News and Speeches Archive

"Beyond the School Wall" Project Educators Graduate

17 April 2007

Beyond the School Wall Educators' Graduation - Statement from the Extra-Mural Education Project (EMEP) Read More

Top Matriculants Receive Special Awards

15 April 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has awarded seven matriculants from disadvantaged backgrounds with special awards today (Monday 16 April 2007) for excelling in the 2006 Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Nominations for Annual Female Farmer of the Year Competition Open

10 April 2007

Nominations are awaited for the annual Female Farmer of the Year competition, organised by the Department of Agriculture. Female farmers of the Western Cape are encouraged to take part in this competition that aims to honour women for their... Read More

Possible Outbreak of African Horse Sickness

10 April 2007

Statement by Cobus Dowry, Minister of Agriculture in the Western CapeSince 16 March 2007 a total of 10 horses have died on properties located within the African horse sickness (AHS) Surveillance Zone. Read More

First Study on Small Stock Industry Completed

9 April 2007

Dr Jasper Cloete of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (Cape Institute for Agricultural Training: Elsenburg) recently completed his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch. Read More

Veterinary Import Permits Required to Import Namibian Animal Products

3 April 2007

The dispensation for the importation of meat for own use (including venison and meat from domestic species, excluding meat from wild and domestic pigs) has been amended, because it has been abused in the past. Animal products imported for own use... Read More

Agriculture Department Hosts Annual Open Day

3 April 2007

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture recently hosted its annual open days at its Elsenburg research farm outside Stellenbosch and entertained and gave exposure to more than 1 300 children. Read More

Ian Schnetler Appointed as City's Chief Fire Officer

2 April 2007

The City of Cape Town has made the following senior appointments in the Emergency Services Department: Ian Schnetler as Chief Fire Officer: Read More

Metro Police use Sport in Fight against Crime

2 April 2007

Metro Police are hosting a soccer and netball tournament for youth from Guguletu, Athlone and Hout Bay at the Wynberg Military base from 09:00 on Saturday, 31 March 2007. Read More

Edith Stephens Wetland Park Celebrates National Health Day

2 April 2007

Edith Stephens Wetland Park, with the support of Cape Flats Nature, the City of Cape Town's Environmental Health officers and various community organisations, is hosting an Exercise and Health Day in celebration of National Health Day. Read More

City Confirms that it does not Cut Off Water Completely

2 April 2007

The City of Cape Town has confirmed that it does not disconnect water completely but merely restricts water to a trickle for ratepayers who are in arrears with their municipal accounts. Read More

City Launches New Southern Line Tourism Route

2 April 2007

The City of Cape Town has launched a new pilot tourism route, based on rail transport. Read More

Deputy Mayor to March Against Crime in Mitchells Plain

2 April 2007

Deputy Mayor Charlotte Williams will tonight, 2 April, join members of the New Woodlands community, the Neighbourhood Watch and two ''reformed'' drug merchants in leading a march against crime and drug abuse. Read More

City Continues to Call for Water Savings

2 April 2007

Cape Town's dam levels are currently 53.2% full, a 30% drop on December levels. Cape Town is currently experiencing high temperatures therefore the demand on water is still quite high. Read More

City Tackles Crime and Grime at Cape Town Station Deck

2 April 2007

Major clean-up operations are taking place at Cape Town's Station Deck as part of the City of Cape Town's drive to create a cleaner and safer environment for thousands of commuters and residents. Read More

City Extends Deadline for Objections to All Valuations

2 April 2007

The City of Cape Town has decided to extend the deadline for objections to all property valuations until 30 April 2007. Read More

Metro Police's "Stay Safe" Campaign Aims at Making Life Safer for Children

1 April 2007

In the light of the increase in violence against women and children on the Cape Flats, Metro Police are embarking on a STAY SAFE campaign to raise awareness and help parents to educate and empower their children to take control of their own safety. Read More