News and Speeches Archive

Macassar Dunes Nature Reserve to host Weed Buster Week Programme for Learners

30 September 2009

A Weed Buster Week Programme will be hosted by Macassar Dunes Nature Reserve and its partners at the reserve from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 October 2009. Read More

Murder-linked Pistol Confiscated during Metro Police Drug Raid

30 September 2009

A 7.65mm pistol, believed to be linked to a murder in Kensington a fortnight ago, was confiscated during a Metro Police drug raid in the suburb late last night. Read More

City Celebrates Transport Month

30 September 2009

October is Transport Month and the City of Cape Town has much to celebrate says Councillor Elizabeth Thompson, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater. "Without transport people and goods cannot be moved and our economy would... Read More

Temporary Lane Closures on N2 on Sunday

30 September 2009

The N2 highway will be partially closed on Sunday, 04 October from 06:00 - 18:00 to enable precast concrete sections for the Bunga Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, currently under construction, to be lifted into position. Read More

Learner Drivers Fail to Keep Test Appointments

29 September 2009

More than 1500 learner drivers fail to keep their test appointments each month and this is contributing significantly to the appointment backlog at the City of Cape Town's Traffic Services Department. Read More

City Announce Cape Town Peace Cup Soccer Tournament

29 September 2009

The City of Cape Town's Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department, in partnership with the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway and the South African Peace Conference, will officially announce the Cape Town Peace Cup Soccer Tournament at an event in... Read More

MEC Grant Announces Appointment of New Western Cape Head of Education

29 September 2009

I am pleased to announce that the Cabinet of the Western Cape has endorsed the recommendation by the Provincial Selection Panel concerning the appointment of a new Head of Education (HOD) - the most senior official in the Western Cape Education... Read More

Murder Suspect Arrested at an Illegal Drag Race

28 September 2009

The City of Cape Town's Traffic Services special unit, the "Ghost Squad", routinely arrests errant motorists for violations of the National Road Traffic Act, but their vigilance paid dividends at the weekend when they arrested a man wanted for... Read More

Traffic Disruption at Race Course Road

28 September 2009

Vehicles travelling along the R27 in a northbound direction (away from the city) will not be able to turn right into Race Course Road, from Tuesday, 29 September until Friday, 02 October. Read More

New City Programme to Uplift Street People

27 September 2009

The ideal of re-integrating street people into their communities is often not realised because they lack a support system and the opportunities and incentives to create a new life for themselves says Councillor Grant Pascoe, the City of Cape Town's... Read More

City's Parow North Swimming Pool Closed for Upgrading

27 September 2009

The City of Cape Town's Parow North swimming pool, which was built in 1948, is to remain closed until June next year for a major refurbishing programme costing R1.75 million. Read More

More Vehicle Impound Facilities Urgently Needed as Safely Home Campaign Begins

26 September 2009

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle has today announced plans to increase the number of pound facilities in the province. Read More

MEC Max Asks Motorists to Obey Road Rules Following Horrific N1 Crash

24 September 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, made an urgent appeal to all road users to conscientiously adhere to the road rules, following the horrific head-on collision on the N1 outside Beaufort West in the early hours of this morning. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Attend Technology Educators Conference

24 September 2009

On Monday, MEC for Education Donald Grant will be attending the Conference for Technology Educators and will be speaking on the importance of technology in our schools in enhancing quality teaching and learning. Venue: Herschel Girls Preparatory, 14... Read More

Wolfgat Nature Reserve to host Community Clean-Up Hike

22 September 2009

A community clean-up hike will be hosted by Wolfgat Nature Reserve and its community partners at the reserve on Saturday, 26 September 2009. This is an annual event with approximately 100 youths, recruited through community partners in Khayelitsha... Read More

Neighbourhood Watches can Curb School Vandalism

22 September 2009

The scarcity of resources experienced by some neighbourhood watch organisations in Cape Town may have resulted in a solution that will curb vandalism at the metropole's many schools. Read More

City's Traffic Officers Impounded Taxis in Fish Hoek

22 September 2009

Traffic officers were out at 06:00 on Tuesday, 22 September, to assess the extent to which illegal taxis are operating in the Fish Hoek area. Thirteen taxis were stopped and checked and the drivers of eight of these vehicles were found to be... Read More

MEC Max Steps Up Traffic Law Enforcement for September Holidays

22 September 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, has stepped up traffic law enforcement in anticipation of higher traffic volumes on the provincial roads for the September school holidays starting Thursday, 24 September. Read More

City Establishes a Climate Change Think - Tank

21 September 2009

Cape Town's newly formed Climate Change Think-Tank has met for the first time today. It consists of renowned academics and specialists who will assess climate change and its effects on Cape Town. Read More

City launches Pilot Water Meter Project

21 September 2009

Cape Town loses almost 19% of its piped water through burst water mains and domestic leaks and, while this is well below the losses for most other cities in the country, it nevertheless costs the City more than R4m annually says Alderman Clive... Read More

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