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New Somerset Hospital's Lifts Non-Functional due to Copper Theft

24 August 2012

On 23 August 2012, copper piping was stolen from the water reservoir above the seventh floor of New Somerset Hospital in Green Point, which resulted in flooding of the hospital's four main lifts and basement. Read More

Minister Plato to join the Neighbourhood Watch walkabout in Wesbank

24 August 2012

Today, Friday 24 August 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will join a neighbourhood watch walkabout in the Wesbank area where he will distribute safety information flyers and talk to residents about safety concerns. Read More

Appointment of Commission of Inquiry into Policing in Khayelitsha

23 August 2012

Today, I am announcing the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry into allegations of police inefficiency in Khayelitsha and of a breakdown in relations between the community and the police in the area. Read More

Learners to Gain from Creative Writing Workshops

23 August 2012

The introduction of creative writing workshops in MOD (Mass participation, Opportunity and access, Development and growth) Centres will create opportunities for learners in Lavender Hill and Khayelitsha schools to shine. Read More

Premier Zille Responds to ANCYL Letter on Receipt of Memorandum

23 August 2012

Media Statement by Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Plato to Interact with Wesbank Neighbourhood Watch

23 August 2012

On Friday, 24 August 2012, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will join a neighbourhood watch walkabout in the Wesbank area, where he will distribute safety information flyers and talk to residents about safety concerns. Read More

West Coast Welcomes WC Netball Teams in Saldanha Bay

23 August 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will partner with the West Coast Netball Union in hosting the Western Cape Inter-District Development Tournament on 24–25 August 2012 in Saldanha Bay. Read More

Pharmacist of the Year Awarded at Provincial Pharmacy Conference

23 August 2012

Western Cape Head of Health, Professor Craig Househam, handed over the Pharmacist of the Year 2012 Award on 24 August 2012 at a gala dinner held at Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch. Read More

Premier Zille Responds to ANCYL Letter on Receipt of Memorandum

22 August 2012

Media Statement by Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape Read More

Additional Funding for Public Schools Serving Poorer Communities

22 August 2012

I am pleased to announce that I have approved proposals made by the Western Cape Education Department that will result in additional funding for public schools serving poorer communities. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Engages Cosatu on Proposed School Closures

22 August 2012

Media Statement by Penny Vinjevold, Head of Education The Western Cape Education Department had a fruitful and robust discussion with Cosatu today (Wednesday, 22 August 2012) on the proposed closure of schools. Read More

Exercising Together is a Welcome Change

22 August 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is appealing to people improve their fitness by participating in public aerobics sessions, currently held on Friday mornings during August at 08:30 in the Company Gardens in Cape Town. Read More

Learners to Gain from Creative Writing Workshops

22 August 2012

The introduction of creative writing workshops in MOD (Mass participation, Opportunity and access, Development and growth) Centres will create opportunities for learners in Lavender Hill and Khayelitsha schools to shine. Read More

Minister Carlisle to Speak at Launch of the National Rail Safety Campaign

22 August 2012

Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, will be speaking at the launch of the National Rail Safety Campaign. Read More

Bonnytoun Re-opens

22 August 2012

On 17 July 2012, Bonnytoun celebrated its first year at the new location in De Novo. Read More

Four Drivers Arrested during Scholar Transport Operation in Woodstock

22 August 2012

This morning, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, and City of Cape Town Traffic Services officials conducted a Scholar Transport Operation at three schools in Woodstock. Read More

More Funds for Some of the Province’s Poorer Schools

22 August 2012

On Thursday, 23 August, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, and Head of Department, Penny Vinjevold, will hold a press conference on the equalisation of funding for no-fee schools in Quintiles 1 to 3.  Read More

Call Centre with Same-Day Turnaround Time for Patient Complaints

22 August 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today announced a pilot project to address patient complaints. This is an initiative by Minister Botha to create a communication channel for patients who are unhappy about health services and want... Read More

More Funds for Some of the Province's Poorer Schools

21 August 2012

On Thursday, 23 August, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, and Head of Department, Penny Vinjevold, will hold a press conference on the equalisation of funding for no-fee schools in Quintiles 1 to 3. Read More

Western Cape Netball Teams Welcomed in Saldanha Bay

21 August 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will partner with the West Coast Netball Union in hosting the Western Cape Inter-District Development Tournament on 24-25 August 2012 in Saldanha Bay. Read More

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