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Western Cape Agriculture and Rural Development Budget 2013

26 March 2013

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural development yesterday announced the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s budget of R610 million for the 2013/14 financial year. Read More

Clearing of Alien Vegetation Causes Chapman’s Peak Drive Closure

26 March 2013

Chapman’s Peak Drive will be closed every Wednesday, starting 27 March 2013, for eight consecutive weeks. The closure will be between 9:00, after the morning rush hour and 16:00 before the start of the afternoon rush hour.The road will not be closed... Read More

Local Chess Hero Encourages Youth to Make A Move

26 March 2013

Typically modest about his achievements, local chess Grandmaster-elect Kenny Solomon fulfilled his lifelong dream when he played a simultaneous exhibition match against 20 promising young players at the Rocklands Library in Mitchells Plain, Cape... Read More

IsiXhosa Reading Competition Glides to Success

26 March 2013

The Library Services auditorium in Cape Town was packed to capacity with eager learners from Khayelitsha, Philippi, Delft and Athlone at the first Siyazingca Reading Competition held on 26 March 2013. Read More

Media Statement: Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Budget Address 2013

25 March 2013

The budget of R445.309m which has been allocated to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is aligned with the Premier’s statement. Read More

Minister Carlisle to Deliver Transport and Public Works Budget Vote Speech

25 March 2013

Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works will deliver the 2013/2014 Department of Transport and Public Works Budget Vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on 25 March 2013. Read More

Plan to Address the Needs of Our Under-performing Schools

25 March 2013

In November 2009 this Government made a commitment to reduce the number of underperforming schools, which had progressively increased from 36 in 2006 to 85 in 2009.An underperforming school is a school that achieves less than 60% in the National... Read More

DCAS Lines Up “Tussen Grafte” and Hip Hop Dancing at KKNK

25 March 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has ensured that an award-winning theatre production and two dance troupes will be performing at the ABSA Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKN Read More

Media Alert: Social Development and Community Safety Budget Briefings

25 March 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz and Community Safety Minister Dan Plato, will hold a media briefing on 26 March 2013, to highlight the key elements of their budgets for the 2013/2014 financial year, which will be tabled in... Read More

Two Western Cape Traffic Officials Arrested for Corruption

25 March 2013

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

Let's Stop TB in Our Lifetime

22 March 2013

World TB Day is commemorated on 24 March 2013. Every year, the Western Cape Government's Department of Health creates awareness about the causes, symptoms and treatment available for this infectious disease. Read More

“Mal Oor Dans” Competition

22 March 2013

On 22 March 2013, as part of the weeks’ Human Rights Day activities, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in partnership with the City of Cape Town will be hosting a dance competition at the Athlone Civic Centre. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Madikizela to Deliver 2013 Budget Speech

22 March 2013

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will deliver the 2012/2013 Budget Speech in the Provincial Parliament at 10:00 on 25 March 2013.The speech will: Read More

Supreme Court of Appeal Sets Aside Humphreys' Murder Convictions

22 March 2013

The driver of a mini-bus taxi in which ten children were killed, had his murder convictions and sentence set aside today by the Supreme Court of Appeal. The convictions had been delivered by the Western Cape High Court on the 11th of December 2011. Read More

Laingsburg Blitz Road Block Diary

21 March 2013

Department of Transport and Public Works’ Abduragmaan Barnes, Zikhona Sikatele and Al-Ameen Kafaar chronicled the activities which took place at the road block in Laingsburg on 21 March 2013, Human Rights Day. Read More

Tannie Evita Launches Library Week in Darling

20 March 2013

“Grab the future and run with it”, said Evita Bezuidenhout as she launched Library Week at the Darling North Public Library. Her well-known brand of humour had the audience laughing out loud. Read More

Deputy President Motlanthe to Address the World TB Day Commemoration

20 March 2013

Journalists are invited to the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day commemorations to be addressed by the Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in his capacity as Chairperson of the National AIDS Council (SANAC). Read More

Media Alert: Special Needs Beneficiaries to Receive Houses on Human Rights Day

20 March 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will hand over houses for two beneficiaries with special needs in Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha, on 21 March 2013 at 11:45. The event will also be attended by the National Deputy... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille and Minister Winde to Deliver Budget Vote Speeches

20 March 2013

Premier Zille and Minister Winde will deliver departmental budget vote speeches on Friday, 22 March 2013. Read More

Guidelines for Conducting Vulnerability, Risk Analysis and Mapping

20 March 2013

Western Cape Disaster Management host United Nations: World Health Organisation course. Read More