News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Appeal to Bathers to Exercise Caution at Beaches and Swimming Pools

31 March 2010

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with Western Province Lifesaving, has deployed 120 surf lifeguards that are on duty at beaches, as well as at regional and community pools across the city, to ensure the safety of bathers over the Easter Weekend. Read More

City Releases Utility Service Budget

30 March 2010

The City of Cape Town has budgeted to spend some three point five billion rand (R3.5 billion) on its 2010/11 Capital Budget, and almost nineteen point three billion rand (R19.3 billion) on the Operating and Revenue Budget, says Alderman Clive Justus... Read More

Media Alert- Social Work Programme of Excellence Declaration ceremony

29 March 2010

The Minister, of the Department of Social Development, Western Cape, Dr Ivan Meyer, invites you to attend the Professional Declaration Ceremony as part of the Social Work Programme of Excellence. Read More

Teachers Committed to Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills

29 March 2010

Ensuring that all our learners are able to read, write and calculate at the appropriate level is a key priority for this administration, and we are determined, as outlined in our strategic plan, to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes, especially... Read More

Rift Valley Fever Spreads to the Western Cape Province

28 March 2010

Notwithstanding the strategic application of 40 000 doses of Rift Valley fever (RVF) vaccine sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture in the Murraysburg district of the Karoo, RVF has spread to the Beaufort West district in the... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Extends Measles Isolation Ward as Numbers Climb

28 March 2010

With the measles death rate in the Province having risen to thirteen (13) in total, nurses and health care workers at health facilities throughout the Western Cape are gearing towards the mass immunisation campaign, scheduled to commence in April... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Attend Chrysalis Academy Graduation

25 March 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be attending the Chrysalis 09 Delta Graduation. 117 male students will graduate after three months of residential life skills training.Where: Chrysalis House - map attached Read More

Churches in Khayelitsha to Get Tents over Easter

25 March 2010

The City will erect tents housing up to five hundred (500) people on several Cape Flats sites for Easter church services. Read More

Media Alert: Pre-Budget Speech Briefing

24 March 2010

The Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle will, tomorrow, brief the media about his department's budget speech for the 2010/2011 financial year.Where: Minister's boardroom, 08th Floor, 09 Dorp Street.Time: 12:00 Read More

Media Alert: Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Awards Ceremony

23 March 2010

Tonight, the Western Cape Education Department will be announcing the provincial school awards for achievement in Grade 6 literacy and numeracy. Read More

Western Cape Department of Health Receives 71 New Ambulances

23 March 2010

Today Western Cape Minister for Transport Robin Carlisle officially handed over 71 new ambulances to Western Cape Minister for Health, Theuns Botha and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Unit. Read More

Media Alert: City to Start Selling Darling Wind Farm's Green Electricity

22 March 2010

The City of Cape Town will on Wednesday 24 March host a media briefing to celebrate its imminent plans to start selling the green electricity produced at the Darling Wind Farm on the West Coast. Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Client Satisfaction Survey

22 March 2010

Groote Schuur Hospital will be having a client satisfaction survey from 23 March 2010 till 29 March 2010. Read More

National Taxi Alliance Strike

22 March 2010

After having spent much of the weekend in negotiations with the Western Cape National Taxi Alliance (NTA) in an effort to avoid today's strike I am furious that this morning the body was involved in acts of violence and intimidation including... Read More

French Government Donates R13 Billion for Grabouw Community Health Centre Upgrade

22 March 2010

The French President had made an undertaking to donate funds towards increasing Anti-Retroviral (ART) infrastructure when he visited Western Cape about 18 months ago. Read More

Media Alert: Minister to Congratulate Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Award Winning Schools

18 March 2010

On Tuesday, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Rustenberg Girls' Junior and Yomelela Primary School to congratulate them for their excellent and improved performance in the 2009 Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Assessment... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit Masibambisane Secondary

17 March 2010

This afternoon, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Masibambisane Secondary in Delft to express his condolences after the fatal stabbing of a learner yesterday. He will also be reviewing the security measures at the school. Read More

Portswood Road Evictions

17 March 2010

In the last week, the media spotlight has fallen on the Portswood Road evictions. For the purpose of clarification, the following process was followed: Read More

Minister Deeply Saddened and Angered by Murder of Learner

17 March 2010

I am deeply saddened and angered by the senseless death of a Grade 10 learner from Masibambisane Secondary in Delft yesterday afternoon. Read More

Media Alert: Stikland Hospital Book Sale and Information Session

16 March 2010

Associated Psychiatric Hospital, Stikland will be hosting a book sale and information session at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre the weekend 26 - 28 March 2010, from 09:00 on the Friday morning until 17:00 on Sunday afternoon. Read More