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News and Speeches Archive

Iconic Athlone Towers was Successfully Demolished in Just Eight Seconds

21 August 2010

The Athlone Cooling Towers, affectionately known as the 'Two Ladies of Athlone' were successfully demolished today, 22 August 2010. Thousands of Capetonians looked on and cheered as the two iconic towers disappeared within just eight seconds. Read More

Provincial Traffic Gets Many Road Users Safely Home by Arresting Twenty Nine Drunk Drives

21 August 2010

Twenty nine (29) drunk drivers were taken in time out of the road environment before they could cause any accidents. Provincial Traffic Chief Director, Mr Kenny Africa is passionate about preventing road users' blood from being shed on the roads. Read More

Department Signs Ten Year Lease Agreement with New Operator for Philippi Stadium

19 August 2010

Ensuring that the legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup benefits the people of the Western Cape, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, today signed a ten year lease contract for the management of Philippi Stadium with Mr. Read More

Strike Update: No Impact on Service Delivery at Western Cape Health Facilities

19 August 2010

Health services in the Western Cape could continue normally today. This morning at 9:00, one hundred and forty four (144) out of twenty eight thousand and sixty seven (28 067) employees were reported on strike. That accounts for a zero point five... Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 20 August 2010

19 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that eight percent (8%) (116) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action. Read More

Department Signs Ten Year Lease Agreement with New Operator for Phillipi Stadium

19 August 2010

Ensuring that the legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup benefits the people of the Western Cape, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, today signed a ten year lease contract for the management of Philippi Stadium with Mr. Read More

Arrive Early: Limited Space Available to View Athlone Towers Implosion

18 August 2010

The City has identified two areas from which a limited number of people could view the implosion of the two cooling towers at Athlone Power Station at 12:00 on Sunday 22 August, namely the Clyde Pinelands Sports Club and Rhodes Memorial. Read More

Transport and Public Works MEC to Sign Ten Year Lease for Philipi Stadium

18 August 2010

The Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle will today sign a ten year lease for the management of Phillipi Stadium with the CEO of Chipcor Construction (Pty) Ltd Mr. Siviwe Mpengesi. Read More

Cape Town Stadium is Hosting a Soccer Event on Friday 27 August

18 August 2010

The Double Header soccer event at Cape Town Stadium next Friday 27 August is going ahead and excitement is mounting for the clash involving four top teams. Read More

Two Hundred and Ninety Four (294) Community Members Share in Farm Success

18 August 2010

Today Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, visited a farming project in Lutzville, which was started as a result of his department's Community Development Worker (CDW) programme. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 19 August 2010

18 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that 4.8% (70) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action. Read More

MEC Grant Releases the Western Cape Education's Strike Management Plan

18 August 2010

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape has developed a comprehensive strike management plan for Education that aims to ensure that we do everything possible to protect the interests of learners in this province. Read More

Du Noon Community Health Centre Plans are Progressing Well

18 August 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Government's planning for the provision of health facilities for the people of Du Noon is progressing well. The new Du Noon Community Health Centre, which is costing an estimated R80 million, is set for completion in 2014. Read More

Appointment of New Police Commissioner Will be a Thorough Consultative Process

18 August 2010

It has come to my attention through various newspaper reports today that there is widespread speculation about the successor to Western Cape Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros, who was yesterday officially transferred to Gauteng. Read More

Energy Efficient Street-Lighting Creates Safe and Secure Environment for Lutzville

18 August 2010

Today Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, visited his department's Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) programme's new street-lighting project in Lutzville West. Read More

MEC Botha Restates Contingence Plan during Strike Action

17 August 2010

"We have taken notice of National Education Health and Allied Workers Union's (NEHAWU's) declaration of a full-blown strike. In the Western Cape our contingency plans remain in place. Health services will function tomorrow in line with available... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Brief the Media on the Western Cape's Strike Management Plan

17 August 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be announcing the provincial government's multi-faceted strike management plan for education, which will include specific interventions to help our Grade twelve (12) learners and the... Read More

MEC Grant Reviews the Effects of Today's Industrial Action

17 August 2010

Our monitoring system indicates that 2.3% (34) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action.Thirteen point seven percent (13.7%) of educators were absent from work. Read More

Western Cape Health Facilities are Not Affected by the Strike Action

17 August 2010

Public health facilities within the Western Cape have not been affected by today's strike action. Services continued uninterrupted. This morning's assessment showed zero (0) number of employees on strike. Read More

Road Construction Work on N7 between Malmesbury and Piketberg

17 August 2010

For the past eleven months the West Coast has experienced a total of three thousand one hundred and sixty five (3165) accidents. According to research ninety five percent (95%) of all traffic accidents are preceded by a traffic contravention and... Read More

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