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News and Speeches Archive

Launch of the School Resource Officers Project to Enhance School Safety

11 September 2012

On 13 September, the City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, together with the Minister for Community Safety, Dan Plato, and the Minister for Education, Donald Grant, will officially launch the School... Read More

Counter-Truancy Operation in Delft: Every Child Matters

10 September 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education One priority of this Government is to try and improve the retention rate of our learners. Therefore, we need to address, wherever possible, the problems associated with truancy and absenteeism. Read More

Mosaics Skills from Trainer to Trainer

10 September 2012

The Train the Trainer Programme of the DCAS Arts and Culture team, which took place from 4 to 6 September, saw crafters who had received training in mosaics transferring these skills to learners at Uitkyk Primary School in Lutzville and Vergenoeg... Read More

Arrival of Western Cape SA Paralympic Athletes at Cape Town International Airport

10 September 2012

On Tuesday, 11 September 2012, at 15:00, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Dr Ivan Meyer will meet Western Cape SA Paralympic athletes when they arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Read More

Truancy Operation to Take Place in Delft

9 September 2012

In June, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) conducted a school counter-truancy operation in Athlone. Read More

Ekuphumleni Old Age Home Receives a Big Donation

9 September 2012

On 11 September, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will acknowledge a donation from the private sector towards critical improvements at Ekuphumleni Old Age Home in Gugulethu. The funds have gone towards a state-of-the-art... Read More

EMS Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident in Tulbagh

9 September 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a heavy motor vehicle accident in Tulbagh on 10 September 2012. Read More

Alexandra Hospital Opens R4.6 Million Renovated Outpatients Department Building

9 September 2012

Alexandra Hospital's renovated Outpatient's Department building was officially opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, and Prof Craig Househam, Western Cape Head of Health, on 10 September 2012. Read More

Western Cape Government's Statement on the Rebuilding of GF Jooste Hospital

9 September 2012

The Western Cape Government would like to take this opportunity to address the concerns of community members as reflected by the Cape Metro Health Forum and doctors as reflected by the South African Medical Association with regard to the... Read More

Opportunities for Local Drama in Eden District

9 September 2012

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is promoting and developing local drama in communities in the Eden District, as well as providing aspiring actors with professional performance opportunities. Read More

EMS Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

8 September 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident in the Cape Town CBD on 9 September 2012. Read More

EMS Alert: Search for Missing Capetonian Near Franschhoek

6 September 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other emergency voluntary services responded to a missing person call on 7 September 2012. Read More

Small Business Friday: Minister Winde Visits Small Businesses

6 September 2012

As part of Nedbank's Small Business Friday initiative, Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, embarked on a listening tour in Cape Town's Fringe District to hear the concerns of small businesses operating in... Read More

Minister Plato to Attend Langebaan "Blow the Whistle on Crime" Day

6 September 2012

Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will be taking part in Team Langebaan's annual "Blow the Whistle" Safety Awareness Day on 8 September. Read More

Better Together Language Diversity

6 September 2012

The Western Cape Government is committed to raising awareness of the needs of the deaf community, instilling a culture of social tolerance and acceptance and promoting South African Sign Language. Read More

Celebrate Heritage by Photographing and Sharing It with the World

6 September 2012

Heritage Western Cape (HWC) is appealing to people in the Western Cape to participate in the international Wikipedia "Wiki Loves Monume Read More

More Weekly Public Aerobics Sessions Planned

6 September 2012

Plans are afoot to make the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport's Women's Month public aerobics sessions an ongoing weekly event. These events will run again on Friday mornings from 14 September to 2 November 2012 at the Company Gardens in Cape... Read More

Minister Grant to Consider All Representations Made to Him on Proposed School Closures

5 September 2012

The public participation process for the proposed school closures has now come to an end. Read More