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News and Speeches Archive

Introduction of the Central Karoo District Health Council

19 April 2012

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will attend the inauguration meeting of the Central Karoo District Health Council and announce its members on Monday, 23 April 2012. Read More

Bishop Lavis MOU Receives International Baby-Friendly Accreditation

19 April 2012

Bishop Lavis Midwife Obstetrics Unit (MOU) will be celebrating its Baby-Friendly status with the official unveiling of their Baby-Friendly plaque on 24 April 2012. Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will attend. Read More

Western Cape Leading the Way in Placing Social Work Graduates

19 April 2012

Media reports indicate that provincial departments of social development across the country are unable to place graduate social work bursars due to inadequate budgeting.It would appear that this is case in all provinces except the Western Cape. Read More

Last Day for Public Comment: New Casino on the Cards for Cape Town?

19 April 2012

Friday, 20 April 2012, is the deadline for submission of public comments on the Draft Western Cape Gambling and Racing Act and the Draft Western Cape Gambling and Racing Regulations. The bill provides for one of the Western Cape's outlying casinos... Read More

Minister Botha to Open a New R15.6 Million Centre at Tygerberg Hospital

18 April 2012

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new R15.6 million Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. It will be the very first PET/CT Scanner for a public facility in the... Read More

Western Cape's Chronic Medication Dispensing Largest of Its Kind in Africa

18 April 2012

At a press conference at the site where medicine parcels for the Western Cape Department of Health's 200 000 chronically ill patients are packaged, provincial Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said that the new contract is moving into new territory... Read More

SWD Sport Funded for Shining over the Years

18 April 2012

Sport federations who are willing to work together and engage in meaningful partnerships with the community and other role players deserve to be supported. Read More

WCED Completes Its 31st New School under the Infrastructure Plan

18 April 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Minister Carlisle Responds to Lack of Collaboration Accusations with Metrorail

18 April 2012

Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works, has dismissed allegations by Mthura Swartz , Regional Manager of Metrorail Western Cape, that the minister spends more time "publicly denigrating" the rail network than collaborating with... Read More

Minister Botha Opens New R15.6 Million PET/CT Centre at Tygerberg Hospital

18 April 2012

On 19 April 2012, the Western Cape Government, NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd and its parent company Necsa (the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation) celebrated the official opening of the PET/CT Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre Hosts Second Annual Walk for Life

16 April 2012

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre (CHC), in association with the Allied Healthcare Practitioners, hosted a health walk event for people living with chronic pain and chronic diseases of lifestyle on Tuesday, 17 April 2012. Read More

New Khayelitsha Hospital Officially Opened

16 April 2012

Premier Helen Zille and the National Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, officially opened the new Khayelitsha Hospital on 17 April 2012. Read More

Metrorail Cancels Minister Carlisle's Visit to its Facilities in Wake of Fare Hikes

16 April 2012

A scheduled inspection of Metrorail's Salt River depot by Robin Carlisle, Minister for Transport and Public Works, has been cancelled by Metrorail. The visit was part of a nationwide fact-finding tour and would have taken place on Monday afternoon. Read More

Minister Meyer Hands over R6 Million to Mossel Bay for a New Library

15 April 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, yesterday handed over a cheque to the value of R6 million to the Mossel Bay Municipality for the new library to be built in KwaNonqaba. Read More

Minister Grant to Award Top FET College Achievers

15 April 2012

On 16 April 2012, the WCED will be hosting its first ever FET College student awards ceremony at the False Bay College Central Office. Read More

WCED's Plan to Alleviate Overcrowding in Grabouw Now Underway

15 April 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Chrysalis Pilot Drug Testing Project Sees a Huge Decrease in Substance Abuse

14 April 2012

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

Chrysalis Pilot Drug Testing Project Sees a Huge Decrease in Substance Abuse

14 April 2012

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

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre to Host Second Annual Walk for Life

12 April 2012

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre (CHC), in association with the Allied Healthcare Practitioners, will be hosting a Health Walk event for people living with chronic pain and chronic diseases of lifestyle. Read More

Japanese Tsunami Victims Commemorated at George Museum

12 April 2012

Many hearts were touched after the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), the Office of the Consul of Japan and the George Museum marked the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami by hosting a children's artwork... Read More

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