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Premier Zille's Statement on NIA Monitoring

9 March 2011

On 8 January 2008 at 06:20 am, my husband Johann answered the phone on the desk in my study. He heard the sound of tapes re-winding and clicking. He then heard a tape recording of conversations that I had had in the room. He made notes of the... Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Celebrates Donation of Skin Laser Machine from Oasis

8 March 2011

Groote Schuur Hospital has received a shot in the arm with the donation of a skin laser machine and the refurbishment of the hospital's Dermatology Unit. This was made possible with funds from the Oasis Crescent Fund Trust. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Increases Capacity for Care With Six New Ventilators

8 March 2011

The six new paediatric ventilators at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital brings the ratio of Intensive Care Unit beds to available ventilators to one-to-one. This means that even if the ICU is full and every child needs a ventilator - every... Read More

RETCAM Handing Over Ceremony

8 March 2011

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a disease that affects the eyes of premature babies. Abnormal vessels grow in the retina and can cause the retina to detach causing blindness. Read More

Empowering New Farmers in Suurbraak, Western Cape

8 March 2011

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development recently visited an ambitious agricultural empowerment initiative in the Suurbraak community, outside Swellendam in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister of Education Donald Grant, Western Cape

8 March 2011

Minister Grant has today condemned in the strongest possible terms the unlawful action of approximately 100 learners and educators from the illegally constituted Simon Estes Music School. Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Celebrates Donation of Skin Laser Machine from Oasis

7 March 2011

Groote Schuur hospital has received a shot in the arm with the donation of a skin laser machine, worth about R1 million, and the refurbishment of the hospital's Dermatology Unit. This was made possible with funds from the Oasis Crescent Fund Trust. Read More

New Chapman's Peak Contract a Significant Improvement from the Previous One

7 March 2011

The Department of Transport and Public Works and Entilini Concession (PTY) Ltd on 8 March 2011 signed a new contract for the Chapman's Peak Drive Public Private Partnership following more than 12 months of lengthy negotiations between the two... Read More

Western Cape Education Minister Grant Appeals to Learners to Arrive at School on Time

7 March 2011

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant visited Maitland train station to monitor learners arriving late for school after hearing reports of latecoming in the area. Read More

Media Alert: Clean Hands Help to Prevent Infections

6 March 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health wishes to remind the public that good hand hygiene is essential to avoid viral infections that cause illnesses such as diarrhoea and flu.The following steps should be followed when washing one's hands correctly: Read More

Mowbray Maternity Hospital Receives Knitted Caps and Blanket Donation from Germany

6 March 2011

Each year, 21 000 newborn babies die in South Africa. This amounts to 57 deaths each day. Many of these babies are born prematurely. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Monitor Latecoming at Maitland Train Station

6 March 2011

One of our main focuses is on the protection of teaching time.In order to encourage "time on task", the Minister has made several visits to schools to monitor latecoming. Read More

No Political Activities Allowed at Schools during School Time

6 March 2011

At the beginning of the year, I stated that a major focus of the WCED in 2011 is the protection of teaching time. Read More

Media Alert: Mowbray Maternity Hospital to Receive Knitted Caps and Blanket Donations from Germany

3 March 2011

Premature babies are unable to regulate their temperatures and require additional care to keep them warm, such as wearing a cap and Kangaroo Mother Care. Read More

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