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News and Speeches Archive

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

Media Alert: MEC De Lille to Visit Matzikama Flood Affected Areas

15 December 2010

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Patricia De Lille will be visiting the Matzikama Municipal area on the West Coast tomorrow. (December 17, 2010) The area was hit by severe flooding, which displaced more than 250 people. Read More

City Urges Public to Avoid Wildevoëlvlei after Test Show Presence of Toxic Algae

14 December 2010

The City of Cape Town would like to advise residents and visitors to the presence of toxic blue-green algae in the Wildevoëlvlei in Noordhoek Valley. The public are therefore advised to avoid contact with this body of water. Read More

City Teams up with Local Company to Transport Water to Beaufort West

14 December 2010

In the light of the severe water shortage being experienced by the Beaufort West community the City of Cape Town has partnered with Henred - SA Roadtankers, a local company in Bellville that manufactures water tankers, in an initiative to transport... Read More

Western Cape Religious Leaders Endorse Safely Home Campaign

14 December 2010

The Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF), representing all faith communities in the Province, welcomes the opportunity to support and fully endorse the Safely Home Campaign, initiated by MEC Robin Carlisle and the Department of Transport and... Read More

Christmas Visit has a Sporty Flavour

13 December 2010

This year's Arrival of Father and Mother Christmas at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on December 14 was made extra special by the guests who escorted them to the hospital. Read More

City Traffic Officers Express Concern over Young Drag Racers

13 December 2010

City of Cape Town Traffic Services clamped down on illegal drag racing and driving under the influence of alcohol during joint operations held across Cape Town this weekend. Read More

City Appoints New Executive Director: Utility Services

13 December 2010

The City of Cape Town has appointed Lungile Dhlamini (49) as its new Executive Director: Utility Services with immediate effect. Read More

Media Alert: Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Special Guests from the North Pole

12 December 2010

Father and Mother Christmas are expected to arrive with their usual flair, at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on December 14. Read More

Metro Police Arrest Twenty-Six Drunk Drivers, Eleven Suspects for Possession of Drugs

12 December 2010

City of Cape Town Metro Police officers conducted various joint operations with City Traffic Services and the South African Police Services this weekend, as part of the City and the Provincial Government's overall festive season readiness plan. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille Releases 16 Days of Activism Maintenance Campaign Statistics

12 December 2010

Minister Patricia De Lille Releases 16 Days Of Activism Maintenance Campaign Statistics At Press ConferenceMeasurable successes: Read More

Copperheads Arrest 'Canon' Thief in Llandudno

12 December 2010

Members of the City's Metal Theft Unit (the Copperheads) this weekend apprehended one of three people suspected of trying to steal approximately six hundred and fifty kilograms (650 kg) of brass from the historical canon situated on the Twelve... Read More

Wynberg Central Business Improvement District Law Enforcement Officers Nab Suspected Drug Dealer

12 December 2010

Alert Law Enforcement Officers from the Wynberg Central Business Improvement District (CID) arrested a man that was known to be a suspected drug dealer in the area late on Friday afternoon. Read More

City Traffic Services Clamps Down on Public Transport Vehicles in Bellville

12 December 2010

City of Cape Town Traffic Services clamped down on unsafe vehicles leaving the Bellville transport interchange on Friday 10 December 2010, during a joint operation with the Provincial Traffic authorities and the South African Police Services. Read More

Residents Must not be Intimidated into Giving 'Christmas Boxes' to Solid Waste Staff

12 December 2010

Residents are advised that the City of Cape Town has a policy that strictly forbids Solid Waste collection personnel and other service personnel from asking residents for 'Christmas boxes' and 'donations'. Read More

Residents Urged to Help Fight Vandalism to Electricity Infrastructure in Mitchells Plain

12 December 2010

The City of Cape Town's Electricity Department and Metals Theft Unit (Copperheads) urge residents to help them in their fight against the high levels of vandalism to electricity infrastructure currently experienced in the Mitchells Plain area. Read More

MEC De Lille Reports Back To Kuyasa on Child Care and Protection Campaign

12 December 2010

During September this year, the Western Cape Province reeled in shock when a little girl was found wandering in the bushes in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha, after having been brutally raped. Read More

Cape Town Sport and Recreational Activities throughout School Holiday

9 December 2010

City parents will not need to worry about how they will keep their children busy this holiday, as the City of Cape Town's Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department will host a range of activities at many of its community halls and sports facilities... Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer Expresses Condolences for the Passing of Tony Schilder

9 December 2010

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, expressed his condolences today after hearing about the passing of Jazz Legend, Tony Schilder, on Thursday, 9 December 2010. Read More