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Media Alert: Minister Meyer and Dignitaries Hand Over Bicycles and Cycling Kits

21 February 2013

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer will join dignitaries from the Sports Trust and Netbank to hand over bicycles and cycling kits to the 2013 Netbank Sport Trust Development cyclists. Read More

Temporary Lane Closure on R44

21 February 2013

The R44 between Gordons Bay and Rooi Els will undergo road maintenance between 5 and 28 March 2013.One lane will be closed on the two-way road and motorists should expect delays due to the stop/go traffic control between 9:00 and 15:00 from Monday... Read More

Children Undergo Life-Changing Spinal Surgery

21 February 2013

Two children had their lives changed forever after the skilled surgeons at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital operated on their spines. Read More

Learners Inspired by Art Fusion Production

20 February 2013

On Valentine’s Day 2013 the St. Augustine Primary School’s hall was filled with children anxiously awaiting the start of the Arts Fusion production. Dressed in red and pink, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, the children were entertained with... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Deliver 2013 State of the Province Address

20 February 2013

This Friday, 22 February, Premier Helen Zille will deliver the 2013 State of the Province Address at the official opening of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit and Congratulate Improved Litnum School

19 February 2013

On Tuesday, 19 February, Minister Grant will be visiting Nkazimlo PS in Khayelitsha.The school will be receiving an award at the WCED language and mathematics award ceremony which will be held tomorrow evening. Read More

Moving People and Changing Lives at Wheelchair Challenge

19 February 2013

Athletes with physical disabilities tackled the twists and turns of the Outeniqua Mountain Pass with delight at the annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) in George on Saturday, 16 February 2013. Read More

School Dramatically Improves Language and Mathematics Results

19 February 2013

This evening, the Western Cape Education Department will be celebrating the top school achievers in the 2012 Western Cape School Awards for Language and Mathematics. Read More

Under-reporting of Road Deaths a Serious Concern

19 February 2013

Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

CapeNature Strengthens Board

19 February 2013

It gives me great pleasure to confirm that CapeNature has appointed four new Board members to the CapeNature Conservation Board with effect from 1 March 2013. These appointments are for a period of five years until February 2018. Read More

Do You Know Your Status?

18 February 2013

The Western Cape Government is giving you a chance to take responsibility for Read More

Moving Together in the Footsteps of Mandela

18 February 2013

The Madiba “magic” triumphed as thousands of participants set off on various routes through the winelands and forest areas at the annual Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Run between Paarl and Franschhoek on Saturday, 9 February 2013. Read More

NHI Pilot Project Launched in Eden District

18 February 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today launched the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot project in the Western Cape in the district selected for this purpose - Eden.  The event took place at the George Town Hall. Read More

Media Alert: FET College Achievers Awards

18 February 2013

On Monday, 18 February 2013, the WCED will be celebrate the achievements of the students and colleges who excelled in the 2012 national examinations. Read More

Proposed 5.3% Motor Vehicle Licence Fees Increase

18 February 2013

Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Despite December Carnage, Festive Season Crash Fatalities Down by 8%

17 February 2013

Joint Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Media Alert: West Coast District Academy System Launch

15 February 2013

The official launch of the West Coast District Academy System will take place at the Protea Hotel in Saldanha Bay on Saturday, 16 February 2013 at 11:00. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Visit Businesses in Western Cape Film Sector

15 February 2013

On Monday, 18 February, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde will visit businesses operating in the Western Cape’s film sector. Read More

Eden Municipality Update

15 February 2013

In my capacity, as the Minister of Local Government, I confirm that I had already launched an investigation after the content of an interim report of ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs)was brought to my attention. Read More

Excerpts From Minister Madikizela Key Note Address in Eloxolweni Housing Project

14 February 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, today gave the key note address in a sod turning ceremony at the new Eluxolweni Housing Project in Pearly Beach, Overstrand, Western Cape. Read More