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Western Cape's First Baby for 2011 is Born in Macassar

31 December 2010

The earliest baby born on New Year's Day, 2011, was born at 00:20am at Macassar Midwives Obstretics Unit. The baby girl weighed 3 360 g.Another baby girl was born at George Hospital. She weighed 3 440 g. Read More

Summary of Christmas Babies

25 December 2010

The total number of children born yesterday on Christmas in the Western Cape is 110 of which 64 are boys and 46 girls. Read More

Christmas Babies

24 December 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health is proud to announce that the first babies to be born on Christmas, is Babies Gordon (girl) and Davids (boy) at Paarl Hospital and Bishop Lavis Midwife Obstetrics Unit (MOU). Both babies were born at 12:20 and... Read More

Surgeons Reconstruct Preschooler's Crushed Hand at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

23 December 2010

Lilitha Gazi nearly lost the use of her right hand when it was crushed in an accident. But thanks to the quick intervention of the plastic surgery department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital the five-year-old should have almost complete... Read More

Emergency Service Call to Use Alcohol Responsibly

23 December 2010

The majority of incidents that Western Cape Emergency Medical Services had to respond to since the start of the 2010 festive season are traffic and violence related, originating from alcohol abuse. Read More

All Western Cape Mayors Commit to Outcome Nine

21 December 2010

On 20 December, Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, concluded the signing of Outcome nine with all the executive mayors in the Western Cape Province. Outcome nine is one of the 12 outcomes agreed on by National Government as the key focus... Read More

Delayed Flights in Europe could cause a Ten Percent Drop in International Arrivals to Cape Town

20 December 2010

The chaos at European airports, where many flights have been grounded because of severe winter conditions, will dampen prospects during one of the peak tourism months, but it is not expected to cripple the Western Cape tourism industry. Read More

Database for the Deaf Community

16 December 2010

In an attempt to implement the Western Cape Language Policy and with specific reference to the promotion of South African Sign Language, the Department of Cultural Affairs has to liaise with several organisations, schools, societies and associations... Read More

Youth Safety Ambassador Camp Sets the Pace

16 December 2010

The Department of Community Safety has this week launched an inaugural Youth Safety Ambassador Camp at Potberg Training Centre at De Hoop Nature Reserve in Bredasdorp. Read More

Media Alert: MEC De Lille to Visit Matzikama Flood Affected Areas

15 December 2010

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Patricia De Lille will be visiting the Matzikama Municipal area on the West Coast tomorrow. (December 17, 2010) The area was hit by severe flooding, which displaced more than 250 people. Read More

Western Cape Religious Leaders Endorse Safely Home Campaign

14 December 2010

The Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF), representing all faith communities in the Province, welcomes the opportunity to support and fully endorse the Safely Home Campaign, initiated by MEC Robin Carlisle and the Department of Transport and... Read More

Christmas Visit has a Sporty Flavour

13 December 2010

This year's Arrival of Father and Mother Christmas at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on December 14 was made extra special by the guests who escorted them to the hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Special Guests from the North Pole

12 December 2010

Father and Mother Christmas are expected to arrive with their usual flair, at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on December 14. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille Releases 16 Days of Activism Maintenance Campaign Statistics

12 December 2010

Minister Patricia De Lille Releases 16 Days Of Activism Maintenance Campaign Statistics At Press ConferenceMeasurable successes: Read More

MEC De Lille Reports Back To Kuyasa on Child Care and Protection Campaign

12 December 2010

During September this year, the Western Cape Province reeled in shock when a little girl was found wandering in the bushes in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha, after having been brutally raped. Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer Expresses Condolences for the Passing of Tony Schilder

9 December 2010

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, expressed his condolences today after hearing about the passing of Jazz Legend, Tony Schilder, on Thursday, 9 December 2010. Read More

Minister Urges Motorists to be Extra Cautious throughout the Festive Season

9 December 2010

The beginning of the December school holidays today and the closure of some businesses for the festive season will, from now onwards, result in excessive traffic volumes on provincial roads as people enter or leave the Western Cape for their... Read More

Cultural Awards 2010/11

9 December 2010

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) seeks to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions in the areas of Arts, Culture, Heritage, Language, Libraries and Archives Services in the Western Cape. Read More

Provincial Fire Readiness Plan in Place

8 December 2010

The annual Western Cape fire season has already started, with several large fires raging in the Darling and Cape Town areas in the past week. Read More