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News and Speeches Archive

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

Six of the Best

7 February 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport celebrated the success of 6 athletes that received ministerial bursaries at the National School Sports Championships. Read More

Dr Ivan Meyer to Host the 2012/13 Western Cape Cultural Awards

7 February 2013

Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport , Dr Ivan Meyer, will on Monday, 11 February 2013 host the Western Cape’s Annual Cultural Awards at 18:00 at the Cape Town City Hall. Read More

Bredasdorp Rape and Murder: Women’s Safety Affects Everyone

7 February 2013

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety on the horrific gang-rape and murder of a young girl in Bredasdorp.   Read More

Life-Changing Opportunities for Aspiring Theatre Performers at Suidoosterfees

6 February 2013

“7de Laan, here we come.” This dream has become a reality for two aspiring young actors who took part in the Eden/ West Coast Drama Festival at the Artscape Fugard Theatre in Cape Town on Sunday, 3 February 2013. Read More

Inclusive Physical Activity Welcomed By Learners with Disabilities

6 February 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport partnered with the Boland Sport Culture Union and others to host an Intellectual Disability Schools Sport Day in Paarl on Tuesday, 29 January 2013. This athletics event included track and field activities... Read More

Province Strives to Make Municipal Planning Everyone's Business

6 February 2013

The issue of misalignment and fragmentation in terms of planning, budgeting and implementation of projects between municipalities and other spheres of government is a burning topic in government boardrooms countrywide. Read More

Media Release: Province Strives to Make Municipal Planning Everyone's Business

6 February 2013

The Western Cape Department of Local Government has pioneered a fresh, practical approach to intergovernmental planning through the establishment of District Integrated Development Plan Indaba platforms. Read More

De-registration of NGOs Could put Service Delivery in Crisis

5 February 2013

The recent de-registration of approximately 60 000 Non-Governmental, Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisations by the South African Department of Social Development poses a serious risk to the provision of welfare services to the country’s most... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Launch Western Cape Health Foundation

4 February 2013

On Monday, 4 February 2013, Premier Helen Zille will officially launch The Health Foundation at a plaque unveiling in Stellenbosch. Read More

Minister Botha Makes Statement on World Cancer Day

4 February 2013

On Monday, 4 February, I will receive a memorandum from the Cancer Alliance. This forms part of a campaign to create awareness about the illness, of our lifetime - cancer. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Madikizela to Verify Housing Corruption Allegations

4 February 2013

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will personally go from door to door today to houses at the Boys Town housing project, in Nyanga, Cape Town, to verify if they have been acquired through corrupt means. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Give an Update on the Illegal Zwelitsha School

4 February 2013

Today, 4 February, Minister Grant will be holding a media conference to brief media on the latest developments in Zwelitsha. Read More

Minister Grant Makes Formal Complaint to SAPS on Behalf of Children

4 February 2013

Minister Grant makes a formal complaint to SAPS on behalf of the children at an illegal "school". Read More

Minister Winde Welcomes Mining Indaba Delegates

4 February 2013

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development & Finance Alan Winde. Read More

Premier Zille launches Western Cape Health Foundation

4 February 2013

On Monday, 4 February 2013,  Premier Helen Zille officially launched The Health Foundation at a plaque unveiling marking the opening of its offices in Stellenbosch. Read More

Olympic Dreams Ignited with West Coast Sport Awards

4 February 2013

A richly deserved certificate and a trophy brought delight to sport personalities at the West Coast Sport Awards ceremony held at the Longacres Wine Estate in Langebaan on Friday, 1 February 2013. Read More

Minister Van Rensburg Responds to New Agricultural Minimum Wage

4 February 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gerrit van Rensburg, responded positively to the announcement of the new minimum wage for workers in the agricultural sector. Read More

J&B Met to Generate over R50 Million for Western Cape Economy

2 February 2013

The Western Cape Government extends a warm Mother City welcome to all local and international visitors who have come to our Province to attend the J&B Met. Read More

Turn your Saturday into a Bafana Day

1 February 2013

Bafana Bafana, buoyed by their home support, will be eager to clip the wings of Mali (Eagles) when they play one of their biggest matches in recent history — the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) quarter-final in the Moses Read More