News and Speeches Archive

Launch of School Resource Officer (SRO) Pilot Project

31 May 2013

School Resource Officers receive certificates for completing the NASRO training course. Read More

World No Tobacco Day 2013

31 May 2013

Western Cape Government Health, together with the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSF), the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and other partners have joined together as the Western Cape Tobacco Control Team in a drive to raise... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Attend Certification Ceremony of Safety Resource Officers

31 May 2013

Minister Grant will present certificates to School Resource Officers for completing the USA-based training programme. Read More

Western Cape Bottle Store Faces R500 000 Fine

30 May 2013

Authorities seize bottle store records in Saldanha Bay following suspicion that it had allegedly sold alcohol to illegal shebeens. Read More

GPs Meet to Discuss HIV Management

30 May 2013

General Practitioners (GPs) in the private sector are in the spotlight as Metropolitan Health Risk Management teams up with the Western Cape Government Health and the Southern African HIV Clinicians' Society to ensure that HIV positive patients... Read More

Western Cape Government Deeply Saddened by Death of Dr Louis Heyns

30 May 2013

The Western Cape Government, Health, management and staff learnt with shock and deep sadness today of the death of Dr Louis Heyns of the Department of Paediatrics. Dr Heyns had been missing since Wednesday 22nd of May 2013. Read More

African Horse Sickness Suspected in Western Cape

29 May 2013

Precautionary measures put in place after a horse dies of suspected African Horse Sickness (AHS). Read More

Diverse Cultures Meet at Africa Day Celebrations

29 May 2013

A series of traditional African food and cultural displays brought members of the public together to celebrate Africa Day in Cape Town on Sunday, 26 May 2013. Read More

Department Celebrates Africa Day Through Indigenous Games

29 May 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) took indigenous games to various schools in the Metropole to commemorate Africa Day on 23 – 24 May 2013. Africa Day is annually celebrated on 25 May worldwide, and this year activities were... Read More

Vietnam Delegation Visits Department

28 May 2013

On Thursday, 23 May 2013, a delegation from the National Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism in Vietnam visited the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) to discuss opportunities to improve sport through major sporting... Read More

Media Alert: Planned Relocation of Five Households in Joe Slovo

28 May 2013

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements will be enforcing a court order for the relocation of five informal dwellings in Joe Slovo, Langa, that are currently blocking a major housing development intended to benefit thousands of... Read More

New Gym Opened at Bishop Lavis High School

28 May 2013

A new fully equipped gymnasium was opened at Bishop Lavis Secondary School in Cape Town on Monday, 27 May 2013. This joint venture between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), Virgin Active South Africa (VASA) and the Greensmile... Read More

New Action Plan to Eradicate Liquor Licence Application Red Tape

28 May 2013

Statement by Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism. Read More

New Outdoor Gym in Rocklands a Beacon of Hope

27 May 2013

Residents from the Mitchells Plain community will soon be able to enjoy the fun of exercising in the comfort of a new community outdoor gymnasium facility. Read More

Mass Public Aerobics for the Mitchells Plain Community

27 May 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is shaping up members of the Mitchells Plain community in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. Read More

Child Protection Week – Don’t have Babies Until You’re Ready to be Parents

27 May 2013

Today marks the start of Child Protection Week. Read More

Western Cape Exceeds 38 000 National Senior Certificate Passes

27 May 2013

Media Statement by the Minister of Education, Donald Grant on the supplementary examination results. Read More

Media Alert: Madikizela to Make an Important Announcement About the Joe Slovo Phase 3 Housing Project

27 May 2013

On Tuesday, 28 May 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will make an important announcement regarding the way forward with the 2639 unit, R480 million Joe Slovo Phase 3 Housing Project in Langa, Cape Town.Date... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Meyer and Virgin Active to Open Gym at Bishop Lavis High School

27 May 2013

Today, 27 May 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer and senior executives of the Virgin Active Group, together with Super Sport rugby commentator and former rugby Springbok rugby player, Ashwin Willemse will... Read More

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