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The Road to Economic Recovery – Q+A with Alan Winde

30/09/2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, will be in studio this Thursday (1 October 2020) to keep us informed on all things COVID19.

Listeners will have the opportunity to engage in a live question and answer with the Premier.

The topic for this Q+A session is: ‘The Road to Economic Recovery’ and starts at 6pm.

You can call in on 0214486266, WhatsApp on 0618621065 or SMS* keyword Covid-19 to 32158 followed by your question, name and area you reside in.

The show is brought to you by The Western Cape Government – stay safe, move forward.

To listen to the programme tune into 89.5FM in Cape Town, or via the “listen now” link on our website or download the BushRadio App.

*SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not apply

How #lockdown will end

23/04/2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the phased easing of restrictions once the lockdown period ends.

“We cannot take action today that we will deeply regret tomorrow. We must avoid a rushed re-opening that could risk a spread, which would need to be followed by another hard lockdown, as has happened in other countries. We have to balance the need to resume economic activity with the imperative to contain the virus and save lives.”

Certain regulations and restrictions will remain in place and an alert system will be implemented nationally and in each province.

There will be five coronavirus alert levels:

Level 5 means that drastic measures are required to contain the spread of the virus to save lives.

Level 4 means that some activity can be allowed to resume subject to extreme precautions required to limit community transmission and outbreaks.

Level 3 involves the easing of some restrictions, including on work and social activities, to address a high risk of transmission.

Level 2 involves the further easing of restrictions, but the maintenance of physical distancing and restrictions on some leisure and social activities to prevent a resurgence of the virus.

Level 1 means that most normal activity can resume, with precautions and health guidelines followed at all times.

To ensure that our response to the pandemic can be as precise and targeted as possible, there will be a national level and separate levels for each province, district and metro in the country.

We are currently at Level 5, which requires a full national lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.

This is the highest level of lockdown and was imposed when drastic action was necessary to curb transmission.

Read the full speech

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

President Cyril Ramaphosa: Additional Coronavirus COVID-19 economic and social relief measures

21/04/2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed South African’s this evening (21 April 2020) on further economic and social relief measures to be introduced as we manage the COVID19 Pandemic.

Read the full speech – CLICK HERE

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Comment on City’s Plan to Amend the Nuisances By-Law

20/04/2020
Goucher College’s Eric Singer speaking with a Bush Radio intern

A popular saying at Bush Radio is that “Democracy is not a spectator sport”. For our democracy to work we have to be active citizens and engage, debate and express our views on all laws – especially the ones being drafted.

The City of Cape Town has called for comment on the City’s Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances Amendment By-law.

Please download the draft amendment on the City’s website and send in your comments.

About the By-law

The By-law was first promulgated in 2007 and relates to the management of streets, public places, noise nuisances and other related matters on all properties in Cape Town.

Our proposed amendment aims to add and streamline procedural aspects of the By-law that support and enable necessary law enforcement, including:

  • effectively resolving complaints and situations relating to noise, and
  • reducing risk to the City, individuals and land owners by ensuring that these processes/actions are supported by legislation.

In terms of section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, you can submit comments to the municipality.

Comments and objections may be submitted from 17 April –17 May 2020.

If you have online access please check the City’s document centre regularly.


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