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News and Speeches Archive


Childhood Health Specialist Swoops Up International Award

30 May 2014

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Professor Heather Zar has been awarded the 2014 World Lung Health Award. Read More

Minister Plato to Deliver Mobile Safety Kiosk to Stellenbosch Municipality

29 May 2014

Tomorrow, Friday, 30 May 2014, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will hand over a mobile safety kiosk to the Stellenbosch Municipality. Read More

Sound Mental State of Police Officers Must be Prioritised

29 May 2014

Media Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety Read More

Western Cape Sport Mourns the Loss of Isaac "Shakes" Kungwane

29 May 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport mourns the loss of the iconic soccer legend, Mr Isaac "Shakes" Kungwane. Read More

Wynberg Nightclub Loses Liquor Licence

29 May 2014

A Wynberg establishment has been forced to close its doors after breaking several liquor laws.The Western Cape Liquor Authority swooped in on Funky Lemon after a series of charges were levelled against the nightclub. Read More

New National Minister of Police

28 May 2014

Media Release by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community SafetyFollowing President Zuma’s announcement of his new cabinet, I have written to the new National Minister of Police, Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko to congratulate him on his new appointment. Read More

Active Seniors Shine at Eden Regional Golden Games

28 May 2014

Hundreds of senior citizens, or “mature citizens” as they prefer to be called, brought their sporting and competitive prowess to the annual Eden Regional Golden Games in Oudtshoorn on 27 May 2014. The games were hosted by the Department of Cultural... Read More

World No Tobacco Day 2014

28 May 2014

World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on 31 May. The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco use. Read More

Cannon Firings at the Taalmonument in Paarl

27 May 2014

A cannon firing will take place at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl on Saturday 31 May 2014. This will be the first of a series of firings to be held at the monument on the last Saturday of the month in partnership with the Cannon Association of... Read More

Learn More About Our Farm Animals at Worcester Museum

27 May 2014

Since 6 May 2014, the Worcester Museum has been hosting its annual farm animals school programme. It is suitable for playgroups, pre-primary learners, learners from special needs schools and foundation phase learners. Read More

Killing of Negotiator for Go George Integrated Public Transport Condemned

26 May 2014

Joint Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Charles Standers, Mayor of George Municipality Read More

Fun at Three Regional Indigenous Games Events

26 May 2014

Hundreds of Western Cape athletes participated in indigenous games events in the Overberg, Metropole and West Coast on 24 May 2014. Participants were competing for a place in their regional teams in contests organised by the Department of Cultural... Read More

West Coast Sport Academy kicks off

26 May 2014

There were smiles everywhere as 31 athletes were admitted into the West Coast Sport Academy in Saldanha on 24 May 2014. The academy is a partnership between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), West Coast Sport Council, South African... Read More

African Sport Stars Honoured in Cape Town

26 May 2014

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) recognised outstanding sportspeople at the Africa Day Sport Star Recognition Awards ceremony in Cape Town on 23 May 2014. Read More

Free Yourself - Stop Smoking

24 May 2014

World No-Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on 31 May. This event, which was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been observed each year since 1989 to raise awareness of the health problems tobacco use can cause. Read More

Media Alert: New Western Cape Cabinet to Be Sworn In

23 May 2014

The new Western Cape cabinet will officially be sworn in on Monday 26 May 2014. Read More

Department Boosts Sport Participation for Youth at Risk

23 May 2014

Hundreds of learners from crime-stricken communities in the Cape Metropole region are expected to benefit from a generous investment of sport equipment and attire from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). The handover ceremony held... Read More

Western Cape Education Department Increases Opportunities for Blind Learners

22 May 2014

The Western Cape Education Department has launched a pilot project which is aimed at transforming the quality of teaching and learning for visually impaired learners. Read More

Law Enforcement Needed for Violence in Vrygrond, Steenberg, Seawinds

22 May 2014

Statement by Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public WorksThe intense violence now occurring in the Vrygrond, Steenberg, Seawinds area has claimed at least nine lives and could intensify if there is not a massive and continuing police... Read More

Western Cape Dominates Provincial and National Departments Awards

22 May 2014

The Western Cape Government shined at the inaugural Management Performance Assessment tool (MPAT) awards as they won eight awards for their outstanding performance in government across the country. Read More