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Red Cross Hospital Launch Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Programme

31 October 2013

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital launchded its Bone Anchored Hearing Aid programme on 31 October 2013 when four children were fitted with the device that enabled them to have near-normal hearing. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Hold Discussions on Caring For the Elderly

31 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be meeting a Swedish delegation on Thursday, 31 October for round table discussions about the challenges experienced in caring for the elderly. Read More

Department of Health Works on Improving Patient Flow at Hospitals

31 October 2013

Long waiting times and queues, coupled with bad staff attitudes form the majority of patient complaints and result in a negative and poor patient experience at Western Cape Government Health facilities. Read More

Protect Our Children

31 October 2013

Children are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Read More

Zuma Sits Quietly Despite Earlier Warning that ANC Would Abuse a State Event

31 October 2013

Statement by Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille. Read More

Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone to Stimulate Growth and Jobs

31 October 2013

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone is set to stimulate job creation in the region. Read More

Premier to Attend Official Designation of Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone

30 October 2013

Premier Helen Zille and Minister Alan Winde will be attending the official designation of the Saldanah Bay Industrial Development Zone on Thursday, 31 October 2013. Read More

Proposed Ogobityhola Base Kapa March

30 October 2013

Statement by Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements. Read More

Global Shortage of Speciality Nurses Being Addressed

30 October 2013

Since 2009, when this DA-led government came into power, the vacancy rate has been decreased from 30% to 5%, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said on 30 October 2013 at the annual Western Cape Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition... Read More

Annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition Awards Ceremony

30 October 2013

The annual Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Awards ceremony was held this evening at the Stellenbosch Town Hall, Stellenbosch. The award is an initiative of the Ministry of Health, in partnership with the provincial departments. Read More

Western Cape Farm Worker of the Year Crowned

29 October 2013

Karools Paulse, a senior farm manager for Mouton Citrus in Citrusdal, was crowned the 2013 Western Cape Farm Worker of the Year at a gala event in Stellenbosch on Friday evening. Read More

Senior SAPS Assure Me that Policing Remains Unaffected by Allegations

29 October 2013

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety  Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle to Open New Sandown Road

29 October 2013

This afternoon, Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle, will officially open the newly constructed Sandown Road. Read More

New Facility Board Members of GF Jooste and Mitchells Plain Hospitals Announced

29 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, announced the new facility boards for GF Jooste and Mitchells Plain Hospitals. Read More

Social Development Opportunities for Matriculants and Graduates

28 October 2013

Statement by Albert Fritz, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, encouraging students to apply for bursaries in the social work stream. Read More

Western Cape Events Generate More than R1 Billion for Provincial Economy

28 October 2013

Major events hosted in the Western Cape over the past year generated R1.3 billion for the provincial economy. Although this is an impressive feat, Minister Winde encourages all to give travellers more reasons to visit the province. Read More

Provincial Police Commissioner Must Provide Answers to Allegations

28 October 2013

Response by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

Early Childhood Development Centre Registration Drive Continues

28 October 2013

Minister Fritz encourages all Early Childhood Development Centres (ECD) owners to register their ECDs in order to receive the subsidy of R15 per child per day. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Apply for New Smart ID Card

28 October 2013

On Tuesday, 29 October 2013, Premier Helen Zille will apply for a new smart ID card at the Department of Home Affairs as part of efforts to increase public awareness about the roll-out of the new high-security identity cards that were officially... Read More

Walk4Health Challenge Update

27 October 2013

In the Western Cape Government’s Walk4Health Challenge to motivate people to lead a healthier lifestyle through basic behaviour changes, the teams with the competitive edge are challenging each other to greater heights. The teams log their weekly... Read More