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New Education Bill Passed in the Provincial Legislature

30 November 2010

I am greatly pleased and proud to announce that the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill has been approved by the Western Cape Provincial Legislature. Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille to Make Anti-Corruption Announcement at Press Conference Tomorrow

30 November 2010

Patricia de Lille, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development will tomorrow announce a full-scale investigation into alleged corruption in her Department's annual issuing of the 3000 Emergency Relief Grants. Read More

Medical Reports on Handling of Child Rape Victim

29 November 2010

With regard to reports about the handling of the child rape victim by Wesfleur Hospital in Atlantis and the Red Cross War Memorial Hospital, the medical records state the following: Read More

Vehicle Testing Centres Doing Free Roadworthy Testing

29 November 2010

Vehicle Testing Centres Doing Free Roadworthy Testing Read More

Western Cape Department of Health Gears Up for World Aids Day

29 November 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health will be out in full force tomorrow and will have free HIV counselling and testing at various malls, police stations and Health facilities. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Accompany CDWs on a Visit to Maintenance Beneficiaries

28 November 2010

Today, 29 November, Premier Helen Zille will accompany community development workers (CDWs) on a visit to maintenance beneficiaries, living in the Philippi area, who are owed money and have not collected it. Read More

Western Cape Features in World Education Study

28 November 2010

McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting firm, has included the Western Cape in a study of improving education systems in twenty (20) countries. Read More

Media Alert: World Aids Day Kicks off

28 November 2010

As World Aids Day kicks off, the Protea's cricket captain, Graeme Smith will be at Middestad Mall in Bellville to show his support for World Aids Day and get tested. Read More

Media Alert: World AIDS Day 2010, 29 November 2010

28 November 2010

The Department of Health will kick off its World Aids Day activities a day early this year and will take to the Middestad Mall in Bellville and do free HIV/AIDS test and counselling. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister to Attend a Sixteen Cataract Operation Marathon in Beaufort West

27 November 2010

On Monday, 29 November, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha will visit Beaufort West hospital where a sixteen (16) cataract operation marathon will take place on people from Beaufort West, Nelspoort, Murraysburg, Merweville, Laingsburg and... Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille Says Weekend Report that She Issued Instruction for 4 Children to be Removed from a Child Care Centre, is Based On 'Lies'

25 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille this morning phoned Eleanor Bester, the coordinator of Heaven's Nest, a child care organisation in Ottery, 'to set the record straight' over the circumstances surrounding reports that staffers from Child... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Lead March in Support of the "16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children" in Franschoek

25 November 2010

Tomorrow, 27 November, Premier Zille will lead a march in support of the "16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children" in Groendal, Franschoek. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Children's Hospital Christmas Party

24 November 2010

Tygerberg Children's Hospital will host their annual Christmas Party for four hundred (400) patients at the hospital. The children come from various areas surrounding areas and have been either inpatients or outpatients at the hospital. Read More

Emergency Rescue Personnel Receive Top Award

24 November 2010

On November 19, 2010, METRO Rescue personnel, Charl Nieuwoudt, Egnall Brown and Deon Alberts received the Centrum Guardian Project award. This national accolade is presented to rescue and emergency medical service workers who have gone the extra... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Launch Western Cape Provincial Government's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign

23 November 2010

Today, 24 November, Premier Helen Zille and the Provincial Minister of Social Development Patricia De Lille will mark the launch of the Western Cape Provincial Government's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign. Read More

Reflecting on the 2010 Footclic Legacy

22 November 2010

The 2010 Footclic participants in Burgundy compiled a stunning coffee table book on the recent exchange project for aspiring journalists between the Western Cape and Burgundy. Read More

Province and City joins forces to promote Minstrels

22 November 2010

A new plan to preserve, develop and grow the Cape minstrel heritage and associated events was announced by the Provincial Government and City of Cape Town today. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Outlines Progress Made in its Strategic Objectives

22 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant and Head of the Provincial Education Department, Penny Vinjevold will be briefing media on the progress made in achieving the strategic objectives set by this Government for education. Read More

Expanding Access to Quality Education

22 November 2010

A key priority for this government is to improve learner outcomes in this Province. Read More

No Blue Lights for Western Cape Ministers

22 November 2010

Following a resolution by the Western Cape cabinet at the beginning of this month to regulate the use of blue lights and sirens, all blue lights and sirens were removed from provincial ministerial vehicles during November. Read More