Alan Winde

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Alan Winde said : "By Friday 11 June, 356,857 residents had registered for Phase 2 of the mass vaccine programme in the Western Cape, which is nearly 50% of the total eligible to register," External link

news24 Monday, June 21, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am worried we are leaving registration to the last minute, and we should rather be getting as many people registered now so that we can have a seamless change to the next phase – without any delays,” External link

iol Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The issue about illegal activity is exactly the issue I raised at the PCC on Tuesday so one must always understand when we put in place blunt tool restrictions like we are doing with restricting the sale of alcohol over weekend, the risk is you have illegal activity and that is what we have to look out for” External link

iol Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The plan to procure our own vaccines is still in place and the [acquisition] team is in place. When we got the message that those J&J [Johnson & Johnson] doses had to be destroyed [because of contamination], I asked the team to reinvigorate their approach, and go back to companies [vaccine manufacturers] and push as hard as possible,” External link

businessday Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I also thanked them for their contribution to conservation by driving awareness and compassion for our waters,” “I am proud to lead a provincial government which takes nature conservation seriously. Through CapeNature, we work extremely hard to conserve our precious and rich biodiversity, and through our partner GreenCape, we are working to support businesses and investors in the green economy to remove barriers to grow a more resilient and sustainable society” External link

iol Friday, June 11, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "All the indicators that we have, be that the R-rate - the reproduction rate - that the increase in the number of cases in our province is more than 5,800 active cases, the Western Cape is now entering the third wave," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Just over one year ago, our teams worked quickly and efficiently to convert the CTICC into the Western Cape's first major field hospital, our 'Hospital of Hope', and it became a place of healing for the thousands of residents who received life-saving treatment there" External link

news24 Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “At its peak, it is envisaged that this mass ‘vaccination centre of hope’ will be able to vaccinate over 4,000 people a day. This will have a major impact on the pace of our vaccination programme, especially as we move to vaccinate residents under the age of 60,” External link

businessday Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While these figures have grown notably over the last month, I am still concerned that many communities within a specific district have low rates of vaccination registration mainly because they do not have the means to access the online registration portal,” External link

iol Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about David Maynier ) : “I would like to thank the Western Cape Department of Health, the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, and the Provincial Treasury – under the leadership of MEC Nomafrench Mbombo, MEC Daylin Mitchell and MEC David Maynier – for their hard work, and of course, the City of Cape Town and the CTICC for being a committed partner in bringing this important project to fruition” External link

iol Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “During their formal placements at vaccine sites, these students will be split into two groups and the first cohort of 134 vaccinators are expected to be in the field from June 17. The nursing students will be able to put their skills into practice during their mid-year break as part of their clinical placement,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As more vaccines arrive, more vaccination sites will open and more support will be needed," "These students will soon be taking up positions on the front line, having received the required training from the Western Cape Department of Health to become 'vaccinators' during our mass campaign" External link

news24 Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “a total of six firefighters were injured in the line of duty and a further nine civilians were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation” External link

mg Friday, June 4, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This daily target of 12 000 vaccinations per day factored in the available supply of vaccines, which arrive weekly so that we ensure a responsible, fair and equitable vaccination programme,” External link

iol Friday, June 4, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I also want to use this opportunity to strongly condemn all acts of violence committed against the community. I encourage all of our residents to work towards creating a safer, more tolerant society where we are united in our diversity,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Evita Bezuidenhout ) : “We are excited to join Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout today as she receives her vaccination in the West Coast District. She is helping create awareness for the importance of getting vaccinated” External link

iol Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is concerning to me, because no person should be left behind. Every life matters, no matter what you earn, or where you live,” “The Western Cape government has already taken a number of steps to assist with access to the registration portal, including making available our Cape Access Centres, libraries, and zero-rating the EVDS website on our public Wi-Fi hotspots” External link

iol Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I would have kept how it was, I wouldn't have had any change right now for this province and the other provinces that are sitting in the green space. In the red space, then I would have said all right,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, May 31, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These blunt, draconian type restrictions are there for when we get to a crisis point. Our response is ready and we can ramp it up. We’ve got extra beds in place and we’ve put extra oxygen in place as well as extra health-care workers,” External link

iol Friday, May 28, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Yesterday we exceeded this target, vaccinating over 8 000 people. So far, we have vaccinated nearly 30 000 people with the Pfizer vaccine, under Phase 1b and 2, which kicked off on May 17. This programme will be ramped up further, with up to 12 000 vaccines being administered every day next week, starting on May 31, 2021, and 24 000 vaccines being administered every day the following week, starting on June 7, 2021,” External link

iol Friday, May 28, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are also still awaiting clarity on the arrival of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the plant in Gqeberha. We expect their arrival next week, which will increase our supply by more than 260 000 vaccines,” External link

iol Friday, May 28, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde acknowledged : “we haven’t had a discussion about what further consequence there could be” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Mitchells Plain ) : "When engaging with residents during the walkabout with LEAP officers in Mitchells Plain, I was informed that our LEAP officers are making residents feel safer," External link

news24 Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I am very pleased with the significant strides our LEAP officers are making in fighting crime," External link

news24 Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will keep you updated as often as possible and do my best to answer all of your frequently-asked questions,” “I know this is an exciting time, but also an anxious one, and you have my word we are doing whatever we can to ensure an efficient and dignified vaccine roll-out for every resident in this province – no matter who they are, or where they live” External link

iol Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector will have 11 sites operational as of Monday, with Mediclinic bringing online 4 additional sites as of 24 May,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector will have 11 sites operational as of Monday, with Mediclinic bringing online 4 additional sites as of 24 May,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I can confirm that the Western Cape has sufficient bed capacity to respond to the resurgence in Covid-19 cases and, through previous investments during this pandemic, can bring online additional bed capacity where and when needed,” External link

the-star Monday, May 24, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works, he is already familiar with the challenges and opportunities that exist in this portfolio, and I expect him to hit the ground running,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 24, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Afrox Western Cape plant has undertaken to scale up its provisions to respond to an increase in demand. This will be supported by the public and private sector's joint commitment to addressing the capacity challenges which were identified during the second wave, to ensure that we can respond when a surge takes place” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I know Daylin to be a hardworking representative who is committed to making the Western Cape a better place for all who live in it, and I am confident that he will continue to serve the people of this province with distinction in this important position. As the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works, he is already familiar with the challenges and opportunities that exist in this portfolio, and I expect him to hit the ground running," External link

news24 Monday, May 24, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector will have 11 sites operational as of Monday, with Mediclinic bringing online 4 additional sites as of 24 May,” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector will have 11 sites operational as of Monday, with Mediclinic bringing online 4 additional sites as of 24 May,” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our guiding principle remains that no person will be denied access to life-saving medical treatment. We must make sure we have enough beds, staff and oxygen to respond effectively in the month ahead,” External link

citizen Monday, May 24, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I can confirm that the Western Cape has sufficient bed capacity to respond to the resurgence in Covid-19 cases and, through previous investments during this pandemic, can bring online additional bed capacity where and when needed,” External link

citizen Monday, May 24, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our guiding principle remains that no person will be denied access to life-saving medical treatment. We must make sure we have enough beds, staff and oxygen to respond effectively in the month ahead," External link

news24 Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We will also continue with outreaches to old age homes in the City of Cape Town and commence with outreaches to old age homes in municipalities outside of the metro. I am also happy to confirm that that the first six public vaccination sites in rural districts will open on Monday, with many more coming online as we scale up,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We expect this trend to continue,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 21, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde concluded : “At the very least, please help fellow citizens get registered,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This will enhance our scheduling process and also avoid a situation with queues,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have made these centres available for registration, because no person should be left behind in this vaccination programme because they do not have internet access. We are all in this together, and every life matters to us” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Bringing these additional sites online is part of our scaling-up approach, where we first test the system with smaller numbers of people, and then increase the rate of vaccinations as more sites come online,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Bringing these additional sites online is part of our scaling-up approach, where we first test the system with smaller numbers of people, and then increase the rate of vaccinations as more sites come online,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Most importantly, those who are at risk which are the over-60s, please get registered. Let's get you into the vaccination system as quickly as possible. Let's protect you,” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have made these centres available for registration because no person should be left behind in this vaccination programme because they do not have internet access. We are all in this together, and every life matters to us,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “If you are not yet eligible for your vaccine, you can assist those in your family and community to register for their vaccines,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Today was about religious leaders who can influence communities 60 years and older. Who better than the Archbishop to be leading the charge?” External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government has put in place a comprehensive vaccine rollout plan to ensure that we are ready for the mass vaccination programme,” “Ensuring that our vaccination sites are prepared is essential to achieving our goal of vaccinating as many people as possible in the coming months” External link

citizen Monday, May 17, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Some sites will also be operational on a rotational basis and not each day. This will be communicated to the communities they serve,” External link

citizen Monday, May 17, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We will also use this important moment to encourage residents across our province who are 60 years old or older to register for their vaccine,” “If you are not yet eligible, we encourage you to help someone who is eligible to register” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “This is to first test the system next week, so that we can ensure a smooth scale-up by the end of May. We again encourage residents not to go to a vaccination site unless you have been officially invited,” “I again want to encourage all residents who are eligible under this second phase to register as soon as possible” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is absolutely not acceptable to try to cheat the system, to try to push your way in front of a vulnerable citizen or a health-care worker. That is unacceptable, it is not cool at all, and we definitely need everyone to stand together” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will not decommission our procurement plan. We have put a budget in place and the minister is aware of our plans,” External link

iol Saturday, May 15, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In our seven-day rolling average, we are now at more than a 20% increase. That means we are in resurgence. So, that’s the potential start of a third wave,” “It’s in our hands as citizens of this province as to whether it gets fully fleshed into a third wave or we manage this resurgence and keep these numbers at bay because it is a big race against time now. We need to get people registered and vaccinated as well as managing this surge so that we get that balance right” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The resurgence could be start of third wave. It’s a race against time now. We need to get people vaccinated while managing this curve" External link

news24 Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If both these indicators increase over 10% for seven consecutive days, we regard it as an alert. If both these indicators increase over 20% for seven consecutive days, we regard it as a resurgence. This means that we can now use the dashboard to predict a third wave," External link

news24 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In addition, we will transition from one age band to the next once a significant proportion of the target population in the current age band, approximately 70%, has been vaccinated,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “By May, we anticipate the receipt of 260 000 of the single dose J&J vaccine and 135 600 of the two dose Pfizer to provide a total of 395 600 vaccines,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have not managed to put a vaccine on the table, the ANC is trying very hard to stop us at every turn but we will continue,” “It is quite embarrassing that we stand here as a country where, quite frankly, Ivory Coast has vaccinated more people than we have, Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya, Botswana, Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Morocco are by far the leaders in vaccinating their people, and we have only had the first real shipment for rollout, so of course we have to make sure we mitigate this risk,” External link

iol Sunday, May 9, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have engaged with the advisor to the King of Jordan as well, I wrote letters to just about everyone in the world from a diplomatic point of view, and if I get some traction I hand it over to the procurement team. I have not given up, I will continue to push to get vaccines sooner rather than later,” External link

iol Sunday, May 9, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will take the weekend to apply my mind, obviously I cannot take too long to make the decision,” External link

iol Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I wish to thank him for the valuable progress in our province over the years,” External link

iol Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am very pleased that the Covie community has received their title deeds. I would like to stress the importance of home ownership in empowering residents,” “Ownership will provide new opportunities for the beneficiaries here today, and for their family members in generations to come” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We’ve agreed that there’ll be a multi-party TB caucus in the provincial parliament who will play an oversight role,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Madikizela has worked hard in both the human settlements and transport and public works portfolios, and I wish to thank him for the valuable contribution he has made to delivering progress in our province over the years,” External link

the-star Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will continue to work hard to lead a government in which all the residents of this province can trust,” External link

the-star Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Madikizela has worked hard in both the human settlements and transport and public works portfolios, and I wish to thank him for the valuable contribution he has made to delivering progress in our province over the years,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Today, Mr Bonginkosi Madikizela tendered his resignation from the Western Cape Cabinet, which I have accepted. I believe that his decision under the circumstances was the right and honourable thing to do” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Mr Madikizela has worked hard in both the Human Settlements and Transport & Public Works portfolios, and I wish to thank him for the valuable contribution he has made to delivering progress in our province over the years,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will continue to work hard to lead a government in which all the residents of this province can trust,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "It has been confirmed that were no instances of rare blood clots in South Africa among healthcare workers already vaccinated. The J&J vaccine has since been found safe to use following careful consideration by SAHPRA and related bodies," External link

news24 Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our approach to the rollout of vaccines is according to age, starting with our oldest residents first," External link

news24 Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The third wave in our province of Covid-19 will happen. That's a given, we base it on other parts of the world that have gone through their third wave and are even on their fourth wave. What we are doing from our side is making sure we’re going to bring the vaccine roll-out into play as quickly as possible” External link

iol Friday, April 23, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have such deep appreciation for the efforts of the City of Cape Town under Mayor Dan Plato, Table Mountain National Park, Working on Fire and Volunteer Wildfire Services, as well as the SANDF, who were all supported by the Western Cape government,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have such deep appreciation for the efforts of the City of Cape Town under Mayor Dan Plato, Table Mountain National Park, Working on Fire and Volunteer Wildfire Services, as well as the SANDF, who were all supported by the Western Cape government,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “A total of six firefighters were injured in the line of duty and a further nine civilians were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation. I wish all firefighters and civilians a speedy recovery,” External link

mg Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have such deep appreciation for the efforts of the City of Cape Town under mayor Dan Plato, the Table Mountain National Park, Working on Fire and Volunteer Wildfire Services as well as the SANDF who were all supported by the Western Cape Government” External link

iol Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our teams on the ground are watching closely for any outbreaks or clusters that occurred during the Easter weekend. As yet nothing has been identified,” External link

iol Friday, April 16, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have taken the decision to suspend MEC Madikizela for 14 days, while an investigation determines all the facts. Once I have all the facts, I will make a final decision regarding Minister Madikizela and his role in my cabinet,” External link

iol Friday, April 16, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I also made clear that I believe in fairness and due process, where all the facts are properly considered,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is in the interests of all parties, and most importantly our residents — who deserve nothing but honesty and integrity from their government — that this matter be resolved swiftly,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Once I have all the facts, I will make a final decision regarding Minister Madikizela and his role in my Cabinet" External link

news24 Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I met with Minister Madikizela yesterday afternoon, where I raised my concerns with him and asked for an explanation,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am deeply concerned that Bonginkosi Madikizela’s biography contains information that he has accepted is not true, as well as claims that he misled a journalist in this regard,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I raised my concerns with him and asked for an explanation. During that meeting, I made it clear that acting with integrity is non-negotiable to me, and to the people of the Western Cape," External link

news24 Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Province ) : “The Province is an equal opportunity employer and we drive employment equity as part of our recruitment processes, and through up-skilling and empowering current employees to prepare them to take up senior management positions across government departments. These efforts are ongoing” External link

iol Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I promise you, that’s going to make a massive change in how we deal with public transport,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Within the next year I sincerely hope we see some solid movement,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “What are the details and can I have a breakdown of the provincial government’s expenditure on measures aimed at preventing and addressing GBV from 2019 to date?” External link

iol Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In 2020 alone, there were 217 children diagnosed with TB at the RCWMCH, at an average of 18 cases per month,” “Upon being discharged most of the children are referred to their local TB clinics for ongoing TB treatment. Some children with TB resistant or other complex forms of TB who require ongoing specialised care but who cannot be treated at home, attend the specialised TB clinic at the RCWMCH as outpatients, run in collaboration with a paediatrician from Brooklyn Chest Hospital” External link

iol Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If you have excess, we are very interested," External link

iol Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In order to roll out as many vaccines as we can, we all have an important role to play in delaying a third wave as much as possible. How we act and behave during this time between waves is crucial” External link

iol Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “At beaches, restaurants and events, avoid crowding. If you will be socializing at home, remember to keep these events short, small and outdoors to reduce risks,” External link

iol Friday, April 2, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If you have excess, we are very interested," External link

iol Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If you have excess, we are very interested," External link

news24 Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “From us as a government, from my side as the premier and our director-general and our international relations side we have sent letters requesting excess vaccines from other governments,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have approached many governments around the world to… we have written letters to those governments to say if you have got excess vaccines and specifically what would help us, at the moment which is the J&J or Pfizer [vaccine] we are really keen on purchasing them and the other vaccines that are still in the process of being approved by SAHPRA,” “We know that for example there are countries in Europe that have ordered 1.6 or 1.8 times the vaccines for their population and there are countries like Canada who have ordered up to three times their population number” External link

citizen Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have always said we believe in data-led and evidence-led decision making,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have also always maintained that a balance must be achieved in saving both lives and livelihoods in our province,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “One must also consider that there are currently numerous restrictions in place under Alert Level 1, which need to be properly enforced to ensure compliance with important health protocols,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I am particularly worried that it will level another devastating blow to our tourism and hospitality economy in the Western Cape, which is under immense pressure currently, and which needs this upcoming holiday period to recover," "One must also consider that there are currently numerous restrictions in place under Alert Level 1, which need to be properly enforced to ensure compliance with important health protocols" External link

news24 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Mitchells Plain ) : "There are just 27 patients at the Brackengate Hospital of Hope (338-bed capacity) [and] just 41 patients at the Mitchells Plain Hospital of Hope (200-bed capacity)," "This data, overall, demonstrates a health platform that currently has the capacity to respond to Covid-19" External link

news24 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We already have an environment in place where we restrict gatherings, and we need to make sure that we adhere to this and stick to the rules about physical distancing, washing hands, wearing masks and sanitising, thus mitigating that risk,” External link

iol Monday, March 29, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The question is why is money the issue here when we could give the premier and the province more oversight powers and more effective regulation of environmental issues, which are a big factor in the Western Cape?” External link

iol Monday, March 29, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We already have an environment in place where we restrict gatherings, and we need to make sure that we adhere to this and stick to the rules about physical distancing, washing hands, wearing masks and sanitising, thus mitigating that risk,” External link

iol Friday, March 26, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There seemed to be a lack of response from the premier when certain members of the Western Cape community went to protest about the beach lockdowns and making Covid-19 denialist statements. Does that mean such behaviour was encouraged or condoned in some way?” External link

iol Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Fish Hoek ) : “I disagree that I condoned the behaviour. During an extended cabinet meeting which included SAPS representatives, I even asked the police about arrests and I am quite glad there were some arrests in Fish Hoek and Muizenberg” External link

iol Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde added : “We extend our condolences to Mr Esau’s family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Vaccination of healthcare workers recommenced at all sites on Tuesday. An additional site at Caledon Hospital has now also come online to expand the number of rural vaccination sites,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Vaccination of healthcare workers recommenced at all sites on Tuesday. An additional site at Caledon Hospital has now also come online to expand the number of rural vaccination sites,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is especially important over the next few weeks, as many people observe religious holidays and schools break up in April. Should you be planning gatherings during this time, protect yourself and your loved ones by ensuring that these are held outside or in well-ventilated spaces, and that you avoid close contact and crowding,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We extend our condolences to Mr Esau’s family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time and look forward to a positive response to our request from President Ramaphosa,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The current process for the implementation study requires the department to provide the vaccination sites, while the registration of private health workers is being separately managed by the private hospital and GP groups," External link

news24 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have requested that the Department of Health investigate these serious allegations. The current process for the implementation study requires the department to provide the vaccination sites while the registration of private health workers is being separately managed by the private hospital and GP groups,” “We are taking these allegations very seriously and have also raised the matter with the researchers. If these allegations are true, this is a clear breach of protocol and unethical” External link

iol Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The completion this weekend puts us ahead of our original schedule and is a sign that the processes and systems we have put in place for this rollout are working,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In this round, we are excited to begin rolling out vaccines to areas outside of the Metro. This week, we will start vaccinating healthcare workers in Worcester, Paarl and George,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Health Professions Council ) : “To ensure that we prevent any situation emerging where a non-healthcare worker poses as a healthcare worker during this first phase of this vaccination programme, we will be requesting all healthcare workers to show staff identification, or to provide their Health Professions Council registration number as verification,” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Healthcare workers are our number one priority in this phase and I therefore appeal to residents not to try and skip the queue ahead of our front-line workers,” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have also experienced some challenges with the national government’s electronic system, however, we have been able to rely on a paper based back up system while these issues were being addressed,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I am filled with pride at what the Western Cape matric class of 2020 has achieved. In an unprecedented year, in which schools were closed and learning interrupted, the province's matrics have managed a remarkable feat. " External link

news24 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is the biggest vaccination drive in the province and the country, with a number of technical and logistical moving parts. We have been working hard to ensure that the roll-out has been smooth and to make adjustments as required,” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The roll-out of this J&J vaccine implementation study is very exciting news, but it does not mean we can let our guards down,” “We must continue to be vigilant and ensure that we are still wearing our masks correctly, washing our hands regularly and practising social distancing. Avoiding crowds, close contact and confined spaces can help to prevent infection and protect you and your loved ones,” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There was a lot of noise about the means of delivery and not much speaking to the substance of the actual speech, the detail and the data” External link

iol Friday, February 19, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The one thing that stood out for me during the debate and really surprised me, is how much energy was put into the delivery of the speech, whether I tabled the document or whether it was subjected to new technological mechanisms like WhatsApp groups” External link

iol Friday, February 19, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I can report back today that as part of this process, our department of health has started reaching out to manufacturers, in the first step towards procurement. Our provincial treasury has also taken the necessary steps to budget for this contingency, and further announcements will be made in the budget speech next month,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I remain flabbergasted as to how this government can be attacked for not delivering housing close to the centre of Cape Town by the very same organisations that have either directly encouraged, or silently supported, the occupation of the previous Helen Bowden Nurses’ Home” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I announced last year that we will start an initial engagement with our partners and other stakeholders around the creation of a single transport authority for the greater Cape Town region, something which all modern cities have” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Sadly though, this is not a quick fix. It will take time, co-ordination and of course financing over the longer term,” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "For me, as the person who swore allegiance to the constitution who has a duty to care for the people of this province, I've got to go beyond accepting that and therefore our Cabinet has agreed to procure vaccines that cannot be supplied by the general supplier coming from national government level. We will fill that gap," External link

allafrica Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we plan for what will no doubt be another challenging year for our province, we need to acknowledge upfront that we are not just facing a health crisis. This pandemic is also a jobs crisis - with millions of South Africans losing their jobs in the last year alone" External link

allafrica Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The role of our government is to support the economy by creating an environment where the private sector thrives,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This means that by the end of this year, the Western Cape's crime fighting-capacity will have been boosted by 1 000 of our own officers. This will make a real difference in our fight against gang violence, which continues to be a key driver of murder in our province," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The safety ambassadors will play an important role within the area-based teams in assisting with the combatting of youth violence and murder at local community levels. They will also receive a monthly stipend and training opportunities to better their job prospects," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "There can be no doubt that there is a clear, causal relationship between alcohol abuse in our communities and violence. We saw this again in December when the most recent alcohol ban drastically reduced the number of people reporting to Western Cape emergency centres over the festive period," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are mitigating the risk that a centralised vaccine procurement process creates, by putting in place the necessary systems that will enable us to procure additional vaccines for our people," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Underpinning everything we do will be our continued commitment to transparency in all vaccination-related procurement by our government. I can, therefore, confirm that we will be incorporating all vaccine-related procurement in our Covid-19 Procurement Disclosure Report. This will allow the public to scrutinise our payments and compare unit costs Corruption is not tolerated in this province. And I will personally lay charges against any person in our government that tries to steal from the people," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “For me, as the person who swore allegiance to the constitution who has a duty to care for the people of this province, I’ve got to go beyond accepting that and therefore our Cabinet has agreed to procure vaccines that cannot be supplied by the general supplier coming from national government level. We will fill that gap,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As we plan for what will no doubt be another challenging year for our province, we need to acknowledge upfront that we are not just facing a health crisis. This pandemic is also a jobs crisis - with millions of South Africans losing their jobs in the last year alone” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Throughout the pandemic, the Western Cape government has always balanced saving lives with saving livelihoods, and this is just one of a number of ways we have helped to support businesses to continue to operate. This project encompasses two of our key priorities - supporting jobs and dignity and well-being” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I look forward to delivering my Sopa speech on 17 February and detailing the work we have done, and the plans that the Western Cape government has put in place to ensure we are able to grow our economy and save jobs, create a safer Western Cape, and ensure that residents are able to live dignified lives of which they are proud,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am disappointed that trauma data shows a spike in trauma admissions at five key hospitals in the province, just one week after alcohol sales were reopened” External link

iol Friday, February 12, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I once again appeal to residents to drink responsibly. Excessive, and irresponsible alcohol use contribute significantly to trauma such as car accidents, injuries and interpersonal violence. As a province, we are working to put in place smart, targeted interventions, but we require citizens to play their part too,” External link

iol Friday, February 12, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Like the rest of South Africa, we are devastated at the news that Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine rollout has been suspended because of the latest study on its efficacy with respect to the 501Y.V2 strain. We are fortunate to have world-class scientists in South Africa, and it is important that we listen carefully to their advice on what should now be done. We will await their guidance” External link

news24 Monday, February 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have also met with the national Business for South Africa team. A dedicated Western Cape team who will engage with the private sector, will be formalized by tomorrow," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have conducted an assessment of the generators in various facilities and have portable generators on standby,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 5, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have also met with the national Business for South Africa team. A dedicated Western Cape team who will engage with the private sector, will be formalized by tomorrow,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 5, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have already held exploratory meetings with the City of Cape Town and the IEC in this respect and a formal committee will commence work next week,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 5, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have conducted an assessment of the generators in various facilities and have portable generators on standby,” External link

sanews Friday, February 5, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have also met with the national Business for South Africa team. A dedicated Western Cape team who will engage with the private sector, will be formalized by tomorrow,” External link

sanews Friday, February 5, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have already held exploratory meetings with the City of Cape Town and the IEC in this respect and a formal committee will commence work next week,” External link

sanews Friday, February 5, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “If there’s a shortfall we are actually in a position to procure those vaccines to top it up and to make sure we mitigate risks as we move forward between the coming down of this wave and of course the third wave which is inevitable” External link

iol Friday, February 5, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This virus is not sorted by a long shot,” External link

citizen Friday, February 5, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I want to thank you for making these sacrifices for the greater good,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “To the teachers, law enforcement and police officers, social workers and all those essential workers who have gone to work every day throughout this pandemic to provide services to the people of this province, thank you,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Similarly, if you are visiting restaurants or businesses where alcohol is sold, such as bars, taverns and wine farms, drink responsibly so that we can keep our communities and roads safe and reduce trauma in our hospitals,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The first phase of the rollout will be the most simple. It will be conducted at identified metro, public and private healthcare facilities, and requires about 414 healthcare workers. With each healthcare worker administering between 40 and 50 vaccines daily, we could complete phase 1 within a week,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “is topped up with weekly update sessions, which the National Department of Health accredits. Once complete, the healthcare worker will be accredited and their name will be added to the central vaccinator register to administer the vaccine,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “First, the act indicates that the code of ethics and the rules and standards it sets out are aimed at promoting an open, democratic and accountable government and with which Cabinet members, deputy ministers and MECs must comply in performing their official responsibilities,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Anton Bredell ) : “The letter written by MEC Bredell, was written on a DA letterhead, and in his capacity as provincial chairperson of the DA and not as member of the executive. On the basis of her understanding of the wide application of the executive code, the public protector found that the letter in question breached the code,” “After detailed consideration I have taken the decision to issue a formal reprimand to the MEC for his breach of the executive members code, as determined by the public protector in her report, by virtue of his being the author of the letter written in 2018, on a DA letterhead to his DA colleagues in the George municipal council caucus” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are therefore dismayed at the latest reports of corruption in the disbursement of funds. Stealing from those who are most in need of support at this time is morally reprehensible," External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In phase 2, we estimate needing to vaccinate up to 2 million essential workers, people in congregate settings and vulnerable groups including people older than 60, and anyone older than 18 with high-risk comorbidities,” “In phase 3, a further 2.9 million people over the age of 18 will be eligible to be vaccinated” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is the biggest vaccine drive that the province and the country has ever undertaken and we do not underestimate the enormity or the importance of the task ahead of us,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Extending the curfew to 11pm will have a significant positive impact on the restaurant and hospitality industry, allowing them to hold a full dinner service,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The announcements made tonight require all of us to act responsibly. We cannot afford to swing back and forth between hard lockdowns and irresponsible behaviour- both of which have disastrous consequences,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will again argue strongly for this ban to be lifted urgently at today’s President’s Coordinating Council meeting,” External link

citizen Monday, February 1, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Western Cape government does not support the ban on beaches and other open, outdoor spaces, and I have consistently argued against it at every opportunity. It is not based on good scientific advice as outdoor areas with good ventilation are safer. I will again argue strongly for this ban to be lifted urgently at today's President's Coordinating Council meeting," External link

news24 Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : "It is estimated that this beach ban is costing the Western Cape in excess of R100 million every month, and it will destroy jobs at a time when we desperately need to be creating them. I am also concerned that continuing with a ban that is not based on science and basic common sense is eroding trust in government, at precisely a time when trust is vital for the successful rollout of vaccines. " External link

news24 Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "At this stage, we all have either lost a loved one, a family member, a friend or a colleague, or we know someone who is grieving," External link

news24 Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "At this stage, we all have either lost a loved one, a family member, a friend or a colleague, or we know someone who is grieving," External link

news24 Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is important to us that, throughout the entire vaccination programme, we are transparent, and that we share credible, science-based information with our health-care workers who will be the first to receive the vaccine, and with members of the public,” External link

iol Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As we have done from day one of the pandemic, this government will continue to be open and honest with our residents,” External link

iol Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “However the DA only took up this policy in September last year and so the matter is outside of the annual report we are discussing,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are fast approaching a month since the adjusted alert level 3 restrictions came into effect,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Throughout this pandemic, we have argued for getting balance right in saving both lives and jobs, and we have not hesitated to take action in getting that balance right over the last year,” “The reality is that the balance is not being achieved currently and that the president needs to use the differentiated approach to help save jobs in the Western Cape and those provinces that have clearly passed their peak” External link

iol Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The first two weeks of the latest alcohol ban are estimated to have cost the Western Cape economy R1 billion. This has impacted 1893 direct jobs in the retail sector and 905 induced and indirect jobs across the value chain resulting in 2,798 jobs being compromised,” “If the ban is to continue for a full month, which it now looks likely to do, it will end up costing the Western Cape’s economy R2 billion. This would then impact 5596 jobs” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Throughout this pandemic, we have argued for getting the balance right in saving both lives and jobs, and we have not hesitated to take action in getting that balance right over the last year," "The reality is that the balance is not being achieved currently, and the president needs to use the differentiated approach to help save jobs in the Western Cape and those provinces that have clearly passed their peak" External link

news24 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “the Western Cape’s economy is bleeding” External link

iol Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This year, I look forward to delivering my first SOPA outside of the City of Cape Town, in the Overberg region,” External link

iol Monday, January 25, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “As a government, we have worked hard throughout this very difficult year to continue to provide key services to the people of this province,” External link

iol Monday, January 25, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Mr Mthembu was a hard working and dedicated member of the executive, who always acted with integrity. He was also a kind man, who thought for the best interests of South Africa, and our democracy. I extend my condolences to his family and friends, and to the ANC. May he rest in peace,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government has not been informed as to when we will get the vaccines and how many we will get, which is of course a concern,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government has not been informed as to when we will get the vaccines and how many we will get, which is of course a concern,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have done everything we can in the most difficult of circumstances to provide a world-class health response that delivers life-saving health care to every person who needs it when they need it,” “During this time, we have also not been afraid to fight for jobs, because having a job is not just a ‘nice-to-have’. For many people in the Western Cape it is the difference between putting food on the table and starving” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We needed to get the balance right again by helping our health-care system. In supporting some of these restrictions, we were clear that they needed to be reviewed after 14 days, and every seven days thereafter, based on evidence and data,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “I have therefore written to the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to request the following changes to restrictions in the Western Cape, as a matter of urgency,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In doing so, we need to ask ourselves: is the balance in saving both lives and livelihoods being achieved currently? The answer to this question is no,” “Key job creating sectors of our economy are buckling and shedding jobs at a time when we have passed our second wave peak and our platform is successfully responding to the pandemic” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our test positivity rate has been on a sustained decline for more than two weeks. This is a clear and robust measure that demonstrates that we are leaving our peak,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Of the 136 additional beds that could have been brought online should more be needed, we have only needed to bring 20 beds online because of the hospital stabilisation,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The evidence and data are clear that the Western Cape has passed its peak, and while there is pressure, we have adequate capacity and resources to provide care to every person who needs it,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This campaign will be ramped up during the course of this week and in the week ahead. It is important that we allay any fears healthcare workers have so that we have a high take up when the vaccines arrive,” “We are also planning a major external communications campaign, that will start even before vaccines are secured, so that we take on the growing tide of fake news on vaccines” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “With this said, our government shares with the national government responsibility for health services, which is a concurrent function under the Constitution, and it would, hence, be irresponsible for our government to sit back and do nothing when it is clear that there is currently not enough vaccines secured for the Western Cape,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape’s economy is bleeding, and balance is not currently being achieved in saving both lives and livelihoods,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape’s Department of Agriculture estimates that 45 610, people work in the primary production side of the wine industry and it supports 228 053 people,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “When this significant impact on jobs in the Western Cape is considered in relation to our latest health data it becomes clear that a change to existing restrictions are needed in the Western Cape,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The scenes that have unfolded this past week outside Sassa offices in Cape Town are utterly unacceptable and deeply worrying. I am very concerned about the well-being of our province’s most vulnerable citizens who have to wait long hours in queues, risking their health in the hopes of getting some financial relief in order to provide for themselves and their families,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We’re going to be challenged by Covid-19 this year; we are also going to be challenged by all of the other sides of recovery. Of course as a government, we continue looking at the economic side of recovery” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have noted what the national Minister of Health has said,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I have noted what the national Minister of Health has said," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is still above the total production output of 70 tonnes for Afrox's Western Cape plant," External link

allafrica Friday, January 15, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is still above the total production output of 70 tonnes for Afrox's Western Cape plant," External link

allafrica Friday, January 15, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is still above the total production output of 70 tonnes for Afrox's Western Cape plant,” External link

sanews Friday, January 15, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is still above the total production output of 70 tonnes for Afrox's Western Cape plant,” External link

sanews Friday, January 15, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I remember when I was contacted about the video I engaged with her. Everyone was talking about this holiday she took to Limpopo. As I’ve said before, the MEC did not go to Limpopo, and she did not take a holiday and has actually been at every single one of the meetings that we’ve had throughout this period” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “She was singing a song that talks about Limpopo, but she would have to tell you the words. I’ll leave it at that,” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Products such as Ivermectin need to go through a rigorous vetting process. We cannot base decisions on what medicines to take based on videos on social media and hearsay. We have processes, and they are robust for good reason. Those promoting the use of such drugs should Google the cautions about these products. They will find there are many of them” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This debacle is keeping food off people’s tables,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In the metro, our case data continues to be affected by the festive season public holidays and a change in our testing criteria. However, we believe that it is a good sign at this stage that cases are not increasing but have decreased slightly by 1%,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “More reliable data such as the test positivity rate dropped from a peak of 50% to around 35% on 7 January,” “As at January 7, we had recorded a 26% drop in hospitalisations as well. We have seen this tick up again over the past few days and we are watching closely to determine whether this is a trend” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are cautiously optimistic that the second wave is starting to stabilise. This does not, however, mean that we are starting to see a decline yet and we must continue to take precautions to keep ourselves safe,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our hospitals and health-care workers are working under extreme pressure to ensure that every person who needs a bed and care has access to one but we all have a role to play in ensuring that we relieve that pressure,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have already started the work to put the correct systems in place to manage this massive operation,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “To this end, we have started engagements with organised labour, and will also be engaging civil society, business, religious communities and other stakeholders,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As we have done throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we will continue to share clear, honest information and data with the public on the availability, accessibility and acceptability of vaccines,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We must wear our masks, wash our hands, keep our distance, avoid close contact and crowded spaces. This is the right thing to do to protect ourselves, and others and to ensure that our hospitals do not reach a point where they become overwhelmed,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They have also adapted their testing centre to reduce the risk of infection during the swabbing process” External link

iol Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde explained : "The person conducting the test will insert their hands into gloves to conduct the test. The patient will then on their side package the test sample, sanitise their hands and hand it back. This reduces the need for full PPE," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I also had an opportunity to address some of the healthcare workers there and thank them for the incredible work they are doing,” External link

iol Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This year’s new community service doctors are also being added to our staff complement. There will be a staggered addition of staff throughout this week and there is a system in place to coordinate appointments per region to ensure that staff are placed where required,” “I want to extend my appreciation to all of the healthcare workers who have worked so hard throughout the pandemic and extend a warm welcome to those who will be starting work with us this year” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There will be a staggered addition of staff throughout this week and there is a system in place to co-ordinate appointments per region to ensure that staff are placed where required,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This New Year’s Eve is indeed a sombre occasion. When we welcome in the New Year, let us remember those we have lost, and let us embrace the spirit of kindness and sharing that we saw this year, in 2021,” External link

citizen Friday, January 1, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This New Year’s Eve is indeed a sombre occasion. When we welcome in the New Year, let us remember those we have lost, and let us embrace the spirit of kindness and sharing that we saw this year, in 2021," External link

news24 Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : "Globally, people are learning and we definitely are still learning. We are asking ourselves the question why in Nelson Mandela Bay and the Garden Route first and what are we learning from those areas that we can apply to the rest of the Cape and the rest of South Africa?" External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We currently have over 3100 people hospitalised in both the private and public sector in the province, 353 of which are in ICU. Covid-19 and PUI [people under investigation for the virus] cases currently make up 40% of available acute general hospital capacity in both the metro and rural regions of the province,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Obviously, Covid-19 is not over,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We currently have over 3 100 people hospitalised in both the private and public sector in the province, 353 of which are in ICU. Covid-19 and PUI (people under investigation for the virus) cases currently make up 40% of available acute general hospital capacity in both the metro and rural regions of the province," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The next two weeks are critical in our fight against Covid-19. I urge residents to abide by the new adjusted level 3 restrictions so that we can help to relieve the pressure on our health-care system and on our hard-working health-care workers,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Western Cape government has done everything it can to add capacity to the system so it can cope, but it is still under extreme pressure because of the rapidly growing number of cases caused by the new variant. " External link

news24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Testing is an important tool in the management of this virus, but it can never give us a complete picture of the situation. Testing must always go hand in hand with personal responsibility, infection prevention strategies and quarantine and isolation in order to have the most significant impact on slowing the spread of the virus," External link

news24 Monday, December 28, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “However, the number of deaths has since reached 6 000. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time,” External link

citizen Friday, December 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “However, the number of deaths has since reached 6 000. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time,” External link

citizen Friday, December 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "However, the number of deaths has since reached 6 000. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time," External link

news24 Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "However, the number of deaths has since reached 6 000. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time," External link

news24 Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We also call on residents to please sit outdoors at restaurants, or to dine out. Sitting inside an enclosed restaurant for the duration of a meal is high risk". "In this respect, municipalities should urgently seek to enable restaurants to move their tables outdoors, onto pavements, and perhaps, even close off streets. We find ourselves in a unique situation, and we must respond with innovation,” External link

iol Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “To keep safe from Covid-19 infections during the festive season, citizens of the Western Cape should do everything they can to confine their celebration, as far as possible, to their own household” External link

iol Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We also call on residents to please sit outdoors at restaurants, or to dine out. Sitting inside an enclosed restaurant for the duration of a meal is high risk". "In this respect, municipalities should urgently seek to enable restaurants to move their tables outdoors, onto pavements, and perhaps, even close off streets. We find ourselves in a unique situation, and we must respond with innovation,” External link

iol Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The fact that our second wave is taking place over the festive season – normally the most social time of year – is further cause for deep concern,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are looking first at the existing restrictions, such as those on alcohol which is linked to trauma cases in our hospitals, to see if they have had any effect. Trauma beds take a lot of resources and we need to ensure we have space there. And as we look at these, we will see whether any further restrictions are necessary,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “One travel agent has already experienced over 400 cancellations and estimates that 50% of all bookings in the Garden Route will be cancelled, which demonstrates the extreme impact of the beach closures for businesses in the Garden Route,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have received reports that some residents are still not following the advice and regulations set out to protect them and others. Please follow the advice we are giving to mitigate the strain on our health-care system and on our health workers, and more so, to save any potential loss of life or severe illness of a loved one. Our hospitals are becoming full, and we must all take heed of our personal responsibility to care for our fellow citizens and front line workers by doing everything we can to not spread Covid-19” External link

iol Tuesday, December 22, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The decision to close these beaches for the entire festive season will deal a devastating blow to the region's economy, which is highly reliant on tourism for survival” External link

iol Saturday, December 19, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The decision to close the Garden Route’s beaches for the entire festive season will deal a devastating blow to that district’s economy which is highly reliant on tourism for survival. This will result in major job losses and is of great concern to me,” External link

iol Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “something we definitely will be engaging on” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “beach management comes down to local authorities” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Tomorrow (16 December) is the first test,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “My top priority in the numerous consultations with the national government has been to ensure that we get the balance right between rolling back this resurgence and saving lives, while keeping the economy as open as possible, also saving livelihoods,” “While I also welcome that a differentiated approach was adopted for most of the Western Cape’s beaches, the decision to close the Garden Route’s beaches for the entire festive season will deal a devastating blow to that district’s economy which is highly reliant on tourism for survival” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “This is especially because they are outdoors where there is good ventilation – precisely the places we have been advising our residents to visit this festive season,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In the meantime, we must all remember that the best defence we have against Covid-19, and the most effective tool we have to save both lives and livelihoods, is our own behaviour,” “If we all take action right now and change the way we live for the rest of the festive season, we can prevent many infections, protect our healthcare system, save lives and keep our economy open” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "My top priority in the numerous consultations with the national government has been to ensure that we get the balance right between rolling back this resurgence and saving lives, while keeping the economy as open as possible, also saving livelihoods," "While I also welcome that a differentiated approach was adopted for most of the Western Cape's beaches, the decision to close the Garden Route's beaches for the entire festive season will deal a devastating blow to that district's economy which is highly reliant on tourism for survival" External link

news24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : "This is especially because they are outdoors where there is good ventilation - precisely the places we have been advising our residents to visit this festive season," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "In the meantime, we must all remember that the best defence we have against Covid-19, and the most effective tool we have to save both lives and livelihoods, is our own behaviour," "If we all take action right now and change the way we live for the rest of the festive season, we can prevent many infections, protect our healthcare system, save lives and keep our economy open" External link

news24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This summer season we’ve had to put a special management system in place with all the municipalities, mayors and municipal managers and the province so that we can continue to manage Covid-19 as we go through the festive season. We’ll play our part as government; you need to play your part as citizens,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Any event where people are not socially distanced, are in close contact with others and are not wearing masks has the potential to quickly become a superspreader event, which could have deadly consequences for staff, patrons and the vulnerable,” “Superspreader events can also put additional pressure on our healthcare system, as we have seen before, large numbers of infections can occur as a result of just one event” External link

iol Monday, December 14, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “A second video, apparently of a recent, local religious gathering has also been circulating on social media which shows a similar lack of social distancing and mask-wearing in a crowded room, indoors,” “Our Joint Operations Centre (JOC) has alerted SAPS and the City of Cape Town’s enforcement team for further investigation” External link

iol Monday, December 14, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Since we recorded our first death on 27 March this year, 5 005 people have succumbed to this virus,” External link

iol Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The City of Cape Town has shown a sharp increase in cases and continues on an upward trend,” External link

sanews Friday, December 11, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The City of Cape Town has shown a sharp increase in cases and continues on an upward trend,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 11, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We cannot allow this to happen. The most important tool available to us continues to be individual behaviour. Please drink responsibly this festive season. If you get into a car accident over this time, there might not be a bed for you because of the number of people in our hospitals right now. So please look after yourselves and your loved ones and stay safe,” External link

iol Friday, December 11, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If you abuse alcohol, you end up affecting those trauma beds and the health system. You are actually having an effect that is not fair on our frontline workers," External link

news24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde warned : “COVID-19 is serious, especially for our vulnerable residents who are at highest risk,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “December is usually the time when we come together – we hold office functions, year-end parties, Christmas lunches and the province is known for its many events and gatherings,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “December is usually the time when we come together – we hold office functions, year-end parties, Christmas lunches and the province is known for its many events and gatherings,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I was pleased to hear from the airport management that the domestic market is growing, and that more international flights are starting to return to it. "Over the festive season, many people will be undertaking interprovincial travel, either by air or road travel, and it is critical that we all play our part to slow the spread of Covid-19” External link

iol Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Up until now we don’t have a proper consequence for not adhering to the rules,” External link

citizen Friday, December 4, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Up until now we don’t have a proper consequence for not adhering to the rules,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “December brings a different dynamic to our province” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There is a bright light at the end of this tunnel, and we are approaching the end of this horrible story. We must finish 2020 strong for the sake of our economy, our healthcare system and for the lives and livelihoods we need to save,” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “So please remember the power is in your hands, and indeed, in the masks that you wear on your face, covering your mouth and nose,” “Let’s rise to the December Challenge. Let’s roll-back this resurgence and flatten the curve this month. And let’s keep the Western Cape moving forward” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Up until now we don't have a proper consequence for not adhering to the rules," External link

news24 Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have to intervene in innovative ways that slows the spread, protects those at highest risk and ensures that our health system has the capacity to provide care to everyone who needs it,” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “If over the next 30 days we can get this right, we can keep our economy open, and ensure that there are enough hospital beds for each person who needs one, when they need one, regardless of their illness,” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In the next few days, we will definitely up the law enforcement side of things” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have asked the president that we need to have a look at consequences of not wearing your masks. What are those consequences? Well, we will definitely see if we can be much much stronger” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While we shouldn’t have to spend all our time policing our way out of this, we will make sure that the law enforcement is there and visible in places where people are not following the golden rules. In cases like that, we’ll definitely have to come down on you very hard,” “There have been extensive media reports in the last 24 hours about potential plans by the National Government to re-introduce alcohol restrictions and move the curfew earlier. The Western Cape Government would not be in support of such interventions. They would be a double blow to our struggling hospitality sector, which employs tens of thousands of people in this province” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Quite frankly, the power is within the hands of the citizens. Let’s work together in ensuring that over the next 30 days we flatten this curve,” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The discussion Wednesday morning was about the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape, and looking at measures in which to curtail the spread of this virus” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape has seen a resurgence of Covid-19 in recent weeks, and the increase in cases must be carefully monitored and managed. The Western Cape does not, however, support a lockdown being imposed on the province,” “We believe that local, targeted interventions, based in science and common sense will not only help to flatten the curve of infection but will also protect businesses and the economy from the negative impact of a lockdown” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We believe that local, targeted interventions based in science and common sense will not only help to flatten the curve of infection, but will also protect businesses and the economy from the negative impact of a lockdown,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : ”While we are considering our own interventions, the Western Cape government does intend to engage the president on our position on existing regulations during this meeting tomorrow. This is because all regulations under the Disaster Management Act are promulgated by the national government and not provincial governments” External link

iol Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We must first do everything possible, through our individual and collective action to ensure the resurgence is rolled back and to prevent this tool from ever having to be used again,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : ”While we are considering our own interventions, the Western Cape government does intend to engage the president on our position on existing regulations during this meeting tomorrow. This is because all regulations under the Disaster Management Act are promulgated by the national government and not provincial governments” External link

iol Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “During this consultation, the Western Cape will strongly argue against any blunt instrument, such as a lockdown, being imposed on the province. We must first do everything possible, through our individual and collective action to ensure the resurgence is rolled back and to prevent this tool from ever having to be used again,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We all need to play our part in making sure that we slow this down, because the last thing in the world that we need is any kind of blunt instrument like a further lockdown," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We all need to play our part in making sure that we slow this down, because the last thing in the world that we need is any kind of blunt instrument like a further lockdown,” External link

citizen Monday, November 30, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "While the growth in cases has mainly been driven by these two districts, we are also worried about the Cape Winelands, which is starting to record a concerning number of new cases," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is particularly concerning, as an admission to a critical care unit is an indication of severe illness that might lead to death," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This means our hospitals are already fuller than they were earlier this year during the first wave of hospitalisations," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We urge members of the public, businesses and other organisations to report violations of COVID-19 protocols immediately, so that our teams can take action immediately," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our hospitals are already fuller than they were earlier this year, during the first wave of hospitalisations. We want to avoid at all costs having to de-escalate their essential services once again because this will have a detrimental impact on the health of our people. We have to save all lives, including those who don’t have Covid-19,” External link

mg Friday, November 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Members of the public, businesses and other organisations have been urged to report violations of Covid-19 protocols immediately so that our teams can take action immediately” External link

iol Friday, November 27, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While the growth in cases has mainly been driven by these two districts, we are also worried about the Cape Winelands, which is starting to record a concerning number of new cases,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector has increased by 94%, while the public sector has increased by 39%,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is particularly concerning, as an admission to a critical care unit is an indication of severe illness that might lead to death,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This means our hospitals are already fuller than they were earlier this year during the first wave of hospitalisations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We urge members of the public, businesses and other organisations to report violations of COVID-19 protocols immediately, so that our teams can take action immediately,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While the growth in cases has mainly been driven by these two districts, we are also worried about the Cape Winelands, which is starting to record a concerning number of new cases,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector has increased by 94%, while the public sector has increased by 39%,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is particularly concerning, as an admission to a critical care unit is an indication of severe illness that might lead to death,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This means our hospitals are already fuller than they were earlier this year during the first wave of hospitalisations,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We urge members of the public, businesses and other organisations to report violations of COVID-19 protocols immediately, so that our teams can take action immediately,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We must be under no illusion as to how serious the situation is, and how quickly it can deteriorate further. I can assure you that our economy cannot afford a further lockdown,” External link

iol Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The City of Cape Town is following a similar trajectory to this region [the Garden Route] and looks to be about 10-14 days behind. We are therefore also issuing a hotspot alert for the metro. It is important to highlight that the growth in cases in the city is being recorded in every subdistrict and is not being driven by any one area” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I’m sorry, they will need to be downscaled,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “citizens have to play their part” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We must be under no illusion as to how serious the situation is, and how quickly it can deteriorate further. I can assure you that our economy cannot afford a further lockdown,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Members of the public, businesses and other organisations have been urged to report violations of Covid-19 protocols immediately so that our teams can take action immediately” External link

iol Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I would also like to personally appeal to retailers to do the right thing, and to ensure that measures are in place to limit the risk of COVID-19 infection," "This includes queue and crowd management, access control, and ensuring hand sanitisers are widely available and that masks are worn, correctly, and at all times by both staff and by customers" External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde added : “We must all play our part in reversing this trend by following COVID-19 safety advice,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I would also like to personally appeal to retailers to do the right thing, and to ensure that measures are in place to limit the risk of COVID-19 infection,” “This includes queue and crowd management, access control, and ensuring hand sanitisers are widely available and that masks are worn, correctly, and at all times by both staff and by customers” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that many residents face extreme economic pressure at the moment, and the prospect of large savings is compelling. We also know that many retailers and businesses have had a tough year and will be looking to maximise their sales,” “We therefore call on retailers to put in place measures that assist in managing crowds – either by extending the number of days that the discounts are available and trading hours, and by conducting sales online” External link

iol Monday, November 23, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This points to the fact that social gatherings are the most likely cause of infection,” External link

sanews Friday, November 20, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that over the next few weeks, people will be moving around more – travelling across the province and between provinces for the festive season, holding year-end parties, spending time with family over Christmas, and celebrating the New Year,” External link

sanews Friday, November 20, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Last month, I asked the people of this province to commit to a deal. The provincial government will continue to work hard on our recovery plan and to win back those jobs that have been lost. In return, we ask only that our citizens stay safe and flatten the curve,” External link

sanews Friday, November 20, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This points to the fact that social gatherings are the most likely cause of infection,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that over the next few weeks, people will be moving around more – travelling across the province and between provinces for the festive season, holding year-end parties, spending time with family over Christmas, and celebrating the New Year,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Last month, I asked the people of this province to commit to a deal. The provincial government will continue to work hard on our recovery plan and to win back those jobs that have been lost. In return, we ask only that our citizens stay safe and flatten the curve,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are not adhering to the rules,” External link

citizen Friday, November 20, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are not adhering to the rules,” External link

citizen Friday, November 20, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Specifically, we are concerned about the increasing number of cases in George, Knysna and Bitou. George, which currently has 628 active cases, has the highest number of active cases in the province,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Specifically, we are concerned about the increasing number of cases in George, Knysna and Bitou," "George, which currently has 628 active cases, has the highest number of active cases in the province," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about On Thursday ) : "On Thursday, my weekly digital press conference will specifically focus on the Garden Route and I will set out more details on our response plans for the district," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : "We are also paying special attention to vulnerable groups, including old age homes," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Specifically, we are concerned about the increasing number of cases in George, Knysna and Bitou. George, which currently has 628 active cases, has the highest number of active cases in the province,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The hotspot team for the Garden Route has increased surveillance through screening and testing. We are also working closely with the municipalities, environmental health teams and stakeholders in the region to manage and contain the spread,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about On Thursday ) : “On Thursday, my weekly digital press conference will specifically focus on the Garden Route and I will set out more details on our response plans for the district,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They have also made one arrest on a charge of rape and another on a charge of domestic violence, helping to combat the scourge of gender-based violence in communities,” External link

sanews Monday, November 16, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They have also made one arrest on a charge of rape and another on a charge of domestic violence, helping to combat the scourge of gender-based violence in communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 16, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School have indicated to us that they do not intend to pursue their rights under this contract of sale any further - a decision which we believe will result in the mutual termination of the sale agreement and the return of the property to the Western Cape Government's property portfolio" External link

allafrica Monday, November 16, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our hot spot teams are working closely with health teams, the municipalities, environmental health officers, law enforcement and SAPS in order to manage and contain the spread of infections. We have also targeted communication to the Garden Route with SMS and social media messaging,” External link

iol Friday, November 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I thank him from the bottom of my heart. He will be missed by the entire Western Cape government team," External link

news24 Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have also had a conversation with Provincial Police Commissioner, General Yolisa Matakata, and we are in full agreement that the safety of the school and its learners is non-negotiable and that the necessary police resources will be deployed to ensure this,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our matrics have had the most challenging year because of the Covid-19 pandemic and its disruptions. We must think of them now. We are doing everything possible to ensure their safety and well-being” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Don't resort to violence. I call on citizens to be calm and to deal with these issues in a responsible manner," External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are excited to proudly declare Cape Town and the Western Cape as " External link

allafrica Monday, November 9, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “South Africa cannot afford [another lockdown]… our economy cannot afford it,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am really looking for a deal. I am looking for a recovery deal with every citizen and every business owner of this province” “We in the provincial government worked very hard on our post-Covid-19 pandemic recovery plan and have to have a deal to ensure that we continue to flatten the curve, beat this virus and also beat a second wave or potential further lockdowns,” External link

iol Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde says : “We have already said we are stopping any filling of posts. The only posts which will be filled are critical. For instance, yesterday we announced the filling of the post of the education head of department,” “Our wage bill is too high and, of course, when you cut budgets you can’t keep the same machine, you need to cut the machine as well. That’s the problem in South Africa, that the wage bill keeps growing, but our budgets keep shrinking. So that’s the thing we have already stopped” External link

citizen Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We will be convening a special consultative forum with key stakeholders doing amazing work in this space, to plot a common way forward to ensure that ECD (centres) are treated like a critical service, and their work can be expanded to reach many more children,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated on Tuesday that this was not true. Additionally, each of his prior addresses have been preceded by a meeting of the President's Coordinating Council. This meeting is attended by the premiers of all nine provinces, and I have not, at this stage, received any communication that a PCC meeting has been scheduled,” “I therefore urge residents not to circulate messages that do not come from an official source, and that have not been verified” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Young people are likely to experience mild symptoms, if any, and to recover without complications but they could also infect someone who is at risk of serious illness or death,” “I therefore appeal to everyone to understand the seriousness of this situation and to take the appropriate steps to protect yourself” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are starting to see bushfires emerge linked to clusters of spread, these bushfires flare up when people don't follow the important golden rules that will keep you and others around you safe," External link

allafrica Monday, October 26, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government’s seven-day ‘rolling average’ of new cases indicates 1,757 new cases recorded in the week to 19 October vs 1,546 the previous week. This represents an increase of 13.65% in new cases in the seven-day period. With that said, any increase is a worry for us, and it has our government on full alert and responding,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape government’s seven-day ‘rolling average’ of new cases indicates 1 757 new cases recorded in the week to October 19 versus 1 546 the previous week. This represents an increase of 13.65% in new cases in the seven-day period,” External link

iol Saturday, October 24, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have taken a decision to explore – for the first time in the history of this province – the possibility of borrowing money from financial institutions to specifically invest in infrastructure that will enhance economic growth and job creation,” External link

iol Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Well quite frankly, the minister was reckless," External link

news24 Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde maintained : “He said nothing about other provinces,” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde maintained : “He said nothing about other provinces,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 23, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Senzo Mchunu ) : “We have also written to the president and public service and administration minister Senzo Mchunu to ask for a seat at the wage bargaining table,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are pursuing new ideas and a different way of working in order to make a big impact in a very difficult environment. This will not be easy, and there is a possibility that not all these plans will land,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape government’s seven-day ‘rolling average’ of new cases indicates 1757 new cases recorded in the week to October 19 versus 1546 the previous week. This represents an increase of 13.65% in new cases in the seven-day period,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape government’s seven-day ‘rolling average’ of new cases indicates 1757 new cases recorded in the week to October 19 versus 1546 the previous week. This represents an increase of 13.65% in new cases in the seven-day period,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are starting to see bushfires emerge linked to clusters of spread, these bushfires flare up when people don’t follow the important golden rules that will keep you and others around you safe,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 23, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about David Maynier ) : “Our Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, will next month table the Western Cape’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in this parliament, which will include adjustments to the budget, especially in light of the necessary Covid-19 expenditure we have incurred and the projected cuts we are expecting to see,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 23, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde added : “We don’t need chicken or beef being delivered in the skies to those who already have an income. But what we do need is good nutritious food delivered to our children, so that we can eradicate extreme hunger” External link

citizen Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Commission ) : “It was not a Cabinet decision to take; it was mine. The Cabinet was told we were doing lifestyle audits and it was my call,” “I thought having a public entity do the lifestyle audits would create a conflict of interest. In my current position as premier, I have got questions from a member of the legislature asking the public protector to investigate me, "I’ve got a conflict with some of the Public Service Commission and Department of Public Service and Administration positions, and I’m known for a court action against the auditor-general in my previous position as Agriculture MEC” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We couldn’t do an audit on the day of the election; we had to give the auditors a period in which to work. So the decision was to look at the two-year period before you get elected, based on the current Cabinet going back two years. This sets the record and the baseline for future lifestyle audits,” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We couldn’t do an audit on the day of the election; we had to give the auditors a period in which to work. So the decision was to look at the two-year period before you get elected, based on the current Cabinet going back two years. This sets the record and the baseline for future lifestyle audits,” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We’ve only so far put 500 sets of boots on the ground, then COVID-19 came along and already we are under budget pressure as a province. It costs a lot of money,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 19, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “So far we have had a promise of almost 1,000 extra police officers, but we need 5,000 extra police officers, not 1,000,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 19, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There are some other concerning allegations around this event, and we are now requesting a full investigation into this bar/club in question including by SAPS and the Western Cape Liquor Authority,” “We are nevertheless extremely worried that this particular event is indicative of younger residents not adhering to the important behaviours we need to prevent a new spike of infections. It is also indicative of some establishments not following the important health and safety guidelines, as well as the legal regulations which have been put in place, to stop the spread” External link

iol Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:30:00 PM 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 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 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



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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
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Alan WindeEN85.66%
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Evita Bezuidenhout said ( about Alan Winde ) : “So if you know how and someone doesn’t – please help them to register. And if you don’t know, then ask someone to help you. My son De Kock registered me; I couldn’t get the little blue letters on the screen to turn black. This is why we do need to be able to cope with walk-ins and information in all eleven languages,” “And I was so pleased to hear Premier Alan Winde and the Western Cape Government responding to this obvious need to manage and to allow walk-ins” External link

iol Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Brett Herron said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Winde must explain how his cabinet of integrity can include an MEC who has been caught out lying to the parliament they account to… why does Winde need to wait for the outcome of this frivolous court action before acting against a member of his team; a self-confessed liar?” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 26, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Brett Herron said ( about Alan Winde ) : "Madikizela has not denied his lies, but has indicated he intends taking the Public Protector's report on review on a technicality. Winde must explain how his Cabinet of integrity can include a MEC who has been caught out lying to the Parliament they account to" External link

news24 Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Cameron Dugmore said ( about Alan Winde ) : “We expect Premier Winde to ignore the president’s four priorities announced during Sona and refuse to embrace equity, redress and Black Economic Empowerment which is aimed at benefiting historically coloured, African and Indian owned businesses in the province in general and Overberg in particular” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Peter Marais said ( about Alan Winde ) : “If Premier Winde does not speak or say anything regarding the DA's policy on BBBEE, land reform and expropriation, they will be in deep trouble with coloured and white voters” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Cameron Dugmore said ( about Alan Winde ) : “The latest possible deadline that Winde must submit a copy of the report to the legislature, including action taken or to be taken is 14 days from January 21. The deadline is therefore Thursday, February 4, 2021” External link

iol Friday, January 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Tyrone Seale said ( about Alan Winde ) : “The Presidency has received Premier Winde’s request and this matter is under consideration” External link

iol Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

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Alan Winde said : "By Friday 11 June, 356,857 residents had registered for Phase 2 of the mass vaccine programme in the Western Cape, which is nearly 50% of the total eligible to register," External link

news24 Monday, June 21, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am worried we are leaving registration to the last minute, and we should rather be getting as many people registered now so that we can have a seamless change to the next phase – without any delays,” External link

iol Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The issue about illegal activity is exactly the issue I raised at the PCC on Tuesday so one must always understand when we put in place blunt tool restrictions like we are doing with restricting the sale of alcohol over weekend, the risk is you have illegal activity and that is what we have to look out for” External link

iol Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The plan to procure our own vaccines is still in place and the [acquisition] team is in place. When we got the message that those J&J [Johnson & Johnson] doses had to be destroyed [because of contamination], I asked the team to reinvigorate their approach, and go back to companies [vaccine manufacturers] and push as hard as possible,” External link

businessday Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I also thanked them for their contribution to conservation by driving awareness and compassion for our waters,” “I am proud to lead a provincial government which takes nature conservation seriously. Through CapeNature, we work extremely hard to conserve our precious and rich biodiversity, and through our partner GreenCape, we are working to support businesses and investors in the green economy to remove barriers to grow a more resilient and sustainable society” External link

iol Friday, June 11, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "All the indicators that we have, be that the R-rate - the reproduction rate - that the increase in the number of cases in our province is more than 5,800 active cases, the Western Cape is now entering the third wave," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Just over one year ago, our teams worked quickly and efficiently to convert the CTICC into the Western Cape's first major field hospital, our 'Hospital of Hope', and it became a place of healing for the thousands of residents who received life-saving treatment there" External link

news24 Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “At its peak, it is envisaged that this mass ‘vaccination centre of hope’ will be able to vaccinate over 4,000 people a day. This will have a major impact on the pace of our vaccination programme, especially as we move to vaccinate residents under the age of 60,” External link

businessday Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While these figures have grown notably over the last month, I am still concerned that many communities within a specific district have low rates of vaccination registration mainly because they do not have the means to access the online registration portal,” External link

iol Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about David Maynier ) : “I would like to thank the Western Cape Department of Health, the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, and the Provincial Treasury – under the leadership of MEC Nomafrench Mbombo, MEC Daylin Mitchell and MEC David Maynier – for their hard work, and of course, the City of Cape Town and the CTICC for being a committed partner in bringing this important project to fruition” External link

iol Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “During their formal placements at vaccine sites, these students will be split into two groups and the first cohort of 134 vaccinators are expected to be in the field from June 17. The nursing students will be able to put their skills into practice during their mid-year break as part of their clinical placement,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As more vaccines arrive, more vaccination sites will open and more support will be needed," "These students will soon be taking up positions on the front line, having received the required training from the Western Cape Department of Health to become 'vaccinators' during our mass campaign" External link

news24 Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “a total of six firefighters were injured in the line of duty and a further nine civilians were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation” External link

mg Friday, June 4, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This daily target of 12 000 vaccinations per day factored in the available supply of vaccines, which arrive weekly so that we ensure a responsible, fair and equitable vaccination programme,” External link

iol Friday, June 4, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I also want to use this opportunity to strongly condemn all acts of violence committed against the community. I encourage all of our residents to work towards creating a safer, more tolerant society where we are united in our diversity,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Evita Bezuidenhout ) : “We are excited to join Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout today as she receives her vaccination in the West Coast District. She is helping create awareness for the importance of getting vaccinated” External link

iol Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is concerning to me, because no person should be left behind. Every life matters, no matter what you earn, or where you live,” “The Western Cape government has already taken a number of steps to assist with access to the registration portal, including making available our Cape Access Centres, libraries, and zero-rating the EVDS website on our public Wi-Fi hotspots” External link

iol Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I would have kept how it was, I wouldn't have had any change right now for this province and the other provinces that are sitting in the green space. In the red space, then I would have said all right,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, May 31, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “These blunt, draconian type restrictions are there for when we get to a crisis point. Our response is ready and we can ramp it up. We’ve got extra beds in place and we’ve put extra oxygen in place as well as extra health-care workers,” External link

iol Friday, May 28, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Yesterday we exceeded this target, vaccinating over 8 000 people. So far, we have vaccinated nearly 30 000 people with the Pfizer vaccine, under Phase 1b and 2, which kicked off on May 17. This programme will be ramped up further, with up to 12 000 vaccines being administered every day next week, starting on May 31, 2021, and 24 000 vaccines being administered every day the following week, starting on June 7, 2021,” External link

iol Friday, May 28, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are also still awaiting clarity on the arrival of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the plant in Gqeberha. We expect their arrival next week, which will increase our supply by more than 260 000 vaccines,” External link

iol Friday, May 28, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde acknowledged : “we haven’t had a discussion about what further consequence there could be” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Mitchells Plain ) : "When engaging with residents during the walkabout with LEAP officers in Mitchells Plain, I was informed that our LEAP officers are making residents feel safer," External link

news24 Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I am very pleased with the significant strides our LEAP officers are making in fighting crime," External link

news24 Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:23:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will keep you updated as often as possible and do my best to answer all of your frequently-asked questions,” “I know this is an exciting time, but also an anxious one, and you have my word we are doing whatever we can to ensure an efficient and dignified vaccine roll-out for every resident in this province – no matter who they are, or where they live” External link

iol Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector will have 11 sites operational as of Monday, with Mediclinic bringing online 4 additional sites as of 24 May,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector will have 11 sites operational as of Monday, with Mediclinic bringing online 4 additional sites as of 24 May,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I can confirm that the Western Cape has sufficient bed capacity to respond to the resurgence in Covid-19 cases and, through previous investments during this pandemic, can bring online additional bed capacity where and when needed,” External link

the-star Monday, May 24, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works, he is already familiar with the challenges and opportunities that exist in this portfolio, and I expect him to hit the ground running,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 24, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Afrox Western Cape plant has undertaken to scale up its provisions to respond to an increase in demand. This will be supported by the public and private sector's joint commitment to addressing the capacity challenges which were identified during the second wave, to ensure that we can respond when a surge takes place” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I know Daylin to be a hardworking representative who is committed to making the Western Cape a better place for all who live in it, and I am confident that he will continue to serve the people of this province with distinction in this important position. As the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works, he is already familiar with the challenges and opportunities that exist in this portfolio, and I expect him to hit the ground running," External link

news24 Monday, May 24, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector will have 11 sites operational as of Monday, with Mediclinic bringing online 4 additional sites as of 24 May,” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector will have 11 sites operational as of Monday, with Mediclinic bringing online 4 additional sites as of 24 May,” External link

iol Monday, May 24, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our guiding principle remains that no person will be denied access to life-saving medical treatment. We must make sure we have enough beds, staff and oxygen to respond effectively in the month ahead,” External link

citizen Monday, May 24, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I can confirm that the Western Cape has sufficient bed capacity to respond to the resurgence in Covid-19 cases and, through previous investments during this pandemic, can bring online additional bed capacity where and when needed,” External link

citizen Monday, May 24, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our guiding principle remains that no person will be denied access to life-saving medical treatment. We must make sure we have enough beds, staff and oxygen to respond effectively in the month ahead," External link

news24 Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We will also continue with outreaches to old age homes in the City of Cape Town and commence with outreaches to old age homes in municipalities outside of the metro. I am also happy to confirm that that the first six public vaccination sites in rural districts will open on Monday, with many more coming online as we scale up,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We expect this trend to continue,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 21, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde concluded : “At the very least, please help fellow citizens get registered,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This will enhance our scheduling process and also avoid a situation with queues,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have made these centres available for registration, because no person should be left behind in this vaccination programme because they do not have internet access. We are all in this together, and every life matters to us” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Bringing these additional sites online is part of our scaling-up approach, where we first test the system with smaller numbers of people, and then increase the rate of vaccinations as more sites come online,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Bringing these additional sites online is part of our scaling-up approach, where we first test the system with smaller numbers of people, and then increase the rate of vaccinations as more sites come online,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Most importantly, those who are at risk which are the over-60s, please get registered. Let's get you into the vaccination system as quickly as possible. Let's protect you,” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have made these centres available for registration because no person should be left behind in this vaccination programme because they do not have internet access. We are all in this together, and every life matters to us,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “If you are not yet eligible for your vaccine, you can assist those in your family and community to register for their vaccines,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Today was about religious leaders who can influence communities 60 years and older. Who better than the Archbishop to be leading the charge?” External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government has put in place a comprehensive vaccine rollout plan to ensure that we are ready for the mass vaccination programme,” “Ensuring that our vaccination sites are prepared is essential to achieving our goal of vaccinating as many people as possible in the coming months” External link

citizen Monday, May 17, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Some sites will also be operational on a rotational basis and not each day. This will be communicated to the communities they serve,” External link

citizen Monday, May 17, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We will also use this important moment to encourage residents across our province who are 60 years old or older to register for their vaccine,” “If you are not yet eligible, we encourage you to help someone who is eligible to register” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “This is to first test the system next week, so that we can ensure a smooth scale-up by the end of May. We again encourage residents not to go to a vaccination site unless you have been officially invited,” “I again want to encourage all residents who are eligible under this second phase to register as soon as possible” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is absolutely not acceptable to try to cheat the system, to try to push your way in front of a vulnerable citizen or a health-care worker. That is unacceptable, it is not cool at all, and we definitely need everyone to stand together” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will not decommission our procurement plan. We have put a budget in place and the minister is aware of our plans,” External link

iol Saturday, May 15, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In our seven-day rolling average, we are now at more than a 20% increase. That means we are in resurgence. So, that’s the potential start of a third wave,” “It’s in our hands as citizens of this province as to whether it gets fully fleshed into a third wave or we manage this resurgence and keep these numbers at bay because it is a big race against time now. We need to get people registered and vaccinated as well as managing this surge so that we get that balance right” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The resurgence could be start of third wave. It’s a race against time now. We need to get people vaccinated while managing this curve" External link

news24 Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If both these indicators increase over 10% for seven consecutive days, we regard it as an alert. If both these indicators increase over 20% for seven consecutive days, we regard it as a resurgence. This means that we can now use the dashboard to predict a third wave," External link

news24 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In addition, we will transition from one age band to the next once a significant proportion of the target population in the current age band, approximately 70%, has been vaccinated,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “By May, we anticipate the receipt of 260 000 of the single dose J&J vaccine and 135 600 of the two dose Pfizer to provide a total of 395 600 vaccines,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have not managed to put a vaccine on the table, the ANC is trying very hard to stop us at every turn but we will continue,” “It is quite embarrassing that we stand here as a country where, quite frankly, Ivory Coast has vaccinated more people than we have, Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya, Botswana, Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Morocco are by far the leaders in vaccinating their people, and we have only had the first real shipment for rollout, so of course we have to make sure we mitigate this risk,” External link

iol Sunday, May 9, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have engaged with the advisor to the King of Jordan as well, I wrote letters to just about everyone in the world from a diplomatic point of view, and if I get some traction I hand it over to the procurement team. I have not given up, I will continue to push to get vaccines sooner rather than later,” External link

iol Sunday, May 9, 2021 2:58:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will take the weekend to apply my mind, obviously I cannot take too long to make the decision,” External link

iol Sunday, May 2, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I wish to thank him for the valuable progress in our province over the years,” External link

iol Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am very pleased that the Covie community has received their title deeds. I would like to stress the importance of home ownership in empowering residents,” “Ownership will provide new opportunities for the beneficiaries here today, and for their family members in generations to come” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We’ve agreed that there’ll be a multi-party TB caucus in the provincial parliament who will play an oversight role,” External link

iol Friday, April 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Madikizela has worked hard in both the human settlements and transport and public works portfolios, and I wish to thank him for the valuable contribution he has made to delivering progress in our province over the years,” External link

the-star Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will continue to work hard to lead a government in which all the residents of this province can trust,” External link

the-star Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Madikizela has worked hard in both the human settlements and transport and public works portfolios, and I wish to thank him for the valuable contribution he has made to delivering progress in our province over the years,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Today, Mr Bonginkosi Madikizela tendered his resignation from the Western Cape Cabinet, which I have accepted. I believe that his decision under the circumstances was the right and honourable thing to do” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Mr Madikizela has worked hard in both the Human Settlements and Transport & Public Works portfolios, and I wish to thank him for the valuable contribution he has made to delivering progress in our province over the years,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will continue to work hard to lead a government in which all the residents of this province can trust,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "It has been confirmed that were no instances of rare blood clots in South Africa among healthcare workers already vaccinated. The J&J vaccine has since been found safe to use following careful consideration by SAHPRA and related bodies," External link

news24 Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Our approach to the rollout of vaccines is according to age, starting with our oldest residents first," External link

news24 Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The third wave in our province of Covid-19 will happen. That's a given, we base it on other parts of the world that have gone through their third wave and are even on their fourth wave. What we are doing from our side is making sure we’re going to bring the vaccine roll-out into play as quickly as possible” External link

iol Friday, April 23, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have such deep appreciation for the efforts of the City of Cape Town under Mayor Dan Plato, Table Mountain National Park, Working on Fire and Volunteer Wildfire Services, as well as the SANDF, who were all supported by the Western Cape government,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have such deep appreciation for the efforts of the City of Cape Town under Mayor Dan Plato, Table Mountain National Park, Working on Fire and Volunteer Wildfire Services, as well as the SANDF, who were all supported by the Western Cape government,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “A total of six firefighters were injured in the line of duty and a further nine civilians were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation. I wish all firefighters and civilians a speedy recovery,” External link

mg Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have such deep appreciation for the efforts of the City of Cape Town under mayor Dan Plato, the Table Mountain National Park, Working on Fire and Volunteer Wildfire Services as well as the SANDF who were all supported by the Western Cape Government” External link

iol Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our teams on the ground are watching closely for any outbreaks or clusters that occurred during the Easter weekend. As yet nothing has been identified,” External link

iol Friday, April 16, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have taken the decision to suspend MEC Madikizela for 14 days, while an investigation determines all the facts. Once I have all the facts, I will make a final decision regarding Minister Madikizela and his role in my cabinet,” External link

iol Friday, April 16, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I also made clear that I believe in fairness and due process, where all the facts are properly considered,” External link

iol Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is in the interests of all parties, and most importantly our residents — who deserve nothing but honesty and integrity from their government — that this matter be resolved swiftly,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Once I have all the facts, I will make a final decision regarding Minister Madikizela and his role in my Cabinet" External link

news24 Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I met with Minister Madikizela yesterday afternoon, where I raised my concerns with him and asked for an explanation,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am deeply concerned that Bonginkosi Madikizela’s biography contains information that he has accepted is not true, as well as claims that he misled a journalist in this regard,” External link

businessday Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I raised my concerns with him and asked for an explanation. During that meeting, I made it clear that acting with integrity is non-negotiable to me, and to the people of the Western Cape," External link

news24 Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Province ) : “The Province is an equal opportunity employer and we drive employment equity as part of our recruitment processes, and through up-skilling and empowering current employees to prepare them to take up senior management positions across government departments. These efforts are ongoing” External link

iol Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I promise you, that’s going to make a massive change in how we deal with public transport,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Within the next year I sincerely hope we see some solid movement,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “What are the details and can I have a breakdown of the provincial government’s expenditure on measures aimed at preventing and addressing GBV from 2019 to date?” External link

iol Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In 2020 alone, there were 217 children diagnosed with TB at the RCWMCH, at an average of 18 cases per month,” “Upon being discharged most of the children are referred to their local TB clinics for ongoing TB treatment. Some children with TB resistant or other complex forms of TB who require ongoing specialised care but who cannot be treated at home, attend the specialised TB clinic at the RCWMCH as outpatients, run in collaboration with a paediatrician from Brooklyn Chest Hospital” External link

iol Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If you have excess, we are very interested," External link

iol Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In order to roll out as many vaccines as we can, we all have an important role to play in delaying a third wave as much as possible. How we act and behave during this time between waves is crucial” External link

iol Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “At beaches, restaurants and events, avoid crowding. If you will be socializing at home, remember to keep these events short, small and outdoors to reduce risks,” External link

iol Friday, April 2, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If you have excess, we are very interested," External link

iol Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If you have excess, we are very interested," External link

news24 Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “From us as a government, from my side as the premier and our director-general and our international relations side we have sent letters requesting excess vaccines from other governments,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have approached many governments around the world to… we have written letters to those governments to say if you have got excess vaccines and specifically what would help us, at the moment which is the J&J or Pfizer [vaccine] we are really keen on purchasing them and the other vaccines that are still in the process of being approved by SAHPRA,” “We know that for example there are countries in Europe that have ordered 1.6 or 1.8 times the vaccines for their population and there are countries like Canada who have ordered up to three times their population number” External link

citizen Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have always said we believe in data-led and evidence-led decision making,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have also always maintained that a balance must be achieved in saving both lives and livelihoods in our province,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “One must also consider that there are currently numerous restrictions in place under Alert Level 1, which need to be properly enforced to ensure compliance with important health protocols,” External link

citizen Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I am particularly worried that it will level another devastating blow to our tourism and hospitality economy in the Western Cape, which is under immense pressure currently, and which needs this upcoming holiday period to recover," "One must also consider that there are currently numerous restrictions in place under Alert Level 1, which need to be properly enforced to ensure compliance with important health protocols" External link

news24 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Mitchells Plain ) : "There are just 27 patients at the Brackengate Hospital of Hope (338-bed capacity) [and] just 41 patients at the Mitchells Plain Hospital of Hope (200-bed capacity)," "This data, overall, demonstrates a health platform that currently has the capacity to respond to Covid-19" External link

news24 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We already have an environment in place where we restrict gatherings, and we need to make sure that we adhere to this and stick to the rules about physical distancing, washing hands, wearing masks and sanitising, thus mitigating that risk,” External link

iol Monday, March 29, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The question is why is money the issue here when we could give the premier and the province more oversight powers and more effective regulation of environmental issues, which are a big factor in the Western Cape?” External link

iol Monday, March 29, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We already have an environment in place where we restrict gatherings, and we need to make sure that we adhere to this and stick to the rules about physical distancing, washing hands, wearing masks and sanitising, thus mitigating that risk,” External link

iol Friday, March 26, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There seemed to be a lack of response from the premier when certain members of the Western Cape community went to protest about the beach lockdowns and making Covid-19 denialist statements. Does that mean such behaviour was encouraged or condoned in some way?” External link

iol Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Fish Hoek ) : “I disagree that I condoned the behaviour. During an extended cabinet meeting which included SAPS representatives, I even asked the police about arrests and I am quite glad there were some arrests in Fish Hoek and Muizenberg” External link

iol Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde added : “We extend our condolences to Mr Esau’s family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Vaccination of healthcare workers recommenced at all sites on Tuesday. An additional site at Caledon Hospital has now also come online to expand the number of rural vaccination sites,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Vaccination of healthcare workers recommenced at all sites on Tuesday. An additional site at Caledon Hospital has now also come online to expand the number of rural vaccination sites,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is especially important over the next few weeks, as many people observe religious holidays and schools break up in April. Should you be planning gatherings during this time, protect yourself and your loved ones by ensuring that these are held outside or in well-ventilated spaces, and that you avoid close contact and crowding,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We extend our condolences to Mr Esau’s family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time and look forward to a positive response to our request from President Ramaphosa,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The current process for the implementation study requires the department to provide the vaccination sites, while the registration of private health workers is being separately managed by the private hospital and GP groups," External link

news24 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have requested that the Department of Health investigate these serious allegations. The current process for the implementation study requires the department to provide the vaccination sites while the registration of private health workers is being separately managed by the private hospital and GP groups,” “We are taking these allegations very seriously and have also raised the matter with the researchers. If these allegations are true, this is a clear breach of protocol and unethical” External link

iol Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The completion this weekend puts us ahead of our original schedule and is a sign that the processes and systems we have put in place for this rollout are working,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In this round, we are excited to begin rolling out vaccines to areas outside of the Metro. This week, we will start vaccinating healthcare workers in Worcester, Paarl and George,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Health Professions Council ) : “To ensure that we prevent any situation emerging where a non-healthcare worker poses as a healthcare worker during this first phase of this vaccination programme, we will be requesting all healthcare workers to show staff identification, or to provide their Health Professions Council registration number as verification,” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Healthcare workers are our number one priority in this phase and I therefore appeal to residents not to try and skip the queue ahead of our front-line workers,” External link

iol Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have also experienced some challenges with the national government’s electronic system, however, we have been able to rely on a paper based back up system while these issues were being addressed,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I am filled with pride at what the Western Cape matric class of 2020 has achieved. In an unprecedented year, in which schools were closed and learning interrupted, the province's matrics have managed a remarkable feat. " External link

news24 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is the biggest vaccination drive in the province and the country, with a number of technical and logistical moving parts. We have been working hard to ensure that the roll-out has been smooth and to make adjustments as required,” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The roll-out of this J&J vaccine implementation study is very exciting news, but it does not mean we can let our guards down,” “We must continue to be vigilant and ensure that we are still wearing our masks correctly, washing our hands regularly and practising social distancing. Avoiding crowds, close contact and confined spaces can help to prevent infection and protect you and your loved ones,” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There was a lot of noise about the means of delivery and not much speaking to the substance of the actual speech, the detail and the data” External link

iol Friday, February 19, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The one thing that stood out for me during the debate and really surprised me, is how much energy was put into the delivery of the speech, whether I tabled the document or whether it was subjected to new technological mechanisms like WhatsApp groups” External link

iol Friday, February 19, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I can report back today that as part of this process, our department of health has started reaching out to manufacturers, in the first step towards procurement. Our provincial treasury has also taken the necessary steps to budget for this contingency, and further announcements will be made in the budget speech next month,” External link

citizen Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I remain flabbergasted as to how this government can be attacked for not delivering housing close to the centre of Cape Town by the very same organisations that have either directly encouraged, or silently supported, the occupation of the previous Helen Bowden Nurses’ Home” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I announced last year that we will start an initial engagement with our partners and other stakeholders around the creation of a single transport authority for the greater Cape Town region, something which all modern cities have” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Sadly though, this is not a quick fix. It will take time, co-ordination and of course financing over the longer term,” External link

iol Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "For me, as the person who swore allegiance to the constitution who has a duty to care for the people of this province, I've got to go beyond accepting that and therefore our Cabinet has agreed to procure vaccines that cannot be supplied by the general supplier coming from national government level. We will fill that gap," External link

allafrica Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "As we plan for what will no doubt be another challenging year for our province, we need to acknowledge upfront that we are not just facing a health crisis. This pandemic is also a jobs crisis - with millions of South Africans losing their jobs in the last year alone" External link

allafrica Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The role of our government is to support the economy by creating an environment where the private sector thrives,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This means that by the end of this year, the Western Cape's crime fighting-capacity will have been boosted by 1 000 of our own officers. This will make a real difference in our fight against gang violence, which continues to be a key driver of murder in our province," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The safety ambassadors will play an important role within the area-based teams in assisting with the combatting of youth violence and murder at local community levels. They will also receive a monthly stipend and training opportunities to better their job prospects," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "There can be no doubt that there is a clear, causal relationship between alcohol abuse in our communities and violence. We saw this again in December when the most recent alcohol ban drastically reduced the number of people reporting to Western Cape emergency centres over the festive period," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are mitigating the risk that a centralised vaccine procurement process creates, by putting in place the necessary systems that will enable us to procure additional vaccines for our people," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Underpinning everything we do will be our continued commitment to transparency in all vaccination-related procurement by our government. I can, therefore, confirm that we will be incorporating all vaccine-related procurement in our Covid-19 Procurement Disclosure Report. This will allow the public to scrutinise our payments and compare unit costs Corruption is not tolerated in this province. And I will personally lay charges against any person in our government that tries to steal from the people," External link

news24 Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “For me, as the person who swore allegiance to the constitution who has a duty to care for the people of this province, I’ve got to go beyond accepting that and therefore our Cabinet has agreed to procure vaccines that cannot be supplied by the general supplier coming from national government level. We will fill that gap,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As we plan for what will no doubt be another challenging year for our province, we need to acknowledge upfront that we are not just facing a health crisis. This pandemic is also a jobs crisis - with millions of South Africans losing their jobs in the last year alone” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Throughout the pandemic, the Western Cape government has always balanced saving lives with saving livelihoods, and this is just one of a number of ways we have helped to support businesses to continue to operate. This project encompasses two of our key priorities - supporting jobs and dignity and well-being” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I look forward to delivering my Sopa speech on 17 February and detailing the work we have done, and the plans that the Western Cape government has put in place to ensure we are able to grow our economy and save jobs, create a safer Western Cape, and ensure that residents are able to live dignified lives of which they are proud,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am disappointed that trauma data shows a spike in trauma admissions at five key hospitals in the province, just one week after alcohol sales were reopened” External link

iol Friday, February 12, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I once again appeal to residents to drink responsibly. Excessive, and irresponsible alcohol use contribute significantly to trauma such as car accidents, injuries and interpersonal violence. As a province, we are working to put in place smart, targeted interventions, but we require citizens to play their part too,” External link

iol Friday, February 12, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Like the rest of South Africa, we are devastated at the news that Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine rollout has been suspended because of the latest study on its efficacy with respect to the 501Y.V2 strain. We are fortunate to have world-class scientists in South Africa, and it is important that we listen carefully to their advice on what should now be done. We will await their guidance” External link

news24 Monday, February 8, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We have also met with the national Business for South Africa team. A dedicated Western Cape team who will engage with the private sector, will be formalized by tomorrow," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have conducted an assessment of the generators in various facilities and have portable generators on standby,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 5, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have also met with the national Business for South Africa team. A dedicated Western Cape team who will engage with the private sector, will be formalized by tomorrow,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 5, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have already held exploratory meetings with the City of Cape Town and the IEC in this respect and a formal committee will commence work next week,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 5, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have conducted an assessment of the generators in various facilities and have portable generators on standby,” External link

sanews Friday, February 5, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have also met with the national Business for South Africa team. A dedicated Western Cape team who will engage with the private sector, will be formalized by tomorrow,” External link

sanews Friday, February 5, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have already held exploratory meetings with the City of Cape Town and the IEC in this respect and a formal committee will commence work next week,” External link

sanews Friday, February 5, 2021 3:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “If there’s a shortfall we are actually in a position to procure those vaccines to top it up and to make sure we mitigate risks as we move forward between the coming down of this wave and of course the third wave which is inevitable” External link

iol Friday, February 5, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This virus is not sorted by a long shot,” External link

citizen Friday, February 5, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I want to thank you for making these sacrifices for the greater good,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “To the teachers, law enforcement and police officers, social workers and all those essential workers who have gone to work every day throughout this pandemic to provide services to the people of this province, thank you,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Similarly, if you are visiting restaurants or businesses where alcohol is sold, such as bars, taverns and wine farms, drink responsibly so that we can keep our communities and roads safe and reduce trauma in our hospitals,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The first phase of the rollout will be the most simple. It will be conducted at identified metro, public and private healthcare facilities, and requires about 414 healthcare workers. With each healthcare worker administering between 40 and 50 vaccines daily, we could complete phase 1 within a week,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “is topped up with weekly update sessions, which the National Department of Health accredits. Once complete, the healthcare worker will be accredited and their name will be added to the central vaccinator register to administer the vaccine,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “First, the act indicates that the code of ethics and the rules and standards it sets out are aimed at promoting an open, democratic and accountable government and with which Cabinet members, deputy ministers and MECs must comply in performing their official responsibilities,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Anton Bredell ) : “The letter written by MEC Bredell, was written on a DA letterhead, and in his capacity as provincial chairperson of the DA and not as member of the executive. On the basis of her understanding of the wide application of the executive code, the public protector found that the letter in question breached the code,” “After detailed consideration I have taken the decision to issue a formal reprimand to the MEC for his breach of the executive members code, as determined by the public protector in her report, by virtue of his being the author of the letter written in 2018, on a DA letterhead to his DA colleagues in the George municipal council caucus” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are therefore dismayed at the latest reports of corruption in the disbursement of funds. Stealing from those who are most in need of support at this time is morally reprehensible," External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In phase 2, we estimate needing to vaccinate up to 2 million essential workers, people in congregate settings and vulnerable groups including people older than 60, and anyone older than 18 with high-risk comorbidities,” “In phase 3, a further 2.9 million people over the age of 18 will be eligible to be vaccinated” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is the biggest vaccine drive that the province and the country has ever undertaken and we do not underestimate the enormity or the importance of the task ahead of us,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Extending the curfew to 11pm will have a significant positive impact on the restaurant and hospitality industry, allowing them to hold a full dinner service,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The announcements made tonight require all of us to act responsibly. We cannot afford to swing back and forth between hard lockdowns and irresponsible behaviour- both of which have disastrous consequences,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I will again argue strongly for this ban to be lifted urgently at today’s President’s Coordinating Council meeting,” External link

citizen Monday, February 1, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Western Cape government does not support the ban on beaches and other open, outdoor spaces, and I have consistently argued against it at every opportunity. It is not based on good scientific advice as outdoor areas with good ventilation are safer. I will again argue strongly for this ban to be lifted urgently at today's President's Coordinating Council meeting," External link

news24 Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : "It is estimated that this beach ban is costing the Western Cape in excess of R100 million every month, and it will destroy jobs at a time when we desperately need to be creating them. I am also concerned that continuing with a ban that is not based on science and basic common sense is eroding trust in government, at precisely a time when trust is vital for the successful rollout of vaccines. " External link

news24 Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "At this stage, we all have either lost a loved one, a family member, a friend or a colleague, or we know someone who is grieving," External link

news24 Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "At this stage, we all have either lost a loved one, a family member, a friend or a colleague, or we know someone who is grieving," External link

news24 Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “It is important to us that, throughout the entire vaccination programme, we are transparent, and that we share credible, science-based information with our health-care workers who will be the first to receive the vaccine, and with members of the public,” External link

iol Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As we have done from day one of the pandemic, this government will continue to be open and honest with our residents,” External link

iol Thursday, January 28, 2021 2:56:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “However the DA only took up this policy in September last year and so the matter is outside of the annual report we are discussing,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are fast approaching a month since the adjusted alert level 3 restrictions came into effect,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Throughout this pandemic, we have argued for getting balance right in saving both lives and jobs, and we have not hesitated to take action in getting that balance right over the last year,” “The reality is that the balance is not being achieved currently and that the president needs to use the differentiated approach to help save jobs in the Western Cape and those provinces that have clearly passed their peak” External link

iol Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The first two weeks of the latest alcohol ban are estimated to have cost the Western Cape economy R1 billion. This has impacted 1893 direct jobs in the retail sector and 905 induced and indirect jobs across the value chain resulting in 2,798 jobs being compromised,” “If the ban is to continue for a full month, which it now looks likely to do, it will end up costing the Western Cape’s economy R2 billion. This would then impact 5596 jobs” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Throughout this pandemic, we have argued for getting the balance right in saving both lives and jobs, and we have not hesitated to take action in getting that balance right over the last year," "The reality is that the balance is not being achieved currently, and the president needs to use the differentiated approach to help save jobs in the Western Cape and those provinces that have clearly passed their peak" External link

news24 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “the Western Cape’s economy is bleeding” External link

iol Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This year, I look forward to delivering my first SOPA outside of the City of Cape Town, in the Overberg region,” External link

iol Monday, January 25, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “As a government, we have worked hard throughout this very difficult year to continue to provide key services to the people of this province,” External link

iol Monday, January 25, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Mr Mthembu was a hard working and dedicated member of the executive, who always acted with integrity. He was also a kind man, who thought for the best interests of South Africa, and our democracy. I extend my condolences to his family and friends, and to the ANC. May he rest in peace,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government has not been informed as to when we will get the vaccines and how many we will get, which is of course a concern,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government has not been informed as to when we will get the vaccines and how many we will get, which is of course a concern,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have done everything we can in the most difficult of circumstances to provide a world-class health response that delivers life-saving health care to every person who needs it when they need it,” “During this time, we have also not been afraid to fight for jobs, because having a job is not just a ‘nice-to-have’. For many people in the Western Cape it is the difference between putting food on the table and starving” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We needed to get the balance right again by helping our health-care system. In supporting some of these restrictions, we were clear that they needed to be reviewed after 14 days, and every seven days thereafter, based on evidence and data,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “I have therefore written to the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to request the following changes to restrictions in the Western Cape, as a matter of urgency,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In doing so, we need to ask ourselves: is the balance in saving both lives and livelihoods being achieved currently? The answer to this question is no,” “Key job creating sectors of our economy are buckling and shedding jobs at a time when we have passed our second wave peak and our platform is successfully responding to the pandemic” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our test positivity rate has been on a sustained decline for more than two weeks. This is a clear and robust measure that demonstrates that we are leaving our peak,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Of the 136 additional beds that could have been brought online should more be needed, we have only needed to bring 20 beds online because of the hospital stabilisation,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The evidence and data are clear that the Western Cape has passed its peak, and while there is pressure, we have adequate capacity and resources to provide care to every person who needs it,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This campaign will be ramped up during the course of this week and in the week ahead. It is important that we allay any fears healthcare workers have so that we have a high take up when the vaccines arrive,” “We are also planning a major external communications campaign, that will start even before vaccines are secured, so that we take on the growing tide of fake news on vaccines” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “With this said, our government shares with the national government responsibility for health services, which is a concurrent function under the Constitution, and it would, hence, be irresponsible for our government to sit back and do nothing when it is clear that there is currently not enough vaccines secured for the Western Cape,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape’s economy is bleeding, and balance is not currently being achieved in saving both lives and livelihoods,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape’s Department of Agriculture estimates that 45 610, people work in the primary production side of the wine industry and it supports 228 053 people,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “When this significant impact on jobs in the Western Cape is considered in relation to our latest health data it becomes clear that a change to existing restrictions are needed in the Western Cape,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The scenes that have unfolded this past week outside Sassa offices in Cape Town are utterly unacceptable and deeply worrying. I am very concerned about the well-being of our province’s most vulnerable citizens who have to wait long hours in queues, risking their health in the hopes of getting some financial relief in order to provide for themselves and their families,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We’re going to be challenged by Covid-19 this year; we are also going to be challenged by all of the other sides of recovery. Of course as a government, we continue looking at the economic side of recovery” External link

iol Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have noted what the national Minister of Health has said,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I have noted what the national Minister of Health has said," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is still above the total production output of 70 tonnes for Afrox's Western Cape plant," External link

allafrica Friday, January 15, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is still above the total production output of 70 tonnes for Afrox's Western Cape plant," External link

allafrica Friday, January 15, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is still above the total production output of 70 tonnes for Afrox's Western Cape plant,” External link

sanews Friday, January 15, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is still above the total production output of 70 tonnes for Afrox's Western Cape plant,” External link

sanews Friday, January 15, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I remember when I was contacted about the video I engaged with her. Everyone was talking about this holiday she took to Limpopo. As I’ve said before, the MEC did not go to Limpopo, and she did not take a holiday and has actually been at every single one of the meetings that we’ve had throughout this period” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “She was singing a song that talks about Limpopo, but she would have to tell you the words. I’ll leave it at that,” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Products such as Ivermectin need to go through a rigorous vetting process. We cannot base decisions on what medicines to take based on videos on social media and hearsay. We have processes, and they are robust for good reason. Those promoting the use of such drugs should Google the cautions about these products. They will find there are many of them” External link

iol Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This debacle is keeping food off people’s tables,” External link

citizen Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In the metro, our case data continues to be affected by the festive season public holidays and a change in our testing criteria. However, we believe that it is a good sign at this stage that cases are not increasing but have decreased slightly by 1%,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “More reliable data such as the test positivity rate dropped from a peak of 50% to around 35% on 7 January,” “As at January 7, we had recorded a 26% drop in hospitalisations as well. We have seen this tick up again over the past few days and we are watching closely to determine whether this is a trend” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are cautiously optimistic that the second wave is starting to stabilise. This does not, however, mean that we are starting to see a decline yet and we must continue to take precautions to keep ourselves safe,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our hospitals and health-care workers are working under extreme pressure to ensure that every person who needs a bed and care has access to one but we all have a role to play in ensuring that we relieve that pressure,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have already started the work to put the correct systems in place to manage this massive operation,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “To this end, we have started engagements with organised labour, and will also be engaging civil society, business, religious communities and other stakeholders,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “As we have done throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we will continue to share clear, honest information and data with the public on the availability, accessibility and acceptability of vaccines,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We must wear our masks, wash our hands, keep our distance, avoid close contact and crowded spaces. This is the right thing to do to protect ourselves, and others and to ensure that our hospitals do not reach a point where they become overwhelmed,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They have also adapted their testing centre to reduce the risk of infection during the swabbing process” External link

iol Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde explained : "The person conducting the test will insert their hands into gloves to conduct the test. The patient will then on their side package the test sample, sanitise their hands and hand it back. This reduces the need for full PPE," External link

news24 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I also had an opportunity to address some of the healthcare workers there and thank them for the incredible work they are doing,” External link

iol Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This year’s new community service doctors are also being added to our staff complement. There will be a staggered addition of staff throughout this week and there is a system in place to coordinate appointments per region to ensure that staff are placed where required,” “I want to extend my appreciation to all of the healthcare workers who have worked so hard throughout the pandemic and extend a warm welcome to those who will be starting work with us this year” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There will be a staggered addition of staff throughout this week and there is a system in place to co-ordinate appointments per region to ensure that staff are placed where required,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This New Year’s Eve is indeed a sombre occasion. When we welcome in the New Year, let us remember those we have lost, and let us embrace the spirit of kindness and sharing that we saw this year, in 2021,” External link

citizen Friday, January 1, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This New Year’s Eve is indeed a sombre occasion. When we welcome in the New Year, let us remember those we have lost, and let us embrace the spirit of kindness and sharing that we saw this year, in 2021," External link

news24 Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : "Globally, people are learning and we definitely are still learning. We are asking ourselves the question why in Nelson Mandela Bay and the Garden Route first and what are we learning from those areas that we can apply to the rest of the Cape and the rest of South Africa?" External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We currently have over 3100 people hospitalised in both the private and public sector in the province, 353 of which are in ICU. Covid-19 and PUI [people under investigation for the virus] cases currently make up 40% of available acute general hospital capacity in both the metro and rural regions of the province,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Obviously, Covid-19 is not over,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We currently have over 3 100 people hospitalised in both the private and public sector in the province, 353 of which are in ICU. Covid-19 and PUI (people under investigation for the virus) cases currently make up 40% of available acute general hospital capacity in both the metro and rural regions of the province," External link

news24 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The next two weeks are critical in our fight against Covid-19. I urge residents to abide by the new adjusted level 3 restrictions so that we can help to relieve the pressure on our health-care system and on our hard-working health-care workers,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Western Cape government has done everything it can to add capacity to the system so it can cope, but it is still under extreme pressure because of the rapidly growing number of cases caused by the new variant. " External link

news24 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Testing is an important tool in the management of this virus, but it can never give us a complete picture of the situation. Testing must always go hand in hand with personal responsibility, infection prevention strategies and quarantine and isolation in order to have the most significant impact on slowing the spread of the virus," External link

news24 Monday, December 28, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “However, the number of deaths has since reached 6 000. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time,” External link

citizen Friday, December 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “However, the number of deaths has since reached 6 000. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time,” External link

citizen Friday, December 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "However, the number of deaths has since reached 6 000. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time," External link

news24 Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "However, the number of deaths has since reached 6 000. We send our condolences to their loved ones at this time," External link

news24 Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We also call on residents to please sit outdoors at restaurants, or to dine out. Sitting inside an enclosed restaurant for the duration of a meal is high risk". "In this respect, municipalities should urgently seek to enable restaurants to move their tables outdoors, onto pavements, and perhaps, even close off streets. We find ourselves in a unique situation, and we must respond with innovation,” External link

iol Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “To keep safe from Covid-19 infections during the festive season, citizens of the Western Cape should do everything they can to confine their celebration, as far as possible, to their own household” External link

iol Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We also call on residents to please sit outdoors at restaurants, or to dine out. Sitting inside an enclosed restaurant for the duration of a meal is high risk". "In this respect, municipalities should urgently seek to enable restaurants to move their tables outdoors, onto pavements, and perhaps, even close off streets. We find ourselves in a unique situation, and we must respond with innovation,” External link

iol Thursday, December 24, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The fact that our second wave is taking place over the festive season – normally the most social time of year – is further cause for deep concern,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are looking first at the existing restrictions, such as those on alcohol which is linked to trauma cases in our hospitals, to see if they have had any effect. Trauma beds take a lot of resources and we need to ensure we have space there. And as we look at these, we will see whether any further restrictions are necessary,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “One travel agent has already experienced over 400 cancellations and estimates that 50% of all bookings in the Garden Route will be cancelled, which demonstrates the extreme impact of the beach closures for businesses in the Garden Route,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have received reports that some residents are still not following the advice and regulations set out to protect them and others. Please follow the advice we are giving to mitigate the strain on our health-care system and on our health workers, and more so, to save any potential loss of life or severe illness of a loved one. Our hospitals are becoming full, and we must all take heed of our personal responsibility to care for our fellow citizens and front line workers by doing everything we can to not spread Covid-19” External link

iol Tuesday, December 22, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The decision to close these beaches for the entire festive season will deal a devastating blow to the region's economy, which is highly reliant on tourism for survival” External link

iol Saturday, December 19, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The decision to close the Garden Route’s beaches for the entire festive season will deal a devastating blow to that district’s economy which is highly reliant on tourism for survival. This will result in major job losses and is of great concern to me,” External link

iol Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “something we definitely will be engaging on” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “beach management comes down to local authorities” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Tomorrow (16 December) is the first test,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “My top priority in the numerous consultations with the national government has been to ensure that we get the balance right between rolling back this resurgence and saving lives, while keeping the economy as open as possible, also saving livelihoods,” “While I also welcome that a differentiated approach was adopted for most of the Western Cape’s beaches, the decision to close the Garden Route’s beaches for the entire festive season will deal a devastating blow to that district’s economy which is highly reliant on tourism for survival” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : “This is especially because they are outdoors where there is good ventilation – precisely the places we have been advising our residents to visit this festive season,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In the meantime, we must all remember that the best defence we have against Covid-19, and the most effective tool we have to save both lives and livelihoods, is our own behaviour,” “If we all take action right now and change the way we live for the rest of the festive season, we can prevent many infections, protect our healthcare system, save lives and keep our economy open” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "My top priority in the numerous consultations with the national government has been to ensure that we get the balance right between rolling back this resurgence and saving lives, while keeping the economy as open as possible, also saving livelihoods," "While I also welcome that a differentiated approach was adopted for most of the Western Cape's beaches, the decision to close the Garden Route's beaches for the entire festive season will deal a devastating blow to that district's economy which is highly reliant on tourism for survival" External link

news24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : "This is especially because they are outdoors where there is good ventilation - precisely the places we have been advising our residents to visit this festive season," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "In the meantime, we must all remember that the best defence we have against Covid-19, and the most effective tool we have to save both lives and livelihoods, is our own behaviour," "If we all take action right now and change the way we live for the rest of the festive season, we can prevent many infections, protect our healthcare system, save lives and keep our economy open" External link

news24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This summer season we’ve had to put a special management system in place with all the municipalities, mayors and municipal managers and the province so that we can continue to manage Covid-19 as we go through the festive season. We’ll play our part as government; you need to play your part as citizens,” External link

citizen Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Any event where people are not socially distanced, are in close contact with others and are not wearing masks has the potential to quickly become a superspreader event, which could have deadly consequences for staff, patrons and the vulnerable,” “Superspreader events can also put additional pressure on our healthcare system, as we have seen before, large numbers of infections can occur as a result of just one event” External link

iol Monday, December 14, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “A second video, apparently of a recent, local religious gathering has also been circulating on social media which shows a similar lack of social distancing and mask-wearing in a crowded room, indoors,” “Our Joint Operations Centre (JOC) has alerted SAPS and the City of Cape Town’s enforcement team for further investigation” External link

iol Monday, December 14, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Since we recorded our first death on 27 March this year, 5 005 people have succumbed to this virus,” External link

iol Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The City of Cape Town has shown a sharp increase in cases and continues on an upward trend,” External link

sanews Friday, December 11, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The City of Cape Town has shown a sharp increase in cases and continues on an upward trend,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 11, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We cannot allow this to happen. The most important tool available to us continues to be individual behaviour. Please drink responsibly this festive season. If you get into a car accident over this time, there might not be a bed for you because of the number of people in our hospitals right now. So please look after yourselves and your loved ones and stay safe,” External link

iol Friday, December 11, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "If you abuse alcohol, you end up affecting those trauma beds and the health system. You are actually having an effect that is not fair on our frontline workers," External link

news24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde warned : “COVID-19 is serious, especially for our vulnerable residents who are at highest risk,” External link

sanews Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “December is usually the time when we come together – we hold office functions, year-end parties, Christmas lunches and the province is known for its many events and gatherings,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “December is usually the time when we come together – we hold office functions, year-end parties, Christmas lunches and the province is known for its many events and gatherings,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I was pleased to hear from the airport management that the domestic market is growing, and that more international flights are starting to return to it. "Over the festive season, many people will be undertaking interprovincial travel, either by air or road travel, and it is critical that we all play our part to slow the spread of Covid-19” External link

iol Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Up until now we don’t have a proper consequence for not adhering to the rules,” External link

citizen Friday, December 4, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Up until now we don’t have a proper consequence for not adhering to the rules,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “December brings a different dynamic to our province” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There is a bright light at the end of this tunnel, and we are approaching the end of this horrible story. We must finish 2020 strong for the sake of our economy, our healthcare system and for the lives and livelihoods we need to save,” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “So please remember the power is in your hands, and indeed, in the masks that you wear on your face, covering your mouth and nose,” “Let’s rise to the December Challenge. Let’s roll-back this resurgence and flatten the curve this month. And let’s keep the Western Cape moving forward” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Up until now we don't have a proper consequence for not adhering to the rules," External link

news24 Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have to intervene in innovative ways that slows the spread, protects those at highest risk and ensures that our health system has the capacity to provide care to everyone who needs it,” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “If over the next 30 days we can get this right, we can keep our economy open, and ensure that there are enough hospital beds for each person who needs one, when they need one, regardless of their illness,” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “In the next few days, we will definitely up the law enforcement side of things” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have asked the president that we need to have a look at consequences of not wearing your masks. What are those consequences? Well, we will definitely see if we can be much much stronger” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While we shouldn’t have to spend all our time policing our way out of this, we will make sure that the law enforcement is there and visible in places where people are not following the golden rules. In cases like that, we’ll definitely have to come down on you very hard,” “There have been extensive media reports in the last 24 hours about potential plans by the National Government to re-introduce alcohol restrictions and move the curfew earlier. The Western Cape Government would not be in support of such interventions. They would be a double blow to our struggling hospitality sector, which employs tens of thousands of people in this province” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Quite frankly, the power is within the hands of the citizens. Let’s work together in ensuring that over the next 30 days we flatten this curve,” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The discussion Wednesday morning was about the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape, and looking at measures in which to curtail the spread of this virus” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape has seen a resurgence of Covid-19 in recent weeks, and the increase in cases must be carefully monitored and managed. The Western Cape does not, however, support a lockdown being imposed on the province,” “We believe that local, targeted interventions, based in science and common sense will not only help to flatten the curve of infection but will also protect businesses and the economy from the negative impact of a lockdown” External link

iol Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We believe that local, targeted interventions based in science and common sense will not only help to flatten the curve of infection, but will also protect businesses and the economy from the negative impact of a lockdown,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : ”While we are considering our own interventions, the Western Cape government does intend to engage the president on our position on existing regulations during this meeting tomorrow. This is because all regulations under the Disaster Management Act are promulgated by the national government and not provincial governments” External link

iol Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We must first do everything possible, through our individual and collective action to ensure the resurgence is rolled back and to prevent this tool from ever having to be used again,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : ”While we are considering our own interventions, the Western Cape government does intend to engage the president on our position on existing regulations during this meeting tomorrow. This is because all regulations under the Disaster Management Act are promulgated by the national government and not provincial governments” External link

iol Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “During this consultation, the Western Cape will strongly argue against any blunt instrument, such as a lockdown, being imposed on the province. We must first do everything possible, through our individual and collective action to ensure the resurgence is rolled back and to prevent this tool from ever having to be used again,” External link

iol Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We all need to play our part in making sure that we slow this down, because the last thing in the world that we need is any kind of blunt instrument like a further lockdown," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We all need to play our part in making sure that we slow this down, because the last thing in the world that we need is any kind of blunt instrument like a further lockdown,” External link

citizen Monday, November 30, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "While the growth in cases has mainly been driven by these two districts, we are also worried about the Cape Winelands, which is starting to record a concerning number of new cases," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This is particularly concerning, as an admission to a critical care unit is an indication of severe illness that might lead to death," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "This means our hospitals are already fuller than they were earlier this year during the first wave of hospitalisations," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We urge members of the public, businesses and other organisations to report violations of COVID-19 protocols immediately, so that our teams can take action immediately," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our hospitals are already fuller than they were earlier this year, during the first wave of hospitalisations. We want to avoid at all costs having to de-escalate their essential services once again because this will have a detrimental impact on the health of our people. We have to save all lives, including those who don’t have Covid-19,” External link

mg Friday, November 27, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Members of the public, businesses and other organisations have been urged to report violations of Covid-19 protocols immediately so that our teams can take action immediately” External link

iol Friday, November 27, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While the growth in cases has mainly been driven by these two districts, we are also worried about the Cape Winelands, which is starting to record a concerning number of new cases,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector has increased by 94%, while the public sector has increased by 39%,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is particularly concerning, as an admission to a critical care unit is an indication of severe illness that might lead to death,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This means our hospitals are already fuller than they were earlier this year during the first wave of hospitalisations,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We urge members of the public, businesses and other organisations to report violations of COVID-19 protocols immediately, so that our teams can take action immediately,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “While the growth in cases has mainly been driven by these two districts, we are also worried about the Cape Winelands, which is starting to record a concerning number of new cases,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The private sector has increased by 94%, while the public sector has increased by 39%,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This is particularly concerning, as an admission to a critical care unit is an indication of severe illness that might lead to death,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This means our hospitals are already fuller than they were earlier this year during the first wave of hospitalisations,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We urge members of the public, businesses and other organisations to report violations of COVID-19 protocols immediately, so that our teams can take action immediately,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We must be under no illusion as to how serious the situation is, and how quickly it can deteriorate further. I can assure you that our economy cannot afford a further lockdown,” External link

iol Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The City of Cape Town is following a similar trajectory to this region [the Garden Route] and looks to be about 10-14 days behind. We are therefore also issuing a hotspot alert for the metro. It is important to highlight that the growth in cases in the city is being recorded in every subdistrict and is not being driven by any one area” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I’m sorry, they will need to be downscaled,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “citizens have to play their part” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We must be under no illusion as to how serious the situation is, and how quickly it can deteriorate further. I can assure you that our economy cannot afford a further lockdown,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Members of the public, businesses and other organisations have been urged to report violations of Covid-19 protocols immediately so that our teams can take action immediately” External link

iol Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I would also like to personally appeal to retailers to do the right thing, and to ensure that measures are in place to limit the risk of COVID-19 infection," "This includes queue and crowd management, access control, and ensuring hand sanitisers are widely available and that masks are worn, correctly, and at all times by both staff and by customers" External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde added : “We must all play our part in reversing this trend by following COVID-19 safety advice,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I would also like to personally appeal to retailers to do the right thing, and to ensure that measures are in place to limit the risk of COVID-19 infection,” “This includes queue and crowd management, access control, and ensuring hand sanitisers are widely available and that masks are worn, correctly, and at all times by both staff and by customers” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that many residents face extreme economic pressure at the moment, and the prospect of large savings is compelling. We also know that many retailers and businesses have had a tough year and will be looking to maximise their sales,” “We therefore call on retailers to put in place measures that assist in managing crowds – either by extending the number of days that the discounts are available and trading hours, and by conducting sales online” External link

iol Monday, November 23, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This points to the fact that social gatherings are the most likely cause of infection,” External link

sanews Friday, November 20, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that over the next few weeks, people will be moving around more – travelling across the province and between provinces for the festive season, holding year-end parties, spending time with family over Christmas, and celebrating the New Year,” External link

sanews Friday, November 20, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Last month, I asked the people of this province to commit to a deal. The provincial government will continue to work hard on our recovery plan and to win back those jobs that have been lost. In return, we ask only that our citizens stay safe and flatten the curve,” External link

sanews Friday, November 20, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “This points to the fact that social gatherings are the most likely cause of infection,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We know that over the next few weeks, people will be moving around more – travelling across the province and between provinces for the festive season, holding year-end parties, spending time with family over Christmas, and celebrating the New Year,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Last month, I asked the people of this province to commit to a deal. The provincial government will continue to work hard on our recovery plan and to win back those jobs that have been lost. In return, we ask only that our citizens stay safe and flatten the curve,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are not adhering to the rules,” External link

citizen Friday, November 20, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are not adhering to the rules,” External link

citizen Friday, November 20, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Specifically, we are concerned about the increasing number of cases in George, Knysna and Bitou. George, which currently has 628 active cases, has the highest number of active cases in the province,” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Specifically, we are concerned about the increasing number of cases in George, Knysna and Bitou," "George, which currently has 628 active cases, has the highest number of active cases in the province," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about On Thursday ) : "On Thursday, my weekly digital press conference will specifically focus on the Garden Route and I will set out more details on our response plans for the district," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde added : "We are also paying special attention to vulnerable groups, including old age homes," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Specifically, we are concerned about the increasing number of cases in George, Knysna and Bitou. George, which currently has 628 active cases, has the highest number of active cases in the province,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The hotspot team for the Garden Route has increased surveillance through screening and testing. We are also working closely with the municipalities, environmental health teams and stakeholders in the region to manage and contain the spread,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about On Thursday ) : “On Thursday, my weekly digital press conference will specifically focus on the Garden Route and I will set out more details on our response plans for the district,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They have also made one arrest on a charge of rape and another on a charge of domestic violence, helping to combat the scourge of gender-based violence in communities,” External link

sanews Monday, November 16, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “They have also made one arrest on a charge of rape and another on a charge of domestic violence, helping to combat the scourge of gender-based violence in communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 16, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "The Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School have indicated to us that they do not intend to pursue their rights under this contract of sale any further - a decision which we believe will result in the mutual termination of the sale agreement and the return of the property to the Western Cape Government's property portfolio" External link

allafrica Monday, November 16, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our hot spot teams are working closely with health teams, the municipalities, environmental health officers, law enforcement and SAPS in order to manage and contain the spread of infections. We have also targeted communication to the Garden Route with SMS and social media messaging,” External link

iol Friday, November 13, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "I thank him from the bottom of my heart. He will be missed by the entire Western Cape government team," External link

news24 Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I have also had a conversation with Provincial Police Commissioner, General Yolisa Matakata, and we are in full agreement that the safety of the school and its learners is non-negotiable and that the necessary police resources will be deployed to ensure this,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Our matrics have had the most challenging year because of the Covid-19 pandemic and its disruptions. We must think of them now. We are doing everything possible to ensure their safety and well-being” External link

iol Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Don't resort to violence. I call on citizens to be calm and to deal with these issues in a responsible manner," External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are excited to proudly declare Cape Town and the Western Cape as " External link

allafrica Monday, November 9, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “South Africa cannot afford [another lockdown]… our economy cannot afford it,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, November 5, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “I am really looking for a deal. I am looking for a recovery deal with every citizen and every business owner of this province” “We in the provincial government worked very hard on our post-Covid-19 pandemic recovery plan and have to have a deal to ensure that we continue to flatten the curve, beat this virus and also beat a second wave or potential further lockdowns,” External link

iol Sunday, November 1, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde says : “We have already said we are stopping any filling of posts. The only posts which will be filled are critical. For instance, yesterday we announced the filling of the post of the education head of department,” “Our wage bill is too high and, of course, when you cut budgets you can’t keep the same machine, you need to cut the machine as well. That’s the problem in South Africa, that the wage bill keeps growing, but our budgets keep shrinking. So that’s the thing we have already stopped” External link

citizen Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We will be convening a special consultative forum with key stakeholders doing amazing work in this space, to plot a common way forward to ensure that ECD (centres) are treated like a critical service, and their work can be expanded to reach many more children,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated on Tuesday that this was not true. Additionally, each of his prior addresses have been preceded by a meeting of the President's Coordinating Council. This meeting is attended by the premiers of all nine provinces, and I have not, at this stage, received any communication that a PCC meeting has been scheduled,” “I therefore urge residents not to circulate messages that do not come from an official source, and that have not been verified” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “Young people are likely to experience mild symptoms, if any, and to recover without complications but they could also infect someone who is at risk of serious illness or death,” “I therefore appeal to everyone to understand the seriousness of this situation and to take the appropriate steps to protect yourself” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : "We are starting to see bushfires emerge linked to clusters of spread, these bushfires flare up when people don't follow the important golden rules that will keep you and others around you safe," External link

allafrica Monday, October 26, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape Government’s seven-day ‘rolling average’ of new cases indicates 1,757 new cases recorded in the week to 19 October vs 1,546 the previous week. This represents an increase of 13.65% in new cases in the seven-day period. With that said, any increase is a worry for us, and it has our government on full alert and responding,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape government’s seven-day ‘rolling average’ of new cases indicates 1 757 new cases recorded in the week to October 19 versus 1 546 the previous week. This represents an increase of 13.65% in new cases in the seven-day period,” External link

iol Saturday, October 24, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We have taken a decision to explore – for the first time in the history of this province – the possibility of borrowing money from financial institutions to specifically invest in infrastructure that will enhance economic growth and job creation,” External link

iol Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : "Well quite frankly, the minister was reckless," External link

news24 Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde maintained : “He said nothing about other provinces,” External link

dailymaverick Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde maintained : “He said nothing about other provinces,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 23, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Senzo Mchunu ) : “We have also written to the president and public service and administration minister Senzo Mchunu to ask for a seat at the wage bargaining table,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are pursuing new ideas and a different way of working in order to make a big impact in a very difficult environment. This will not be easy, and there is a possibility that not all these plans will land,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape government’s seven-day ‘rolling average’ of new cases indicates 1757 new cases recorded in the week to October 19 versus 1546 the previous week. This represents an increase of 13.65% in new cases in the seven-day period,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “The Western Cape government’s seven-day ‘rolling average’ of new cases indicates 1757 new cases recorded in the week to October 19 versus 1546 the previous week. This represents an increase of 13.65% in new cases in the seven-day period,” External link

iol Friday, October 23, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We are starting to see bushfires emerge linked to clusters of spread, these bushfires flare up when people don’t follow the important golden rules that will keep you and others around you safe,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 23, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about David Maynier ) : “Our Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, will next month table the Western Cape’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in this parliament, which will include adjustments to the budget, especially in light of the necessary Covid-19 expenditure we have incurred and the projected cuts we are expecting to see,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 23, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde added : “We don’t need chicken or beef being delivered in the skies to those who already have an income. But what we do need is good nutritious food delivered to our children, so that we can eradicate extreme hunger” External link

citizen Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Commission ) : “It was not a Cabinet decision to take; it was mine. The Cabinet was told we were doing lifestyle audits and it was my call,” “I thought having a public entity do the lifestyle audits would create a conflict of interest. In my current position as premier, I have got questions from a member of the legislature asking the public protector to investigate me, "I’ve got a conflict with some of the Public Service Commission and Department of Public Service and Administration positions, and I’m known for a court action against the auditor-general in my previous position as Agriculture MEC” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We couldn’t do an audit on the day of the election; we had to give the auditors a period in which to work. So the decision was to look at the two-year period before you get elected, based on the current Cabinet going back two years. This sets the record and the baseline for future lifestyle audits,” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We couldn’t do an audit on the day of the election; we had to give the auditors a period in which to work. So the decision was to look at the two-year period before you get elected, based on the current Cabinet going back two years. This sets the record and the baseline for future lifestyle audits,” External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said : “We’ve only so far put 500 sets of boots on the ground, then COVID-19 came along and already we are under budget pressure as a province. It costs a lot of money,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 19, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “So far we have had a promise of almost 1,000 extra police officers, but we need 5,000 extra police officers, not 1,000,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 19, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Alan Winde said : “There are some other concerning allegations around this event, and we are now requesting a full investigation into this bar/club in question including by SAPS and the Western Cape Liquor Authority,” “We are nevertheless extremely worried that this particular event is indicative of younger residents not adhering to the important behaviours we need to prevent a new spike of infections. It is also indicative of some establishments not following the important health and safety guidelines, as well as the legal regulations which have been put in place, to stop the spread” External link

iol Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:30:00 PM 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 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 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



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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Evita Bezuidenhout said ( about Alan Winde ) : “So if you know how and someone doesn’t – please help them to register. And if you don’t know, then ask someone to help you. My son De Kock registered me; I couldn’t get the little blue letters on the screen to turn black. This is why we do need to be able to cope with walk-ins and information in all eleven languages,” “And I was so pleased to hear Premier Alan Winde and the Western Cape Government responding to this obvious need to manage and to allow walk-ins” External link

iol Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:55:00 PM EAT

Brett Herron said ( about Alan Winde ) : “Winde must explain how his cabinet of integrity can include an MEC who has been caught out lying to the parliament they account to… why does Winde need to wait for the outcome of this frivolous court action before acting against a member of his team; a self-confessed liar?” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 26, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Brett Herron said ( about Alan Winde ) : "Madikizela has not denied his lies, but has indicated he intends taking the Public Protector's report on review on a technicality. Winde must explain how his Cabinet of integrity can include a MEC who has been caught out lying to the Parliament they account to" External link

news24 Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Cameron Dugmore said ( about Alan Winde ) : “We expect Premier Winde to ignore the president’s four priorities announced during Sona and refuse to embrace equity, redress and Black Economic Empowerment which is aimed at benefiting historically coloured, African and Indian owned businesses in the province in general and Overberg in particular” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Peter Marais said ( about Alan Winde ) : “If Premier Winde does not speak or say anything regarding the DA's policy on BBBEE, land reform and expropriation, they will be in deep trouble with coloured and white voters” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Cameron Dugmore said ( about Alan Winde ) : “The latest possible deadline that Winde must submit a copy of the report to the legislature, including action taken or to be taken is 14 days from January 21. The deadline is therefore Thursday, February 4, 2021” External link

iol Friday, January 29, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Tyrone Seale said ( about Alan Winde ) : “The Presidency has received Premier Winde’s request and this matter is under consideration” External link

iol Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT