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News and Speeches for The Government of South Africa

Thousands of Grade 12 Learners Receive Tuition via Satellite

19 October 2010

In January, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) made a commitment to improve Grade twelve (12) learner outcomes in the Western Cape and initiated the campaign "Own YOUR future. Own YOUR success. Read More

MEC Visits Grade 12 Holiday Tutoring Programme

23 June 2010

As part of the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) "Own your future. Own your success. Study hard to pass YOUR matric" campaign, the WCED initiated a number of tutorial programmes throughout the province in the second term. Read More

Measles in South Africa

31 August 2009

The health department has urged the public and medical practitioners to be aware of measles symptoms and for parents to get their children vaccinated after a reported outbreak in Gauteng. Fidel Hadebe, spokesperson for the health department,... Read More

Results of Reported Second H1N1 Case not Conclusive

5 August 2009

Based on the report from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) the recent death of a 44 year-old deceased from KwaZulu-Natal cannot be conclusively attributed to the H1N1 Influenza. Read More

Minister Skweyiya Announces Changes to Means Test to Allow More People to Apply for Social Grants

23 August 2008

The Minister of Social Development, Dr. Zola Skweyiya, has announced today the new regulations which will allow more people to apply for social grants. This means that just over a million people who were excluded before, will now be in a position... Read More

New Regulations for Access to Social Grants

23 August 2008

The Minister of Social Development, Dr. Zola Skweyiya, has announced today the new regulations which will allow more people to apply for social grants. This means that just over a million people who were excluded before, will now be in a position to... Read More

Cabinet Statement on Declaration of 2nd May 2008 as a Public Holiday

19 March 2008

At its meeting this morning, Cabinet endorsed the proposal that the 2nd of May 2008 be declared a public holiday to compensate workers for losing a public holiday as a result of Human Rights Day falling on the same day as Good Friday. Read More

Weedbuster Week in the Western Cape

10 October 2007

The awareness against the spread of invasive alien plants in the Western Cape Region is reaching the targeted public domain. Read More

3/4 Full Dams, Authorities Still Urge Public to Use Water Sparingly

3 July 2007

The Berg River Dam as part of the Berg Water Project (BWP) is now nearing completion and will be storing water, and be linked to the Regional Water Supply System. Read More

Veterinary Import Permits Required to Import Namibian Animal Products

3 April 2007

The dispensation for the importation of meat for own use (including venison and meat from domestic species, excluding meat from wild and domestic pigs) has been amended, because it has been abused in the past. Animal products imported for own use... Read More

A New Emblem for Parliament

26 March 2007

The New Emblem for South Africa's National Parliament Read More

Eradicating the Bucket System in the Western Cape

25 March 2007

One thousand two hundred (1200) households in the Western Cape are stuck with no basic sanitation facilities. Government is working hard to ensure that the December 2007 Presidential target of removing this bucket system in all formal areas is met. Read More

Resource Poor Farmers Benefit from Water Sector Transformation

19 March 2007

Water is a constitutional right and the National Water Act of 1998, guides the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry to provide water more equitably to all races, creed and gender. Read More

Cape Town Fashion Festival

4 April 2006

South African High Fashion by Designer Craig Read More

Dennegeur Accident - WCED Task Team Disburses Funds

16 November 2005

A TASK TEAM established by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to manage the Dennegeur Primary School Disaster Fund has started disbursing the funds. Read More

Exams and the Late Arrivals of CTA's

16 November 2005

WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION MEC Cameron Dugmore has been in touch with Minister Naledi Pandor on the matter of the late arrival of the national Common Tasks of Assessment papers, and is satisfied that she is taking it very seriously to avoid a similar... Read More

Education Mec Awarded Honorary Fellowship By London Institute

6 November 2005

WESTERN CAPE MEC for Education Cameron Dugmore has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship during a study tour to England and Ireland to strengthen ties with various educational institutions. Read More

16 days of Activism: Act Against Abuse

27 October 2005

It is that time of the year. Read More

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