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News and Speeches Archive

Western Cape residents tap innovative spirit to devise internet-based solutions

13 May 2015

Western Cape innovators have devised internet-based solutions to common issues we face, including using WiFi to improve public lighting and an online platform to facilitate smart funding agreements between students and investors. Read More

DCAS and UWC Invest in 20 Aspiring Musicians

13 May 2015

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Centre for Performing Arts launched a Read More

Metropolitan Refurbished Hospital Common Room for Nurses Day

12 May 2015

Metropolitan, one of South Africa’s leading financial services and healthcare companies, refurbished the nurses’ common room at Tygerberg Hospital as a thank you to nurses. It was unveiled to hospital staff on 12 May 2015 in honour of International... Read More

Road Works on Hemel en Aarde Road

12 May 2015

The Department of Transport and Public Works is currently upgrading the surface of the R320 Hemel en Aarde Road between Hermanus and Caledon. Read More

Green Scorpions in Western Cape get Extra Sting

11 May 2015

The Western Cape Government has more than doubled the capacity of the province in tackling environmental crimes. Read More

DCAS Announces Partnership to Develop Musical Talent

11 May 2015

On Tuesday, 12 May 2015, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) will be launching a joint initiative aimed at supporting musicians to achieve success. Read More

Western Cape Provincial Traffic: One Fatality This Weekend

11 May 2015

A driver in Beaufort West was the only reported road traffic fatality this weekend, with 26 alcohol blitz roadblocks held across the Western Cape which saw 2 596 vehicles stopped as part of Provincial Read More

National Archives Week Kicks off Exploring Our Living Past

11 May 2015

The Western Cape Provincial Archive Service of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport launched Read More

Media alert: Premier Zille to meet Wellington farming community

11 May 2015

On Tuesday 12 May 2015, Premier Helen Zille will be holding discussions with farmers, farm workers and various other stakeholders in the Wellington area. Read More

Media Alert: Our Living Past: Launch of National Archives Week

7 May 2015

National Archives Week will be celebrated in 11 to 15 May 2015 with various activities in Cape Town and in the Western Cape regions. Media are invited to attend the launch on: Read More

Sod Turning of New Public Library for the Avian Park Community

6 May 2015

The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, today officiated the sod-turning, signifying the beginning of the construction of a much anticipated library for the people of Avian Park, Worcester. Read More

New Library to Connect Worcester Community

6 May 2015

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) hosted the community of Avian Park in Worcester at the sod-turning ceremony for the new Worcester Public Library, officiated by the Weste Read More

National Burns Awareness Week: Be Prepared for an Emergency

6 May 2015

Burn injuries happen in seconds, but can change a person’s life forever. It is one of the most common and devastating forms of trauma and have the potential to cause death, lifelong scarring, disfigurement and dysfunction – often resulting in... Read More

Donation helps Speech Therapist transform Children’s Lives

5 May 2015

Being able to communicate effectively is essential to a child’s success. Poor communication skills can have a serious and detrimental effect on people’s lives. To minimise the damage, therapy should begin as soon as possible.  Read More

Horrific Crash in Swellendam Claims Eight Lives

5 May 2015

Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works Early this morning (5 May 2015) at around 7:00, three vehicles, a truck, a light delivery van and a Correctional Services minibus were involved in a horrific crash on the N2 in... Read More

Minister Plato takes Community Safety Outreach to Manenberg

5 May 2015

Today, 5 May 2015, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, together with officials from the Department of Community Safety, will continue with Safety Outreach engagements in Manenberg, specifically aimed at the youth. Read More

Launch of Childsafe’s Walk This Way Child Pedestrian Safety Project

4 May 2015

Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works will attend the launch of the Walk This Way South Africa project launch at the Masonwabe Primary School in Delft on 4 May 2015. Read More

Thirteen People Killed on Western Cape Roads This Weekend

4 May 2015

Thirteen people, six of them pedestrians, died on Western Cape roads this past weekend. Forty two drivers were arrested for alleged drunken driving. Read More

Media Alert:Min Marais to Officiate Sod-Turning of New Worcester Public Library

4 May 2015

The newly-appointed Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will officiate the sod-turning ceremony for the new R5 million public library to be constructed for the Avian Park community, Worcester. Read More

Farmworkers Share Their Sportmanship in Swellendam

4 May 2015

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport hosted the 2015 Farm Workers’ Sports Day in Swellendam on Saturday, 2 May 2015. Read More

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