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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Weekend Surgeries set for Fifth Successful Run to Alleviate Surgery Waiting List

23 September 2015

The Weekend Waiting List Initiative has been running as an annual project since 2011. The Initiative was established to address the protracted waiting list by adding an additional day of surgeries (Saturday) to the hospital’s operating schedule. Read More

R45 million Hermanus CDC officially opened

15 September 2015

The Hermanus Community Day Centre (CDC) was officially opened today by Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo. The CDC is the first of its kind in the Overstrand sub-district. Since it opened its doors in December last year it has... Read More


11 September 2015

The Radiation Department at Tygerberg Hospital provides radiotherapy services to an ever increasing number of cancer patients from the surrounding communities and rural areas in the Western Cape. Read More

National Oral Health Month: Tooth Fairies pay extra attention to Dental Health

11 September 2015

September is National Oral Health Month, a time to pay extra attention to your dental routine, particularly as two of the world’s most common health problems affect the mouth – cavities and gum disease. Read More

Femdoms, give a girl a Choice

10 September 2015

“We didn’t have time, we were in the middle of things, it’s not fun… what a passion killer”, these explanatory excuses can now be eradicated by simply inserting a FEMDOM prior to sexual intercourse. Read More

World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day

9 September 2015

At nine minutes past nine on the ninth day of the ninth month (9 September 2015 at 9:09), World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day is commemorated annually. The significance of the number nine is to emphasise that women should not drink alcohol for... Read More

MEDIA ALERT: World FAS day Commemorated in Khayelitsha

8 September 2015

Media Alert Western Cape Ministry of Health World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day commemorated in Khayelitsha Date: 08 September 2016 Release date: immediate Read More