News and Speeches Archive

City's Southern Clinics Help Prevent Cervical Cancer among Working Women

29 June 2010

As the modern day woman has to juggle between the responsibilities of having a family and working a full day job, she often tends to not make sufficient time to look after her own health. Read More

Western Cape Welcomes the President's Withdrawal of Proclamation for Administrative Ajudication of Road Traffic Offences

29 June 2010

Western Cape authorities welcome the decision by the President Jacob Zuma to withdraw the proclamation for the implementation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) in the Western Cape. Read More

Neurosurgical High Care Improves at Groote Schuur Hospital

27 June 2010

The Neurosurgical High Care area at Groote Schuur Hospital has been moved to ward D13. High Care provides service for patients with single organ failure who require intensive monitoring. Read More

Friends of the Children's Hospital Association (FOCHA) Help's Patient to Breathe Easy

27 June 2010

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital patient, Daurelle Crotz, of Bellville, can breathe easy once more, thanks to a R80 000 donation by the pupils of Springfield Convent School in Wynberg to the Friends of the Children's Hospital Association (... Read More

MEC Visits Grade 12 Holiday Tutoring Programme

23 June 2010

As part of the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) "Own your future. Own your success. Study hard to pass YOUR matric" campaign, the WCED initiated a number of tutorial programmes throughout the province in the second term. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Visit Mitchells Plain Hospital Construction Site

22 June 2010

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will visit the construction site of the Mitchell's Plain Hospital today to ascertain for himself the progress. Information on the impact assessment study will also be provided. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Visit Grade 12 Holiday Tutoring Programme

22 June 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Masiphumelele High School in Fish Hoek where Grade twelve (12) learners are participating in a holiday tutoring programme. Read More

2010 Brings Along With It a Lasting Legacy

22 June 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr. Sakkie Jenner says 2010 should be remembered and embraced for the legacy it is leaving behind for the people of this country. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Leads the Country in Textbook Provision

21 June 2010

The Western Cape government is fully committed to the provision of textbooks to all our learners, as we believe they are an indispensable learning tool. Read More

Western Cape Welcomes Withdrawal of Drives Licence Demerit System

20 June 2010

Western Cape authorities welcome the decision by the President Jacob Zuma to withdraw the proclamation (copy attached) for the implementation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Visit Safe Schools Holiday Programme

19 June 2010

Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting the Uitsig Sports Complex where he will be delivering a message of support to high school learners from the Uitsig community and the organisers of the Western Cape Education Department's... Read More

Community Gardens Provide Food Security to the Overberg Community

17 June 2010

Today the Minister of Local Government, Anton Bredell, visited the Community Development Workers' (CDWs) food garden project in Grabouw. Read More

Royalty Visits Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

17 June 2010

On Friday 18 June 2010 at 15h30 Prince William and Prince Harry visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The Hospital is the only specialist hospital in southern Africa dedicated entirely to children. Read More

Western Cape Will Not Increase Motor Vehicle License Fees For 3 Years

16 June 2010

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Transport Robin CarlisleThe Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, today announced that his department will not increase Motor Vehicle License Fees in the province for the next... Read More

New Rehab Centre Will Combat Alcohol and Drug Abuse amongst Our Youth

15 June 2010

Today, the Western Cape Government officially opened the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre in Eerste River as part of the implementation of its strategic plan to combat substance abuse. Read More

New Community Day Centre for Malmesbury

14 June 2010

A brand new Community Day Centre offering extensive primary health care services to Malmesbury and its surrounding areas will soon be built in West Bank, Malmesbury. Read More

Western Cape Health Address Preventable Blindness

13 June 2010

With an indigent population of about four (4) million in Cape Town, it is estimated that thirty thousand (30 000) people are blind of which twenty three thousand (23 000) blind cases could have been prevented, because the origin of their blindness... Read More

Traffic Law Enforcement Out in Full Force

12 June 2010

The first weekend of the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament saw an increase in traffic on Western Cape roads with law enforcement authorities out in full force to clamp down on those breaking the law.  Read More

FIFA 2010 Fever at Brewelskloof Hospital

10 June 2010

FiFA 2010 Fever at Brewelskloof Hospital Read More

Metro Police Recover Stolen Firearm in Bokmakierie

9 June 2010

A stolen firearm was recovered and one (1) suspect was arrested by Metro Police officers in Bokmakierie last night after a tip-off was received from a member of the community. Read More

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