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News and Speeches Archive


Hospital Marks Allergy Week With Lifesaving Talk

9 April 2013

To mark World Allergy Week, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital hosted a free talk for teachers and parents on 9 April, at 4pm, to inform them of how to manage severe allergic reactions and how to reduce the risk of death. Read More

Avian Influenza Detected in Ostriches in Oudtshoorn

9 April 2013

On Tuesday, 9 April, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gerrit van Rensburg announced that Diagnostic testing of samples from an ostrich farm near Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo Valley have tested positive for the presence of a Notifiable... Read More

New Temporary Du Noon Clinic an example of Governing Better Together

9 April 2013

A new 'ground-breaking' temporary clinic in Du Noon may be the answer to the health service delivery problem. Read More

Easter Weekend Road Deaths Down 30%

8 April 2013

Easter weekend road deaths in the Western Cape have decreased by 30% from 20 deaths in 2012 to 14 deaths in 2013 (2013 Easter weekend falling between 29 March and 1 April).The comparative figures are: Read More

Partners Plan to Control Bad Behaviour at Newlands

8 April 2013

The Western Cape Government and Western Province Rugby are expected to work together to decisively deal with fan misbehaviour at the DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium in Cape Town. Read More

Premier Zille Draws Cash Prize Winners of HIV Testing Campaign Lottery

8 April 2013

Today I am drawing the names of five R10 000 cash prize winners for our HIV testing campaign lottery that was implemented in February this year. Read More

Getting a Taste of Cape Town International Jazz Festival

5 April 2013

Thousands of music-loving Capetonians were bitten by the jazz bug at a free community concert on Greenmarket Square on Wednesday, 3 April 2013. Read More

Let us Exercise Together in Public Spaces

5 April 2013

Physical activity should be more accessible and appealing to a wide range of people in the Cape Town community. Read More

Restrictions on Horse Movements into the Western Cape

4 April 2013

The Chief Director of Veterinary Services in the Western Cape, Dr. Gininda Msiza, today announced that restrictions have been placed on all direct horse movements into the Western Cape African Horse Sickness (AHS) Control Area from all other... Read More

Western Cape Liquor Authorities Revoke Elsies River Tavern Licence

4 April 2013

This morning, following a full hearing of the Western Cape Liquor Licencing Tribunal (LLT), the licence of an Elsies River liquor trader was revoked with immediate effect. Read More

Cape Town Gets Jazzed Up for Annual International Festival

3 April 2013

On the 5 and 6 April 2013, Cape Town will host the 14th International Jazz Festival - ‘Africa’s grandest gathering’ and one of the most prestigious Jazz Festivals in the world. Read More

Easter Weekend Roadblocks in Beaufort West and Laingsburg

2 April 2013

The following stakeholders participated in roadblocks which took place between 21 March and 1 April 2013 as part of Department of Transport and Public Works’ Read More

Province and City to Legalise and Regulate Amaphela Operations

2 April 2013

Amaphela sedans have been providing a taxi-type operation in areas where a gap in the public transport market had existed. The services dates back to the late 1970s and early 1980s and catered for the overall mobility needs of less affluent... Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre to Host 6th Jazz in the Park Concert

2 April 2013

The Western Cape Government Health’s Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) for persons with physical disabilities, in partnership with musician Amanda Tiffin, will host a Jazz in the Park concert on Sunday, 14 April 2013 at the Maynardville Open... Read More

Amaphela Operations to be Legalised and Regulated

2 April 2013

The Department of Transport and Public Works and the City of Cape Town have embarked on a joint venture to legalise and regulate the Read More