News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape to Benefit from Provincial Government Visit to Shandong Province in China

30 October 2007

A delegation of the Western Cape Provincial Government, headed by Premier Ebrahim Rasool and including five MECs, is in the Shandong Province of the People's Republic of China this week to strengthen ties between the Western Cape and Shandong. Read More

Western Cape Agriculture Provides Drought Aid to Farmers

30 October 2007

Statement by Cobus Dowry, Minister of Agriculture in the Western Cape, on R20 Million Assistance to Drought Stricken Farmers.  Read More

WCED Launches Family Learning Campaign

29 October 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has launched a family learning campaign to promote reading, writing and mathematics in the home. Read More

Springboks get Bok-Vonk from Western Cape

28 October 2007

Today's Springbok Victory tour in the Western Cape was a resounding success. Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Grand Parade, along the tour route and at Newlands Stadium in expressions of collective joy and unity. Read More

2007 Provincial Farmworker of the Year Awards

24 October 2007

MEDIA INVITATION: 25 OCTOBER 2007 The annual provincial farmworker of the year awards ceremony will take place at the Protea Hotel, Technopark Stellenbosch, tonight at 18:30 for 19:00. Read More

Bokke Set to Paint the City Green and Gold

24 October 2007

Cape Town's City Hall has witnessed many epoch-making events including former President Nelson Mandela, delivering his first public speech from its balcony, after his release from prison and, on Monday (29 October), it will again be the focus of the... Read More

Special Schools to Support Mainstream Schools

23 October 2007

The Western Cape Education Department's (WCED) focus in its 2007-2008 Strengthening of Special Schools Programme is the enabling of these special schools to function as resource centres that provide curriculum support to mainstream schools. Read More

Cape Town and the Western Cape have Four Hotels in the Top 10 African Hotels

22 October 2007

City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Economic, Social Development and Tourism, Cllr Simon Grindrod, said today that the 2007 Conde Nast Traveler US Readers Choice Awards has underlined Cape Town and South Africa's world-beater status! Read More

Green Point Stadium Operator Tender to be Re-Advertised

22 October 2007

The City of Cape Town will restart the bidding process to find a long-term operator for the Green Point Stadium. Read More

Grade 5 Case Study on HIV/AIDS and Sex Work Cancelled

21 October 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has issued a circular to all primary schools, requesting that a particular case study dealing with the topic of "The impact of HIV and AIDS" be ignored, as it viewed it is as an inappropriate case study... Read More

Cape Town must become a Base for Cruise Liners

17 October 2007

The cruise liner industry is the fastest growing global tourism sector. The average growth rate of the sector has been 8% per annum since 1980. Some 12 million people went cruising in 2006 and the number is expected to grow to 16 million by 2009. Read More

City's Youth Environmental School (YES) to Host Sustainable Transport Week: 22 To 26 October 2007

17 October 2007

The City's Environmental Resource Management Department will be running environmental education programmes during Sustainable Transport Week from 22 to 26 October as part of its Youth Environmental School (YES) Programme. Read More

Scientific Tests Confirm Water Quality at Zandvlei

17 October 2007

Scientific tests conducted by the City of Cape Town after the recent sewage spills into the Zandvlei nature reserve in Muizenberg have confirmed that the water quality of the vlei is acceptable. Read More

City Regrets Long Queues at New Ottery Driving Licence Testing Centre

16 October 2007

The Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Cllr Elizabeth Thompson, has apologised for the delays being experienced in the processing of licence applications at the recently re-opened New Ottery Driving Licence Testing Centre. Read More

Cape Town Jazz Festival Ranked in World Top 10

16 October 2007

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been ranked in the Top 10 in Melody Trip's ranking of the world's top 100 music festivals. Read More

City to Tackle Beach Crime

16 October 2007

A recent increase in beach muggings, poaching activities and illegal off-road driving has prompted the City of Cape Town to appoint a task team to tackle crime on its beaches. Read More

Western Cape Farmworkers on Wine-making Course in France

15 October 2007

The Minister for Agriculture in the Western Cape, Cobus Dowry is at present visiting Beaune in Burgundy(France) to give practical effect to the current Cooperation Agreement between Burgundy and the Western Cape and to strengthen the bilateral... Read More

Proposed Helderberg "Park-N-Ride" Project Seeks to Alleviate Commuter Blues

11 October 2007

"Park-n-Ride is an initiative identified in the City of Cape Town's Travel Demand Management Strategy", says Elizabeth Thompson, Mayco Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater. Read More

Multi-million Rand Pledge to Boost Literacy and Numeracy in Rural Schools

11 October 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore has welcomed a pledge of two million rand to boost literacy and numeracy in rural schools, announced at a special event yesterday at Wardia Primary, a farm school near Montagu. Read More

Monaco Plans R700 000 Youth Sports Project in Gugulethu

11 October 2007

Hundreds of youth in Gugulethu are set to benefit from a R700 000 sports development programme initiated by the Principality of Monaco together with the City of Cape Town. Read More