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News and Speeches Archive

Last Remaining People Evicted from Blue Waters

14 April 2010

The Sheriff of the Court, with assistance from the South African Police Services (SAPS) and the City of Cape Town's Law Enforcement Services, evicted the remaining one hundred and eighty seven (187) people at Blue Waters camps B and C today, 15... Read More

Calm Restored at Naphakade Secondary

14 April 2010

Reports indicate that the situation at Naphakade Secondary School has calmed down and that for the moment order has been restored. Read More

Traffic Services Tighten Up on Illegal Drag-Racing

14 April 2010

Cape Town Traffic Services has had a number of recent successes in its targeting of illegal drag-racing. This can be attributed to intensive action over the last few months, during which a number of specialised units were deployed in operations held... Read More

Red Cross Hospital Gets a New CT Scanner

14 April 2010

The new Computerised Tomography (CT) Unit was opened by Health MEC Theuns Botha and Dr Dimitri Erasmus in the Radiology Department on Thursday 15 April 2010. Read More

Condemning Violent Disruption of School

13 April 2010

Minister Grant has today condemned in the strongest possible terms the violent disruption of schooling at Naphakade Secondary in Malmesbury. "Violence of any kind simply cannot be tolerated at our schools and will be clamped down as hard as... Read More

New Options for Transport to and from Cape Town International Airport

13 April 2010

A wide range of transport options will be available to commuters travelling to and from Cape Town International Airport once extensive upgrades to the airport are completed in April 2010. Read More

Water Affairs Donates R8, 21 Million to City for Water Saving Projects

13 April 2010

The National Department of Water Affairs (DWA) has donated R8, 21 million to the City of Cape Town, to assist in funding water demand management initiatives and water saving projects during the remainder of the 2009/2010 financial year, which... Read More

Traffic Disruptions at the Intersection of Marine Drive and Milner Road

13 April 2010

Motorists should expect some disruption to the free flow of traffic at the intersection of Milner Road and Marine Drive from 16 April to 18 April 2010. Read More

MEC Seeks Urgent Interdict to Prevent Further Destruction of School Property

13 April 2010

Given that the situation at Naphakade Secondary school remains volatile, I have requested that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) seeks an urgent interdict to limit access onto the premises of both Naphakade Secondary and Naphakade Primary... Read More

Gazetting of Business Interests of Employees Bill

13 April 2010

We are pleased today to announce groundbreaking new provincial legislation that will significantly reduce the scope for corruption in the Western Cape provincial administration. Read More

National Health Budget Fails to Address the R6 Billion Shortfall

13 April 2010

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha praised the National Minister of Health for the objectives and priorities set out in the national health budget yesterday, but criticised the Minister for failing to give enough detail on budgets allocated... Read More

Congratulations Western Cape on a World Cup triumph

13 April 2010

In the years preceding the 2010 World Cup, South Africans across the country committed themselves to hosting not just a great World Cup, but the best World Cup ever. Read More

Ghost Squad Makes Major Drug Bust

12 April 2010

On Friday, 09 April, two alert Ghost Squad Traffic Officers discovered a large consignment of the illegal drug CAT while on a routine patrol on the N1 near Brackenfell. Read More

Bellville South Landfill Site's Brand New Fencing Vandalised

12 April 2010

Mayoral Committee Member for Utilities, Alderman Clive Justus is saddened and dismayed by the vandalism that has occurred at the Bellville South Landfill Site. Read More

Schools Re-open Successfully for the Second Term

12 April 2010

"We are pleased with the successful reopening of schools for the start of the second term of the 2010 school year," said Minister Donald Grant on Tuesday. Read More

Municipal Workers' Strike Enters it's Second Day

12 April 2010

On the second day of the municipal workers' strike, one thousand one hundred and three (1103) (5, 6%) of the City's total workforce were reported absent without authorisation. This represents a three percent (3%) reduction in staff participating in... Read More

Media Alert: Executive Mayor to Launch Rental Unit Upgrade in Uitsig

11 April 2010

The Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Dan Plato, will officiate at the launch of the rental unit upgrade project in Uitsig. Mayoral Committee Member for Housing, Councillor Shehaam Sims, will also deliver an address to tenants living in Uitsig... Read More

Service Delivery Continues on First Day of Municipal Workers' Strike

11 April 2010

On the first day of the municipal workers' strike, eight point seven percent (8.7%) of the City's total workforce were reported absent without leave. Read More

Launching the 'Own Your Future' Campaign

11 April 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant launched the 'Own YOUR future" campaign at Manyano High School in Khayelitsha. Read More

All Children Must be Immunised Against Measles

11 April 2010

Some health care professionals have been reluctant to immunise infants or children against measles if there is a history of egg allergies or even if the child has not yet eaten an egg before. Read More

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