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Celebrating International Nurses Day

11 May 2010

Health services across the world face the challenge of nursing shortages. South Africa, with its high training standards, produces a sought-after nursing fraternity. Read More

Media Alert: International Nurses Day

10 May 2010

On Wednesday, 12 May 2010, International Nurses Day will be celebrated worldwide on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. This year marks the 100th birthday anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Read More

Launch of the 'Own Your Future' Public Awareness Campaign

10 May 2010

Today, I launched the "Own your future" public awareness campaign at Masiyile Senior Secondary School in Khayelitsha.  Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the 'Own Your Future' Public Awareness Campaign

9 May 2010

On Tuesday, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be launching the "Own your future" public awareness campaign outside Masiyile Senior Secondary School in Khayelitsha. This is the first of its kind in the province's history. Read More

Oasis Development: Rocklands Villa, Woodstock

9 May 2010

Oasis Development: Rocklands Villa, Woodstock Read More


9 May 2010

The Western Cape Language Committee and DCAS hosted a language colloquium on 9 February 2010 at the University of Western Cape that was aimed to review the implementation of the Western Cape's Language Policy. Read More

Fifty Six (56) People Arrested for Drunk Driving over the Weekend

9 May 2010

Over the past weekend fifty six (56) people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Provincial roads. The focus is to clamp down on drunk drivers. Read More

Changes in Managerial Positions at Province's Central Hospital

9 May 2010

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health, indicated in his provincial budget speech, that it is the intention of the Department to strengthen strategic management and support functions within the overall management of the Department. Read More

Rail Strike: Province's Intervention

6 May 2010

In unprecedented cooperation between government, business and transport, the key role players have put together a transport strategy to ensure everyone gets to their destination during the rail strike. Read More

Woodstock Residents will be Consulted on Police Station Relocation

5 May 2010

The relocation of the Woodstock police station will only happen after proper consultation with all roleplayers, including the community, has taken place. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Address Elsies River Community

5 May 2010

Tonight, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant will be addressing a public meeting with local school governing bodies, principals, teachers and parents in the Elsies River community to discuss school safety and the implementation of the... Read More

Update on De Doorns Bus Accident (Department)

5 May 2010

This is official confirmation that twenty three (23) people died from the tragic bus accident in De Doorns yesterday. The post mortems were concluded yesterday and the last one this morning and ready to be identified by the next of kin. Read More

Media Alert: Final Closure of De Doorns Safety Site

5 May 2010

7 May 2010, Anton Bredell Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, together with Charles Ntsomi, Mayor of Breede Valley Municipality, will announce the final closing of the De Doorns Safety Site. Read More

Ministers Consider Legal Action Against Bus Owner and Driver

4 May 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Transport and his provincial counterpart, MEC for Community Safety Adv. Lennit Max are considering laying criminal charges of culpable homicide against the owner of NONDODA Tours, Mr. Read More

MEC Calls for System to Monitor Long Distance Bus Drivers

3 May 2010

Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle today called for the introduction of an objectively verifiable schedule system for all long distance bus drivers to ensure that they take proper rests during their trips to eradicate... Read More

New Family Strengths Expo 2010

3 May 2010

The Western Cape Department of Social Development, in collaboration with other government departments and civil society organisations, will host 4 Family Strength Expo's across the Western Cape, as part of its celebration of the International Day... Read More

Tribute to Provincial Fire Fighters

3 May 2010

4 May 2010, In commemoration of International Firefighters' Day, a Fire Fighting Vehicle Parade will depart from the Goodwood Fire Station and arrive at the Bellville Civic Centre where Anton Bredell the Provincial Minister for Local Government,... Read More