News and Speeches Archive

Minister Condemns Disruption at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School

31 January 2010

Minister Grant has today condemned in the strongest possible terms the disruption of learning at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School in Khayelitsha.Reports indicate that two individuals, claiming to be parents of learners, locked the access gates to the... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Present Plan to Improve Grade 12 Pass Rate

31 January 2010

Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant and Head of Education, Penny Vinjevold, will tomorrow present detailed plans that are aimed at attaining an 80% pass rate in the NSC examinations in 2010. Read More

MEC Madikizela to Visit Illegally Occupied Houses in George

26 January 2010

On Saturday 29 January, Minister for Housing Mr Bonginkosi Madikizela will visit illegal occupied houses in Thembalethu, George. Read More

Student Unrest at Western Cape College of Nursing

26 January 2010

Due to the student unrest situation prevailing at the Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN), the management of the Western Cape Department of Health and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has jointly agreed that the WCCN including its... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Madikizela will be Meeting Stellenbosch Agricultural Society

19 January 2010

Today, Wednesday 20 January 2010, Provincial Housing Minister Mr Bonginkosi Madikizela, will address housing needs of Farm workers and their families in the area. Read More

"Great Successes in Traffic Law Enforcement" Says MEC Max

19 January 2010

It is with pride that Adv. Lennit Max, Minister of Community Safety, today announced various successes achieved by Provincial Traffic Law Enforcement Operations during the Festive Season. Read More

Media Alert: Leeuwenhof Award Function - 25 January 2010

18 January 2010

This administration is determined to acknowledge achievement of all learners in the province who have done exceptionally well in the recent 2009 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Minister Grant to Assess School Readiness

12 January 2010

Minister Donald Grant will be visiting six schools tomorrow around the Cape Town metropole to assess school readiness and wish learners and educators well for the 2010 academic year. Read More

Western Cape Schools Ready for 2010

12 January 2010

"We are prepared and equipped to start the new school year," said Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant on Wednesday. Read More

Red Cross Children's Hospital Glues out Problem

12 January 2010

On New Year's Day, Ophthalmology Registrar, Dr Leonard Heydenrych, was on his way to perform a sight saving operation on an 18-month-old baby at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, when he suddenly realised that the ward had run out of... Read More

Award Function Leeuwenhof 25 January 2010

11 January 2010

This administration is determined to acknowledge achievement of all learners in the province who have done exceptionally well in the recent 2009 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Overberg accidents

10 January 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a taxi accident on the R319 tonight at 18:00.A taxi overturned about 20km past Bredasdorp in the direction of Swellendam. Read More

Reports Reveal a Drop in Vandalism Incidents at Schools

10 January 2010

"I am pleased to report that the number of reported vandalism incidents to date, has decreased from last year," said Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

"Rape Is Unacceptable" Says MEC Max

10 January 2010

Adv. Lennit Max, The Western Cape Minister of Community Safety condemns the alleged rape of a 19 year old girl from Atlantis.Max wants to urge the victims that a thorough investigation will be done, to bring the alleged perpetrators to book and that... Read More

New Year's Babies 2010

6 January 2010

Many babies are born every year on New Year's Day. Much hype is created around the first born babies and their parents.The Western Cape Department of Health is proud to announce the birth of 213 babies in public health facilities in the Western Cape... Read More

The Queen's Baton Relay 2010 Delhi

5 January 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr. Sakkie Jenner will on Sunday, 10 January 2010, be accepting The Queens Baton Relay 2010 Delhi at the Cape Town International Airport. Read More

Criminal Charges and 24/7 Border Inspections will target all Unsafe Buses and Their Operators

4 January 2010

Joint Statement by Western Cape Ministers of Community Safety Lennit Max and Transport Robin Carlisle. Read More

New Steps Against Unsafe Bus Operators to be Announced Tomorrow

3 January 2010

Joint Statement by Western Cape Ministers of Community Safety, Lennit Max, and Transport, Robin Carlisle. Read More