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News and Speeches Archive

NSC Exams 2011: Four Weeks to Go - WCED Prepared and Ready

18 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationIn just four weeks' time, the first of the 2011 National Senior Certificate examinations begins. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

18 September 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyThe integrated Safely Home operations of Provincial Traffic, Municipal Traffic and SAPS this weekend saw a total of 3 250 vehicles stopped at alcohol blitz roadblocks across the province. Read More

Media Alert: Ministers Meyer and Winde Attend Cape Malay Cooking Course and Tour Bo-Kaap for Heritage Tourism

14 September 2011

On Thursday, 15 September 2011, Western Cape Ministers Dr Ivan Meyer (Cultural Affairs and Sport) and Alan Winde (Economic Development and Tourism) will visit the Bo-Kaap to do a traditional Cape Malay cooking course and go on a walking tour of the... Read More

Minister Robin Carlisle Announces Public Transport Transformation for George

14 September 2011

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

Ministers Winde and Meyer Get a Dash of Cape Malay Culture

14 September 2011

Today, Western Cape Tourism Minister, Alan Winde, and Western Cape Cultural Affairs Minister, Dr Ivan Meyer, donned striped yellow aprons to blend together the ingredients for a truly Cape Malay cultural experience. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens Upgraded Burns Unit

14 September 2011

Paediatric burns treatment has been given a boost thanks to a R13 million ward upgrade at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The ward is the only specialised paediatric burns unit in Africa. The modernised unit was officially opened on 15... Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's R13 Million Upgrade Unveiled

14 September 2011

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, today introduced the R13 million's worth of upgrades at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, which has now transformed the ward into the only specialised paediatric Burns Unit in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More

Twenty-Five (25) Drunk Drivers Arrested Over the Weekend

13 September 2011

Provincial traffic arrested twenty-five (25) drunk drivers over weekend during operations across the province. We had twenty-four (24) roadblocks across the province at different locations in order to enforce the law, but also to inspire voluntary... Read More

Media Alert: Red Cross Children's Hospital Opens New Burns Unit

13 September 2011

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new paediatric Burns Unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.The unit is the only one of its kind in Southern Africa and will treat thousands of... Read More

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

Minister Carlisle Shuts Down Testing Station that Roadworthied Rheenendal Bus

12 September 2011

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

Minister Grant Announces Recommendations Following Bus Accident

12 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education 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

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 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

Western Cape Government Calls for the Reinstatement of Specialised Units

7 September 2011

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety 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

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