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The South African School Games: 03-06 December 2006

12 November 2006

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa in conjunction with the National Department of Education will be joined by the Western Cape Department of Sport and Western Cape Department of Education in hosting the South African Schools Games... Read More

Farm Worker Relief Fund

12 November 2006

Following my earlier statement as well as the press conference by the Acting Premier, Mr Leonard Ramatlakane on the establishment of a relief fund for the next of kin who died in the tragic accident at Faure near Somerset West this morning: Read More

WCED Annual Report 2005/06 Reflects Concrete Achievements, Yet Tough Challenges

9 November 2006

Statement by Cameron Dugmore, MEC for Education in the Western Cape, on the presentation of the Annual Report 2005/06 of the WCED to the Standing Committee on Education. Read More

Theta Accreditation for Brewelskloof Hospital

9 November 2006

Our Food Service Unit consists of 13 staff members who prepare 3 meals a day for approximately 220 patients, as well as preparing baby feeds, supplementation drinks and tube feeds. We use the plating system to serve our patients, it measures up... Read More

Spring Fashion Show at Brewelskloof Hospital

9 November 2006

After a successful fund raising concert, with the children of Brewelskloof Hospital in May this year and realising how much the children enjoyed activities outside their normal hospital routine, we decided to have a Spring Fashion Show, in order to... Read More

European Union Lifts Ban on Importation of South African Ostrich Meat

1 November 2006

The European Union informed South Africa that it accepts the country's status as free from Highly Pathogenic Notifiable Avian Influenza (HPNAI). The export of fresh ostrich meat can therefore resume as from 1 November 2006, according to the new... Read More

"The Age of Hope" Inspires the Concept & Design for the Age of Hope Trophy

31 October 2006

Commissioned Designer: Guillaume T du ToitNarrative by: Guillaume T du Toit The Age of Hope Trophy Inspiration - The Staff And Knob-Kierrie:-  Read More

EU Lifts Suspension on Horse Exports From South Africa

30 October 2006

It is with great satisfaction that I can inform the House that the European Commission decision 2004/262/EC of 17 March 2004 which lead to the suspension of equine exports from South Africa, was repealed in Brussels on Wednesday, 25 October 2006. Read More

Provincial Parliament Concern over Literacy, Numeracy and School Safety

30 October 2006

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will soon announce a comprehensive media advocacy campaign as part of its Literacy and Numeracy strategy, to try and make parents understand and accept that mother-tongue education is best, but that a... Read More

Department of Agriculture Supports Wine Council?s Vote Against GMO?s

25 October 2006

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has decided to side with the SA Wine Council in their opposition against a request to the Registrar: Genetically Modified Organisms for permission to use genetically modified malolactic yeast ML01 for the... Read More

Launch of the Micro Agricultural Financial Institutional Scheme of South Africa

25 October 2006

About 46% of South African households are considered poor or low-income, more then 15 million poor people living in rural areas in South Africa and over 60% of black households can be defined as low-income and rely mostly on the informal sector for... Read More

Media Invitation to Attend the Launch of the Waterwise Program

24 October 2006

Drowning is a major cause of death by injury, this according to the Medical Research Council of South Africa. The graphs peak in the age groups 1-4 and again in 10-14. In the teen category the majority of deaths are from disadvantaged communities. Read More

Royal Visit to Red Cross Children's Hospital

17 October 2006

Prince Edward Count of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on Mo Read More

UK Partnership Boosts Engineering Skills Drive

10 October 2006

A leading Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Engineering and Technology Focus School is celebrating the donation of a Hot Metal Workshop to the value of R250,000.00, which will form part of government's bid to address the skills shortages in... Read More

Nutrition Week: 9 - 16 October

8 October 2006

Nutrition week is celebrated from the 9-16 October annually. The Western Cape Provincial Department of Health will be launching the Food Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDG) during nutrition week. Read More

National Polio Immunisation Campaign: 8 to 14 October 2006

5 October 2006

A free polio immunization campaign will sweep across the province from the 8th to 14th October 2006, when all children under five years of age will be immunized. Read More

Key Strategic Post Filled - Deputy Director General

4 October 2006

Dr Joey Cupido has been appointed as Deputy Director-General (DDG) of District Health Services and Health Programmes from 1 November 2006. He has acted in this position since 13 January 2006. Read More

WCED Ready for Matric Examinations

2 October 2006

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is fully prepared for the 62,251 learners who have entered to write the Senior Certificate Examinations this year, and it is all systems go. Read More

Building a Safe Learning Home for All

28 September 2006

It is not only external threats, which result in school- based violence, but the attitude and behaviour of our learners and educators as well. Read More