News and Speeches Archive

Table Mountain Crime Hotspot Patrols Stepped up

30 June 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety Read More

Five Electricity-Saving Tips for Switched-on Western Cape Citizens

30 June 2011

On 1 July 2011, the price of electricity for normal households will increase by 20%. This is due to the revision of Eskom's tariffs. Read More

Minister Carlisle Slams "Slap on the Wrist" for Speeding Bikers

30 June 2011

Robin Carlisle, Western Cape Government Minister for Transport and Public Works, has slammed what he calls "a slap on the wrist" for three bikers caught speeding at 181km/h, 201km/h and 223km/h respectively on the N1 outside Paarl on the afternoon... Read More

Media Alert: WCED to Launch the Encyclopedia Britannica Education Pilot Programme

30 June 2011

On Monday, 4 July 2011, Minister Donald Grant will be launching the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Encyclopedia Britannica Education Pilot Programme at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute. Read More

Minister Carlisle Cautions Rugby Fans to Get Safely Home after Tomorrow's Game

30 June 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Western Cape Government's Minister for Transport and Public Works, has urged rugby fans at tomorrow's Stormers versus Crusaders rugby game at Newlands "to make alternative arrangements for transport if they plan to drink". Read More

Tollman Donation to Renal Unit for Dialysis

30 June 2011

Groote Schuur is proud to announce a generous donation of R525 000 to its Renal Unit from Dr Arnold Tollman's family. Arnold Tollman, who was born in Cape Town, suffered from kidney disease for an extensive period of his life and required a kidney... Read More

Minister Carlisle Approves Chapman's Peak Toll Road Tariff Increases

29 June 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has signed a "Proclamation of Toll Tariffs for Chapman's Peak Drive", which will result in inflation-aligned increases for motorists using the pass. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Open Reading Conference

28 June 2011

Hundreds of educators in the Western Cape are attending training programmes throughout the holiday period to improve their literacy and numeracy teaching skills. Read More

Annual National Assessments: Western Cape Leads the Pack

28 June 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald Grant Read More

Media Alert: Introduction of Provincial AIDS Council to Media

28 June 2011

The Provincial AIDS Council meets quarterly to determine the future proactive strategies with regard to the challenge of HIV and AIDS in communities across the province. Read More

Minister Plato Voices Concern over Attacks on Table Mountain "Hotspots"

28 June 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Appoints NGOs on Provincial AIDS Council

28 June 2011

Today, 29 June 2011, marked an important date in the history of the Provincial AIDS Council in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Franschhoek Pass

28 June 2011

The Provincial Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently working on the scene of a motor vehicle accident where a Sasko flour truck lost control due to brake failure and plunged over the side of the mountain in the... Read More

Western Cape Offers Free Telecoms to Attract International Call Centres

27 June 2011

Today, Western Cape Minister of Economic Development, Alan Winde, announced an incentive that will significantly boost the Western Cape's Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector, unlocking growth and jobs for the province. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Commend Youth Safety Ambassadors

27 June 2011

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will tomorrow address the young people participating in the second Youth Safety Ambassadors Camp at the Chrysalis Academy in Tokai and hand over certificates to them for completing the second... Read More

Results of Safely Home Operations: First Weekend of School Holidays

26 June 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyThis weekend's integrated law enforcement operations led to the arrest of 25 drivers who were found to be under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Launches Safe Schools Youth Clubs

26 June 2011

On Monday, Minister Grant will be launching the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools youth cluster at Elsie's River High School. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde to Reveal New Incentive to Attract Call Centres to Western Cape

26 June 2011

Tomorrow, Western Cape Economic Development Minister, Alan Winde, will reveal a ground-breaking new incentive to attract international companies to base their call centres in the province.This is the first incentive of its kind in South Africa. Read More

Medscheme Delivers a R100 000 Neonatal Incubator to New Somerset Hospital

26 June 2011

The Medscheme Group has a delivered a much-needed incubator, worth R100 000, to New Somerset Hospital's Neonatal Unit. Read More

Media Alert: Vaccination Shortages Update

26 June 2011

For a period of about six weeks there has been a short supply of the vaccinations Pentaxim and Prevenar at community health centres. However, the situation has since been resolved. Read More

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