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Minister Marais mourns the loss of champion for language and human rights

21 September 2020

The passing of Danny Titus, former CEO of the ATKV and part-time commissioner of the SA Human Rights Commission, has left our country poorer in many aspects, as he was a true champion in promoting language, as well as his important work as part of... Read More

Baby Grace is going home after 116 days in hospital!

19 September 2020

It has been 116 days since baby Grace Petro came into this world. Born prematurely at 24 weeks and 6 days on 27 May 2020 with a weight of only 500 g, odds were not on her side. Read More

Cape Town International Airport ready for international travel

18 September 2020

Today (18 September 2020), Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, and City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos, visited Cape Town International Airport (... Read More

Minister Meyer welcomes appointment of Christo van der Rheede

18 September 2020

I welcome the announcement by the Board of AgriSA that it has appointed Christo van Rheede as its new Executive Director. While holding the post of Deputy Executive Director for the past five years, Christo established himself as a respected leader... Read More

Minister Fritz condemns shooting of police officer in Harare

18 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, unequivocally condemns the shooting and killing of Sergeant Thabile Mapoma (43) who was off-duty when he was killed. Sergeant Mapoma was shot while sitting in his car in his driveway in Cula Street,... Read More

Minister Schäfer shocked by death of high school principal

18 September 2020

I am shocked and saddened by news that we have lost one of our principals to a senseless act of violence. Read More

George Hospital one of only six in the world

18 September 2020

George Hospital is one of only six hospitals in the world that were selected to participate in The Balcony Bands Mural Project by painting six murals that depict the coming together of people during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Read More

Hospital of Hope physiotherapists help COVID-19 patients recover

17 September 2020

At the Brackengate Hospital of Hope Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), physiotherapists play an important role in the recovery of many COVID-19 patients. Read More

DCAS relief funding enables museums to safely move forward

17 September 2020

The unprecedented actions taken to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the complete lockdown of museums across the country since 23 March 2020 until 6 July 2020, after which they could apply to the national Minister of Sports,... Read More

Minister Fritz and KDF to host Khayelitsha prayer service

17 September 2020

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will host a prayer service, together with the Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF) this Sunday to remember those who lost their lives to Covid-19, and to celebrate the high number of recoveries. Read More

DSD programmes crucial to restoring the human dignity of youth at risk

17 September 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez said, “In an effort to reduce all forms of violence in South African society, we all need to challenge the destructive and outdated expectations around manhood that are counter-... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers engages greater Retreat stakeholders

17 September 2020

Yesterday, Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers engaged the relevant Ward Councillors, sub-council and Super Project Steering Committee (PSC) of the Greater Retreat Housing Project. Read More

Rural Heroes – Empilisweni Clinic team continues service despite covid-19

17 September 2020

Teamwork made it possible for staff at Empilisweni Clinic in Zweletemba, Worcester, to keep delivering services during the pandemic despite nine of the clinic’s staff members contracting coronavirus in the height of the pandemic. They also lost a... Read More

Minister Tertuis Simmers to greater Retreat stakeholders

16 September 2020

Today, 16 September 2020, Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers will engage relevant the Ward Councillors, sub-council and super Project Steering Committee (PSC) of the Greater Retreat Housing Project. Read More

Belhar CBD housing development enters student accommodation phase

16 September 2020

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers says he is pleased that the student accommodation has broken ground at the Belhar CBD project. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Sabelo Handula

16 September 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Sabelo Handula provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

Minister Schäfer wishes the 2020 matric class the best for their trial exams

16 September 2020

I would like to wish all of our matric learners the very best as they tackle their trial examinations over the next three weeks. The recommended window for the exams is 15 September to 7 October, and learners have already begun to write some of... Read More

“Covid-19 at work was like an action movie” – Vincent Rossouw

16 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan for the future and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More