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News and Speeches Archive

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Sign into Law the Business Interests Of Employees Bill on the Eve of International Anti-Corruption Day

7 December 2010

Today, Premier Helen Zille will sign into law the Business Interests of Employees Bill recently passed by the Western Cape provincial legislature. Read More

Joint Media Release: Western Cape Provincial Government and City Of Cape Town Announce Details Regarding Dates and Routes for 2010/2011 Minstrels and Choirs Festivities

7 December 2010

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the City of Cape Town, after consultation with the Minstrels, Christmas and Malay Choir boards, can announce the date and route of the Traditional Nuwejaar Street March for 2011. Read More

Passing of Business Interests of Employees Bill in the Western Cape Marks a Watershed in Curbing Corruption in the Public Service

7 December 2010

Today, I signed into law the Business Interests of Employees Bill recently passed by the Western Cape Provincial legislature. This marks a watershed for rooting out corruption and cronyism in the public service. The Bill has been signed into law a... Read More

Media Alert: City to Educate Barcelona and Fisantekraal Community on Fire Hazards

7 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

Minister Carlisle Officially Opens Upgraded Road in Pniel

7 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

Jail Time for Speedsters Says Minister

7 December 2010

Young male killers in small fast cars struck again this morning killing a motorist on his way to work. The accident occurred at 3.30am when two young men in two small highly powered cars were "dicing" each other through the bends of Hospital Hill. Read More

Western Cape Health Complaints Commission: First Independent Body for Patients

7 December 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today introduced the newly appointed Western Cape Health Independent Complaints Commission to the media. Read More

Parow North Swimming Pool Gets a Facelift

6 December 2010

Residents of Parow will early next year be able to enjoy a brand new public swimming pool that has been completely renovated: from the pool itself, to the facilities surrounding it. Read More

Urgent Maintenance to be done on the Voëlvlei Bulk Water Pipeline

6 December 2010

The Water and Sanitation Department has to do emergency repair work to the Voëlvlei bulk water pipeline from 20:00 on Wednesday evening, 08 December, until 20:00 on Friday 10 December 2010. Read More

Law Enforcement Clean Up Somerset West Central Business District

6 December 2010

The eastern region of the City's Law Enforcement Department, held a clean-up operation in the Somerset West Central Business District (CBD) last week and issued fines to the value of just under twenty-five thousand rand (R25 000). Read More

City Traffic Services Clamp Down on Drag Racers and Drunk Drivers

6 December 2010

City of Cape Town Traffic Services held a number of successful operations targeting illegal drag racing this weekend, with a special focus on complaints received in residential areas such as Ottery, Bellville and Lansdowne. Read More

Transport Department's Provincial Licensing Board Extends Operational Hours for Festive Season

6 December 2010

While most people in the province are relaxing and enjoying the holidays, the Western Cape Provincial Operating Licensing Board (POLB) is extending operational hours for the duration of the festive season to deal with the huge demand for operating... Read More

The Western Cape is Ready for a Safer Summer

5 December 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Government takes the safety of its citizens very seriously, and to this effect we have a transversal approach to safety in this province. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Visit Integrated Roadblock to Trace Maintenance Defaulters

5 December 2010

This morning, 6 December, Premier Helen Zille and Provincial Minister of Social Development Patricia De Lille will visit a integrated roadblock in Mitchell's Plain to trace maintenance defaulters. Read More

World-Famous Carillonist to Reawaken City Hall's Musical Bells

5 December 2010

The carillon - or the collective sounding of tower bells in musical harmony - will resonate across Cape Town for the first time in decades. Read More

Child Maintenance Information Sessions Held across the Province

5 December 2010

Today (6 December 2010), Minister Anton Bredell visited an information session on child maintenance in Khayelitsha, which was facilitated by his department's Community Development Workers (CDWs). Read More

Metro Police Arrest Sixty-Three Suspects during Weekend Operations

5 December 2010

City of Cape Town Metro Police officers partnered with the South African Police Services to hold various operations this weekend in Table view, Rondebosch, Hanover Park and Nyanga. Read More

The Western Cape is Ready for a Safer Summer

5 December 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Government takes the safety of its citizens very seriously, and to this effect we have a transversal approach to safety in this province. Read More

Results of Weekend Alcohol Blitz Roadblocks

4 December 2010

This past weekend saw our law enforcement officers, work round the clock manning various roadblocks throughout the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Media Briefing to Outline Plans for a Safer Summer

4 December 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Government and the City of Cape Town will on Monday (tomorrow) hold a media briefing to outline plans for a Safer Summer. Read More

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