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Bellville South High Entreprenuers Return from China

30 August 2006

On Friday, September 1 Provincial Minsiter of Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop will treat six Bellville South High learners to tea to congratulate them on their achievements in China. Read More

Opening of New Laboratory Facilities

30 August 2006

Minister Cobus Dowry will open the new laboratory facilities of the Veterinary services component of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture at 10:00 Friday, 1 September 2006. Read More

City to Keep Spring Flowers Blooming

28 August 2006

City Parks will curtail the mowing of certain public open spaces in the City to allow the spring flowers to bloom unhindered. Read More

WCED Increases Basket of Teaching Posts for 2007

23 August 2006

I am pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row now the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will increase the total number of teaching posts in the province by 500 next year to 30,872 at a cost of R83.5m. Read More

Discover Islam Exhibition 2006

22 August 2006

The media launch of Discover Islam 2006 took place on the 1st of August and was hosted Mayor Helen Zille. Read More

Women in Local Government Conference

21 August 2006


Veteran of Womens March Leads Western Cape Provincial Parliament's Celebrations Half a Century Later

19 August 2006

Ms. Sophie Williams-du Bruyn, one of the women at the forefront of the women marching to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against passbooks 50 years ago, will be a guest speaker at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament's (WCPP)... Read More

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