News and Speeches Archive

Relocation of Displaced People to Resume at Weekend

1 September 2008

Joint Media Release - Provincial Government and City of Cape TownThe relocation of displaced people from community halls and two safety sites will resume on Saturday, 6 September. Read More

Restructuring of Department Cultural Affairs and Sport Taking Shape

1 September 2008

Restructuring of Department Cultural Affairs and Sport starting to take shape - Statement by MEC Cameron Dugmore Read More

Restoration of Electricity Supply in Progress

30 August 2008

The gale force winds over this weekend have wreaked havoc with the electricity supply across the city where falling trees and branches have damaged overhead power lines. The increased demand for electricity as a result of the cold and wet... Read More

City Disaster Response Teams Busy Following Heavy Rain and Wind

30 August 2008

The Disaster Response Teams of the City of Cape Town are busy with mopping-up operations across the city. The two frontal systems which passed through the Cape Peninsula over the weekend resulted in widespread rain which caused localised... Read More

Transfer of Displaced People Begins

27 August 2008

Joint Notice: Western Cape Provincial Government and the City of Cape TownThe transfer of displaced people from City of Cape Town community halls to three safety sites has kicked off this morning in Bothasig. Read More

Moving Displaced People from Community Halls - Joint Media Briefing by Provincial Government and City of Cape Town

26 August 2008

From Thursday, some 1 000 displaced people will be moved out of 11 community halls across Cape Town, as well as from Soetwater and Silwerstroom. They can return to their communities or be relocated to Blue Waters or Harmony Park. Youngsfield will... Read More

New Electricity Cables Provide Power for 2010

26 August 2008

City of Cape Town Electricity Services has started installing high voltage underground cables in the CBD and Green Point. The 132kV cables will provide increased capacity and security of electricity supply to the area and will also supply power to... Read More

Minister Skweyiya Announces Changes to Means Test to Allow More People to Apply for Social Grants

23 August 2008

The Minister of Social Development, Dr. Zola Skweyiya, has announced today the new regulations which will allow more people to apply for social grants. This means that just over a million people who were excluded before, will now be in a position... Read More

New Regulations for Access to Social Grants

23 August 2008

The Minister of Social Development, Dr. Zola Skweyiya, has announced today the new regulations which will allow more people to apply for social grants. This means that just over a million people who were excluded before, will now be in a position to... Read More

Copperheads Nab Railway Thieves with Lightning Speed

17 August 2008

In a matter of days, the City of Cape Town's cable theft task team has successfully nailed members of a syndicate involved in the theft of railway equipment which severely 'derailed' Cape Town's rail commuter services on Friday, August 15. Read More

City Neighbourhood Watch Workshop the first step toward a unified Community Crime Watch Forum

17 August 2008

Executive Mayor Helen Zille, Cllr Dumisani Ximbi, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, senior officials from Metro Police, SAPS and the Provincial Government Department of Safety and Security also attended the workshop. Read More

Joint Statement on Violence in School Rugby

13 August 2008

Joint statement after a meeting today between Western Cape Cultural Affairs And Sport Mec Cameron Dugmore, WP Rugby, WP Schools Rugby And Boland Rugby Union on the issue of violence in sport.  Read More

Traffic Centres Tackle Licence Testing Backlogs

12 August 2008

State of the art electronic booking systems, which will fast-track appointments for learner's and driving tests, have been introduced in Cape Town as one of only two pilot projects in South Africa. Read More

Nomination Closing Date for Language Board Members Extended

12 August 2008

Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Cameron Dugmore has today announced that the closing date for nominations for Board Members for the Western Cape Language Committee has been extended to 21 August 2008, to provide more time for... Read More

MEC Dugmore begins to Reposition Cultural Affairs and Sport

12 August 2008

"We need to reposition the Western Cape as the creative and wellness capital of South Africa, Africa and the World," says newly appointed Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Cameron Dugmore.Speaking after a two day strategy and planning retreat with the... Read More

City Guidelines for Property Boundaries Subject to Public Comment

12 August 2008

The City of Cape Town would like to assure the public that the proposed guidelines for walls and fences on property boundaries, as reported in the media, (following a Planning Portfolio Committee Meeting) will be subject to public comment, and the... Read More

Khanya Launches First Solar Powered Computer Laboratory

7 August 2008

Yousuf Gabru, MEC for Education in the Western Cape, opened the first solar-powered school computer laboratory in the province today (Friday, 8 August 2008). Read More

Media Alert: Khanya Makes History

4 August 2008

You are cordially invited to the opening of the first solar powered computer laboratory in the Western Cape. Date: 8th August 2008Time: 11h00Venue: Bernadino Heights Secondary School (directions attached) Read More

Drive to Recruit 5 000 FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 Volunteers

31 July 2008

Johannesburg, July 1 2008   Thousands of South Africans will from today get the unique opportunity to be part of the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, as the volunteer application process for the tournament got underway. Read More

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