News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Cape Town Celebrates World Design Capital Win as Mayor Accepts Accolade in Taipei

25 October 2011

Capetonians today celebrated their city being named World Design Capital for the year 2014 at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. News that Cape Town won the sought-... Read More

New Dermatology Clinic in Mitchell's Plain is One of a Kind

24 October 2011

The Western Cape has 40 of the 153 trained dermatology nurses on the African continent, the provincial Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said in his address at the opening of the new Dermatology Clinic at Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre... Read More

Minister Carlisle Reacts to Minister Ndebele's Halting of Toll Road Projects

24 October 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, said he supported National Transport Minister S'bu Ndebele's announcement that he had halted toll road projects in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Carlisle: Killing of Five Joggers an "Appalling Crime"

23 October 2011

Robin Carlisle, the Western Cape Minister for Transport, has called the killing of five joggers in Johannesburg on Saturday morning an "appalling crime". Read More

WCCN Post-Basic/Post-Registration Nursing Graduation Ceremony

23 October 2011

The shortage of nurses continuously threatens the provision of quality care in health facilities. Read More

Majority of Western Cape Candidates Sit Down to Write

23 October 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThis morning, the majority of National Senior Certificate candidates sat down to write the first written paper of the 2011 NSC. Read More

Alcohol Blitz Roadblocks: 29 Arrests This Weekend

23 October 2011

Twenty-four integrated Safely Home roadblocks were conducted across the Western Cape this weekend, and a total of 3 695 vehicles were stopped as part of the Provincial Government's Safely Home campaign. Read More

Media Alert: Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre Opens New Dermatology Clinic

23 October 2011

On Tuesday, 25 October 2011, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Dermatology Clinic at the Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre. Read More

Media Alert: 2011 NSC - Minister Grant to Visit Groote Schuur High School

23 October 2011

On Monday, 24 October 2011, Grade 12 candidates across the Western Cape will be writing the English Home Language and the English First Additional Language Paper. Read More

Cape Gateway Has a New Address

23 October 2011

Welcome to the Cape Gateway website at its new address, Read More

Minister Madikizela's Comments at the Opening of a Plumblink Store in Tokai

20 October 2011

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela visited the opening of a new Plumblink store in Tokai, Cape Town, on 21 October 2011, and performed the official ribbon cutting. Read More

Media Alert: Grabouw Community Health Centre Hosts an Eye-Testing Event for Diabetic Patients

20 October 2011

Grabouw Community Health Centre (CHC) will host an eye-testing event for all diabetic patients in the Grabouw Elgin area. The facility plans to screen up to 400 people for diabetic eye disease on Saturday, 22 October 2011. Read More

Minister Madikizela to Visit a University Residence Built with Alternative Materials

20 October 2011

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela will visit the Stag student hostel that has been built using a lightweight modular steel structure at the University of Stellenbosch Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Reaches 200 Kidney Transplant Milestone

19 October 2011

Dylan Muller, 14, was the recipient of the 200th donor kidney to be transplanted at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Introduces Saturday Surgery Initiative

19 October 2011

The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Trust have partnered with Medi-Clinic Southern Africa to fund the first ever "Saturday Surgeries" initiative at the hospital to alleviate extensive waiting lists for life-... Read More

Media Alert: Riversdale Training Exercise Hosted by Emergency Medical Services

19 October 2011

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services will be hosting their second major incident training exercise for 2011 in Riversdale on Saturday, 22 October. Read More

Media Alert: Increasing Safety in Khayelitsha - Safety Summit

19 October 2011

On Friday, 21 October, Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will be hosting a Safety Summit in Khayelitsha. Representatives from the Criminal Justice System will be present, as well as representatives from various community organisations and... Read More

World Food Day Brings Great Relief to Doringbaai

17 October 2011

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Matzikama Local Municipality celebrated World Food Day at Doringbaai on the West Coast today. A helicopter view of this town and its inhabitant households tells the tale of... Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

16 October 2011

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

Province Tackles Issue of Diversion Programmes for Young Offenders

15 October 2011

Media Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social DevelopmentOn Friday last week I had a round table discussion with several role players within the criminal justice system to unpack the issue of diversion and how it is applied in the Western Cape. Read More