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Fun-filled Holiday Programmes at MOD Centres

28 June 2013

Through sport, arts and recreational activities, the Western Cape Government offers young people a positive alternative to social ills during the winter school holiday. Read More

Western Cape Attracts R4 Billion in Foreign Direct Investment

27 June 2013

The Western Cape attracts foreign investment in key growth sectors. Read More

Attack on the Police is an Attack on the State

27 June 2013

It is with a heavy heart that one has to hear the news about another police officer killed in this province. Any acts of violence against our hard-working police officers who provide a valuable safety service to our public must be condemned in the... Read More

Gender Equity in the Workplace

27 June 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted a Gender Sensitization workshop in Cape Town on Monday, 24 June 2013. Read More

First Patients to be Transferred to New Mitchells Plain Hospital

26 June 2013

History is in the making with the uptake of the first patients in the new Mitchells Plain Hospital next week. Read More

Media Release: Thousands of Learners Attend Winter School Programme

26 June 2013

There are only 123 days to go before the start of the 2013 National Senior Certificate (NSC).This year, a total of 48 954 full-time candidates have registered for the 2013 NSC. There are therefore 3 393 more full-time candidates than last year. Read More

Talent identified at Oudtshoorn Sport Festival

26 June 2013

Sport teams representing various sport codes are participating in the Oudtshoorn Sport Festival, taking place from 21 June to 30 June 2013 in this beautiful Klein Karoo town. Read More

"Cycling Ambassador" Receives Hero's Welcome

26 June 2013

The provincial government aims to attract 10 000 cyclists to the Western Cape each year in the next 10 years. Read More

Dedicated Adolescent Psychiatry Unit Opened at Tygerberg Hospital

25 June 2013

Tygerberg Hospital’s new psychiatry unit caters for the unique needs of adolescent patients. Read More

Minister Meyer Appoints Members of Sport Arbitration Forum

25 June 2013

The Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer announced the ten members of the Western Cape Sport Arbitration Forum in Cape Town on Thursday, 20 June 2013. Read More

George Hospital Doctor Receives Paul Harris Award

25 June 2013

George Hospital Renal Unit is the only state-run renal unit between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. There are currently 37 renal patients undergoing this specialised treatment at this life-saving unit. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to visit Winter school for Grade 12s

25 June 2013

Tomorrow, 26 June, Minister Grant will be visiting Esangweni Secondary in Khayelitsha where Grade 12 learners are participating in a Winter School programme in preparation for the 2013 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Western Cape Kicks Off Initiation Season

25 June 2013

On Friday, 21 June 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, and the Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, handed over first-aid certificates and protective clothing to initiation carers in Guga S’... Read More

Media Alert: Power Outage at New Somerset Hospital

25 June 2013

New Somerset Hospital in Green Point is currently experiencing a power outage in the main section of the hospital building. The cause for the power outage is unknown at this stage. Read More

President Zuma's Visit to Hangberg

21 June 2013

The Department of Social Development notes President Zuma’s visit today to the Western Cape Department of Social Development-funded outpatient drug treatment centre in Hout Bay. Read More

Department Celebrates Africa Public Service Day

21 June 2013

Today, 21 June 2013, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is celebrating Africa Public Service Day by paying tribute to all the women and men who proudly serve the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape's "Cycling Ambassador" Starts London-Paris Race

20 June 2013

Western Cape Government wishes local cyclist well ahead of London-Paris race. Read More

WCED Programmes for Learners and Educators During School Holidays

20 June 2013

In order to keep our children safe and occupied during the school holidays, the WCED’s has numerous holiday activities and extra tuition planned for learners, as well as, training programmes for educators. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Prepares For Upcoming Initiation Season

20 June 2013

Tomorrow, 21 June 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, together with the Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha will hand over first-aid certificates and protective clothing to initiation carers. Read More

Media Release: National Government Undermines Province

20 June 2013

It is becoming very apparent that a pattern of interference is emerging on the part of the National Government, in matters over which the Provincial Government should have control. Read More