News and Speeches Archive

Minister Grant's Address at De Villiers Graaff High School's 140th Anniversary

4 October 2012

Mr C Punt, Honourable Mayor, Theewaterskloof Municipality,Sir David Graaff and Lady Sally Graaff of De Grendel Estate, Cape Town,Ms Freislich, Principal of De Villiers Graaf HS, and principals of the neighbouring schools present here today, Read More

Minister van Rensburg Speaks at Administration Symposium

28 September 2012

Colleagues, thank you for the opportunity. I hope that this administration symposium was of value to all of you, because good administration is at the heart of what a good and effective government is. Read More

Provincial Economic Review and Outlook 2012

27 September 2012

Thank you for affording me the opportunity to address you today on the current state and future prospects of the Western Cape economy. Read More

Cape Wine 2012 Welcome Speech

25 September 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, international visitors and members of the press: Allow me to welcome you to Cape Wine 2012. And especially to our international visitors: Welcome to South Africa, welcome to the Western Cape Province, Welcome to Cape Town. Read More

Minister Fritz Addresses the AGM of Drug Counselling Centre

20 September 2012

Let me start by congratulating all the elected committee members. I commend you for availing yourselves and wish you well with your plans in the year ahead. Read More

Klein Karoo Plaaswerker van die Jaar

20 September 2012

Landbouvriende, dankie vir die geleentheid om vanaand saam met u te kan kuier. Read More

Opening of Prince Albert Thusong Centre

14 September 2012

Geagte Burgemeester,Raadslede,Senior Bestuurders van Prince Albert Munisipaliteit,Professionele diensverskaffers tot die projek,Dames en here.Six months ago on 29th March, during our Local Government Budget Speech in Parliament, we made a promise. Read More

Opening of Prince Albert Thusong Centre

14 September 2012

Six months ago on 29th March, during our Local Government Budget Speech in Parliament, we made a promise. Read More

Official Opening of the Northpine Technical High School

14 September 2012

Thank you for the kind invitation to be with you on this important occasion.The last time I was here, in November last year, this was still a construction site, so I am delighted to see the completed version in all its glory! Read More

Address by Minister Botha on the Reconstruction of GF Jooste Hospital

12 September 2012

It is noted that the range of organisations that are signatories to the memorandum handed over on Monday appreciate the excellent work done by the staff at GF Jooste Hospital, and that the signatories support the construction of a new purpose-built... Read More

The Failure of Land Use Management in the Western Cape

5 September 2012

Honourable members must keep in mind that: Land use planning equals spatial planning and land use management. Today we are focusing on the land use management half of the field of land use planning. Economic development is the key to social... Read More

Minister Meyer Speaks at the Launch of National Book Week

2 September 2012

Programme Director, The Deputy Mayor of Overstrand Municipality, Alderman Pieter Scholtz, National Book Week Ambassador, Ms Liezel van Westhuizen, Director of the Western Cape Government's Library and Archive Services, Mrs Nomaza Dingayo,... Read More

Launch of PRASA's National Railway Safety Campaign

22 August 2012

Today, we come together to launch PRASA's National Railway Safety Campaign. Read More

Cape Breeders Awards

2 August 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity to attend this function tonight. Today's newspapers carried an article on recent statistics showing the Western Cape Province attracting R30 billion in direct foreign investments for the period... Read More

Opening of Meulwater Treatment Works

26 July 2012

Geagte Burgemeester, Raadslede, Senior Bestuurders van die Drakenstein Munisipaliteit, Professionele diensverskaffers tot die projek, Dames en here.Ons is vandag hier saam om 'n wonderlike mylpaal saam met die Drakenstein munisipaliteit te deel. Read More

Speaking Notes for the Keynote Address to the DSK Chess Open

25 July 2012

Master of Ceremonies, Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Herrmann, Our host, the principal of Deutsch Internationale Schule Kapstadt, Mr Battenberg, The Chairman of the Management Board, Mr Wido Schnabel, Read More

Atmospheric Emissions Licence Handover Ceremony

19 July 2012

Welcome and thank you for sharing this historic occasion as I join the respective teams and stakeholders in handing over the first Atmospheric Emission Licence for a refinery in South Africa. Read More

Agricultural Extension and Advisory Symposium

18 July 2012

Colleagues, commercial farmers, new farmers, members of the press: thank you for the opportunity to address you today. Read More

Speaking Notes for the Keynote Opening Address to the South African Open Chess Championship

28 June 2012

Madame President Emelia Ellappen, and the executive of Chess South Africa International Master David Gluckman, and the Western Province Chess Federation executive Read More

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