News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive

Media Alert: Opening of New Portfolio of Health Facilities at Riversdale Hospital

19 January 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new portfolio of health facilities at Riversdale Hospital on Monday, 23 January 2012. Read More

Minister Fritz: Child Abuse is Criminal

19 January 2012

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

WCED Offers Free Tuition to Matric Supplementary Exam Candidates

18 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Almost R1 Billion Reconstruction of Valkenberg Hospital to Start in January 2013

18 January 2012

For some years now, normal judicial processes have been seriously delayed because the current Valkenberg Hospital does not have the capacity to assess awaiting trial persons who have committed crimes as serious as murder. Read More

Safely Home Traffic Operations Will Be Extended to Easter

17 January 2012

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyFollowing the success of several specialised road safety campaigns focusing on vehicle fitness and driver fatigue over the festive season, we will now be extending these until Easter 2012. Read More

Stay Cool and Hydrated to Avoid Heat Stroke

17 January 2012

In response to the heat wave that the Western Cape is currently experiencing, Western Cape Government Health has issued the following guidelines to help prevent heat stroke and exhaustion:NOTE: Read More

Khayelitsha District Hospital: Legal Procedures were Followed

17 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health is proud to present the new Khayelitsha District Hospital to the people of Khayelitsha. The Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will officially open the state-of-the-art facility in April 2012. Read More

Minister Winde to Intensify Fight against Cruise Liner Ban at V&A Waterfront

16 January 2012

Media Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Read More

No Chapman's Peak Toll Fees for Designated Emergency Vehicles

16 January 2012

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

Upcoming Release of the Grade 3, 6 and 9 Literacy and Numeracy Testing Results

16 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThe Western Cape Government firmly believes in the importance of systemic testing in the management of education and the improvement of learner performance. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to Mountain Call

15 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a mountain rescue call earlier today. Read More

Operation Learner Transport: De Doorns School Bus Driver Arrested

15 January 2012

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Minister of Community SafetyThe Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, praised Provincial Traffic Services for the quick arrest of a school bus driver in the De Doorns area for being under the influence... Read More

Media Alert: Press Conference on the R978 Million Revitalisation of Valkenberg Hospital

15 January 2012

Western Cape Ministers Theuns Botha and Robin Carlisle, responsible for the health and public works portfolios respectively, will host a joint press conference this week on the almost R1 billion revitalisation of Valkenberg Hospital. Read More

Results of Safely Home Weekend Traffic Operations

15 January 2012

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

New Somerset Hospital to Upgrade Electrical System

11 January 2012

Due to the recent power failure endured by staff and patients at New Somerset Hospital, the hospital's management has decided to replace two change over breakers (ie upgrade the hospital's electrical system). Read More

Three Arrested in Driver's Licence Joint Sting Operation in Worcester

11 January 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has announced the arrests this morning of two traffic officers and a civilian in a joint sting operation between Worcester Crime Intelligence and his department's... Read More

Minister Winde: Western Cape Experiencing Great Summer Season

11 January 2012

Media Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Read More

Chapman's Peak: The Real Achievements since May 2009

10 January 2012

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

First Day of School: Working "Better Together" to Ensure Our Learners Receive a Quality Education

10 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationToday, around 940 000 learners will begin the 2012 school year.The WCED is expecting around 100 000 learners to enter Grade 1 this year and approximately 80 000 in Grade 8. Read More

Latest Road Fatality Statistics for the Festive Season

9 January 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has released the latest fatality stats for the festive season, which began on 1 December 2011 and ends on 31 January 2012. Read More

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