News and Speeches Archive

Follow in the Footsteps of Dr Neville Alexander

28 February 2013

A fitting tribute to the life and work of Dr Neville Alexander, which formed part the International Mother Language Day celebrations, inspired many to follow in his footsteps. Read More

Western Cape 2013 Equitable Share Will Allow for Even Better Service Delivery

28 February 2013

Following a process of extensive intergovernmental deliberations, the Western Cape has been awarded a share of the 2013 national budget reflective of the increased population data observed in the 2011 Census. Read More

Western Cape Welcomes NERSA Decision but High Time Eskom Innovates

28 February 2013

The Western Cape Government welcomes the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) decision to grant Eskom an 8% increase and not the 16% they had originally requested. Read More

Western Cape to Honour Sport Stars

28 February 2013

On Friday, 1 March 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr. Ivan Meyerwill host the annual Provincial Sport Awards at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. Read More

Roadshow to Focus on Funding Initiatives for Established Businesses

27 February 2013

The Western Cape Government's Department of Economic Development and Tourism, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, funding agencies and municipalities will be hosting an incentives roadshow throughout the Province during Read More

Vigilante Violence is not the Answer

27 February 2013

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

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Hand Over R1.3 Million to Rape Crisis

27 February 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be handing over a cheque for R1.3 million to Rape Crisis Cape Town on Thursday 28 February 2013. Read More

Swellendam Municipality Update

27 February 2013

Statement by Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government ,Environmental Affairs and Development Planning on Swellendam Municipality Read More

Department and Partners Boost Underprivileged Cyclists

26 February 2013

On Friday, 22 February 2013, the Nedbank Sports Trust Development Cycling Programme donated 165 cycling kits and 60 bicycles to over 165 learners from 13 disadvantaged schools in the Cape Flats and Boland areas. Read More

Pedalling Together Towards a Safer, Healthier and Better Future

26 February 2013

The importance of education and living a healthy lifestyle inspired young cyclists of the 2013 Nedbank Sports Trusts Development Programme to confidently enter the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour this year. Read More

Design Indaba: The Cape of Creativity

26 February 2013

From Wednesday, 27 February, Cape Town will once again play host to one of the world’s leading design events - Design Indaba. The event encompasses five days of th Read More

Proud Western Cape Sporting Contributions Recognised and Celebrated

25 February 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is proud to recognise sporting personalities from all over the Western Cape for their outstanding achievements and contributions to sport in the province. Read More

Asad and Searching for Sugarman Have Done Us Proud

25 February 2013

‘Asad’ and ‘Searching for Sugarman’, two films shot in the Western Cape, were nominated in the 2013 Oscars in the best Short Film Live Action and Best Documentary categories respectively. Read More

Transport and Public Works Working Non-stop to Repair R60

21 February 2013

The R60 should be fully repaired by the end of April 2013, weather permitting.In November 2012, a slip failure created a large crater on the R60 between Ashton and Swellendam. Read More

Creating a Hub for Sporting Excellence on West Coast

21 February 2013

Producing athletes of excellence and giving hope to communities on the West Coast is a long-term vision for the recently established regional sport academy system. An initiative to help achieve this goal was launched at the Protea Hotel in Saldanha... Read More

Platform to Examine the Future of Sport Business

21 February 2013

The Future of Sport Business conference will create a platform for sports representatives, government, academics and all others associated with sport to engage with each other on the future of sport business in South Africa. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer and Dignitaries Hand Over Bicycles and Cycling Kits

21 February 2013

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer will join dignitaries from the Sports Trust and Netbank to hand over bicycles and cycling kits to the 2013 Netbank Sport Trust Development cyclists. Read More

Temporary Lane Closure on R44

21 February 2013

The R44 between Gordons Bay and Rooi Els will undergo road maintenance between 5 and 28 March 2013.One lane will be closed on the two-way road and motorists should expect delays due to the stop/go traffic control between 9:00 and 15:00 from Monday... Read More

Children Undergo Life-Changing Spinal Surgery

21 February 2013

Two children had their lives changed forever after the skilled surgeons at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital operated on their spines. Read More

Massive Makeover Planned for Saldanha Bay Sport Complex

21 February 2013

The desire to participate in sporting activities in a quality complex with upgraded facilities will soon become a reality for enthusiastic athletes on the West Coast. Read More

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