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MEC Grant Shocked by Death of Another Two Learners

18 November 2009

Western Cape MEC Donald Grant is shocked by the news that another two learners have died in a car accident. Roché Lingenfelder from Bellville High School, and Jeandré Burmeister from Bellville Technical High School, passed away early Tuesday... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Smile Week

17 November 2009

For nearly a decade, the Smile Foundation has proven to be more than just an NGO. They bear a resemblance to an excessively large family through their relationships with hospitals, surgeons, nurses, psychologists, celebrities and the smile children... Read More

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leads Interfaith Service at Tygerberg Hospital

17 November 2009

Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu arrived in style on a bicycle taxi at Tygerberg Children's Hospital (TBCH) today to lead an Interfaith service. He and his wife, Leah, are the patrons of the Tygerberg Children's Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Brief Media on Langunya Finishing School

16 November 2009

This afternoon, 12pm, MEC for Education Donald Grant will be briefing media on Lagunya Finishing School in Langa. Read More

MEC Sets Record Straight on Lagunya Finishing School

16 November 2009

I have called this briefing today in order to set the record straight regarding the possible closure of Lagunya Finishing School in Langa. There has been a great deal of misinformation and politicisation of this issue which is deeply regrettable... Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital and the Smile Foundation

16 November 2009

For the second time in the Smile Foundation history, a Smile Week will be held at Tygerberg Hospital. More than 35 children will walk into 2010 with a beautiful smile, a facial expression they were never able to communicate with before.  Read More

Media Alert: Archbishop Tutu Leads Interfaith Service at Tygerberg Children's Hospital

16 November 2009

Come and witness how Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu arrives in style on a bicycle taxi at Tygerberg Children's Hospital.  Read More

MEC Max Warns on Speeding and Reckless Driving

16 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max expresses his concern on the two recent fatal crashes, in Pinelands and Durbanville, which claimed the lives of five young people.  Read More

MEC Grant Shocked at Death of Two Grade 12 Learners

15 November 2009

Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant has expressed his sadness upon hearing of the tragic deaths of two Grade 12 learners in a car accident in Pinelands today. Read More

Update on NSC Examinations

15 November 2009

"We welcome the news that there have been no reported disruptions at any of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination centres in the Western Cape," said MEC Grant. Read More

MEC Max Condemn the Killing of Another Child

15 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max conveys his condolences to the family of the murdered eight (8) year old Yunus Desai whose body was found near Rocklands, Mitchells Plain on Sunday.  Read More

MEC Max Condemn Assault on Traffic Officers

15 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max strongly condemned the assault on two Provincial Traffic officers by a drunken driver and his passengers near Macassar on Sunday afternoon.  Read More

MEC Strongly Condemns Disruption of Matric Examinations

12 November 2009

MEC Donald Grant has today condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the disruptions of the National Senior Certificate Examinations at Langa Secondary School. Read More

MEC Grant Seeks Urgent Interdict Against COSAS

12 November 2009

 Minister for Education in the Western Cape, Donald Grant, has strongly condemned the disruption of a second examination centre at Thembelihle High School in Khayelitsha on Friday.  Read More

Global Diabetes Run/Walk

12 November 2009

In South Africa, approximately one in five people over the age of 35 years have type 2 diabetes and more than 50% of them do not even know it.  Read More

Motorcycle Club to Host a Party for Children at Brooklyn Chest Hospital

12 November 2009

The Bad News Motorcycle Club will host a party for children living with Tuberculosis (TB) at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital.  Read More

Diarrhoeal Disease Season

12 November 2009

From November 2009 to May 2010, health measures across the Province will be in place to combat the expected high case-load of children with diarrhoea. Read More

MEC Grant: Announcement on the Future of Hospital Schools in the Province

11 November 2009

One of the first items that were placed on my agenda when entering this office was the proposal to close the province's seven hospital schools. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Announce the Future of Hospital Schools in the Western Cape

11 November 2009

Tomorrow, MEC for Education in the Western Cape, Donald Grant, will be making an announcement on the future of hospital schools in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Carlisle Challenges Vehicle Testing Stations to Join Safely Home

10 November 2009

Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle has challenged the 95 vehicle testing stations throughout the province to provide Free Safety Checks to motorists in time for the festive season. Read More

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