News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Making Schools Safe and Drug-Free Zones

15 March 2010

In line with this administration's tough stance against violence in our schools, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant today visited Glendale Secondary in Mitchell's Plain to conduct an inspection of the use of hand held metal detectors... Read More

Media Alert: Inspection of Usage of Hand Held Metal Detectors at Schools

15 March 2010

In line with this administration's tough stance against violence in our schools, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant will be visiting Glendale Secondary in Mitchell's Plain, to conduct an inspection of the use of hand held metal... Read More

World Wide Fund for Nature asks Cape Town to support Earth Hour 2010

14 March 2010

This year the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is driving Earth Hour for the second time in South Africa. Read More

Minister Visits Usasazo Secondary and Zola Business Secondary School

14 March 2010

This morning, Western Cape Minister for Education (WCED), Donald Grant visited Usasazo Secondary and Zola Business Secondary in Khayelitsha to discuss their Grade 12 strategy for the 2010 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Media Alert: National and Provincial Ministers to address Social Issues

11 March 2010

Mrs Edna Molewa, National Minister for Social Development and the 9 MECs will tomorrow engage in site visits to round off their visit to the quarterly MINMEC meeting held in Cape Town. Read More

Closure of Bonnytoun

11 March 2010

The Department of Social Development has a strategic mandate to fulfill. This being that we will contribute to the War on Crime, by reducing the number of trial awaiting youth through the expansion of diversion options, and strengthening substance... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Ivan Meyer to Handover Assistive Devices

11 March 2010

On Monday, March 15, 2010 the MEC for the Department of Social Development, Dr Ivan Meyer, will be handing over assistive devices to the needy communities of Beaufort West, Oudtshoorn and George. Read More

Misconduct Findings Regarding Head of Department

10 March 2010

The Premier has received the findings of the disciplinary inquiry that was instituted into allegations of serious misconduct by the Head of the Provincial Department of Transport and Public Works, Mr Thami Manyathi. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hosts an Open Day

10 March 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day today on the hospital grounds, where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. The event will start at 10:00 and Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Dealing with School Latecomers

10 March 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant visited Maitland High School in support of their principal, Mr Kenny, and his methods to deter late comers. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital's Open Day

9 March 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day where various departments from the hospital will have information stalls and material available to the public. Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Media Alert: World Glaucoma Week: 7 -13 March 2010

9 March 2010

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve of the eye, leading to vision loss and possible blindness. Read More

Situation at Uxolo High School has Stabilised

8 March 2010

"I am pleased to announce that the situation at Uxolo High School in Khayelitsha has stabilised," said Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

Private Sector Contributes to Somerset Hospital Children's Trauma Ward

8 March 2010

The money will be used to fit out the new paediatric trauma ward with comfortable child-friendly furniture and modern state-of-the-art equipment. The new ward forms part of the new trauma unit at Somerset Hospital, to be officially opened at the end... Read More

Province Out in Full Support of Cycle Tour

8 March 2010

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape has reaffirmed its support for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour through a number of valuable contributions and commitments, the most important being new innovations with regard to emergency medical... Read More

Update on Somerset Hospital's Measles Ward

7 March 2010

Somerset Hospital opened an extra 32 beds, dedicated to the care of children with measles. The new unit opened on Wednesday 24 February 2010 and aims to relieve the pressure of large numbers of children with measles being admitted. Read More

Vision to Create a World-Class Public Transport System

7 March 2010

My Vision to Create a World-Class Public Transport System for the Twenty First (21st) Century Read More

Drowning of Grade 7 Fish Hoek Learner at School Camp

4 March 2010

"I am deeply saddened by the death of a Grade 7 learner from Fish Hoek Primary School," said Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant."This tragedy has come as a great shock. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this very... Read More

Launch of Training of Community Police Forums

4 March 2010

The Minister of Community Safety, Advocate Lennit Max, will over this weekend launch the start of two days of rigorous training in civilian oversight for all 72 Community Police Forums (CPFs) in the City of Cape Town. Read More

Measles Vaccination Campaign in Province Effective and Efficient

4 March 2010

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today reinforced the message that in the Western Cape there are 35 000 measles vaccinations available, and that in hot spot areas in the Cape children are vaccinated as they are presented at their local... Read More

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