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News and Speeches Archive

Drunks and Druggies Caught in Safely Home Operations

7 November 2010

Provincial Traffic stopped more than three thousand (3000) vehicles in weekend operations, and screened nine hundred (900) drivers for alcohol abuse. Read More

Media Alert: Education MEC to Brief Media on the Khayelitsha Project and its Targets for 2012

7 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Bridgeville Primary in Athlone, where he will be briefing media on the successful implementation of the Khanya Project. Read More

Minister to Receive Anova Service Structures

4 November 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, accepted the handover of the structures built and sponsored by the NGO, Anova Health with support from the American people, through the United States Agency for International Developm Read More

Media Alert: QuadPara Association of the Western Cape Host Second Wheelchair Challenge

4 November 2010

The Department of Health's Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC), Eskom and the QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) will join forces in holding the second WCRC Wheelchair Challenge.The main objective of the event is to market the... Read More

Global Diabetes Run/Walk 2010

4 November 2010

Every ten (10) seconds a person dies of diabetes related causes and within the same ten (10) seconds two people have developed the disease. Each year this adds up to more than three (3) million deaths and more than seven (7) million new cases of... Read More

Learner Enrollment for 2011: Limited Space Available in Some of Our Schools

3 November 2010

Earlier this year, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) launched a drive to persuade parents to register their children early for school next year, if their children are starting primary or high school, or if they are changing schools in... Read More

Media Alert: Minister to Recieve Anova Service Structure

3 November 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, will accept the handover of the structures built and sponsored by the NGO, ANOVA Health. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Madikizela to Deliver Speech at the National Home Builders Registration Council Business Strategy Launch

2 November 2010

Tomorrow (Thursday 4 November, 2010) the Minister for Human Settlements in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela will deliver a keynote address at the launch of the National Home Builders Registration Councils (NHBRCs) Customer Centric Business... Read More

Premier Zille to become The First South African to Join the Johnnie Walker Join the Pact Campaign

1 November 2010

Today, Premier Helen Zille will become the first South African to sign the pledge wall of the Johnnie Walker Join the Pact campaign. She will be accompanied by Provincial Minister of Community Safety Albert Fritz and Provincial Minister of Transport... Read More

MEC De Lille Announces Emergency Summit

1 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille has confirmed that the number of babies being abandoned in the Western Cape is on the increase, saying 'the Department is organising an Emergency Summit to find practical solutions to arrest the trend.' Read More

Minister Welcomes Withdrawal of Operating Licenses

1 November 2010

The Provincial Operating Licensing Board (POLB) today held a hearing for a decision on the fate of Mr. Jacob Humphreys' operating licenses. Read More

Mental Health Awareness Day at William Slater

31 October 2010

On Sunday 31 October 2010, William Slater Step-down facility in collaboration with Bipolar Bears Support Group, hosted a workshop for the families and care givers of ex-residents. Read More

Thirty Eight Drunk Drivers Arrested in 'Safely Home' Operations

31 October 2010

During operations over the weekend two thousand two hundred and eight-seven (2287) motorists were stopped at Provincial Traffic integrated roadblocks. Read More

Peace in Hanover Park

29 October 2010

I have today been informed that the community of Hanover Park, through the Community Policing Forum, has had very successful peace talks with rival gangs in the area. Read More

Transport Head of Ministry Reponds to Level Crossing Accident Media Reports

28 October 2010

Since the tragic death of Sorette Fourie at level crossing near Simonsvlei (Divisional Road 1103, km 3.41) on Monday morning, there have been numerous media reports apportioning blame. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Fritz to Deliver Keynote Address at Chrysalis Academy Graduation

28 October 2010

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, will tomorrow deliver the keynote address at the Chrysalis Academy Graduation Ceremony in Tokai. Read More

2010 Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurse's Recognition Awards Ceremony

27 October 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health hosted its annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurse's Recognition Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. Read More

Hanover Park Community Health Centre Doors to Re-Open

27 October 2010

The Department of Health decided yesterday to close the Hanover Park Community Health Centre (CHC) as it became increasingly difficult to secure staff and patient safety after eruption of gang violence in the area. Read More

Education MEC Announces Progress on Mobile Classroom Plan

27 October 2010

In February, I announced the Western Cape Education Department's Infrastructure plan which aims to address the backlogs in school infrastructure in the Province. Read More

One Point Three Million Rand Sonar Machine for Province's 'Heart' Hospital

27 October 2010

Following negotiations on behalf of the Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, with the private sector to acquire more medical equipment for Western Cape public health facilities, RentWorks donated a heart sonar machine to Groote Schuur... Read More