News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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