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News and Speeches Archive

Mowbray Maternity Hospital Celebrates 95th Birthday

23 November 2011

The Mowbray Maternity Hospital is celebrating 95 years of existence. As part of the birthday celebrations, the facility's Hospital Board will introduce a fundraising campaign (which will be launched in 2012) to mobilise much-needed funding for the... Read More

Minister Winde Delivers Mini Budget Focused on Doing More with Less

23 November 2011

Today, Western Cape Finance Minister Alan Winde presented the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement to the house for deliberation.Please find the speech and the full MTBPS attached. Read More

Minister Meyer Outlines Western Cape Government's Approach to Sport Transformation

22 November 2011

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, has welcomed the opening remarks of the National Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula's approach to transformation at the National Sport Indaba (held on 21 and 22... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Engage in a Door-to-Door Visit in Lavender Hill

21 November 2011

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will this afternoon (Tuesday) go door to door in Lavender Hill to engage with the community on safety issues in the area. Read More

Minister Carlisle to Meet Taxi Industry after Horrific N1 and N7 Crashes

21 November 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has said that he will request a meeting with the leadership of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) in the Western Cape after the horrific N1 and N7 taxi... Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responded to Motor Vehicle Accident on N7

21 November 2011

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident on the N7 early this morning:N7 near Atlantis - At 06:22 - In a head-on collision between a taxi, truck and car, EMS personnel attended to 12... Read More

Specialised Drug and Gang Units Endorsed by Cabinet as Policing Need and Priority

21 November 2011

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

Minister Grant: Two Additional Schools Expected in Hout Bay

21 November 2011

It is with great pleasure to be here today to witness the final month of construction to this new and exciting school development. Read More

Rural Pharmacist Walks Away with National Excellence Award

21 November 2011

Western Cape Government Health is delighted to announce that Mr Sampie van Staden, Chief Pharmacist for the Robertson area (Langeberg sub-district), was awarded the National Pharmacy Excellence Award. Read More

Media Alert: Mowbray Maternity Hospital Celebrates its 95th Birthday

20 November 2011

Mowbray Maternity Hospital will be celebrating its 95th birthday on Wednesday, 23 November 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit New Primary School in Hout Bay

20 November 2011

On Tuesday, 22 November 2011, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting the site of the new primary school in Hout Bay, provisionally named Disa Primary School. Read More

Media Alert: Specialised Drug and Gang Units - Cabinet Decision

20 November 2011

Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will host a media briefing on Tuesday, 22 November 2011. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

20 November 2011

This weekend's integrated law enforcement operations led to the arrest of 23 drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Read More

Dental Surgery Waiting List Reduced by 75%

20 November 2011

A simple strategy has helped patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital to get lifesaving treatment sooner. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Winde to Deliver Mini Budget Statement, followed by Round Table on the Economy

20 November 2011

On Wednesday, 23 November, Western Cape Finance Minister Alan Winde will present the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement at a parliamentary sitting. Read More

WCED: Two Weeks to Go until End of 2011 NSC

20 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThere are only two weeks left until the official end of the 2011 National Senior Certificate examinations. Read More

Minister Madikizela's Remarks at KwaNokuthula Housing Handover

20 November 2011

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, delivered an address at the handover of government housing units in KwaNokuthula Housing Project, Plettenberg Bay. The project will consist of 610 houses when finished, with a total... Read More

Media Alert: Update on N1 Accident

20 November 2011

Nineteen people lost their lives and 17 were hospitalised on Tuesday, 15 November 2011, as a result of an accident between two minibus taxis and a truck near Prins Albert on the N1. To date, two of the 17 patients are still in hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Madikizela to Hand Over Houses in KwaNokuthula

17 November 2011

Western Cape Government Human Settlements Minister will hand over houses in KwaNokuthula, Bitou, on 18 November 2011 at 10:00. Approvals for 641 houses have been granted, and the total value will be R33 million. Read More

Vredenburg Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Accreditation

16 November 2011

Vredenburg Hospital celebrated its baby-friendly status by hosting a celebration ceremony on Thursday, 17 November 2011, in recognition of receiving the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accreditation. Read More