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News and Speeches Archive

Khayelitsha District Hospital Set to Open Soon

12 September 2011

The new Khayelitsha District Hospital, which is currently in its final stages of construction and finishing, will be opened in April 2012. It will provide access to quality health care straight to the community of Khayelitsha, servicing the... Read More

Media Alert: World Food Day

12 September 2011

Memebers of the media are invited to join the Western Cape Department of Agriculture on 14 October 2011 at Doringbaai on the West Coast in celebrating World Food Day. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

11 September 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyA total of 3 536 vehicles were stopped at Safely Home alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape this weekend. Read More

Iziko Planetarium Hosts SkySkan, a Full-Dome Immersive Extravaganza

11 September 2011

SkySkan, global leaders in digital planetarium technology, will be hosted by the Iziko Planetarium from 3 to 11 September 2011. The Iziko Planetarium and SkySkan will offer audiences the unique opportunity to experience fully immersive full-dome... Read More

Minister Carlisle: Drager Judgement a "Great Day for Road Safety"

8 September 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin CarlisleThe judgement handed down today by Judge Nathan Erasmus will save thousands of lives throughout South Africa. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Madikizela to Attend Clicks for Bricks Housing Handover

8 September 2011

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will attend and deliver the keynote address at the handover of the Clicks for Bricks house in Mfuleni on Friday. Read More

Worst Flood Damage to Western Cape Roads Since 2007

8 September 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, today announced that traffic in the Eden District Municipality is almost completely back to normal after the worst flood damage to Western Cape roads since 2007. Read More

Media Alert: Minister van Rensburg to Visit a Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Project

7 September 2011

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, will be visiting two farming projects in the Grabouw area which the Western Cape Department of Agriculture is involved in. Read More

Media Alert: Minister van Rensburg to Address Drinking Water Problems

7 September 2011

Minister van Rensburg will visit Paarl farmer, JT Basson, on his farm in Paarl today at 10:30. He will be accompanied by the Drakenstein Mayor, Gesie van Deventer, and they will discuss short-term solutions to provide drinking water to the farm's... Read More

Minister Madikizela: A Lasting Solution Found for Gugulethu Backyarders

7 September 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Announce Way Forward for Western Cape Liquor Act

7 September 2011

On Friday, 9 September 2011, Minister Alan Winde will announce the way forward for the Western Cape Liquor Act (2008). Read More

Celebrating International Literacy Day

7 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle Awaits Judgement on Drager in Cape High Court

7 September 2011

The Cape High Court will hand down judgement in the case of Clifford Joseph Hendricks tomorrow. Hendricks is accused of driving while over the legal limit for breath alcohol. Read More

Western Cape Government Calls for the Reinstatement of Specialised Units

7 September 2011

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

Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Unveiled

6 September 2011

For the first time, the series of Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meetings is hosted in Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO). Read More

Eleven New Schools Set to Open in the Western Cape at Start of the 2012 School Year

6 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant and Minister Meyer to Celebrate International Literacy Day at Red Cross Children's Hospital

6 September 2011

Tomorrow, Minister for Education, Donald Grant, and Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sports, Ivan Meyer, will be celebrating International Literacy Day with children from Red Cross Children's Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Botha to Address Learners at Cape Town Station

5 September 2011

September is Oral Hygiene Awareness Month and the best manner in which to ensure that children do not get cavities or periodontal disease is to instill comprehensive oral hygiene through early education. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer Celebrates National Book Week with Unveiling of "Demo Library"

1 September 2011

On Monday, 5 September 2011, Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, will officially open National Book Week by unveiling a "Demo Library" at the Liberty Promenade Shopping Mall in Mitchell's Plain. Read More

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