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Premier Zille and Minister Meyer to Visit MOD Centre for Mandela Day

17 July 2013

On Thursday 18 July, Premier Helen Zille and Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport Minister Ivan Meyer will visit an after-school Mass Participation, Opportunity and Development (MOD) Centre for Mandela Day to mark the 95th birthday of former... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit “Mandela Day” Container Library

17 July 2013

As part of Mandela Day celebrations, Minister Grant will create awareness around reading and the benefits of container libraries by visiting the container library at the V&A Waterfront. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Opens Second Phase of School Enrolment for 2014

17 July 2013

The second phase of enrolment at certain Western Cape schools is now open. Read More

“Actions by a Few Selfish People Will Ultimately Affect the Learner”

16 July 2013

Despite increased security measures, wherever possible, each school holiday, a small number of schools are victim to incidents of burglary and vandalism.Incidents of burglary and vandalism vary.In some cases, the costs can be major, such as... Read More

Premier Zille Unveils Pioneering 110% Green Project

16 July 2013

The latest initiative called the Better Living Challenge has been unveiled to stimulate new solutions that would improve the living conditions of poor people in urban communities. Read More

EMS Alert: EMS Responds to Suspected Gas Leak in Grassy Park

16 July 2013

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a suspected gas leak in Diaz Road, Grassy Park at 13:37. According to EMS rescue personnel on scene, six patients were inside the dwelling. On arrival, three patients... Read More

Minister Grant Visits Ysterplaat Primary for Joint Safety Programme

15 July 2013

I should like to welcome all our educators and learners back to school for the third term. I hope all of our educators and learners had an enjoyable winter break and are now prepared and ready for the busy weeks ahead. I am grateful to all our... Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Unveil Pioneering 110% Green project

15 July 2013

On Tuesday 16 July Premier Helen Zille will unveil a new flagship 110% Green project designed to make a positive difference in the lives of poor people in urban communities in the Western Cape. The project is also endorsed by World Design Capital... Read More

Unique Visual Entertainment at the Gym for Life Challenge

15 July 2013

On 11 July 2013 Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport officially opened the The Second World Gym for Life Challenge at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Read More

African Horse Sickness - Movement Restrictions Lifted

15 July 2013

Veterinary control measures put in place in the Melkbosstrand area has been lifted with immediate effect. Read More

Western Cape Government, Wines of South Africa Host Beijing Tasting

14 July 2013

The wine tasting exhibition was recently hosted in China and saw more than 250 South African wines from sixteen wine companies being displayed at the event. Read More

Media Alert: Pedestrian Safety Programme to be Launched at Ysterplaat Primary School

14 July 2013

On 15 July 2013, the Western Cape Government will launch the Pedestrian Safety Programme at Ysterplaat Primary School. Read More

How Will you Spend your 67 Minutes for Mandela?

12 July 2013

Thursday 18 July 2013 marks Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday and the fourth Nelson Mandela International Day. This year, South Africans are once again called on to dedicate some of their time to honour our former president. Read More

Department Creates Opportunities For Township Badminton Players

12 July 2013

A group of Gugulethu badminton players represented a Western Province Invitation team in the Interprovincial C section of the under-19 South African Open Championship in Belhar this week. They were assisted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and... Read More

Cosatu's Ehrenreich Must be Exposed for Hypocrisy and Grandstanding

11 July 2013

Tony Ehrenreich's latest attack on the Western Cape Government is another example of his pattern of political grandstanding and hypocrisy and it is important to put the facts on the table. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde Attends School Entrepreneurship Conference

11 July 2013

Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, will announce one of South Africa’s future entrepreneurial stars at the Schools Entrepreneurship Conference. Co-funded by the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and... Read More

Road Deaths in the Province on the Rise

11 July 2013

While the Province continues to record a downward trend in road deaths, a mid-year review of the deaths has shown that the rate at which they are decreasing in 2013 is at its lowest compared to other years. Read More

Invitation to Young Musicians and Emerging Bands

11 July 2013

Exciting opportunity for young musicians and emerging bands to audition to perform at the Moshito Music Conference in Johannesburg. Read More

Western Cape Indigenous Games Team Announced

10 July 2013

Hundreds of participants from various districts across the Western Cape competed in the Provincial Indigenous Games, hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in Kuils River on Saturday, 6 July 2013. Read More

National Badminton Championships in Cape Town

10 July 2013

The Interprovincial Badminton Tournament in Belhar co-hosts the u.19 South African Open Championship and teams from Zambia and Namibia. The event, taking place from 7 to 13 July 2013, is hosted by the Western Province Badminton Association,... Read More