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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Sakkie Jenner to Visit Initiation Site in Langa

11 August 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr. Sakkie Jenner will tomorrow Thursday 12 August 2010 be visiting the amaXhosa initiation site, in Langa. Read More

Metro Emergency Medical Services Responded to Accident at Paper Mill, Parow

11 August 2010

Bellville, Cape Town - Metro Emergency Medical Services responded to a call out at 11h45 in Beaconvale, Parow earlier today after a member of the public caught his hands at a paper mill while on duty. Read More

Road Closures and Safety Arrangements for Athlone Towers Demolition

11 August 2010

Part of the N2 and the M17 (Jan Smuts Drive), as well as the Metrorail line between Langa and Pinelands station, fall within this exclusion zone and will therefore be closed for part of the day. Other road closures may be necessary to avoid gridlock... Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Brief the Media on the Western Cape Provincial Education Bill

10 August 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be briefing media on the Western Cape Provincial School Education Bill. This follows the decision by the Provincial Cabinet to refer the Bill to the Provincial Legislature for processing. Read More

Provincial Education Drive to Enroll Learners Early for 2011

10 August 2010

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has launched a drive to persuade parents to register their children early for school next year, if their children are starting primary or high school, or if they are changing schools in 2011. Read More

Minister Sakkie Jenner Calls On All Capetonians to Support Local Soccer

10 August 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr. Sakkie Jenner has called upon all Capetonians to support local soccer.Jenner's call follows the announcement that two matches will be played at the New Cape Town Stadium on 27... Read More

Media Alert: Prize-giving for City's 'Hand-Washing Campaign' Poster Competition

10 August 2010

The City of Cape Town's Health Directorate will today host the prize-giving for its 'Hand-Washing Campaign' poster competition. Read More

Opening of the Renovated Paediatric Oncology Ward

10 August 2010

Tuesday, 10 August was the official opening of the newly renovated paediatric oncology ward at Tygerberg Children's Hospital, situated in Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: City to Launch New Public Open Space in Delft

10 August 2010

The City of Cape Town will celebrate another phase of the 'Quality Open Space' project in Delft tomorrow, 12 August. The City's Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato, and Councillor for Ward 12, Councillor Willie Jaftha will officiate.Date: Thursday,... Read More

Traffic Services Intensify Drag-Racing Operations in the Southern Suburbs

9 August 2010

Cape Town Traffic Services is successfully targeting illegal drag-racing, focusing specifically on complaint areas such as Sacks Circle in Bellville; Klipfontein Road in Athlone and more recently, the residential areas of Ottery, Wetton and Wynberg. Read More

Minister Grant Reviews Effects of Stayaway

9 August 2010

Reports received from our district offices indicate that 7% (102) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action.Reports also indicate that just over a quarter (26%) of educators were absent from work. Read More

Thirty Five Arrested Over Weekend During Provincial 'Safely Home' Operations

8 August 2010

Provincial Traffic Services arrested thirty one (31) drunk drivers, two (2) drivers for overloading their goods vehicles and two (2) persons for the possession of dagga, during operations over the past long weekend.During operations: Read More

South African First: Scientific Disaster Publication

6 August 2010

Today the Minister of Local Government, Anton Bredell, launched a South African scientific first with the release of the Risk and Development Annual Review (RADAR) publication, at the Annual Risk Seminar held at the University of the Western Cape. Read More

Helping Moms in Need of Healthcare

5 August 2010

The Mitchell's Plain Community Health Care (CHC) facility has recently extended its Day-Time Services to accommodate working women. This initiative forms part of the CHC's role in empowering women during the Department's focus on Women's Health. Read More

MEC Outlines Plans for Tuesday's Public Service Stayaway

5 August 2010

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is prepared for the upcoming stayaway by educator unions this coming Tuesday and has a number of contingency plans in place. Read More

Minister Sakkie Jenner Appoints New Council of Heritage Western Cape

4 August 2010

Minister Sakkie Jenner Appoints New Council of Heritage Western Cape Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital's Women's Celebration

4 August 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will today host a Women's Day celebration sponsored by Old Mutual, Exact Stores and the Voluntary Aid Services. Read More

Vaccine Fridge Donation will Assist with Child Health

4 August 2010

Provincial Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will today receive a vaccine fridge, valued at R20 000, from Mr. Peter Hurst, sales and marketing director at refrigeration firm, Minus40. Minus40 is a specialist manufacturer of refrigeration products for... Read More

City Erects New Shark Signage at its Beaches

4 August 2010

The City of Cape Town, in conjunction with the Shark Spotters Programme, has designed three new signs to improve shark safety on Cape Town's beaches. Read More

New Facility for Special Needs Children in Mfuleni Community

4 August 2010

Today the Minister of Local Government, Anton Bredell, visited his department's Community Development Workers' (CDWs), Lonwabo Disabled Children's Project in Mfuleni. Read More