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Community Schools Initiative Week - Inspiring Stories

17 August 2006

Thousands of learners have opened their hearts to their school communities and upgraded their surroundings in the week of the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED) Community Schools Initiative week (14 - 18 August), which is the first-ever, as... Read More

Siyabulela Deliverables for Youth and Women Entrepreneurs

17 August 2006

In 1956, 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in protest against the pass laws of the time and in 1976 the Youth protested against the oppression of Apartheid. Read More

Breastfeeding Awareness Week

16 August 2006

The theme for World Breastfeeding Week is: Code Watch 25 Years of protecting Breastfeeding. Read More

Top Award for City's Woman Water Scientist

16 August 2006

The first black woman to head the City of Cape Town's Water Scientific Services Division has been honored by the National Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry at the annual Women in Water, Sanitation and Forestry Awards. Read More

Soccer Balls for Africa

16 August 2006

When 700 local government leaders met in Cape Town in February/March 2006 for the ICLEI World Congress on Sustainability, many brought with them a soccer ball bearing the insignia of his or her town or city. Read More

Siyabulela Deliverables

16 August 2006

In his state of the Province address in February, Premier Ebrahim Rasool announced a new round of deliverables, similar to the 100 days, Easter and Christmas Deliverables. Read More

Grade 10 Exam Results - School Safety in the Spotlight Again

14 August 2006

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has every intention of supporting both teachers and Grade 10 learners to perform better by the end of 2006. So said Education MEC Cameron Dugmore in response to a question in the Provincial Legislature... Read More

Ndabeni Land Restitution Claimants Invited to Voter Education Workshop and Elections

14 August 2006

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the City of Cape Town CCT) and the Regional Land Claims Commission (RLCC) invite all the Ndabeni Land Restitution Claimants to attend a Voter Education Workshop and Elections for the Ndabeni Board of... Read More

City Response to Shark Presence off its Coastline and the Threat to Recreational Users

13 August 2006

"The City extends its sympathies to Achmat Hassiem and is saddened when an accident like this takes place especially on a young person who has dedicated so much of his own time as a lifesaver in an effort to make Cape Town's beaches safer for other... Read More

Community Schools Initiative Week - Premier and MEC Help with School Vegetable Garden

13 August 2006

Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool and Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will on Wednesday 16 August help children, teachers and parents plant seeds for the vegetable garden of the Kenmere Primary School in Kensington (08h00). Read More

Some City Customers Affected due to Meter Reading Unit Changes

13 August 2006

As a result of operational requirements to improve water meter reading within the City of Cape Town, it was necessary to swap certain meter reading portions within the erstwhile Cape Town Administration areas. Read More

Start of Enquiry into Metro Police in Helderberg

13 August 2006

The Independent Committee of Enquiry appointed to investigate allegations of poor management, negligence, and transgressions of the law within the Helderberg branch of the Metro Police started its work today. Read More

Western Cape Provincial Parliament to Focus on Provincial Issues

13 August 2006

A special debate on government's reaction to the recent floods in the southern Cape, as well as gangsterism, the new Green Point Stadium for the 2010 soccer World Cup tournament and municipal matters are some of the important provincial issues that... Read More

Western Cape Schools Inspired by Minister's Call for Community Involvement

13 August 2006

'Adopting' an informal settlement; cleaning up the neighbourhood; repairing vandalised school buildings; a special treat for the elderly; pampering nurses; parents reading to their children, teachers visiting the homes of absent learners;... Read More

Siyabulela Deliverables Campaign - Training of 900 Pre-school Teachers

10 August 2006

The training of 900 pre-school teachers throughout the province will lead to significant improvement in the quality of early childhood development (ECD), and boost the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED) Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. Read More

Awareness Campaign on the Usage of Female Condoms

8 August 2006

"Your sexual health are now in your own hands," Minister Uys said today at the launch of a awareness campaign on the usage of female condoms. The event coincide with National Womens Day. Minister Uys said through this initiative the Department of... Read More

MEC Answers Questions on School Safety and Teacher Development

7 August 2006

Infrastructural measures can assist with crime control, but they are not the ultimate solutions. We need to develop sustained crime prevention structures and strategies as well as improve the socio-economic conditions in the high risk school... Read More

Mitchells Plain Honours Sports Stars on Women's Day

7 August 2006

Local sports stars and administrators such as marathon athletes, Gawa Mentoors and Ursula Frans, will be honoured at a Women's Day function presented by the Mitchells Plain Sub Council. Read More

West Coast Citizens to Visit Western Cape Provincial Parliament

6 August 2006

Interest groups of women, youth, elderly and the disabled from the West Coast will for the first time visit their provincial parliament in Cape Town tomorrow. Read More

Immunisation Awareness Week: 6-12 August 2006

3 August 2006

Introduction Every year, a week is allocated on the health promotion calendar to raise awareness around immunization. Read More