News and Speeches Archive

Diarrhoeal Diseases Campaign Success

31 March 2011

90% reduction in in-hospital deaths of children in 2011 compared to 2010. Read More

Summary of the Western Cape Education Department's Budget Speech

29 March 2011

Minister Grant presented the budget speech for the provincial Department of Education earlier today. Below is a summary of the highlights of the speech. Read More

Minister Carlisle to Host Pre-Budget Speech Media Briefing

28 March 2011

Minister Robin Carlisle will tomorrow brief the media on the Department of Transport and Public Works' budget allocation for the 2011/2012 financial year.Date: 30 March 2011Time: 11:00Venue: 8th Floor, Ministry of Transport and Public Works, 9 Dorp... Read More

New Consumer Protection Act Will Come into Effect on 1 April 2011

27 March 2011

On the 1st of April this year, the new Consumer Protection Act comes into effect. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Promotes Safer Candle Use during Earth Hour

24 March 2011

The entrance to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital was completely candle lit for Earth Hour - between 20:30 and 21:30 - on Saturday, 26 March. Read More

Minister Grant Expresses His Condolences at Death of Deputy Principal

24 March 2011

I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends Mr Linga Mafu, deputy principal of Ludwe Ngamlana High School.Mr Mafu was shot dead outside his Mitchell's Plain home last night.He is survived by his wife and two... Read More

Expanding Access to Quality Education

24 March 2011

At the beginning of last year the WCED approached a number of our schools to determine how best to expand access at successful schools. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of New Classrooms

23 March 2011

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Groote Schuur High School to officially open six new classrooms and additional facilities under the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) classroom expansion plan. Read More

Joint Statement for World TB Day

22 March 2011

On this day last year the Western Cape Department of Health and an alliance of non-governmental organisations, signed an agreement in which all parties committed to partner to strengthen the fight against HIV and TB in this province. Read More

Smile-Giving Surgery Comes to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

22 March 2011

Almaze* can smile again thanks to the facial reanimation surgery she underwent at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.Almaze, six, had partial paralysis on the right side of her face. Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre Hosts 4th Jazz in the Park

21 March 2011

The Department of Health's Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) for Persons with Physical Disabilities hosted a Jazz in the Park concert on 20 March 2011, at the Maynardville Open Air Theatre. Read More

Legal Abortions are Safe and Confidential

17 March 2011

The Department of Health wishes to assure the public that safe, confidential and legal abortions are available at several facilities in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital to Host an Open Day on 17 March 2011

15 March 2011

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Open Day

15 March 2011

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Mobile Laboratory Ready to Roll into Province's Rural Regions

15 March 2011

Extended negotiations between the Western Cape Department of Health, University of Stellenbosch, National Health Laboratory Service and the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT), Germany, has borne fruit with the official handover... Read More

Minister Grant to Visit One of the Province's Most Improved Schools in the Grade 3 Litnum Tests

13 March 2011

On Tuesday, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Impendulo Public Primary School. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Open Khanya Lab at Vista Nova

13 March 2011

On Monday, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be officially opening a new Khanya Laboratory at Vista Nova Primary School for Special Needs.He will also update the media on the roll-out of the Khanya Programme. Read More

Western Cape Team Joining Search and Rescue Effort in Japan

13 March 2011

The Department of Foreign Affairs has requested Rescue South Africa to dispatch a team to assist with the disaster in Japan. The team leader and more than half of the team members are from the Western Cape and this is the first time a Western Cape... Read More

Honouring Tomorrow's Business Leaders

11 March 2011

Provincial Treasury, Nedbank and the Western Cape Education Department honoured bursary winners and the Western Cape's top performing schools in Accounting and Economics at a prestigious award ceremony on 12 March 2011 at the Nedbank BOE Building, V... Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Province's Third Stem School - Claremont High School

10 March 2011

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Head of Department Penny Vinjevold, will be officially opening the Western Cape's third STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) facility. Read More

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