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News and Speeches for Western Cape Government

Minister De Lille Hosts Press Conference on First Day of Amnesty Period for Crèches

31 January 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, will tomorrow, on the first day of the six-month amnesty period for Partial Care Facilities (crèches), host a press conference. Read More

Campaign against Diarrheal Disease

30 January 2011

During December 2010, the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health put measures in place to reduce the high case load of children with diarrhoea in the province. The Department's action plan to combat diarrhoea will continue until April 2011. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille: "The Children Playing in the Mannenberg Drains were Not from Bonnytoun or Boys Town"

25 January 2011

Minister Appeals to Parents "to Start Taking Their Responsibilities Seriously" Read More

School Vandalism: Communities Need to Take Ownership of Their Schools

20 January 2011

During the December 2010/2011 holiday period, 27 schools reported cases of vandalism.This does mark a decrease in the same period last year, whereby 37 schools were affected. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit's 400th Hearing Impaired Patient to be Connected to Sound

20 January 2011

On 24 January 2011, the Tygerberg Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit will perform their 400th cochlear implant. Connor Muller (five) of Plumstead will receive a cochlear implant that will ultimately improve his hearing, speech and language development. Read More

Extra Support for Learners Writing Supplementary Examinations

18 January 2011

In the Western Cape, 8 433 candidates qualified for supplementary examinations in the 2010 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations.Candidates qualify to write supplementary exams if they failed up to two subjects. Read More

Citizens Urged to Respect Firefighting Operations

18 January 2011

The Western Cape is currently experiencing a very busy fire season, and firefighting operations are in progress around the province. Read More

Formalising of Investigations into Stellenbosch Municipality

18 January 2011

During November 2009, the Stellenbosch Municipality became aware of allegations made by a Mr Themba Mpela, a developer from Khayamandi, which implicated certain councillors and officials in corrupt activities. Read More

Influenza Vaccination Campaign 2011

16 January 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health's H1N1 Influenza vaccination campaign started on 15 January and will run until to 31 March 2011.As the influenza season is drawing nearer, the department is urging people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read More

Western Cape Schools Ready for 2011

16 January 2011

"So far, all reports indicate that we have had a smooth start to the 2011 school year," said Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

Media Alert: Opening of School Year - Minister of Education to Hand out Parents' Guides

13 January 2011

On Monday, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, will be visiting a number of schools in the Cape Town region to assess school readiness for the 2011 school year.He will begin his day by visiting the Grade 1 learners, and their parents, of... Read More

Western Cape Education Department Prepared and Ready for the Year Ahead

12 January 2011

I am pleased with the progress we have made in ensuring that our Western Cape schools are prepared and ready for the 2011 school year. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille and Mayor Dan Plato Release "Joint Plan of Action" to Register Hundreds of Illegal Partial Care Facilities and Creches

11 January 2011

The signing of the Implementation Protocol Agreement on 11 November 2010 between the Western Cape Department of Social Development and the City of Cape Town improved cooperation between the two spheres of government, unblocking service delivery gaps... Read More

Provincial Emergency Medical Services Improved Target on Priority One Calls

11 January 2011

The Provincial Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has reached a significant improved target in responding to medical emergencies within fifteen minutes. Read More

A Comprehensive Plan to Beat Substance Abuse

10 January 2011

When we assumed office a year ago, Cabinet identified a critical need for a comprehensive strategy to combat substance abuse in the province. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Launch Drug and Crime Reduction Partnership in Helderberg

10 January 2011

Tomorrow, Premier Helen Zille, Provincial Minister of Social Development Patricia de Lille and Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Social Development, Cllr Grant Pascoe, will launch a drug and crime reduction partnership project in the Helderberg. Read More

Media Statement - New Groundbreaking Partnership to Reduce Crime and Drug Abuse in the Helderberg Area

10 January 2011

Today, the Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town officially launched a new crime and drug reduction partnership project in the Helderberg area. Read More

A Comprehensive Plan to Beat Substance Abuse

10 January 2011

A Comprehensive Plan to Beat Substance Abuse Read More

Media Alert: Postponement of Press Briefing

10 January 2011

Ministers Carlisle and Fritz's press briefing on the preliminary 2010/11 festive season road fatalities statistics has been postponed until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances.We apologise for the inconvenience. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille and Mayor Dan Plato to Make Joint Announcement Regarding Registration of Creches

10 January 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development, the Mayor of Cape Town Alderman Dan Plato and Cape Town Mayco Member for Social Development Grant Pascoe will make an important joint announcement regarding the registration of Early Childhood... Read More