News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Car Accident Injuring Deputy Minister will be Thoroughly Investigated

31 October 2009

The Minister for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, is deeply shocked with the tragic accident in which the National Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Mrs. Zou Kota-Fredericks and her driver were seriously injured in a head-on collision on... Read More

Operation Vala Closes the Roads for 40 Drunk Drivers

29 October 2009

Thirty seven (37) drivers were arrested during an Operation *Vala roadblock held on the N2 (next to the Cape Town International) by Police and Provincial Traffic on Friday night. Only four drunk drivers were arrested at the other nine similar road... Read More

Official Handover of Vanguard Art Clinic

29 October 2009

The Western Cape has a very well managed health system, which is placed under immense pressure by the province's ever growing population. More people make use of the health system, which requires more service points. Read More

City and Province Concerned about the State and Access to Robben Island

29 October 2009

At the first meeting of the of Premier's Metropolitan Co-ordination Forum, the meeting expressed its grave concern over the deteriorating state and problems with access to Robben Island. Read More

Police will Hunt Twelve Murderers of Baby Onele Down

29 October 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, slammed the coldhearted attack by twelve unidentified men on the household of Mfuleni businessman, Mr. Siya Dyofile, fatally wounding his six month-old child, Onele. Read More

Media Alert: Cecilia Makiwane Recognition Awards for Nurses 2009

28 October 2009

To recognise the important role played by nurses, the Western Cape Department of Health will host its annual Cecilia Makiwane Recognition Awards for nurses on Friday, 30 October 2009. Read More

City appeals to Residents to Ensure an Accident - Free Guy Fawkes

28 October 2009

The City of Cape Town appeals to residents to be safety-conscious in the handling of fireworks when celebrating Guy Fawkes on 05 November. Let's show we are a caring city and avoid unnecessary accidents and take extra care when young children are... Read More

Drug Busters Discover Another City Dagga Lab

28 October 2009

The Cape Town Metro Police "Drug Busters", working together with the South African Police Services, have discovered and dismantled another dagga processing laboratory. Read More

Media Alert: Official Handover of Vanguard Art Clinic

28 October 2009

The South African Medical and Education Foundation will hand over a newly constructed ARV/TB Clinic at the Vanguard Community Health Centre to the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health. Read More

City extends Deadline to Register for Rates Rebate

28 October 2009

The City of Cape Town has extended by another month - until 30 November - the deadline for those in need who wish to take advantage of the rates rebate offered to registered homeowners whose total household income is R8 000 a month or less, where... Read More

City's new book reveals Cape Town's Coastal Treasures

27 October 2009

The City of Cape Town has produced a user-friendly and attractive book 'City of Cape Town Beaches - a diversity of coastal treasures' which covers all of the beaches found within the City's boundaries. Read More

MEC Robin Carlisle: No Second or even First Chance for Drunk Drivers

27 October 2009

The Western Cape Minister of Transport, Robin Carlisle, is deeply disappointed by the leniency of the sentence for drunk driving in Bishop Lavis this week. Read More

Premier to Launch 'Football Friday' at Philippi Stadium

27 October 2009

Premier Helen Zille will launch 'Football Friday' in the Western Cape at the Philippi Stadium on Friday afternoon 30 October 2009 at 15:00. Read More

City dedicated to a Financially prudent IRT system

27 October 2009

The City of Cape Town is dedicated to implementing a quality public transport system, but needs to be financially prudent in the current constrained economic climate, said Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato. Read More

Metro Police Women to bring Joy to Physically Disabled Children

27 October 2009

The City of Cape Town Metro Police Women's Network Forum will be visiting the Maitland Cottage Home for Physically Disabled Children, as one of their social responsibility initiatives. Read More

City awards R3 billion Tender to develop Bellville Velodrome Precinct

27 October 2009

At a Council meeting today (28 October), approval was given that the City of Cape Town award a R3 billion tender to establish retail, business, residential, hotel and conference facilities in the Bellville Velodrome precinct. Read More

Disaster Management to award Winners of the Climate Change Poster Competition

27 October 2009

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Management Centre will host the Prize Giving for its Climate Change and Energy Programme Poster Competition on Thursday 29 October 2009 at the Athlone Civic Centre from 11:00 to 13:30. All media are welcome to attend. Read More

Mayor to Hand over Housing Award for Leo Mews Project

26 October 2009

A partnership comprising Standard Bank, Bitol Developments and the City of Cape Town has won a Merit Award from the South African Housing Foundation (SAHF) for its Leo Mews project in Elsies River. Read More

Copperheads Quick Action saves Macassar Sewage Plant from Shutdown

26 October 2009

The City of Cape Town's Waste Water Treatment Plant in Macassar could have been put out of action for as long as three months had it not been for good detective work by the City's Metal Theft Unit, known as the Copperheads. Read More

City calls for those planning Holiday Events to Apply Timeously

25 October 2009

"With the holiday season rapidly approaching, the events calendar for Cape Town is already quite full," says Councillor Taki Amira, Chairperson of the Good Hope Subcouncil. Read More