News and Speeches Archive | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches Archive


Two Western Cape Traffic Officials Arrested for Corruption

25 March 2013

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

Let's Stop TB in Our Lifetime

22 March 2013

World TB Day is commemorated on 24 March 2013. Every year, the Western Cape Government's Department of Health creates awareness about the causes, symptoms and treatment available for this infectious disease. Read More

“Mal Oor Dans” Competition

22 March 2013

On 22 March 2013, as part of the weeks’ Human Rights Day activities, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in partnership with the City of Cape Town will be hosting a dance competition at the Athlone Civic Centre. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Madikizela to Deliver 2013 Budget Speech

22 March 2013

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will deliver the 2012/2013 Budget Speech in the Provincial Parliament at 10:00 on 25 March 2013.The speech will: Read More

Supreme Court of Appeal Sets Aside Humphreys' Murder Convictions

22 March 2013

The driver of a mini-bus taxi in which ten children were killed, had his murder convictions and sentence set aside today by the Supreme Court of Appeal. The convictions had been delivered by the Western Cape High Court on the 11th of December 2011. Read More

Laingsburg Blitz Road Block Diary

21 March 2013

Department of Transport and Public Works’ Abduragmaan Barnes, Zikhona Sikatele and Al-Ameen Kafaar chronicled the activities which took place at the road block in Laingsburg on 21 March 2013, Human Rights Day. Read More

Tannie Evita Launches Library Week in Darling

20 March 2013

“Grab the future and run with it”, said Evita Bezuidenhout as she launched Library Week at the Darling North Public Library. Her well-known brand of humour had the audience laughing out loud. Read More

Deputy President Motlanthe to Address the World TB Day Commemoration

20 March 2013

Journalists are invited to the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day commemorations to be addressed by the Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in his capacity as Chairperson of the National AIDS Council (SANAC). Read More

Media Alert: Special Needs Beneficiaries to Receive Houses on Human Rights Day

20 March 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will hand over houses for two beneficiaries with special needs in Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha, on 21 March 2013 at 11:45. The event will also be attended by the National Deputy... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille and Minister Winde to Deliver Budget Vote Speeches

20 March 2013

Premier Zille and Minister Winde will deliver departmental budget vote speeches on Friday, 22 March 2013. Read More

Guidelines for Conducting Vulnerability, Risk Analysis and Mapping

20 March 2013

Western Cape Disaster Management host United Nations: World Health Organisation course. Read More

Media Release: Western Cape Disaster Management Host United Nations Course

20 March 2013

The World Health Organisation’s African Region is conducting a Train the Trainer course from 18 to 27 March 2013 in an effort to strengthen risk management within the global health sector. Read More

Prasa and Shosholoza Meyl Increase Service to the Eastern Cape over Easter

19 March 2013

Following discussions between the Provincial Department of Transport and Public Works and Prasa Rail, the governing entity of Shosholoza Meyl, the long distance train passenger carrier has agreed and opened bookings on a Read More

Strengthening Ties with Corporate Sponsors

18 March 2013

Corporate social investment in sport changes people’s lives for the better. This was the key message from Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, at a sponsors’ dinner held in Cape Town on Wednesday, 13 March 2013. Read More

Extended Service Times at Mitchells Plain, Hanover Park and Gugulethu

18 March 2013

Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre (CHC), Hanover Park CHC and Gugulethu CHC are now offering mother and child extended hours services for working mothers.The services will now be rendered for working mothers on weekdays from 16:30 to 21:00 and... Read More

World TB Day: Get Tested for HIV and TB

18 March 2013

At a public march in the Cape Town city centre on 18 March 2013 in view of World TB day, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said the dual scourge of HIV and TB can only be dealt with if a patient is diagnosed.   Read More

Supporting Women’s Sporting Excellence Through Women’s Leadership

18 March 2013

Women and girls took charge of their sports affairs by appointment of the Western Cape Women and Girls’ Committee of the Western Cape Sport Confederation on Saturday, 16 March 2013. Read More

Support Kicks in After the Kayamandi Fire Disaster

17 March 2013

On 16 March 2013 the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Mr Albert Fritz visited the Kayamandi Community in Stellenbosch, in the aftermath of the devastating fire that left thousands of people homeless and destitute. Read More

Minister Plato to Hand-over Mobile Safety Trailers at Athlone Stadium

17 March 2013

Monday, 18 March 2013, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will hand over mobile safety trailers to six City Improvement Districts (CIDs). Read More

Inaugural WCSBOC Conference

16 March 2013

The Western Cape Small Bus Operators Council (WCSBOC) inaugural provincial conference took place on 16 March 2013 at the Garden Court, Nelson Mandela Boulevard, Woodstock.Items discussed include: Read More