News and Speeches Archive

Atlantis Poised for Economic Boom

28 December 2007

Plans by Eskom to expand a multi-million rand gas turbine plant in Atlantis,is expected to jump start an economic boom in the area. Read More

Public Transport Improvement Programme Introduced

19 December 2007

Thami Manyathi and Minister Marius Fransman at the Public Sector Transport Conference.Head of Department, Thami Manyathi introduced the Public Transport Improvement Programme to delegates from the Public Transport Sector at a prestigious two day... Read More

All Inclusive Traffic Centre Opened In Beaufort West

19 December 2007

Six hundred and forty nine thousand bricks, 1600 bags of cement, half a kilometer of fibre-optic cable and many kilometers of electric and data cables later and finally; the opening of the all inclusive traffic centre for Beaufort West. Read More

Green Point Urban Park Referred back to City for Additional Consideration

17 December 2007

On Friday the 13 December in Cape Town, MEC for Environmental, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop, announced that after having considering all information at her disposal and the representations made to her by interested and affected... Read More

Rise in Grade 11 Pass Rate

13 December 2007

Statement by Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore.The increase in the Grade 11 pass rate this year bodes well for the future as the National Curriculum Statement is being embedded and beginning to stabilise. Read More

Essop refers Green Point Urban Park back to City for additional consideration

12 December 2007

On Friday the 13 December in Cape Town, MEC for Environmental, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop, announced that after having considering all information at her disposal and the representations made to her by interested and affected... Read More

Retired Teachers Association (RTA) to Help Promote Excellence

6 December 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has launched a call for expression of interest last night (Thursday 06 December) for a proposed Retired Teachers Association (RTA). Deputy Education Minister Enver Surty was the guest speaker at the... Read More

Lodox Statscan Machines for the Forensic Pathology Services (FPS)

5 December 2007

"A worldwide first and groundbreaking initiative will enable the FPS laboratories at Salt River and Tygerberg to drastically cut the amount of time spent on autopsies with the installation of the Lodox Statscan machines," Minister Uys said at the... Read More

WCED Invests 6 Million Rand in Literacy and Numeracy Strategy

4 December 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) plans to invest R6 million in its Literacy and Numeracy strategy in the next three years, including offering 100 bursaries for maths and science teachers, as part of its strategy to improve literacy and... Read More

Invitation to Retired Teachers' Association (RTA) Launch

4 December 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore extends a warm invitation to you to the launch of the Retired Teachers' Association (RTA). Date: Thursday 6 December 2007 Read More

Official Opening of Green Point Stadium Visitors Centre

2 December 2007

Official Opening of Green Point Stadium Visitors Centre Media Alert/Invitation Read More

Matric Marking Starts

2 December 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) expects no problems with the marking of about 1 million scripts by 2,200 markers and 350 checkers, as they prepare to complete the process by the end of this week. Read More

End-of-Year Message from Education MEC Cameron Dugmore

29 November 2007

A Message from Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore to all Principals and Teachers "In spite of a difficult year, there is no reason to be anxious" This year was without a doubt a very difficult year for the entire education community in the... Read More

City Set to Resume Control of Historic Greenmarket Square on 1 December

28 November 2007

The City of Cape Town will resume the management of Greenmarket Square from 1 December 2007. A City task team met this morning to finalise logistical planning to ensure a smooth transition on Saturday. Read More

Cape Town Exceeds HIV Testing Targets

28 November 2007

The City of Cape Town has exceeded its annual target for HIV testing of adults older than 15 years of age, by nearly 2%. A total of 223 089 residents have been tested across the Cape metropole. Read More

Informal Traders Can Collect Permits for Greenmarket Square

27 November 2007

The City of Cape Town is appreciative of the traders who have submitted application forms for informal trading opportunities on Greenmarket Square. Read More

Soccerex 2007: Cape Town Announces Bidding Process for Naming Rights and Operator for Green Point Stadium

26 November 2007

The City of Cape Town has announced that it will sell the naming rights of its 68 000 seater, multi-purpose world-class stadium on Green Point Common to national or international bidders. Read More

Report on West Coast Schools Investigation into Racism and Access

25 November 2007

Statement by Western Cape Education Minister Cameron DugmoreEarlier this year I established a Task Team to conduct an inquiry into various issues in the West Coast municipal area, including allegations of racism, access, transport, school fees and... Read More

Report on Racism Allegations to be Released

24 November 2007

Earlier this year, Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore established a Task Team to conduct an inquiry into various issues in the West Coast municipal area, including allegations of racism, access, transport, school fees and provisioning, after... Read More

Floods Mark Final Matric Exam

24 November 2007

Statement by Brian Schreuder, Deputy Director-General: Curriculum Management, Western Cape Education Department (WCED)  Read More

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