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Western Cape Disaster Management Centre Still on High Alert to Manage Fires

30 January 2013

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre and Fire Brigade Services remain on high alert to co-ordinate and contain the spread of fires throughout the districts. Read More

Media Statement: Western Cape Land Use Planning Bill, 2013

14 January 2013

Media statement issued by Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Anton Bredell regarding the land use planning bill and provincial powers on land use decisions. Read More

Media Release: Provincial Disaster Management Centre Activated in Western Cape

7 January 2013

Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre based in Tygerberg on alert since this Monday, 7 January 2013 in anticipation of the strike action by farm workers purportedly to start on Wednesday in the province. Read More

Letter from Minister Anton Bredell Regarding the Wildlife Forum

16 October 2012

Thank you for writing to the Western Cape Government and for raising your concerns regarding the e-mail that has been forwarded to a number of people by Bool Smuts on the welfare management of Damage Causing Animals (DCA) in the province. Read More

Handover of First Air Emission Licence

19 July 2012

Western Cape Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, today handed over the first Atmospheric Emission Licence (AEL) for a refinery in South Africa to PetroSA, which is located in Mossel... Read More

Statement Regarding Baboons

12 May 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Read More

Huge Water Savings Possible with New Schools Water Project

31 March 2009

Promising results were realised at three Karoo schools with hostels after the provincial government installed water efficiency fittings to assist with saving this precious resource. The results after a year revealed water savings of about 15 - 35%... Read More

Minister Uys Releases Results of Energy Audit on Provincial Government Buildings

19 March 2009

All citizens should now more than ever make renewed and concerted efforts on a daily basis to save energy. This appeal comes from the Western Cape Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Pierre Uys. Read More

Biodiversity Specialist Appointed Chair of CapeNature

31 January 2008

Today in Cape Town, Tasneem Essop, the Western Cape MEC for Environment, Planning and Economic Development, said that Mark Botha, a current CapeNature board member and Director of Conservation at the Botanical Society of SA, had been appointed... Read More

Western Cape Energy Committee Re-activated

24 January 2008

Last night, Tasneem Essop, the Western Cape MEC for Environment, Planning and Economic Development, announced that the provincial Energy Risk Management Committee (ERMC), which was started by Premier Ebrahim Rasool in 2006, had been re-activated... Read More

Minister Essop to re-activate Energy Risk Management Plan

22 January 2008

Western Cape MEC for Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop, will be convening an urgent meeting with Eskom, the City, the private sector, organised labour and civil society on Thursday (24th January) to re-activate the Energy... Read More

Green Point Urban Park Referred back to City for Additional Consideration

17 December 2007

On Friday the 13 December in Cape Town, MEC for Environmental, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop, announced that after having considering all information at her disposal and the representations made to her by interested and affected... Read More

Essop refers Green Point Urban Park back to City for additional consideration

12 December 2007

On Friday the 13 December in Cape Town, MEC for Environmental, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop, announced that after having considering all information at her disposal and the representations made to her by interested and affected... Read More

Green Point Stadium Appeals Decision - Press Conference

4 January 2007

Western Cape Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop will address the media on Friday, January 5, 2007 where she will announce her decision following 23 appeals against the redevelopment of the Green Point Stadium. Read More

Decision on Appeals: Green Point Common Development

4 January 2007

Tasneem Essop Western Cape Provincial Minister: Environment, Planning And Economic Development I am pleased to announce the following decisions, namely: Read More

Statement by Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development on Green Point Stadium Development

26 December 2006

Statement by: Tasneem Essop, The Western Cape Minister of Environment, Planning And Economic DevelopmentToday I wrote a letter to Ms Helen Zille, the Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town ('the Executive Mayor' and 'the City'), about the... Read More

Bellville South Learners Return from Competition in Shanghai

31 August 2006

Bellville South learners who returned victorious from an entrepreneurial competition in Shanghai, China were treated to a tea by Provincial Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop. Read More

Bellville South High Entreprenuers Return from China

30 August 2006

On Friday, September 1 Provincial Minsiter of Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop will treat six Bellville South High learners to tea to congratulate them on their achievements in China. Read More

Siyabulela Deliverables for Youth and Women Entrepreneurs

17 August 2006

In 1956, 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in protest against the pass laws of the time and in 1976 the Youth protested against the oppression of Apartheid. Read More

Siyabulela Deliverables

16 August 2006

In his state of the Province address in February, Premier Ebrahim Rasool announced a new round of deliverables, similar to the 100 days, Easter and Christmas Deliverables. Read More

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