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Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Celebrates 75 Years of Caring

25 January 2013

Groote Schuur Hospital will have a celebration concert to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this iconic institution. The key note speaker at the concert will be Premier Helene Zille. Read More

Launch of the SWD District Academy System

25 January 2013

The South Western Districts (SWD) Academy System is set to lead the way for future district academies in the Western Cape and rest of South Africa. The Academy will officially be launched in Oudtshoorn on Friday, 25 January 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Address Latest Developments at Zwelitsha

24 January 2013

On Thursday, 24 January, Minister Grant will be holding a media conference to brief media on enrolments in the Western Cape and the latest developments in accommodating learners in Zwelitsha in Khayelitsha. Read More

New Heritage Site Declared at Pinnacle Point

24 January 2013

Tourism and job opportunities are expected to flow to Mossel Bay with the declaration in December 2012 of caves at Pinnacle Point as a provincial heritage site. Read More

South African Police Service should Work with Medics, not Against them

24 January 2013

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety on the manhandling of a medic by two South African Police Service (SAPS) officers. Read More

School-Based Project a Catalyst for Positive Change in Lavender Hill

24 January 2013

“Learn to turn obstacles into opportunities, respond positively to challenges and rise above your circumstances to become a success”. Read More

Housing Delivery Slow Down - A Fall Out from the Farm Workers Strike

24 January 2013

The provincial department of Human Settlements welcomes this week’s announcement that the farm worker’s strike would be suspended in the area of De Doorns. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to “Drive Home” Message of Children's Education

23 January 2013

On Wednesday, 23 January, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Khayelitsha to "drive home" the message to parents that they too are responsible for helping to improve their child's education. Read More

Diarrhoea: Dehydration can be Prevented with an Easy Sugar Salt Solution

23 January 2013

Since the start of the diarrhoea season in November 2012, there have been four deaths in public hospitals in the Metro and two deaths in the Central Karoo. Read More

WCED Launches 2013 Literacy and Numeracy Campaign

23 January 2013

Media Statement by the Minister of Education, Donald Grant Read More

Spread the Bafana Bafana Cheer

22 January 2013

Bafana Bafana will have to find some oomph in order to get a positive result when they play against Angola (‘Palancas Negras’) in the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament. Read More

Social Cohesion is Alive and Well in the Cape Winelands

21 January 2013

Strong voluntary social cohesion initiatives have been underway in the Cape Winelands District for a number of years. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Congratulate Green Point CID Employees

21 January 2013

Minister Plato is to Congratulate the Green Point City Improvement District (CID) employees and join them on a walkabout. Read More

R25 000 Rewarded to Road Safety Winner

21 January 2013

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

Patient Complaints Line to Roll Out Across the Province

18 January 2013

The Western Cape Government Health call centre that has been available for patient complaints for 5 months now, has proven a huge success and it is envisaged that the call centre will roll out to all health facilities in the metro during the 2013 /... Read More

Magnificent Fridays Hit the Western Cape

18 January 2013

Magnificent Fridays are back and ready to captivate the nation with the same momentum and bustle that enthralled South Africans before and during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Tournament. Read More

Burglary and Vandalism Cases Remain the Same

18 January 2013

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Western Cape Minister of Education.This morning I received details on the number of burglary and vandalism cases reported to the Department by our schools over the recent holiday period. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Visit Western Cape Artisan Development Programme

17 January 2013

On Thursday, 17 January 2013, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde will showcase the Western Cape Government’s Artisan Development Programme.The programme incentivises artisan training and placement... Read More

R60 Crater Repair Progress

17 January 2013

The crater on the R60 between Ashton and Swellendam created after a slip failure in November 2012 will be fully repaired by the end of March 2013. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Recent WCG: Health EMS & AMS Incident Response

17 January 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services (WCG Health: EMS) in Collaboration with the Air Mercy Services (AMS) Responded to Two Incidents Recently:16 January 2013: Read More