News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape Health Minister Calls for No Disruption of Essential Services During Municipal Strikes

27 July 2009

The Khayelitsha Community Health Centre in Site B was closed today, after striking municipal workers entered the building and drove people out with sjamboks. Read More

Security at Tygerberg Hospital Heightened after Disappearance of Baby

26 July 2009

Following the alleged incident at Tygerberg Hospital where a 14-day old baby disappeared on Friday evening, the Western Cape Department of Health confirmed the following security measures at Tygerberg Hospital: - Electronic access-controlled door Read More

Minister Furious and Saddened by Unnecessary Death of 12 in N2 Road Accident

26 July 2009

The Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle is saddened by the tragic road accident which occurred on the N2 near Keurboom Height in Plattenburg Bay yesterday. He has extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and visited the only... Read More

Minister Furious and Saddened by Unnecessary Death of 12 in N2 Road Accident

26 July 2009

The Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle is saddened by the tragic road accident which occurred on the N2 near Keurboom Height in Plattenburg Bay yesterday.He has extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and visited the only survivor... Read More

Minister Furious and Saddened by Unnecessary Death of 12 in N2 Road Accident

26 July 2009

The Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle is saddened by the tragic road accident which occurred on the N2 near Keurboom Height in Plattenburg Bay yesterday.He has extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and visited the only survivor... Read More

MEC's Explore a Co-ordinated Response to School Safety

21 July 2009

We need pro-active action from all stakeholders if we are to keep our schools safe, said MEC for Education Donald Grant. Read More

Unanimous Support for Re-development of Emergency Services

21 July 2009

As a result of a discussions this afternoon between the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and senior doctors from the provincial department's central hospitals, the team of doctors will go to the drawing board together to re-develop a... Read More

Implementation of New Vaccine, Prevenar, at Primary Health Care Facilities

14 July 2009

Pneumonia and diarrhoea are worldwide public health problems and together account for about half the deaths in children below the age of five years. Studies indicate that in South Africa, pneumonia related deaths in children less than five years of... Read More

Joint Statement by Western Cape Minister of Transport and Community Safety

14 July 2009

Bus Blitz As a direct response to the recent fatal bus accident in Beaufort West, the Departments of Transport and Community Safety will launch an intensive blitz on all buses entering and leaving the Province. Read More

Joint Statement by Western Cape Minister of Transport and Community Safety

14 July 2009

Bus Blitz As a direct response to the recent fatal bus accident in Beaufort West, the Departments of Transport and Community Safety will launch an intensive blitz on all buses entering and leaving the Province. Read More

Groote Schuur Trauma Centre Will Not Close - Incorrect Reporting

13 July 2009

Groote Schuur Trauma Centre will not close - incorrect reporting Read More

Red Cross Children's Hospital Honoured 94 Staff Members

9 July 2009

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital recently honoured 94 staff members who have devoted 20 years of their career in the employ of this hospital - a phenomenal achievement that speaks of the commitment and passion for their work and their... Read More

Japanese Embassy Donates Eye Equipment to Groote Schuur Hospital

8 July 2009

The Ophthalmology Department at Groote Schuur Hospital will host an internal event to hand over equipment to the eye-clinic, donated by the Japanese Embassy. The event will be attended by the Japanese Consul, Mr. Kenji Miyata. Read More

MEC of Cultural Affairs, Sports and Recreation Visits 17 Year Old Paralysed in Rugby Match

6 July 2009

3 July 2009 The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Minister Sakkie Jenner, today visited the 17 year old Donovan Botha, who was injured in a rugby match at the weekend. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Welcomes Doctors' Decision

6 July 2009

3 July 2009 Immediately after this mornings decision of the doctors to call off their protest action, the SA Medical Associations Western Cape chairperson, Dr. Mark Sonderup, called Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha, and informed him of the... Read More

MEC Max on Shooting of Police Officer and Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer in the Western Cape

4 July 2009

* The Minister delayed his attendance to cabinet yesterday (Tuesday) to pay the two families in Wesbank and Portlands a visit. Read More

Taxi Council and Minister Discuss Improved Customer Service and 2010

1 July 2009

Joint Statement by Minister of Transport and Western Cape Provincial Taxi Council Read More

Taxi Council and Minister Discuss Improved Customer Service and 2010

1 July 2009

Joint Statement by Minister of Transport and Western Cape Provincial Taxi Council Read More