News and Speeches Archive

Media Alert: Provincialisation of the Radie Kotzé

31 August 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health will host the official provincialisation launch of Radie Kotzé Hospital in Piketberg. Read More

City Bring its Greening Strategy to Life for Arbor Month

31 August 2010

The City of Cape Town will celebrate Arbor Month this year by planting six hundred and fourteen (614) trees in various events which will be held throughout Cape Town this month. Read More

Review of Effect of Today's Industrial Action - 1 September 2010

31 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there had been a marginal increase in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 31 August 2010

30 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there has been a further decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Education MEC Announces an Additional Five Hundred and Ninety Nine Teaching Post for 2010

30 August 2010

The statutory process pertaining to the basket of posts for 2011 has now been completed. I am pleased to announce that after very careful deliberation and consultation, five hundred and ninety nine (599) additional teaching posts have been allocated... Read More

Eighteen Million Rand Upgrades to Transform Grassy Park Day-Care Centre into a Clinic

30 August 2010

Construction work is in progress at the current Grassy Park Community Day-care Centre, which will upgrade the day-care centre to a clinic that will see one hundred and fifty (150) more patients per day. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 30 August 2010

29 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there has been a decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since Friday. Read More

Education MEC Announce Details of New Claremont High School

29 August 2010

As part of the provincial government's on-going expansion of access to the focused teaching of science and mathematics, I am proud to announce that a new specialised high school will be opened in Claremont in January 2011. Read More

Blackheath Taxi Driver Arrested after being Discharged from Kuilsriver Hospital

28 August 2010

As Western Cape Minister of Community Safety I can implement several law enforcement measures to ensure safety on our roads, but I cannot police the desire of some people to break the law. Read More

Another 68 Drunk Drivers Arrested over Weekend by Provincial Traffic

27 August 2010

Provincial Traffic had 24 "Safely Home" roadblocks over the weekend. The objective of these roadblocks was to reduce road fatalities throughout the province over weekends. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Annouce Details of New Claremont High School

26 August 2010

Provincial Education Minister, Donald Grant along with the Superintendent-General of Education, Ms Penny Vinjevold will on Monday 30 August announce the details of the new Claremont High School which will open in January 2011. Read More

Update on the September Exams

26 August 2010

The Western Cape Education Department has reviewed its plans for the September exams and has reiterated its position that the exams will go ahead as scheduled. Read More

Strike update: Western Cape Department of Health 27 August 2010

26 August 2010

Today the official percentage of employees of the Western Cape Department of Health on strike is 0.2%. That is 72 out of 28 067 employees. Read More

City Extends the Deadline to Register for Rates Rebate

26 August 2010

The City of Cape Town has extended the rates rebate deadline from 31 August until 29 October 2010. Read More

Official Opening of Phillipi Stadium

26 August 2010

Minister Robin Carlisle will tomorrow officially open the upgraded Phillipi Stadium. Chipcor Construction (Pty) Ltd recently won the bid for the management of the stadium for 10 years. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 27 August 2010

26 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there has been a decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Joint Conference: Infection Prevention and Control Africa Network (IPCAN) and the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC)

26 August 2010

Infection Prevention and Control African Network (IPCAN) is a recently formed organisation for infection prevention and control in the African region. It is holding its Second International conference at Spier Estate, Stellenbosch this year and the... Read More

Young Tygerberg Hospital Patient's Dream Fulfilled

26 August 2010

Reach For A Dream fulfils the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses and works very closely with Tygerberg Hospital's Paediatric Ward (G3). Read More

Blackheath Accident: Tenth Victim Dies

26 August 2010

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health, expressed his sadness and condolences to the family of the tenth victim who passed away at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital a short while ago. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 26 August 2010

25 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there had been an increase in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

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