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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Grant Announces Key Learning Supplement

25 August 2010

"The WCED is currently implementing a comprehensive strike management plan, to minimise the effects of the current industrial action on learners. Read More

Update: Blackheath Train Accident

25 August 2010

The condition of the five children that were involved in yesterday's mini bus accident is as follows: Read More

Update: Minister Grant Reacts to Blackheath Tragedy

24 August 2010

It is with a sense of profound sadness that I learnt of this morning's tragic accident that lead to the death of nine learners and injuries to another five, two of whom are in a very serious condition.Four learners are at Tygerberg Hospital and one... Read More

Transport Related Incidents a Huge Burden on Emergency Medical Services

24 August 2010

Transport-Related Incidents are a Huge Burden on Emergency Medical Services Read More

Strike Update: Western Cape Department of Health

24 August 2010

Less than one percent of employees of the Western Cape Department of Health were on strike today. Read More

Transport MEC to Monitor Train Accident Investigation

24 August 2010

This morning Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, visited the scene of an accident at the Buttskop level crossing between Blackheath and Melton Rose Stations. Read More

Transport MEC to Monitor Train Accident Investigation

24 August 2010

This morning Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, visited the scene of an accident at the Buttskop level crossing between Blackheath and Melton Rose Stations. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 25 August 2010

24 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 marginal increase in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Update on Blackheath Accident

24 August 2010

A ninth body was discovered at the scene of the accident between a Mini-bus Taxi and a Metrorail train earlier this morning in Blackheath. The body of the ninth scholar was taken to the Tygerberg Forensic Pathology laboratory. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant React to Blackheath Tragedy

24 August 2010

Please note: Minister Grant will be joining Minister Botha at Tygerberg Hospital at 11h00.The Minister will then proceed to the Blackheath Civic Centre where Disaster Management is debriefing those affected by the tragedy. Read More

MEC Grant Reacts to the Blackheath Tragedy

24 August 2010

It is with a sense of profound sadness that I learnt of this morning's tragic accident that lead to the death of eight learners and injuries to another five. Read More

Blackheath Train Accident

24 August 2010

Eight (8) scholars were declared dead on arrival, when a mini bus taxi and a Metrorail train collided this morning at 7h03 at Buttskop Road, Blackheath. The driver and five (5) scholars were injured leaving one scholar in a critical condition. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 24 August 2010

23 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

MEC Grant Announces Further Support Measures for Learners during the Strike

23 August 2010

Last week, the Provincial Government of the Western Cape released a comprehensive strike management plan for Education to mitigate the impact of the ongoing strike on teaching and learning. Read More

Strike Update: Health Services in the Western Cape

23 August 2010

Today, one hundred and fifty seven (157) out of twenty eight thousand and sixty seven (28 067) employees zero point five percent (0.5%) of the Western Cape Department of Health were reported on strike. That is zero point two percent (0.2%) less than... Read More

Western Cape Education Calls for Volunteers to Supervise Learners during the Strike

22 August 2010

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape is calling on volunteers to help assist the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) in supervising learners at schools affected by the recent industrial strike action. Read More

Accident on Wetton Road, Rosmead

22 August 2010

Metro Emergency Medical Service (EMS) attended to a motor vehicle accident on Wetton Road, Rosmead near the BP petrol station at 08h30 this morning (August 23). Read More

Media Alert: Launch of Integrated and Sustainable Human Settlements

22 August 2010

Premier Helen Zille and Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela to launch Strategic Objective 6 - Developing Integrated and Sustainable Human Settlements. Read More

Strike Update: Health Workers in the Western Cape

22 August 2010

Today's strike did not impact on the delivery of health services to patients in the Western Cape. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 23 August 2010

22 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 marginal decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since last Friday. Read More

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