News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Minister Patricia De Lille and Mayor Dan Plato Release "Joint Plan of Action" to Register Hundreds of Illegal Partial Care Facilities and Creches

11 January 2011

The signing of the Implementation Protocol Agreement on 11 November 2010 between the Western Cape Department of Social Development and the City of Cape Town improved cooperation between the two spheres of government, unblocking service delivery gaps... Read More

Provincial Emergency Medical Services Improved Target on Priority One Calls

11 January 2011

The Provincial Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has reached a significant improved target in responding to medical emergencies within fifteen minutes. Read More

Media Alert: City Educates Children on Dangers of Exposure to Emissions from Burning Metal, Tyres and Cables

11 January 2011

The City of Cape Town's Air Quality Management Section has partnered with the Fire and Life Safety Education, Solid Waste and Metal Theft sections to launch an awareness campaign on the dangers of retrieving metal by burning tyres, scrap metal and... Read More

A Comprehensive Plan to Beat Substance Abuse

10 January 2011

A Comprehensive Plan to Beat Substance Abuse Read More

A Comprehensive Plan to Beat Substance Abuse

10 January 2011

When we assumed office a year ago, Cabinet identified a critical need for a comprehensive strategy to combat substance abuse in the province. Read More

Media Statement - New Groundbreaking Partnership to Reduce Crime and Drug Abuse in the Helderberg Area

10 January 2011

Today, the Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town officially launched a new crime and drug reduction partnership project in the Helderberg area. Read More

Media Alert: Postponement of Press Briefing

10 January 2011

Ministers Carlisle and Fritz's press briefing on the preliminary 2010/11 festive season road fatalities statistics has been postponed until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances.We apologise for the inconvenience. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Launch Drug and Crime Reduction Partnership in Helderberg

10 January 2011

Tomorrow, Premier Helen Zille, Provincial Minister of Social Development Patricia de Lille and Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Social Development, Cllr Grant Pascoe, will launch a drug and crime reduction partnership project in the Helderberg. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille and Mayor Dan Plato to Make Joint Announcement Regarding Registration of Creches

10 January 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development, the Mayor of Cape Town Alderman Dan Plato and Cape Town Mayco Member for Social Development Grant Pascoe will make an important joint announcement regarding the registration of Early Childhood... Read More

Media Alert: Ministers Carlisle and Fritz to Brief the Media on Festive Season Road Statistics

9 January 2011

Minister Robin Carlisle and his Community Safety counterpart Albert Fritz, will today brief the media on the 2010/11 preliminary festive season road fatalities statistics.Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2010Time: 12:30 Read More

Media Alert: Provincial National Senior Certificate 2010 Award Ceremony

9 January 2011

On Wednesday, the Western Cape Government will be announcing and celebrating the Province's top individual achievers and schools in the 2010 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. Read More

Warning: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

5 January 2011

Temperatures in the Western Cape have risen to dangerous levels and everyone should be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.Babies and the elderly are particularly at risk as are people working or exercising in a hot environment. Read More

Texas Ranger Baseballer CJ Wilson Visits Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

5 January 2011

American Baseballer, CJ Wilson, who is a pitcher for the Texas Rangers, visited patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital during his holiday in Cape Town. Read More

Minister Carlisle Urges Class of 2010 to Celebrate Responsibly

5 January 2011

Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle joined the rest of the province in congratulating the Western Cape Matric Class of 2010 for their resounding success. Read More

Western Cape Achieves Increases in Pass Rate and Number of Passes

5 January 2011

I am pleased to announce that the Western Cape government has reversed a six year decline in the matric pass rate in this province. Read More

Media Alert: Media Briefing on Western Cape National Senior Certificate Results

4 January 2011

Tomorrow, Minister Grant and Head of the provincial education department, Penny Vinjevold will be briefing media on the provincial outcomes of the 2010 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations. Read More

Fire Leaves Over 72 Homeless at Doornbach Informal Settlement

3 January 2011

At 00:41 this morning, Tuesday, 4 January 2011, a fire destroyed 31 shacks at Site five, Doornbach Informal Settlement, Potsdam Outspan. Read More

Matric Results Release: "Looking at the Accurate Indicators of Success"

3 January 2011

On Thursday 6 January 2010, over 45 000 young people from the Western Cape will receive their National Senior Certificate (NSC) results. For these young people who wrote the examinations, the results can enhance or limit their life chances. Read More

Music Development, Promotion and Preservation

3 January 2011

"The fact that music can express the invisible; the ineffable makes it a particularly rich form of creativity - this mysterious and unique capacity to express. What other art forms cannot do gives it both endless potential and an intense sensitivity. Read More

Capetonians and Visitors Warned of Heat Wave and Gusting Winds This Week

3 January 2011

The City of Cape Town appeals to the public to exercise caution, after the South African Weather Services predicted a heat wave and gale-force South-Easterly winds in the Cape metropole for the greater part of this week. Read More

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