News and Speeches Archive

Minister De Lille "Extremely Frustrated" over Spike in Child Neglect Cases

25 April 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, says she is "extremely frustrated that after calling on parents to properly supervise their kids over the weekend, the initial signs are that there has been an increase in... Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital thanks its Easter donors

20 April 2011

Patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital did not miss out on Easter festivities this April. Thanks to dozens of donations of chocolates every child at the hospital was treated to Easter goodies. Read More

Holidays are a High-Risk Period for Children

20 April 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, has warned parents and guardians across the province that "children are more vulnerable to a number of risks, such as neglect, abuse, abduction and accidents, during holiday... Read More

Mass Campaign to Screen Children under Six Years in the Western Cape

20 April 2011

The Department of Health is embarking on a three-month campaign as part of the Child Health Season, which stretches from April to June 2011. Read More

Western Cape Provincial Government "Safely Home" Easter Campaign Kicks Off

19 April 2011

Provincial Government's "Safely Home" Campaign for the Easter break kicked off this afternoon. Read More

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Duke Ngcukana

19 April 2011

A son to the grandfather of jazz in Cape Town, Christopher "Columbus" Ngcukana and the eldest to the Ngcukana brothers including the late Ezra Ngcukana, a trumpeter and a mathematician, Duke Ngcukana was born in Langa township in 1947. Read More

Minister Grant Angered by the Disruptions at Masibambisane Secondary

19 April 2011

I am angered and disappointed by the fact that teaching and learning has been disrupted for the third day at Masibambisane Secondary School. Read More

Valkenberg Hospital Hosts Second Forensic Mental Health Conference

19 April 2011

Valkenberg Hospital will host its second academic Forensic Mental Health Conference from 20 to 21 April 2011 at the hospital's Education Centre. Read More

Minister Calls for Mentors for Department's Bursary Scheme Graduates

19 April 2011

Minister Robin Carlisle calls upon registered professionals in the built environment industry in the Western Cape to join the mentorship programme of the Department of Transport and Public Works' Masakh'isizwe Bursary Scheme. Read More

Media Alert: Valkenberg Hospital to Host Second Forensic Mental Health Conference

18 April 2011

Valkenberg Hospital will host its second academic Forensic Mental Health Conference to provide an overview on the current practices and issues; and present research in criminal and civil forensic mental health. Read More

Minister Grant Announces New NSC Award Criteria

18 April 2011

There are only 180 days to go before the start of the 2011 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle to Join Ghost Squads for Operation on MBT Lanes

18 April 2011

Minister Robin Carlisle will tomorrow join members of the City of Cape Town's Ghost Squad for an operation on the Mini-Bus Taxi (MBT) lanes on the N2 incoming to Cape Town. Read More

The Human Side to Avian Influenza

17 April 2011

After discussions with Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Patricia De Lille, Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development today announced a special task team to look into the plight of workers directly... Read More

KwaNokuthula Community Day Centre Officially Opens

17 April 2011

Today (Monday, 18 April 2011) Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, officially opened the doors to the new KwaNokuthula Community Day Centre (CDC) in Bitou. The opening of the CDC will bring access to quality health service closer to the... Read More

Toll-Free Call Centre Abuzz with Consumer Enquiries

17 April 2011

Toll-Free Call Centre Abuzz as Western Cape Office of the Consumer Protector Takes 1 000 Queries in Two Weeks Read More

Minister De Lille Dispatches Social Workers to Families Affected by Somerset West Fire

17 April 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, has cautioned communities in the Western Cape "to be vigilant during the last few weeks of the fire season". Read More

Media Alert: Upper-Austrian Brass Band to Play in Western Cape

14 April 2011

The Upper-Austrian Band will be visiting the Western Cape from 16 to 20 April 2011 as part of the formal cultural exchange between the provinces of the Western Cape and Upper-Austria. Read More

Schools Start Registering Learners for 2012

13 April 2011

At the start of every year, the vast majority of learners arrive at school ready for their first day of their school career. Read More

Minister De Lille Conveys Message of Hope to Mothers of Drug Addicts

13 April 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, is "concerned about the growing sentiment amongst mothers of children with drug problems that they feel they need to resort to killing their children", and has urged them to... Read More

Media Alert: G F Jooste Hospital Receives R2 Million Upgrade for Emergency Unit

11 April 2011

Mr Theuns Botha, the Minister of Health, will announce the R2 million state-of-the art upgrade to G F Jooste Hospital's Emergency Unit tomorrow. The generous donation was made by the Tibb Foundation through the Oasis Crescent Fund Trust. Read More

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