News and Speeches Archive

Nama Choral Workshops

28 May 2009

"Let us sing Nama" Read More

World No Tobacco Day 2009

28 May 2009

In South Africa, more than 43 000 people die every year from diseases directly and indirectly related to tobacco smoke. Tobacco smoke contains at least 4 000 chemicals of which many can cause cancer. Read More

World No Tobacco Day Seminar

28 May 2009

In South Africa more than 43 000 people die every year from diseases directly and indirectly related to tobacco smoke. To raise awareness, the Western Cape Department of Health will host a seminar to celebrate World No Tobacco Day. Read More

Western Cape Mind Games 2009

27 May 2009

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, in partnership with the City of Cape Town and the Western Province Sport Council will be hosting the Western Cape Mind Games on Saturday, 30 May 2009 at the Bellville Velodrome. Read More

Standing Committees of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament

26 May 2009

Please view:Media ReleaseAnnouncements, Tablings and Committee Reports Read More

Africa Day Celebrations 2009

20 May 2009

The 25th of May marks the formation of the Africa Union, the predecessor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). But the day is not only about commemorating the OAU. It's also about celebrating the ideals behind it - equality, justice and the... Read More

Doctors? Salaries Held Up at National Government Since Last Year

19 May 2009

New Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, undertook to discuss doctors' Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD) as a matter of urgency with the National Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. He also requested Premier Helen Zille to take up the... Read More

New Somerset Hospital Celebrates 150 Years

19 May 2009

On 16 May 2009, the Department of Health's Somerset Hospital, along with the hospital's facility board hosted a horse racing event at the Kenilworth Race Course as part of the 150th celebrations of the New Somerset Hospital. Read More

The Influenza A (H1N1) Virus - Swine Flu

19 May 2009

The global spread of the dreaded swine flu virus is fast becoming an epidemic of disastrous proportion, with reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying it as a level 6 alert on the worldwide warning system. Read More

Western Cape Girls win Schools' Confederation Cup Challenge

18 May 2009

The Western Cape Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation MEC Sakkie Jenner, has learned with delight that the Provinces' under 18 Girls' soccer team has been crowned winners of the Schools' Confederation Cup Challenge. Read More

My 2010 School Adventure Schools Confederations Cup

18 May 2009

The newly appointed MEC for Cultural Affairs & Sport, Mr Sakkie Jenner, today formally handed over 80 sport kits to the 4 teams that will represent the Western Cape at the Schools Confederation Cup Final to be held in Johannesburg this weekend. Read More

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport to Celebrate National Archives Week from 18-22 May 2009

13 May 2009

MEC Sakkie Jenner, MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), proudly invite learners, students, researchers and all interested people to visit and tour the facilities of the Western Cape Archives to celebrate the role of the Archive in the Western... Read More

MEC Sakkie Jenner Saddened by the Death of Stage and Film Icon - Shaun Arnolds

13 May 2009

The newly appointed MEC for Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Sakkie Jenner, today expressed his sadness at the death of legendary stage and TV actor, Shaun Arnolds. Read More

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will Continue to Curb Sport Violence

13 May 2009

Riaan Loots, a young man with a promise of a bright sporting future lost his life in a fatal incident on a Rawsonville rugby field in 2006. This was during a period where a wave of violent sport incidents had engulfed the sport fraternity. Read More

Appointment of the Western Cape Provincial Cabinet

7 May 2009

Today a new cabinet for the Western Cape Provincial Government will be sworn in by Judge Yvonne Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court. I have appointed this cabinet in terms of my delegated responsibilities in Section 42 (2) of the Constitution of... Read More

Premier Helen Zille Announces her Cabinet

6 May 2009

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will tomorrow, 8 May 2009, announce her Cabinet at a press conference. The announcement will be followed by the swearing in of the cabinet by a Constitutional Court Judge, Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, and press... Read More

New Western Cape Premier to Host Press Conference

4 May 2009

The new Premier of the Western Cape will tomorrow, Wednesday 6 May 2009, be sworn in by the Acting Judge President of the Western Cape High Court, Honourable Justice Janet Traverso, who will also preside over the election of the Speaker and Deputy... Read More