News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Province and City joins forces to promote Minstrels

22 November 2010

A new plan to preserve, develop and grow the Cape minstrel heritage and associated events was announced by the Provincial Government and City of Cape Town today. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Outlines Progress Made in its Strategic Objectives

22 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant and Head of the Provincial Education Department, Penny Vinjevold will be briefing media on the progress made in achieving the strategic objectives set by this Government for education. Read More

Expanding Access to Quality Education

22 November 2010

A key priority for this government is to improve learner outcomes in this Province. Read More

No Blue Lights for Western Cape Ministers

22 November 2010

Following a resolution by the Western Cape cabinet at the beginning of this month to regulate the use of blue lights and sirens, all blue lights and sirens were removed from provincial ministerial vehicles during November. Read More

City Road Closures for the Switch on of the Festive Lights

22 November 2010

Cape Town's largest public open-air event, the official switching on of the Adderley Street festive lights, takes place this Sunday, November 28, at the Cape Town station forecourt. Read More

Khayelitsha Residents to Benefit from New TB and HIV Integrated Wing at Nolungile Clinic

22 November 2010

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with the Provincial Health Department, officially opened the new TB/HIV integrated wing at the Nolungile primary health care facility in Khayelitsha today, 23 November 2010. Read More

Vehicle Testing Stations Join Safely Home Campaign to Provide Free Vehicle Safety Checks

21 November 2010

The Western Cape Retail Motor Industry (RMI) has joined forces with the Safely Home campaign to provide motorists in the province with free vehicle safety checks for the festive season. Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Telephone Exchange Upgrade

21 November 2010

Groote Schuur Hospital will install its new telephone operating system on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 between 22h00 and 23h59. Read More

City Warns of Delays with Bin Collection on Wednesday Morning

21 November 2010

The City of Cape Town's Solid Waste Department would like to advise all residents that have their wheelie bin collected on a Wednesday morning that there will be a delay in collections on Wednesday morning, 24 November 2010. Read More

City to Close Central Library for Three Weeks in December for Stocktake and Maintenance

21 November 2010

The City of Cape Town's Central Library in the Central Business District (CBD) will be closed from 01 - 18 December 2010. Stocktaking will take place between 01 and 11 December and any issues arising from the stocktaking process will be addressed... Read More

Media Alert: Media Briefing on Western Cape Education Department's Classroom Expansion Plan

21 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Rondebosch-East Primary to brief media on the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) classroom expansion plan. Read More

Health MEC Botha: Partnerships Make Paediatric Cardiac Surgeries Possible

18 November 2010

Since January this year a total of three hundred and thirty (230) cardiac surgeries were performed at Red Cross War Memorial Childrens Hospital - an average of twenty-three (23) per month. Read More

Valkenberg Hospital's Ward 11 Handover Celebration

18 November 2010

On 19 November 2010, the Claremont Rotary Club, along with the Friends of Valkenberg Trust, hosted a handover celebration in Ward 11 at Valkenberg Hospital. The Rotary Club made a significant donation of sixty thousand rand (R60 000) to the hospital... Read More

Media Alert: Valkenberg Hospital's Ward 11 Handover Celebration

17 November 2010

On 19 November 2010, a plaque will be mounted and unveiled in Ward 11 at Valkenberg to commemorate the donation of R 60 000 received from the Claremont Rotary Club and the Friends of Valkenberg Trust. Read More

Provincial Government Will Not Allow Disruption of Health Service Delivery

16 November 2010

Following reports that a provincial ambulance was stoned in the course of last week's protest action in Khayelitsha, Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health said the damage of government property is to the detriment of communities that need it... Read More

MEC Fritz: Update on Hijacking and Murder

16 November 2010

Since my announcement yesterday that police have arrested a suspect in connection with the hijacking and murder of Anni Dewani, I am pleased that they have now charged the suspect. Read More

Safety a City Priority this Festive Season

15 November 2010

With thousands of local and international tourists expected to flock to our city over the festive season, various City Departments will be working together and putting in extra time and effort to ensure that all residents and visitors will have a... Read More

Relocation of Paarl Forensic Pathology Unit

15 November 2010

At the beginning of this month the Paarl Forensic Pathology unit relocated its facility to the TC Newman Community Health Centre in Broadway Street, Paarl East. Read More

MEC Carlisle: Expansion of Special Courts Service

15 November 2010

Minister Robin Carlisle recently held discussions with the Deputy National Minister of Justice Andries Nel over his (Carlisle) proposal that the Ministry of Justice consider expanding the special courts service that was operational during the World... Read More