News and Speeches Archive

CT Scanner Donated to Groote Schuur Hospital

28 February 2010

When UCT Private Academic Hospital (UCTPAH) recently acquired a new 64-slice CT scanner, their decision to donate Read More

Schools Playground Football Challenge Final

28 February 2010

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the spectacular final of the Schools Playground Football Challenge on the Grand Parade on Saturday 27 February 2010. Read More

FIFA Mass Mobilisation Roadshow Hits the Western Cape

28 February 2010

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa in partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Government hosted a 2010 Mass Mobilisation and Legacy Road Show on 26-27 February 2010 at Boland Park in Worcester. Read More

Official Opening of Sport Multipurpose Centre at Gamka Primary School, Calitzdorp

25 February 2010

The Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr Sakkie Jenner, opened a new multipurpose sport facility at Gamka East Primary School, Gamka, Calitzdorp, on Friday 26 February 2010. Read More

New School Building Programme Announced

24 February 2010

Addressing the backlogs in infrastructure is a top priority for the Education administration. It has become widely apparent that there is an urgent need to review our approach to infrastructure development in the Western Cape Education Department (... Read More

Western Cape Research Priority List Requested by Provincial Health Minister

24 February 2010

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today stressed the importance of the allocation of money towards research. Read More

Current Measles Situation in the Western Cape

24 February 2010

The countrywide spread of measles has now been officially declared an outbreak in the Western Cape. Read More

Province Forced to Evict 63 Households at Temporary Relocation Area (TRA) in Delft

23 February 2010

After exhaustive consultation and negotiation, and as a last resort, I have, on 18 February 2010, instituted proceedings to apply for an eviction order from the Western Cape High Court to relocate 63 households who refuse to relocate from Temporary... Read More

Cabinet Approves Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill

23 February 2010

Minister Donald Grant has today welcomed cabinet's decision to approve the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) request to publish the draft Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill for public comment. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Announce New Infrastructure Plan

23 February 2010

Last year the department undertook to do a baseline audit of all the schools in the province to ascertain where we should target our future infrastructure interventions. Read More

Minister Grant Announces New National Senior Certificate (NSC) Awards Criteria for 2010

22 February 2010

This administration is determined to acknowledge the achievements of all learners who have excelled academically in the National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille and Minister Grant to Attend the Official Opening of Gansbaai Secondary School

21 February 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will be attending the official opening of Gansbaai Secondary School in Gansbaai.Where: Gansbaai Secondary, Kampeerweg, Blompark, Gansbaai Read More

Minister Grant Releases Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Results

17 February 2010

Ensuring that all our learners are able to read, write and calculate at the appropriate level is a key priority for this administration. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Accept the 'Torch of Peace' from Eastern Cape MEC Qwase

17 February 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will accept the "Torch of Peace" from Eastern Cape MEC Mahlubandile Qwase. Read More

Minister Grant Pays Surprise Visit to Monitor Late Arrival of Educators and Learners

16 February 2010

This morning the Western Cape Minister for Education, Donald Grant, paid a surprise visit to Woodlands Secondary in Mitchell's Plain in order to monitor the late arrival of learners and educators. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Announce Results of the Grade 6 Assessment Tests

16 February 2010

Improving the reading, writing and calculating skills of our learners are a number one priority for this administration.In order to target individual needs and improve literacy and numeracy performance in the province, the department has set... Read More

Education MEC Grant Supports the 'Walk This Way' School Shoe Campaign

15 February 2010

This morning, Western Cape Minister for Education, Donald Grant visited Bob Skinstad in his "jail cell" at the V&A Waterfront in support of his campaign to raise funds, on behalf of the bobsforgood foundation, for school shoes for... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant Encourages Public to Support School Shoe Campaign

14 February 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Bob Skinstad, former South African Rugby Captain, at his jail cell in the V&A Waterfront. Read More

Athlone Cooling Towers to be Demolished

13 February 2010

The two cooling towers at the old Athlone power station will be demolished as soon as the report of the City of Cape Town's structural engineers has been studied and steps taken not to disrupt any essential municipal services in the process,... Read More

Minister Issues Urgent Warning About Converted Quantum Panel Vans

13 February 2010

The Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle today revealed that his department has received a credible briefing about the very real dangers to commuters traveling in mini bus taxis which have been converted from original Toyota... Read More

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