News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Metro Police's High Visability Pays off

6 September 2009

Last week the Metro Police arrested 107 suspects and issued 1778 traffic fines during their many operations and routine patrols. Fifty five of those arrested were motorists who were caught for drunken driving in the Eastern Area which includes... Read More

City Clamps Down on Land Invaders and Illegal Trading at Intersections

6 September 2009

Members of the City's Anti-Land Invasion Unit conducted a counter spoliation and crime prevention operation in the Van Riebeeckshof Nature Reserve, Bellville. In a parking area in the vicinity the Unit confiscated alcohol and dagga and issued fines... Read More

Public Transport Vehicles Without Operating Licenses will be Impounded

6 September 2009

The Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle today met with one of the SA Roadlink's senior managers. Mr. Read More

Tenants and Landlords Must Know their Rights and Responsibilities

6 September 2009

The rights of tenants and landlords are set out in the 1999 Rental Housing Act, but anecdotal evidence suggests that these rights are not as well known and understood as they could be. Read More

Minister Summons Bus Company; Contemplates Confiscation

5 September 2009

Minister Robin Carlisle will summon SA Roadlink to a meeting early next week to explain why its buses continue to disregard traffic and transportation laws despite its assurances to the Minister in July that it was committed to comply with all... Read More

MEC Max Raises Concerns as Another SA Roadlink Bus is Taken Off the Road

4 September 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, expresses his deep concerns on the news that another SA Roadlink bus was pulled off the N1 near the Hugenot tunnel on Friday evening. Read More

Sunset Beach Road Closures on the R27 has Started

3 September 2009

Vehicles leaving Sunset Beach will not be able to turn right into Otto du Plessis/R27 at the Ocean Way traffic intersection (near to the Engen garage) for two to three weeks, from Monday, 07 September. Read More

MEC Max Codemns Rape of Two Year Old and Cautions Parents on Unsafe Households

3 September 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, strongly condemns the alleged rape of a two year old girl from Delft. This after a 23 year old suspect, who is the girl's uncle, has been arrested by police on 2nd September. Read More

City's Drug Busters Assist in a Successful Senator Park Flats Raid

3 September 2009

Senator Park, the Long Street building that has become notorious for drug dealing, prostitution and other illegal activities and the recent abduction of a University of Cape Town student, was raided early this morning by a 30-strong, joint SAPS and... Read More

Metro Police Arrested a Tax Driver with 51 Outstanding Traffic Warrants of Arrest

3 September 2009

Metro Police officers on duty in Victoria Road, Camps Bay, yesterday arrested a taxi driver who had 51 warrants of arrests against his name. The taxi parked illegally in a bus stop zone and the driver was fined accordingly. Read More

Sunset Beach Road Closures on the R27 has Started

3 September 2009

Vehicles leaving Sunset Beach will not be able to turn right into Otto du Plessis/R27 at the Ocean Way traffic intersection (near to the Engen garage) for two to three weeks, from Monday, 07 September. Read More

The City of Cape Town will Host an Arbor Day Event in Heinz Park, Phillipi

2 September 2009

The City of Cape Town will host an Arbor Day event in Heinz Park, Phillipi, as part of its various Arbor Month celebrations. Councillor Gerhard Ras, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, will officiate at the event. Date: Friday, 04... Read More

Update on Hot Air Balloon Crash in Oudtshoorn

2 September 2009

Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reported yesterday about a hot air balloon incident in Oudtshoorn in which two people were slightly injured. Read More

Urban Renewal Programme to Co-Host HIV/ Aids Awareness Day in Mitchells Plain

2 September 2009

The City of Cape Town's Urban Renewal Programme, in partnership with the Cape Flats YMCA, the provincial and municipal Departments of Social Development, City Health, the Substance Abuse Matrix Centre and Lentegeur Clinic, will host an open day to... Read More

MEC Jenner will be sending off a South African Homeless Street Soccer Team to the Homeless World Cup

1 September 2009

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr Sakkie Jenner will tomorrow, 3 September 2009, be sending off the South African Homeless Street Soccer Team, who will be participating in the Homeless World Cup, later this... Read More

Hot Air Balloon Crashes in Oudtshoorn

1 September 2009

Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) received a call at 07:19 this morning (Wednesday 02 September 2009) of a hot air balloon that crash-landed in the Oudtshoorn district. The incident happened on the Stolsvlakte Road. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Invests R156-Million in School Libraries

1 September 2009

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is investing R156-million over five years to expand access to school libraries in the province. Read More

Lansdowne Road Bus Accident

1 September 2009

Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) received a call at 08:57 this morning (Monday 24 August) of a bus accident in Landsdowne Road, Mannenberg. A bus drove into the rear of another bus under the Vanguard Drive Bridge, in the direction of Wetton. Read More

Delegation of United States Women Legislator is to Visit the Western Cape Provincial Parliament

1 September 2009

Cape Town, Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - the U.S. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) currently administers a programme, sponsored by the U.S. Read More

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