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News and Speeches Archive

Media Alert: Touws River Taxi Accident - 15 May 2011

15 May 2011

On 15 May 2011, 5 km outside of Touws River on the N1 (direction Lainsburg) past 05:00 in the morning, a minibus taxi carrying 22 passengers rolled, causing the loss of ten people's lives and 14 injured survivors. The taxi was traveling from the... Read More

ICT Audit Underway in Western Cape Schools

15 May 2011

In March, Minister Donald Grant announced that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) was in the process of conducting an ICT infrastructure audit of schools. Read More

Media Alert: People's Housing Project - Housing Handover in Witsand, Atlantis

12 May 2011

Today, 13 April 2011, the Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will be handing over ten showhouses to Witsand community members. Read More

Minister Ivan Meyer Applauds "FIFA Legacy" Street Soccer Programme

12 May 2011

On Thursday, 12 May 2011, Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, visited the Kia Street Soccer Programme and Coaching Clinic in Grassy Park to see how private businesses and passionate people are driving youth... Read More

Statement Regarding Baboons

12 May 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Read More

Media Alert: Minister Madikizela to Hold a Public Meeting in Middelpos, Saldanha

11 May 2011

Today, on 12 April 2011, the Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will be hosting a public meeting in Middelpos, Saldanha Bay. Read More

Minister Meyer to Visit National Neighbourhood Street Soccer Programme

11 May 2011

On Thursday, 12 May 2011, Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, will be visiting the National Neighbourhood Street Soccer Programme in Grassy Park. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Department of Health to Commemorate International Nurses' Day

11 May 2011

On Thursday, 12 May 2011, International Nurses' Day will be celebrated worldwide on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Read More

International Nurses' Day Commemorated

11 May 2011

Florence Nightingale laid the foundation for professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London in 1860. This was the first secular nursing school in the world. Read More

Media Alert: Minister De Lille Launches Three-Day Family Expo in Gugulethu

11 May 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, will tomorrow, Friday, 13 May, launch the Department's three-day Family Expo in Gugulethu. Read More

Western Cape Exceeds Its Matric Pass Target

11 May 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education Donald GrantI am delighted to announce that the Western Cape has exceeded its target of 36 000 passes for the 2010 NSC examinations. Read More

International Nurses' Day - Bursaries For Nurses

11 May 2011

Today, on International Nurses' Day, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited the step-down facility for chronically ill children, the St Joseph's Home, in Montana. Minister Botha spent time with 63 nurses and thanked them for... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer to Hand over R455 000 to Sport Federations

11 May 2011

On Thursday, 12 May 2011, Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, will be handing over R455 000 to 23 Boland sport federations.These funds will assist federations to build capacity within their ranks, to purchase equipment and to... Read More

Learners Rights Must Not be Prejudiced by Planned March on Masibambisane Secondary

11 May 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education Donald GrantThe Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has been informed that there will be a march on Masibambisane Secondary School in Delft tomorrow. Read More

Western Cape Supports UN Decade of Action for Road Safety

10 May 2011

Today marks the international launch of the United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety. As one of the signatories of this landmark declaration, South Africa has committed itself to reduce road deaths by 50% between 2011 and 2020. Read More

Media Alert: Learners in Fisantekraal Consumed Expired Chewing Gum

10 May 2011

This morning, learners from the Trevor Manuel Primary School in Fisantekraal consumed expired chewing gum. The Western Cape Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services treated approximately 200 learners between the ages of seven and 14. Read More

Province and City Ready for CeaseFire

10 May 2011

Statement by Alfred Fritz, Minister of Western Cape's Department of Community Safety Read More

Minister Alan Winde - Province Uses Homegrown Advantage to Grow Local Co-Ops

10 May 2011

Today, Western Cape Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Alan Winde, visited Sophumelela and Singalakha, two women-owned co-operatives in Khayelitsha. Read More

Provincial Government Leases Tokai Manor to SANParks for 25 Years

10 May 2011

Minister Carlisle officially handed over the management of the Tokai Manor House and surrounding areas to the South African National Parks (SANParks) today. Read More

Minister Grant Monitors Latecoming at Vista High School

9 May 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education Donald Grant"At the end of the last term, my office received a complaint from a member of the public about learners from Vista High School loitering around town after the first school bell." Read More

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