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News and Speeches Archive

Construction of Mitchells Plain Hospital to Start in January 2010

21 September 2009

At a press conference at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital today, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, announced that this Western Cape Provincial Government has taken a decision to expedite the construction of Mitchell's Plain District... Read More

Western Cape Provincial Parliament Programme: 22 - 23 September 2009

21 September 2009

Western Cape Provincial Parliament: Programme 22-23 September 2009 Read More

Mayor is Taking the City to the People

20 September 2009

The Mayor invites all residents to attend a public meeting in their area. At the meeting residents will be able to highlight major issues that are affecting their community as a whole. Read More

Fire and Rescue Service Physical Assessment Training a First for the Department

20 September 2009

Photo Opportunity All media are invited to attend the first physical fitness assessment test for the City's Fire and Rescue Services staff which will be held at the Bellville Fire Station. Date: Wednesday, 23 September Time: 11:00 Read More

Announcing a New Hospital for the People of the Cape Flats

20 September 2009

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, is hosting a press conference to make an announcement on a new hospital for the people of the Cape Flats. Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2009 Time: 10:00 Read More

Mandela Park Vandals Must Feel the Full Force of the Law

20 September 2009

It was distressing to learn over the weekend of the petrol-bombing and vandalism of 49 out of 53 newly built houses in Mandela Park, Khayelitsha. One of the houses was burnt down. The total damage done to the houses is estimated at 1 million rand. Read More

City Traffic Officers arrest Drunk Drivers at Roadblock

20 September 2009

City Traffic officers maintained their focus on motorists driving while under the influence of alcohol, in the Mowbray and Sea Point areas on Friday and Saturday evening when 27 motorists, including three females, were arrested on this charge. Read More

City and Bank Housing Agreement Proves to be Successful in Elsies River

20 September 2009

"Leo Mews, an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly housing development in Leonsdale, Elsies River, is a tangible symbol of the City of Cape Town's commitment to make "gap housing market" housing a reality for households earning... Read More

City hands over Care Packs to SAPS for Crime Victims

20 September 2009

A pilot project to supply care packs to victims of rape and abuse began at three Khayelitsha police stations (today) Monday, 21 September. Sixty care packs were handed over to the three stations in the Charlotte Maxeke Sub-Council (10). Read More

MEC Grant to Attend the Launch of the Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge

17 September 2009

The fourth annual Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-hour sports challenge kicks off in Cape Town tomorrow. The MEC, national sports stars and celebrities will be on hand to encourage South African children to participate in sports and promote... Read More

MEC Grant to Attend Provincial Awards Dinner and Ceremony of the National Teaching Awards

17 September 2009

43 teachers have been nominated for this year's provincial teacher of the year. Tomorrow evening, the winners of eight categories will be announced. Provincial winners will be eligible for the National Teaching Awards. Read More

Public Schedule for Mec Max: 18 - 21 September 2009

17 September 2009

*excellent article and photo opportunities 1. Friday, 18 September 2009 Read More

Muizenberg School to Participate in Global Tree Planting Initiative

17 September 2009

City Parks and Environment Online (ENO) are to jointly host a special tree planting ceremony on International Tree Planting Day. ENO is a global virtual school promoting sustainable development. Read More

City and Bank Agreement Delivers Affordable Houses in Elsies River

17 September 2009

"Leo Mews", in Elsies River, is the newest housing development that will see residents benefit from a City of Cape Town co-operative venture with Standard Bank and the developer, Bitol Ltd. The development is aimed specifically at the "gap housing... Read More

N1 Laingsburg Accident

16 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and Rescue received a call at 07:39 this morning about a serious traffic accident on the N1, twenty kilometers from Laingsburg in the direction of Beaufort West. Read More

N1 Laingsburg Accident Update

16 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) reported earlier today about an accident on the N1 between Laingsburg and Beaufort West in which five people were reportedly killed. Read More

MEC Grant to Attend Launch of Caring Schools Network in the Western Cape

16 September 2009

MEC Grant will be the keynote speaker at the launch of Caring Schools Network in the Western Cape. Where: Cape Diamond Hotel (Corner of Longmarket and Parliament Street) When: Thursday, 17 September 2009 Time: 17h30 - 19h00 Read More

Attempted Escape from Metro Police Ends Badly for Errant Motorist

16 September 2009

A motorist who was driving along the shoulder of the road on the N2 between Mew Way and the R300 has discovered the hard way that it is better to provide your particulars when stopped by a patrolling Metro Police officer than to attempt to evade the... Read More

City Parks Exhibition will Celebrate World Parks Day

16 September 2009

City Parks will stage an exhibition in celebration of World Parks Day on 19 September in the Cape Town Civic Centre. The exhibition can be viewed by the public from 21 to 25 September. It will be opened by Councillor Gerhard Ras, Mayoral Committee... Read More

Gangsterism has No Place in Our Schools

15 September 2009

Residents of Bonteheuwel have to claim back this school," said MEC for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant on Wednesday. Grant was commenting on the stabbing of two learners and the subsequent intrusion of gang members onto the school grounds... Read More

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