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News and Speeches Archive

MyCiTi Shuttle to Operate for Soccer Match at Cape Town Stadium: 17 September 2010

14 September 2010

Cape Town soccer enthusiasts that will attend the match between Ajax Cape Town's Urban Warriors and Platinum Stars at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday evening are reminded that the MyCiTi stadium shuttle service between the Civic Centre and the... Read More

New Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa President Excited for Challenge

13 September 2010

On Friday, 10 September, Schalk Carstens from the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC) was elected as President of the Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa (DMISA). Carstens will serve in this post for the next two years. Read More

Metro Police Continued the Fight against Drugs and Drunk Driving

12 September 2010

Metro Police officers continued their fight against drunk drivers and drug abuse this weekend, arresting 27 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol, nine suspects for possession of narcotics and one suspect for possession of stolen... Read More

Metro Police's Camera Response Unit Rescues Traffic Officer from Robbery

12 September 2010

One person was arrested in central Cape Town early this morning as he attempted to rob a Traffic Officer of his official firearm. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Paarl Hospital's Emergency Centre

12 September 2010

The official opening of Paarl Hospital's new Emergency Centre will take place on Tuesday, 14 September 2010, at the hospital. The Centre will be officially handed over from the Department of Transport and Public Works to the Western Cape Department... Read More

MEC of Education Confirms Western Cape Catch-Up Plan

9 September 2010

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has noted Minister for Basic Education Angie Motshekga's announcement on the recovery plans for schools following the recent public service strike. Read More

Residents Warned: City Busy with a Blitz on Oustanding Warrants

9 September 2010

The City's Law Enforcement Court Section is currently conducting a blitz operation across the city to follow up on outstanding warrants related to a wide variety of offences. Read More

Young Citizens to Assist Reviewing City's Youth Policy at Workshop

9 September 2010

In the lead-up to the presentation of its review of the Youth Policy, the City's Social Development Department will host a Youth Policy Preparatory Review Workshop at the Civic Centre on Saturday. Read More

City to Launch Biodiversity Showcase Garden at Green Point Park

8 September 2010

On Friday 10 September 2010, the City of Cape Town will officially launch its Biodiversity Showcase Garden (BSG) at the Green Point Park. Read More

New Visitor Information Centre for Mamre Ready by End of 2010

8 September 2010

The village of Mamre is set to have a much-needed Visitor Information Centre by the end of this year. Read More

Minister Botha: Alcohol Abuse is Absorbing Government's Poverty-Fighting Money

8 September 2010

The prevention and treatment of substance abuse is a pressing matter for Western Cape government, with research revealing that one out of ten children in the most affected rural areas in the Western Cape suffer from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), and... Read More

Western Cape Celebrates International Literacy Day

7 September 2010

United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) proclaimed 8 September International Literacy Day on 17 November 1965. The aim of the day is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Read More

Education MEC Welcomes the Suspension of the Strike

6 September 2010

The announcement yesterday that the public sector strike has been suspended is very welcomed news for education in the Western Cape; however it is important that a final resolution to the current dispute is arrived at as soon as possible. Read More

City Request Assistance from Capetonians as Snake Numbers Decline

6 September 2010

The City of Cape Town's Biodiversity Management Branch is currently undertaking research on a unique and interesting snake species. The rinkhals, a cobra-like snake which derives its name from the crossbars on its throat, is considered to be locally... Read More

Gugulethu's Tambo Village to be Transformed into a Leafy, Green Suburb

6 September 2010

As part of the City's various Arbor Month celebrations, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, Councillor Brett Herron, will host an Arbor Day event in Gugulethu on Thursday 09 September. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 06 September 2010

5 September 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 Friday. Read More

Metro Police Arrest Sixty Drunk Drivers over the Weekend

5 September 2010

Metro Police officers arrested thirty eight (38) motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol during roadblocks on Sunday 05 September. A total of twenty nine (29) motorists were arrested in Khayelitsha, and nine (9) in Muizenberg. Read More

New Chief Director Appointed for Provincial Disaster Management Centre

5 September 2010

Colin Deiner was appointed as Chief Director for the Provincial Disaster Management Centre on 1 September 2010. This is a new position for the Centre. Anton Bredell, Provincial Minister of Local Government, welcomed the appointment. Read More

Grateful Parent Throws Party for Staff

5 September 2010

Lindokuhle Dlakavu celebrated her second birthday with the staff who nursed her back to health at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on September 6, at the Staff Education Centre. Read More

Thirty-Seven Drivers Arrested by Provincial Traffic over Weekend for Drunk Driving

4 September 2010

Provincial Traffic had twenty four (24) "Safely Home" campaign roadblocks during the past weekend. Read More