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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Minister Sakkie Jenner to Welcome World Choir Games Champions Back to Cape Town

19 July 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Sakkie Jenner will tomorrow morning be welcoming home the Tygerberg Children's Choir, as well as the Stellenbosch University Choir, after they won four first places at the 6th... Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the SurgiBank Electronic Emergency Surgery Triage System

19 July 2010

Groote Schuur Hospital will launch a new first for South Africa when they introduce the first electronic system to display colour coded surgical emergency cases by their clinical urgency. Read More

Media Alert: Bikers for Books and Balls Mass Ride for Rural Schools

19 July 2010

On Saturday (12 June, 2010), Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Adv. Lennit Max will join Bikers for Books and Balls (an initiative by the online magazine Bikernews) in a mass ride from N1 City Mall through the streets of Cape Town to the Good Hope... Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Monitor Latecomers from Cape Town Station through Golden Acre

18 July 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be monitoring latecomers from Cape Town station through Golden Acre shopping centre. Read More

Media Statement - Launch of "GOALS4KIDS" in South Africa: 16 Grade 5 learners to receive high school bursaries

18 July 2010

Today, we are proud to launch "GOALS4KIDS", an initiative to reward promising learners in disadvantaged communities with bursaries. Read More

Cape Town High Court Ruling

18 July 2010

This morning the Cape High Court found that the Judicial Service Commission's decision to dismiss the Constitutional Court's complaint of gross misconduct against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe was unconstitutional and invalid. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille and Minister Max to Revamp a Community Health Centre in Khayelitsha on Mandela Day

17 July 2010

On Sunday, 18 July, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Minister of Community Safety Lennit Max will join Executive Mayor Dan Plato and a group of celebrity motorcyclists to revamp a community health centre in Khayelitsha in support of Mandela Day. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Launch GOALS4KIDS Initiative

17 July 2010

Tomorrow, 19 July Premier Helen Zille, AGO CEO Hans Ulrich Gruber and the Executive Director of the Impumelelo Innovations Awards Trust Rhoda Kadalie will launch the GOALS4KIDS initiative in South Africa. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant and MEC Winde to Visit Nomsa Mpongwana Primary School

15 July 2010

On Sunday, Education Minister for the Western Cape, Donald Grant, and Tourism and Finance Minister, Alan Winde, will be taking part in community activities at Nomsa Mapongwana Primary School in Khayelitsha in celebration of Mandela Day. Read More

Providing the Correct Health Care within the Public Health Service

15 July 2010

In order to ensure that urgent care is given to patients in need, both staff and the public should be aware of the correct procedure for referring patients to the most appropriate level of care, at the same time ensuring such referral will bring the... Read More

Accident on the R45 towards Franschoek

14 July 2010

Four injured and five are in a stable condition after a motor vehicle accident took place on the R45 towards Franschoek in peak traffic this morning between two Toyota Hilux vehicles, a mini bus and a sedan. It is estimated that the incident could... Read More

Media Alert: Sign Language Seminar

14 July 2010

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Sakkie Jenner, will be hosting a sign language seminar in Cape Town. Read More

German Institute Donates R15 Million Mobile Laboratory for HIV Counselling and Testing

14 July 2010

The fight against HIV/Aids has received a massive shot in the arm after a mobile laboratory worth approximately R15 million was donated to the Western Cape Department of Health, by the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in St. Ingbert,... Read More

Drop in Burglary and Vandalism Cases over Longer Holiday Period

13 July 2010

Yesterday learners and educators returned to school for the start of the third term.With their return, the Education Department of the Western Cape was able to establish how many schools had been affected by burglaries and vandalism over the long... Read More

Police Brutality has No Place in the Western Cape

12 July 2010

The latest incident involving the assault of a civilian by police officers in Durbanville yesterday, once again re-iterates the need for civilian oversight, and in this regard, I strongly condemn the behaviour of the officers concerned. Read More

Western Cape Taxi Groups Jion Forces to Create One Representative for the Taxi Industry

12 July 2010

The two biggest organisations representing the minibus taxi industry in the Western Cape have agreed to join forces to establish one house for the minibus taxi industry in the province. Read More

Western Cape Taxi Groups Join Forces to Create One Representative for the Taxi Industry

12 July 2010

The two biggest organisations representing the minibus taxi industry in the Western Cape have agreed to join forces to establish one house for the minibus taxi industry in the province. Read More

Minister Grant: Third Term Starts on a Positive Note

12 July 2010

Today marked the first day of the third term in the school calendar.Almost one million learners returned to school today, after a long and eventful winter vacation. Read More

DCAS spends 67 Minutes at Tygerberg Hospital on International Nelson Mandela Day

11 July 2010

Madiba will be celebrating his 92nd birthday on 18 July this year. During November 2009, his birthday was officially named Nelson Mandela International Day by the UN General Assembly. Read More

Accident on De La Rey and Fransie van Zyl Roads

11 July 2010

One fatality, one critical and eight injured in an accident on De La Rey and Fransie van Zyl at 4h30 this morning. According to Metro Rescue staff on the scene, a large truck impacted a small mini bus, pushing it into the fence of a private property. Read More

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