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News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape Health MEC Opens Red Cross' New Surgical Ward

20 September 2010

The new D1 Specialist Surgical Ward at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital opened on 21 September 2010. Read More

Media Alert: Heritage Week

20 September 2010

In commemoration of Heritage Month, under the theme "Celebrating South Africa's Living Human Treasures -The Custodians of our Living Heritage", the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has partnered with Iziko Museum to host a Heritage... Read More

Western Cape Health MEC Opens Red Cross' New Surgical Ward

20 September 2010

The new D1 Specialist Surgical Ward at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital opened on 21 September 2010. Read More

Health MEC Opens Second Cancer Association of South Africa Lodging Facility

19 September 2010

South Africa's twelfth stay-over lodge for cancer patients, and the second of its kind in the Western Cape will this morning be opened by Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Twenty Six Arrested Over the Weekend During Provincial Traffic 'Safely Home' Operations

18 September 2010

Provincial Traffic Services arrested twenty five (25) drunk drivers, one (1) person for the possession of drugs, during operations over the past weekend.During these operations: Read More

Cooperative Law Enforcement Planned in the Wake of Another Fatal Accident

17 September 2010

Following yet another tragic accident on the N1 stretch between Laingsburg and Beaufort West early this morning, Provincial Traffic will be re-visiting operational plans for this treacherous stretch of road. Read More

Western Cape Education's Preparations for 2011 Academic Year

16 September 2010

Today, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be releasing to schools a planning calendar for the 2011 school year in order to prepare teachers, principals and parents well in advance about education activities planned for 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Education MEC to Kick off Kellogg's Health of the Nation Sport Challenge

16 September 2010

This afternoon, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be officially kicking off the Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge. Read More

Head on Collision on the M3 Before the Tokai of Ramp: 16 September 2010

16 September 2010

Last night (September 16, 2010) two vehicle where involve in a head on collision on the M3, 1km before the Tokia off ramp. One adult male was declared dead on arrival. Three males where in a critical condition and another two males where injured. Read More

Provincial Minister Awards Employees for Forty Years Service

16 September 2010

Today, three hundred and thirty five (235) employees of the Western Cape Department of Health were acknowledged for twenty (20), thirty (30) and forty (40) years of service. Six (6) of them have been working at provincial health facilities for forty... Read More

Metro Police's Visible Patrols Lead to Six Arrests

16 September 2010

The continued visible presence of the Metro Police across the city is paying off in the fight against crime. This week officers arrested six suspects for different crimes. Read More

Call for Cape Town to Support Local Football : 17 September, 19:30 Cape Town Stadium

16 September 2010

Dr Laurine Platzky, the PGWC's 2010 FIFA World Cup Coordinator, would like to encourage all PGWC staff and their families and friends to enjoy the Cape Town Stadium - and support Cape Town based teams. Read More

Provincial Minister urges continued support for local football

15 September 2010

"Continue to support football Friday". These are the words of new Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, on the eve of Ajax Cape Towns clash with Platinum Stars on Friday, 17 September 2010 at the iconic Cape Town Stadium. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Address the Black Management Forum

15 September 2010

Tomorrow, Friday 17 September, Premier Helen Zille will address the inaugural Black Management Forum (BMF) Western Cape Management and Leadership Conference.In her address, the Premier will discuss issues around transformation, black economic... Read More

Eyewitnesses Assist Metro Police to Arrest Theft Suspects

15 September 2010

A swift reaction from Metro Police officers led to the arrest of two suspects for theft from a motor vehicle on Tuesday evening, 14 September, in Strand Street, Cape Town. Read More

Macassar Dunes Nature Reserve Host Heritage Week Programme

15 September 2010

The Macassar Dunes Nature Reserve and various partners, including the Macassar Dunes Co-management Association (MDCA), will host a Heritage Week programme at the reserve, from 20 - 24 September 2010. Read More

Media Alert: Provincial Health Minister to Award Employees with 40 Years of Service

15 September 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will award 235 of the 28 067 employees of the Western Cape Department of Health for 20, 30 and 40 years of service respectively. Six of the employees to receive award certificates have worked at... Read More

Provincial Traffic Declares War on Unsafe School Transport

15 September 2010

Following the recent tragic accident where ten (10) young learners lost their lives while being transported to school, Western Cape Provincial Traffic has increased law enforcement operations in an attempt to prevent a repeat of this tragedy. Read More

Media Alert: City and Partners Introduce Food Voucher Programme

14 September 2010

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with the Broccoli Project and Pick 'n Pay, will launch the highly anticipated Food Voucher Programme - an incentive for donors to give responsibly and recipients to purchase responsibly. Read More

Western Cape Education to Continue with Literacy and Numeracy Tests

14 September 2010

Given the impact of the recent industrial action the National Department of Basic Education recently announced that it has decided to postpone the Annual National Assessments for Grade 3, 6 and 9 which was scheduled to take place in November. Read More

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