News and Speeches Archive

The Current State and Short-term Prospects for the Western Cape Economy

25 June 2007

The Western Cape economy has - in line with the national economy - remained very resilient in the face of higher inflation and interest rates over the past year. Previous expectations of a more constrained growth environment have thus far not... Read More

National Epilepsy Day: 21 June 2007

19 June 2007

Media Statement by Minister Pierre Uys Read More

Competition for isiXhosa Writing

14 June 2007

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in cooperation with Oxford University Press, is launching a creative writing competition to stimulate the creation of new isiXhosa literature. Read More

Statement by Minister for Agriculture ( Western Cape ): On Floods and Heavy Rains in the Swartland Area

13 June 2007

Parts of the Swartland area received high intensity and constant rainfall from the night of the 6th June to the 11th June 2007, which caused flooding to the towns of Moorreesburg, Hopefield, Vredenburg, Piketberg, Porterville and the surrounding... Read More

Salary Deductions for Officials and Teachers on Strike

12 June 2007

Statement by Ronald B Swartz, Superintendent-General, Western Cape Education Department. Read More

Unanimous Decision: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Conference

11 June 2007

Statement by Cobus Dowry MEC For Agriculture In The Western Cape Read More

MEC Dowry to Address Conference on Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Rural Areas

9 June 2007

The Minister for agriculture in the Western Cape Cobus Dowry will open a two day conference on Alcohol and substance abuse in the rural areas, tomorrow 11 June 2007 at Goudini Spa near Rawsonville. Read More

WCED Concerned over Impact of Strike on Examinations

7 June 2007

Statement by Education Minister Cameron Dugmore. This morning I met with the top management and district directors of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), who have briefed me extensively on the impact of the strike on schools and... Read More

Disruption of Schools and Intimidation Unacceptable

4 June 2007

Statement by Education MEC Cameron Dugmore. I have received reports this morning that the Blue Downs Branch of the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has issued a pamphlet saying that no exams should take place at any school. Read More

City Warns that Traffic Fines are Still Payable

3 June 2007

The recent problems with the e-NaTIS system have led to difficulties being experienced at all the City's traffic centres. Read More

WCED Condemns Intimidation, Assault and Disruption of Examinations by Striking Teachers

3 June 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore and the Head of Department Ron Swartz today reacted with outrage and condemnation on learning that a group of about 30 striking teachers disrupted examinations, confiscated and tore up scripts and... Read More