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News and Speeches Archive

Bus Accident on R27

10 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently at an accident scene on the R27 between the Atlantis and Melkbosstrand turnoff. A South African Police Services (SAPS) Bus and VW Jetta were involved in this... Read More

MEC Max Condemns Reckless Driving after Collision on R27

10 September 2009

The Minister for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, regrets the death of a female driver who died in a head on collision with a bus carrying more than 40 police students on the R27 on Friday. Read More

City Of Cape Town Provides a Single Emergency Number

10 September 2009

The City of Cape Town supports the concept of a single national call centre number for all emergencies. Ideally, this would enable community access to a multi-disciplinary emergency centre by phoning a single three digit emergency number on any... Read More

Rent-a-Traffic-Cop will Boost Road Safety

9 September 2009

The City of Cape Town's rent-a-cop initiative may soon be expanded to deploy Traffic Officers across the metropole. Read More

6 Year Old Drummer, Daniel Petersen III visits Tygerberg Children's Hospital

9 September 2009

On 10 September 2009, South Africa's youngest and most famous, six-year-old drummer, Daniel Petersen III, will be visiting Tygerberg Children's Hospital. Not only will Daniel hand out educational books and toys but he will also perform for the... Read More

MEC Jenner to Hand Over Funds to the Organisers of the Laingsburg Ultra Marathon

9 September 2009

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr Sakkie Jenner, will on Friday 11 September 2009 be handing over a cheque to the organisers of the Laingsburg Ultra Marathon. Read More

City's Electricity Department Wins National 'Green' Award for its Vehicle Fleet

9 September 2009

The City of Cape Town's Electricity Department has won this year's top prize for managing the most environmentally friendly vehicle fleet in South Africa. Read More

Disaster Response Teams Continue with Salvaging Operations of Stranded Vessel

9 September 2009

The salvor Smit Amandla has commenced with preparations and the removal of 660 tons of fuel currently onboard the bulk carrier 'Seli 1' that stranded off Dolphin Beach. Read More

6-year-old Drummer, Daniel Petersen III, Visited Tygerberg Children's Hospital

9 September 2009

Six-year-old drummer, Daniel Petersen III, visited Tygerberg Children's Hospital today. The Daniel Petersen Foundation has identified the Tygerberg Children's Hospital as the beneficiary of Daniel's humanitarian efforts. Read More

City Invites Public Comment on Proposed Parking By-Law

8 September 2009

The City of Cape Town invites the public to submit written comment and provide input on the Draft Parking By-law. The purpose of this by-law is to provide a legal framework for the regulation of public parking within the jurisdiction of the City of... Read More

Metro Police to Announce New Dog Unit

8 September 2009

The City of Cape Town's newly established Metro Police dog unit will be introduced to the media tomorrow when the dogs and their handlers will demonstrate their skills. Read More

City Reveals its 2010 Safety and Security Plan

8 September 2009

The City of Cape Town today (09 September) unveiled its extensive safety and security plan for the 2010 Soccer World Cup at a media briefing in Goodwood. More than 440 safety and security staff will augment the municipality's current capabilities. Read More

Railway Accident

8 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) received a call this morning at 09:24 about a railway accident. A train drove over a Light Duty Vehicle between the Stellenbosch and Vlottenberg Railway stations. Read More

MEC Max Praises Police on Another Foiled Hijacking

8 September 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, wishes to congratulate the Organised Crime Unit as well as the Intervention Unit of the South African Police Service for foiling a planned hijacking of a cash delivering van in Kuilsriver on Monday. Read More

City's Safety and Security Directorate Brands its Vehicle Fleet for 2010

7 September 2009

The City of Cape Town's Safety and Security Directorate will brief the media in Goodwood on Wednesday on its readiness and preparedness to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Councillor JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, will... Read More

N2 Taxi Accident

7 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health Metro EMS received a call at 13:05 today of a taxi accident. A taxi lost control and overturned on the N2 incoming, pass the Athlone turnoff. Read More

The MV Seli 1 Bulk Carrier Runs Aground at Dolphin Beach

7 September 2009

The Turkish bulk carrier MV SELI 1 ran aground at Dolphin Beach, Table View at 22:20 last night. It is registered in Panama. The vessel's last port of call was Durban and it was underway to Gibraltar. The cargo carrier is 176m long and has 30,000... Read More

Small Craft Washed off Stranded Bulk Carrier

7 September 2009

A survival craft has been washed off the Turkish bulk carrier MV SELI 1 that ran aground at Dolphin Beach, Table View last night. Read More

MEC Max Visits Gugulethu Youth Development Council (GYDC)

6 September 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, will today meet the project leaders of the Gugulethu Youth Development Council (GYDC) who will divulge plans to combat the negative impact of substance abuse and gangsterism on their community. Read More

City of Cape Town Strengthens Relations with China

6 September 2009

The Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Dan Plato, and the Mayor of the City of Huangshan, Song Guoquan, signed a friendship agreement on Saturday that will facilitate closer economic ties between the two cities. Huangshan is the southernmost city in... Read More

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