News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape's First Baby for 2011 is Born in Macassar

31 December 2010

The earliest baby born on New Year's Day, 2011, was born at 00:20am at Macassar Midwives Obstretics Unit. The baby girl weighed 3 360 g.Another baby girl was born at George Hospital. She weighed 3 440 g. Read More

Thousands of Fines Issued, Fourteen Arrested during Operation Exodus

30 December 2010

City of Cape Town Traffic Services has assessed Operation Exodus, and the results show it was a great success. Read More

Summary of Christmas Babies

25 December 2010

The total number of children born yesterday on Christmas in the Western Cape is 110 of which 64 are boys and 46 girls. Read More

Christmas Babies

24 December 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health is proud to announce that the first babies to be born on Christmas, is Babies Gordon (girl) and Davids (boy) at Paarl Hospital and Bishop Lavis Midwife Obstetrics Unit (MOU). Both babies were born at 12:20 and... Read More

Emergency Service Call to Use Alcohol Responsibly

23 December 2010

The majority of incidents that Western Cape Emergency Medical Services had to respond to since the start of the 2010 festive season are traffic and violence related, originating from alcohol abuse. Read More

Surgeons Reconstruct Preschooler's Crushed Hand at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

23 December 2010

Lilitha Gazi nearly lost the use of her right hand when it was crushed in an accident. But thanks to the quick intervention of the plastic surgery department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital the five-year-old should have almost complete... Read More

Mayor Urges Residents and Visitors to Enjoy Beaches Responsibly Over Festive Season

21 December 2010

The City of Cape Town services seventy-two (72) beaches along Cape Town's three hundred and seven kilometres (307 km) coastline, from Silwerstroom Beach near Atlantis, to Kogel Bay near Gordon's Bay. Read More

Province, City Ask Minstrel Troupe Captains to Help Ensure Road March Success

21 December 2010

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town have appealed to minstrel troupe captains to work with government to make the annual road march through the streets of Cape Town a resounding success. Read More

All Western Cape Mayors Commit to Outcome Nine

21 December 2010

On 20 December, Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, concluded the signing of Outcome nine with all the executive mayors in the Western Cape Province. Outcome nine is one of the 12 outcomes agreed on by National Government as the key focus... Read More

Metro Police Arrest Six Suspects for Possession of Narcotics during Raids and Searches

21 December 2010

The Metro Police Substance Abuse Unit and Dog Unit partnered with the South African Police Services to execute search warrants in the Belhar and Ravensmead areas on Tuesday, 21 December 2010. Read More

Delayed Flights in Europe could cause a Ten Percent Drop in International Arrivals to Cape Town

20 December 2010

The chaos at European airports, where many flights have been grounded because of severe winter conditions, will dampen prospects during one of the peak tourism months, but it is not expected to cripple the Western Cape tourism industry. Read More

Zorro the Hippo has Died

20 December 2010

The much-loved and popular Zorro the hippo is dead. He was attacked by a white rhinoceros bull in his new home in the Fairy Glen Reserve, near Worcester. Read More

City's Liquor Enforcement Unit Clamps Down on Illegal Shebeens in Kuils River

19 December 2010

The City of Cape Town's Liquor Enforcement Unit carried out follow-up inspections at eleven (11) shebeens in Kalkfontein and Sarepta in Kuils River on Friday 17 December 2010. Read More

Metro Police Arrest Six Drunk Drivers and Eleven Suspects for Possession of Narcotics

19 December 2010

City of Cape Town Metro Police officers partnered with the City's Substance Abuse and Dog Units to carry out 'Operation Razor' this weekend, with a focus on drug abuse. Read More

Media Alert: Councillor Herron to Unveil City-Branded Youth Development Team Yachts for Cape to Rio Race

16 December 2010

Two Youth Development crews from Cape Town will participate in the 40th annual Cape to Rio Yacht Race in 2011, using yachts branded in the City of Cape Town's official colours. Read More

Strand and Gordon's Bay Residents Reminded of Seasonal Beach Road Parking Tariff Increase

16 December 2010

The City of Cape Town would like to remind residents that the annual seasonal parking tariff for portions of Beach Road, in Strand and Gordon's Bay, came into effect on 01 December 2010 and will be valid until 30 April 2011. Read More

Database for the Deaf Community

16 December 2010

In an attempt to implement the Western Cape Language Policy and with specific reference to the promotion of South African Sign Language, the Department of Cultural Affairs has to liaise with several organisations, schools, societies and associations... Read More

Blaauwberg Conservation Area Open to the Public Over the Holidays

16 December 2010

The City of Cape Town's Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA) will remain open over the December holidays. Read More

Youth Safety Ambassador Camp Sets the Pace

16 December 2010

The Department of Community Safety has this week launched an inaugural Youth Safety Ambassador Camp at Potberg Training Centre at De Hoop Nature Reserve in Bredasdorp. Read More

Media Alert: Mayor Plato to Distribute Buckets of Love to Needy Families

16 December 2010

City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato, will this morning publicly show his support for the Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) organisation's annual 'Buckets of Love: Feed a Family this Christmas' campaign. Read More

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