Employment Opportunities for Unemployed Youth

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PLACEMENT OF UNEMPLOYED YOUTH IN RURAL AREAS OF GARDEN ROUTE, CAPE WINELANDS, OVERBERG, WEST COAST and KAROO REGIONS TO GAIN EXPERIENCE AND EXPOSURE IN AGRICULTURE

Preference will be given to children of Agri-workers.

Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Unemployed South Africans who passed Grade 12 with mathematics and science wanting to gain exposure and experience in Agriculture.

Youth (18-35 years).

Applicants must be entering a similar Programme in Government for the first time.

Unemployed applicants from the above-mentioned regions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE REQUIREMENTS.

From the desk of the President - 26 July 2021

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Weather Warning: 22 July 2021

 Impact based warning: snow - very cold conditions: Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Free State -  22 July 2021

 

 

 

Applications for CASP Funding are now open

Applications for CASP Funding open - you can click on the image below to download the application form

CLOSING DATE:  16 AUGUST 2021

 

 

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture respects and protects your privacy. Our Privacy Notice applies to all persons (both natural and juristic, like companies and close corporations) whose personal information we collect, regardless of form and medium. This includes our employees, consultants, agents, service providers and municipal delegates. The Privacy Notice applies to all our services and related websites.

This is a general notice that explains:

  • Who we collect personal information from;
  • What personal information we collect;
  • Why we collect your personal information;
  • How we use your personal information; and
  • What rights you have in relation to your personal information.

This notice also explains:

  • You can access the information we hold about you and ask for that information to be corrected; and
  • You can make a complaint about the way we have handled your personal information.

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The Latest AgriProbe is now available online

 

 

 

INVITATION to the 25th Food and Hotel China (FHC) 2021 exhibition

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is inviting companies from the Agri-Processing Sectors (Food, Beverage & Cosmetics) to apply to join the hybrid group participation at the 25th Food and Hotel China (FHC) 2021.
The FHC is set to take place on the 9-11th November 2021 and is set to be bigger and better than ever before. FHC is an international exhibition for food, drink, hospitality, food service, bakery, and the retail industries. It is a leading trade show for international companies looking to introduce their products into the Chinese market. FHC 2021 is a new development opportunity for exhibitors in the food and beverage industry, therefore, not to be missed.

Click on the invitation to read more.

FHC 2021 Individual Application Form - download

FHC 2021 Check List - download

Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute Virtual Graduation 2020/2021

Do you want to study Agriculture?

The future of agriculture starts with you!

Apply now for the B.Agric Degree, Diploma in Agriculture or Learnership Programme at Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute. (2022 intake.)

Applications close on 30 June 2021, so hurry!  Click HERE.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have years of working experience on a farm, but no qualifications to show for it?

Hygro Training College, in partnership with Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute, can help you obtain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), qualification or certificate based on your experience and formal or informal training.

For more information - click on the image to download the ad.

New e-booklets on Climate Change launched

To download these booklets - click here.

 

 

Budget 2021 - Vote 11

 

 

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD MINISTER IVAN MEYER's BUDGET SPEECH

UPDATE: African Swine Fever (ASF)

MEDIA RELEASE: WCDOA AFRICAN SWINE FEVER (ASF) UPDATE

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) recently reported the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF), diagnosed at properties in Mfuleni. 

As prescribed by the Animal Diseases Act, Act 35 of 1984; the Provincial Veterinary Services immediately activated a contingency plan and initiated measures directed towards arresting and controlling the spread of infection.

The South African Pork Producers Organisation (SAPPO) and Cape of Good Hope Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) continues to work closely with the Department in communicating and managing effective control of this disease.

Affected farmers were engaged and informed of facts concerning the diseases and also advised on the reasons for the interventions instituted. The WCDoA has officials assisting with the implementation of biosecurity measures and distribution of disinfectants and viricidal remedies to farmers. In line with international good practice for diseases control, 240 animals were target slaughtered with the assistance of the industry role-players. Culled animals were safely removed and disposed in a controlled manner to ensure that no further spread and environmental contamination occurs. 

The pig Industry in the Western Cape is the second largest producer in South Africa with production growing at an average annual rate of 3.7% over the past 10 years. The Western Cape contributes 21% of the total national herd of 3.3 million pigs, therefore, making it an important contributor for growth and jobs, which is key in terms of the province’s economic recovery plan.

The Department working together with the South African Pork Producers Organisation (SAPPO) is considering some support to affected farmers to ensure the curtailment of the disease and thus, protect our market access for pork. The Department values the support that SAPPO has shown and we remain encouraged by their willingness to help.  Farmers are encouraged to adhere to the rules in terms of the quarantine measures and ensure no movement of animals in the area to avoid disease flare-ups and perpetuation.

“African Swine Fever is a virus that can be managed. Every role player in the pig industry needs to take responsibility to protect its own herd and the national pig herd in South Africa.” said Johann Kotzé, CEO, SAPPO.

 The Department would like to thank the farmers for their on-going support and would like to encourage them to remain vigilant, maintain heightened biosecurity measures and to continue monitoring all affected areas in order to stop the spread of ASF in the Western Cape.


For media queries, kindly contact:

Mary James
Head of Communication
Western Cape Department of Agriculture

Tel: 021 808 5008
Cell: 084 817 2376
Email: maryj@elsenburg.com
Website: www.elsenburg.com
Twitter: @WCGovAgri

#ForTheLoveOfAgriculture

 

Invitation: Prickly pear information sessions for prickly pear farmers and agri-processors - RSVP DATE EXTENDED TO 17 MARCH 2021

Attention!!! RSVP date has been extended to Wednesday, 17 March 2021

State of the Province Address 2021

Premier Alan Winde delivering his SOPA

 

On Wednesday 17 February, Premier Alan Winde will deliver the State of the Province Address at the Emil Weder High School Hall, 1 Hartzenberg Avenue, Genadendal, at 9:30 am.

The debate on the SOPA, and the Premier’s reply to the debate, will begin the following day, Thursday, 18 February 2021, at 1:45 pm, at the same venue.

“I look forward to delivering my SOPA speech on 17 February and detailing the work that we have done, and the plans that the Western Cape Government has put in place to ensure that 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,” says Premier Alan Winde.

During the State of the Province Address, the Premier will outline the Western Cape Government's focus areas over the next year.

What is the State of the Province Address (SOPA)?

  • The State of the Province Address is a speech made by the Premier or provincial head.
  • The event usually marks the official opening of the Provincial Parliament.
  • The speech is delivered in front of members of the provincial executive, including the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Secretary.

Who can attend?

This year the State of the Province Address is being held at the Emil Weder High School Hall in Genadendal. Only invited guests will be able to attend – the event is fully subscribed – in line with COVID regulations in respect of public gatherings, a maximum of 50 persons are allowed in the venue.

Watch SOPA live!

You can watch the live stream of the speech on Premier Winde's Facebook page.  The Western Cape Parliament's YouTube Channel. will also stream the speech. You can also get involved in the conversation on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine

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COVID-19 vaccination information and resources:
 

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Know the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine, and help stop the spread of misinformation, fear and fake news.

Let’s Talk: COVID-19 vaccine Western Cape

Health Experts encourages the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Getting our vaccinators ready

Vaccinator training underway as the Western Cape prepares to roll out the vaccine.

Stay informed about the vaccines

COVID-19 has turned our worlds upside down, but we are all in this together.

Help saves lives and vaccinate

The COVID-19 the vaccine will help in beat the deadly Coronavirus.

Vaccines help your body fight deadly viruses

Nurse Leonie Muggels from Mitchells Plain Hospital encourages communities and colleagues to take the vaccines to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Karel Wildschut getting vaccinated abroad.

Karel Wildschut, originally from Macassar and now living in Cambridge, explains the process of getting vaccinated abroad.

Getting vaccinated to boost her immune system

Beaunez Coerecius is adament that she'll get her vaccination against Covid-19 to boost her immune system and protect herself and others against serious disease.

Get the vaccine to save lives

Sr Gaynor Pedro says that she became a nurse to save lives and by getting the vaccine we can all save lives

 

Asekhona protecting those close to her

Asekhona wants to protect not only herself but also those close to her.

Nosiphiwo Runeli, Kwanokuthula Community Day Centre

Nosiphiwo Runeli, a registry clerk at Kwanokuthula Community Day Centre, is getting the vaccine to protect herself and fellow frontline workers from COVID-19.

Sr Shiyamba cautions against fake news

Sr Shiyamba from Kleinvlei CDC is keen to get the vaccine. She cautions against fake news and misinformation on social media.

Vaccinations saves lives

Sr Bulela Toto is looking forward to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Protecting ourselves & loved ones

Michael Arends believes getting the COVID-19 vaccination is the logical thing to do to protect ourselves, our friends, families and colleagues.

COVID-19 message from Premier Alan Winde

Premier Alan Winde

3 February 2021

Earlier today, the Western Cape cabinet received our weekly update on the COVID-19 situation in the province. Looking at the data today, I am overwhelmed with gratitude towards you, the residents of this province and our health care workers for everything you have done  to save lives and ensure a sustained decline of the second wave.  

All of the key COVID-19 indicators in the province have shown significant declines. 

  • The seven day average for new infections has shown a 44% decline and we now stand at 11 570 active cases, compared with 44 303 active cases on 11 January.
  • The R number or the reproductive rate of the virus has fallen below 1 in the province and now stands at 0.5.
  • The test positivity rate, an important measure, has declined from 50.1% at the 2nd peak to 13.9% at the end of January.
  • We have over the past seven days seen a 42% decline in admissions to hospital.
  • A total of 2330 people are currently hospitalized in the province, after a high of 3528 on 13 January.
  • Our hospitals in the Metro currently stand at 79% occupancy, 59% in the George Drainage area, 71% in the Paarl drainage area and 63% in the Worcester drainage area, against a high of 105% in the metro, 90% in George, 93% in Paarl and 87% in Worcester on 22 December.
  • We now have 447 patients in ICU and high care across public and private healthcare, down from 534 on 18 January.
  • Total oxygen use in the province has dropped to 67 tonnes, of which approximately 30 tonnes are being used in the public sector, compared to a peak of 80 tonnes per day reached early in January. This now brings us back under the 70-tonne threshold which is produced daily in the province.
  • There are currently 82 patients in the Brackengate Hospital of Hope, compared to around 300 at the peak.  At the Mitchell’s Plain Hospital of Hope, 61 of the total 200 beds are occupied.
  • At the height of the 2nd wave, 1029 healthcare workers were infected with COVID-19. This number now stands at 267 and is dropping daily.
  • The number of deaths has also fallen by 31% over the past seven days.

     

The second wave we experienced in the Western Cape was severe- surpassing the peak of the first wave- primarily driven by the new, highly transmissible variant of the virus. This caused enormous pressure on health platforms during this time. 

The Western Cape Government, and our partners, have worked hard to provide the resources- beds, staff and oxygen needed to ensure that we could manage the peak of the second wave. We did not run out of any of these crucial life-saving resources. But we could not have done it without you and our brave health care workers. 

By sticking to the regulations, avoiding gatherings, wearing your mask, keeping your distance and being responsible, every single person has contributed to these reductions and we can all be very proud.  

I know it has been hard. Many have lost loved ones and you have had to mourn differently during this time. We mourn with you and we send our condolences to all those who have lost their family members, friends, and colleagues during this time. 

You have given up spending time with loved ones over the festive season. You have cancelled holidays and birthday celebrations. Some of you will have had to cancel weddings. I want to thank you for making these sacrifices for the greater good. 

Businesses have been hard hit- you’ve had to change your trading hours, and how you do business. Sadly, many have had to close their doors. Thank you for fighting to save jobs, for doing everything you can to trade safely, and for trusting us to fight for you. 

NGOs, faith-based organisations, businesses and individuals have stepped in to help provide food and assistance in communities. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.  I want to say a special thank you to the Gift of the Givers, who have partnered with this government in both the first and second waves to provide healthcare resources and assistance.  

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! 

Finally, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our healthcare workers. You have been warriors throughout this pandemic. I know that you have sacrificed time with your loved ones, you have worked long hours even though you were tired and scared, and you have put your own health at risk so that you can save lives. Our hospitals experienced extreme pressure at the peak, and our healthcare workers continue to experience the emotional and physical toll of tending to those who are still in the hospital. 

We have lost 113 health care workers since the start of the pandemic. These losses are devastating for families, colleagues and communities, and for us. 

We have made it this far because of the efforts of every single individual but our work is not done yet. 

The revised restrictions will give us all a bit more freedom and will help businesses to resume operating more normally but we need to be responsible. Just as we have all worked to overcome the peak of this second wave, we need to continue to work to save lives. 

We will soon start rolling out the first batches of vaccines but it will take time for the province to vaccinate enough people to achieve herd immunity.  

In the meantime, we should all continue to be cautious- wear your mask, keep up good hand and surface hygiene and avoid close contact with others.  

Our beaches and parks are open now and I encourage you all to enjoy them, but please do so safely. 

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. 

Businesses who are trading also have a responsibility to ensure that staff and customers are safe by ensuring all the correct COVID-19 protocols are in place, keeping windows or doors open to allow fresh air to circulate, and ensuring that there is no overcrowding and social distancing can take place. 

We have lived with this pandemic for almost a year and every single one of our lives have changed. We must continue to do everything we can to achieve the balance we need to protect ourselves and our loved ones, while also ensuring that people are able to return to work and school, to earn a living and to access healthcare and other government services.

COVID-19 message from Premier Alan Winde

Premier Alan Winde

3 February 2021

Earlier today, the Western Cape cabinet received our weekly update on the COVID-19 situation in the province. Looking at the data today, I am overwhelmed with gratitude towards you, the residents of this province and our health care workers for everything you have done  to save lives and ensure a sustained decline of the second wave.  

All of the key COVID-19 indicators in the province have shown significant declines. 

  • The seven day average for new infections has shown a 44% decline and we now stand at 11 570 active cases, compared with 44 303 active cases on 11 January.
  • The R number or the reproductive rate of the virus has fallen below 1 in the province and now stands at 0.5.
  • The test positivity rate, an important measure, has declined from 50.1% at the 2nd peak to 13.9% at the end of January.
  • We have over the past seven days seen a 42% decline in admissions to hospital.
  • A total of 2330 people are currently hospitalized in the province, after a high of 3528 on 13 January.
  • Our hospitals in the Metro currently stand at 79% occupancy, 59% in the George Drainage area, 71% in the Paarl drainage area and 63% in the Worcester drainage area, against a high of 105% in the metro, 90% in George, 93% in Paarl and 87% in Worcester on 22 December.
  • We now have 447 patients in ICU and high care across public and private healthcare, down from 534 on 18 January.
  • Total oxygen use in the province has dropped to 67 tonnes, of which approximately 30 tonnes are being used in the public sector, compared to a peak of 80 tonnes per day reached early in January. This now brings us back under the 70-tonne threshold which is produced daily in the province.
  • There are currently 82 patients in the Brackengate Hospital of Hope, compared to around 300 at the peak.  At the Mitchell’s Plain Hospital of Hope, 61 of the total 200 beds are occupied.
  • At the height of the 2nd wave, 1029 healthcare workers were infected with COVID-19. This number now stands at 267 and is dropping daily.
  • The number of deaths has also fallen by 31% over the past seven days.

     

The second wave we experienced in the Western Cape was severe- surpassing the peak of the first wave- primarily driven by the new, highly transmissible variant of the virus. This caused enormous pressure on health platforms during this time. 

The Western Cape Government, and our partners, have worked hard to provide the resources- beds, staff and oxygen needed to ensure that we could manage the peak of the second wave. We did not run out of any of these crucial life-saving resources. But we could not have done it without you and our brave health care workers. 

By sticking to the regulations, avoiding gatherings, wearing your mask, keeping your distance and being responsible, every single person has contributed to these reductions and we can all be very proud.  

I know it has been hard. Many have lost loved ones and you have had to mourn differently during this time. We mourn with you and we send our condolences to all those who have lost their family members, friends, and colleagues during this time. 

You have given up spending time with loved ones over the festive season. You have cancelled holidays and birthday celebrations. Some of you will have had to cancel weddings. I want to thank you for making these sacrifices for the greater good. 

Businesses have been hard hit- you’ve had to change your trading hours, and how you do business. Sadly, many have had to close their doors. Thank you for fighting to save jobs, for doing everything you can to trade safely, and for trusting us to fight for you. 

NGOs, faith-based organisations, businesses and individuals have stepped in to help provide food and assistance in communities. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.  I want to say a special thank you to the Gift of the Givers, who have partnered with this government in both the first and second waves to provide healthcare resources and assistance.  

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! 

Finally, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our healthcare workers. You have been warriors throughout this pandemic. I know that you have sacrificed time with your loved ones, you have worked long hours even though you were tired and scared, and you have put your own health at risk so that you can save lives. Our hospitals experienced extreme pressure at the peak, and our healthcare workers continue to experience the emotional and physical toll of tending to those who are still in the hospital. 

We have lost 113 health care workers since the start of the pandemic. These losses are devastating for families, colleagues and communities, and for us. 

We have made it this far because of the efforts of every single individual but our work is not done yet. 

The revised restrictions will give us all a bit more freedom and will help businesses to resume operating more normally but we need to be responsible. Just as we have all worked to overcome the peak of this second wave, we need to continue to work to save lives. 

We will soon start rolling out the first batches of vaccines but it will take time for the province to vaccinate enough people to achieve herd immunity.  

In the meantime, we should all continue to be cautious- wear your mask, keep up good hand and surface hygiene and avoid close contact with others.  

Our beaches and parks are open now and I encourage you all to enjoy them, but please do so safely. 

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. 

Businesses who are trading also have a responsibility to ensure that staff and customers are safe by ensuring all the correct COVID-19 protocols are in place, keeping windows or doors open to allow fresh air to circulate, and ensuring that there is no overcrowding and social distancing can take place. 

We have lived with this pandemic for almost a year and every single one of our lives have changed. We must continue to do everything we can to achieve the balance we need to protect ourselves and our loved ones, while also ensuring that people are able to return to work and school, to earn a living and to access healthcare and other government services.

Invitation to unemployed graduates in Agriculture

The initiative targets qualified unemployed graduates in agriculture, who want to venture into entrepreneurial projects related to agriculture.

The project is targeting unemployed graduates, a minimum of 50% must be women and 60% must be youth (18 - 35 years).

Persons with a disability and females are encouraged to apply.

Please click on the image below to download the requirements.

 

Latest AgriProbe is now available online

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Prevent another lockdown

COVID-19 resurgence in the Western Cape; urgent public response required

There is an established COVID-19 resurgence in the Western Cape; urgent public response required to protect health system 

The Western Cape Government is deeply concerned about the growing number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations in the province, which can now be considered as an established resurgence.  

A resurgence is when the number of active cases increases, week-on-week, by more than 20%. Over the last week alone, the province has witnessed a 52.1% jump in new cases, with an established pattern over time. 

There is also now established community transmission of the virus again in this province, which means that it is spreading within communities at a faster rate.  

This growth is primarily driven by two districts in the Western Cape: the Garden Route and the Cape Metro.  

Last week, we issued a hotspot alert for the Garden Route, following an alarming growth of cases in the area. This surge has continued to gain momentum and there are now more active cases in George and Knysna sub-districts than at any point in the pandemic to date.  

The City of Cape Town is following a similar trajectory to this region 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 sub-district and is not being driven by any one area. This is verified by waste-water treatment testing. 

While the growth in cases province-wide 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. 

The Overberg District, Central Karoo District and West Coast District are being closely monitored given their proximity to these hotspots.  

This established COVID-19 resurgence in the Western Cape is also reflected in the proportion of positive tests, which has now grown to 16%. This is comparable to the test positivity rate experienced in the Western Cape in early May 2020. 

My biggest concern is for our health platform, which is under growing pressure. We need to ensure that every person gets healthcare when they need it. 

Hospitalisations reached a low of under 500 in September, and they have now reached 904 as of yesterday. There are currently 431 people in public hospitals and 473 in private hospitals in the Western Cape. 

In the last 24-hour reporting period alone, the number of people being hospitalised for COVID-19 increased by a staggering 54 people.  

Our Brackengate Hospital of Hope went from having just a few patients in September to 109 as of today.  

In fact, since the start of November, COVID-19 hospitalisations across the province have increased by 63%. The private sector has increased by 94%, while the public sector has increased by 39%.  

Critical care admissions have increased by 75% since the start of November. This is particularly concerning as an admission to a critical care unit is an indication of severe illness that might lead to death. 

 “We need every person in the Western Cape to help prevent a lockdown and to ensure that there are enough empty beds in our hospitals for those who need them” 

We must be under no illusion as to how serious the situation is, and how quickly it can deteriorate further. 

The Western Cape Government has intentionally reintroduced key healthcare services to our facilities because we need to provide comprehensive care to everyone who needs it, not just those with COVID-19. 

This means 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 once again de-escalate these essential services 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. 

We also cannot afford a lockdown again, as is being witnessed in many European countries right now. Our economy simply cannot afford it. A lockdown would kill jobs and cause our humanitarian disaster to worsen. This will also cost lives in the future.  

There is therefore only one option available to us all. We have to bring the situation under control through our own actions. We have to do everything possible to ensure that we do not get infected by COVID-19 and that we do not spread COVID-19.  

The virus is not gone but will be with us over the holidays and beyond. Therefore, we need to remain safe and protect each other by: 

  • Wearing a mask properly is of life-saving importance. You must wear your masks at all times when outside of your home. There can be no exceptions. 
  • You must avoid crowded and confined spaces at all costs. This is where super-spreader events take place. 
  • You must urgently reconsider hosting all non-essential gatherings of people this year, especially indoor gatherings with poor ventilation.   
  • You must ensure there is good ventilation at all times whenever you’re in public. The virus droplets spread by air in confined spaces, and so fresher is better.  
  • You must wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use sanitiser. 
  • If you feel sick, you should not leave your home unless it is to get healthcare treatment. You must first call our hotline on 080 928 4102 for guidance on the next steps.  
  • You should also not visit someone who is sick, and find other ways to provide support, like delivering a meal to a neighbour’s doorstep. 

Every single resident should assume that COVID-19 is everywhere they go and take all the necessary precautions at every point along their journey. 

For business owners and managers, you cannot in any way cut corners on COVID-19 safety protocols and you must abide by all the regulations. You are our best hope for policing all points of gathering because you can ensure the behaviour needed by people when they are at your establishment. Help us keep the economy open by ensuring that your staff and customers are safe at all times. 

We all have a critical role to play over the next few weeks so that we keep our economy open and to ensure that there is a hospital bed for ourselves or our loved ones, should we need it. Let’s show the world again that we are capable of flattening the curve in the Western Cape. 

“Resurgence response plan will result in increased high visibility enforcement” 

The Western Cape, through our Disaster Joint Operations Centre, will be drastically increasing high visibility enforcement of COVID-19 regulations to help slow down the spread of the virus.  

The JOC, which has linkages to local joint operations centres across the province, is best placed to coordinate law enforcement. It has a direct link to the SAPS, as well as law enforcement and environmental officers in the Western Cape.  

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.  

-You can report violations using the online complaint form available here: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-business-safety-complaint-form

-Dial *134*234# to report non-compliance of public transport

-For COVID-19 health-related queries, the provincial COVID-19 toll-free hotline number is 080 928 4102

-For general queries, the Western Cape Government's contact centre can be reached on 0860 142 142

 

Explore the Western Cape safely

The Western Cape is open for travel. Pack your hand sanitiser and wear a mask in public places while you enjoy our beautiful province.

Visit Wesgro's website to find out more.

Avoid super-spreader events

As we move forward, it remains important to stay safe. Avoid the 3 C’s - Crowding, Close contact, and Confined spaces.

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