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Chapman’s Peak Drive Remains Closed

30 August 2013

    Chapman's Peak Drive will remain closed until the Geotechnical engineers have undertaken the necessary inspections and considered and evaluated the residual hazards remaining. Read More

Premier Releases Information on ANCYL Faeces Attacks "Task Team"

30 August 2013

Media statement by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille Read More

Community Meeting Held to Present Plans for New Clinic

30 August 2013

“Sir, on behalf of the Rawsonville community, I would like to thank you that we are getting a new clinic, I just have one question, when?”  This was the question, posed by Mrs Dolly Goedeman,  that garnered enthusiastic applause from members of the... Read More

Saartjie Baartman Centre to Receive Women’s Month “Winter Warmth” Donation Today

30 August 2013

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will today hand over clothing and food items collected for the women and children of the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Abused Women and Children in Manenberg, Cape Town. Read More

First Beneficiaries to Receive Houses in Mitchells Plain Housing Project

30 August 2013

The first five beneficiaries will receive the keys to their new houses in the R178.9 million housing project at Harmony Village, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, on Monday 2 September. Read More

News Alert: Minister Botha to Visit a New Kidney Recipient

29 August 2013

Martin Stuurman of George received a special gift for his 47th birthday when he underwent a kidney transplant operation at Groote Schuur Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Hold Joint Press Conference on Faeces Attacks in Cape Town

29 August 2013

Premier Zille, Minister Plato and Cape Town Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security Alderman JP Smith will address media on the faeces attacks in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Franschhoek Pass Closed After Mudslide

29 August 2013

Franschhoek Pass was closed at 19:20 on 28 August 2013 after a mudslide and a small rock fall.  Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Transplants 30th Kidney This Year

29 August 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited Martin Stuurman on 29 August 2013 at Groote Schuur Hospital after a kidney transplant on him on his 47th birthday, nine days ago on 20 August.Stuurman is from George in the Southern Cape. Read More

Direct Cape Town to Heathrow Flights Resume in Summer Season 2013

28 August 2013

Virgin Atlantic is set to resume direct flights between Cape Town and London, which may have a beneficial impact on tourism. Read More

New Faces on Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Facility Board

28 August 2013

The new chairperson, Mr Usman Ahmed and deputy chairperson, Mrs Penny Gill were elected onto the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Facility Board on Wednesday 21 August 2013. Read More

Two Western Cape Roads Closed After Heavy Rains

28 August 2013

The Franschoek Pass between Franschoek and Villiersdorp in the Western Cape was closed on the night of 28 August 2013 after a mudslide and a small rock fall. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Attend Briefing by General Riah Phiyega

27 August 2013

Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille to attend briefing by national police commissioner on 27 August. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde Addresses African Ports Evolution

27 August 2013

Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development Tourism, addressed the African Ports Evolution 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre Read More

Department of Agriculture Supports Goedgeloof Farm

27 August 2013

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Gerrit van Rensburg visited Goedgeloof Farm on Monday, 26 August, supporting the farm with R2.5 million. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Open Africa's Greenest Hotel

27 August 2013

Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde will officially open Africa’s greenest hotel, Hotel Verde, on Tuesday, 27 August 2013. Read More

WCED Prepares for "September Exams"

27 August 2013

Grade 12 learners will be writing their 2013 “September examinations” in the Western Cape next week. Read More

Recognising women, girls and disabled people during Women’s month

27 August 2013

The unique contribution of women, girls and disabled people to Western Cape communities was recognised during a provincial Women’s Month event at the N Otto Hall in Porterville on Saturday, 24 August 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Speak at District Six Housing Handover

26 August 2013

On Saturday 24 August, Premier Helen Zille will attend and speak at a handover of housing units to 51 beneficiary claimants, as part of Phase 2 of the intergovernmental District Six restitution process. Premier Zille will join Minister of Rural... Read More

Western Cape Hosts One of Africa's Biggest Ports Conferences

26 August 2013

Western Cape will host Africa’s most influential conference on the expansion of the continent’s ports on Monday 26 August 2013. Read More