News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

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

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

Minister Grant Condemns Senseless Death of Learner

24 May 2010

Minister for Education in the Western Cape, Donald Grant, has condemned the stabbing and subsequent death of a Grade 12 learner at Phoenix Secondary in Manenberg this morning. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Max to Addess 10111 Call Centre in Pinelands

24 May 2010

Tomorrow (Wednesday, 26 May 2010) Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Lennit Max, will visit the 10111 call centre in Pinelands to assess the centre's current capacity and readiness to handle the expected influx of emergency and crime reporting calls... Read More

Western Cape Provincial Government Drought Indaba

23 May 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Department of Local Government, together with the Department of Water Affairs will commence a two day drought Indaba, from 24 - 25 May 2010, in George in the Southern Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Announce School Holiday Plan for 2010 World Cup.

23 May 2010

Keeping our learners safe during the 2010 World Cup and the mid-year holidays is a major concern for this administration. Read More

MEC to visit Friends Care Centre

20 May 2010

The Provincial Minister for Social Development, Dr Ivan Meyer, will be conducting a site visit to the Friends Day Center. Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Crèche World Cup Concert

19 May 2010

On Thursday 20 May 2010, the crèche at Groote Schuur Hospital will be having a concert in support of the World Cup that is 21 days away. Read More

MEC Welcome Taxi Body's Decision to Work in Parnership with Government

19 May 2010

The Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle has warmly welcomed the decision by the Western Cape Provincial Taxi Alliance to engage the provincial government harmoniously in its future interactions with the government. Read More

Measles and Polio Campaign Pays off

18 May 2010

Since declaring an outbreak of Measles and Polio in the Western Cape on 22 February, the Department of Health has immunised more than one point two (1.2) million children at health facilities across the Western Cape. Read More

Prioritisation of Serviced Sites

18 May 2010

One thing that is very clear after yesterday's President's Co-ordinating Council (PCC) meeting is that there is definitely broad consensus about the need to prioritise serviced sites. This is the only way we can eliminate the backlog with respect to... Read More

MEC Condemns Disruption Teaching at Avondale Primary School in Atlantis

18 May 2010

I strongly condemn the disruption of teaching time at Avondale Primary School in Atlantis. Read More

Criminal Charges againts Owner of Taxi Involve in Powell Drive Accident

17 May 2010

Western Cape Ministers Robin Carlisle and Lennit Max have approached the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to charge the owner of the taxi involved in yesterdays Baden Powell Drive accident with attempted murder. Read More

Red Cross Hospital Patients Get an Early Taste of the World Cup

17 May 2010

Artists brought the World Cup to patients ahead of the kick off of the first game when they, in conjunction with 2010 Fine Art, painted a soccer-themed montage for the hospital. Read More

Lenteguer Hospital's Nurses Day Celebrations

16 May 2010

The Nurses Support Group of Lentegeur Hospital plans to host a Nurses Day Celebration to honour the committed and excellent work done by nurses at the hospital. Read More

MEC Wishes Grade Twelve's the Best for the June Examinations

16 May 2010

"Today, most of the provinces high schools will begin their internal Grade twelve (12) June examinations. I would like to extend my best wishes to each and every Grade twelve (12) learner during this period," said Western Cape Education Minister... Read More

Upgraded Table Bay Boulevard Opens in Time for the Soccer World Cup (Department of Transport and Public Works)

16 May 2010

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle officially opened the upgraded Table Bay Boulevard this morning.  Read More

Upgraded Table Bay Boulevard Opens in Time for the Soccer World Cup

16 May 2010

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle officially opened the upgraded Table Bay Boulevard this morning. Read More

Minister Sakkie Jenner To Celebrate International Museum Day In George

16 May 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr Sakkie Jenner will on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 be celebrating International Museum Day at the old Drostdy, which now houses the George Museum.  Read More

Western Cape's to Combat Child Mortality Rate

13 May 2010

That seven percent (7%) of children in South Africa, according to a Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) report do not survive to their fifth birthday, is horrific and completely unacceptable. Read More