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World Aids Day at Mowbray Maternity Hospital

26 November 2009

As part of the World AIDS day celebrations, Mowbray Maternity Hospital's staff will be hosting an event for staff, patients, as well as members of the community on 1 December 2009 from 10:00 till 12:00.  Read More

Police and Communities will not Negotiate with Gangs

26 November 2009

The police and communities will not allow gangs to use neighbourhoods as fields of gang fights and bloodshed, says the Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max.  Read More

MEC Reflects on the Tragic Death of Seven Learners Last Week

25 November 2009

This morning, MEC Donald Grant attended the memorial service of Darren Hoffman and Roqeeb Isaacs at Oude Molen High School in Pinelands. "Last week will always be remembered as a week of tragedy and sadness," said MEC Donald Grant after the ceremony... Read More

Supplier Open Day

25 November 2009

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Bellville Driver Arrested for Speeding in Beaufort-West

25 November 2009

Provincial Traffic officers arrested a speeding driver in Beaufort West on Monday at 15:00 when he drove his black BMW vehicle at 140km/h in a 60km/h speed zone.  Read More

Situation in Vrygrond is Under Control

25 November 2009

The situation in the Steenberg and the Vrygrond settlement is of extreme concern for the police as well as the Department of Community Safety, says the Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max.  Read More

Media Alert: Schoolbus Accidents

24 November 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded this morning to two different motor vehicle accidents where busses conveying school children were involved.  Read More

Western Cape Provincial Government Releases Strategic Plan for Education

23 November 2009

The Western Cape government is committed to improving the life chances of all learners in the province through the provision of quality education. To this end, this administration will focus on three critical areas: Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Government Releases its Strategic Plan for Education

22 November 2009

Tomorrow, 24 November 2009, Premier Helen Zille, the MEC for Education Donald Grant, and the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) Head of Department Penny Vinjevold, will be releasing the provincial government's strategic plan for education. Read More

MEC Max Meet Long Distance Bus and Taxi Owners on Safety of Transport

19 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Read More

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

Media Alert: Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers Graduate in Mitchell's Plain

18 November 2009

The graduation ceremony of 235 neighbourhood watch volunteers from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha will take place on Saturday. This is part of a joint venture between the Department of Community Safety and the City of Cape Town's Urban Renewal... 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

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

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: 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

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

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