News and Speeches Archive

Progress Report: Demolition of Athlone Cooling Towers

31 May 2010

The City will be releasing regular progress reports to keep the public informed, via the media, on the progress of the planned implosion of the Athlone cooling towers. The implosion date will be announced as soon as the information becomes available. Read More

City Attends First World Congress on Adaptation to Climate Change

31 May 2010

The City of Cape Town attended the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change held in Bonn, Germany from 28 - 30 May 2010. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Release Safely Home Back-to-Basics Results

31 May 2010

Tomorrow, (Wednesday 2 June, 2010) Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max, will release the results of the Safely Home Back-to-Basics focus on cellular phone and seatbelt offences by provincial and city authorities since the launch of the... Read More

Relocated Grand Parade Traders Get Ready for the World Cup

31 May 2010

The Grand Parade, boasting probably the country's oldest market, is getting ready to host the FIFA Fan Fest™ from 11 June 2010 and sell proudly South African arts and crafts, as well as soccer merchandise, to the thousands of foreign visitors set to... Read More

Red Cross Partners with City of Cape Town for International Children's Day

31 May 2010

Wally 107, the big, blue telephone handset mascot for the City of Cape Town's emergency services, entertained patients, parents and staff at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on International Children's Day, June 1, 2010. Read More

Cape Town Welcomes the World

30 May 2010

The City of Cape Town has arranged a spectacular street festival to 'welcome the world to the Mother City', on the eve of the Fifa 2010 World Cup kick-off.  Read More

Safely Home Weekend Blitz: Sixty four (64) Drunk Drivers Arrested

29 May 2010

The Integrated Safely Home traffic blitz on provincial roads saw sixty four (64) people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, pushing the total number of those arrested for the offence to one hundred and ninety three (193) at the end... Read More

Groundbreaking Ceremony at New Westlake Primary School

27 May 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant, attended a sod-turning ceremony at the site of the new Westlake Primary School. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Attend Official Opening of Construction Site for the New Westlake Primary School

27 May 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant, will be attending the official opening of the construction site for the new Westlake Primary School. Read More

Unroadworthy Buses Entering Western Cape: MEC writes to Northern Cape Counterpart

26 May 2010

Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max today wrote to the Northern Cape MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Patrick Mabilo, to address the seemingly slack law enforcement by that province's traffic officials which directly impacts on road... Read More

MEC to Present President's Award for Youth Empowerment

26 May 2010

Tonight (Thursday 27 May 2010) Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max, will present eighty (80) young people from eleven (11) community youth groups and residential youth care facilities across the Western Cape with the President's Award for Youth... Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of the Contruction Site for New Westlake Primary

26 May 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be attending the official opening of the construction site for the new Westlake Primary School. Read More

Official Launch of the HIV Councelling and Testing (HCT) Campaign

25 May 2010

The Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, today (Wednesday, 26 May 2010) launched the provincial HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign at the Michael Mapongwana Community Health Centre in Khayelitsha. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit Phoenix Secondary After School Stabbing

25 May 2010

Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will today visit Phoenix Secondary to express his condolences, offer his support and help stabilise the school after the senseless killing of Keenan Van Wyk yesterday.Where: Silverstreamweg, Manenberg Read More

Minister Grant Visits Phoenix Secondary After Fatal Stabbing

25 May 2010

This morning, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant visited Phoenix Secondary School in Manenberg to offer his condolences and lend his support to the school after the brutal and senseless killing of Keenan Van Wyk yesterday. Read More

Media Alert: Official Launch of the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) Campaign

24 May 2010

On Wednesday 26 May 2010, The Western Cape Department of Health, Premier Helen Zille and the Provincial MEC for Health Theuns Botha, will officially launch the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign at Michael Mapongwana Community Health Centre... Read More

Easing the Pain With the Launch of the Tracy Fun Centres

24 May 2010

The boredom of inactivity, feelings of isolation and the physical and emotional pain felt by children undergoing treatment at the George Hospital, is set to change today with the launch of the Tracy Fun Centre, a mobile audio-visual trolley that... Read More

Minister Grant Sends His Condolences to Family of Learner Who Died in Motorbike Accident

24 May 2010

I am deeply saddened by the news that another Western Cape learner passed away today.Earlier we learnt about the senseless, gang-related death of a learner at Phoenix Secondary in Manenberg. It has now been reported that another Grade 12 learner... Read More

Minister Grant Announces School Holiday Plan for 2010 World Cup

24 May 2010

When it was first announced last year that there would be an extended five week holiday in June 2010 to accommodate the FIFA World Cup, the Western Cape Education Department undertook to develop a pro-active strategy that would ensure that teaching... Read More

Dr Ivan Meyer- Department of Social Development Western Cape MEC hosting a Press Conference

24 May 2010

The purpose of this conference is to share with journalists information pertaining to the New Children's Act its implications for the Department, the outcome of the Risk Factors for the Murder of Children research, as well as a synopsis of our Child... Read More

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