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Minister Grant Condemns the Disruption of Learning at Umyezo Wama Apile School

11 March 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationToday's disruption of teaching and learning and intimidation of learners and educators at Umyezo Wama Apile School is completely unacceptable and deplorable. Read More

World Glaucoma Week: Premier Helen Zille to Undergo Glaucoma Test to Raise Awareness

11 March 2012

On Monday, 12 March, Premier Helen Zille will undergo a glaucoma test to raise public awareness for World Glaucoma Week which runs from 11 to 17 March. The theme for Glaucoma Week in 2012 is "Don't Let Glaucoma Darken Your Life", as decided by the... Read More

Minister Carlisle Accepts 10 000 US Dollars on Behalf of Nyanga Orphanage

11 March 2012

On 12 March, Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, will accept a cheque to the value of 10 000 US dollars from a group of Americans on behalf of Nyanga orphanage Emasithandane. Read More

Western Cape Government Announces Second Set of Arrests after Corruption-Busting Drive

11 March 2012

On Friday, 9 March 2012, the South African Police Service in George arrested eight individuals, including some former employees of the Western Cape Department of Health, on charges of fraud and corruption. Read More

Minister Carlisle Welcomes Chapman's Peak Ruling in Cape High Court

11 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has welcomed Judge Rosheni Allie throwing out an urgent application to try and halt construction on Chapman's Peak. Read More

District Health Councils Will Ensure a Better Health Service

8 March 2012

In the following two months, Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha will attend the first meetings of the six district health councils across the province and introduce the members to their local communities. Read More

New Library Opens at Paarl

8 March 2012

On 9 March 2012, the new Paarl Library was officially opened by Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport. This was quite a historic event, as it was exactly 45 years after the previous library had been opened. Read More

Premier Helen Zille Welcomes 2012 Pick 'n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour Participants

8 March 2012

Premier Helen Zille has welcomed participants in the 2012 Pick 'n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour on behalf of the Western Cape Government, ahead of the cycling event on Sunday 11 March. In her welcome statement, she described the cycle tour as an "iconic... Read More

Minister Carlisle Supports Call to Stamp out Corruption in Construction

8 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, said he supported the call by Pieter Kotzé, the President of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, to stamp out corruption in the construction industry. Read More

Minister Meyer Hosts Sportswomen on International Women's Day

7 March 2012

The Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, hosted a breakfast on 8 March for leading Western Cape sportswomen. Read More

Road Deaths Decrease Beyond Halfway Mark

6 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced that "for the first time in more than five years, the February Western Cape road death toll has dropped to under 100". Read More

Minister Grant Comments on the Protests in Grabouw

5 March 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationI am extremely disappointed and appalled by the actions of some of the community members taking part in protest actions in Grabouw. Read More

Private Residential Facilities for Older Persons Must be Registered

5 March 2012

The Western Cape Department of Social Development is committed to ensuring, protecting and promoting the rights and wellbeing of older persons. This particular group in our communities is often the most vulnerable and at risk of being ill-treated.... Read More

AARTO Implementation Postponement Represents "a Sound Decision"

5 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has welcomed the decision announced at the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) meeting in Pretoria yesterday that the Administrative Adjudication of Traffic... Read More

Official Opening of New Grassy Park Community Day Centre

5 March 2012

The new Grassy Park Community Day Centre (CDC) was relocated to a new improved building and was officially re-opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, on 6 March 2012. Read More

Educators Asked to Put Interests of Learners First Ahead of Tomorrow's Planned Protest

5 March 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Tomorrow, Cosatu will be leading a nation-wide protest against labour broking and e-tolling. Read More

Design Indaba Attracts 50 000 Visitors; Western Cape Craft is Better Together

5 March 2012

Media Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Read More

Minister Botha Introduces the Cape Winelands District Health Council

4 March 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha introduced the Cape Winelands District Health Council today at their inaugural meeting at Brewelskloof Hospital, Worcester.The members are: Read More

Police Officers Failing the Firearms Test Need to Return Weapons Immediately

3 March 2012

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Minister Carlisle Addresses Massive Taxi Prayer Meeting in Nyanga

3 March 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has called the prayer meeting at Nyanga Taxi Rank in Cape Town this morning "an historic occasion in the public transport sector". Read More

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