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News and Speeches Archive

Cultural Awards 2010/11

9 December 2010

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) seeks to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions in the areas of Arts, Culture, Heritage, Language, Libraries and Archives Services in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Urges Motorists to be Extra Cautious throughout the Festive Season

9 December 2010

The beginning of the December school holidays today and the closure of some businesses for the festive season will, from now onwards, result in excessive traffic volumes on provincial roads as people enter or leave the Western Cape for their... Read More

City Supports Western Province Rugby's Bid to Host International Rugby Board Sevens World Series

9 December 2010

The City of Cape Town is hoping that Capetonians will soon be able to experience one of the most exciting and entertaining international sport tournaments at the Cape Town Stadium, namely the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series. Read More

Guard Railing Thieves Caught in the Act by Copperheads

9 December 2010

Responding on a tip-off last night, members from the City's Copperheads apprehended two under-aged boys and two men for stripping metal guard railings on the intersection of the N2 with the R300. Read More

Metro Police Dog Unit Arrest One Suspect and Confiscate Unshelled Abalone

9 December 2010

The City of Cape Town's Metro Police Dog Unit arrested one suspected and confiscated two hundred and thirty-three (233) unshelled abalone in Somerset West today, 10 December 2010. The abalone has an estimated street value of one hundred thousand... Read More

Western Cape Education Department Prepared and Ready for 2011

8 December 2010

Tomorrow marks the end of the 2010 academic school year.It has been a challenging year for education. An enormous amount of effort has been put into ensuring that our learners receive a quality education in the midst of various disruptions this year. Read More

Provincial Fire Readiness Plan in Place

8 December 2010

The annual Western Cape fire season has already started, with several large fires raging in the Darling and Cape Town areas in the past week. Read More

Vrygrond Taxi Group's Application for Association Registration Declined

8 December 2010

The Department of Transport and Public Works and the City of Cape Town today informed the Vrygrond Taxi Group that its application for registration as a taxi association has been turned down. Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille to Receive Memorandum on Domestic Violence from 900 Children at FAMSA March Tomorrow Morning

8 December 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille will tomorrow morning march with FAMSA and 900 grade 6 and 7 girls and boys from Keizergracht to Parliament.At Parliament the Minister will symbolically receive a memorandum on domestic violence from the... Read More

2010 Sport Legends

8 December 2010

The Annual Sport Legend Ceremony that is hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) grants an opportunity to honour legends, heroes and icons, who have contributed uncompromisingly to the development, transformation and growth of... Read More

City to Trim Row of Trees Blocking Traffic Lights in Claremont

8 December 2010

The City of Cape Town has received reports that a row of trees on the median (centre island) of Paradise Road, between Protea Road and Fernwood Avenue, is obscuring the traffic signals at the intersection of Paradise Road (Edinburgh Drive) and... Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille Launches Massive Roadblock Operation as Part Of '16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children'

8 December 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille will tomorrow morning launch a massive roadblock operation, involving a total of 176 roadblocks throughout the province, designed to track down alleged maintenance defaulters. Read More

City to Educate Sweet Home Farm and Red Hill Residents about Fire and Hazards

8 December 2010

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management Centre is stepping up its public awareness campaign by introducing a community-based educational theatre programme in informal settlements across Cape Town. Read More

City's Operation Exodus Improves Safety of Public Transport this Festive Season

8 December 2010

The City of Cape Town's Traffic Services will commence Operation Exodus next week, 15 December 2010, to monitor all vehicles leaving Cape Town's public transport interchanges. The operation will run until 23 December 2010 and seeks to ensure safer... Read More

Minister Carlisle Officially Open Upgraded Road in Pniel

8 December 2010

Minister Robin Carlisle today officially opened the upgraded road from Helshoogte Pass to Boschendal. This is the 12th roads infrastructure capital project successfully completed by the Department of Transport and Public Works in 2010. Read More

Mayor Plato Continues to Launch Successful Clean-Up Campaign throughout Cape Town

8 December 2010

The Mayor's Clean-up Campaign is well underway in various communities across Cape Town and has thus far proved immensely successful. This programme is aimed at cleaning up the streets, removing graffiti and addressing crime in neighbourhoods by... Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille to Hand out Christmas Gifts to Children at Tygerberg Hospital

8 December 2010

Minister of Social Development Patricia de Lille will be handing out Christmas presents, together with Santa Claus, to more than 300 children at Tygerberg Hospital tomorrow afternoon.A number of businesses have sponsored the event.Members of the... Read More

Residents Encouraged to Support New Local Market in Parkwood

8 December 2010

The City of Cape Town's weekly Parkwood Market enjoyed its second successful trading day on Sunday 05 December 2010. There was a festive atmosphere and traders confirmed an increase in visitors since the market was launched on Sunday 28 November. Read More

50th Anniversary of the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chief Albert Luthuli

8 December 2010

On 10 December 2010, Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs & Sport, and Dr Albertinah Luthuli, representative of the Luthuli Foundation and daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli, will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the... Read More

City's Libraries Offer Special Holiday Programmes for Children

7 December 2010

The City of Cape Town's Library and Information Services Department will once again offer various activities at selected libraries during December and January, as part of its annual Holiday Programme. Read More

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