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News and Speeches Archive

World AIDS Day 2009

30 November 2009

There are approximately 33 million people living with HIV throughout the world, with the number of people infected increasing every day. Around 95% of people living with HIV/AIDS reside in developing countries.  Read More

Media Alert: Gynae Triage Opens

30 November 2009

Groote Schuur Hospital will have the official opening of the Gynae Triage. The upgrade took place in the ward after a generous sponsorship from MERCK/MSD.  Read More

Media Alert: N2 Albertinia Motor Vehicle Accident

30 November 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Metro Rescue is currently still on the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the N2, 10 kilometers from Albertinia in the direction of Riversdale.  Read More

Shopping Malls Safer for Festive Season with Help of Police and Public

30 November 2009

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Read More

Driver Fatigue and Road Offences have a High Price

30 November 2009

The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, today cautioned against driver fatigue following an accident this morning on the N2 near Albertina in which three passengers in a Opel Corsa vehicle died when they were involved in a... Read More

No Excuse for Child Abuse

29 November 2009

Parents who abuse their children will feel the full brunt of the law and will have to account to the courts of South Africa for their cold hearted deeds, says the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Read More

Media Alert: World Aids Day

29 November 2009

This year's theme for World Aids Day is: "I am responsible, We are responsible and South Africa is taking responsibility". The international theme for this year is "Universal Access and Human Rights". This theme demands that we show leadership and... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Max Meets with Mall Management on Safety during Festive Season

29 November 2009

The MEC for Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, will meet with Mall Management (including, Mr. Kevin Roman, Chairperson of the SA Council of Shopping Centres)  Read More

Three New Initiatives to Take the Fight Against AIDS to the Next Level

29 November 2009

In a demonstrated effort to take the fight against AIDS to the next level, on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2009, the Western Cape Department of Health is announcing the intention to actively pursue three initiatives. Read More

World Aids Day at Mowbray Maternity Hospital

26 November 2009

As part of the World AIDS day celebrations, Mowbray Maternity Hospital's staff will be hosting an event for staff, patients, as well as members of the community on 1 December 2009 from 10:00 till 12:00.  Read More

Police and Communities will not Negotiate with Gangs

26 November 2009

The police and communities will not allow gangs to use neighbourhoods as fields of gang fights and bloodshed, says the Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max.  Read More

MEC Reflects on the Tragic Death of Seven Learners Last Week

25 November 2009

This morning, MEC Donald Grant attended the memorial service of Darren Hoffman and Roqeeb Isaacs at Oude Molen High School in Pinelands. "Last week will always be remembered as a week of tragedy and sadness," said MEC Donald Grant after the ceremony... Read More

Supplier Open Day

25 November 2009

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Situation in Vrygrond is Under Control

25 November 2009

The situation in the Steenberg and the Vrygrond settlement is of extreme concern for the police as well as the Department of Community Safety, says the Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max.  Read More

Bellville Driver Arrested for Speeding in Beaufort-West

25 November 2009

Provincial Traffic officers arrested a speeding driver in Beaufort West on Monday at 15:00 when he drove his black BMW vehicle at 140km/h in a 60km/h speed zone.  Read More

Media Alert: Schoolbus Accidents

24 November 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded this morning to two different motor vehicle accidents where busses conveying school children were involved.  Read More

Western Cape Provincial Government Releases Strategic Plan for Education

23 November 2009

The Western Cape government is committed to improving the life chances of all learners in the province through the provision of quality education. To this end, this administration will focus on three critical areas: Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Government Releases its Strategic Plan for Education

22 November 2009

Tomorrow, 24 November 2009, Premier Helen Zille, the MEC for Education Donald Grant, and the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) Head of Department Penny Vinjevold, will be releasing the provincial government's strategic plan for education. Read More

MEC Max Meet Long Distance Bus and Taxi Owners on Safety of Transport

19 November 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Read More

MEC Grant Shocked by Death of Another Two Learners

18 November 2009

Western Cape MEC Donald Grant is shocked by the news that another two learners have died in a car accident. Roché Lingenfelder from Bellville High School, and Jeandré Burmeister from Bellville Technical High School, passed away early Tuesday... Read More