News and Speeches Archive

Prevention of Diarrohea Amongst Toddlers

28 February 2007

'The secret weapon against diarrhea is plenty of water', said Minister Uys during a visit to the Delft Community Health Center. Read More

City of Cape Town Launches Energy Efficiency Initiative with Business

27 February 2007

Businesses in and around Cape Town will pledge their commitment to energy efficiency on Wednesday 28 February at a breakfast hosted by Mayor Helen Zille at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands. Read More

Olympic Medalist Leads Way for New Schools Sport Initiative

25 February 2007

South African runner and Olympic medalist, Elana Meyer, will lead the way next week for a new campaign that promotes after-school sport across the Cape. Read More

General Valuation 2006 - Increased Property Values Do Not Necessarily Mean Higher Property Rate

20 February 2007

Statement By Cllr Ian Neilson, Mayoral Committee Member For Finance Read More

Khanya Wins Gold Again

18 February 2007

We have the pleasure of announcing that the Khanya Project of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has won yet another award for excellence. Read More

Business, Commerce and Management (BCM) Focus Schools Conference

15 February 2007

The Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) eight Business, Commerce and Management (BCM) focus schools are attending an exciting, hands-on conference with curriculum officials, lecturers, final year business student teachers from universities... Read More

Public Meeting to Launch Phase 2 of Salt River Market Revitalisation Project

14 February 2007

Residents and other interested parties have been invited to a public meeting to discuss phase 2 of the Salt River Market Revitalisation Project. Read More

Condom / Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Week: 11 - 17 February 2007

13 February 2007


Winds of Change as Renewable Energy Nears Darling Wind Farm-Sod Turning Ceremony

12 February 2007

City of Cape Town consumers are a significant step closer to being able to purchase "clean" electricity. This follows the turning of the first sod for the construction of the Darling Wind Farm at the Windhoek farm north west of Darling in the... Read More

Further Aid for Train Crash Victims

12 February 2007

The Minister for Agriculture in the Western Cape, Cobus Dowry, will be present at the handing out of food vouchers to survivors and family members of the train crash that claimed the lives of 19 farmworkers on 13 November last year.The food vouchers... Read More

Wesbank High School - Further Investigations Following Meeting

6 February 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has decided to investigate the performance of Grade 11 learners at Wesbank Secondary further following our meeting with parents and learners last night (Tuesday, 6 February 2007). Read More

City of Cape Town and Swiss Embassy Officially Open Human Rights Exhibition - "The Face of Human Rights"

6 February 2007

Mayor Helen Zille and the Ambassador of Switzerland, Viktor Christen,will officially open the exhibition on human rights, "The Face of Human Rights" installed on the Concourse Level of the Civic Centre which runs from 1 February until 21 February... Read More

City Of Cape Town to Pursue Municipal Bonds

6 February 2007

The City of Cape Town is to pursue the option of issuing its own municipal bonds as an alternative source of capital funding. In so doing, it will be only the second municipality in the country to explore this option. In 2004, the City of... Read More

Shock at Farm Murder in Worcester

5 February 2007

Statement by Minister Cobus Dowry: AgricultureI have learned with shock of the murder this morning of Mr Desmond Sterly (52) farm manager of the farm Ambiance in the Brandwag area near Worcester. Read More

International Cancer Day: 4 February 2006

3 February 2007

"No tan is a safe tan - it is a sign of skin damage. Teach your kids to be "sun smart" as part of their lifestyle in order to drastically minimise their risk of skin cancer at an older age," Uys said today after a visit to the Read More

WCED Announces Language Transformation Plan

2 February 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore officially launched the Western Cape Education Department's Language Transformation Plan this morning (Saturday 30 February) at a meeting at the Cape Town Teachers' Centre in Claremont. Read More

Final Public Meeting on Grand Parade Upgrade Proposals

1 February 2007

The City of Cape Town and the Cape Town Partnership's Grand Parade Revitalisation Project is entering the final phase of its public participation process with an Open House and Public Meeting on 6 February. Mayor Helen Zille will open the meeting... Read More