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News and Speeches Archive


Railway Level Crossing a Safety Concern in Stellenbosch

8 October 2014

Dangerous motoring behaviour is the main reason for railway level crossing accidents in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Debbie Schäfer to Attend "Reading and Writing" Conference

7 October 2014

On Tuesday 7 October, Western Cape Minister of Education, Minister Debbie Schäfer, will join hands with teachers to improve reading and writing. Read More

Teachers Empowered Through Additional Training Programmes

7 October 2014

The Western Cape Education Department offers additional training to hundreds of Western Cape teachers during school holidays. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Schäfer to Visit Grade 12 Holiday Programme

7 October 2014

Minister Debbie Schäfer to visit Alexander Sinton High School's holiday programme ahead of the final matric exams. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Plato to Host Community Meeting in Bellville Cluster

7 October 2014

Community members in the Bellville Cluster will have the opportunity to discuss their needs at the Provincial Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) process. Read More

Six Pedestrians Die On Western Cape Roads Past Weekend

6 October 2014

Ten (10) fatalities were reported this weekend:Greater Cape Metropole: Read More

Prince Albert Gets Ready for Rio 2016

6 October 2014

The town of Prince Albert hosted a successful Olympic Day on Saturday, 4 October 2014 at the Zwartberg High School. Read More

Occupational Therapy Week: ‘The Job for the Skills of Living’

6 October 2014

Work done by healthcare workers often does not receive the recognition it deserves largely due to the fact that most of it is done behind the scenes and rarely highlighted. Read More

Large crowd kicks off first Better Together Games in Eden

6 October 2014

The 2014 Better Together Games kicked off in the Eden region in Oudtshoorn with beautiful sunny weather on Friday, 3 October. Read More

SmartAgri Project Provides Platform for Long-term Response to Climate Change

3 October 2014

SmartAgri project to plot practical solutions to deal with the effects of climate change in agriculture. Read More

Call for Nominations for the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Council

3 October 2014

Call for nominations for members to serve on the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute Council Read More

International Olympic Day in Karoo

3 October 2014

On Saturday, 4 October 2014 from 09:00 until 15:00, the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in partnership with the Central Karoo Sport Council and the Municipality of Prince Albert will be staging the Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital Receives Labyrinth

3 October 2014

Children in the Oncology Unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital have received a gift of hope: a donation of a labyrinth from the Commins Family Trust. The labyrinth was officially handed over to the hospital during a small ceremony held... Read More

Ministers to Conduct Level Crossing Safety Campaign in Stellenbosch

2 October 2014

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Dipou Peters, National Minister of Transport will be participating in level crossing awareness opera Read More

Western Cape Government Announces Plans for Youth During Spring School Holidays

2 October 2014

The Western Cape Government has formulated programmes at schools to keep youth occupied during the holidays. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Schäfer to Officially Hand Over Delta Primary School

2 October 2014

The Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, will on Thursday, 2 October 2014, officially hand over Delta Primary School in Cape Town.  Read More

Hessequa Choirs Wow at Kunstetreffers

2 October 2014

The first performance of two Kunstetreffers in the community hall of Heidelberg showcased. Read More

Official Handover of the Delta Primary School

2 October 2014

An extract from Minister Debbie Schäfer’s speech to be delivered at the official handover of Delta Primary SchoolIt is wonderful to be here today to celebrate with you the official handover of this beautiful new school building. Read More

International Day of Older Persons: Whole of Society can Empower the Elderly

1 October 2014

With today marking International Day of Older Persons the Western Cape Government is proud to be playing a leading role implementing integrated services for the care, support and protection of older persons. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Government Announces Youth Plans for Spring Holidays

1 October 2014

On Friday, learners and educators across the Western Cape will be celebrating the end of the third term and the start of the October “Spring” holidays. Read More