News and Speeches Archive

Taking Chess to the Streets in Observatory

28 March 2013

A giant chess board, hidden behind a wall covered in graffiti artwork and under a bridge, is bringing people together while activating public space in the heart of the Observatory community. Read More

Bumper Events and Tourism Weekend for the Western Cape

28 March 2013

The Western Cape Government welcomes all local and international tourists visiting our Province for the Easter long weekend. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Honours Dedicated Staff at Long Service Awards

28 March 2013

Dedicated employees, who have been working for Western Cape Government Health for 20, 30 and 40 years, were honoured at a special Long Service Awards Ceremony today for their uninterrupted and devoted public service. The event was held at the Nico... Read More

Athletes and Team Officials Happy to Receive Tracksuits

28 March 2013

Wearing the sporting colours of their province instils a sense of pride for all athletes and officials. It recognises their achievements and serves as a motivation to strive for excellence and it also inspires others. Read More

“Mal Oor Dans” Competition Focused on Changing Lives

28 March 2013

They say it loud and proud: “Ons is mal oor dans” (We love to dance). Read More

Taking Chess to the Streets in Observatory

27 March 2013

A giant chess board, hidden behind a wall covered in graffiti artwork and under a bridge, is bringing people together while activating public space in the heart of the Observatory community. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Present the 2013/2014 Education Budget Speech

27 March 2013

On Wednesday, 27 March, Minister Grant will be delivering the 2013/14 Education Budget Vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The speech will outline the budget priorities and allocations in the Western Cape Education Department for... Read More

Western Cape Community Safety Bill Passed

27 March 2013

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

Easter 2013 Road Safety Plan Launched

27 March 2013

Joint Media Release by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Dan Plato, Minister of Community Safety and Theuns Botha, Minister of Health. Read More

Local Chess Hero Encourages Youth to Make A Move

26 March 2013

Typically modest about his achievements, local chess Grandmaster-elect Kenny Solomon fulfilled his lifelong dream when he played a simultaneous exhibition match against 20 promising young players at the Rocklands Library in Mitchells Plain, Cape... Read More

R60 Not Open for Easter

26 March 2013

The R60 between Ashton and Swellendam will not be open for traffic this Easter Holiday. Read More

Agriculture and Rural Development Budget Speech 2013

26 March 2013

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural development yesterday announced the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s budget of R610 million for the 2013/14 financial year. Read More

Clearing of Alien Vegetation Causes Chapman’s Peak Drive Closure

26 March 2013

Chapman’s Peak Drive will be closed every Wednesday, starting 27 March 2013, for eight consecutive weeks. The closure will be between 9:00, after the morning rush hour and 16:00 before the start of the afternoon rush hour.The road will not be closed... Read More

Remembering the Heroes of the Sport Struggle

26 March 2013

Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) is working together with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and others to help preserve the history of South African sport through exhibitions and educational programmes. Read More

IsiXhosa Reading Competition Glides to Success

26 March 2013

The Library Services auditorium in Cape Town was packed to capacity with eager learners from Khayelitsha, Philippi, Delft and Athlone at the first Siyazingca Reading Competition held on 26 March 2013. Read More

DCAS Lines Up “Tussen Grafte” and Hip Hop Dancing at KKNK

25 March 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has ensured that an award-winning theatre production and two dance troupes will be performing at the ABSA Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKN Read More

Plan to Address the Needs of Our Under-performing Schools

25 March 2013

In November 2009 this Government made a commitment to reduce the number of underperforming schools, which had progressively increased from 36 in 2006 to 85 in 2009.An underperforming school is a school that achieves less than 60% in the National... Read More

Minister Carlisle to Deliver Transport and Public Works Budget Vote Speech

25 March 2013

Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works will deliver the 2013/2014 Department of Transport and Public Works Budget Vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on 25 March 2013. Read More

Media Statement: Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Budget Address 2013

25 March 2013

The budget of R445.309m which has been allocated to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport is aligned with the Premier’s statement. Read More

Media Alert: Social Development and Community Safety Budget Briefings

25 March 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz and Community Safety Minister Dan Plato, will hold a media briefing on 26 March 2013, to highlight the key elements of their budgets for the 2013/2014 financial year, which will be tabled in... Read More

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