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News and Speeches Archive

Premier Zille to Unveil Bust Sculpture of Madiba

17 July 2012

This afternoon, Wednesday, 18 July 2012, Premier Helen Zille will unveil a bust of former President Nelson Mandela that was created by celebrated German sculptor, Tom Rucker, in honour of Madiba. Entitled, "Nelson Mandela: Pure Mind - Rare Vision -... Read More

Mandela Day Activities in Imizamo Yethu

17 July 2012

In honour of Nelson Mandela Day, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be visiting the victims of the recent fire in Imizamo Yethu this afternoon. Read More

Minister Carlisle to Dedicate 67 Minutes to Train Station Refurbishment

17 July 2012

Transport and Public Works Minister, Robin Carlisle, along with local Ward Councillor, Ian Iversen, and in collaboration with Metrorail and the Newlands Residents' Association, will be dedicating 67 minutes to refurbishing the Newlands Train Station. Read More

Minister Grant Calls on Public to Participate in School Closure Process

16 July 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThe aim of the school closures is to improve opportunities for learners by placing them in schools that are better equipped to provide quality education. Read More

EMS Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident in Kuils River

16 July 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident earlier. Read More

Premier Zille Replies to President Zuma's Response on Deployment of SANDF

16 July 2012

Media Statement by Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape Read More

Premier Zille to Chair Convening of Premier's Council of Skills

16 July 2012

This morning, Tuesday, 17 July, Premier Helen Zille will chair a convening of the Premier's Council on Skills (PCS) in Bellville. Read More

Minister Grant to Update the Media on School Closure Process

16 July 2012

On 17 July, after considering all representations made by the School Governing Bodies, Minister Donald Grant will be providing more detail on the participation process that will commence shortly on the matter of school closures. Read More

Road Conditions on All Major Roads in the Western Cape are Safe and Open for Traffic

15 July 2012

The only exception is the Swartberg Pass, between Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert, which is still closed due to snowfalls. The road in the Swartberg Pass is a gravel road and is not a major traffic route. A date for its opening has not been set and... Read More

Women's Health Season - More Health Services for Women

15 July 2012

The Western Cape Government Department of Health has launched a three-month campaign that will focus on the well-being of women, between the months of July and September. Read More

Misleading Information Regarding the Delivery of Textbooks in the Western Cape Explained

15 July 2012

The Western Cape ANC has once again misled the public in their attempt to discredit the Western Cape Government. Read More

EMS Alert: Accident on Borchards Quarry/N2

15 July 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident earlier. Read More

New Mobile School in Grabouw Ready for Start of Third School Term

14 July 2012

This morning, Provincial Education Minister, Donald Grant, and Provincial Transport and Public Works Minister, Robin Carlisle, visited Grabouw to inspect the new mobile school site ahead of the first day of the third school term on Monday, 16 July. Read More

Paddling out Together at Berg River Canoe Marathon

12 July 2012

The Western Cape Canoe Union, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and the Drakenstein Municipality, brought together hundreds of paddlers and supporters at the opening stage of the 2012 Windhoek Berg River Canoe Marathon... Read More

Minister Meyer Sends Team Western Cape off to Olympics

12 July 2012

On 10 July 2012, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, greeted the Western Cape members of the South African Olympic team. Read More

Minister Meyer Sends Team Western Cape Off to 2012 Olympics

11 July 2012

On 10 July 2012 Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, greeted the Western Cape members of the South African Olympic team. Read More

Educational Programmes Aimed at Improving Matric Performance

11 July 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThere are only 101 days to go before the start of the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC). Read More

Western Cape Government Opens New R4.2 Million MOU in Delft

11 July 2012

Theuns Botha, the Western Cape Minister of Health, officially opened the new Delft Maternity and Obstetrics Unit (MOU) at the Delft Community Health Centre (CHC) on 12 July 2012. Read More

New Emergency Unit for George Hospital

11 July 2012

The new emergency unit at George Provincial Hospital is now complete and will be opened on 12 July 2012. The project, which started in June 2011, cost just over R8 million for the infrastructure and an additional R2.4 million for equipment. Read More

Looting of Shops - IPID Asked to Investigate Apparent Lack of Policing

10 July 2012

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

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