

laht Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As of last week, we had to change that approach we have got to reserve tests for in our hospitals, for our healthcare professionals, but also to make a decision in a hospital as to whether [a] person must go to the Covid-19 ward or perhaps [just] get treatment for regular flu," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are working closely with the national Department of Health, ensuring that all of the nuts and bolts of our response are in place and that our approaches are aligned," "These sites are part of our ongoing preparations to ensure that at the peak - which is expected at the end of June, beginning of July in the Western Cape - we are able to offer care to those that require it" External link

news24 Monday, June 1, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “With our health-care system prepared, it is simply no longer possible to maintain level 4 restrictions anywhere in the Western Cape or South Africa. "The economic crisis caused by these restrictions has resulted in a life-threatening humanitarian disaster that will only worsen in the months ahead,” External link

iol Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “At this peak, these models indicate that we will require 7,800 hospital beds at our peak and 9,300 people could die,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Community transmissions were established earlier in the Western Cape compared to other provinces, so it's likely they were seeded by international travellers, South Africans going abroad, and tourists coming here for business and pleasure” External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "With testing under such severe pressure at the moment, I think (we are) 100 000 tests behind in the backlog at the moment in South Africa," External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As of last week, we had to change that approach… We have got to reserve tests for in our hospitals, for our healthcare professionals, but also to make a decision in a hospital as to whether a person must go to the Covid-19 ward or perhaps get treatment for regular flu," External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "It gives me great pleasure to announce that the appointment process for the Children's Commissioner has been finalised, with Ms Christina Nomdo formally accepting the post last week," External link

iol Friday, May 29, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We simply cannot fight this pandemic alone. We need each and every person to help us. When you keep yourself safe, you keep your loved ones safe too” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 29, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Just over a month ago... we had our professors and doctors presenting scenarios we were building our health preparedness plan on," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased at this time,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Level 3 will require us to act with greater consideration for our own safety and the safety of those around us. Hygiene measures such as washing our hands regularly and keeping workspaces clean, and coughing into a tissue or your arm remain of utmost importance,” “We must still stay home as much as possible and avoid large gatherings. Always keep a distance of at least 1.5m from any other person and wear a clean, cloth mask when outside of the home. If you feel sick or unwell, stay at home. These measures have the ability to significantly flatten the curve of infection if everyone commits to them” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde admitted : "You wonder if you are doing enough, are you well enough prepared [to deal with the coronavirus]," External link

irishsun Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We in the Western Cape are under pressure," External link

irishsun Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Every single one of us has a role to play in doing this. When you keep yourself safe - by wearing a cloth mask when in public, by keeping your distance, by following the golden rules of hygiene and by staying home as much as possible - you keep your loved ones safe, too. I know that if we all work together in this way, with this common goal, we can get through this difficult time for our province and country. The responsibility on all of us has never been greater,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In Witzenberg, where our targeted hot spot plan was first piloted, over 80% of the total number of Covid-19 positive patients have now recovered. In Khayelitsha, 60% of the total case load to date has recovered, and in the Tygerberg region, 56% of the total number of cases have already recovered” External link

iol Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We once again call on both the President and Minister [Zweli] Mkhize to move as quickly as possible to ensure that the [National Health Laboratory Service] is provided with the resources it so urgently requires and that testing across the country can continue unhindered,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The COVID -19 pandemic has challenged and put substantial pressure on our healthcare system, but our healthcare workers continue to devote their time and energy to contain this pandemic. What Adidas has done is to acknowledge their immense sacrifices, invaluable dedication, commitment and unwavering efforts in managing this pandemic. This generous gesture serves as a way of thanking them for risking their own lives in order to save the nation. We cannot thank them enough for their noble contributions and sacrifices. I thank Adidas for coming on board in helping us celebrate our healthcare workers. It is our fervent hope that we will continue to work together in creating better working conditions for them because it will take the Whole of Society to defeat this pandemic. Together, we will win this battle against COVID -19. Thank you Adidas!” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, May 25, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The COVID -19 pandemic has challenged and put substantial pressure on our healthcare system, but our healthcare workers continue to devote their time and energy to contain this pandemic. What Adidas has done is to acknowledge their immense sacrifices, invaluable dedication, commitment and unwavering efforts in managing this pandemic. This generous gesture serves as a way of thanking them for risking their own lives in order to save the nation. We cannot thank them enough for their noble contributions and sacrifices. I thank Adidas for coming on board in helping us celebrate our healthcare workers. It is our fervent hope that we will continue to work together in creating better working conditions for them because it will take the Whole of Society to defeat this pandemic. Together, we will win this battle against COVID -19. Thank you Adidas!” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, May 25, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the fight against COVID -19 and we thank them for their selfless service throughout this time. This pandemic has seen a huge outpouring of support and assistance from the private sector and we thank Adidas for their generous donation, helping to keep our healthcare workers more comfortable this Winter, and during long hours on their feet. The Western Cape Government is working hard in the response to the coronavirus but we cannot do it alone and we welcome the support of individuals, communities, civil society and the private sector” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, May 25, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The meeting follows a discussion during the Presidential Coordinating Council where the two provinces reported that they were in talks trying to find protocols of cooperation," External link

the-star Friday, May 22, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The meeting follows a discussion during the Presidential Coordinating Council where the two provinces reported that they were in talks trying to find protocols of cooperation," External link

the-star Friday, May 22, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is not business as usual. I take this pandemic seriously and I don’t believe we can just return to normal. Major interventions are needed in these hot spots so that we can save lives. This strategy, however, allows for more of the economy to open while doing so, thereby preventing a severe humanitarian crisis from unfolding at the same time,” “This is not a zero-sum game. We can care for sick people and save lives now, and we can do it in a way that saves lives in the future too” External link

iol Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have identified land and existing pipeline projects in close proximity to hotspot areas in order to plan and fast track assistance for communities of hotspot areas. We have assisted municipalities and Department of Water and Sanitation to identify areas of water shortages across the province, and thus far delivered a total of 615 water tanks with 14 Water Tankers already in use,” External link

iol Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The meeting follows a discussion during the Presidential Coordinating Council where the two provinces reported that they were in talks trying to find protocols of cooperation," External link

iol Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Association ) : "We have approved protocols for the transport of essential seasonal workers in the agriculture sector from the Western Cape to other provinces. The guidelines stipulate which documentation should accompany every essential worker and the health and safety requirements for owners and drivers of minibus taxis. It stresses that under no circumstances should season workers who tested positive for Covid-19 be allowed to travel from the Western Cape to neighbouring provinces or regions," "We have created communication material for agricultural communities and assisted in amplifying messages in rural communities through radio, and met with key stakeholders including Agri Western Cape, Hortgro, VinPro, the African Farmers Association of South Africa, SATI and the Prestige Workers Forum to ensure a joint-up approach to fighting the pandemic" External link

iol Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The CTICC has agreed to waive the hire cost of the venue as part of its contribution to the fight against coronavirus,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our risk projections for the general population in Western Cape, based on available data, indicates that those who are older, over 55, and those who have one or more comorbidities are at highest risk. This is where we must focus our attention in the weeks ahead,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Even if we lift restrictions now, over 200,000 jobs are going to be lost in the Western Cape alone,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Association ) : "We have approved protocols for the transport of essential seasonal workers in the agriculture sector from the Western Cape to other provinces. The guidelines stipulate which documentation should accompany every essential worker and the health and safety requirements for owners and drivers of minibus taxis. It stresses that under no circumstances should season workers who tested positive for Covid-19 be allowed to travel from the Western Cape to neighbouring provinces or regions," "We have created communication material for agricultural communities and assisted in amplifying messages in rural communities through radio, and met with key stakeholders including Agri Western Cape, Hortgro, VinPro, the African Farmers Association of South Africa, SATI and the Prestige Workers Forum to ensure a joint-up approach to fighting the pandemic" External link

iol Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is not business as usual. I take this pandemic seriously and I don’t believe we can just return to normal. Major interventions are needed in these hot spots so that we can save lives. This strategy, however, allows for more of the economy to open while doing so, thereby preventing a severe humanitarian crisis from unfolding at the same time,” “This is not a zero-sum game. We can care for sick people and save lives now, and we can do it in a way that saves lives in the future too” External link

iol Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have identified land and existing pipeline projects in close proximity to hotspot areas in order to plan and fast track assistance for communities of hotspot areas. We have assisted municipalities and Department of Water and Sanitation to identify areas of water shortages across the province, and thus far delivered a total of 615 water tanks with 14 Water Tankers already in use,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “During that presentation, I set out how the Western Cape had adopted a targeted hotspot strategy that goes beyond just district level. Using epidemiological data, we can focus the entire impact of our government on geographical areas where the virus is spreading to slow it down and protect vulnerable people,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our humanitarian support will become unsustainable over time on our current budgets as more and more people lose their jobs. We simply cannot ignore the impact of this on the health of people, especially vulnerable people, into the future,” “This is precisely why, that given our robust health-care system preparation and that we will continue to rigorously intervene in hotspots, we must open more of our economy over time. Not allowing this to happen will threaten lives in the future, and this cannot be ignored by any level of government” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have started providing sub-district recoveries data in addition to the overall number of people who have recovered and those can be found on the Western Cape Government data dashboard” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape has recorded an additional 12 Covid-19 deaths bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in the province to 129” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Over 134000 food parcels and nearly 200000 daily cooked meals have been provided across the province by provincial and national departments, municipalities, businesses, NGOs, faith-based organisations, Sassa, and the Solidarity Fund” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In total, the Western Cape government has allocated in excess of R70million in food relief during this period, while municipalities have contributed more than R18m,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We activated an emergency feeding programme for learners in the province during the week of April 6-10, to ensure that those children who regularly received meals through the School Nutrition Programme were still able to receive nutritious meals” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Emergency feeding has been a massive, collaborative effort by teachers, principals, departmental officials and volunteers and I would like to thank them for their work and their kindness. We have been able to serve 1.2m takeaway meals to children across the province, serving an average of 65000 children each day for the two days per week of feeding” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape presented its hotspot strategy to the group, as the provincial response to the number of infections in nine geographical areas. These areas in each of the City of Cape Town’s eight sub-districts and in Witzenberg account for a large proportion of the Western Cape’s infections. Using the data and evidence available to us, we will be able to specifically target these areas with responses from across government departments” External link

iol Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We had our temperature tests at the airport, but they weren’t picking up the virus,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I get asked every single day, why is this the epicenter?” “We don’t have all the answers” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The infection curve in the Western Cape is moving faster, and we are seeing higher rates of community transmission,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We can all help to protect the vulnerable by sticking to these same golden rules. Those residents who live with a member who may be vulnerable must be vigilant to ensure that they do not put their loved ones at additional risk,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are finalising the leases on three more facilities to be used as temporary hospitals in the province,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These strategies will provide an evidence-led and data-driven response across government departments to ensure that we respond effectively, from every angle to reduce both the spread of the virus as well as its impact on communities,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is the poor and vulnerable in our society who will bear the brunt. We need to save lives now and in the future too. This is what we will tell President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize during the consultation process,” External link

citizen Friday, May 15, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This focused effort of government, in partnership with the private sector and every person, will help us slow the spread and save lives, while still allowing more economic activity and protecting the livelihoods of especially our poor and vulnerable residents," External link

the-star Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This focused effort of government, in partnership with the private sector and every person, will help us slow the spread and save lives, while still allowing more economic activity and protecting the livelihoods of especially our poor and vulnerable residents," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As a result, we have been able to serve 1.2 million take-away meals to children across the province, serving an average of 65 000 children each day for the two days per week of feeding,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As a result, we have been able to serve 1.2 million take-away meals to children across the province, serving an average of 65 000 children each day for the two days per week of feeding,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We will all still need to practice good hygiene practices like regular hand-washing, coughing into a tissue or the crook of the arm, and physical distancing while wearing a clean, cloth mask,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “With our health-care system prepared, it is simply no longer possible to maintain Level 4 restrictions anywhere in the Western Cape or South Africa,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Lastly I have also been in contact with the president to alert him to this situation as he was due to visit the province on Friday. The president has agreed to reschedule his visit given this development, and we thank him for his understanding," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This focused effort of government, in partnership with the private sector and every person, will help us slow the spread and save lives, while still allowing more economic activity and protecting the livelihoods of especially our poor and vulnerable residents," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Lastly I have also been in contact with the president to alert him to this situation as he was due to visit the province on Friday. The president has agreed to reschedule his visit given this development, and we thank him for his understanding," External link

the-star Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This focused effort of government, in partnership with the private sector and every person, will help us slow the spread and save lives, while still allowing more economic activity and protecting the livelihoods of especially our poor and vulnerable residents," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Lastly I have also been in contact with the president to alert him to this situation as he was due to visit the province on Friday. The president has agreed to reschedule his visit given this development, and we thank him for his understanding," External link

iol Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The president has agreed to reschedule his visit, given this development, and we thank him for his understanding,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Lastly I have also been in contact with the president to alert him to this situation as he was due to visit the province on Friday. The president has agreed to reschedule his visit given this development, and we thank him for his understanding," External link

the-star Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The president has agreed to reschedule his visit, given this development, and we thank him for his understanding,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is what every person and company should do in such an instance. This is how we slow the spread and ‘flatten the curve’,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As part of our focused hot-spot interventions, we are looking at the role that business plays in keeping their employees and their customers safe," External link

iol Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

AfricaNews-English Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Over the past two weeks, the Western Cape has more than doubled the total number of tests conducted as part of a targeted testing strategy aimed at identifying pockets of infection. We understand that as the Western Cape and other provinces have increased their focus on testing, this has placed strain on the NHLS and their resources," External link

iol Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Given the backlogs and delays, targeted testing is more important than ever, because we need to use every test as effectively as possible. The long delays result in waits of up to seven days for test results, putting extreme stress and pressure on those awaiting their test results. In the acute hospital setting and for health care workers, we cannot afford to wait that long for test results," "The delays in test results also have a knock-on effect, delaying the contact tracing process and increasing the risk of further spread of the virus. We appeal to those who are awaiting test results to remain calm, and to ensure that they quarantine themselves to prevent further spread of the virus – this is the same protocol we should all follow if we are a close contact of a Covid-19 positive confirmed person, or if we feel even a little bit ill" External link

iol Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As part of our focused hot-spot interventions, we are looking at the role that business plays in keeping their employees and their customers safe," External link

iol Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our response to hotspots, which involves slowing the spread of the virus, and protecting vulnerable people most at risk, requires the combined impact of our government and the City of Cape Town to make a real difference,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Each of our actions now will determine whether lives will be saved, and whether our health system will cope. It is up to us all,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "They cover important aspects of workplace infection prevention starting with performing a risk assessment of and implementing safety procedures in all areas of the workplace including employee and customer entrances, workstations, employee and public toilets, shop floors, change rooms, waste storage areas, payment areas, goods storage areas, delivery areas and canteens," External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "They cover important aspects of workplace infection prevention starting with performing a risk assessment of and implementing safety procedures in all areas of the workplace including employee and customer entrances, workstations, employee and public toilets, shop floors, change rooms, waste storage areas, payment areas, goods storage areas, delivery areas and canteens," External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The guidelines give a thorough run down of the measures expected of businesses which are currently operating, and those that may open in subsequent alert levels. Business owners who are not currently operating should use this time to start preparing their systems for when they may re-open," External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We’ve also seen when a business closes, it creates a further bottleneck because there’s demand and then that also then is negative because it starts to create congestion, it’s part of the economic society," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, May 11, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

actionnewsjax Monday, May 11, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

click2houston Monday, May 11, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

ABCnews Monday, May 11, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

news4jax Monday, May 11, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

seattlepi Monday, May 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

clickondetroit Monday, May 11, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 11, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : ”This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 11, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Over the past two weeks, the Western Cape has more than doubled the total number of tests conducted as part of a targeted testing strategy aimed at identifying pockets of infection. We understand that as the Western Cape and other provinces have increased their focus on testing, this has placed strain on the NHLS and their resources,” External link

the-star Monday, May 11, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Over the past two weeks, the Western Cape has more than doubled the total number of tests conducted as part of a targeted testing strategy aimed at identifying pockets of infection. We understand that as the Western Cape and other provinces have increased their focus on testing, this has placed strain on the NHLS and their resources,” External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "This week I will look forward to welcoming President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Western Cape on Friday, 15 May 2020. The president has been visiting provinces around the country to assess their preparedness. We will look forward to showcasing our plans and response strategy with the President," "On Saturday, our top public health experts shared our plans with Minister Mkhize. He indicated he was pleased and satisfied with what was presented" External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our discussion was how do we look at those hot spots. Therefore, what we are doing is focusing on the hot spots and management tools around the hot spots because there are lots of municipalities in our province that are reducing the number of infections,” External link

iol Monday, May 11, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will be writing to the Western Cape police as well as to the Eastern Cape premier to notify them of the steps taken to ensure the safe return of seasonal workers. We expect a similar level of rigour from the Eastern Cape government,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 11, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As the president and Professor Salim Abdool Karim have indicated, the virus cannot be stopped, and the hard lockdown only bought us time to prepare for the peak,” External link

citizen Monday, May 11, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “Yesterday (Saturday), our top public health experts shared our plans with (Health) Minister Zweli Mkhize. He indicated he was pleased and satisfied with what was presented,” External link

citizen Monday, May 11, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of a Tygerberg Hospital nurse, Ntombizakithi Ngidi,” “We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and her colleagues at this time and we honour her service to the people of this province” External link

iol Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of a Tygerberg Hospital nurse, Ntombizakithi Ngidi,” “We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and her colleagues at this time and we honour her service to the people of this province” External link

iol Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Next week, as we mark International Nurses Day, we will honour these two women for their commitment and their care,” “Each and every death should be a stark reminder of the role we all have to play in flattening this curve so that we can protect our health-care workers and all of our vulnerable, elderly or sick residents” External link

iol Sunday, May 10, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The long delays result in waits of up to seven days for test results, putting extreme stress and pressure on those awaiting their test results," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde added : “Please wear a cloth mask properly whenever you leave the house, and maintain a good distance from all other people at all times. By doing this, you are helping us save lives,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Over the past two weeks, the Western Cape has more than doubled the total number of tests conducted as part of a targeted testing strategy aimed at identifying pockets of infection. We understand that as the Western Cape and other provinces have increased their focus on testing, this has placed strain on the NHLS and their resources,” External link

citizen Friday, May 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will be writing to the Western Cape police as well as to the Eastern Cape premier to notify them of the steps taken to ensure the safe return of seasonal workers. We expect a similar level of rigour from the Eastern Cape government,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 8, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Its nature, as we have seen globally, is to grow exponentially. This is a new phase in the transmission of the virus, which the entire country will enter into at some point (and perhaps has entered into in some areas already), depending on their trajectory," External link

iol Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Accurate reporting of data is also critical. We must be fully transparent and honest with the people of the Western Cape at all times, because information is power. The more data we have, the better our health response can be. The more information our residents have, the better they can help us flatten the curve by changing their behaviour. We must work as one team, together," External link

iol Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Screening and testing is an important tool in helping us to accurately pinpoint where infections are occurring and where a person does test positive, to start the contact tracing process," "Anyone displaying symptoms (dry cough, sore throat, fever or shortness of breath) is advised to call the hotline on 021 928 4102 for directions on what to do next. Testing facilities are available across the province, and the hotline will direct you to the appropriate one" External link

iol Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are moving up from the last report of over R40,000 worth of stock now, we’re more than doubling it to make the figure a little bit easier as we are preparing for the peak,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our healthcare workers are vital in our response to Covid-19 and their safety is of utmost concern to us but as infections rise, our stocks of PPE will be used up faster. This is another reason why it is absolutely vital for residents to work towards flattening the curve- so that our healthcare systems and stocks are not overwhelmed," External link

iol Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our healthcare workers are vital in our response to Covid-19 and their safety is of utmost concern to us but as infections rise, our stocks of PPE will be used up faster. This is another reason why it is absolutely vital for residents to work towards flattening the curve- so that our healthcare systems and stocks are not overwhelmed," External link

iol Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Cloth masks must be washed and ironed after every use, and those using them must wash their hands before and after putting them on. Only touch the mask by the ties, and never on the inside and don’t fiddle with it. To borrow Suzelle’s catchphrase – D I Why? Because we all need to work to stop the spread” External link

iol Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are seeing an acceleration in positive Covid-19 cases, which indicates established transmission of the virus between residents in communities, and that the curve is continuing to climb at a faster rate” External link

iol Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “For those who lose loved ones during this time, the ability to bid a proper farewell is limited. We would also like to encourage a further expression of support for our health service professionals working on the front line” External link

iol Monday, May 4, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This would be a simple way to express our solidarity with those who have lost loved ones, and those who are working hard on the front lines, in line with our ethos as a caring government” “Once approved, each province could encourage municipalities to follow suit. I hope the president will view our proposal favourably,” External link

iol Monday, May 4, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Focused testing and screening, conducted at hotspots, or in pockets of infection are key in our fight to flatten the curve and to stop the spread. This cannot, however, be achieved through testing alone and requires the buy-in and help of everyone in society. It is still necessary for people to stay home in line with the regulation four guidelines, to wash their hands and to practice social distancing,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Focused testing and screening, conducted at hotspots, or in pockets of infection are key in our fight to flatten the curve and to stop the spread. This cannot, however, be achieved through testing alone and requires the buy-in and help of everyone in society. It is still necessary for people to stay home in line with the regulation four guidelines, to wash their hands and to practice social distancing,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There’s much less congestion today. Obviously five weeks of being bottled up inside your apartments meant that everyone had to get out” External link

citizen Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “so we can treat every one of you, should you get this virus,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The site will be fitted out to be ready by the first week of June, well before the expected peak when these beds will be required. " External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The site will be fitted out to be ready by the first week of June, well before the expected peak when these beds will be required. " External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The CTICC has agreed to waive the hire cost of the venue, as part of its contribution to the fight against coronavirus. The temporary infrastructure build, operating and catering costs for the initial hire period will total approximately R47m,” “This amount excludes the costs that the Department of Health will incur in providing clinical equipment, oxygen, medication and temporary staff for the temporary hospital” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The site will be fitted out to be ready by the first week of June, well before the expected peak when these beds will be required. " External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These facilities have been designed to relieve the pressure on emergency services, and allow for patients to be tested, assessed and assisted separately from the other services," External link

iol Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The province has also recorded one more death, a 63-year-old woman with additional medical conditions bringing the total number of deaths to 33. We send our condolences to her loved ones at this time,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The province has also recorded one more death, a 63-year-old woman with additional medical conditions bringing the total number of deaths to 33. We send our condolences to her loved ones at this time,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our district and local municipalities are closest to the ground, and on a day to day basis, are delivering services to residents. They therefore have a good sense of where needs are greatest and this additional funding will help them to address some of the most immediate needs," External link

iol Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences to their families and loved ones at this time," External link

iol Monday, April 27, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our increased focus on screening and testing has helped us to respond to areas of risk as we identify them, and then quarantine or isolate people where necessary, as part of our prevention strategy" External link

iol Friday, April 24, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The new, phased lockdown approach is based on infection data, and we will only be able to move down in levels, towards the new normal, when and where infection data is showing stabilisation in the number of new infections,” “That is why it is crucial that across SA we implement a rigorous screening and testing regime. In the Western Cape, we have done so. We therefore expect the number of laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases to climb in the province” External link

businessday Friday, April 24, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences to their family and loved ones at this time," External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences to their family and loved ones at this time," External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Western Cape Government is working hard to ensure that the health system is able to respond to the peak of this pandemic, and that the sick will receive the appropriate care. But in order to achieve this, we need to “flatten the curve” and this will require every single person in the Western Cape’s help," External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We thank these farmers for giving back to their communities and helping to support efforts to feed those who are in need of nutritious food right now. I would also like to thank the Gift of the Givers and all of the other NGOs and individuals who have recognized the need in our society and responded," "Whether people are providing one person with one meal, or helping to feed thousands, these acts of kindness and generosity are appreciated" External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Hand washing, hygiene measures, keeping a physical distance of 1.5 metres and wearing a clean, cloth mask out in public are simple things we can all do that will ultimately pay huge dividends and help us to save lives," External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As the Western Cape government and the Department of Health work around the clock to ensure that we are prepared for the peak of infection, every single resident has a role to play in stopping the spread. Hand washing, hygiene measures, keeping a physical distance of 1.5 metres and wearing a clean, cloth mask out in public are simple things we can all do that will ultimately pay huge dividends and help us to save lives," External link

the-star Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These teams are vital in our response to Covid-19 and any attack on them hinders our ability to respond effectively to this pandemic," External link

the-star Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde afirma : "No momento, acredito que o confinamento obrigatório é o caminho certo. Temos de nos preparar para uma nova normalidade" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s going to be tough” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is what we’re preparing for,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have determined that municipalities in the Western Cape have so far spent R7 million on feeding schemes and food parcels during the lockdown. " External link

iol Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s going to be tough,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have determined that municipalities in the Western Cape have so far spent R7 million on feeding schemes and food parcels during the lockdown. " External link

iol Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have determined that municipalities in the Western Cape have so far spent R7 million on feeding schemes and food parcels during the lockdown. " External link

iol Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The nationwide lockdown has put economic pressure on households and families across the country. With many not able to work and earn a salary right now, the need for humanitarian and food relief is urgent,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These meals have allowed us to meet some of the nutritional needs of thousands of our youngest citizens at a time when they are most in need of it,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences his family and his loved ones at this time," External link

iol Monday, April 20, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We send our condolences his family and his loved ones at this time," External link

iol Monday, April 20, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "During the meeting, I raised the need to devise protocols for business so that once the lockdown is eased, we are able to balance increased economic activity, with the need to ensure that we do not see a spike in infections," External link

iol Monday, April 20, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They’re calling it a ‘partial lockdown’” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “If we have a look at statistics around the world, younger people seem to be less susceptible. They may be carriers – so they obviously have to follow all the rules. But perhaps they can go back to school or back to university,” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The economic presentations definitely show that. They are very scary to see. Obviously I can’t publicly talk about them, because the presentations that get made in the PCC are secret documents” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde urged : “We’ve got to try to mitigate risks on both sides,” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Which businesses are going to represent the lowest risk?” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Their back-office will require a set of protocols. But their front counter might not exist like it did in the past – they will perhaps just have deliveries and collections,” “A restaurant can develop the same thing. They will now have to have certain protocols inside the kitchen, so they minimise transmission, and, they will deliver, or have collections” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The tourism industry is the one that is unfortunately going to take longer, because their customer base is being kept away,” External link

citizen Monday, April 20, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The president’s coordinating council over the weekend is starting to talk about the post-lockdown environment and we starting to develop what our new normal will look like. Obviously, it won’t be everything normal and people who are at risk will definitely still be on lockdown,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The president’s coordinating council over the weekend is starting to talk about the post-lockdown environment and we starting to develop what our new normal will look like. Obviously, it won’t be everything normal and people who are at risk will definitely still be on lockdown,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, April 20, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our thanks go out to those healthcare workers on the ground doing the screening and testing as well as all of those who have taken part. We continue to call on communities to welcome and to protect our community healthcare workers who are performing this service with the best interests of our residents at heart," External link

iol Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Mitchells Plain ) : "Earlier today, community unrest broke out in Mitchells Plain around the distribution of food parcels. We also saw looting in certain areas. This demonstrates the serious humanitarian challenge facing communities across our country, and the need for increased support from Sassa and national government in addition to our emergency measures. We urge all residents to abide by the law and looting cannot be tolerated," "We are pleased that Sassa has started distributing food relief. As the lead agency charged with social support to the poor in terms of the Social Assistance Act, they have an important role to play in helping communities through this tremendously difficult time. We hope that they continue to do more to help vulnerable communities – in line with their mandate, and we urge the national minister to reconsider her directive closing all of Sassa’s local offices during the lockdown period. We also look forward to working with National Government on their humanitarian relief programmes, and we hope to see these details soon," External link

iol Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The current situation we find ourselves in is unprecedented and as the lockdown is set to continue until the end of the month, affecting the ability to earn a living across our province, we are likely to see more people needing assistance. This is something that is going to take effort from all levels of government and of society to solve," "Now is the time for kindness, empathy and generosity. We know that this is a difficult time for many, but we call on those individuals, businesses and NGOs who are able to assist, to do so. We thank all of those organisations and people who have stepped up to help their fellow citizens," External link

iol Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The big issue now is to make sure that we're mapping all of the nutrition programmes that are happening across the province so that for me, the big concern is where are the gaps, who are we missing and this is a big task, because it’s not all funded or directed from any one single point" External link

eyewitness-news Friday, April 17, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Now you can see it is starting to reach a pressure point,” External link

citizen Friday, April 17, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “She is imminently qualified for the role, with international experience, in Africa most notably but elsewhere also, advocating for human rights, and developing practical tools for children’s safety,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am especially pleased that she has her roots in the Western Cape, having grown up and worked in the community of Belhar. This gives her an excellent understanding of some of the issues children of the Western Cape face, and which we, working with her, hope to address,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I did have a wonderful telephone call with Ms Nomdo this morning, who has assured me that she is pleased to have been recommended, and will not delay in responding to the offer letter. We have already made budget provision for the office of the commissioner to be set up, and we, therefore, hope to have the incumbent commence duty by latest 1 June 2020,” “As a province and as a country, we face a number of challenges which impact children in various ways. Having a dedicated children’s commissioner, who is a watchdog for their rights, is an important step in protecting them. We look forward to working with Ms Nomdo, should she accept the appointment,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The first thing you ask is: 'Do you receive a social grant in your house? Yes or no?' Then: 'Have you got any other option?' and then so we start to lose the most urgent so that we can then divert within that region be it in the municipality or in the city - the biggest is in the city - and 'how can we get a food parcel to you?'" External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The coronavirus has resulted in widespread economic hardship for many South Africans and we are extremely worried that many vulnerable communities no longer have the means to put food on the table,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is something that is going to take effort from all levels of the government and of society to solve. Now is the time for kindness, empathy and generosity. We know that this is a difficult time for many, but we call on those individuals, businesses and NGOs who are able to assist, to do so,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There are currently 29 Covid-19 positive people being treated in hospitals in the province, with 15 of these in intensive care,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We encourage those in communities where testing is occurring to make use of the opportunity. Screening and testing help us to identify pockets of infection, and allow our contact tracing teams to get to work quickly and work to stop the spread," External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There are currently 29 Covid-19 positive people being treated in hospitals in the province, with 15 of these in intensive care,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We encourage those in communities where testing is occurring to make use of the opportunity. Screening and testing help us to identify pockets of infection, and allow our contact tracing teams to get to work quickly and work to stop the spread," External link

iol Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We currently have 29 people in hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19, with 12 being cared for in ICU," External link

the-star Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As a province, we have seen an uptick in the number of community transmissions, especially in the metro area,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As a province, we have seen an uptick in the number of community transmissions, especially in the metro area,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “For many of these children, it is the only meal they will receive each day. It is therefore mind-boggling and quite frankly shameful that opposition parties, teacher unions and Cosatu in the province are calling for us to end this important humanitarian effort. The feeding scheme at schools is being conducted with strict adult supervision, social distancing and hygiene protocols in place,” External link

citizen Monday, April 13, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We currently have 29 people in hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19, with 12 being cared for in ICU," External link

iol Sunday, April 12, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We currently have 29 people in hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19, with 12 being cared for in ICU," External link

iol Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have recorded 162 recoveries from Covid-19. Recovery refers to a person who has completed 14 days of isolation from the date of first symptoms, and who is now symptom free,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Covid-19 has generated economic shocks in South Africa as well as the rest of the world. The lockdown has already had a significant impact, hitting many households hard,” “We anticipate that the lockdown will have a significant impact on poor people and those already reliant on government for nutrition support” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The provincial call centre number [0860 142 142 or 0800 220 250] or a please call me line [079 769 1207] have been publicised for people to call in and request assistance for themselves or for others in need of help,” External link

citizen Friday, April 10, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Obviously [extending the lockdown] is a national decision, but right now the lockdown is having a massive impact on the economy,” “If I had a choice, we would still have a kind of a lockdown — a mechanism of managing the spread of the disease” External link

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have definitely slowed down the coronavirus, but we are not ready to just say everything is back to normal. We will definitely not be back to a normal state for many months,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Today, the Western Cape surpassed the 500 case mark, and with every additional case we register, we increase the risk of a vulnerable person being infected. It is important that we all continue to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect ourselves and others," "This includes regular handwashing, not touching your face, and abiding by the rules of the lockdown by staying home. Together with social distancing when we do go out in line with the lockdown regulations, these are the gold standard for infection prevention and we must continue to use these as our strongest line of defence" External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I urge all those in areas where community testing is being offered, to take up the opportunity. Community testing helps us to determine the presence of the virus in specific areas, and is an important tool in helping to stop the spread,” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We welcome the announcement by the national government that wine exports can resume. The wine industry supports a lot of agricultural jobs in the Western Cape, and exports of wine are an important economic contributor. The change to this regulation is therefore positive news during this difficult economic period," External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We welcome the announcement by the national government that wine exports can resume. The wine industry supports a lot of agricultural jobs in the Western Cape, and exports of wine are an important economic contributor. The change to this regulation is therefore positive news during this difficult economic period," External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "These include children bringing their own food containers from home which are not touched by the staff, sufficient adult supervision, social distancing in the queues and ensuring that no more than 50 children come at a time. Children also do not eat at the school, but take their meal home," "We also thank SAPS for their support, as they have agreed to patrol areas around schools where meals are being served" External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “That fake news has caused people to be a little uncomfortable, it is really necessary that we do (conduct) screening and testing in order to beat this virus, keep the curve down and get ahead of the virus” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am now going to subject myself to this process so that you can see what it is like. First, we’ll have the questions which are the screening part. We have more screening than tests because the screening gives them (the doctors) the data to say: 'Yes, we actually need to test you now'” External link

iol Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "It is important that we all continue to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect ourselves and others. This includes regular hand washing, not touching your face, and abiding by the rules of the lockdown by staying home" External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I urge all those in areas where community testing is being offered to take up the opportunity. Community testing helps us to determine the presence of the virus in specific areas, and is an important tool in helping to stop the spread," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I urge all those in areas where community testing is being offered to take up the opportunity. Community testing helps us to determine the presence of the virus in specific areas, and is an important tool in helping to stop the spread,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is important that we all continue to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect ourselves and others. This includes regular hand washing, not touching your face, and abiding by the rules of the lockdown by staying home” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This can create discrepancies between the national and provincial data but does not impact the accuracy of any of the numbers released," External link

the-star Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Today, the Western Cape surpassed the 500 case mark, and with every additional case we register, we increase the risk of a vulnerable person being infected. It is important that we all continue to take the necessary steps to ensure we protect ourselves and others," External link

the-star Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “On Monday‚ a 57-year-old man became the third Western Cape, Covid-19-related death. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We thank all of those who welcomed the community healthcare workers and enabled them to fulfil their important role in stemming the spread of the coronavirus by being screened and‚ where necessary‚ tested‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “New areas and sub-districts will be announced regularly‚” External link

businessday Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "While the Western Cape Government, with our partners at a local and national government level, are working hard to mitigate the impact of the virus, it is up to every one of us to help stop the spread. We continue to stress the importance of basic hygiene practices such as thorough hand washing, and sneezing and coughing into an elbow or tissue," "We appeal to residents to abide by the lockdown and to practice social distancing when going outside of the home to shop for food, go to the pharmacy, seek medical attention, collect a grant, or go to work in an essential service" External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I welcome the news of the arrest of a Cape Town man for spreading fake news about the safety of Covid-19 testing. During this pandemic, it is critical that people are well informed, and armed with the correct information to keep themselves and their families safe," "Fake news can have potentially deadly consequences and I remind residents not to share information that does not have an official or identifiable source. Residents are also reminded that the lockdown regulations have stipulated that the creation or spread of fake news is an offence" External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The army deployment in the province was only ever meant to be a short-term solution and, as a province, we have been working on our Safety Plan interventions knowing that they would eventually leave,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We ask that you welcome these healthcare workers into your communities. By working together, we can stop the spread and save many lives," External link

iol Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Cape Police ) : “We are also very sad to note that the Western Cape recorded its second Covid-19-related death over the weekend,” “We convey our sincerest condolences to the deceased’s family, friends and community during this very difficult time” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we start to see an increase in local transmission cases, we expect to experience additional pressure on our health facilities and health workers," External link

the-star Monday, April 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we start to see an increase in local transmission cases, we expect to experience additional pressure on our health facilities and health workers," External link

the-star Monday, April 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have over the past few weeks received numerous requests to volunteer and offers to help and we are now asking local medically trained personnel, to join our database for possible call up when needed. Globally, we have seen an outpouring of help and support in the fight against this virus, and it is our hope that our own residents will respond to our call with the same care and willingness to help," External link

the-star Monday, April 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We urge community members to welcome the community health workers and to co-operate with them,” External link

citizen Monday, April 6, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We urge community members to welcome the community health workers and to co-operate with them,” External link

citizen Monday, April 6, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is a welcome boost that will widen our existing nutritional safety net to provide hundreds of thousands more people who need it most with cooked meals and food parcels,” External link

citizen Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that the lockdown is tough on everyone and is affecting on the livelihoods of many families across the Western Cape. That is why we are working hard to ensure that no-one goes hungry during this difficult time and that we are all able to play our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus,” External link

businessday Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that the lockdown is tough on everyone and is affecting on the livelihoods of many families across the Western Cape. That is why we are working hard to ensure that no-one goes hungry during this difficult time and that we are all able to play our part to stop the spread of the coronavirus,” External link

businessday Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we start to see an increase in local transmission cases, we expect to experience additional pressure on our health facilities and health workers," External link

iol Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we start to see an increase in local transmission cases, we expect to experience additional pressure on our health facilities and health workers," External link

iol Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have over the past few weeks received numerous requests to volunteer and offers to help and we are now asking local medically trained personnel, to join our database for possible call up when needed. Globally, we have seen an outpouring of help and support in the fight against this virus, and it is our hope that our own residents will respond to our call with the same care and willingness to help," External link

iol Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have got enough hospital beds, enough ICU beds and enough quarantine facilities right now,” External link

citizen Friday, April 3, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “So, in part of that discussion we had, it was agreed that cigarettes could be purchased but within a certain framework. So you cannot just buy a packet of cigarettes [on their own]. You can only do so when you are going to buy your essentials [such as bread and milk] and only at that outlet where you are doing your shopping. That is the interpretation of the regulation,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde adding : “and focus entirely on what is best to protect and serve all people” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They are now in the same scenario as all other members of the public, in that they are required to obey the lockdown laws, but can leave their homes for necessities such as medical care, food, cash and to collect grants, only,” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have seen another increase in the number of residents admitted to hospital as a result of the virus, with 14 currently hospitalised, three of these in intensive care,” External link

iol Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The 48-year-old woman’s condition worsened while in ICU, and she passed away this morning. The 28-year-old was admitted to hospital yesterday and received emergency healthcare. She also passed away this morning. The clinical picture is consistent with Covid-19, but we are awaiting the test results to confirm this” External link

thenewage Friday, March 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “As we all strive to stop its spread, by each making the decision to stay at home until it becomes absolutely necessary to pop out for absolute essentials … We are staying home for ourselves, our family and friends, our grandmas and grandpas, for the healthcare workers who are facing this virus head-on and need our help to flatten the curve, and for our fellow men and women across South Africa” External link

thenewage Friday, March 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “A few short months ago, the world learnt of a virus that was spreading rapidly through the province of one country, leaving little in its wake but chaos and mourning,” External link

citizen Friday, March 27, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The 48-year-old woman’s condition worsened while in ICU, and she passed away this morning. The 28-year-old was admitted to hospital yesterday and received emergency healthcare. She also passed away this morning. The clinical picture is consistent with Covid-19, but we are awaiting the test results to confirm this” External link

mg Friday, March 27, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “As we all strive to stop its spread, by each making the decision to stay at home until it becomes absolutely necessary to pop out for absolute essentials … We are staying home for ourselves, our family and friends, our grandmas and grandpas, for the healthcare workers who are facing this virus head-on and need our help to flatten the curve, and for our fellow men and women across South Africa” External link

mg Friday, March 27, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The clinical picture is consistent with Covid-19 but we are awaiting the test results to confirm this,” External link

businessday Friday, March 27, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As we all strive to stop its spread, by each making the decision to stay at home until it becomes absolutely necessary to pop out for absolute essentials, let’s have in our minds the lives we will each save if we all work together,” External link

businessday Friday, March 27, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Basically, what it means is that water and sewerage facilities will be phased out sufficiently to reduce the risk of COVID-19 from spreading,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “What we have seen globally over the past few months has been unprecedented in recent history,” “These announcements are likely to cause a lot of anxiety but I want to reassure residents that we will be working closely with the national government to ensure that the announcements made tonight are effectively implemented to ensure that our residents remain safe and healthy” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “But the lives of the people of this country and this province are worth far more than this and we must all work together now to ensure that this lockdown achieves the goals it has set out to achieve – to reduce the impact of the virus and flatten the curve of infection,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have no indication yet if there will be a lockdown, but if they decide to, I would be in complete support of it,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s important that even in difficult times like this, we must still get on with the work that the people of this province elected us to do” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 20, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s important that even in difficult times like this, we must still get on with the work that the people of this province elected us to do” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 20, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The most powerful tool we have in fighting this disease right now is our own behaviour. We must all take steps to prevent a sudden spike in cases, called ‘flattening the curve’, – it can no longer be ‘business as usual’” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Just like other illnesses, we must not spread fear and panic, and we must not create stigma against residents or visitors. These are lessons that South Africans have already learnt as a country. We must be united during this challenging time. People who are sick need our sympathy and support. Instead of being afraid, be a help: share messages on hygiene, and offer to deliver food, medication and necessities to the doorsteps of those who are ill. We are all in this together” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde concluded : “We know there is a lot of concern right now. We are working around the clock on developing and updating as many FAQs as possible – please bear with us as we seek answers to some of the more difficult questions being faced by countries around the world. Lots of work is being done, and I am being updated every hour. Sharing information with you is the main priority right now” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are urging people to only buy what they need and not to stockpile as this only serves to deprive our most vulnerable residents. We have to act with calm and consideration for others at times like these. The retailers have confirmed that there will be no stock shortages” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will be conducting a tour of businesses of all sizes who are going the extra mile to ensure that we give effect to physical distancing and good sanitation. I want to celebrate those businesses that are being innovative, finding new ways to make sure staff are able to work from home or be able to give effect to physical distancing at the workplace. We will be working on a best practice guide to assist businesses with this” External link

africanewswire Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This rate of transmission is concerning. As the premier of this province, it pains me to implement restrictions on our citizens, especially as they affect the economy and children. But I am willing to take these steps to keep as many of our citizens Covid-19 free,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “She will be monitoring herself for any symptoms – such as a cough or fever – while working full-time from home,” External link

citizen Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “He presented with some flu-like symptoms, went to a private healthcare facility and was quarantined for the last 48 hours until confirmation came through,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “He presented with some flu-like symptoms, went to a private healthcare facility and was quarantined for the last 48 hours until confirmation came through,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : "A short while ago the national Minister of Health [Zweli Mkhize] informed us that we have the first coronavirus confirmed case for the Western Cape," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Earlier this week, I activated the Joint Operations Centre (JOC) to ensure our preparedness to respond to the coronavirus and five work-streams have been established to ensure a coordinated response. I have convened a special cabinet on Friday where we will receive a report back on their work,” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Secondly, if you have flu-like symptoms and have travelled internationally or have been in contact with someone who has travelled internationally, you should call the dedicated Coronavrius Hotline, operated by the NICD, on 0800 029 999,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Secondly, if you have flu-like symptoms and have travelled internationally or have been in contact with someone who has travelled internationally, you should call the dedicated Coronavrius Hotline, operated by the NICD, on 0800 029 999,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Of course, we already know that if people live closer to their place of work, traffic will decrease. That’s why we are committed to delivering solutions which will create affordable housing opportunities in proximity to our economic centres,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 21, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Both the Woodstock Hospital and Helen Bowden mixed housing project sites are overrun by illegal occupants — many of whom were encouraged to take their criminal action by registered NGOs purporting to stand for land redistribution. How ironic, then, that these very organisations are driving the exact opposite outcome. The longer these sites are illegally occupied, and the more costly delays we suffer, the less we’ll be able to deliver,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 21, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The PIE Act, which was originally enacted in 1998 to prevent unfair evictions, is being used as a weapon by illegal invaders to force the government into providing them with emergency housing, effectively allowing them to jump the housing queue. Simply put, these invaders are holding the government and longstanding housing queue beneficiaries to ransom,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 21, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These invaders are making the government job of delivering housing opportunities to those most deserving, and of addressing past spatial biases in home ownership, completely impossible” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 21, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Because violence is so complex, and because we want public funds to be spent on interventions that have the most impact in making people’s lives safer, all our safety plan decisions will be informed by data and evidence, and will focus first on where crime is worst. We will not be afraid to adapt and change if our data and evidence shows we can do better,” “To drive up accountability, I have established a special Safety Cabinet which is meeting every six weeks to report back on what work has been done and what has been achieved” External link

citizen Friday, February 21, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde urged : “move from talk to action as quickly as possible” External link

citizen Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “You told us your families are not safe because drugs, gangs and gender-based violence are tearing them apart; within less than four months of taking office, we have delivered,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This province has put up its hand and offered to take on the management of the rail system because we know we can do a better job, for you… Despite the national government’s repeated rejection of our requests, we have committed ourselves to getting the central line working by any means possible,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The fact is that we don’t have enough men and women in blue assigned to our province – the police’s own stats prove this. That is why we have needed to bolster our own safety services. But we are adamant that our personnel will work in co-operation, hand-in-hand, with the national police in our province,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Speaker, during my election campaign, I saw first-hand how employees, entrepreneurs and learners struggle to get around onboard the defunct national Prasa (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) rail system. It is no wonder that Metrorail has come to be known as ‘metrofail’. In the past few years, the decline of our train system has picked up pace, with increased arson attacks stripping the service down to its bare bones,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

therepublic Saturday, December 28, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, December 28, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, December 28, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “No matter what the circumstances, there is no excuse for this kind of reaction,” External link

citizen Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They are not quick and easy, and not things we have ordinarily done before across government. They take time in a time that is not easy to make these decisions because we are under such financial pressure,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “The Western Cape cabinet was consulted as part of the appointment process, and we agreed to and welcome the outcome,” External link

citizen Friday, December 13, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Lieutenant General ) : “The appointment will bring steadfast leadership and stability to policing in the Western Cape. We look forward to working with Lieutenant General Matakata on improving safety in our province, and on our provincial safety plan, and trust that national government will give her the support required to effectively lead the police in our province,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Violence against women and children is not something which should receive our attention for just 16 days of the year. It needs to be something that we are constantly working against. We must acknowledge the role of men as the primary perpetrators of violence - which is why the Western Cape Safety Plan has a strong focus on violence prevention. The plan will work with young boys who are at risk of becoming violent, to give them opportunities, role models and mentors" External link

iol Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It’s really difficult on small businesses and everyone experiences it differently. Spaza shops can’t open because they can’t keep their stock cold and a dentist somewhere else can’t see their clients. What we need is stability and predictability,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government has been committed to making prudent financial decisions, but nonetheless, the Department of the Premier has heeded the call. The department has been managing recruitment through a special committee which determines whether posts need to be filled immediately, or whether they can be filled at a later stage. This has yielded a R34 million saving which has been surrendered to the Provincial Treasury to help ease the fiscal pressures we are experiencing in the province at the moment” External link

africanewswire Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “the first start is going to be boots on the ground,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Rassie Erasmus ) : “Captain Siya Kolisi, coach Rassie Erasmus and their team have played with grit and determination to get to this point, and when they step out onto the field in Japan tomorrow, they carry the hopes of the nation for a third World Cup trophy win,” External link

citizen Friday, November 1, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We want Cape halaal brand to be well known all over the world for quality and excellence. This is our vision. " External link

iol Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde says : “The police only give us this data every six months or a year later. We know it the next day,” External link

mg Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about High Holy Days ) : “Rosh Hashanah is one of the Jewish High Holy Days and is a special time of celebration for members of the Jewish faith, which will be celebrated until Tuesday. This is the beginning of a 10-day period of repentance which will end with the observance of Yom Kippur next week,” “As part of the Rosh Hashanah tradition, members of the Jewish community undertake charitable acts and good deeds, which help to improve the lives of people living in the Western Cape. I wish them well over this special, holy period and thank them for their kind acts during this time” External link

iol Monday, September 30, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I hope that this is a time of celebration with family and friends. May you all be inscribed in the book of life and have a sweet New Year,” External link

iol Monday, September 30, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The SA Police Service, which is mandated to keep communities safe, is unable to do its job,” External link

businessday Friday, September 20, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “if we want this deployment to be successful and truly make a difference in people’s lives, we need to make some operational changes and we all need to be working together” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We need to make sure this deployment, along with the police, has clear indicators that are measurable, a strategy that’s in place, [and] that there is a properly coordinated response,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In our letter to the president, we set out very clear conditions for an extension, because we believe that the effectiveness of the army needs to be maximised, and the outcomes of their deployment monitored. It is unclear at this stage whether the president, and the ministers of police and defence will be implementing the conditions we requested,” External link

businessday Monday, September 16, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde asked : “Does anyone on this group recognise this man?” External link

iol Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The enemy sits in our CPFs (Community Police Forums)’. What I don’t know is whether this suspect has CPF links,” External link

iol Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We need to make every effort and use every avenue at our disposal to root out criminals and make our communities safer," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are still seeing unacceptably high levels of murder, attempted murder and other violent crime which needs to be urgently addressed," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are relieved to see the number of murders declined over the weekend, however, this is of little comfort when 34 families are currently grieving the loss of a loved one. We must be working towards zero, and nothing more,” External link

iol Monday, August 19, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "this is of little comfort when 34 families are currently grieving the loss of a loved one," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 19, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "we have to question whether the promises made to the residents of the Western Cape by the police at the time of the deployment, are being kept," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 19, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are relieved to see the number of murders declined over the weekend, however, this is of little comfort when 34 families are currently grieving the loss of a loved one. We must be working towards zero, and nothing more” External link

gov-za Monday, August 19, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Both of these young women had their lives cut short by senseless violence. We need to put a stop to this,” “We welcome the fact that police made swift arrests in both of these cases and hope that the criminal justice system will do its work to ensure that those responsible for these deaths are removed from society and unable to hurt more people” External link

dailymaverick Monday, August 12, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Both of these young women had their lives cut short by senseless violence. We need to put a stop to this,” “We welcome the fact that police made swift arrests in both of these cases and hope that the criminal justice system will do its work to ensure that those responsible for these deaths are removed from society and unable to hurt more people” External link

citizen Monday, August 12, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The person will be appointed for a period of three years, and during this time, he or she cannot hold any office of profit or engage in any occupation for reward, outside of their duties as commissioner,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "we call on the South African Police Service (SAPS) to make maximum use of the additional resources provided by the SANDF," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The SANDF is currently employed in various areas of the Western Cape as a stabilisation force, and I believe we are starting to see some impact of the additional boots on the ground in some of the trends we are seeing,” “Increased police operations, coupled with additional law enforcement officers from the City of Cape Town, and community Neighbourhood Watch efforts, will start to pay dividends over time as criminals and gangsters start to feel the pressure of visible policing, arrests and community-driven efforts to take back their spaces” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "When compared with last weekend, we saw the number of recorded murders in the metro region dip from 46 to 41, which is still incredibly high. " External link

iol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "When compared with last weekend, we saw the number of recorded murders in the metro region dip from 46 to 41, which is still incredibly high. What we have seen is a marked decline in the number of murders as a result of gunshot, which was at its lowest in at least ten weekends" External link

gov-za Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The impact of the additional crime fighting resources is an indicator that our fight for additional policing resources, through an intergovernmental dispute, is the right decision. With more visible policing, and more intelligence resources, operating under effective South African Police Services management in this province, crime can be reduced," External link

gov-za Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The impact of the additional crime fighting resources is an indicator that our fight for additional policing resources, through an intergovernmental dispute, is the right decision. With more visible policing, and more intelligence resources, operating under effective South African Police Services management in this province, crime can be reduced," External link

gov-za Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit : «Au total, 46 personnes ont été assassinées en fin de semaine, dans 21 fusillades et 20 coups de couteau» External link

menara Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “We welcome the fact that 143 arrests were made, and guns and drugs confiscated. But despite this heavier police presence and [Police] Minister Bheki Cele himself going out on patrol, 43 people were still murdered, some of them in the very areas where the operation was held,” External link

mg Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is still 25 murders too many, but we are pleased to see that the presence of the army is having some impact in our communities, who are tired of crime and living in fear" External link

businessday Monday, July 22, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "is still too many, but we are pleased to see that the presence of the army is having some impact in our communities which are tired of crime and living in fear," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 22, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have seen from this weekend the impact of having additional resources on the ground, and a tactical response to crime fighting and crime prevention," "By increasing visible policing and intelligence-led investigations, we can start to root out criminals," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 22, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is still 25 murders too many, but we are pleased to see that the presence of the army is having some impact in our communities, who are tired of crime and living in fear. " External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : "From the Western Cape government's side, we will be working on a long-term plan to address the root causes of crime, to stimulate more economic opportunities, and to ramp up services to high crime communities. " External link

iol Monday, July 22, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While our president dreams of bullet trains, our transport minister can’t even make it from one end of our city to the other on board his Metro rail service…” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 19, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have a proven track record in creating jobs. Since the DA was elected in 2009, the province has attracted R100 billion in foreign direct investment,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Let’s talk about just some of the facts. In our oversight of 151 police stations, we discovered that this province has a shortage of 548 detectives, almost half of the detectives in our province have a caseload of dockets of 200 or more, when the ideal number is between 50 and 60,” “A shocking 57 percent of detective commanders and 48 percent of detectives have not even undergone the requisite training, while only 2 percent have had any specialist training. "Our detectives are also working without the tools they need to do their job. About 71 percent don’t have informers and more than half of our detectives do not even have a firearm. "I can assure you the gangsters have guns, many of them from the police’s own armoury,” External link

iol Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “What we need is a functioning police service, which is fully resourced and well led, instead of plasters to temporarily plug the wound,” External link

iol Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “A total of 43 murders were recorded by our forensics services over the weekend period, despite police also claiming a heavier police presence” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The SANDF could provide support and assist with holding perimeters and cordons in these exercises so that police can get on with the work of investigating crime and arresting perpetrators,” External link

businessday Friday, July 12, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde agreed : “we need to fix trains first,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “we’ve got to make this place safer… If you want an enabling environment to grow, you’ve got to make this place safer. Too many children have to walk to school and they’ve got to walk over a body on the way to school” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The anti-gang unit was shot at this week, a couple of guys were wounded and they made arrests within 12 hours,” External link

citizen Sunday, June 16, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “That is more than 10 murders per day in the province, lives cut short by senseless violence. The statistics are sourced from the forensic services unit in the Western Cape department of health and not from the official crime statistics, as these are only released by [SA Police Service] SAPS once a year,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit : "Cela fait plus de 10 meurtres par jour dans la province. Des vies anéanties par une violence insensée" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Nous avons fixé une date de réunion pour que le ministre Cele réponde à notre différend intergouvernemental avec lui sur l'insuffisance des ressources allouées à notre province, et nous espérons qu'il va finir par se présenter, pour nous et pour l'ensemble des habitants de notre province" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit : "Outre les opérations de police visibles dont elle a la charge au sein des communautés et sur le terrain, cette province a aussi désespérément besoin de moyens supplémentaires en matière de renseignement qui nous aideraient à cibler et à infléchir la criminalité dans la métropole et dans les zones rurales" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “That is more than 10 murders per day in the province, lives cut short by senseless violence. The statistics are sourced from the forensic services unit in the Western Cape department of health and not from the official crime statistics as these are only released by [SA Police Service] SAPS once a year,” External link

iol Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I would like to wish Mr Luluma Mvimbi well in his new role and we look forward to him holding us to account,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:45:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I would like to wish Mr Luluma Mvimbi well in his new role and we look forward to him holding us to account,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister73.91%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
premier8.70%EN09/11/201711/09/2017
president2.17%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
minister of finance economic development and tourism6.52%EN04/03/201403/04/2014
finance minister8.70%EN04/01/201401/04/2014
Names Lang Count
Alan WindeEN85.66%
Alan WindeAF14.34%


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Cameron Dugmore said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Such deployment is also happening in other provinces. Have those provinces described this as a coup? I call on premier Winde to ignore the noise from the saboteurs in his party,” External link

citizen Monday, June 8, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

actionnewsjax Monday, May 11, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

click2houston Monday, May 11, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

ABCnews Monday, May 11, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

news4jax Monday, May 11, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

seattlepi Monday, May 11, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Our data indicated that the virus is spreading faster, and that we are in a new phase of the pandemic," said Western Cape premier Alan Winde on Sunday, saying the province is now experiencing greater community transmission. "This is a phase that every part of the country will experience at some point,” External link

clickondetroit Monday, May 11, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Cameron Dugmore said ( about Alan Winde ) : “He (Winde) made a number of promises and we believe that he has not made adequate progress in regard to the commitments that he made to the legislature,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Janine Myburgh said ( about Alan Winde ) : “What we like about Winde is that he has stayed clear of the political scraps and concentrated on creating economic opportunities and jobs and that is what we need,” External link

businessday Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Brett Herron stated ( about Alan Winde ) : “he (Winde) would know that the DA has stopped MyCiTi services to Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain, exacerbating our public transport crisis” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 24, 2019 4:32:00 AM EAT