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Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 20 August 2010

19 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that eight percent (8%) (116) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action. Read More

Strike Update: No Impact on Service Delivery at Western Cape Health Facilities

19 August 2010

Health services in the Western Cape could continue normally today. This morning at 9:00, one hundred and forty four (144) out of twenty eight thousand and sixty seven (28 067) employees were reported on strike. That accounts for a zero point five... Read More

Department Signs Ten Year Lease Agreement with New Operator for Philippi Stadium

19 August 2010

Ensuring that the legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup benefits the people of the Western Cape, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, today signed a ten year lease contract for the management of Philippi Stadium with Mr. Read More

Energy Efficient Street-Lighting Creates Safe and Secure Environment for Lutzville

18 August 2010

Today Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, visited his department's Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) programme's new street-lighting project in Lutzville West. Read More

Appointment of New Police Commissioner Will be a Thorough Consultative Process

18 August 2010

It has come to my attention through various newspaper reports today that there is widespread speculation about the successor to Western Cape Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros, who was yesterday officially transferred to Gauteng. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 19 August 2010

18 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that 4.8% (70) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action. Read More

MEC Grant Releases the Western Cape Education's Strike Management Plan

18 August 2010

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape has developed a comprehensive strike management plan for Education that aims to ensure that we do everything possible to protect the interests of learners in this province. Read More

Two Hundred and Ninety Four (294) Community Members Share in Farm Success

18 August 2010

Today Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, visited a farming project in Lutzville, which was started as a result of his department's Community Development Worker (CDW) programme. Read More

Du Noon Community Health Centre Plans are Progressing Well

18 August 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Government's planning for the provision of health facilities for the people of Du Noon is progressing well. The new Du Noon Community Health Centre, which is costing an estimated R80 million, is set for completion in 2014. Read More

Transport and Public Works MEC to Sign Ten Year Lease for Philipi Stadium

18 August 2010

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle will today sign a ten year lease for the management of Phillipi Stadium with the CEO of Chipcor Construction (Pty) Ltd Mr. Siviwe Mpengesi. Read More

MEC Grant Reviews the Effects of Today's Industrial Action

17 August 2010

Our monitoring system indicates that 2.3% (34) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action.Thirteen point seven percent (13.7%) of educators were absent from work. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Brief the Media on the Western Cape's Strike Management Plan

17 August 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be announcing the provincial government's multi-faceted strike management plan for education, which will include specific interventions to help our Grade twelve (12) learners and the... Read More

MEC Botha Restates Contingence Plan during Strike Action

17 August 2010

"We have taken notice of National Education Health and Allied Workers Union's (NEHAWU's) declaration of a full-blown strike. In the Western Cape our contingency plans remain in place. Health services will function tomorrow in line with available... Read More

Western Cape Health Facilities are Not Affected by the Strike Action

17 August 2010

Public health facilities within the Western Cape have not been affected by today's strike action. Services continued uninterrupted. This morning's assessment showed zero (0) number of employees on strike. Read More

Road Construction Work on N7 between Malmesbury and Piketberg

17 August 2010

For the past eleven months the West Coast has experienced a total of three thousand one hundred and sixty five (3165) accidents. According to research ninety five percent (95%) of all traffic accidents are preceded by a traffic contravention and... Read More

Western Cape to Get a New Police Commissioner

17 August 2010

Today I have officially been informed by the National Police Commissioner, General Bheki Cele that Provincial Police Commissioner Mzwandile Petros has been transferred with immediate effect and will take up his new position as Provincial... Read More

MEC Grant Outlines the Western Cape's Response to the Teachers Strike

16 August 2010

It has now become clear that industrial action by teachers, starting tomorrow, is inevitable. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: MEC Meyer Visits ECD in Lena Moravian Centre

16 August 2010

Social Development supports children accommodated after fire disaster. Read More

MEC Grant Noted Comments on the Possibility of Further Strike Action

16 August 2010

Minister Grant has noted the comments made by the Secretary General of South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) regarding the possibility of further strike action. Read More

Accurate Crime Stats are Needed for Effective Service Delivery

16 August 2010

As the Minister of the Community Safety it is my constitutional duty to ensure that the people of the Western Cape receive a proper and professional service from the South African Police Service (SAPS). Read More

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