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News and Speeches Archive

Minister De Lille Hosts Press Conference on First Day of Amnesty Period for Crèches

31 January 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, will tomorrow, on the first day of the six-month amnesty period for Partial Care Facilities (crèches), host a press conference. Read More

Campaign against Diarrheal Disease

30 January 2011

During December 2010, the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health put measures in place to reduce the high case load of children with diarrhoea in the province. The Department's action plan to combat diarrhoea will continue until April 2011. Read More

City Launches MyCiTi West Coast Cycling and Walking Lanes

26 January 2011

The first walking and cycling lanes (officially called non-motorised transport, or NMT lanes) of the new MyCiTi transport system will be launched on Tuesday 1 February, with a brief celebration and fun ride. Read More

Mayor Urges Capetonians to Bring Down City's Carbon Footprint

26 January 2011

A recent climate change study which analysed greenhouse gases from 100 cities in 33 countries determined that Cape Town emits more greenhouse gases per capita than major cities like London and New York. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille: "The Children Playing in the Mannenberg Drains were Not from Bonnytoun or Boys Town"

25 January 2011

Minister Appeals to Parents "to Start Taking Their Responsibilities Seriously" Read More

Mayor Supports Budding Musicians in Langa

20 January 2011

The City of Cape Town with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra delivered 20 violins to the Siyabulela Primary school in Langa today, 21 January 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit's 400th Hearing Impaired Patient to be Connected to Sound

20 January 2011

On 24 January 2011, the Tygerberg Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit will perform their 400th cochlear implant. Connor Muller (five) of Plumstead will receive a cochlear implant that will ultimately improve his hearing, speech and language development. Read More

School Vandalism: Communities Need to Take Ownership of Their Schools

20 January 2011

During the December 2010/2011 holiday period, 27 schools reported cases of vandalism.This does mark a decrease in the same period last year, whereby 37 schools were affected. Read More

Metro Police Routine Patrols Uncover Illegal Firearms and Narcotics

19 January 2011

Metro Police officers have had a successful week, apprehending suspects throughout the city during routine patrols for offences ranging from possession of an illegal firearm to drunk driving. Read More

Extra Support for Learners Writing Supplementary Examinations

18 January 2011

In the Western Cape, 8 433 candidates qualified for supplementary examinations in the 2010 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations.Candidates qualify to write supplementary exams if they failed up to two subjects. Read More

Cape Town Mayor Commends Firefighters and Urges Residents to Take Extra Precautions

18 January 2011

Cape Town's fire season is keeping the City busy this year with a number of fires occurring on a daily basis. Yesterday's fire in Dunoon left some 300 residents without shelter and it took City Fire and Rescue Services almost four hours to bring the... Read More

Citizens Urged to Respect Firefighting Operations

18 January 2011

The Western Cape is currently experiencing a very busy fire season, and firefighting operations are in progress around the province. Read More

Formalising of Investigations into Stellenbosch Municipality

18 January 2011

During November 2009, the Stellenbosch Municipality became aware of allegations made by a Mr Themba Mpela, a developer from Khayamandi, which implicated certain councillors and officials in corrupt activities. Read More

Traffic Services Step up Drunk Driving and Drag Racing Enforcement Operations

17 January 2011

City Traffic Services intensified its campaign against drunk driving and drag racing this weekend by holding various enforcement operations in Athlone, Bellville and Atlantis. Read More

Media Alert: Law Enforcement Officers Recover Unlicensed Firearm, Arrest Suspect

17 January 2011

Law enforcement officers arrested a man in Sunset Beach on 17 January for possession of an unlicensed firearm and also recovered the weapon. It was later established that the weapon comes from Gauteng Province. Read More

Influenza Vaccination Campaign 2011

16 January 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health's H1N1 Influenza vaccination campaign started on 15 January and will run until to 31 March 2011.As the influenza season is drawing nearer, the department is urging people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read More

Western Cape Schools Ready for 2011

16 January 2011

"So far, all reports indicate that we have had a smooth start to the 2011 school year," said Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

New Technology at Driving Licence Testing Centres to Reduce Waiting Time for Licence Cards

16 January 2011

The waiting time for new licence cards from the City's Driving Licence Testing Centres is about to be reduced by up to 60% with the introduction of new Live Capturing Units (LCUs) at all testing centres across the city. Read More

Media Alert: Opening of School Year - Minister of Education to Hand out Parents' Guides

13 January 2011

On Monday, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, will be visiting a number of schools in the Cape Town region to assess school readiness for the 2011 school year.He will begin his day by visiting the Grade 1 learners, and their parents, of... Read More

Western Cape Education Department Prepared and Ready for the Year Ahead

12 January 2011

I am pleased with the progress we have made in ensuring that our Western Cape schools are prepared and ready for the 2011 school year. Read More