Here’s how WC municipalities are responding to COVID-19 challenges
The homeless in Knysna and Sedgefield are being housed at a municipal park where food and medication is being provided.
SA can't afford extended lockdown, says economist
Already battered and bruised, the economy could shrink even further should government extended the lockdown as has been rumoured, economist Siya Biniza said.
Divine intervention needed, so open churches - Beaufort West mayor
'I want pastors to be able to move around and to have church within church buildings - with regulations,' said Beaufort West Mayor Noel Constable.
'We need God': Beaufort West mayor wants churches to open
Beaufort West mayor Noel Constable plans to lobby government to allow churches to operate even if it is with only 50 people at a time.
COVID-19 could see SA’s economy shrink by up to 4% - Reserve Bank
In its bi-annual monetary policy review, the Reserve Bank said growth was unlikely to exceed 1% next year.
Second COVID-19 infection confirmed in Khayelitsha
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde revealed this during a briefing. There were now 393 infections in the province.
No payment holiday for CoCT ratepayers hit by COVID-19 lockdown - Neilson
Deputy Cape Town Mayor Ian Neilson said that payment holidays would put the city’s cash flow at risk, which would, in turn, put service delivery at risk.
Lockdown: City of CT expects to lose up to R3bn per month in unpaid bills
The 21 days shutdown led to the closure of businesses and affected the income streams of many residents.
City of Cape Town wants lockdown rules amended to restrict shopping hours
City of Cape Town Mayco member JP Smith said that regulations needed refining and it needed to happen fast.
WC still preparing sites to be used as COVID-19 quarantine areas
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said preparations would continue this week while several other facilities were ready.
Law enforcement patrolling CT as lockdown takes effect
In some parts of Cape Town, the national lockdown left many areas deserted, while others were busier than usual.
Sanlam urges staff to monitor health after CT employee dies of COVID-19
Sanlam's chief Human Resources executive Jeanett Modise confirmed that an employee based in Cape Town had died after being infected with the coronavirus.
Winde: No one in WC should be without water during lockdown
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said that informal settlements and towns in the Karoo remained his biggest concern and his government was using all resources to ensure every citizen had access to water.
WC considering field hospitals should COVID-19 pandemic worsen
Premier Alan Winde said that they were now planning for any eventuality.
Stellenbosch Municipality suspends collection of property rates for 3 months
This was done to provide relief for residents who might be negatively impacted amid the outbreak of COVID-19.
Cape Chamber Commerce wants detailed relief for small business ahead of lockdown
It believes they should be exempt from paying for municipal services, loans and rent during the national lockdown.
WC Premier Winde hoping COVID-19 lockdown brings down crimes
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said that with the army assisting police to enforce lockdown regulations, crime should go down.
WC govt confident it has enough hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients
The Western Cape Health Department’s Mark van der Heever said they were planning a unified approach with the private sector.