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Minister Ramatlakane Welcomes Staggie Sentencing

11 May 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane has welcomed the long term jail sentence imposed on former Hard Livings gang leader Rashied Staggie and seven of his co-accused. Read More

Nurses Day, 12 May 2004

11 May 2004

Statement by the Western Cape Health Minister, Pierre Uys on Nurses Day, 12 May 2004. Read More

Highway Patrols were Never Withdrawn says Minister Ramatlakane

9 May 2004

Minister Ramatlakane says Highway patrols were never withdrawn but strengthened. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, highlighting Occupational Therapy Week (10 to 14 May).

9 May 2004

The work done by the Western Cape's thousands of health workers does not always get the recognition it deserves largely due to the fact that most of the work is done behind the scenes and is rarely highlighted. Read More

Development of Policies for Heritage Impact Assessment Workshop

7 May 2004

The Council of Heritage Western Cape held a one day workshop in preparation for the development of policies for Heritage Impact Assessments as required in sections 38 of the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA) Read More

Minister Ramatlakane Condemns Killing of Four Family Members

6 May 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Mr Leonard Ramatlakane has called on the community of Bishop Lavis in the Cape Flats to come forward with information that could help find the killers of four family members in Bishop Lavis. Read More

4 May 2004 is World Asthma Day

3 May 2004

Today, Tuesday May 4th 2004, is the 7th World Asthma Day. Asthma is a common illness in South Africa and effective therapy is freely available. Read More

New National Government

3 May 2004


Minister Ramatlakane appointed Acting-Premier of the Western Cape

22 April 2004

Western Cape Minister for Community Safety Leonard Ramatlakane has been officially sworn in as Acting-Premier of the Western Cape this morning. Minister Ramatlakane was officially sworn in by Judge President of the Cape Justice John Hlophe at the... Read More

Interim Arrangements: Western Cape Premiership

22 April 2004

For immediate release Statement by Western Cape Premier, Marthinus van Schalkwyk Read More

Election 2004 - Results for the Western Cape

20 April 2004

The final results of the 2004 election were announced at 18:30, Sunday, 18 April 2004. Read More

WCED Launches State-of-the-art Call Centre

12 April 2004

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) launched a state-of-the-art Call Centre today (13 April 2004) to improve the quality of support for teachers and officials employed by the department. The Call Centre represents a bold commitment to... Read More

World Health Day Event on Tuesday, 6 April 2004 at Delvera Farm in Stellenbosch

5 April 2004


Joint Press Statement from The Office of The Premier of the Western Cape, New National Party, the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance, 3 April 2004

2 April 2004

On Monday 29th March 2004, the DA in the Western Cape launched a court application in the Cape Town High Court, for an interdict against the Premier of the Western Cape Province, the ANC and the NNP. On 1 April 2004 this matter was postponed to the... Read More

Laingsburg - Provincial Government Is Committed To The Finalisation Of Process - Upgrade Of Cemetery

24 March 2004

Last year the provincial government of the Western Cape was involved in a process of thorough investigations to refute allegations over the existence of an alleged mass grave in Laingsburg after the 1981 floods. Read More

Celebrating SA Freedom on Top of The World

24 March 2004

"The people of the Western Cape are proud to be South African, and even prouder to celebrate what our country and our people have achieved in the first Decade of Freedom. Read More

Masiphumelele School Project

23 March 2004

The community of Masiphumelele were thrilled to hear that their children will soon receive extra educational facilities to alleviate the tremendous shortage of learning space at the Ukhanyo primary school. Read More

Promises Kept: from Windmill to Water Pump for Letjiesbos School

22 March 2004

"When we last visited Maddison Primary we thought that we had come to make a difference in your lives. The reality though, is that the visit made a real difference in our lives too. Read More

Aids Treatment for Every Western Cape Child in Need

7 March 2004

Extract from Remarks by Western Cape Premier, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, addressing staff, patients and media at Grootte Schuur Hospital in Cape Town on 8 March 2004 Read More

Premier and Minister Essop Receive N2 Toll Road Petition

7 March 2004

Statement by the Office of Western Cape Premier, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, on 8 March 2004 Read More