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Hermanus Hospital Impresses Minister

10 June 2013

“If we entered Hermanus Hospital into a ‘World class’ District Hospital competition, I am sure that it would win!” stated Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha while on visit to the newly renovated and upgraded hospital on 7 June 2013. Read More

Dutch Food Sector Set to Help Grow Western Cape Agro-processing

10 June 2013

The Western Cape Government and Dutch food industries collaborate to increase the province's European market share. Read More

Media Alert: Smile Week at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

10 June 2013

Minister Botha to visit Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital for Adcock Ingram Smile Week, which takes place from 11 to 15 June 2013. Read More

Government to "Unconference" with Young People on Youth Day

10 June 2013

June 16 has traditionally been associated with dialogues, discussions, conferences, or engagements with young people, where government gets young people together in a venue and talks to them about its plans to make life better for the leaders of... Read More

EMS Alert: Update on the Meiringspoort Pass Accident this Morning

10 June 2013

The heavy duty truck was actually found partially in a riverbed with the rear end of the carriage on the N12, and not down an embankment as previously stated. Read More

EMS Alert: Rescuers Respond to Heavy Duty Crash on Meiringspoort Pass

10 June 2013

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently on the scene of a crash between Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West. Read More

Cape's Roaring Lion Claims Africa's Finest Accolade

10 June 2013

Statement by Anton Bredell, Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning. Read More

110% Green Celebrates First Anniversary

7 June 2013

The Western Cape Government's 110% Green Campaign reaches a milestone. Read More

Ruling on Rates and Levies Imposed by Bergriver Municipality

7 June 2013

The Constitutional Court on 6 June 2013 dismissed the application of JJ Liebenberg and other rural landowners who contended that certain municipal rates and levies imposed by the Bergrivier Municipality during the period 2001 to 2009 were unlawful... Read More

Cape Town Welcomes Thousands at Corporate Games

7 June 2013

Winners of the 2012 Western Cape Government’s Better Together Games and representatives from over 40 organisations are participating in a selection of fun sporting activities at the second annual Cape Town Corporate Games from 7–9 June 2013. Read More

Fifty Schools to Receive Building Upgrades

6 June 2013

Media Statement by the Western Cape Minister of Education, Donald Grant on the upgrading of 50 schools through the school replacement programme. Read More

Sky’s the Limit for Western Cape Tourism

6 June 2013

This week, over 700 leaders of the global aviation industry gathered at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre for the 69th International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM to discuss the sector’s major issues. Read More

Investing in Arts and Sport Programmes at Township Schools

6 June 2013

The national departments of Arts and Culture (DAC) and Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) are creating opportunities for learners at township schools in Cape Town to engage in sport, recreation, arts and culture activities. They handed over... Read More

Western Cape Government Helps Make Male Initiation Safer

6 June 2013

The Western Cape Government is committed to working with communities to improve the safety of traditional male initiation in the province. This was the key message at a consultative workshop on initiation in Cape Town on Thursday, 30 May 2013. Read More

Health Hotline Proves to Be What the Doctor Ordered

5 June 2013

The Western Cape Government Health call centre that was initiated by provincial Health Minister, Theuns Botha, in August 2012, has proven so successful that it will be rolled out across the province in the next three years. The telephone and text... Read More

Media Alert: Focus on Hermanus Hospital

5 June 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and members of the Executive Management will visit Hermanus Hospital on 7 June 2013 to brief media on infrastructure improvements, service delivery and organisational development at the hospital. ... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Speak at Hisense Factory Opening

5 June 2013

Premier Helen Zille will attend and speak at the official opening of a factory in Atlantis. Read More

Minister Carlisle Congratulates Santaco on Elective Conference

5 June 2013

Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works, attended and addressed the South African National Taxi Council’s (Santaco) elective conference on 4 June 2013 in Worcester. Read More

WCED Expanding Telematics Programme to Benefit More Learners

4 June 2013

The Western Cape Education Department's expanded telematics programme now includes 146 schools throughout the province and benefits learners from Grade 10 to 12. Read More

Media Alert: Health Hotline is Just What the Doctor Ordered

4 June 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will brief media on the outcomes of the call centre for patient complaints that piloted in August last year and is set to expand to the rest of the Western Cape.  The briefing is at the call centre... Read More