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News and Speeches Archive

Media Alert: MEC to Attend the Literacy and Numeracy Roadshow

20 July 2010

Since April, officials from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) have been travelling across the province to discuss the latest literacy and numeracy results of Grade six (6) learners. Read More

Disabled Community Members Empowered Through Sewing Project

20 July 2010

Today the Minister of Local Government, Anton Bredell, visited his department's Community Development Workers' (CDWs) sewing project in Langa. The aim of his visit was to highlight the impact this project is making on the lives of disabled members... Read More

MEC Monitors Latecomers from Cape Town Station

19 July 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant monitored latecomers arriving from Cape Town station.Waiting in the corridor in the Golden Acre shopping centre, Grant approached learners that were late for school. Read More

Media Alert: Mthandeni Enrichment Centre

19 July 2010

The Department of Social Development, in partnership with the principality of Monaco, and Early Years Services, an NGO, will be opening the Mthandeni Enrichment Centre in Vredenburg. Read More

Minister Sakkie Jenner to Welcome World Choir Games Champions Back to Cape Town

19 July 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Sakkie Jenner will tomorrow morning be welcoming home the Tygerberg Children's Choir, as well as the Stellenbosch University Choir, after they won four first places at the 6th... Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the SurgiBank Electronic Emergency Surgery Triage System

19 July 2010

Groote Schuur Hospital will launch a new first for South Africa when they introduce the first electronic system to display colour coded surgical emergency cases by their clinical urgency. Read More

Media Alert: Bikers for Books and Balls Mass Ride for Rural Schools

19 July 2010

On Saturday (12 June, 2010), Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Adv. Lennit Max will join Bikers for Books and Balls (an initiative by the online magazine Bikernews) in a mass ride from N1 City Mall through the streets of Cape Town to the Good Hope... Read More

Media Statement - Launch of "GOALS4KIDS" in South Africa: 16 Grade 5 learners to receive high school bursaries

18 July 2010

Today, we are proud to launch "GOALS4KIDS", an initiative to reward promising learners in disadvantaged communities with bursaries. Read More

Cape Town High Court Ruling

18 July 2010

This morning the Cape High Court found that the Judicial Service Commission's decision to dismiss the Constitutional Court's complaint of gross misconduct against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe was unconstitutional and invalid. Read More

Metro Police Make Arrest or Drugs and Stolen City Property

18 July 2010

Metro Police high visibility patrols are beginning to pay off, as seven suspects were arrested yesterday, 15 July, for possession of narcotics and theft of City of Cape Town property. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Monitor Latecomers from Cape Town Station through Golden Acre

18 July 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be monitoring latecomers from Cape Town station through Golden Acre shopping centre. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Launch GOALS4KIDS Initiative

17 July 2010

Tomorrow, 19 July Premier Helen Zille, AGO CEO Hans Ulrich Gruber and the Executive Director of the Impumelelo Innovations Awards Trust Rhoda Kadalie will launch the GOALS4KIDS initiative in South Africa. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille and Minister Max to Revamp a Community Health Centre in Khayelitsha on Mandela Day

17 July 2010

On Sunday, 18 July, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Minister of Community Safety Lennit Max will join Executive Mayor Dan Plato and a group of celebrity motorcyclists to revamp a community health centre in Khayelitsha in support of Mandela Day. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant and MEC Winde to Visit Nomsa Mpongwana Primary School

15 July 2010

On Sunday, Education Minister for the Western Cape, Donald Grant, and Tourism and Finance Minister, Alan Winde, will be taking part in community activities at Nomsa Mapongwana Primary School in Khayelitsha in celebration of Mandela Day. Read More

Providing the Correct Health Care within the Public Health Service

15 July 2010

In order to ensure that urgent care is given to patients in need, both staff and the public should be aware of the correct procedure for referring patients to the most appropriate level of care, at the same time ensuring such referral will bring the... Read More

Accident on the R45 towards Franschoek

14 July 2010

Four injured and five are in a stable condition after a motor vehicle accident took place on the R45 towards Franschoek in peak traffic this morning between two Toyota Hilux vehicles, a mini bus and a sedan. It is estimated that the incident could... Read More

German Institute Donates R15 Million Mobile Laboratory for HIV Counselling and Testing

14 July 2010

The fight against HIV/Aids has received a massive shot in the arm after a mobile laboratory worth approximately R15 million was donated to the Western Cape Department of Health, by the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in St. Ingbert,... Read More

Media Alert: Sign Language Seminar

14 July 2010

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Sakkie Jenner, will be hosting a sign language seminar in Cape Town. Read More

Media Alert: Environmental Drama Festival at Artscape on 16 and 17 July

14 July 2010

The City of Cape Town, in association with Artscape, will be hosting the third YES Environmental Drama Festival on 16 and 17 July at the Arena Theatre.Note: All media are welcome to attend. Read More

Cape Town to Say Goodbye to Athlone Towers on Sunday 22 August 2010

13 July 2010

After extensive consultation and planning, the two Athlone cooling towers are set to be demolished on Sunday 22 August 2010 at noon. Read More

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