News and Speeches Archive

Biodiversity Specialist Appointed Chair of CapeNature

31 January 2008

Today in Cape Town, Tasneem Essop, the Western Cape MEC for Environment, Planning and Economic Development, said that Mark Botha, a current CapeNature board member and Director of Conservation at the Botanical Society of SA, had been appointed... Read More

Western Cape Energy Committee Re-activated

24 January 2008

Last night, Tasneem Essop, the Western Cape MEC for Environment, Planning and Economic Development, announced that the provincial Energy Risk Management Committee (ERMC), which was started by Premier Ebrahim Rasool in 2006, had been re-activated... Read More

Investigation Launched into Masibambisane School Stabbing

23 January 2008

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore has reacted with shock and anger after a young man was stabbed to death when five alleged gang members invaded the school premises and robbed learners of valuables.   Read More

Minister Essop to re-activate Energy Risk Management Plan

22 January 2008

Western Cape MEC for Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop, will be convening an urgent meeting with Eskom, the City, the private sector, organised labour and civil society on Thursday (24th January) to re-activate the Energy... Read More

Land Deal Generates Funds for Western Cape Education Department

21 January 2008

Statement by Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore I am pleased to announce that Jan van Riebeeck High School has agreed to the sale of underutilised land with a value of about R60-million, in the interests of improving the quality of... Read More

WCED Probes Claim of Withholding Report

19 January 2008

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will investigate any report of schools withholding school reports because parents have not paid school fees.   Schools may hold parents to account, but may not prejudice learners in any way to ensure... Read More

Municipal Strike Action 21 January 2008

17 January 2008

The City of Cape Town has made plans to minimise the disruption of strike action by municipal staff from Monday, 21 January onwards. It is not clear at this stage what form the strike action will take. Read More

Eden District to be declared as a Local Disaster Area

16 January 2008


Premier Rasool and Education MEC Dugmore Host Press Conference on First Day of School

15 January 2008

Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool and Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will host a press conference to report back on the first day of school in the Western Cape. The press conference will take place during the Premier's visit to a new school in... Read More

Incorrect Warning of City-Wide Electricity Shut Down on Wednesday Night Causes Undue Panic

14 January 2008

Residents of Cape Town are informed that an e-mail message containing a warning of a city-wide electricity shutdown starting at 21:00 on Wednesday (16th January) night is incorrect.  Read More

Ministers Fransman and Dugmore Inspect Six New Schools

13 January 2008

Transport and Public Works MEC Marius Fransman and Education MEC Cameron Dumore will inspect six newly built schools in Khayelitsha and Delft today (Monday 14 January). Read More

The Western Cape Musicians Association Launches Benevolent Fund

10 January 2008

During 2005 the Cape Town cultural sector, in particular the jazz community was taken aback when legendary jazzman and saxophonist Robbie Jansen became seriously ill. Family, friends, fans, promoters, deejays, radio personalities, night club owners... Read More

FET Colleges Offer Renewed Opportunities for Youth

9 January 2008

Statement by Education Minister Cameron Dugmore Read More

Inaugural Academic Excellence Award Ceremony for Muslims Schools

7 January 2008

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural ceremony of an annual event to honour top matric learners from the independent Muslim schools in the Western Cape tomorrow (Wednesday). Read More

Saturday Schools for 2008 Supplementary Examination Matric Candidates

6 January 2008

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is organising special Saturday schools for candidates who failed the 2007 Senior Certificate Examinations. The candidates will be able to write supplementary examinations in May and June this year.   Read More