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Rail Strike to Affect Struggling Commuters

29 April 2010

Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle has called for a meeting with key players in public transport in the province to pursue ways to mitigate the impact of the imminent rail strike. Read More

MEC Inspects Site of Naphakade High School

29 April 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, visited Malmesbury to inspect progress on the site of Naphakade High School. Read More

Media Alert: Announcing Details of Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Infrastructure Plan

29 April 2010

On Monday, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant will be announcing the details of the WCED's school infrastructure plan. Read More

Public is Called to Name People Involved in Train Attack

29 April 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle is outraged by the thuggish behaviour of commuters who pelted a Metrorail passenger carriage with rocks and stones after their own train broke down near Ysterplaat station... Read More

Minister Suggests Metal Detectors at Train Stations

28 April 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle is shocked by the death of Ms. Ntombeskolo Mafentile who was stabbed to death at the Muldersvlei train station yesterday. The Minister has expressed his condolences to the... Read More

Somerset Hospital Emergency Centre Gets Ready for 2010 World Cup

28 April 2010

The new emergency centre at Somerset Hospital repositions the hospital and the Provinces health services as world class, with state-of-the-art equipment in line with international standards. Read More

Minister to Approach National Prosecuting Authority Over SA Roadlink

28 April 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle and his provincial counterpart, MEC for Community Safety Adv. Lennit Max will this week approach the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute SA Roadlink for contravening the National... Read More

Amendment Bill Consultation Process Successfully Concluded

28 April 2010

I am pleased that the consultation process between stakeholders in education and the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) regarding the draft Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill has been successfully finalised. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Deliver Keynote Address at University of Cape Town Award Ceremony

28 April 2010

Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle will today deliver the keynote address at the University of Cape Town's (UCT's) Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Annual Award Ceremony. Read More

Media Alert: Opening of New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre

27 April 2010

On Thursday 29 April 2010, the Western Cape Department of Health, and the Provincial MEC Theuns Botha will launch New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre. The event will take place on the hospital grounds and will be officially opened by the... Read More

Opening of the Eastbound Taxi and Bus Lane

27 April 2010

Public transport is in crisis The rehabilitation and upgrade of the East bound carriageways of the N2 from the M5 to Borcherd`s Quarry allows us to complement the taxi/bus lanes on the westbound carriageways with those on the Eastbound road. Read More

First Fatal Rift Valley Fever Case in Western Cape

27 April 2010

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed today that a 49-year old male from the Karoo has been the first human to die from Rift Valley Fever in the Western Cape. He died in Oudtshoorn Hospital. The NICD is still... Read More

MEC Delivers Donated Books Ahead of World Book Day

21 April 2010

This afternoon, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant personally delivered twenty boxes of books to Equal Education's "The Bookery" ahead of tomorrow's World Book and Copyright Day. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Joins Schools in Celebration of World Book Day

21 April 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be celebrating World Book Day at Harry Gwala Secondary School in Khayelitsha with nine other participating schools. Where: Harry Gwala Secondary School, Hlehla Street, Makhaza, Khayelitsha Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Personally Deliver Donated Books Ahead of World Book Day

20 April 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be personally delivering 20 boxes of books to Equal Education's "The Bookery" ahead of Friday's World Book Day. Read More

MEC Assess Progress on Naphakade Secondary School

18 April 2010

This morning, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant visited Malmesbury to assess progress on Naphakade Secondary School. "School activities resumed as normal this morning at both the secondary and the primary school," said Grant. Read More

Red Cross Hospital Gets a New CT Scanner

14 April 2010

The new Computerised Tomography (CT) Unit was opened by Health MEC Theuns Botha and Dr Dimitri Erasmus in the Radiology Department on Thursday 15 April 2010. Read More

Calm Restored at Naphakade Secondary

14 April 2010

Reports indicate that the situation at Naphakade Secondary School has calmed down and that for the moment order has been restored. Read More

Gazetting of Business Interests of Employees Bill

13 April 2010

We are pleased today to announce groundbreaking new provincial legislation that will significantly reduce the scope for corruption in the Western Cape provincial administration. Read More

Condemning Violent Disruption of School

13 April 2010

Minister Grant has today condemned in the strongest possible terms the violent disruption of schooling at Naphakade Secondary in Malmesbury. "Violence of any kind simply cannot be tolerated at our schools and will be clamped down as hard as... Read More