News and Speeches Archive

Warning! Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Risk in the Western Cape

27 February 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

Minister Patricia De Lille Dispatches Officials to Survivors of at Least Seven Weekend Fires, Affecting 226 Capetonians

27 February 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, has dispatched departmental personnel to assist the survivors of at least seven devastating fires since Friday, 25 February.Friday Read More

Western Cape Education Department Releases 2010 Literacy and Numeracy Results

27 February 2011

The Western Cape Government firmly believes in the importance of systemic testing in the management of education and the improvement of learner performance. That is why this province leads the rest of the country in the use of extensive independent... Read More

Condolences on the Death of Vernie Petersen, DG of Sport and Recreation South Africa

26 February 2011

It is with a great sense of sadness that the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), senior management and staff note the sad passing of Vernie Petersen, Director General of the National Department of Sport and Recreation. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Learners in World Maths Competition

24 February 2011

On Monday (28 February 2011), Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be launching World Maths Day at Stellenbosch Primary School. Read More

Media Alert: Release of the Grade 3 and 6 Literacy and Numeracy Results

24 February 2011

On Monday (28 February 2011), Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Head of Department Penny Vinjevold will be announcing the results of the Grade 3 and 6 Literacy and Numeracy Assessment tests. Read More

Media Alert: Adult Education and Training Award Ceremony

24 February 2011

On Monday (28 February 2011), the Western Cape Education Department will be presenting awards for the best performing candidates and centres in the 2010 ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) Level 4 Awards. Read More

Minister De Lille Wants More Crèche Owners to Apply for Amnesty

23 February 2011

860 registration packages already collected by operators 'shows parents are working with us,' says De Lille Read More

Western Cape Health's Strategic Partnership with Clicks Brings about Free Clinic Services for Moms

23 February 2011

This morning (24 February 2011) in Gugulethu, a strategic partnership was launched between the Western Cape Department of Health and Clicks, named the Helping Hands Trust. Read More

First Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Implant at Groote Schuur

22 February 2011

On the 23rd of February 2011, Dr Estie Meyer, an ear surgeon at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, will be implanting the first Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) at a state hospital in the Western Cape. Read More

International Mother Language Day

22 February 2011

From the very first to the last moments of our lifespan, through generations and on all continents, language forms part of our daily existence and that is but only one of the reasons why we are inviting you to celebrate International Mother Language... Read More

Media Alert: First Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid at Groote Schuur

21 February 2011

On the 23rd of February 2011, an Ear Surgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital will be implanting the first Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) at a state hospital in the Western Cape. The first recipients of the BAHA are two children with hearing loss who... Read More

Minister Grant: Increasing Security Needs in Our Province's Schools

20 February 2011

Ensuring that our learners and educators are able to teach and learn in a safe and secure environment is a priority for this government.But given the amount of crime and violence we have in this country everyday, we do face some major challenges in... Read More

Ministers De Lille and Van Rensburg Visit Community Projects on Villiersdorp Farms

17 February 2011

Patricia de Lille, the MEC for Social Development will join Gerrit van Rensburg, her Agriculture counterpart on a visit to community projects on the Theewaterskloof and Boskloof farms, in the Villiersdorp area. Read More

Annual Cultural Awards

17 February 2011

Arts, Culture, Heritage, Language, Libraries, Museums and Archives - these are the fibres of the fabric that define our identity, the practices that create images from words, and the services, which preserve the history of our origins, development... Read More

Minister De Lille Receives Report on Dissapearance of Seven-Month-Old Macassar Baby

16 February 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, has received the social worker report on the disappearance of a seven-month-old baby boy in Macassar, on Tuesday evening. Read More

Minister De Lille Shares Her Birthday with 100-Year-Old Eerste River Resident

16 February 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape will this morning at 10H00 have birthday tea with 100-year old Ms Alida Lewis, who was born on the same day 40 years before her.Ms De Lille and Ms Lewis were born on 17... Read More

City Urges U2 Fans to Use Public Transport for Friday's Concert

16 February 2011

City officials are predicting heavy traffic congestion on Friday 18 February due to the U2 concert and urge concertgoers to use the public transport services, free to fans with tickets, to get to and from Cape Town Stadium.  Read More

Minister De Lille Deploys Social Worker to Macassar Family of Missing Baby

16 February 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development yesterday evening deployed a social worker to the Macassar home of a missing seven-month-old baby. Read More

Media Alert: Recreation Room Opens at Groote Schuur Hospital

16 February 2011

Groote Schuur Hospital has upgraded the Radiation Oncology ward a Family Recreation room which has a very important functional purposes for patients. This upgrade is additional to other upgrades in the ward which include bathrooms and photos. Read More

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