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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Grant: Smooth Start to Third School Term

17 July 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald GrantToday marked the first day of the third term in the school calendar.Almost 1 million learners returned to school after an eventful winter vacation. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

17 July 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety The last weekend of the Winter School Holiday period saw 23 Safely Home roadblocks set up by Provincial Traffic, SAPS and Municipal Traffic to help ensure that road users get safely home. Read More

WCED Will Continue to Implement the Criteria for the Selection of Examination Markers

13 July 2011

SADTU Western Cape's resolve to ensure that all educators do not participate in the NSC marking process and its call for all principals and deputy principals not to sign any job descriptions or performance contracts in the Western Cape reveals that... Read More

Media Alert: Mandela Day - Premier Zille and Provincial Cabinet to Clean Wards at Red Cross Children's Hospital

13 July 2011

On Monday, 18 July, Premier Helen Zille and the rest of the Western Cape Provincial Cabinet will celebrate Mandela Day by spending 67 minutes cleaning wards at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Emergency Services Invites Media to Attend Training Exercise

13 July 2011

When an incident occurs that affects a large amount of people, communities look to provincial and local emergency services to deliver effective services as their lives depend on this assistance. Emergency services cannot be unprepared when the call... Read More

Red Cross Hospital Honours Long-Serving Employees

13 July 2011

Jeffrey Isaacs spent the largest part of his working life at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The 65-year-old of Mitchell's Plain started working at the hospital as a labourer in 1971. He retired in February 2011 after 40 years of... Read More

Department of Social Development to Address Feeding Schemes' Maladministration Case

12 July 2011

An investigation by the Western Cape Provincial Government's Forensic Investigation Unit (FIU) has found that Masibambane Community Gardening and Nutrition Project as well as the Great Commission Minister's Network are in breach of several of its... Read More

Media Alert: Three Red Cross Hospital Employees to Receive Awards for 40 Years of Service

12 July 2011

Almost 60 employees of Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital will receive awards for prolonged years of service to the Western Cape Department of Health. Three of the 56 awardees will be awarded for 40 years of service. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer to Host the Western Cape's IAAF Youth Champions

12 July 2011

On Thursday, 14 July 2011, Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, will breakfast with the participants from the Western Cape who took part in the IAAF World Youth Championships. Read More

Teachers Flock to Literacy and Numeracy Holiday Workshops

11 July 2011

Media Statement by Penny Vinjevold, Head of Education in the Western Cape Read More

Media Alert: Thousands of Educators Receive Literacy and Numeracy Training

10 July 2011

Penny Vinjevold, Head of Education in the Western Cape, will visit a Mathematics training session for Foundation Phase teachers at the College of Cape Town's Crawford Campus on Tuesday, 12 July, at 11:30. Read More

Minister Carlisle Calls on Pub, Shebeen, Club and Restaurant Owners to "Help Eliminate Drunk Driving"

7 July 2011

Media Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works Read More

Minister Carlisle Calls on Eyewitnesses to Come Forward

6 July 2011

At 01:00 in the morning of Thursday, 16 June 2011, a horrific crash occurred on the N2 at the R300 turn-off. Two women were killed when a Mercedes Benz C Class drove into the back of the Toyota Yaris in which they were travelling. Two young girls in... Read More

Minister Grant Pleased with the Turnout at Grade 12 Winter Schools

5 July 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThis morning, Premier Helen Zille and I made a surprise visit to schools in Khayelitsha to assess the WCED Grade 12 Winter School Programme. Read More

Department of Social Development Will Monitor Progress at Ekuphumleni Old Age Home

4 July 2011

The Department of Social Development is closely monitoring Ekuphumleni Old Age Home in Gugulethu to ensure that all residents are appropriately cared for and protected. Read More

Minister Winde Becomes Ambassador for Table Mountain in the New7Wonders of Nature Campaign

4 July 2011

Western Cape Tourism Minister, Alan Winde, has become an ambassador for Table Mountain in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign, a process to select the seven best natural sites in the world. Table Mountain is one of 28 remaining finalists out of an... Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

3 July 2011

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

Minister Carlisle Wants Metrorail to Get Trains from the Eastern Cape

3 July 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has suggested that "Metrorail get trains from the Eastern Cape, where there is an oversupply, to bring the number of train sets closer to the 120 needed in Cape Town". Read More

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