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News and Speeches Archive

Cultural Achievements Appropriately Recognised

14 February 2013

The gracious Grande Dame of the Mother City (City Hall) was just the perfect venue to host an event of cultural significance.  The prestigious Annual Awards Ceremony of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport was held in the City Hall on Monday... Read More

Minister Bredell Address Situation at Eden Council

13 February 2013

The rumours and information coming from the Eden council are very disturbing and will have to be addressed by the Council as a matter of urgency. Read More

Visually Impaired Learners Receive New e-Braille Computers

13 February 2013

I am delighted to launch a project that will revolutionise the quality of teaching and learning for visually impaired learners. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Rescue Respond to Gas Explosion

13 February 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services Responded to a Gas Explosion in Contermanskloof earlier today: Read More

Situation at Cederberg Council and Municipality

13 February 2013

The situation at the Cederberg Council and Municipality seems to be worsening by the day and there are a number of allegations doing the rounds at present regarding inappropriate behaviour by councillors and certain employees of the municipal Read More

The Official Re-Opening of Provincial Traffic College

13 February 2013

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

Premier Zille Urges Job Creating Growth as Number One Priority

12 February 2013

The Western Cape has to ensure that its brightest and best skills and capital stay in the province and that the Western Cape becomes the best place to invest in the world. Read More

Malmesbury Community Day Centre Officially Opened

12 February 2013

On 12 February 2013, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the R33 million state-of-the-art health facility in Malmesbury which replaces the old Wesbank Clinic, Oklahoma Clinic, Malmesbury satellite clinic and the... Read More

Media Alert: Official Re-Opening Ceremony of Provincial Traffic Training College

12 February 2013

Tomorrow, Wednesday 13 February 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will officially re-open the Gene Louw Traffic College after refurbishments. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Handover Equipment to Visually Impaired Learners

12 February 2013

 Minister Grant will be handing over new equipment that will contribute significantly to improving access to learning and teaching materials and to quality learning by visually impaired learners. Read More

Sexual Violence is Everyone's Concern

12 February 2013

The recent spate of rapes and murders across the province has jolted our nation and we are all called upon to join hands in addressing the problem. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Madikizela to Hand Over Houses in Calitzdorp, Kannaland

11 February 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will hand over some of the 80 completed houses in Calitzdorp, Kannaland at on 12 February. Read More

Promoting Chess At All Levels In the Western Cape

11 February 2013

“Chess players in South Africa are satisfied to be the best in their pool instead of aiming to do well internationally. The level of the sport is therefore not of a high standard. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Chair Premier's Council on Skills

11 February 2013

On Tuesday, 12 February, Premier Helen Zille will chair the Premier’s Council on Skills (PCS) in Bellville. Read More

Afcon Celebrations for Nigeria

11 February 2013

The Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament ended in a blaze of glory for Nigeria at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, 10 February 2013. They defeated Burkina Faso 1–0 in the final. Read More

Paving the Way Together in George

11 February 2013

Statement by Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Van Rensburg Promoting Agricultural Exports Abroad

8 February 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gerrit van Rensburg is today returning from a one week visit to Finland, Sweden and Germany, aimed at bolstering agricultural trade relations between the Western Cape Province and these... Read More

Gear Up for Fantastic Afcon Final on Sunday

8 February 2013

The much-anticipated final of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) will be decided between an underdog and a former powerhouse trying to find its way back to the top. Read More

Mossel Bay Museum Celebrates 24 Happy Years

8 February 2013

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay is a place where cultures meet and where people can experience cultural warmth. The museum celebrated its 24th anniversary with the community on Sunday, 3 February 2013. Read More

Grandmaster Inspires Young Chess Players for the Future

8 February 2013

The success of the chess ‘revolution’ in the Western Cape is mainly built around the youth. A simultaneous exhibition by the English Grandmaster Nigel Short inspired a group of chess emerging players from different schools in the province to improve... Read More

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