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Media Release: Minister Meyer Encourages Fans to Get Behind the George Sevens Rugby Tournament

11 November 2010

Following the recent International Rugby Board (IRB) announcement of the pools and match schedule for the South African leg of the 2010/11 HSBC Sevens World Series, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, is encouraging... Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the Western Cape Education Department's Textbook Retrieval Campaign

11 November 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Thandokhulu Secondary School in Mowbray to launch the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) textbook retrieval campaign.The campaign encourages learners to hand in their... Read More

Fifteen Million Rand Mobile Laboratory for Mass Diseases Arrives from Germany

10 November 2010

The fifteen (R15m) million rand mobile laboratory donated for HIV Counselling and Testing arrived from Germany in the Cape Town harbour this week. After clearing customs, the unit was transported to its new home at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Missing Learner, Lumka Lengisi, Found

10 November 2010

The Western Cape Education Department has just been informed that Lumka Lengisi, a seventeen (17) year old learner from Noluthando School for the Deaf, has been found after she went missing from school on Tuesday morning. Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille's Task Team Releases Results of Preliminary Ministerial Enquiry into James Restoration Home

10 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille has released the results of the Preliminary Ministerial Enquiry into conditions at James Restoration Home, two of whose patients, Ashley Haas and Brent Florence, were tragically swept out to sea on... Read More

Media Alert: Emerging Contractors to Be Given Boost at Construction Supplier Open Day

10 November 2010

This Friday, Minister Alan Winde will give the keynote address at the joint Province and City Supplier Open Day for the construction sector.At the event, local emerging BEE contractors will be assisted with procurement and tax compliance, as well as... Read More

Minister Meets SA's Got Talent Top Three

10 November 2010

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport congratulated the humble winner of SA's Got Talent, James Bhemgee, the runner up, Constable Madalene Abrahams and the Limited Drum Corps who ended up in the 3rd place in this competition at the... Read More

Acting Mayor Maria Geldenhuys Officially Opened the New Reservoir for Witzenberg Municipality in Wolseley

10 November 2010

Witzenberg municipality has experienced extreme water shortages in the past eight (8) years and the need for a reservoir was identified. This reservoir was funded by the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG). Read More

Media Alert: MEC Patricia De Lille's Emergency Summit to be held in Provincial Government Auditorium on Monday

10 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille's Emergency Summit on baby dumping and murders will be held in the Provincial Government Building's Auditorium on Monday. Read More

DCAS Supports the PinkDrive in Gugulethu

9 November 2010

Does the term "pimp your shoes at a pimping station" make sense to you? If it is linked to the Discovery Cape Times Big Walk and the PinkDrive, it definitely will. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Nursing Pledge Ceremony

9 November 2010

On Thursday, 11 November 2010, Tygerberg Hospital will hold their Nursing Pledge Ceremony Awards, at 14h00 in Disa Hall. The ceremony will award the Nursing staff for their dedication and hard work towards quality care. Read More

Media Alert: Community Nursing School Celebrates Graduation

9 November 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, will preside over the annual graduation of Worcester Hospital's Nursing Students.The nursing school, established in 1998, has been instrumental in the training and placement of well over three... Read More

Urgent Media Appeal: Missing Learner

9 November 2010

It is with great concern that I have just been informed that Lumka Lengisi, a seventeen (17) year old learner from Noluthando School for the Deaf, has been declared missing. Read More

Media Alert: Fifteen Million Rand Mobile Laboratory for HIV Counselling and Testing Arrives from Germany

9 November 2010

The fifteen (R15m) million rand mobile laboratory donated for HIV Counselling and Testing arrived from Germany in the Cape Town harbour this week. After the complicated clearance procedure through customs, the unit was transported to its new home at... Read More

Bridging the Digital Divide in Our Provinces Schools

8 November 2010

"The successful implementation of technology in our schools is a necessity," said Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant on Tuesday. Read More

Vote for Table Mountain

8 November 2010

You are invited to participate in the Official New7Wonders of Nature through a global election. More than 100 million votes were cast during the first campaign. This time it is about raising our natural heritages to the same status of appreciation... Read More

South Afican Fishing Industry Sports Tournament

8 November 2010

Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, assisted by the newly appointed CEO of South African Rugby, Jurie Roux, opened the annual SA Fishing Industry Sports Tournament on Friday, 29 October. Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre Host its Second Wheelchair Challenge

7 November 2010

The Department of Health, Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC), Eskom and the QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) joined forces to host the second Wheelchair Challenge on Saturday, 6 November 2010. Read More

Media Alert: Education MEC to Brief Media on the Khayelitsha Project and its Targets for 2012

7 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Bridgeville Primary in Athlone, where he will be briefing media on the successful implementation of the Khanya Project. Read More

Drunks and Druggies Caught in Safely Home Operations

7 November 2010

Provincial Traffic stopped more than three thousand (3000) vehicles in weekend operations, and screened nine hundred (900) drivers for alcohol abuse. Read More

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