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Closure of Bonnytoun

11 March 2010

The Department of Social Development has a strategic mandate to fulfill. This being that we will contribute to the War on Crime, by reducing the number of trial awaiting youth through the expansion of diversion options, and strengthening substance... Read More

Media Alert: National and Provincial Ministers to address Social Issues

11 March 2010

Mrs Edna Molewa, National Minister for Social Development and the 9 MECs will tomorrow engage in site visits to round off their visit to the quarterly MINMEC meeting held in Cape Town. Read More

Dealing with School Latecomers

10 March 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant visited Maitland High School in support of their principal, Mr Kenny, and his methods to deter late comers. Read More

Misconduct Findings Regarding Head of Department

10 March 2010

The Premier has received the findings of the disciplinary inquiry that was instituted into allegations of serious misconduct by the Head of the Provincial Department of Transport and Public Works, Mr Thami Manyathi. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hosts an Open Day

10 March 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day today on the hospital grounds, where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. The event will start at 10:00 and Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Media Alert: World Glaucoma Week: 7 -13 March 2010

9 March 2010

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve of the eye, leading to vision loss and possible blindness. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital's Open Day

9 March 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day where various departments from the hospital will have information stalls and material available to the public. Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Province Out in Full Support of Cycle Tour

8 March 2010

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape has reaffirmed its support for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour through a number of valuable contributions and commitments, the most important being new innovations with regard to emergency medical... Read More

Private Sector Contributes to Somerset Hospital Children's Trauma Ward

8 March 2010

The money will be used to fit out the new paediatric trauma ward with comfortable child-friendly furniture and modern state-of-the-art equipment. The new ward forms part of the new trauma unit at Somerset Hospital, to be officially opened at the end... Read More

Situation at Uxolo High School has Stabilised

8 March 2010

"I am pleased to announce that the situation at Uxolo High School in Khayelitsha has stabilised," said Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

Update on Somerset Hospital's Measles Ward

7 March 2010

Somerset Hospital opened an extra 32 beds, dedicated to the care of children with measles. The new unit opened on Wednesday 24 February 2010 and aims to relieve the pressure of large numbers of children with measles being admitted. Read More

Vision to Create a World-Class Public Transport System

7 March 2010

My Vision to Create a World-Class Public Transport System for the Twenty First (21st) Century Read More

Launch of Training of Community Police Forums

4 March 2010

The Minister of Community Safety, Advocate Lennit Max, will over this weekend launch the start of two days of rigorous training in civilian oversight for all 72 Community Police Forums (CPFs) in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Drowning of Grade 7 Fish Hoek Learner at School Camp

4 March 2010

"I am deeply saddened by the death of a Grade 7 learner from Fish Hoek Primary School," said Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant."This tragedy has come as a great shock. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this very... Read More

Measles Vaccination Campaign in Province Effective and Efficient

4 March 2010

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today reinforced the message that in the Western Cape there are 35 000 measles vaccinations available, and that in hot spot areas in the Cape children are vaccinated as they are presented at their local... Read More

Opening of New Sports Field in Koekenaap

4 March 2010

The Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr Sakkie Jenner, officially opened and handed over the new sports field to the community of Koekenaap, along the West Coast on 5 March 2010. Read More

No Escape from Drager Breathalyser Machines

4 March 2010

The headline Breathalyser Test Invalid (cape Times, 15 March) distorts the facts and undermines the public good. The fight against drunken killers on our roads is one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa. Read More

Media Alert: Jazz in the Park Concert

2 March 2010

The Department of Health's Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) for Persons with Physical Disabilities will be hosting a Jazz in the Park concert on 7 March 2010, at the Maynardville Open Air theatre. Read More

Province and City Launch Blitz on Seatbelt, Number Plate Compliance and Cell Phone Use

2 March 2010

Minister of Community Safety, Lennit Max and City of Cape Town Mayco member, JP Smith will today launch a 30 day blitz on seatbelt and number plate compliance, and cell phone usage while driving. Read More

Media Alert: Reading Conference Aimed at Improving Quality of Learning and Teaching

2 March 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI) where the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is currently hosting a two day reading conference for teachers during the school holidays. Read More

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