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News and Speeches Archive

Cape Town Liquor Outlet Loses Licence

20 November 2013

The Rainbow Tavern, situated in Woodstock has become the third liquor outlet to have its licence revoked after an investigation of allegations regarding drug possession and drug use. Read More

Successful Sport Mediation Workshop Held in Cape Town

20 November 2013

Mediation and arbitration are quicker, more effective and cheaper mechanisms for resolving disputes in sport than going to court. This was a key message from Chairperson of the Western Cape Sport Arbitration Forum, Adv. André Oosthuizen at a... Read More

Relocation of Ruyterwacht Community Day Centre

20 November 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the newly built Ruyterwacht Community Day Centre at its new premises on 20 November 2013. It is a R11 million facility, with an additional health technology budget of R2.5 million. Read More

Minister Botha Condemns Attack on EMS Vehicle

20 November 2013

On 20 November 2013 at 6:25 an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) fleet manager at our workshop in Pinelands was en route to Cape Town from the Eastern Division via the N2 when he noticed protestors burning tyres, mobile toilet buckets and various... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Alan Winde to Present the Western Cape Mini-Budget

19 November 2013

On Thursday, 21 November 2013, Western Cape Finance Minister, Alan Winde will present to Parliament the Medium-term Budget Policy Statement. Read More

More than 200 Western Cape Schools Apply for No-fee Status

19 November 2013

Two-hundred-and-six Western Cape Schools serving poorer learners accept the offer to become no-fee schools with upped funding. Read More

West Coast Top Sport Achievers Crowned

19 November 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) partnered with the West Coast Sport Council and Saldanha Bay Municipality to honour sports achievers at the West Coast Sport Awards held on Friday, 15 November 2013. Read More

Celebrating Excellence in South Western District Sport

19 November 2013

Athletes, coaches, administrators, technical officials and federations in the South Western Districts (SWD) region were acknowledged for achievements at the SWD Sport Awards in George. Read More

Cultural Affairs Awards 2013/2014

19 November 2013

The Western Cape Cultural Awards acknowledge organisations and individuals who have made an impact within the Arts, Culture, Language, Heritage, Museums, Geographical Names, Archives and Libraries sectors in the province over the years. Read More

Gerrit van Rensburg Wishes Western Cape Farmers Well with Harvest

18 November 2013

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture commits to assist all farmers especially during the current harvest season. Read More

Minister Alan Winde Welcomes International Investors to Cape Town

18 November 2013

The world’s biggest call centre companies are arriving in the Western Cape for the annual South Africa Outsourcing and Off-shoring Summit 2013. Read More

Western Cape's Disaster Management Assess Damage of Heavy Downpours

18 November 2013

After heavy rains lashed the Province over the weekend, Disaster Management are now assessing the damages. Read More

Indaba Revives Netball in the Western Cape

18 November 2013

Several Western Cape netball stakeholders gathered at an Indaba held in Kuils River over the weekend and participated in discussions about structure and management, selection, players, coaching and umpiring for the next year. Read More

Western Cape Chess Sport Stars Crowned

18 November 2013

Chess Western Province (CWP) crowned elite sport stars and awarded regional colours at its annual awards ceremony in Durbanville on Saturday, 16 November 2013. Read More

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Honours Our Sport Legends

15 November 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) avails the opportunity to honour legends, heroes and icons who have uncompromisingly contributed to the development, transformation and growth of sport in South Africa and, more specifically, in... Read More

Minister Carlisle and Religious Leaders Commit to Encourage Road Safety

15 November 2013

The Western Cape Government's Safely Home initiative has partnered with the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF) in a cause to spread the message across the province on road safety through the upcoming festive season. Read More

Western Cape Government Welcomes Oudtshoorn Judgement

15 November 2013

Statement by Minister Anton Bredell on the Oudtshoorn judgement on Friday, 15 November. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Invests Over R331 Million in Textbooks for 2014

14 November 2013

The Western Cape Education Department has completed deliveries of textbooks for Grades 7 to 9 and Grade 12 for 2014, bringing the total investment in books for 2014 to more than R331 million. Read More

Minister van Rensburg Intronised by Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin

14 November 2013

Gerrit van Rensburg, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development was recently intronised to the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin in Burgundy, France. Read More

Diabetes Type 2 a Leading Cause of Death in the Western Cape

14 November 2013

Today is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes type 2 is responsible for the death of 4% of the Western Cape's population. Learn how to prevent and treat this illness and read the personal account of a diabetes type 2 patient. Read More

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