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Unlawful Police Detainment of Journalists Must Stop Immediately

6 February 2014

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

Human Settlements Minister Makes Good on Promise of Home for Delft Family

6 February 2014

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela handed over the keys to a disability-friendly house to the Gxowa family in Delft 3 & 5 on Wednesday, 5 February. Read More

Premier Helen Zille's Response to ANC March

5 February 2014

Premier Zille responds to the march led by the ANC to the Provincial Legislature. Read More

Cape Town Carnival an Economic Boost, says Minister Alan Winde

5 February 2014

The Cape Town Carnival, one of the city’s biggest street celebrations, is a key driver for job creation and skills development for hundreds of local residents. Read More

Auditor-General Report Highlights Failure of ANC Government to Manage Contracts

5 February 2014

Today (5 February 2014), the Auditor General of South Africa (AG) tabled in Parliament a performance audit of the use of consultants at the Western Cape Departments of Health and Transport and Public Works between 2008 and 2011. Read More

Spectacular Performances at Rapport/ATKV Choral Competition

4 February 2014

The Rapport/ATKV Choral Competition was a spectacular show with an enormous variety of music, from classical and folk to hallelujah praise songs. The competition was hosted by the Afrikaans Taal en Kultuur Vereeniging (ATKV) and Rapport at the City... Read More

Minister Botha Encourages People to Become Organ Donors

4 February 2014

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health today launched the organ donor drive at Groote Schuur Hospital as 4300 South Africans are awaiting organ transplants. Read More

Minister Hands Over Shoes and Socks to the Delight of Needy Mbekweni Learners

3 February 2014

On Thursday, 23 January Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela shifted away from handing over houses and instead handed out shoes and socks to two schools in Mbekweni in the Drakenstein Municipality. Read More

Police Staff Shortages Negatively Affecting Crime Levels

3 February 2014

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

Minister Alan Winde Welcomes Mining Indaba Delegates

3 February 2014

The Investing in African Mining Indaba kicks off at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 3 February 2014, bringing close to 8 000 delegates to the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Government Co-funds New African Finance Studies Institute

3 February 2014

Minister Alan Winde attended the official launch ceremony of the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management on 29 January 2014. Read More

Local Drama at its Best at Suidoosterfees

3 February 2014

Local stories were shared and four talented community theatre groups were promoted on the professional stage at the Eden/ Cape Winelands Drama Festival finale held at the Artscape Arena Hall in Cape Town on 31 January 2014. Read More

CHAN 2014 Unites Communities

3 February 2014

The curtain may have closed on the 2014 African Nations Championship, but for many first-time spectators, this tournament was an experience they will carry for a very long time. Libya claimed the title after defeating Ghana on a penalty shootout in... Read More

George Hospital Goes Digital

3 February 2014

An electronic patient folder system was implemented at George Hospital in December 2013 following successful implementations at both Khayelitsha and Tygerberg Hospitals.  Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said: "Provincial government is... Read More

Congratulations, Mossel Bay Hospital

3 February 2014

Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce that Mossel Bay Hospital was awarded the prestigious Mother and Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (MBFI) accreditation. This international accreditation has been awarded to 6 of the 7 maternity... Read More

Launch of Tygerberg Hospital Redevelopment Project

3 February 2014

The planned new central Tygerberg hospital will require a capital budget of above R 5 billion. The feasibility study is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. Read More