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News and Speeches Archive

MEC Patricia De Lille's Task Team Releases Results of Preliminary Ministerial Enquiry into James Restoration Home

10 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille has released the results of the Preliminary Ministerial Enquiry into conditions at James Restoration Home, two of whose patients, Ashley Haas and Brent Florence, were tragically swept out to sea on... Read More

Media Alert: Housing Summit with the Integrated Network for Human Settlement in the Western Cape

10 November 2010

The Integrated Network for Human Settlement in the Western Cape has requested a Housing Summit on Saturday 13 November 2010 to obtain clarity on housing issues and the future plans for housing from the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape... Read More

Media Alert: City of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre Host First Aid Competition

10 November 2010

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management Centre will be hosting a First Aid Competition for volunteers at its Training Centre in Constantia on Saturday. This group of volunteers is from impoverished communities where there is a high risk of... 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

Simons Town Water Storage Levels Drop Well below Average

9 November 2010

The City of Cape Town appeals to Capetonians, and especially residents in the South Peninsula area known as the 'Deep South', to assist in conserving water, after low rainfall has left dam levels lower than usual for this time of year. Read More

DCAS Supports the PinkDrive in Gugulethu

9 November 2010

Does the term "pimp your shoes at a pimping station" make sense to you? If it is linked to the Discovery Cape Times Big Walk and the PinkDrive, it definitely will. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Nursing Pledge Ceremony

9 November 2010

On Thursday, 11 November 2010, Tygerberg Hospital will hold their Nursing Pledge Ceremony Awards, at 14h00 in Disa Hall. The ceremony will award the Nursing staff for their dedication and hard work towards quality care. Read More

Media Alert: Community Nursing School Celebrates Graduation

9 November 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, will preside over the annual graduation of Worcester Hospital's Nursing Students.The nursing school, established in 1998, has been instrumental in the training and placement of well over three... Read More

Urgent Media Appeal: Missing Learner

9 November 2010

It is with great concern that I have just been informed that Lumka Lengisi, a seventeen (17) year old learner from Noluthando School for the Deaf, has been declared missing. Read More

Media Alert: Fifteen Million Rand Mobile Laboratory for HIV Counselling and Testing Arrives from Germany

9 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 the complicated clearance procedure through customs, the unit was transported to its new home at... Read More

South Afican Fishing Industry Sports Tournament

8 November 2010

Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, assisted by the newly appointed CEO of South African Rugby, Jurie Roux, opened the annual SA Fishing Industry Sports Tournament on Friday, 29 October. Read More

Vote for Table Mountain

8 November 2010

You are invited to participate in the Official New7Wonders of Nature through a global election. More than 100 million votes were cast during the first campaign. This time it is about raising our natural heritages to the same status of appreciation... Read More

Bridging the Digital Divide in Our Provinces Schools

8 November 2010

"The successful implementation of technology in our schools is a necessity," said Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant on Tuesday. Read More

Drunks and Druggies Caught in Safely Home Operations

7 November 2010

Provincial Traffic stopped more than three thousand (3000) vehicles in weekend operations, and screened nine hundred (900) drivers for alcohol abuse. Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre Host its Second Wheelchair Challenge

7 November 2010

The Department of Health, Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC), Eskom and the QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) joined forces to host the second Wheelchair Challenge on Saturday, 6 November 2010. Read More

Media Alert: Education MEC to Brief Media on the Khayelitsha Project and its Targets for 2012

7 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Bridgeville Primary in Athlone, where he will be briefing media on the successful implementation of the Khanya Project. Read More

Media Alert: QuadPara Association of the Western Cape Host Second Wheelchair Challenge

4 November 2010

The Department of Health's Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC), Eskom and the QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) will join forces in holding the second WCRC Wheelchair Challenge.The main objective of the event is to market the... Read More

Global Diabetes Run/Walk 2010

4 November 2010

Every ten (10) seconds a person dies of diabetes related causes and within the same ten (10) seconds two people have developed the disease. Each year this adds up to more than three (3) million deaths and more than seven (7) million new cases of... Read More

Minister to Receive Anova Service Structures

4 November 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, accepted the handover of the structures built and sponsored by the NGO, Anova Health with support from the American people, through the United States Agency for International Developm Read More

Media Alert: Minister to Recieve Anova Service Structure

3 November 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, will accept the handover of the structures built and sponsored by the NGO, ANOVA Health. Read More

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