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MOD Stars Go Big at Big Walk

11 November 2013

Even the most tired Discovery Cape Times Big Walk participants were bobbing to the beat as dancers and singers selected from SHARP centres entertained the crowd on Sunday, 10 November 2013. Read More

A Medical Qualification is now within your Reach – Opportunity for Bursaries (Full-Time Study)

8 November 2013

The Western Cape Government’s Department of Health is offering bursaries for full-time study. In order to apply for a bursaries one must be a South African citizen wanting to embark on full-time studies and preferably be a resident of the Western... Read More

Department of Community Safety to Fund Youth Safety Programmes Over Festive Season

7 November 2013

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

Historically Disadvantaged Communities to Receive Free Internet Access

7 November 2013

Poorer communities of the Western Cape will benefit from the free WIFI project to be rolled out within the next two months. Read More

110% Green Flagship Event Status For Better Together Games

6 November 2013

The Better Together Games received its official “110% Green” flagship event status at a ceremony at Leeuwenhof Gardens in Cape Town on Tuesday, 5 November 2013. Read More

CHAN Soccer Fever Hits Cape Town

6 November 2013

Soccer fans can brace themselves for an exciting international soccer tournament early next year. This was the message of City of Cape Town Mayor Ms Patricia De Lille at a flag raising ceremony for the 2014 Orange African Nations (CHAN) Championship. Read More

Western Cape Government Gives Recognition to Netball

6 November 2013

The important role that netball is playing in the development of young women in rural areas was recognised by Premier of the Western Cape Ms Helen Zille at a lunch function in Cape Town on Wednesday, 6 November 2013. The Premier signed and handed... Read More

Outsourced Family Planning and Vaccine Services Improve Patient Experience

5 November 2013

Since last year November 2012, the Department of Health has concluded 113 contracts with private providers in the Metro District. Read More

Minister Winde Calls for Urgent Meeting with South African Airways

5 November 2013

Minister Alan Winde proposes an urgent meeting to discuss the national air access strategy with SAA in regards to the cancellation of the Buenos Aires route. Read More

Cultural Affairs and Sport Exchange with Russia

5 November 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is committed to strengthening its partnership with Russia as the two parties collaborate in the promotion and development of cultural affairs, sport and recreation. Read More

Media Alert: CCTV Camera Enforcement at Buttskop Level Crossing

4 November 2013

Western Cape Government is working towards the improvement of safety at dangerous level crossings across the province. Read More

Fire and Flood Awareness Campaign Targets Schools in Vulnerable Communities

4 November 2013

Western Cape Disaster Management, through the Department of Local Government will roll out the annual Fire and Flood Awareness campaign across Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authority Outlines First Year of Operations

4 November 2013

The campaigns aim to educate licenced traders to be aware of the requirements of the new Liquor Act and what they need to do to become compliant. Read More

Level-Crossing Camera Enforcement Switched On at Buttskop

4 November 2013

Joint media release by Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle and Metrorail Regional Manager, Mthuthuzel Swartz. Read More

Disaster Management and Fire Brigade Services Caution Public on Guy Fawkes Day

4 November 2013

Statement by Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Read More

Walk4Health Team Leader Board: 1 November 2013

1 November 2013

Each department within Western Cape Government is represented by a four-member team; comprising the Premier or the respective minister, head of department or senior manager, an employee and an intern; and will be competing head-to-head with each... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Aid with Disaster Relief for Flood Victims

1 November 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be providing much needed disaster relief aid to victims of the recent floods in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village on Friday, 1 November 2013. Read More

Department of Agriculture Demonstrates its Commitment to Ethical Initiatives

1 November 2013

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture again lived up to the motto of the Western Cape Government – that of “Better Together” by forming another successful partnership,  this time to ensure the implementation and moni Read More

Sir Richard Branson Adds His Personal Touch at MOD Centre

1 November 2013

Internationally renowned entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer visited the pilot Future Crew gym facility at the Lavender Hill Secondary School MOD Centr Read More

Western Cape Government’s Walk4Health Reaches Halfway Mark

1 November 2013

The Western Cape’s Walk4Health pilot challenge, to promote healthy lifestyles in the province through increased physical activity and healthy eating, has reached the halfway mark and the teams are challenging each other to greater heights more than... Read More