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News and Speeches Archive

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 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

Kangaroo Mother Care in Oudtshoorn Hospital

21 May 2014

Staff of the maternity ward at Oudtshoorn Hospital celebrated International Kangaroo Mother Care Day (KMC) on Thursday 15 May 2014 by wearing the design of their Kangaroo Carry Project (KCP). Read More

Laydin Andrews Brings the Heat at the National Provincial Championships

21 May 2014

Pitcher Laydin Andrews became the first rural Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Centre baseball player to make a national team. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Helen Zille to Announce New Western Cape Cabinet

21 May 2014

Premier Helen Zille will be announcing the newly appointed Provincial Cabinet at the Provincial Legislature on Wednesday 21 May 2014. Read More

Premier Helen Zille Announces New Cabinet

21 May 2014

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

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit Athlone School for the Blind

21 May 2014

Outgoing Minister of Education Donald Grant will tomorrow, 22 May 2014, see how new technologies are improving the lives of visually impaired learners. Read More

Measles Vaccines Back in Stock, Polio Vaccines in Short Supply

21 May 2014

Following the shortfall in the supply of polio and measles vaccines last month, the Western Cape Government Health is pleased to announce that the measles vaccines are back in stock.The polio vaccine stock will also be available at clinics again at... Read More

Upgrade of Kleinvlei Community Health Centre to Start in June

21 May 2014

Following complaints about the long waiting times at the Kleinvlei Community Health Centre, the Western Cape Government and City of Cape Town have made a decision to make structural changes to the current building to accomodate larger patient... Read More

How to Protect Your Home Against Floods and Fires

20 May 2014

Floods and fires can happen at any time. If the proper measures are not in place, these hazards could become disasters. To prevent the loss of lives and property, everybody needs to be aware of the damages that floods and fires can cause, and how... Read More

Minister Winde Meets With Award-Winning City-Based Start-up

20 May 2014

Cape Town-based app start-up, Over, has scooped the top prize at an international start-up conference.Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, today (19 May 2014) met with Over CEO, Aaron Marshall, and the company’s VP of... Read More

Western Cape Hotels Garner International Acclaim

20 May 2014

Two Western Cape hotels have earned top spots in Tripadvisor’s 2014 list of “Travelers’ Choice Hotels with Exceptional Service”. Read More

An Opportunity to Celebrate Our African Heritage

20 May 2014

The continent pays tribute to our rich heritage, diverse languages, ethnicity and cultural backgrounds as we celebrate Africa Day on 25 May. Read More

Minister Plato to Host Open-Air Safety Talks in Stellenbosch

20 May 2014

Today, Tuesday, 20 May 2014, Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, will host an open-air safety talk in Stellenbosch following a spate of violent hijackings in the area. Read More

Top Athletes at District Indigenous Games Head to Western Cape Play-offs

19 May 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted District Indigenous Games events in Cape Winelands, Central Karoo and Eden on Saturday, 17 May 2014. Participants from the three districts took part in dibeki, diketo, marabaraba, jukskei,... Read More

Department Supports the Steinitz Chess Festival 2014

19 May 2014

The Steinitz Chess Club hosted the Steinitz International Chess Festival from 9 to 18 May 2014 with the support of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. A total of 273 players participated in the event. Read More

Media Alert: New Spokesperson in Premier Helen Zille's Office

19 May 2014

The media is informed of the new spokesperson for Premier Helen Zille as of Monday 19 May 2014. Read More

International Museum Day Celebrations in Paarl

19 May 2014

The Afikaanse Taalmuseum en –monument (ATM) in Paarl will present a free panel discussion on the creation of new words and expressions, word play and metaphors on Saturday, 24 May 2014 Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille to Attend District Six Phase 3 Sod-turning Ceremony

16 May 2014

Premier Helen Zille and some government officials will be attending the sod-turning ceremony for the initiation of Phase 3 of the District Six Redevelopment Project on Saturday 17 May 2014. Read More

The Western Cape Enjoys Bumper Events Month

16 May 2014

It’s a bumper month for the Cape Town International Convention Centre, with the venue hosting a range of diverse events.Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, said the venue’s schedule for this month showcased its... Read More

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