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News and Speeches Archive

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Apply for New Smart ID Card

28 October 2013

On Tuesday, 29 October 2013, Premier Helen Zille will apply for a new smart ID card at the Department of Home Affairs as part of efforts to increase public awareness about the roll-out of the new high-security identity cards that were officially... Read More

2013 National Senior Certificate Candidates Start Final Exam

28 October 2013

Over 48 000 full time matriculants across the Western Cape embarked on their final examination today. Read More

Walk4Health Challenge Update

27 October 2013

In the Western Cape Government’s Walk4Health Challenge to motivate people to lead a healthier lifestyle through basic behaviour changes, the teams with the competitive edge are challenging each other to greater heights. The teams log their weekly... Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month - October 2013

24 October 2013

The growth in the burden of mental illness has put strain on the whole care pathway, from primary care facilities to psychiatric hospitals and necessitated the need for Western Cape Government Health to apply ambulatory care strategies, improve... Read More

Scrambler Bikes and High Mast Lighting to Improve Rail Safety and Security

24 October 2013

Minister of Transport and Public Works Minister Robin Carlisle, together with CEO of Prasa Rail, Mr Mosenngwa Mofi and Metrorail Regional Manager Mr Mthuthuzeli Swartz, launched the rollout of the scrambler bikes and high mast lighting project. Read More

WCED Adds Life Sciences Videos to their Matric Support Page

24 October 2013

The Western Cape Education Department introduced a new version of the Matric Support site on 16 September,adding 52 videos on Life Science. Read More

Update on New Mitchells Plain Hospital and Temporary Closure of GF Jooste Hospital

23 October 2013

The commissioning of Mitchells Plain Hospital is entering a new phase next week with the new hospital opening for its first outpatients on Tuesday (29 October) and the Kangaroo Mother Care and post-natal services opening on Friday (1 November). Read More

Media Alert: Minister and Metrorail to Launch Scramblers and High Mast Lighting to Improve Safety

23 October 2013

On Thursday, 24 October, Transport and Public Works Minister Robin Carlisle, together with CEO of PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) Rail, Mr Mosenngwa Mofi, and Metrorail Regional Manager Mr Mthuthuzeli Swartz, will be celebrating the... Read More

Minister Grant Cautions Matric Candidates Against Cheating

22 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Education Donald Grant appeals to all candidates to use all opportunities to study as they prepare for the end-of-year examinations due to start in just over a week. Read More

Speed Arrests and Deaths Decrease On Province’s Roads

21 October 2013

Speed arrests and deaths have decreased on the province's roads as a result of the average speed over distance camera enforcement network. Read More

Minister Madikizela to Address Boys Town Housing Project Beneficiaries

21 October 2013

Minister of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela will today, 21 October 2013, address the beneficiaries of the Boys Town Housing Project in Nyanga, Cape Town. Read More

New Clinic Opened in Knysna

21 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha officially opened the Knysna Town Clinic today, 21 October 2013. The new clinic will attend to about 2000 patients per month and is complete with a waiting area and ablutions, five consulting rooms, an... Read More

Masiphumelele Beneficiaries to Receive Houses in Witsands, Atlantis

21 October 2013

Eight deserving beneficiaries will receive the keys to their new homes from the Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, at the Masiphumelele People's Housing Project in Witsands, Atlantis. Read More

Hanover Park Community Health Centre Re-opened

21 October 2013

The Western Cape Government Health announced on 21 October 2013 that the Hanover Park Community Health Centre (CHC) re-opened after it was forced to close due to a shooting incident near the facility. Read More

Official Opening of Knysna Town Clinic

21 October 2013

The Knysna Town Clinic that the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha opened in Knysna on 21 October 2013, counts among 114 health infrastructure projects completed in the past two years in the Eden District. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Speak at Crystal High School Valedictory Ceremony

18 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will today be addressing the matriculants at Crystal High School during their valedictory ceremony. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle to Launch Third Phase of ASOD Technology on R27

18 October 2013

The Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle will be presenting the newly found Average Speed Over Distance project for the R27 route. Read More

Media Release: World Trauma Day

17 October 2013

17 October is World Trauma Day. Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be engaging in community dialogues with the residents and organisations in Manenberg. Read More

Department of Agriculture Commemorates World Food Day in Karatara

17 October 2013

The theme this year for World Food Day was Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition. Read More

Decrease in SAPS Reservists as Crime Increases

17 October 2013

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety A response by the South African Police Service (SAPS) to a Parliamentary question by Mark Wiley, MPL, shows that the number of reservists used by the SAPS in the Western Cape has... Read More

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