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Boy Graduates from Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's Breathe Easy Programme

31 January 2012

Hamza Ahmed of Athlone's long history with Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's Breathe Easy Home Care Ventilation Programme has finally come to a happy end. The ten-year-old has been in and out of doctor's offices since he was two years old... Read More

Minister Meyer Meets with the Muslim Judicial Council

31 January 2012

Media Statement by Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Read More

Protect Your Preschooler from Pneumococcal Diseases

31 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health has today launched a four-month campaign to ensure that all children between 18 months and three years old, as well as high-risk children under six, receive the best possible protection from Pneumoccocal diseases such... Read More

Additional NGO Funding Approved for Persons with Disabilities

31 January 2012

In December last year, I presented to parliament my department's adjustment budget, in which we managed to save R50 million by cutting back on non-essential spending. Read More

Premier Helen Zille Hosts Animal Welfare Summit

31 January 2012

On Tuesday, 31 January, Premier Helen Zille hosted a summit with Western Cape animal welfare organisations, working with domestic animals as part of an effort to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to promoting animal welfare and ensuring... Read More

Cape Town Public Transport Roleplayers Set up Coordinating Group to Help Commuters

31 January 2012

At a meeting requested by Robin Carlisle, Provincial Minister for Transport and Public Works, on Friday, 27 January, public transport roleplayers agreed to put in place mechanisms to try and ensure that travel on public transport is improved. Read More

Media Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on N1

29 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a serious motor vehicle accident in the early hours of this morning. Read More

Media Alert: Update on R45 Motor Vehicle Accident

29 January 2012

At 07:30 on the R45 between Gouda and Ceres (Saron) - Medical Rescuers and Emergency Medical Personnel worked two and a half hours to medically treat and assist 56 patients from the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Read More

Minister Grant Kicks off the 2012 Educator Training Programme

29 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationOne of the major focus areas for the WCED this year is to improve the teaching skills of our educators by providing to them various training and development programmes throughout the year. Read More

Search for Owner of Vehicle at Centre of R44 Horror Crash Continues

29 January 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has reacted with shock and anger to the latest horror crashes on the N1 and R44, which have so far killed a total of 13 people. Read More

Minister Madikizela to Oversee Municipal Human Settlement Delivery

26 January 2012

Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will visit several municipalities from Monday, 30 January 2012, until Saturday, 4 February 2012, to ensure the accelerated delivery of housing opportunities to the people who most need them, with a... Read More

Home Affairs Takes ID Application Services to Cape Town Teenagers

25 January 2012

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Fatima Chohan, will on Saturday, 28 January 2012, assist 16-year-olds with the application of Identity Documents (IDs) at the Vangate Mall in Cape Town, where the department's mobile office will... Read More

Minister Plato Expresses Concern over Khayelitsha Youth Gang Activity

23 January 2012

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

Western Cape Government Calls for Nominations for Board of New Liquor Authority

23 January 2012

Western Cape Minister in charge of liquor regulation, Alan Winde, has called for nominations for the board of the Western Cape Liquor Authority. Members of the public have until 12:00 on Friday, 27 January, to submit nominations. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to Motor Vehicle Accident on R102

22 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other emergency services responded to a motor vehicle accident earlier today. Read More

Last-Minute Rush to Apply for the 2011/2012 Supplementary Examinations

22 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationTomorrow is the last day in which candidates who have qualified to write the 2011/2012 supplementary examinations can apply. Read More

R37 Million Renovations at Riversdale Hospital and Clinic Now Complete

22 January 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the new portfolio of health facilities at Riversdale Hospital today. These include the Riversdale Hospital and Clinic which both enjoyed extensive renovations during the past four... Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

22 January 2012

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

Chapman's Peak Drive Information Brochure Available Online

22 January 2012

"There is a great deal of confusion, misinformation, speculation and rumour regarding the tolling of Chappies," says Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works. Read More

Minister Fritz: Child Abuse is Criminal

19 January 2012

Media Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development  Read More