News and Speeches Archive

Media Alert: Update on EMS Rescue Call at Maclears Beacon, Table Mountain - 30 November 2011

30 November 2011

Western Cape Government Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a rescue yesterday, 30 November 2011, at Maclears Beacon, Table Mountain. Read More

Together in the Fight against HIV and AIDS

30 November 2011

Fighting the surge of HIV and AIDS in South Africa has been a major challenge, especially in the Western Cape. Today, as the world celebrates World AIDS Day, Western Cape Government Health reflects on the last 18 months and the significant inroads... Read More

Emergency Medical Calls - 30 November 2011

29 November 2011

Western Cape Government Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to three rescues today. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Do Prize Draw for 16 Days of Activism Campaign

29 November 2011

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will do the first small prize draw of the provincial government's 16 Days of Activism campaign, which will see a member of the public who has gone for an HIV test since Monday, 28 November, win R10 000. Read More

Private Sector Innovations Lead to Turnaround for Province's Health Sector

28 November 2011

"It is innovations such as a R160 000 makeover of an in-patient area that is positioning Western Cape Government Health to turn around this province's health sector," said Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, at Groote Schuur Hospital... Read More

Minister Grant: Progress Made in Achieving Strategic Objectives in Education

28 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationOne of the overarching goals of the Western Cape Government is to provide quality education to all the learners in this province, which is the cornerstone of our vision of an open opportunity... Read More

Foschini Group Funding Helps Groote Schuur Hospital Refurbish Maternity Centre Patient Lounges

28 November 2011

Sitting in the Maternity Patient Centre Lounges waiting to be seen by a doctor or waiting to go home has not always been a pleasant experience. Read More

Media Alert: Ministers to Launch Safely Home Road Safety Plan for the Festive Season

28 November 2011

On Thursday, 1 December 2011, the Western Cape Ministers of Community Safety, Dan Plato, and Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, will launch the Safely Home Road Safety Plan for the festive season. Read More

Official Opening of Melkhoutfontein Clinic

27 November 2011

Today (Monday, 28 November 2011), Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the Melkhoutfontein Clinic. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Celebrates End-of-Year Functions with Emo Adams

27 November 2011

Tygerberg Hospital's Facility Board will sponsor the end-of-year functions for the Tygerberg Hospital staff over a period of three days from 29 November 2011 to 1 December 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Strategic Objectives - A Progress Review

27 November 2011

On Tuesday, 29 November 2011, Minister Donald Grant and Head of the Provincial Education Department, Penny Vinjevold, will be briefing media on the progress made in achieving the strategic objectives set by the Western Cape Government for education. Read More

The End of NSC 2011: The Work of WCED Continues Unabated

27 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationOn Thursday, 1 December, the last of the 2011 National Senior Certificate examinations will be written. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

27 November 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyNine people tragically lost their lives on provincial roads this weekend and my sincerest condolences go out to their family members and friends. Read More

Media Alert: Seeking Relatives of False Bay Hospital Patient

27 November 2011

Western Cape Government Health is urgently seeking the relatives of Josephine Lakay, a patient at False Bay Hospital. A concerned resident escorted the patient to Muizenberg Police Station, and she was brought to False Bay Hospital on 27 October... Read More

Minister Carlisle Announces Three-Hour Closure of Tradouw Pass for Cycle Challenge

24 November 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced the three-hour closure of Tradouw Pass tomorrow, Saturday, 26 November 2011. Read More

16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children: "Get Tested to Win"

24 November 2011

Media Statement by Helen Zille, Premier of the Western CapeToday marks the launch of the Western Cape Government's 16 Days of Activism campaign for no violence against women and children, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Religious Leaders to Discuss Safety in the Western Cape

24 November 2011

On Monday, 28 November 2011, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host a large gathering of religious leaders from areas affected by drug-related crimes and violence across the province. More than 250 delegates have been... Read More

NTP Donates PET-CT Scanner to Tygerberg Hospital

24 November 2011

Today, Western Cape Government Health, NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd and its parent company Necsa will be celebrating the intermediate phase of installing a R32-million Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner at Tygerberg... Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Melkhoutfontein Clinic

24 November 2011

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Melkhoutfontein Clinic on Monday, 28 November 2011. Read More

WCED Rolls out a "Record-Breaking" 2 Million Textbooks to Schools

24 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThis government believes in the primacy of the textbook, and building textbook-rich schools is one of this government's top priorities. Read More

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