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News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape still taking RSVPs for 2010 Base Camps

28 December 2009

As international football teams are signing on the dotted line all around South Africa for their 2010 FIFA World Cup(tm) base camps, the Western Cape's tourism regions are reaffirming that they are all set and excited to extend a particularly warm... Read More

Responsibility of Your Child Lies with You

23 December 2009

All parents, please be aware that your kid(s) is your responsibility and therefore have the right to be protected and to feel safe says Adv. Max, Minister of Community Safety. Read More

Pedestrian Safety the Responsibility of Pedestrians and Drivers

22 December 2009

Adv. Lennit Max, the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, expresses his concerns once again due to the number of road accidents and fatalities during the start of the Festive Season.  Read More

Media Alert: 2010 Programmes Leaving a Lasting Legacy in Western Cape Communities

16 December 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport's 2010 unit, in partnership with South African Football Association (SAFA) Western Cape Referees Association, will host a series of developmental training workshops in order to upgrade the standard of... Read More

No Mercy for Rapists of 12 Year Old

16 December 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, expressed his outrage at the rape of an eleven year old girl from Ladismith in the Southern Cape. The girl was allegedly raped by two males (one a 12 year old). Read More

Zero Tolerance to Offenders After 15 Year Old Crash Taxi

15 December 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, expressed his shock and anger after a taxi, apparently driven by a fifteen year old boy, overturned in Kraaifontein at 08:20 this morning, killing two female passengers and slightly injuring eight... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Sakkie Jenner to Acknowledge Western Cape Sports Legends

13 December 2009

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr Sakkie Jenner will tomorrow, 15 December 2009, be capping the 2009 Western Cape Sport Legends. Please view draft programme. Read More

Background: Western Cape Sports Legends

13 December 2009

Shapers of Sport: This year marks the 5th year that Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will be recognising the Western Cape Sport Legends. Read More

Minister Grant Assesses Wind Damage at School

13 December 2009

This morning, Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant visited Vista High School in the Bo-Kaap to assess the damage caused by gale force winds over the weekend. "A section of Vista High School was badly affected yesterday morning,"... Read More

Traffic Law Enforcement Operations and Accident Statistics

10 December 2009

The school is closing today, 11 December 2009, which will lead to parents and holiday makers going on leave to travel over long distances to visit families and friends. Visitors from all over the country will be entering the Province of the Western... Read More

MEC Grant Urges Parents and Community to Look out for Our Children's Safety

9 December 2009

"Today marks the end of the 16 days of activism campaign for No Violence against Women and Children, but it also marks the first day of a very vulnerable time for our learners - the summer school holidays," said Minister for Education Donald Grant... Read More

Minister Donald Grant visits Matric Marking Centre

9 December 2009

"I am pleased to be informed that the marking of the 2009 National Senior Certificate examinations is successfully underway," said Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant. Grant was visiting the province's main examination marking... Read More

Enjoy the Festive Season Safely and Responsibly

9 December 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, would like to wish the people of the Western Cape, as well as all visitors, a joyful and safe Festive Season with their loved ones.  Read More

Media Alert: Extracts from MEC Max's Diary for 9-11 December 2009

8 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009 1. MEC Max speaks at AGM of Athlone Central Improvement DistrictVenue: Minor Hall, Athlone Police Station, AthloneTime: 17:15Thursday, 10 December 2009 Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to visit Matric Exams Marking Centre

8 December 2009

Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Head of Department Penny Vinjevold will be visiting the matric exams marking centre on Thursday, 10 December 2009.  Read More

Minister Grant and Penny Vinjevold HOD to brief Media on Preparations for 2010 Academic Year

7 December 2009

On Tuesday, Minister for Education Donald Grant and Head of Department (HOD) Penny Vinjevold, will be briefing media on preparations that have been concluded for the 2010 academic year.  Read More

Statement by Minister Donald Grant on the Preparations for 2010 Academic Year

7 December 2009

In order to improve education outcomes in the province, as made clear in our strategic plan, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has prepared a package of documents designed to prepare teachers, principals and parents well in advance about... Read More

Statement by MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela: Cabinet's resolution on Joe Slovo

7 December 2009

Last night, I met with the Joe Slovo task team and members of the community to report back on the discussions we had in Cabinet, and the resolution passed about implementing the Constitutional Court's decision.  Read More

Media Alert: Helderberg Milk Tanker Accident

7 December 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Rescue is currently on the scene of a motor accident on the N2, 3km outside of Heidelberg, in the direction of Riversdale.  Read More

Festive Season Neglect and Abuse of Children Inexcusable - MEC Max

6 December 2009

The Minister for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, has appealed to parents and caregivers to ensure that their children are well looked after over the festive season.  Read More