News and Speeches Archive

Mitchells Plain City Health to Encourage Couple Testing

31 January 2007

In an effort to increase public awareness regarding HIV/Aids, the City's Mitchells Plain Sub-district - City Health Directorate will embark on promoting couple testing during Valentine's Day Week. Voluntary counselling and testing will take place... Read More

Wesbank Secondary Grade 11 Promotions - Circuit Manager Suspended

29 January 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore today had to request the temporary suspension of a Circuit Manager of the department after a group of learners locked the gates of a Cape Flats high school in protest against their demotions to grade 11. Read More

Fish for Tomorrow: World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2007

28 January 2007

The main aim of this years' World Wetlands Day is to draw attention to the vital role that healthy wetlands and river systems play in maintaining healthy populations of marine and freshwater fish and other aquatic food species. Read More

WCED Rejects Nomination of Teacher Convicted of Statutory Rape

28 January 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) today rejected a school governing body nomination of an educator found guilty of statutory rape last year. Neil April applied, and was nominated, for a vacant post at the Acacia Primary School in... Read More

Western Cape, Shandong Education Departments Sign Agreement

25 January 2007

Top education officials from the Western Cape and the Shandong Province in the People's Republic of China signed an agreement to cooperate on a range of education projects today (Thursday, 25 January 2007). Read More

Sound Financial Management Earns City Higher Credit Ratings

23 January 2007

The City of Cape Town's improved debt collection programme, sound liquidity and hands-on management has earned the City an upgraded credit rating. Read More

FET Colleges Off to a Good Start in 2007

21 January 2007

Statement by Cameron Dugmore, MEC for Education in the Western Cape Further education and training (FET) will begin in earnest on 44 campuses of the six FET colleges in the Western Cape on Monday, 22 January 2007. Read More

Minstrels' Activities: Response to Complaints

18 January 2007

The Arts & Culture Department of the City of Cape Town regrets the noise pollution and other nuisance caused to the residents of Cape Town by the Minstrels' cultural events. Read More

Minstrel Marches on 20 January and 27 January 2007

18 January 2007

The City of Cape Town has granted permission for the Cape Minstrel Association to stage marches through the centre of town on the nights of 20 January and 27 January 2007 between the hours of 10 pm and 2 am. We are, however, aware that there have... Read More

Integrated Load Shedding Schedule for the Western Cape: Saturday, 20 January to Monday, 22 January 2007

18 January 2007

Eskom and the City of Cape Town will publish an integrated load shedding schedule informing electricity consumers across the Western Cape of when they could possibly experience load shedding. This approach has been taken to make access to the load... Read More

City of Cape Town Complying with Eskom's Instruction to Load Shed

17 January 2007

Eskom is experiencing unplanned generating unit outages along with a higher than expected demand for electricity during this time of the year. The national transmission grid remains stable, however the country is faced with a shortage of available... Read More

Opening of Western Cape Schools: January 2007

16 January 2007

Joint Media Statement by Premier Ebrahim Rasool and Education MEC Cameron Dugmore on the Opening of Western Cape SchoolsThe first day of school in the Western Cape has, despite a few problems, run relatively smoothly. Read More

Opening of Schools - Ministerial Programme

15 January 2007

Education Deputy Minister Enver Surty, Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool and Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will be visiting Oudtshoorn schools tomorrow to welcome back some of the 930,000 learners on the first day of schools for the year 2007. Read More

Opening of Schools - Dowry to Visit Hector Petersen Secondary School

15 January 2007

Cobus Dowry, MEC for Agriculture in the Western Cape will visit the Hector Petersen Secondary School to welcome learners at the first day of school in 2007. Read More

Schools Opening Programme

15 January 2007

Education Deputy Minister Enver Surty, Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool and Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will be visiting Oudtshoorn schools tomorrow to welcome back some of the 930,000 learners on the first day of schools for the year 2007. Read More

Cape Town Announces Preferred Bidder for Stadium Construction

14 January 2007

The City of Cape Town has announced the joint venture of Murray & Roberts and WBHO (Pty) Ltd as the preferred bidder for constructing its 68 000 seater multi-purpose stadium in Green Point. The tender has not been awarded. Read More

Western Cape Schools Determined to do Better in 2007

14 January 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is confident that its 1,500 schools are ready to welcome back about 930,000 learners into classrooms on Wednesday, and that learning and teaching will begin immediately. Read More

Technical Fault Causes Problems with Processing Information at Licensing/Registration Centres

11 January 2007

As a result of a Telkom data line problem the National Transport Information System www.enatis.com, or NaTIS as it is more commonly known, was not available at the following ity of Cape Town Licencing and Vehicle Registration Centres this morning. Read More

Youth Sustains 11 000 Volt Shock While Stealing Electrical Equipment

11 January 2007

A 15-year old youth is in the Tygerberg Hospital, under police guard in a critical but stable condition, after he sustained severe burns to his face, neck and hands when he came into contact with 11 000 volt while he was busy removing equipment from... Read More

Teaching Assistants Certificate Ceremony

11 January 2007

On Thursday 30 November, Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will be presenting 266 Teaching Assistants from Cape Town with Certificates of Attendance, whilst 198 TAs from rural areas have already been awarded. The ceremony is to take place from 14h00 in... Read More

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