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New Unit at Tygerberg Hospital Bolsters Fight Against Cancer

24 May 2013

Multi-million rand investment offers hope to thousands of people living with cancer in the Western Cape. Read More

Bipolar Disorder is manageable if treated correctly

24 May 2013

Sunday 26 May 2013 is marked as National Bipolar Awareness Day. In South Africa, one in 100 adults has bipolar disorder, usually starting during teenage or young adult years. Read More

Creating Room for Sport Excellence at School in Khayelitsha

23 May 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) and Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to hand over sports equipment and attire to the iQhayiya Secondary School in Khayelitsha on... Read More

Touching the Hearts of School and Community in Mitchells Plain

23 May 2013

On Tuesday, 21 May 2013, Tafelsig High School in Mitchells Plain received sports equipment and attire as a result of partnership between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and Sport and... Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Poised to Lead Economic Revolutions in Africa

23 May 2013

In the run-up to Africa Day on 25 May, it is important to highlight the Western Cape Government’s continuing drive to create opportunities for growth and jobs by positioning the region to benefit from the untapped trade and economic potential a Read More

Media Alert: Cancer Treatment at Tygerberg Hospital to Get Double Boost

23 May 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new R6.1 million Big Bore CT Scanner and the Cancer Research and Training Centre at Tygerberg Hospital tomorrow; giving cancer treatment at the hospital a double boost. Read More

Media Alert: Beneficiaries to Receive Houses in Kayamandi

23 May 2013

On 24 May 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, along with the Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch, Mr Conrad Sidego, will hand some of the 106 completed houses over as part of the Watergang Housing Project, in... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde Commends Award-winning Western Cape Hotels

23 May 2013

Three Cape Town hotels have been ranked as the best in Africa according to a leading international travel survey. Read More

Western Cape Broadband Network Set To Transform Lives

22 May 2013

Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde outlines how improving ICT infrastructure in under-developed areas will have a direct effect on improving standards of living. Read More

Spes Bona Shooting Arrest Welcomed

21 May 2013

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Dan Plato thanks law enforcement agencies for their swift response after the shooting of Spes Bona High learner Glenrico Martin. Read More

Department Spending Millions to Improve Road Infrastructure

21 May 2013

The Department of Transport and Public Works and the Plettenberg Bay Municipality opened two stretches of resurfaced roads outside the town on 21 May 2013. Read More

Celebrating African Diversity and Success

21 May 2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Africa Day. On this day in 1963, the Organisation of African Unity, presently recognised as the African Union, was established. Read More

New Youth Clinic at Kleinvlei Community Health Centre

21 May 2013

As of 22 May 2013, Kleinvlei Community Health Centre (CHC) will be offering a youth clinic every Wednesday from 14:30 to 16:00.The service is available to all young people between the ages of 13 and 21 and is free of charge. Read More

Minister Plato Encourages Unemployed Nyanga Youth to Study Further

20 May 2013

Today, Monday, 20 May 2013, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will be attending a post-matric education information session for the unemployed youth in Nyanga. Read More

Academic Recognised for Multilingualism Excellence

20 May 2013

On Friday, 17 May 2013, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport honoured Dr Mhlobo Jadezweni for promoting and developing multilingualism in the Western Cape. Read More

Fun and Games For Farmworkers at Sport and Recreation Day

20 May 2013

A day of fun-filled sporting activities in Paarl created good memories for hundreds of farmworkers from across the Western Cape. Read More

Departments Boost School Sport in the Western Cape

20 May 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the Western Cape School Sport Budget Luncheon ceremony in Kuils River on Saturday, 18 May 2013. Read More

R175 Million Social Housing Project Launch in Cape Town

17 May 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will deliver the key note address at a sod turning ceremony to launch the R177 million, 850 unit Harmony Village Development in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town on 16 May 2013. Read More

2013 International Museum Day

17 May 2013

Join in one of the many free events across the Western Cape to celebrate International Museum Day on Saturday, 18 May 2013. Read More

Africa Day 2013

17 May 2013

Africa Day is celebrated around the world on 25 May every year to commemorate the establishment in 1963 of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union). Read More