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News and Speeches Archive

Media Alert: Valkenberg Hospital's Ward 11 Handover Celebration

17 November 2010

On 19 November 2010, a plaque will be mounted and unveiled in Ward 11 at Valkenberg to commemorate the donation of R 60 000 received from the Claremont Rotary Club and the Friends of Valkenberg Trust. Read More

Provincial Government Will Not Allow Disruption of Health Service Delivery

16 November 2010

Following reports that a provincial ambulance was stoned in the course of last week's protest action in Khayelitsha, Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health said the damage of government property is to the detriment of communities that need it... Read More

MEC Fritz: Update on Hijacking and Murder

16 November 2010

Since my announcement yesterday that police have arrested a suspect in connection with the hijacking and murder of Anni Dewani, I am pleased that they have now charged the suspect. Read More

The Vodacom Smile Week Comes to Tygerberg Academic Hospital this November

15 November 2010

From 15 - 19 November, the Smile Foundation will provide approximately fourteen (14) children with cranio-facial and cleft surgery in Tygerberg Academic Hospital's world-class theatres. Read More

MEC Carlisle: Expansion of Special Courts Service

15 November 2010

Minister Robin Carlisle recently held discussions with the Deputy National Minister of Justice Andries Nel over his (Carlisle) proposal that the Ministry of Justice consider expanding the special courts service that was operational during the World... Read More

Safety a City Priority this Festive Season

15 November 2010

With thousands of local and international tourists expected to flock to our city over the festive season, various City Departments will be working together and putting in extra time and effort to ensure that all residents and visitors will have a... Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Honours Dedicated Staff at Long Service Awards

15 November 2010

Dedicated employees who have been working for Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital for twenty (20), thirty (30) and forty (40) years, were honoured at Long Service Awards on Tuesday November 16. Read More

Relocation of Paarl Forensic Pathology Unit

15 November 2010

At the beginning of this month the Paarl Forensic Pathology unit relocated its facility to the TC Newman Community Health Centre in Broadway Street, Paarl East. Read More

Khayelitsha Climbers to Ascend Kilimanjaro

14 November 2010

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, invited two mountain climbers from Khayelitsha, Loyiso Koyana and Luwanda Mxosana, to meet him 11 November 2010 on top of Table Mountain minutes before he and Jenny Hartnick, Chairperson of the... Read More

Thirty Seven Drivers Caught Driving Drunk

14 November 2010

Provincial Traffic stopped three thousand, five hundred and twenty-nine (3529) vehicles in weekend operations, and screened one thousand, one hundred and sixty-five (1165) drivers for alcohol abuse. Read More

Launch of the Western Cape Education Department's Textbook Retrieval Campaign

14 November 2010

The Western Cape government is fully committed to the provision of textbooks to all our learners, as we believe they are an indispensable learning tool. Read More

Education Minister Pleased with National Senior Certificate Examination Process

13 November 2010

We have now only three (3) weeks to go before the end of the 2010 National Senior Certificate Grade twelve (12) examinations.Halfway through, the Western Cape Education Department is pleased with the process so far. Read More

Khayelitsha Anarchy Disguised as Service Delivery Protest

12 November 2010

I have just returned from a visit to Khayelitsha earlier today. The recent spate of public violence outbreaks in the area is of great concern to me. Read More

Supplier Open Day to Boost Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs) Tender Awards

11 November 2010

Today, Western Cape Minister Alan Winde addressed around 150 emerging construction industry contractors at the Provincial Treasury Supplier Open Day. ABSA Bank, SARS and the Construction Industry Development Board were also present to provide advice... Read More

Media Alert: Grassy Park Residents Fight Back Against Crime with Outreach Campaign

11 November 2010

An anti-crime campaign in the form of a carnival will take place on Saturday, 13 November, as part of the Grassy Park Community Outreach Programme.The programme was established to improve the Grassy Park and Lotus River areas through various... Read More

Building Construction Industry Know-how

11 November 2010

 The Moveable Asset Management directorate hosted a Construction Supplier Open Day in the Mew Way Hall, Khayelitsha on 12 November 2010. Read More

Media Release: Minister Meyer Encourages Fans to Get Behind the George Sevens Rugby Tournament

11 November 2010

Following the recent International Rugby Board (IRB) announcement of the pools and match schedule for the South African leg of the 2010/11 HSBC Sevens World Series, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, is encouraging... Read More

City Clarifies Dial-a-Ride Registration Process

11 November 2010

The City of Cape Town's media release of 3 November 2010 'City introduces new registration process for Dial-a-Ride transport service' has, unfortunately, resulted in consternation and uncertainty amongst affected persons. Read More

City Study Uncovers Rinkhals Population

11 November 2010

The City of Cape Town's Biodiversity Management Branch has, thanks to inputs from members of the public, reached a preliminary conclusion on its research into the status of the Cape rinkhals. Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the Western Cape Education Department's Textbook Retrieval Campaign

11 November 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Thandokhulu Secondary School in Mowbray to launch the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) textbook retrieval campaign.The campaign encourages learners to hand in their... Read More