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News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape to Get a New Police Commissioner

17 August 2010

Today I have officially been informed by the National Police Commissioner, General Bheki Cele that Provincial Police Commissioner Mzwandile Petros has been transferred with immediate effect and will take up his new position as Provincial... Read More

Metro Police Arrested Seventeen (17) Motorists for Drunk Driving in Nyanga

16 August 2010

During the past weekend the Metro Police continued their campaign to reduce crime, road accidents and fatalities caused by drunk drivers. Read More

Accurate Crime Stats are Needed for Effective Service Delivery

16 August 2010

As the Minister of the Community Safety it is my constitutional duty to ensure that the people of the Western Cape receive a proper and professional service from the South African Police Service (SAPS). Read More

Media Alert: Arrangements for Athlone Cooling Towers Viewing Area

16 August 2010

Arrangements have been made to create a viewing area for the media on Sunday 22 August to witness, photograph or film the demolition of the Athlone cooling towers at 12:00. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: MEC Meyer Visits ECD in Lena Moravian Centre

16 August 2010

Social Development supports children accommodated after fire disaster. Read More

MEC Grant Noted Comments on the Possibility of Further Strike Action

16 August 2010

Minister Grant has noted the comments made by the Secretary General of South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) regarding the possibility of further strike action. Read More

MEC Grant Outlines the Western Cape's Response to the Teachers Strike

16 August 2010

It has now become clear that industrial action by teachers, starting tomorrow, is inevitable. Read More

Media Alert: Women defend their safety

15 August 2010

Women's safety is high priority this month and as part of their programs honouring women this Women's Month, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, City of Cape Town and SAPS will, on Tuesday 17 August 2010 at 10h00 at the Hanover Park... Read More

Department of Transport Launches Workshop to Educate the Minibus Taxi Industry

15 August 2010

Today marks the launch of a series of workshops organised by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works to educate the minibus taxi industry and metered taxi operators in the province about changes in the public transport legislation. Read More

Public is Encouraged to Use Public Transport for Football Matches at Cape Town Staduim

15 August 2010

Cape Town Stadium will host the highly anticipated Premiership League double-header on Friday 27 August 2010. Read More

City Traffic Services Concerned about Popularity of Drag-Racing

15 August 2010

Two motorists were arrested for reckless or negligent driving during a drag-racing operation in Ottery on Tuesday 10 August. One motorist, a 19-year-old male driving a Mercedes AMG belonging to his father, was caught driving at 156 km/h in a 70km/h... Read More

Crackdown on Liquor Issues at Nightclub in Parow Central Business District

15 August 2010

A number of night clubs in the Parow Central Business District (CBD) were fined for various offences on Friday night (13 August 2010) during a joint operation between City Law Enforcement's Liquor Enforcement Unit, the Vice Squad, Metro Police and... Read More

Traffic Service Clamp Down on Drunk Drivers

15 August 2010

At roadblocks held in Fish Hoek on Friday 13 August, twenty (20) people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Department of Transport Launches Workshop to Educate the Minibus Taxi Industry

15 August 2010

Today marks the launch of a series of workshops organised by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works to educate the minibus taxi industry and metered taxi operators in the province about changes in the public transport legislation. Read More

Fifty Five Drunk Drivers Arrested Over Weekend During Provincial Traffic 'Safely Home' Operation

14 August 2010

Due to increased law enforcement efforts Provincial Traffic Services manage to get fifty five (55) drunk drivers safely off the road, we also arrested a motorist for having twenty five (25) mandrax tablets in his possession, and a motorist for... Read More

Shark Siren at Muizenberg Beach Temporarily out of Order

12 August 2010

The City of Cape Town would like to notify all beach users that the shark siren at Muizenberg Beach is out of order, thus affecting the Shark Spotters' usual means of warning the public that a shark has been spotted. Read More

City to Host Youth Environmental School Climate Change and Energy Week

12 August 2010

The City of Cape Town's Environmental Resource Management, Disaster Risk Management and Electricity Services Departments will be hosting a Climate Change and Energy Week from 16 to 19 August 2010. The focus will be on electricity savings/safety and... Read More

Motor Vehicle Accident on the N7

12 August 2010

Following an accident this morning on the N7, one male driver was declared dead on arrival and another male passenger is in a critical condition after a motor vehicle collision, before the Philadelphia turn off around 07h40 (August 13, 2010). Read More

Children's Smiles Fixed in Surgery Partnership

11 August 2010

This year's annual Smile Week, at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, which took place from August 2 until August 6, was a huge success, with twenty four (24) children undergoing cleft lip and palate, cranio-facial and hand surgeries - nine... Read More

Provincial Cabinet Approves Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill

11 August 2010

I am pleased to announce that the Provincial Cabinet has approved the referral of the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill to the provincial legislature for processing. Read More

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