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News and Speeches Archive

Minister De Lille Extends Condolences on the Tragic Death of SABC's Kgomotso Sebetso

8 May 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, has extended her heartfelt condolences to the family of Kgomotso Sebetso, the SABC journalist that passed away this morning after a car crash last night. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer to Launch National Archives Week

8 May 2011

On Monday, 9 May 2011, Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, will be launching National Archives Week at the Western Cape Provincial Archives on Roeland Street. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille Wants Answers on Philippi Fire that Killed Two Toddlers

8 May 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, says that claims suggesting that Endinako and Lihle Fambane, who were two and three years old respectively, were victims of arson are extremely disturbing. Read More

Media Alert: Male Circumcision Campaign Launch at Heideveld Community Health Centre

8 May 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health is embarking on a Medical Male Circumcision campaign from 12 to 19 May 2011. This campaign aims to encourage males to circumcise, which in turn reduces their chances of contracting HIV/AIDS and sexually... Read More

Media Alert: Minister De Lille Visits Masiphumelele to Assess Relief Progress

5 May 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, will today (Friday, 6 May) visit the scene of the devastating fire in Masiphumelele.Since the Minister's first visit on Monday, the Department has provided close to 50 000... Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape's "Team Tourism" to Attend Indaba 2011

4 May 2011

In high spirits following the announcement of Cape Town as TripAdvisor's global top destination of the year (, this weekend the Western Cape's Tourism Team will attend the southern hemisphere's largest trav Read More

Minister Grant Visits Masibambisane Secondary

3 May 2011

This morning I visited Masibambisane Secondary School to address the learners of the school following another day of disruptions at the school yesterday. Read More

Safely Home Easter Campaign Worked and Saved Lives

3 May 2011

Joint Media Statement by Minister Albert Fritz, Minister Robin Carlisle and Minister Theuns Botha Read More

"Thank You Small Library Project" Upgrades Four City School Libraries

3 May 2011

This morning, a ceremony was held at Masivuke Primary School in Mitchell's Plain to celebrate the upgrading of four city school libraries through the "Thank You Small Library Project". Read More

Cape Town Ranked First on 2011 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Destinations Awards List

2 May 2011

It was announced today that Cape Town has come out tops in the 2011 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice® Destinations Awards after going up against major global competitors such as London, Sydney and New York. Read More

New Western Cape Ministerial Handbook: The "No Frills" Approach of Our Government

2 May 2011

Statement by Western Cape Premier Helen ZilleToday, I am pleased to present the Western Cape ministerial handbook recently approved by the Provincial Cabinet. Read More