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Media Release: Western Cape Disaster Management Host United Nations Course

20 March 2013

The World Health Organisation’s African Region is conducting a Train the Trainer course from 18 to 27 March 2013 in an effort to strengthen risk management within the global health sector. Read More

Prasa and Shosholoza Meyl Increase Service to the Eastern Cape over Easter

19 March 2013

Following discussions between the Provincial Department of Transport and Public Works and Prasa Rail, the governing entity of Shosholoza Meyl, the long distance train passenger carrier has agreed and opened bookings on a Read More

Strengthening Ties with Corporate Sponsors

18 March 2013

Corporate social investment in sport changes people’s lives for the better. This was the key message from Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, at a sponsors’ dinner held in Cape Town on Wednesday, 13 March 2013. Read More

Extended Service Times at Mitchells Plain, Hanover Park and Gugulethu

18 March 2013

Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre (CHC), Hanover Park CHC and Gugulethu CHC are now offering mother and child extended hours services for working mothers.The services will now be rendered for working mothers on weekdays from 16:30 to 21:00 and... Read More

World TB Day: Get Tested for HIV and TB

18 March 2013

At a public march in the Cape Town city centre on 18 March 2013 in view of World TB day, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said the dual scourge of HIV and TB can only be dealt with if a patient is diagnosed.   Read More

Supporting Women’s Sporting Excellence Through Women’s Leadership

18 March 2013

Women and girls took charge of their sports affairs by appointment of the Western Cape Women and Girls’ Committee of the Western Cape Sport Confederation on Saturday, 16 March 2013. Read More

Support Kicks in After the Kayamandi Fire Disaster

17 March 2013

On 16 March 2013 the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Mr Albert Fritz visited the Kayamandi Community in Stellenbosch, in the aftermath of the devastating fire that left thousands of people homeless and destitute. Read More

Minister Plato to Hand-over Mobile Safety Trailers at Athlone Stadium

17 March 2013

Monday, 18 March 2013, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will hand over mobile safety trailers to six City Improvement Districts (CIDs). Read More

Inaugural WCSBOC Conference

16 March 2013

The Western Cape Small Bus Operators Council (WCSBOC) inaugural provincial conference took place on 16 March 2013 at the Garden Court, Nelson Mandela Boulevard, Woodstock.Items discussed include: Read More

Cape Town Carnival to Colour the Imagination

15 March 2013

Colourful costumes, fabulous floats, live music, energetic dancing and fun like no other are expected to invigorate the City of Cape Town this weekend. Read More

Public Aerobics for Everyone

15 March 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is again encouraging healthy lifestyles through public aerobics sessions in the Cape Town city centre. On Friday, 15 March 2013, participants met for the first session for the year at the Provincial... Read More

600 Shacks Burnt in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch: Minister Madikizela to Assess

15 March 2013

600 shacks burnt in Kayamandi informal settlement, Stellenbosch, between 03:00 and 04:00 this morning. Read More

New Sport Facility at School Adds Value to Belhar Community

15 March 2013

Joyful emotions ran high as the Western Cape’s first school-based multipurpose sport court was officially opened at Dr Van Der Ross Primary School in Belhar on Thursday, 14 March 2013. Read More

World Consumer Rights Day: Stand Up for Your Rights

15 March 2013

In light of the high levels of indebtedness in South Africa, on the occasion of World Consumer Rights Day, today15 March 2013, the Western Cape Government encourages the public to learn and stand up for their rights as Read More

Bus Crash Outside De Doorns Claims 24 Lives

15 March 2013

Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public WorksThe Premier and I would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the passengers who lost their lives in the bus crash just outside of De Doorns earlier today, 15... Read More

Media Release: Anton Bredell Expresses Sympathy Towards Kayamandi Fire Victims

15 March 2013

Anton Bredell, Acting Premier of the Western Cape and Minster of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning extends heartfelt sympathy to the Kayamandi community who lost friends and family members in fierce blaze. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer and Others to Open Belhar School Multipurpose Sport

14 March 2013

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer will join dignitaries from the Sports Trust and Pareto Limited, owners of the Tygervalley Shopping Centre, to officially open the Multipurpose Sport Court at Dr Van Der Ross Primary School in... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Ivan Meyer to Launch Library Week

14 March 2013

Tomorrow, 15 March 2013, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, together with the Mayor of Swartland Municipality, Alderman Tijmen van Essen and Darling’s most famous citizen, Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout will officially... Read More

Ackerman Family Foundation Donation For Victoria Hospital Paediatric Upgrade

14 March 2013

A generous R5 million donation by The Ackerman Family Foundation has laid the stepping stones for the much needed upgrade of Victoria Hospital’s paediatric unit. Read More

Safely Home Passes 30% Mark

14 March 2013

Over the past 12 months, 1 194 lives were lost on Western Cape roads. This is a 31% decrease from 1 739, the figure recorded at the end of 2008. Read More