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Speech by Mayor De Lille at the Special Council Meeting to Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela

8 December 2013

Good morning, goeie môre, molweni. Mr Speaker, thank you all for coming today to mourn the passing of Tata Madiba and to celebrate his life in this Council Chamber. In this time of sadness, we owe it to his memory to remember and pay tribute to h Read More

City Hosts Remembrance Evening in Khayelitsha

8 December 2013

Members of the public have been invited to join City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, for an evening of remembrance in Khayelitsha to honour the late Nelson Mandela. Read More

Special Joint Sitting of Parliament

8 December 2013

The joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament, the National Assembly (NSA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is to be held on Monday, 9 December to honour and commemorate former president, Nelson Mandela. Read More

City Urges Residents to Leave Messages for Madiba

8 December 2013

The City of Cape Town has set up various channels that members of the public can use to leave messages about what the late Nelson Mandela meant to them. These messages will be collected, bound into a commemorative book and sent to the Nelson Mandela... Read More

City to Screen Joint Sitting of Parliament on the Grand Parade

8 December 2013

The City of Cape Town will give residents the opportunity to gather together to watch the Joint Sitting of Parliament that is being held to commemorate the late Nelson Mandela’s life tomorrow, 9 December 2013. The parliamentary sitting will be shown... Read More

City of Cape Town Outlines Commemorative Events to Honour Mandela

7 December 2013

City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, today confirmed the events that the City will host to honour the late Nelson Mandela. Read More

Nelson Mandela Places of Tribute in Matzikama

7 December 2013

Places of Tribute for the Matzikama Municipality are being updated and will be available from 8 December 2013. Read More

City Holds Special Council Meeting and Inter-faith Service

7 December 2013

The City of Cape Town will host two events tomorrow, 8 December 2013, as part of its commemorations of the late Nelson Mandela. Special Council meetingThe City will host a special Council meeting during which the City’s elected representatives t Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Outline Western Cape Government Plans for Madiba Mourning Period

6 December 2013

Premier Helen Zille to outline plans today, 6 December 2013, for Nelson Mandela mourning period. Read More

Cape Town Number One Municipality

6 December 2013

Western Cape municipalities have been rated as one of the best performing municipalities in South Africa, with Cape Town in the top position. Read More

A Nation United in Grief

6 December 2013

Today, South Africa lost the greatest son of its soil. Today the rainbow nation lost its father. Today, we are a nation united in grief. It is with deep and profound sadness that we say: Lala ngoxolo Tata. Asoze sikulibale (Rest in peace Tata, we... Read More

Have Fun, Grow Talent and Meet Friends at The MOD Spot This Holiday

6 December 2013

Great good news for parents and children! Across the Western Cape, during the December school holidays, a variety of activities will be offered to keep young people busy and safe at our MOD (Mass participation, Opportunity and access, Development... Read More

Media Centre at the Grand Parade

6 December 2013

The City of Cape Town has set up a dedicated Media Centre for all accredited journalists at the City Hall on the Grand Parade in Darling Street. Read More

Road Closures in and Around the Grand Parade

6 December 2013

The City of Cape Town is doing its utmost to ensure that residents are afforded the opportunity to mourn the loss of former president Nelson Mandela in a dignified manner. Read More

City to host Inter-faith Service on Grand Parade

6 December 2013

The City of Cape Town will host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night. Read More

Arrangements for the Laying to Rest of Former President Nelson Mandela

6 December 2013

Issued by the PresidencyCompatriots and friends around the world.We meet on the second day of the passing of our beloved founding president of a free and democratic South Africa, His Excellency Nelson Mandela. Read More

Mayor De Lille's Speech at Inter-faith Service to Honour Former President Mandela

6 December 2013

Good evening, goeie aand, molweni, as-salaam alaikum.I would like to thank you all for joining us this evening.Thank you for coming from all over the city to mourn and reflect on the passing of Tata Madiba. Read More

The Passing of a Revolutionary Soul

6 December 2013

Press Statement by the Dean of Cape Town, The Very Reverend Michael Weeder Rolihlahla Nelson Dalibhunga Madiba Mandela, in the late hours of Thursday, 5 December, passed on from this place. Read More

Minister Winde Officially Opens New Cosmetics Plant

5 December 2013

Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, will on Thursday, 5 December 2013, officially open the new R150 million premises of one of the country's leading cosmetic export firms. Read More

Minister Plato to Launch 2013 Safely Home Road Safety Plan for Festive Season

4 December 2013

On Thursday, 5 December 2013, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato will launch the 2013 Festive Season Safely Home Road Safety Plan. Read More