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News and Speeches Archive

Public is Called to Name People Involved in Train Attack

29 April 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle is outraged by the thuggish behaviour of commuters who pelted a Metrorail passenger carriage with rocks and stones after their own train broke down near Ysterplaat station... Read More

Rail Strike to Affect Struggling Commuters

29 April 2010

Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle has called for a meeting with key players in public transport in the province to pursue ways to mitigate the impact of the imminent rail strike. Read More

Media Alert: Announcing Details of Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Infrastructure Plan

29 April 2010

On Monday, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant will be announcing the details of the WCED's school infrastructure plan. Read More

MEC Inspects Site of Naphakade High School

29 April 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, visited Malmesbury to inspect progress on the site of Naphakade High School. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Deliver Keynote Address at University of Cape Town Award Ceremony

28 April 2010

Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle will today deliver the keynote address at the University of Cape Town's (UCT's) Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Annual Award Ceremony. Read More

Amendment Bill Consultation Process Successfully Concluded

28 April 2010

I am pleased that the consultation process between stakeholders in education and the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) regarding the draft Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill has been successfully finalised. Read More

Minister Suggests Metal Detectors at Train Stations

28 April 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle is shocked by the death of Ms. Ntombeskolo Mafentile who was stabbed to death at the Muldersvlei train station yesterday. The Minister has expressed his condolences to the... Read More

Minister to Approach National Prosecuting Authority Over SA Roadlink

28 April 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Transport Robin Carlisle and his provincial counterpart, MEC for Community Safety Adv. Lennit Max will this week approach the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to prosecute SA Roadlink for contravening the National... Read More

Somerset Hospital Emergency Centre Gets Ready for 2010 World Cup

28 April 2010

The new emergency centre at Somerset Hospital repositions the hospital and the Provinces health services as world class, with state-of-the-art equipment in line with international standards. Read More

City to Host International Conference on Software Engineer

28 April 2010

The City of Cape Town will host a cocktail reception to welcome delegates attending the 32nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 05-07 May 2010.  Read More

Media Alert: Opening of New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre

27 April 2010

On Thursday 29 April 2010, the Western Cape Department of Health, and the Provincial MEC Theuns Botha will launch New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre. The event will take place on the hospital grounds and will be officially opened by the... Read More

First Fatal Rift Valley Fever Case in Western Cape

27 April 2010

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed today that a 49-year old male from the Karoo has been the first human to die from Rift Valley Fever in the Western Cape. He died in Oudtshoorn Hospital. The NICD is still... Read More

Opening of the Eastbound Taxi and Bus Lane

27 April 2010

Public transport is in crisis The rehabilitation and upgrade of the East bound carriageways of the N2 from the M5 to Borcherd`s Quarry allows us to complement the taxi/bus lanes on the westbound carriageways with those on the Eastbound road. Read More

Khayelitsha Properties Available for Social Care Purposes

26 April 2010

The City of Cape Town's Property Management Department has identified fifteen (15) definite and fifty three (53) potential sites in Khayelitsha which could be used for churches, educare centres and other social care purposes. Read More

Metro Police Nab Drug Dealers

22 April 2010

On Thursday evening, 22 April, the City of Cape Town's Metro Police conducted several integrated operations with the South African Police Services. Search warrants were executed at suspected drug dens and a total of twelve (12) suspects were... Read More

City Awarded the Impumelelo Award

21 April 2010

A City of Cape Town project which aims to reduce violent crime and improve social conditions in Khayelitsha is to be awarded a prestigious Impumelelo Award at the Sustainability Awards ceremony to be held on 16 May 2010. Read More

Metro Police Clamp Down on Drunk Driving Across the City

21 April 2010

The City's Metro Police Officers are applying a stringent approach in policing drunk driving on our roads. This week eleven (11) motorists were arrested for drunk driving at a roadblock in Khayelitsha. In Atlantis two motorists were arrested for the... Read More

City's R263 Million Hospital Bend Project Official Opened

21 April 2010

After seven (7) years of planning and two years of complex construction work, Capetonians can now look forward to using the newly completed Hospital Bend Interchange, which is expected to greatly ease traffic flow to and from the city. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Joins Schools in Celebration of World Book Day

21 April 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be celebrating World Book Day at Harry Gwala Secondary School in Khayelitsha with nine other participating schools. Where: Harry Gwala Secondary School, Hlehla Street, Makhaza, Khayelitsha Read More

MEC Delivers Donated Books Ahead of World Book Day

21 April 2010

This afternoon, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant personally delivered twenty boxes of books to Equal Education's "The Bookery" ahead of tomorrow's World Book and Copyright Day. Read More