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News and Speeches for The Government of South Africa

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

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

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

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

Avian Influenza

13 October 2005

The Commission of the European Union Communities has reversed the decision to prevent South African products from entering the European Communities due to the outbreak of the avian influenza in 2004. Read More

National Marine Week 2005: 'Protect our Marine Resources for the Benefit of all'

13 October 2005

National Marine Week (17 - 21 October 2005) is aimed at creating awareness of South Africa's marine and coastal environment and the benefits that our coasts and oceans and its resources bring to our nation. Our marine and coastal environments Read More

Suspension of the Importation of Cloven-Hoofed Animals and Products from Brazil

12 October 2005

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has published an Alert message regarding a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in the FMD-free area of Mato Groso do Sul in Brazil. Read More

Launch of the Flags in Schools Project

18 September 2005

In the spirit of building a non-racial South Africa, the Department of Arts and Culture and the Department of Education are jointly embarking on "Flags in Schools" project. The project involves supplying schools with a national flag. Read More

Statement: Launch of the draft Framework for the Human Resources for Health Plan

3 August 2005

It is a great pleasure for me to present the draft Framework for the Human Resources for Health Plan to the health stakeholders and members of the media gathered here today. Read More

Suspected Outbreak of Hog Cholera in Western Cape Province

12 July 2005

The national Department of Agriculture has been informed about a suspect outbreak of Hog Cholera in pigs in the Worcester area of the Western Cape Province. Read More