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Western Cape Health MEC Opens Red Cross' New Surgical Ward

20 September 2010

The new D1 Specialist Surgical Ward at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital opened on 21 September 2010. Read More

Health MEC Opens Second Cancer Association of South Africa Lodging Facility

19 September 2010

South Africa's twelfth stay-over lodge for cancer patients, and the second of its kind in the Western Cape will this morning be opened by Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Twenty Six Arrested Over the Weekend During Provincial Traffic 'Safely Home' Operations

18 September 2010

Provincial Traffic Services arrested twenty five (25) drunk drivers, one (1) person for the possession of drugs, during operations over the past weekend.During these operations: Read More

Cooperative Law Enforcement Planned in the Wake of Another Fatal Accident

17 September 2010

Following yet another tragic accident on the N1 stretch between Laingsburg and Beaufort West early this morning, Provincial Traffic will be re-visiting operational plans for this treacherous stretch of road. Read More

Call for Cape Town to Support Local Football : 17 September, 19:30 Cape Town Stadium

16 September 2010

Dr Laurine Platzky, the PGWC's 2010 FIFA World Cup Coordinator, would like to encourage all PGWC staff and their families and friends to enjoy the Cape Town Stadium - and support Cape Town based teams. Read More

Provincial Minister Awards Employees for Forty Years Service

16 September 2010

Today, three hundred and thirty five (235) employees of the Western Cape Department of Health were acknowledged for twenty (20), thirty (30) and forty (40) years of service. Six (6) of them have been working at provincial health facilities for forty... Read More

Head on Collision on the M3 Before the Tokai of Ramp: 16 September 2010

16 September 2010

Last night (September 16, 2010) two vehicle where involve in a head on collision on the M3, 1km before the Tokia off ramp. One adult male was declared dead on arrival. Three males where in a critical condition and another two males where injured. Read More

Media Alert: Education MEC to Kick off Kellogg's Health of the Nation Sport Challenge

16 September 2010

This afternoon, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be officially kicking off the Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge. Read More

Western Cape Education's Preparations for 2011 Academic Year

16 September 2010

Today, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be releasing to schools a planning calendar for the 2011 school year in order to prepare teachers, principals and parents well in advance about education activities planned for 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Address the Black Management Forum

15 September 2010

Tomorrow, Friday 17 September, Premier Helen Zille will address the inaugural Black Management Forum (BMF) Western Cape Management and Leadership Conference.In her address, the Premier will discuss issues around transformation, black economic... Read More

Provincial Minister urges continued support for local football

15 September 2010

"Continue to support football Friday". These are the words of new Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, on the eve of Ajax Cape Towns clash with Platinum Stars on Friday, 17 September 2010 at the iconic Cape Town Stadium. Read More

Provincial Traffic Declares War on Unsafe School Transport

15 September 2010

Following the recent tragic accident where ten (10) young learners lost their lives while being transported to school, Western Cape Provincial Traffic has increased law enforcement operations in an attempt to prevent a repeat of this tragedy. Read More

Media Alert: Provincial Health Minister to Award Employees with 40 Years of Service

15 September 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will award 235 of the 28 067 employees of the Western Cape Department of Health for 20, 30 and 40 years of service respectively. Six of the employees to receive award certificates have worked at... Read More

Western Cape Education to Continue with Literacy and Numeracy Tests

14 September 2010

Given the impact of the recent industrial action the National Department of Basic Education recently announced that it has decided to postpone the Annual National Assessments for Grade 3, 6 and 9 which was scheduled to take place in November. Read More

New Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa President Excited for Challenge

13 September 2010

On Friday, 10 September, Schalk Carstens from the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) was elected as President of the Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa (DMISA). Carstens will serve in this post for the next two years. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Paarl Hospital's Emergency Centre

12 September 2010

The official opening of Paarl Hospital's new Emergency Centre will take place on Tuesday, 14 September 2010, at the hospital. The Centre will be officially handed over from the Department of Transport and Public Works to the Western Cape Department... Read More

MEC of Education Confirms Western Cape Catch-Up Plan

9 September 2010

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has noted Minister for Basic Education Angie Motshekga's announcement on the recovery plans for schools following the recent public service strike. Read More

Minister Botha: Alcohol Abuse is Absorbing Government's Poverty-Fighting Money

8 September 2010

The prevention and treatment of substance abuse is a pressing matter for Western Cape government, with research revealing that one out of ten children in the most affected rural areas in the Western Cape suffer from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), and... Read More

Western Cape Celebrates International Literacy Day

7 September 2010

United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) proclaimed 8 September International Literacy Day on 17 November 1965. The aim of the day is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Read More

Education MEC Welcomes the Suspension of the Strike

6 September 2010

The announcement yesterday that the public sector strike has been suspended is very welcomed news for education in the Western Cape; however it is important that a final resolution to the current dispute is arrived at as soon as possible. Read More