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News and Speeches Archive

The Vodacom Smile Week Comes to Tygerberg Academic Hospital this November

15 November 2010

From 15 - 19 November, the Smile Foundation will provide approximately fourteen (14) children with cranio-facial and cleft surgery in Tygerberg Academic Hospital's world-class theatres. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Honours Dedicated Staff at Long Service Awards

15 November 2010

Dedicated employees who have been working for Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital for twenty (20), thirty (30) and forty (40) years, were honoured at Long Service Awards on Tuesday November 16. Read More

Launch of the Western Cape Education Department's Textbook Retrieval Campaign

14 November 2010

The Western Cape government is fully committed to the provision of textbooks to all our learners, as we believe they are an indispensable learning tool. Read More

Khayelitsha Climbers to Ascend Kilimanjaro

14 November 2010

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, invited two mountain climbers from Khayelitsha, Loyiso Koyana and Luwanda Mxosana, to meet him 11 November 2010 on top of Table Mountain minutes before he and Jenny Hartnick, Chairperson of the... Read More

Thirty Seven Drivers Caught Driving Drunk

14 November 2010

Provincial Traffic stopped three thousand, five hundred and twenty-nine (3529) vehicles in weekend operations, and screened one thousand, one hundred and sixty-five (1165) drivers for alcohol abuse. Read More

Education Minister Pleased with National Senior Certificate Examination Process

13 November 2010

We have now only three (3) weeks to go before the end of the 2010 National Senior Certificate Grade twelve (12) examinations.Halfway through, the Western Cape Education Department is pleased with the process so far. Read More

Khayelitsha Anarchy Disguised as Service Delivery Protest

12 November 2010

I have just returned from a visit to Khayelitsha earlier today. The recent spate of public violence outbreaks in the area is of great concern to me. Read More

Building Construction Industry Know-how

11 November 2010

 The Moveable Asset Management directorate hosted a Construction Supplier Open Day in the Mew Way Hall, Khayelitsha on 12 November 2010. Read More

Media Alert: City to Draw First Six Winners in its Council Housing Incentive Competition

11 November 2010

On Monday 15 November the City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Housing, Councillor Shehaam Sims, will 'push the button' to start the first draw in the monthly housing debtor incentive competition. Read More

City Study Uncovers Rinkhals Population

11 November 2010

The City of Cape Town's Biodiversity Management Branch has, thanks to inputs from members of the public, reached a preliminary conclusion on its research into the status of the Cape rinkhals. Read More

Media Alert: Grassy Park Residents Fight Back Against Crime with Outreach Campaign

11 November 2010

An anti-crime campaign in the form of a carnival will take place on Saturday, 13 November, as part of the Grassy Park Community Outreach Programme.The programme was established to improve the Grassy Park and Lotus River areas through various... Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the Western Cape Education Department's Textbook Retrieval Campaign

11 November 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Thandokhulu Secondary School in Mowbray to launch the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) textbook retrieval campaign.The campaign encourages learners to hand in their... Read More

City Clarifies Dial-a-Ride Registration Process

11 November 2010

The City of Cape Town's media release of 3 November 2010 'City introduces new registration process for Dial-a-Ride transport service' has, unfortunately, resulted in consternation and uncertainty amongst affected persons. Read More

Supplier Open Day to Boost Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs) Tender Awards

11 November 2010

Today, Western Cape Minister Alan Winde addressed around 150 emerging construction industry contractors at the Provincial Treasury Supplier Open Day. ABSA Bank, SARS and the Construction Industry Development Board were also present to provide advice... Read More

Media Release: Minister Meyer Encourages Fans to Get Behind the George Sevens Rugby Tournament

11 November 2010

Following the recent International Rugby Board (IRB) announcement of the pools and match schedule for the South African leg of the 2010/11 HSBC Sevens World Series, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, is encouraging... Read More

Acting Mayor Maria Geldenhuys Officially Opened the New Reservoir for Witzenberg Municipality in Wolseley

10 November 2010

Witzenberg municipality has experienced extreme water shortages in the past eight (8) years and the need for a reservoir was identified. This reservoir was funded by the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG). Read More

Media Alert: MEC Patricia De Lille's Emergency Summit to be held in Provincial Government Auditorium on Monday

10 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille's Emergency Summit on baby dumping and murders will be held in the Provincial Government Building's Auditorium on Monday. Read More

Minister Meets SA's Got Talent Top Three

10 November 2010

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport congratulated the humble winner of SA's Got Talent, James Bhemgee, the runner up, Constable Madalene Abrahams and the Limited Drum Corps who ended up in the 3rd place in this competition at the... Read More

Missing Learner, Lumka Lengisi, Found

10 November 2010

The Western Cape Education Department has just been informed that Lumka Lengisi, a seventeen (17) year old learner from Noluthando School for the Deaf, has been found after she went missing from school on Tuesday morning. Read More

Fifteen Million Rand Mobile Laboratory for Mass Diseases Arrives from Germany

10 November 2010

The fifteen (R15m) million rand mobile laboratory donated for HIV Counselling and Testing arrived from Germany in the Cape Town harbour this week. After clearing customs, the unit was transported to its new home at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More