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News and Speeches Archive

Minister Winde Encourages Class of 2013 to Work Hard

4 December 2013

As the class of 2013 gets ready to embark on the next phase of their lives, Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, had one message for them: “Work hard to get a job, because a job is the best way out of poverty”. Read More

Meaningful Sport Exchange at Public Lecture

4 December 2013

A public lecture by two world renowned lecturers addressed key challenges faced in sport and provided meaningful exchange of knowledge between various role players in attendance. The lecture was hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport... Read More

End of 2013 School Year: Start of Holiday Programmes and 2014 Preparations

4 December 2013

The Western Cape Education Department reaches the end of the 2013 school year and is preparing for the start of the arranged holiday programmes for learners, and the security of all Western Cape schools over the holiday period. Read More

Media Alert: Premier to Attend Commemoration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2013

On Tuesday, 3 December, Premier Helen Zille will attend a commemoration of International Day for Persons with Disabilities being hosted by the City of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Western Cape Network on Disability in... Read More

Four Years On: Meeting the Objectives in Our Strategic Plan

3 December 2013

Statement by Minister of Education, Donald Grant on the progress that the Western Cape Education Department has made towards meeting the objectives of its strategic plan from 2009 to 2013. Read More

British Airways Increases Direct Flights on Cape Town to London Route

3 December 2013

The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism is developing an air access strategy as they further direct routes between Cape Town and strategic destinations like the new direct flights between Cape Town and London. Read More

Message from Premier Helen Zille on International Day for People with Disabilities

3 December 2013

International Day of People with Disabilities is an important day for celebrating inclusivity and celebrating everyone’s contribution to building one nation with one future. Read More

Expanded Public Works Programme Creates More than 100 000 Jobs in Western Cape

2 December 2013

Western Cape Provincial Departments and municipalities create close to 110 thousand Expanded Public Works Programme work opportunities and its projects receive national recognition. Read More

97-year Old to Receive Title Deed From Minister Madikizela

2 December 2013

209 residents of Belhar, Cape Town will receive the title deeds to their houses today, 3 December 2013, from Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department to Outline Progress Made in its Strategic Objectives

2 December 2013

On Tuesday, 3 December, Minister Donald Grant will be briefing the media on the progress made in achieving the strategic objectives set by the Western Cape Government for education. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Carlisle Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up

2 December 2013

Two weeks ago, 21 November, Minister of Transport and Public Works Robin Carlisle launched the Safely Home "It Takes a Second to Save a Life" Campaign. Read More

MOD Centre Learners Enrolled at Western Cape Sport School

2 December 2013

Eleven excited learners will begin 2014 with a passion to excel on the sports field and in the classroom at the Western Cape Sport School in Kuils River. On Thursday, 28 November 2013, they were honoured by the Department of Cultural Affairs and... Read More

International Day for the Disabled Celebrated in Napier

2 December 2013

Disability sector athletes from across the Western Cape enjoyed a fun-filled day of sport at the International Day for Persons with a Disability event in Napier on Saturday, 30 November 2013. Read More

Supply of Measles and Hepatitis B Vaccines Back on Track

2 December 2013

Following the announcement last week of a shortage of Measles and Hepatitis B vaccines across South Africa, the Western Cape medicine stock unit has received the vaccines. The stocks are currently being delivered to all health facilities in the... Read More

Promoting the MOD Programme at Mitchell's Plain Festival

2 December 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) promoted the Mass participation, Opportunity and access, Development and growth (MOD) programme at the annual Mitchell’s Plain Festival from 29 November to 1 December 2013. Read More

Provincial Heritage Status for Saron Mission Complex

2 December 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and Heritage Western Cape (HWC) declared the Saron Mission Complex a provincial heritage site on Sunday, 1 December 2013. The day marked the 175th anniversary of the Emancipation of the Slaves. Read More

Minister Bredell's Statement on the Andile Lili Judgment

29 November 2013

The Western Cape Government welcomes the ruling by Judge Le Grange regarding the matter between Andile Lili and the Independent Electoral Commission. Read More

Minister Bredell's Statement on Oudsthoorn Judgment

29 November 2013

Statement by Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell regarding the Oudtshoorn judgment on Thursday, 28 November. Read More

Land Act Centenary Exhibition Opens at Slave Lodge

29 November 2013

A travelling exhibition on the occasion of the centenary of the Natives’ Land Act of 1913 opened at the Iziko Slave Lodge on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. The exhibition will be hosted at a variety of Western Cape museums over the next few months. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Government Takes Action on Initiation Deaths

29 November 2013

Statement by Head of Department, Mr Brent Walters Following the death of two initiates at an initiation site in Stellenbosch and the hospitalisation of a further five, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, in consultation with the Department... Read More

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