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News and Speeches Archive

Drop in Burglary and Vandalism Cases over Longer Holiday Period

13 July 2010

Yesterday learners and educators returned to school for the start of the third term.With their return, the Education Department of the Western Cape was able to establish how many schools had been affected by burglaries and vandalism over the long... Read More

Western Cape Taxi Groups Jion Forces to Create One Representative for the Taxi Industry

12 July 2010

The two biggest organisations representing the minibus taxi industry in the Western Cape have agreed to join forces to establish one house for the minibus taxi industry in the province. Read More

Electricity Supply Interruption in Parts of Kalk Bay on Thursday

12 July 2010

The City of Cape Town's Electricity Department needs to carry out essential work at the Kalk Bay substation.The electricity supply to parts of Kalk Bay will therefore be interrupted on Thursday 15 July 2010, between 09:00 to 14:00. Read More

Police Brutality has No Place in the Western Cape

12 July 2010

The latest incident involving the assault of a civilian by police officers in Durbanville yesterday, once again re-iterates the need for civilian oversight, and in this regard, I strongly condemn the behaviour of the officers concerned. Read More

Minister Grant: Third Term Starts on a Positive Note

12 July 2010

Today marked the first day of the third term in the school calendar.Almost one million learners returned to school today, after a long and eventful winter vacation. Read More

Western Cape Taxi Groups Join Forces to Create One Representative for the Taxi Industry

12 July 2010

The two biggest organisations representing the minibus taxi industry in the Western Cape have agreed to join forces to establish one house for the minibus taxi industry in the province. Read More

MEC backs Cape Flats Learners in Preparation for the Job Market

11 July 2010

Today I visited the Vrygrond Community Centre, where the Department of Community Safety in conjunction with Etafeni (a community development organisation) is working with unemployed youth from the Vrygrond community and surrounds, to empower and... Read More

DCAS spends 67 Minutes at Tygerberg Hospital on International Nelson Mandela Day

11 July 2010

Madiba will be celebrating his 92nd birthday on 18 July this year. During November 2009, his birthday was officially named Nelson Mandela International Day by the UN General Assembly. Read More

Accident on De La Rey and Fransie van Zyl Roads

11 July 2010

One fatality, one critical and eight injured in an accident on De La Rey and Fransie van Zyl at 4h30 this morning. According to Metro Rescue staff on the scene, a large truck impacted a small mini bus, pushing it into the fence of a private property. Read More

Hospital Gives Record Number of Children Specialised Procedure in One Day

11 July 2010

On Friday 9 July 2010, five children, two of whom are younger than two months old, have had vascular access lines inserted in their neck veins at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Read More

Western Cape Prepared and Ready for the Start of the Third School Term

11 July 2010

Tomorrow, almost one million learners across the Western Cape will be returning to school for the start of the third term. Read More

Hospital Gives Record Number of Children Specialised Procedure in One Day

11 July 2010

On Friday 9 July 2010, five children, two of whom are younger than two months old, have had vascular access lines inserted in their neck veins at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Read More

HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) Campaign roll-out in Province

11 July 2010

Earlier this year in May, the Department of Health launched the provincial HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign. Read More

De Novo Treatment Centre - Leading Africa!

8 July 2010

The Department of Social Development is proud to announce that their De Novo treatment centre is the first in-patient drug and alcohol treatment facility in Africa to achieve international accreditation. Read More

The Department of Social Development- Giving Youth Hope

8 July 2010

The Department of Social Development, will be hosting Youth Participation Workshops for youth with disabilities, during the month of July 2010. Read More

Media Statement: Sakkie Jenner on passing of Robbie Jansen

7 July 2010

It is with a great sense of loss that the Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr Sakkie Jenner, learnt of the passing of Cape Town Jazz Maestro, Robbie Jansen. Read More

Temporary Closure of Beaufort West Museum

7 July 2010

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the Board of Trustees of the Beaufort West Museum announces the closure of the Beaufort West Museum for construction during the period 14 July to 31 September 2010. Read More

Cape Town Declared Africa's Top Travel Destination for the Third Year in a Row

7 July 2010

Cape Town has won another major travel industry award, reaffirming the city's status as one of the world's top tourism destinations. Read More

Low Water Pressure in Goodwood and Parow on Sunday 11 July

7 July 2010

The Water and Sanitation Department will be doing an emergency shutdown on the bulk water supply main feeding the Goodwood and Parow area on Sunday night 11 July 2010. Read More

Global Fund Hands over R1.2 Billion for Province's HIV/Aids Programme

6 July 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health has been granted R1.2 billion (over the next 6 years) for provincial HIV/AIDS programmes by the Global Fund. Read More

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